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A legacy is a lasting impression, and long after current 



freshmen graduate, and after the foundation of the last building 



crumbles, the impact of Southern Miss as an educational facility 



and as a former home will be seen and felt through the efforts 



of alumni and faculty who not only added to amassing human 




understanding, but to building the character of its students. 



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Despite its youth, The University of Southern Mississippi is even now forging a legacy and finding its 



place among other universities and colleges in the nation and in the world. Southern Miss is home to many 



demographics and peoples of various walks and affiliations. However, the central thread that holds the 



student body together is a sense of pride and a common goal of excellence. 



Through Golden Eagle Welcome Week, homecoming, graduation and other events, the lives of students 



are enriched with Golden Eagle pride, and the individual stories of students, regardless of class, ethnicity, 



or social stature, are added to the Southern Miss legacy. This is a legacy of constant adaptation, confidence, 



achievement and finally advancement, seen in every outlet of student life on and off of campus. 




"He who has done his 



best for his own time has 



lived for all times." 



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Trying times were a running theme in 2005, and the ramifications of 



this theme bled into the New Year. Despite the destruction of Hurricane 



Katrina, the trials of the continued War on Terror, foreign political turmoil 



and the loss of prominent cultural and political figures, Southern Miss 



never gave up the fight for advancement or the pursuit of solutions to 



these difficult problems. 



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Southern Miss students and constituents made up a valiant force of relief efforts for both domestic and 



oreign disasters, and through the perseverance and determination of these efforts the light of hope was brought 



o desolate situations around the world. These actions exemplify the legacv of Southern Miss, and through 



his perseverance, the noble certainty of the institution provided a support for groups of people grasping for 



omething solid. 



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Student fundraisers supported victims of the Pakistani earthquake, clean-up crews of students begai 



digging even their own homes out from under rubble after Katrina, and, as every year in the past, student! 



participated in an assortment of philanthropies and programs that aimed to cure disease and end hatred 



Various events throughout the year showed Southern Miss' ability to combat the difficulties of 2005, bu 



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even more showed its ability to combat the difficulties of every 



year. AIDS awareness rallies and benefits for the homeless 



and for the hungry made students realize that people in many 



countries live in a constant state of disaster. 



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different. Trees that once stood firmly as shade and decoration 



lay sprawled in disarray, and roofs that once gave shelter from 



rain were patched with blue tarps. 



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In a more global sense, the world around us changed, as various countries witnessed drastic changes 



in power over the year. Countries such as Iran and Palestine became more deeply tied with Hamas, 



while Pope John Paul II, the leader of the Catholic Church for more than two decades was succeeded 



by Pope Benedict XVI upon his death. With this preamble of vigilance and bold determination we 



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now begin a walk through the high and low points of the year, a year we will all remember not as the 



year of death and destruction, but as the year that human vigilance was seen to shine through the 



darkest of hours, and our legacy lived on. 



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It has been almost a century since Southern Miss was established. Since then, many 
things have changed in the culture of America at large, and this is reflected in the changes 
seen in student life. The lives of students at the Southern Teachers College were under 
constant surveillance and pseudo-parental restrictions. The feeling of independence that is 
present now is a very different feeling from the days in which girls were not allowed to leave 
campus with a male other than their father or brother and the days when a strict dress code 
was enforced for members of either sex. The campus has transformed from an extension of 
a student's family life to an extension of a student's future as an adult whose judgment is 
respected and is required to meet their own individual needs. This is not to say that faculty 
and administrators no longer care for students, but they now understand that self -discipline 
is as important to a student's future as any educational program. 







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Student life has changed in a multitude of ways. New campuses have been acquired 
such as the Gulf Park campus on the coast in 1972. As these expansions and additions were 
made to the campus, jobs for students also changed. Campus jobs have gone from stump 
grinding to Starbucks and are now available for students in industries ranging from food 
service to research. This is yet another aspect that reflects the overall growth of the student 
body and the university. New facilities have been added, and are being added constantly. 
The new student union which is approaching completion this year is a current example of 
a new facility that will not only add entertainment to student's lives, but also employment 
opportunities. Student life at Southern Miss is an ever-changing entity that has survived over 
90 years of constant adaptation and promises to last many more. Story by Chris Mills 




Before they begin to pa 
the Eagle Walk, the freshm 
show their Southern M 
spirit by learning a few chee 
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with the school's traditio 
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Plunging into her team's 
bucket, Tessa Eubanks gets 
ready to paint the Eagle Walk. 
Every year, incoming freshmen 
have a contest to see which 
team can paint their section of 
the Eagle Walk the fastest. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




ing her support ropes tightly, Portia Collins looks down as she prepares for 
I on the trampoline. Students were given the opportunity to participate in 
h as the trampoline, rock-climbing, bull-riding and sumo-wrestling during 
?n Eagle Welcome Week. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



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golden eagle welcome week 

Golden Eagle Welcome Week is The University of Southern 
Mississippi's way to make sure that incoming freshmen feel at home. 
Freshman year in college can be a scary time for students. Southern 
Miss makes it a priority to ensure that incoming freshmen adjust to 
college life with as much ease as possible. 

Welcome Week started off this year with an opening convocation 
featuring two speakers from the popular MTV series "The Real World." 
After the opening convocation, new students were divided into groups 
led by a mixture of Southern Stvle and GEWW Crew members. The 
groups were named after different seasons of "The Real World." 
This year Welcome Week activities included recreational sports and 
community service projects as well as the annual painting of the Eagle 
Walk, the return of the hvpnotist show, and a Fall Fest Luau. There 
was no shortage of activities for the new students. 

"There are manv things to do to make sure we are not just sitting in 
our rooms doing nothing, and I love that," Breonna Ponder of Laurel, 
Miss. said. 

The freshmen also participated in a discussion of their required 
summer reading, "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," 
by Barbara Ehrenreich. Various faculty and staff members took part in 
the discussion. 

The University Activities Council contributed to Golden Eagle 
Welcome Week this year with a new activity called Eagles After Hours. 
Freshmen had the opportunity to participate in activities including 
singing karaoke, watching movies, and playing pool. 

Kenya Adams of Greenwood, Miss, said, "I love to sing and be 
seen, so Eagles After Hours is the activity that I liked the most." 

The week commenced with Friday Night at the Fountain where the 
newest additions to the Southern Miss family showed off the cheers 
that they learned throughout Welcome Week. 

Shasta Husband of Laurel, Miss, said, "1 was afraid that I wasn't 
going to meet anybody but I met so many new friends, especially 
through Golden Eagle Welcome Week activities. You no longer have 
to view your freshman year as the scariest year oi your life. You can 
now view it as the best vear of your life." Story by Olenthia Woodley 




After the champions have been announced, the Eagle Walk 
painting gear is retired. The clean-up can be a messy job. but it is 
well worth the trouble! Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



GOLDEN EAGLE WELCOME WEEK 



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Golden Eagle Welcome 
Week was filled with games, 
spirit and celebrities. Coral 
and Landon from MTV's The 
Real World series spoke to 
the freshman class about dif- 
ferent aspects of college life. 
Throughout the week, the 
welcome leaders, or GEWW 
crew, jumped at any chance 
to join in the festivities, which 
included a hypnotist. 




Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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STUDENT LIFE 




WELCOME to 

THE REAL 

WORLD 

an introduction to college life 

On Sunday, August 21, 2005, The University of Southern Mississippi 
campus came alive as new students filled the parking lots and moved 
into their dorms in preparation for Golden Eagle Welcome Week. 

Wvnde Fitts, Director of First Year Experience, said, "This week 
is for students to build relationships and make a connection with the 
universitv. The more comfort students have, the more likely they are 
to be successful, the more likelv they are to interact with their peers, 
and the more likelv thev are to be Southern Miss graduates, which is 
what we want." 

The theme for the week was "Welcome to the Real World/' and 
it began with the opening convocation featuring two speakers from 
the popular MTV series, "The Real World." New students gathered in 
Bennett Auditorium to hear a motivational speech from "Real World" 
stars Landon and Coral. 

Landon started off the program with hopes of motivating the 
freshmen to have a successful first year, but the program took an 
unexpected turn when Coral came on stage. She talked more about 
controversial issues than motivational issues, and she was dressed 
very provocatively. Members of the GEWW Crew ushered Coral off 
of the stage and led the crowd in Southern Miss cheers. 

"I found it really ironic that the theme for the week was "The Real 
World" and vet the directors of the week readily attempted to sensor 
our motivational speech as if we were too young," Christy Dyess, a 
freshman from Hattiesburg, said. 

Fitts said, "We learned from them thai the "real world" isn't about 
people on TV; it's about the real situation and people right here. We 
can learn more from each other than we can from any reality TV star. 

"All in all, the week was successful and was truly like an 
introduction to the real world. Unexpected things happen, and 
challenges present themselves, but ultimately, it is how we deal with 
these things that leads to our success." Story by Rossie Ahua 



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GOLDEN EAGLE WELCOME WEEKEND 



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Fortunately, most of the buildings on campus suffered little structural damage from the storm. Small repairs to windows and roofs was 
trees and powerlines. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



sary, but most of the damage on campus was from fallel 



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them down leaving the landscape of Hattiesburg almost unrecognizable in a matter of hours. 
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Cleanup efforts on campus 

] began soon after the storm, 

hoping to allow students 

'turn to campus and 

resume the semester that 

only been undei 

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students were allowed to 

return to campus just two 

weeks following the storm. 

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the aftermath of hurricane katrina 

Everyone at The University of Southern Mississippi is familiar 
with Hurricane Katrina, whether it made a personal or impersonal 
impact. Three students who reside on campus and remained on 
campus during the storm shared their experiences of the two week 
period following the hurricane. 

Joshua Green, a freshman and former resident of Hickman Hall, 
said that he feels the storm was detrimental to his college experience. 
The week before the evacuation was Golden Eagle Welcome Week, 
and freshman orientation spirits were dampened bv the thought ol 
escaping the hurricane. 

"1 was amazed at the damage on campus," Green said. "I think 
everyone was." 

The most severe damage Green saw was a part of Reed Green 
Coliseum's roof wrapped around a tree near Hickman Hall. He also 
recalls that almost everv stoplight on Hardy Street was broken or torn 
down, and the buildings lining the street were severely damaged. 

The students who remained on campus resided in Hickman Hall 
and mostlv ate ham and cheese sandwiches due to the lack of power 
on campus. 

Hannah Dupuis, a resident of Mississippi Hall from Baton Rouge, 
La. said that at first the females were located in Mississippi Hall until 



The storm broke power lines all over the city, leaving many without 
power for at least 10 days. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



the fire alarms sounded due to the storm. After that, all remaining 
residents were moved to Hickman. 

"I met some new friends," Dupuis said. "I'll never forget my 
hurricane buddies." 

Dupuis did not suffer any direct damage from the storm but 
was not able to return home due to the highway blockage. She 
remembers seeing a tree located in front of the stadium that fell and 
crushed two cars. 

Jessica Buckelew, a Resident Assistant in Mississippi Hall, helped 
to keep the head counts during the storm. All Resident Assistants 
were required to remain on campus. 

"It made us help out each other. We understand that some people 
have it worse, and that we should give more," Buckelew said. 

Buckelew recalls seeing fallen trees cover Highway 49 and 4th 
street. She watched as the transformers carved a path tor commuters. 

Rebuilding is a daily process for our university, and as each day 
passes the campus returns back to normal. 

"The Eagle spirit cannot be stopped; not even by a hurricane" 
Buckelew said. 

As we strive forward, support and giving helps our campus 
become as beautiful as it was. Story by Lauren McGowan 



HURRICANE KATRINA 



In the aftermath of Hurricane 
Katrma, an angel statue frorr 
St. Thomas Catholic Church ir 
Long Beach still stands. People 
of all ages volunteered to help 
in the relief efforts on the Gul 
Coast. Photo Submitted by St 
Thomas Catholic Church 




Knowing the construction crews are busy at work, this Katrina victim takes it 
upon himself to make a door for his home. This was not an unusual sight on the 
Gulf Coast, where thousands of victims had to fend for themselves. 
Photo Submitted by St. Thomas Catholic Church 



The worst devastation experienced by the victims of the Gulf Coast was the loss of everything they i 
items to many hurricane victums. Photo Submitted by St. Thomas Catholic Church 



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nteers worked day and night distributing clothes, bedding and other household 



student relief efforts on the coast 

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane katrina, St. 
Thomas Church set up hurricane relief efforts targeting specific needs 
in both Hattiesburg and on the coast. 

St. Thomas began these efforts with water and food drives for 
local residents. These drives eventually expanded to other products 
being acquired by the church and donated through distribution 
centers located at the church in Hattiesburg and at many affiliated 
churches on the coast. 

"When tragedy strikes, religious based organizations must rise 
to the occasion," Father Tommy Conway, the priest at St. Thomas 
Church, said. "It is important for believers to reach out to one another, 
especially in times of need." 

Jill Rutherford, a volunteer at the church, said, "I do not know of 
a faith that is not called to help others." 

Rutherford is a senior at Southern Miss this year and offered her 
services by talking with people who were trapped in the path of the 
deadlv storm. Rutherford, a Bav St. Louis resident, was also on the 
coast during the storm and cited her experience as a way to relate to 
the people she is helping. 

Mark Johnson, a volunteer and resident o\ Gulf Port, Miss., said 
"When church organizations become invoked I think it helps others 
focus on the good instead of the destruction." 

Father Tommy said, "The hurricane brought out the worst in a 
few, but the verv best in most." 

He accredits the hurricane and the aftermath of the storm with 
making people more patient and thankful of the little conveniences 
thev enjoy evervdav. 

"I hope that in the future faith based organizations can become 
more involved with the rebuilding of homes on the coast as well as in 
New Orleans," Father Tommy said. 

St. Thomas Catholic Church, as well as many other churches of 
other religions around the area have banded together to dispel the 
traumatic effects and aftermath ol the deadly Hurricane katrina. 
Story by Chris Mills 



HURRICANE KATRINA 




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GAME 



Tailgating is a big part of Southern Miss tradition. Tailgating takes 
place all over campus on game day, but it has become very popular for 
many people to tailgate in The District. 

"1 think tailgating in The District is a great assett to student life in 
the fall semester, " John Burks, assistant dean of students for Greek 
Life said. 

The District is located in the front of the school, and on any other 
day it is just a grassy field. Many students and alumni come together 
during the day of the game to eat, meet, and greet. The District has 
become a meeting ground for tailgaters over the years. Children 
running, the smell of barbeque, and the chatter of people are not 
uncommon sights and scents when you enter the district. 

Brandi Ferrer, a sophomore international business major said, 
"Tailgating is a great experience to enjoy while on the Southern 
Miss campus because it unites all organizations. Everyone comes 
together at The District to get excited about the football game." 

During the night before the game and the day of the game, it is 
an oasis of different people eating, drinking, and mingling. Hot dogs, 
hamburgers, sodas, and ice cream are just a few things that are served 
at The District during tailgating. 

When The District was originally set up, it was not made to be 
tailgating central. As time progressed, so did the social status of The 
District. Once the word was out that The District was a great place to 
tailgate, people flocked from miles around to tailgate at this special 
place. Thus, tradition was born. Story by Olenthia Woodley 



Displaying his school spirit, a 
Dirty Bird member arrives 
to the District decked out 
in black and gold. Rain or 
shine, Southern Miss football 
fans faithfully attended every 
game to support the Golden 
Eagles. Photo by Chris Payne 




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As The Pride of Mississippi marching band fills the streets of campus with the Southern Miss fight 
song, the Dixie Darlings march onward toward The Rock. Two hours before kickoff, the Dixie 
Darlings, cheerleaders, band and football players parade through the Eagle Walk to the stadium. 
Photo by Tonya Jenkins 




As the scent of barbeque fills the air, John Allen Dwire of SAE fraternity helps himself to a hot dog. Members of various organizations 
often set up tents in The District where they en|oy food and hanging out before the game. Photo by Chris Payne 



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Friday Night at the Fountain often started with some form of 
entertainment to get students excited about the upcoming 
performances from The Pride of Mississippi band, dance teams, and 
cheerleaders. Local bands often took the stage for the pre-show. 
Photo by Molly Buchanan 



friday nights before Saturday's game 

Another long-standing tradition here at Southern Miss is Friday 
Night at the Fountain, which is an event held the Friday night before each 
home game in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. 
The event consists of a live musical performance followed by a pep-rally 
for the football team. Many students find this to be the most appealing 
event. The structure is relaxed and provides a great atmosphere to meet 
new students as well as show pride in their university. 

Sarah Davis, a student leader who helped organize the event this 
year, said, "Friday night at the fountain is a very unique experience 
that offers entertainment and an opportunity to show support for 
our Golden Eagles to both the university community and the greater 
Hattiesburg community," 

Friday Night at the Fountain was also supported by Mary Beth 
Walker, the assistant director of student activities. She said that Friday 
Night at the Fountain is "a long standing event that had a larger turn 
out this year then ever." 

School spirit and traditions such as Friday Night at the Fountain are 
directly related in that the traditions of a university foster school spirit. 

"School spirit is at the heart of the student experience," Walker 
said. "I think having positive school spirit really drives a positive 
student experience, tailgating, homecoming events, Golden Eagle 
Welcome Week, all of these events promote both school spirit and 
positive student experiences." 

Many long-term traditions have been established at The 

University of Southern Mississippi, and new traditions are developed 

each year. By establishing traditions, the university is able to boost 

school spirit and in turn boost the college experience for students. 

Story by Chris Mills 





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Kicking off Friday Night at the 
Fountain, the band delivers 
a rendition of the fight song. 
The Pride of Mississippi band 
played traditional Southern 
Miss chants at the beginning 
and end of each pep rally. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 





With energy running through the crowd, a guitarist and vocalist in Bag of Donuts band 
kicks off Friday Night at the Fountain. Bands such as Bag of Donuts and Nappy Roc*' 
featured at pep rallies as entertainment Photo by Molly Buchanan 



Listening for the next beat 
in the music, senior Jessica 
Beuteo performs a well- 
rehearsed dance routine. 
The Dixie Darlings, Southern 
Misses and cheerleaders 
provided live entertainment 
for students and faculty. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FOUNTAIN 



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Leading the 
in the "Hey 
McNair, Shasta Husband and 
Ashton Tureaud throw up 
their poms. The cheerleaders 
pumped up the crowd before 
Saturday's big game. 
Photo by Robin Bolton 



Adorned with his new crown, Nathan Parsons, 
representing Kappa Delta and Delta Tau Delta, 
enjoys the thrill of victory. The Miss Varsity 
pageant gave 10 lucky "ladies" a chance to 
flaunt their good looks and charm. 
Photo by Matikio Wilson 



homecoming week review 

In a semester filled with unexpected twists and turns caused by 
Hurricane Katrina, it was good to know that some Southern Miss 
traditions remained unchanged. Students, faculty and alumni took 
their minds off of the damage done by the storm to enjoy Homecoming 
Week 2005. The theme, "Forever Black and Gold," reflected the 
university's ability to bounce back after a natural disaster. 

The week began with 10 teams stuffing floats in anticipation of 
winning Saturday's float judging contest. On Tuesday, the official 
Homecoming Week kickoff attracted many students to Bennett 
Auditorium to watch the Miss Varsity Womanless Beauty Pageant. 
Eric Huckabee, representing Phi Mu and Pi Kappa Phi, won third 
place in the pageant. In second place was Blase Gaude, representing 
Kappa Sigma, Delta Delta Delta and Student Athletic Boosters. 
Nathan Parsons, who represented Kappa Delta and Delta Tau Delta, 
was crowned Miss Varsity in the pageant. 

The week continued with the always cold and wet "fountain sit" in 
Shoemaker Square. Chad King, Stephen Ryan, Tom Sharp and Rvanl 
Adams all shared the winning bracket for this event. Homecoming 
teams searched the campus for black and gold footballs on Thursday 
evening. On Friday, the campus celebrated Go Gold Day and jammed 
out to the sounds of Nappy Roots at Friday Night at the Fountain. 

Homecoming Week climaxed on Saturday as students, faculty 
and alumni enjoyed a full day of activities. The annual Homecoming 
parade rolled through the campus, complete with The Pride of 
Mississippi marching band, the Homecoming court, and several 
organizational floats. After tailgating in The District, thousands 
of diehard fans packed The Rock to see the Golden Eagles take 
on the University of Central Florida. The week ended with the 
Student Government Association's announcement of the overall 
winners of Homecoming events: Kappa Delta and Delta Tau Delta. 
Story by Justin Smith 



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Stuffing tissue paper into 
chicken wire is no easy task. 
Leah Gaines of Ocean Springs 
works on Kappa Alpha Theta's 
r loat entitled "Only the Best 
Wear Black and Gold." 
Photo by Tonya Jenkins 



Suited up in their i 
Tom Sharp, Chad King, Ryan 
Adams and Stephen Ryan 
take the fountain sit to 
evel. Their day of sitting in 
the fountain ended v\ 
wet escapade. 
Photo by Tracy Thomas 



HOMECOMING WEEK 




Freshman maid, Telia Brewer, escorted by Vince Fabra Sophomore maid, Roz Richards, escorted by Gray Weinacker junior maid, Lyndsey Jalvia, escorted by Gene Gouaux 



Homecoming Queen, Erin 
Lambert, shivers with 
excitement after being 
crowned by The University 
of Southern Mississippi 
President, Dr. Shelby Thames. 
2004 Homecoming Queen, 
Allison Gouaux, Miss USM, 
JoAnna Gaston and Student 
Government Association 
President, Jonathan Krebs 
stood by to watch. 
Photos by Jennifer Petcher 




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Senior maid, lindsey Castleman, escorted by Ryan Mahoney Graduate maid, Amanda King, escorted by Charles Annder S". 

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sha Bryant, escorted by Cory Horton 



"Excited," "thrilled" and "speechless" were words used to describe 
he moment that seven ladies found out they were elected by their 
leers to serve on homecoming court. The court represented their 
espective classes at the homecoming edition of Friday Night at the 
ountain and then at Saturday's annual homecoming parade. Later 
Saturday evening, thousands of Southern Miss fans watched as 
itudent Government Association officers escorted the court across 
he field at halftime. 

Serving as freshman maid was Telia Brewer. She is a music 
ducation major and a native of Vicksburg, Miss. Brewer is a member 
f Kappa Delta Sorority, Freshman Associates, The Legacv and she is 
Junior Panhellenic Delegate. Vincent Fabra, SGA Executive Director 
f Student Programming, escorted her during the halftime show. 

Roz Richards, a child life major and native of Mobile, Alabama 
.'as the sophomore maid. Richards devotes her time to Delta Gamma 
rority and her honor society, Lambda Sigma. The SGA Election 
'ommisioner Gray Weinacker walked her down the field. 

Next, Lyndsey Jalvia of New Orleans, La. strolled into the 
potlight, serving as junior maid. Jalvia, an education of the deaf 
lajor, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, 
outhern Style and is also SGA Vice President. Gene Gouaux, SGA 
hief of Staff, was her escort for the evening. 



Lindsev Castleman, senior maid, made her way down the field 
after Jalvia. Castleman is a native of Biloxi, Miss., and is an exercise 
major. She is involved in Kappa Delta sorority, The Legacv, Greek 
Seekers and SGA, where she serves on the election committee. Ryan 
Mahoney, SGA Attorney General, ushered her. 

Then, graduate maid Amanda King took the field. King is a 
resident of Petal, Miss., and recieved her bachelor's degree in business 
administration. She is working on a master's degree in college student 
personnel. She is the advisor of Eagle Connection and is the Senior 
Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admissions. King walked the 
50-yard line with SGA Treasurer Charles Arinder. 

Escorted by Cory Horton, SGA Executive Director ot Student 
Initiative, LaKeisha Brvant represented the university as the student 
body maid. Brvant, a native of Brandon, Miss., and an administration 
of justice major, is part of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Incorporated, 
and Southern Style. 

Finally, Dr. Shelby Thames, president of the universty, crowned 
Erin Lambert the 2005 Homecoming Queen. Lambert, a speech 
communication major, is a native of I lattiesburg, Miss. She is a member 
of Chi Omega sorority, Eagle Connection, Southern Stvle and Gamma 
Rho Chi. The SGA President, Jonathan Krebs, escorted her. 
Story by Justin Smith 



FfOMECOMING COURT 




Displaying pride for Pi Kappa Phi and Southern Miss, Jamie McKercher, Stefan Clayton, Robert Ledbetter and Lmsey Mingo roll down Hardy Street. Many organizations participated in the homecomi 
day parade by decorating trucks and trailers. All Photos by Tom Bynum 




Showing their support for Southern Miss, faculty, students and alum| 
showed up to the parade decked out in their favorite black and go! 
gear. The parade began in Roses Grocery parking lot, traveled dovj 
Hardy Street, and came to an end in front of Bond Hall on campus. 



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STUDENT LIFE 



SPREADING 



THE 



SPIRIT 

homecoming day parade 



Here at The University of Southern Mississippi, people knew 
exactly how to end a great week with a bang! The crowd of Southern 
Miss fans watched and cheered on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, as The 
Pride of Mississippi marching band led Southern Miss' annual 
homecoming parade. 

Southern Miss has some very faithful alumni that always enjoy 
coming back for the homecoming celebrations. 

"It was great to see all of the student and alumni support at this 
year's parade." Chris Walker a senior accounting major said. 

The enthusiasm of the organizations and clubs really shone through 
as they threw their almost unlimited supply of candy and other goodies 
into the crowd of bystanders. Seymour, the beloved mascot at Southern 
Miss, did an awesome job of encouraging the crowd and participants 
of the parade to get involved in the team spirit that dominated the air. 
The Southern Miss cheerleaders were there to raise team spirit, as well. 
The shouts of "Southern Miss!" were followed by a resounding "To the 
top!" all around the city of Hattiesburg that day. 

Mike Mitchell, assistant dean of students and coordinator of 
this year's parade said "The parade is always one of the most exciting 
events of the homecoming celebration and this year lived up to that 
level of excitement." Story by Tabitha Williams 




Dressed in their homecoming attire, Lyndseyjalvia and Gene Gouaux ride 
down Hardy Street during the parade. Lyndsey, a New Orleans native, 
served as junior maid on the court. 




Proving that time has had no effect on their skill, Dixie Darling alums join 
the present team. Many alumni were present at the university for the 
homecoming parade and for the football game. 



HOMECOMING PARADE 



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ARD 

WORK 





Leslie Gaddis, a sophomore biological sciences major, steadies her hand as she injects a sample 
into a petri dish. "Working in Dr. Elasri's microbiology lab has allowed me to gain further insight 
into possible careers for my future while earning some extra spending money," Gaddis said. 
Photo by Robin Bo/ton 




As students rush in for their morning dose of Starbucks' coffee, Denisha Simmons mixes 
together the ingredients of a caramel frappuccino. "Working here is cool because 
I'm constantly meeting new people: it's been a great experience," Simmons said. 
Photo by Bart Lambnght 



34 STUDENT LIFE 



Jason Neel, Michael Scheetz and Eric Boyer keep a close eye on the 
evening swimmers in the Natatonum. "I thought lifeguarding would 
be an uneventful job where I would just sit around. But I actually 
have to go in after two to three people per week," Neel said. 
Photo by Robin Bolton 

juggling jobs and school 

To many, Southern Miss is more than just a school or a campus 
it is also home. The feeling of community that the universit) 
posssses is undoubtedly one of the primary asepcts that alumn 
remember and students enjoy. Any community is comprised oi 
different institutions, and out of all of them, employment is ofter 
the most important in maintaining the community's livelihood 
The Southern Miss community is no exception to this rule. Man) 
employment opportunites exist on campus and cover a range o; 
fields, from lab-oriented employment to service industry jobs ir 
any one of the numerous corporate fixtures on campus. Mam 
students, some of them hundreds of miles from home, turn to on 
campus jobs in order to complement financial aid, or to simph 
maintain some spending money. 

The benefits of on-campus emplovment obviously include 
increased financial stability. Linda Nguyen, who is an employee o 
Aramark, Southern Miss' food service company said that the job; 
allow students to get to know other people on campus, including 
faculty and peers. In addition to the sensible wages, Nguyen said tha 
flexible hours are very important to active students who may have 
multiple commitments to different clubs and organizations. 

Also available at Southern Miss are internships and position 
as lab assistants that give students the ability to experience 
situations commonly seen in research and laboratory-based fields o 
emplovment. Sarah Ali, a freshman, said that her lab assistantshrr. 
in the polymer science department has given her a more persona 
view into the actual work. 

The university offers many more jobs than those discussed here 
Employment opportunites exist almost everywhere you look or 
campus. As can be seen, employment not onlv helps the students 
but the university as a whole. Southern Miss shows its pride in beinj 
an almost self-contained society while providing students with nev\ 
experiences and important life skills. Story by Chris Mills 




Keeping an eye on her total 
body toning class, Beth Scan- 
Ian keeps spirits and heart- 
rates high. "Being a trainer 
is fun and exciting because I 
get to meet different people," 
Scanlan said. 
Photo by Sort Lambnght 



STUDENT WORKERS 



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Walking back from a night class can be a scary experience 
for a college student. Fortunately, the University Police 
Department has strategically placed emergency call boxes 
around campus. At the touch of a button, a policeman can 
arrive quickly in an emergency. Also, every dorm is now 
accessed by student ID card only. This ensures that the 
dorms remain a safe haven from any intruders. 
All photos by Chris Payne 



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A late night walk down Golden Eagle Avenue to visit the library 
is not dark anymore thanks to more lighting. A larger sidewalk has 
made a noon bike ride along Montague Boulevard less congested. 
These changes are just a few of the many ways campus security is 
improving at Southern Miss. 

"The new sidewalk and bicycle pedestrian program not only is 
enhancing how you can travel around campus, it is also safer. The 
wider sidewalks can handle more bicycles and pedestrians at one 
time," University Police Chief Bob Hopkins said. 

He said safety and feeling safe are big issues when parents and 
students make choices about which school to attend. 

"Parents are real concerned about how safe their kids are when 
they come to school. We think the low crime rate and other things are a 
positive reinforcement in sending their kids here," Chief Hopkins said. 

He attributes the low crime rates and the sense of feeling safe on 
campus to the department's high proactive programs. The department 
has an officer escort service available 24 hours a day and seven days 
a week for students who need assistance on campus. The campus is 
also equipped with 24 Code Blue phone stations. With the push of 
the button, officers will respond to any emergency that occurs. 

Some of the newest advancements in technology allow the 9-1-1 
emergency center to track where a call is coming from on campus 
whether it is a campus extension or a cell phone. The global positioning 
system (GPS) compatible emergency call center can map a person's 
exact location. This helps emergency workers response time to be 
faster because they know where to go. 

Other programs the University Police Department offers 
include risk management training, free self-defense classes and a 
crime stoppers hotline. It has all the services a municipal or county 
department would have. 

Alex Cooley, a freshman marketing major from New Orleans, 
La. said he feels very safe being on campus due to the constant 
presence of officers. 



36 STUDENT LIFE 




Patrolling campus, Officer Lee Ducksworth takes a moment out of his busy 
also take time to listen to their concerns. 



dule to talk with 



ilogy major, Sara Fleming. The campus police not only protect students but 



Cooley said, "They are doing a great job. They make sure 
everything is secure. They are constantly strolling around to make 
sure your car and everyone are safe." 

Kim Sanders, a senior information systems technology major from 
Brookhaven, Miss., also thinks the university police deserve two thumbs 
up for keeping the campus environment safe. Sanders, a resident of 
Scott Hall, does not feel threatened when she walks across campus at 
night because of increased lighting and a stronger police presence. 

Stephen Porter, a freshman advertising major from Hurley Miss., 
is comfortable with the current security level. However, he would like 
to see better lighting in the parking lots around campus. 

It is concerns like this one that Chief Hopkins wants to know 
about as he and his department try to make the Southern Miss 
community an even safer environment. 

Chief Hopkins said, "We alwavs want to make sure we are staving 
ahead of the curve. We always want to be proactive. The University 
Police Department is keeping up with the needs of the university." 
Story by Justin Smith 




Scanning the crowd for any signs of disruption, Lt. Stan Kitrell stays atti 
on the sidelines at the women's basketball game. Aside from their other 
everyday duties, the campus police also attend Southern Miss sporting 
events to ensure the safety of those attending. 



ON-CAMPUS SECURITY 



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GROUPS TO JOIN 

Ace of Base: I Did See the Sign! 

Pizza Roll Dancers 

Aicha In My Life 

Facebook is Killing My GPA 

Step by Step....Ooh Baby! 

I'm Not Friends With You in Real Life, But You Want to Be Friends on Facebook? Ok! 

I Secretly Want To Run Over People Who Walk in Front of My Car on Campus 

My Sorority Makes Me Wear White Stockings 

Michael Jackson- One Scary Alien! 

A Little Part of Me Died Inside When Friends Went Off the Air 

I'm Not Handicapped. ..But I Still Push the Little Wheelchair Buttons on the Doors! 

I am on Facebook Instead of Doing Something Productive! 

NASCAR: Not Just for Rednecks 

Thanks to Hardy St. Traffic, I'll Be Bald By the Time I Graduate! 

I Believe You Have My Stapler 

Frogs Are the Bomb Dot Com 

I Name My Cars 

Future Stepford Wives of America 



Really. 



Am Not Too Old for Prank Calling 



.NOT! 



Don't Mind the Walk From My Parking Spot. 
Get Your Own Tots! Idiot! 
The Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Person Club 




Performing their daily Facebook check, Jerry MCoy and Erin Moses answer messages and scan their walls for any new posts. The Facebook served as a break from the normal computer tasks o | 
schoolwork in the library. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



38 STUDENT LIFE 



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First, there was Collgeclub.com, then hi5.com and now Facebook. 
com. Facebook has become the newest Internet tool for keeping the 
college community connected, informed and entertained. 

Created by Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard University graduate student, 
Facebook has over 3.4 million users. At Southern Miss, hundreds of 
students log on to view profiles of other students, look at various pictures, 
create groups and find out what is happening on campus. 

Christopher Blake, a junior information technology and 
philosophy major from Smithdale, Miss., is one of those students 
: mesmerized by Facebook. 

"I love Facebook because it provides a fun interface for students 
and past students of our old institutes of learning to come together to 
form a tvpe of reunion. It combines an email server with a sort of blog 
format to create a site where students can communicate in a fun and 
interactive scenery," Blake said. 

Blake is a member of nearly 30 groups on Facebook such as "The 
Ridiculously Good Looking People Club" and "Fans of Bov Meets 
World". He also created his own group called "Gotta Stav Fly." He 
said he created the group to give students of the same interest a place 
to express their identity. 

Abigail Buchanan, a senior nutrition and dietetics major, said 
Facebook is a good way for her to find friends in her hometown of 
Kingston, Jamaica, which is several thousand miles from Hattiesburg. 

Students are not the only ones who are in on this new Internet 
trend. Several faculty members cannot resist scrolling through profiles 
and sharing their latest pictures with everyone. 

Mandy Tilley, assistant to the director for the School of Mass 
ommunication and Journalism, said, "I first joined the Facebook 
because my sister won't stop nagging me about it. Since then, 1 
lave realized that it is easier get in touch with someone through 
t rather the regular e-mails because they check it more often than 
heir regular email." 

"Writing on the walls is my favorite part of being a member of 
^acebook. I know that tilings we post there is all in good fun, but it is 
lilarious to see what comeback thev have the next morning," Tillev said. 

While Tilley is posting messages on her friends' walls, Melissa 
.arpenter, secretary in the office of student activities, is sending 
nessages to student organizations and wishing her friends happy 



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birthday. Carpenter said Facebook is a verv fun and interesting way 
to communicate. 

Even Andre Heath, assistant to the dean for strategic initiatives 
for the College of Science and Technology, is hooked on checking and 
updating his Facebook account regularly. 

"I wanted to see what all of the hoopla was about. But after 
discovering the networking potential of Facebook, I was convinced of 
it usefulness," Heath said. 

1 le thinks the website is a great communication tool, and is 
unique because it can cater to everyone. 

"There's something for everyone, literally. Some of the tilings 1 
have seen on Facebook that make me laugh are the profile pictures 
and the customized photo albums. There are people that only take 
pictures so that they can be placed on Facebook," Heath said. 

However, both students and faculty confess there is a downside 
to Facebook. It is addictive. Some users think Facebook.com is here 
to stav. Others believe this Website is only a fad, and will fade out. 
Only time will tell whether this book will stav open or slam shut. 
Story by Justin Smith 

FACULTY PROFILES TO SEE 



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Nate Loenser 
Mike Mitchell 
Stacey Ready 



Erin Rust 

Valencia Walls 

Mary Beth Walker 





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"What is there to do in Hattiesburg?" is often a question asked by 
prospective students. Anyone who attends The University of Southern 
Mississippi could quickly respond that you don't have to look very 
far. In fact, there are a variety of activities and entertainment set up 
right here on campus. Student organizations are always hard at work 
planning exciting events that are both conveniently located and free to 
the student body. Many students take advantage of this opportunity 
to kick back and relax with their friends. 

The Hub City Homegrown Concert Series was a new addition to 
campus nightlife this year. Put together by the University Activities 
Council (UAC), this monthly concert featured the musical acts of local 
bands. Among these bands were The Squirms, This Orange Four, 
Zarathustra, Chance Fisher, Original Cast and Griffenz. 

The UAC also invited comedian Gary Owen to perform pieces 
from his comedv routines for students in Bennett Auditorium on 
Nov. 16. His punchlines and crazy antics had the crowd roaring with 
laughter. Another event that the UAC organized was Casino Night. 
For about four hours, students were able to walk over to the Union 
and try their luck at games such as Blackjack and Poker. Casino Night 
also featured a D.J. 

Eagles After Hours, another UAC hosted event, has become a 
Southern Miss tradition, often taking place after Friday Night at 
the Fountain. Students gather in the Union to enjoy a night filled 
with Xbox tournaments, billiards, Thinkfast (a pop culture trivia 
game) and food served by the Southern Miss dining services. This 
late-night fun fest usually lasts until about midnight. 

After spending a semester at Southern Miss, it becomes clear 
that one of the fastest-growing trends in nighttime entertainment is 
to bring the action straight to the students. Without stepping foot off 
campus, students are able to find a million things to do to unwind after 
a long day at school. With the number and variety of these activities 
increasing yearly, on-campus entertainment shows signs of a bright 
future. Story by Lauren McDougald 




Filling the Commons with the sounds of rock-n-roll, Will Poynder performs one of hi: 
band's numbers. The Squirms was one of the many bands featured in the monthl) 
Hub City Homegrown Concert Series. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



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STUDENT LIFE 



As comedian Gary Owen 
delivers the punch line, the 
crowd roars with laughter. 
The University Activities 
Council invited Owen to 
perform a stand-up comedy 
concert on Nov. 16, 2005. 
Photo by Ross/e Ahua 




Racing to come up with an 
answer, a group of students 
test their knowledge against 
their peers. ThinkFast, a pop 
culture gameshow, was a new 
addition to Eagles After Hours. 
Photo by Molly Ruchanan 



NIGHT LIFE ON CAMPUS 



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Looking out across the sea 
of Southern Miss students, 
Chris Carrabba of Dashboard 
Confessional draws on the 
energy of the crowd during 
his performance. Dashboard 
Confessional took the stage 
at Eaglepalooza after the pep 
rally to bring the concert to an 
end. Photos by Chris Payne 



Closing her eyes and listening 
to Dashboard Confessional, 
senior Stephanie Napier 
experiences the full effect of 
the music. Students arrived 
at Eaglepalooza early to get a 
front row spot for the concert. 





Straining to get a better view, students test the strength of the barriers. Camera flashes and loud screams accompanied Pat 
Green's entrance to the stage. 



STUDENT LIFE 





aNIGHT 

DOWNTOWN 

second annual eaglepalooza 

As the temperature steadily dropped in Hattiesburg, students 
boarded buses in the freshman quad that took them downtown for 
line of the biggest events of the vear. Eaglepalooza is a multi-band 
concert organized by Student Government Association that has been 
put on for the past two vears. This year, the main bands featured in 
the concert were Pat Green and Dashboard Confessional. 

The concert took place on a stage that was set up in the downtown 
area of Hattiesburg, with small booths lining the street selling food 
and t-shirts. The performance drew large crowds, with the sea of 
people extending back for blocks. 

Pat Green took the stage first, performing some of his greatest 
hits. As the first chords of his music filled the air, the roar of the 
crowd became deafening. Students huddled together for warmth as 
the famous country singer provided entertainment. The crowd joined 
in singing one of his most famous songs, "Wave on Wave." 

Next, the Southern Misses and the cheerleaders took the stage for 
a pep rally. The cheerleaders led the students in the fight song, then 
the dancers performed a routine. Finallv, Seymour the mascot made 
an appearance and helped to celebrate Southern Miss spirit. 

The concert was concluded with a performance from Dashboard 
Confessional. The voice of Chris Carrabba, a guitarist and singer in the 
band, filled the night air as the students danced and sang along. After 
playing for about an hour, the members of Dashboard Confessional 

brought the second annual Eaglepalooza to a close. 

Story by Lauren McDougald 



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Photo by Bethany Kent 



eagles on tne Trent line 

"Stay focused, stay positive, and enjoy life." This is the philosophy 
of one extraordinary Southern Miss freshman, Jeremiah Malmberg. 
Malmberg is double majoring in human performance and recreation 
and military science, and he has many stories to tell. 

Having been in the military for four years, stationed at Fort 
Stewart, GA, and Fort Seal, OK, and spending more time on active 
duty in Iraq, he returned to civilian life here in Hattiesburg, where 
he has become very active in university life. Malmberg believes that 
getting involved is truly "a way to experience college life". Activities 
such as Greek life, ROTC, and Campus Crusade for Christ fill up 
Malmberg 1 s time. He says he manages all of these by making good 
use of his free time. "Maintain the time between classes," is the advice 
he gives to students who are actively involved on campus. "This time 
is usually the most productive," says Malmberg. 

Jeremiah learned many things from his time in Iraq and defined 
a soldier as an "everyday person who has a deeper sense of pride in 
their country". Showing both his civilian objectiveness and soldier 
pride on the topic of the war in Iraq, Malmberg says, "in the end, we 
are doing a good thing." This pride in one's country is also often seen 
through strong family ties, which Malmberg clearly possesses. His 
most memorable moment from his time in Iraq was when he was able 
to visit his older brother, who was also serving in Iraq, but who was in 
another regiment. This sort of selflessness is what sets Jeremiah apart 
and makes him very representative of the Golden Eagle spirit. 
Story by Chris Mills 








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As the morning sun rises over campus, Paul Mclnns begins one of many sets of push-ups required of 
him. While most students are still sleeping, ROTC students are awake completing their weekly physical 
training, or "PT." Photo by Tonya Jenkins 



Laying low in the field, troop 
leaders Fortenberry, Mitzel, 
Holeman and Reise plan a 
mission. Activities such as 
discussing operation plans, 
completing grueling obstacle 
courses, and checking 
equipment are often included 
in a soldier's daily activities. 
Photo by Tonya Jenkins 



SOLDIERS 



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Keeping a close eye on the ball, 
sophomore Leslie Rush steps 
up to return it over the net. 
Teams competed in numerous 
tournaments in hopes of 
reaching the final round. 
Photo by Bart Lambright 



Giving the ball some spin, 
Cody Clark releases it with 
one smooth motion. Many 
students choose bowling as 
an intramural sport because 
not only do they get the 
opportunity to compete with 
other teams, but they can 
hang out with their friends 
and enjoy refreshments at 
the same time. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 




Sporting his yellow jersey, 
Jeremy Carroll of the Monstars 
team proves to be tough 
competition for The Peoples 
Champs team. Intramural 
basketball proved to be non- 
stop excitement for everyone. 
Photo by Eric Wngley 




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Dribbling the ball up the court, 
Gray Wemacker makes sure 
to keep the ball out of The 
Miracles' teammate's reach. 
The Payne Center's four 
basketball courts were filled 
with intramural teams and 
referees during intramural 3 
on 3 basketball. 
Photo by Eric Wngley 



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Here at The University of Southern Mississippi, there is a close 
second to academics on the list of importance, and that is athletics. 
Whether it is tailgating in The District or driving countless miles to see 
^he Golden Eagles in action at away games, the allure of athletics has 
ilwavs been prevalent at the university. Intramural and recreational 
ports are no different. 

With 15 different sports offered in the fall semester alone, 
ntramural sports is one of the most popular activities on campus. 

"I think this is because intramural sports are open to any student 

ho wants to participate, and it's free," Lindsey Inman, the coordinator 

f intramural sports at Southern Miss, said. "This program gives non- 

arsity athletes a chance to play sports for fun and gives all students 

m outlet on campus." 

By allowing all students to play and by offering even some obscure 
ports, such as "turkey trot", the intramural sports program at The 
Jniversitv of Southern Mississippi allows students to get together and 
njoy playing games without the heat of varsity competition. That is 
lot to say there is no competition though. Some of the games, such as 
raternitv league flag football, become quite heated. These sports also 
illow plavers to compete in tournaments and win championships just 
is a varsity team would. 

Their ability to appeal to a larger group of people is the apex of 
he importance of intramural sports. Varsity sports teams, such as the 
ootball and basketball teams, are teams completely geared toward 
winning games, and so they should be, but this is not the arena for 
11 plavers. Intramural sports programs allow sports to become games 
hat are primarily plaved for fun. This takes the pressure out of the 
ame and allows plavers who just plav for fun to become actively 
ivolved in a sport of their choice. 



One thing that intramural sports do not lack is the pressure of a 
crowd. Although not everv game is a sell-out crowd, the number in 
attendance is usually substantial. 

"The amount of viewers really depends on the sport, the level of 
the game, and the teams involved," Inman said. "Of course, larger 
organizations that have teams bring out a large amount of support. 
Groups like the Baptist Student Union and many fraternity teams 
always have a decent crowd." 

As far as the future of the program goes, Inman, a new addition 
to the staff this vear, is verv dedicated to her job, and under her 
leadership, the program will surely grow to become even more 
beneficial to students. 

"It is up to me to make sure that the program continues to be 
strong and to develop and shape it into an even better program tor 
future students," Inman said. "We plan to accomplish this by keeping 
up with the new trends in technology, becoming more user-friendly 
and adding new events and sports." 

"I would like to see the university host more extramural events/' 
Inman said. "1 anticipate being on the map of recreational sports 
programs nationally because of all aspects of our program." 

With this dream in mind, Lindsey Inman, along with many others 
involved in the intramural and recreational sports programs at The 
University of Southern Mississippi, will carry not only the intramural 
sports program, hut the university as a whole "to the top!" 
Story by Chris Mills 



l\IK Wll K \l SPORTS 



Aiming for a gunsman, David 
Brooking, assistant director of 
office of community service 
learning, succeeds in his 
ambush. The new game room 
features man/ new interactive 
video games to entertain 
students between classes. 




Marking the official grand opening of RC's Lounge, Fran Jones, 
associate director of union programs, cuts the ribbon. The 
opening of the RC's Lounge and the Locker Room on Nov. 7 
drew the attention of both students and faculty, who stopped 
in to explore the new attractions. 




Testing out the new air hockey table, junior LaKeisha Johnson matches her opponent's reflexes. "The new game room is a gre 
improvement from the old set-up," Johnson said. 



48 STUDENT LIFE 



GAMER'S 

PAR AD I S E 

the new RCs Lounge and TheLocker Room 




Favorite games such as pool tables, air hocke/ tables and 
video games were all purchased for the new game room. 
Students use the room to fill the gaps between classes or just 
to wind down at night. All Photos by Matikia Wilson 



On Nov. 8, 2005, a new part of R.C. Cook University Union was 
jnveiled. RCs Lounge and The Locker Room both opened their 
doors, after months of planning, designing and hard work by many 
dedicated people. 

The Locker Room is a game room with many different arcade games. 
^C's Lounge, named after Robert Cecil Cook, the former president of The 
Jniversity of Southern Mississippi, is just what it sounds like - a lounge, 
t is full of comfortable chairs and tables for students to sit and relax or 
iven study. It also has a bar at which students can order refreshments 
■ non-alcoholic, of course! It is complete with a big-screen television and 
;ame consoles that students can use to play video games. 

"The vision began about one year ago," Barbara Ross, director of 
iniversity union and programs, said. 

The actual construction took six weeks to complete. Fran Jones, 
issistant director of the university union and programs, subcontracted 
11 of the work on The Locker Room and RCs Lounge to various people, 
o that the entire project cost the university less than $36,000. 

The furniture for both rooms was bought at discount rates, and 
hroughout the work on the project, students were hired to help 
esign, build and decorate the rooms. 

Jones said, "We knew that with the north wing opening, we 
/ould need a total renovation; the challenge was, this wasn't funded 
'ith that project." 

"It (the renovation) was a lot of fun. ..Matt Evans is our graduate 
ssistant, so he and I worked on developing the concept and then we 



used the Union Advisory Board to help work out the details of both 
the spaces," she said. "It's a space for a lounge area, TV-watching, 
rental for private parties, you can reserve both spaces... the game 
room and lounge area are for student organizations." 

Cassie Ziegler, a junior interior design major from Biloxi, Miss., 
played the role of interior designer for RCs Lounge and The Locker 
Room, helping to decide what colors went where, among plenty of 
other things that make the rooms look fantastic. 

"It was a good first-time experience. It's something I've been 
working on for awhile," Ziegler said. "It's reallv great to see what 
we've worked so hard for, just come to life." 

Ziegler also designed the logo above the entrance to The Locker 
Room, and Janet Pavne, a senior graphic design major from Hoover, 
Ala., designed the logo for RCs Lounge. 

Matt Evans, a Biloxi, Miss, native, is the graduate assistant for the 
University Union. Evans worked on this project from June 2005 until 
the opening date. He foresaw everything that would need to be done 
and worked out a plan for the renovation. Evans assisted in the search 
for decorations, and he even helped to decorate and paint The Locker 
Room and RCs Lounge. He also worked to find new vendors to put 
their products in the new spaces. 

Evans said, "It was a big headache sometimes, but it I could do 
it all over again, I'd go back and try to find contractors a lot earlier, 
because it's hard to find an honest contractor. It's still incomplete... 
Compared to what we used to have, it's a huge step forward, but we 
still have awhile before it's complete." Story by Natalie Fields 



RCS LOUNGE AND THE LOCKER ROOM 



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Embracing his daughter, a 
proud father beams with joy 
at her achievements. The 
graduation ceremony was 
an exciting time for both the 
graduates and their families. 





Bowing their heads in prayer, students remember all the memories they 
are thankful for. The graduation ceremony was a time to look back on their 
previous years spent at The University of Southern Mississippi. 



A proud graduate glances 
over at his parents during the 
ceremony. The anticipation 
was heavy as the students 
awaited the portion of the 
ceremony when they would 
receive their diplomas. 
All photos by Chris Payne 




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graduates prepare to take on the world 

The University of Southern Mississippi acknowledged its Fall 
2005 graduates Saturday, Dec. 17, in a bi-annual graduation ceremony 
held in Reed Green Coliseum. 

The ceremony for doctorate, masters and bachelor graduates 
was presided over by University President Dr. Shelby Thames and 
University Provost Dr. Jay Grimes. The commencement speaker for this 
year's fall graduation was Dr. Hank M. Bounds who is active in primary 
and secondary education in the state as well as on a national level. 

"Never underestimate the value of a quality education," Dr. 
Bounds, said in his address, "I believe that education is a fiber that is 
strong enough to pull us up and forward as a society." 

Dr. Bounds addressed the group of graduates with a message 
primarily centered on their futures and the benefits of good character 
and life experiences. Dr. Bounds, who is also a Southern Miss alumnus, 
said in his speech that adversities such as the recent hurricane do 
not build character but reveal traits already present. He added that 
the education offered at Southern Miss is of high quality because of 
the amazing faculty at the university and quoted one of his former 
students as saying that to be the best, you have to be taught bv the 
best. In this way Dr. Bounds drew attention to the university's driving 
force, the professors, and ended his speech bv asking the graduates 
to not just find a job, but to find a passion and calling. "You are the 
future," Bounds said. 

David Sarton, one honors college graduate from the College ol 
Arts and Letters, said that because the ceremony was not practiced the 
ceremony itself was shaky. David said "The pomp and circumstance 
feels good." 

Jessica Meyer, another graduate in the ceremony, said that it 
couldn't have been better. She added that she was very pleased with 
the ceremony and thought the entire event went as planned. 

Although some on the floor may have felt that the ceremony 
looked unrehearsed, the fact still remains that these graduates who 
worked so hard for this recognition were inducted and commissioned 
as new members of the growing number ol Southern Miss alumni. 
Story by Chris Mills 



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Flashing a huge smile at her screaming supporters in the audience, Laura Guiles proudly wears her new crown after winning the pageant 



Breathing sighs of relief that 
the big night had come to a 
close, Amanda Berry, Laura 
Guiles, Blair Norman and 
Jennifer Abernathy enjoy 
a few last moments in the 
spotlight. The Miss Southern 
Pageant gave them a chance 
to show both their beauty, 
talent and wits to friends and 
family in attendance. 




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MOMENT 



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iss Southern Pageant 

Pretty bright smiles, perfect hairstyles and a beautiful wardrobe 
containing everything from formal wear to swimsuits are some of the 
basic necessities of a pageant. The University of Southern Mississippi's 
involvement in the Miss America Pageant Organization as a Miss 
Mississippi Preliminary pageant holder provides opportunities for 
Southern Miss girls to become not onlv the Miss University of Southern 
Mississippi title holder, but Miss Mississippi and yes, Miss America. 

"The Miss University of Southern Mississippi pageant is a very 
rig honor. The winner represents Southern, and we are very proud 
jf this pageant and its contestants," Beth Guess, the director of this 
/ear's Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant, said. 

Although each contestant was amazingly radiant, Laura Guiles 
vas crowned Miss University of Southern Mississippi 2006-2007 
yy Joanna Gaston, Miss University of Southern Mississippi 2005- 
006. Like some of the other contestants, this was not Guiles first 
ireliminarv pageant. She competed in last year's Miss University of 
Southern Mississippi Pageant. 

Guiles said, "The pageant isn't just about winning. This pageant 
letters you as a person. It promotes the image of strong women who 
I'xcel in life." 

Main events of the pageant included the casual wear, talent, 
'hysical fitness and evening gown competitions. Each competition 
'rought out the spirit of the Miss America Pageant- every girl got to 
ve out the dream that manv future generations prav will one dav 
ecome a reality. The four contestants in this year's Miss University 
f Southern Miss Pageant were Guiles of Petal, Miss., a sophomore 



Belting out the song that she had practiced hundreds of times before, 
Jennifer Abernathy's voice echoed through the rafters in the Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Abernathy was one of four girls who competed for 
scholarship money, a trophy, flowers and an official Miss America 
crown. All Photos by Chris Payne 



biology major; Jennifer Abernathv of Richland, Miss., a junior vocal 
music major; Amanda Berrv of Raymond, Miss., a senior coaching 
major and Blair Norman of Clinton, Miss., a sophomore music 
education major. 

The talent competition, usually a favorite of the pageant viewers, 
was wonderful. Abernathy, talent competition winner, sang an 
incredible rendition of "Big mid Loud" from a famous Disney film. 

The entertainment for the night was exciting from the first 
number sung by Telia Brewer and Gaston with the accompaniment of 
the pageant's own Miss University of Southern Mississippi dancers. 
They performed numbers ranging from Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" 
to "/';;/ a Woman." The dancers performed a wonderful routine to "A 
Dress lias Always been My Strongest Suite," which turned out to be a 
real crowd pleaser. 

Each contestant walked away with an award showing the areas 
in which they shined the brightest. The awards provided came with 
an allotted amount of scholarship money. Berrv was awarded the 
Director's Award, the Spirit Award (voted on by the other contestants) 
and she was the winner of the Physical Fitness competition. Norman 
placed as first alternate. 

Guiles said, " The Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant 
is a great experience. It's a great way to give back to the community, 
and I get to work on my body and have fun with the talent. 1 get the 
whole package." Story by Tabitha Williams 



MISS SOUTHERN PAGEANT 53 



Chosen as the new mayor of 
Nitchamburg, Assistant Dean 
of Greek Life John Burks 
meets and greets the students 
who came out to the party. 
John Burks was recognized as 
this year's mayor during the 
basketball game. 





Serving up some of his southern specialties, alumnus Ron Savell 
provides hungry students with a free lunch before the game. 
Hamburgers provided by Mugshots and soft drinks were only a 
few of the refreshments set out for students, faculty and alumni 
to munch on at Nitchampburg. 



Starting off the afternoon with 
a guitar pick in hand, Adam 
Skaggs and Mitch Johnston 
kicked off the entertainment 
portion of Nitchampburg. The 
two members of the Kappa 
Sigma fraternity perform at 
a variety of local functions, 
including Nitchampburg. 



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A legacy has reemerged in an area near the Reed Green Coliseum. 
It has its own mayor and zip code. Nithchampburg or The Nitch is a 
tailgating area located right next to the coliseum. It is also the onlv 
tailgating area of its kind in college basketball. 

The original basketball-tailgating event started after Southern 
Miss won its first NIT (National Invitational Tournament) on March 
26, 1987. This is how the tailgating citv got its zip code, 32687. 

"They did this event right after we won the NIT, but then it lost its 
flair in the earlv 90s. We are trying to get a resurgence to get people 
out there again," John Burks, assistant dean of students for Greek life 
and current mavor of Nitchampburg, said. 

This event made a comeback during the men's basketball season 
in 2005. Nearly 250 proud Southern Miss fans ate and socialized in 
the Nitch before attending the game against the Louisville Cardinals 
in the "Green House". 

"It is really growing. Southern Miss fans are so good at tailgating," 
Burks said. "This is just a new aspect of it." 

During the 2006 kick off of the Nitch, 400 students and alumni 
listened to live music, enjoved hamburgers provided bv a local 
business and reminisced about the past. The Golden Eagles took on 
the number four ranked Memphis Tigers. 

Southern Miss Athletics Marketing Director Greg Herring said, 
'It (Nitchampburg) was started to create an atmosphere for basketball 
like we have for football." 

Herring said that after the hiring of the new men's basketball 
coach, Larry Eustachv and the women's basketball coach, Jove Lee 
McNelis, it was the perfect time to debut basketball tailgating again. 

"It allows our fans to talk about basketball again. It adds a social 
aspect to the game," Herring said. "At football games, there is a good 
game on the field, but there is also socializing. We are trving to build 
a social aspect into the game." 







The scent of Mugshots hamburgers simmering on the grill 
could be detected from blocks away on the afternoon of 
the game. Ali Photos by Bart Lambnght 



Both Herring and Burks said The Nitch is a plus for the Southern 
Miss basketball program. Each year they have seen an increase in 
attendance at the tailgating and the game. 

Burks said, "If we can get a good rowdy basketball crowd in 
there[coliseum], it adds a sixth player on the floor. That's what 
we need." 

Herring admits making an event like this succeed takes time 
and will require various incentives to keep people coming out for 
every game. 

Herring said, "It takes a lot to build a fan base. Everv vear we will 
do something different." 

Adam "Buck" Buckalew, president of the Interfraternity Council 
and a participant in the event, said this event is a great time for 
everyone to conjugate together. 

"It is a great opportunity for the student body to combine with 
alumni to support Southern Miss athletics," Buckalew said. 

Burks said, "It's an opportunity for students to be a part of 
something that is starting to take off. It also gives students something 
to add to their memory bank while they are here at Southern Miss." 

In future years, Herring hopes tailgating in The Nitch will be as 
popular as the pre-game rituals in The District before a football game. 

Herring said, "As the team grows and success becomes a tradition, 
so will The Nitch." 

In the reemerging stages, the athletic department along with other 
organizations has been a big contributor to the event. Herring said 
eventually he would like to see this tailgating city become all student 
bodv sponsored complete with Nitchampburg mayor elections. 
Story by Justin Smith 



NITCHAMPBURG 



35 



The University of Southern Mississippi has come a long way from its humble beginnings 
as the Mississippi Normal College in 1912. The name of the school was changed to State 
Teachers College in 1924. However, until 1922, the university was not even authorized to 
grant baccalaureate degrees. All of the graduates received either a certificate or a diploma 
based on the length of their study. Two year students were awarded certificates and four year 
students were awarded diplomas. These awards were not generally as flexible as the degrees 
current graduates receive, and many times these were simply teaching licenses for a specific 
course of study. 





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In 1940, the college became Mississippi Southern College which allowed a more diverse group 
of degrees to be offered. At the original college, students could study the arts, music and 
even mathematics and sciences, allowing students to put their degrees to use outside of the 
teaching profession. After these initial expansions, the college continued to grow and in 1962 
became known as The University of Southern Mississippi. Today, Southern Miss consists 
of five colleges and offers hundreds of degrees which makes students capable of not only 
teaching the future, but adding to the knowledge of the present as a member of their field. 
The improvements in academics and the consequential improvement in student development 
are a testament of the legacy of Southern Miss. Story by Chris Mills 





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PRESIDENT THAMES 









Dear Student Body, 

In 1955 I left my rural farm and became a member of the freshman class at Mississippi Southern College. I was 
excited, nervous and yet anticipated a wonderful education and student life. 

I graduated from Southern Miss with a master's degree and entered the doctoral program at the University of 
Tennessee in Knoxville. It's true when they say that you appreciate most what you have learned once you have moved 
away. I found that to be true for me. 

Southern Miss has grown and enhanced offerings dramatically since that time, and I am proud to call it my 
personal alma mater. With confidence I say that Southern Miss is educating a 21 st century work force providing 
intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. 



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Some things about me 

Here's a little bit more of mv story. In 1964 I was hired as assistant professor of chemistry and became a 
permanent part of the Southern Miss family. After serving in many capacities as faculty member and administrator, 
on May 1, 2002, I took office as the eighth President of The University of Southern Mississippi. Like the leaders 
who served before me, 1 feel a deep sense of ownership and pride in this distinguished University. For me, it's a 
passion for education, student development and for the people of Mississippi. 

Here's a little bit more about how I think. 1 continually ask myself two questions: How do we move this 
institution to a higher level, and how can we improve on what we have always done? 

A study of college presidents who have been particularly successful found a common characteristic: they are 
opportunity-conscious— have a sixth sense about opportunities— and are ready to open the door almost before the 
knock is heard. Absent a strong drive for change, most institutions stay more or less the way they are: stable, 
competitive at their level, but unlikely to move dramatically without significant and unusual impetus. 

My goal as president is to anticipate these opportunities and strengthen and advance Southern Miss through 
thoughtful and committed use of resources that yield quantifiable and long-term results. And, while moving 
forward, we are also insuring organizational integrity while maintaining focus on student needs. 

Our values: people, innovation and action 

An institution must know its values, and Southern Miss must be a living experiment to uncover novel ideas and 
concepts for continual improvement. At Southern Miss we value the individual. We have the obligation, or better 
vet, the privilege to be an instrument in the process of unleashing the power of the individual. 

We value innovation. It's about working in partnership, crossing boundaries to make it possible to conquer 
new frontiers. Students thrive in this culture of innovation, working side-by-side with outstanding faculty. And, as 
an architect of the future, we know that innovation is the currency of the new economy. 

We value action at Southern Miss and take pride in being able to turn an idea into an accomplishment. Our 
success, year after year, has been built upon seeing a need, building a coalition and producing results that are 
meaningful to our greater Southern Miss community and beyond. 

Southern Miss has always been about educating people, about discoveries that advance knowledge, about 
service that is shared for the benefit of people and their communities. Southern Miss will never be satisfied with 
the concept of status quo for we have and will always be committed to the individual and his/her well being after 
graduation. We are, as a university, committed to people, innovation and action. 




Our legacy 

Legacy is something that has come from a predecessor. During mv 41-year tenure at Southern Miss, my 
colleagues and I have worked at Southern Miss to make it a much better university today than it was when I became 
a student in 1955. Our legacy of recent years is one of being a change agent, a success agent and an agent that has 
advanced Southern Miss to new levels. We have been successful and our Southern Miss students and alumni are 
the benefactors. 

What is our collective legacy to be remembered in the years to come? The focus, 1 hope, will not 
be only on an athletic team or a building or a class, but rather on the broad foundation of purpose 
for which we stand. 1 hope that this, our vision, as a leading university in engaging and empowering 
individuals to transform lives and communities, becomes our lasting legacy for you. 

Best wishes to vou during your academic career and beyond in your life. May you reap the fruits 
offered by this great University and always think of yourself as part of the Southern Miss family. 




Photos by Bart Lambnght 



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Liberal Arts Building Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Eric Flynt, a writing center tutor in the Liberal Arts 
Building, helps graduate student Kristin Walters write a 
story for a workshop. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



COLLEGE OF 

ARTS 
LETTERS 

liberal arts and fine arts 

From the world renowned sounds of The Pride of Mississippi Marching 
Band, to the award-winning performances of the Southern Miss theatre 
department, the College of Arts and Letters continues to provide its students 
with a top-notch education. The college has 11 academic departments: 
foreign language and literatures, philosophy and religion, history, arts and 
design, anthropology and sociology, English, political science, international 
development and international affairs, speech communication and 
theater and dance. This college also has two schools, the school of mass 
communication and journalism and the school of music. 

In addition to these departments and schools, the College of Arts of 
Letters houses the center for oral history and cultural heritage, center 



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for writers and the division of undergraduate studies. Students can 
also further their education through Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC 
officer training programs. 

A new facility, completed in January of 2005, gave the College of 
Arts and Letters needed space for its international studies programs. 
The International Building has five floors and a culturally diverse food 
court named the Agora. 

While the college is busy building onto its services, students 
within the college are looking forward to their future careers. Kevin 
Wheeler, sophomore broadcast journalism major from Birmingham, 
Ala., is very passionate about becoming a television reporter. 

"1 like writing, and in the media field it is vital to know how to 
write. I also enjoy learning about how technology is changing the 
media field," Wheeler said. 

Hallye Casev, a freshman from New Orleans, La., is studying 
political science because she wants to be a lawyer. She said the classes 
in the College of Arts and Letters are getting her ready for her future. 

"I thought that studying political science would best prepare me 
for that career," Casey said. 

According to the dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Elliot 
Pood, the college plans to add new degree programs in entertainment 
industry and religious studies to its extensive list of programs. The 
College of Arts and Letters will also expand its distance learning 
programs in the near future. Story by Justin Smith 




MEET the 

DEAN 




Photo by Matikia Wilson 



Dr. Elliot Pood 

Being a special effects 
explosives specialist is not 
something on most college 
deans' list of activities, but 
this is just one of the Dean 
of the College of Arts and 
Letters, Dr. Elliot Pood's manv accomplishments. Dr. Pood 
began his academic background at West Georgia College, 
where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. 
He pursued a Master of Arts in Communication from the 
University of Central Florida. He later finished his Doctorate 
in Organizational Communication at Florida State University. 
Dr. Pood started his professional career at the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro as the director of the Institute 
for Communication Research and Consulting and the director 
of the Broadcasting/Cinema Division. 

Middle Tennessee State University selected him to be 
the founding chair of the Department of Radio-Television 
and Photography. Later at Middle Tennessee, he became 
the assistant dean and then the interim associate dean of the 
College of Mass Communication. Before becoming a dean at 
Southern Miss, Dr. Pood was the dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences at the University of North Alabama. 
Dr. Pood said he knew he wanted to be a dean of a college for 
a long time. 

"Early in my career, I decided that I would like to be a dean 
someday. My mentor and major professor was the dean of the 
College of Communication at Florida State. He was always 
someone I looked up to and admired," he said. 
Besides being a dean, Dr. Pood is also a teacher and writer. 
I [e has taught several courses in mass communication, 
organizational communication and video production. He has 
published 60 articles dealing with mass communication and 
organizational communication. As if this was not enough, he 
is the executive editor for "The Journal of Academic Leadership." 
Dr. Pood loves having an important part in the education 
system. He said that all educators should have passion for 
their work. 

"We [educators] should love to teach and enjoy our research. 
Above all, we should treat each other with dignity and respect," 
he said. 

Although he does not think he is a legacv just yet, he said, "By 
the time my career as a faculty member ends, 1 hope 1 will have 
had a positive impact on enough students and colleagues that 
I will leave a good or positive legacv" Story by Justin Smith 



International Building 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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Scott Roman, a junior sculpture major from Hattiesburg, Miss., is cutting a sheet of wood for a 
project. The department of art and design has a state-of-the-art 3-D design studio accessible to 
art majors at all hours. 



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A common site in the painting 
studio, a palette and rags are 
necessary tools of the trade. 
All Photos by Chris Payne 




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A career in the arts is rewarding for all that pursue it. The 
department of art and design at The University of Southern Mississippi 
is just the place that guides the average student along that career path. 

The department of art and design offers four areas of emphasis 
for undergraduate students to study. They are art education, graphic 
design, drawing and painting and sculpture. Before a student is able 
to concentrate in one of these areas, they must first take a set of core 
irt classes. After they meet the requirements of the art department, 
Tiey are allowed to declare an emphasis. 

Susan Fitzsimmons, chair of the department of art and design 
said, "I consider it (the arts) to be life saving for me personally. Having 
iny art to fall back on has always helped me cope with very difficult 
situations in my personal life." 

David Wood, a junior art education student said that he chose this 

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ield because he wanted to be a good influence on students' education. 
While Wood likes his area of emphasis because it allows him to 
vork with kids, Megan Harris, a senior graphic design student, has 
i far different reason for liking her field. She said that the best thing 
ibout graphic design is that it allows her to work in and out of class. 
>he also enjoys graphic design because it allows her to bond with her 
lassmates. Harris said that she would like to work at an ad agency 
nd then later start her own ad firm. 



Jack Fleming, a junior studying drawing and painting, said that 
painting was something that he had wanted to do his whole life. 

Fleming said, "If you're not happy doing something then there's no 
point in doing it. If drawing makes vou happy, then you should do it." 

Jason Ellis, a junior in sculpture said it is something that he loves 
to do because it allows him to build things. Ellis believes that a career 
in the arts should be pursued since it is very creative and it allows you 
to be your own boss. 

The department of art and design provides many diverse learning 
opportunities for students. In early 2005, the department held the 
"Visions of the Past" lecture from Harvard microbiologist, Dr. Margaret 
Livingstone. In January and February oi this year, the Katherine 
Kadish exhibit was held as well as the annual student show in the 
spring, which showcased student art from all of the areas of emphasis. 
The department also held the senior show in the fall of 2005, which 
displayed a culmination of the seniors' work. Thomas Dulanev of 
Structural Steel Services donated a cupola (blasting furnace) to the 
department. It was featured in the sculpture symposium in April 
2006. Story By Joseph Ezell 



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The University of Southern Mississippi is known for being not 
only first but great at a number of things. The one thing that is often 
overlooked however is the rapid brushing of feet, the throwing of legs 
and the perfectly executed Tour de Basques of the students in the 
Southern Miss dance department. 

Southern Miss was the first school in Mississippi to offer a 
Professional Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in dance studies and has 
been around for over 25 years. 

The program consists of approximately two dozen minors and 65 
students majoring in one of the two emphasized areas. The areas are 
dance education and dance performance and choreography. 

Like many programs, there are certain criteria for being accepted 
to the dance department. Each dance major is required to audition 
for the school's Repertory Dance Company. Dancers bring their 
hopes and dreams with them to this nationally accredited program's 
audition the spring before each school term. The Repertory Dance 
Company is usually accepts around 30 members. 

"It would lose the family feel if (we got) any bigger" Stacy Reischmann, 
director of the program said. "It's a big community sense." 

The department hosts seven concerts a year. Three pieces from 
the Fall Dance Concert will be presented at the American College 
Dance Festival in Florida. Dancers are allowed to choreograph and 
present their own pieces at the spring dance concert. 

The experience of being part of the Repertory Dance Company 
is rewarding to most members like Kathleen Stansell, a dance 
performance and choreography major from Crystal Springs, Miss. 

"It's not just the experience from the classroom but outside the 
classroom... the company," Stansell said. 

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The department is not closed to all non company members. 
Students are allowed time to practice while they are not in the 
company by taking classes. 

Caitlin Masson, freshman dance major who hopes to audition in 
the spring said, "I want all the extra practice I can get before I try out 
for the company. When I dance it's just me and the music." 

