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Gradl/ate^^e Are Outta' Here" - pg. 

Table Of Contents 

Profile On Oklahoma Bombing - pg 4 

~ The nation was shocked when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal 
Building was bombed killing 168 people. 

Bookstore - pg. 14 

~ Distributing books to all the Butler outreach centers leaves 
the bookstore searching for more room. 

Water Testing - 20 

~ What are you drinking? Staff writer Stephanie 
Robertson finds the answer. 

Musical - 26 

~ The "Pajama Game" gives theatre goers a look at the past. 


~ Butler students and faculty play in the NBA. 

Sports - 34-49 

~ Athletes attempt to keep the Grizzly tradition alive through adversity. 

Graduation - 50 

~ More than 500 graduates receive degrees in the annual graduation ceremony. 




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l/\/ednesday, April 19, 1995. The start of just another day for most 
Americans. Most, that is, with the exception of the Oklahoma City, Okla. 

In the hlinkof an eye a fireball of fuel and fertilizer lit up the sky and blew 
away the lives of more than one hundred innocent men, women, and 

The target was the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Scores of men and 
women tried to make their way out of the rubble that was once a nine story 

Then the worst of all possible scenes, children being carried out by 

rescuers. Some crying and bleeding, others lifeless and limp in the arms of 
shocked and bewildered firemen. 

It was not long before the realization had set in that a large truck laden 
with several thousand pounds of amoniumnitrate fertilizer, blended with 
diesel fuel, had purposefully been detonated in an adjacent parking lot to 
the federal building. 

Terrorism had arrived in middle America. Most everyone living in the 
United States knew about violence. In fact the U.S.A. has one of the 
highest crime rates of the industrialized world. But for the most part, 
terrorism on a grand scale has not been common. 

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Oklahoma City was the focus of national attention after the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

4 Spring 1995 

The Oklahoma City hombing not only shocked and dismayed the 
American public, but also most of the civilized wotld. Sympathy and 
understanding pouted in from countries such as the United Kingdom and 
Israel who know all too well about the suffering and misery caused by cold 
and ruthless murderers. Paranoids seem to thrive on the terrorizing of and 
death of innocent human beings. 

Although the explosives and technique used appeared to be similar to 
the work of foreign perpetrators, it was not long before investigators had 
decided the person or persons involved were not foreign, but domestic! 

Yes, it had happened. Americans blowing up Americans. This is not 
to say that it would have been any easier to take had the killers been from 
another country. The fact was that human life had been taken and no 
possible excuse could justify it. 

The question that many people were asking themselves was not 
necessarily how or who, but why? What kind of thinking could have 
motivated someone to cause such destruction? Most likely that question 
will never be fully answered. 

"The government is investigating whether this action was related to 
anxiety tensions created over the David Koresh thing in Waco two years 
ago, or whether this is striking out at some of the Alcohol, Tabacco and 
Firearms agents. We don't know yet about the details and motivations. I 
don't undetstand their mindset as to why that particular building with the 
daycare center in it. It's one thing to be unhappy with agents of the Federal 
Government, it's another thing to wage warfare, and that's what it is, 
against tiny little children who had just barely had a start in life," stated 
social science instructor Roland Entz. 

"Like everyone else, I ask myself why Oklahoma? What was the 
purpose? You hate to think that anybody had only a purpose of killing 

"It's hard to admit that there are such angry people in this country who 
want to hutt people and maybe there was someone in there they wanted 
to hurt, but they seem not to think about the fact that anybody else was 
there. Maybe they thought about it but didn't care, I don't know. I've 
wondered about all of that," said behavioral science instructor John Lay. 
The fear, anger, and shock of the bombing will no doubt affect the 
people of Oklahoma City, and the nation in general, for generations to 

come. Even though this was not the first terrorist attack on U.S., the World 
Trade Center in New York City was a target in 1992, it was by far the most 
destructive and life shattering act involving terrorism in the U.S. 

It was stated in several newspaper and television reports that "the United 
States had lost its innocence." 

"Out here in the Midwest we tend to think, well, that sort of thing only 
happens in some big city and not in the Midwest where people are simpler. 
So it's a lot harder to take for many people. 

