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STOP. REWIND. RELIVE.
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To the Class of
Copy With shared experiences, mutual memo-
Pamela Malatesta ries, and unforgettable mischief, the class
of 2006 will forever be linked. When we
Chi-Hang Fung ,
came onto this campus we were promised
Oceans of Opportunity." Together we
found the opportunities that UMass
Dartmouth had to offer, and we made
them our own. We have seen the highs
and lows of our early adulthood, and you
know what? They were even more amaz-
ing than we had anticipated!
As we grew as individuals, we watched
our campus grow and transform with us:
V ' • • - k
Never Forget to
Stop, Rewind, and Relive
the Good OI' Days
inside and outside of Ring Road. These
transformations include the building
of six new Residents Halls to meet the
growing need for on-campus housing.
Along with the new residence halls, we
watched the university open the new
Charlton College of Business building
and make incredible renovations in the
original academic buildings. With all the
construction and change on this campus
we still managed to study, play and work
hard in, and out of the classroom!
Just as the physical structure of the
campus continued to evolve and grow,
the campus community changed too.
We, as a class, participated in over 50
clubs and groups associated with UMD.
These groups have brought us endless
amounts of entertainment. Who could
forget those foam dance parties, Dane
Cook, and the fabulous senior week? We
enjoyed playing on over 26 varsity teams
and showing our support for these teams
by being the best fans a University can
offer. Along with campus events, we will
always remember those long study nights
in the library, the early morning coffee
runs, and the late nights socializing at
the UMD Lounge. We are the class of
2006 and have participated in every area
that the University of Massachusetts at
Dartmouth has to offer!
When looking back, we realize that the
campus has not been the only envi-
ronment to experience change. Our
entire world has changed. Through the
incredible advancements of technology,
we are entering a world where people
and information are separated only by a
single mouse click. We are also entering
a world that has endured catastrophic
forces of nature, and the horror of terror.
We are entering a world that is in flux
and redefinition. The world that we are
heading into is going to call on us to help
shape and define the future.
(And let's not forget that we are heading
into a world that has seen the Boston Red
Sox win a world series!)
As we all move on in life, we will continue
to grow and challenge ourselves with the
same focus and determination that has
defined the class of 2006. We are ready
to head out into the real world and take
with us cherished memories of our days
at UMD. I advise you all to take what you
have learned and show this new world
that the University of Massachusetts at
Dartmouth has prepared you for the chal-
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADU-
ATING CLASS OF 2006 !
And no matter what comes your way. . .
always remember the good oP days !
The RA's key
and my key
my [Dell] room
Where It All
Copy Watch out!" warns a student as she wad-
Joshua Sadeck dies into Hickory, struggling to balance a
clear box seemingly filled with millions of
Photos hygiene products.
Christina Briggs Excuse me!" exclaims another, as he
Jason Perry fights for the last possible elevator spot,
destined for his floor.
Those are just some of the phrases you
hear on a typical move-in weekend at
For residents of UMass Dartmouth,
move-in weekend is a time filled with
chaos, farewells, friends, fresh starts, and
lots of heavy lifting. During the days
of September 3 rd - 5 th , about 4,000
students entered the world of UMass
Dartmouth. For some it was for the first
time, while for others, it was the return to
college life for one last time.
This year's move-in weekend had the
support of Mother Nature, as condi-
tions were described as "perfect". A cool
breeze, accompanying a cloudless sunny
sky, made move-in weekend feel fresh and
clean. Many of the seniors entering the
new dorms commented on how simple
this year's move-in actually was. "Maybe
it was seeing a brand new sparkling clean
room that made lugging those boxes up
those stairs much easier," a senior from
the newly established residence hall Birch
remarked. "It really wasn't that crazy
While numerous volunteers and campus
officers controlled the chaos, not everyone
had smooth transitions. Through the
maze of clear storage boxes and hastily
parked cars, students and their families
could be seen standing together playing
the waiting game. In fact, some students
and their families waited for hours just to
get into their rooms. "The RA's key and
my key won't open my room," com-
plained a sophomore from Cedar Dell
South. As some students continued to
wait with their families, others were just
Many students agree that it can be tough
to say goodbye, but it is also good to say
hello to new resident neighbors.
In addition to meeting up with old
friends, move-in weekend reintroduces
UMD residents to freedom; lots and lots
of freedom. Whether it's the fun of late
night parties, or the tedious chores of
laundry and dishes, freedom brings ex-
citement and responsibility to UMD life.
With each new year comes feelings of
anticipation and anxiety. For freshmen,
move-in is the start of a new chapter
in life, the beginning of something un-
known and exciting. For sophomores, it is
their second chance to meet new people
and to work towards their academic
goals. For juniors, the last half of their
journey through college is beginning.
However, for seniors, move-in week-
end had a different feel altogether. It
is where for one last time it all begins
One Student's Journey
Through Housing Life
Copy I still remember freshman move in day.
Caitlin Magura It was a bright and sunny afternoon as
my family and I pulled into the UMass
Photos campus. After waiting in an endless line
Chi-Hang Fung of cars, we finally made it to the back of
Robert's Hall. I got to my hallway on the
top floor and saw the brightly colored
name tags on the outside of my door. I
walked in to a very big "L" shaped room
with a wall of windows and immediately
fell in love with the sunshine that poured
in through the glass sliding doors. One of
my roommates was already there and she,
along with my dad. helped me move my
stuff in from the car. Within four hours,
it began to feel like home. I was very
impressed with the large and spacious
area in the triple room. Being on the top
floor, we had a great view of a grassy field
behind Roberts and Ring Road. With a
small grill and some patio furniture, the
balcony was definitely my favorite part of
where I lived freshman year.
As for my sophomore year, less said the
better (reassigned rooms and roommates
and ding)- close living quarters in a
Over the past three years, I had learned
the tricks of the trade, so moving into
Oak Glenn was pleasant. It was almost
brand new with great looking furniture,
clean white wall, and personal bath-
rooms. I was friends with all the girls in
my suite and the building was always very
clean, quiet, and had the great advantage
of having a grill on the bottom floor for
those late night grilled cheese cravings.
Living in Oak Glenn was a blast!
ment buildings, Willow, with my three
good friends. The new apartments are
nothing short of fabulous. They are very
homey, cozy, and so much fun. I love hav-
ing my own room, but I also love sitting
around in the kitchen and family room
with my friends. The kitchen appliances
are all brand new (got to love the dish-
washer) and the furniture is very modern.
However, the best part would have to be
the full size-beds. They are nice to spread
out on after a long day of studying. Let's
not forget that walking to class is now a
piece of cake thanks to the apartments
being within a stone's throw distance
to the academic buildings. My place in
Willow is definitely the best place to live
and I plan on spending my 5 tn year in the
new apartments as well.
to have resided in some great areas. I
guess the goods times and the bad times
are all a part of that thing called the "col-
Senior year, I moved into the new apart- For the most part, I have been very lucky
nto the Woods
Moving to the New
Copy Who knew that dishwashers and bar
Simeon Cortezano stools were something to brag about?
Who knew not having to share a
Photos bathroom with eight other people was a
Lindsey Nyggaril reason to celebrate? Let's face it; when
Jason Perry the new residential halls were finally com-
pleted in January of 2005, beginning with
Evergreen and Willow and in September
with Aspen, Ivy, Hickory, and Birch, those
who had spent many days in hotels and
on waiting lists rejoiced with arms raised,
fists pumped, and loud cheers.
Known as the Woodlands Community,
this new housing area is the home to
1,200 students, mostly upperclassmen.
When walking into these newly designed
living areas, a certain type of calmness
overcomes you. Perhaps it is the cleanli-
ness, or maybe it's the newness of it all,
but there is no denving that the Wood-
land Community offers a life of luxury.
Inside the apartment-style residency, stu-
dents can find a living room space that in-
cludes a television stand and a cushioned
chair with several couches. In addition,
there are four individual bedrooms (two
in some spaces), two full bathrooms, a
kitchen fully loaded including a standard
refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, barstools
and an "eat-up alcove." These areas have
everything including the kitchen sink.
Aspen and Ivy are located on the outside
of Ring Road while Evergreen, Willow,
Hickory, and Birch are located on the
inside. Each building is four floors high,
housing 50 students per floor. They
also include laundry rooms, vending
machines, common areas, and elevators.
Hickory, Birch, and Aspen are designated
to house those students that are of age.
As a Woodland Community member,
if you don't feel like being cooped up in
your room all day; then you can venture
out into the woods and visit the brand-
new volleyball court (sand included!). Or
you could get your game on at one of the
two regulation-sized basketball courts.
Skaters have nothing to fear and will not
be disappointed by the new inline-skating
rink located adjacent to Aspen and Ivy.
For large events and functions, The
Commons, located in between Hickory/
Birch and Evergreen/Willow, is a 3,000
square foot function room that students
and organizations can reserve at no cost.
The Commons has the capacity to host
300 people and can be broken up into
three rooms that measure out to be 1.000
square feet in size. There are six smaller
rooms in addition to the main function
room, as well as audio and video equip-
ment. And, of course, catering services
can be made available upon request.
As far as parking goes, lots eight, nine,
and ten are reserved specifically for
Woodland students. There is one parking
spot per Woodland Community resident,
ensuring that the walk "home" isn't too
With so many new things to see and to
do, residents of the Woodland Commu-
nity can raise their arms as high, pump
their fists as much, and cheer as loud as
they did when they first made their way
'into the woods".
or Keside: The
Copy ( )ne of the major decisions a student
Joshua Sadeck makes when he\she enrolls to UMass
Dartmouth is whether they want to live
Photos the life of a commuter or resident. For
Chi-Hang Fung most, financial status and current resi-
Christina Amelia dence are the two deciding factors as to
whether or not a student will be labeled a
commuter or resident for the remainder
of their college lives. Each label means a
drastic difference in lifestyle and overall
experience here .it I Ml).
Ah. the drive to UMass Dartmouth for
a commuter: always a new experience
depending on what Mother Nature has
up her crafty sleeve. One day. you'll be
cruising down Old Westport Road with
the- windows down as a warm breeze
brushes across your face. The next day,
you're bundled up in your winter coat.
trying to brush heavy snow oil your car
and asking yourself "Why do we still have
Commute) life keeps all senses alert; the
sight of traffic jams and orange parking
tickets, the sound ol" car horns and the
muffled "Can I take your order?" from
the drive-thru speaker, and the strangely
addicting' smell of gasoline are all too
The life of a resident, while better suited
for experiencing all that the UMD has
to offer, has its fair share of advantages
and hardships. Of the 8,500 students
currently enrolled at UMass Dartmouth.
4,600 of them live on campus. Living on
campus provides many unique experi-
ences for the senses: the tastes of the Res
Cafe or one's own cooking and the odors
of a roommate or a pile of laundry that
desperately begs to be cleaned. And while
commuters may complain about having
to get up early to drive to class, residents
know that nothing compares to getting
woken up at 3 A.M by a prank fire alarm!
If a commuter was to rewind back
through all their years at UMD, they
may notice that their overall commuter
lifestyle barely changed. Everyday is just
another drive to class, similar to that
of commuting to a job. And due to the
nomadic lifestyle, social interaction can
be difficult. However, residents deal with
change almost every semester. Each new
year, there is a new place to live, and
new people to interact with. The sense
of personal responsibility increases with
each passing year, as there are more and
more challenges that confront them.
From learning how to live away from
home, to understanding" the importance
of personal responsibility, the resident
takes many lifelong lessons to the "real
world" after graduation.
Commuters and residents have drastically
different lifestyles, but in the end. they
both are essential pieces to the commu-
nity of UMass Dartmouth.
So, would you rather ride or reside?
"the Dart Van is truly an
angel from heaven
with ^_Goodyear tires
instead of wings."
Copy When you see it, you'll fall instantly in
Simeon Cortezano love with it. With a kind embrace, it will
keep you company in the cold, during the
Photos snow, in the rain, and at night. That said,
Jeima Rodrigues it can also break your heart instantly, leav-
ing you to chase after it. Yet in the end,
no matter what, you will know that the
Dart Van can always be counted on.
Relief. This is what a passenger of the
Dart Van feels when they see that plain
white van pull up to their feet. With labels
displayed brightly on both sides, the Dart
Van has a spinning yellow light, metallic
side ramps, and a handicapped access in
the rear. Not to mention, it can hold up to
twelve, that's right, twelve people inside.
Once inside the Dart Van, chances are
you won't be the only one thanking the
driver for rescuing you from the fury of
In the bitterly cold depths of New
England weather, the Dart Van is truly an
angel from heaven, with four Goodyear
tires instead of wings. It doesn't bless you
but instead it asks, "Where you headed?"
Whether you believe in angels or not is
irrelevant, because all that matters is that
you'll get to your destination much safer
and much faster than by foot.
As many seniors know, patience is some-
times necessary when using the Dart Van.