Dance is not only for people who have dedicated much of their 
life and feet to it, but the department also sees it as a way for others 
to get involved with it on campus. There are a variety of dance classes 
offered for non-dance majors who have little to no dance training 

The dance department gives prospective students the chance to 
see if their feet are really pointing them in the direction of a dance 
career. During High School Day dancers spend the day taking classes 
under the instruction of Southern Miss faculty members. 

The department is currently run by five full time instructors, four 
of which are faculty members and one who is a visiting guest artist 
They are dance professionals. 

Reischmann said, "I don't know how great we can be. In my time 
here I have seen the incoming class get better and better." 

The Fall Dance concert is one example of how dedicated the 
company is. Post Hurricane Katrina the show ran as originally 
scheduled despite the two weeks of practice missed. 

Southern Miss' Repertory Dance Company and department as a 
whole is a true example of the great things to come at Southern. From 
fancy footwork to jazz hands the department is home to a group of 
individuals who prove true dancing comes from the heart. 
Story by Tonya Jenkins 










Sophomore Kathleen Stansell practices her movements for 
"Innerpulse". As a member of the Southern Miss Repertory 
Dance Company, this is only one piece she has been cast in 
and must practice for throughout the semester. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Dancers in the Southern Miss 
Repertory Dance Company 
practice for their performance 
in "Innerpulse". Junior Megan 
Lee is the choreographer 
behind this piece. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



As a student in an advanced 
modern dance class, senior 
Julie Moran does a barre 
warmup. Dance majors spend 
an average of 16 hours a week 
practicing outside of class for 
the Southern Miss Repertory 
Dance Company and another 
12 hours in dance classes. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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The students in the theatre 
department put on a great 
performance of "Hair," which 
involved tons of dancing and 
singing. Photo by Eric Wngley 



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The production of the 1960s 
"tribal love-rock musical" 
"Hair" involved a lot o 
interesting costumes adapted 
from the time period. 
Photo by Eric Wngley 



PLAYING 




ROLES 



In the theatre department's production of "Scapin", Sylvestre (Daniel Kerr) and 
Scapin (Muson Criswell) are sly as they trick Argant (Brad Oxam) into believing 
their plan. This comedy was selected for the regional Kennedy Center American 
College Theatre Festival in Jacksonville, Fla. after being selected on a local level. 
Photo by Tom Rynum 



The University of Southern Mississippi theatre department is 
one of the most prestigious in the region, and the various productions 
the department has put on over the years exemplify the talent that 
Southern Miss theater students possess. 

From comedies like "Scapin" to musicals such as "Hair" and other 
performances like "Enemy of the People," the theatre department has 
proven its versatility and has provided entertainment catered to all 
kinds of theatrical tastes. The Southern Miss College of Arts and 
Letters has the only nationally accredited department of theatre and 
dance in the state. It offers both a bachelors and masters degree in 
acting, as well as more specialized degrees for those interested in 
directing or design and technical theatre. 

"The department still has a diamond in the ruff appeal," Kacey 
Vlusick, a sophomore theater major, said, "I'm still finding things out 
ibout professors and the people who are affiliated with the program 
:hat are just amazing." 

Kyle Russell, a theatre major from Pass Christian, Miss., said that 
o him the allure of acting is the challenge of adorning a new persona 
or each production. Russell said that in addition to the attention 
)f being on stage, the ability to take on different behaviors and be 
different people made each experience a completely new one. 

"I've learned so much since I came to Southern, and I still have 
in enormous amount to learn," Russell said. "Acting is one of the 
hings that I've taken on and haven't perfected vet." 

The faculty in the department is very experienced in the various 

irenas of theatrical performance, and this is one of the aspects of 

| he program that Musick, Russell and others find incredible. The 

nany opportunities for freshmen actors is another opportunity of 

he department Musick said sets it apart from departments at other 



universities. According to Musick, these opportunities, coupled 
with the amazing faculty, makes the Southern Miss theatre 
department effective in establishing a solid foundation in theatre 
for its students. 

Musick said, "We have people who've worked on Broadwav, 
who've studied martial arts and even directed reallv famous and 
talented people. We're not a big university, we don't have the 
access to the major markets like other, more popular schools, but 
we have the kind of program where a freshman can walk in and 
get cast in his or her first semester." 

Many faculty and staff members within the department 
become involved in the productions and in many cases are cast 
as main characters such as Robin Aronson, a professor who 
was cast as Fefu in the department's production of "Fefu and 
Her Friends." 

Marv Lee Harris, another theatre major, said that the 
program has an outstanding level of professionalism, and that 
the program encourages theatre students to learn more about 
theatre than simply how to act. 

"Theater is a team effort, and at Southern Miss we are 
encouraged to learn about all the aspects of theater, not just one 
particular thing such as acting," Harris said. 

Faculty involvement and the holistic education the program 
provides are two examples of the commitment all constituents o\ 
the theater department have to producing quality entertainment 
for the present and quality performers for the future. 
Story by Chris Mills 



THEATRE 



MAKING 



MUSIC 




SIC 



Graduate student, Mary Chung, diligently rehearses in a sound proof practice! 
room one weekend at the PAC. Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



Of the many exemplary programs at The University of Southern 
Mississippi, one in particular stands out year after year: the music 
department. This department is home to all of the vocal and 
instrumental performance groups at Southern Miss which include 
(but are not limited to) The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Jazz 
Band, Wind Ensemble, Chorale, Concert Choir, the newest Vocal 
Jazz Ensemble, the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and 
the Southern Opera and Musical Theater Company. The music 
department is consistently a forerunner in not only community 
relations but also enrollment. Students come from all over the 
United States to study music at Southern Miss - widely considered 
the premier music department in Mississippi. 

"I decided to come to Southern Miss because it is a music school." 
Andrew Noble, freshman music education major, said. "You have a 
great advantage studying here because of the department's reputation. 
I feel like I have great potential to be successful here. " 

Noble said his experience at Southern Miss has been very 
rewarding thus far. Some of his classes are taught by graduate 
students, while he has professors for his other classes. He said he 
likes the mix and knows that more instruction from professors will be 
available to him as his music education progresses. 

"I've been able to participate in the Tuba Ensemble this year 
which has turned out to be a particularly enjoyable experience. 
I've made great friendships and lasting connections with the music 
department," Noble said. 

The music department offers two degree paths: a Bachelor's of 
Music or Bachelor's of Music Education. The former allows students 



to choose an emphasis in church music, composition, history and 
literature, jazz studies, music industry or performance, while the latter 
offers an emphasis in education, choral music or instrumental music 

Professor Ken Ortlepp joined the Southern Miss faculty three! 
years ago and has been a fantastic addition. Ortlepp teaches individual, 
lessons and recital classes, coaches ensembles, recruits for Southern 
Miss in the southern part of the country and performs with the faculty 
brass and woodwind quintette. 

"Most people have heard about Southern's music program. It is 
one of the top two programs in the southeast. The caliber of students 
who move through this program is unrivaled," Ortlepp said. "Oui 
only issue right now is funding. We desperately need a new building 
to accommodate the students in our program and our funding has 
been cut." 

The music department at Southern Miss is also in a unique 
position to foster a relationship between the community and the school 
Members of area communities often attend the various performances 
the department hosts. This allows the community to stay abreast oi 
upcoming events and serves as a recruiting tool for the program. 

The national acclaim and praise from world-renowned performers 
that the Southern Miss music department consistently receives 
is indicative of all the hard work and talent that go into making £ 
successful program. The program is phenomenal and will remain sc 
for years to come. Story by Kristen Welch and Madison Davis 



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Sean McCumber performs in the Trombone Studio New Student Recital. When he was asked what he liked about the music department at Southern Miss., he said, "I am getting a lot better at the 
trombone." Photo by Chris Payne 




i he violinists perform with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 
D hoto by Jennifer Petcher 



The voices of the Chamber Singers sing boldly at a spring concert performance. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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Joseph A. Greene Hall Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Ivan Tisdale, a senior management of information 
systems major (MIS), looks for interesting news in the 
"Wall Street journal". Business students are provided 
with the "Wall Street Journal" and are encouraged to 
read it daily to supplement their classroom time. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



COLLEGE OF 

BUSINESS 
ECONOMIC 

DEVELOPMENT 

dedicated to preparing students 

The College of Business and Economic Development, is dedicated to 
preparing students for the business world. Students learn how to solve 
problems using effective communication, acquiring useful resources and 
attaining effective presentation tactics. The College of Business and Economic 
Development is composed of nine departments including accounting, 
management information systems, economics, finance, international 
business, management, business administration, fashion merchandising 
and marketing. The college provides students with internships, scholar 
activities and academic programs to meet their specific needs. 



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"I feel that being a student in the College of Business [and Economic 
Development] now will provide me with more opportunities in the 
future," Maquitta Littles, a senior accounting major, said. 

As a result of the various programs offered bv the College of 
Business and Economic Development, graduates are educated and 
fully prepared for taking on a professional career. 

"The variety of courses that 1 have taken will help me feel more 
comfortable when entering a business environment. 1 feel like I will 
be equipped with the knowledge that I need to build a successful 
career," Littles said. Story by Crystal Womack 




Trent Lott Nation ,\l Center 
Excellence Economic l)i \i lopmi nt 

ENTREPRENEURS! I II' 




ALbERT & A/yOCIATE/ ARCHITECT/ 



CONSTRl C I ION CO., INC. GENERAL CON I RA< 



The architectural drawing of the new Trent Lott National Center for 
Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship stands by 
the construction site, giving viewers a look at the completed building. 
Photo by Matikia Wilson 




he construction site for the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and 
"rtrepreneurship is located between the stadium and highway 49. The new building is expected to be 
smpleted by May 2007, however, funding for the project is still pending. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



MEET the 

DEAN 

Dr. Harold Dohty 




Photo by Tracy Thomas 



Dr. Harold Dohtv, dean 
of the College of Business 
and Economic Development, 
though not an alumnus, 
and not originally from 
Mississippi at all, has come 
into a position as one of the most influential members of The 
University of Southern Mississippi faculty. Dean Dohtv, an 
extraordinarily humble man, began his academic career as a 
psychology major at wha t was then known as Southwest Texas 
State University (now Texas State University). Following his 
time at Southwest, he enrolled as a graduate student at The 
Universitv of Texas at Austin where he achieved a master's 
degree. He had no long-standing dream of being a dean, but 
said he "went to college, loved it and never left." 

Dean Dohty does not consider himself a Southern Miss 
legacy and said that for him to claim himself as such would seem 
"terribly arrogant." Dr. Dohty defines a legacy of the university 
as someone who has evoked "fundamental changes" and cites 
examples such as Aubrev K. Lucas, Dr. William McCain and 
current president, Dr. Shelby Thames (for his work with the 
polymer science department at the university). 

Despite this humility, under Dr. Dohtv's administration, 
the college has managed to overhaul its undergraduate 
program and redefine its mission to focus more sharply on 
the needs of Mississippi. Dr. Dohty describes his goal for 
the future of the College of Business in one word: "forward." 
Dean Dohtv's long-term goal for the college is to be in the 
top 100 business schools in the nation. 

The college is trying to become more open to non- 
business majors in an effort to give all students a chance 
to become familiar with ideas that are essential to business 
students but that are also essential to students in countless 
other areas of study. 

"All people will, at some point, probably work for a 
business," Dr. Dohtv said. 

This statement really sums up the mission of Dr. Dohtv 
and the college: to help students understand business and 
management and to better prepare them for interfacing 
with corporate business fixtures that are seen in any area 
of work. This mission, and the great progress that has been 
made under Dr. Dohtv's administration are perhaps the first 
steps in the trek to Dohtv becoming a legacy here at The 
Universitv of Southern Mississippi. Story by Chris Mills 



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 



LEARNING 

B EYO N D ™e 

CLASSROOM 




Jacquelyn Lee from Hattiesburg, Miss., and Kenyell Gantt from Paughkeepsie, N.Y. are 
both graduate students in social work interning at Pine Grove Rehabilitation Center. 
They are leading a group therapy session about communication skills and how the 
patients can use their skills to obtain employment. Photo by Robin Bolton 



In addition to academic merit, there are a few key factors that 
make an educational program both interesting and worthwhile. The 
most important of these secondary attributes is the presence of an 
internship program. These programs help students connect the 
classroom to the jobsite and allow them to become more productive 
members of their fields. The College of Business and Economic 
Development has implemented an internship program geared toward 
giving Southern Miss students a head start in establishing skills used 
in the business world. 

Chris Walker, a graduate student in accounting, spent last June 
and July working in the audit department of Home CPA, a regional 
accounting firm. 

"I was able to connect my classes to the real world and measure 
my understanding of the material in a real time situation," Walker 
said. "It (an internship) is a good way to establish yourself, and it really 
adds to your resume." 

Yet another testament to the benefits of the intern program in the 
College of Business and Economic Development is Michael McBride, 
a hospitality management major who interned with J. Alexander's 
restaurant in Baton Rouge, La. 

"I received great training in the industry, especially with details 
such as food standards," McBride said. "It was also a great networking 
experience for me. I got to meet some people who worked in the 
national headquarters, and of course other interns." 

McBride said that a major benefit of the program was the 
connectivity to the existing workforce. This aspect of the program is 
an important part of a student's well-rounded education. Students 
develop a comprehensive course of study, which is a major goal of 
the university as the job market becomes increasingly competitive. An 
internship, or any experience in a certain field of work, can mean the 
difference between a successful or failed attempt at employment. 



72 ARTS & ACADEMICS 




Chris Walker, a graduate assistant in the Athletic department, interned with Home LLP in Jackson, Miss., for the summer. He was able to gain a lot of experience in a variety of areas related to i 
Photo by Chris Payne 

The Beta Alpha Psi honor society for accounting majors contributes 
to the internship search for business majors. This society, in addition 
to helping students take part in community service projects, brings 
in company recruiters that give students information about available 
internships and the benefits that are associated with each one. Many 
students are able to find internships or field related work on their 
own, but Beta Alpha Psi helps to make finding such positions a simple 
process. The experience students gain from internships, coupled with 
their active involvement in organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi and 
the other business-oriented organizations at the university, acts to 
set Southern Miss students apart from other college graduates and 
secure them a place in the workforce. 

The University of Southern Mississippi prides itself on creating 
the most productive futures possible for its students by giving them 
not only an education but an experience that wholly prepares them for 
a life outside of the campus. The fulfillment of this mission statement 
begins with student involvement in programs like these internships 
and co-op positions that are geared toward bridging the gap between 
enrollment and employment. Story by Chris Mills 




Interviewing a patient at the Pine Grove Rehabilitation Center, Am> Graham \ 
intern to supplement her graduate studies in social work. Photo by Robin Bolton 



<orks as an 



INTERNSHIPS 




Owings-McQuagge Hal Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Elizabeth Willis, senior psychology major, studys for 
a test in the hall of Owings McQuagge. The Ow- 
ings McQuagge building is where many education 
and psychology majors take their classes. Photo by 
Matikia Wilson 



COLLEGE OF 

EDUCATION 
PSYCHOLOGY 

focusing on the needs of others 

The College of Education and Psychology focuses on the teachings 
and research of human development. The college is divided into many 
departments in which students can gain knowledge in the subjects of 
education, child and family studies and psychology. 

In addition, the College of Education and Psychology serves Southern 
Miss by offering courses and programs to students in order to enable them 
to have a better understanding of the world around them and to improve 
that world. Students learn to think critically and they learn how to solve 
problems through communication. 



74 ARTS & ACADEMICS 



"As a current psychology major, I expect not only to gain knowledge 
in the classroom, but also put that knowledge to use in the outer rims 
of classroom grounds," Kezia Naarai McSwain, a senior, said. 

As a result of the variety of opportunities offered in the College of 
Education and Psychology, students learn how to improve the welfare 
of children and families by focusing on their needs. Students also gain 
experiences in full interactive contact with children at the Center of 
Child Development (CCD), which is a daycare program with children 
ranging from the age of 6 weeks old to 5 years old. 

"I believe that the College of Education and Psychology has 
helped in the pursuing of my future goals. I've had the opportunity to 
studv with faculty who are knowledgeable, accessible, and are open 
to discussing issues in and out of class. The program consistently 
challenges me to understand what it means to be an effective learner, 
researcher, and teacher;" McSwain said. Story by Crystal Womack 





Photo by Matikia Wilson 



MEET the 

DEAN 

Dr. Willie Lee Pierce 

The philosophy of Dr. 
Willie Lee Pierce, dean of 
the College of Education and 
Psychology, can be summed 
up in one word: "dynamic." 
Lasting change seems to be a 
motif in the college under the guidance of Dr. Pierce who has 
been essential in the college's ability to maintain the status 
of one of the nation's leading education and psychology 
colleges. 

Dean Pierce is originally from Indianola, Miss. He received 
his undergraduate degree in mathematics from North Carolina 
State University, where he went on to pursue a graduate degree 
in adult and community college education. Although he was 
not born in Hattiesburg, he said it is hard to remember a lite 
other than the university. 

Dr. Willie Pierce has been a part of the Southern 
Miss faculty for 31 years. What started off as an assistant 
professorship in adult education has become a role as one of 
the most prominent members of the university staff. Pierce 
accredits his effectiveness as a dean to his abilitv to understand 
the needs of the college in a panoramic view. 

In the future, Dr. Pierce hopes to see more external funding 
for grants that will be used to fund graduate assistantships 
coupled with involved research and the direct application of the 
research in the classroom. This research-intensive aspect of the 
college would further bridge the gaps between the College of 
Education and Psychology and other colleges at the university; 
gaps which have been drastically narrowed since Dr. Pierce's 
inception as dean of the college. The ever changing, drastically 
dynamic nature of Dr. Pierce's administration is responsible 
for the great progress the college has made in recent vears. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Sophmore Lauren Caviezel weighs a rat for an Alzheimer's experiment in the animal facility in 
Johnson Sciene Tower. The facility provides animals for experiments in science and psychology labs. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Dr. Pierece sitting with Steve Welch, Quentm Gree 
Demetns Johnson on the steps of Owmgs McQuagge building. 
Photo by Matikia Wilson 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY 



75 



TOMORROW'S 

TEACHERS 




Kelly Quint practices for the future by teaching a math lesson. She is student 
teaching at Columbia Primary where she will teach for four weeks. 
All Photos by Tracy Thomas 



students learning to educate 

The College of Education and Psychology at The University of 
Southern Mississippi incorporates a student teaching program into 
the coursework for all aspiring teachers. This acts as a mandatory 
internship to allow hands-on job experience before graduation. 

The program is arranged into two experiences based on the type 
of teaching degree (primary or secondary) in question. For education 
students, this experience is a method of self-evaluation on the topics 
covered throughout the coursework. It is also a completely new 
learning experience filled with practical applications of the theories 
learned in their classes. 

"The student teaching program provides a lot of perspective on 
different teaching styles because there are many different teaching 
settings encountered through the program," Kelly Quint, an elementary 
education major, said. 

According to Quint, the transition from student to teacher is 
difficult because students are so used to only listening to a lecture. 
Through this program she has had to take charge of a classroom, teach 
and learn at the same time. She said that beyond this difficulty the 
hardest part of the program was trying to follow the teacher's daily 
procedure. Discipline and earning respect as a teacher is not very 
difficult with the younger age group she works with. 

Lauren Ward, a secondary education major, said, "I have learned a 
lot abotit what it takes to be a good teacher. It takes a lot of patience, 
good class management, and I have learned that if vou love your 
students you will be more apt to go out of your way for them." 

Ward, who works with an older age group than Quint, said that 
gaining respect is harder with older students, and in her opinion the 
experience should be longer so that student teachers would have more 
experience before beginning a teaching career. 

"I have had some amazing teachers, but nothing can reallv prepare 
someone for the teaching in a classroom," said Ward, "The professors 
that I have had have been nothing but supportive; they want to produce 
the best teachers they can." 



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%r* 



!_auren Ward, a senior education major from Long Beach, Miss., teaches a history lesson. Lauren 
Is a student teacher at Petal Middle School where she will teach two weeks and then move to 
iteach high school. 

Ward added that she and a group of education majors who share 
the same interest in teaching history have started meeting as a group. 
This has been very beneficial because it allows her to learn not only from 
her own experiences but also from the experiences of her colleagues. 

Quint explained that in addition to learning what is most effective 
n the classroom she has also learned what not to do, and has been 
able to learn even from mistakes made by herself or other teachers. 
The learning experience for these student teachers is a never-ending 
process and according to both Quint and Ward they are constantly 
efining their teaching style and learning to cater to different teaching 
situations. This refinement process is at the heart of the program, and 
2uint said that no matter how many times a person tries to simulate 
eaching in a classroom to his or her peers, it is never going to be the 
lame as teaching to a real group of students. Story by Chris Mills 



Kelly Quint, a senior elementary education major from Mobile. Ala., plans her lesson for the day. 
Student teachers are asked to develop lesson plans for four weeks of teaching. 



STUDENT TEACHING 



// 




Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall Photo by ]enmfer Petcher 




Speech and hearing majors, Chelsea Newman, a senior 
from Pascagoula, Miss., and Katie Harris, a senior from 
Columbia, Miss., work on phoneme pages. These pages 
are used to teach kids with language disorders at the 
Dubard School. Photo by Janet Payne 



'LLEGE OF 

HEALTH 



Improving the health and well-being of individuals, families 
and communities is the theme of the College of Health. It has three 
academic schools and four academic departments. The College of 
Health Student Resource Center provides students within the college 
information about their major and employment opportunities. 

The schools of nursing, social work and human performance 
and recreation are contained in this college. The school of social 
work gives strong academic background in social work values, 
ethics and policies. Coaching and sports administration, recreation 
administration and exercise science are degree programs offered by 
the school of human performance and recreation. The departments 
of community health sciences, medical technology, nutrition and food 



78 ARTS & ACADEMICS 



systems and speech and hearing sciences also make up this college. 
These programs help students construct a future and legacy that will 
forever change the world. 

Kim Kirkpatrick, a junior from Biloxi, Miss, is majoring in sports 
administration. She said that the program is great in supplying 
her with skills for becoming a part of the sports business world. 
Kirkpatrick said that when she leaves Southern Miss, she will take 
along with her a love for her sorority, her major and her school. 

Latoya Mitchell, a junior social work major, is also in the College 
of Health. She said that her personal values, such as dignity, self- 
worth and integrity, match the core values of the social work field. 

"I hope to leave the legacy of hard work and dedication in the 
College of Health," Mitchell said. Story by Justin Smith 





Photo by Matikia Wilson 



MEET THE 

DEAN 

Dr. Peter J. Fos 

Dr. Peter J. Fos, in addition 
to being the dean of the College 
of Health, is an extraordinary 
man who is clearly poised in 
his administrative position lo 
help elevate academics at Southern Miss to a new level. 

Originally from New Orleans, La., Dr. Fos has acquired 
many degrees from many renowned institutions of higher 
learning. These include a dental degree from Louisiana State 
University, a doctorate degree from Tulane, a master's degree 
in public health and a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from 
the University of New Orleans. Throughout his time spent 
in education, Fos has developed a personality and work ethic 
that has allowed his administration, and his college in turn, to 
flourish. 

"I hope to leave a legacy," Dr. Fos said. "1 believe 1 am in 
a good position to do this because I am the first dean of this 
newlv configured college." 

This legacy will surely develop, given the amount of 
progress the Dr. Fos administration has made in only the year 
and a half since Fos came to Southern Miss. Initially what 
attracted Dr. Fos to The University of Southern Mississippi was 
the growth in size and reputation he had noticed. 

"I like new things," Dr. Fos said. "We are in a growth 
phase; this is a time of great opportunity for the college and 
the university." 

Dr. Peter Fos has implemented a sense of diligence into 
the work ethic of the college that has put it on the path to both 
national and regional recognition. Story by Chris Mills 



Brandi Byrd conducts a breathing assessment on her classmate, Will Browning. Both are 
first semester nursing students. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



COLLEGE OF HEALTH 



79 




Greta Hill, a junior from Hattiesburg, demonstrates how to check for a heartbeat on a dummy patient as her classmates observe. All Photos by Ban Lambright 




Rubber gloves are an essential for any nursing major to 
have at all times. 



C ARI NG 

for OTH ERS 



The University of Southern Mississippi's nursing major is perhaps 
one of the most challenging programs offered at the College of Health. 

"Going into the program, I thought the workload was exaggerated. 
Trust me, it isn't," Will Browning, a junior nursing major said. 

Elise Warren, a senior nursing major said, "We start clinicals our 
first semester. At first, we're just fulfilling the role of a nurse and 
doing small jobs, but by the end of our third year, we usually have 
three patients totally under our care." 

In addition to their clinicals, undergraduate nursing majors must 
first go through a preprofessional program, which is the equivalent 
of the university core courses. However, other roads can be taken 
to prepare a nursing major for the overall goal: a Bachelor of Science 
degree in nursing, which will certify them as a registered nurse 
(RN). Allied health courses in high schools can be the first step for 
aspiring nurses. 



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"My high school didn't have an allied health program, so I just 
prepared by taking a lot of science classes," Warren said. 

In addition, aspiring nursing majors may achieve an ADN (an 
associate degree in nursing to help them enter into a university 
environment) through junior college programs. Here at Southern Miss, 
the nursing program has stepped up its curriculum requirements. 

Warren said, "Instead of having a 70 as a passing grade like the 
rest of the programs here, the administration has changed the passing 
grade to a 77." Also, instead of the standard 128 hour degree plan, 
nursing majors must fulfill 131 hours in order to attain their degree. 

Freshman Samantha Fortenberry acknowledged the hard work 
required of nursing majors and said, "It takes desire for the end result 
to keep you motivated." 

A strong personality and passionate background of service 
must accompany a nursing major's arsenal of tools gained from 
their studies to work successfully in the medical field. 

"Southern Miss represents all of the things that have made me 
who I am. The southern hospitality, true friends and pride in where 
I came from will always be with me no matter where I am nursing," 
Fortenberry said. 

Browning and Fortenberry also cited the close relationships built 
through the instructors and student body at the School of Nursing 
as essential to their learning experience. Despite the extreme 
hours spent with their colleagues, instructors often encourage their 
students to practice self-teaching, a method which includes taking 
on all of the information in text books and clinicals, instead of just 
focusing on lectures. 

Finally, at the end of their fourth year, nursing majors must 
fulfill a preceptorship. They spend their first eight weeks of their last 
semester in normal classes, and then they work in hospitals one on 
one with real nurses to finish off their already wide expanse of real- 
world experience. 

Browning, on the subject of his on the job practice, described 
a life-saving experience at Forest General Hospital, explaining the 
wounds of a car accident victim. 

He said, "After about 20 minutes [of CPR] we got him back. He 
was in terrible shape, and though the possibility of him making it 
through all of that was slim, we were able to give his family time to 
say good-bye." 

Nursing majors must endure long hours of hard physical and 
mental work to ensure their passage through The University of 
Southern Mississippi with their degree, and the proper knowledge 
to obtain success in the work field. After they leave the university, 
they enter the medical field with an enhanced understanding and 
appreciation of their job. 

Browning said, "I have learned a lot at Southern Miss, but proba bly 
the most important thing 1 am learning here is to rely on others and 
trust them to complete their job, just as the patient should be able to 
trust that I can do mine." Story by Samantha Nix 




Danielle Pugh, a nursing major, helps a patient with physical therapy. 




Kristen Shields, a junior from Richland, Miss., practices for taking care of an infant with the 
help of Justin Burge, a |unior from Hattiesburg, Miss. 



NURSING 



si 




Walker Science Building Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




COLLEGE OF * 

SCIENCE 
TECHNOLOGY 



molding the future 



Jon Bearden, a junior athletic training major, and 
Kristen Sorrell, a junior geology major, do an 
experiment on heat effects and calorimetry in 
their basic cheistry class. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



82 ARTS & ACADEMICS 



The College of Science and Technology teaches the scientific and 
mathematical laws of the past so students can uncover and mold the 
future of the world. It is made up of 15 departments, each carrying out 
the university's mission through research, education and economic 
development and service. Over 3,000 students enroll in these programs 
each year, and many are graduates of the college, pursuing doctorates. 

Ben Mitcham, a graduate physics major, said that he did not choose 
his major but that his major chose him. He took several physics classes 
that sparked his interest as an undergraduate and decided to major in 
the field because it was closely related to the classes he took. 

Daniel Morgan, a junior industrial engineering technology major, 
said that the College of Science and Technology is the perfect academic 
college for him since he wants to work in the oil industry. 



The College of Science and Technology also offers 
students a helpful head start in the pre-medical fields. The 
Pre-medical and Health Professions office offers nearly a 
dozen programs, including dentistry and pharmacy. The 
courses aim at improving the chances of students getting into 
a professional program. 

Not all students in the college are taking a direct approach 
to technology. Alisha Gibson, a senior from Jackson, Miss., 
decided to combine her love for math with her interest in 
teaching to major in mathematics. She said that her college 
experience has been priceless. 

"1 hope to leave a legacy as a life-long learner, trusting that 
the people that I came in contact with have been inspired to 
continue to learn something from everything," Gibson said. 

Whether a student decides to become the next thought- 
provoking math teacher, a dentist or a prosperous oil rig 
worker, the College of Science and Technology will provide 
the educational foundation for his or her dream. 
Story by Justin Smith 




Johnson Science Tower Photo by Jennifer Petc/ier 



MEET the 

DEAN 

Dr. Rex Gandy 




Photo by Motikia Wilson 



Dr. Rex Gandy, the dean 
of the College of Science 
and Technology, was born 
in north Mississippi and 
attended college in Tennessee 
at the University of Memphis 
and in Texas at Texas State University, as a first generation 
college student. He acquired degrees in physics from both of 
these schools, an undergraduate degree from Memphis and a 
graduate degree from Texas. Dr. Gandy originally wanted to 
be a scientist at a university and achieved this goal working at 
Auburn for 16 years and the University of Idaho for three years. 
Dean Gandy defines a legacy of the university as "someone 
outstandingly committed." With this definition, Gandv is 
definitely a member of the legacy of Southern Miss. 

"As a dean, you must take satisfaction from other people's 
accomplishments," Dr. Gandy said. This is the cornerstone 
of his selfless love of both his college and the university as 
a whole, a trait that only the best of Southern Miss' leaders 
possess. Dr. Gandy also attributes the effective administration 
of a college to two main factors: stress management and 
exceptional people skills. 

The combination of both his tremendous threshold 
for stress and his great public relations skills has led to the 
start of many institutions that set the College of Science and 
Technology apart from the other colleges of the universitv. The 
idea of a college community is high on Dr. Gandy's prioritv list 
and programs such as "Hospitality Corner", a college picnic 
and the "Meet the Deans" program, featured on the front page 
of The Student Printz, have aided in bringing the members of 
the various departments inside the college together under a 
common bond. 

Dr. Rex Gandv, in addition to his involvement in 
conglomerating the different departments incorporated in the 
College of Science and Technology, hopes to have established 
a reputation of dealing with people fairly and honestly. This 
sort of aspiration brings Dr. Gandv onto a very tangible level 
for students and allows him to manage his college with both 
respect from administrators and support from students. 

"We need to increase our majors, improve the salary 
situation for the faculty and staff while holding tuition to a 
reasonable range," Dr. Gandv said. 

This holistic approach to bettering the institution could be 
extrapolated to be a better goal for the university as a whole. 
Dr. Gandv is a believer in helping all parties in a situation and 
aims to better the experience of both students and faculty 
members here at The University of Southern Mississippi. 
This speaks volumes not only about his ability to effectively 
run the College of Science and Technology but also about his 
incredible leadership both on and off the campus. 



COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 83 



FURTHERING 




Amaziah Coleman balances tubes that will go into 
a centrifuge process to separate liquids from one 
another. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



THEIR 



STUDIES 



iiiw/iieui obiiuiaio u 

Research and extra-coursework study are pivotal components to 
the academic assent of many students at The University of Southern 
Mississippi. Research programs such as the Ronald E. McNair 
Scholars program cater directly to these student's aspirations of both 
academic and occupational success. 

Founded in memory of Ronald E. McNair, the second African- 
American in space, the McNair Scholars program is a "Post- 
baccalaureate Achievement Program designed to prepare participants 
for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other 
scholarly activities," according to the program's mission statement. 
Southern Miss provides support for eligible undergraduates in 
preparation for acceptance into graduate programs. The program 
is highly selective and requires that a student be from a low-income 
family or a minority group, a U.S. citizen, in pursuit of a Ph.D. 
and committed to the program until graduation to be eligible for 
acceptance. The prestige of the program is dependant on the work 
of the scholars and the selectivity of its admissions policy, one aspect 
of the program that Susan Bourland, director of the student support 
services program, said is intense. 

"We only have 22 scholars at any one time and only 10 to 12 new 
scholars each year," Bourland said, "It is a very exclusive program 
with only about 160 programs operating nationwide." 

Amaziah Coleman, a senior biology major and McNair Scholar, 
said that to her there was no other program on campus equivalent 
to the McNair program, and that the main difference in the program 
comes from the background of its members. 

"McNair is a prestigious honor, unique in that its scholars come 
from all disciplines. The program caters to preparing scholars for 
advancement in their specific concentrations," Coleman said. 



nciy-n research 

Coleman went on to attribute the program with preparing he 
for not only graduate school but also for competition in the even 
intensifying job market. Coleman said that aspects of the program 
such as GRE preparation, writing scholarly research papers on he 
work and presenting her work at the annual McNair Symposium havi 
made her more competitive in her field. 

"It is never too early to begin planning for one's future. I wouli 
encourage, not only freshmen, but everyone who qualifies h 
consider the McNair Scholars Program; it is a worthy investment, 
Coleman said. 

The program is a year-long venture to give scholars ample tim 
to complete research projects, complete the paper and present th 
project findings at the McNair Symposium. The McNair Symposiur 
is another method the program employs to better prepare its scholar 
for professions in which confidence and oral communication ar 
key. In addition to this and other methods of preparing students fc 
optimal performance in graduate programs, Bourland added that th 
program actively "assists scholars in identifying and applying to 
graduate program." 

Coleman defined the purpose of the program as a duel ideal, t 
prepare students for post graduate education, and more important] 
to instill in them fundamental skills needed for success in researc 
intensive fields of work such as the sciences. 

"McNair transforms capable students into scholars wh< 
like Dr. Ronald E. McNair, are leaving a legacy of scholarship anj 
achievement," Coleman said. Story by Chris Mills 



84 ARTS & ACADEMICS 



Amaziah Coleman continues 

her research as she looks 

at an organism under the 

microscope. 

Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Amaziah Coleman, a senior 
biology major, is researching 
a pathogen that infects 
dolphins. Working in the lab, 
she sterilizes a loop that will 
go on to a microscope. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Jennifer Chutz, a senior 
biology major with a minor in 
chemistry, has done extensive 
research on hearing and deaf 
communities. Because she is 
deaf and fluent in American 
Sign Language, she was able 
to bring unique insights into 
her work. 
Photo by Matikia Wihon 



MCNAIR SCHOLARS 



BEYOND 

our BORDER 



study abroad opportunities 

Studying abroad has been a part of The University of Southern 
Mississippi for many years. Students can go almost anywhere in the 
world and study almost anything they want. Studying in another 
country makes whatever a student studies a unique, hands-on and 
once in a lifetime experience. Two students, Erin Vaughn, a senior, and 
Leah Gaines, a sophomore, have both been able to embark on this life- 
changing experience. 

Vaughn went to England two years ago, but to her, it was just like 
yesterday. However, Gaines went the Abbey Point Levoy in France, 
but still had the same feelings and meaning towards her experience 
even though it was just last summer and in a different place. They both 
explained the many academic and personal opportunities that it can 
bring to a college student. 

"It will help students to mature by getting them used to new things. 
Students will have a greater sense of what it means to be an American 
because you see how your country is portrayed," Vaughn said. 

Gaines pointed out that it looks great on a resume and creates a 
sense of self. 

"It helps you grow as person; throws you into a completely new 
culture where it forces you to have a self-identity," Gaines said. 

Some other things that students might think about are the costs and 
the possible culture-shock. Financial aid does cover part of it, but not 
pocket change. However, most students who participate in the program 
agree it is a worthwhile investment. 

Of course, the main aspect of the study abroad program is the 
studying and education. Both Gaines and Vaughn expressed that the 
education experience is completely different and amazing. 

Vaughn said, "The more history there is tied into a place, the more I 
learned and the more knowledge I gained, which made my experience 
even better." 

Gaines studied art in France and was able to study the paintings in 
person rather than in a book. 

"When you see the real thing when learning, it leaves a lasting 
impression. You're also seeing history in the making; not just America's, 
but another country's," Gaines said. 

Some tips for students considering studying abroad include 
studying the country, study the culture and study the laws. 

"Being submerged in the culture helps you to understand what 
you're studying better," Vaughn said. Story by Madison Davis 




Students participating in the short-term Caribbee 
studies program gather in front of a Bob Mark 
statue in Jamaica. 



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ARTS & ACADEMICS 




!>tudents stroll through the Abbey grounds in Pontlevoy, France in the Loir Valley. The Abbey offers students the chance to study abroad for an entire semester and take a full coarse load. 
Ml photos submitted by USM Study Abroad 



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Dr. Davies' journalism class enjoys a cruise down the Thames River. 




Journalism students found some free time outside a castle located on 
the outskirts of Cardiff, Wales. 



STUDY ABROAD 87 




Sarah Catherine Robinson, a freshman psychology and art major from Jackson, Miss., and Dustin Boone, a freshman biological science major from Laurel, Miss., show their excitement after riding the 
floorless roller coaster Kraken for the fourth time at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. Photo submitted by Christy Dyess. 

Psychology 110 Honors 
College students take a much 
needed break after a long 
day of learning and fun in 
Orlando, Fla. Professor of 
the class, Dr. Kuczaj, interacts 
with marine life on a regular 
basis for his research studying 
the behaviors of marine 
mammals. Photo submitted by 
Christy Dyess. 




ARTS & ACADEMICS 



HONORS 

COLLEGE 

serious students cut loose 

Introduced first as honors-level classes in 1965, the 1 lonors 
College of today's standard emerged in 1971 as a full fledged academic 
program in itself. 

"Southern Miss was acting as something of an educational pioneer 
because the Honors College was only the sixth to be established in the 
United States. Now, there are more than 300," Dr. Ken Panton, dean 
of the Honors College, said. 

In 2004, the Honors College revised the program using suggestions 
from professors, students, parents and university administrators. Now 
the Honors College is split into two programs: general honors for 
freshmen and sophomores and senior honors for juniors and seniors. 

Jennifer Petcher, a senior photojournalism major, said, "It really gave 
me a better Linderstanding of the world in general, especially the past." 

The program offers a smaller classroom environment, highly 
active professors and perhaps most exciting, active learning classes 
that allow whole classes to take trips outside of Hattiesburg. 

Stacey Readv, the coordinator of the general honors program 
said, "These classes incorporate traditional lectures with exciting 
field experiences." 

Trips to places like Sea World in Orlando, Fla. to study the 
behavior of dolphins and whales, or New York City to watch Broadway 
productions live certainly added a new level of enrichment to a 
student's learning experience. 

Chad Bush, a freshman biochemistry major said, "Within 
hours of the courses opening on SOAR, [active learning] classes 
are already full." 

In addition to giving a smaller, more liberal arts feel to the Honors 
College experience, housing opportunities provide yet another aspect 
of excitement. Two dormitories house Honors College students in a 
living and learning community: Hattiesburg and Mississippi Halls. 

Petcher said, "We had fun together (as much fun as you can have 
studying, I guess) and got to know each other. We also helped each 
Jther out when we had questions about assignments or were stressing 
nit. Several of those girls are still my good friends todav." 

Bush said, "Some of the best times I've had with honors college 
dds have been at three in the morning in the dorm. We might get 
ogether to 'study,' but quite often, anything but studying happens." 




After getting drenched in the "Soak Zone" dun 
Dr. Kuczaj pulled some strings with the dir 
at SeaWorld to get the whole class behind 
Photo by Christy Dyess 



- 
mal training 
if the show. 



To apply for the general honors program, high school seniors 
must exhibit leadership roles, participation in school organizations 
and their community and make 24 on their ACT, or the equivalent 
on any other national exam. For students who transfer or general 
honors students who wish to continue their participation, the senior 
honors program provides the perfect opportunity to finish their 
i ollege ediK ation with ai ademi( ll.m 

Paula Mathis, the coordinator of the senior honors program, said, 
"Ninety percent of Southern Miss Honors College students continue 
their education at graduate or professional schools." 

The senior honors program supplements the widespread goal of 
Honors College students to move on to even higher levels of education 
by providing juniors and seniors an opportunity to work one on one 
with a professor to create their own thesis. In their junior year, senior 
honors students attend a research methodology class to help them 
learn appropriate skills for researching their thesis. Bv their senior 
year, students choose a professor to work with, and carry out their 
research, culminating all of their vears of hard work into a thesis. 

Petcher said, "Senior honors has been good because I have been 
able to focus on a topic that really interests me." 

Mathis said, "Students enrolled in any degree program offered 
at Southern Miss may be a part of the Honors College. ..Therefore, 
Honors theses have been written on a variety of topics. Two fairly 
recent theses that immediatelv come to mind as particularly interesting 
to me are 'Weapons on the Walls: Women in World War II Propaganda 
Posters' and 'Intoxicating Substances and Sober Judgment: A Case Study of 
High-Achieving Undergraduate Substance Users." 

After 30 years of supporting Honors College students, there are 
hundreds of theses written on a plethora oi topics, all sitting in Cook 
Library for the curious mind. Curious minds are exactly the type that 
the Honors College both seeks out and supports. 

Ready said, "Honors College students have a unique experience 
in that bv virtue of being in the Honors College they automatically 
have a support system. We here in the Honors College advise them. 
monitor their progress and mentor them. This support system instills 
them with the knowledge that they have people here who care about 
them and want to help them succeed!" Story by Samantha Nix 



HONORS COLLEGE 



89 



Southern Miss is home for a large group of notable college students. Distinctions such 
as Hall of Fame and Who's Who have been around for a long time, but these institutions, 
like student organizations, have adapted over time to accommodate the increasing student 
enrollment. Distinctions have come from their beginnings which resembled those of a high 
school, to the current system of distinctions which are more general and reflect the inability 
of students to know the entire student body. Originally Who's Who was split into the usual 
categories, most intelligent, most beautiful and a host of other titles, but with a campus as 
large as Southern Miss is now it is impossible to know who among thousands of students is 
the wittiest, or the most likely to succeed. 




Despite these structural changes in the distinctions on campus, there are many forms 
that have remained very similar to their ancestor institutions. The various beauty pageants 
at Southern have changed very little, the only major change to these was when the Beauties 
program was dropped sometime in the late 80' s or early 90's. These changes and similarities 
reflect the importance of developing tradition at Southern Miss, and the university's unspoken 



policy of not allowing tradition to stifle growth and adaptation. Story by Chris Mills 





THE 

STUDENT BODY 

eSGA 



JONATHAN KREBS 

PRESIDENT 



Jonathan Krebs served as the Student Government Association President this year. As Presi- 
dent, he was responsible for establishing a budget, directing EaglePalooza, attending Execu- 
tive Cabinet, running SGA Cabinet, appointing cabinet members, establishing a vision for the' 
student body, representing the student's voice and answering students' needs. Krebs believes 
this experience has provided him with valuable training for working with others, negotiating, 
serving, and meeting others needs. He also believes the President's office is not an ambition 
or resume boost but that it is a call to serve. Krebs advice to the students is, "Pursuing this 
position for yourself will not be enough to sustain you through the difficult and stressful times 
during your term. You must be willing to sacrifice yourself for others and their needs." 



92 DISTINCTIONS 




LYNDSEYJALVIA 

VICE-PRESIDENT 



Lyndsey Jalvia has been actively involved in SGA since she first stepped on campus as a Freshman Associ- 
ate. She then served as Freshman Associates advisor. Jalvia believes SGA is a student-centered organiza- 
tion that shows students that someone does care about their campus life and experience. As Vice-Presi- 
dent, Jalvia serves as president of the senate branch. She presides over the meetings and performs the 
president's duties in his absence. Jalvia believes that the Senate is a vital branch of student government 
that sometimes does not get the recognition it needs. Jalvia says, "Being SGA vice-president has taught 
me so much. It has given me a true taste of the real world. It has also taught me that in order to motivate 
another about what they are doing, you must first have the passion inside you!" 



RYAN MAHONEY 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 



Ryan Mahoney decided to leave his legacy in the university through joining Student Government Associa- 
tion. In addition, he chose to be the Attorney General because of his strong devotion to Justice. The Attorney 
General serves as the judge for all transportation appeals as well as the conduct cases on campus. Mahoney 
is in charge of a diverse, nine person Judicial Board that devises changes to parking on campus including 
parking zones, signage, and policy. He is also the legal consul for other branches of the SGA. Mahonev says, 
"As an officer, I have learned to give tirelessly to the students and university as a whole. Your legacy will live 
much longer than your name, so give until you are dry and then give some more. Mv efforts are recognized 
by most of the student body, but I know that when I lay my head down at night, 1 have done the just and 
right thing to the fullest. That's satisfaction!" 





CHARLES ARINDER 

TREASURER 



Charles Arinder wanted to be a part of the Student Government Association because he believes it is one 
of the most truly student oriented organizations on campus. "The goal for the SGA is simple, make the 
college experience more enjoyable and simpler for the student. Hopefully mv work as an officer will have 
done just that," says Arinder. The main tasks and responsibilities of the Treasurer include managing the 
expenses of the Executive Committee Directors and also managing the overall budget. Arinder savs, "Be- 
ing an SGA officer has brought to light the many inner-workings of the executive officers. It has opened 
my eyes to hard work done by every executive cabinet member and the other executive officers. Working 
with this particular administration has been an incredible experience." 



GRAY WEINACKER 

ELECTIONS COMMISSIONER 

Gray Weinacker wanted to be in the SGA because he knew that he wanted to be involved on campus and 
thought that this was the best way for him to do so. He believed he could help his fellow students and 
contribute to the SGA as a whole. The office of Election Commissioner intrigued Weinacker because of 
its direct interaction with the students. As election commissioner, Weinacker is responsible for the entire 
election process. With the help of Thomas Hayes and the rest of his election commission, Weinacker sets 
the dates, reserves the voting polls, advertises the upcoming elections, supervises the campaigning pro- 
cess, runs the polls, and counts the ballots. Weinacker says, "Being an officer for the SGA has taught me 
responsibility, fairness, and how to be a better leader." 



STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 93 




MR. and MISS 

SOUTHERN MISS 




iss Carolyn Brooks and Mr. Alvin McKinley 



94 DISTINCTIONS 



Carolyn Brooks 



Carolyn Jean Brooks, known as "Carebear", is the 2005 Miss Southern Miss. 
She is a senior speech communication major from Jackson, Miss. She enjoys 
dancing, painting, singing and pottery. She also has a strong connection to the 
black and gold. 

"Southern Miss has been my home away from home for four years now. It has 
given me numerous opportunities for which I am grateful. I have made life long 
friends and have really grown as a person," she said. 

Brooks has become very involved in the campus life. She is a member of Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves as benevolence and merits chair and 
social action chair. She is a hall director, McNair Research Scholar, Alpha Lambda 
Delta junior advisor and a member of The E.L.I.T.E., Mississippi Communication 
Association, R.A.D. Systems Graduate, National Residence Hall Honorary and 
NAACP. She has also received numerous honors such as the department of speech 
communication's Don George Award for Academic Excellence, Top Community 
Developer of the Year, Resident Assistant Scholastic Award, Miss Black and Gold 
Pageant winner and Association of College & University Officers International 
STARS College Participant. 

"For me, it means that somewhere along the wav in my four years here, that I 
have made an impact on someone. It means that my smiles have been appreciated 
and that means the world to me," Brooks said. 

Brooks plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D in speech 
communication with emphasis on health and interpersonal communication. She 
also wants to teach and serve as a health consultant to speak to various groups 
about the importance of health issues. 





Alvin McKinley 



Alvin Ray McKinley Jr. is the 2005 Mr. Southern Miss. "Lil Ray", as he is 
known by close friends, is a senior information technology engineering major from 
Edwards, Miss. He loves swimming, traveling, socializing with people and logging 
onto Facebook. 

"I'm glad to serve as Mr. Southern Miss because it let's me know that I have made 
c\n impact. To me, this title is not about popularity but about being a well-rounded 
achiever. This campus has transformed me into the man I am today/' McKinley said. 

During his four years at Southern Miss, he has developed a large list of 
achievements. He is vice president o\ Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, 
NSBE and AITP. He is a director for GEWW, a residence assistant and captain of 
an intramural football team. He is also a member ot the Men of Excellence, the 
UAC officers' review board and Southern Style. He has received such awards as 
AASO Scholar, Bill Gates Award, Fellowship Award tor Phi Sigma Pi, UAC Member 
oi the Year and National Dean's List. In addition, he has participated in community 
service projects with Aldersgate, Big Brother and Big Sister and New 1 lope Baptist 
Church. After graduating, McKinlev wants to attend graduate school. I lis ultimate 
gtial is to establish a web-based service for third world countries to give them more 
opportunities. "I feel the more you know, the better you will do," he said. 



MR \\H Miss SOI Nil K\ Miss 



45 



BEST 

CITIZENS 

serving the student body 

These awards are designated to honor two very special graduating seniors, one man 
and one woman, who have best exemplified through their actions the characteristics of 
responsible citizenship. The "Best Citizens" have served the campus community and their 
fellow students tirelessly with uncompromised integrity, compassion and vision. These 
awardees are considered positive role models for other students. Courtesy of Dr. joe Paul 



Carmen Edrice Buford 



Carmen Edrice Buford is a management information systems major from Columbia, 
Miss. She is the daughter of Clarence and Mary Buford. Carmen aspires to graduate college 
with honors and obtain an information technology position with a Fortune 500 Company. 

Carmen received several honors at Southern Miss. These included a Leadership 
Scholarship and acceptance into Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, Lambda Sigma and Alpha 
Lambda Delta honor societies. She was also an assistant hall director, a resident assistant, 
the president of Ideal Women, and a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business 
Fraternity, Freshman Leadership Council and The Legacy. 

Community service has been a large part of Carmen's college experience. She volunteered 
at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, the Boys' and Girls' Club of America, Palmers Crossing 
Community Center and the Family Education Center. At Southern Miss she participated in 
children's carnivals, toy drives, book drives and the American Heart Walk. 





e Sumrall Johnson 



Luke Sumrall Johnson earned his bachelors of science degree in business administrate 
in May 2005. He is the son of Joe and Jean Johnson and is a native of Laurel, Miss. Luke i 
an ordained minister and he started seminary school in January 2006. 

Luke received many honors throughout his time at Southern Miss. He was the permaner 
team captain of the Southern Miss football team. He was also a 2003 NCAA Leadershi 
Conference Representative, a Conference USA special teams player of the week, a 200 
Liberty Bowl Scholar Athlete, and the 2003 Liberty Bowl Offensive MVP. 

There were also many organizations that Luke joined at Southern Miss. Some of thes 
were the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bapti: 
Student Union and Christian Services Center. 

Luke's community involvement included reading to local school children, volunteerin 
at the Salvation Army, the Dubard School and the Red Cross, preaching for local yout 
organizations and a summer mission trip to West Africa. 



96 DISTINCTIONS 



PHI KAPPA PHI 

SILVER BOWL 

WINNER 



acheiving academic success 

This award is given to the member of Phi Kappa Phi who has 
maintained the highest grade point average along with completing 
the greatest number of credit hours at the university. 




Pellerree Amelia Steadman 

Pellerree Amelia Steadman is an international studies and Spanish 
major from Hattiesburg, Miss. She is the daughter of Garland and 
Susan Steadman. Amelia aspires to attend law school and become an 
immigration attorney. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout all 
four years at Southern Miss. 

While at Southern Miss, Amelia received many scholarships 
and awards. She was a Presidential Scholar and an Honors College 
Ambassador. She was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 
and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. She received the Honors 
College Colloquium Book Award her freshman and sophomore years. 

Amelia was very involved at Southern Miss. She was an English 
Language Institute Intern in Fall 2005. She also presented a paper 
entitled "Unlikely Cold Warriors: Hattiesburg's Civic Organizations 
and Mississippi Southern Colleges Latin American Institute" at the 
Phi Alpha Theta State Conference. Amelia was president of Phi Alpha 
Theta her senior year and secretary her junior year. She was the 
secretary of the Indian Students Association in 2003. She was also a 
member of the Bhangra dance team and the USM College Bowl Team. 
Amelia studied abroad in Vietnam during the summer of 2004. 

In addition to campus organizations, Amelia found time to help 
the community. She was a tutor at the English Language Institute 
throughout her time at Southern Miss. She also volunteered as a 
Spanish translator for the Mississippi Department of Human Services 
and organized the Phi Alpha Theta book drive. 



BEST CITIZENS & SILVER BOWL WINNER 97 



WHO'S WHO 

among STUDENTS in American 

UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES 



coanizea students 



Who's Who is a nationally recognized honor 
in its 72nd year of existence. At Southern 
Miss, Who's Who is considered a top 
leadership award. The honor is designed to 
reward and recognize well-rounded students 
whose academic standing, participation in 
extracurricular activities, community service, 
and leadership are decidedly exceptional. 
Courtesy of Dr. Joe Paul 



98 DISTINCTIONS 




Roselyn Ahua 

Major: Biological Sciences 

iometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Leadership Scholar 

Southern Style 2004 

Otnicron Delta Kappa 

Eagle Connection 

College of Science & 

Technology Ambassador 

Plans after graduation: 

i To travel abroad, and in the 

Fall of 2006, attend optometry 

chool in pursuit of a career as 

a doctor of optometry 




Julie April 

Major: Child Life 

Hometown: Metairie, La. 

Organizations: 

Phi Mu Sorority-President 

Southern Style 

College Panhellenic Council 

Catholic Student Association 

Greek Seeker 

Plans after graduation: 

To become a certified child life 

specialist providing care for 

children and families in the 

hospital as well as in a hospice 

program 



Carrie Arauz 

Major: Speech-Language 

Pathology 

Hometown: Purvis, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Phi kappa Phi 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

USM Speech and Hearing 

Association 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate 

school at The University 

Southern Mississippi 



Charles Arinder 

Major: Accounting and 

Personal Financial Planning 

Hometown: Columbia, Miss. 

Organizations: 

SGA-Treasurer 

Sigma Chi Fraternity 

Southern Style 2004 

IFC-VP of Adminstrative 

Affairs 

Greek Man of the Year 2005 

Plans after graduation: 

To obtain a CPA certification 

and eventually own a own 

financial services firm 



Eric Arrant 

Major: Management 

Hometown: Amorv, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity 

Order of Omega-President 

IFC-VP of Public Relations 

National Runner Up-Alpha Tau 

Omega Thomas Ankle Clark 

Award 

Omicron Delta kappa 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a master's of 

business administration 

beginning in the Fall 2006 




Sara Bailey 

Major: Speech-Language 

Pathology 

Hometown: Moss Point, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Eagle Connection 

Chi Omega Sorority 

CPC-VP of Scholarship 

Gamma Rho Chi 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school to 

obtain a masters degree in 

speech language pathology 




Tawanda Barker Brandon Belote 



Carolyn Brooks Lekeisha Bryant 



:: 



Major: Biology 

Hometown: Natchez, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Sigma Gamma Rho 
Sorority Inc. 
USM Red Cross Council- 
President 
President's List/Dean's List 
College of Science & Tech 

Honor Scholar 
Beta Beta Beta Biological 

Honor Society 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend nursing school 

and become an officer 

in the Mississippi Army 

National Guard 



Major: Theatrical Design 

& Technology 

Hometown: Vienna, Va. 

Organizations: 

Freshman Leadership Council 

Order of Omega 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Plans after graduation: 

To ride a bicycle 800 miles 

across Florida with PUSH 

America, coach a summer 

league swim team in 

Northern, Va. and find a job 

or pursue graduate school 



Major: Speech Communication 

Hometown: Jackson, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 

Residence Hall Director 

McNair Scholars Program 

Miss Southern Miss 
Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue graduate studies 

and obtain a Ph.D. in speech 

communication and to 

eventually become a public 

speaker/health consultant 

concerning issues surrounding 

positive health behaviors 



Major: Administration ot 

Justice 

Hometown: Brandon, Miss. 

Organizations: 

AASO-President 

Goal Tenders-President 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 

Southern Style 2005 

SGA-Freshman Branch 

Advisor 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school at 

Belhaven College and prepare 

to enroll at Police Academv 



WHO'S WHO 



99 




Carmen Buford 

Major: Management 

Information Systems 

Hometown: Columbia, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Ideal Women-President 

Leadership Scholar 
Golden Key International 

Honor Society 

Alpha Kappa Psi Business 

Fraternity 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Plans after graduation: 

To work for Chevron 

Corporation as a business 

analyst 




Candace Bush 

Major: Broadcast Journalism 

Hometown: Mobile, Ala. 

Organizations: 

Kappa Delta Sorority 

SGA-Cabinet 

Eagle Connection-President 

Freshman Associates-Vice 

President 

Student Broadcasters 

Association 

Plans after graduation: 

To begin a career in 

broadcast media and 

become a political 

correspondent eventually 



Kristin Cabana Amaziah Coleman James Cruise, 



Major: History and German 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Honors Student Association- 
Vice President 
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor 
Society 
Presidential Scholar 
Golden Key International 
Honour Society 
Honors College Ambassador 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a master's then a 

Ph.D in history and eventually 

teach at a university 



Major: Biological Sciences 

Hometown: Richton, Miss. 

Organizations: 

I.M.A.G.E.-President 
Alpha Epsilon Delta- 
President 
Luckyday Scholar 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholar 
Plans after graduation: 
To attend medical school 
and pursue a career as a 
pediatrician and medical 
scientist 



Major: Marketing 

Hometown: Jackson, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Fraternity-President 

IFC-VP of Public Relations 

Southern Style 

Greek Seekers-President 

Tom Shoemaker 

Scholarship Recipient 

Plans after graduation: 

Currently working in 

Mobile, Ala. for Cintas in 

the Management Trainee 

Program." 




Bethany Dailey 

Major: English and French 
Hometown: Madison, Miss. 

Organizations: 

University Activities Council 

Kappa Alpha Theta-VP of 

Finance 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

USM Theatre-Stage Manager 

and Assistant Director 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue graduate studies 

in English and then teach 

on the university level, and 

perhaps teach English abroad 





Tabitha Epperson Lucy Ferguson 



Major: History and Political 

Science 

Hometown: 

Pass Christian, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Pi Beta Phi Sorority 

Southern Style 

McNair Scholar 

Luckyday Executive Team 

Order of Omega 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school 

in either history or political 

science 



Major: Speech 

Communication 

Hometown: Woodville, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Freshman Leadership 

Council's Award 

Dean's List 

Chi Omega-President 

Speech Communication 

Association 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a masters in 
speech communication 
from The University of 
Southern Mississippi 




Jessica Gordon 

Major: Spanish and International 

Business 

Hometown: Biloxi, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity- 
President 
Golden Key National Award 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
SGA 
College of Business Academic 
Award 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a masters of business 
administration, to pursue a career 

in international business using 

the Spanish language and to travel 

throughout the U.S. and Europe 



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Tansy Hall 

Major: Economics 
Hometown: 

Blue Mountain, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 

SGA-Election Commissioner 

AASO-Historian 

Financial Management 

Association 

Goal Tenders 

Plans after graduation: 

To obtain a masters of business 

administration while working 

in a management position 

located in Nashville, Tenn 



Madeleine Hamilton Kimberly Helton Keith Hembree Kelly Hollingsworth 



Major: Nutrition & Dietetics 

Hometown: New Orleans, La. 

Organizations: 

Executive Director of Campus 

Development 
Student Dietetic Association- 
Vice President 
Random Acts of Leadership 

Award 

SGA-Transfer Representative 

Senator 

Sierra Environmental Club 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend a dietetic internship 

and become a registered 

dietician 



Major: Public Relations 

Hometown: Mobile, Ala. 

Organizations: 

Delta Delta Delta-Secretary 

National Dean's List 

Miss University of Southern 

Mississippi Pageant I )irei toi 

Lambda Sigma Honor Society 

Public Relations Student 

Society of America-Publicity 

Chair 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a career as a 

public relations practitioner 

in the non-profit sector 



Major: Marketing 
Hometown: 

Pascagoula, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Outstanding freshman Male 

SGA-Senator 

Interfraternitv Council 

Legacy Board 

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a master's 

degree in college student 

personnel and then work at 

a university somewhere in 

the southeast 



Major: Public Relations 

Hometown: Magee, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Kappa Delta Sorority 

C PC-President 

Legacy Board 

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Eagle Connection 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend law school and 

pursue a career as an 

attorney 







Brian Hudson 

Major: Kinesiotherapy 
Hometown: Clinton, Miss. 
Organizations: 
Dean's List 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity- 
President 
Southern Style 
SGA 
NAACP 
Plans after graduation: 
To start my own 
rehabilitation center 
somewhere in the 
southeastern region 



Lekeba Jackson 

Major: Biological Sciences- 

Pre-dental 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Luckday Team President 

Southern Style 2004 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

I.M.A.G.E.-Treasurer 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a job as a quality 

control manager in the 

pilot research division of a 

corporate company and to 

enroll in dental school in the 

fall of 2007 



Luke Johnson 

Major: Business 

Administration 

Hometown: Laurel, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Southern Miss Football- 
Team Captain 
Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee 
Fellowship of Christian 

Mhli'l, 

Baptist Student Union 

Christian Services Center 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend seminary 



Jonathan Krebs 

Major: Management 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

SGA-President 

Eaglepalooza-Director 

Richard Vreeland 

Management Scholar 

Headwae 1 lonoree 

Business Student Advisory 

( ouni i! 

Plans after graduation: 

To make it up when he gets 

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Erin Lambert 

Major: Speech 

Communication 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Chi Omega Sorority-New 

Member Educator 

Southern Stvle 

Eagle Connection 

Speech Communication 

Association-Treasurer 

Just Over the Rainbow 

Theatre-Board Member 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school in 

speech communication 




Alicia Lane 

Major: Marketing 

Hometown: Pearl, Miss. 

Organizations: 

SGA-Treasurer 
Delta Delta Delta Sorority- 

VP of Finance, VP of PR 
Honors College Ambassador 

National Tylenol Scholar 

Eagle Connection-President 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a masters of 

business administration 

in Fall 2006 or attend law 

school and specialize in 

corporate mediation 



Lauren Lestremali Ryan Mahoney 



Major: Psychology 

Hometown: Slidell, La. 

Organizations: 

Outstanding Freshman 

Female 

Delta Gamma Sorority- 

VP Membership 

Rho Chi 2005 

President's List 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend occupational 

therapy school 



Major: Political Science 

Hometown: Mandeville, La. 

Organizations: 

Alpha Tau Omega 

Fraternity 
Southern Style 2004 
SGA-Attorney General 
Campus Crusade for Christ- 
Worship Leader 
IFC Judicial Board 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a career in 
intelligence and research 
with the United States 
Government 



Adam Moore 

Major: Human Resource 

Management 

Hometown: Germantown, Term 

Organizations: 

Army ROTC-Executive Officer 

Honors College Ambassador 

Omicron Delta Kappa-VP 

National Society of Scabbard & 

Blade-President 

Outstanding Freshman Male 

Plans after graduation: 

To serve as a 2nd Lieutenant it 

the United States Army 





Stephanie Napier Jonathan Palmer 



Major: Psychology 

Hometown: Mandeville, La. 

Organizations: 

Greekseekers 

Southern Style 2004 

Eagle Connection-President 

Order of Omega 

Delta Delta Delta Sorority 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend grad school 

to pursue a Ph.D. in 

counseling psychology 



Major: Speech Communication 

Hometown: Tyler, Texas 

Organizations: 

Golden Key International 

Honour Society 
Varsity Football Letterman 

Baptist Student Union 

Student Athlete Advisory 

Committee 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a career in the speech 

communication field of study 

and eventually travel around the 

country being a motivational 

speaker through the venue of 

athletes and lesus Christ 




Janet Payne 

Major: Graphic 

Communication 

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. 

Organizations: 

The Southerner-Editor 

Chi Omega Sorority 

Phi Kappa Phi 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
Union Advisory Board 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a career as a 
graphic designer in the 
advertising industry 




Jennifer Phillips 

Major: Psychology 

Hometown: New Orleans, La. 

Organizations: 

Delta Gamma Sorority 

Psi Chi Honor Society 

Psychology Club 

Order of Omega 

The Legacy 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school 

for counseling psychology 

and become a counselor or 

a therapist 



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David Sarton 

Major: English 

Hometown: Ridgeland, Miss. 

Organizations: 

: Stage Monkeys Comedv Improv 

SGA 
; Honors Student Association- 
Secretary 
Transfer Leadership Board 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a Ph.D. in American 
literature, teach at the college 
level and write amateur 
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Elizabeth Scanlan 

Major: Information 

Technology 

Hometown: Mobile, Ala. 

Organizations: 

Pi Beta Phi Sorority 

Women in Science 

Engineering and 

Technology 

Order of Omega 

Student Staff Advisory 

Council 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school 

and obtain a master's 

degree in business 

administration 



Pamela Scott Pelleree Steadman Monica Stevens 



Major: Business Technology 

Education 

Hometown: Yazoo City, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Delta Sigma Theta Sororitv, Inc- 

Secretarv 

Golden Kev International 

Honour Society 

Leadership Scholar 

CPC-Treasurer 

Order of Omega-Treasurer 

Plans after graduation: 

To become an effective 

business educator and pursue 

a doctoral degree with hopes of 

establishing an etiquette school 

and printing firm 



Major: International 

Studies and Spanish 

Hometown: 

Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Phi Alpha Theta History 

Honor Society-President 

English Language Institute 

Volunteer 

Indian Students Association 

Vietnam Study Abroad 

Program 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend law school for a 

career in immigration law 



Major: Psychology 

Hometown: Laurel, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Outstanding 

Undergraduate Research in 

Psychology Award 

PsiChi 

Luckday Scholar 

Honors College 

Ambassador 

APA Student Affiliate 

Plans after graduation: 

To pursue a Ph.D. in 
clinical psychology and 

conduct research in 
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Cherie' Kay Thriffiley Chris Walker 



Major: Hospitalitv 

Management 

Hometown: New Orleans, La. 

Organizations: 
Kappa Delta Sorority-President 
Southern Style 
Omicron Delta Kappa- 
Secretary 
SGA-Homecoming Director 
CPC President of the Year 2005 
Plans after graduation: 
To pursue a career in the 
tourism industry planning 
special events 



Major: Accounting 

Hometown: Brandon, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity 

Greek Man of the Year 2005 

Southern Style 

The Legacy 

Tennis Team 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend graduate school 

for a master's in accounting 

and work in the auditing 

department of Home CPA 

Group after graduation in 

fan. 2007 



Lauren Ward 

Major: History Education 

Hometown: Long Beach, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Chi Omega Sororitv 
CPC-VP of Educational 
Programming 
Head Rho Chi 
Junior Panhellenic Council- 
Advisor 
SGA-Judicial Review Board 
Freshman Leadership Council 

Plans after graduation: 

To teach high school history 

and then get a master's in 

administrative education 



Shamika Wright 

Major: Chemistry 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Alpha Epsilon Delta-VP of 
Internal Relations 

I.M.A.G.E. 

AASO-Secret an 

Golden Kev International 

Honour Society- Webmaster 

Luckday Leadership Team 

Plans after graduation: 

To attend the University of 

Mississippi Medical Center in 

August to study to become a 

pediatrician 



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our highest distinction 

The Hall of Fame represents the highest 
distinction a student may achieve at Southern 
Miss. These students have exhibited the 
highest levels of scholarship, extraordinary 
leadership and campus involvement, and have 
made a meaningful impact on the quality of 
life at Southern Miss. They have each fulfilled 
the challenge of leaving Southern Miss better 
than they found it. Courtesy of Dr. Joe Paul 



DISTINCTIONS 




ROSELYN IVEREN AHUA 

Roselyn Iveren Ahua, a Hattiesburg, Miss, native, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Emanuel Ahua. Roselyn is a biological sciences major and would like to attend an 
accredited school of optometry after graduation. She aspires to someday own a private 
optometry practice and educational program. 

Roselyn has received many honors at Southern Miss. Some of these include the 
University Foundation Scholarship, the Honors College Scholarship, the Mississippi 
Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship, the Leadership Scholarship, the 
Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant. 

Many organizations have benefited from Roselyn's involvement. Some of these are 
"The Southerner", IMAGE, Golden Eagle Welcome Week Crew, The Legacy and NSBE. 
She is the co-founder of the Future Optometrists Association. Roselyn has also been 
active in the Student Government Association, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor 
Society, Beta Beta Beta, IMAGE, Picture Perfect Models, Eagle Connection, University 
Activities Council, Southern Style and the African American Student Organization. 

Roselyn's community service contributions include disaster relief supply 
distribution at First Baptist Church, the American Heart Association Heart Walk and 
Operation Christmas Child. 



CHRISTOPHER CHARLES RANKIN ARINDER 

Christopher Charles Rankin Arinder is an accounting and personal financial 
planning major from Columbia, Miss. He is the son of Lanny and Carolyn Arinder. 
Christopher aspires to become a certified public accountant and a certified financial 
planner after graduation. 

The Order of Omega, Lambda Sigma and Golden Key International Honor 
Society are just a few of the organizations Christopher has joined. He was also Greek 
Man of the Year and Omicron Delta Kappa's Most Outstanding Freshman Male of 
the Year. 

Christopher is active in Sigma Chi Fraternity where he was vice president. He 
was the treasurer of the 2005-2006 Student Government Association. Christopher 
was also involved in the Interfraternity Council, Southern Style, Campus Crusade 
and The Legacy. 

Several community service organizations have welcomed Christopher's 
participation. These include Aldersgate Mission, Habitat for Humanity and the 
Children's Miracle Network. 




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BRANDON JAMES BELOTE 

Brandon James Belote is a theatrical design and technology major from Vienna, Va. 
He is the son of Bill and Brenda Belote. Brandon received many honors while attending 
Southern Miss. He was the 2005 Student Activities Outstanding Student Officer of the 
Year and the 2005 IFC Outstanding President of the Year. Brandon was also awarded 
the Martha R. Tatum Scholarship and the Levis Gertler Scholarship. 

Brandon is active in Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and was both president and treasurer 
of the organization. He was also president of The Legacy and the Freshman Leadership 
Council. Brandon served the Office of First Year Experience as Golden Eagle Welcome 
Week Director for three years. The Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership 
Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society and Student Government 
Association Cabinet rounded out Brandon's organizations. 



CAROLYN JEAN BROOKS 

Carolyn Jean Brooks is a speech communication major from Jackson, Miss. 
She is the daughter of James and Jean Brooks. Carolyn would like to teach and 
research speech communication after graduation. She also plans to serve as a health 
consultant/public speaker for a health agency. 

Carolyn received many honors while attending Southern Miss. She was awarded the 
Don George Award for Academic Excellence, the Dedication of Excellence Scholarship 
for Alpha Phi Alpha, the Resident Assistant Scholastic Award and the Outstanding 
Freshman Award. Carolyn was also chosen as the 2005 Miss Southern Miss. She is a 
McNair Scholar and a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. 

Many organizations benefited from Carolyn's participation. These include the 
Speech Communication Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Lambda 
Delta, National Resident Hall Honorary, Resident Assistant Advisory Board, 
Freshman Associates, NAACP and Lambda Sigma. She was a resident assistant, 
assistant hall director and a hall director. 

Carolyn volunteered at many places in the Hattiesburg community, including 
the City Hall Department of Public Relations, Bonhomie Apartments and the Boys 
and Girls Club of Hattiesburg. 




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AMAZIAH TRISHATA QIANA COLEMAN 

Amaziah TriShata Qiana Coleman is a biological sciences major from Richton, 
Miss. She is the daughter of Ms. Rov Ann Coleman. Amaziah aspires to attend medical 
school and become a pediatrician. 