A lone yellow ribbon tells the story of a grief-stricken Oklahoma City. 

"One of the things I've noted, and it always happens, is everybody asks 
why? Well, there really isn't any answer to that question. 

"We may find out eventually, if we catch the people involved. But it was 
interesting that almost immediately the militias staffed to speak up, some of 
the leaders, as soon as they found out there was some information that was 
related to them. They all had something to say that was negative about the 
government of this country. 

"I must admit that I'm one that's fairly cynical about government. I don't 

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trust a lot of government, however, that doesn't mean I want to tear it down. I'm 
not going to join a group that thinks they're going to fight the government. 

"My fear is that they are saying that they may have to fight the government 
and take over. They don't sound to me as if they are the kind of people I want 
to rule me either. I guess we have to recognize there are people like that running 
around. There is a lot more anger than I realized, deep seeded anger. So the 
government, I guess, in general is a good scapegoat," continued Lay. 

Deep seeded anger, paranoia, and hatred tor the government are problems 
that have plagued more than one country of our constantly evolving world. 

Recognition of these problems was much easier than solving them. Short of 
becoming a police state there is not much anyone can do to stop indiscriminate 
bombings, except to beware and know that there are dangerous and misguided 
people throughout most societies. 

Putting a ban on explosive fuels or fertilizers would be nearly impossible. 
Even if we did, there will always be some devious minded person or persons 
who could figure out a combination of everyday items that could be used for 
terroristic purposes. So what's the answer? It seemed pretty clear that no one 
knew for sure. 

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The shattered skeleton of the nine-story Alfred I'. Murrah building was all that remained after a 4000 
pound bomb exploded on April 19, 1995. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

All anyone could try and do was pick up the pieces of a shattered 
community and try to go on with life as best they could. 

This story was in no way intended as a political statement, or as a jab 
at the United States government. It was merely intended as a means to try 
and get over what had transpired on that early April morning. The healing 
process can seem strange, almost morbid, at times. Some people hide from 
it, some people talk about it, and some people write about it. Whatever 
the means, the healing process from such a tragedy is never easy and for 
some it may never happen. Only time can ease the pain. 

One thing is for sure, though, in the worst of times the people of this 
country can pull together in almost unbelievable unity. 

Nothing good could have possibly come from such mind-bending terror 
as was put upon the state and citizens of Oklahoma. Rut the love, caring, and 
unselfishness of the rescue workers, doctors, and volunteers that had the 
horrific task of going into such a disaster will not be forgotten. Nor will the 
men, women, and children whose lives were cut short or changed forever. 
Hope is about all one can do. Mope for a world that can live in peace and 
harmony, and most of all a world that can respect human life. 


Up All Night 


Butler's night staff was helpful in making students feel more safe and secure. The El Dorado campus was a 
relatively safe place to he. Very few domestic disturbances occurred in the dorms. Even less vandalism occurred. This 
may have heen largely due to the job done hy the night staff. 

Just before night fell on the campus each night, a Butler night staff security officer signed in and got to work. 
This person had a responsibility to look over the reservation sheets and work orders, to find out where on the campus 
people should be. 

After so doing, the security officer's responsibilities included checking and locking all of the doors on the 
campus not designated for a meeting or class. They also needed to roam the campus in a non-routine manner. During 
this time, the officer may have been seen helping a visitor find the building or room of their meeting, jump starting or 
unlocking a car, or delivering a message to a student or teacher. 

In addition to these responsibilities, the security office has a phone, the number of which was distributed among 
persons who live on campus. This way, a student who feels in danger, could call security. 

Another service the night security offers is escorting people to their cars or other buildings on campus. This 
service was rarely used by students. Just the security of knowing that if they felt unsafe, they could call a security officer 
to escort them to class, was enough for most. 

During the winter , night security officers kept a close eye on the broiler to make sure it stayed on. "If that broiler 
goes down," said Ted Albright, director of buildings and grounds, "many of the buildings on campus may become either 
very uncomfortable, or altogether too cold to hold class in." 