This is because it waits at each and every
stop for two to three minutes. You can
always bet that the Dart Van will be there
even if you're a little late. Unfortunately,
there are also times when the Dart Van
can't hear you or is overstuffed with too
With so many changes that have taken
place during the years here at UMD, it is
always good to know that the Dart Van
has always remained a constant part of
campus life. In the past it has helped
countless move about campus quickly. In
the present, it provides a safe alternative
to traveling alone, and in the future it
will continue to shield students from each
And let's not forget, for many students,
especially during a late Thursday night,
the Dart Van will always be the best
designated driver anyone cc
lid ever hope
Copy Everyday for the past four years, James
Soraya Jonel-Branco Snow has come to UMass Dartmouth
with a smile on his face that shows he is
Photos ready to work. To most students that see
Chi-Hang Fung him daily, he is simply known as
" Hap." When you meet him, you will
immediately find a sincere and genuine
person who is devoted to his work, family,
and religion. Many students have encoun-
tered him at the University; whether doing
custodial work in Roberts Hall or kitchen
work at the Res Cafe.
In between jobs, he often relaxes or gives
[managed] a rock-n-roll band,
and was a rodeo cowboy for
back to the community by donating
food and supplies to the Salvation Army
roughly three to four times a week. He
finds it rewarding to give back to the com-
munity because it is a way for him to give
something in return for all the good things
he has experienced. Formerly from West-
ern Massachusetts, Mr. Snow attended
Williams College. Some of his interests
include spending time with his family,
listening to Bluegrass music, and watching
bull riding on TV.
Before working at UMass Dartmouth, Mr.
Snow had three previous jobs. He ran a
rock-n-roll band, and was a rodeo cowboy
for 24 years. At his third job, he was a
teacher at Dartmouth Middle School for
38 years, in which he retired from in 1999.
He considers teaching one of the hardest
professions ever, and gives credit to all the
professors at UMD. He credits each one of
these professions for shaping who he has
Starting a new job at UMass Dartmouth
seemed only natural given that the loca-
tion is close to home, and that his son and
daughter are UMD graduates. The experi-
ence here has been very good for him. "I
have an appreciative staff that's easy to
get along with, good working conditions,
excellent exercise, and I get to meet kind
people everyday — it is a great way to end
a working career."
For seniors, James Snow's advice is to
'treat people well": a commitment that is
often overlooked by many, but definitely
not by the kind and charitable man known
simply as "Hap".
eyond Be 'ef:
Copy As seniors, you've heard all the stories re-
Joskua Sadeck lating to the myths and legends of UMass
Dartmouth. These are stories involving a
Photos suicidal architect, a campus constructed
Monique Duquette with Satanic symbolism, trained squirrels.
Jamie Jai quart flying cars and much more. Which ones
Jason Perry are true? Where did they come from?
The radio tower has HOW many steps?
Many of these myths originate from the
campus" overall design. Many believe
that the radio tower standing at the cen-
ter of UMD has 666 steps, and that the
benches throughout resemble that same
number. Some say that from an overhead
view of the campus, the buildings create
a pentagram, with the tower as the center
and Ring Road forming a circle around
it. These myths are all false: there are
only about 300 steps in the tower, the
benches arc actually octagonal, there is
no pentagram from above, and for the
last time, there are no parking spots on
the roofs for flying cars!
What you will find to be true about the
Structure of the campus is that it was ere-
ated out of inspiration from Italian Re-
naissance Cathedrals. It was modeled in
the style known as Brutalism, which aims
to convey a masculine and unfinished
look. The architect of UMD was a man
named Paul Rudolph who, contrary to
popular belief, didn't commit suicide by
jumping out of the bell tower on the first
day of classes (asbestos cancer claimed
his life in 1997). What he did do was
try to make the campus feel apart from
the rest of the world by placing huge
mounds, known as berms, to block the
view of the parking lots. The concrete
and large windows inside and outside
exist to make people feel as if they are
outside when they are in the buildings.
There are also stories that do not involve
the campus architecture. Some tell their
friends that the squirrels throughout
UMass Dartmouth are trained and placed
on campus to add to a "wilderness"
atmosphere. The reason why these furry
creatures are so tame is because they
have become accustomed to thousands
of people walking around them for many
years. That, or they can't wait to hear the
next outrageous myth created by a pass-
ing UMD student...
The myths and legends of UMass Dart-
mouth are a special part of the campus'
culture. Whether these stories are fact or
fiction is irrelevant, as they continue to
bring generations of students and alumni
together for discussion. Who knows how
long some of these myths will survive,
and what new ones will be created in
the coming years. You never know, UMD
could one day be known as a secret test-
ing ground for nuclear weapons. Sound
far-fetched? UMD is only one letter away
Copy Between being president of the Campus
Soraya Jonel-Branco Activities Board (CAB), an RA in Maple
Ridge, hanging out with friends, and
Photos finding time to sleep, it's hard to follow
Chi-Hang Fung Veronica Cooley 's hectic schedule. If you
do, you will find a person who is outgoing,
personable, talkative, and someone who
just wants to have some fun. She has
turned herself into a real leader, who isn't
afraid to get what she wants.
Before becoming who she is today,
Veronica dealt with some tough times.
Freshmen year was, as for most, a difficult
[CAB] is her escape; a place where
she can go and know that happy
faces and smiles will surround her. '
time. "It was just an awful experience,"
Veronica says, rolling her eyes.
Luckily, things soon changed in her sopho-
more year, when Bonnie Nimmo, former
CAB president, asked Veronica if she
would like to join the organization, as pan
of the Traditions Chair. Unable to say no,
Veronica quickly joined. Now. a year later,
she is known as president of CAB.
CAB is the organization all L ! M1) students
love. They are the ones that coordinate
actix iiies. such as bringing comedians.
like Steve Byrne and Robert Kelly, to the
campus. The organization works on the
Spring Ball. Mr. and Mrs. UMD, Welcome
and Welcome Back Week, spring concerts,
games like Greedy Bingo and Texas Hold
'Em. and so much more. That's a lot of
entertainment for students, and ii is Ve-
ronica and her eighteen person stall who
organizes il all.
Although it is hard work, Veronica happily
says, "It's the best thing to ever happen to
me! Il has made my college experience,
here at L'Mass Dartmouth, simply amaz-
ing. I've met so many inspirational faculty
and students, and I have so many great
memories because of that."
She also loves to see newcomers join CAB,
taking on a role, and succeeding. "Those
are the times when my role as president
seems really worth while and profitable."
Instead of being just an extracurricular
activity, her role in CAB has turned into
so much more. It is her escape; a place
where she can go and know that happy
faces and smiles will surround her. Know-
ing that people just want to have fun like-
lier, Veronica Cooler makes sure that the
students of t'MD enjoy life one CAB activ-
ity at a time.
Kicking It OffWith Comedy:
Copy R.uiiu hy. ( )utrageous. Brutal. Hilarious.
Jason Perry Those are just some of the words used
to describe the style of stand-up comedy
Photos Robert Kcllv and Steve Byrne bring to
J, nun Rodrigui i the table. On September y''\ students in
attendance of their show in the Campus
( lenter Main Auditorium found that out
I he arrival oi the two comedians was
one of the highlights of UMass Dart-
mouth's Welcome Week: a lull week of
campus-oriented events to help celebrate
the new academic year. Students lined
up .ill over the Campus Center, eagei K
anticipating the two-hour show ih.it was
guaranteed to be a big hit. For Steve By-
rne, ihis would be his first performance at
l Ml). Kelly, however, performed lasi year
as ,1 pan of the Tourgasm tour with Dane
Cook. Those who , mended Tourgasm
agreed that Kcllv had the best perfor-
mance, as he received a standing ovation
at the end of his routine. The students
demanded for his return to I'MD and
their wish was granted.
The moment the Main Auditorium
doors opened, students rushed to tin-
floor and balcony areas, searching
for the besi seats possible. The room
was buzzing as students who at-
tended previous Kelly and Byrne
stand-up shows informed their friends
on what they were about to witness.
Fortunately for these first-timers, words
can barely describe the type of humor
that Kelly and Byrne possess.
Steve Byrne made his way on-stage
and acknowledged the roar of approval
from the crowd. Sieve relied hcavilv on
audience interaction, .giving him a very
personable aura on-stage. He had no
problem going into the crowd and sitting
next to a random person as he continued
with his routine. Pcrformingjokes that
ranged from simple life observations to
re-enactments of Bruce Lee's love life,
Byrne had the audience in the palm of
his hand resulting in a nice ovation once
his set ended.
Almost immediately, Robert Kelly took
the stage, inciting a booming response
from the crowd. Would he live up to his
memorable performance from Tourgasm
last year? That question was answered
after his first of many gut-bustingjokes.
Kelly was very blatant with his comedy,
as he had no problem making fun of
himself and everyone in attendance. He
playfully ribbed a happy couple in the
audience, mocking their two-month re-
lationship and building jokes off it. This
generated laughs from both the crowd
and the couple. By the end, Kelly re-
ceived a loud standing ovation as students
applauded, cheered and hollered his
name. He didn't just live up to last year's
performance; he completely dwarfed it in
Once the show was over, Kelly and Byrne
hung around outside the auditorium,
chatting it up with fans and students.
It was a great way to end a memorable
night of comedy, and an excellent kick
off to the school year.
Robert Kelly and Steve Byrne Invade Welcome Week
Copy With a commanding stage presence and
Jason Perry energetic personality, it's no surprise that
Robert Kelly fell into the art of stand-up
Photos comedy. Born in Medford, Massachusetts,
Jenna Rodrigues Rob attended Bunker Hill Community
College with the intention of earning his
associates degree in Fine Arts. Unfor-
tunately, Rob had never been a fan of
school and being a commuting college
student made matters worse. The college
experience turned out to be a joke. "I had
lunatic teachers, such as my psychology
professor, who would give me all the
answers to the tests." Only needing two
more credits to graduate, Rob dropped
out of college and started his career in
stand-up comedy; his passion in life.
Rob's decision to be a stand-up comedian
has brought him great success. He has
performed on Comedy Central's "Pre-
mium Blend", been a regular guest on
' Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and
has even dabbled into the realm of televi-
sion drama with appearances on "Law
& Order: Special Victims Unit" and
'Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Despite
these on-screen appearances, Rob enjoys
performing on-stage at large universities
and small comedy clubs the most.
With ten years of stand-up experience,
Rob has had many great memories.
' One of my best moments would have to
be the Tourgasm tour [with Dane Cook].
Twenty schools in thirty days across the
U.S., performing in five to ten thousand
seat venues. Awesome experience."
However, performing for ten years hasn't
been all flowers and sunshine; "My worst
moment was an 'improv' group I did
with Dane Cook. We were at the old
Boston Garden, performing in between
a Spin DoctorsXPhish concert. We were
so cocky. 14,000 people booed us off
stage. On nights like that, you just want
Recently, Rob visited Iraq along with
fellow comedians Colin Quinn and Steve
Byrne as part of a U.S.O. show for the
men and women of the Armed Forces;
You receive the best gratitude from troops
and you know they really mean it. They
have nothing over there and when guys
like myself, Steve and Colin show up to
perform, we represent home to them. It's
weird to hear them thank us because we
are the ones thanking them for fighting
for the U.S. and allowing us to do our
For the graduating class of 2006. Rob
wanted to deliver some important advice:
' Don't get fat. I know because Pve been
there. No, seriously, make sure you do
your passion. Do what you love, even if it
has nothing to do with what you got your
degree in. Just do what you love to do."
For more information on Robert Kelly,
visit his website at
For more information on Steve Byrne,
visit his website at
" members from the show
were offered free
Copy Brad described the experience as "four
Siddharth Buhl and a half months, drunk the whole
time." L'MD students described the expe-
Photos rience as "one and a half hours, incred-
Christina Amelia ible, funny, and insightful." Of course,
Jenna Rodrigues Brad and L'MD students were talking
about totally different things.. .
What will certainly be remembered as
an eye-opening event, Real World San
Diego's Brad and Cameron appeared at
I MI) to talk with students about a variety
of issues. In front of a lively crowd, they
talked about their lifestyle on the Real
World, satisfying many curious audience
Diversity was up first, and how it relates
to the college atmosphere. Both Brad and
Cameron agreed that getting to know
many different types of people is critical.
They brought up the issue of drinking
and driving; regrettably informing the
crowd about loved ones they lost because
of it. They covered safe sex, in which
Cameron warned females about the dis-
advantages of early pregnancies, wiuih
remarking. "Sex can wait, masturbate."
Describing their former lifestyles as best
as they could, they tried to depict exactly
Brad and Cameron
of The Real World
what it was like to have a camera in
your face 24/7 for over 4 months. They
confirmed that the show isn't "scripted,"
but thai MTV finds ways to start conflicts
between the members 10 make interesting
television. Students learned that after
the show was finished, members from
the show were offered free psychological
counseling from the network.
Brad came into the Real World with no
real expectations, having an open mind.
Cameron, coming 10 a totally different
way of life, didn't expect the attention
that the members received once taping
began. However, both agreed that the
whole experience was the time of their
lives. Six of the seven members of the
season still apparently keep in touch, with
the exception of Frankie, who both Brad
and Cameron depicted as the "strangest"
member of the household.
The biggest reaction from the crowd
came, surprisingly, when Brad and Cam-
eron discussed the popular MTV series,
Laguna Beach. Once both told the crowd
that Laguna Beach was in fact "fake."
the fans of the series went into an uproar.
In an attempt to calm the crowd down.
Cameron elaborated on her comment,
explaining that some of the emotions arc-
real despite the set story line. Numerous
people from the audience began yelling
out questions about Laguna Beach, trying
to uncover as much as they could.
Brad and Cameron shared a memorable
experience at L'Mass Dartmouth. They
both commented on the exceptional
treatment they received and agreed thai
the crowd was great and a lot of fun to
work with. Obviously still very close, it
was interesting to sec how they both re-
sponded to the array of questions asked.