Amaziah received several honors while attending Southern Miss. These included 
a McNair Scholarship, the Dr. Kenneth and Regina Williams Pre Medical Scholarship 
and membership in Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Golden Key 
International Honour Societv and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. 

Two organizations claimed Amaziah as their president. She was the president of 
IMAGE and Alpha Epsilon Delta. She was on the executive team for the Luckyday 
Scholars Program, an ambassador for the College of Science and Technology and an 
ambassador for the Honors College. Amaziah was a member of Southern Style, Future 
Medical Doctors Association, Honors Student Association, Catalyst Staff and Afro- 
American Student Organization. 

Amaziah served the community by volunteering at Forrest General Hospital and 
the Children's Medical Group at the Wesley Medical Centeer. She also participated in 
the Relay for Life and the American Heart Walk. 



JONATHAN MCLEOD KREBS 

Jonathan McLeod Krebs is a business management major from HattiesLuirg, Miss. 
He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Krebs. He has received many honors throughout 
his time at Southern Miss. Jonathan was awarded the Richard Vreeland Marketing 
Scholarship. He was also a guest speaker at the Leadership Scholar's Forum. 

Jonathan has served as both the president and vice president of the Student 
Government Association. He was a member of the Business Student Advisory 
Council, Golden Key International Honour Society and the Center for Human Rights 
and Civil Liberties. He was also the president of Firsteam with First Baptist Church, 
and he was a co-instructor for the Luckday class. 

Jonathan's community involvement includes a missionary trip to both Zambia 
and China. He was also the student campaign director for the Southern Miss Bond 
Issue and the co-author of the Student Government Association Constitution. 




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HALL OF FAME 




ERIN LOUISE LAMBERT 



Erin Louise Lambert is a speech communication major from Hattiesburg, Miss. She 
is the daughter of Paul Richard Lambert and Dean Meador Smith. Erin plans to attend 
graduate school for speech communications and doctoral school in administration in 
higher education. 

Erin has been awarded many honors while at Southern Miss. She was the 2005 
Homecoming Queen. She was also a leadership scholar and a member of Golden Key 
International Honour Society. In 2003, Erin received the USM Freshman CLASS Award 
and was a Chi Omega Model Pledge. 

There were many organizations at Southern Miss that Erin decided to join. 
These included Chi Omega Fraternity, Southern Style, Gamma Rho Chi, Campus 
Crusade for Christ, Eagle Connection, Speech Communication Association and the 
Student Government Association. She was a member of the Southern Misses Dance 
Team and the Leadership Planning Team. Erin participated in the British Studies 
Program in 2004. 

Erin's community involvement included participation in the Just Over the Rainbow 
Theatre, the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, the USM Language Institute and the Oak 
Grove United Methodist Church Choir. 



RYAN MATTHEW MAHONEY 

Ryan Matthew Mahoney is a political science major from Mandeville, La. He 
is the son of Robert and Kathy Mahoney. Ryan aspires to work in intelligence and 
research for a federal law enforcement agency and to move up into an appointed 
position in the United States President's Cabinet. 

Ryan has received many honors throughout his years at Southern Miss. He was a 
Leadership Scholar and a Regional Scholar. He was also the Judicial Board Member of 
the Year. Ryan was a member of Golden Key International Honour Society, Omicron 
Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Lambda 
Sigma Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. 

Ryan's campus activities have included numerous leadership positions in Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternity. He was also Attorney General for the Student Government 
Association, a GEWW Direcotr and a member of Southern Style, Campus Crusade 
for Christ, Eagle Connection, Greek Seekers and the IFC Judicial Board. 

Community involvement is important to Ryan. He participated in Habitat for 
Humanity, United Way and Toys for Tots. 




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CHERIE' KAYTHRIFFILEY 



Cherie' Kay Thriffiley is a hospitality management major from Kenner, La. She is 
the daughter of Alan and Patty Thriffiley. Cherie' Kay would like to pursue a career in 
the hotel industry with a concentration in event planning. 

Cherie' Kay was a Leadership Scholar, and she received a Hospitality Management 
scholarship, a Foundation Scholarship and a Regional Award. She was the Freshman 
Leadership Council Outstanding Freshman, the CPC 2005 President of the Year, the 
Kappa Delta Sorority 2002 Emerging Leader, the Kappa Delta Sorority Model Member 
and she received the Kappa Delta Sorority Debbie Murphy Memorial Award. She was 
also a member of Eta Sigma Delta, Lambda Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of 
Omega honor societies. 

Cherie' Kay was a member of Freshman Associates, Golden Girls, Catholic Student 
Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Student Government Association and 
Eagle Connection. Her other activities included Southern Style, The Legacv, Greek 
Seekers, Intramurals and GAMMA. She was a Junior Panhellenic Delegate, a GEWW 
Director, a memt>er of Kappa Delta Sorority and a participant in the 2005 British 
Studies Program. 

Community involvement is important to Cherie' Kay. While at Southern Miss, she 
volunteered with Forrest General Hospital, Hurricane Katrina Relief and Prevent Child 
Abuse America. She was also involved at St. Thomas Church. 



CHRISTOPHER GLENN WALKER 

Christopher Glenn Walker is the son of Glenn and Cindy Walker of Brandon, Miss. 
Chris received his degree in accounting in Dec. 2005. He is now working on his masters 
in public accountancy. Following graduation next year, Chris will begin working at 
Home LLP. After becoming a certified public accountant, Chris would like to Fjecome 
the controller and eventually chief financial officer of a private corporation. 

Chris was awarded a Leadership Scholarship, a Jackson Alumni Association 
Scholarship, The Allstate Foundation Scholarship, the Alfred and Doris Breeland 
Scholarship and an Athletic Association Tennis Scholarship. He was named Greek 
Man of the Year in 2005 and was also awarded the Phi Kappa Tau Bob Benefield Most 
Outstanding Campus Leadership Award, the USM Athletic Association Silver Medal 
Award and Team GPA Award. 

Besides being a member of the Southern Miss Tennis Team, Southern Style, the 
vice president of administrative affairs for the Interfraternity Council, and a member of 
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, he was also involved in the Student Government Association, 
The Legacy, Baptist Student Union, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, Lambda 
Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta and the Order of Omega. 

He volunteered at Loyalton Retirement Home, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Zoo- 
Boo at the Hattiesburg Zoo, Adopt-a-Highway and Habitat for Humanity. 





HALL OF FAME 



OUTSTANDING 

FRESHMEN 

future campus leaders 




Telia Brewer 

Hometown: Vicksburg, Miss. 

Organizations: 

Kappa Delta Sorority 

Luckyday Scholar 

Freshmen Associates 

Freshman Homecoming Maid 

Southern Miss Choir 
Lambda Sigma Honor Society 




Mary Katherine Gwin 

Hometown: Vicksburg, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Leadership Scholarship 
Ambassador 
University Activities Council- 
special Projects Chair) 
Catholic Student Organization 
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor 

Society 
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 




Hannah Rachal 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Delta Gamma Sorority- 

(Philanthropy Director) 

Luckyday Scholar 

Leadership Scholar 

Roots and Shoots 

Environmental Group 

Luckyday Freshmen Council 




Machel Weinacker 

Hometown: Mobile, AL 
Organizations: 

Delta Gamma Sororitv- 

(Director of Activities) 

Leadership Scholar 

Freshman Associates 

Greek Seekers 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Phi Eta Sigma 




Bentley Anderson 

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity- 

(Treasurer) 

Student Government 

Association Senator 

Leadership Scholar 

Catholic Student Association 

Executive Board 

Academic Scholar 




Dustin Boone 

Hometown: Laurel, Miss. 
Organizations: 
Leadership Scholar 
Honors College Ambassador 
Freshmen Associates- 
Social Committee) 
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor 
Society 
Phi Eta Sigma 
Baptist Student Union 




Omari Pittman 

Hometown: Jackson, Miss. 
Organizations: 

Freshmen Associates- 

(Vice President) 

University Activies Council 

Concert Choir 
African American Student 
Organization 
Picture Perfect Models- 
Social Chair) 




Paul Saputo 



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Hometown: New Orlean 
Organizations: 

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity- 

(Academic Committee Chair) 

Honors College 

Presidential Scholar 

Jazz Lab Band 
Saxophone Orchestra 



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MOST 

OUTSTANDING 
FRESHMEN 

standing out above the rest 




Gail Olivia Sims is the daughter of Dudlev 
and Jane Sims. She is from Meridian, Miss. 

Gail is a member of the Honors College 
and has received an Academic Excellence 
Scholarship as well as a Luckyday Citizenship 
Scholarship. Gail joined Freshman Associates 
and The Legacv this year. She is also active at 
the Baptist Student Union, and she is on the 
Southern Miss cheerleading squad. 

Volunteering is important to Gail, and she 
shows this by volunteering four hours a week at 
the Weslev Medical Center. 




Paul Hancock 



Paul Brennen Hancock is the son of Leslie 
and David Hancock. He is from Jackson, Miss. 

Brennen is a member of the Honors College 
and a Presidential Scholar. He is also the social 
chair for Freshman Associates and the vice 
president of risk management for the Junior 
Inter Fraternity Council. 

At Southern Miss, Brennen has joined Pi 
Kappa Phi Fraternitv. He is the public relations 
chair for his fraternitv, and he participates 
in intramural tennis, bowling, football and 
basketball. He is also a member of the PUSH 
America committee for Pi Kappa Phi. 



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Athletics has been an integral part of Southern Miss since its inception in 1912. The 
first teams consisted of the more common sports for men, basketball, baseball and football. 
The college even had women's teams including softball, tennis and basketball. Many of 
these teams faced very unconventional opponents in their first games. The football team for 
example played the Boy Scouts in Kamper Park. Locations for games were initial problems 
the program faced. Originally, there were few athletic facilities. There was no baseball 
complex, and the Rock was only a distant dream. The teams were forced to play wherever 
they could. This is a far cry from the current facilities for both intramural and varsity sports 
which shows the drastic growth the athletics program has achieved in the last 94 years. 






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Despite this explosion of growth, athletics did have its setbacks. During World War 
II while many of the coaches and former players were off at war, the program was almost 
completely suspended. However, after the war ended the athletic program continued to 
see monumental growth, and in the 1950's the football team experienced the only perfect 
season in Southern Miss history. The class of 1958 was not only undefeated, but never even 
tied a game. Although this season hasn't been replicated, many improvements have been 
made. The fan base of all the teams has grown as the years progressed. Many less common 
sports such as intramural rugby have been added, and many star players such as Brett Favre 
and star coaches such as M.K. Turk have led Southern Miss to countless victories and titles. 
The acquisition of athletic prowess and improvement is an ongoing part of the Southern 
Miss legacy. Story by Chris Mills 





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DOMINATING 

FIELD 




Players stampede through the smoke 
onto the held before the Tulsa game. 
This is a tradition before every home 
game that really gets the crowd excited. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Quarterback Dustin Almond 
from Orange Park, Fla. makes 
a throw during the game 
against Memphis. Almond is a 
candidate for All-Conference 
USA. Photo by Chris Payne 




114 SPORTS 




Cody Hull from Hattiesburg, 
Miss,, tackles opponets during 
the home game against Tulsa. 
As a running back, Hull is a key 
participant on this season's 
special teams. 
Photo by Brian Touchstone 



Despite a host of disappointments and set backs, the Golden Eagle football team finished 
the 2005 regular season with a winning 6-5 overall record and prepared itself for the New 
Orleans Bowl to be held in Lafayette, La. 

In a press-conference on Nov. 28, Golden Eagles Head Coach Jeff Bower said "It was an 
unusual year, you never got on a rhythm; there was no rhythm and no routine." 

Southern Miss Athletic Director, Richard Giannini said, "1 think it's one of the strangest 
seasons we've ever had." 

The season was riddled with set backs, a number of pre-season injuries and, of course, 
hurricanes Katrina and Rita reeked havoc on the play schedule and created a difficult 
situation for the Eagles. 

Bradley Warshaur, sports editor for the Student Printz, said, "They had a winning 
season even with a lot of off-field distractions and this says something about the ability of 
the team." 

The season opened with a hard-fought 21-30 loss to Alabama, but the Eagles bounced 
back from this to win their next two games against McNeese State 48-20 at home and then 
again against East Carolina 33-7. The season continued to be verv unpredictable when the 
Eagles fell in their first conference defeat to Tulsa 17-34 after their two game winning streak, 
but went on to defeat both UCF 52-31 and UAB 37-28. After these two wins the Eagles lost 
another tight non-conference game to North Carolina State 17-21, but redeemed themselves 
with a conference victory over Marshall 27-24. This victory was overshadowed, however, by 
the two historic games to follow in which the Eagles were defeated in two conference games, 
first by Houston 24-27 and then the next week by Memphis 22-24 before they defeated 

Tulane 26-7 to finish the season on top. 

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MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Kevis Coley, a senior from Palatka, Fla., was 
chosen by Head Coach Jeff Bower as this year's 
Most Valuable Player. Coley, #45, is a starting 
linebacker as well as a key player on special 
teams. This year Coley is nominated as an All- 
Conference USA Candidate. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




Tom Johnson, a senior from Moss Point, Miss., tackles a UCF player during the 
homecoming game. Southern Miss won over UCF by a striking 21 points. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



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Wide receiver Ivory Bradshaw prepares to take the field 
at the game against Tulane. Southern Miss dominated the 
field and won this game by 19 points. 
Photo by Chris Payne 




Sophomore Larry Thomas tries to avoid a 



St. defender. Thomas is the starting running back. Photo by Chris Payne 



Warshaur said, "This year the team had new offensive and defensive coordinators, but 
for the most part the team consisted of the same players and achieved about the same end 
result as last year." 

The team consisted of mainly return players but many, including coach Bower and 
Giannini, believe that the senior players on the team were a pivotal force in arriving at a bowl 
contention. 

Although the team lost some high profile games, such as the match-up with conference 
rival University of Memphis, the team only lost by a small margin. Bower and Warshaur both 
agree that these losses were not the product of a bad team but of small errors that really make 
the difference in close games. 

Jeff Bower said that one problem he felt the team had was a lack of depth in some 
positions and he hoped to alleviate this problem with the incoming players. 

"Just like any other program, your life blood is recruiting," Bower said "We've got to do a 
good job there." 

The Eagles managed to end their season with a 5-3 record in Conference USA gaining 
Senior defensive back John Eubanks makes a return them a place in the New Orleans Bowl against Arkansas State University who finished 5-2 
after a McNeese St. punt. Eubanks made the 2004 in the con f eren ce. Through all of the set backs that loomed over the team in the last weeks, 

C-USA Special Teams, All-American, and Player of the 

Year Photo by Chns Payne one thing became certain about the Golden Eagles; they are an unstoppable force that can 

recover from anything. Story 8/ Chns Mills 



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The defense take; I • 
positions against Memphis 
at the Rock. In this tough 
game the Eagles managed to 

'8 tackle:.. 
Photo by Chris Payne 




Football, 1980 Photo from USM Archives 




FOOTBALL in the PAST 



Football is a growing sport at The University of Southern Mississippi. Assistant head football 
coach Randy Butler attributed the growth of the gridiron sport to the renovated athletic center and the 
university's membership in Conference USA. The two-floor, 60,000 square-foot athletic center, which 
opened in 2003, has provided more space for the coaching staff and the football team. Since thev joined 
the C-USA, the team has increased its visibility on television from once a year to four or five times a 
season. Butler said that both of these improvements are great recruiting tools. 

"When you can show a kid four championships rings, and he sees us playing on ESPN, it helps in 
recruiting," Coach Butler said. 

Looking back, Coach Butler, an alumnus of the university, said he has seen many outstanding 
players and unforgettable moments at Southern Miss. Harold Shaw, Cedric Scott, Adalius Thomas, T.J. 
Slaughter, Sherrod Gideon, Todd Pinkston, Jeff Kelly and Derrick Nix are some of the players he thinks 
went beyond the average yard. Butler said the 1977 season was one of his favorites because they were able 
to defeat Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn. Coach Butler admits his favorite game of all-time was 
the 2003 TCU game, where the Eagles defeated the 1 forned Frogs 40 to 28. 

"That was a great, great atmosphere. That was one of the best moments at the stadium [Rock], It was 
just a very exciting time. I wish it could be like that every week," he said. 

Looking forward, Coach Butler believes the football program will grow brighter and brighter every 
year. Story by Justin Smith 



FOOTBALL 



11" 




Senior quarterback Dustin Almond prepares to make a pass while his teammates block the opponents. The Eagles were victorius over Arkansas State University 31-19 in the New Orleans Bowl 
All photos by USM Photo Services 





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TOP 



Wide receiver Tavarres Williams, a sophomore from Palatka, 
Fla., surveys his options after catching the pass 



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Tight end Bryant Carpenter, a freshmen from Orlando, Fla., runs 
for a touchdown. 




Senior defensive back Trevis Coley, a coaching and spc 
Fla., tackles an Arkansas State player. 



alatka, 



Shawn Nelson, a freshmen from Gonzales, La., recieves this 
trophy for game MVP after the New Orleans Bowl. After being 
recruited by Indianna, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and 
Tulane, Nelson chose to play for Southern Miss as a tight end. 



The University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle football team faced the Arkansas 
State Indians in the New Orleans Bowl in Lafayette, La., on Dec 20, 2005. 

This was a pivotal game for both universities. It was the Golden Eagle's fourth 
consecutive bowl game and the Indian's first post season appearance since 1987 and their 
first ever Division One bowl appearance. From the outset the game had high stakes, and the 
opening plavs proved to be trving for Golden Eagle fans as the Eagles were stopped in their 
first two ball carries by fumbles lost to Arkansas State. Although these opening moments 
started off shakv for Southern Miss, thev came back to defeat Arkansas State 31-19 and 
finish the season with a winning 7-5 record. 

The first quarter of the game was scoreless, and at halftime the two teams were tied at 
10, a first in the history of the New Orleans Bowl. The trend was stopped in the third quarter, 
however, when the Eagles pulled out in front with a 24-19 lead. It was in this quarter that 
the prospects of an overtime game were squandered as Arkansas State scored a safety on a 
bad snap made by Southern Miss. 

In the final quarter of the game, Arkansas State began to make the same mistakes 
that Southern Miss made in the beginning o\ the game. The Indians lost the ball once 
to Southern Miss for a touchdown and remained scoreless throughout the remainder of 
the fourth quarter. 

Two Golden Eagles, Cody Hull and Shawn Nelson, who each set new records for 
both their careers and the bowl game, primarily dominated the game. Shawn Nelson, 
who was also named the New Orleans Bowl MVP, scored two touchdowns in the last half 
of the game leading Southern Miss to their incredible win. Cody Hull lead the game in 
rushing vards and also scored a touchdown m the third quarter to help seal the victory 
for Southern Miss. 

"It was a good wav to end the season," Luke Johnson, Eagles senior punter, said in the 
"Hattiesburg American" printed the day after the monumental win for Southern Mi^s, "Its 
hard to believe it came to an end this quick, but it was a good ride." Story by Chris Mill 



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ADMINISTERING 



THE 



SPIRIT 

the cheerleaders and seymour 




Brooke Ann Robinson, a 
freshman elementary education 
major from Mize, MS has 
dreamed of being a cheerleader 
for Southern Miss every since 
she was a little girl. She always 
came to the games when she 
was younger and was captivated 
by the cheerleaders. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Cheerleaders entertain the 
stands by building complex 
pyramids during a home foot- 
ball game at The Rock. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




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The Southern Miss cheerleaders 
pump up the stands with the 
crowd-pleasing and interactive 
"Nasty Bunch" cheer. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



Cheerleaders are the people that the team and crowd depend on to keep the games 
exciting. Without them there would be no one to lead the crowd in the "Nasty Bunch" or the 
Southern Miss fight song. There would be no one to amaze the crowd with those gravity- 
defying stunts of theirs. They make it all look so easy and fun- like it is their life to cheer and 
pump the crowd up. These guys have a lot on their plate. Who pays for all of their outfits? 
Who pays for those competitions they attend and, of course, win? Do thev have to pay for 
all of that stuff and the costs of college? How much does it cost to be a cheerleader? 

Southern Miss's cheerleaders mean a lot to this university. The university is generous 
enough to pay for the teams' outfits. The all girl squad has 1 2 uniforms in all and the co-ed 
squad has 20 uniforms in all. Each of the uniforms cost about $150 a piece. That comes 
to a total of $1,800 for an all girls squad team member and $3,000 for a co-ed squad team 
member. Together it adds up to be $4,800. 

The university also provides the team with an allowance of up to $20 for snacks at away 
games. On top of the university paying for the uniforms and giving them a little money for 
food, they award the cheerleaders with a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000. 

The cheerleading uniforms are expensive, but competition costs more. The National 
Competition ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. This is where the university gives the 
cheerleaders a chance to experience the 'real word'. They hold fundraisers to raise all of 
the money for this competition. 

Ultimately the cheerleaders only end up paying $25, which is the application fee. 
The university takes care of their cheerleaders, and the cheerleaders take care of their 
university. No one can resist a good cheer, especially those Southern Miss' cheerleaders 
chant so well. Southern Miss.... To the top!! Story by Tabitha Williams 




At the beginning of the 2005 football season, the 
crowd was surprised by a Seymour with an all-new 
look. Being the mascot serves as a part-time job. It 
rotates between three students who must retain 
good grades, attend workshops and stay physically fit. 
Ultimately, these three students work to set the prime 
example of school spirit for fellow Golden Eagles. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



SEYMOUR in the PAST 



From tigers to yellow jackets, Southern Miss has had its share of mascots. The earliest mascot 
to represent the black and gold of Southern Miss was the tiger. Soon after the tiger, in 1924, a 
swarming yellow jacket took over. With a name change under its belt, the university decided that 
it was only fitting to have a new mascot, so the next in line to be mascot was the confederate. After 
a short run as the Confederates, the name "Southerners" was adopted. It was not until 1 L >72 that 
Seymour d'Campus took over Southern Mississippi as the official mascot. 

Seymour, named for the 1984 World's Fair mascot, underwent major bird reconstruction in the 
fall of 2005. "We wanted to take on more of the persona of the sports team," said Greg Herring 
director of Athletic Marketing. Story by Tonya Jenkins 




Seymour, 1993 



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Kim Turner, a coaching and 
sports administration major 
from Belfast, Northern Ireland, 
takes control of the ball in this 
game against Rice University. 
Turner is a returning junior 
and serves as the starting 
center midfielder. 
Photo by Matika Wilson 



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Sophomore Erin Bunyard guards the 
ball from her opponent. Bunyard is a 
returning defender to the team who 
played in 10 matches as freshmen. 
Photo by Matikia Wilson 




ACHIEVING 

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Megan Kolts, a sophomore 
from Suwannee, Ga., and 
Katie McClary, a senior from 
Collmsville, III., work together 
for the Lady Eagles. Kolts is a 
forward and midfielder, and 
McClary plays defender. 
Photo by Mattka Wilson 



Although the Southern Miss soccer team had a rocky season this year, the team and head 
coach Gail Macklin have taken this in stride. They look forward to improvements that will be 
made for next season. 

Macklin explained that the schedule for this year's season was verv mentally taxing and 
was one of the major factors in the team's difficulty. The team played seven straight away 
games against incredibly competitive teams such as Central Florida, the game that Macklin 
said was the most devastating for Eagle morale. 

In the game versus Central Florida, Southern Miss was in the lead with a little more than a 
minute on the clock when Central Florida tied the game and came back to win in overtime. 

"We all view success in different ways," Macklin said. "By just scores, no we were 
not very successful, but we are in a very competitive conference and we lost five games in 
double overtime." 

Macklin added that the team's progress can be seen from season to season. This year 
the team was very competitive, but not quite strong enough to grip the games like Central 
Florida. Strength is an aspect that Macklin believes can be built through three main channels: 
recruitment, scheduling and fundraising. Macklin has recruited state champion high school 
players from around the region and increased the intensity of the non-conference schedule 
in order to better prepare the team for difficult conference games. In addition she hopes to 
have substantial fundraising activities to improve the plaving facilities on campus. 

The determination of the soccer team and the amazing commitment and leadership 
Coach Macklin gives to the team demonstrates how excellence is achieved. Although the 
statistics seem to be negative, the Golden Eagle soccer team has made this season a building 
block to a stronger future, and they will strive to continue their trend of increasing prowess 
as seasons come. Story by Chris Mills 




SOCCER in the PAST 



MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Monica Stephens, a senior from Avaredo. Texas, 
was nominated as the soccer MVP this season 
for her four years of tremendous records in 
assists. Coach Gail Macklin commends Stephens 
for her high performance level throughout the 
season even with a torn miniscus in her knee. 
Stephens exemplifies aspects of a Lady Eagle on 
and off the hid and will be receiving the Lady 
Eagle Award this year. 
Photo Submitted by Athletics 



Photo from USM Archives 



In relation to other sports such as football and baseball, soccer is a relatively new sport to The 
University of Southern Mississippi. The sport began at Southern Miss in 1997 and has gone through only 
a couple of coaching transitions. The current coach, Gail Macklin said that the history of soccer at the 
university, however small it is, is one of success in that the team is always solid and very competitive in 
their conference. 

"The program has always had a good foundation," Coach Macklin said. "However, when a new coach 
comes in, the recruitment essentially starts from scratch." 

Macklin said that the initial seasons for the university were very positive, the first year the team 
played it was ranked fifth in a ranking of freshman year teams. The success the team had early on was 
under other coaches who relied on time to build a strong team. This philosophy has also been adopted 
by Macklin who said that within a matter of two years she can establish a much stronger team. The 
transition time between coaches in any sport is difficult and this coupled with the tragedies of Hurricane 
Katrina and a relentless awav game schedule made this season incredibly taxing on the Golden Eagles 
women's soccer team. Story by Chris Mills 



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Senior Raquel Washington was chosen as this 
year's track MVP. Washington, a native of Gulfport, 
Miss., is ranked number seven nationally in hurdles. 
Washington has won the conference USA Outdoor 
Track Championships 100-meter hurdles and was 
second in the 400-meter hurdles, both of which 
were school records. Washington was also the South 
Regional Champion in 100-meter hurdles, as well as 
qualifier for NCAA championships. 
Photo by USM Photo Services 



THE 



DISTANCE 

track and cross country 

Over recent years, track and cross-country have raced into view claiming their spots 
on the podium of sports at Southern Miss. Not only has Southern Miss brought back the 
two programs, but its program consists of many scholarship recipients. The department 
provides 18 scholarships for women and eight scholarships for men. To maintain their 
scholarship and continue on the team, each member is required to maintain the GPA 
requirements of the NCAA. 

Unlike cross-country, which begins in September, track competitions begin in January. 
The teams practice five to six days a week. Between the two programs there are 60 dedicated 
students who participate in 18 to 19 different events. The events include the 100, 200 and 
800 meter dash, the mile, relays, triple jump, poll vault and high hurdle events. 

Keeping the program alive, the members came full force this season by breaking records 
and winning events. Marcus Brown set the school's record for the weight throw, which is an 
indoor event. Tanika Liburd won in the long jump competition, and her 60 meter dash earned 
her Conference USA Athlete of the Week selection during the season. Ahmed Abdelzaher 
won the high jump competition at LSU where he jumped an astonishing 6 feet 11 inches. 

"I think we've performed very well, but as the season goes on, I think we'll continue to 
improve," Wayne Williams, track and field coach, said. 

Williams's prediction that the women's team would be successful held true through 
the season. A number of the team members have been named conference champions in 
different events. 

Suesanna Williams, fitness administration major and native of Kingston, Jamaica, 
has been a participant of the sport for 10 years and is a first year member of the 
Southern Miss team. 

"It's just a feeling you get on the track," Suesanna Williams said. "It's all about 
you, the person." 

Despite rough times in the past for the Southern Miss track and cross-country teams, 
these two teams are making a strong comeback. They practice for hours and strive for 
greatness. The teams have started the race, and the finish line for greatness is in store for 
them. Story by Tonya Jenkins 




Junior Ton Wells hands off the baton to senior Erica Alston in the relay competition. Wells competes in 
sprints, and Alston competes in jump competitions. Photo by USM Photo Services 



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Marcus Brown, a junior from Meridian, Miss., competes in a throws event. Brown has been nominated as MVP and Scholar Athlete of former 
jteams. Photo by USM Photo Services 



TRACK & CROSS COUNTRY in the PAST 

The Southern Miss track and field teams have a history of success. Although the men s team did 
not jump into trophies when the program started in the late 40's, sprinter Donnie Young became one 
of the first major champions from Southern Miss. After excelling in the local competitions, Young 
qualified for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team. A year later there was enough interest to start a women's 
team. Soon after the women's team was started, the sport began claiming several victories. 

Between both the women's and men's teams, Southern Miss track and field athletes have acquired 
numerous titles, including Indoor Ail-Americans in 1988 and 1989, Metro Conference Championships 
in 1992 and 1993, NCAA National Champions and an Outdoor Ail-American in 2002. In 2000, 
Southern Miss student Hellena Wrapph made the Olympic team in Ghnana West Africa for the 200- 
meter competition. 

With a history of high rankings, the Southern Miss track and field teams have a stable foundation 
to build upon. Story by Christy Dyess 




track 



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Senior Nikhila Narra from Lubbock, Texas reaches 
for the hit. Narra completed the fall season with a 0-4 
singles record and a 4-3 doubles record. 
Photo by Molly Buchanan 




Sophomore Juan Garzon concentrates on his swing during a match. Garzon, native to Bogota, Colombia, finished the fall season with a 1-4 singles record 
and a I -2 doubles record. Photo by Molly Buchanan 



TENNIS in the PAST 



The tennis teams at the The University of Southern Mississippi's have a long history; a history 
filled with inconsistency and struggles in the very competitive Conference USA match-ups. The 
first of the tennis teams to be formed was men's tennis in 1951, which was followed by women's 
tennis 27 years later in 1978. 

In the 44 recorded seasons of men's tennis the team has a winning 593-359 win-loss record, 
but the women's team has a record of 240-328. Despite these bleak statistics for the women's 
tennis team, they are constantly improving according to Joe Trahan, a graduate assistant in the 
Athletics Media Relation department. Since the current coach Teddy Viator took over the men's 
team, they have continued to improve. Story by Chris Mills 




Club, liiGa. rlon>al College, 1^15 



Tennis Club, 1915 Photo from USM Archives 



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SWINGING 



WITH 



CONFIDENCE 

men's and women's tennis 



Since the change in coaching staff in both the women's and men's tennis teams, the 
tennis program at The University of Southern Mississippi is steadily improving. 

Last year was a pivotal turning point for both teams because of a drastic improvement. 
The mistakes that have previously haunted the teams were corrected. The men's team 
finished with a 13-9 record, the first winning season since 2001, and the women's team also 
finished with a winning 15-8 record, the second most wins in the history of the program, 
which gave them 10th place in Conference USA. Many attribute these major improvements 
to the new head coaches for both teams: Teddy Viator for the men's team and Randy Rowley 
for the women's. 

"Teddy has been really consistent and has been able to establish a well known program, 
and Randy has done a complete turn around with the women's team," Joe Trahan, a graduate 
assistant for the media relations department, said. 

Both the men's and women's team are priviledged enough to work with players from 
all over the world. Trahan said that many times these are the best players simply because of 
the popularity of the sport in their home countries. Alley Blakit, a sophomore from Bristol, 
England who plays on the women's team is one perfect example of this innate talent. She is 
one of an elite group of female players to boast twenty wins in a singles competition. 

Coach Rowley said, "Our position now speaks volumes about the direction of the 
program and the commitment of the players as well as the administrations." 

He also explained that he was certain that the team had the potential to be as good 
this year as they were last season, but said that the girls would have to play hard and 
really step up. Story by Chris Mills 



MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Reid Bougeois, a junior from River Ridge, La 
chosen as this year's tennis MVP. Bougeois had back- 
to-back 20-wm seasons in 2004 and 2005 and has 
also posted the most wins on the team over the last 
three seasons. Bougeois has aslo been recognized as 
male athlete of the week three times. 
Photo by Molly Buchanan 




jphomore Natalia Parrado from Bogota, Colombia watches her opponent as she swings with confidence. Parrado is expected to play No. 2 through 
o. 4 singles. Photo by Molly Buchanan 



TENNIS 12/ 



These Lady Eagle golfers watch the 
results of their hit across the green. 
The women's golf team placed third 
in the Troy University Invitational 
early in the season. 
Photo by Bart Lambnght 



MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Senior Ashlea Deener from Dallas, Texas was chosen 
as the women's team MVP, As team captain, Deener 
is described by Coach Julie Gallup as a "joy to coach" 
and an "amazing competitor." Deener is majoring in 
administrative justice. Photo by Ban Lambnght 




The men's golf team "got off to a really good start" according to men's head coach 
Steve Johnson as it averaged 288.8, which is less than 1-par over per round. Johnson said 
that the most memorable thing that stood out in his mind about the fall season was that 
despite having only two weeks of training before Hurricane Katrina hit and having to 
deal with the aftermath that the storm caused, his guys battled back to go on and place 
first in their first tournament, the Reynolds Plantation Classic. 

Johnson also said that his team has made a lot of improvements since last season, 
which featured a team of several freshmen. This season, he notes that those freshmen have 
matured as players and they strive to do better. In fact, his team has had an impressive 
showing to date even though they finished second to Jackson State in the Troy Invitational 
with a 6-under-par to Jackson State's 9-under-par. 

This year has proven to be senior Justin Elliot's defining year in which he finished with an 
average stroke of 75 and placed second in the USA Fall Beach Classic in November, shooting 
rounds of 70, 69 and 72 with a score of 211. Another key player to watch out for may very 
well be Danny Dennis another senior, who finished the fall with a scoring average of 73.9 and 
placed first at the Fairway Club Invitational in September with a final round of shooting at 71. 
Kyle Ramey who finished the fall with a scoring average of 75.1 and shot one of the season's 
best of 69 in the Raising Cane Classic in September has also been another stand-out player. 

Julie Gallup, head women's golf coach, notes that her team has hit a stroke of 78 and 1 
which is just over 79 and that her team's biggest problems are depth issues and short gains. 
However, her team has improved since its first match. They finished the Troy Women's 
Invitational with a 50 par. 

Gallup credits this improvement in her team to them coming together as a group and 
great leadership from players such as senior, Ashley Deener, who had a stroke average of 
81.4 and shot a season best of 78 at the Napa River Cardinal Cup back in September. Other 
players such as Jennifer Bodemann, a sophomore, also had a hand in the team's success. 
Gallup believes that her team will be even better next season since they will receive new 
depth from the addition of four new players. Story by Joseph Ezell 



GOLF in the PAST 



According to the Student Printz archives, the first time for the Southern Miss golf team to enter 
intercollegiate competition was in April 1947 against Delta State University. Dr. Willim Herbert 
Sumrall, who was also the dean of graduate studies and a professor of psychology, was listed as the 
coach of the team at the time. 

Yvonne Arnold, who works in the McCain Library and Archives, recalled that there was a golf 
club, as well as classes teaching the sport, available to students before 1947 

"Earliest coaches, such as B. O. Van Hook were volunteers," Arnold said. "In Bernard Reed 
Green's oral history, he mentioned how the golf program really took off after Van Hook's arrival." 

Though the golf teams at Southern Miss have come a long way since 1947, they owe thanks to 
the large interest in the sport then, as well as volunteers such as Van Hook for the dedication and 
passion needed to further the programs. Story by Christy Dyess 




Bobby Goldsboro, Photo from USM Archives 



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Johanna Kristiansson, a freshmen from Lund, 
Sweden, hits the ball on the green. Kristiansson 
fired a 76 at the Troy University Invitational 
in Montgomery, Ala., which tied for the low 
round. Photo by Bart Lambnght 



jse Maria Cincunegui, a freshmen from San Sebastion, Spain, takes a swing on the green. The men's team scored in the top five at five tournaments 
jring the fall season. Photo from USM Athletic Media Relations. 



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men's and women's golf 



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Nicholas Johnston battles fiercely with George Singley. The fencing club is slowly growing with 16 members this year. All photos by Elizabeth Keenan 



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MOST 

VALUABLE player 

Colin Miner was chosen by Head Instructor Donald 
Bratton and Assistant Instructor Virgil Breeden as 
this year's MVP. Miner sets an example to the club 
by attending practices and events, working hard and 
helping others with technique. Miner also shows the 
club that having fun is important to the sport. 




Fencing, although popular around the world, remains a relatively unknown sport here 
in the United States, which prompts the question: what is fencing? 

Fencing is the sport of sword-fighting in which two opponents face-off and try to score 
points off each other with their weapons while using great skill, athleticism and strategy to 
do so. Donald Bratton, fencing instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi goes 
a step further bv describing it as "physical chess" since it is a sport that is very fast paced, 
working both the body and the mind. The sport itself dates back hundreds of years. 

The fencing program at Southern Miss has actually been around since the mid 1950s, but 
was inactive in the 1990s. It was at that time that Bratton, with a group of friends, decided 
to revive the sport at Southern Miss. Bratton noted proudly that although they started with 
about five members, they now have about 20 and he is happy to see the recent increase in 
new recruits in the past seasons. 

Though they have spent the last four years trying to rebuild the program, thev have only 
begun going back to competitions in the past year. Bratton hopes that bv this semester that 
they will start going to tournaments on a regular basis. He also said that the only thing 
holding the club back is their lack of electric fencing equipment, which is a problem since 
a lot of competitors use in what's called an "electric format." 

However he said that he hopes to solve this problem bv hosting a tournament at Southern 
Miss in the fall for which thev are currently trying to gather sponsors. He also hopes to have 
his team enter a competition soon, possibly in the upcoming Maylay tournament in New 
Orleans. Bratton adds that although it has currently been delayed by Hurricane Katrina, 
he hopes that in the near future, that the club will be accepted into the Southern Fencing 
League, which is comprised of schools from all over the Southeast. Admission into the SFL 
will allow them to start going to tournaments on a regular basis. 

"The biggest thing is there's the romantic aspect of it. It's the art of the sword, not many 
people know how to do it and it's interesting," Bratton said. 

Bratton went on to say that fencing also gets vour body in shape since it works your legs, 
back and shoulders. It also gives vou a mental workout since it "speeds up vour ability to 
gather and process data." 

Bratton said, "In fencing you have less than half a second to figure out what vour 
opponent is doing, decide what you're going to do, then execute that plan. It's not just a 
total body work out but it is a total person workout as well." Story by Joseph Ezell 

The fencing club warms 
up for a demonstration on 
Weathersby Lawn. The club 
was started in 1954 but it 
became inactive in the mid- 
1990's until Donald Bratton, 
the current head instructor, 
gathered sufficient interest to 
reactivate the club. 





John Blair prepares to face a teammate in a 
the club meets every Tuesday and Thursday 



fencing battle. Usually 
in the Payne Center. 



FENCING 



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Ednali Serralta, an international studies major 
from Puerto Rico, prepares to defend the 
eagles in a C-USA match against Houston. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



Morgan Johnson, a biological 

sciences major from Benton, 

III,, serves to Houston in a 

C-USA match at the Payne 

Center. 

Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 




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SPORTS 




This year's Lady Eagle volleyball team started out strong with an amazing second place 
finish in the Western Illinois Tournament, where they defeated both Western Illinois and 
Murray State. 

Nicole Green, the Lady Eagle assistant volleyball coach, proudly reports that "the team 
had great chemistry and played really well" and was well rewarded with five wins against 
Western Illinois. 

Our Lady Eagles managed yet another second place from the South Alabama Tournament, 
beating teams such as Ole Miss and South Alabama. Both of these successes were huge 
triumphs for our volleyball team. 

Though the remainder of the season proved to be a tough one, Southern Miss worked 
hard to bring home victories from five games against Southeastern Louisiana and three 
victories against Alcorn State. 

In Conference-USA matches, the team regretfully lost to Memphis in a match that was 
five games. Coach Green expresses her faith that the girls deserved to win that match because 
the "girls plaved amazing." 

The last match of the season was a heartbreaker. After playing with amazing spirit and 
teamwork, the match against East Carolina at the Conference-USA Tournament ended in a 
third place finish. 

Although a loss, Coach Green felt good about the season. She repeatedly said that "the 
girls plaved reallv well." Story by Christy Dyess 



The Southern Miss volleyball 
team huddles up before the 
C-USA game against Houston 
at the Payne Center. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Number 19 Jasmine Stephens was chosen as this 
year's Most Valuable Player. She has an excellent 
consistency and serves as this year's team leader. 
Head Coach Ricci Luyties commends her for 
being an outstanding hitter and blocker. A senior 
here at Southern Miss, Stephens has been on the 
team for four years. 
Photo submitted by Southern Miss Athletics 



VOLLEYBALL .n the PAST 



When volleyball was introduced to The University of Southern Mississippi in 1979, it was only a club 
sport. Thanks to Mrs. Kinlock Bell, the athletic director, it was eventuallv made a varsity sport. 

Vollevball has trudged through eight different head coaches here at Southern Miss. Currently, the 
head coach position belongs to Ricci Luyties, an Olympic gold medalist in the sport. 

Shirley Hill, from Media Relations, said the best match was probably against Virginia Tech in 1992 
in Blacksburg, Va. The match lasted for five games. 

"Southern Miss's Stephanie Rector and Virginia Tech's Lisa Pikalek put on quite an offensive show" 
Hill said. 

Today, vollevball is proud to offer 12 full scholarships per academic vear. Story by Christy Dyess 




Volleyball. 1991 Photo from USM Archives 



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MOST 

VALUABLE player 




Returning senior Jason Forte was chosen as this year's 
Most Valuable Player. Forte is considered a very 
versatile player who has been in the program for four 
years. As the only scholarship senior, Coach Eustachy 
raves that Forte has shown invaluable leadership and 
knowledge for the younger players. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



Travis Hall, a junior from Baton 
Rouge, La., guards the ball 
from the opponent during the 
game against South Alabama. 
As point guard, Hall helps set 
up Coach Eustachy's offense. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




The 2005-2006 season for Coach Larry Eustachy and the Golden Eagles basketball 
team has been hard fought and trying, but neither the team nor the coach have ever lost 
heart. Thev look forward to regaining the prestige the program has lost over the last 
couple of years. 

"I don't think you can measure the season in wins and losses; I measure it in player and 
team experiences," Coach Eustachy said, "This team has progressed as much or more than 
any team I have ever coached." 

Eustachy explained that the basketball team, like many other athletic programs this 
year, is suffering from a lack of depth and in-game experience. Despite this fact, the coach 
said that he was more than happy with the progress the team was making and that the 
attitudes the players brought to the court was by far their greatest strength. 

"The character of the guvs is amazing," Coach Eustachy said, "They are all good guys 
that listen and try really hard." 

The difficulties of the team were reflected through the stigma and progression of their 
seventh consecutive loosing season. However, this fact did not seem to deter the Eagles 
from treating each game like a new day. Although they stumbled against opponents such 
as Rice and conference rival Memphis, the coach said that through these games the team 
became stronger and more experienced for future games. 

Eustachy said that the recruitment process is crucial in alleviating the team's problems 
with experience and depth. 

"We have a nice recruiting class signed right now, but this problem won't be fixed 
overnight," Coach Eustachy said. 

Eustachy is determined to carry Golden Eagle basketball back to the summit it was 
once on in the golden days of M. K. Turk. He plans to do this through rigorous practice, 
careful recruitment and the continued good attitude that the entire team brings to every 
practice or game. The coach said that with the surplus of people in Hattiesburg, all it would 
take is an increase in the performance of the team to establish a large fan base once again. 
Story by Chris Mills 



MEN'S BASKETBALL in the PAST 

The Southern Miss men's basketball team has built a strong foundation over the years, 
including several NCAA appearances, many standout coaches, eleven Golden Eagles advancing 
to the NBA and a NIT championship title. 

Perhaps the most significant accomplishment in Southern Miss basketball is the 1987 
championship of the National Invitational Tournament, which is often referred to as NIT. After 
playing in continuously sold out venues, the Golden Eagles earned a trip to Madison Square 
Garden in New York City to play in the NIT semifinals. With patience and perseverance, the 
Golden Eagles advanced to the championship game against LaSalle in front of yet another 
sellout crowd. Southern Miss rose to the top, claiming a victory of 84-80 over LaSalle. 

This championship distinguished Southern Miss as the first Mississippi school with a 
national basketball title. Southern Miss still celebrates this victory today by incorporating the 
tournament's title into the well-known and fast-growing Nitchampburg. Story by Christy Dyess 




Basketball team, 1914 Photo from USM Archives 



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THE 



PRESTIGE 




ill 

F b >. I 




Courtney Beasley, a freshman from Huntsville, 
Ala., guards the opponent from the ball in this 
game against West Florida. Beasley plays both 
point and shooting guard positions. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



Mildon Ambres, a |unior from 
Opelousas. La., rises above 
the defenders tc make 
shot. Ambres's points nelped 
the Eagles achieve ar 84-74 
victory over Tennessee State. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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Freshman Ashley Harrell guards the ball from her 
Louisiana-Monroe opponent while dribbling down 
the court. Harrell, from Camden, Ark., plays 
guard and small forward positions. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



MAKING 



THE 



REBOUND 



women's basketball 



Since Coach Joye Lee McNelis returned to Southern Miss after coaching at Memphis 
for 13 years, the Lady Eagles basketball program improved drastically and at the time of 
publication, was tied for the number two spot in conference rankings. 

The outlook that many sports enthusiasts had for Southern Miss' women's basketball 
this year was grim. The team was projected to be ranked seventh in the conference. To make 
matters worse, these projections were made before two Southern Miss starters were injured 
anci unable to return to play this season. The remarkable thing about their story is that even 
through tough times the team maintained a winning season, and Coach McNelis praised 
the freshman class for attributing tremendously to the Lady Eagles' success. 

After the manv struggles at the beginning of the season, the team was left with only 
two years of Division One experience between all the players. The eight members of the 
Lady Eagles basketball team made up the youngest team in the conference this year. Coach 
McNelis said that although these players were inexperienced, that did not take away 
from their amazing talent. Four of the freshmen on the team scored double digit points 
in almost every game, and McNelis said that after the team understood the importance of 
conditioning, they made great advances. 

"We have grown up this year," McNelis said, "We made some mistakes in the beginning, 
but we have matured as a team and developed a solid team chemistry." 

McNelis said that the progress made by this year's team was incredible and that she 
was grateful to all of the people who supported her return to Southern Miss. Specifically, 
she expressed appreciation to the Wings organization, the program's booster club and her 
friends and family who make Southern Miss home. Story by Chris Mills 



MOST 

VALUABLE players 

Freshmen Ashley Boehnel (left) and Kendra Reed 
(right) were chosen by Coach Joye Lee-McNelis as 
this season's MVP's. These players set a great example 
for the team and have shown good leadership skills. 
Photos by Chris Payne 



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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL in the PAST 

The history of Lady Eagles basketball is rich in tradition, a tradition that until recently 
was filled with winning seasons and conference titles. Although the last few years have 
been difficult for the program, head coach Joye Lee McNelis has begun an upward trend 
in the program beginning with her return to Southern Miss from Memphis. 

Upon her return she said that the program was on a very firm foundation that she 
accredits to former head coach Kay James, who served as head coach for 22 years. Under 
the direction of James the Lady Eagles won three conference championships and made 
eight NCAA championship appearances. McNelis, who played for the Lady Eagles during 
James' time at the university, said that she was glad to be back home and plans to "turn 
the program back to national prominence." 

"I think the enthusiasm and excitement of Lady Eagles basketball is back," Coach 
McNelis said. Story by Chris Mills 




Junior Kristen Chaney watches her opponents while 
traveling down the court. Chaney, a point guard native to 
Little Rock, Miss., helped the Lady Eagles in this 75-60 win 
over Tulane. Photo by Chris Payne 



Freshman Amber Eugene 
jumps high to score during the 
game against UTEP. Eugene, 
from St. Rose, La., playes 
both the one and two guard. 
Photo 6y Chris Payne 




Women's basketball, 1916 Photo from 



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EXCEEDING 



THE 



AVERAGE 





Senior Cliff Russum puts all his effort into a pitch! 
during the game against Nicholls State. Russum, from 
Hattiesburg, Miss., is ranked third in opposing batting! 
average according to Conference-USA statistics. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



men Brian Dozier makes a base hit during a home game. Dozier, from Fulton, Miss., plays shortstop on the field. Photo by Chris Payne 



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MOST 

VALUABLE player 

Coach Corky Palmer nominated senior Marc 
Maddox as this year's MVP. Maddox, from 
Hattiesburg, Miss., usually plays 1st base, but 
played 3rd base in the opening game against 
Nicholls State. Maddox has been a three-year 
starter for Southern Miss and has lead the team 
with his high batting average. 
Photo by Chris Payne 




The Golden Eagle Baseball team finished last season with a 41-21 win-loss record 
making the season the third straight in which the Eagles have won 40 games and have gone 
into the regional post season. This season promises to be equally as successful as the depth 
of the team has been increased and a strong leadership presence has been retained. 

Head coach Corky Palmer cited the Golden Eagles offense as one of the driving forces 
in last year's season and added that the team achieved post season play even through 
difficult circumstances. 

"We had a lot of injuries to the pitching staff," Palmer said. He explained that these 
injuries exposed the team's major weakness which was an overall lack of depth. 

Palmer said that the toughest game of last season was Tulane, who beat the Eagles in 
two of the three games they played and went on to compete in the College World Series. 

The coach has an optimistic outlook for the upcoming season and said that the staff and 
the team are both excited about this year. The season opener will be against Nicholls State 
at home, and Palmer plans to set the stage for an exceptional season for Southern Miss. 

According to Palmer, last year's team was solid, other than the depth problem, and 
this weakness was one main focus of the recruitment process for this spring's season. 

"We had a good recruitment class, probably the best of the last couple of years," 
Coach Palmer said. "The program is on solid ground and we have worked hard to get to 
this point." 

In addition to a strong group of new additions, there are eight seniors on the team 
that make up a strong leadership foundation for the team in the new season. The Eagles 
have been practicing almost non-stop for the upcoming bout with Nicholls State and are 
working to build on fundamentals that were introduced in the fall practice sessions. 

"We have really been working at getting everyone's arms in shape and getting everyone 
well conditioned," Palmer said. 

Palmer's projection of the 2006 season is that the Golden Eagles will have a chance to 
be better, exhibit more pitching depth and depth all around with a good senior class. 

"We have a lot of players who have had success, and all of these players have experience 
through tough games," Palmer said. 

One major aspect that Coach Palmer accredits with the Golden Eagle baseball team's 
success is a large fan base and support. Palmer said that fan support at home as well as at 
away games can help plavers mentally in difficult situations. 

"We have had great fan support in the past and it continues to grow everv vear, this has 
been very beneficial to the program," Palmer said. 

Golden Eagle baseball has been and will surelv remain one outlet by which Southern 
Miss can display the athletic abilities it has in addition to its high academic standard. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Freshman Bo Davis runs to catch the ball during the 
Nicholls State game. Davis switched from an infield 
position to the outfield this year. Photo by Chris Payne 



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The team clears the dugout to congratulate freshman Luke Adkins as he crosses homeplate during the opening game against Nicholls State. The Golden Eagles began the season with a home win of 5-J 
over Nicholls State. Photo by Chris Payne 



BASEBALL in the PAST 



Since the inaugural season of the program in 1912, Golden Eagle baseball has been a major 
athletic outlet for Southern Miss. Even though their first game was a decisive loss to the non-collegiate 
Detroit Tigers, through the years the program has made a name for itself in conference circles. 

The program has turned out 16 All-American players and many more all-conference players in 
the past. In addition to this success, they have made five NCAA tournament appearances. Currently, 
there is one former Golden Eagle in the majors and 15 former players in the minor leagues. 

Today, the program is continuing to advance and become even more elite in the conference, 
under the direction of the current coach, Corky Palmer. Story by Chris Mills 




Baseball, 1915. Photo from USM Archives 






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Senior Matt Caire from Luling, La. goes through his series of motions in order to pitch a strike during the opening game against Nicholls State. Caire, a left-handed pitcher, is the team's setup pitcher. 
Photos by Chris Payne 





Senior Kevin Coker receives a high-five from his teammate as he crosses home plate. Coker is from 
Vicksburg, Miss, and plays catcher for the Golden Eagles. Photo by Chris Payne 



Trey Sutton, second baseman and sophomore from Hattiesburg, Miss., makes a great 
play by throwing the ball to third. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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MOST 

VALUABLE player 

Jessica Huerta, a senior from Pearland, Texas, 
majoring in broadcast journalism, was chosen as 
the Softball MVP, Huerta, an All-Conference USA 
shortstop, leads both offensively and defensively. 
The coaches agree that she is a super all-around 
athlete. Photo from USM Athletic Media Relations 




With five senior infielders playing for this year's Softball team, Coach Gay McNutt 
expects the experienced players to show good leadership for the new players. The team is 
working hard to get back to the top of the conference. 

"Last season the girls never gelled," McNutt, head coach for Southern Miss Softball 
since 2000, said. 

Realizing the mistakes from last year, the team is proving to be close-knit this year and 
all pulling in the same direction. 

The softball team has also added new programs to help players improve. One of these 
programs is an obstacle course. Not only will this program serve to help the players exercise, 
but it is also expected to build mental toughness. 

Coach McNutt mentioned that three players were living the full trauma of Hurricane 
Katrina, but these players are able to persevere with the support from their fellow teammates 
and coaching staff. 

In the Lady Eagle Fall Tournament, Southern Miss defeated William Carey, 8-0, and 
then Southeastern La., 2-0. After advancing to the tournament finale, Southern Miss ended 
the game in a tie against Mississippi Valley State. 

Although the 2004-2005 team won a conference championship, Coach McNutt expects 
this year's team to work even harder and go even further. Story by Christy Dyess 




Ashley Breland, a freshmen from Belle Chasse, La., makes a strong 
throw to first to get the runner out. After playing second base 
during the fall tournament, Breland will red shirt the season due to 
a rotator cuff surgery. Photo by Chris Payne 



SOFTBALL in the PAST 



With the constant success of our softball team, one has to wonder the foundation of their 
achievements. The University of Southern Mississippi's softball team established itself in 1983. 
The softball team went strong for sixteen seasons, and then ended in 1992. Seven years later the 
softball team was reinstated. On March 21, 2002, the Southern Miss's softball program held its 
first competition on the new softball complex, which has bleacher seating for more than 500 fans. 
The team continues to make the university proud with their reoccurring success. Story by Ta'oitha Wil- 
liams 




Softbal 



Photo from USM Archives 



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SLIDING 



INTO 



Nicole Chisolm, a freshman from Clinton, Miss., easily crosses 
home plate during the Southern Miss Fall Tournament. Chisolm 
will play the starting center fielder for the team this year. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



VICTORY 




Allison Bullard, a sophomore from Columbus, Ga„ slides safely into home plate during the fall tournament. Bullard will be battling for the starting catcher position fi 



Photo by Chris Payne 



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The football team appears on the field before the 
home game against Tulsa. Every home football 
game, the team comes on the field through the 
oversized inflatable helmet. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



UPHOLDING 



THE 



TRADITIONS 



rituals of the game 



Athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi do not begin and end with the 
beginning and ending of games. Southern Miss is rich in pre-game rituals that extend the life 
of the athletics program far beyond the bounds of a single game. 

There are two types of pre-game rituals here at Southern Miss; there are campus wide 
rituals and independent rituals that players go through before every match up. Whether it 
is tailgating in The District or a player going through a certain schedule before a game, pre- 
game rituals add a dimension to the athletics program that cannot be rivaled. 

"Most of the pre-game rituals that I have personally are more like habits or superstitions," 
Mike Cashion, a pitcher on the Southern Miss baseball team, said. "If I don't do these things 
before every game I pitch, mentally and sometimes physically, I feel out of rhythm." 

Some of the specific rituals named by Cashion are the order he gets dressed in before a 
game and a specific number of pre-game practice throws he makes. According to Cashion if 
he does not throw nine practice throws consisting of a certain number of special pitches he 
does not perform as well in the game. Cashion cites one game in which these rituals were not 
done, and he was pulled out of the game before the first inning was over. 

The Alumni Association of the University included many examples of campus wide 
rituals in their publication, "The Drawl." In this pamphlet the association discusses events 
such as Friday Night at the Fountain and more historic rituals such as Homecoming and 
tailgating in The District. These campus wide events give non-athlete students an outlet to 
express their support for the Eagles and to create a personal tradition at the university. 

"I think a lot of student athletes and athletes in general have a certain ritual or superstition 
because it is almost as if it is a part of their 'game'," Cashion said. 

Although all students may not take part in pre-game rituals as extraneous and individual 
as Mike Cashion, it is safe to say that a large part of the student body is involved in the larger 
scale events held in support of Golden Eagle athletics. Story by Chris Mills 



SPORTS RITUALS imhe PAST 



Like any other college or university, The University of Southern Mississippi has a tradition-filled set of pre-game rituals that extend 
deeply into its past. 

According to "The Drawl", the Alumni Association's publication on the history and traditions of the university, Southern Miss has 
many pre-game rituals including tailgating in The District, Friday Night at the Fountain, The Junior Eagle Club Tunnel, the painting of the 
Eagle Walk and the "Little Rock," as well as all of the well known Homecoming events. 

"Homecoming was originally held in May and actually had no connection at all to football," Yvonne Arnold, head of the Universities 
archives, said. 

"Nov. 14, 1925 was the first Homecoming not held in conjunction with the May commencement events, it isn't clear that the events 
were tied to a football game until the homecoming of 1927." 

This is a prime example given by Arnold of how one broad ritual of the university's past slowly became a more athletic driven pre- 
game ritual. Arnold said that much of the history of the pre-game rituals at the university is still unknown and she is currently involved in 
research in this area. Story by Chris Mills 



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Sophomore Mike Cashion, a business 
administration major from Clinton, Miss., wears 
his lucky socks. Cashion will be the No. 3 starter 
in pitching rotation this baseball season. Photo 
by Janet Payne 



This stuffed animal named 
Riley serves as the baseball 
team's lucky monkey. The 
monkey accompanies the 
baseball team in the dugout 
through every game. 
Photo by Janet Payne 



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Student organizations are a cornerstone of student life that have been around since the 
beginning, but many changes have been made over time that reflect the larger and more 
complex student body enrolled at Southern Miss each consecutive year. Organizations such 
as the Girls Tomato Club, the Beau-Not Club, and even the Bobbed Hair Club were the 
original social outlets for students in 1912, but these have been replaced by hundreds of 
more specialized and sometimes less frivolous groups. Students may now become a part of 
the various service oriented groups on campus such as Amnesty International, major-based 
groups such as the Fashion Merchandising Organization, or even organizations based on 
interests such as capture the flag. The diversity available in these organizations appeals to the 
various talents and interests of the students enrolled at Southern Miss. 



The SGA was formed in the first year of the college, an Honors Council was established 
as the overseers of student deportment, and many clubs were founded that are still nationally 
recognized. Originally, the YMCA and the YWCA were very influential on campus, and 
many religious based organizations such as Bible clubs were established that resemble the 
BSU and other current faith-based organizations on campus. The general concept of student 
involvement has changed very little over what has been almost a century, rather it is the 
method of involvement that has changed. Like other parts of the university, the available 
student organizations have evolved to fit the times and this is the adaptive aspect of the 
legacy, the ability to maintain flexibility without losing sight of the focus, the students. 
Story by Chris Mills 






ENTERTAINING 

TH E CROWD 



the pride 



From its formation in 1920 as a 20 member military band, The 
Pride of Mississippi Marching Band has grown and now totals over 
250 members. Over 50 percent of the members are music majors. It 
also includes 41 Dixie Darlings and 16 color guard members. 

"It is a social thing. It is a shared experience; from that first hot 
day at band camp to the last performance in December when you are 
freezing. Knowing that you are sharing that same experience with 
other people creates a bond," Brad Snow, assistant director of The 
Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, said. 

Drum major Chris Cline agrees with Snow. He said being a part 
of The Pride has made him a more social person. 

"I've made so many friends in The Pride. Many of these 
friendships will last a lifetime. My greatest memories of college were 
made in The Pride," Cline, a senior music education major, said. 

Cline has been a drum major for The Pride for three years. He 
said this experience has prepared him for his future, which includes 
being a music teacher. 

"My position as drum major has also served as a laboratory to 
help me to develop my teaching and leadership skills. The skills 
that I've developed while participating in The Pride will always be 
valuable in my career as a future music educator," Cline said. 

Tracy Smith, director of the Dixie Darlings, is also thrilled about 
being associated with The Pride again. 

"I feel very honored to be a part of The Pride. My memories of 
being a Dixie Darling were great and it is wonderful to again to be a 
part of the group and their tradition of excellence," Smith said. 

She feels the hard work and dedication of being actively involved 
in The Pride is not only beneficial to students' majors, but it spills 
over into every aspect of their lives. 



The color guard adds a touch 
of southern flare to The Pride 
with thier display of flags 
and routines. They remain a 
crowd favorite each year. 



"Our group [Dixie Darlings] is always made up of very strong 
and independent ladies who are active not only in the area of dance, 
but also community service, civil organizations and their school,' 
Smith said. 

A visible sign of the band's strength and dedication came aftei 
Hurricane Katrina scattered its members in all different directions. Snow, 
said this was one of his most challenging times as a band director. 

"About four days after the hurricane, I personally called everyone 
in the band. I had to find out who was coming back. We had tc 
rework a lot of things to accommodate the people that we lost and 
gained," Snow said. 

The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band did exactly what theii 
name says. It showed its pride in Mississippi by continuing tc 
entertain crowds at pep rallies and football games. Snow said this 
commitment comes from knowing that The Pride and the athletic} 
department are partners. 

"You won't find anybody that is a bigger fan of the athletics! 
program than the members of the band because we are partners. II; 
they are doing well, we do well. We take it very personal on game day 
if the crowd is not fired up," Snow said. 

He wants the crowd and band members to continue to have pride 
in The Pride. 

"I would like to see us continue to carry on the traditions thai; 
have been established since 1920. We would like to build upon them,' 
Snow said. Story by Justin Smith 



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ORGANIZATIONS 




The Pride's job is not just 
on the field. They keep the 
crowd fired up during the 
game as well. 
All photos by Jennifer Pelcher 




The Pride adds excitement and energy to the atmosphere as the football team enters The Rock through a cloud of smoke. They not only provide musical entertan 
up the crowd with music for cheers at crucial points during the game. 



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First Row: Captains- Megan Amedeo, Amanda Rabalais, LeAnne Miller, Jessica Bueto Second Row: Erica Bennett, Tess Poothullil, Rebeka Barclay, Erin Parker, Delania Pruett, Melissa Harmsh, Sarah: 
Conque, Kayla Russo, Les-Leigh Friedman Third Row: Allison Combes, Jessica Buckelew, Anna Smith, Channing Robinson, Gabrielle Brown, Melissa Demma, Jade White, Jennifer Cornette, Amber 
Schaffer, Lmdsey Frierson, Brittany Ginn, Addie Williams Fourth Row: Lindsey Boler, Tiffany Bird, Mandi Magill, Melissa Pucket-lieutenant, Mardia Wicks, Brooke Kellerhals, Sarah Rouse, Kendall Levens 
Megan Morien Not Pictured: Megan Lee, Kathryn Gray, Katie Piddington, Magon Tubbs, Courntey Langford, Elizabeth Bridges, Michelle Mason, Lina Ow Photo by Chris Payne 



The Dixie Darlings march in 
unison down the Eagle Walk 
during pre-game activities, 
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DARLINGS 

OF THE PI PI D 



Photo by Chris Payne 

Before the football team kicks-off the first ball at The Rock, 
41 young ladies do some kicking of their own on the field. These 
performers are the Dixie Darlings. They get the crowd pumped-up 
about Southern Miss athletics by dancing to such songs as "Dixie," 
"The Southern Miss Fight Song" and "The Hey Song." 

In 1954, Dr. Raymond Mannoni founded the Dixie Darlings. He 
wanted a dance team to accompany The Pride of Mississippi Marching 
Band. They wore a black velvet costume, which included white boots 
with black fringe and donned white gloves. 

Now some 52 years later, the Dixie Darlings still wear the white 
boots and white gloves. However, their dance routines have changed 
since their first performance. 

"We are still a precision group, but have added in technical 
elements that are new to the field of dance since the group was 
formed. We also participate in pep rallies using hip-hop dance to 
show the versatility of the dancers and appeal to the students," Tracy 
Smith, director of the Dixie Darlings, said. 

Smith has a special love for the Dixie Darlings because she also 
marched in the homecoming parades and strutted across the field in 
her Dixie Darling uniform. She said that being prepared and well 
trained are the secret ingredients to having a flawless performance. 
She also said this is the perfect cure for nervousness. 

"These girls are seasoned performers, so they have learned to deal 
with the nervousness through the vears. However, the excitement 
and energy of the crowd helps calm them so they can enjov the 
performance," Smith said. 

Current team captain Megan Amedeo, a senior marketing major 
from Chalmette, La., said that the large crowds and bright lights do 
not bother her anymore. She has released the butterflies out of her 
stomach and filled her mind with treasured Dixie Darling moments. 



Rain or shine, the Dixie 
Darlings are dedicated to 
the spirit of the game in full 
uniform. Photo by Chris Payne 






"My favorite moment of Dixie Darlings is either walking through 
Eagle Walk or strutting out at pre-game. 1 still get chills after three 
years every time I do these two things. 1 love hearing the crowd and 
just being there it seems special," Amedeo said. 

She said she loves everv minute of being a part of the team 
because of the life lessons she has learned. 

"The Dixie Darlings has had a positive effect on my life because it 
taught me how to work well with others especially during homecoming 
for the Dixie Darlings' 50th anniversary," Amedeo said. 

Nervousness before a performance has also turned into excitement 
for Dixie Darling member Lindsav Boler, a junior speech pathology 
major from Chatom, Ala. She acknowledges that dancing on the field 
during the halftime show and other places is about giving an audience 
a chance to see their hard work. 

"Being a Dixie Darling is not an easy as it may look. A lot of hard 
work goes into each performance and because of this 1 am a more 
disciplined person," Boler said. 

Smith expects Boler, Amedeo and other members will keep kicking 
and jumping high on the field and in life. She also wants them to 
remember that the Dixie Darlings had a part in shaping their success. 

"1 hope each of these girls will continue to strive for excellence in 
anything thev choose, and remember that the hard work that gets them 
to each goal is part of the fun and a necessity of life," Smith said. 
Story by Justin Smith 




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FOR THE 



FUTURE 



eagle connection 



Eagle Connection is an organization made of nearly 50 members 
who work diligently to recruit potential students to the university. 
They use events such as Black and Gold Dav, Honors Dav and 
information fairs to persuade students to come to Southern Miss. 
During these activities, members answer any questions future 
students may have about the campus in hopes of increasing the 
student enrollment and retention. 

"The purpose of Eagle Connection is to encourage them not only 
to come to Southern Miss, but also to ignite a love for all that it has to 
offer," Stephanie Napier, Eagle Connection president, said. 



This organization carries a unique responsibility of connecting 
high school and transfer students with a Golden Eagle education. 

"Eagle Connection stands out because it is an organization that ! 
benefits the school directly. We are focused on representing Southern: 
Miss in the most positive way in order to attract potential leaders to 
the campus," Napier said. 

Other members include David Walker, vice president; Leslie 
Prude, secretary and Emily Deluka, social chair. The advisor is i ■ 
Amanda King, admissions counselor. Story by Justin Smith 



EAGLE CONNECTION 




Member List: Sara Bailey, Shunta' Bolden, Lindsi Boulette, Elizabeth Bridges, Kyle Brown, Carmen Buford, Kathryn Bush, Ashley Cangelosi, Charles Childress, Matthew Davis, Emily Deluca, Tabitha Ep 
person, Vincent Fabra, Brandi Ferrer, Ashley Grant, Beth Guess, Laura Guiles, Ronnie Herbert, Kelly Hembree, Leslie Holder, Kelly Hollingsworth, April Ivins, Brittney Johnson, Laurie Johnston, Ashle) 
Johnston, Erin Lambert, Alicia Lane, Haley Lewis, Ashley Long, Joshua Mannmo, MacAllister Marshall, Kwamina Mason, Lauren McDougald, Jamie McKercher, Adrienne Mullins, George Napier, Stephanie 
I lapier, Anne Nehlig, Holly Pace, Carmen Pitts, Lesley Prude, Alma Santillan, Pamela Scott, Houstan Steelman, Tamekia Stewart, David Turner, David Walker, Hillry Walters, Mallori Watson, Gray Wi 
1 er, Megan Wilkinson, Emily Zelenka Photo submitted by Eagle Connection 



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STUDENT BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION 




First Row: Chandra Jones, Tonya Jenkins- public relations, Meaghan Mitchell- co-vice president, Justin Smith- president, Kevin Wheeler- co-vice president, J i Mian Harper- 
secretary, Sarah Stone. Second Row: Sheree Medley, Karrie Leggett, Latoya Veal, Alan Wheat, Charles Johnson, Eadie Kolbo, Ednck Miller, Toni Miller 
Photo by USM Photo Services 



SPEECH AND HEARING ASSOCIATION 




Student Speech and Hearing Associaton 2005-2006 members Photo submitted by Student Speech and Hearing Association 



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ERSHIP 



They dress in yellow jackets. They represent the pride and history 
of The University of Southern Mississippi. Thev are Southern Stvle. 

Southern Style serves as the official Mack and gold ambassadors 
at university events including Founder's Day and graduation. 

"I think this group is unique in that it has such a long legacy of 
campus leaders," Wynde Fitts, director of the first year experience, said. 

One of their most anticipated duties comes in the summer 
months, when they welcome hundreds of freshmen to the campus 
during Preview and Golden Eagle Welcome Week. Thev fill students 
in on Southern Miss history and spirit cheers, and answer any 
questions curious minds may have. 

"This group of students is on the front line with all new students as 
they come in for registration and orientation," Fitts said. 

She said incoming freshmen love the 25 member Southern Stvle 
staff so much, they cannot wait to become members themselves. 
"So manv freshmen ask me how thev can be a part of Southern Stvle. 
I hear stories every day of how a member of Southern Style impacted 
them as new students, and how thev want to give back to Southern 
Miss bv being a team member one day," Fitts said. 

Southern Stvle member David Walker said the impact Southern 
Style had on him while he was a freshman was unforgettable. This is 
why he decided to become a member of this prestigious group. 

"I had been interested in Southern Style since my first time on 
the campus. They helped me through my orientation. From that day, 
I knew that's what I wanted to do when I got here," Walker, a junior 
psychology major from Birmingham, Ala., said. 



Southern Style honored their 
legacy of leadership this year 
by holding a reunion with 
former members. There were 
many displays of Southern 
Style memorabilia and former 
members were gifted with 
Southern Miss merchadise. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 






Tommy Cullinan, a Southern Stvle member and graduate 
student in college student personnel from Gulfport, Miss., feels his 
involvement with the group will give him valuable experience he can 
use in the future. 

"It gives me a great deal of professional experience in respect 
to everything that goes into running an entire division of student 
affairs and all of the work and preparation that goes into putting on a ; 
successful orientation program," Cullinan said. 

He calls serving as a member of Southern Style an honor and a 
privilege. He adds that the yellow jacket that they wear symbolizes! 
the heart of the university and the 75-vear-old organization. 

"When you put on that yellow jacket it gives you a sense of pride! 
and history. You are not just representing yourself and your team. You! 
are representing The University of Southern Mississippi and all of the 
Southern Style members that came before you," Cullinan said. 

Both Walker and Cullinan feel being members of Southern Stvle; 
gives them a chance to give back to the Golden Eagle community.j 
Fitts said she encourages these kinds of thoughts because it means 
she has done her job. 