When disturbances or accidents occurred on campus, the night security was there to help out however possible. 
When the electricity went out in the 1500 Building, night security was there to help students find another location to 
hold class. 

"Security works very hard to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for students, instructors, employees and 
visitors on our campus," concluded Kay Rice, supervisor of security and safety. 

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i^Jancy Farmer, custodian, cleans the floor in preparation for the next clay's traffic in the 

Richard Hayes, custodian, wipes off the table before classes 
begin the next day. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

Paul Dashner, custodial 
supervisor, reviews his 
daily log for special in- 
structions before starting 
his nightly activities. 



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Taking charge 

"I'm not going to be here next year, but I really try not to look at it like that, I would 
like to see the Student Senate as busy next year as it is this year," said Steve Coulter. 

Butler can he a cold place in March. But just about 
the time spring leapt forth from the silent cold of winter, picnic 
tables appeared just a few feet beyond the east door of the 
Student Union, and where there was once only a barren field, 
materialized a volleyball pit. Thank you Student Senate. 

The Student Senate consisted of seven scholarship 
recipients. "We get the same scholarship that a football player 
would get, that being books and tuition," said Steve Coulter, 
Eureka sophomore and Student Senate president. 

Steve Coulter took his appointed post seriously and 
made a silent oath to earn his scholarship by doing as much as 
he could for the students at Butler. Even so, the Student Senate 
was not able to completely escape the inevitable blows of the 
press. "We've had some bad publicity before, and that's not 
special, that is not special at all," explained Steve Coulter. 

The Student Senate made an earnest effort to be of 
and for the students. During the football season, they organized 
a student appreciation game, where door prizes, as well as other 
prizes were given out such as caps and T-shirts throughout the 
game. Part of the festivities for the evening was a rowdiest fan 
contest. "The weather was really bad, it had rained that whole 
day, so the attendance was low, it was the rowdiest crowd of the 
year," recollected Shelby Coulter, Eureka sophomore and 
Student Senate vice president. 

The Student Senate helped students in search of the 
occasional distraction. "We have supported the Wichita Thunder 
by purchasing bulk tickets at five dollars apiece and selling them 
to the students at two fifty," declared Megan Flores, Wichita 
freshman, and Sudent Senate public relations director. 

They also set up a "powerpack" card program wherein 
students who signed up got a shirt and a powerpack card. If the 
students then showed up to ten of the fourteen home basketball 
games wearing their powerpack shirts and sat in the "powerpack" 
area, they became eligible to win one hundred dollars. "We tried 
to do something special for the powerpack kids at each game. 

We gave away a lot of things like T-shirts, caps, and so on," 
concluded Shelby Coulter. 

The student senate planned and executed several 
school dances during the year. There were around one 
hundred students at each dance, and the Student Senate 
gave away over six hundred dollars worth of prizes. 

"We did a lot of things that are fun like dances and 
giveaways, and that is basically how we spent a lot of our 
money," explained Courtney Bracken, Bennington 
sophomore and Student Senate treasurer. "We did some 
things to raise money too," continued Steve Coulter. 

The Student Senate organized several fund raising 
events such as car washes, and helped AT&T with a promotion 
by giving away mouse pads. 

Not all of the Student Senate's activities were just 
for fun. They were responsible for all of the paperwork 
associated with Homecoming elections. Also among their 
goals was the idea of giving back to the community. "That is 
why we donated money to the fire safety program," explained 
Spencer Dory, Eureka freshman, and student at large. The 
fire safety program to which they donated gave out stickers 
for windows of children's rooms. This way, if there ever was 
a fire, the fire fighters would know which rooms had children 
in them. 

The Student Senate organized a parent's day for 
each basketball and football season. As the voice of the 
student body they also wrote several letters, including a letter 
of support for the new child care facility. 