For UMD students, they experienced
more entertainment and fun than any
thirty-minute episode of the Real World
could ever have provided.
Copy As a freshman about to step foot on the
Jummy Olusekun campus of UMass Dartmouth, I knew
very little of what I would be getting
Photos myself into. All I knew was that I was in
Chi-Hang Fung for an adventure: one that would give me
the freedom that I desperately craved.
Four years later, the adventure is coming
to a close. Saying that it has been a great
adventure would be an understatement.
For most of freshman year, I kept to
myself. You could find me either in the
library or in my room, knee deep in
I broke out of my shell real quick
thanks in part to joining a bunch
of UMD organizations..."
homework. On weekends, my friend
would try to get my roommate and I to
go out, but we consistently uttered an all
too common phrase, "We are studying."
I was keeping myself in an impenetrable
shell; one that my friend was waiting for
me to break out of. Fortunately I broke
out of my shell real quick thanks in part
to joining a bunch of UMD organizations
including the Rho Rhoses of the Sigma
Phi Rho Fraternity They have become
my second family and without them, half
of my experiences on campus would have
been a lot harder. I know that being part
of this elite family made me who I am
My academic experience has been filled
with ups and downs. I came here yearn-
ing for knowledge and I received it. There
were instances that made me question my
decision to come here, one in particular
dealing with my Pre-med advisor telling
me I was unfit for Med School based on a
couple of broad questions and a seeming
disinterest in learning more about me. He
couldn't seem more uninterested and this
hurt. However, I was able to connect with
most of my professors and their willing-
ness to guide me in the right direction
was a breath of fresh air.
Fve met some incredibly nice people here
and have made some great friends that
I know will be there for me in the long
run. They are one of the main reasons
why I stayed at UMass Dartmouth. Some
say that you meet your true friends in
college and I couldn't agree more. My
friends, "sista's" and "brotha's" have been
a vital part of this memorable four-year
From the day I made my first tuition
payment to the day I moved in. my Dad
constantly asked me, "Are you sure you
want to come here?"
I would look at him and just shake my
head. He didn't see what I saw in UMass
Dartmouth: a great community that
offered tons of opportunity for all who
Copy For llic past couple of weeks, it felt as if
Jason Perry anvils were hooked to my eyelids. Dark
circles formed around my eyes. School
Photos projects and reports that should have had
Ji-iiira Rodrigues my undivided attention had been put on
the back burner. In the fall of 2004, a
non-baseball fan could say I didn't have
my priorities straight.
Red Sox fans, however, would agree that
my priorities were in perfect order.
During the 2004 Red Sox World Series
run, many afternoon/nights were spent in
front of my TV in our Cedar Dell South
apartment. My friends and I were no
different than everyone else on-campus;
gallons of beer were consumed, boxes
of pizza simply obliterated, and all our
attention was on the Sox. When Keith
Foulkc and Doug Mientkiewicz recorded
the final out of the World Series, bringing
the Red Sox organization their first World
Scries championship in 86 years, we
exploded with joyous emotion. A couple
of us rushed outside, greeted by fellow
Dell neighbors and Sox fans alike. We all
hugged, cheered, and treated each other
like we had been long-time friends, even
though this our first time ever commu-
nicating with our neighbors. Some fans
freely wept with joy on the sidewalk,
while others proudly hollered "Let's Go
Red Soxf over and over. Sure, a few
non-baseball fans gave us funny looks
as they peered out their room windows,
wondering what the big deal was, but we
could have cared less. This was the day
we had been waiting for; something that
previous Sox generations of fans never
had the chance to see.
After the night quieted down, and the
riots on-campus were controlled, many of
us realized the next big step for Red Sox
Nation: a title defense. We planned on
repeating the 2004 process once again:
sleepless nights, neglected homework, and
rowdy times were in our futures.
Not to say that the plans didn't at least
start like they were supposed to. The Red
Sox did in fact make it to the playoffs.
With a match-up against the Chicago
White Sox, we set our alcohol tolerance
to high and prepped our voices for some
serious cheering. UMD and Campus
Security were prepared as well; banners
discouraging riot-like behavior and any
other dangerous celebration acts were
plastered all over campus. UMD-ALERT
emails were sent to every single UMass
student warning about the consequences
of destructive behavior. That destruc-
tive behavior never happened. In fact,
nothing happened at all; the Red Sox
were swept in the first round. There was
no game-winning home run, no shutout
pitching performance, no late-inning
heroics; they just... lost and pretty
handily at that.
Being on-campus felt awkward the next
day. There was a bitter taste of defeat in
everyone's mouth and an empty feeling in
their stomachs. The banners encouraging
good, clean fun during the playoff run
were torn down. No other UMD-ALERT
emails were sent, instead being replaced
with alerts regarding the library elevator
shutting down. No one was given the
opportunity to neglect homework. Sure
enough, many of those 2004 World
Series Hats (hat students wore were cer-
emoniously taken off and the original
"B" hats came out of retirement. The
"Red Sox Fever" that had swept UMD for
numerous years was cured, for the time
The 2005 fall of the Red Sox meant one
thing: it was time to wait for next year.
The I st
On February 17 1 ' 1 , the Woodland Com-
mons of UMass Dartmouth was home-
to a marvelous celebration never before
seen. Consisting of dining, dancing, and
historical reflection, the I st Annual Black
History Month Ball was a tremendous
success that gave UMD a new and excit-
ing way to celebrate diversity
The night, dedicated to all those who
have fought so hard for freedom and
equality, was coordinated by students
Emmanuel Lyte and Guerline Men-
ard. Hoping people would see the true
importance of such a tribute. Emmanuel
felt that Black History Month and the
Ball should have participants representing
all ethnicities. Guerline felt that such an
evening would allow everyone to share
cultural diversity Both have high hopes
that the event will become an annual
tradition. Judging by the turnout, and
support from the Student Affairs Office,
Frederick Unity House, Cultural Affairs
Board, and Sigma Phi Rho fraternity,
it is almost certain that UMD will have
another yearly event for many to antici-
The evening began with introductory the night away. and realize how much we^Pally have."
The evening began with introductory
remarks from Emmanuel, Guerline, and
special guest speaker Chancellor Jean F.
MacCormack, followed by the playing of
the Negro National Anthem. Once the
opening ceremony had concluded, smells
of food and sounds of music immediately
filled the air as attendees were treated
to a buffet-style meal and an evening of
dancing. Couples and friends turned the
night into an extravaganza that raised
everyone's spirits. Virtually everyone, in-
cluding Chancellor MacCormack, spent
some time on the dance floor and particd
Many attendees expressed positive feel-
ings about the event. One woman stated
that an evening like this would "Allow us
to pay tribute to those who have given
us our various freedoms today." Another
woman pointed out that she would like
to see more events that raise recognition
for the many people the evening was
dedicated to. An elder guest was very
adamant about his feelings, stating "We
as a people take for granted what we have
and programs like this allow us to stop
It is true that many of us take for granted
what we have today. The freedoms that
we have now, which not too long ago did
not even exist, are just assumed by most.
But for four entertaining and enlighten-
ing hours, all those who participated in
the Black History Month Ball were able
to respect, reflect on, and understand the
importance of the quote that was in the
event's program: "Without a history, you
have no future."
As a junior at UMass Dartmouth, Em-
manuel Lyte has already made a huge
impact in the community. If you know
' Manny", you know him as an outgoing
and determined student, who reacts well
under pressure, does not get flustered eas-
ily, and adapts to different situations. How
does he do it? What made him decide on
such a busy lifestyle?
The truth is, he has not always been this
way. As a freshman, Manny reveals that
he was very shy and never got out of his
dorm room. He knew he would have to
get more involved on campus to enjoy
the college experience. He did so by first
' Do your best, because that's what
people are always looking for."
getting involved with the Unity House; a
supportive environment for the academic,
cultural, recreational and social pursuits
of UMD students of color. "[The Unity
House] helped me to get around, by
being involved in the community and
helping other young people."
So what does Manny do with all of his
time now? He is a brother and treasurer
for the Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, Inc; a
community service based organization.
He also mentors students, who need
financial aid and runs events such as The
Annual Black History Month Ball and an
AIDS benefit that helps the New Bedford
community. "I really feel an obligation
to help others and to be a role model."
Majoring in electrical engineering, he
has a lot of homework and reading that
occupies most of his time. On whatever
spare time he actually has left, Manny
enjoys playing basketball, cards, stepping,
and hanging out with friends.
During the past three years, Manny has
had many great memorable experiences
at UMD and has built strong relationships
with friends, faculty and staff. He admits,
"I feel as though I can be myself and not
have to give-in or fit into a certain racial
Through his community work, Manny
has become extremely close with the
faculty and feels as though he is able to
talk to them easily and comfortably. All
the people that he has worked with, all
the people that he has helped, and all the
people that have helped him are all part
of the college experience he had hoped
While he rushes off to the next event he
has helped plan, Manny offers up some
words of wisdom for the senior class. "Do
your best, because that's what people are
always looking for."
Susan Cole vs. Ron Jeremy
Robert Stutman vs. Steve Hager
Rock n' Roll:
Tess Taylor vs. John Perry
Jenna Rodrigut i
Everyday we are faced '
questions: What time am I goingl
get up? What should I have for lunch?
Is it okay to wear the same shirt two
days in a row? Do I really need to go to
my night class?
\\ hile we spend most of our time wor-
rying about small, everyday questions,
we sometimes overlook the even tougher
questions in life. To stimulate discussion
on some of our society's controversial
topics, the Student Senate. CAB. and
RHC sponsored three separate install-
ments of debates under the title, "Sex,
Drugs, and Rock rf Roll".
The first of these debates was on
the topic of drugs, specifically dealing
with marijuana. Should it be legalized,
and what are the consequences of such
a proposition? These questions were
battled over in a 90-minute exchange
between Robert Stutman, former head of
the CIA in New York, and Steve Hager,
current editor of the immensely popular
High Times publication. As the two distin-
guished guests traded statistics, opinions,
Rock iY Roll
and experiences in their professions, the
UMD students in attendance could be
heard cheering and jeering for both sides
of their arguments.
If the topic of drugs isn't controversial
enough for you, how about a little sex and
pornography to create some discussion?
In fact, the debate over mainstream
pornography became a hot item of inter-
est at UMD when author/writer Susan
Cole and one of the most recognizable
names in the pornography industry, Ron
Jeremy, met in the campus auditorium.
Jeremy obviously argued in defense of
pornography, while Cole was worried that
pornography perpetuates the way men
and women think they need to be in sex.
Despite the fact that most of the students
in attendance were in Jeremy's corner
for the debate, both speakers answered
questions from the audience as best they
could. However, Jeremy still included an
innuendo or two into his responses, much
to the delight of the crowd.
While pornography may not be an
issue many worry about, the issue of
piracy definitely affects a vast majority of
students at UMD. With the ratio of mp3
players to college students seemingly one-
to-one, the illegal downloading and file
sharing of music files is a new and con-
troversial issue that has taken on a whole
new meaning during the past decade. In
the final debate, UMD students were able
to listen to the arguments of Tess Taylor,
president of the National Association
of Record Industry Professionals, and
John Perry, former lyrist of The Grateful
Dead, and now law professor. After the
heated exchange, most students came
away from the night with the belief that
sharing information is a privilege that
should not be abused, but not restricted
So in the end, UMD experienced three
debates, three nights, and Ron Jeremy.
Taken out of context, it sounds pretty
dirty, but it really wasn't. Instead, the
successful debates brought not only enter-
tainment to the campus, but an awareness
on relevant issues that, for many, never
Sigma Phi Rho Inc.
Theta Delta Chi
Phi Kappa Theta
Delta Pi Omega
Phi Sigma Sigma
Copy When you think of Greek life, movies like
Sorava Jonel-Branco Animal House and Old School come to
mind. These movies portray Greek life as
Photos one streaking prank after another. Well,
Christina Amelia here at UMass Dartmouth, fraternities
Simeon Corlezano and sororities that show us that they
are more than freshman rushes and keg
On campus there are five fraternities
and three sororities, seven of which are
national and one local. The difference
between a national organization and a
local one is that a national group belongs
to a governing body that creates laws
and procedures for the organization to
follow. Local organizations do not have
these procedures since they do not have
a governing group, so they create their
Being a part of a Greek organization is
a great way to meet new people, form
lasting friendships, and help the com-
munity. There are many activities both on
and off campus that these organizations
take part in. For example, these groups
plan events on campus like Greek Week,
Homecoming, and Spring Fest. Members
of fraternities and sororities do a lot of
community service such as philanthropic
work within the local community of New
Bedford, including the FCjdney Founda-
tion, Make A Wish, and Relay for Life.
They also help raise money to donate to
homeless shelters in the area.
Along with these admirable commu-
nity service contributions, there are also
traditional events held for members. One
of which is Phi Sigma Sigma's Sapphire
Ball, which is a formal dinner held in the
spring. Another tradition would be the
Yellow Rose, which is Alpha Sigma Tau's
ball that happens annually at the end
of spring. At the Yellow Rose, members
perform the only ritual that can be seen
by people who are not part of A.S.T.
This ritual consists of a candle lighting
ceremony, which starts with the lighting
of the national staff, then to alumnus can-
dles, the oldest class', and so on. When
all the candles are lit, the flame is then
extended to all guests. Even when mem-
bers graduate, they can still participate in
Greek events such as this.