"I feel that being a part of Southern Stvle is an incredible 
opportunity to grow as a leader, but more importantly grow as a 
servant leader. If a student hasn't changed and matured once they 
finish being a member of the Southern Style team, I haven't done my: 
job," Fitts said. Story by Justin Smith 



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Member List: Tim Bennet, Ethan Bratton, LaKeisha Bryant, Lorijo Butler, Angela Coleman, Tommy Cullman, Shannon Davis, Tabitha Epperson, Gene Gouaux, Jordan Haley, Megan Harris, Leslie Holder, 
Brian Hudson, Lyndsey Jalvia, Sydney Krhut, Erin Lambert, Alicia Lane, Jeremy Miller, Kristen Mitchell, Alvin McKiniey, Sara Nicholson, Kellie StCyr, Leslie Stevens, David Walker, Maggie Wesley 
Photo by USM Photo Services 




One of the n s1 m| 
|obs of a Sou*"' i Styh 
member I i ent new 

Southern M tudem 

campus during | 
For many students their first 
memory of Southern Miss is 
being greeted and assisted 
thei Style members. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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Daniel De La Puente works 
on copy for The Student 
Printz. The staff spends many 
hours on Mondays perfecting 
layouts for publication on 
lays and Thursdays. 



ORGANIZATIONS 



KEEEPING STUDENTS 

INFORMED 



he 



stud 



In a basement room of Southern Hall is a group of students who 
publish a newspaper called "The Student Printz." This paper has been 
responsible for covering some of the major stories that affect the 
campus, the Hattiesburg community and the world. The staff covers 
all these headlines in a way appealing to college students. 

"We [The Printz] give a perspective that college students can 
relate to. Usually in other media, thev do not do that because their 
audience is not targeted toward them. We take issues and relate to 
them so they (students) know what is going on," Porsha Jackson, 
opinions editor and a senior public relations major from Oakland, 
Calif., said. 

Jackson decided to join the staff after she interned at a newspaper 
in California. She said she loves giving her opinions on topics that 
affect all college students. 

"I love being around a diverse group of students that have 
different opinions than I do. I also like to find out what is going 
on in the community and the campus and share my opinion of it," 
Jackson said. 

Executive Editor Noel Wilkinson remembers covering such stories 
as President Shelby Thames taking office, the SACS accreditation 
and, of course, Hurricane Katrina. 

To keep students interested in stories like these, The Printz 
changed its format to resemble a more realistic newspaper. 

"We have moved from a tabloid style of black and white to a broad 
sheet with full color on the front and back page format. It prepares us 
more for the real world because most major newspapers are a broad 




format," Wilkinson, a senior photo/journalism major from Baton 
Rouge, La., said. 

He also said the newspaper is now online. This increases 
readership and allows anyone with access to a computer a chance to 
comment on articles published. 

"Now that we have it online it has broadened it. All the alumni 
can read it no matter where thev are. We can also get input a lot 
easier. There are bulletin boards right underneath the article and 
students give feedback about the story," Wilkinson said. 

This is good news for James McGee, a sophomore exercise 
science and sports medicine major from Pickens, Miss. He reads the 
headlines regularly to find out what is happening around campus. 
He said he looks forward to each edition because it caters to the 
Southern Miss community. 

Jessica Klein is another happy reader. She is a very devoted fan 
ot the opinion page. 

"My favorite part is the political cartoons because it tells you 
what is going on in a short and fun way," Klein said. 

"It [the online paper) is great. Other schools have forms where you 
can write the editor and sometimes they publish what you say. That is 
great because you can get a word in the newspaper," Klein said. 

Wilkinson wishes to continue covering the stories that affect 
the Southern Miss community and keep the attention of as many 
students as possible, fie said he would not ignore them because they 
are the reason tor this publication. Story by Justin Smith 



LaShana Sorrell works on a 
news story for release. Each 
week, the paper covers major 
events on the Southern Miss 
campus and in Hattiesburg. 



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V.I.S.I.O.N. 




First Row: Koko Williams, Daphne Patton, Lindsey Brown, Jade Matthews, Joseph Forbes, Taneisha Reynolds, Kaihia S. Fitch Second Row: Ariel Williams, Erica Faust- 
special projects coordinator, Christine Downs, Amy Gardner, Laura Usnik, Leanne Carr, Shantenial Carson- public relations, Sophia Robinson- graduate advisor Third 
Row: Brittany Halt, Kimberly Abrams, Timothy Moncure- president, Adam Wells, Roderick Edwards, I'sha Watts, Shan Lott, Shelton Pittman, Robert Patty, James McGee 
Photo by USM Photo Services 



REACHING out 



TOOTHERS 



The University of Southern Mississippi offers many opportunities 
to get involved with religious life on campus. The Baptist Student 
Union reaches out to students in many ways to help students carry on 
their religious practices or to create new ones. 

The BSU kicks off every year with Survival Weekend to introduce 
freshmen and transfer students to the BSU and Southern Miss. 
This year 266 students participated. During the fall semester, this 
fellowship is continued each week. On Tuesdays, student worship 
is held at 6:01 pm with a worship band and lunch is provided on 
Thursdays at 12:01 pm. Guest speakers from all over the state and 
nation come to speak at both events. 

The BSU outreach does not end on the Southern Miss campus. 

In January, the BSU held a winter retreat at the Pearl River Baptist 

Association. The guest speaker, Dr. David Piatt from New Orleans 

Japtist Theological Seminary, challenged students to reach out to others 



on campus and around the world. Over the Christmas break, students 
volunteered to go on mission trips to Asia and Portland, Ore. Twenty- 
three students will continue to answer this call when they serve as 
summer missionaries around the nation and across the world. 

The BSU provides an on-campus building for students to meet 
for weekly events and Bible studies or to just come and hang out 
so that students can feel more at home. Jennifer Petcher, a senior 
photojournalism major is a regular attendee. 

"BSU has been a family to me during my four years here at 
Southern Miss. It's been a place of encouragement and friendship,' 
Petcher said. 

The BSU is led by Llovd Lunceford, director; Kris Walters, 
assistant director and Jenny Harrington, intern. 
Story by Jacqueline Freels 



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PICTURE PERFECT MODELS 




First Row: Dionne Clarke, Airin McGhee, Brittany Hughes, Tasha Jones, Rachel McDowell, Krystal Taylor- president, Taneisha Reynolds, Comekio Garrett, Deaudra 
Husband, Kimberly Williams, Bernice Wambari- model coach Second Row: Joshua Quinn, Schkaria Kelly, Ashley Bogan, Jennifer Rosebur, Mahogany Stevens, India 
Backstrom, Sheree Montgomery- treasurer, Madison Moore, Tangelia Bronson- vice president, Danielle Cole Third Row: Cordell Kmn, Anthony Nelson, Tracy Smith, 
Nicholas Keith Lewis I, Michael Husband, Quinton Brown, Oman Pittman, Marquel Sims, Picture Chauncy Webster, Larell Washington Photo by USM Photo Services 



BAPTIST STUDENT UNION 




ter becomes a home away from home for many students durii 



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MORE 



THAN 



A 



SONG 

catholic student association 



Photo by Bart Lambnght 

Student life consists of much more than mere academics, worship. Praise and worship services are held weekly on Tuesdays a 

Religion and faith based organizations such as the Catholic Student St. Thomas and are also open to students who are not Catholic. 
Association are incredibly influential groups on campus that allow Fulon said, "Praise and worship services allow students to take J 

students the chance to worship and fellowship with one another. break and hear some music that soothes the monotony of class work 

The Catholic Student Association is a faith based student The praise songs we sing provide words of inspiration that stick wit! 

organization that acts as an extension of the St. Thomas Catholic students and help them through the typical frustrations of being 

Church, and provides students with opportunities to attend worship college student." 
services as well as weekly church services. Fulon said that there were usually 15 to 20 students at prais 

"Praise and worship gives me time for relaxation away from and worship services, and that regardless of the number involved 

school and all of the work," Brady Pitts a member of CSA, said. " the services were still very important to the students in attendance: 

CSA is a common tie that allows me to relate to other students in a Butler added that the services were important for students on a socia 

special way." level as well as a spiritual level. 

The organization meets every Wednesday and Sunday. Rebecca "These services allow students the chance to become acquaintei 

Butler, the on-campus director of CSA, said that events such as movie with other students who are Christians and sit and fellowship in th 

and game nights help to provide a home away from home for students presence of the Lord," Butler said, 
that may be far awav from their hometowns. CSA is also a driving force of community service on campus ant 

"It is important for students to feel like they belong, and they in the community. Butler said the group attempts to do one servic 

know that they have people here that love them," Butler said. project every month. The service projects the group has done so fa 

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings, the group sponsors include a massive amount of work toward Hurricane Katrina relief, 

two annual retreats for students and an annual mission trip to Saltillo, retreat for children with disabilities and the annual Halloween Part 

Mexico. Due to the massive damage from Hurricane Katrina, the for the DuBard School on campus, 
mission trip this year will be to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Catholic Student Association is a group that is both sell 

Praise and worship is the primary spiritual function of the group, edifying, through a true commitment to praise and worship, and sell 

The music leader, Ryan Fulon, said that the services offered are very sacrificing, through all of the services the group provides throughou 

informal and offer a time of personal reflection as well as a time for the year. Story by Chris Mills 



Sarah Latza. Beth Williams, 
Mary Katherine Gwin, and 
Toni Brasher raise their voices 
in praise as they follow along 
in the new CSA songbooks. 
The songbooks are used at all 
student services and include 
lyrics to many traditional and 
popular praise and worship 
songs. Photo by Bart lambnght 




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ISA students join together every Sunday and Wednesday after mass to enjoy fellowship and homecooked meals provided by parishioners. Father Tommy Conway, pastor of St. Thomas, is always involved 
[vith the student activities. Fr. Conway is also team chaplain for the Golden Eagles. Photo submitted by Catholic Student Association 




Lisa Paige, a senior marketing 
major from Bay St. Louis, Miss., 
and Lmdsey Mayhall, a senior 
marketing major from Mobile, 
Ala., help lead the praise and 
worship service. The CSA 
Band leads all student services 
and is enjoyed by all who 
attend St. Thomas. 
Photo by Ran Lambnght 



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/ 



putting love 

'ntoACTION 



wesley foundation 



The University of Southern Mississippi student body is a diverse 
one consisting of a variety of religious and denominational viewpoints. 
The campus supports these diverse religious affiliations through a 
number of faith-based organizations. The Wesley Foundation is one 
such group that seeks to strengthen a student's relationship with God 
and in the words of their mission statement, "put love into action." 

This group is an affiliate of the United Methodist Church and acts 
to provide students with a place to congregate. Although the group is 
directly affiliated with the Methodist denomination, members of other 
denominations are invited to attend Wesley Foundation events. 

Wesley Topp, a junior human performance and recreation 
major and the foundation's student intern, said that the foundation 
"provides a place to get awav from the regular student life." 

The foundation has an on-campus office and a building that Topp 
said is used as a place where students come together to fellowship 
with other students. "School pulls students in so many ways, and this 
gives them somewhere to relax," Topp said. 



Topp and a small group of members explained that some student 
who are far away from their hometowns use this facility as a horn 
away from home where they can be comfortable. 

The Wesley Foundation also provides students with missioi 
trip opportunities and periodically sponsors an outreach booth tc 
promote the organization and the Methodist faith. The mission trij 
for the spring semester is planned for mid-May and involves visiting 
areas such as the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans that wen 
devastated by Hurricane Katrina. 

In addition to these opportunities, the foundation sponsors a fret 
weekly lunch every Thursdav and other events throughout the veai 1 
One large event sponsored by the group was Resolution 2006, a weel 
long faith journey, geared toward increasing involvement in the group 
Resolution 2006 also provided praise and worship on campus. 

Like other faith-based organizations at Southern Miss, the Wesle 1 
Foundation acts to bring worship opportunities and the comforts o 
home to the university campus. Story by Chris Mills 



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First Row: Cedric Bridges, Traci Lewis, Melissa Carpenter Second Row: Eason Magee, Deandra Magee, Andre Magee, Craig Walker, Dewitt Coats, Travis Self 
Not Pictured: John L. Lewis Jr. Photo by Mattkw Wilson 



ORGANIZATIONS 



WESLEY FOUNDATION 




irst Row: Abbye West, Jill Farmer, Lori Johnstion, Dina Randall, Dana Ehse Smith Second Row: Katie Townsend, Dawn Douglas Flowers, Wesley Topp, Brian Hasty, Allen Nobles, Lev 
ownsend, Joe Hughbanks Photo by USM Photo Services 



CHOSEN MINISTRIES 




First Row: Dorian Randall, Dollena Evans, Jason Abrams, Joshua Cable, Monica Randle, Lucilya White, Tiffany Murphy Second Row: Courtney McKnight. Jacqu 
Ward, Travis Cox, Kimwantanial Simmons, Lacasa Mosby, Sarah Heidelberg Photo by USM Photo Services 



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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 




^aSfff"'! 



First Row: Rochelle Hutson- secretary, R^ 
Payne- treasurer Photo by Bart Lambright 



da Crawford- president, Arthur Stewart Lumzy, jr.- graduate advisor Second Row: Mary Beth Walker advisor, Brandi 



SOUTHERN MISS CAMPUS CIVITAN CLUB 




First Row: Kelly Ennis- membership director, Kathy Gilmore- chaplain, Melissa Roughton- secretary, Crystal Broome- president, Jessica Rau- public relations director, Nicki 
Miller- sgt. at arms Second Row: Staci Cochran, Keith Wilson, Megan Priest, Melissa Carpenter- advisor, Lavee Sims Photo by USM Photo Services 



ORGANIZATIONS 



BRINGING the 

COMMUNITY 

CLOSER 



Although the Presbyterian Fellowship provides Christian much they love and support their university, they have fundraisers 

gatherings and study that teaches the choices and traditions of the for other organizations. The Presbyterian Fellowship welcomes all to 

Presbyterian faith, its membership contains all denominations. The come and participate in any of their activities. 

organization is small, accepting and it's open to all students, faculty "We accept each other where we are in our lives, and we share 

and staff. The Presbyterian Fellowship is also extremely involved that with each other in our faith," Amv Ruff, the advisor of the 

[in the community. For instance, the Fellowship has retreats and Presbyterian Fellowship, said. Story by Tabitha Williams 
gatherings as an effort to bring the community closer. To show how 



PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP 




.eft to Right: Mary Robyn, Amy Ruff- advisor, Margaret Jordan, Will Ratcliff and Tammy Lofton Photo by USM Photo Services 



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GROWING in 



FAITH 



AND 



FELLOWSHIP 



The Canterbury Episcopal Fellowship is one of many religious 
organizations represented on campus. 

The fellowship name, Canterbury, is derived from the location 
of the first Christian church in England and has been adopted at 
many colleges worldwide. Southern Miss has one of the three college 
Canterbury Episcopal Fellowships in the state. 

"We want do more outreach in the future," William Barfield, 
second year Episcopal chaplin, said. 

Primarily a worship fellowship, members partake in worship 
services about four times weekly. All students are invited to partake 
in the group worship services. They hold three services in Danforth 
Chapel as well as an Ash Wednesday service on campus. Along with 
worship, the members participate in a variety of other activities. 



On Halloween, the Canterbury Episcopal Fellowship has an A! 
Saints day in Shoemaker Square where they tell the history behini 
Halloween's existence. One of the organization's main events is th| 
Canterbury Reception. 

The Canterbury Reception, which is usually held in the fall, Wcj 
pushed back to January this year due to Hurricane Katrina hittin 
on the day of the reception. The reception is primarily an ever! 
which allows members of the student bodv, facultv and staff to com! 
together and have fellowship time. 

The Canterbury Episcopal Fellowship is working diligent]!! 
to share their beliefs and to provide a strong fellowship base fcJ 
members of the Episcopal Church on campus. Story by Tonya Jenkins I 




Left to Right: Wesley Duffee-Braun, Kan Everett, Susan Olm, Lynee Burleigh, Lauren Wainwright, Eryn McClintock, Glenn Duggin, Father Bill Barfield, Susan Barfield All Photos by Tracy Thomas 



ORGANIZATIONS 




The reception gave- fa 
and students time to 
fellowship and catch up on 
all of the events during the 
school year and to discuss 
ways to outreach. 



Father William Barfield is 
present at all Canterbury 
events and is always ready for 
conversation and fellowship. 



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Rod Taylor, RHA Director 
spins cotton candy for the 
crowd as RHA members 
supervise. The day was full 
of fun and games as well as 
good food. It was a great way 
to welcome new students to 
Southern Miss 
Photo submitted by RHA 




The RHA fall carnival brought 
many activites to Shoemaker 
Square. No carnival would be 
complete without the food. 
Photo submitted by RHA 



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IMPROVING LIFE 

(^)j\| (^/\i^il LJ!S res 'dence hall association 



Southern Miss is a university, a community and a home for 
many students of various cultures. Because of this diversity and the 
university's commitment to excellence, groups such as the Residence 
Hall Association exist to optimize residence life and the on-campus 
experience for students. 

The Residence Hall Association is a uniquely structured 
organization on campus that seeks to improve every facet of 
residence life including the maintenance of dormitory facilities and 
on-campus services such as dining. They even sponsor events such 
as a winter formal and other parties to make residence life enjoyable 
and entertaining. 

"Students who come from a long way away have to stay on 
campus, and this organization gives them a way to get involved in 
campus affairs," Rod Taylor, the current president of RHA, said. 

Taylor stressed that because these students have no choice but 
to remain on campus they need a way to voice their opinions and 
concerns about the facilities available to them. He added that by 
voicing their opinions, students are able to have their needs catered 
to and can then fully enjoy the experience of living on campus 
surrounded by entertainment and other social outlets. By having an 
organization centered on constantly revising the system, residence 
life continuously improves. 

Members of RHA are obtained through elections held in 
the opening weeks of the fall semester. This is an organizational 



structure that requires students to trulv seek a position in the 
organization insuring an active membership. Each residence hall has 
a representative who lives in the hall, and according to Tavlor this 
must be a person who likes to get involved and is not afraid to speak 
up about problems. 

Like many other organizations, RHA is also involved in various 
community service activities such as tutoring at Alder's Gate, Toys 
for Tots and cleanup in the Pinehaven area. Taylor said that these 
activities, especially campus based services, show the overall goal of 
RHA, to make campus more livable. 

In addition to service opportunities for the members, RHA 
sponsors a Super Bowl Partv, a Mardi Gras Partv and even a Fall 
Carnival for entertainment purposes. Tavlor explained that the 
carnival last year served as a means of fostering a sense of community 
throughout the student body on campus. 

"The carnival is important because during the fall there isn't a lot 
to do, and this gives people from all over campus a chance to mingle 
and make friends very easily," Taylor said. 

By providing students with entertainment, nicely kept residence 
halls and the necessary facilities for comfortable living, RHA plays a 
major role in each resident's daily life. This organization is unique in 
its structure and its determination to help residents who may be far 
from their families to feel at home here at Southern Miss. 
Story by Chris Mills 




First Row: Rheo Morris, Selethia Malone, Trakena Cole, Rod Taylor- RHA director, Rosanna Hawkins, Dommickjones, Tom Sharp Second Row: Jennifer Pendley, Brittany Jones, Laura Beth, Jessica Horn. 
Nichole Triplett, Sady Malik, Ivory Cancer, David Turner, Krista Miller, Derrick Jones, Tearanny Street Third Row: Vaughn gray, JaRita Booker, Stepanie Mosely. Rene Jackson, Petrice Jones. Dalaman 
Jones, Lakecia Williams, Ryan Rush, Rod Thurman, Joelle Wilcots, Ashley Smith, Stephen McCay Photo by Molly Buchanan 



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NATIONAL RESIDENCE HALL HONARARY 




Left to Right: Devann Underwood, TraKena Cole, Serena Lacoste, Savaya Harison, Aemee Gros, Portia Collins, Stacey Cole Photo by Matikta Wilson 



EAGLE AMBASSADORS 







First Row: Olenthia Woodley, Jillian Harper, Shayla Stennis, Kenya Adams, Kati Mitchell Second Row: Breonna Ponder, Deidra Bolton, Michelle D'Amico, Mary Anna 
McManus, Julie Sheridan, Michelle Ghunmeyeen, Carrie Tilley Third Row: Alechia Lockhart, Takesha Robinson, Jenell Ward, Brena Ward, Christina Nichols, Christina Carrere 
Photo by US/V1 Photo Services 



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a SHOW 

ofCHARACTER 



The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) recognizes 
faculty, staff and students who give unselfishly and show exceptional 
character to fellow students and co-workers. The organization is 
made of the top one percent of students in residence halls. 

NRHH officers include: president, Trakena Cole; vice president, 
Elizabeth Bridges; secretary, Brieah Hudson; assistant secretary, 
Shavava Harlson and graduate advisor, Serena Loconte. 

NRHH chooses outstanding students each month from submitted 
Of the Months (OTMs). The organization selects one or two students 



to represent Southern Miss in the state NRHH. If he or she is picked 
by the state, they have a chance to compete in the national branch. 

"We encourage others to go above and beyond when aiding 
individuals on campus. This brings us closer to becoming a more 
interactive USM community," Cole president of NRHH, said. 

Cole also said she wants to increase student involvement in 
NRHH and to encourage more people to recognize those who serve 
in the shadows of Southern Miss. Story by Justin Smith 



GAMMA 




First Row: Keith Hembree- President, Jayme Thompson, Leah Schultz, Melmda Gonzalez, Allyson Liner, Nicole Cohea, Kady Collier, Margaret Emery Second Row: Lucy 
Newman, Amara Beech, Erin Sheppard, Anna Brannin, Miranda Street Photo by USM Photo Services 



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GREEK SEEKERS 




First Row: Ebony Berry, Haey Hilton, Jennifer Gunn, Traci Haag Second Row: Anna Smith, Ansley Smith, Emily Zelenka, Leslie Spencer, Machel Weinacker, Stephanie 
Napier Third Row: Dee Anna Runnels, Lucy Newman, Robert Reeder, Keith Hembree, Jake Meek, Ryan Mahoney, David Morris, Melissa Freyder, Kelly Speer 
Photo by USM Photo Services 



LIFTING OTHERS 



HIGHER 



ideal women 



IDEAL Women is a branch of The National Association of 
Colored Women's Clubs, Inc (NACWC). It promotes the quality of 
life by inspiring the respect of others, enhances the growth and the 
development of our youth, encourages education responsibility and 
establishes friendship among the human race. 

"An ideal woman is one who has values, morals and goals. She 
prides herself in giving back to the community and constantly strives 
to make a positive difference in the lives of others," Carmen Buford, 
IDEAL Women president, said. 

Buford along with several other ladies including Constance Cash, 
vice president, Kiange Kemp, treasurer; Tina Nguyen, secretary; 
Veronica Davis, public relations chair; Jillian Harper, fundraising 
chair and Courtney Fields, community service chair all work to share 
ideas, form bonds and reach out to those in need. 



"The future of IDEAL Women is bright. Every year we have 
tremendous attendance at our membership mixers. This shows that 
there are many young ladies who want to make a difference in their 
community," Buford said. 

One of the ways this organization tries to make a difference is 
through its campus involvement. "Coping with Katrina" and "Do 
Black Men Love" are two programs the organization played host to 
during the Fall 2005 semester. They also participated in the Fill the 
Stocking Toy Drive, the American Heart Walk and Martin Luther, 
King Day of Service. 

"We are a group of women with a common goal and that is to lift 
others higher as we continue to climb, thus our motto 'Lifting as we : 
Climb'," Buford said. Story by Justin Smith 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



UNION ADVISORY BOARD 




First Row: Taj Stewart, Brandi Ferrer, Mark Carter, Emily Simpson, Ronnie Herbert Second Row: Cassie Ziegler, Janet Payne, Fran Jones- advisor 
Photo by USM Photo Services 



IDEAL WO 




First Row: Jillian Harper, Constance Cash, Carmen Buford, Kierra Outlaw, Courtney Fields Second Row: Latoya Roberts, Lashonda May, Rochelle Hutson Veronica Davis, Jasmine Bradley Third Row: 
Adrieinne Walton, Shaundraya Pride, Ramonica Martin, Sheneka Jones, Alicia Roby, Ivory Cancer, Takeisha Tillman, Angela lyanobar, Natalie Lee, Kimberly Green Fourth Row: Raven Wilson, Aa'Keela 
Hudrall, I'Sha Watts, Lauren McGowan, Kristal Pollard, Terica Carter, Mon|ineh Springer Photo by USM Photo Services 



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LEARNING 

while LEADING 



The Southern Miss Golden Eagle Battalion, the Reserve Officer 
Training Corps (ROTC) program at the university, promotes 
the fundamental ideals of leadership. This helps the student to 
augment their studies with practical knowledge and makes multiple 
opportunities available for the student upon graduation. 

The ROTC at The University of Southern Mississippi was 
activated in 1950 as an artillery unit by an act of Congress. Since 
this time, the program has sought to provide students with the basic 
leadership skills sought after by international companies and provide 
the armed services with skilled reserve officers. 

"ROTC teaches leadership skills that companies are looking for, 
and students can use this leadership training to secure a job," Major 
William T Smith, recruiting operations officer, said. "This program is 
very advantageous in the civilian world, not just in the military." 

Students entering the program can choose to enroll only in 
basic classes, or they can be contracted and join the military after 
graduation. The many advantages of being a contracted student in 
the program include scholarship monev and a guaranteed job after 
college. According to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mitchell, the 
department chair, contracted students are commissioned as officers 
in the Army Reserves upon graduation and need not worry about 
paying for college. 

Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell said, "ROTC members are students 
first, they have to graduate, but the ROTC acts as their part-time job. 
Commissioned students are getting enough money that they should 
be able to live comfortably and concentrate on their duties here and 
elsewhere on campus." 



This member proudly makes 
his pledge to the program and 
his country. ROTC members 
are instilled with leadership on 
campus and will continue this 
leadership after graduation. 
Photo submitted by Army ROTC 



army rote 

The ROTC at Southern Miss is separated into the different 
branches of the Armed Forces at the more advanced levels of the 
program, but all students are required to take the base-level classes of 
the program which focus on individual leadership. Mitchell said that 
the program is working toward getting these courses into the general 
curriculum under the leadership category so that ROTC students 
could get university credit for them. In addition to providing credit 
to ROTC students, this class shift would provide more incentive for 
non-ROTC students to take these classes that are very beneficial, 
according to Mitchell. 

Within the Golden Eagle Battalion there are many groups that 
students can become involved in that participate in various activities 
and competitions. Groups such as Scabbard & Blade and the Ranger 
Challenge Team allow ROTC students the opportunity to sharpen 
their skills by adding training outside of the program. These groups 
always represent the university well. For example, the Southern 
Miss Ranger Challenge Team, a team that competes in military 
inspired athletic events, won first place in their category beating both 
Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. 

According to Mitchell, the importance of the program at Southern 
Miss is only a part of the importance of the program nationwide. 

Major Smith said, "The ROTC program ensures that the military 
has a presence on campuses across the nation. If the military loses 
touch with society, then the country as a whole will have a serious 
problem." Story by Chris Mills 




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'. ORGANIZATIONS 



Several cadets gather near 
a military helicopter. Being a 
member of ROTC is a sign of 
ood leadership and integrity. 
Some cadets contract to stay in 
the military after graduation. 
Photo submitted by Army ROTC 




-irst Row: Alexis Sanders, Zabrina King, Josh Bishop, Terrence Taylor, Gabriel Dearman, Davis Roy, Cassandra Holmes Second Row: Jerry Bowie, Ciint Ellis, Lucas Beradi, Eddie Mitzel, Clifton Marshall, 
iamantha Fortenberry, LaToya Walker, Rachel Nix Third Row: Melissa Kolb, Bryon Ries, Nathan Holman, Adam Moore, Lane Russell, Robert Mclnnis, Chuck Mitchell, Jim Drago 
D /ioto by USM Photo Services 



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Left to right: Legacy Board Members- Melissa Friedman, Marilyn Parker, Ashley Cangelosi, Lindsey Castleman, Chris Walker, Keith Hembree, Brandon Belote, Neal Kirby, Chris Lewis, Kelly Hembrel 
Tabitha Epperson Photo submitted by The Legacy Association 



Lecture Series guest speaker, 
Yvonne Arnold, who 
works in the Southern Miss 
Archives, shows the crowd a 
cheer from the early days at 
Southern Miss. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



176 ORGANIZATIONS 




KEEPERS OF 

TRADITION 







Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



This year The Legacy Association, the student chapter of the 
Alumni Association, continued their sponsorship of the Legacy 
Lecture Series, a program that is geared toward teaching students 
| about Southern Miss and how it started. 

Keith Hembree, the student advisor for The Legacy Association, 
i said that the main focus of the program was to instill pride in the 
I university and a since of connection in students. He explained that 
I when students understand the background and traditions of the 
university, they can take pride in all of the times the university battled 
i the odds to establish itself as a legitimate educational facility. 

"We are the keepers of the tradition," Hembree said. "This 
program is open to everyone, but we reallv encourage freshmen 
to come so that they can learn about and appreciate the history of 
Southern Miss." 

In addition to the educational value of the program, Hembree 
explained that the sense of personal connection with the university 
and the school spirit involved helps establish family traditions of 
Southern Miss patronage. One of the goals of The Legacy and the 
Alumni Association in general is to see alumni enrolling their children 
in Southern Miss and witness even third and fourth generation 
Southern Miss students. 

The Legacy Lecture Series was a series of four kev note speakers 
spread throughout the fall semester. The lectures were mandatory 
for some scholarship classes, but beyond this were used to further 
instill the positive mentality of Southern Miss in freshmen after 
orientation. The speakers, for the most part, stay the same from year 



to year according to Hembree. Even though the messages may be 
a little different each time, they always act to establish pride and a 
drive for excellence in students. 

The first speaker was President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey Lucas who 
spoke on Southern Miss' path to distinction and how the school 
went from college, to university, and now presides as one of the most 
distinguished universities in the country This lecture was followed 
by John Cox, voice of the Golden Eagles, who gave a brief history of 
athletics at the university and outlined how times have changed and 
how the university has adapted and even strengthened through the 
years. The third lecture in the series was given by Bob Pierce who 
spoke on the student perspective and how campus life has changed 
from the times of the separation of genders and integration into how 
it is today. The final speaker was Yvonne Arnold, the university's 
archive specialist, who spoke on the early history of the university. 
As can be seen, by attending all of these lectures, a student can learn 
about Southern Miss from any angle imaginable and have that much 
more pride in their school. 

The Legacy is the driving force behind such large campus events 
as tailgating and even painting the Eaglewalk. With the addition of 
the Legacy Lecture Series to their list of annual accomplishments The 
Legacy Association is clearly seen as one of the most active groups 
on campus. Through events such as this, the campus community is 
drawn together through a common focus and a common sense of pride 
which remains unbreakable even after graduation and induction into 
the alumni family. Story by Chris Mills 




Legacy members join together 
for a group photo after another 
successful night of sharing 
the traditions and history of 
Southern Miss with students. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 



LEGACY ASSOCIATION 



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LAMBDA SIGMA 




First Row: Kendall Levens, Kelly Hembree, Ashton Tureaud, Melissa Freyder, Cody Clark, Staci Cochran, Lauren McDougald Second Row: Vincent Fabra, Meredith Bucher, Ashely Verrette, Courtni 
Dunn, Katie Anthony, Hillary Walters, Nichole Cyprian, Joshua Mannmo Third Row: Patrick Lowery, Jillian Harper, Knstal Pollard, Haley Lewis, Roz Richards, Kate Rudzki, Laura Guiles, Ashley Cangelo 
Gray Weinacker Not Pictured: Joshua Aldy, Kerri Bell, JaRita 3ooker, Meghan Davis, Brandi Ferrer, Jennifer Gillis, Ronnie Herbert, Brittany Home, Laura Hosman, Emily Howell, Julie Indest, Carolii 
Kingsdorf, Holly Pace, Beth Richardson, Brian Tanner, Karen Waldrup, Blayne Ward, Lauren Wozniak Photo submitted by Lambda Sigma 



ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA 




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First Row: Lesley Shannon, Karen Waldrop, Whit Meeks, Julie Indest, Ronnie Herbert, Kristal Pollard, Ashton Tureaud Second Row: Hilliary Walters, Caroline Kingsdorf, 
Nichole Cyprian, Laura Guiles, Staci Cochran, Shan Lott, Ashley Cangelosi, Vincent Price, Mary Beth Walker- Advisor Photo by Bart Lambert 



ORGANIZATIONS 



STRENGTHENING 

THE COMMUNITY 

lambda sigma honor society 



Lambda Sigma is the national service fraternity for sophomores 
it The University of Southern Mississippi. 

The Southern Miss chapter was founded in 1965 by a group 
)f female students hoping to create a place for female leaders 
)n campus. In 1976 the group was opened to both males and 
emales and switched from the name CWENS to Lambda Sigma. 

Southern Miss' chapter of Lambda Sigma, one of only three in the 
;tate, inducts around 43 students each year. Each student must prove 
o have leadership skills as well as a 3.0 G.P.A. The very selective 
raternity operates on the bases of leadership, fellowship, scholarship 
ind service on campus and in the community. 

The officers of Lambda Sigma are: Melissa Freyder, president; 
\shton Tureaud, vice-president; Nichole Cvprian, secretarv; Caroline 
\ingsdorf, treasurer; Kathryn Anthony, service chair, and Kendall 
..evens, social chair. 



The officers have the opportunity to attend a national convention 
each year. 

"I had fun sharing my ideas with other presidents at convention," 
Freyder said. 

Convention is not the only activitv in which Lambda Sigma 
members take part. The organization takes an active part in service 
by organizing projects such as their Term Care Packages. These 
packages are organized by the members to send to students from 
their parents to help uplift them through various points (such as 
mid-terms) in the semester. Another example of their service is their 
weekly trips to visit area nursing homes. 

Lambda Sigma knows that a campus is just as strong as the 
community around it, therefore, thev are active in supporting projects 
in the surrounding area. Story by Tonya Jenkins 



HONORS STUDENT ASSOCIATION 




First Row: Erie Nagurney, Craig Case, Leslie Gaddis, Rufus Hill, Sarrah All- Representative, Julian Vu- Web Master Sarah E. Davis- President. LaDanus Williams, Katie Jo 
Boleware, Dakoda Dauner, Sara Johnson- Activities Coordinator, David Hanbury- Treasurer, Anne Nehlig- Secretary, Brian Williams, Ginger Maddox- Public Relations 
Photo by Robin Bolton 



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THE EPITOMY 

OF SERVICE 



Phi Eta Sigma, a national first year honor society, is an 
organization that epitomizes service to the university and academic 
achievement. This society is one of the oldest and largest freshman 
honor societies in the nation and strives to be the most active honor 
society on campus. 

The criteria for joining Phi Eta Sigma include an application 
process that requires a 3.5 GPA or higher and a commitment to 
service on campus. Officers for this vear include Nathan Lee, 
president; jade Matthews, vice president; Lauren McDougald, 
secretary; Vincent Price, treasurer; Shelton Pittman, historian and 
Julia Lott, activities coordinator. 

"We strive to promote academic excellence, encourage scholarship 
and promote leadership throughout the freshman community," 
Nathan Lee said. 

The service projects that were undertaken by Phi Eta Sigma 
this year primarily centered on fundraisers for the American Heart 



Association, such as the Heartwalk. Lee said that these communit 
services were important because they allowed the members to get tr 
name of the society out into the community while helping membe 
of the community who were truly in need. 

The general consensus from the members of the group is that tr 
fellowship and close friendships formed through the group are tf 
primary reasons the members continue to stay involved. Although tl 
society is an academic society they emphasized brotherhood as one < 
the group's major focuses. 

Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society open to students who exhib 
academic superiority. It provides these students the opportunity ' 
join a tightly knit group of other academically successful studeni 
committed to making Southern Miss better than ever before. 
Story by Chris Mills 



GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY 




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Left to Right: Janet Payne- newsletter editor, Shamika Wright- Webmaster, Bethany Dailey- public relations chair, Stephen Heinz- president, Rosie Parker- vice 
president, Sara Bailey- treasurer Photo by USM Photo Services 



ORGANIZATIONS 



PHI ETA SIGMA 




irst Row: Shan Lott, Jade Matthews, Nathan Lee- president, Hillary Walters, Khue Nguyen Second Row: Toni Anderson- advisor, Vincent Price- treasurer, Shelton Pittman- historian, Ashanti Isha- 
arah Photo by USM Photo Services 



PHI SIGMA PI 




Left to Right: James McGee- fundraising chair, Alvm McKmley- vice president, Justin Smith- historian, Courtney Fields- community service chair, Alisha Gibson- 
president, Margaret Sifuertes- rush advisor, Kierra (Kaye) Outlaw Photo by USM Photo Services 



PHI ETA SIGMA 181 




First Row: Halima Welch- Historian, Tabitha Epperson- President, Markeshia Hammond, Jillian Harper, Sarah Sullivan, Jennifer Gillis, Stacey Gaskill Second Row: 
Reporter, Moin M. Imran, Zack Vann- Vice President, Vincent Price, Torey Nathan- Recording Secretary, Rusty Anderson- Advisor Photo by USM Photo Services 



COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL 



amin Geddes, Logan Stogn 




First Row: Serena LoConte, Tiffany Labon, Christina Cariveau, Nichol Armstrong, Kristy McGehee- President, Jenny Quinnelly, Sophia Robinson, Rheo Morris Second 
Row: Dave Aurich, Josh Walters, Tommy Cullinan, Arthur Stewart- Vice President, Richard Johnson, Chris Giroir Photo by USM Photo Services 



182 ORGANIZATIONS 



PROGRESS THROUGH 

EDUCATION 



Membership into Gamma Beta Phi, a national service and honor 
organization, is an immense honor reserved for students in the top 
30 percent of their class. Founded in 1964 by a group of college 
educators, the society has based itself on the motto Progressus per 
Eruditioneum, or Progress Through Education. Over 100 students 
who firmly support this motto were inducted in 2005. 

Among the 100 members are: Tabitha Epperson, president; 
Zach Bann, vice president; Torev Nathan, recording secretary; Logan 
Stogner, reporter and Julie Clenonts, treasurer. 

With the three letters of the Greek words for education, life and 
friendship along with colors of ebonv and gold the society focuses on 
the areas of scholarship, service and character. 



I II I VJ kJC i \J kJI I I 

Gamma Beta Phi organizes a number of projects to aid the campus 
and surrounding community. Among the service projects hosted are 
highway clean-up, teacher appreciation week, and the collection of 
soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Gamma Beta Phi also 
aided victims affected by Hurricane Katrina by collecting books and 
donating them to various schools. 

"[The best part of being president is] making friends while helping 
to serve others in the community," Epperson said. 

Gamma Beta Phi is an organization for students of any major 
who have proven that they strive for Progress Through Education and 
focus on helping others through service. Story by Tonya Jenkins 



GRADUATE EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 




First Row: Casey Cockrell, Jennifer Ducksworth, Jen Alex Second Row; Marsha Walters, Cynthia Parnell, Elizabeth Smith, Will David, Dr. Thelma Roberson, 
Dr. Lilian Hill Photo submitted by Graduate Education Research Association 



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is 



IMPACTING 

A GENERATION 



afro-americcm student organization 



The Afro-American Student Organization is an influential group 
which promotes diversity, community service and minority awareness 
on campus and in the community. The organization sponsors three 
major campus events including Showtime at the Apollo, the March 
on Kennard-Washington and the group's main event - the annual 
Rally Against AIDS. 

The Rallv Against AIDS is one event sponsored by the organization 
that gets a lot of attention because of its informative nature and long 
history at Southern Miss. The event began as an informative display 
in Shoemaker Square and has grown since then to incorporate 
refreshments and even a guest speaker this year. Free birth control 
samples and an enormous amount of informative reading material 
are also provided to students who attend the rally. 

"The rally is very important seeing as we are in the south and 
statistically we are the most prone to STDs. Everyone needs to 
know about the dangers of AIDS." Tabitha Williams, the AASO 
secretary, said. 

Ashley Thompson, another officer in AASO, said that the main 
benefit of the event was its impact on the freshmen in the organization. 

"It helps freshmen especially because they may be coming 
to school and haven't had any AIDS or sex education, and the 
information provided through the program helps students become 
and stav more aware of their surroundings," said Thompson. 

Williams explained that the event would remain part of the 
AASO's yearly calendar of events because the effects of the event are 
readily seen in every person in attendance. She said that at the very 
least people come for refreshments but leave with knowledge about 



AASO added guest speakers 
to the AIDS Rally this year. 
They helped to inspire 
students in self awareness. 
The Rally also provided 
birth control samples and 
informative reading material 
to reinforce their cause. 
P/ioto by Elizabeth Keenan 



birth control, or AIDS in general that could be life saving. Williams 
said that college is definitely the first period of true freedom for 
many freshmen and it is important that freshmen are given this vital 
information before their freedom gets out of control. 

In addition to this major event, the organization also participates 
in community service projects such as Relay for Life and fundraisers 
for the March of Dimes Foundation. They also plan entertainment 
activities for members such as bowling or laser tag and provide 
students the chance to become involved on campus through planning 
and attending these various activities. 

AASO is led by an executive board and a panel of committee 
heads, which organize the many aspects of the group such as public 
relations, education and programming. Williams and Thompsor 
both agree that the diverse involvement opportunities these 
governing bodies make available are the most important aspect oi 
the organization. 

"Some people can sing, some can dance, but we have a way thai 
everyone, regardless of their specific talents can become involved,' 
Williams said. 

Williams added that AASO is the largest minority organizatior 
on campus based on membership, and that the organization gladh 
accepts membership by students of any ethnicity The diversity of the 
activities and involvement opportunities is an aspect of the grour. 
that Williams said AASO attempts to mirror in membership. 
Story by Chris Mills 




KS4 



ORGANIZATIONS 






nard Grace, a senior 
advertising major leads the 
choir in an inspirational song 
at the AIDS rally. 
Photo by Elizabeth Keenan 




Hrst Row: Courtney Smith, Aakeela Hudnall, Richard Johnson- graduate assistant, Sara Howard, Ricky Clark, Christina Nicchols, Benard Grace, Nicholas Lewis, Cresean Hughes, Damion Brooks 
second Row: Aaron Redd, Stacey Hamilton, Lakendria Milton, LaDonna Brown, Lakeisha Bryant- president, Nichole Carpenter, Natalie Lee, Ebony Scott, Shondra Berry, Kesha Vaughn, 
"fioto by Molly Buchanan 



AFRO-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION 



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LEGACYof 

A DREAM 




Frank Gandv Jr., a student at The University of Southern 
Mississippi, was not alive when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched 
through the streets of Birmingham for civil justice. However, that did 
not stop him from participating in the NAACP's birthday celebration 
of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"He was a great man of great accomplishments. He went through 
so much. He went to jail. He died for his beliefs. I feel that we own 
him a lot," Gandv, a junior marketing major from Jackson and vice 
president of NAACP, said. 

Gandv, along with several other Southern Miss students, were 
led in singing "Amazing Grace" as thev carried a candle and marched 
from the Commons Plaza to Stout Hall. The program continued inside 
with students singing, speaking and reflecting on the life, legend, and 
legacv of Dr. King. A slideshow took the audience down a timeline 
leading up to his death at a Memphis motel. 

"I didn't have to go through it, but mv ancestors did, and I appreciate 
what thev did so I won't have to go through it," Gandy said. 

The NAACP, AASO, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
sponsored this program, "The Life, Legend, and Legacv of Rev. Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr." 

"1 think it is commendable for a person, even at that time, to 
feel so strongly about something they believe in that thev die for it. 
The dream they had touched so many people that it still lives today," 
Richard Johnson, minority affairs graduate advisor and a member of 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., said. 



Photo submitted by NAACP 

Johnson said commemorating Dr. King brings everyone together 
to learn about not just a man, but also a legacy. 

"It brings a diverse group of people to the event. We are there 
not just to describe Martin Luther King 'the man,' but Martin Luther 
King 'the legacy.' I think that is the biggest thing vou take back from- 
this program," Johnson said. 

He also said that Dr. Martin Luther King's dream has a personal 
meaning to him. 

"To me I think his dream, is just one of equality. Not just working 1 
together because of their differences, but in spite of their differences," 
Johnson said. 

As the program concluded, the audience sang "We Shall 
Overcome" and had a closing prayer. Johnson said that as students 
left Stout Hall they should have a better understanding of everything 
King represented. 

Johnson said, "You should know more about the legacv that he 
had. His legacy, his dreams and his ideas transcend his death." 

On January 30, 2006, less than a month after commemorating: 
the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, his wife, Coretta Scott died, j 

Gandy said, "Behind every strong man is a strong woman. Shef 
was the epitome of a strong woman. Whatever he (Dr. King) went:! 
through, she had to go through too. She had to be a strong woman tcj 
go through all she went through at that time." Story by Justin Smith 




The crowd had an opportunity to ask questions and share their feelings about the night's reflections 
Photo submitted by NAACP 



186 ORGANIZATIONS 



Lakeshia Bryant list 
one speaker describing the 
life and legacy of Dr. Martin 
Luthar King Jr. Thei i . .■ 
laughs and tears shared by all 
as everyone reflected on the 
dream of Dr r ing 
Photo submitted by NAACP 




First Row: Courtney Douglas, Tiaura Harris, Kimberly Johnson, Ashley Thompson, Tabitha Williams, Pamela Robinson, Alice Walker, Nadirah Owens-Sabir, Latara Hudson Second Row: Tammy Owens. 
Alexis Roby, Roderick Edwards, Chelsey Smith, Marcus William Martin Photo by USM Photo Services 



NAACP 



in: 



ALPHA EPSILON DELTA 




First Row: Emily Polk- Historian, Jason Brown- Treasurer, Cassie Kennedy, Amaziah Coleman- President, Madhavi Patel- Co- 
Vice President of Membership Photo by USM Photo Services 



LENDING a 

HELPING HAND 



The University of Southern Mississippi is host to a variety of 
organizations around its campus. Every student can find a niche in 
at least one of the many opportunities open to them through these 
organizations. If, however, the student is looking for a place to 
support the environment and cares about the well-being of animals 
as well as other humans, look no further than Roots and Shoots. 

In 1991 Jane Goodall, along with 16 students who shared an 
interest in animals and the environment, founded Roots and Shoots. 
Soon after that first meeting, Roots and Shoots launched a national 
organization. With a mission to foster respect and compassion for 
all living things, promote cultural understanding and belief, and to 
inspire others to take actions to make the world an all around better 
place for all, more than 6,000 people have joined the group in more 
than 87 countries. 

Roots and Shoots is advised by Dr. Sherry Herron. The executive 
lembers are Chris Cagle, president; Crystie Baker, vice-president; 



Anne Gallagher, treasurer; Patrick Sanchez, secretary. The active 
members are Brittain Heindl, Stephanie Napier, Angela Wisely, Emily j j 1 
Womack, Brooke Wheeler and Allison Clark. 

The national Roots and Shoots Organization hosts events that 
make people more aware of the environment, promote diversity, and 
provide service for animals as well as people. The Southern Miss 
Chapter sponsored a variety of events such as their environmental 
workshops in the spring. It also adopted two sections of the Intertribal 
Society's Medicine Wheel Garden and hosted a Haunted Trail for 
community children in the fall. 

Roots and Shoots is a community service and service learning 
organization for people who share the goal of making tomorrow a 
better place starting today. Story by Tonya Jenkins 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



STUDENT OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 

NUAAI4ZUUUI 



DO NOT CUMB 




First Row: Egan Rowe Second Row: David Rosenfield, Moojoon Shim, Megan Butterworth, Pradnya Sawant, Andrea Neu, Ingnd Garcia-Hansen Honkala, )ei 
Kuykendall, Hailong Haung Third Row: Allison Mojzis, Kevin Martin, Raymond Pluhar, Rebbecca Schilling, Colleen Fmnegan, Courtney Stringer, Jessica Lacy 
Photo submitted by Student Oceanography Society 



ROOTS AND SHOOTS 




irst Row: Sherry Herron, Dr. Lynne Houston Second Row: Erin Sheppard, Stephanie Napier, Leslie Gaddis, Angela Wisely Third Row: Emily Womack, Crystie Baker, Anne Gallagher, Chrissie 
IcKenney Fourth Row: Brittam Heindl, Chris Cagle Photo by USM Photo Services 

ROOTS AND SHOOTS 189 



Lance Fisher brings some 
local life to Southern Miss as 
he performs for the crowd. 
The UAC sought to bring an 
array of local entertainers to 
the spotlight with the Home 
Grown Concert Series. 
Photo by Robin Bolton 




First Row: Chris Cagle- Major Entertainment/Technical Director, Christina El-Mur- President, Amy Thompson,- Graduate Assistant, Krista Hayes- Special Projects, Rayshun Terrell Hopson- Variety, Ki 
Le- Advertising, Mark Carter- Union Second Row: Jeannine Baiky, Davin Thomas, Ulnda Nguyen, Chris Boothe, Will Ratcliff, Kenya Holifield, Mary Kathenne Gom, Leslie Gaddis, Kate Rudzki, Sa 
Tweedy, Conie McGree-Weekly Third Row: William Thompson, Alvin McKinley, Jeremy Hard, Edward Wortly, Jonathon Pegues, Leland Davis, Roger Magee II, David Walker, William Timber Von Irvi 
III, Robert Harris Photo by USM Photo Services 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



a HOME GROWN 
SUCCESS 



university activities council 

What do Zarathustra, The Squirms, The Griffenz, This Orange 
; our, and The Original Cast all have in common? Hattiesburg. This is 
he point that the UAC relayed with the new Hub City Home Grown 
Zoncert Series. This music series, resembling a local music festival 
plit into different days spread across a semester, is geared toward 
^ringing the emerging musicians of Hattiesburg to campus, and the 
esources of the campus to the emerging musicians of Hattiesburg. In 
his way all parties benefit, and the university is able to have a non- 
raditional cultural event, one geared toward the present generation 
nd not the past. Bv signing local bands to concerts held in the 
ommons, the UAC and Southern Miss were able to deliver live 
nusical entertainment at no cost to students. 

Sarah Davis, the Major Entertainment Chair for the UAC, said 
hat the concert series is an ideal wav to provide qualitv programming 
/>r the university while supporting and utilizing local resources. It 
5 clear from this outlook on the program that the relationship the 
oncert series forges between the local music scene and the university 
; truly symbiotic. 

Chris Cagle, UAC Technical Director, said, "It's a good way to 
hare the university's resources with the community." This is the wav 
"i which local musicians benefit from the concerts while Southern 
liss students enjoy a free show. 

The university is very dedicated to making college an enjoyable 
xperience for students and this is one more testament to that fact. 
)f the bands that took part in this series many are local bands that 




play at venues charging at least $5 a show and are many times 18 or 
older shows. Bv bringing the shows to the campus, students or their 
family and friends of any age are able to see these immensely popular 
bands without the hassles of off-campus venues. The success of the 
series can be measured bv the response of students. 

Eric Nagurney, a student volunteer at WUSM, said, "The 
Homegrown Series is great because it showcases Hattiesbur^'s 
burgeoning local music scene." 

The primary attraction to the students is the great diversity of 
musical genres represented in the series. Bands such as This Orange 
Four and The Squirms played a very modern indie-rock set that had 
onlookers enthralled with the amazing energy emanating from the 
stage, while bands such as The Griffenz plaved a more Hip-Hop 
styled set that appealed to an entirely different group of students 
while presenting the same amount of enthusiastic energy. 

The Hub Citv Homegrown series was definitely a success. This 
surely means that there is a good chance of a repeat next year. The 
establishment of traditions such as this is essential in developing a 
unique campus. This is obviously the avenue that Southern Miss is 
traveling. Bv repeatedly offering local bands and musicians a chance to 
plav for the students, and repeatedly allowing the students to partake 
in an amazing live show, The University of Southern Mississippi not 
only establishes itself as a great giver to community, but also as a 
university that allows its students to enjoy their college experience. 
Story by Chrts Mills 



Abbye West, a junior speech 
communication major from 
Waynesboro, Miss.. and 
Jeff Pates, a senior speech 
communication major from 
Ocean Springs, Miss., enjoy the 
talents of the Chance Fisher 
Band. Photo by Robin Bolton 



UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES COUNCIL 



I'M 



These members add fine 
detail to this model's 
ensemble before she takes to 
the runway. There are many 
pressures associated with 
fashion industry and it taki 
many hands to prepare or 
look, Photo by Robin Bolton 




First Row: Sarah Pankiewicz, Jessica Prude- president, Jeri Boren- treasurer, Natasha Junearick- vice president, Jennifer West Second Row: Ashley Henderson, Brandi Cagler, Michelle D'Amico, 
Sadaf Malik, Danielle Cole Photo by USM Photo Services 



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EMERGING 



WITH 



STYLE 

fashion merchandising organization 




Many student organizations have a direct relationship to a specific 
major or minor. This is the case with the Fashion Merchandising 
Organization, which acts to augment the course work of fashion 
merchandising students with hands on experience in the industry 
through a series of meetings and hosting a fashion show. 

The two main officers of the group, President Jessica Prude and 
Vice President Natasha Junearick, as well as Dr. Judith Roberts, the 
group's faculty advisor, act to make FMO not only a course-work 
related group but also a philanthropic force in the community. By 
promoting community service, academic excellence and continued 
education in the fashion industry, the organization's first goal is to 
produce well-rounded students capable of excelling in the workplace. 

"This organization allows students an outlet to be creative and 
have fun, as well as interact with other students in the major," 
Junearick said. 

Despite the fact this is a course-related organization, students from 
other majors are accepted into the group as well, a fact that Junearich 
says sets it apart from other major-based organizations on campus. 

The many activities of the group include community service 
projects such as fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity as well as the 
local Breast Cancer Foundation. The group meets on the first and 
third Tuesdays of the month and lives by the famous quote by Edna 
Woolman, "Fashion can be bought, style one must posses." 

"It takes a special gift to be successful in the fashion industry and 
this organization acts to foster this gift in its members," Junearick said. 

The major event sponsored bv the group is its annual fashion 



Photo by Robin Bolton 

show, which was started in 2005 after the group reestablished itself 
on campus. The fashion show for this vear was put in jeopardv 
because of shifting schedules due to Hurricane Katrina. However, all 
of the members who participated in the 2005 show agreed that it was 
a positive experience that taught them much more than a textbook 
could have. 

Dwana Haley, a returning member of the group, said, "The 
fashion show showed me the types of pressures and responsibilities 
that a real job in fashion merchandising would provide, and helped 
me realize what specific job within fashion I enjoyed the most." 

In addition to points about the pressures and responsibilities 
outlined bv Haley, Junearick said that the show and the organization 
helped students realize how many different jobs are encapsulated 
under the large heading of fashion merchandising and gives the 
students a glimpse of how much goes into a real fashion show. 

Aaron Robinson, a new group member, said, "The event is also 
very promotional for this organization that helps fashion majors and 
those interested in fashion." 

Junearick explained that in addition to giving students a static 
view of the fashion industrv, the organization sought to instill the 
dynamic nature of the industrv in the minds of its members, and 
promote life-long learning to keep the students at the top of their 
class and at the cutting edge of emerging styles. Story by Chris Mills 




Natasha Junearick and Brandi 
Cagler give Jen Boren's hair 
added lift for that breezy 
runway look. The fashion 
show gave members a real 
behind the scenes look at 
the work that really goes 
into putting a show together. 
Photo by Robin Bolton 



FASHION MERCHANDISING ORGANIZATION 



193 



OMICRON DELTA KAPPA 




Left to Right: Adam Moore, Chris Crisler and Cherie Kay Thriffley Photo by Chris Payne 



STRIVING 

^DIVERSITY 



future blac 



association 



In March of 2004, a distinguished group was born at The University 
of Southern Mississippi. The Future Black Law Students Association 
was formed with the goal of populating America's schools with a 
diverse and prepared group of individuals. Southern Miss is the first 
college campus to sponsor a FBLSA. 

The association provides graduate and undergraduate students 
with a variety of opportunities to explore their interest in the field 
of law. The association takes part in pre-law conferences all over the 
United States, provides minority focused pre-law information and 
helps prepare members for the LSAT. 

"It's fulfilling knowing I am helping to fill the minority aspect 
in the legal system," Andrew West, charter founder and national 
chairman, said. 



West feels strongly about FBLSA due to the under-representec 
African-American population in law schools and his passion fo 
the law. With the philanthropy of Echelon (Encouraging Childrer 
and High School Students to Explore Legal Occupations Now 
the association volunteers at secondary schools in Hattiesburj 
mentoring children. An annual scholarship is also awarded to on< 
high school student. 

"The FBLSA began working on the core values of accountabilit 
professionalism, leadership, academic achievement and integrity 
West said. 

FBLSA continues to uphold their core values while striving t( 
diversify the field of law. Story by Tonya Jenkins 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



PSYCHOLOGY CLUB 




Left to Right: Heather Necaise, David Taylor, Nate McRae and Olivia Cox Photo by Bart Latnbnght 



FUTURE BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION 




"st Row: Arthur Stewart Lumzy Jr.- graduate advisor, Terrance Duncan, Chris Boothe, Chris Epps II, Andrew West- chapter founder, Roderick White- marketing, Antwuan Payne, Davin Thomas- vice 
•esident Second Row: Kimberly Bates, Kimberly Green, Nakkia Hatten, KeArndra Hart, Rayshun Hopson, LaShenya Robinson, Keith Lampkin- president, Shaundraya Pride- financial affairs, Tearanny 
reet- membership director, Kenya Adams, Jade Matthews Photo by USM Photo Services 



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COMPASSIONS 
COMMUNITY 



The Bachelors of Social Work Club discusses and learns about 
issues that the social work system deals with in everyday situations. 
One of the organization's passions is the community. Each month, 
individual group members take part in community service projects. 

The organization also donates money to organizations such as 
the Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Every year they 
participate in the Adopt-A-Familv program. 



Hors or social work club 

To bring members together from their individual work, a banque 
has been held for the last two years in May. The Bachelors of Socia 
Work Club is open to anybody currently taking social work classes. 

The president of the organization, Jessica Patterson, said, "Thi 
BSW Club helps people be more aware of social work, and help 
people in the community in a more positive way." 
Story by Tabitha Williams 



BACHELORS OF SOCIAL WORK CLUB 




First Row: Marcelene Thompson, Kashika Burkett, Kim Dykes- vice president, Jesse Bias, Cynthia Bradley- treasurer, LaTara Leggett- representative, Kathy Gilmore- representative Second Row: Jessi 
Patterson- president, Morgan Little, Amy Ealy, Teddy Cobb, Latya Mitchell, Casey Dittus Photo by USM Photo Services 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



IMAGE 




First Row: Shannon Mcintosh, Kenya Holifield, Alexis Williams, MarQuita Green, Erica Myles, Lekica Boyd, Roselyn Ahua, Trakena Cole, Amaziah Coleman and Rachael 
Jones Second Row: Monjineh Springer, Brittany Jones, Dewun Brown, Ashley Walker, JaRita Booker, Sednck Bradley and Oman Pittman Third Row: Tyeisha Scott, Jerrick 
Rose, Jerome Beaman Fourth Row: Jarvis Chambers, Will Gray III, Rudy Bracey, Marcus Houston and Jason Brown Photo submitted by IMAGE 



AMERICAN HUMANICS 




Left to Right: Susannah Gregg, DeVita King, Brandi Booth, Staci Cox Not Pictured: LaShann, 
Photo submitted by American Humanics 



Kiange Kemp, Diana Pennington, Katrel Nash 



BACHELORS OF SOCIAL WORK CLUB 



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First Row: Stephanie Hamilton, Tomeka Johnson- service chair, Kwamina Mason, Eddie Duran, Kaitlin McDowell, Dr. Rick Green, Sarah Martin- president Second Row: 
Dr. Brent Wolfe- advisor, Kail Baldwin, Jimmy Kelly, Dancia Wallace, Chad Odie Photo submitted by Recreation Majors Association 



LACK ENGINEERS 




First Row: Angel Brown, Rene Jackson, Ashley Estes, Kimberly Sanders, Lianakesi Ruffin, Tyeisha Scott Second Row: Erick Kelly, Roderick Thurman, Rudy Bracey, 
Christopher Blake, Derrick Young, Mosell Davis Third Row: Jason Smith, Jabari Mapp, Kristofer Wright and Jarvis Chambers Photo by USM Photo Services 



198 ORGANIZATIONS 







re optometrists associa 



Every first and third Tuesday of the month, students who share the 
vision for optometry meet to form the Future Optometrists Association. 

Two years ago, three students chartered the association at 
Southern Mississippi making it the first optometry group in 
Mississippi. The charter members are Tsega Alemu, Rossie Ahua and 
-lilari McFarland. 

"I felt it (the association) would make other people aware of the 
field," Alemu, a chemistry and biology major and president of the 
organization, said. 

In order to promote the field of optometry, the association 
participates in different events such as eye care booths at carnivals 
md vision screenings at schools and churches. 

Along with the mission of promotion is the group's mission 
)f encouragement. The association helps students prepare for the 
Optometry Admission Test (OAT) needed to enroll in optometry school. 



Being a member also gives students the chance to not onlv 
network with other pre-optometrv students but also with optometrists. 
By holding banquets for local optometrists and having them speak 
at meetings and events, the members are allowed to see what the 
profession really entails. 

Rossie Ahua, vice-president of the organization, said, "It's a lot 
more comforting when you meet someone else who's pre-optometry. 
It really does make you feel encouraged." 

The Future Optometrists Association is a result of three girls 
who shared the same vision of eye care for all. Story by Tonya Jenkins 




eft to Right: Rosie Ahua, Trakena Cole. Tsega Alemu Photo submitted by Future Optometrists Association 



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UPLIFTING 

SPIRIT 



THE 




Camaraderie, scholarship and musicianship are the primary 
focuses of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, an organization whose main goal 
is to bring musicians together for social purposes. 

Derrick Bridges, the organization's president, said that Phi Mu 
Alpha was founded to bring musicians together and use music to 
uplift the human spirit. The projects the group is involved in are 
important to this goal and include the annual February Love Session 
as part of Mills Music Mission, Sinfonia's national initiative and this 
year's first annual Gospel Fest. 

"Phi Mu Alpha gives its members an avenue of networking and 
helps build their musicianship as well," Bridges said. 

Sinfonia, a Latin root for the English word "symphony," was 
started nationally in 1898 in Boston, and by 1957 the Eta Psi chapter 
had been established at Southern Miss. The national founder, Ossian 
E. Mills, felt that music was important in everyone's life and that it 
was capable of freeing the terminally ill from their pain. Based on 
the work Mills did for the terminally ill the organization sponsors a 
weeklong series of events to honor him and his service. 

The main on-campus event being sponsored by the organization 
this year is their first annual Gospel Fest, which Bridges said is very 
important because many music students at Southern Miss are not 
familiar with gospel music and feel inferior to it. The event consists 
of a series of gospel performances geared toward showing the great 
diversity in the different forms of gospel music. 



Christoper Washington, a 
senior music education and jazz 
studies major, rehearses for 
the Sinfonia Gospel Fest, The 
members worked many long 
hours preparing for this event 



All Photos by Jennifer Petche 

"As far as our campus is concerned there are many peoplt 
who have very little exposure to the various forms of gospel music j 
and until they have more exposure they will never be able to truly 
appreciate this diverse genre of music," Bridges said. 

Gospel Fest has been in the works for a long time, but this year 
the event was finally put together and held in honor of Black History 
Month. Bridges said that although it was difficult to put together, ht 
hoped that it would start a chapter tradition of having the event during 
Black History Month because gospel music is such an important par 
of the African-American Culture. 

"I felt a little reserved about the event at first because a lot oil 
changes have been made to the schedule, but in the end, if anything 
I think it got better in a lot of ways," Bridges said. 

In the future Bridges said that Sinfonia would try to improve tht| 
event by seeking other organizations that may be interested in coj 
sponsoring it. With the resulting increase in funding, the event could 
be made into a much larger concert. 

In addition to Gospel Fest and the Mills Music Mission, the ter| 
active members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia usher for musical events or 
campus, offer musical entertainment and work with many different 
youth mentoring programs. Sinfonia is a group that is striving 
to leave a legacy of service, brotherhood, and musicianship at thtj 
Southern Miss, and improve the school through their musical talent.') 
and service ambitions. Story by Chris Miills 



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ORGANIZATIONS 



Herman Wilson, a fi 
music major, looks through a 
display of the group's history 
at an interest party held m 
the Manoni Performing Arts 
Building. The interest party is 
one way that members recruit 
new students that may not 
know about the group. 




irst Row: Christopher Washington, Rod Taylor- vice president/ secretary, Derrick Bridges- president, Corey Hosey Second Row: Antonio Hall- fraternal education officer, Jeffery Murdock, Mark Moore, 
nomas Rogers- warden/historian 



PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA 20 1 



Greek Life did not appear on campus until 1935 when Kappa Alpha Tau came to campus 
as the first social fraternity. The first sorority, Sigma Tau Kappa, a local group, came soon 
after as did the first national sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma, in May of 1937. Greek Life saw 
substantial growth under the leadership of Dr. R.C. Cook who became university president 
in 1945. Dr. Cook believed that for students to have a truly well-rounded education the option 
to join these social groups should be available, and since his presidency Greek Life has 
constantly been growing at Southern Miss. 



Currently, there are numerous fraternities and sororities for students to choose from, 
rushing has become more elaborate in ceremony, and simply because of temporal differences, 
the events these groups sponsor and attend have changed drastically. Current plans to build 
the Sorority Village and the charters of new groups such as Iota Phi Theta illustrate the 
constant additions that are made to the Greek Life program. Although groups like Tri Sigma 
are no longer on campus, their contributions to the Greek program are still apparent, and 
as in the case of student organizations, Greek groups change with the times and student 
interests. This metamorphic nature of the program is what makes it an influential aspect of 
student life and a leading philanthropic force on campus and in the community. 
Story by Chris Mills 



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Erin Rust 

Greek Life Manager 




Valencia Walls 

Administrative Assistant 
NPHC Advisor 




Matt Duckworth 

Coordinator of Fraternity 
Housing and Programming 




Dave Aurich 

Graduate Assistant 
Photos by Tracy Thomas 



John Burks 

Assistant Dean of Students 
for Greek Life 



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THE SCENES 






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What makes the Office of Greek Life interesting? "Students 
make it interesting," says John Burks. He enjoys working with and 
meeting students. Burks, a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, has 
worked as the assistant dean of students for the Office of Greek Life 
for two years. He became interested in the Office of Greek Life as 
an undergraduate. Burks holds a bachelor's degree and a master's 
degree in speech communications from Southern Miss. 

"It's something I love to do, and I get paid for it," said Erin Rust, 
Office Manager for the Office of Greek Life. After graduating from 
Mississippi State with a master's degree in counselor education and 
student affairs, this Starkville native decided to come to Southern 
Miss and join the Office of Greek Life staff. Like John Burks, she said 
her undergraduate experiences attracted her to working in the Office 
of Greek Life. She loves working with social groups because there is 
something different to do everyday. 

"The people and students I work with make it fun," says Valencia 
Walls. Originally from Jackson, Walls is a Southern Miss alumnus 
and a past National Pan-Hellenic Council president. She received her 
undergraduate degree in child and family studies. With three years of 
serving as administrative assistant for the Office of Greek Life, she is 
living out one of her dreams. "This is something I wanted to do since 
I was in high school," says Walls. She credits the leadership skills and 
networking opportunities she has acquired to her Greek lifestyle as 
an undergraduate. 

Matt Duckworth is the coordinator of fraternity housing for the 
Office of Greek Life. Duckworth, from Clinton, Mississippi, has a 
bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a master's degree in 
public relations from Southern Miss. Story by Justin Smith. 



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GREEKS 




BACK ROW: 2005 council - Kelly Hollingsworth, Erin Sheppard, Katie Shubert, Lea Locke, Erin Rust, Sara Bailey, Anna Brannin, Lauren Ward 
and Jennifer Beaver FRONT ROW: 2006 council - Maggie Wesley, Wren Ward, Leslie Holder, Libby Gantt, Kaitlin Ziz, Shannon Davis, Jessica 
Bordelon, Mallone Davis Photo by Molly Buchanan 




The College Panhellenic Council, also know as 
the CPC, is made up of nine young women that 
act as the official governing body of the eight 
national sororities represented at Southern Miss. 
The eight sororities are: Phi-Beta Phi, Phi Mil, 
Kappa Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma, 
Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega, and Alpha Delta 
Pi Kelly Hollingsworth's involvement with her 
sorority's own council, along with her desire 
to get more involved, prompted her run for the 
office of CPC president. Lea Locke, a Biloxi, Miss., 
native, said, "It's (CPC) a good wav to promote 
Panhellenic unity." Story by Tonya Jenkins 



The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the govern- 
ing council of all IFC fraternities and four NPHC 
fraternities on the Southern Miss Campus. This 
year's IFC consisted of nine officers. The Presi- 
dent was Chad King. "As president, I oversee 
everyone on the council as well as the fraterni- 
ties. I also attend campus meetings as the fra- 
ternity representative," King said. A total of six 
vice presidents also assisted the president. The 
Chief Justice and his associate were in charge of 
the IFC Judicial Board. Thev serve as the govern- 
ing officers of that board. The IFC is a group of 
young men chosen and voted on each year by 
the fraternities. Story by Carlie McCrary 



BACK ROW: 2005 council - Charles Arinder, Dustin Renaud, Chad King, Keith Hembree, John Burks, Jeff O'Keefe FRONT ROW: 
j 2006 council - Chris Lyman, Adam Buckalew, Bradley Charlesworth, Jeremy Miller, Josh Mannmo Photo by USM Photo Service 




iACK ROW: Robert Houston, DeAnte Smith, Valencia Walls, Steven Smith FRONT ROW: Grace Allen, Pamela Scott, Catnce Stnbling, Fallon 
lowers, Teneicia Cole Photo by Matikia Wilson 



The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is an 
umbrella of unity and celebration for the Divine 
Nine. The council provides a strong bond among 
Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, 
Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma 
Rho and Iota Phi Theta. The council's president, 
and Omega Psi Phi member, Steven Smith said 
that NPHC is about a group of diverse members 
coming together to help other people. Black 
Greek Week is one of many visible examples of 
the council's function. Story by Justin Smith 



OFFICE OF GREEK LIFE, CPC, IFC, NPHC 



205 



The week of August 12-16, 2005 was an 
incredibly busy week for the Panhellenic 
sorority women as they held their recruitment 
parties. Most sororities prepare far in advance 
for this important week. Some preparation 
even begins in the spring when Rho Chi's, 
or recruitment counselors, are chosen. 

Greek Life Manager Erin Rust said, 
"Recruitment is the lifeline for sororities and 
it can be a stressful week because you are 
on the go for 24 hours, seven days, for one 
week." In addition, many changes were made 
to Recruitment 2005 from previous years. 

"The main change... was that USM 
participated in a new release figure model 
expedited from the National Panhellenic 
Conference (NPC). The purpose of this 
formula is to match the majority of the new 
recruits with their number one sorority 
choice as well as match the sorority with 
their top recruits." Rust said. 

As the week progressed, each 
sororitv found that the new system had 
both advantages and disadvantages. 

"Recruitment was very successful. We 
were able to extend a bid to a sororitv to 
every woman who participated in the whole 
week of recruitment." Rust said 
Story by Carlie McCrary 



Potential new members run 
through the Freshman Quad 
to the Panhellenic dorm 
after receiving their bids. 
Barrett Annder, a freshman 
from Columbia, Miss., leads 
the crowd as a new Chi 
Omega, Two new Kappa 
Deltas follow close behind. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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RECRUITMENT 



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The members of Phi Mu eagerly wait for their new members to arrive at their door on Bid Day. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 





ABOVE: Recruitment Counselors, back row, left to right, Kelly Hollmgsworth, Erin Sheppar j 
Kristina Harwood, Kristen Waters, Megan Wilkinson, Zandy Vernaci, Kelly Sprague, Anra 
Brannin, Sara Nicholson, Anne Pennebaker, Jennifer Matthews, Natalie Hickman, Jennifer Beavil 
Lauren Ward, and Lea Locke. Front row, left to right, Katie Shubert, Sara Bailey, Alison Fc I 
Christen Hartley, Kaitlyn Ziz, April Ivins, Lauren Lestremau, Erin Lambert, Shannon Davis ar 
Lisa Page. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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FRATERNITY 

RECRUITMENT 

building of a brotherhood 




mbers of Sigma Chi Fraternity 



after getting their new pledges on Bid Day. Photo by Chris Payne 



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Rho Alphas: James Allen, Bryan Bledsoe, Brandon Moffett, Carland Hoisted, Chad King, 
D atrick Walker, Bradley Charlesworth. Seth Hester, Garrett Ford. Ryan Baroni, Ed Staurt, 
<yle Brown, Dustin Reno, Adam Schraeder, Keith Hembree, Russ Cullinan 
hoto by Rossie Anua 




The week of Sept. 19-24, 2005, was an 
extremely busy week tor all Southern Miss 
fraternities. Approximately 180 potential 
fraternity members participated in formal 
recruitment this year. 