The Student Senate tried to do the most possible 
good for the students at Butler. Steve Coulter summed up the 
basic ideology of the Student Senate when he said "I'm not 
going to be here next year, but I really try not look at it like 
that, I would like to see the Student Senate just as active 
next year as it is this year." STORY BY NATHAN 

10 Spring 1995 

Trying to reserve a D.J. for homecoming, Student Sen- 
ate President Steve Coulter, Eureka sophomore, 
searches through thephonebook. PHOTO BY HALLIE 

Student Senate advisor 
Dan McFadden 
displays "Beach Bash 
Cancelled" signs. The 
Beach Bash was 
cancelled due to 
inclement weather, 

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Kissing The 

Howard Clements, Dean of Business, Industry, and ranged from auto body to typing. By becoming head of these 
Technology, and Roland Ensz, social science instructor, decided departments, Clements had some knowledge about each one. 

it was time to hang up their hats. Clements, with 25 years under 

"It has been a challenge for me to learn a lot of things 

his belt, and Ensz, with 27, 

about six different areas that I had 

finished out their final semester 

of teaching this spring. 

Clements began 

teaching in Clifton, Kan. 

where he taught for one year. 

He then moved on to Severy, 

Kan., and he taught there for 

four years. Clements left Severy 

and came to El Dorado, but he- 

did not start out at Butler. 

Before coining to 

Butler, Clements taught at El 

Dorado High School for six 

years. In 1970, Butler acquired 

not too much knowledge in 20 years 

ago, and a lot of knowledge in 

today," stated Clements. 

Clements acquired some of his 

knowledge in auto body by taking a 

class from one of "his" instructors. 

In 1977 and again in 1990, he 

refinished a car. 

I had one of my own instructors 

telling me what to do. Of course, 

the next day I got to tell him what 

to do," commented Clements. "I 

got an 'A' in that class!" 

Throughout the years, Clements 

a new business instructor: 

coordinated 14 departments, took 


classes, and taught. During his final semester, he taught a night 

Clements taught typing, business machines, business class. "I still like to be in the classroom. It is just a fun place 
communications, and accounting. In 1975, he took over his to be." 

current position, but it was a little different then. 

It was tough for Clements to finally decide to retire. 

He started as Dean of the Business Department. In "It has been a hard decision to make," stated Clements. "If it 
1995, he managed 14 different departments. These departments was a constant battle with the administration and faculty in 

12 Spring 1995 

Job Goodbye 

this division, retirement would he easy. Since I don't have this 

much more important that you academically achieve, than 

problem, it really makes it harder to do." 

that you achieve on the stage, or in the music department, or 

Unlike Clements, Ensz was happy about passing the 

in the athletic department," stated Ensz. "In the long-run, it 

torch on down. "I am 64- I have 

taught for 41 years. It's someone 

else's turn," stated Ensz. 

Ensz began by teaching high 

school in Strong City, Kan., where 

he taught for a year, and he also 

taught at the high school in Whiting, 

Kan. for one year. He then taught in 

Wichita for 12 years before coming 

to Butler. 

Ensz taught U.S. history, 

U.S. government, state and local 

government, principles of sub- 

political science, introduction to 

teaching, and geography. Out of all 

is going to take what you get in 

the academic classroom to make a 

living, support a family, and trade 

Because he stressed education, 

Ensz had some fond memories of 

his/ew A students. "They worked 

hard and academically achieved. 

I won't forget them." 

After 41 years of stressing 

academics, Ensz decided to do 

something else with his life. "I 

love classical music. So I'd like to 

lay back and listen to classical 

music without having a stack of 

of these, geography was his favorite. 

papers in front of me to grade," 

"Every country is different. People are different. 

dreamt Ensz. 

Resources are different. Literacy rate is different. It is all 

Both Ensz and Clements had their own dreams 

different. It is variety," commented Ensz. "Geography is always 

about their retirements, and it was time for them to pursue 

exciting because it is changeable." 

those dreams, which meant leaving Butler. 

No matter if the class was U.S. history or geography, 

"I'm outta here. I'm going to kiss off!" declared 

Ensz always pushed the same thing: academics. "I think it is 


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Small Wonder 

Providing assistance to more than 8,000 students makes the 
Butler Bookstore one of the busiest spots on campus. 