Being a part of these organizations is like
being a member of a second family that
you can always rely and depend on. For
most, living the Greek life helps you grow
as a person and lets you establish connec-
tions that will last a lifetime. It's a club. ..a
family. . .and a way of life.
Copy When he came to the University of
Kristen Maloof Massachusetts Dartmouth from Rockport,
MA in 2002, Alex Hale embodied a
Photos typical freshman; every day consisted of
Chi-Hang Fung the same old walk back and forth to class,
just associating with a small group oi
friends, and not getting involved with any
campus organizations. That monotonous,
almost hermit-like, lifestyle soon changed
when he was introduced to the Phi Kappa
Theta Fraternity. "I met some members
of the fraternity and I started hanging out
with them. I wasn't planning on joining,
but I met some of the older guys and it
They [Phi KappaTheta] are my family"
seemed like a cool idea."
That "cool idea" eventually evolved into
the start of something very special for
Alex. Now the current president of the
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, Alex sees
Greek life as something that has been
growing at unprecedented speeds here at
UMD. "I see [fraternities and sororities]
getting much bigger. I think we are in a
good growth period now that the Univer-
sity is also getting larger. I've seen more
people interested in joining a fraternity
than ever before."
However, Alex warns, "Greek life isn't
for everyone. When you talk to a person
you can kind of tell if they belong in your
organization or another one. It would all
depend on the person: what they do, their
personality, everything." Being a member
is not always about fun, as a strict GPA
requirement is enforced.
Even after Alex graduates, he would love
to see the fraternity maintain its inde-
pendence from other governing bodies.
' Many schools have an IFC (Interfraternity
Council governing body). I think this goes
above the individual organizations. If I
was a part of IFC, I wouldn't want to limit
how [fraternities] operate, especially if
they are functioning well."
In between all of his presidential respon-
sibilities, Alex doesn't waste a second of
time and keeps very busy. As a proud
member of the class of 2007, he is cur-
rently double majoring in management
information systems and marketing.
When many students leave for college they
really don't have any intentions of being
part of Greek life. To most, joining a
fraternity is usually just a spur of the mo-
ment idea. For Alex Hale, that impulsive
decision to get involved transformed him
from a typical freshman to a member of
a group he is proud to belong to. The
members of Phi Kappa Theta are not just
his friends - "They are my family."
Copy Doesn't it seem like yesterday that you
Simeon Cortezano were sitting around on a Thursday night,
bored with nothing to do, when a bunch
Photos of your friends swung by your room and
Simeon Cortezano asked, "Hey! Party at the DeU, you in?"
Monique Duquette What kind of question was that? Of
Jejf I 1 bjnicki course you were in! Before the days when
everyone headed over to the Woodland
Community for fun and forgetful rimes,
they were heading over to Cedar Dell.
Unfortunately, due to wear, tear, and old
age, the Cedar Dell apartments were
finally closed down this year. Out of
the closure of Cedar Dell
respect, a moment should be taken to re-
flect upon the times that most of us spent
in those barnyard funhouses.
'The Dell" as most people know it, is
where many of our fondest college
experiences originated. For some, it was
where best friends were made. Others
experienced some incredibly wild times.
And still, for most of us, we learned about
independence, responsibility, and most
importantly, how not to take in stray cats.
Built during the 70s, the Dell was the
only place on campus where you were
guaranteed your own room. The apart-
ment style residential halls were fully
equipped with single bedrooms including
closets, two bathrooms (one for each
floor), a living room, and a kitchen with
a working stove and fridge. What more
could one ask for?
It always felt like you were living "on your
own" at the Dell. Granted, you lived with
five other people, but those people were
usually your friends that you chose to live
with. The Dell allowed for a number of
things that the traditional halls could not
offer. Aside from a more independent
living space, students could choose not
to have a meal plan, and easily cook
themselves dinner instead of walking to
the residential cafeteria.
The Dell wasn't just a place for personal
independence. It was here where we
discovered a little more about ourselves,
and truly became part of the "college
With the Dell closing its doors on us this
year, it is clear that a part of us is closing
with it. However, it is important that we
do not dwell on what we have lost. In-
stead we should appreciate what the Dell
brought us: Our friends, our pets, memo-
rable parties, intense wiffle ball games in
the parking lot, Softball games in the field,
patio barbecues and ultimate frisbee on
the lawn. Though the Dell will change,
the memories we hold dear will not.
Goodbye, Cedar Dell. You will be
missed. . .but never forgotten.
I need a
Student life isn't easy. As the years go on,
students find the workload piling up to
astronomical heights. You'd think that
by the time you're ready to graduate, the
work would die down and show some
mercy. That's far from the truth. Between
the stresses of graduation, mid-terms,
finals, papers, projeets, and all around
campus living, most students find them-
selves uttering an all-to-familiar phrase:
I need a drink."
Bui where did the typical UMD student
go to acquire a tasty beverage to wash
down the hassles of college?
If you had a thirst to drink, but didn't
want to travel off-campus, chances are
you ended up at the UMD Pub located
in the heart of the Campus Center.
While the UMD Pub didn't see much
action except on Thursday nights, it
proved to be a simple place where a
measly ten dollars could have you cruis-
ing down Tipsy Boulevard in no time. If
you were a regular attendee, chances are
you saw a lot of familiar laces. Wasn't
that the same kid who spilled a pitcher
of beer on himself from last week? Prob-
ably. Isn't that the girl who was dancing
on top of the table from two weeks ago?
Definitely. The familiarity that the UMD
Pub provided was its main draw... well,
that and you could get a Bud Light Draft
for seventy-five cents.
Unfortunately, the UMD Pub closed at
midnight. So for students who wanted
their nights to extend past the midnight
hour, they traveled olf-campus in search
of good times.
Enter two of the more popular local
hangouts: The Irish Immigrant Pub, a.k.a
The Immigrant", and Bar 90S.
Located on Kempton St. in New Bedford,
The Immigrant was always filled with
students from UMD, especially on a
Wednesday night. While not the biggest
place around, it's one of the most lively;
live bands, relatively cheap drinks, and
plenty of those "drunken moments".
Chances are, you brought one of your
friends to The Immigrant on their 21 st
birthday, buying them shot after shot of
some evil alcohol concoction that was
going to result in a serious headache
in the next morning for the birthday
boy or girl.
For those looking for more of a club-like
atmosphere, but didn't want to travel to
Providence or Boston, Bar 908, located
on Purchase St. in New Bedford, pro-
vided just that. While more expensive
than most bars in the area, 908 found
itself a popular choice for students look-
ing to dance the night away. Home to the
infamous S250 Hot Body Contest that
many female students participated in,
908 provided a truly unique atmosphere.
Students had the choice of sitting back
and knocking down a few drinks or
trying their luck on the dance floor in
hopes that another person would be
admiring their moves.
Whether it be Bar 908, Jake's. The
Catwalk, or any other local bar, you knew
that if you stepped foot in any one of
them, you were going to see at least one
fellow UMD student ordering that first
drink that would most likely lead to, as
bizarre as it sounds, a forgettable, but
Celebration of a New Season:
Ah, spring. What a beautiful time of year.
The weather is warmer, the days remain
luminously longer, and vibrant flowers are
in bloom all around campus. It's a blissful
time lor students because it marks the
conclusion of another successful semester.
Spring Fest was the perfect way to cel-
ebrate the arrival of the new season, and
to let off some stress right before finals.
The three-day celebration kicked off
with a barbeque on the Quad Patio. The
alluring smell of barbecue chicken and
ribs created a seemingly endless line of
students: each one of them salivating at
the chance to grab a free meal. Trays
and trays of potato salad, hamburgers,
chips and hot dogs were constantly being-
brought out to feed the masses. Once out
of the line, students wasted no time scoff-
ing down their food-stacked plate.
As the feeding frenzy continued, neon
disks soared through the air as games
of frisbee were played on the grass,
while others relaxed and listened to the
outstanding performances by the talents
of The Big Heavy and Three Feet Short.
Their loud and addictive music pumped
up the crowd, inciting screams and proc-
lamations of love for the band members.
Day two kicked off in parking lot 7 and
was a sports fanatic's dream as the Virgin
College Mega Tour tent made its way to
UMD, prepping everyone for the Yellow-
card concert that very night. Decorations
of famous athletes' jerseys lined a massive
truck that was home to many sports-re-
lated activities for students to show their
skills (or lack thereof) in. It wasn't uncom-
mon to see a David Ortiz impression
in one of the batting cages or someone
proclaiming they had a Curt Schilling-
like fastball at the fast-pitch station. For
uninterested in sports-related activities,
they could try their luck in a "Wheel of
Chance" sponsored by Dentyne Ice. The
rapid "Click, click, click" of the wheel
always created an uproar from the contes-
tant as they encouraged the wheel to stop
on that one section that would grant them
a free Ipod Shuffle. However, the shout-
ing stopped as the wheel usually halted
on the section that earned the contestant
some free Dentyne Ice. But hey, free gum
is better than nothing.
The fun and excitement of Spring Fest
concluded with an outdoor carnival. For
those in attendance, it was just like being
a kid again! Students could be seen with
a snow cone in one hand and a stick
of cotton candy in the other. Laughter
dominated the inflatable areas as students
enjoyed their time jumping on the moon-
walks and trying to playfully tackle each
other. Chunks of redJell-O flew through
the air as two friends wrestled each other
to the ground in a pool full of the gelatin.
The dunk tank proved to be a popular
activity; with the highlight being one
girl triumphantly dunking her RA in the
frigid water causing a huge roar of ap-
proval from everyone watching. Without
a doubt, the carnival was a resounding
Spring Fest was a fun weekend for every-
one on campus and an excellent close to
the school year. The celebration was filled
with music, food, games, and even more
food (did I mention there was a lot of
food?) Faces were smiling, feet were danc-
ing, and spirits were at an all-time high.
What more could you have asked for on
this wonderful weekend?
Camera-phones from all
over the audience flipped Open,
while fans flipped OUt.
Lights and Sounds!
Copy For weeks leading up to the evening of
Kristin Maloof Friday, April 28, 2006, students at IN kiss
Dartmouth could be heard talking about
Photos the anticipated appearance of the Virgin
Jeima Rodrigues College Mega Tour. Posters for the event
lined most bulletin boards from Group
six to the Dion building, and hyped the
arrival of Over It, MAE, and the main
attraction, Yellowcard. When the time
finally came for the trio of performers to
rock the Tripp Athletic Center, hundreds
of students readied themselves for an
unforgettable night of music.
As the multitude of fans, friends, and
family filed into the already warm gym-
nasium, chants for Yellowcard could be
heard. It wasn't long until the enthusi-
asm from the crowd and the eagerness
of die-hard fans were met by the first
opening act. Over It. The fast and frantic
melodies of the band filled the heads of
the UMD students. Receiving thunderous
applause, the first opening act proved to
be entertaining, and a great way to pump
up an already intense crowd.
As Over It left the stage, it didn't take
long before the walls, floors, and ceiling
were all pounding to the equally excep-
tional performance by MAE. Standing for
Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, the
band displayed a style that was epic and
full of emotion. People could be heard
screaming to their friends, and singing
along to the powerful form. "Someone
Else's Arms" seemed to be the song that
was enjoyed the most, and was the final
performance before the main event...
Here comes Yellowcard!
Camera-phones from all over the audi-
ence Hipped open, while fans flipped out,
as vocalist Ryan Key began singing the
first of many super charged Yellowcard
songs. Violinist Sean Mackin seemed to
touch every part of the stage in blinding-
fast speeds, as many in attendance began
to partake in crowd surfing. Rocking
harder and faster than anyone before
them, Yellowcard not only lived up to the
hype, they surpassed everyone's expecta-
The music finally slowed to a stop and
everyone began filing out. Fans exited
the Tripp Athletic Center exhausted and
equally entertained by the CAB sponsored
event. MAE actually stopped to chat with
some students after the show offering
up the advice, "Hopefully you're going
through college and you're learning what
you want to learn and not what you feel
like you have to for someone else."
After listening to those words of wisdom,
the remaining students left satisfied, with
many songs and moments to remember
for a long time. For an adrenaline pump-
ing, heart pounding good time, there was
no equal to Virgin's College Mega Tour.
think you have
to go far to
Copy While we can become stressed over
Simeon Cortezano homework, annoyed at the discover)' of a
flat tire, or angry at the occasional prank
Photos fire alarm at 3 a.m., it is always important
Christina Briggi to know that those are trivial matters.