During the week of recruitment, potential 
fraternity members visited each house to 
meet and get to know the members of the 
different fraternities. Each night throughout 
the week, the potential members narrowed 
down their fraternity choices. 

"Recruitment was a great experience for 
me," Nathan Smith, a sophomore Alpha 
Tau Omega, said. "1 had a great time getting 
to know the different fraternities and would 
suggest going through rush to anyone." 

During the week the potential members 
are assisted by young men from each 
fraternity called Rho Alphas. They are not 
allowed to disclose their own fraternity 
until bid day when the pledges have all 
chosen the fraternity they want join. 

Adriel Rocha, a freshman Kappa Sigma 
pledge, said "1 chose Kappa Sig because 
during the week I met and talked to many 
different guvs realizing how much 1 had in 
common with them. I saw the bonds that 
the guvs shared and knew it was the best 
place for me." Story by Carlie McCrary 



Racing down Fraternity Row 
for his newfound fraternity, 
a Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge 
shows his pride. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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Members of Zeta Phi Beta 
Sorority step out and show 
their skill for stepping. 
All Photos by Laneisha Womack 



For over 15 years, the National Panhellenic Council has come 
together not only to woo everyone with their amazing steps, or to 
end the NPHC week, but to celebrate unity among themselves. The 
annual step show, also known as the "Divine Nine" show, is named 
for the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities 
at the University of Southern Mississippi. The nine organizations 
are Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, 
Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, 
Alpha Phi Alpha and Iota Phi Theta. 

This is the first year all nine organizations have been represented 
on the campus of Southern Miss, with the addition of Iota Phi 
Theta. Although chapters from other universities are invited to the 
show, only the nine representative organizations of Southern Miss 
are entitled to performance space. 

Each group is responsible for its choreography and, despite the 
10 minute performance time limit, some groups start practicing as 
early as June. A winner is declared by the NPHC executive board 



GREEKS 



and awarded with not only a trophy, but a $1200 prize, as we 
Appearance, uniformity and synchronization are some of tl 
things that are judged during the competition. Usually, the she 
sells out very early, and this year, it was sold out by noon on t: 
day that tickets went on sale. Around 1,000 spectators, Greek ai 
non-Greek, watched as Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Alpha Kap' 
Alpha Sorority, Incorporated walked away with the grand prize. 
The step show is a great celebration of unity, as well as 
philanthropic act, for the proceeds from the show are used to fui 
annual operations of the National Panhellenic Council. The she 
is a celebration among the Greek organizations at the University 
Southern Mississippi, and it is also a treat to the entire communi 
Story by Tonya Jenkins 



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STEPPING with 

™ E DIVINE NINE 



NPHC week hop contest 




With their masks on and lots of spirit, the members of Delta Sigma Theta show how they strut their stuff. 



ladrick Odie, Deante Smith, and Jonathan Phillips, members of Alpha Phi 
pha Fraternity show the crowd when it comes to stepping, it's all about 
eaking into the move and getting down with it. 



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Dave Aurich, a graduate 
student from Lafayette, La., 
representing Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity, offers a helping 
hand to a little girl in need 
of some candy. When asked 
"What do you think about 
Frat Row holding a Trick-or- 
Treat event for kids, Dave 
says, "I think it's great! It's 
always a lot of fun." 
All Photo by Tracy Thomas 




210 GREEKS 



TRICK-OR-TREAT 

ON GREEK STREET 



greeks getting involved with the community 



Delta Sigma Theta member, 
Pamela Scott gives candy to 
a small child trick-or-treatmg 
up and down fraternity row. 




Kim Belsom, a sophomore member of Chi Omega passes out candy to a child in front 
of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Chi Omega and Delta Tau Delta worked 
together to make Halloween exciting for the children. 



Every year, a Trick or Treating event is held on Fraternity Row to 
erve the children of the Hattiesburg community and the children of the 
tudents, faculty and staff of The University of Southern Mississippi. 

"I think it's great for the kids," Clint Farve, a senior from Slidell, 
a. and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, said. "This is what 
elping the community is all about." 

Each fraternitv house had members of their chapter as well as 
lembers from sororities standing in the front of the houses to greet 
ie children as they came by and to pass out the candy. 

Pamela Scott, a senior from Yazoo City, Miss., said, "It's a great idea. 
's good for the children to get a feel of the campus." Scott represented 
jer Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, at the Phi Kappa Tau house. 

All Fraternities and Sororities alike, ranging from Pi Beta Phi 
) Alpha Phi Alpha, took part in this event. All agreed that having 
hildren "trick-or-treating" on Fraternitv Row was a great idea to 
elp give back to the community and a great chance to interact with 
outhern Miss's Greek life program. Story by Tracy Thomas 




Telia Brewer, a freshman member of Kappa Delta from Vicksburg, Miss., 
enjoys reaching out and interacting with the children. She brings joy to the 
face of a baby dressed as a lion for Halloween. 



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211 




A member of Delta Gamma Sorority enjoys a fun night at the Kappa Sig House with 
her friends. Photo by Eric Wngky 



NIGHT LIFE 

on FRATERNITY ROW 

students party into the night 

Band parties, football game after-parties, dancing, talking and 
just having fun... these words describe a typical night on Fraternity 
Row. Although Thursdays are a popular night for a party, there 
is always something going on at a fraternity house. Contrary to 
popular belief, there is something for everyone at a fraternity house. 
There are loud bands and dancing in the party rooms, quiet rooms 
and couches for conversations and even people watching television 
in some rooms. The halls of fraternity houses are usually full of guys 
and girls talking and just hanging out. 

Fraternities have several band parties a year. Featured bands 
include, Lazy K, Gillian and Fritz and 2 Hypnotic. Fraternities also 
have individual "themed" parties each year. 

"Pike has a date party once a year called Alphatraz. It is a t-shirt 
date party where you are handcuffed to your date for the beginning 
of the night," Shawn DuBose, a sophomore Pi Kappa Alpha, said. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon also has a date party called Pattv Murphy 
at which guests dress as mob members. 

Nathan Smith, a sophomore Alpha Tau Omega, said, "ATO has 
a date party in the spring of each year called the Viking Party. We 
have a band and everyone dresses as Vikings." 

Each Halloween, Kappa Sigma hosts its annual Undertaker's Ball. 
The members bring dates and each dress in a Halloween costume. 

Vince Fabra, a sophomore Pi Kappa Phi, said, "Pi Kapp hosts an 
annual date party each year called 'Hook a Brother Up.' This is different 
from your normal date party, as each Big Brother finds a date for his 
Little Brother and each Little Brother finds a date for his Big Brother. 
Sometimes it is a surprise, but the outcome is always great." 

Many fraternity parties are open to everyone and provide a 
welcoming and fun atmosphere to all. Fraternity parties, both date 
and house parties, are always a great way to socialize and meet new 
people. Story by Carlie McCrary 



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Members of Alpha Tau Omega party all night with the band after a Southern Miss home football game. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



| Sigma Chi dances in then- 
costumes at their Halloween 
| Party. Photo by Chris Payne 



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The ladies of Alpha Delta Pi have a proud past. As the oldest 
secret society for college women, Alpha Delta Pi has established a 
reputation as the First, Finest, Forever, and thev have continued this 
tradition into the present. The 2005-2006 school year has been a 
phenomenal time of sisterhood, celebration and accomplishment for 
Alpha Delta Pi. 

The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi are true leaders in the Southern 
Miss community. With involvement in the Honors College, Luckyday, 
Leadership Scholar program, Campus Civitan, Residence Life, Alpha 
Lambda Delta, Lambda Sigma, Golden Key Order of Omega, Southern 
Style, GEWW Crew, Southern Misses and Dixie Darlings, the sisters 
of Alpha Delta Pi have proven themselves to be more than average 
women. In 2005, Alpha Delta Pi held the first annual Lion's Share Story Submitted by Elizabeth Bridges 



Photo by Bethany Ker 

Challenge Dodge Ball tournament to aid the Ronald McDonald House 
and they continued this tradition in 2006. Alpha Delta Pi also provide; 
their services to Habitat for Humanity and the Mississippi Gulf Coa; 
following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. 

Amongst all of their hard work, Alpha Delta Pi also found tim 
to have fun. From pizza parties and movie marathons to the annua 
Mallard and Black Diamond Balls to the first annual Mardi Gra 
Masquerade and Casino Night. Alpha Delta Pi organized sisterhoo' 
socials and date parties that will remain in our memories forevej 
Every time I see the passion and heart my sisters have for Alpha Delt 
Pi, I realize that Alpha Delta Pi is not something a person becomes; 
is a part of who they already are, and thev are my sisters. 



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Members: Sarah Alyas, Allison Beler, Jessica Benigno, Brandi Brewer, Elizabeth Bridges, Lindsey Brinton, Jessica Buckelew, Nicole Charlet, Kimberly Danczyk, Ladonna Ellis, Kelly Ennis, Hilary Faries 
Claudette Gilman, Kristin Hamilton, Sarah Hanson, Haley Higdon, Kathryn Hillman, Courtney Holcomb, Barrett Jones, Bene' Knowles, Jessica Lamb, Lana Lattanzi, Leslie Lawrence, Aliana Little 
Elizabeth Long, Samantha McSparrin, Rebecca Moore, Melissa Nick, Jessica Pace, Leslie Phillip, Laura Phillips, Regina Regan, Andrea Robinson, Kyra Robinson, Mary Rogers, Lauren Rose, Leal 
Schultz, Alyse Stephens, Nicole Whiteman, Eleanor Wilson. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



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Tailgatmg in The District, 
Lauren Rose, Jessica Lamb, 
Sarah Hanson and Kelly Ennis, 
gather with sorority sisters at 
the Alpha Delta Pi tent before a 
football game. Photo submitted 
by Alpha Delta Pi 




'ith sounds of sweet melody, the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi sing "Still, Still, Still" at Chi Omega's annual Songfest where they placed first in vocal performance Photo by Chris Payne 



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ALPHA 




Erin Vaughn represents her sorority with their hand sign 
Photo by Bethany Kent 



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, became America's 
first Greek-letter organization established by black college women 
in 1908. The legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha became a part of The 
University of Southern Mississippi on April 12, 1975 when the Iota 
Kappa chapter was formed. 

The main focus of the ladies of Iota Kappa is to be "supreme 
in service to all mankind" and to emphasize the sorority's five 
targets witch include: education, health, the black family, economic 
empowerment and the arts. These ladies continue to strive toward 
excellence implementing numerous community and campus activities, 
special projects and events. 



The ladies of Iota Kappa promote education by issuing an annual; 
scholarship to a freshman African American female. African American 
males that possess strong leadership qualities are recognized in the 
chapter's annual Mr. Esquire pageant. The ladies of this sorority alsc 
provide service to the communities by participating in service projects 
such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The ladies took aj 
day on and not a day off for the betterment of the city of Hattiesburg 
The ladies of Iota Kappa live strongly by their motto "By culture and 
merit," possessing the spirit of sisterhood and providing service td 
everyone in their path. Story submitted by Alpha Kappa Alpha 




Members: Rosalyn Albritton, Danielle Aldridge, Tsegayesus Alemu, Adrienne Anthony, Adriane Battle, Tiffany Bonds, Catherine Bradley, Romika Bridges, Orisha Brown, Nekiesha Burley, Teneicia Cole 
Lashondra Collins, Rasheeda Crowell, Moneka Dancy, Jewell Davis, Phoema Dubra, Erin Duffy, Shemina Ethridge, Karen Fielder, Bianca Frederick, Christina Gaines, Jessica Gordan, Latoria Green, Victori. 
Griffin, Patrina Hall, Tansy Hall, Joanna Harris, Tineciaa Harris, Krista Hayes, Chirstie Herrington, Brieah Hudson, Shenika Ivy, Lyndsey Jalvia, Vanessa Jefferson, Jessica Johnson, Latoya Johnson, Sharai 
Johnson. Cynthia Jones, Shan Jones, Rhonda Jordan, Natasha Junearick, Kiange Kemp, Yolonda Magee, Carol Manning, Reo Maynard, Courtney McCray, Tameka McMiller, Latessa Minor, Stacy Morgar 
Kalisheah Okhomina, Jessica Olive, Jessica Prude, Bridget Regan, Dameshia Reese, Sophia Robinson, Tyra Saucier, Tiffany Shelby, Catrice Stribling, Katashia Taylor, Erin Vaughn, Latoya Veal, Carla Wheeler 
Carrie White, Joelle Wilcots, Krystal Young. Photo by USM Photo SerMces 



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The ladies of AKA en|oy a day 
volunteenngfortheDr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Community 
Service Project. Alpha Kappa 
Alpha is one of many Greek 
organizations that participate 
in this event. Photo submitted 
by Alpha Kappa Alpha 




Jtside of the Commons, members of AKA put on their probate show for Southern Miss to welcome new members into the sorority. Photo submitted by Alpha Kappa Alpha 



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On April 5, 1895, a small band of voung women, with the help of 
a local dentist, established symbolism, strength and sisterhood that 
today binds together over 300,000 women from over 170 campuses. 
Chi Omega is a place to make countless memories, build confident 
women, and be a classic Chi Omega lady. 

On April 23, 1949, the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega was 
the first chapter established on Southern Miss's campus. From the 
beginning, the ladies of Chi Omega have stood for six purposes: 
scholarship, community service, sisterhood and personnel, career 
development, friendship and social and campus involvement. It 
is evident that Chi Omega is building a strong and great legacy at 
Southern Miss. One such legacy is Chi Omega's Songfest. The longest 
philanthropic event on Southern Miss's campus, this year Chi Omega 
raised over $16,000 for the Make-AAVish Foundation. 




Chi Omega is for a lifetime. One day, you hope to have your owi 
legacy become a member of this great sorority. Dean Smith, aluni 
of the Epsilon Delta Chapter, has two daughters that became Chi 
Omegas. "The memories of sharing secrets and moments with sister! 
who become forever friends is what you want for those who coirn! 
behind you. You want to leave a heritage of being a Chi Omega lady ii! 
all areas - social, spiritual, and moral character," Smith said. 

A legacy is something handed down or continued from previou I 
generations. In generations to come, women will have a chance to shar-j 
the secrets and memories of being a Chi Omega. Through leadership! 
friendship and developing one's best self, Chi Omega Fraternity wi 
continue to leave a legacy of excellence. 
Story submitted by Erin Lambert 




Members: Nicole Anding, Sara Bailey, Ashley Barrient, Kimberly Belsom, Erica Bennett, Brittany Bridges, Kathryn Bush, Ashley Cangelosi, Katie Carr, Emily Drye, Kelly Estes, Ashely Faggard, 
Lucy Ferguson, Katie Fuller, Libby Gantt, Nikki Gatlin, Jennifer Gee, Calla Gibson, Ashley Grant, Kathryn Gray, Jennifer Gunn, Katie Harris, Amanda Henley, Greta Hill, Haley Hilton, April Ivins, 
Rachel James, Amy Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Lahuta, Erin Lambert, Stefanie Lance, Megan Lee, Michelle Leland, Jennifer Matthews, Mallori McBride, Luci Moore, Jennifer Moran, Chelsea 
Newman, Rachel Odom, Holly Pace, Janet Payne, Deane Pierce, Melissa Puckett, Adrienne Pylant, Kelly Quint, Claire Richardson, Jessica Sanders, Amanda Santmyer, Megan Sheets, Julie Sheridan, 
Kelli Stewart, Haley Stiglets, Brandy Strickland, Lauren Ward, Wren Ward, Elise Warren, Carley White, Lauren White, Charli Wilson, Terri Wolfe, Dana Woodcock, Sarah Young, Karen Allen, 
Barrett Arinder, Taylor Barefield, Taylor Borries, Elizabeth Brown, Hayley Bryant, Kristen Cangiamilla, Staci Cochran, Brooke Crumpton, Lauren Goodman, Laura Green, Amanda Hammond, 
Hannah Kelly, Courtney Kennedy, Brittany Laird, Whitney Morns, Hannah Pittman, Meredith Price, Lindsay Richardson, Sarah Catherine Robinson, Barabara Wakeland, Haley Walker, Valerie 
Warrington, Elizabeth Welch. Photo by Jennifer Petc/ier 



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philanthropy event is Songfest, which includes a holiday singing competition between sororities and fraternities and a silent auction benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Photo by Chris Payne 





Chi Omega seniors take one of their last pictures together on bid day. These seniors will always 
remember the great times they spent together, and they will definitely leave their mark here at 
Southern Miss. Photo submitted by Chi Omega 



Gearing up for their 
Redneck-themed swap with 
Sigma Chi fraternity, first 
year members Whitney 
Morns, Karen Allen, Barbara 
Wakeland, Barrett Armder 
and Valerie Warrington 
get ready for a night of 
music, dancing and pictures. 
Photo by Bethany Kent 



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DELTA 




Hailing from Alabama, I knew that I wanted to go through 
formal recruitment before I even graduated high school three years 
ago. Knowing that you want to go through formal recruitment is one 
thing, looking back after several years and realizing that you chose 
the right sorority - the best soroity - is an entirely different matter. I 
never would have been able to predict how Tri Delta has enhanced my 
education, my friendship and my life. 

In retrospect, I can say in all sinceritv that Tri Delta has completely 
taught me the meaning - in it's truest form - of sisterhood. We have 



shared it all; at our most beautiful moments and at moments whertj 
the only beauty we had was on the inside. Importantly, that is wha 
Tri Delta stands for; beauty from the inside out. 

We are a beautiful chapter, and it shows. From working fervently 
to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, to individua j 
emotional support for victums of Hurricane Katrina, we will alway:| 
rise to the call of sisterhood, support and charity and embrace thosJ 
we can help. It is this that sets us apart from others, and this that bind:! 
us together as the ladies of Tri Delta. Story submitted by Erin Sheppard 




Members: Karla Anderson, Amara Beech, Amanda Box, Meredith Bucher, Bridget Bumgardner, Rebecca Chandler, Jennifer Cornette, Alhe Couey, Sarah Duncan, Margaret Ellzey, Megan Evans, 
Lauren Forte, Lacey Fortenberry, Rachel Franks, Anna Gaston, Melody Gill, Kathleen Goff, Brooke Graves, Mallory Haynes, Kim Helton, Lauren Home, Caroline Kingsdorf, Sydney Krhut, Alicia 
Lane, Kelly Langford, Virginia Lewis, Amy Marslander, Lindsey Mayhall, Lauren McDougald, Andrea McLelland, Jessica McNellage, Kristen Mitchell, Meaghan Mitchell, Veronica Moreno, Christina 
Murphy, Stephanie Napier, Christen Palmer, Jamie Rawlins, Ashley Robichaux, Kathryn Robinson, Mary Paige Saliba, Katie Scianna, Anna Serpente, Erin Sheppard, Kate Shirley, Karly Skjoldager, 
Kelly Sprague, Stephanie Stamps, Miranda Street, Megan Stuard, Sommer Thorton, Amber Wadsworth, Karen Waldrup, Mary Darby Wall, Brittney Walters, Jessica Walz, Megan Wilkinson, 
Catherine Williams, Allie Williamson, Chrissy Black, Lauree' Chabert, Allison Combes. Courtney Crist, Jessica Cuchens, Sarah Fayard, Meaghan Fox, Heather Goldman, Bethany Kent, Hannah 
Lafontaine, Catherine Lippe, Laura McGarrh, Kaitlin Mueller, Shani Murray, Frances Ryan, Amber Shaffer, Randi Shamp, Rachael Shannon, Tessa Smgley, Tiffany Skrmetti, Lauren Soutullo, Lauren 
Therrell, Jordan Torbert, Caitlin Wagner, Brigette Walters, Sasha Williamson, Christina Zieman. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 






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Stephanie Stamps assists a 
fairy princess with a game of 
bucket toss at The Hattiesburg 
Zoo's Annual Zoo Boo 
Halloween Carnival. Every 
yeai Tn Delta helps Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon fraternity with 
their philanthropy event. 
Photo by Bethany Kent 




Kami Mueller and the rest of her pledge class sprint to the next clue to finding their big sisses. Big 
Sis/Lil Sis day is a time for pledges to bond with older girls in the sorority before initiation. 
Photo by Bethany Kent 




fore every football game The District is full of exciting fans visiting and grilling out. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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GAMMA 




The ladies of the Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma have called 
Southern Miss home for over 30 years. Since their founding, the Dee 
Gees have always strived to "Do Good" in all facets of life. 

Through campus involvement and philanthropic service, they 
have left a permanent mark on this Hattiesburg campus. The girls are 
involved in everything on campus including honor societies, Southern 
Style, SGA, Eagle Connection, Dixie Darlings, CPC Executive Council, 
Cheerleading, Varsity Sports and more. In addition to on-campus 
activites, Delta Gamma supports their national philanthropy, Service 
for Sight, by hosting their annual Anchor Splash. 

Delta Gamma offers women of all ages a home away from home. 
The most distinguishing aspect of this Delta Gamma chapter is their 



Photo by Jennifer Petchei 

strong sisterhood. Sisterhood has always been something that the Dee 
Gees hold very dear to their hearts. Some sisterly activities include 
movie nights, trips to Jackson and New Orleans, exciting swaps anc 
parties and their annual Anchor Ball. They pride themselves on having 
fun with each other through sisterhood, scholarship and service. 

Dee Gee's primary purpose is to create an environment when 
sisters can form lasting friendships and experiences that help then- 
develop a deeper love and consideration for others. They strive tc 
touch the hearts of everyone they meet. Above all, the bond of a Delt£ 
Gamma sister is unforgettable, unbreakable and definitely one tha 
lasts a lifetime. Story Submitted by Jordan Hailey 



Members: Melissa Bishop, Undsi Boulette, Emiiy Bowman, Kendall Cooper, Dondi DeAngelo, Tiffany Hyunh, Lauren Lestrema, Brandi Mannion, Alex Miller, Sharley Mills, Jen Phillips, Lauren Serret, Emi. 
Vincent, Allison Applewhite, Beth Cochran, Jordan Hailey, Mary Catherine Harrison, Terah Henderson, Adrienne Hinton, Kathleen Lenoir, Lea Locke, Michelle Murray, Sarah Nicholson, Joanna Ott, Nik 
Scairono, Ginny Sims, Ginger Vowell, Kelli Watkins, Maggie Wesley, Mary Frances Wilks, Kaitlin Ziz, Karen Allred, Nell Cohen, Courtney Dunn, Jill Ferguson, Erin Gilbert, Leah Grafton, Liz Harringto 
Christina Hughes, Ashley Jenkins, Jessie Lang, Haley Lewis, Kelly Lewis, Rachel Newton, Erin Parker, Alex Peter, Lauren Presley, Roz Richards, Mandy Roberts, Anna Smith, Robin Smith, Ashley Verrett 
Laura Watson, Allison Wellborn, Kathryn Anthony, Catherine Barber, Brittany Beasley, Brit Burroughs, Jenny Eaton, Alexis Fonte, Nicole Fontenot, Laura Guiles, Jessie Kidd, Melissa Lang, Olivia Lan 
Mary Lawrence, Amy Martin, Tara Moe, Brittany Murch, Amanda Newman, Jenny Parker, Hannah Rachai, Laura Reeves, Brooke Anne Robinson, Erica Sims, Stacey Stater, Machel Weinacker, Marc 
Wid s, Ashley Wmeki, Kristi Wittmann. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




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Lindsi Boulette pumps 
herself up for the annual 
Kappa Sigma Margarrtaville 
dance competition. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



Olivia Lang and Stacy Stater 
embrace after finding out they 
are going to be Delta Gamma 
sisters on Bid Day. 
Photo by Jennifer Petcher 




e Gee's beat the heat under their tent in The District before the homecoming game against The Universtiy of Central Florida. Delta Gamma has kept this tradition of getting together in The 
trict before football games for years and plan to spend many more together. Photo submitted by Delta Gamma 



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DELTA 
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THETA 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit 
organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support 
through established programs in local communities throughout the 
world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately black college 
educated women, the sorority currently has over 900 chapters located 
in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, 
the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. 
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's 
Five Point Thrust of: Economic Development, Educational 
Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical 
and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement. 

The Mu Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was 
admirably conceived July 27, 1975 on the campus of The University 
of Southern Mississippi. Since their charter, the ladies of Delta 




Sigma Theta have upheld their principles of scholarship, sisterhoo' 
and service by raising the bar through philanthropic events, academi 
achievement and campus leadership. 

Recently, the Mu Nu chapter was recognized for completing th 
most community service hours and attaining the highest individu; 
female grade point average among National Pan-Hellenic Counc 
organizations. Furthermore it is also, indeed, an honor to declare th; 
for the past three consecutive years, Miss Southern Miss and sever 
Who's Who Among American Colleges & Universities recipients ha\ 
been members of this dynamic sisterhood. The members of Delt 
Sigma Theta continue to pave the way in every aspect, led by Christia; 
values, undying faith and inevitable love for all. 
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Members: Ebony Berry, Carolyn Brooks, LaKeisha Bryant, Deanna Dantzler, Crystal Fields, Marquita Green, Aspen Hardges, Candi Johnson, Katrina Jones, Emma Larke, Carman Lewis, Jennifer 
Lott, Elbernita Martin, Delandra Mickens, Erica Myles, Tyronza Phillips, Pamela Scott, Marquita Shavers, Monjineh Springer, Tamisha Strode, Quenesha Thomas, Raven Wallace, Tiffany Williams 
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:se Delta ladies show off their moves at the NPHC Black Greek Week Step Show. The Step Show is a competition between the NPHC fraternities and sororities. Photo by Tom Bynum 





The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta are all smiles after a hop contest outside the Commons. Photo 
submitted by Delta Sigma Theta 



A few members of Delta Sigma 
Theta enjoy spending time 
together at their Christmas 
party. Christmas parties are 
a great way to spend time 
with friends before parting 
for Christmas break. Photo 
submitted by Delta Sigma 
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Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek lettered fraternity known 
among women. The Zeta Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was 
established at The University of Southern Mississippi in 1998. In 
almost its eighth year at Southern Miss, Theta has made itself a staple 
of the college community. They are very active in community service, 
philanthropies and non-Greek groups on campus. 

Each year Kappa Alpha Theta raises thousands of dollars for C ASA 
(Court Appointed Special Advocates) through their philanthropy 
event Kicks for CASA. All proceeds from the event go toward helping 
abused and neglected children find new and improved homes as 
quickly as possible. 

Not only do these Southern Miss Thetas help people on a national 
level, but they also help locally. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina 



on the United States Gulf Coast put the lives of people who lived theil 
in a state of chaos. The Thetas took on a year round fundraiser if 
order to give the students of DTberville High School a prom as well al 
a sense of normalcy. 

The ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta are not all work with no pla 1 ' 
Their social calendar includes functions like a Grab-a-Date parti 
Christmas party, a Crush party, a Mardi Gras bash and the Into tti 
Mystic formal. Sisterhood is of the utmost importance to Theta I 
Each semester is filled with activities which promote and encoura^; 
bonding. Events such as competing in other Greek organizatior 
philanthropies, Theta Thursdays or just going out for a bite to e. 
bring these sisters closer together in the ties of friendship. 
Story submitted by Kappa Alpha Theta 




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Members: Amanda Barrett, Jennifer Beasley, Megean Blackwelder, Gemma Booth, Anna Brannin, Allison Burnett, Bethany Dailey, Chancis Dubard, Marion Fiorentini, Samatha Fortenberry, 
Les-Leigh Friedmann, Mary Gasparrini, Lesley Harrison, Jessica Hill, Kathryn Kneip, Meagon Kuhn, Mandy Lawrence, Allyson Liner, Stacey Lott, Sara Lowrey, Jennifer Mayo, Ken Morgan, Delyth 
Murphy, Lucy Newman, Tina Nguyen, Lisa Page, Erica Parker, Margarita Votano, Virginia Weathers, Coleena Wolfe, Jennifer Abernathy, Sarah Barton, Candice Combs, Madison Davis, Leah Gaines, 
Brittany Gregory, Noelle Hardesty, Kristen Jennings, Melissa Ladner, Shannon McGill, Megan McLain, Jennifer Mitchell, Tabitha Newbold, Amanda Pntchett, Sara Schlesinger, Jessica Shackleford, 
Lacy Sibley, Kelly Speer. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



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Kristen Jennings busts a move 
with her sisters on the stage 
at Kappa Sigma's Margantaville 
Dance Competition. 
Photo by Bethany Kent 



Lisa Page, Margarita Votano, 
Mary Gasparrmi. Jennifer 
Mitchell, Noelle Hardesty 
and Delyth Murphy climb 
up on the fence to get a 
better view of the stage at 
Kappa Sigma's Margantaville. 
Photo Submitted by Kappa 
Alpha Theta 




le ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta gather around their Christmas tree in their chapter room to celebrate together before they all leave for the holidays Photo by Bethany Kent 



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Founded on Oct. 23, 1897, in Virginia, Kappa Delta began to mold 
the lives of four young women into something more than they could 
have imagined. They created a sorority that would grow to become one 
of the top sororities in the nation. With over 200 chartered chapters 
across the country, Kappa Delta bonds young women together in love, 
honor and friendship. 

Serving our community is something which holds a special place 
in the heart of Kappa Delta. Last year, over $7 million was donated to 
Prevent Child Abuse America, Kappa Delta's national philanthropy. 
National Women's Friendship Day, the third Sunday in September, 
was also created by the women of Kay Dee to celebrate one of the best 
gifts in life, friendship. Kappa Delta has created a legacy that is still 
changing lives today. 




Cherie Kay Thriffley, Kappa Delta President 2005, said, "When I| 
pledged Kay Dee I thought I was just joining a sorority. Instead, I was j 
stepping into a circle of friends who loved me for who I am. I became! 
a part of something that would change my life forever, and I am a 
much better person for having the honor to say I am a Kappa Delta." 

Kay Dee looks to the past for its convictions, the present for its! 
opportunities and the future for its dreams. Kay Dee is not just for thel 
present, but forever remains a part of you. As sisters we stand, for we 
know that it is our unity that makes it possible for us to accomplish 
phenomenal things, and that is a Kappa Delta legacy. 
Story Submitted by Leslie Stevens and Anne' Stackel 




Members: Cherie Kay Thriffley, Tracie Haag, Ashley Triplett, Leslie Holder, Zandy Vernaci, Megan Voss, Johanna Romero, DeeAnna Runnels, Beth Richardson, Meredith Wong, Amanda Bailey, Heather Burkett, Victoria Burton, Candac 
Bush, Lyndsey Castleman, Nicole Crawley, Natalie Fisher, Allison Fox, Leigh Frazier, Joanna Gaston, Michelle Gordon, Kelly Hollingsworth, Adrienne Kren, Lindsay Phillippi, Cheree Rembert, Heidi Ryan, Caroline Shull, Dana Smith, Jenr 
Tapper, Courtney Ulrich, Amanda Coccaro, Whitney Doleac, Abby Espey, Patrice Gagllano, Holly Hollifield, Alyson Matney, Molly Newman, Shannon Nowell, Sarah Soloman, Elizabeth Stiebing, Molly Demedius, Rachel Hancock, Mar 
Esther Waldron, Christy Blaine, Stephani Bower, Nicole Cohea, Whitney Coker, Shawna Dunaway, Greer Garraway, Melinda Gonzales, Beth Guess, Lewaire Harvey, Rachel Hogan, Brittany Home, Lauren Lee, Carlie McCrary, Sara 
McGrath, Kasey McKee, Emily Pettus, Kelly Privett, Chrissy Sanford, Katye Skelton, Lindsey Sparks, Leslie Spencer, Annie Stackel, Leslie Stevens, Emily Zelenka, Courtney Green, Tricia Rodgers, Haley Vines, Jenna Artz, Telia Brewer, Kat 
Christiansen, Natalie Comeaux, Madison Cook, Deirdre David, Holly Duke, Lindsey Gavin, Stephanie Golden, Sarah Gordon, Tiffany Hicks, Casey Jones, Stephanie McDavid, Lindsay McNair Lindsey Meador, Mary Beth Murphy, Mol 
O'Brien, Mary Clare Palmer, Brittany Patterson, Lauren Payne, Jeannette Pecot, Maggie Pikul, Victoria Ramsey, Elyse Rieder, Neely Rush, Ansley Smith, Ashley Vinzant, Lauren Williams, HannaWillis. Photo by Matikia Wilson 



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Shawna Dunaway struts her 
stuff for the 2005 Kappa 
Sigma Margantaville. Kappa 
Delta won first place the 
previous year so they were 
featured as entertainment 
this year for Margantaville. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



Melinda Gonzalez spots 
her look-a-like among the 
costumed girls. Every year the 
local girl scout troup; 
to Panhellenic for ti 
treating a th I- appa Delta. 
Photo submitted by Kappa Delta 




ie ladies of Kappa Delta pause from socializing to take a quick picture under their tent in The District. Kappa Delta is one of the many sororities and fraternities that t.-. g " ■ ■ ■ football game 
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Phi Mu Fraternity was originally found as the Philomathean 
Society at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia on January 4, 1852. 
In the early 1800s, Wesleyan became the first college in the world 
to grant bachelor's degrees to women. In 1852 Mary Dupont Lines, 
Mary Myrick Daniels and Martha Hardaway Redding founded the 
Philomathean Society, later to be called Phi Mu. Phi Mu is the second 
oldest sorority for college women in the world. Our founders set forth 
a foundation of sisterhood in which we follow to this day. We have 
become one under our motto of Love, Honor, Truth and live by a bond 
that will unite us together for years to come. 

"To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand" has always been 
a meaningful aspect of Phi Mu's heritage. At the 1986 National 
Convention, the Fraternity adopted Children's Miracle Network 



Photo submitted by Phi Mu 

Champions (CMN). Today we spend countless hours gathering money 
to help CMN in our state. The money we earn here in Mississippi 
stays here in Mississippi. Some of the ways we earn money for our 
philanthropy is our "Men of the Year Calendar". Pictures of outstanding 
males on our campus are presented in a 12 month calendar which is 
sold on campus and off. During Fall Recruitment we have the joy of 
painting ceiling tiles, which we bring ourselves to Jackson's Children's 
Hospital. Another exciting philanthropy that we are beginning this 
year, Fall of 2006 is CMNs Dance Marathon. This will be an exciting 
time for the community and campus to get involved in nine hours of 
fun activities. All of us here in Phi Mu are very excited about our new 
philanthropic event. Story submitted by Phi Mu 




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Members: Julie April, Jamie Baker, Allison Baptist, Katherine Baricev, Jessica Bordelon, Katie Boyles, Allison Brinson, Jennifer Burleigh, Amy Carlson, Allison Carroll, Jennifer Centola, Amanda 
Chappell, Adrian Clark, Jennifer Clark, Katie Dabdoub, Shannon Davis, Jessica Dean, Dannah Dobson, Sarah Doss, Katherine Dune', Erin Fortenberry, Melissa Freyder, Emily Fulgham, Veronica 
Gilbert, Amy Gillies, Tara Gremillion, Caitlyn Grillot, Corinn Grillot, Lauren Harper, Kristina Harwood, Kimberly Hymel, Jessica Jackson, Jeannette Johnson, Monica Jordan, Kaitlin Kinter, Danielle 
Lanasa, Jennifer Lepre, Kelsey Lingsch, Katherine Lovvorn, Mandi Magill, Melissa Mauldin, Victoria Mayo, Victoria Miranov, Rachel Mullen, Kasey Murphy, Blair Norman, Elise Paciera, Courtney 
Patterson, Amanda Rabalais, Jordan Rankin, Brittany Romig, Sarah Schlesinger, Cassie Seymour, Kathryn Shubert, Katie Staiger, Nicole Toups, Lauren Trepagnier, Leigh Trotti, Katie Wahl, Megan 
Watts, Jessica Yennie, Amanda Young, Britany Baptist, Lindsey Buley, Jane Carriere, Lauren Clayton, Ashley Corish, Katherine Eley, Rachel Garvin, Rose Gonzalez, Lauren Graef, Elan Griggs, 
Anna Guillot, Lori Helfrich, Kathryn Hines, Katherine Jenkins, Jessica Kopf, Samantha Kozakiewicz, Angela Kurtz, Jessie Lackey, Kayla Loftin, Courtney Lofton, Megan Malone, Kelly McNeil, Kellen 
Murphy, Alexandra Richoux, Lauren Rigney, Whitney Salley, Laura Shaw, Polly Slawson, Christina Smith. Photo by Chris Payne 

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|/ith a rainbow of colors, the ladies of Phi Mu put on a great rendition of "How the Gnnch Stole Christmas" at Chi Omega's Songfest. Their performance earned them first place in the competition, 
loto by Chris Payne 



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The Phi Mu dancers get ready for Kappa Sigma's Margantaville. This year. Phi Mu sisters showed 
they had what it took to win and went home with the overall first place trophy. 
Photo submitted by Phi Mu 



Rachel Garvin, Jessie Lackey, 
Cody Clark and Kelly McNeil 
en|oy another Saturday in 
The District. 
Photo submitted by Phi Mu 



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Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



In 1867, 12 women dared to dream a dream. Today, that dream is 
and always will be Pi Beta Phi. Founded on hopes of assisting young 
women in moral, mental and social advancement, women have since 
fostered the legacy which has left an everlasting influence on our 
world in so many ways. Member Lauren Anderson finds a deeper 
understanding to this eternal legacy. 

Growing up, she was constantly surrounded by arrows and 
angels, Pi Phi's symbols. "I finally get it," Anderson proclaims, after 
having experienced the family legacy that she has carried on through 
her own involvement in Pi Beta Phi. Anderson's mother, Patricia 
Emens Anderson, was a member of the SC Alpha Chapter of Pi Phi 
in tbe 1970s and is currently a national Panhellenic delegate. "My 
mom was always doing something with Pi Phi; it meant the world to 



her. She and my grandmother's Pi Phi initiation certificates also hunj 
framed in our home," Anderson recalls from her earlier years. Wher 
Anderson chose to go through recruitment upon entering college, he: 
mother grew ecstatic. "I knew my mom wanted me to be a Pi Phi, bu 
in the end, I wanted to make my own decision," Anderson recollects 
"but when I came through, I knew exactly where I wanted to be. 
Now, a third generation legacy, Anderson, having been adopted as ai 
infant, believes she now shares a deeper connection with her family. 
Like the legacy that Anderson has carried on, Pi Beta Phi will, too 
live eternally through the values and traditions cherished and livec 
daily through its members here at Southern Miss and throughout thi 
rest of the world. Story submitted by Mimsie Ladner 




Members: Julianna Allen, Lauren Anderson, Megan Anderson, Samantha Anstead, Cnstina Brewster, Kady Collier, Meghan Davis, Anna Dodge, Margaret Emery, Brandi Ferrer, Amanda Fnerson, 
Jodie Haggard, Sarah Hollomon, Katie Kensinger, Shannon Knox, Jordan Ladner, Miriam Ladner, Megan Lobrano, Amanda Mele, Danielle O'Cain, Tiffany Pigott, Allison Pitts, Cassie Rainey, Pamela 
Rone, Erica Scharfenstein, Linda Shelby, Crystal Smith, Megan Smith, Brittany Sparks, Carrie Stockett, Jacqueline, Janet Watkins, Brandee Adams, Sarah Adcox, Alexandra Baker, Laurel Bland, 
Ashley Deaton, Jennifer DuBose, Erin Fahner, Jennifer Gesvantner, Kristin Higgins, Whitney Lee, Lindsey Lozes, Courtney Magee, Celeste McDonald, Emily Melacon, Faith Morgan, Nina Newman, 
Lauren Phipps, Kathryn Piddington, Shannon Stucke, Renee Thacker, Anita Thornton, Krystal Truitt, Ashley Williamson, Emily Young, Bridget Zewe, Photo by Chris Payne 



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A few members of Pi Beta Phi 
get ready for a night out on 
Frat Row. Photo submitted by 
Pi Beta Phi 




e sisters of Pi Phi enjoy a few snacks before a football game under their tent in The District. Photo submitted by Pi Beta Phi 



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SIGMA 

GAMMA RHO 




Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated was organized on 
November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by 
seven school teachers. Since 1922, over 400 undergraduate chapers 
have been established across the United States and the world. The 
Eta Tau chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho was founded in 1975 by 20 
ladies at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members many opportunities to 
develop unique talents through leadership roles, philanthropy and 
other sorority activities. Sigma women are dedicated to helping 
one another, the community and our future. Our commitment to 
dedication is reflected within many of our philanthropic projects 
which include: Operation Big Book Bag, Project Wee Savers, Program 



Photo submitted by Sigma Gamma Rho 

for Africa, Mwanamugumu Essay writing and Habitat for Humanity 
to name a few. 

Their dedication is reflected within thier motto "Greater Service, 
Greater Progress." They adamantly believe in the empowerment of the 
community through action. This is the living legacy of Sigma Gamma 
Rho. After 83 years of dedicated community service, education and 
leadership, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho continue to uphold the 
tradition and expectations of our seven founders. They look forward 
to another 83 years of "Greater Service, Greater Progress." Story 
submitted by Selina Long and Desiree Sartin 




Angel Addison, Tawanda Barker, Jennifer Coriey, Margo Green, Selina Long, Roshonda Montgomery, Tiffany Pate, Desiree Sartin, Halima Welch, Zakiya Brooks Photo by USM Photo Services 



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Tiffany Pate and Angel Addison 
proudly wear their letter shirts 
on campus to support their 
sorority. Photo submitted by 
Sigma Gamma Rho 



Selma Long and Graduate 
Advisor, Denise Veal enjoy an 
afternoon of makeovers at a 
Mary Kay party. Photo submitted 
by Sigma Gamma Rho 




■ ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho show their excitement while participating in a hop contest one afternoon outside the Commons. Photo by Tom Bynum 



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BETA 




Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the 
campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. The sorority was 
founded on scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood, 
by five phenomenal women. The ladies of the Lambda Theta chapter 
are proud to continue their legacy of scholarship and service through 
their national and local projects. These projects consist of the Stork's 
Nest, Project Z.I. P. and Z-Hope, which focuses on empowering 
individuals through mind, body and spirit. Lambda Theta's annual 
Z-Hope (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) week consisted of 
programs to help people cope with the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina 
and communtiy service at Christian Services. 



Photo submitted by Zeta Phi Be) ' 

The Lambda Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, wa 
chartered on the campus of The University of Southern Mississipp 
on November 26, 1984. Our sorority focuses on the importance c 
image, appearance and professionalism as they relate to the role of ou 
sorority in the community. As a member of this chapter, I would lik 
to leave behind the thought of Greek unity because we all are tryin 
to reach the same goals but are pursuing them in different ways. Th 
Lambda Theta chapter continues to leave legacies and foresee a brigr 
future for our chapter as well as the ladies who will soon follow. 
Story submitted by Yolanda Stewart 




Members: Brenetta Alford, Grace Allen, Shannnon Cheeks, Fallon Flowers, Alillian Grady, Kimberly Gutter, Levonta Holland, Kawauna Hopkins, Lakeisha Johnson, Yolanda Stewart, Camellia 
Thompson, Tammy Trepagnier, Jamesia Wilson, Titianna Bonner, Telisa Callahan, Kristin Cyprian, Courtney Douglas, LaToya Gipson, LaShena Hayes, Kenata Morgan, Kimberly Smith, Latoya Smith, 
Ashley Thompson, Tabitha Williams. Photo by USM Photo Services 



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;se Zeta ladies participate in a hop contest they hosted outside the Commons. Photo submitted by Zeta Phi Beta 




se sisters of Zeta Phi Beta have fun showing off their singing and 
:ing skills. Photo submitted by Zeta Phi Beta 



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alphaPHI 

ALPHA 




The Mu Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was officially chartered at 
Southern Miss in 1982, and has since earned many awards including 
State Chapter of the Year and the "Points of Light" award. 

The awards bestowed on the group directly reflect their enormous 
effort to positively influence the world around them. The fraternity has 
established national initiatives to increase political empowerment, to 
support the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation and to empower 
African Americans to complete a secondary education. These large 
scale efforts are combined with local philanthropies to develop a 
holistic method of making a difference in the community as well as 
in the world. Some of Alpha Phi Alpha's philanthropies are the Miss 
Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant and Mandigo Fest, a week long 
series of service and social events for the community. 



Photo by Matikia Wllsc 

The main focus of the group is service as is evidenced by the 
long list of service-based activities, but this is not the only aspect c 
the organization that makes them stand out. Alpha Phi Alpha wa 
founded in 1906 to be a Greek organization for African Americar 
and has since helped promote voter education and other previous! 
biased institutions. Alpha Phi Alpha is dedicated to making the worl 
a better place and ensuring the equality of all the world's constituei 
members. The motto of the group "manly deeds, scholarship an 
love for all mankind" clearly relates the commitment to equality tr 
members of the organization share. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Justin Elliott, Carey Mays, Dedrian McNulty, Chadrick Odie, Alford Perryman, Jonathan Phillips, Deante Smith, David Turner. Photo submitted by Alpha Phi Alpha 



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Chad Odie helps lead Alpha 
Phi Alpha in a hop contest 
outside the Commons. Photo 
submitted by Alpha Phi Alpha 




sw members of Alpha Phi Alpha socialize together in The District before the big game. Photo submitted by Alpha Phi Alpha 



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OMEGA 



The Southern Miss Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Tau 
Omega was founded nationally in 1865, and was chartered at the 
university in 1949. 

ATO is very active in on-campus service projects and sponsors 
two major projects a year to benefit Habitat for Humanity. These 
projects are the annual ATO Haunted House in the fall and the 
ATO Crawfish Boil in the spring. The organization's Haunted 
House is in its 12th year and raises around $10,000 annually in 
addition to the $40,000 raised annually by the crawfish boil, which 
is in its 21st year. The longstanding traditions of service by ATO 
have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds for Habitat 
for Humanity, a national program aimed at ending homelessness. 

In addition to service, the organization strives for a strong sense 




of unity which is evidenced by their motto "with a bond as stron 
as right itself" This heightened sense of unity has become a strengtl 
of ATO that has led to their victory in numerous competitions 
The Epsilon Upsilon chapter has won eight consecutive Merit Bow 
Awards, an award based on philanthropy. They have also won othe 
competitions in public relations and community service that are onl 
given to a handful of chapters. 

Based on their unity and outstanding contributions to the Habite 
for Humanity fund, ATO is a fraternity with a clear vision of excellenc 
that paves the way for future accomplishments in state as well a 
national competitions and portrays the commitment of each membe 
to the service of the community. Story by Chris Mills 




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Members: Eric Arrant, Brad Belk, Joshua Brandner, Bradley Braud, Jonathan Brumfield, Evan Burke, Kenneth Carson, Clint Case, Andrew Cruppi, Anthony Day, Benjamin Gardes, Kevin Gervais, MattheH 
Glaviano, Christopher Griffith, Keith Hembree, Michael, Dustin King, Justin King, Brian Kowalski, Christpher Landry, Joshua Mannino, John McMahan, Whitney Meeks, Scott Mouledous, George Napi'f 
Anthony Parker, Craig Peterson, Alessandro Pieri, Justin Ranger, Ronald Richoux, Joshua Rilette, Stephen Ryan, Reid Shea, Nathan Smith, Prentiss Smith, Brandon Thomas, William Tullos, Bradley V 
rette, Richard Wagner, Tom Wagner, Patrick Walker, Grey Weinacker, Brice Abadie, James Bonck, Corey Bordes, Brian Bosworth, Spencer Cedor, Sean Cronin, Joseph Culotta, Matthew Davis, My! 
Garver, Brian Guidroz, Taylor Guidry, Ronald Hebert, Christopher Jenkins, Aaron Kowalski, Wesley Laurendine, Christopher Legrand, Jeremiah Malmberg, Andrew Messina, John Ovella, Joseph Sab 
Matthew Shadeed, Kevin Silva, Brian Tanner, Billy Tucker, Forrest Watson. Photo submitted by Alpha Tau Omega 



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A few members of ATO hit 
the slopes in Brekenridge, 
Colo, over Christmas break. 
Photo submitted by Alpha Tau 
Omega 




mg "Lady in Red," to the Chi Omegas in the audience, ATO puts on a show at Chi Omega's Songfest. Photo by Chris Payne 



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TAU DELTA 



Delta Tau Delta is one of the oldest fraternities on campus. It 
was founded nationally in 1958, but was not chartered at Southern 
Miss until 1984. Delta Tau Delta prides itself on the diversity of its 
membership and strives to put aside the stereotypes that abound in 
the Greek system. 

"We sell Delta Tau Delta here as a family of guys from many 
different places, backgrounds and disciplines, all living in a house in 
harmony because of a common vision: excellence," Jeffery Keyseear, 
2005 president, said. 

The vision of excellence Keyseear described is centered not 
only on academics but also a commitment to an incredibly diverse 
and impressive list of philanthropy projects in which the group is 
involved. For the last 16 years, the group has sponsored the Cystic 
Fibrosis Sports Challenge to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research 




to honor the first chapter president who suffers from the disease 
To date, Delta Tau Delta has raised over $160,000 for the cause. I 
addition to this major project, the group teams up with the Associatio 
of Office Professionals at the university every year to sponsor a larg 
garage sale to benefit the United Way. The group also participates i 
Adopt-A-Highway twice a year and Adopt-A-School at Rawl Spring 
Elementary School. 

The long list of philanthropy projects Delta Tau Delta is involve 
in clearly illustrates the great ties they have to the community and t 
the university. These ties and their service are the two attributes th;i 
set the group apart from other fraternities and establish them as a 
incredibly influential group on campus and in the Hattiesburg area 
Story by Chris Mills 



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Members: John Allen, Matthew Boe, John Crumpton, Matthew Diiorio, Matthew Evans, Daniel Parish, Thomas Fears, Matthew Gandolfi, Matthew Gillis, Jonathan Hoffmann, Kevin Hundt, Jeffery 
Keyseear, Percy Lynchard, Gregory Maurer, Travis Mitchell, Edmund Mitzel, Brandon Moffett, Jonathan Mosley, Trevor Ott, Nathan Parsons, Derek Wagner, Bentley Anderson, Bryan Aust, Judd 
Fowler, Brian Joyce, Jonathan Lee, David Mora, Stephen Sellers. Photo by Chris Payne 



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The Delts host a "Grafitti 
Party." where they all sign 
each other's t-shirts. Photo 
submitted by Delta Tau Delta 



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Photo submitted by lota Phi Thet 



The Greek system at The University of Southern Mississippi is 
constantly growing, and with the charter of the Sigma Psi chapter of 
Iota Phi Theta in October of 2005, the program has expanded. 

Sigma Psi sponsored a series of events for their first week on 
campus which consisted of a black history program and a poetry night. 
In addition to this series, the group plans to host events that make the 
campus community more involved in their national initiative, the Iota 
Youth Alliance. 

The youth alliance is a mentoring program instituted in public 
schools to foster the education and development of minority students. 
This initiative is only one of the many national services Iota Phi Theta 



provides. The organization also has national philanthropies benefitin 
Big Brothers and the Sickle Cell Foundation. The group is primaril 
involved in advancing and mentoring youth but also acts to rais 
awareness and funds for the research of Sickle Cell Anemia. 

The organization's motto "building a tradition, not resting upo 
one" is a perfect parallel to their new charter at Southern Miss. Eve 
though the organization has been around since 1963, the Sigm 
Psi chapter is not interested in coasting on national success but 
dedicated to forging a new path at Southern Miss through continue 
commitment to service and the pursuit of excellence. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Thomas Avery, Jamal Jones (Graduate Assistant), Gregory Reeves, Ricky Clark, Bradley Lewis, Merwin Brown, Benjamin Chaney. Photo by USM Photo Services 



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Ricky Clark shows his lota pride 
by showing his hand sign. Many 
fraternities and sororities have 
hand signs that represent their 
organization. Photo submitted 
by lota Phi Theta 




ie Christmas spirit, Thomas Avery, Jamal Jones and Greg Reeves celebrate together at an lota Christmas party. Photo submitted by lota Phi Theta 



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Photo by Bethany Ken 



Kappa Alpha fraternity was founded nationally in 1865, and was 
chartered at Southern Miss in 1949. This organization, founded on 
the concept of chivalry, stands out from the other Greek groups on 
campus by the way it acts to define itself by its members. 

"We are called the Kappa Alpha Order, and to us that means 
we recruit guys who are chivalric, southern gentlemen and have 
embodied these ideals among others of Kappa Alpha since birth," 
Carland Holstead, KA president, said. 

The chivalric quality the group strives to instill in its members is 
duly portrayed through the group's philanthropic activities, the largest 
of which is their annual blood drive in February. This event called 



Operation Crimson Gift acts as a means of aiding the community ant 
allowing others an equal opportunity to make a difference. 

On a campus as relatively small and with as many Gree! 
organizations as Southern Miss, it is increasingly difficult for an 
one group to make a name for itself. Kappa Alpha aspires to retail 
its prestige while striving to reach a new level through hard wori 
concentrated on bettering the community. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Adam Brewer, Joseph Clements, Matthew Farquhar, Carland Holstead, Quint Hunt, Jared Ingram, Gabriel McPhearson, Justin Mitchell, Matthew Mock, Justin Nosser, Edward Renz, Matthe 
Davis, Michael Duncan, Billy Higgins. Photo by Chris Payne 



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Kappa Alphas enjoy another 
night of partying together at 
their house. Photo submitted 
by Kappa Alpha 




inted in red, Matt Mock, Billy Higgins and Patrick Mooney celebrate bringing in the new 2005 pledge class on fraternity bid day. Photo submitted by Kappa Alpha 



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Photo by Chris Payne 



Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was founded in 1911 and has since 
made a great impact on the future of America. The Kappa Iota chapter 
of Kappa Alpha Psi that was chartered under the Delta Delta colony in 
1980 brought the national impact of Kappa Alpha Psi to a local level. 

The organization is involved in various community service projects 
such as Habitat for Humanity, AIDS awareness and prevention, Toys 
for Troubled Teens and the post-hurricane Katrina cleanup around 
the community. In addition to this list of local service projects, the 
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity as a whole participates in the national 
Guide Right Program which acts to help motivate and foster the 
growth of young men. This program allows the young men to benefit 



from the mentorship of the older organization members. It also instills 
leadership qualities in the members that are key to the mission of tht 
fraternity. 

The mission of Kappa Alpha Psi is essentially comprised of five 
main parts. It encourages honorable achievement, promotes the overal 
well-being of its members and instills an attitude of service in college 
men of culture. The main motto of the organization is "achievemen* 
in every field of human endeavor" and this shows the pride the 
organization takes in promoting citizenship and strong leadership 
qualities in all of its members in an effort to help them better shape 
the world for tomorrow. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Leslie Adah, Brandon Ailes, Frank Baker, Kyris Brown, Renard Collins, Durran Dunn, Johnny Hansell, Steven Randle, Rodnick Scott, Rogdric Singleton, Jamaya Smith, Nicholas Trotter, 
Jerrell Tyler, Joshua Ward. Photo by Bethany Kent 



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few members of Kappa Alpha Psi cheer on the Golden Eagle football team to victory with the school mascot, Seymour. Photo submitted by Kappa Alpha Ps 




laya Smith and his fellow fraternity brothers perform in the NPHC Black 
sek Week Step Show. Photo submitted by Kappa Alpha Psi 



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KAPPA 

SIGMA 




Kappa Sigma was founded as a national fraternity in 1869. The 
Epsilon Nu chapter at Southern Miss was chartered in 1949 and 
continues to be a powerful Greek organization with holistic principles 
geared toward making each of its members "the most wanted man in 
the country." 

Like other fraternities and Greek organizations on campus Kappa 
Sigma has a major philanthropy called Magaritaville. This project is a 
series of events including a baseball game, volleyball tournament and a 
sorority dance competition to raise money for the Special Olympics. 

In addition to philanthropy, the organization is committed to 
academic excellence and co-curricular study as well as developing 



Photo by Chris Payne 

ethics and decision-making skills in their members. The general 
philosophy of the group is that as the fraternity grows, the individual 
members should grow as well. Brotherhood is important to the group 
and this is the means by which the organization acts to improve its 
constituent members. 

The national Kappa Sigma mission statement reads, "The ideals 
we pursue determine who we are and what we will become." 

It is this idea of ideals and a strong cohesive administration that 
reinforces service, academics and ethics and makes Kappa Sigma an 
organization striving to better their members from every perspective. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Malcolm Alexander, Corey Ashmore, Porter Benefield, William Bourgeois, Christopher Brown, Adam Buckalew, Shawn Bunkheila, Russell Butts, Justin Cockrell 
Michael Collins, Cory Day, Edward Douglas, James Evans, Michael Everman, Zachary Ferry, William Flynn, Harry Gonsoulin, Daniel Guy, Lee Hall, Jonathan Halle/, Brian 
Hammons, Jonathan Hysom, Matthew Jackson, Whitney Johnson, Joshua Johnston, Mitchell Johnston, Jeremy Lewis, Raymond Mazor, Justin McGuffee, Hance McKenzie, 
Kevin Miller, William Miller, Dustin Murray, Bradley Myers, Jeffery O'Keefe, William Pittman, Christopher Ramage, Matthew Reece, Marion Rhodes, Benjamin Roark, 
Christopher Schraedor, John Shavers, Jason Sistrunk, Adam Skaggs, Zdenko Slobidnik, Ethan Smith, Blake Stuart, Daniel Tingstrom, Curtis Wand, Christopher Ward, 
Matthew Whiteside, Brandon Young, Carlos Arguello, Matthew Bill, Daniel Cado, Samuel Cavin, Zachary Delaney, Blase Gaude, William Kennedy, Mason Mclntyre, 
Jonathan McWhorter, Blake Riley, Adriel Rocha, Robert Schatzman, Justin Smith, Steven Sollie, Kery Strickland, Anthony Taylor, Justin Thames, Barry Welch. 
Photo submitted by Kappa Sigma 



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Jonathan Halley and Dave 
Aunch spend homecoming 
day in The District before 
the big football game. Photo 
submitted by Kappa Sigma 




i Kappa Sigma coaches for Chi Omega shows off a few dance moves at Mai 
>ceeds go toward the Special Olympics. Photo by Bethany Kent 



;antaville, one of Kappa Sigma's philanthropy events. Margantaville is named in honor 



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PSI PHI 




Photo submitted by Omega Psi Phi 



The Southern Miss chapter of Omega Psi Phi can be encapsulated 
in one word, "brotherhood." This Greek organization was founded 
nationally in 1911 and was chartered at Southern Miss in 1975. It is 
comprised of members that all believe in and strive for a special sense 
of unity within the fraternity. 

"The value of our frat is not in numbers, but in men of real 
brotherhood," Brian Hudson, the Omega Psi Phi president, said. 

The sense of unity in the group is seen in every aspect and especially 
in how the group copes with disaster. During Hurricane Katrina and its 
aftermath the group came together to make what could have been a 



somber situation into a more pleasant one. Hudson said that the group 
grilled food together and congregated in apartments and other places 
people had gone to seek shelter from the coming storm. 

Like any other Greek organization, philanthropy is another area 
of importance to Omega Psi Phi. Their many projects include Que- 
Delta, which is a week long series of events the group sponsors that 
includes everything from step shows to kid's carnivals. This event 
is held around March or April and primarily acts as a means of 
entertainment for the community. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Darell Coffey, Brian Hudson, Lehendric Turner, Eric Brundidge, Willie Davidson. Photo by USM Photo Services 



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Members show their Omega 
Psi Phi spirit while socializing 
with friends on campus. Photo 
submitted by Omega Psi Phi 




few members represent Omega Psi Phi before performing in a hop contest. Photo submitted by Omega Psi Phi 



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PHI BETA 

SIGMA 




Photo submitted by Phi Beta Sigma 



Phi Beta Sigma fraternity was nationally founded in 1914, and the 
Theta Eta chapter was chartered at Southern Miss in 1975. Phi Beta 
Sigma is a fraternity based on three main principles: brotherhood, 
scholarship and community service. These principles are acted on 
through the many local philanthropies the group is involved in, as 
well as the group's national initiatives. 

The major philanthropies of the group support the homeless and 
benefit the Christian Services and include a fraternity sleep out and 
an annual "Penny Drop" event. The motto of the organization, "culture 
for service, service for humanity," truly captures what it means to be 



a member of Phi Beta Sigma, and describes each member's ultimate 
goal, to do a great service for the university and the community. The 
group's major national initiative is called "Blue and White Week," and 
is a time when all Phi Beta Sigma members around the nation spend 
time living up to the principles of the fraternity through service. 

Just as the rest of the Greek system at Southern Miss, Phi Beta 
Sigma strives to stand out as an academic stronghold fortified with 
the strength of service and commitment to the community. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Brandon Dobson, Etan Funches, Jamaal Keyes, Percy Keyes, Semiko Moody, Brandon Nabors, Kawaski Owens, Joseph Rankin, Michael Richardson, Duane Sheard, Edrick Smith, 
Rashad Smith, Antwoine Smith, Jermaine Cato, Michael Smith Photo by USM Photo Services 



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lie members of Phi Beta Sigma work it on stage at the Black Greek Week Stepshow and walked away stepshow champions. Photo submitted by Phi Beta Sigma 




lael Richardson stopped on his way to class to show some Phi Beta Sigma 
it. Photo submitted by Phi Beta Sigma 



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PHI KAPPA 

TAU 




The Southern Miss Beta Epsilon chapter of Phi Kappa Tau was 
originally founded as Beta Kappa Tau in 1947. A merger led to the 
charter of Phi Kappa Tau on the Southern Miss campus in 1948. 
This Greek organization was founded to promote interfraternity 
philanthropy and strong alumni involvement. 

Justin Harvison, the vice president of the fraternity, explained 
the main philosophy of the group in a simple statement, "success is 
never coasting." This mentality requires the members of Phi Kappa 
Tau to continuously strive for a higher level of success, and because of 
this, Phi Kappa Tau has the highest GPA on fraternity row this year. 
The group's rise in rank from sixth to first portrays their vigilance in 
attaining excellence. 

Dylan Mezey, Phi Kappa Tau President, said, "We are pretty laid 
back. We don't really look to change people or stereotype ourselves." 



Photo submitted by Phi Kappa Tau 

The major difference between Phi Kappa Tau and other fraternitie 
is the diverse mix of pledges they induct. Mezey explained that thi 
fact is one of the most interesting features of the group. Phi Kapp, 
Tau members have no specific look that gives them away. 

In addition to promoting academic achievement the Phi Kapp 
Tau fraternity raises funds for the Paul Newman Hole in the Wa' 
Gang, a camp for terminally ill children. The combination c 
substantial philanthropic activities such as this and a strong driv 
for constant improvement makes Phi Kappa Tau a group of student 
exhibiting extraordinary personality attributes in addition to academi 
excellence. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Marshall Baroni, Keven Benefield, Clinton Burdette, Wesley Cole, David Cubley, Caleb Davis, Michael Edgerton, Keith Grant, Benjamin Hager, Justin Harvison, 
Daniel Hinton, Donald Home, Christopher King, Bradley Lewellyn, Franklin McCool, Dylan Mezey, Ryan Parson, Ronald Reiss, Jason Riette, Rafael Sanchez, Daniel Schroeder, 
Scott Stephens, Christopher Walker, Shaun Walker, Jason Wheat, Adam Ahmed, Michael Bierdeman, Matthew Buchanan, Corey Fitzgerald, Hank Holcomb, Justin Richards, 
|ason Tharp, Kristopher Zumbro. Photo by Chris Payne 



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Covered in mud from head to 
toe, Franklin McCool carries 
on a bid day tradition. Photo 
submitted by Phi Kappa Tau 




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Stephens enjoy themselves at their fall date party at the Green Room. Photo submitted by Phi Kappa Tau 



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Pike Stevie Ray expresses his energy on tr 
microphone at the Phi Mu Toga Swap. 
Photo submitted by Pi Kappa Alpha 



The Delta Mu chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at The University of Southern 
Mississippi was chartered on Dec. 10, 1949, and since this time has been 
a driving philanthropic force on campus and in the community. 

The Pikes, as they are called on campus, are the current 
interfraternity council intramural softball champions and are also 
the reigning Kappa Delta Shamrock Spirit Award recipients. These 
accomplishments illustrate the energy the group possesses and are 
complemented by the 8,000 community service hours the group 
logged in 2005 alone. These hours were primarily spent toward work 
the Pikes have done with Southern Pines Animal Shelter in an effort 



to aid the Hattiesburg Humane Society. The Southern Miss Delta Mi 
chapter raised $15,000 for this effort which has substantially helpe 
the Hattiesburg community. 

Matthew Marshall, Pi Kappa Alpha's president, said "This is ai 
organization that encourages growth and fosters leadership, whil 
providing young men with unforgettable moments." 

The members of Pi Kappa Alpha serve to illustrate the servic 
and connection to the community that fraternities historical! 
condone through their incredible commitment to philanthropy am 
unquenchable spirit. Story by Chris Mills 



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Members: Steven Barhanovich, Steven Blaylock, Derek Breal, Tristan Brown, Shawn Dubose, Seth Gardner, Brandon Hill, David Magruder, Matthew Marshall, Darren McCaleb, Thomas McDonagh, Tra\ 
Mosley, Adam Reinhart, Dustin Renaud, Christopher Saksa, Joel Simpson, James Smith, Lance Waldrop, Jeremy Walker, Oren Willis, Shane Wynn, Ryan Adams, Jonathan Bearden, Joshua Bigott, Nath, 
Diaz, Stanton Fountain, Luke Gautier, Todd Gollott, Zackery Hillman, Andy Ivison, Allan Martel, Michael Martin, Fredrick Muccino, Andy Nail, Dylan Pair, Kris Saucier, Christopher Sentell. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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■Stirs 



Leigh Holland Trotti and Phil 
DeFrances enjoy a night of 
dance and entertainment at the 
Phi Mu/Pike Toga Swap. Photo 
submitted by Pi Kappa Alpha 




members of Pike fraternity perform at Chi Omega's Songfest with Andy Nail as Mrs. Clause and Thomas McDonagh as Santa. Photo by Chris Payne 



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Photo submitted by Pi Kappa P 



Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was chartered at Southern Miss in 1999, 
and since then the Southern Miss Theta Alpha chapter has acted to 
become both involved on campus and in the community as well as in 
their national philanthropy, PUSH America. 

Established in 1977, PUSH America made Pi Kappa Phi the first 
fraternity to have its own philanthropy. PUSH America mainly focuses 
on awareness, volunteerism and funding to benefit handicapped people 
nationally. The Theta Alpha chapter also acts to aid handicapped 
people in their area through special fund raising activities and other 
means. In addition to their work for the handicapped, Pi Kappa Phi 
logs hundreds of hours of community service on campus and was 
awarded the prestigious Frank Cain Memorial Service Award in 2004 
for their incredible service to the school and community. 



In addition to a commitment to philanthropy, the organizatic 
is the campus leader in involvement and has members in the SG, 
IFC and other influential organizations. Members of the fraterni 
have brought monumental changes to the campus such as The Varsi 
concept, Fall Break and Eaglepalooza. These changes illustrate tl 
involvement and influence Pi Kappa Phi has on campus and conv 
their importance to modern student life at Southern Miss. 

As illustrated by their history and public relations, Pi Kap] 
Phi is an organization that derives its much deserved prestige fio 
hard work done in the field of philanthropy as well as campus ai 
community involvement. Story by Chris Mills 



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Members: Eric Anderson, Joshua Ashley, Marcus Baker, Jesse Battle, Brandon Belote, Eric Bierdeman, Matthew Binion, Benjamin Bryan, Bradley Charlesworth, Alan Cripps, Drew Etheridge, Vincen 
Fabra, Luke Fowler, Brittain Heindl, Ben Hester, Scott Hillanbrand, Reed Hotard, Johnny Kochtitzky, Robert Ledbetter, David Lupo, Jamie McKercher, David Meigs, Linsey Mingo, Christophe 
Moree, Jason Neel, Daniel Or, Jeffery Pass, Tyler Patterson, Gregory Puckett, Robert Reeder, Ryan Reid, Leslie Rush, Matthew Tunstall, Eduardo Villarreal, Jason Weiss, Lee Williams, Matthev 
Yeatman, Blake Barnes, Jeremy Carothers, Stefan Clayton, Michael Cothran, Alexander Davis, Kris Dew, Jace Flatt, Richard Franks, Kyle Geoghegan, Stuart Guy, Brennen Hancock, Trac 
Henderson, Eric Huckabee, Jake Meek, David Morris, Kevin Nezat, Cory Phillips, Zach Popovich, Paul Saputo, Geoffrey Tibbs, Michael Turner, Sam Zeanah. Photo by Chris Payne 



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ith croquet being played in the front yard, the members of Pi Kapp Phi put on their first ever "Yacht Club Party." The "Yacht Club Party" was a big hit and there will be many more for years to come, 
jto submitted by Pi Kappa Phi 




j i Dew, Stuart Guy, Kevin Nezat, Blake Barnes, Josh Ashley and Michael 
:hran get excited as they ride the bus to their superhero swap with Delta 
nma sorority. Photo submitted by Pi Kappa Phi 



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EPSILON 




Photo submitted by Sigma Alpha Epsilc 



Sigma Alpha Epsilon was established nationally in 1856 and by 
1965 had been chartered on the campus of Southern Miss as the 
Mississippi Sigma chapter. The chapter, as well as its affiliates around 
the nation, are perfect examples of the dedication to service and 
excellence on which the Greek system of Southern Miss is founded. 

The on-campus philanthropy of the group is divided into one 
project per semester in addition to other service commitments they 
have such as national initiatives. In the fall, the organization teams 
up with Hattiesburg Parks and Recreational Department for their 
annual ZooBoo event. This event is held as a safe alternative to trick- 
or-treating and always includes numerous events geared toward 
younger children. The spring philanthropy for the group is an annual 
football game in which Sigma Alpha Epsilon auctions off, to other 
fraternities, the chance to play them in football. The proceeds go to 
the Hattiesburg Civitan Camp for the mentally handicapped. 



In addition to these two major projects, the group is also involve 
in national initiatives such as the True Gentlemen's National Dav ( 
Service on which the Mississippi Sigma chapter cleans the highwa 
thev adopted. 

"The most important thing in life is to live your life for somethin 
more important than your life," Josh Sutton, SAE president, said. 

This quote sums up the dedication the group has to service an 
how each event is considered one more step toward a brighter futur. 
The differences that have been made on campus, in the Hattiesbui 
area and in the lives of many because of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are cle; 
stand as a testament to their prestigious standing in the Greek systei: 
at Southern Miss. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Kelly Adams, Nelson Adcock, Richard Arceneaux, Benjamin Berry, Brian Bledsoe, Steven Brown, Javier Calderon, Cliff Clary, Steven Colston, Nicholas Cook, John Crisler, William Crisler, 
William Cullinane, Matt Donahue, Michael Dorris, John Dwyer, Michael Godfrey, Kevin Jenkins, Felipe Kerschbaum, Matthew LaGraize, Christopher Lyman, Zach New, Marcus Oster, Derrick 
Powell, Jeb Seal, Thomas Sims, Stephen Snell, Josh Sutton, Brad Swann, Luke Turner, Nicholas Turner, Robert Viehweg, Edward Winter, Charles Zuccaro, Brandon Abney, Joshua Adams, David 
Allen, Kyle Baker, Charles Banks, Alex Geriner, David Hawkins, Ronald Home, Ryan Jantzen, Tyler Ladd, Jacob Layton, Clinton Mathison, William Mutziger, Dylan Sims, Austin Somers, Brandon 
Web, Joseph Welsey. Photo by Chris Payne 



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mbers and friends of Sigma Alpha Epsilon take a canoe trip together and make memories that will last a lifetime. Photo submitted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon 



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SIGMA 

CHI 

The Sigma Chi fraternity was founded nationally in 1855 and 
the Southern Miss Theta Delta chapter was chartered in 1981. The 
chapter has become involved in a number of service projects in 
addition to its national initiative, Derby Days, which benefits the 
Children's Miracle Network. 