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Snuggled comfortably in the southwest corner 
of the Student Union, amid racks of Butler T-shirts, 
school supplies, and a seemingly endless stack of 
books, Manager Rita Sullivan concentrated on order 
forms that would 
replenish the 
shelves of 

perhaps, not as 
prestigious and 
surely not as 

classes going on at 30 locations outside of El Dorado," 
said Sullivan. "That really puts a demand on the Bookstore 
to shuffle books back and forth between sites." 

To assist the staff and ensure fast delivery a 

courier ran for 
three weeks at 
the beginning of 
every semester 
delivering books 
to each site from 
Rose Hill to the 


Butler students have a wide variety of T-shirtsand sweatshirts tochoose from. Many of these aredisplayed 

large as most in the bookstore window, photo by angela garner 

university stores, Butler's Bookstore more than 
adequately provided convenience and assistance to 
the more than 8,000 students it served. 

"We see almost every student at least twice 
in a semester," said Sullivan. "Once at the beginning, 
when they buy their books and once at the end of the 
semester, when they bring them back." 

Besides providing service to the El Dorado 
site, Sullivan and her staff of four employees and two 
student workers were also responsible for getting the 
right books to the right Outreach locations. 

"Most people do not realize that there are 

two busiest 
times of the year at the bookstore were enrollment and 
buy back. "We try to arrange the books in order of 
subject," said worker Patty McFadden. "Since we have 
such a small space it makes it easier that the student give 
us the list of books they need and then we can find them 
fairly quickly. It saves time for us and the student too." 

Buy back was also a busy and stressful time for 
the staff because many students felt they were not getting 
enough money back on the books that they bought at the 
beginning of the semester. 

"Many students are frustrated because books 
are so expensive," said Sullivan. "The price of the book is 

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letermined by what we pay for it and the buy-back price 

5 generally half of what the student paid for the book, 


lepending on the condition." 

To help students with the rising cost of books, 
he Bookstore was implementing the "No Value Book." 
"hese were books that were not in very good condition, 
hat the student could buy at a reduced cost from the new 
>r used books previously offered. 

'The 'No Value Book' will give the student the 
>pportunity to save money on books that would have 
lormally been taken out of circulation and thrown away, 
["he material will still be there, but the outward appearance 
night be bad," related Sullivan. 

One of the goals of the Bookstore was to make 
t more inviting to students and the community. "We are 

trying to become more user-friendly," said McFadden. 
"Dealing with people is the best part of my job." 

To assist in a more user-friendly style there have 
been cosmetic enhancements done to gain more space in 
the bookstore. A point-of-sale system that will scan 
merchandise, much like the library system, was also being 

"The scanner will offer a faster and more efficient 
way to sell merchandise," said Sullivan. "It will be used for 
books as well as the school supplies, gifts, clothes and 
computer software that we also sell." 

No matterthe circumstance, be it twice a semester 
for books or more regularly for convenience shopping, the 
Butler Bookstore wanted to meet all of the students' 
collegiate needs. STORY BY KRISTY AYRES 

Mix Welch, 
Wichita sopho- 
more, compares 
backpacks in the 
Butler Bookstore. 

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A NATION MOURNS ~ After the 

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 

bombing, an Oklahoma mourner 

takes a moment of silence for the 168 

people killed in the tragedy. The 

nation was shocked at the devasta- 

tion caused by the bombing that 

happened on April 19. 

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"We have a two million dollar fund from private donations. Most of our donations 

come from individuals, companies, foundations and individuals," Melinda McAfee, 

Endowment Association executive director. 

In 1967 friends of the college decided to establish given by R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard in 1989. They gave 

an endowment at Butler. In the dictionary, money for the Hubbard Center, 
endowment is defined as "the part of an institution's There were 120 different scholarships and five 

income derived from donations." That basically sums up program support funds. Each of these were governed by 

what the Endowment Association does. It seeks donations donor guidelines. 

for the college's growth. The Endowment campaign's job is to seek people, 

The Endowment Association's executive or organizations to give donations. Oneway the Endowment 

director was Melinda McAfee. She had held this position Committee received money was through a Phon-a-thon. 

for six years. 

"We have a 
two million dollar fund 
from private donations. 
Most of our donations 
come from individuals, 
companies, foundations, 
and organizations," 
McAfee said. 