Simeon Cortezano Somewhere, someone is in real trouble,
Jason Perry and is dealing with serious problems. Be-
cause of this. man\' different individuals
and organizations at UMD have worked
diligendy to give back to the community
and to aid others less fortunate. From
donating clothing and supplies to children
in Haiti, by HASA, to canned food drives
courtesy of the Residential Halls, it wasn't
uncommon to see a felMv UMD studen
"Anthony Anzalone beat the odds." Those
were just a few of the words scribed on
bags at this year's Relay For Life charity
event. Over two hundred people, young
and old, spent sixteen hours walking
around the campus quad to help raise
money for cancer research. When not
walking, students slept in sleeping bags
and tents. As serious as the fundraiser
was, there were still fun side events going
on; volleyball games in the campus quad,
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kickball games off to the side, a donut-
eating contest on the patio, and two of
the fraternity guys running in their Spee-
dos just for laughs. If you asked someone
what they thought about the Relay For
Life, the answer most people gave was
When Hurricane Katrina struck the
city of New Orleans, people all over
the nation hoped that the destruction
caused from the natural phenomenon
would be minimum. As we know, this was
not the case. Vet. in the time of sadness
and depression, volunteers from all over
campus took time from their lives to
travel to the city of jazz to help many to
rebuild their lives. When asked about her
experience working with the cleanup in
New Orleans, Christina Briggs, a Graphic
Design major, said her initial reaction was
'shock." That initial shock quickly fueled
her desire to work even harder to aid in
the cleanup efforts during her stay. When
she left, Ms. Briggs said there were feel-
ings of pride amongst everyone knowing
they had helped make progress towards
the restoration of the great city, and a
feeling of hope seeing so many others
working hard too.
Don't ever think you have to go far to
help someone in need. The members
of Alpha Sigma Tau got together and
helped put on a carnival for New Bedford
middle school students. The carnival
included a moonwalk, sand-art, and other
various activities. The students itched
with anticipation as the school day wound
down, in the hopes of being at the front
of the line for the first activity. As one
person stated, "Both groups were hav-
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ing fun and feeding off of each others'
These are just some examples of
charitable and random acts of kindness
showcased by UMD students, faculty, and
staff. It is in keeping up with this tradi-
tion that we are able to salute those who
sacrifice in the name of good, helping-
others to smile, laugh, rebuild, and above
all... to hope.
Copy When Professor Jerold Blitefield, from
Soraya Jonet-Branco the College of Arts and Sciences, walks
into the room, you automatically feel
Photos welcomed. You will find an optimistic,
CU-Hang Fung sincere, and a genuinely good man who
loves his job. As a former student, origi-
ualK from New York, he graduated here
uiih a Masters in professional writing.
Blitefield has returned to UMass Dart-
mouth to continue his love for in writing
When offered the job, Mr. Blitefield
admits the opportunity was hard to
resist. "There are so many things about
the University that I like, which is what
brought me back here." These things
include enjoying what he is able to teach,
the student population, and even UMD's
wacky architecture. Entering his sixth
year at UMI), Blitefield remembers the
great experiences he has had witli both
colleagues and students, the opportunities
to create things, and the ability to help
others move along.
As an English major, he is able to teach
and share his passion in writing courses,
for creative and rhetorical writing, in all
different levels. Some of his enthusiasm
also includes fictional writing, music,
and great cuisine. His genuine nature is
seen when he discusses his concern for
humanity and the direction he believes
it is heading in. Although this can make
him frustrated and worried, it also gives
him the motivation to remain positive. By
sharing his passion with others, he is able
to give his students his lull attention.
Blitefield is concerned about his students,
their lives, and their workload. He makes
himself available, not just as a teacher,
but as a companion. Remembering when
he was a student, it's easy for him to un-
derstand the difficulties college life brings.
In return, Blitefield expects that his
students feel privileged to be in college,
not just for a grade, but for the chance
to have the best time of their lives, since
there is no other time like it.
Whatever his students have learned
throughout the years will be an important
asset to bring with them into the work
field. In a serious and supportive way.
he advises the graduating seniors,
' Don't fret; be adaptive, flexible,
and willing to learn".
It is the willingness to learn, and the
ability to adapt that has made Jerold
Blitefield an invaluable part of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The sound of chatter and socializing fills
the air as soon as you swing open the
door to one of the many entrances of
Group One; home to the College of Arts
& Sciences. Walking by the orange-tinted
furniture in one of the spacious lounge
areas, you observe some students holding
a few Chemistry books talking with some
other students clutching onto an Oxford
Study Bible. This isn't an uncommon
sight seeing as how the College of Arts
& Sciences is home to many academic
majors including, but not limited to;
philosophy, English, anthropology and
As you trek on forward, you ascend a
concrete spiral staircase littered with fliers
and advertisements for on-campus events
as you reach the second floor. The smell
of chicken soup immediately catches your
senses as it emits from an A La Carte
stand where students are snatching up
sandwiches, drinks and cookies before
their next class.
Making your way past the long, path-ob-
structing A La Carte line, phrases like
' Me gustaba jugar basquetbol" or
' Guten tag, Frau Fiedler" catch your ear.
Chances are, you're walking by either
a Spanish or German class, as students
who want to brush up on an international
language do so in the College of Arts
& Sciences. You peak inside a random
classroom where attentive (and some
not so attentive) students are focusing
on the syllabus changes made by their
British Literature professor. For those
students that are dozing off in class, you
can't blame them as they are likely sitting
in one of the new reclining, jet-black
desk\chair combos scattered throughout
the Group One classrooms.
'Can I help you?" asks the British Lit-
erature professor as all eyes shift to your
Taking that as your cue to leave, you
proceed to a set of orange double doors
that aren't being used to their maximum
potential, as students are only opening up
one side of the door, creating a major un-
dergraduate traffic jam. With some fancy
maneuvering, you get to another set of
stairs leading you up to the faculty offices.
You notice that there are many branching
hallways; each one containing numerous
offices of faculty members all associated
with the same major. The communication
level is high as students and faculty are
having one-on-one meetings discussing
topics from grades to tutoring opportuni-
ties. A faculty members' office door is
always open for any student to come in
With your walkthrough of the College of
Arts & Sciences coming to a close, it sud-
denly hits you: the key to success here is
communication. Whether it is with fellow
students, faculty, or even the employees
at the A La Carte stands, the only way to
have a successful stint in the College of
Arts & Sciences is to simply chat it up.
Copy Standing at nearly six feet tall with red
Siddharth Bahl hair, Jan Fairbairn of the College of
Visual and Performing Arts is not that
Photos hard to spot. Whoever knows her knows
Christina Amelia that she is a unique and talented profes-
Chi-Hang Fung sor, an inspiration to so many. Teaching
graphic design and typography at UMD
since 2000, she strives to give her students
a foundation in the arts as strong as hers.
Taught by some of the most talented pro-
fessors in the graphics design field at Yale
University's Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences program, Professor Fairbairn is
an expert in what she does. In every class
she teaches, Jan Fairbairn tries to share
all of her knowledge and advice to her
Professor Fairbairn literally lives graphic
design by staying constantly involved in
the field. She teaches at the Rhode Island
School of Design and owns her own
business, Fairbairn and Co. While these
different occupations may lead one to
think that she believes complex is better,
the opposite is true. She reveals, "The
minimalist approach to life is best suited
for me." This can be seen in the way she
dresses and how some of her projects are
Tracing her beginnings in design is simple
as well. Her interest in general arts began
in high school, when she took a painting
class. She immediately felt a passion for
the field, and it was that which guided
her to success. She advises the senior class
to "have passion for what you do." More
specifically, she suggests that all graphic
design majors "work for really good
people, and search out companies and
corporations that are involved in your
particular branch of design."
Teaching at UMass has given her an op-
portunity to work at a school she feels has
an excellent graphic design program. The
recognition the school gets at the local
and national levels are accomplishments
she and her students are proud of. Profes-
sor Fairbairn adds, "Most of my students
have a desire to excel and are motivated
to achieve their dreams." Her particular
teaching methods have helped bring out
the very best a student has to offer.
Graphic design has and will continue
to be a large part of her life. A talented
and brilliant woman, the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth is extremely
fortunate to have her on staff. Showcasing
focus, dedication, and passion on a daily
basis, Professor Fairbairn doesn't find it
hard to come to work everyday. It's that
very passion that makes Jan Fairbairn
who she is, both as a professor and as a
Copy Creative. Fun and free spirited. Smiling,
Simeon Cortezano laughing, sitting, standing, dancing, sing-
ing. Constantly on the move (especially
Photos with those 8 a.m. bus trips). These are
Christina Briggs just some of the words and phrases that
Jenna Rodrigues describe the students of the College of
Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).
Some may know them as Art Ed Majors,
Art History Majors, Graphic Designers,
and Electronic Imaging Majors. Others
know them as Ceramics Majors, Photog-
raphy Majors, Textile Majors, and Metals
Majors. Then there are those who know
them as Painting/2D Majors, Scultpure/
3D Majors, and Illustration Majors. And,
of course, there are those who know them
as the "Group Sixers."
Everyone has seen them; a crowd of
students carrying tackle boxes headed in
the same direction. Everyone has heard
them; drums and other musical instru-
ments playing throughout the campus
air. Everyone knows them; people going
into Group Six spodess and then coming
out a mess of charcoal, paint, clay, and
sweat. Long, tiring, work intense, but very
rewarding days are the norm.
The moment you walk into Group Six,
it's almost as if a giant hand grabs you
and puts you on a cloud. The feeling is
so serene and relaxing that you can't help
but let yourself get lost in your work. You
are truly surrounded by a constant flow
of imagination and creativity. However,
the journey to artistic nirvana is not an
Let us stop and rewind back to the begin-
ning of Group Six life. . .
A typical student's first year consists of
foundation courses which includes basic
structural drawing, figure drawing, pre-
selected studio classes, a 2D workshop,
and a 3D workshop. These courses help
students move on to a narrower field of
expertise and to a specific major that they
may want to delve further in.
After a year of foundation courses and
once they've decided what they want to
do, the next step is to drive themselves
as far as they can go. This is the spirit of
the CVPA: to strive for the next level of
creative excellence. It's as if the teachers
and students feed off of each other as
artists and professionals.
The highly respected and prestigious Col-
lege of Visual and Performing Arts is the
collective body that fills the void of cre-
ativity and life that would otherwise cease
to exist in so many. Without it, the dreams
and thoughts of many would never be
seen or heard. It is by being a part of the
CVPA that students can improve their
work, their minds, and themselves as truly
Copy Growing up in Turkey, Istanbul, Fahri
Kristen Maloqf Karakaya knows what it takes to work
through challenges and succeed. Thirty-
Photos three years ago he came to the United
t hi Hang Fung States when he was 21, mainly so he could
Jama Rodrigua get an education. He went to North Ad-
ams State College, which is now known as
the Massachusetts School of Liberal Arts.
There he majored in business and man-
agement. After receiving his bachelor's
degree, he went to UMass Amherst for
his master's degree. He finally ended up
receiving his Ph D at Clemson University.
In between schools, he had many jobs
that influenced his decision to become
a professor. He worked at Benmark
Corporation for a year and a half after
he received his B.S., and taught at the
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
One of his professors had a huge impact
on his decision. Professor Karakaya didn't
believe he could become a professor be-
cause English was not his first language.
One of his professors helped him make
the decision and Professor Karakaya is
still very content with what he is doing.
The first class that he taught was market-
ing. "I get satisfaction from seeing the
students grow. It's great when students
do well, get jobs, and let me know later
on. It's interesting to see students grow
from their sophomore level up to their
senior level. They come in pretty young,
not knowing a lot, and they're pretty
immature. But, when they graduate I
see them pretty matured up and full of
For many years, he has been influencing
and teaching students to work hard, and
achieve their goals. "I've tried to steer my
students in a good direction. Hopefully,
they see what I've been through, where
I've come from, and that I did whatever
job necessary in college to get where I
Professor Karakaya's life extends far be-
yond the classroom. He consults for other
businesses, mainly governmental agen-
cies. In addition, he is the Director of the
E-Commerce Network at UMD and helps
other local businesses in E-Commerce.
Through everything, Professor Karakaya
never gave up. He knew he wanted to
succeed in life. Throughout his teaching
career, he's instilled motivation and
proper work ethic into his students. His
objective is to prepare students for the
real world and show them that their
dreams are attainable. "Never give up. If
you don't like the job, look for something
better. There's always a better way of do-
ing things. Motivation is very important."
Copy If you walk through Group One and
Jenna Rodrigues Group Two, you may notice a differ-
ent group of people. Well groomed and
Photos seemingly always on a mission, students
Christina Briggs of the Charlton College of Business
spend most of their time here. They are
preparing for the one day where all their
hard work will finally pay off. The stu-
dents of the Charlton College of Business
are not your everyday people, but rather
individuals who already show signs of
belonging in the business world whether
they are an undergraduate or a graduate.
These students help in creating the
business world of the future.
Upon entering Group One or Group
Two, one will notice that some business
students are required to dress as if they
have a real profession in the field of busi-
ness. In this college, as in the professional
world, there is no fooling around. Most of
the time, males can be spotted dressed up
in a nice pair of slacks, buttoned up shirt
with a clean-cut collar and a tie. One
will also notice females either dressed
in a nice pair of pants or skirt and a
blouse, complete with fancy shoes. These
students dress in such a manner to convey
an image of professionalism whether it's
their choice, or that of their professors.
This really becomes apparent when these
people walk amongst those dressed in
casual outfits or even pajamas!
One thing that students of the Charl-
ton College of Business become highly
skilled at is learning how to give a great
professional presentation. Every now and
then, one will see these classy individuals
walking about with large business bags,
laptops, posters, or hand-outs, due to
the many professional presentations that
they are assigned. A common trait that
all these students share is the sheer de-
termination to learn. It is a trait that one
naturally attains, and that the Charlton
College of Business attends to.