The Derek Nix foundation is the group's major on campus 
philanthropy, but their service does not stop at the local level. Derby 
Days, the organization's national initiative is geared toward providing 
funding for the Children's Miracle Network through a series of events 
including a sorority chorus line, a clothing drive and a canned food 
drive. In addition to this initiative, Sigma Chi chose Huntsman Cancer 
Institute in Pennsylvania as a major beneficiary at their 150th year 
celebration in 2005. 




Photo by Rethany Kent 

As with other Greek organizations, the fraternity also focuses on tht 
holistic development of its members. They strive to help these member: 
achieve their degree, become effective leaders and contribute to thei: 
community both during their time as undergraduates and beyond. 

A famous Sigma Chi is quoted as saying that fraternity is "ar 
obligation, a necessity, an introduction, a requirement, a passport 
a lesson, an influence, an opportunity, an investment, a peacemake 
and a pleasure." 

This multi-perspective definition of fraternity has been , 
cornerstone of the Sigma Chi organization since and has become thi 
model by which the group supports its members and develops then 
as strong leaders on campus and in their communities. 
Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Brent Burge, Wesley Dickens, William Ford, Jeffery Gaines, Ryan Hall, Jeffrey Harbison, Jeremy Hard, Seth Hester, Brock Howell, Ramon Jackson, Robert Jett, Samual Krhut, Shea Mag' 
Alexander Martin, Ronald McDonough, Michael Mitchell, Michael Moen. Jacob Morgan, Stephen Nelson, John Nicholas, Mark Ohman, Adam Pace. John Pitre, William Porter, Phillip Ready, Brett Richar 
John Robertson, Charles Serpente, Dustin Snider, Joshua Snider, Joseph Songy, Charles Tedford, Tommy Vanderford, Britton Walker, Michael Wood, Brian Anderson, James Blackledge, Joshua Carw 
Brad Dale, Justin Dwyer, Jon Grace, Charles Jackson, Matthew Kenney, Kyle Koblas, Justin Loftus, Thomas Maestri, Chad McCubbin, Robert McDonough, Tyson Meador, Andrew Meinzinger, Niche 
Reiber, Chase Sekul, Heath Smith, James Snell, Brandon Warren, Jim Wood, Andrew Wright. Photo by Chris Payne 

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Paul Cook and Hunter Dyess 
hang out after a meeting in 

snnett Auditorium. 
Photo submitted by Sigma Chi 



After stirring chili for hours at 
Sigma Phi Epsilon's Chili Cook- 
off, Sigma Chi took away the 
third place trophy for having 
one of the best bowls of chili. 
Photo submitted by Sigma Chi 




ping with the clean-up effort, the men of Sigma Chi put their construction skills to work on the coast after Hurricane Katnna. Photo submitted by Sigma Chi 



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EPSILON 




Photo by Bethany Ken 



Sigma Phi Epsilon has been a fraternity and a driving force in 
national philanthropy since its inception in 1901, and the Southern 
Miss Mississippi Gamma chapter has been continuing that traditional 
commitment to philanthropic activity in the community since their 
local charter in 1953. 

This year, Sigma Phi Epsilon supported two main local 
philanthropies by hosting a Valentine's Dav Date Auction that 
benefited the American Heart Association and a Chili Cook-off which 
benefited the American Red Cross: Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. 
In addition to these local philanthropies, the group also started a 
national initiative in 2004 to raise funds for the Youth AIDS program, 
and to-date Mississippi Gamma has raised over $40,000. 



Dave Thomas, one famous alumnus of the organization i 
accredited with saying, "if there are things you don't like in the worli 
you grew up in, make your own life different." 

This is the mentality of Sigma Phi Epsilon in a nutshell: to becom 
leaders in the global community and make a positive difference tha 
will benefit the world and future generations. Sigma Phi Epsilon i 
another Greek organization committed to excellence and expects eac 
of its members to take an active role in shaping the future of both th 
community and the world at large. Story by Chris Mills 




Members: Jason Brown, Ryan Caillouet, Charles Childress, Andrew Cotter, Adam Garm, Chad Harrison, Jeremy Himmel, Daniel Hobgood, George Imbraguglio, Tevor Jones, Brain Lowe, Bryan 
Ragland, Zachary Sims, Robert Terese, Richard Wakefield, Justin Whiddon, Thomas White, James Wilhelm, Adam Alfonso, Clint Favre, Kyle Gibbe, Colin Harrison, John Kleamenakis, Joshua 
Mason, Christopher Roberts, Jared Rudiger, Anthony Thornton. Photo submitted by Sigma Phi Epsilon 



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Ryan Caillouet, Richard Wakefield and Dan Myers take a break from the mud on bid day to 
socialize. Photo submitted by Sigma Phi Epsilon 



■my Himmel enjoys a bite of Tn Delta's award-winning chili at the Sig Ep Chili 
)k-off. Photo by Bethany Kent 



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Cleaning up after a night of partying, Taylor Guidry, Jeremiah Malmberg and Ronnie Hebert hang out together in Jeremiah's room at the Alpha Tau Omega house 
ATO, house many fraternity brothers and enable them to become closer as a fraternity. All Photos by Jennifer Petcher 

Despite the damage caused 
to their chapter room by 
Hurricane Katrina, members 
of Alpha Delta Pi sorority 
are now able to sit around 
in their repaired chapter 
room to work on homework 
and enjoy the company of 
their sisters. Each sorority 
has their own chapter room 
where they can meet and do 
different activities together. 



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Imagine living only steps away from 50 or 60 of your best friends, 
iter joining a sorority or a fraternity, one of the biggest perks is 
lat students are given the opportunity to live with the organization 
ley have affiliated themselves with. Instead of living in the average 
ormitory or apartment complex where a student may never get to 
leet his or her next-door neighbor, Greeks are able to reside in a 
ouse or on a floor of a dorm set aside for their sorority or fraternity, 
ot onlv does this experience enhance friendships between members, 
ut it also builds pride in the individual links that make up the Greek 
immunity at The University of Southern Mississippi. 
Of the 15 chartered fraternities at the university, 11 have houses that 
e located in an area at the back of campus. Most of them line the street 
nown as Fraternity Row, the site of events such as weekly parties and 
hilanthropy events such as Alpha Tau Omega's annual Haunted House 
id Sigma Alpha Epsilon's Chili-Cooking Contest. Each house is set up 
ifferently, with some having the luxury of a pool in the backyard while 
hers have sand-volleyball courts for entertainment. 

"When living in a typical dorm, there is a chance that vou might 
ot get along with your roommate or vour neighbors. George Napier, 
sophomore member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, said. "Living in 
fraternity house gives you the benefit of already knowing the people 
iu live with, and since you chose the same fraternity, you probably 
?t along pretty well." 

Sororities also have designated housing set aside specifically for 
tern. Of the 12 sororities at Southern Miss, eight currently have 
residence to accommodate them. Presently, members of all eight 



sororities are housed in Wilbur Hall, also known as Panhellenic. 
This eight-story dorm is located next to the freshman quad, and 
each level belongs to a different sororitv. With the competitiveness 
between Greek organizations, it mav seem at first that housing all 
of the sororities in the same building could bring about problems. 
The opinion of most girls is that living in Panhellenic actually allows 
the members of different sororities to meet each other and make 
friends from other chapters. It is easy to spot Panhellenic from both 
the freshman quad and Highway 49. Each chapter has prominently 
displayed letters mounted to their balcony as a symbol of pride in 
their organization. 

The newest development in Greek housing is the up and coming 
communitv for sororities called "The Village." The plans have been 
drawn up for the 10-acre building site, and construction will be 
taking place soon. Each house will contain 30 beds, with two beds 
and a private bath per room. Amenities such as a microwave and a 
refrigerator, desks and a double-sided walk in closet are also included 
in each room. There will be a central building that contains laundrv 
facilities, meeting rooms, vending machines and a kitchen that will 
function daily to provide the girls with breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
With these new plans in place, Southern Miss is looking to take Greek 
residential living to a whole new level. Story by Lauren McDoug 




Jessica Prude, a junior fashion 
merchandising major and 
president of her sorority, 
Alpha Kappa Alpha, enjoys 
browsing through a scrapbook 
of her sisters. AKA is one of 
eight different sororities that 
live in Wilbur Hall, also known 
as Panhellenic. Each sorority 
is able to decorate their floor 
anyway they want, often using 
the colors of their sorority. 



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For the first full-year session at the Mississippi Normal College the student enrollment 
was 876, this is less than 6% of the approximated enrollment for the 2005 session at Southern 
Miss. These simple figures show the massive growth that the student body has undergone. 
However, this is only part of the story of the evolution of the student body since 1912. Not 
only has the size of the student body grown, the diversity of the student body is the one aspect 
that has arguably changed the greatest. Since the beginnings of the school, its transformation 
into Mississippi Southern College in 1940 added an academic diversity to the student body 
that was previously unrivaled. Students interested in non-teaching occupations were able 
to obtain a degree at Southern Miss, and this increased not only diversity, but also added to 
enrollment especially after the war. 



In addition to these substantial changes, Southern Miss has become the home for an 
ethnically diverse student body, a great advance from its start as an all-white teachers college. 
Through the Civil Rights movements and the sacrifices of various key figures such as Clyde 
Kennard, the university integrated in 1965, and this brought a new dimension to the student 
body and to student life. Although this was a difficult transition, the change came not a moment 
too soon. It provides a bittersweet example of the repeal of past prejudices and vices that 
threatened to limit the possibilities of not only groups of students but the entire institution. 
Story by Chris Mills 







Abanikanda, Adetokunbo 

Marietta, Ga 

Adah, Leslie O. 

Hawesburg. Ms. 

Adams, Aaron R. 

Yazoo City. Ms. 

Adams, Jalea E. 

Gulfport, Ms. 

Adams, Johnquitta M. 

Butler. Al 

Adams, Joshua 

Natchez. Ms. 



Adams, Kenya M. 

Greenwood. Ms 

Adams, Ryan 

Yazoo City. Ms 

Adcock, Max 

Madison, Ms. 

Addison, Angel 

McComb. Ms. 

Agbahiwe, Uchenna N. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Ahua, Roselyn I. 

Hawesburg, Ms. 

Albritton, Cheree 

New Albany, Ms. 

Aldridge, Amanda R. 

Gloster. Ms 

Alemu, Tsega 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Alexander, Jennifer L. 

Brandon, Ms. 

Ali, Sarrah K. 

Hawesburg, Ms. 

Allen, David S. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 



Allen, Julianna L. 

Clinton, Ms 

Allen, Tekedra L. 

Hermanville, Ms. 

Almond, Dustin 

Orange Park, Fl 

Amaning, Michael 

London, England 

Ambrew, Cicely N. 

Leland, Ms. 

Amick, Christen L. 

Vicksburp. Ms. 



Anderson, Priscilla 

French Camp, Ms. 

Andrews, Keiunta Y. 

Charleston, Ms. 

Anthony, Kathryn E. 

Mobile, Al 

Aric, Shadeequa M. 

Newark. Nj 

Arinder, Elizabeth B. 

Columbia, Ms. 

Artz, Jenna P. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Ashley, Emily R. 

Crosby, Ms. 

Atkins, Chaquan R. 

Columbus. Ms. 

Avery, Contessa 

Brookhaven, Ms 

Bailey, Chae D. 

Son Antonio, Tx 

Baker, Crystal A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Baker, Frank J. 

Shaul, Ms. 



Baker, Kyle 

Houston. Tx 

Baker, Loreen E. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Baker, Marcus T. 

Union, Ky 

Baker, Yolanda L. 

Bateswlle, Ms. 

Baldwin, Frederick L. 

Greenwlle, Ms. 

Ball, Brandon F. 

Petol. Ms. 



Ballew, Denise A. 

Columbia, Ms 

Banks, Charles 

Hottiesburg, Ms. 

Banks, Kiyomie C. 

Canton, Ms. 

Banks, Melvin A. L 

Louin, Ms 

Banks, Renikki Q. 

Fayette, Ms. 

Baptist, Britney K. 

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Barhanovich, Steven P. 

B//oxi, Ms. 

Barrient, Ashley E. 

6/(0x1, Ms. 

Bartee, Kandis L. 

Waynesboro, Ms. 

Bass, Candace P. 

VicksburgjMs. 

Bates, Demetra 

Summit, Ms 

Bates., Rashad L. 

Noxapater, Ms. 

Batiste, George L. 

Avondale, La 

Baxter, April N. 

Ocean Springs. Ms. 

Beale, Stephanie L. 

Poss Christian, Ms. 

Beaman, Jr., Jerome 

Jackson, Ms. 

Bearden, Jonathan 

Tupelo, Ms. 

Beavers, Brittany N. 

Gulfport, Ms. 




emma Booth and Delyth Murphy are both exchange students from 
v'ales and members of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. 
hoto by Elizabeth Keenan 

Gemma Booth and Delyth Murphy, two study abroad students at 
e university this year from Wales, are not only exceptional students 
home but have overcome cultural boundaries to become exceptional 
udents here at Southern Miss. Booth, studying politics, and Murphy, 
tidying law, are both involved in the University of Wales, Swansea's 
merican Studies program and have taken their studies to a completely 
fferent level by immersing themselves in the American culture. 

"It's a totally different culture," Booth said. 

Murphy said, "Here you have to have a car to get around the town, 
id in Wales you can just walk everywhere, this is a major difference 
the two places." 

In addition to these differences, Booth said that the classes were 
ganized differently and that there is a lot more writing here than 
kk home. 

In physical comparison Murphy said "There are more buildings 
■re, the school is bigger, but the population of the two schools is 
obably about the same." 

Despite these cultural and structural differences, the girls have 
come involved in university Greek life, both pledging Kappa 
pha Theta. 

"There are no fraternities or sororities in Wales," Murphy said. 

Booth said, "The sorority situation has been good for us though 
cause we have been able to socialize and be part of a group," 

Murphy and Booth both said the sorority, and being in a larger 
oup, has helped them adapt to being in America. 



EXCHANGE 
STUDENTS 

FLOURISH 

new culture makes lasting impression 



"This entire experience has definitely made us more independent; 
things are different when you are on your own," Murphy said. 

Booth said, "One thing this program has done for me is made me 
more able to ask for help, before I would have been very hesitant." 

Booth also said that the experience has made her more organized, 
boosted her confidence and required her to grow up quite quickly. 
This was definitely the case during the girls' most memorable event in 
their time in America, Hurricane Katrina. 

"We don't experience anything like that at home; the closest 
thing would be rain," Booth said, "Then a week after we got here the 
hurricane hit." 

Murphy and Booth both said that the study abroad program has 
helped them attain a well-rounded education. 

"It is definitely a positive experience to be involved in a program 
like this, I would recommend this to anyone, including any Americans 
who wish to study in Britain," Murphv said. "A lot of people think 
Britain and America are very similar but this isn't really true." 

The two girls are set to return to Southern Miss in the spring for 
one final semester before returning to Swansea for their senior year 
of undergraduate study. The holidays away from home and the large 
distance between them and their families are surely large prices to 
pay for education but both girls agree that the experience has been 
worth it. Story by Chris Mills. 



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award winners perform in concert 

On Jan. 31, 2006, the Symphony Orchestra featured three William 
T. Gower Awards Competition winners: Willaim Farmer, Denissa 
Rivas de Munduia and Marcus Ballard. The competition is extremely 
tough and featured more than 40 school of music students all vying 
for the top spot. 

William Farmer is currently working toward a degree in horn 
performance and has performed in competitions throughout the 
United States. He has previously won first place at the International 
Women's Brass Conference in 2003, and plays regularly with the Gulf 
Coast Symphony and Meridian Symphony. 

Denissa Rivas de Munguia has studied music in Honduras and 
Great Britain, and she obtained a flute performance diploma from the 
London College of Music. 

Marcus Ballard is currently completing his doctorate of musical 
arts. He received his bachelor of music from Henderson State 
University and a master of music from Southern Miss. 
Story by Jessica Shackleford. 



Beech, Amara P. 

Mobile. A/ 

Beggerly, Carlisle W. 

Florence, Ms. 

Bell, Tempestt D. 

Hatvesburg, Ms. 

Benigno, Jessica L. 

Metaine, La 

Benn, Sophia L. 

Ricbton, Ms 

Bennett, Colleen P. 

Picayune, Ms. 

Bennett, Emily I. 

Kokomo, Ms 

Bennett, Johnathon M. 

Forest. Ms. 

Bennett, Kim A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Bennett, Rashemia 

Jackson, Ms 

Bennett, Russell W. 

Forest, Ms 

Benvenutti, Laurie F. 

Bay St.Louis, Ms. 



Berry, Ben 

Crystal Springs. Ms. 

Berry, Danyella 

Pearl, Ms. 

Berry, Ebony T. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Bibbs, Nejewish 

Starkville, Ms 

Bigott, Joshua 

Gulfport, Ms. 

Black, Samantha K. 

Canton, Ms 




William Farmer, Denissa Rivas de Munguia, and Marcus Ballard are all extremely 
talented musicians. Photo from Southern Miss Public Relations 




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Blakely, Tameika M. 

Waynesboro, Ms. 

Blakeney, Jill ian C. 

Florence, Ms. 

Bledsoe, Brian 

Clinton, Ms 

Blue, Chris 

New York, Ny 

Blue, Maretta A. 

Tunica. Ms 

Boatner, Janie 

Elhsville. Ms. 

Bogan, Ashley R. 

New Albany, Ms. 

Bolden, Shunta 

Tupelo. Ms. 

Boleware, Katie J. 
Soso, Ms. 
Bolton, Monica 

Laurel. Ms. 

Bolton, Robin L. 

Bolton, Ms 

Bond, Chelsea R. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Bonds, Tiffany J. 

Natchez, Ms 

Booker, Janta B. 

Slidell, La 

Boone, Dustin E. 

Laurel, Ms 

Boothe, Chris M. 

Sardis, Ms. 

Borries, Taylor G. 

Vancleave, Ms. 

Bouie, Vanessa J. 

Hawesburg, Ms. 



DUBARD 

SCHOOL ART 



mosaic artist visits children 

The Dubard School for Language Disorders was estabilished in 
1962, and it has become well known for its work in aiding children 
with severe language, speech and hearing disorders. The Dubard 
School not only strives to help those children in need, but it also 
helps the families of those children as well. It does this by providing 
counseling sessions for the family members of these children to 
help provide guidance on how to raise these children through a very 
difficult time in their young lives. 

The Dubard School also adds a special bonus for the children by 
having many kinds of programs and activities scheduled throughout 
the year. One of their more recent programs involved a visit from 
Jerry Hymel. Jerry Hymel is a Mississippi mosaic artist who works 
with stained glass, and he spent the day teaching the young students 
and their teachers how to make trivets from stained glass and mardi 
gras beads. 

The Dubard School is a really amazing program and gives these 
children the benefit of a fun education that they couldn't get anywhere 
else. This program has become well established on the Southern 
Miss campus and will hold a special place in the hearts of its students 
forever. Story by Jessica Shackleford. 








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Jerry Hymel helps James Williford create a work of art. 
Photo from Southern Miss Public Relations 



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Bowers, Andrew N. 

Clinton, Ms. 

Boyd, Lekica R. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Bracey, Rudolph C. 

Raymond, Ms. 

Bradford, Tiffany T. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Bradley, Jasmine C. 

Pass Christian, Ms. 

Bradley, Sedrick J. 
Terry, Ms. 

Brady, Tyler W. 

Terry. Ms. 

Brannin, Anna L. 

Bay StLouis, Ms. 

Breckenridge, Meredith A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Brewer, Telia E. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Bridges, Cedric A. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Briggs, Matt D. 

Brandon. Ms. 



Brinton, Lindsey 

Tupelo. Ms. 

Britt, Amber E. 

Jackson. Ms 

Brock, Phyllis A. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Brooks, Carolyn J. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Brooks, Danlana A. 

Columbus. Ms. 

Brown, Aimee W. 

Naperville, II 

Brown, Arneko L. 

Moss Point, Ms 

Brown, Char-Mel D. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 
Brown, Dewun 

Brandon, Ms 

Brown, Elizabeth E. 

Boyle, Ms. 

Brown, Kyris A. 

Cleveland. Ms. 

Brown, Ladonna A. 

Lorman, Ms. 




WRITER 

PUBLISHES BOOK 



"Published" is an adjective very rarely used to describe a college 
freshman. Bradley Warshauer is the exception to the norm. A 
freshman originally from New Orleans, La., Warshauer has lived 
in Picayune, Miss, since 1997. Along with being enrolled in The 
University of Southern Mississippi's Honors College, Warshauer 
showcases his talents in a number of venues. His love of both writing 
and football, and his outstanding ability in both arenas sets him apart 
from the bulk of his class. 

At age 15, Warshauer began writing "lltli Hour", a novel that was 
published two years later. The drive and resilience such a feat requires 
at such a young age is what makes Bradley Warshauer an outstanding 
member of the Southern Miss community. 




Freshman Bradley Warshauer flips through an issue of Teen People that he was featured in. 
Photo by Rossie Ahua 



276 



PEOPLE 



nencc 

'lit': 
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Brown, Quinton J. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Brownlee, Kevin E. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Brundidge, Eric 

81/0/1, Ms. 

Brunet, Diane L. 

Vancleave, Ms. 

Bryan, Tristan L. 

Mobile. Al 

Bryant, Hayley V. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Bryant, Joseph N. 

Gulfport. Ms 

Bryant, Lakeisha M. 

Brandon, Ms 

Buchanan, Molly R. 

Independence, Ms 

Buckles, Ashana A. 

Natchez, Ms. 

Buford, Carmen E. 

Columbia, Ms. 
Bumbrey, Nakova C. 
Heidelberg. Ms. 

Bumgardner, Bridget A. 

Natchez. Ms 

Bunn, Jason R. 

Gulfport. Ms. 

Burke, Caitlin 

River Ridge, La 

Burks, Jasmine S. 

Raleigh. Ms 

Burnette, Jarvis R. 

Gulfport. Ms. 

Burnham, Madonna M. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 



Burrage, Benadora L.D. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Butler, Cerod J. 

Jackson. Ms 

Butler, Kimberly L. 

McComb. Ms. 

Bynum, Toni B. 

Corinth. Ms 

Byrd, Treopia N. 

Gulfport, Ms. 

Caldwell, Brittany L. 

Jacksonville. Fl 



Featured in a 2004 issue of "Teen People" wearing a blue t-shirt 
ghtfully adorned with the word "Imagination," Warshauer is a prime 
cample of exceptional youth. 

"Publishing, for me, was really easy because I started writing for 
n when I was nine," Warshauer said. 

This long-term writing experience came to a head when his father, 
worker for a national bus company, chauffeured a group of editors 
a romance novelist convention in New Orleans. Warshauer's father 
?tworked with the editors and retained a business card he received 
hile on the trip. 

"I e-mailed the editor with my storv idea and she liked it. She 
ked me to submit a couple chapters and she liked it even more," 
arshauer said. "After this, things just fell into place." 

This encounter between Warshauer and the editor allowed him 
publish his book and enabled him to experience situations rarely 
perienced by people his age. Regional book signings and speaking 
igagements for younger kids allowed Warshauer to be involved in 
oceedings in which he hopes to engage manv more times in the 
ture. For Warshauer, it was a success, and a perfect way to share his 
Jry. To publish felt like a dream, something unreal to Warshauer, 



who clearlv has aspirations to be a successful writer. The publication 
of "11th Haiti'" was a goal for Warshauer that was met through 
perseverance and hard work. He is a living example of the benefits of 
setting goals and working diligently to achieve them. 

Warshauer said that the major benefit of the publication to 
his college experience is that "It was easv to start talking about 
scholarships; it was a big attribute to my transcript and resume." 

However beneficial the publication was though, Warshauer was 
unwilling to gloat in this victorv and has finished a new novel entitled 
"The Oracle Project." 

"It's old news to me now; it's something good to talk to friends 
about; they think it's pretty cool," Warshauer said. 

The love Bradlev Warshauer has for writing is very apparent in his 
work, and in his life. He has begun manv side projects since finishing 
his second novel and works on these in his spare time while waiting 
for another publisher to pick up "The Oracle Project." The dedication 
Warshauer has for his writing is one attribute many can benefit from bv 
emulating in their own lives. With hard work and the will to succeed, 
as Warshauer's storv suggests, any eagle can learn how to soar. 
Story by Chris Mills. 



BOWERS - CALDWELL 



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Campbell, Alisha M 

Holly Springs, Ms 

Campbell, MacLean A 

Shdell. La 

Campbell, Tres 

Meridian. Ms 

Cancer, Ivory C 

Clarksdale, Ms 

Cangelosi, Ashley E 

Mandeville. La 

Cangiamilla, Kristen M. 

Mandeville, La 

Cann, Courtney N 

Bay St.Louis, Ms 

Cannon, Micah J 

Brandon. Ms 

Cariveau, Christina L 

Dawson. Mn 

Carpenter, Nicole S 

Moorhead. Ms 

Carson, Greg B 

Canton. Ms 

Carter, Brittany S 

Anguilla. Ms 

Carter, Damion M. 

New Orleans. La 

Carter, Ericia S. 

Philadelphia. Ms. 

Carter, Mario K. 

]ackson. Ms. 

Carter, Mark C. 

Mobile. Al 

Carter, Rekesha A. 

Greenwood. Ms 

Carter, Rena 

Waynesboro. Ms. 

Carter, Terica M. 

Greenwood, Ms. 

Cartier, Caitlin E. 

Mandeville, La 

Caruthers, Geanovia M. 

Dekalb, Ms. 

Castuera, Edward 

Los Angeles, Ca 

Catchings, Auronda 

Jackson, Ms. 

Caver, Sylvia L. 

Buckatunna, Ms. 



Chamberlain, Heather S. 

Shugualak. Ms. 

Chambers, Quineesha S. 

Waynesboro, Ms. 

Chapman, Rebecca A, 

Chalmette. La 

Chatman, Toria L. 

Summit, Ms. 

Chau, Alexander P. 

Greenwood. Ms 

Chereskin, Sera I. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Chesser, Shavonda 

Canton. Ms 

Chidester, Nathan S. 

Gulfport, Ms. 

Childs, Heather L. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Christian, Brandon R 

Mobile. Al 

Christiansen, Katie M. 

Fairhope. Al 

Christmas, Derron D. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Chriswell, Joanna C. 

Starkville. Ms. 

Cirino, Melissa 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Clark, Christopher L. 

New Orleans. La 

Clark, Joshua T. 

Cleveland. Ms. 

Clark, Joy C. 

Lake. Ms. 

Clark, Jr., Ricky D. 

Meridian. Ms 



Clark, Travis 

Lanedaton. Ga 

Clay, Michelle D. 

Richland, Ms. 

Clayton, Lauren M. 

Mobile. Al 

Clayton, Stefan P. 

Baton Rouge, La 

Clayton, Takymmea C. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Cline, Brian M. 

Brandon. Ms. 




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PEOPLE 




AGLE 

FEVER 



"Eagle Fever" is an old slogan, but one which perfectly fits Stephen 
.van's enthusiasm for Southern Miss. Ryan is a senior political 
:ience and historv double major from Hattiesburg. 

"The black and gold embodies the spirit of those who try to make 
ur noble institution a better place," Ryan said. 

He loves his university and its shows. Throughout Ryan's five 
ears here, he has been very involved in campus life. He was a member 
f the Freshmen Associates, UAC, Leadership Series Committee, 
,lpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Leadership Scholarship Interview Team, 
ambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society and Eagle Connection. He 
Iso participated in the first Womanless Beautv Pageant and won the 
tie of Miss Varsity. 

Rvan has also held several leadership positions including senator 
)r the College of Liberal Arts, philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau 
>mega, executive assistant to SGA, vice-president for recruitment 
nd retention of IFC, Lambda Sigma executive board and executive 
irector of The Varsity. 

When Ryan is not writing papers or in a meeting, he is in the 
ands cheering at a Southern Miss sporting event. Since this is his 
ivorite hobby, Ryan has naturally found his niche as a member of 
ie Game Day Atmosphere Committee and was a co-founder of the 
tudent Athletic Boosters. 




Stephen Ryan is a senior Political Science and History major who grew up 
in Hattiesburg, Miss. Photo by Bort Lambnght 

"Whether displayed at athletic events, by local businesses, or the 
alumni spread across the country, the black and gold is the first sign 
of those who support our university," Rvan said. 

Ryan is looking forward to graduating. However, he is saddened 
about leaving. In his time at Southern Miss Ryan recognizes two 
moments he will deeply treasure. A candlelight vigil held a couple 
days after Sept. 11, 2001 is an event he will not forget. He said it 
showed solidarity among students, faculty, staff and members of the 
community. The 2003 Golden Eagles 40-28 win over TCU is his other 
favorite moment. He said the image of students rushing on the field 
to tear down the goal post after the game would stay with him for 
many years. 

"I'll miss the students who line the front row of M.M. Roberts, 
Corky's NCAA bids, and Eustachy veiling at the referees. Most of all, 
I'll miss not being here [Southern Miss] everyday with my friends and 
family," Ryan said. 

In the future, he said he wants to attend a law school to become a 
lawyer. After paying off his college debt, he would like to work for a 
collegiate athletic conference. Story by Justin Smith. 




Clinton, Catherine C. 

Nashville, Tn 

Coach, Cassie M. 

Natchez, Ms. 

Coats, Jessica C. 

Terry. Ms. 

Cobb, Teddy I, 

Canton. Ms 

Cochran, Staci M. 
McComb. Ms. 

Coffey, Roger E. 

8i/oxi, Ms. 



Cohea, Nicole 

Jackson, Ms. 

Cole, Danielle L. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Coleman, Angela 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Coleman, Balencia L. 

Mendenhall. Ms. 

Collier, Kady R. 

New Orleans, La 
Collins, Austin J. 
Pass Christian. Ms. 



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COMMITMENT 

™°RES OLVE 










Jenny Carroll reads through one of her class books. 
Photo by Bart Lambert 



Most college students work for the life that Jenny Carroll lived. 
An independent 31-year-old medical technologist, Miss Jenny-as she 
likes to be called-had achieved a degree in biology, and worked "in a 
wonderful lab." On June 24, 1993, however, tragedy struck. 

"I was fairly young, with a career, not just a job, a career... and it 
all came crashing down in one day," she said. 

Carroll was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a disease that 
deteriorates the nerves in the spinal cord and brain. 

"It was a huge adjustment. I was very verv ill, couldn't walk for 
18 months and could barely talk in a complete sentence. So, it took a 
lot of recovery," Carroll said. 

She decided to take a class here and there, and as she began to 
recover, she made the decision to return to school and dually enroll 
to achieve both an undergraduate and graduate degree at the same 
time. Starting in the spring of 2003, Carroll began her undergraduate 
studies in forensic science and her graduate courses in administration 
of justice. 

"I'm doing dual enrollment, because they don't have a rule, the 
university doesn't have a rule, people just don't do it," Carroll said. 

She describes her experience as time consuming with a lot of 
late night studying. 

"Personally, I don't know how I've managed to stay afloat," 
she said. 

But this 41-year-old has managed to sail through The University 
of Southern Mississippi boasting such achievements as a two time 
President's List winner, a three time Honor Roll awardee and just 
recently, a Chancellor's List scholar. In addition to her academic 
achievements, Carroll is best known to younger students on campus 

Collins, Renard A. 

Hamesburg, Ms. 

Colston, Steven B. 

Jackson, Ms 

Conerly, Quiera B. 

McComb, Ms. 

Cooke, Arcenio K. 

Tupelo, Ms. 
Corley, Alicia P. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Cornette, Jennifer L. 

Hamesburg, Ms. 

Cornette, Jon T. 

Hamesburg, Ms. 

Courtney, Katrina R. 

Indianola, Ms 

Cousin, Hope N. 

Raleigh, Ms. 

Cox, Ashley L. 

Laurel, Ms. 

Cox, Sean A. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Craft, Courtney E. 

Holly Springs, Ms. 



as the eighth year in running Zeta Phi Beta advisor. She has als 
served as the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) advisor for th 
university, often the primary speaker during NPHC recruitment. 

As a successful woman, she smirked when she stated her motto a 
"Always place yourself in a position not to be told no." 

"Most people, they don't quite get it. But, if you are prepared an 
you have accomplished things to the best of your ability, chances an 
the person that is viewing that piece of paper right in front of them 
and that is the thing they see first, even before they see you— then thi 
decides yes or no," she said. 

Carroll used her motto to the fullest throughout her strugg, 
before entering school again to petition the Institution of Highe 
Learning to allow her to dual enroll. With her experience and stror 
will at hand, she succeeded in beginning this journey and wi 
graduate in May of 2006 with three degrees under her belt, takir 
three years to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degrt 
in two highly competitive fields. 

"Obstacles are just that," she said. "The object of the game is i 
find a way over, around and under whatever obstacles are in your wa 
So, you have to sit down and assess the situation, and go from ther 
Don't just allow it to come to a stand still. Any obstacle can be brokt 
down, regardless of what it is, you just kind of have to work your w; 
through it." 

Carroll is truly a new legacy of sorts, for all students, through hi 
example of courage and steadfastness. A woman of true charactt 
high academia and a bright light to lead all, she gives a last remind* 
to the younger, perhaps more disillusioned student body: "USM is 
great place to be, it really is." Story by Samantha Nix. 



280 



PEOPLE 





Crawford, Candace M. 

Foxwortb, Ms. 

Crawford, Christina 

New Albany. Ms. 
Crayton, Jessica H. 
Corinth, Ms. 
Crisler, Cris 

Clinton, Ms. 

Crosby, Angel G. 

Brookhaven. Ms. 

Crowder, Wesley 
Flower Mound. Tx 



Cruise, Jamie 

Jackson. Ms. 

Crumpton, Elizabeth B. 

Hernando. Ms 

Cullinane, Jr., William R. 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Cunningham, Patricia A. 

Moss Point. Ms 

Daniel, Cory 

Corinth. Ms 

Danyus, Ryan C. 

Gulfport, Ms. 

Dauner, Dakoda 

Pass Christian. Ms 

Davenport, Ryan M. 

Metoine, La 
David, Deirdre 
Hammond, La 

Davis, Antonio 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Davis, Elese L. 

Payette. Ms 

Davis, Jeremy A. 

Natchez. Ms 

Davis, Madison C. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Davis, Mallone 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Davis, Mosell D. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Davis, Roianna A. 

Starkville. Ms 

Davis, Shawanna N. 

Senatobia. Ms. 

Davis, Veronica J. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 



Dawkins, Kristen D. 

Brandon, Ms. 

Dean, Sara E. 

Wo//s. Ms. 
Dedeaux, Ashley P. 

Pass Christian. Ms 

Dent, Deidra M. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Diaz, Nathan J. 

Bi/oxi, Ms 

Dickerson, Denise 

Bay Springs. Ms 

Dillon, Marcus A. 

Hottiesburg. Ms. 
Dixon, Ashley K. 
Utica. Ms. 

Dixon, Timothy 
Crystal Springs. Ms. 

Dixon, Tyesha 

Detroit. Mi 

Donaby, Kandis N. 

Macon. Ms. 

Donahue, Shannon M. 

Gulfport. Ms. 

Donald, Earthy A. 

Philadelphia. Ms. 

Dorris, Jr., Michael T. 

Mandeville. La 
Dotson, Janetra L. 
Port Gibson. Ms 

Doty, Lindsey S. 

Hottiesburg. Ms 

Douglas, Courtney L. 

Jackson. Ms. 
Drye, Emily A. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Dubose, Jennifer L. 

Tupelo. Ms. 

Ducksworth, Shemecka D. 

Laurel. Ms. 

Dupuis, Hannah 

Baton Rouge. La 

Dyess, Christy L. 

Hottiesburg. Ms. 

Ealy, Amy R. 

Forest. Ms. 

Edwards, Letezia S. 

Luniberton. Ms. 



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281 



Edwards, Roderick 

Hawesburg, Ms. 

Elliott, Justin 

Greenwood, Ms. 

Ellis, NakishaT. 

Port Gibson, Ms. 

Emery, Margaret J. 

Gainesville, Ga 

Emfinger, Joseph 

Franklin, Ms 

Epperson, Tabitha D. 

Pass Christian, Ms. 

Evans, Dollena S. 

Shubuta, Ms. 

Evans, Kelsi M. 

Bloommgton, Fl 

Evans, Mario Q. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Fabra, Vincent M. 

New Orleans, La 

Faggard, Ashley J. 

Grand Bay, Al 

Fairley, Altonyala L. 

Terry, Ms. 

Farrar, Lauren A. 

Hawesburg. Ms. 

Faust, Erica M. 

Liberty, Ms 

Ferguson, Kala M. 

Brookhaven, Ms. 

Ferguson, Lucy C. 

Woodville, Ms. 

Ferrer, Brandi R. 

Meraux, La 

Fisher, Chiquita S. 

Columbus, Ms. 



Fitch, Kaihia S. 

Meridian, Ms 

Foley, Lee D. 

Roxie, Ms. 

Fontenot, Randi L. 

Femwood, Ms. 

Foote, Camillia L. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Forbes, Joseph T. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Ford, Jaquitta L. 

Ruleville, Ms. 

Ford, Mary Katherine 

Newton, Ms. 

Ford, Roy L. 

Vaiden, Ms. 

Foster, Tommy J. 

Bentoma, Ms. 

Foster, Yolanda R. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Fountain III, Stanton J. 

Biloxi. Ms. 

Franklin, Tangy 

Picayune. Ms. 

Frazier, McKenzie M. 

Laurel, Ms. 

Frederick, Bianca M. 

Pass Christian, Ms. 

Freels, Jacqueline D. 

Crystal Springs, Ms. 

Freidmann, Les-Leigh N. 

Baton Rouge, La 

Fries, Patrick 

Meridian, Ms 
Fryfogle, Savannah J. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Fuller, Jessica R. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Funches, Savannah D. 

Prentiss, Ms. 

Funk, Elizabeth R. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Gaddis, Timothy T 

Carthage, Ms. 

Gaines, Caleb T 

Jackson, Ms. 

Gallagher, Anne E. 

New Orleans. La 

Gandy, Frank E. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Gantt, Elizabeth B. 

Andalusia. Al 

Gardner, Ariel 

Vidaha, La 

Gardner, Seth S. 

Crystal Springs, Ms. 

Garraway, Greer E. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 

Garrett, Comekio A. 

Hazlehurst, Ms. 



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PEOPLE 





Garrett, Jammie L. 

Haze/hurst, Ms. 

Garvin, Rachel 

Natchez, Ms. 

Gautier, Luke 

Biloxi, Ms 

Gibson, Alisha R. 

Jock son, Ms. 

Giegler, Teresa G. 

Petal. Ms. 

Gilbert, Roderick J. 

Jackson. Ms 

Gipson, Latoya D. 

Brookhaven. Ms 

Givens, Shiquita S. 

Lexington, Ms. 

Gladney, Whitney M. 

Bay St.Louis. Ms. 

Godbolt, Adrienne T. 

Hatttesburg. Ms 

Godfrey, Michael M. 

Clinton. Ms 

Goff, Preston D. 

Pearl. Ms. 



MUSICAL 

SUCCESS 





Im Bra » ri 



Whether as a hobby, a job or as a major, music plays a large role in 
he lives of many students at The University of Southern Mississippi. 
\dam, Mitch and Brad, a local band at Southern Miss, is one example 
)f how the influence of music is relevant on campus. Their talent sets 
hem apart from the rest and is evidenced by the band's local success 
it Mugshots, a popular bar and grill near campus. 

Bradlev Mvers, Mitch Johnson and Adam Skaggs, the three 
nembers of the band are all members of Kappa Sigma, and they 
tarted playing together at fraternity parties. Adam and Mitch, who 
hared a common interest in the 1990's grunge rock band Pearl 
am, decided first to play in a band together based on this common 
nterest. Bradley joined the group after their formation and soon 
fter his arrival a weekly spot opened up at Mugshots on Wednesday 
lights. The most interesting aspect of the group is their lack of 
Drmal practices. 

"Many times the first performance of a song is in front of a crowd 
t either a party or Mugshots," Johnson said. 

Both Skaggs and Mvers agreed that Johnson is the major musical 
>rce behind the band and that his ability to entertain a crowd is a 
ornerstone of the group's local popularity. 

"I have been playing and singing for about four years, so I am 
Dnvfortable, and 1 really do like to entertain people; however, 1 am 
ist as entertained when I play alone. Mv ability to perform is not due 
» a feeling that I have to entertain people," Johnson said. 



Adam plays guitar, Brad plays the bongos and Mitch plays the guitar 
and sings in the band Adam, Mitch, and Brad. 
Pfioto by Chris Payne 

Johnson added that the band plays what is fun to play and does 
not really have a set play list. 

"We plav songs that people know, but thev don't know they 
know," Johnson said. 

The members of the group said thev do not have plans to continue 
performing after their graduation this May but did say that the 
experience has been very positive and has really given them an outlet 
on campus as well as off campus. 

Mvers said, "We get to get up there and have a good time in a 
place where all of our friends come to hang out. We primarily plav for 
fun, and a lot of the money that we do earn from playing goes back 
into the next shows through buying equipment and other stuff." 

Skaggs said, "Just to have your name on a billboard, and to 
have people recognize your name and want to come out and see you 
perform is an incredible experience in itself." 

The band is currently scheduled to plav at a party or event for 
almost every Greek organization, and their mixture of various genres 
of music are in high demand for other events both on and off campus. 
Although the group plans to disband after graduation, the group has 
capitalized on their local popularity by using it to perform at various 
parties and social events, and just haw fun. This is definitely an 
experience that Adam, Mitch and Bradlev will remember well after 
their education is completed and thev have gone their separate ways. 
Story by Chris Mills. 



EDWARDS - GOFT 



28: 



STAYING 




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When looking for a representative of strength, determination and 
good will, look no further than Chad King. Chad King, of Petal, Miss., 
is an example of someone who truly believes that being involved in 
the lives of others is essential to one's own life. 

Not only does King's grade point average prove his commitment 
to his studies in speech communication, but it also shows that a 
person can be active in numerous organizations while maintaining 
quality grades. King has been very involved in many clubs and 
organizations since high school. Upon his arrival at The University of 
Southern Mississippi, his first choice school, King became more than 
just another face in the crowd or just another student identification 
number. He has served in Freshman Associates, The Legacy, Southern 
Style, Student Government Association and Campus Crusade for 
Christ, to name a few of his endeavors. 

During his time here, he has also shown leadership skills while first 
serving as vice-president of risk management on the Interfraternity 
Council and later being elected as IFC president. As the president of 




Chad King is a senior Speech Communications major from Petal, MS' 
Photo by Ran Lambright 



Golden, Ana M. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Golden, Jesse T. 

Vaughan, Ms 

Goldsmith, Martha B. 

Pascagoula. Ms. 

Gollott, Todd 

Bi/oxi, Ms 

Gonzalez, Melinda C. 

Baton Rouge, La 

Gonzalez, Rose A. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 

Good, Vererica L 

Natchez. Ms 

Goodman, Lauren E 

Collinsville, Ms 

Gordon, Jessica M 

Stloxi, Ms 

Gordon, Sarah E 

Metairie, La 

Gosa, Meagan A 

Greenwood. Ms 

Grace, Bernard 

Jackson. Ms. 

Graham, Aaron M. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Graham, Erica Z. 

Heildelberg. Ms. 

Graves, Brooke E. 

Waynesboro. Ms. 

Graves, Erin E. 

Centrevilie, Ms. 
Gray, Jazmyn T 

Mound Bayou. Ms 

Gray, Shatara T. 

Waynesboro, Ms. 



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the IFC, King feels that the fraternities on campus are going in a good 
direction, but attributes most of that to his executive board. King has 
also shown school spirit bv leading at Golden Eagle Welcome Week 
and later acting as executive director. 

"College is more than going to class. We are here to get an 
education and better ourselves," King said. 

Not only does King feel strongly about campus involvement, but 
he also feels community service is equally important. As a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega, he has been active with Habitat for Humanity. 
King first became interested in Habitat for Humanity when he was 
in high school, and through his fraternity, he has been involved in 
raising a substantial amount of money to aid in placing needv families 
n homes. 

By first raising the money and then helping in the actual process 
if building the homes, King feels that Habitat for Humanity has been 
!:he most rewarding community service experience. He has also been 
active in Relay for Life, Mississippi Diabetes Foundation, and the 
Humane Society. 



"Involvement enriches your college experience and fulfills it," 
King said after he suggested that every student get involved with one 
or two organizations. After graduation, King plans to intern at the 
state capital where he will be surrounded by people who share his 
love for government. Once his internship is completed, King hopes 
to find a job in communications or public relations. 

"I'm a completely different person from when I started," King 
said. "I have found core values and received an education." 

King has given back to the university in more ways than one. He 
will not only be walking away from Southern Miss with a degree, but will 
also leave the university a better place than it was when he arrived. 

"Southern has given more to me than 1 can ever give to it now or 
in the future," King said. "I would love to come back and work for my 
alma mater." 

From leading at Friday Night at the Fountain to serving as a 
member in Order of Omega, Chad King has definitely made an impact 
on the history of Southern Miss. Story by Tonya Jenkins. 




Green, Kimberly A. 

Brandon. Ms 

Green, Kimberly R. 

Natchez. Ms. 

Green, LaCharles J. 

Crystal Springs. Ms 

Green, Leo G 

Biloxi. Ms. 

Green, Marquita 

Canton. Ms. 

Green, Matthew R. 

Fairfax. Va 

Greer, Ashley M. 

Brookhaven. Ms 
Greer, Brian 
Ridgeland. Ms 

Gregg, Susannah J. 

Galveston. Tx 

Gregory, Brittany A. 

Terry. Ms. 

Gregory, Maxine M. 

Cleveland. Tn 

Griffin, Cecily N. 

Madison, Ms 



Griffin, Victoria N. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Griffin, Wendell 

Edwards, Ms. 

Grillot, Corinn L. 

Covington. La 

Grisnby, Joni S. 

Jackson. Ms 

Grush, Heather R. 

Shdell, La 

Guardma, Ansley A. 

Metaine. La 



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Guy, Joshua B. 

Picayune, Ms 

Guy, Stuart W. 

Bogue China. Ms 

Haley, Dwana D. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Hall, Brittany D. 

Magnolia, Ms. 

Hamilton, Stacey M. 

Louin, Ms. 

Hammond, Amanda 

Magee, Ms. 



PUBLISHED 

PROFESSORS 









The University of Southern Mississippi has had the distinguished 
honor of having seven professors publish books within the past year. 

Dr. William Kuskin, chair of the English Department, has 
two books due out with Notre Dame University Press: "Cm ton's 
Trace: Studies in the Histor\/ of English Printing" and "Symbolic Caxton: 
Literary Culture and Print Capitalism, Medieval to Early Modern." 

Dr. Jameela Lares, an English professor, is a contributing editor to 
"Vapiorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton." 

Dr. Phillip C. Kolin, an English professor, published 
"Understanding Adrieiine Kennedy," and is currently working on 
"Contemporary African American Women Playwrights." 

Dr. Maureen Ryan, the current Moorman professor, is currently 
planning on publishing "The Other Side of Grief: The Home Front 
and the Aftermath in American Narratives of the Vietnam War" in 2007. 

Dr. Michael Mayes, English professor, is also having "His 
Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism" published next year. 
Story by Jessica Shackleford. 








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Dr. Maureen Ryan 



Dr. Phillip C. Kolin 





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Dr. Jameela Lares Dr. William Kuskin 

All photos from Southern Miss Public Relations 



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PEOPLE 



KATRINA 
PROJECT BEGINS 



The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History 
md Cultural Heritage has begun to make a living memory of those 
mpacted by Hurricane Katrina. 

The "Hurricane Katrina Project" has enlisted the help of many 

scholars trained in oral history to gain more than 1,000 interviews from 

People whose lives were affected by the hurricane. They are collecting 

nterviews from everyone including emergency officers, local officials, 

esidents of destroyed towns, relief workers and refugees. 

Dr. Curtis Austin, a Southern Miss history professor, said, 

jOur ongoing efforts to document the lives of those who survived 

Hurricane Katrina are an integral part of a nationwide attempt to 

reate a permanent record of what is being called the worse natural 

lisaster in 20th century America." 

He and Dr. Stephen Sloan serve as co-directors of the center, 
"hey both believe that these records will provide a history for the 
egion to look back on and serve as a personal testimony for those 
vho survived. Story by Jessica Shackleford. 




Marie O'Connel, sound archivist for the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, 
preserves audio from the Civil Rights Era in Mississippi. Photo by jennmfer Petcher 




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Corinth. Ms 

Hancock, Breanne E. 

Raleigh. Ms. 

Handshaw, Allison T. 

Columbia, Ms. 

Hanegan, Vanessa G. 

Bossfie/d. Ms 

Haney, Scott R. 

Culfport. Ms 

Hanna, Laura C. 

Pensacola. Ft 



Hansell, Johnny 

Areola. Ms 

Harmon, Neal M. 

Danville. II 

Harnish, Nicole M. 

Mobile. Al 

Harper, Jillian F. 

lackson. Ms. 

Harrington, Liz A. 

Mobile, Al 

Harris, Patrick Thomas 

Mobile, Al 



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Harris, Tiaura T. 

Fayette, Ms. 

Harris, Tivan M. 

Jackson, Ms. 
Harrison, Mary C. 

Madison, Ms. 

Harry, Romania T. 

Atlanta, Ga 

Hart, Ke'Arndra D. 

Jackson, Ms 

Harthorne, Andrea E. 
Ruth, Ms. 

Harthorne, Ashley R. 

Ruth, Ms. 

Harvey, Candace N. 

Collins, Ms. 

Harvey, Wilbert E. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 

Haskin, Lana T. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 

Havlicek, Amanda E. 

Brandon, Ms. 

Hawkins, Justin 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Hayes, Krista 

Magee, Ms. 

Hayes, Valerie N. 

Lake, Ms. 

Haynes, Jasmine M. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 

Hearn, Marcus A. 

Greenwood, Ms. 

Heidingsfelder, Christen E. 

Metairie, La 

Hembree, Kelly A. 

oula, Ms. 



Henderson, Brittany N. 

Richland, Ms. 

Henderson, Elbony S. 

Meridian, Ms 

Henderson, Laquanda S. 

Crenshaw, Ms 

Henner, Branden M. 

Petal, Ms. 

Hicks, Anthony R. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Higgins, Kristen R. 

Metairie, La 



Hill, Jr., RufusW. 

Paris, Tx 

Hillman, Zack 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Hilton, Kimberfy N. 

Niceville, Fl 

Hinton, Adrienne L. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Hirsch, Rebecca L. 

New Orleans, La 

Hoggatt, Dorcas M. 

Natchez. Ms 



Holified, Zach 

Taylorsville, Ms. 

Holifield, Kenya L. 

Forest, Ms. 

Holland, Kaylah E. 

Nesbit, Ms. 

Holt, JevelleJ. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Hopson, Rayshun T. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Horn, Ashley N. 

Butler. La 



Horn, Jessica A. 

Gulfpon. Ms. 

Home, Brittany A. 

Leakesville. Ms. 

Horton, Shana C. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Hosey, Charae C. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 

Hotard, Reed 

Gretna. La 

House, Terricka C. 

Greenwood, Ms. 



Howell, Emily E. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Huddleston, Rachael J. 

Petal. Ms. 
Hudson, Ayana R. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Hudson, Bridgette M. 

Gulfpon, Ms 

Hudson, Brieah D. 

Jackson, Ms 

Hudson, Gloria 

Gulfpon, Ms. 



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Hudson, Timeka L. 

Clarksdale, Ms. 

Huff, Maressa C. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Vlughes, Brittany L. 

New Albany, Ms 

Hughes, Cresean 

Grenada, Ms. 

Hughes, Devin W. 

Chicago, II 

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Laurel. Ms 



STUDYING 

RIGHTS 




Justin Sowder. Matthew 



(atrell Nash and Dr. Bob P 



ress stand outside tne 



human rights center arrives on campus 



The Human Rights Center, a relatively new program at The 
■niversitv of Southern Mississippi, is a one-of-a-kind program. The 
urpose of the program is to raise awareness of human rights issues 
nd allow students the chance to take part in human rights activism. 

"It started as a conversation I had with some students," Dr. Bob 
'ress, a primary founder of the program, said. 

The idea for the center was created in March of 2004. Justin 
owder, a student officer in the program, said that they took the 
lea and ran with it. The fundamental idea was to offer a student 
rganization that was centered on human rights and education in this 
eld of work. This idea evolved into a three-tiered plan to educate 
tudents on human rights and to advocate human rights issues in 
oth the Southern Miss community and abroad. 

The first tier of the program is education. The foundation of this 
er was carried out through the development of a human rights minor 
iat is now available to students at Southern Miss. 

Kantrell Nash, an officer in the program, said, "The minor is the 
mndation of awareness. I've always felt the best way to enact action 
through a foundation that promotes awareness of the action." 

The educational impact of the program is important but is only a 
nail part of the entire program. The major aspect is activism. 

Activism, both local and international, incorporates the final 
/o tiers of the program. These tiers have been founded through 
etworking with student organizations that are geared toward human 



establish the Human Rights Center. Photo by Matikia Wilson 

rights and through a large student voice heard in the leadership of 
the program. 

In addition to networking at the university and the student voice in 
leadership, the program has organized many independent events. These 
events include human rights lectures and seminars, starting in Spring 
2006. These local means of human rights activism are augmented by 
international efforts that are being planned for future semesters. 

Matthew Arnold, an officer in the program, said, "I want the 
center to train the next generation of activists. I want it to be the thing 
that bridges the gap between learning and social theory, these things 
that get incubated in the university and the social change that we 
want to see in the world." 

Dr. Press said, "We are looking at the theory and application of 
human rights at an academic and a practical level." 

The center has been implemented at a time that appears to be 
very nurturing, according to the program's leadership. 

Arnold said, "In the last six or seven years, there has definitely 
been a growing culture of activism." 

The center is not only establishing a beneficial program into the 
interface of The University of Southern Mississippi; it is also adding 
to the university's legacy of student involvement. Story by Chris Mills. 



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Huguet, Brittany 

Mandeville. La 

Hunter, Kaila D. 

Picayune, Ms 

Husband, Deaudra A. 

Wiggins. Ms 

Hutson, Rochelle M. 

81/0x1, Ms 

Imran, Moin M. 

Sumrall, Ms 

Indest, Julie E. 

Slidell, La 



Irby, Steven B. 

Meridian, Ms 

Ishakarah, Ashanti T. 

Jackson, Ms 

Ivins, April D 

Vicksburg. Ms 

Ivison, Andrew 

Jackson, Ms 

Ivy, Snenika D. 

Vicksburg, Ms 

Jackson, Apryl R. 
Mobile, Al 



Jackson, Bradley M. 

Mobile. Al 

Jackson, Crystal 

At/onto, Go 
Jackson, David N. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Jackson, Elizabeth A. 

Rrandon. Ms 

Jackson, Jasmeial D. 

Port Gibson, Ms. 

Jackson, Kemiaya K. 

Magee, Ms. 

Jackson, Le'Shannon 

Pascagoula. Ms 

Jackson, Lekeba T. 

Hattiesburg. Ms 

Jackson, NatasnaJ. 

Roxie, Ms 

Jackson, Rene 

Canton. Ms 

Jackson, Tiffany D. 

Vicksburg. Ms 

Jackson, Titi Z. 

Clinton. Ms. 




LEADING LADY 



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Christina El-Murr is dedicated to improving the quality of campus 
life at Southern Miss through her involvement in the University 
Activities Council. 

El-Murr, a junior nursing major from Birmingham, Ala., is president is 
of the UAC, one of the largest student organizations on campus. UAC plans 
such programs as Eagles After Hours in the Union, X-Box Tournaments, 
Hub City Homegrown concerts and the annual Crawfish Fest in May. 

"I am not only president of one of the largest student organizations 
on campus, but I am president of one of the most diverse and versatile 
organizations on campus," El-Murr said. 

She has been a part of UAC since her first year at Southern Miss. 
She said she is as motivated her third year as she was her first year. 

"UAC was the first organization I joined because I believed in its 
mission statement. I believe UAC is the only organization on campus 
that is solely about bringing quality, educational and fun entertainment 
tti student on a consistent manner," El-Murr said. 

Since being a part of the UAC, she has seen a rise in attendance of 
programs, and she hopes this will continue even after she leaves. 



PEOPLE 







Christina El-Murr has been president of the UAC for the past two years. 
Photo by Chris Payne 



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Woodville, Ms 
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Niceville. Fl 

Jenkins, Ashley L. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Jenkins, Kevin P. 

Madison, Ms 

Jenkins, Nettie Q. 

8ude. Ms 



Jenkins, Tonya R. 

Roxie, Ms. 

Jernighan, Kendry D. 

Nett/eton, Ms 

Jex, Anna Kate 

Natchez, Ms 

Johnson, Brittany S. 
Ocean Springs, Ms. 
Johnson, Bnttney M. 
Bay St.Louis, Ms 

Johnson, Crystal N. 

Atlanta, Ga 



Johnson, Jeannette 

Destrehan. La 

Johnson, Joseph A. 

Natchez. Ms 

Johnson, Kimberly 

Lisman, Al 

Johnson, Lashundra D. 

Yazoo. Ms 

Johnson, Latrinia D. 

Magnolia, Ms. 

Johnson, Nathaniel L. 

Vicksburg. Ms 



Johnson, Robin L. 

Moss Point, Ms. 

Johnson, Shakerra L. 

Columbia, Ms. 

Johnson, Sitaniel F. 

Natchez, Ms. 

Johnson, Tameekea K. 

Hottiesburg. Ms 
Johnson, Terri L. 
Yozoo. Ms 
Johnson, Yolanda D. 

Newton, Ms 



"I hope to continue to see more and more students come to the 
ee programming on campus and support the student organization," 
Murr said. 

Brant Ryan, UAC Advisor, has all good things to sav about El- 
lurr. "Christina is diligent, hard-working and people-centered in her 
?proach to leadership. I have had the opportunity to watch her grow 
ito a tremendous leader of UAC who naturally draws the respect of 
er peers," Ryan said. 

Ryan describes El-Murr as outgoing and passionate about helping 
hers, which are two of many reasons why he said she makes a good 
AC president. 

"She listens well and can relate to a wide range of people. This 
?lps her to be effective in her position but also to build trust among 
'eryone. 1 think this is most evident as she was selected to serve two 
insecutive terms as president by her peers," Ryan said. 

He said El-Murr has the adaptability to work effectively with 
any people within and outside of UAC. He said her strongest 
laracteristic is her desire to want to do better than the last time. 



"She alwavs wants to improve her own performance and sets the 
right example for the rest of the organization," Ryan said. 

When El-Murr is not in the UAC office or overseeing a function, she 
is playing pool, watching movies or spending time with her loved ones. 

El-Murr hopes to graduate and become a traveling nurse. Later, 
she wants to do surgical nursing. 

"1 chose to be a nursing major because the field of nursing can 
open so many doors for a person. The career opportunities are 
endless," El-Murr said. 

She will deeply cherish her opportunity to serve as president of 
UAC. She knows she had a major part in providing entertainment and 
educational programming to the student body and campus community. 

"1 feel honored, 1 love being a part of UAC and 1 would never 
trade my position for any other on campus," El-Murr said. 
Story by Justin Smith. 



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Johnston, Laurie L. 

New Orleans, La 

Jones, Adam N. 

Florence, Ms. 

Jones, Ashley E. 

Madison, Ms. 

Jones, Brittany A. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Jones, DAndrea D. 

Clarksdale, Ms 

Jones, Derrick R. 

Jackson, Ms. 





When Brandon Belote left his hometown of Vienna, Va. to come 
to Southern Miss, he already knew he would be a part of The Legacy, 
a Southern Miss organization that helps to promote school spirit 
and traditions. 

"My mom is an alumna of the university and she told me to join. 
She didn't really give me an option," Belote said. 

Looking back, he is glad he followed the orders of his mother. 
He said he is really enjoying his experience with The Legacy at 
Southern Miss. 

"I love the fact that people are generally committed to bettering 
themselves and their campus environment," he said. 

Belote, a senior theatrical design and technology major, is 
president of The Legacy. He works along with 20 other Legacy board 
members who help plan and prepare for programs. Such programs 
include The Legacy Series, which educates students about the rich 
tradition and history of the university from different perspectives, 
and the tailgating promotions for football, basketball and baseball 
games to increase school spirit. The organization paints the Little 
Rock, located at the intersection in front of McLemore Hall in The 
District, to highlight athletic and student events on campus. An 
annual tradition before Homecoming, when students trade their t- 
shirts bearing another school's name for a new Southern Miss shirt, 
is another Legacy-sponsored event. 

"Ultimately, we want to encourage and foster an atmosphere of 
pride and excellence within the student body for the institution," 
Belote said. 

Since he is the president of an organization aimed at preserving 
the black and gold, it is only fitting that he has a strong definition of 
the word "legacy." 



292 PEOPLE 



Brandon Belote, the current president of The 
Legacy. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 

"I think it means exactly what Dr. Joe Paul describes it as wh| 
he is recruiting you for the university. He says, 'The philosophy | 
Southern Miss is for every student to create and leave a legacy, 
find something about the university and to leave it in better conditi 
when you leave than it was when you arrived,'" Belote said. 

He said the future of the legacy is to continue to encoura 
Southern Miss spirit and traditions, and to adapt to a changing stude 
body, making sure they have a positive "Go Gold" experience. 

Aside from his involvement in The Legacy, Belote is a member 
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He is the president, treasurer and housi 
manager for this Greek organization. He is also active in his fraternif 
philanthropy project, PUSH America. During the summer, Belli 
plans to participate in a bicycle ride across Florida to raise awarent| 
and money for people with disabilities. It will be his second time 
take part in this charity event. 

"It is an amazing, incredible and awesome volunteer experier 
that is unparalleled by anything else I have ever done," Belote said 

The moments Belote is not planning programs for The Lege 
or his fraternity, he is swimming, cycling or watching television, 
said he especially loves drama investigation shows like "CSV a 
"Law and Order." 

Belote is considering attending graduate school immediat 
after he has finished his undergraduate studies. He said that he wa.i 
to leave a legacy of motivating students to lead others in a posit 
direction of motivation, professionalism and excellence. He also hoj 
this will encourage positive changes in their spheres of influence. 
Story by Justin Smith. 



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Jackson. Ms. 

Jones, Kim 

Philadelphia. Ms. 

Jones, Marquita J. 

Brooksville, Ms. 

Jones, Michayla S. 

Canton. Ms 

Jones, Petrice R. 

Columbus. Ms 

Jones, Racheal L. 

Gulfpon. Ms. 

Jones, Tasha M. 

Heidelberj'Ms 

Jordan, Kachel L. 

Waynesboro. Ms. 

Jordan, Rachel L. 

Waynesboro. Ms 

Jordan, Rhonda L. 

Waynesboro, Ms. 

Kane, Alicia M. 

Madison. Ms 

Karlmer, Dianna G. 

Bay St.Louis. Ms 

Kattengel, Cormne M. 

McNeill. Ms. 

Keenan, Elizabeth V. 

Fatrhope. Al 

Kelly, Hannah M. 

Mobile. Al 

Kelly, Kayla T. 

Carnere, Ms. 

Kelly, Sarah K. 

Selma, Al 

Kelly, Schkaria V. 

Canton. Ms. 

Kendnck, Robert T. 

Long Beach, Ms. 

Kennard, Crystal J. 

Moss Point, Ms 

Kennedy, Kera A. 

Biloxi. Ms. 

Kent, Bethany A. 

Boyle, Ms. 

Kerschbaum, Felipe R 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Keyes, Dewona S. 

Raleigh. Ms 

Keyes, Shellie G. 

Union. Ms 

Keys, Joseph W. 

Pearltngton. Ms. 

King, Chad C. 

Petal. Ms 

King, Jr., Willie S. 

Laurel. Ms 

Kinn, Cordell 

Birmingham, Al 

Kittrell, Eric D. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Kline, Aquila B. 

Richton, Ms 

Knight, Lisa A. 

Hattiesburg. Ms 

Knowles. Bene K. 

Gulfport. Ms 

Kren, Adrienne J. 

Bay St.Louis. Ms. 

Kwarteng, Tasha L. 

St. Louis. Mo 

Lacey, Timothy C. 

Canton. Ms 

Ladner, Melissa A. 

Gulfport. Ms 

Ladner, Miriam E. 

Bay StLoi/is. Ms. 

Lagraize, Matthew 

Mandeville. La 

Lambright, Bart C. 

Brandon. Ms. 

Lambuth, Emily C. 

Summit. Ms 

Lang, Jessica L. 

Daphne. Al 

Lassabe, Carla R. 

Pass Christian. Ms. 

Laughlm, Deret 

Bay SlLouis. Ms 

Laury, Krystal A. 

Newport News, Va 

Lawrence, Leslie A. 

Fairhope. Al 

Lawson, Robyn M. 

Hattiesburp. Ms. 

Layton, Jacob B. 

Ocean Springs. Ms. 



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Nottingham, Uk 

Lee, Andrea S. 

Greenada. Ms. 

Lee, Angela R. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Lee, Jacqueline K. 

Brandon. Ms. 

Lee, Jerri D. 

Ludlow, Ms. 

Lee, Kelisha Y. 

Sumrall, Ms. 



Lee, Lauren R. 

Pascagoula, Ms. 

Lee, Natalie D. 

Grenada. Ms 

Lee, Nathan 

Lumberton. Ms 

Lee, Permelia M. 

Canton, Ms. 

Leek, John W. 

Ocean Springs, Ms 

Lenoir, April K. 

Dawsonville, Ga 

Lett, Crystal D. 

Moss Point, Ms 

Leufroy, Chad M. 

New Orleans, La 

Lewis, Courtney R. 

Bo/ton, Ms. 

Lewis, Deanta M. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 

Lewis, Haley E. 

Brooklyn. Ms 

Lewis, Kelly M. 

Brandon, Ms. 



Lewis, Kimberly A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Lewis, Nicholas R. 

Hattiesburg. Ms 

Liebig, Lisa M. 

Carnere, Ms. 

Liner, Allyson L. 

Hammond. La 
Loehr, Don A. 

Mandeville, La 

Loftin, Kayla L. 

Bassfield, Ms. 

Loggins, Kon'Chata K. 

Mound Boyou. Ms. 

Lomas, Tom A. 

Henderson. Nv 

Long, Elizabeth A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Long, Selina M. 

luka, Ms. 
Lorenzo, Thomas 

Liberty, Ms 

Lott, Jennifer M. 

Greenville. Ms 



Lott, Shan 

Laurel. Ms. 

Lovinggood, Hillary A. 

Metairie, La 

Lozes, Lindsey E. 

Mandeville. La 

Lucas, Zundra D. 

Port Gibson, Ms. 

Lumzy, Jr., Arthur S. 

Columbia, Ms. 

Lupo, David A. 

Biloxi, Ms 



Lyman, Chris 

Mobile, Al 

Lynchard III, Percy L. 

Hernando. Ms 

Lyons, Jerome D. 

Houston. Ms. 

Mack, Jessica N. 

Natchez. Ms. 

Maestri, Elizabeth C. 

Metairie, La 

Magee, Sheena R. 

Cleveland. Ms. 

Magee, Tyra T 

Tylertown. Ms. 

Magger, Aaron J. 

Chesapeake. Va 

Maisano, Frank J. 

Biloxi. Ms 

Malone, Daniel J. 

Ridgeland. Ms 

Manriquez, Angela M. 

luka. Ms 

Marshall, Andrea 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 



294 PEOPLE 




GLOBE 

TROTTING 




supporting British studies 

After several years as a newspaper reporter, author and teacher, 
Dr. David Davies still craves journalism. 

"Journalism, once you get involved in it is really addictive. Everyday 
is different. You get to meet all kinds of interesting people. You get 
to watch the news being made. It is very exciting, and it always holds 
vour attention. It is the most exciting life there is," Davies said. 

He is an associate professor and associate dean for the College of 
Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. He said 
that journalism is a useful tool for any career. 

"Journalism is a vital field of study because you have to write. 
Therefore, people who have to write have to think and be organized. 



Dr. Davies helps a student with their work. 
Photo by Eric Wngley 

Davies is now working on his second book called "The Press in 
Transition." This book discusses how the newspaper industry as a 
whole has changed of the last 50 years. 

In addition to writing books, he also teaches print journalism and 
media history classes. One of his favorite activities for the school 
of mass communication and journalism is encouraging students 
to participate in the British study abroad program. He said that 
international study is one of the most important steps a student can 
take to broadening him or herself during a college career. 

"All of us base our ideas of where we are going in life on where 
we were raised. If you travel internationally, vour perspective of life 



Learning those skills to be a journalist prepares you for all kinds of changes, and your idea of where vou can go, and what you can do in 

professions," Davies said. this world changes once vou have gone abroad," Davies said. 

His passion for journalism began when he wrote for his high It a student is interesting in becoming a journalist, he also 

school newspaper in Malvern, Ark. He said he was a quiet person recommends doing as much writing as possible through student 

n high school, and writing for the paper helped him to grow out of newspapers, yearbook writing and any other form of writing. He is 

his shyness. confident these skills will be beneficial especially since the format 

After going to college and pursuing degrees in journalism, he journalism takes is forever changing. 
became an education reporter in Little Rock, Ark., at the "Arkansas "Journalism will always have a very bright future because everyone 

Gazette." He wrote many articles, but reporting on the segregation at needs solid reliable information, but the format in which journalism is 

Central High School in Little Rock really inspired him to write his first delivered is changing. Paper newspapers are giving awav to Internet 

x>ok, "Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement. " newspapers," Dr. Davies. 

"For my entire career, I have been interested in journalism and As for Dr. Davies' future, he wants to keep working on his books, 

tow they covered the civil rights movement. That lead me to write develop other projects and become a better teacher, 

rry first book about how journalists in Mississippi cover civil rights," Story by Justin Smith 
Dr. Davies said. 

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Liberty. Ms 

Marshall, MacAllister L. 

Bay St.Louis. Ms 

Martel, Allan J. 

Bi/oxi, Ms. 

Martin, Amber M. 

McComb, Ms. 

Martin, Amelia C. 

Tupelo, Ms 

Martin, Carrie Leigh 

Prentiss. Ms. 

Martin, Codie L. 

Tylertown. Ms. 

Martin, Dameka R. 

Summit. Ms 

Martin, Danielle K. 

Laurel. Ms. 

Martin, Elbernita P. 

Jackson. Ms. 

rlartin, James C. 

Laurel. Ms. 

Martin. Keiwaun J. 

Natchez. Ms. 




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REMEMBERING 

ACTIVITIES 

student remembers campus experiences 

Lakeisha Bryant, a senior at the university this year, is easily one of 
the most involved students on campus and has many leadership roles 
in pivotal student organizations. Bryant's resume includes positions 
as president of both The African American Student Organization and 
The Goal Tenders, in addition to co-advisor for Freshman Associates, 
Chaplan and Community Service Chair of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 
Inc. and active involvement in both Southern Style and as director of 
Golden Eagle Welcome Week. 

Bryant credits her incredible level of involvement here at 
The University of Southern Mississippi with the development of 
personality traits beneficial in both the present and the future. 

"My communication skills have developed tremendously," Bryant 
said. "Also, I know I am going to have to work with a diverse group 
of people, and my various leadership roles have helped me develop 
skills that cater directly to this need." 



Martin, Kelly H. 

Osyka, Ms 

Martin, Linda F. 

Hurley, Ms 

Martin, Marcus W. 

Clarksdale, Ms. 

Martin, Michael 

Carnere, Ms. 

Martin, Michael 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Marzoni, Kelly 

Purvis. Ms 



Mathis, Chen D. 

Hoy Springs. Ms 

Mathis, Ellen S. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Matney, Alyson K. 

Ocean Springs. Ms 

Matthews, Jade G. 

Moss Point, Ms. 

Matthews, Mario C. 

Louisville, Ms. 

Matthews, Sylvester 
Natchez, Ms. 

Mauffray, Conrad 

Bay St.Louis, Ms. 

Maynard, Reo J. 