Endowment Association 

Brenda Rodriguez, Wichita freshman, discusses paperwork with Jodi McGatlin, Alumni 
was managed separately Association. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

The goal was to touch 
base with alumni of 
Butler. They called 
former Butler students 
to try to raise money 
for scholarships. 
Knowing that going to 
college can be 
challenging, they 
hoped the alumni 
would understand this 

from the college. McAfee worked for both the college and and be willing to give donations. 

a board of 35 volunteers. McAfee's job was to encourage Often people gave money in honor of someone. In 

contributions and manage it. Judy Smith had been the Gift order to do this, there was a $2500 minimum to give which 

Record Coordinator for 10 years. She posted the money could be made in pledge payments. 

and deposited it. All the money that came to the college "Many times over my six years, interested donors 

was invested in a trust fund that was handled by professionals have either called me or come by my office to inquire about 

at Commerce Bank. makingcontributions. Many are memorial scholarship funds," 

"The Endowment exists to support the college. said McAfee. 
The money we receive from donations goes toward In the past six years the money donated to the 

scholarship programs, and other projects such as the Fine Endowment Committee had doubled. The committee hoped 

Arts Gallery, and the library," said McAfee. the money donated to them will continue to grow at a steady 

The first privately funded capital project was rate. 

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P O L I C V 

On the second Tuesday of each month, it never failed to happen. 
A group of seven people gathered together to discuss and make decisions 
concerning the various issues that faced Butler. Who were these people ? They 
were the Board of Trustees. 

"The two main functions of the Board of Trustees is to set policy 
and manage the overall operation of the college," stated Vice Chairman John 
Grange. "We leave it to the president and other administrators to enforce the 
policy," noted member Brian Warren, who was recently re-elected for his 
second four-year term. 

A significant function of the Board of Trustees was to hire the 
president of the college. "The search for a new president was important 
because the president is a central figure who sets the tone at the college," 
explained Grange. 

The Board of Trustees grappled with a multitude of issues 
throughout the year. Foremost was the lawsuit over out-district tuition 
concerning Sedgwick county. "I think the most significant issue was the big 
victory on the litigation with county. The fact that we won was probably the 
highest point for me this year," revealed Warren. 

Another issue that faced the Board of Trustees was the budget. 
"This Board worked diligently to keep the cash reserve in good shape," said 

' Other issues concerning the Board of Trustees included the 
building of the Rose Hill facility, tuition prices, the Child Care Center, and 

Diane Wan to, English 
instructor and 
teacher's union 
president, negotiates 
tor teachers' raises 
during a Board of 
Trustees Meeting. 

fundraising. "We work with the Endowment Association to help raise 
funds," said Grange. "It is kind of a 'behind the scenes' operation." 
Present at the Board of Trustees meetings were some 
members of the Student Senate. "1 feel that the Student Senate 
represented the students well," stated Grange. "Student participation 
was the best I have seen since I have been a member." 

How does a person become a member of the Board of 
Trustees? "There are seven members who are elected from the three 
voting districts with Butler county. Each district elects two people and 
then there is one at-large member," explained Grange. "I have been 
a member for 10 years and am the longest serving member." 

Warren, who worked in the health care field, had a 
positive outlook on being a member. "1 enjoyed being able to see non- 
traditional students continue their education. Because of Butler's 
competitive hourly tuition rate and convenient class times, I saw 
people advance their careers to become LPNs and 
RPNs," said Warren. 

Grange revealed a different aspect of being 
a Board of Trustees member. "You get a lot of criticism 
from people who don't know all the facts," stated 
Grange. "For example, there are people downtown 
who have said that we spend too much money on 
activity scholarships. I ask them if they have been to 
a game or play and they say no." 

"By doing your job well and working with 
others on the Board of Trustees and the administration, 
much can be accomplished," noted Grange. "We have 
increased enrollment, faculty, and Outreach facilities. 
As a result, we have improved the quality of life for a 
lot of people because of education." STORY BY 

Board of Trustees members, Chris Addington, Gayle 
Krause, and Brian Warren, listen to the minutes of the 

Endowment 19 


Story By Stephanie Robertson 

Have you ever wondered what invisible .substances 
are in the lakes you swim in and obtain your drinking water 
from? The Butler County Conservation District in 
conjunction with the chemistry and biology departments at 
Butler began a project to discover the hidden contents in the 
area water. 