Whether one is a marketing, manage-
ment information systems, finance,
management, or accounting major, they
all graduate with the knowledge that is
needed in the business world in order to
succeed. Very wise and knowledgeable
professors greatly contribute to the devel-
opment of ones business skills. It is here
at UMass Dartmouth where the future
business leaders of the world are created,
and it is where their lives begin. They are
the organizers of life, and the leaders of
the future. They are the next generation
of professionals who will always have the
determination and motivation to lead
them through a journey of great success.
Copy For over two decades, students from the
Joshua Sadeck College of Engineering have seen the
same person enter their classrooms. With
Photos a white cowboy hat on his head, a laptop
Chi-Hang Fung in hand, and a set of iPod headphones
Jason Perry connected to his ears, Richard Upchurch
gives the computer science department
a character and credibility that is truly
unmatched. Since the technology that
he works with is constantly changing and
evolving, Professor Upchurch is always
changing as well.
Graduating in 1969 from the New Mex-
ico Institute of Mining and Technology,
Richard received his bachelor's degree in
mathematics and then his master's two
years later. "I worked at a tech college in
South Carolina as part of their math de-
partment in the 70's before coming here.
It was in the fall of '83 when I made my
way to what was known as SMU."
As a professor, Mr. Upchurch has taught
various classes dealing with software
engineering, social and ethical aspects
of computing, and human-computer
interactions. In a world that is becoming
increasingly dependent on these concepts
and technologies, computer science stu-
dents are becoming even more dependent
on his lessons and experiences.
With over 20 years of service to UMD,
Professor Upchurch has become part of
the foundation of what the College of
Engineering is about: proficiency and
efficiency. Some things at UMD have
remained the same, but as Mr. Upchurch
points out, many things have not. "There
are so many new dorms now. The student
body has really grown tremendously."
Besides molding the future architects
of technology, Mr. Upchurch has some
hobbies that some people may not know
about. In fact, he is the proud owner
of a ten-year-old horse that he trained
himself. With his trusty cowboy hat on,
Richard goes on calm rides for "stress
management". Besides riding, Professor
Upchurch has a passion for music. Show-
casing his 20 GB iPod, he says, "Classic
rock and folk music, usually old war pro-
test songs, already make up half of my
player." Sometimes he even connects his
iPod player to the speakers in classrooms
for a quick song before class.
Professor Upchurch strongly suggests that
graduating computer science majors, as
well as everyone else should continue to
strive to be well rounded. "There is so
much competition out there right now. All
professions require a broad range of skills
besides those that are taught in textbooks.
Continue to learn and evolve with the
changes you will definitely face."
Those who have had Richard Upchurch
can come up with many words to describe
his unique and engaging personality.
However, if he had to describe himself in
one word, he laughingly remarked, "That
word probably can't be printed in the
Copy For every new technical invention you
Joshua Sadeck use, or for every gadget that makes your
life easier, you should thank the College
Photos of Engineering. It is here where the ideas,
Benjamin Boynton technologies, and dreams for a better
Jason Perry future are born. Whether it be contribu-
tions from either of its six departments,
Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Computer and Information Sciences,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or
Textile Sciences, the College of Engineer-
ing offers a lot to its students and the
If you happen to be a student of this
college, then you know that you are part
of either the group of 900 undergradu-
ate or 200 graduate students. You know
that work is complex, meaningful, and
diverse. While you will spend many sleep-
less nights trying to analyze the results of
complex algorithms or problems, you are
surrounded by over 75 of the most quali-
fied full time professors with degrees from
many prestigious universities from all over
If you are not a student of this college,
than you still probably see more than the
monotonous architecture of the Dion,
Violet, and Group 2 buildings. Walking
through these corridors reveals engineer-
ing students working together in groups,
writing complex mathematical equations
on green chalkboards, or parts of code
for a computer program. Sometimes you
may even notice a few students taking a
quick nap on the orange benches, in an
attempt to recover from 24 hours worth
of studying. Others can be seen in the
computer-filled physics labs, measur-
ing the accuracy of their predictions.
Engineering students take their work very
seriously, for in the professional world
they are working towards, the room for
error is very small.
This drive for excellence and efficiency is
a theme the College of Engineering is all
about. The US. News and World Report
ranked the college within the top 50 in
the country in 2005, and was recognized
by the same group as the top tier regional
university in the Northeast. With all of
the accreditations and accolades, students
of the college know that they are receiv-
ing an education that will help them to be
the very best at what they do.
Some may think that all work done in this
college is only about technical specifics.
This thought is farther from the truth as
innovative, inventive, and creative think-
ing is what drives the progress in technol-
ogy. These students are the dreamers
of tomorrow, with the skills to bring the
world to a safer and healthier place.
So, next time you stop by any of the
classes or lab sessions involving the Col-
lege of Engineering, pay close attention.
You are looking at the future and all the
possibilities that it holds.
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Copy Professor Ellen Christian has resided here
Kristen Maloqf at UMD as part of the College of Nursing
for the better part of 31 years. Since the
Photos 80 "s, she has also taken on an enormous
Lindsey Nygaard role as an advisor to students, helping
them decide what they want to do with
the rest of their lives.
Ellen Christian's desire to be involved
in the nursing profession has been with
her since childhood. She started her
education at Massachusetts General
Hospital School of Nursing, received her
bachelor's degree at Boston University,
and her Master's at the University of
Colorado in Denver.
So what made Professor Christian come
to UMass Dartmouth? It was not only the
fact that she was moving to this area, but
also because she believed it would provide
her with a great opportunity. "I came to
UMass in the 70's, it was a new school
and the College of Nursing was only
three years old. Therefore it really pro-
vided an opportunity for me to work in a
young and growing educational system."
While she is not currently practicing,
her primary love is nursing. She has had
enormous experience working as a nurse.
Her previous jobs included working at a
pediatric intensive care unit, working on a
cardiac surgical floor, at a pediatric unit,
and recently at St. Luke's hospital pedi-
atric unit. She believes her primary duty
now is teaching and advising. Before she
came to UMass, she taught at the Boston's
Children Hospital and Boston University.
Why did she choose teaching and advis-
ing over nursing? She believes that teach-
ing and advising are extensions of her
original love. She finds it very satisfying to
help students make an easy and enjoyable
transition from high school to college.
'My favorite part of teaching is when a
student who has been studying finally sees
the light, gets it, and says, 'I know what
I need to do!' and goes ahead and does
it. Advising is such an important part
of helping students become confident
Ellen Christian's life extends far beyond
the concrete walls of UMD. She sails with
her husband regularly on Buzzard's Bay.
She loves to garden and is an avid reader.
She is even a coordinator of learning
communities as she works with children
at a local church.
Being an advisor and a professor here at
UMD, Ellen has seen the transitions that
students make year after year. For the
graduating class she says, "Graduate and
use the skills that you have learned here.
Use the knowledge and the critical think-
ing to look at your world and decide what
it is you really want to do. Stay strong
and make sure not to be discouraged if it
doesn't happen at first."
If you have seen a student walking
around in white or blue scrubs, chances
are, you're probably close to one of
UMD's most decorated colleges. These
students here at UMass, sporting those
fashionable garments, most likely origi-
nate from the College of Nursing. It is
here where many of tomorrow's nurses
will receive their education, and where
the future healers of tomorrow begin
The College of Nursing was established
in 1969, with Sister Madeleine Clemence
Vaillot as the first dean of the College.
During this time, two departments were
established: the Department of Adult and
Child Nursing; and the Department of
Community Nursing. In 1973, The Col-
lege of Nursing received initial accredita-
tion of the undergraduate program from
the National League for Nursing. It has
been continuously accredited since that
time, so you know that an excellent edu-
cation is provided.
The College of Nursing offers Under-
graduate, Graduate and RN Studies
Programs. Students conduct most of their
studies in the Dion building, which con-
tains more than just classrooms. State-of-
the-art labs are available for important re-
search. In addition there are exam rooms,
which provide the nursing students with
opportunities to practice before venturing
out into the "real world".
The great thing about the Nursing
program is that the students are given
the opportunity to put their knowledge
and skills to work as soon as the second
semester of their sophomore year. Each
student either works with the patients at
local hospitals such as St. Luke's in New
Bedford, St. Anne's and Charleton in Fall
River, or Morton Hospital in Taunton.
During "clinicals", the nursing students
are able to step inside the hospital with a
new purpose: patient care. One-on-one
contact with patients, care plans, and the
like become part of a nursing student's
education in addition to classes back on
As like all the other college buildings on
campus, the College of Nursing also has
its quirks. If you have been inside you can
definitely tell there are differences from
other buildings. The smells remind one
of a hospital. The cleanliness and order
to the building also resemble that of a
hospital. One may also notice that there
are mosdy female staff and students pres-
ent. Even though it is the 21st century,
nursing continues to be a field that is still
dominated by women.
Despite the College of Nursing being one
of the smaller colleges on campus, there
is much going on. The rigorous four-year
undergraduate program strives to educate
its students to the highest level possible,
preparing them for their future careers in
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founded at Princeton in 1824.
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has a Chinese newspaper that
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magazine "Art Mouth" that
publishes CVPA student work
at the end of every semester.
Sent 13 students to
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Relief this Spring break
The IBA (compiled of students
majoring in business) has taken
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International Honors Society
for Juniors and Seniors.
A student must have a cumulative
3.5 GPA or higher to be in
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nine coordinators, eight
front office workers, and
three lead staff members.
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Organized "Save Spring Break'
program where they distribute
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Put on educational and
outreach programs to raise
awareness on homosexuality
on and off campus.
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Put on movie night for mentally
challenged kids. This year, they
watched The Polar Express.
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Alpha Sigma Tan
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Art History Club
Asian Student Association
Big Brother/Big Sister
Campus Activities Board
Cape Verdean Student Association
Capture the Flag Club
Catholic Campus Ministry
Catholic Student Organization
Chi Phi Fraternity
Chinese Student and Scholar Association
Class of 2006
Class of 2007
Class of 2008
College Democrats of Umass-Dartmouth
College Republican Club
Delta Pi Omega
Eta Kappa Nu
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Graduate Student Association
Graphic Design Club
Habitat for Humanity
Haitian American Student Association
Hip Hop Union
Indian Student Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Business Association
Kekeli West African Drumming and Dance Club
Muslim Students Association
National Art Education Association
Open Mic Club
Pan African Dance Group
Pastinha Capoeiristas Multicultural Club
People of African Descent
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
Phi Sigma Sigma
Political Science Association
Portuguese Language Club
Rock Climbing Club
Second Amendment Society
Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity
Sigma Tau Gamma
Ski and Snowboard Club
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Student Nurses Association
Student Nurses for Christ
Student in Free Enterprise
Sustainabilily Energy Association
Theta Delta Chi
United Brothers and Sisters
L'nited Latino Society
Copy In the fall large crowds of students can be
Joshua Sadeck seen gathering at Cressy Field on many
crisp Saturday afternoons. As they file
Photos into silver bleachers that line the home-
Jason Perry team side of the field, they continue to
socialize. The chatter gets louder as more
and more people arrive, and just when it
seems like conversation is about to hit an
all-time high, everything goes quiet for
The UMD Corsairs, in their dark jerseys
with white numbers, approach the field.
No more talking. It's game time!
' And here come the Corsairs!" yells the
commentator over the home-field side's
loudspeaker. Immediately, the students
become electrified, exploding into a
frenzy of cheers and applause. For
some, conversations suddenly become
filled with statistics and predictions for
the final score of the day's contest. For
others, their socializing continues as it
had before. But for all who attend UMD
football games, a fun and exciting time is
sure to be had.
Defense!" urges the opposing team, as the
football blasts high into the air. Within
moments, the UMass offense buries their
Touuuuuuchdown, UMass!" Coaches and
players on the home team jump up and
down, congratulating one another, as the
visiting team regroups to figure out what
After a few hours, some students and fac-
ulty begin to leave Cressy Field, confident
that the Corsairs will hold onto the lead
in the final minutes of the game. Some
go back to their dorms while others stay
to watch the final seconds on the clock
Regardless of when the)' leave, the
atmosphere at Corsair football games is
remembered long after the season ends.
For all involved. Corsair football is excit-
ing, fun, and a perfect way to kick off the
fall season and the college year.
14 Reece Freeman
15 Darryl Goodridge
21 Paul Pawlowski
22 A.J. Tavares
23 Aaron Smith
24 Devon Maiorano
30 Chris Frazier
31 Charlie Large
32 Stephane Abelard
33 Julian Tynes
;,4 Dan Holbrook
35 Dave Branca
44 Chris Lapriore
Head Coach: Brian Baptiste
Copy The ball bouncing furiously down the
Kristen Maloof court, the cheerleaders performing at half
time, and the fans dressed in yellow and
Photos blue. The loudness of a horn blowing, the
Jen/in Rndrigues chaos of the crowd's screams, the deafen-
ing "boo's" of a referee's bad call, and the
rhythm of a coherent chant. These are
the sights and sounds that can be associ-
ated with UMD Basketball.
Basketball is an interesting game by itself,
but when you get a group of friends to
go watch either the men's or women's
basketball games, get ready for an excit-
to the Net
TheThrill of Corsair Basketball
ing time. Students with painted faces and
home-team attire pay attention to each
and every second of a game. Whether it
is a defensive stop or an offensive play,
all players and observers become a part
of the thrill of the game. And during the
halftime of a men's game, the cheerlead-
ers gives a performance that usually drops
all the boys' jaws to the floor!
People from all over Massachusetts come
to watch these games, which include
some of the most important supporters
to the basketball players: their families.