Natchez, Ms. 

Mayo, Jennifer M. 

Gu/ftort, Ms. 

Mays, Carey J. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Mays, Karen L. 

Jackson, Ms. 

McCay, Stephen R. 

Gulfport. Ms. 

McClendon, Brittany L 

Forest, Ms 

McCormack, Sheena R 

Pensacola. Fl 

McCrary, Carlie D 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

McDaniel, Lucia Marie 

Long Beach, Ms 

McDaniel, Shannon L 

Montgomery, Al 

McDonald, Stephen C. 

Sprtngdale. Ar 




Lakeisha Bryant has been involved in numerous organizatic 
on campus and reflects on her time at Southern Miss foncj 
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Bryant is studying criminal justice and law enforcement and 
her dream is to teach in conjunction with the D.A.R.E. program that 
vorks for a drug-free American youth nationwide. 

Bryant said that the two major ways Southern Miss has changed 
iier for the better are time flexibility and appreciating life. 

"My favorite memory of USM is of being student body maid," 
3ryant said, "It wasn't an individual title; it was one I carried for the 
entire student body." 

Bryant has had many victorious moments here at Southern Miss, 

put has maintained a humble personality. Bryant says that Romans 

1:28 is a way to sum up her motto in life, "and we know that all things 

vork together for good to them that love God, to them who are the 

ailed according to His purpose." 

"I want to be led in whatever direction God has for me; it may 
!>e a direction I can't see myself traveling in right now, but God has a 
j'lan," Bryant said. 

Bryant also has wishes for the future of the university as well. 

"My wish for Southern Miss is to reach the 20,000 plus mark for 
mrollment and that there will be an increase in the number of African 
American faculty/staff members," Bryant said. 



"1 love Southern Miss because of its diversity," Bryant said. 
"And more acutely, I am thankful for the Administration of Justice 
Department for all of the work they have done for me and all of the 
other students in the department." 

In addition to her appreciation of her department, Brvant is also 
grateful for her mentor, Mrs. Vrita Delaine. 

"Mrs. Vrita has been like a mother to me at the university," 
Bryant said. 

Not only is Bryant a student at Southern Miss, but she is also a 
member of First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, where she is further 
involved in community activities. Lakeisha Brvant is a perfect example 
of the well-rounded, service-oriented students that The University of 
Southern Mississippi wishes to produce. Brvant is verv attentive to 
her academic performance but she is also quite concerned with her 
performance as an influential member of the student body that is 
leaving the campus this coming spring much better than she found it 
just four years ago. Story by Chris Mills. 




McDonogh, Thomas S. 

Madison. Ms 

McDougald. Lauren A. 

New Orleans. La 

McDowell, Rachel 

Chicago. II 

McGarrh, Laura M. 

Vicksburg. Ms 

McGee, Brittany B. 

Collins. Ms. 

McGee, James 

Pickens, Ms. 



McGhee, Airm R. 

New Orleans, La 

McGluster, Byron J 

Port Gibson, Ms. 

McGrath, Sarah M. 

BiIoxl Ms. 

McGraw, Ashley C. 

Woodville. Ms. 

McGrew, Chrystal N. 

Silas, Al 

Mclnnis, Rhonda H. 

Maxie. Ms 



McKee, Kasey L. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

McKenzie, Jessica B. 

Laurel, Ms. 

McKercher, Jaime 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

McKmley, Alvm 

Edwards. Ms. 

McKinnie, Aminah L, 

Madison, Ms. 

McLaurin, Sandra A. 

Collins. Ms. 

McLelland. Andrea R. 

Meridian, Ms 
McLemore, Brandy 
Collins. Ms. 

McManus, Mary A. 

Petal, Ms. 

McNulty, Dedrian J. 

Brookhaven. Ms 

McRae, Nate J. 

Petal. Ms. 

McRath, Gerald D. 

Powder Springs, Go 



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HEARST 

AWARDEE 



poverty inspires writing 



David McRaney, a senior journalism major, was recently honored 
by winning seventh place in the feature writing category in the 2005 
Hearst Journalism Awards. He won a $500 scholarship, which was 
matched by a $500 Southern Miss School of Mass Communication 
and Journalism research grant for his work. 

The story he wrote is called "Area Resident Not Inconvenienced 
by Katrina." The story revolves around a Sumrall resident living in 
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, who barely noticed the loss of 
electricity because she had lived without it most of her life. 

McRaney said, "I'm just pleased a story like this one made it 
into the top 10. All of us who escaped the worst of the damage were 
whining about our air conditioning and our cable, and here was a lady 
from my hometown who at 92 years old, barely noticed it." 

McRaney also states that he wrote the story as an assigment for 
class, but he knew that this was the one he wanted to send in when 
the Hearst Award Competition was announced. He competed against 
101 students from 57universities and colleges across the country. 

Maggie Williams, adviser for the "Student Printz," said, "David 
is the first student since I've been with the paper who has placed in 
the Hearst Awards. This is a really big honor for David, and it is well 
deserved." Story by Jessica Shackleford. 



McSparrin, Samantha L. 

Perkmston. Ms. 

McSwain, Mamre K. 

Richton. Ms 

Meador, Lindsey C. 

Murphy. Nc 

Medley, Sneree 

Clarksdale. Ms 

Mejia, Nereida R. 

Slidell. La 

Melancon, Emily E. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Merkosky, David J. 

Southaven, Ms. 

Messer, Laura E. 

Gautier, Ms 

Mickens, Delandra D. 

Brooksville, Ms. 

Miller, Laura E. 

Denharn Springs. La 

Miller, Leanne M. 

bogalusa. Ms. 

Miller, Whitney R. 

Olive branch, Ms. 



Mills, Chris 

Purvis, Ms. 

Mills, Diana R. 

Waynesboro. Ms. 

Millsap, La'Toria R. 

Ellisville, Ms. 

Milton, Lakendria K. 

Mogee, Ms. 

Mingo, Linsey A. 

Meridian. Ms 

Mitchell, Cashenna L. 

Vance, Ms. 





David McRaney is a senior journalism major 
from Sumrall, Miss. Photo by Jennifer Petcher 







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DISTINGUISHED 

PROFESSOR 



Mitchell, Leann K. 

Petal, Ms. 

Moffett, Tyesha S. 

Heildelberg, Ms. 

Moiren, Megan N. 

Mobile. M 

Mo|zis, Allison K. 

Rtngwood. Nj 

Montanous, Knight 

Shelby. Ms. 

Montgomery, Barnngton K. 

Mobile. M 

Montgomery, Sheree C. 

Mobile. Al 

Moore, Chalisa G. 

Indianola. Ms 

Moore, Laura Beth 

Madison. Ms. 

Moore, Luci E. 

Hamesburg. Ms. 

Moore, Madison L. 

Ft. Worth. Tx 

Moore, Monica R. 

Hamesburg, Ms. 

Moore, Ta-Taneka N. 
Gulfpon. Ms 
Moreno, Veronica J. 

Meridian. Ms 
Morgan, Keri 
Hamesburg, Ms 

Morgan, Stacy L. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Morgan, Suzi E. 

Madison. Ms 
Morns, Rheo 
Cayon. St. Kitts 



Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, an accomplished research scientist and 
chemistry professor, was chosen as the seventh Bennett Distinguished 
Professor in the Sciences. She has been a faculty member at The 
University of Southern Mississippi since 1987 and will hold the title 
from 2005 to 2007. 

Dr. Rex Gandy said, "The Bennett Distinguished Professorship is 
one of the highest honors that Southern Miss can bestow on one of the 
faculty. Dr. Heinhorst has excelled at teaching, research and service 
and is richly deserving of this award. She continues a long line of 
outstanding scientists and teachers who have won this award." 

The Bennett Distinguished Professor in the Sciences is selected 
from faculty members in the college of Science and Technology by the 
dean, and it is based on the recommendation of a selection committee, 
usually composed of former Bennett Professors. 

The Bennett Professorship comes with an endowment of $28,000 
over two years to support research, travel and equipment. The Bennett 
Professor's name is also inscribed on a plaque, which is displayed in the 
lobby of the Chain Technology Building. 

Heinhorst said, "The Bennett Professorship funding does not come 
with any restictions and will allow me to expand mv current research 
by following exciting new directions. 1 am very grateful to the family 
of T.W. "Buddy" Bennett for providing these opportunities." 
Story by Jessica Shackleford. 




Photo by Jennifer Petcher 



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Mosley, Stephanie D. 

Greenville, Ms. 

Moss, Alex L. 

Columbus, Ms. 

Muccino, Frederick N. 

Atlanta, Go 

Murphy, Mary B. 

Starkville, Ms 

Murphy, Merri C. 

Meridian, Ms 

Mutual, Kelly T. 

Daphne, Al 

Myers, James M. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Nabors, Cassie 

Meridian, Ms. 

Nail, Andy 

Centerville, Ms. 

Napier, Stephanie A. 

Mondeville, La 

Nations, Daniel K. 

Pflugerville, Tx 

Neece, Derek T. 

Mobile, Al 



Nehlig, Anne E. 

New Orleans, La 

Nelson, Chentell 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Nelson, Jenesa B. 

Shubuta, Ms. 

Nettles, Christina M. 

Moss Point. Ms. 

Neu, Andrea M. 

Corinth, Ms. 

Newman, Amanda W. 

Madison, Ms. 



Newman, Ashley E. 

Hazelhurst, Ms. 

Newman, Chelsea D. 

Pascagoula, Ms. 

Newton, Rachel V. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Nguyen, Hong T. 

Madison, Ms. 

Nguyen, Sofia T. 

Gulfbort, Ms. 

Nicholson, Ashley D. 

Newton, Ms 



Nicholson, Sara F. 

Brandon, Ms. 

Nick, Melissa R. 

Metaine, La 

Nix, Samantha K. 

Clinton, Ms. 

Nunnally, Tasyana E. 

Holly Springs, Ms. 

Odie, Chadrick A. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Odom, Neva B. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Outlaw, Kierra A. 

Starkville, Ms. 

Owens, Terria L. 

Taylorsville, Ms. 

Pace, Holly L. 

Magee, Ms. 

Pace, Jessica L. 

Cleveland, Ms. 

Pace, Thomas M. 

Hatt/esburg. Ms. 

Pair, Dylan 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Palmer, Maryclare 

Metairie, La 

Panther, Scott 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Parker, Erica E. 

Pascagoula, Ms. 

Parker, Erin E. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Parks, Beverly S. 

Quitman, Ms. 

Parks, Essilyn C. 

Greenville, Ms 



Patel, Dipali N. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Patterson, Brittany 

dlackson, Ms. 
ordon M. 

Houston, Tx 

Patterson, Jennifer L. 

Slidell, La 

Patton, Daphne L. 

Bolton, Ms. 

Payne, Janet 

Hoover, Al 



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PEOPLE 





Peoples, Leandria C. 

Aberdeen. Ms. 

Perez, Andes 
Bogota, Columbia 
Perryman, Alford 
Fayette, Ms. 

Perryman, Vorice R. 
Fayette, Ms 

Petcher, Jennifer R. 

Cirlonelle. Al 

Philabaum, Geoffrey 

Brookhaven, Ms 

Phillippi, Lindsay E. 
Baton Rouge. Lo 
Phillips, Eric B. 

Birmingham, Al 

Phillips, Jonathan D. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Pickens, Tremayne E. 

Tupelo, Ms 

Piddington, Kathryn L. 

Fayetteville. Ga 

Pigott, Gwendolyn Y. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 



DRAWING 

r HUMOR 




campus entertained by carto 

Kyle Hilton has a title many would consider odd for a student. He 
; a cartoonist. Hilton is a dedicated member of "The Strident Printz," and 
hows his talent for drawing in every issue by creating original comics. 

"I have always drawn a lot and really enjoyed it," Hilton said. "1 
tarted early in life but started really focusing on portraits and people 
i high school." 

Before getting the job of cartoonist at "The Student Print:," Hilton 
aid he became interested in classic comics and began researching 
le lives of famous cartoonists. After signing up for a mailing list on 
te journalism Web page for Southern Miss, he received notice that a 
osition was emptv, and he put in his application. 

"I don't think the paper would be much different without my 
)mics, but I think they help add some lightheartedness to the 
imetimes negative news "The Student Printz" publishes," Hilton said. 

"The part I really enjoy is when I get to see people enjoving my 
ork. 1 love to get feedback from readers. Mv job at the paper has 



Kyle Hilton draws his latest cartoon for the "Student Printz." 
Photo by Robin Bolton 

given me a small role on campus and makes me take in the minute 
aspects of what it is like to be in college," he said. 

Hilton said that he feels the paper has given him a small voice or 
influential outlet on campus. Even though it is his first semester as a 
cartoonist for "The Student Printz," he has already established himself 
in the job. He said that would like to remain involved in the paper 
through his comics and plans to factor his affinity for cartooning into 
his occupational goal. He wishes to be an elementary school teacher. 
He is also illustrating a children's book and wishes to someday 
illustrate his own children's books. 

Kyle Hilton has lent his artistic abilities to Southern Miss 
through his participation on the newspaper staff, and he is sure to be 
remembered as a very influential member of the student body. 
Story by Chris Mills. 



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Pigott, Tiffany S. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Pitalo, Courtney J. 

Bay StLouis, Ms. 

Pittman, Hannah J. 

Mobile. At 

Pittman, Omari 

Jackson, Ms. 

Pittman, Shelton 

Laurel, Ms. 

Pitts, Brady 

Picayune, Ms. 

Pitts, Carmen N. 

Hattiesburg, Ms. 

Poelma, Justin E. 

Ocean Springs. Ms 

Polk, Emily I. 

Tylertown, Ms. 

Pollard, Kristal 

Heidelberg, Ms. 

Ponder, Breonna 

Laurel, Ms. 

Powell, Charlene R. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Powers, Christiana R. 

Brooklyn. Ms. 

Prater, Bridget P. 

Terrytown, La 

Prestridge, Heather M. 

Pascagoula, Ms 

Price, Meredith M. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 
Price, Vincent R. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Prine, Kathleen R. 

Lucedale. Ms. 



Privett, Kelley B. 

Ridgeland, Ms. 

Pruett, Delaina M. 

Irvington, Ms. 

Puckett, Melissa K. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Quave, Deborah C. 

Cautier, Ms. 

Quick, Monica T. 

Florence. Ms. 

Quinn, Joshua J. 

Jackson. Ms. 




PAINTING THE 

FUTURE 



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iaggett presents a model of the new student union mural. 
Photo from Southern Miss Public Relations. 



Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 was a special day for The University of 
Southern Mississippi as professor and artist Bill Baggett revealed his 
latest mural. 

The mural, which is named "The University's Bounty," is set to 
hnag above the main foyer in the new student union. Professor Bill 
Baggett said that this mural has been a long time coming. Baggett 
went on to say that the concept of the mural is related to higher 
education as he uses Southern Miss as a "poster boy" for this ideal, 
all of which parallels the University's motto of "Freeing the Power of 
the Individual." 

"It deals with the ideas of one broadening their life by pursuing 
and furthering their education." Baggett said. 

The mural, in blue, brown and golden hue, features the left panel 
filled with a group of excited graduates, a stadium of enthusiastic fans 
and an ecstatic coach, who as he is being interviewed by a reporter, is 
also preparing to accept a championship trophy. 

The mural's second panel adds to the first one by featuring two 
mesmerizing glass windows that are outlined in white and which 



302 



PEOPLE 




Quinnelly, Jennifer M. 
Ruston, La 

Raiford, Karen L. 

Tylertown, Ms 

Ramsay, Miranda L. 

Ocean Springs, Ms 

Ramsey, Victoria A. 

Hazlehursl, Ms. 

Rand, Kelly M. 

Meadville. Ms. 

Randle, Monica N. 

Chicago, II 

Randle, Steven I. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Rankin, Mirshonda T. 

Fayette. Ms 

Ratlif, Jenifer L. 

Natchez. Ms 

Ratlif, Jessica L. 

Jackson. Ms 

Rawlins, Jamie E. 

Long Beach. Ms 
Rawls, Kimberly N. 

Columbia. Ms 

Ray, Matthew J. 

Neptune, N] 

Rayford, Rosalyn R. 

Sandy Hook, Ms. 

Read, Laura K. 

Hatttesburg. Ms 

Reed, Arianne S. 

McComb, Ms 

Reed, Kirby L. 

Grenada, Ms. 

Reese, Sarah C. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Renaud, Dustm 
Biloxi, Ms. 

Rhodes, Landon M 
Vancleave. Ms 

Rich, John O. 

Bay St. Louis. Ms. 

Richardson, Beth C 

Vancleave. Ms 

Richardson, Lindsay 

Bay St.Louis, Ms 

Richmond, Levance C. 

Lake Wales. Fl 



■rve to separate a large gathering at one of the university's numerous 
icial events in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration building, 
udents are also featured using computers in the foreground and 
udying at tables as others catch up on their reading at the library. 

The last panel displays a background of an intense blue skv and 
nlit students hanging onto their professor's every word, while their 
tures as doctors and scientists are revealed to the viewer. 

Baggett expects it to take six months to paint the mural and he 
ans to continue painting on it after the Union opens regardless of 
e fact that people will be watching him as he paints. In fact, he is 
>t worried about it and said people don't bother him as he "gets into 
'.one and can tune it out and focus." 

Baggett's portfolio also includes the largest mural ever painted on 
unless steel featured in the Hattiesburg Public Library, a work that 
)k him three years to complete. Baggett's work can also be found a 1 1 he 
liversity Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. That particular work was 
nstructed in his studio and then transported to the Medical Center for 
itallation. Another murals is on displav at Auburn University in the 



Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. The U.S. Information Agencv 
has sent prints of Baggett's work to countries like Hong Kong, South 
Africa, Chile, Israel, Argentina, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Thailand, Sweden 
and Iran to be added to the U.S. Embassv Collections. 

Baggett, who first began his teaching career at Southern Miss in 
1983, currently teaches graphic design and printmaking. His career 
began at Auburn as an undergraduate where he received a bachelors 
degree in visual arts. He went to Nashville to get into the industry 
where he worked in art directing and publication design. However, 
after becoming dissatisfied with the quality of work that he was seeing 
out ot new graduates, he decided to go back to teaching at Auburn 
while working on his masters in fine art. Once he completed his 
graduate degree, he taught at The University of Mississippi for three 
years before moving back to Auburn to get his tenure. Finally Baggettt 
received a position at Southern Miss as chair of the art department 
and later as interim dean of the college for a year. 1 lowever, to devote 
more time to his artwork, Baggett went back to the classroom to 
resume his love of art and teaching. Story by Joseph Ezell. 



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302 



Ricketson, Audrea 

Florence, Ms. 

Rieux, Sharmaine C. 

Waveland, Ms. 

Roberts, Mandy M. 

McComb. Ms. 

Robichaux, Ashley E. 

Columbia, Ms 

Robinson, Aaron C. 

Picayune, Ms 

Robinson, Channing M. 

Wiggins, Ms. 

Robinson, Channing M. 

Wiggins, Ms 

Robinson, Kateecha L. 

Gulfbon, Ms. 

Robinson, K.yra L. 

tlayminette. Al 

Robinson, Lashonya R. 

Liberty, Ms. 

Robinson, Shantae 

Byhalia, Ms. 

Roby, Alicia D. 

Goodman, Ms. 




SERVING 

SOUTHERN 



immunity 




, 



Lake ba Jackson, the current Luckyday Scholars president, and is heavily involved 
community service. Photo by Toni Bynurn 



Lakeba Jackson, a senior biological sciences major on the pre- 
dental track, president of The University of Southern Mississippi's 
Luckyday Scholars, member of I.M.A.G.E and a 2004 Southern Style 
member, is a wonderful example of a servant leader on campus. 

"Personally, the Luckyday Program has helped me to shape and 
define my character; it helps keep me balanced and realize that even 
when things are at their busiest it is important to take time out to help 
others," Jackson said. 

Jackson exemplifies the targeted outcome of the Luckyday 
program. She explained how it is easy to become so wrapped up in 
one's self, while in college and striving so hard to succeed whether 
academically, socially or otherwise. 

"The program is important because it allows scholars to connect 
to other students as well as to their Luckyday community," Jackson 



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In addition to the chance to meet co-scholars and other studer 
Jackson also said that the program serves as a great transit] 
between a student's education here and their post gradu, 
experiences. Jackson said that she could sum the entire program 
into the word "opportunities." 

"More so than just as a financial aid package that allows so 
students to attend here at all, the program allows students to 
shaped by their service learning commitments," Jackson said. 

She added that even the living arrangements are conduc 
to association with other student leaders and this furthers 
development of new scholars' leadership qualities. 

Lakeba Jackson is a true student servant leader who achie^ 
such stature through a program that acts to help a different group if 
students tap into their leadership potential every year. Jackson l|s I 



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said. "The biggest benefit a student can get out of the program is been greatly influenced by the program, and through her two yjri 
knowledge of the needs of others." presidency has greatly influenced the program and those studejs 

This is Jackson's second year as executive team president and rising through its ranks. Story by Chris Mills. 
she has nothing but praise for the scholars involved in the Luckyday 
program that she has worked with over the past two years. 

"This is a group of leaders who are able to extend their leadership 
beyond solely their four years here," Jackson said. 



304 PEOPLE 




Rodgers, Nicole I. 

Brunswick, Me 

Rogers, Naomi D. 

Brandon, Ms 

Rose, Lauren E. 

Mobile, Al 

Rosebur, Jennifer 

Clarksdale, Ms. 

Ross, Toylasa S. 

Canton. Ms 

Rossomando, Deborah 

Leetown, Ms 

Rowe, Corey J 

Petal. Ms 

Rudzki, Kate A. 

Birmingham. Al 

Ruffin, Lakeisha S. 

Meridian, Ms. 

Rush, Ryan U. 

Tupelo, Ms 

Russell, Lane C. 

Pearl, Ms. 

Sanders, Amber J. 

Columbus. Ms 

Sanders, Ashley M. 

Jackson, Ms 

Sanders, Deon 

Mound Boyou. Ms 

Sanders, Jeanie M. 

Pass Christian, Ms 
Sanders, Mary J. 
Jackson. Ms 

Sandifer, O'Sha M. 

McComb. Ms 

Sanford, Crissy L. 
Petal. Ms. 

Sartln, Desiree S. 

Silver Creek, Ms 

Sarton, David M. 

Ridgeland. Ms. 

Satcher, Shayna L. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 

Saucier, Jarod 

Columbia. Ms 

Saucier, Kris 
Biloxi. Ms. 
Saucier, Tyra 

Taylorsville. Ms 

Sayger, Toni L. 

Hernando. Ms. 

Scanlan, Elizabeth A. 

Mobile. Al 

Schlesmger, Sara R. 

Pensacola, Fl 

Scott, Pamela K. 

Yazoo City, Ms. 

Scott, Rodnick 

Jackson. Ms 

Scretchmg, Crystal N. 
Bay St.Louis. Ms 

Scrodins, Kimberly 

Tylertown, Ms 

Seibert, Brittany L. 

New Orleans. La 

Selmon, Jysyna D. 

Natchez. Ms. 

Seyfarth, Candace D. 

Florence. Ms. 

Shackleford, Jessica P, 

Senatobia, Ms. 

Sharp, Thomas 

Port Orchard. Wa 



Sheets, Megan R. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Sherita, Paige L. 

Pass Christ/an. Ms 

Shields, Antwynette B. 

Columbus. Ms. 

Simpson, Benjamin J. 

81/0x1, Ms 

Simpson, Eris P. 

Pickens. Ms 

Simpson, Pacina K. 

Yazoo, Ms. 

Simpson, Shannon L 
State/ine, Ms 
Sims, Dylan T. 
Brandon. Ms 

Sims, Frances J. 

McComb. Ms. 

Sims, Cail O. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Sims, Priscilla F. 

Laurel. Ms. 

Singleton, Rogdnc 
Jackson, Ms 



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$05 



Skrmetti, Tiffany R. 

Biloxi. Ms. 

Slawson, Polly J. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Smajd, Samantha 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Smith, Anna J. 

Madison, Ms 

Smith, Austin A. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Smith, Chelsey J. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Smith, Christie M. 

MacOn. Ms 

Smith, Courtney D. 

Louisville. Ms 

Smith, Crystal N. 

Memphis, Tn 

Smith, Dana L. 

Gulfpon, Ms 

Smith, David A. 

Picayune, Ms. 

Smith, Deante M. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Smith, Deshavion L. 

Greenville, Ms 

Smith, Diana 

Jackson, Ms 

Smith, Edrick 

Magee, Ms, 

Smith, Jamaya 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Smith, Jazmyn O. 

Greenville. Ms. 

Smith, Jenniffer A. 

Gulfpon, Ms. 



306 PEOPLE 



RESEARCH 

HONORED 

s xi awards research gromt 

Mary Jia Guo is spectacular in many different ways. She 
graduated from high school in three years and applied for early 
admission to The University of Southern Mississippi 

She is now a sophomore, and she has received quite another 
amazing honor. She has become one of the few people around the 
world to be awarded a research grant from Sigma Xi. Sigma Xi is an 
international honorary scientific research society. 

The $300 research grant she received will help her in her continual 
study on the diagnosis of various cancers. The results of her study 
could eventually become vital to increasing the survival rate of cancer 
patients across the United States. 

Committee members claim that Sigma Xi's research program 
awards $1,000 annually to students and is a very competitive process. 
Usually, only about 20 percent of applicants receive funding. Guo 
has made excellent steps toward her future in science, and she can be 
seen as an example for younger science students. 
Story by Jessica Shackleford. 




Mary Jia Guo is currently a 
sophomore at Southern Miss. 
Photo from Southern Miss Public 
Relations 




ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

REWARDED 



young banker award presented 

The University of Southern Mississippi student Laura Read, 
a senior from Hattiesburg, was named the 2005 recipient of the 
Mississippi Young Bankers Leadership Scholarship award. Each year, 
the Mississippi Bankers Association awards a plaque and a $1,000 
scholarship to a Mississippi college student majoring in business and 
finance. Read was nominated by finance professor James Lindley. 

Read said, "I'm grateful for Mississippi Young Bankers for 
choosing me for this award. It's an honor to be recognized and to 
bring that recognition back to Southern Miss." 

Read is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi 
Honor Societies, as well as a Financial Services scholar. She has also 
been named a Forrest General Hospital Scholar Athlete. 

Her future plans include completing her bachelor's degree in 
2006 and pursuing her master's degree in finance. Her future career 
plans include going into some area of forensic accounting or starting 
her own business. Story by Jessica Shackleford. 




MYB Scholarship Chairman Russell Fava presents Laura Read with the MYB 
Leadership Scholarship Plaque. Photo from Southern Miss Public Relations 




Smith, Joshua T. 

McHenry, Ms 
Smith, Justin R. 
Picayune. Ms. 
Smith, Kandy S. 
Ellisville. Ms 

Smith, Karm L. 

Ocean Springs. Ms 

Smith, Katherine A. 

Mobile. M 

Smith, Kimberly 

Magee. Ms 



Smith, Kimyattia L. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Smith, Laura L. 

Natchez. Ms 

Smith, Lauren E. 

Brookhaven. Ms 

Smith. Megan L. 

Leakesville. Ms. 

Smith, Monesca R. 

Brookhaven. Ms. 

Smith, Samantha N. 

Meridian. Ms 



Smith, Steven C. 

Jackson. Ms 

Smith, Tern T. 

Hattiesburg. Ms 
Smith, Tockcey 
Natchez. Ms. 

Smith III, Tracy H. 

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Spann, Crystal L. 

Jackson, Ms. 

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Covington, La 

Sprague, Kelly A. 

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TAKING 
iffi S TAGE 

student stars in hit play 




Mason Criswell performs his title role in "Scapin." 
Photo by Tom Bynum 



"Acting is a shy man's revenge." Commenting on his own shyness, 
sophomore theatre major Mason Criswell quotes Tom Hanks with 
a smile. However, those who know Criswell as the title character 
in this fall's hit comedy "Scapin" may find it hard to think of him as 
introverted. In the show, he played Scapin, a mischievous servant with 
too-large pants and a very stylized pattern of speech and movement. 

Though many will remember Criswell for this particular 
performance, he is certainly no stranger to the stage. His career 
actually began during his freshman year in high school. Before arriving 
at Southern Miss, he attended the Tennessee Governor's School for 
the Arts, where he developed a background in technical theatre. 

"I wanted to be in movies," Criswell said. "Like Jim Carrey." 

However, once at Southern Miss, he found himself performing in 
"Much Ado About Nothing" and "Shakespeare Alive" - "a very combat- 
intensive show," Criswell said. The same kind of physicality that 
applies to the stage combat in "Shakespeare Alive" also applied to the 
way the characters in "Scapin" move. 

"'Scapin' was very different from other shows I've done. It was 
very physical and movement-intensive," Criswell said. 

Criswell described the process he used in order to develop his 
character. First, he thought about the relationships that his character 
had with other characters, which dictated how he acted around them. 
Next, he considered Scapin's goals; focusing on what he wanted to 
accomplish gave his character a sense of determination and a purpose. 

"I also try to think about how I, personally, would react to a situation, 
and then I think about how Scapin would react," Criswell said. 

After establishing how Scapin functioned, he then decided how 
the character would move - an important factor, since the audience 



can interpret a character's personality through movement even befc 
the dialogue begins. All of this helped to create the physical bei 
that was Scapin. 

However, Criswell does not hesitate to credit his fellow c< 
members. Since they connected as a cast and that allowed them 
play off of each other's work, thereby taking the show to a new lev 
He comments on the cast's intimacy, stating that they felt much li 
a family. 

The cast's level of closeness did not go unnoticed by the Americ 
College Theatre Festival, which praised the play highly. The "Scapin" c; 
will perform again, this time for judges in Jacksonville, Fla. Crisw 
himself earned an Irene Ryan Award nomination for his performanc 

Though "Scapin" still remains a part of Criswell's future, he Y 
begun to focus on other projects and performances. However, he 
not certain what his next project will be: 

"I won't know until this week," he said, referring to the auditio 
for the spring semester, which include the shows "Enemy of i 
People," "Fefu and Her Friends" and a compilation of Shakespeari 
scenes entitled "Will Power." 

Criswell said that he would like to try his hand at directing, t 
he also affirms his love for performing. 

"Acting gives me a chance to forget the stresses of life and becoi 
someone else," he said. 

His performance also helps the audience members forget th 
own stresses and simply enjoy themselves for a while. By "taki 
his revenge," Criswell does a service to the community simply 
contributing his art. Story by Ashley Hoppe. 



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Stallworth, Betty R. 

Gamier, Ms. 

Starks, Ciera C. 

Culfpon. Ms 
Stedman, Tiffany M. 

Leakesville, Ms. 

Steelman, Harold H. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

Stennis, Shayla D. 

Columbus. Ms. 



Stephens, Tanisha N. 

McComb, Ms. 

Stevens, Mahogany M. 

Tupelo. Ms 

Stevison, Merissa D. 

Long Beach. Ms. 

Stewart, Bridget E. 

Natchez. Ms. 

Stewart, Yolanda D. 

Jackson. Ms. 
Stovall, Jennifer 
Kokomo, Ms. 

Strahan, Brandy L. 

Lafayette. La 

Street, Miranda K. 

Madison, Ms 

Stucke, Shannon C. 

New Orleans, La 

Sullivan, Kyle B. 

Sugar Land, Tx 

Sumrall, Ashley N. 

Clinton, Ms. 

Sumrall, Brandon J. 

Beaumont, Ms. 



Sutton, Josh 

Hatvesburs. Ms 

Swann, Brad 

Clinton. Ms 
Tanner, Brian K. 

Hurley. Ms 

Tapper, Jenna M. 

81/0x1, Ms 

Tart, Samual A. 

Bay St.Louis, Ms. 
Taylor, Krystal L. 
Terry, Mis. 

Taylor, Lazarus J. 

Jackson. Ms. 
Taylor, Matt R. 

Gulfport. Ms 

Tenney, Charles 

Cabot. Ar 

Thigpen, Austin C. 

Hurley. Ms. 

Thomas, Davin D. 

Canton. Ms 

Thomas, Henry A. 

New Orleans. La 



Thomas, Jermaine 

Fort Pierce. Fl 

Thomas, Kaprice A. 

Hattiesburg. Ms. 

Thomas, Quienesha Q. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Thomas, Taneka C. 

Laurel, Ms 

Thomas, Tracy 

Jackson. Ms. 

Thomas, Tracy R. 

Pass Christian, Ms. 

Thompson, Ashley C. 

Inverness. Ms. 

Thompson, His-Lmg-Shi 
Brookhaven. Ms. 

Thompson, Jayme C. 

Collins, Ms. 

Thompson, Jessica A. 



Jackson. Ms. 

Tr 



Thompson, Rachel D. 

Biloxi, Ms. 

Thompson, Vanessa R. 

Jackson, Ms. 

Thompson, William 
Madison, Ms 

Thornton, Anita 

Magee, Ms. 

Thorton, SommerJ. 

Waynesboro. Ms. 

Thurman, Jonathan D. 

Mendenhall. Ms 

Thurman, Leroy T 

Madison. Ms. 

Thurman, Rod K. 

Goodman. Ms. 



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Brookhaven, Ms 

Tilley, Carrie E 

Lucedale, Ms 

Tillmon, Takesha 

Grenada. Ms 

Torjusen, Ashley J 

Goutier. Ms 

Townsend, Carla F. 

Independence. Ms 

Townsend, Davis W 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Triplett, Nicole 

Louisville. Ms 

Trotter, Nicholas R 

Meridian. Ms 

Turner, David E. 

West, Ms 
Turner, Krista L. 

Rrookhaven. Ms. 

Turner, Luke M. 

Gulf Shores. Al 

Turner, Natalie D. 

Bojue Chitto. Ms. 



Underwood, Rachel M. 

Clinton, Ms 

Upton, Amanda 

Jefferson Co., Ms. 

Vaughn, Erin C. 

Clarksdale. Ms. 

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Centreville. Ms 

Verrette, Ashleey L. 

Destrehan, La 

Viehweg, Trey 

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Villaltta, Patricia C. 

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Wadsworth, Amber L. 

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Wainwright, Lauren A. 

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Waldrep, Samantha 

Trussville, Al 

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Brookhaven, Ms. 

Waldrup, Karen C. 

Mandeville. La 

Walker, Ashley 

Soutlihaven. Ms 

Walker, Chris 

Brandon, Ms 

Walker, David 

Birmingham. Al 

Walker, Haley N. 

Hawesburg, Ms 

Walker, Jeremy W. 

Long Beach, Ms. 

Walker, Joan B. 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Walker, Kristal 

Jackson, Ms 

Walker, Shardae D. 

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Metaine, La 



Wallace, Jr., Jeffery P. 

Hottiesburg, Ms 

Wallace, Raven W. 

Hottiesburg, Ms. 

Walters, Brittany Lane 

Pensacola. Fl 

Walters, Hilliary L. 

Ellisville. Ms. 

Walters, Kathryn E. 

Laurel. Ms. 

Walters, Lori E. 

Crystal Springs. Ms. 

Walton, Adrienne 

Holly Springs. Ms 

Wambari, Bernice W. 

Jackson, Ms 

Ward, Brena C. 

Pearl, Ms 

Ward.Jenell M. 

Pearl. Ms 
Ward, Joshua 

Clinton. Ms. 

Ward, Marvin L. 

Richton, Ms. 




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INFLUENCING 

OTHERS 

encouraging successful lifestyles 




Valerie Hayes, the assistant hall director 
for Bolton Hall. Photo by Eric Wngley 

In addition to her drive for academic success, Valerie Hayes, an "Valerie has defined what friendship reallv is tome," Carolvn said "1 

xceptional Southern Miss senior speech communication major, acts just want to be around her because it is always a positive experience." 
s a role model to both her peers and younger students. Carolyn explained that Valerie is a silent leader who forms "deep, 

Valerie is active in many on campus organizations such as the profound relationships with other people," and that whatever Valerie 

ipeech Communication Association, For Students by Students strives to do is done to the best of her ability. 

ampus ministry and intramural basketball. She is also a Luckyday In the future, Valerie plans to attend graduate school, and her top 

icholar and the assistant hall director for Bolton Hall. Through all of choice is The University of Southern Mississippi. She would like to 

hese on campus social outlets, Valerie said that she has been able to applv for a graduate hall director position. Valerie added that her goal 

ibtain her goal of helping people. is to work toward a degree but to also maintain the friendships she 

"1 want to make a difference in as many lives as I can," Valerie said. has formed up to this point. 

Her involvement in the Residence Hall Association is what Valerie Valerie said the advice she would give to incoming students, 

ites as her most influential role on campus, and she said that through or those who are just trying to get motivated for another year at 

his involvement she has been able to help freshmen not miss out on Southern Miss, would be to never be timid and always take the first 

pportunities. She has also been able to develop a sense of what is step. According to Valerie, this is often the hardest step. She added 

nportant to succeed at Southern Miss. that many students benefit from making friends who are not afraid 

"Be very open minded, and don't expect the things that worked to hold them accountable for their actions. Valerie also said that in 

i high school to work here," Valerie said, "Become involved in the addition to all of this advice, faith plaved a large part in her life and 

chool and never forget the importance of God in life." success on campus. 

This advice Valerie gives to students whether thev are new or "If you are going to prav don't worry, if you are going to worrv 

^turning students is one aspect of her leadership quality. Valerie said don't pray," she said. 

h.at she demonstrates the importance of this advice with leading by Her strong religious convictions and consistent pursuit of 

xample and trying to never be judgmental. academic and social advancement are the two primary traits that 

Carolyn Brooks, who is also a speech communication major and make Valerie Hayes an exceptional student and silent leader who 

close friend of Valerie said that although Valerie was in many cases positively influences everyone she meets. Story by Chris Mills. 
wolved in areas that did not yield public appreciation, she deserved 
i be recognized for her accomplishments and the impact she has 
lade in the lives of countless Southern Miss students. 

Ward, Woodrow A. 

Mobile. Al 

Ward, Wren E. 

Little Rock. Ar 

Warden, Makeshia D. 

lackson. Ms. 

Warren, Chenese R. 

Greenville, Ms. 
Warren, Krysten 
Clinton. Ms. 

Warren, Tammie N. 

Laurel. Ms 

Warshauer, Bradley 

Picayune. Ms. 

Waters, Kristen E. 

Ocean Springs. Ms. 

Watts, Robert D. 

Hatvesburg. Ms 

Weathersby, Robert C. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Weatherspoon, Michele L. 
G/oster, Ms. 

Webb. Brandon J. 

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PLAYING 



CHASE 




Groups and organizations at Southern Miss are primarily 
developed based on a common interest shared between the members. 
This is definitely the case of the capture the flag group on campus. 
They meet every Thursday between the campus libraries to participate 
in a game they all enjoy. 

Capture the flag is a classic game in which players attempt to take 
control of the opposing team's flag. The Southern Miss group began 
playing the game on campus in 2001 and continues to have weekly 
meetings in which many regulars participate. However, all students 
are invited to participate in games. 

"It is one of the few times vou really get to experience fear, in a 
relatively safe way," Erik Johnson, a teaching assistant and current 
head of the group, said. 

The excitement of the game is one aspect that all members said 
was the most enjoyable and the biggest reason many of the members 
return every week. Adam Bond, another member of the group, 
explained that the most amazing part of the game was the way in 
which it made players look at the campus in a different way. 

Bond said, "Instead of seeing bushes and trees, players see cover." 

Eric Wrigley, a computer science and mass communication major 
said, "Most people play because one of their friends asked them to try 



The capture the flag team meets at Cook Library getting ready to play in the middle 
the night. Photo by Eric Wrigley 

it, and they liked it. I play because it helps me keep my stamina u 
for the Army." 

In addition to the physical aspect of the game, some plavei 
accredited its appeal to the camaraderie it involves. 

Hillary Lovinggood, a sophomore art major, said, "I come becaus 
it is a chance to hang out with people I don't normally get to see." 

This group is different from many other campus groups moi 
than just on a surface level explained Erik Johnson. 

"We are more intimately involved with the campus police tha 
other groups," Johnson said. "We let them know we are plavin; 
so that we don't get arrested, and occasionally, we are used to spc 
suspicious looking people around campus." 

Regardless of the reasons for its appeal and the ways it is differer 
from other on-campus organizations, the capture the flag group is on 
example of an outlet for entertainment formed by students on campu 
It serves to illustrate that no matter what a student's interests an 
Southern Miss more than likely houses other students with simile 
interests. Story by Chris Mills. 



Webb, Lardarius M. 

Opelika. Al 
Weinacker, Elizabeth M. 

Mobile. Al 

Weinacker, Gray 

Mobile. Al 

Welch, Elizabeth M. 

Mobile. Al 

Welch, Halima 

Gulfpon. Ms. 

Wellington, Ailes 

Indianola. Ms 



Wells, Oman 

Moss Point. Ms. 

Wells, Stephanie A. 

Meridian. Ms. 

Wentzell, Lisa D. 

81/0x1, Ms. 

Wesley, Joseph 

Houston, Tx 

West, Jennifer 

Hottiesburg. Ms. 

Wheeler, Kendel R. 

Petal. Ms. 



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White, Anna K. 
Mobile. Al 
White, Arrian J. 

Waveland, Ms 

White, CarleyJ. 

Vicksburg. Ms. 

White, Jessica L. 

Columbia. Ms. 

White, Mary 

Saucier. Ms. 
White. Misty N. 



White, Robyn L. 

New Orleans. La 

White, Samantha C. 

Hattiesburg, Ms 

Whittle, Quintasha R 

Gautier. Ms 

Wilkes, Mary Frances 

Bvram. Ms. 

Wilkinson, Genevieve 

Clinton. Ms 

Williams, Amber N. 

Long Beach. Ms 

Williams, Artel C. 

Moss Point. Ms. 

Williams, Beth M. 

Vicksburg, Ms. 

Williams, Brian S. 

Little Rock. Ar 

Williams, Kareba A. 

New Orleans. La 

Williams, Kimberly V. 

Pleasant Grove. Al 

Williams, Markesa E. 

Florence, Ms. 



Williams, Stephanie A. 

West Point. Ms 

Williams, Tabitha N. 

81/0x1, Ms. 

Williams, Tiffany D. 

Lexington. Ms 

Williamson, Elizabeth A. 

Seminary. Ms 

Williamson, Randall T. 

Sumrall. Ms. 

Williamson, Wyatt A. 

Petal. Mis. 



PARTYING with a tt ^^ 

MONKEY 







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-urator Ellen Ruffin visits with the collection's large Curious George doll. 
'hoto from Southern Miss Public Relations 



On the heels of the release of the "Curious George" movie, McCain 
Library and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection 
hosted the "Curious George Goes Hollywood" party, which was used 
as a means of showcasing Southern Miss' extensive collection of rare 
artifacts depicting this famous cartoon monkey. 

Since its foundation in 1966, H.A. and Margret Rev, the creators 
of Curious George, contributed extensively to the de Grummond 
collection until the remains of the literary estate were given to 
Southern Miss upon Margret' s death in 1996. Through the years, the 
donations made by the Rev's were so substantial that the front cover 
of the collection's catalogue is a picture of George bringing his stories 
to Hattiesburg, which was drawn bv H.A himself. 

Ellen Ruffin, the curator of the collection, was excited about the 
reemergence of Curious George with the popularity of the new movie. 

The stories of Curious George have become an integral part of 
these special collections of the university libraries, and with the release 
of the "Curious George" movie, there seemed no better time to illustrate 
the important donations of famous contributors to Southern Miss. 
Story by Chris Mills 



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Moss Point. Ms. 
Wilson, Amanda L. 

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

Wilson, Cindy R. 

Meadville, Ms. 

Wilson, Keith E. 

Ocean Springs. Ms. 

Wilson, Rikki L. 

Franklin. Ms. 

Wilson, Sondra M. 

Picayune. Ms. 

Windham, Elizabeth N. 

Louin. Ms. 

Winston, Prince D. 

Jackson. Ms 

Wittmann, Dana 

Gulfport. Ms. 

Womack, Crystal D. 

Jackson. Ms. 

Wood, Derik N. 

Hamilton. Ms. 

Woodley, Olenthia 

Greenwood. Ms. 




COURTYARD 

holiday OPENING 




grand opening of the new courtyard 

On Dec. 6, 2005, The University of Southern Mississippi wa 
proud to announce the grand opening of the Courtyard. Th 
Courtyard, located across from the Cook Library, is meant t 
be a gathering place for both students, faculty and guests. Th 
celebratory grand opening included Christmas music, food an 
prizes, and an excited crowd gathered to enjoy the atmosphert 
The opening even had a suprise guest when "Rasta Claus" arrived t 
entertain the guests with Christmas carols. 

Greg Lassen, vice president for business and finance, was th 
originator of the Courtyard idea because he wanted there to be a plac 
for students and faculty to be able to relax and enjoy the campus 

The Courtyard has a very New Orleans atmosphere to it, whic 
makes a lot of students feel more at home. 

Brandi Ferrer, a sophomore, said, "Being from the New Orlear 
area, the new Courtyard provides a home-away-from-home feelin 
because there is a little taste of New Orleans in the middle of th 
Southern Miss Campus." 

The Courtyard was welcomed among the student body and 
already being used for everything from studying and rehearsing t 
just hanging out. Story by Jessica Shackleford. 



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Woods, Jerid P. 

Natchez, Ms. 
Worthy, Edward 
Madison, Ms. 

Wrice, Jacquinn R. 

Valdosta. Ga 
Wright, Jackie M. 
Gulfpon. Ms. 
Wright, Parrish D. 

Mobile, Al 

Wright. Shamika R. 

Hawesburp. Ms. 



Wrigley, Eric 

Miami, Fl 

Wynn, Brittonie M. 

Pelahatchie. Ms. 
Wynn, Shane 
Bi/oxi. Ms. 
Young, Jill A. 
Waynesboro, Ms. 

Young, Mark D. 

Queretoro. Mexico 

Zuccaso, Charles R. 

Natchez. Ms. 



COMPETITIVE 
BUSINESS 

golden eagle challenge winners announced 

The Inaugural Golden Eagle Challenge, an MBA business plan 
competition, was held Dec. 16, 2005. This competition is one of a kind 
in Mississippi, which shows the entrepeneurial growth of The University 
of Southern Mississippi. 

This competition consists of teams where each team represents a 
fictional company, and they pitch their business plans as if the judges 
were venture capitalists who might fund their market plan. Each team 
was shown new technologies and had to invent a product from those 
technologies and create a business plan to market that product. At this 
competition, all teams proposed products based off of new technologies 
developed by Dr. Marek Urban, a Polymer Science professor, and Joseph 
Kolibal, an associate professor of mathematics. 

This year's winner was the graduate student management team 
whose fictional business was called Pro-Tech. The team consisted of 
Rachel Grayson, Tyler Ford, Ann Pope and Marv Anne Jones. Thev 
believe that their victory is due to their solid market plan that would 
bring in an excess of 75 million customers. 

Dean Harold Dotv said that the competition helps students 
understand how businesses work from the ground up and is very beneficial 
to universtiy commercializing as well. Story by Jessica Shackleford. 









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Siidex 



Abadie, Brice 240 

Abanikanda, Adetokunbo 272 

Abdelzaher, Ahmed 124 

Abernathy, Jennifer 52,53,226 

Abnev, Brandon 262 

Abrams, Jason 163 

Abrams, Kimberly 158 

Adah, Leslie 248,272 

Adams, Aaron 272 

Adams, Brandee 232 

Adams, Jalea 272 

Adams, Johnquitta 272 

Adams, Joshua 262,272 

Adams, Kelly 262 

Adams, Kenya 17,170,195,272 

Adams, Ryan 28,258,272 

Adeock, Max 272 

Adcock, Nelson 262 

Adcox, Sarah 232 

Addison, Angel 234,235,272 

Adkins, Luke 140 

Afro-American Student Organization 184 

Agbahiwe, Uchenna 272 

Ahmed, Adam 256 

Ahua, Roselyn 99,105,197,199,272,349 

Ailes, Brandon 248 

Albritton, Cheree 272 

Albritton, Rosalyn 216 

Aldridge, Amanda 272 

Aldridge, Danielle 216 

Aldy, Joshua 178 

Alemu, Tsegayesus 199,216,272 

Alex, Jen 183 

Alexander, Jennifer 272 

Alexander, Malcolm 250 

Alfonso, Adam 266 

Alford, Brenetta 236,237 

Ali, Sarrah 34,179,272 

Allen, David 262,272 

Allen, Grace 205,236 

Allen, James 207 

Allen, John 242 

Allen, Julianna 232,272 

Allen, Karen 218,219 

Allen, Tekedra 272 

Allred, Karen 222 

Almond, Dustin 114,118,272 

Alpha Delta Pi 214,268 

Alpha Epsilon Delta 188 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 208,216 

Alpha Lambda Delta 178 

Alpha Phi Alpha 208,209,238 

Alpha Tau Omega 240,241,268 

Alston, Erica 124 

Alyas, Sarah 214 

Amaning, Michael 272 

Ambres, Mildon 135 

Ambrew, Cicely 272 

Amedeo, Megan 150,151 

American Humanics 197 

Amick, Christen 272 

Anderson, Bentley 110,242,243 

Anderson, Brian 264 



Anderson, Eric 260 

Anderson, Karla 220 

Anderson, Lauren 232 

Anderson, Megan 232 

Anderson, Priscilla 272 

Anderson, Rusty 182 

Anderson, Loni 181 

Anding, Nicole 218 

Andrews, Keiunta 272 

Anstead, Samantha 232 

Anthony, Adrienne 216 

Anthony, Kathryn 178,222,272 

Applewhite, Allison 222 

April, Julie 99,230 

Arauz, Carrie 99 

Arceneaux, Richard 262 

Arguello, Carlos 250 

Aric, Shadeequa 272 

Annder, Barrett 206,218,219,272 

Arinder, Charles 31,93,99,105,205 

Armstrong, Nichol 182 

Arnold, Matthew 289 

Arnold, Yvonne 128,144,177 

Aronson, Robin 67 

Arrant, Eric 99,240 

Artz, Jenna 228,272 

Ashley, Emily 272 

Ashley, Joshua 260,261 

Ashmore, Corey 250 

Atkins, Chaquan 272 

Aurich, Dave 182,204,210,251 

Aust, Bryan 242 

Austin, Dr. Curtis 287 

Avery, Contessa 272 

Avery, Thomas 244,245 



B 



Bachelors of Social Work Club 196 

Backstrom, India 159 

Baggett, Bill 302 

Baiky, Jeannine 190 

Bailey, Amanda 228 

Bailey, Chae 272 

Bailey, Sara 99,152,180,205,206,218 

Baker, Alexandra 232 

Baker, Crystie 188,189,272 

Baker, Frank 248,272 

Baker, Jamie 230 

Baker, Kyle 262,272 

Baker, Loreen 272 

Baker, Marcus 260,272 

Baker, Yolanda 272 

Baldwin, Frederick 272 

Baldwin, Kail 198 

Ball, Brandon 272 

Ballard, Marcus 274 

Ballew, Denise 272 

Banks, Charles 262,272 

Banks, Kiyomie 272 

Banks, Melvin 272 

Banks, Renikki 272 

Bann, Zach 183 

Baptist, Allison 230 

Baptist, Britney 230,272 

Baptist Student Union 158,159 

Barber, Catherine 222 

Barclay, Rebeka 150 

Barefield, Taylor 218 

Barhanovich, Steven 258,273 

Baricev, Katherine 230 




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INDIA 



arker, Tawanda 99,234 
arnes, Blake 260,261 
aroni, Marshall 256 
,aroni, Ryan 207 
;arrett, Amanda 226 
anient, Ashley 218,273 
artee, Kandis 273 
arton, Sarah 226 
aseball 138,139,140 
asketball, Men's 135 
asketball, Women's 136 
ass, Candace P. 273 
ates, Demetra 273 
ates, Kimberly 195 
.ates, Rashad 273 
atiste, George 273 
attle, Adriane 216 
attle, Jesse 260 
axter, April 273 
eale, Stephanie 273 
eaman, Jr., Jerome 197,273 
earden, Jonathan 82,258,273 
easley, Brittany 222 
ieasley, Courtney 135 
easley, Jennifer 226 
jeaver, Jennifer 205,206 
leavers, Brittany 273 
eech, Amara 171,220,274 
eggerly, Carlisle 274 
'eler, Allison 214 
elk, Brad 240 
,ell, Kerri 178 
ell, Tempestt 274 

jelote, Brandon 99,106,176,260,292 
jelsom, Kimberlv 211,218 
enefield, Keven 256 
lenefield, Porter 250 
enigno, Jessica 214,274 
enn, Sophia 274 
ennet, Tim 155 
iennett, Colleen 274 
ennett, Emily 274 
ennett, Erica 150,218 
ennett, Johnathon 274 
ennett, Kim 274 
ennett, Rashemia 274 

nnett, Russell 274 

nvenutti, Laurie 274 

radi, Lucas 175 

rry, Amanda 52,53 

rry, Benjamin 262,274 

rry, Danyella 274 

rry, Ebony 172,224,274 

rry, Shondra 185 
est Citizens 96 

ta Alpha Psi 73 

ta Gamma Sigma 307 
eth, Laura 169 
euteo, Jessica 27 
ias, Jesse 196 
ibbs, Nejewish 274 
ierdeman, Eric 260 
ierdeman, Michael 256 
igott, Joshua 258,274 

I ill, Matthew 250 
inion, Matthew 260 
ird, Tiffany 150 
ishop, Josh 175 
ishop, Melissa 222 
lack, Chrissv 220 



Black, Samantha 274 

Blackledge, James 264 

Blackwelder, Megean 226 

Blaine, Christy 228 

Blair, |ohn 131 

Blake, Christopher 39,198 

Blakely, Tameika 275 

Blakeney, Jillian 275 

Blakit, Alley 127 

Bland, Laurel 232 

Blavlock, Steven 258 

Bledsoe, Brian 207,262,275 

Blue, Chris 275 

Blue, Maretta 275 

Boatner, Janie 275 

Bodemann, Jennifer 128 

Boe, Matthew 242 

Boehnel, Ashlev 136 

Bogan, Ashlev "159,275 

Bolden, Shunta 152,275 

Boler, Lindsay 150,151 

Boleware, Katie Jo 179,275 

Bolton, Deidra 170 

Bolton, Monica 275 

Bolton, Robin 275,349 

Bonck, James 240 

Bond, Adam 312 

Bond, Chelsea 275 

Bonds, Tiffany 216,275 

Bonner, Titianna 236 

Booker, JaRita 169,178,197,275 

Boone, Dustm 88,110,275 

Booth, Brandi 197 

Booth, Gemma 226,273 

Boothe, Chris 190,195,275 

Bordelon, Jessica 205,230 

Bordes, Corev 240 

Boren, ]eri 192 

Borries, Taylor 218,275 

Bosworth, Brian 240 

Bouie, Vanessa 275 

Boulette, Lindsi 152,222,223 

Bourgeois, Reid 127 

Bourgeois, William 250 

Bourland, Susan 84 

Bower, Jeff 115,116 

Bower, Stephani 228 

Bowers, Andrew 276 

Bowie, Jerry 175 

Bowman, Emily 222 

Box, Amanda 220 

Boyd, Lekica 197,276 

Boyer, Eric 34 

Boyles, Katie 230 

Bracey, Rudolph 197,198,276 

Bradford, Tiffany 276 

Bradley, Catherine 216 

Bradley, Cynthia 196 

Bradley, Jasmine 173,276 

Bradley, Sedrick 197,276 

Bradshaw, Ivory 116 

Brady, Tyler 276 

Brandner, Joshua 240 

Brannin, Anna 171,205,206,226,276 

Brasher, Toni 160 

Bratton, Donald 131 

Bratton, Ethan 155 

Brand, Bradlev 240 

Breal, Derek 258 

Breckenridge, Meredith 27b 



Breeden, Virgil 131 

Breland, Ashley 142 

Brewer, Adam 246 

Brewer, Brandi 214 

Brewer, Telia 30,31,53,110,211,228,276 

Brewster, Cristina 232 

Bridges, Brittany 218 

Bridges, Cedric 162,276 

Bridges, Derrick 200,201 

Bridges, Elizabeth 150,152,171,214 

Bridges, Romika 216 

Briggs, Matt 276 

Brinson, Allison 230 

Brinton, Lindsey 214,276 

Britt, Amber 276 

Brock, Phyllis 276 

Bronson, Tangelia 159 

Brooking, David 48 

Brooks, Carolyn 94,99,106,224,276,311 

Brooks, Damion 185 

Brooks, Danlana 276 

Brooks, Zakiya 234 

Broome, Crystal 164 

Brown, Aimee 276 

Brown, Angel 198 

Brown, Arneko 276 

Brown, Char-Mel 276 

Brown, Christopher 250 

Brown, Dewun 197,276 

Brown, Elizabeth 218,276 

Brown, Gabrielle 150 

Brown, Jason 188,197,266 

Brown, Kvle 152,207 

Brown, Kyris 248,276 

Brown, LaDonna 185,276 

Brown, Lindsey 158 

Brown, Marcus 124,125 

Brown, Merwin 244 

Brown, Orisha 216 

Brown, Quinton 159,277 

Brown, Steven 262 

Brown, Tristan 258 

Browning, Will 79,80 

Brownlee, Kevin 277 

Brumfield, Jonathan 240 

Brundidge, Eric 252,277 

Brunet, Diane 277 

Bryan, Benjamin 260 

Bryan, Tristan 277 

Bryant, Haylev 218,277 

Brvant, Joseph 277 

Bryant, Lakeisha 31,99,155,185,187,224,277 

,296 
Buchanan, Abigail 39 
Buchanan, Matthew 256 
Buchanan, Molly 277,349 
Bucher, Meredith 178,220 
Buckalew, Adam 55,205,250 
Buckelew, Jessica 21,150,214 
Buckles, Ashana 277 
Bueto, Jessica 150 

Buford, Carmen 96,100,152,172,173,277 
Bulev, Lindsev 230 
Bullard, Allison 143 
Bumbrev, Nakova C. 277 
Bumgardner, Bridget 220,27 
Bunkheila, Shawn 230,231 
Bunn, Jason 277 
Bunyard, Erin 122 
Burdette, Clinton 25b, 257 



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325 



Burge, Brent 264 

Burge, Justin 81 

Burke, Caitlin 277 

Burke, Evan 240 

Burkett, Heather 228 

Burkett, Kashika 196 

Burks, Jasmine 277 

Burks, John 24,39,54,55,204,205 

Burleigh, Jennifer 230 

Burleigh, Lynee 166 

Burley, Nekiesha 216 

Burnett, Allison 226 

Burnette, Jarvis 277 

Burnham, Madonna 277 

Burrage, Benadora 277 

Burroughs, Brit 222 

Burton, Victoria 228 

Bush, Candace 100,228 

Bush, Chad 89 

Bush, Kathryn 152,218 

Butler, Cerod 277 

Butler, Kimberly 277 

Butler, Lori Jo 155 

Butler, Randy 117 

Butler, Rebecca 160 

Butterworth, Megan 189 

Butts, Russell 250,251 

Bynum, Toni 277,349 

Byrd, Brandi 79 

Byrd, Treopia 277 



Cabana, Kristin 100 
Cable, Joshua 163 
Cado, Daniel 250 
Cagle, Chris 188,190,191 
Cagler, Brandi 192 
Caillouet, Ryan 266,267 
Caire, Matt" 141 
Calderon, Javier 262 
Caldwell, Brittany 277 
Callahan, Telisa 236 
Campbell, Alisha 278 
Campbell, MacLean 278 
Campbell, Tresi 278 
Cancer, Ivory 169,173,278 
Cangelosi, Ashley 

152,176,178,218,278 
Cangiamilla, Kristen 218,278 
Cann, Courtney 278 
Cannon, Micah 278 
Canterbury Episcopal Fellowship 

166,167 
Cariveau, Christina 182,278 
Carlson, Amy 230 
Carothers, Jeremy 260 
Carpenter, Bryant 119 
Carpenter, Melissa 39,162,164 
Carpenter, Nicole 185,278 
Carr, Katie 218 
Carr, Leanne 158 
Carrere, Christina 170 
Carriere, Jane 230 
Carrol, Jeremy 46 
Carroll, Allison 230 
Carroll, Jenny 280 
Carson, Greg 278 



Carson, Kenneth 240 

Carson, Shantenial 158 

Carter, Brittany 278 

Carter, Damion 278 

Carter, Ericia 278 

Carter, Mario 278 

Carter, Mark 173,190 

Carter, Rekesha 278 

Carter, Rena 278 

Carter, Terica 173,278 

Cartier, Caitlin 278 

Caruthers, Geanovia 278 

Carwile, Joshua 264 

Case, Clint 240 

Case, Craig 179 

Casey, Hallye 61 

Cash, Constance 172,173 

Cashion, Mike 144 

Castleman, Lyndsey 31,176228 

Castuera, Edward 278 

Catchings, Auronda 278 

Catholic Student Association 160,161 

Cato, Jermaine 254 

Caver, Sylvia 278 

Caviezel, Lauren 75 

Cavin, Samuel 250 

Cedor, Spencer 240 

Centola, Jennifer 230 

Chabert, Lauree' 220 

Chamberlain, Heather 278 

Chambers, Jarvis 197,198 

Chambers, Quineesha 278 

Chamber Singers 69 

Chandler, Rebecca 220 

Chaney, Benjamin 244 

Chaney, Kristen 137 

Chapman, Rebecca 278 




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Chappell, Amanda 230 

Charlesworth, Bradley 205,207,260 

Charlet, Nicole 214 

Chatman, Toria 278 

Chau, Alexander 278 

Cheeks, Shannnon 236 

Cheerleaders 43,120 

Chereskin, Sera 278 

Chesser, Shavonda 278 

Chidester, Nathan 278 

Childress, Charles 152,266 

Childs, Heather 278 

Chi Omega 206,218,219,259 

Chisolm, Nicole 143 

Chosen Ministries 163 

Christian, Brandon P. 278 

Christiansen, Katie 228,278 

Christmas, Derron 278 

Chriswell, Joanna 278 

Chung, Mary 68 

Church Of God In Christ Fellowship 162 

Chutz, Jennifer 85 

Cincunegui, Jose Maria 129 

Cirino, Melissa 278 

Clark, Adrian 230 

Clark, Allison 188 

Clark, Christopher 278 

Clark, Cody 46,178 

Clark, Jennifer 230 

Clark, Joshua 278 

Clark, Joy 278 

Clark, Jr., Ricky 278 

Clark, Ricky 185,244,245 

Clark, Travis 278 

Clarke, Dionne 159 

Clary, Cliff 262 

Clay, Michelle 278 

Clayton, Lauren 230,278 

Clayton, Stefan 32,260,278 

Clayton, Takymmea 278 

Clement, Nicholas Kade 243 

Clements, Joseph 246 

Clenonts, Julie 183 

Cline, Brian 278 

Cline, Chris 148 

Clinton, Catherine 279 

Coach, Cassie 279 

Coats, Dewitt 162 

Coats, Jessica 279 

Cobb, Teddy 196,279 

Coccaro, Amanda 228 

Cochran, Beth 222 

Cochran, Staci 164,178,218,279 

Cockrell, Casey 183 

Cockrell, Justin 250 

Coffey, Darell 252 

Coffey, Roger 279 

Cohea, Nicole 171,228,279 

Cohen, Nell 222 

Coker, Kevin 141 

Coker, Whitney 228 

Cole, Danielle "159,192,279 

Cole, Stacey 170 

Cole, Teneicia 205,216 

Cole, Trakena 169,170,171,197,199 

Cole, Wesley 256 

Coleman, Amaziah 84,85,100,107,188,197 

Coleman, Angela 155,279 

Coleman, Balencia 279,349 

Coley, Kevis 115 






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^oley, Trevis 119 

'ollege of Arts and Letters 60,61 

'ollege of Business and Economic Develop- 
ment 70,71 

ollege of Education and Psychology 
74,75,76,77 

ollege of Health 78,79,80 

ollege of Science and Technology 82,83 

ollege Student Personnel 182 

oilier, Kadv 171,232,279 

Collins, Austin 279 

'ollins, Lashondra 216 

'ollins, Michael 250 

iollins, Portia 16,170 

J ollins, Renard 248,280 

olor Guard 148 

olston, Steven 262,280 

ombes, Allison 150,220 

ombs, Candice 226 

omeaux, Natalie 228 

onerly, Quiera 280 

onque, Sarah 150 

ook, Madison 228 

ook, Nicholas 262 

ook, Paul 265 

; ooke, Arcenio 280 

i'ooley, Alex 36 

ooper, Kendall 222 

iorish, Ashley 230 

prley, Alicia 280 

lorley, Jennifer 234 

ornette, Jennifer 150,220,280 

ornette, Jon 280 

'othran, Michael 260,261 

: otter, Andrew 266 

ouev, Allie 220 

iourtney, Katrina 280 

lousin, Hope 280 

ox, Ashley 280 

ox, John 177 

ox, Olivia 195 

ox, Sean 280 

ox, Staci 197 

ox, Travis 163 

raft, Courtney 280 

rawford, Candace 281 

rawford, Christina 281 

rawford, Rasheeda 164 

rawley, Nicole 228 

rayton, Jessica 281 

ripps, Alan 260 

risler, Cris 194,281 

risler, John 262 

risler, William 262 

rist, Courtney 220 

Iriswell, Mason 67,308 

jronin, Sean 240 

irosby, Angel 281 

ross Country 124,125 

jrowder, Wesley 281 

rowell, Rasheeda 216 

ruise, James 100,281 

rumpton, Brooke 218,281 

rumpton, John 242 

ruppi, Andrew 240 

ubley David 256 

Lichens, Jessica 220 

ullinan, Russ 207 

ullinan, Tommy 155,182 

ullinane, Jr., William 262,281 



Culotta, Joseph 240 
Cunningham, Patricia 281 
Cyprian, Kristin 236 
Cyprian, Nichole 178 



D 

D'Amico, Michelle 170,192 

Dabdoub, Katie 230 

Dailey, Bethany 100,180,22b 

Dale/Brad 264 

Dance Department 64 

Dancy, Moneka 216 

Danczvk, Kimberlv 214 

Daniel, Cory 281 

Dantzler, Deanna 224 

Danyus, Ryan 281 

Dauner, Dakoda 179,281 

Davenport, Ryan 281 

David, Deirdre 228,281 

David, Will 183 

Davidson, Willie 252 

Davies, Dr. David 295 

Davis, Alexander 260 

Davis, Antonio 281 

Davis, Bo 139 

Davis, Caleb 256,257 

Davis, Elese 281 

Davis, Jeremy 281 

Davis, Jewell 216 

Davis, Leland 190 

Davis, Madison 226,281,349 

Davis, Mallorie 205,281 

Davis, Matthew 152,240,246 

Davis, Meghan 178,232 

Davis, Mosell 198,281 

Davis, Roianna 281 

Davis, Sarah 26,179,191 

Davis, Seth 257 

Davis, Shannon 155,205,206,230 

Davis, Shawanna 281 

Davis, Veronica 172,173,281 

Dawkins, Kristen 281 

Dav, Anthony 240 

Day, Cory 250 

Dean, Jessica 230 

Dean, Sara 281 

DeAngelo, Dondi 222 

Dearman, Gabriel 175 

Deaton, Ashley 232 

Dedeaux, Ashley 281 

Deener, Ashley 128 

DeFrances, Phil 259 

Delaine, Vrita 297 

Delanev, Zacharv 250 

Delta Delta Delta 220,221 

Delta Gamma 222 

Delta Sigma Theta 208,209,224,225 

Delta Tau Delta 242 

Deluca, Emilv 152 

Demedius, Molly 228 

Demma, Melissa 150 

Dennis, Danny 128 

Dent, Deidra 281 

Dew, Kris 260,261 

Diaz, Nathan 258,281 

Dickens, Wesley 264 

Dickerson, Denise 281 



Diiorio, Matthew 242 

Dillon, Marcus 281 

Dittus, Casey 196 

Divine Nine 208 

Dixie Darlings 25,27,148,150,151 

Dixon, Ashley 281 

Dixon, Timothy 281 

Dixon, Tyesha' 28 1 

Dobson, Brandon 254 

Dobson, Dannah 230 

Dodge, Anna 232 

Dohty, Dr. Harold 71 

Doleac, Whitney 228 

Donaby, Kandis 281 

Donahue, Matt 262 

Donahue, Shannon 281 

Donald, Earthy 281 

Dorris, Jr., Michael 262,281 

Doss, Sarah 230 

Dotson, Janetra 281 

Doty, Harold 315 

Doty, Lindsev 281 

Douglas, Courtney 187,236,281 

Douglas, Edward 250 

Downs, Christine 158 

Dozier, Brian 138 

Drago, Jim 175 

Drye, Emily 218,281 

Dubard, Chancis 226 

Dubard School for Language Disorders 275 

DuBose, Jennifer 232,281 

DuBose, Shawn 212,258 

Dubra, Phoema 216 

Ducksworth, Jennifer 183 

Ducksworth, Lee 37 

Ducksworth, Shemecka 281 

Duckworth, Matt 204 

Duffee-Braun, Wesley 166 

Duffy Erin 216 

Duggin, Glenn 166 

Duhe', Katherine 230 

Duke, Holly 228 

Dunaway, Shawna 228,229 

Duncan, Michael 246 

Duncan, Sarah 220 

Duncan, Terrance 195 

Dunn, Courtney 178,222 

Dunn, Durran 248 

Dupuis, Hannah 21,281 

Duran, Eddie 198 

Dwire, John Allen 25 

Dwver, John 262 

Dwyer, Justin 264 

Dyess, Christy 19,281,349,351 

Dyess, Hunter 265 

Dyke, Kim 196 



Eagle Ambassadors 170 
Eagle Connection 152 
Eaglepalooza 43 

Ealy, Amy 196,281 
Eaton, Jenny 222 
Edgerton, Michael 236 
Edwards, Charles 156 
Edwards, Letezia 281 
Edwards, Roderick 1 58, 1 87,282 



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327 



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El-Murr, Christina 190,290 

Eley, Katherine 230 

Elliot, Justin 128 

Elliott, Justin 238,282 

Ellis, Clint 175 

Ellis, Jason 62 

Ellis, Ladonna 214 

Ellis, Nakisha 282 

Ellzey, Margaret 220 

Emery, Margaret 171,232,282 

Em finger, Joseph 282 

Ennis, Kelly 164,214 

Epperson, Tabitha 100,152,155,176,182,183,282 

Epps II, Chris 195 

Espey, Abbv 228 

Estes, Ashley 198 

Estes, Kelly '218 

Etheridge, Drew 260 

Ethridge, Shemina 216 

Eubanks, John 116 

Eubanks, Tessa 16 

Eugene, Amber 137 

Eustachy, Larry 39,55,134 

Evans, Dollena 163,282 

Evans, James 250 

Evans, Kelsi 282 

Evans, Mario 282 

Evans, Matt 49,242 

Evans, Megan 220 

Everett, Kari 166 

Everman, Michael 250 

Ezell, Joseph 349 



Fabra, Vince 30,31,152,178,212,260,282 

Facebook 39 

Faggard, Ashley 218,282 

Farmer, Erin 232 

Fairley, Altonyala 282 

Faries, Hilary 214 

Farish, Daniel 242 

Farmer, Jill 163 

Farmer, William 274 

Farquhar, Matthew 246 

Farrar, Lauren 282 

Fashion Merchandising Organization 193 

Faust, Erica 158,282 

Favre, Clint 211,266 

Fayard, Sarah 220 

Fears, Thomas 242 

Fencing 131 

Ferguson, Jill 222 

Ferguson, Kala 282 

Ferguson, Lucy 100,218,282 

Ferrer, Brandi' 24,152,173,178,232,282,314 

Ferry, Zachary 250 

Fielder, Karen 216 

Fields, Courtney 172,173,181 

Fields, Crystal 224 

Fields, Natalie 349 

Finnegan, Colleen 189 

Fiorentini, Marion 226 

Fisher, Chiquita 282 

Fisher, Lance 190 

Fisher, Natalie 228 

Fitch, Kaihia 158,282 

Fitts, Wynde 19,39,154 



Fitzgerald, Corey 256 

Fitzsimmons, Susan 63 

Flatt, Jace 260 

Fleming, Jack 63 

Flowers, Dawn Douglas 163 

Flowers, Fallon 205,236 

Flvnn, William 250 

Flynt, Eric 60 

Foley, Lee 282 

Fonte, Alexis 222 

Fontenot, Nicole 222 

Fontenot, Randi 282 

Football 115,116,117,119 

Foote, Camillia 282 

Forbes, Joseph 158,282 

Ford, Garrett 207 

Ford, Jaquitta 282 

Ford, Mary Katherine 282 

Ford, Roy 282 

Ford, Tyler 315 

Ford, William 264 

Forte, Jason 134 

Forte, Lauren 220 

Fortenberry, Erin 230 

Fortenberrv, Lacev 220 

Fortenberry, Samantha 81,175,226 

Fos, Dr. Peter 79 

Foster, Tommy 282 

Foster, Yolanda 282,349 

Fountain III, Stanton 258,282 

Fowler, Judd 242 

Fowler, Luke 260 

Fox, Allison 206,228 

Fox, Meaghan 220 

Franklin, Tangy 282 

Franks, Rachel 220 

Franks, Richard 260 

Fraternity Recruitment 207 

Frazier, Leigh 228 

Frazier, McKenzie 282 

Frederick, Bianca 216,282 

Freels, Jacqueline 282,349,350 

Freidmann, Les-Leigh 282 

Freyder, Melissa 172,178,230 

Friday Night at the Fountain 26 

Friedman, Melissa 176 

Friedmann, Les-Leigh 150,226 

Frierson, Amanda 232 

Frierson, Lindsey 150 

Fries, Patrick 282 

Fryfogle, Savannah 282 

Fulgham, Emily 230 

Fuller, Jessica 282 

Fuller, Katie 218 

Fulon, Ryan 160 

Funches, Etan 254 

Funches, Savannah 282 

Funk, Elizabeth 282 

Future Black Law Students' Association 194 

Future Black Law Students Association 195 

Future Optometrist Association 199 



Gaddis, Leslie 34,179,189,190 
Gaddis, Timothy 282 
Gagllano, Patrice 228 
Gaines, Caleb 282 