In the Fall of 1994, the State Conservation 
Commission, in coordination with the Butler County 
Conservation District, developed and implemented a non- 
point source (NPS) pollution testing program. The program 
allowed Butler students to help the environment and learn 
chemical analysts while also earning honor credits. The 
Honors Water Quality Monitoring Program was headed by 
Thane Thompson, Butler County Conservation District 
NPS coordinator; Robert Carlson, chemistry instructor; and 
Bill Langley, biology instructor. 

The program consisted of collecting and testing 
water samples from eight tributaries that flow into the El 
Dorado Reservoir. "Ninety percent of the water flowing into 
El Dorado Reservoir comes trom these tributaries," stated 
Thompson. The tributaries that were tested included Shady 
Creek, Durechen Creek, Satchel Creek, Cole Creek, Bemis 
Creek, Harrison Creek, Walnut River, and School Branch. 
The samples were collected by Thompson with the students 
participating in at least one sample collection. 

After the samples were collected, a variety of tests 
was conducted to determine the contents of the water. "We 
test for chlorine, fluorine, oil, sulfate, nitrate, phosphorus, 
ammonia, un-ionized ammonia, dissolved oxygen, suspended 
solids, dissolved solids, and fecal coliform. We also test the 
pH of the water," said Thompson. 

"We went out to the testing site and pulled the 
water samples," explained Larry Burgey, Andover sophomore. 
"We tested the water for conductivity and dissolved oxygen, 

which are tests that have to be done as soon as the samples 
are pulled." 

After the water samples were brought back to the 
chemistry laboratory, students tested the water with the use 
oi chemical analysis machines. Each student conducted 
tests for a specific tributary to reveal the presence of chemicals. 
As part of the testing process, the levels of chemicals were 
measured and compared with the state standards for water 

"The purpose of the program is to gather data. In 
two or three years we should get enough base line data to 
estimate trends," said Thompson. "For example, there could 
be high levels of a chemical one month and low levels the 
next month. We could then relate this data to the fact that 
this chemical is in fertilizers which are applied to the soil 
during this time." 

In the future, Thompson hopes to incorporate 
microbiological testing into the program. "I am trying to get 
a permanent establishment for microbiological testirjg in 
addition to chemical testing," stated Thompson. 

By the summer of 1995, high school students 
were included in the program. This increased the number of 
students trained on the chemical analysis machines and 
increased the potential for the students to do independent 
research in other lakes and streams. "The program has 
informed and educated many younger people," said 

"As a result of the program, I have become more 
knowledgeable about the chemicals that affect our 
environment and where these chemicals come from," stated 
Burgey. "Water is essential for all life and it is our responsibility 
to keep it clean. We have to conserve our water supply and 
the only way to do this is to stop the impurities before they 
get in there." 

20 Spring 1995 

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22 Spring 1995 



The theme, "Where Learning Never Ends," combined Earth Day and the celebration of cultures on Apr. 22. The fourth 
annual celebration of cultures known as "Around the World" was held on the front lawn of the El Dorado campus. Activities 
included: musical performances, various booths, food sampling, sidewalk art, and children's activities. The day was meant to be a 
learning experience and some attendants found the day not only educational, but enjoyable. 

"The festival gave me insight on various cultures', foods, clothes, and crafts, while providing a fun learning atmosphere," 
said Courtney Arredondo, Augusta freshman. 

The main musical event was performed at 1 1:30 and 1:30 under the tent, when headliner Ashiklar took the stage. The 
duo consisted of Gerald Trimble and percussionist Peter Stephenson, both from Kansas City. 

In an interview printed in the Kansas City Star on Jan. 11, Trimble said, "The whole thing I stand for in music is that all 
cultures are connected." 