Parents come to watch their sons and
daughters play and to join in cheering on
UMD to victory.
Winning isn't everything, but it sure does
count for something. If either team hap-
pens to lose, they do it with dignity and
pride knowing they tried their best and
represented the University proudly. The
men's and women's basketball teams work
extremely hard and the only way to wit-
ness this is to attend a home game or an
away game. It's important to show school
pride and there is no better way to do
that than to attend the exhilarating games
of UMass Dartmouth Basketball.
3 Sarah Lynch
4 Vicki Andruszkiewicz
10 Ashley Chard
ii Joanna Piascik
12 Madison Malloy
13 Kerri Augenstem
14 Tracy Fitzpatrick
20 Shay Swanberry
21 Laura Goggin
2} Sara Gaspar
24 Lisa Satkevich
25 Mendeth Morgan
30 Lindsay Marsh
31 Joya Davis
42 Vasiliki Palantzas
Head Coach: Mick Klitzner
Head Coach: Robert Curran
Copy On a cool spring afternoon the sun shines
Danielle Santoro brightly, illuminating the diamond. As
the wind sways the surrounding trees,
Photos the umpire stands alone on the diamond,
Christina Aucella brushing the dirt off home plate. The
Chi-Hang Fung players huddle in the dugout planning
upcoming strategies while thunderous
cheers fill the air as the fans anxiously
await the mighty Corsairs.
A loud crack of the aluminum bat sounds
as the ball soars into center field. The
runner takes off and swiftly slides into
second base, leaving a lingering trail
Leagues ofTheir Own:
Baseball & Softball
of light brown dirt in the air. The dirt
slowly settles to the ground as the next
fearless UMD player steps up to bat. The
audience is filled with attentive onlookers
of all ages. These friends, family and
children excitedly watch the game. One
young boy admires the players and mim-
ics them by sliding next to the bleachers,
covering his pants with bright green grass
What makes the UMD baseball and soft-
ball teams so outstanding? It is their sense
of teamwork. Whether a player is batting
or fielding, there is always a teammate
cheering them on. Another wonderful
aspect is the enormous amount of effort
everyone puts into each game. Both
teams display their diligence through
quick plays, hard hits, and great catches.
They always give their opponents a tough
time and are certainly not afraid of get-
ting their uniforms dirty.
These teams are always destined for suc-
cess with their determination, teamwork
and passion for the game. Representing
UMD with dignity and poise, the Corsairs
always put on a great show, and play their
games like no other.
Head Coach: Holly Morris
Christian Da Silva
Head Coach: Ray Cabral
Cressy Field, home to the UMD Men's
and Women's Soccer teams, is die site
of exciting soccer action throughout the
fall season. These teams are resilient and
electrifying, always giving the spectators
an entertaining performance. Fans can
expect to experience the typical soccer
atmosphere, with screaming, chanting,
and the famous "GOOOOALLLL" call.
Cressy Field is definitely the place to be
around soccer season.
These teams consistently display durabil-
ity as they use their tremendous athletic
ability to perform on the soccer field.
After all, soccer is a game of endurance,
something all these athletes are very
familiar with. Watching them sprinting
up and down the field, tolerating the
physical punishment, makes one realize
how difficult playing the game of soccer
can really be. No one does it better than
Teamwork is important and vital in every
sport, and that is no different with the
UMD Soccer teams. Whether it is on-field
communication of some sort or just read-
Men and Women of
ing another player's actions and reacting,
the Corsair men and women know the
game and each other very well. Having
that chemistry on the field is essential for
the men and women to succeed in each
game. Soccer is a game where everything
has to flow together and everyone has to
perform as one, which these teams display
on a game-to-game basis.
Nothing is more exciting than watching
your team score the winning goal or make
a spectacular save, and there is plenty of
that going on at Cressy Field. Feeding off
of the crowd's energy, the UMD Corsairs
are fun to watch. UMD soccer has and
will continue to be a thrilling and fun
experience for all who participate.
Head Coach: Alex Silva
Head Coach: Jen Burrows
Copy A bright orange ball rolls in front of the
Jason Perry net. For a second, it settles in peace, the
moments of being smacked across the
Photos field by numerous wooden sticks a distant
Photographies Dept. memory. The second lasts just that when
a pack of determined UMD Field Hockey
Corsairs close in, eager to accomplish
their mission of striking the ball into
the confines of the heavily guarded net.
Sticks clash, body checks are thrown, and
dirt rockets into the air as these tough
ladies battle for position to score an all-
important goal. There is complete and
utter mayhem in front of the net.
With the clock ticking down, a Corsair
maneuvers her way out of the pack,
giving herself enough breathing room to
line-up a shot. The stick is lifted up. and
quickly, like a wrecking ball preparing to
smash through a building...
An orange blur whisks by a diving goalie,
coming to an abrupt halt inside the
net. The goalie, lifting her face off the
ground, turns to the back of the net. Her
face is overwhelmed with defeat as she
sees the orange ball resting comfortably in
the corner of the goal. Corsairs score! An
all too familiar phrase heard by one who
attends any UMD Field Hockey game.
With the Corsairs celebrating another
hard-fought goal, the orange ball receives
another moment of peace. Along with
this newfound peace, is the satisfaction of
being placed in the net by the talented,
hard-working women of the UMD Field
Head Coach: John Roll
Copy Hockey is more than the sounds of the
Siddharlh Bahl skates against the ice. It is more than
the big, punishing hits that are delivered
Photos every other minute. It goes deeper than
Christina Amelia the slap shots and the glove saves made
late in the game. It is about teamwork, at
its fullest, showing how 5 people can work
together to achieve success for their team.
That's what the UMD Hockey team is all
Playing at the Hetland Arena in New
Bedford, MA, the Corsairs find ways to
excite the crowd all season long, provid-
ing the hockey atmosphere that has given
the sport such a beloved fan base. Hard
hitting, intense action is guaranteed as
UMD battles opposing schools on the ice.
Fast-paced play and determination are
always on the Corsairs' minds as they
throw their bodies around the ice, trying
UMD Corsairs Keep
the Goals Coming
to guide the puck to the back of their
The crowd becomes an integral part
of the UMD hockey games, helping the
Corsairs keep the tempo up. They are
consistently involved, adding another fun
aspect to the event. You don't only get
great, electrifying hockey action, but you
get to have a lot of fun as well. Whether
it be cheering on the Corsairs during a
power play or rooting them on during a
key defensive moment, it's not hard to
find a way to support UMD.
Make no mistake about it - UMD hockey
is for real! The students who attend their
games might witness the next game-win-
ning goal or the next shutout posted
by their standout goalies. One thing is
certain - you will always be in for some
exhilarating and thrilling hockey by one
of the hardest working teams in the
ECAC. During the winter season, UMD
hockey takes over campus and delivers on
the power play!
Head Coach: Joce
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It's a familiar sound when you attend
UMD Women's Volleyball games. These
great ladies know the game, and they
know it well. While the white jerseys and
spandcx shorts may be a bit distracting
for some viewers, their athleticism and
teamwork are what truly grabs the atten-
tion of all in attendance.
To those less schooled in the game, vol-
leyball is a lot more physically demanding
than it may look. The six players on the
floor are continually moving forward,
backward, and side-to-side. The scuffing
of the court can always be heard during
intense match-tips. These players are
always jumping and diving, sometimes
without regard of their own bodies, to
keep the ball in volley.
Communicating as if one entity, the UMD
Women's Volleyball team is always well
organized. Disregarding the previous
play, the noise from the crowd, and the
glares from their opponents, these women
are always focused. Lots of communica-
tion and encouragement are continually
present during play. All members perform
serves, volleys, sets, and spikes during
their rotations, proving everyone is quite
able at several skills.
If you have ever attended these games,
you know of the excitement that fills
your senses. Whether it be the nature of
the game, the maddening suspense in an
approaching spike, or the pure enjoyment
of watching these women work as one,
UMD Women's Volleyball serves up a
Men's Cross Country Women's Cross Country
Head Coach: Ion Hird
Laura Jean Champagn
Head Coach: Ion Hird
Copy/Photos The anticipation of yet another race day
Lindsay Nyggard brings feelings of eagerness, nervousness,
and excitement that rush up and down
your spine. Your summer and seasonal
training is about to be tested both men-
tally and physically
Ready... Set... Bang!
The gun blasts and you explode out of
the box at the start line. You are now
on your way towards a grueling five to
eight-kilometer run. How are those legs
For the L'MD Men's and Women's Cross
Country teams, this is only part of what
a race day may be like. Competitions,
called "Meets", take place weekly, rain or
shine. Each season begins with the left-
over mugginess of summer, and finishes
with an unwelcome blast of cold weather.
Time to get those gloves and snazzy run-
ning tights out of the closet!
This sport is unique compared to others
because it is an individual and team
competition. Besides battling to beat a
personal best race time, runners must be
ever ready for that opponent breathing
heavily down their neck. As your legs
and chest burn, you must remember that
you're stronger. You want it more. Never
fall under the pressure. Are those legs
Running for UMD's Cross Country team
is an adventure that isn't only about run-
ning. It's about working with a diverse
group of people to create a powerful
bond and support system, where training
and racing are only half the experience.
'Run for fun?" Of course!
Jean Paul Desjardins
Head Coach: Kevin Mahoney
Head Coach: Jerry Jennings
Men's Tennis Women's Tennis
Head CoachTom Mendell
Head Coach: Ralph Perry
UMD Indoor and
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Women's IndoorTrack & Field
Head Coach: Jon Hird
Head Coach: Jon Hird
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Men's OutdoorTrack & Field
Women's OutdoorTrack & Field
Head Coach: Jon Hird
Head Coach: Jon Hird
Head Coach: Scott Bouchard
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Men & Women's Diving Coach: Jerry Jennings
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May 28, 2006
ORDER OF EXERCISES
Jean F. MacCormack
Greetings from the Board of Trustees
Greeting's from the Alumni
Michael J. Rodrigues
President of Alumni Association
President of the Senior Class
Conferring of Honorary Degrees
Janet L. Robinson
President, New York Times Company
Awarding of Doctoral Degrees
Every movie has that final climatic moment
that defines the purpose of the story. Every
movie has that one scene that establishes
the connection between that purpose and
the members of the cast. For those of you
that take the time to stop, rewind, and relive
your college lives. Commencement 2006 will
always be the grand finale that showed you
the purpose of your journey through UMass
Yet, when you look back on this joyous
ceremony, you may not remember all of
the specifics that made up the day. You may
forget what the red, white, and blue chairs
that lined inside the Vietnam Veterans Peace
Memorial Amphitheater looked like. You
may forget about the sweltering heat that
built up under your cap and gown during
that bright cloudless day or the content of the
exercises. Commencement's importance was
not defined by its content, but rather what
the ceremony marked: the end of one epic,
and the beginning of another.
On this day, 1,387 of you from the ages of 20
to 82 stood together to witness firsthand what
four years of perseverance, dedication, and a
little partying, could culminate into: the high
distinction of becoming forever known as a
college graduate. Over 3,000 friends, family,
and colleagues watched the proceedings with
great pride and admiration: applauding and
shouting out the names of their loved ones.
The audience was a crucial element of the
overall emotional impact that the ceremony
Commencement 2006 marked your emer-
gence onto the real world, and like in your
freshmen year, the start of something exciting
and new. It was where you said one final
good bye to UMass Dartmouth, and returned
back to your future stronger, smarter, and
We hope you never lose your sense of wonder. . . you get your fill to eat.
But always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted... God
forbid love ever leave you empty handed. We hope you still feel small when you stand by
the ocean. . .whenever one door closes, we hope one more opens. Promise us you'll give
fate a fighting chance and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance we hope you
We hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. . .never settle for the path of
least resistance. Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking. Loving
might be a mistake but it's worth making. Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.
When you come close to selling out reconsider. Give the heavens above more than just a
passing glance and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance we hope you dance.
We hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean. Whenever one door closes, we
hope one more opens. Promise us you'll give faith a fighting chance, and when you get
the choice to sit it out or dance, dance!
Mom & Tom
Bryan R Botelho
Somewhere between the old memories and the new hopes lies a special
moment. A moment for being glad that you are you and that there's no
one else quite like you. We are very proud of you.
All our love,
Mom, Grandma + Grandpa Perry
Jason Donald Perry
I am thankful you have grown up to be a kind and loving
man. Trust God in all of your affairs and He will always provide
for you. I love you more always. Thank you for saving my life.
- Your father
Your determination and effort has paid off. I am so proud of you
and everything you continue to accomplish. Will love you forever.
Congratulations! We're so proud of you. May all of your dreams for
the future come true!
We love you!
Mom, Dad, Sharon. Don. Dave, Sheri + Kids
Danielle Joy Stack
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We thank .ui<l praise ( ;<>d for you! "JOY cometh in the morning" Ps 30:5 and you did and
you have lived up to your name! We are s<> proud of you for all the years of hard work you gave for your
edu( .mi hi and jobs! Danielle, you have been the besl daughter and sister any family could desire! We lovi
you so mm li and ma) ( lod bless your future!
Mom. Dad, andW
' That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much: who has gained the respect
of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled the niche and accomplished his task; who
leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued
soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best
in other and gave the best he had."
Robert Louis Stevenson
That man is you! We are very proud
of you, and we love you so much.