Gaines, Christina 216 

Gaines, Jeffery 264 

Gaines, Leah 29,86,226 

Gallagher, Anne 188,189,282 

Gallup, Julie 128 

GAMMA 171 

Gamma Beta Phi 183 

Gandolfi, Matthew 242 

Gandy, Dr. Rex 83 

Gandy, Frank 186,282 

Gantt, Kenyell 72 

Gantt, Libby 205,218,282 

Gardes, Benjamin 240 

Gardner, Amy 158 

Gardner, Ariel 282 

Gardner, Seth 258,282 

Garin, Adam 266 

Garraway, Greer 228,282 

Garrett, Comekio 159,282 

Garrett, Jammie 283 

Garver, Myles 240 

Garvin, Rachel 230,283 

Garzon, Juan 126 

Gaskill, Stacey 182 

Gasparrini, Mary 226,227 

Gaston, Anna 220 

Gaston, Joanna 30, 53,228 

Gatlin, Nikki 218 

Gaude, Blase 28,250 

Gautier, Luke 258,283 

Gavin, Lindsey 228 

Geddes, Benjamin 182 

Gee, Jennifer 218 

Geoghegan, Kyle 260 

Geriner, Alex 262 

Gervais, Kevin 240 

Gesvantner, Jennifer 232 

Ghunmeyeen, Michelle 170 

Giannini, Richard 115 

Gibbe, Kyle 266 

Gibson, Alisha 83,181,283 

Gibson, Calla 218 

Giegler, Teresa G. 283 

Gilt>ert, Erin 222 

Gilbert, Roderick 283 

Gilbert, Veronica 230 

Gill, Melody 220 

Gillies, Amy 230 

Gillis, Jennifer 178,182 

Gillis, Matthew 242 

Gilman, Claudette 214 

Gilmore, Kathy 164,196 

Ginn, Brittany 150 

Gipson, LaToya 236,283 

Giroir, Chris 182 

Givens, Shiquita 283 

Gladney, Whitney 283 

Glaviano, Matthew 240 

Godbolt, Adrienne 283 

Godfrey, Michael 262,283 

Goff, Kathleen 220 

Goff, Preston 283 

Goin, Mary Katherine 190 

Golden, Ana 284 

Golden, Jesse 284 

Golden, Stephanie 228 

Golden Eagle Welcome Week 17,18,19 

Golden Key International Honour Society 

180 
Goldman, Heather 220 



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INDEX 



Goldsmith, Martha 284 
Golf 128,129 

Gollott, Todd 258,284 

Gonsoulin, Harry 250 

Gonzalez, Melinda 171,228,229,284 

Gonzalez, Rose 230,284 

Good, Vererica 284 

Goodman, Lauren 218,284 

Gordon, [essica 100,216,284 

iordon, Michelle 228 

Jordon, Sarah 228,284 

Josa, Meagan 284 

Eouaux, Gene 30,31,33,155 

Grace, Bernard 185,284 

Grace, Jon 264 

Graduate Education Research Association 

183 
Graduation 51 
Grady, Alillian 236 
Iraef, Lauren 230 
Grafton, Leah 222 
traham, Aaron 284 
Iraham, Amy 73 
fraham, Erica 284 
(rant, Ashley 152,218 
trant, Keith 256 

raves, Brooke 220,284 

raves, Erin 284 
jiray, Jazmyn 284 
:ray, Kathryn 150,218 
iray, Shatara 284 

ray, Vaughn 169 

ray, Will 197 

ravson, Rachel 315 

reek Seekers 172 

reen, Courtney 228 

jreen, Dr. Rick" 198 

i reen, Joshua 21 

jreen, Kimberlv 173,195,285 

reen, Kimberlv 285 
jreen, LaCharles 285 

reen, Latoria 216 

reen, Laura 218 
jreen, Leo 285 
|reen, Margo 234 

reen, Marquita 197,224,285 
|reen, Matthew 285 

reen, Nicole 133 

reen, Quentin 75 

reer, Ashley 285 

reer, Brian 285 

regg, Susannah 197,285 

regory, Brittany 226,285 

regory, Maxine 285 

remillion, Tara 230 

iriffin, Cecilv 285 

riffin, Victoria 216,285 

riffin, Wendell 285 

riffith, Christopher 240 

riggs, Elan 230 

rillot, Caitlvn 230 

rillot, Corinn 230,285 

rimes, Dr. Jay 51 

rishby, Joni 285 

ros, Aemee 170 

rush, Heather 285 

aardina, Ansley 285 

uess, Beth 53,152,228 

uidroz, Brian 240,286 

aidry, Taylor 240,268 



Guiles, Laura 52,53,152,178,222 

Guillot, Anna 230 

Guiser, Jinsey 286 

Gunn, Jennifer 172,218 

Gunnell, Scott 286 

Guo, Mary 286,306 

Gustafson, Eric 286 

Gutierrez, Justin 286 

Gutter, Kimberly 236 

Guy, Daniel 250,251 

Guv, Joshua 286 

Guy, Stuart 260,261,286 

Gwin, Mary Katherine 110,160 



H 

Haag, Tracie 172,228 
Habitat For Humanity 164 

Hager, Benjamin 256 
Haggard, Jodie 232 
Halev, Dwana 193,286 
Haley, Jordan 155,222 
Hall,' Antonio 201 
Hall, Brittany 158,286 
Hall, Lee 250 
Hall, Patrina 216 
Hall, Ryan 264 
Hall, Tansy 101,21b 
Hall, Travis 134 
Halley, Jonathan 250,251 
Hall of Fame 104-109 
Hamilton, Kristin 214 



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Hamilton, Madeleine 101 
Hamilton, Stacey 185,286 
Hamilton, Stephanie 198 
Hammond, Amanda 218,219,28b 
Hammond, Markeshia 182 
Hammons, Brian 250 
Hampton, Amber 287 
Hanburv, David 179 
Hancock, Breanne 287 
Hancock, Brennen 111,260 
Hancock, Rachel 228 
Handshavv, Allison 287 
Hanegan, Vanessa 287 
Haney, Scott 287 
Hanna, Laura 287 



Hansell, Johnny 248,287 

1 [anson, Sarah 214 

Harbison, Jeffrey 264 

Hard, Jeremy 190,264 

Hardesty, Noelle 226,227 

Hardges, Aspen 224 

Harlson, Shavaya 170,171 

Harmon, Neal ' 287 

Harnish, Melissa 150 

Harnish, Nicole 287 

Harper, Jillian 153,170,172,173,178,182,28/ 

Harper, Lauren 230 

Harrell, Ashley 136 

Harrington, Liz 222,287 

Harris, Joanna 216 

Harris, Katie 78,218 

Harris, Mary Lee 67 

Harris, Megan 63,155 

Harris, Patrick Thomas 287 

Harris, Robert 190 

Harris, Tiaura 187,288 

Harris, Tineciaa 216 

Harris, Tivan 288 

Harrison, Chad 266 

Harrison, Colin 266 

Harrison, Lesley 226 

Harrison, Mary 222,288 

Harrv, Romania 288 

Hart," KeAmdra 195,288 

Harthorne, Andrea 288 

Harthome, Ashley 288 

Hartley, Christen 206 

Harvey, Candace 288 

Harvev, Lewaire 228 




Harvey, VVilbert 288 
Harvison, Justin 256 
Harwood, Krishna 206,230 
Haskin, Lana 288 
Hasty, Brian 163 
Hatten, Nakkia l c )3 
Haung, Hailong IN 1 -' 
Havlicek, Amanda 288 
Hawkins, David 262 
Hawkins, Justin 288 
Hawkins, Rosanna 169 
Hayes, Krista 216,288 
Hayes, LaShena 236 
Haves, Valerie 288,31 1 
Haves, krista 190 



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329 



Haynes, Jasmine 288 

Haynes, Mallory 220 

Hearn, Marcus 288 

Heath, Andre 39 

Hebert, Ronnie 152,173,178,240,268 

Heidelberg, Sarah 163 

Heidingsfelder, Christen 288 

Heindl, Brittain 188,189,260 

Heinz, Stephen 180 

Helfrich, Lori 230 

Helton, Kim 220 

Helton, Kimberly 101 

Hembree, Keith" 101,171,172,176,205,207,240 

Hembree, Kelly 152,176,178,288 

Henderson, Ashley 192 

Henderson, Brittany 288 

Henderson, Elbony 288 

Henderson, Laquanda 288 

Henderson, Terah 222 

Henderson, Trace 260 

Henley, Amanda 218 

Henner, Branden 288 

Herring, Greg 55,121 

Herrington, Chirstie 216 

Herron, Sherry 188,189 

Hester, Ben 260 

Hester, Seth 207,264 

Hickman, Natalie 206 

Hicks, Anthony 288 

Hicks, Tiffany '228 

Higdon, Haley 214 

Higgins, Billy 246 

Higgins, Kristin 232,288 

Hill, Brandon 258 

Hill, Dr. Lilian 183 

Hill, Greta 80,218 

Hill, Jessica 226 

Hill, Rufus 179,288 

Hillanbrand, Scott 260 

Hillman, Kathryn 214 

Hillman, Zack 258,288 

Hilton, Haley 172,218 

Hilton, Kimberly 288 

Hilton, Kyle 301 

Himmel, Jeremy 266,267 

Hines, Kathryn 230 

Hinton, Adrienne 222,288 

Hinton, Daniel 256,257 

Hirsch, Rebecca 288 

Hobgood, Daniel 266 

Hoffmann, Jonathan 242 

Hogan, Rachel 228 

Hoggatt, Dorcas 288 

Holcomb, Courtney 214 

Holcomb, Hank 256 

Holder, Leslie 152,155,205,228 

Holified, Zach 288 

Holifield, Kenya 190,197,288 

Holland, Kaylah 288 

Holland, Levonta 236 

Hollifield, Holly 228 

Hollingsworth," Kelly 101,152,205,206,228 

Hollomon, Sarah 232 

Holman, Nathan 175 

Holmes, Cassandra 175 

Holstead, Carland 207,246 

Holt, Jevelle 288 

Homecoming 28,31,33 

Honkala, Ingrid Garcia-Hansen 189 

Honors College 89 



Honors Student Association 179 

Hopkins, Bob 36 

Hopkins, Kawauna 236 

Hopson, Rayshun 41,190,195,288 

Horn, Ashley 288 

Horn, Jessica 169,288 

Home, Brittany 178,228,288 

Home, Donald 256 

Home, Lauren 220 

Home, Ronald 262 

Horton, Cory 31 

Horton, Shana 288 

Hosey, Charae 288 

Hosey, Corey 201 

Hosman, Laura 178 

Hotard, Reed 260,288 

House, Terricka 288 

Houston, Marcus 197 

Houston, Robert 205 

Howard, Sara 185 

Howell, Brock 264 

Howell, Emily 178,288 

Huckabee, Eric 28,260 

Huddleston, Rachael 288 

Hudnall, Aakeela 173,185 

Hudson, Ayana 288 

Hudson, Brian 101,155,252 

Hudson, Bridgette M. 288 

Hudson, Brieah 171,216,288 

Hudson, Gloria 288 

Hudson, Latara 187 

Hudson, Timeka 289 

Huerta, Jessica 142 

Huff, Maressa 289 

Hughbanks, Joe 163 

Hughes, Brittany 159,289 

Hughes, Christina 222 

Hughes, Cresean 185,289 

Hughes, Devin 289 

Hughes, Lester 289 

Huguet, Brittany 290 

Hull, Cody 115,119 

Human Rights Center 289 

Hundt, Kevin 242 

Hunt, Quint 246 

Hunter, Kaila 290 

Hurricane Katrina 21,22,23 

Husband, Deaudra 159,290 

Husband, Michael 159 

Husband, Shasta 17,28 

Hutson, Rochelle 164,173,290 

Hymel, Kimberly 230 

Hysom, Jonathan 250 

Hyunh, Tiffany 222 



I 



IDEAL Women 172,173 
IMAGE 197 

Imbraguglio, George 266 
Imran, Moin 182,290 
Indest, Julie 178,290 
Ingram, Jared 246 
Inman, Lindsey 47 
Interfraternity Council 205 
Intramural sports 47 
Iota Phi Theta 208,244,245 
Irby, Steven 290 



Ishakarah, Ashanti 181,290 
Ivins, April 152,206,218,290 
Ivison, Andy 258,290 
Ivy, Shenika 216,290 
Iyanobar, Angela 173 



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Jackson, Apryl 290 

Jackson, Bradley 290 

Jackson, Charles 264 

Jackson, Crystal 290 

Jackson, David 290 

Jackson, Elizabeth 290 

Jackson, Jasmeial 290 

Jackson, Jessica 230 

Jackson, Kemiaya 290 

Jackson, Le'Shannon 290 

Jackson, Lekeba 101,290,304 

Jackson, Matthew 250 

Jackson, Natasha 290 

Jackson, Porsha 157 

Jackson, Ramon 264 

Jackson, Rene 169,198,290 

Jackson, Tiffany 290 

Jackson, Titi 290 

Jalvia, Lyndsey 30,31,33,93,155,216 

James, Erret 291 

James, Rachel 218 

James, Ronekia 291 

Jantzen, Ryan 262,291 

Jefferson, Vanessa 216 

Jenkins, Ashley 222,291 

Jenkins, Christopher 240 

Jenkins, Katherine 230 

Jenkins, Kevin 262,291 

Jenkins, Nettie 291 

Jenkins, Tonya 153,291,349 

Jennings, Kristen 226,227 

Jernighan, Kendry 291 

Jett, Robert 264 " 

Jex, Anna Kate 291 

Johnson, Amy 218 

Johnson, Brittany S. 291 

Johnson, Brittney M. 152,291 

Johnson, Candi 224 

Johnson, Charles 153 

Johnson, Crystal 291 

Johnson, Demetris 75 

Johnson, Erik 312 

Johnson, Jeannette 230,291 

Johnson, Jessica 216 

Johnson, Joseph 291 

Johnson, Kimberly 187,291 

Johnson, Lakeisha 48,236 

Johnson, Lashundra 291 

Johnson, Latoya 216 

Johnson, Latrinia 291 

Johnson, Luke 96,101,119 

Johnson, Marcus 23 

Johnson, Morgan 132 

Johnson, Nathaniel 291 

Johnson, Richard 182,185,186 

Johnson, Robin 291 

Johnson, Sara 179 

Johnson, Shakerra 291 

Johnson, Sharae 216 

Johnson, Sitaniel 291 



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INDEX 



Johnson, Steve 128 
Johnson, Tameekea 291 
[ohnson, Terri 291 
Johnson, Tomeka 198 
Johnson, Whitney 250 
lohnson, Yolanda 291 
Johnstion, Lori 163 
Johnston, Ashley 152 
Johnston, Joshua 250 
Johnston, Laurie 152,292 
Sfohnston, Mitch 54,250,283 
'ohnston, Nicholas 130 
ones, Adam 292 
ones, Ashley 292 
ones, Barrett 214 
ones, Brittany 169,197,292 
ones, Casey 228 
ones, Chandra 153 
ones, Cynthia 216 
ones, DAndrea 292 
iones, Dalaman 169 
ones, Derrick 169,292 
ones, Dominick 169,293 
iones, Fran 48,49,173 
ones, Jamal 244,245 
iones, Jennifer 218 
tones, Katrina 224 
iones, Kim 293 
iones, Marquita 293 
'ones, Mary Anne 315 
ones, Michayla 293 
ones, Petrice 169,293 
ones, Rachael 197,293 
ones, Shari 216 
Jones, Sheneka 173 
ones, Tasha 159,293 
ones, Tevor 266 
ordan, Margaret 165 
ordan, Monica 230 
ordan, Rachel 293 
ordan, Rhonda 216,293 
oyce, Brian 242 
junearich, Natasha 193,216 



(/ 

ane, Alicia 293 

appa Alpha 246 

appa Alpha Psi 208 

appa Alpha Theta 226,227 

appa Delta 206,228,229,258 

appa Sigma 250,251 

arliner, Dianna 293 

attengel, Corinne 293 

eenan, Elizabeth 293,349 

ellerhals, Brooke 150 

elly, Erick 198 

elly, Hannah 218,293 

elly, Jimmy 198 

elly, Kayla 293 

elly, Sarah 293 

elly, Schkaria 159,293 

emp, Kiange 172,197,216 

endrick, Robert 293 

ennard, Crystal 293 

ennedy, Cassie 188 

ennedy, Courtney 218 

ennedy, Kera 293 



Kennedy, William 250 

Kenney, Matthew 264 

Kensinger, Katie 232 

Kent, Bethany 220,293,349,350 

Kerr, Daniel 67 

Kerschbaum, Felipe 262,293 

Keyes, Dewona 293 

Keyes, Jamaal 254 

Keyes, Percy 254 

Keyes, Shellie 293 

Keys, Joseph 293 

Keyseear, jeffery 242,243 

Kidd, Jessie 222 

King, Amanda 31,39 

King, Chad 28,205,207,284,293 

King, Christopher 256 

King, DeVita 197 

King, Dustin 240 

King, Jr., Willie 293 

King, Justin 240 

King, Zabrina 175 

Kingsdorf, Caroline 178,220 

Kinn, Cordell 159,293 

kinter, Kaitlin 230 

Kirby, Neal 176 

Kirkpatrick, Kim 7 C ) 

Kitrel, Stan 37 

Kittrell, Eric 293 

Klauder, Robby 259 

Kleamenakis, John 266 

Klein, Jessica 157 

Kline, Aquila 293 

Kneip, Kathryn 226 

Knight, Lisa 293 

Knowles, Bene' 214,293 




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Knox, Shannon 232 
Koblas, Kyle 264 
Kochtitzkv, Johnny 260 
Kojic, Dijana 125 
Kolb, Melissa 175 
Kolbo, Eadie 153 
Kolibal, Joseph 315 
Kolin, Dr. Phillip 286 
Kolts, Megan 123 
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Kowalski, Aaron 240 
Kowalski, Brian 240 
Kozakiewicz, Samantha 230 
Krebs, Jonathan 30,31,92,101,107 
Kren, Adrienne 228,293 
Krhut, Samual 264 
Krhut, Sydney 155,220 
Kristiansson, Johanna 129 
Kuczaj, Dr. Stan 88,89 
Kuhn, Meagon 226 
Kurtz, Angela 230 
Kuskin, Dr. William 286 
Kuykendall, Jennifer 189 
Kwarteng, Tasha 293 



L 

Labon, Tiffany 182 

Lacey, Blake 257 

Lacey, Timothy 293 

Lackey, Jessie 230 

Lacoste, Serena 170 

Lacy, Jessica 189 

Ladd, Tyler 262 

Ladner, Jordan 232 

Ladner, Melissa 226,293 

Ladner, Miriam 232,293 

Lafontaine, Hannah 220 

LaGraize, Matthew 262,293 

Lahuta, Jennifer 218 

Laird, Brittany 218 

Lamb, Jessica 214 

Lambda Sigma 179 

Lambert, Erin 30,31,102,108,152,155,206,218 

Lambright, Bart 293,349 

Lambuth, Emily 293 

Lampkin, Keith l c >5 

Lanasa, Danielle 230 

Lance, Stefanie 218 

Landry, Christopher 240 

Lane, Alicia 102,152,155,220 

Lang, Jessie 222,293 

Lang, Melissa 222 

Lang, Olivia 222,223 

Langford, Courtney 150 

Langford, Kelly 220 

Lares, Dr. Jameela 286 

Larke, Emma 224 

Lassabe, Carla 293 

Lassen, Greg 314 

Lattanzi, Lana 214 

Latza, Sarah 160 

Laughlin, Deret 293 

Laurendine, Wesley 240 

Laury, Krvstal 293 

Lawrence, Leslie 214,293 

Lawrence, Mandv 226 

Lawrence, Mary 222 



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Lawson, Robyn 293 

Layton, Jacob 262,293 

Le, Kiet 190,349 

Leake, Josephy 294 

Ledbetter, Robert 32,260 

Lee, Andrea 294 

Lee, Angela 294 

Lee, Jacqueline 294 

Lee, Jacquelyn 72 

Lee, Jerri 294 

Lee, Jonathan 242 

Lee, Kelisha 294 

Lee, Lauren 228,294 

Lee, Megan 65,150,218 

Lee, Natalie 173,185,294 

Lee, Nathan 180,181,294 

Lee, Permelia 294 

Lee, Whitney 232 

Leek, John 294 

Legacy Association, The 177,178,292 

Leggett, Karrie 153 

Leggett, LaTara 196 

Legrand, Christopher 240 

Leland, Michelle 218 

Lenoir, April 294 

Lenoir, Kathleen 222 

Lepre, Jennifer 230 

Lestremau, Lauren 102,206,222 

Lett, Crystal 294 

Leufroy, Chad 294 

Levens, Kendall 150,178 

Lewellyn, Bradley 256 

Lewis, Bradley 244 

Lewis, Carman 224 

Lewis, Chris 176 

Lewis, Courtney 294 

Lewis, Deanta 294 

Lewis, Haley 152,178,222,294 

Lewis, Jeremy 250 

Lewis, Kelly '222,294 

Lewis, Kimberly 294 

Lewis, Nicholas 159,185,294 

Lewis, Traci 162 

Lewis, Virginia 220 

Liburd, Tanika 124 

Liebig, Lisa 294 

Liner, Allyson 171,226,294 

Lingsch, Kelsey 230 

Lippe, Catherine 220 

Little, Aliana 214 

Little, Morgan 196 

Littles, Maquitta 71 

Livingston, Joshua 243 

Lobrano, Megan 232 

Locke, Lea 205,206,222 

Lockhart, Alechia 170 

Loconte, Serena 171,182 

Loehr, Don 294 

Loenser, Nate 39 

Loftm, Kayla 230,294 

Lofton, Courtney 230 

Lofton, Tammy 165 

Loftus, Justin 264 

Loggins, Kon'Chata 294 

Lomas, Tom 294 

Long, Ashley 152 

Long, Elizabeth 214,294 

Long, Selina 234,235,294 

Lorenzo, Thomas 294 

Lott, Jennifer 224,294 



Lott, Julia 180 
Lott, Shan 158,178,181,294 
Lott, Stacey 226 
Lovinggood, Hillary 294,312 
Loworn, Katherine 230 
Lowe, Brain 266 
Lowery, Patrick 178 
Lowrey, Sara 226 
Lozes, Lindsey 232,294 
Lucas, Dr. Aubrey 177 
Lucas, Zundra 294 
Lumzy Jr., Arthur 164,195,294 
Lupo," David 260,294 
Luyties, Ricci 133 
Lyman, Chris 205,262,294 
Lynchard III, Percy 242,294 
Lyons, Jerome D. 294 



M 

Mack, Jessica 294 

Macklin, Gail 123 

Maddox, Ginger 179 

Maddox, Marc 139 

Maestri, Elizabeth 294 

Maestri, Thomas 264 

Magee, Andre 162 

Magee, Courtney 232 

Magee, Deandra 162 

Magee, Eason 162 

Magee, Roger 190 

Magee, Shea 264 

Magee, Sheena 294 

Magee, Tyra 294 

Magee, Yolonda 216 

Magger, Aaron 294 

Magill, Mandi 150,230 

Magrude, David 258 

Mahoney, Ryan 31,93,102,108,172 

Maisano, Frank 294 

Malik, Sady 169,192 

Malmberg, Jeremiah 44,240,268 

Malone, Daniel 294 

Malone, Megan 230 

Malone, Selethia 169 

Manning, Carol 216 

Mannino, Josh 152,178,205,240 

Mannion, Brandi 222 

Mannoni, Dr. Raymond 151 

Manriquez, Angela 294 

Mapp, Jabari 198 

Marshall, Andrea 294 

Marshall, Ann Debra 295 

Marshall, Clifton 175 

Marshall, MacAllister 152,295 

Marshall, Matthew 258 

Marslander, Amy 220 

Martel, Allan 258,295 

Martin, Alexander 264 

Martin, Amber 295 

Martin, Amelia 295 

Martin, Amy 222 

Martin, Carrie Leigh 295 

Martin, Codie 295 

Martin, Dameka 295 

Martin, Danielle 295 

Martin, Elbernita 224,295 

Martin, James 295 



Martin, Keiwaun 295 

Martin, Kelly 296 

Martin, Kevin 189 

Martin, Linda 296 

Martin, Marcus 187,296 

Martin, Michael 258,296 

Martin, Ramonica 173 

Martin, Sarah 198 

Marzoni, Kelly 296 

Mason, Joshua 266 

Mason, Kwamina 152,198 

Mason, Michelle 150 

Masson, Caitlin 64 

Mathis, Cheri 296 

Mathis, Ellen 296 

Mathis, Paula 89 

Mathison, Clinton 262 

Matney, Alyson 228,296 

Matthews, Jade 158,180,181,195,296 

Matthews, Jennifer 206,218 

Matthews, Mario 296 

Matthews, Sylvester 296 

Mauffray, Conrad 296 

Mauldin, Melissa 230 

Maurer, Gregory 242 

May, Lashonda 173 

Mayes, Dr. Michael 286 

Mayhall, Lindsey 161,220 

Maynard, Reo 216,296 

Mayo, Jennifer 226,296 

Mayo, Victoria 230 

Mays, Carey 238,296 

Mays, Karen 296 

Mazor, Raymond 250 

McBride, Mallori 218 

McBride, Michael 72 

McCaleb, Darren 258 

McCay, Stephen 169,296 

McClary, Katie 123 

McClendon, Brittany 296 

McClintock, Eryn 166 

McCoo, Franklin 256,257 

McCormack, Sheena 296 

McCoy, Jerry 38 

McCrary, Carlie 228,296,349,350 

McCray, Courtney 216 

McCubbin, Chad" 264 

McCumber, Sean 69 

McDaniel, Lucia Marie 296 

McDaniel, Shannon 296 

McDavid, Stephanie 228 

McDonagh, Thomas 258,297 

McDonald, Celeste 232 

McDonald, Stephen 296 

McDonough, Robert 264 

McDonough, Ronald 264 

McDougald, Lauren 152,178,180,220, 

9,351 
McDowell, Kaitlin 198 
McDowell, Rachel 159,297 
McFarland, Hilari 199 
McGarrh, Laura 220,297 
McGee, Brittany 297 
McGee, James 157,158,181,297 
McGehee, Kristy 182 
McGhee, Airin "159,297 
McGill, Shannon 226 
McGluster, Byron 297 
McGowan, Lauren 173 
McGrath, Sarah 228,297 



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: McGraw, Ashley 297 
| McGree-Weekly, Conie 190 
\ McGrew, Chrystal 297 
| McGuffee, Justin 250 
| Mclnnis, Rhonda 297 

Mclnnis, Robert 175 

Mclnns, Paul 45 
i Mcintosh, Shannon 197 
; Mclntyre, Mason 250 

McKee, Kasey 228,297 
i McKennev, Chrissie 189 

McKenzie, Hance 250 

McKenzie, Jessica 297 
'; McKercher, Jaime 32,152,260,297 

McKinley, Alvin 94,155,181,190,297 

McKinnie, Aminah 297 

McKnight, Courtney 163 




VIcLain, Megan 226 
jVlcLaurin, Sandra 297 
jvlcLelland, Andrea 220,297 
VIcLemore, Brandy 297 
VIcMahan, John 240 
McManus, Mary Anna 1 70,297 
jVicMiller, Tameka 216 
McNair, Lindsay 28,228 
VlcNair Scholars 84 
VlcNeil, Kelly 230 
vtcNelis, Joye Lee 55,136 
vlcNellage, Jessica 220 
vlcNulty, Dedrian 238,297 
TcNutt', Gay 142 
dcPhearson, Gabriel 246 
4cRae, Nate 195,297 
4cRanev, David 156,298 
4cRath,' Gerald 297 
vlcSparrin, Samantha 214,298 
/IcSwain, Mamre 298 
/IcWhorter, Jonathan 250 
/leador, Lindsey 228,298 
/leador, Tyson 264 
/ledley, Sheree 153,298 
<feek,~Jake 172,260 



Meeks, Whit 178,240 

Meigs, David 260 

Meinzinger, Andrew 264 

Mejia, Nereida 298 

Melacon, Emily 232,298 

Mele, Amanda 232 

Merkosky, David 298 

Messer, Laura 298 

Messina, Andrew 240 

Meyer, Jessica 51 

Mezey, Dylan 256 

Mickens, Delandra 224,298 

Miller, Alex 222 

Miller, Edrick 153 

Miller, Jeremv 155,205 

Miller, Kevin 250 

Miller, Krista 169 

Miller, Laura 298 

Miller, LeAnne 150,298 

Miller, Nicki 164 

Miller, Toni 153 

Miller, Whitney R. 298 

Miller, William 250 

Mills, Chris 298,349 

Mills, Diana 298 

Mills, Sharlev 222 

Millsap, La'foria 298 

Milton, Lakendria 185,298 

Miner, Colin 131 

Mingo, Linsey 32,260,298 

Minor, Latessa 216 

Miranov, Victoria 230 

Miss Southern Miss 95 

Miss University of Southern Mississippi 

Pageant 52,53 
Mitcham, Ben 82 
Mitchell, Cashenna 298 
Mitchell, Chuck 174,175 
Mitchell, Jennifer 226,227 
Mitchell, lustin 246 
Mitchell, Kati 170 
Mitchell, Kristen 155,220 
Mitchell, Latova 79,196 
Mitchell, Leann K. 299 
Mitchell, Meaghan 153,220 
Mitchell, Michael 264 
Mitchell, Mike 33,39 
Mitchell, Travis 242 
Mitzel, Eddie 175,242 
Mock, Matthew 246 
Moe, Tara 222 
Moen, Michael 264 
Moffett, Brandon 207,242 
Moffett, Tyesha 299 
Moiren, Megan 299 
Mojzis, Allison 189,299 
Moncure, Timothy 158 
Montarious, Knight 299 
Montgomery, Barrington 299 
Montgomery, Roshonda 234 
Montgomery, Sheree 159,299 
Moody, Semiko 254 
Moore, Adam 102,175,194 
Moore, Chalisa 299 
Moore, Laura Beth 299 
Moore, Luci 218,299 
Moore, Madison 159,299 
Moore, Mark 20 1 
Moore, Monica R. 299 
Moore, Rebecca 214 



Moore, Ta-Taneka 299 

Mora, David 242,243 

Moran, Jennifer 218 

Moran, Julie 65 

Moree, Christopher 260 

Moreno, Veronica 220,299 

Morgan, Daniel 82 

Morgan, Faith 232 

Morgan, Jacob 264 

Morgan, Kenata 236 

Morgan, keri 226,299 

Morgan, Stacy 216,299 

Morgan, Suzi" 299 

Morien, Megan 150 

Morris, David 172,260 

Morris, Rheo 169,182,299 

Morris, Whitney 218,219 

Mosby, Lacasa 163 

Moses, Erin 38 

Mosley, Jonathan 242 

Moslev, Stephanie 169,300 

Mosley, Travis 258 

Moss, Alex 300 

Most Outstanding Freshmen 111 

Mouledous, Scott 240 

Mr. Southern Miss 95 

Muccino, Frederick 258,300 

Mueller, Kami 220,221 

Mullen, Rachel 230 

Mullins, Adrienne 152 

Munguia, Denissa Rivas de 274 

Murch, Brittany 222 

Murdock, Jeffery 201 

Murph, Christina 220 

Murphy, Delyth 226,227,273 

Murphy, Kasey 230 

Murphy, Kellen 230 

Murphy, Mary Beth 228,300 

Murphy, Merri 300 

Murphy, Tiffany 163 

Murray, Dustin 250 

Murray, Michelle 222 

Murray, Shani 220 

Music Department 68 

Musick, Kacey 67 

Mutual, Kelly 300 

Mutziger, William 262 

Myers" Bradley 250,283 

Myers, Dan 267 

Myers, James 300 

Myles, Erica 197,224 



N 



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NAACP 186,187 

Nabors, Brandon 254 

Nabors, Cassie 300 

Nagurnev, Eric 179,191 

Nail, Andy 258,300 

Napier, George 152,240,269 

Napier, Stephanie 42,102,152, 172, ISM, 220, 

300 
Narra, Nikhila 126 
Nash, Kantrell 289 
Nash, Katrel 197 
Nathan, Torey 182 
National Pan-Hellenic Council 205 
National Panhellenic Council 205,208 



INDEX 



333 



National Residence Hall Honorary 171 
National Society of Black Engineers 198 

Nations, Daniel 300 

Necaise, Heather 195 

Neece, Derek 300 

Neel, Jason 34,260 

Nehlig, Anne 152,179,300 

Nelson, Anthony 159 

Nelson, Chentell 300 

Nelson, Jenesa 300 

Nelson, Shawn 119 

Nelson, Stephen 264 

Nettles, Christina 300 

Neu, Andrea 189,300 

New, Zach 262 

Newbold, Tabitha 226 

Newman, Amanda 222,300 

Newman, Ashley 300 

Newman, Chelsea 78,218,300 

Newman, Lucy 171,172,226 

Newman, Molly 228 

Newman, Nina 232 

New Orleans Bowl 115,118 

Newton, Rachel 222,300 

Nezat, Kevin 260,261 

Nguyen, Hong 300 

Nguyen, Khue 181 

Nguyen, Linda 34 

Nguyen, Sofia 300 

Nguyen, Tina 172,226 

Nguyen, Ulnda 190 

Nicchols, Christina 185 

Nicholas, John 264 

Nichols, Christina 170 

Nicholson, Ashley 300 

Nicholson, Sara 155,206,222,300 

Nick, Melissa 214,300 

Nitchampburg 54,55 

Nix, Rachel 175 

Nix, Samantha 300,349,351 

Noble, Andrew 68 

Nobles, Allen 163 

Norman, Blair 52,53,230 

Nosser, Justin 246 

Nowell, Shannon 228 

Nunnally, Tasyana 300 



o 

O'Brien, Molly 228 

O'Cain, Danielle 232 

O'Connel, Marie 287 

O'Keefe, Jeff 205,250 

Odie, Chadrick 198,209,238,239,300 

Odom, Neva 300 

Odom, Rachel 218 

Ohman, Mark 264 

Okhomina, Kalisheah 216 

Olin, Susan 166 

Olive, Jessica 216 

Omega Psi Phi 208,252 

Omicron Delta Kappa 194 

Orr, Daniel 260 

Ortlepp, Ken 68 

Oster, Marcus 262 

Ott, Joanna 222 

Ott, Trevor 242 

Outlaw, Kierra 173,181,300 



Outstanding Freshmen 110 

Ovella, John 240 
Ow, Lina 150 
Owens, Jessica 349 
Owens, Kawaski 254 
Owens, Tammy 187 
Owens, Terria L. 300 
Owens-Sabir, Nadirah 187 
Oxam, Brad 67 



Pace, Adam 264 

Pace, Holly 152,178,218,300 

Pace, Jessica 214,300 

Pace, Thomas 300 

Paciera, Elise 230 

Page, Lisa 161,206,226,227 

Pair, Dylan 258,300 

Palmer, Christen 220 

Palmer, Corky 139 

Palmer, Jonathan 102 

Palmer, Mary Clare 228,300 

Pankiewicz, Sarah 192 

Panther, Scott 300 

Parker, Anthony 240 

Parker, Erica 226,300 

Parker, Erin 150,222,300 

Parker, Jenny 222 

Parker, Marilyn 176 

Parker, Rosie 180 

Parks, Beverly 300 

Parks, Essilyn 300 

Parnell, Cynthia 183 

Parrado, Natalia 127 

Parson, Ryan 256 

Parsons, Nathan 28,242 

Pass, Jeffery 260 

Pate, Tiffany 234,235 

Patel, Dipali 300 

Patel, Madhavi 188 

Pates, Jeff 191 

Patterson, Brittany 228,300 

Patterson, Courtney 230 

Patterson, Gordon 300 

Patterson, Jennifer 300 

Patterson, Jessica 196 

Patterson, Tyler 260 

Patton, Daphne 158,300 

Paul, Dr. Joe 98 

Payne, Antwuan 195 

Payne, Brandi 164 

Payne, Chris 349 

Payne, Janet 49,102,173,180,218,300,346,349 

,350,352 
Payne, Lauren 228 
Pecot, Jeannette 228 
Pegues, Jonathon 190 
Pendley, Jennifer 169 
Pennebaker, Anne 206 
Pennington, Diana 197 
Peoples, Leandria 301 
Perez, Andes 301 
Perryman, Alford 238,301 
Perryman, Vorice 301 
Petcher, Jennifer 89,158,301,349,351 
Peter, Alex 222 
Peterson, Craig 240 



Pettus, Emily 228 

Phi Beta Sigma 208,254 

Phi Eta Sigma 180,181 

Phi Kappa Phi 307 

Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Winner 97 

Phi Kappa Tau 256,257 

Philabaum, Geoffrey 301 

Phillip, Leslie 214 

Phillippi, Lindsay 228,301 

Phillips, Cory 260 

Phillips, Eric 301 

Phillips, Jen 222 

Phillips, Jennifer 102 

Phillips, Jonathan 209,238,301 

Phillips, Laura 214 

Phillips, Tyronza 224 

PhiMu 206,230,258,259 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 200 

Phipps, Lauren 232 

Phi Sigma Pi 181 

Pi Beta Phi 232 

Pickens, Tremayne 301 

Picture Perfect Models 159 

Piddington, Kathryn 150,232,301 

Pierce, Deane 218 

Pierce, Dr. Willie Lee 75 

Pieri, Alessandro 240 

Pigott, Gwendolyn 301 

Pigott, Tiffany 232,302 

Pi Kappa Alpha 258,259 

Pi Kappa Phi 32,261,292 

Pikul, Maggie 228 

Pitalo, Courtney 302 

Pitre, John 264 

Pittman, Hannah 218,302 

Pittman, Omari 110,159,197,302 

Pittman, Shelton 158,180,181,302 

Pittman, William 250 

Pitts, Allison 232 

Pitts, Brady 160,302 

Pitts, Carmen 152,302 

Pluhar, Raymond 189 

Poelma, Justin 302 

Polk, Emily 188,302 

Pollard, Kristal 173,178,302 

Ponder, Breonna 17,302 

Pood, Dr. Elliot 61 

Poothullil, Tess 150 

Pope, Ann 315 

Popovich, Zach 260 

Porter, Stephen 37 

Porter, William 264 

Powell, Charlene 302 

Powell, Derrick 262 

Powers, Christiana 302 

Poynde, Will 40 

Prater, Bridget P. 302 

Presbyterian Fellowship 165 

Presley, Lauren 222 

Press, Dr. Bob 289 

Prestridge, Heather 302 

Price, Meredith 218,302 

Price, Vincent 178,180,181,182,302 

Pride, Shaundraya 173,195 

Pride of Mississippi, The 27,28,148,149,15 

Priest, Megan 164 

Prine, Kathleen 302 

Pritchett, Amanda 226 

Privett, Kelley 228,302 

Prude, Jessica 193,216,269 



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INDEX 



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Prude, Lesley 152 
Pruett, Delaina 150,302 
Psychology Club 195 

Puckett, Gregory 260 
Puckett, Melissa 150,218,302 
Puente, Daniel De La 156 
! Pugh, Danielle 81 
Pylant, Adrienne 218 



Reiss, Ronald 256 

Rembert, Cheree 228 

Renaud, Dustin 205,258,303 

Reno, Dustin 207 

Renz, Edward 246 

Residence Hall Association 168,169 

Reynolds, Taneisha 158,159 



Richardson, Michael 254 
Richmond, Levance 303 
Richoux, Alexandra 230 
Richoux, Ronald 240 
Ricketson, Andrea 304 
Rieder, Elyse 228 
Ries, Bryon 175 



Q 



19,1 



Quave, Deborah C. 302 
Quick, Monica T. 302 
Quinn, Joshua 159,302 
Quinnelly, Jenny 182,303,350 
Quint, Kelly 76,218 



R 



Rabalais, Amanda 150,230 
iRachal, Hannah 110,222 
Ragland, Bryan 266 
Raiford, Karen L. 303 
Rainey, Cassie 232 
Ramage, Christopher 250 
Ramey, Kyle 128 
Ramsay, Miranda L. 303 
Ramsey, Victoria 228,303 
Rand, Kelly M. 303 
Randall, Dina 163 
jRandall, Dorian 163 
•xandle, Monica 163,303 
handle, Steven 248,303 
! danger, Justin 240 
Rankin, Jordan 230 
Rankin, Joseph 254 
Rankin, Mirshonda 303 
Ratcliff, Will 165,190 
Ratlif, Jenifer 303 
Ratlif, Jessica 303 
jlau, Jessica 164 
Rawlins, Jamie 220,303 
Rawls, Kimberly 303 

lay, Matthew 303 

lay, Stevie 258 

layford, Rosalyn 303 

lead, Laura 303,307 

leady, Phillip 264 

leady, Stacey 39,89 

lecreation Majors Association 198 

vedd, Aaron 185 

'eece, Matthew 250 

leed, Arianne 303 

teed, Kendra 136 

leed, Kirby 303 

feeder, Robert 172,260 

leese, Dameshia 216 

,eese, Sarah 303 

beeves, Gregory 244,245 
eeves, Laura 222 
egan, Bridget 216 
egan, Regina 214 
eiber, Nicholas 264 
eid, Ryan 260 
einhart, Adam 258 
eischmann, Stacv 64 




Photo by Matikia Wilson 

Rho Alpha 207 
RhoChi 206 

Rhodes, Landon 250,303 
Rich, John 303 
Richards, Brett 264 
Richards, Justin 256 
Richards, Roz 30,31,178,222 
Richardson, Beth 178,228,303 
Richardson, Claire 218 
Richardson, Lindsay 218,303 



Rieux, Sharmaine 304 
Rigney, Lauren 230 
Rilette, Joshua 240 
Riley, Blake 250 
Roark, Benjamin 250 
Roberson, Dr. Thelma 183 
Roberts, Christopher 266 
Roberts, Dr. Judith 193 
Roberts, Latoya 173 
Roberts, Mandy 222,304 



INDEX 



}35 



Robertson 
Robichaux 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 
Robinson, 



|ohn 264 
, Ashley 220,304 
Aaron "304 
Andrea 214 
Brooke Anne 120,222 
Channing 150,304 
Kateecha 304 
Kathryn 220 
Kyra 214,304 
LaShenya 195 
Lashonya 304 
Pamela 187 



Rowe, Egan 189 
Rowley, Randy 127 
Roy, Davis 175 
Rudiger, Jared 266 
Rudzki, Kate 178,190,305 
Ruff, Amy 165 
Ruffin, Ellen 313 
Ruffin, Lakeisha 305 
Ruffin, Lianakesi 198 
Runnels, Dee Anna 172,228 
Rush, Leslie 46,260 
Rush, Neely 228 




Photo by Molly Buchanan 

Robinson, Sarah Catherine 88,218 

Robinson, Shantae 304 

Robinson, Sophia 158,182,216 

Robinson, Takesha 170 

Roby, Alexis 187 

Roby, Alicia 173,304 

Robyn, Mary 165 

Rocha, Adriel 207,250 

Rodgers, Nicole 305 

Rodgers, Tricia 228 

Rogers, Mary 214 

Rogers, Naomi 305 

Rogers-Warden, Thomas 201 

Roman, Scott 62 

Romero, Johanna 228 

Romig, Brittany 230 

Rone, Pamela 232 

Roots and Shoots 188,189 

Rose, Terrick 197 

Rose, Lauren 214,305 

Rosebur, Jennifer 159,305 

Rosenfield, David 189 

Ross, Barbara 49 

Ross, Toylasa S. 305 

Rossomando, Deborah 305 

ROTC 45,174 

Roughton, Melissa 164 

Rouse, Sarah 150 

Rowe, Corey 305 



Rush, Ryan 169,305 
Russell, Kyle 67 
Russell, Lane 175,305 
Russo, Kayla 150 
Russum, Cliff 138 
Rust, Erin 39,204,205,206 
Rutherford, Jill 23 
Ryan, Dr. Maureen 286 
Ryan, Frances 220 
Ryan, Heidi 228 
Ryan, Stephen 28,240,279 



i 



Sabin, Joseph 240 
Saksa, Christopher 258 
Saliba, Mary Paige 220 
Salley, Whitney 230 
Sanchez, Patrick 188 
Sanchez, Rafael 256 
Sanders, Alexis 175 
Sanders, Amber 305 
Sanders, Jessica 218 
Sanders, Kim 37 
Sanders, Kimberly 198 
Sanford, Chrissy 228 
Santillan, Alina 152 
Santmyer, Amanda 218 



Saputo, Paul 110,260 

Sartin, Desiree 234,305 

Sarton, David 103,305 

Satcher, Shayna 305 

Saucier, Jarod 305 

Saucier, Kris 258,305 

Saucier, Tyra 216,305 

Savell, Ron 54 

Sawant, Pradnya 189 

Sayger, Toni 305 

Scairono, Nikki 222 

Scanlan, Beth 35,103,305 

Schaffer, Amber 150 

Scharfenstein, Erica 232 

Schatzman, Robert 250 

Scheetz, Michael 34 

Schilling, Rebbecca 189 

Schlesinger, Sara 226,305 

Schlesinger, Sarah 230 

Schraeder, Adam 207 

Schraedor, Christopher 250 

Schroeder, Daniel 256 

Schultz, Leah 171,214 

Scianna, Katie 220 

Scott, Ebony 185 

Scott, Pamela 103,152,205,211,224,305 

Scott, Rodnick 248,305 

Scott, Tyeisha 197,198 

Scretching, Crystal 305 

Scrodins, Kimberly 305 

SeaLJeb 262 

Seibert, Brittany 305 

Sekul, Chase 264 

Self, Travis 162 

Sellers, Stephen 242 

Selmon, Jysyria 305 

Sentell, Christopher 258 

Serpente, Anna 220 

Serpente, Charles 264 

Serralta, Ednali 132 

Serret, Lauren 222 

Seyfarth, Candace 305 

Seymour 43,121 

Seymour, Cassie 230 

Shackleford, Jessica 226,305,349,351 

Shadeed, Matthew 240 

Shaffer, Amber 220 

Shamp, Randi 220 

Shannon, Lesley 178 

Shannon, Rachael 220 

Sharp, Tom 28,169,305 

Shavers, John 250 

Shavers, Marquita 224 

Shaw, Laura 230 

Shea, Reid 240 

Sheard, Duane 254 

Sheets, Megan 218,305 

Shelby, Linda 232 

Shelby, Tiffany 216 

Sheppard, Erin 171,205,206,220 

Sheridan, Julie 170,218 

Sherita, Paige 305 

Shields, Antwynette 305 

Shields, Kristen 81 

Shim, Moojoon 189 

Shirley, Kate 220 

Shubert, Katie 205,206,230 

Shull, Caroline 228 

Sibley, Lacy 226 

Sifuertes, Margaret 181 



336 



INDEX 



Sigma Alpha Epsilon 262 

Sigma Chi 207 

Sigma Gamma Rho 208,234,235 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 207,266,267 

Sigma Xi 306 

Silva, Kevin 240 

Simmons, Denisha 34 

Simmons, Kimwantanial 163 

Simpson, Benjamin 305 

Simpson, Emily 173 

Simpson, Eris 305 

Simpson, Joel 258 

Simpson, Pacina 305 

Simpson, Shannon 305 

Sims, Dylan 262,305 

Sims, Erica 222 

Sims, Frances 305 

Sims, Gail 111,305 

Sims, Ginny 222 

Sims, Lavee 164 

Sims, Marquel 159 

Sims, Priscilla 305 

Sims, Thomas 262 

Sims, Zachary 266 

Singleton, Rogdric 248,305 

Singley, George 130 

Jingley, Tessa 220 

Sistrunk, Jason 250 

ikaggs, Adam 54,250,283 

Bkelton, Katye 228 

ikjoldager, Karly 220 

pkrmetti, Tiffany 220,306 

jlawson, Polly 230,306 

Jloan, Dr. Stephen 287 

ilobidnik, Zdenko 250 

imajd, Samantha 306 

imith, Anna 150,172,222,306 

imith, Ansley 172,228 

imith, Antwoine 254 

imith, Ashley 169 

Smith, Austin A. 306 

imith, Chelsey 187,306 

Smith, Christie 306 

Smith, Christina 230 

Imith, Courtney 185,306 

imith, Crystal 232,306 

i.mith, Dana 228,306 

.imith, Dana Elise 163 

Smith, David 306 

mith, Deante 205,209,238,306 

mith, Deshavion 306 
■mith, Diana 306 
imith, Edrick 254,306 
mith, Elizabeth 183 
•mith, Eric 257 
•mith, Ethan 250 
mith, Heath 264 

mith, Jamaya 248,306 

mith, James 258 

mith, Jason 198 

mith, Jazmyn 306 

mith, Jenniffer 306 

mith, Joshua 307 

mith, Justin 153,181,250,307,349 

mith, Kandy 307 

mith, Karin 307 

mith, Katherine 307 

mith, Kimberly 236,307 

mith, Kimyattia 307 

mith, Latoya 236 



Smith, Laura 307 

Smith, Lauren 307 

Smith, Megan 232,307 

Smith, Michael 254 

Smith, Monesca 307 

Smith, Nathan 207,212,240 

Smith, Prentiss 240 

Smith, Rashad 254 

Smith, Robin 222 

Smith, Samantha 307 

Smith, Steven 205,307 

Smith, Terri 307 

Smith, Tockcey 307 

Smith, Tracy 148,151,159 

Smith, Veronica 307 

Smith, William 174 

Smith, III, Tracy 307 

Snell, James 264 

Snell, Stephen 262 

Snider, Dustin 264 

Snider, Joshua 264 

Snow, Brad 148 

Soccer, Women's 122 

Softball 142,143 

Sollie, Steven 250 

Soloman, Sarah 228 

Somers, Austin 262,307 

Sommers, Chad 308 

Songy, Joseph 264 

Sorority Recruitment 206 

Sorrell, Kristen 82 

Sorrell, LaShana 156,197 

Southern Miss Campus Civitan Club 164 

Southern Misses 43 

Southern Style 17,154 

Soutullo, Lauren 220 

Sowder, Justin 289 

Spann, Crystal 308 

Spann, Lindsay 308 

Sparks, Brittany 232 

Sparks, Lindsey 228 

Speer, Kelly 172,226 

Speights, Sharmeka 308 

Spencer, Leslie 172,228,308 

Sprague, Kelly 206,220,308 

Springer, Monjineh 173,197,224,309 

Stackel, Annie 228 

Staiger, Katie 230 

Stallworth, Betty 309 

Stamps, Stephanie 220,221 

Stansell, Kathleen 64,65 

Starks, Ciera 309 

Stater, Stacey 222,223 

Staurt, Ed 207 

St. Cyr, Kellie 155 

Steadman, Pelleree 97,103 

Stedman, Tiffany 309 

Steelman, Houstan 152,309 

Stennis, Shayla 170,309 

Stephens, Alyse 214 

Stephens, Jasmine 133 

Stephens, Monica 123 

Stephens, Scott 256,257 

Stephens, Tanisha 309 

Stevens, Leslie 155,228 

Stevens, Mahogany 159,309 

Stevens, Monica 103 

Stevison, Merissa 309 

Stewart, Arthur 182 

Stewart, Bridget 309 



Stewart, Kelli 218 

Stewart, Taj 173 

Stewart, Tamekia 152 

Stewart, Yolanda 236,237,309 

Stiebing, Elizabeth 228 

Stiglets, Haley 218 

Stockett, Carrie 232 

Stogner, Logan 182,183 

Stone, Sarah 153 

Stovall, Jennifer 309 

Strahan, Brandy 309 

Street, Miranda 171,220,309 

Street, Tearanny 169,195 

Stribling, Catrice 205,216 

Strickland, Brandy 218 

Strickland, Kery 250 

Stringer, Courtney 189 

Strode, Tamisha 224 

Stuard, Megan 220 

Stuart, Blake 250 

Stucke, Shannon 232,309 

Student Broadcasters Association 153 

Student Government Association 43,92,93 

Student Oceanographic Society 189 

Student Printz 157 

Student Speech and Hearing Associaton 153 

Study Abroad 86 

Sullivan, Kyle 309 

Sullivan, Sarah 182 

Sumrall, Ashley 309 

Sumrall, Brandon 309 

Sutton, Josh 262,309 

Sutton, Trey 141 

Swann, Brad 262,309 



T 

Tanner, Brian 178,240,309 

Tapper, Jenna 228,309 

Tart, Samual 309 

Taylor, Anthony 250 

Taylor, David 195 

Taylor, Katashia 216 

Taylor, Krystal 159,309 

Taylor, Lazarus 309 

Taylor, Matt 309 

Taylor, Rod 168,169,201 

Taylor, Terrence 175 

Tedford, Charles 264 

Tenney, Charles 309 

Tennis 127 

Terese, Robert 266 

Thacker, Renee 232 

Thames, Dr. Shelby 30,31,51,58,59 

Thames, Justin 250 

Tharp, Jason 256 

Theatre and Dance Department 66,67 

Therrell, Lauren 220 

Thigpen, Austin 309 

Thomas, Brandon 240 

Thomas, Davin 190,195 

Thomas, Davin 309 

Thomas, Henrv 309 

Thomas, Jermaine 309 

Thomas, Kaprice 309 

Thomas, Quienesha 224,309 

Thomas, Taneka 156,309 

Thomas, Tracy 309,349 



INDEX 337 



II! 



Thomas, Tracy R. 309 
Thompson, Amy 190 
Thompson, Ashley 184,187,236,309 
Thompson, Camellia 236 
Thompson, His-Ling-Shi 309 
Thompson, Jayme 171,309 
Thompson, Jessica A. 309 
Thompson, Marcelene 196 
Thompson, Rachel 309 
Thompson, Vanessa 309 
Thompson, William 190,309 
Thornton, Anita 232,309 



Turner, David 152,169,238,310 
Turner, Kim 122 
Turner, Krista 310 
Turner, Lehendric 252 
Turner, Luke 262,310 
Turner, Michael 260 
Turner, Natalie 310 
Turner, Nicholas 262 
Tweedy, Sara 190 
Tyler, Jerrell 248 



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Photo by Jennifer Petcher 

Thornton, Anthony 266 

Thorton, Sommer 220,309 

Thriffiley, Cherie' Kay 103,109,1 94,22^ 

Thurman, Jonathan 309 

Thurman, Leroy 309 

Thurman, Rod 169,198,309 

Thurman, Sara 310 

Tibbs, Geoffrey 260 

Tilley, Carrie 170,310 

Tilley, Mandy 39 

Tillmon, Takesha 173,310 

Tingstrom, Daniel 250 

Tisdale, Ivan 70 

Topp, Wesley 162,163 

Torbert, Jordan 220 

Torjusen, Ashley 310 

Toups, Nicole 230 

Townsend, Carla 310 

Townsend, Davis 310 

Townsend, Jason 163 

Townsend, Katie 163 

Track 124,125 

Trahan,Joe 126,127 

Trepagnier, Lauren 230 

Trepagnier, Tammy 236 

Triplett, Ashley 228 

Triplett, Nicole 169,310 

Trotter, Nicholas 248,310 

Trotti, Leigh 230,259 

Truitt, Krvstal 232 

Tubbs, Magon 150 

Tucker, Billy 240 

Tullos, William 240 

nstall, Matthew 260 

v.uid, Ashton 28,178 



u 



Ulrich, Courtney 228 

Underwood, Devann 170 

Underwood, Rachel M. 310 

Union Advisory Board 173 

University Activities Council 17,190,191,290 

Upton, Amanda 310 

Urban, Dr. Marek 315 

Usnik, Laura 158 



V.I.S.I.O.N. 158 

Vanderford, Tommy 264 

Vann, Zack 182 

Vaughn, Erin 86,216,310 

Vaughn, Kesha 185 

Veal, Denise 235 

Veal, Latoya 153,216,310 

Vernaci, Zandy 206,228 

Verrette, Ashley 178,222,310 

Verrette, Bradley 240 

Viator, Teddy 126,127 

Viehweg, Robert 262 

Viehweg, Trey 310 

Villaltta, Patricia 310 

Villarreal, Eduardo 260 

Vincent, Emily 222 

Vines, Haley 228 

Vinzant, Ashley 228 

Volleyball 132,133 

Von Irving, William Timber 190 



Voss, Megan 228 
Votano, Margarita 226,227 
Vowell, Ginger 222 
Vu, Julian 179 



w 

Wadsworth, Amber 220,310 

Wagner, Brittany Y. 310 

Wagner, Caitlin" 220 

Wagner, Derek 242 

Wagner, Josh 310 

Wagner, Richard 240 

Wagner, Tom 240 

Wahl, Katie 230 

Wainwright, Lauren 166,310 

Wakefield, Richard 266,267 

Wakeland, Barabara 218-219,310 

Waldrep, Samantha 310 

Waldron, Mary Esther 228 

Waldrop, Lance 258,310 

Waldrup, Karen 178,220,310 

Walker, Alice 187 

Walker, Ashley 197,310 

Walker, Britton 264 

Walker, Chris 33,72,73,103,109,176,256,31C 

Walker, Craig 162 

Walker, David 152,155,190,310 

Walker, Haley 218,310 

Walker, Jeremy 258,310 

Walker, Joan 310 

Walker, Kristal 310 

Walker, LaToya 175 

Walker, Marv Beth 26,39,164,178,350 

Walker, Patrick 207,240 

Walker, Shardae 310 

Walker, Shaun 256,257 

Walker, Shaun 310 

Wall, Marv Darby 220 

Wallace, Dancia 198 

Wallace, Jr., Jeffery 310 

Wallace, Raven 224,310 

Walls, Valencia 39,204,205 

Walters, Brigette 220 

Walters, Brittany 220,310 

Walters, Hillarv 152,178,181,310 

Walters, Josh J82 

Walters, Kathryn 310 

Walters, Kristin 60 

Walters, Lori 310 

Walters, Marsha 183 

Walton, Adrienne 173,310 

Walz, Jessica 220 

Wambari, Bernice 159 

Wambari, Bernice 310 

Wand, Curtis 250 

Ward, Blavne 178 

Ward, Brena 170,310 

Ward, Christopher 250 

Ward, lacqueline 163 

Ward,Ienell 170,310 

Ward, Joshua 248,310 

Ward, Lauren 76,103,205,206,218 

Ward, Marvin 310 

Ward, Woodrow 311 

Ward, Wren 205,218,311 

Warden, Makeshia 311 

Warren, Brandon 264 



338 



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Warren, Chenese 311 

Warren, Elise 80,218 

Warren, Krysten 311 

Warren, Tammie 311 

Warrington, Valerie 218,219 

Warshauer, Bradley 115,276,311 

Washington, Christopher 200,201 

Washington, Larell 159 

Washington, Raquel 124 

Waters, Kristen 206,311 

Watkins, Janet 232 

Watkins, Kelli 222 

Watson, Forrest 240 

Watson, Laura 222 

Watson, Mallori 152 

Watts, I'Sha 158,173 

Watts, Megan 230 

Watts, Robert 311 

Weathers, Virginia 226 

Weathersby, Robert 311 

Weatherspoon, Michele 311 

Webb, Brandon 262,311 

Webb, Lardarius 312 

Webster, Chauncy 159 

Weinacker, Elizabeth 31 2 

Weinacker, Gray 30,31,47,93,152,178,240,312 

Weinacker, Machel 110,172,222 

Weiss, Jason 260 

Welch, Barry 250 

Welch, Elizabeth 218,312 

Welch, Halima 182,234,312 

iWelch, Kristen 349,351 

IWelch, Steve 75 

Wellborn, Allison 222 

iWellington, Ailes 312 

Wells, Adam 158 

Wells, Omari 312 

i Wells, Stephanie 312 

'Wells, Tori 124 

jWelsey, Joseph 262 

jWentzell, Lisa 312 

Wesley, Joseph 312 

(Wesley, Maggie 155,205,222 

Wesley Foundation 162 

(West, Abbye 163,191 

West, Andrew 194,195 

West, Jennifer 192,312 

Wheat, Alan 153 

Wheat, Jason 256 

Wheeler, Brooke 188 

Vheeler, Carla 216 

Wheeler, Kendel 312 

Vheeler, Kevin 61,153 

Vhiddon, Justin 266 

Vhite, Anna 313 

Vhite, Arrian 313 

White, Carley 218,313 

Vhite, Carrie 216 

White, Jade 150 

Vhite, Jessica 313 

Vhite, Lauren 218 

White, Levi 163 

White, Lucilya 163 

White, Mary 313 

White, Misty 313 

Vhite, Robyn 313 

Vhite, Roderick 195 

Vhite, Samantha 313 

Vhite, Thomas 266 

Vhiteman, Nicole 214 



Whiteside, Matthew 250 

Whittle, Quintasha 313 

Who's Who 98,99,100,101,102,103 



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Icots, Joelle 169,216 

lhelm, James 266 

Ikinson, Genevieve 313 

lkinson, Megan 152,206,220 

Ikinson, Noel 156 

Iks, Mary Frances 222,313 

lliams, Addie 150 

lliams, Alexis 197 

lliams, Amber 313 

lliams, Ariel 158,313 

lliams, Beth 160,313 

lliams, Brian 179.313 

lliams, Catherine 220 

lliams, Kareba 313 

lliams, Kimberly 159,313 

lliams, Koko 158 

lliams, LaDarius 179 

lliams, Lakecia 169 

lliams, Lauren 228 

lliams, Lee 260 

lliams, Maggie 298 

lliams, Markesa 313 

lliams, Stephanie 313 

lliams, Suesanna 124 

lliams, Tabitha 184,187,236,313,349 

lliams, Tavarres 118 

lliams, Tiffany 224,313 

lliams, Wayne 124 

lliamson, Allie 220 

lliamson, Ashley 232 

lliamson, Elizabeth 313 

lliamson, Randall 313 

lliamson, Sasha 220 

lliamson, Wyatt 313 

lliford, James 275 

His, Elizabeth 74 

His, Hanna 228 

His, Oren 258 

His, Timothy 314 

lson, Amanda 314 

lson, Charli 218 

lson, Cindy 314 

lson, Eleanor 214 

lson, Herman 201 

lson, Jamesia 236 

lson, Keith 164,314 

lson, Matikia 349 

lson, Raven 173 



lson, Rikki 314 
lson, Sondra 314 
ndham, Elizabeth 314 
neki, Ashley 222 
nston, Prince 314 
nter, Edward 262 
sely, Angela 188,189 
ttmann, Dana 314 
ttmann, Kristi 222 
Wolfe, Coleena 226 
Wolfe, Dr. Brent 198 
Wolfe, Terri 218 
Womack, Crystal 314,349 
Womack, Emily 188,189 
Womack, Laneisha 349 
Wong, Meredith 228 
Wood, David 63 
Wood, Derik 314 



Wood, Jim 264 
Wood, Michael 264 
Woodcock, Dana 218 
Woodley, Olenthia 170,314,349 
Woods, Jerid 315 
Worthy, Edward 315 
Wortly, Edward 190 
Wozniak, Lauren 178 
Wrice, Jacquinn 315 
Wright, Andrew 264 
Wright, Jackie 315 
Wright, Kristofer 198 
Wright, Parrish 315 
Wright, Shamika 103,180,315 
Wrigley, Eric 312,315,349 
Wynn, Brittonie 315 
Wynn, Shane 258,315 



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Yennie, Jessica 230 
Young, Amanda 230 
Young, Brandon 250 
Young, Derrick 198 
Young, Emily 232 
Young, Jill 315 
Young, Krystal 216 
Young, Leah 197 
Young, Mark 315 
Young, Sarah 218 



Zeanah, Sam 260 
Zelenka, Emily 152,172,228 
Zeta Phi Beta 208,236,237,255 
Zewe, Bridget 232 
Ziegler, Cassie 49,173 
Zieman, Christina 220 
Ziz, Kaitlin 205,206,222 
Zuccaro, Charles 262,315 
Zumbro, Kristopher 256 



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lives through its student body, and more importantly 



through the actions taken by students after graduation. 



When their time here is over, it is up to students to 



continue to build the legacy, striving constantly to better 



themselves and the community in which they practice 



their profession. With great pride, confidence and care, 



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Southern Miss graduates enter fields from art to zoology 



and spread the ideals of Southern Miss and its rich 



legacy throughout the world. The importance of this 



legacy is that regardless of future failures or triumphs, 



students of Southern Miss will always be members of 



the Golden Eagle family. 




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How a legacy is defined and how a legacy is playe 



out in the life of each student is contingent on th 1 




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situation. Through the events of the last year an 



through the response to these events, the Souther 



Miss legacy was seen to be an unquenchable fore 



that saturates a large portion of the student bod 1 



Despite this, the individual instances of the legac 



rely on each student to take up his or her part and d 



everything possible to better the community or fulfi 



the needs of a group or even an individual in need. 



The impact of the last year was felt in many theater: 



in our homes, our friendships, our families and eve 



our personalities. With this in mind, there are choice 



to be made. We can sit back and enjoy the ride throug 



the rest of our stay at Southern Miss and through th 









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rest of our lives, or we can take the Golden Eagle legacy on our shoulders and push forward picking up the fallen 



along the way and achieving new heights of human service. In all of the changes and in all of the difficulties 



3f the past year, onlv one thing remains the same, the need for knowledge and understanding. As long as 



these basic needs remain, Southern Miss will remain prominent, and the legacy that follows will continue to 



strengthen our present and empower our future. Story by Chris Mills 



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The Southerner 201)6, volume 70, was completed in the spring of 
2006, by an all-student staff at The University of Southern Mississippi 
as a publication of The University of Southern Mississippi board of 
publications. It was printed by Herff Jones, Inc. in Montgomery, Ala. 
The Herff Jones sales representative was John Evans, and the Herff 
Jones customer service advisor was Wakesia Minor. The advisor was 
Mary Beth Walker, assistant director of student activities. The book 
is free of charge to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in 
both the fall and spring semesters of 2005-2006 academic year. If 
above qualifications are not met the book may be purchased for $20. 
The press run was 4000. 

PRINTING 

All 352 pages were printed in 4-color on 80-pound Bordeaux paper 
stock. The endsheets are on Color Text 80-pound paper stock with 
4-color printing. 



COVER 

The cover was designed by Janet Payne and produced using Vibr 
Text Black, 160 pt board and custom embossing. It is Smyth Sew 
with headbands. The type is AHJ Opus and AHJ Commercial Scrip 
Photo taken by Jennifer Petcher. 

COPY AND DESIGN 

All copy was written by The Southerner staff members. Opening 
closing and divider pages were designed by Janet Payne. 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

All individual portraits and disitinctions portraits were taken b 
USM Photo Services. All other photos were taken by The Sou therm 
photography staff unless otherwise noted. 



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TYPOGRAPHY 

Cover, Opening, Closing: AHJ Opus and AHJ Commercial Script 

Academics: AHJ Goudy Old Style and AHJ Sans 

Distinctions: AHJ Baskerville and AHJ Avalon 

Greeks: AHJ Cheltenham and AHJ Unitus 

Organizations: AHJ Delia Robia and AHJ Function 

People: AHJ Times and AHJ Function 

Sports: AHJ Cheltenham Cond and AHJ Antique Olive L 

Student Life: AHJ Delia Robia and AHJ Syntax 

All body copy is 10-point with 15-point leading AHJ Palladio. All 

photo captions are 8-point with 9-point leading AHJ Chantilly LH. 

Photo captions and story bylines are AHJ Chantilly LH or AHJ 

Chantilly 






PRODUCTION 

The Southerner 2006 was produced on Power Macintosh G5 
computers using Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and 
Microsoft Word. 

CONTACT 

Address all inquiries to: 

Editor in Chief 

The Southerner 

The University of Southern Mississippi 

118 College Drive #5048 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406 

Copyright © 2006, The Southerner staff and The University of Southern 
Mississippi. All rights reserved. 



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PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF 

Jennifer Petcher 
Photography Editor 

Rossie Ahua 

Robin Bolton 

Molly Buchanan 

Toni Bynum 
Balencia Coleman 

Tonya Jenkins 

Elizabeth Keenan 

Bart Lam bright 

Chris Payne 

Tracy Thomas 

Matikia Wilson 

Laneisha Womack 

Eric Wrigley 

REPORTING STAFF 

Samantha Nix & Kristen Welch 
Co-Copy Editors 

Rossie Ahua 
Madison Davis 
Joseph Ezell 
Natalie Fields 
Tonya Jenkins 

Chris Mills 
Samantha Nix 
Jessica Owens 

Justin Smith 

Tabitha Williams 

Olenthia Wood ley 



EDITORIAL STAFF 

Janet Payne 

Editor-in-Chief 



Christy Dyess 

Yolanda Foster 

Jackie Freels 

Bethany Kent 

Eric Kittrell 

Kiet Le 

Carlie McCrary 

Lauren McDougald 

Lindsay Phillippi 

Jessica Shackleford 

Crystal Womack 



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JANET PAYNE 

Editor-in-Chief 



CARLIE MCCRARY 

Distinctions Editor 



MARY BETH WALKER 

Advisor 



JENNY QUINNELLY 

Graduate Assistant 




BETHANY KENT 

Greeks Editor 



JACKIE FREELS 

Organizations Editor 






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JENNIFER PETCHER 

Photography Editor 



SAMANTHA NIX 

Co-Copy Editor 



KRISTEN WELCH 

Co-Copy Editor 




JESSICA SHACKLEFORD 

People Editor 



CHRISTY DYESS 

Sports Editor 



LAUREN MCDOUGALD 

Student Life Editor 



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Another year has passed and another opportunity to build upon the traditions of 
Southern Miss has come and gone. Now we must take time to absorb the impact 
that this great school has made upon our lives and ponder the legacy we left behind. 
We were given the chance, but what did we do with it? Did we make friendships 
that would last a lifetime? Did we change ourselves for the better or for the worse? 
Did we gain new intellectual wisdom or simply pass the class? Did we embark on a 
new journey or did we merely become content with the past or the present? Most 



importantly, did we make a difference and did we I^mmJa 



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Thank you to all those who spent many days and nights making this book possible. 
I have truly been honored and humbled to have my chance to build the legacy. 

- Janet Payne 

Editor-in-Chief 



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