Mom & Dad
Mom + Dad are real proud of your achieve-
ments. You sacrificed and worked hard to
achieve your dreams. May health, love, and
prosperity follow you throughout your long
life: Love you as high as the sk\
Deep as the ocean
Low: DAD + MOM
Words cannot express how much we
Love you and will always love you,
You have unique talents and gifts that
You are sharing beautifully with the world.
We see your brilliance, your enthusiasm,
How deeply you care
And hurt sometimes,
We see how hard you work and
Your soft pure innocence,
Your courage and compassion,
Your unconditional goodness.
You are making a difference in this world.
We love you and
Are so very proud of you.
Mom and Dad,
Mark and Matt
Way to go Billy!
TESSA ALEXOPOULOS - HERE'STOYOU!!
THIS COULD BE THE BEST DAY ( )F Y< )l R I III
In i ause what you have accomplished is
SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF
Xnw ih. ii Mm are graduating, ii is time in leave behind that KEG IN THE CLOSET,
s I RAW BERRY V\ INI., and other ALCOHOL and those NIGHTS VOL' WILL
\l A ER REMEMBER WITH THE FRIENDS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET and
eoout into the REAL WORLD
Whether you settle in a HICKTOWN, A LITTLE PAST LITTLE ROCK or
DOWN ON EASY STREET with a CELEBRITY, I HOPE YOU DANCE.
Always remember you were BORN TO FLY! So as you venture out TRYING
TO FIND ATLANTIS, don't forget that I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU and
as I look IN MY DAUGHTER'S EYES I know I have been BLESSED. I
still REMEMBER WHEN you were my BABY GIRL and now YOU ARE a
woman ready to FLY AWAY. I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH!! MOM
We are so proud of all of your accomplishments and the person you have become. You have always
been a loving, wonderful daughter and sister, and you deserve much happiness. May all your dreams
Mom, Dad, and Jason
Sara Pearl stein
Sara, we are so proud of all your
accomplishments, dedication, and
As you begin your life beyond college,
consider the following. Life is not a
race, it is a journey: take time to savor
every moment. Find your passion and
live it... Surround yourself with people
you love and who love you. Be true to
yourself and others. WE LOVE YOU!!!
Mom, Dad, Amanda & Sassv
We are proud of you. Ii has been a long and tough road. Great job! Janelle, keep a smile on
youi Fai i . laughtei in your voice, and love in your heart. Never give up on your dreams. You're
beautiful and kind in man) uaw
Love and Prayer,
Mom, Dad. and Shawn
Dave Richard #79
What a ride! Thanks for letting us share in the fun.
You made it and we are very proud of you. Follow your
dreams and be happy.
Mom. Dad, Chris + Meg
S* , -ton
Ever since the day you were born, your spirit
soared and you took flight! May you continue
to have joy in your heart, and pride in your
achievements. We wish your future to be filled
with success, bright with happiness, and abundant
in love. And now, as the world stretches before
you, may your future be filled with new places
to go, people to meet, and dreams to be realized.
Dad, Mom, Renee, Steve, Andre. Dawn, Noelle and
As a little boy you were always a joy to be around;
so funny, caring and eager to learn. You have grown
into a wonderful young man who has already achieved
so much. We love you very much and are so proud
of you and your accomplishments. Congratulations
and never give up on your dreams + goals!
Katelyn A. Pimentel
Congratulations Katelyn. From your very first day
of pre-school to today, you have always made us very
proud. Your personality, beauty, energy and determina-
tion have made you a wonderful young lady. You always
give 1 1 0% of yourself. We wish you a world of happi-
ness, health, love and success in your future!
We love you,
Mom, Dad, and Matt
From the moment you were born you have continued
to amaze me. You .ire die kind of daughter of which
I i.i i enl S dream. You've grown From my preeious little
girl in an accomplished woman. A woman I love, admin
and respec i. We are so verj proud ol you.
Love, Mom, Rich, and Nikki
Nana, you and I have shared a ven. special love since
the day you were born and it is still the same today.
Congratulations on your graduation, ue are so proud
"l'opp\ l< >\ in Meagan. Meagan love Popp) boop boop
What an extraordinary accomplish-
ment: A Master's Degree at age 2 1 .
Your confidence, hard work and positive
outlook on life has resulted in this great
success. As you embark in your career,
may you always project the same faith and
enthusiasm. By sharing your talents and
knowledge with others, you will undoubt-
edly achieve great prosperity. You are a
true inspiration, a radiant Light. God's
blessing be with you always.
Mom, Dad, Eric & Stacie
Congratulations! We are very proud of you
and all you have accomplished. The future is
yours and may all your dreams come true.
Mom and Dad
We are so proud <>l you. We
(hank God dial Hi- has brought
you through these I yeai s "I
school. Max the Lord continue ti
lead you as you pursue your law
Arc you tough enough for the business world?
We think you are. Congratulations.
Dad, Becky, Audra, and Nicholas
Eric J. Goodhall
You've grown from a little boy fishing with his dog, to a man catching big opportunities.
You have accomplished so much. You are such
a beautiful person and we are so very proud of
you. Always believe in yourself and never let
go of your hopes and dreams. Make the most
out of life's lessons and opportunities and you
will achieve great success.
Mom, Dad, Rob, Nana, Papa, Nana, Grandpa
Clinical Psychology Graduate Class of 2006:
Brenda, Rafaela, Melissa, Barbara, Wendy,
Cheryl, Becky B., Becky R, Berina, Danielle,
A group of women who are dedi-
cated and driven to learn in order
to professionally help others be
mentally and physically healthy!
Clinical Psychology Graduate
Class of 2006
Mary Elaine Doherty
Our family has given you love and support since you were our baby girl. We are very proud of you
as a young lady and all of your achievements. May God's blessings continue throughout your life.
Mom, Dad +John
William and I are very proud of you. You have grown up to
be a fine and matured person. We wish you much happiness,
good luck, and a blessed future.
Congratulations and Very Best Wishes from
Mum + William.
Hannah Mylahnie Chavez
I dcaresl Hannah,
( ongratularions, Good Lui k,and God Bles
Lolo + Momrm Espcr
We've called youJack,Jackie, Twcety, Sweel
Potato Chip, Baby Bean, Jack Sprat and
Now we add Graduate! You're a wonderful
and beautiful woman.
We love you and are so proud of you!
Love Dad, Momma Bear + Jason
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Words cannot express our feelings
on this special day. We arc so very
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PROUD! We know you will do great
We Love You.
Mom. Dad, Brian and Taryn XXXX
. Congratulations James!
When lighting with enemies, if you get
to feeling snarled up and are making no
progress, you toss your mood away and
think in your heart that you are staring
everything anew. As you get the rhythm,
you discern how to win. This is "becom-
ing new". fMusashi)
All Out Love,
Mom, Dad, and Tiana
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Missjocelyn C. Damgaard
We are so proud of you and thank the Lord
for you and for your wonderful future. You ;
are such a blessing to us.
We Love You!
With love and very special pride, we wish you
a bright future filled with happiness.
Mom + Dad
It's been a long haul, but you
finally made it with flying colors.
Love Mom, Dad, Kenny, Becky,
Best Roommates 4 - ever
Katelyn you worked so hard. We are
all very proud of all your accomplish-
ments. The medical world is waiting
for you. Follow your dreams, live, love,
and laugh always. Shawn said "Good
luck in the future."
Love Mom. Dad + Shawn
You have made us proud ol you from
the da) you were born. An mki travel
the road before you, always remain in
to \ i iui m II .mil you will In successful.
We love you dearly,
Mom + Dad
Congratulations. We arc so proud of you. We
know that you will succeed in whatever you do
and in whatever direction life takes you. Believe
in God and live each day to it's fullest. Always
reach for the stars and never let go of your
dreams. We love you.
Love, Mom, Dad, Tommy, and Steven
You are a wonderful daughter who continues to
make us proud. < )ne oi your main positive char-
ai i.i imii s in your happy spirit! It has warmed us
and others around you. We recognize your hard
work and your personal growth to self-reliance.
We congratulate you and wish you Happy Times,
Rewarding Endeavors, and that you maintain
Mom, Fran, Katie + Megan
Our Darling Krystle,
How proud we are of the fantastic
woman you've become. You have real-
ized your dreams and the path ahead of
you will be a success. Remember Mom
and Dad will always be there for you.
We Love You,
Mom and Dad
Dad and I have been so blessed
having you as our daughter. We
love the smile you always have and
your bubbly personality. We are
very proud of the values that you
have and share with those around
you. We love you tremendously.
Dad and Mom
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We are so very proud of you and
all your accomplishments.
All Our Love,
Mom, Dad, Danielle, Rosie, and
We always told you to reach for the stars!
Now we wish for you new dreams that you
can make come true! We're so very proud
of you and what you have achieved.
Mom + Dad
You've grown a lot these past 4 years.
You've learned, traveled, and met new
peers. We are very proud of you, and
hope all of your dreams come true!
Love Mom, Dad, Jackie + Peter
Rafael a M.
Our sweet Rafaela, !
Your hard work, dedication, and compas-
sion have guided you to this outstanding
achievement we are so proud of you!
We hope that the path ahead will be filled
with love, happiness and the realization of
all your dreams.
We an- blessed to have you as our daughter
and will always be here for you.
Congratulations and love,
h seems like only yesterday that this picture
was taken. The caring, thoughtful, little girl
who worked so hard to be the best in all that
she did. all of the time. We arc confident
you will succeed in whatever you choose,
bet ausc you always do. We are so proud of
you! Congratulations! You made it!
Mom. Dad & Amanda
Our beautiful daughter.
You have within you an island of Genius.
God's given you a gift. Believe it. Discover it.
Develop it. Cherish it. Use it. Give it away.
That's glorious living: not just making a liv-
ing, but making a difference!!! We love you!
Mom and Dad
Sheryl, never underestimate the power of belief when it comes to fulfilling your dreams. Just be-
lieve in yourself as much as I believe in you and let your heart lead the way. Honey, you've come
so far. I admire all your hard work. You always put your dreams in front of your fears and won.
I am so proud to walk down the aisle and be your husband. Words can't explain how proud you
have made me keep up the good work. Love you.
Gay 10, mi
Congratulations on your big success. I am so proud of you and I am so glad to be such a major
part of your life to share this moment with you. You are such an amazing person and I want you
to know there is no place in the world I would rather be other than by your side. I want you to
know how much I love you. I love you now; I'll love you forever. There is no goodbye, Sheryl, only
Your husband to be, Nick xoxo
May your path in life be guided by
both your wisdom and your heart.
Our pride in your achievements is
exceeded only by our love for you.
Mom and Dad
On behalf of Scrimshaw Yearbook:
Behind the Scenes:
To the staff of the 2006 Scrimshaw
Looking back on the 2005-2006 academic
year, I can't help but be proud of how well
we all worked together. You all are the sole
reason that running this organization has
been relatively stress free and I can't thank
you all enough for that.
All of you possess fantastic character
traits: reliability, commitment, and
sacrifice, just to name a few, that will lead
to great things in your lives. I know you
have all sacrificed things at one point or
another for the sake of this organization,
and that willingness to sacrifice means
a lot to me. It speaks volumes about all
of you and you should all feel a sense of
pride because of it.
More importantly, I am glad we have
all become friends and have such good,
personable relationships with one another.
Team chemistry is something that you
can't teach in a workshop: it takes time
and commitment from every single mem-
ber of the team to help create that lasting
chemistry. Needless to say I feel we have
I look forward to doing this again with you
all next year.
Jay, "Papa Yearbook"
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Office of Student Activities &
The Street Team
Campus Activities Board
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Celebrating Ify Years
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Looking at you, it's easy to see the future
shining in your eyes...
Congratulations on your accomplishment.
Love Mom & Dad & Kristen
The 2006 Scrimshaw, volume S5 was
produced from September 2005 to
June 2006 by a student stafl at the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
and printed by Friesens in Altona,
Manitoba. Paul Friesen served as
the Friesens Yearbook Consultant.
This book is printed on So pound
recycled Friesen Envirolux paper.
The press run for volume 85 oi the
Scrimshaw is 1.750 copies. Books were
mailed to the graduating class at no
charge. Our budget for this book was
approximately S50.000, with the
publishing and shipping costs running
close to S40.OOO.
mailings. Our corporate ads were
ol Educational Seniles Inc.
2531 Briarcliff Rd.. NE Suite 212
The cover and pen and ink drawings
were designed by Monique Duquette
and printed on OPP Matte paper
provided In the Friesens Book Division.
Copy fonts used are:
Bernhard Modern (cover and dividers)
Baskerville (body text). Gill Sans,
and Big Caslon.
and Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
The Scrimshaw has been the
official yearbook of the University
of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and
its preceding Universities since 1922.
The editorial views arc of the student
stall' and not indicative of the views
of the University. The content of this
book does not reflect the opinions
of the University of Massachusetts.
Please address all inquiries to:
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Senior Portraits and graduation photos
were taken by Davor Photography
based in Bensalem, PA. Caren Orlick
Korin was the photograph) representative
Our stall' organized parent ads. Davor
distributed information regarding the
parent ads through Senior Portrait
All photography were obtained digitally
using either a Canon EOS XT or Sony
Production took place on two Apple
PowerMac G5 Dual 2Ghz computers
running OS X. Adobe InDesign CS
The Yearbook Company
(So) Primed ,n Canada
t£y on Acid-Free Paper
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