Other performances under the tent included: The Grapevine Dancers, duo Denise and Gordon playing French, Italian, 
and Greek music; the Bangladesh Student Association, belly dancing by Raven, Suzanne, and Sheherazade; A Tae Kwan Do 
demonstration by Cali Stegall and Simba Dojang, dancing from the Indonesian Student Association, and an international fashion 
show with Butler students modeling. 

All booths were located in the 500 Building. There, numerous El Dorado businesses and groups provided information and 
activities which promoted cultural awareness and environmental care. The booths offered more pamphlets and brochures than in 
previous years. The booths offered games which people could take home and participate in as a family. 

From 1 1:30 to 1:00 Great Western Campus Dining held an international smorgasbord. A five dollar fee was charged tor a 
15 item sampler plate. Main dishes included: sushi (Japan), empanadas (Columbia), and beer brats (Germany). Side items included 
mixed fried rice (Sri Lanka), curried fried rice (Indonesia), and stir fried vegetables (China). Kemchi (Korea) and taboule (Middle 
East) were the salads offered. International desserts consisted of quezadilla (El Salvador), peanut cake (Cameroon), and bak lava 
(Turkey). Colombian cafe con leche was offered to drink. Funnel cakes, hot dogs, and drinks were also available. 

For spiritual awareness, a calming new event was provided by the Reiki Awareness Foundation. Reiki treatments were 
offered for ten dollars and lasted for 15-20 minutes. Reiki is believed to provide physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. 
The hands of the master are placed in different positions around the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet while the patient lies relaxed 
on a table. Sessions were conducted by Level Two Practitioners Ronnie Johnston of Towanda and Jack Sivley of Andover. 

Another new attraction was international children's activities. There were games, songs and stories. The feature was a 
juggler. Egg decorating demonstrations from Czechoslovakian practices were demonstrated. International pen pals, World Sports 
clinic, and KSRX radio also provided entertainment for children. 

One popular event was the sidewalk art contest. Many drawings contained messages to save the earth and bring people 

Another popular event was the fashion show. The show was put on by a group of students who modeled various fashions. 

Even though those who attended had a good time, the day was somewhat disappointing. It was a cold rainy day and few 
students and community members braved the weather to attend; yet, those who did found the day to be a success. 

"I think that the organizers did an excellent job of putting together a fun, free, and educational day," said Louise Zieman, 
El Dorado freshman. STORY BY MANDY CHOENS 


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X_/arly in 

ly in March several Butler students 
participated in a Leadership Conference and the Kansas 
Prayer Breakfast at the Downtown Ramada Inn in Topeka. 
These students were selected because of their involvement 
in student activities on campus. 

The purpose of this weekend conference was to 
celebrate leadership and the common love of Jesus 
Christ. It allowed student leaders the opportunity to 
learn from experienced leaders representing a variety of 
career fields. There were no 
Democratic or Republican Party. 
Politicians were not campaigning 
against each other. Everyone in 
attendance was there working in 
the name of the Lord. 

"I think politicians get a 
bad reputation for not caring. This 
weekend was neat because it gave 
everyone a chance to meet 
politicians up close and personal. 
We got the chance to talk to them 
about their true ideas on faith and 
leadership," said Steve Coulter, 
Eureka sophomore and Student 
Government president. 

On the first night of the conference, the student 
leaders were split into small groups so that students could 
share their thoughts and opinions with each other. 
These groups were then driven to the homes of prominent 
Topeka families for an intimate meal and discussion. 
Topics discussed ranged from politics to how a person 
can fit God into today's society. 

"It meant a lot. I learned about politics and how 
we can fit God and politics together. It was fun to go back 

how you felt without offending anyone. Everyone had 
very similar beliefs and values," said David Close, Eureka 

The next day everyone gathered for a morning 
forum and listened to Sam Brownback discuss how he 
budgets his time between his duty as a Kansas 
Representative and his responsibility to his family. Debbye 
Turner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and 1990 Miss 
America, gave a motivational speech on not giving up 

and staying faithful to not only 
God, but also to yourself. 

That night students 
were given a tour of the state 
capitol by more than 20 state 
off ic ials who returned early from 
their weekend to participate in 
the activities. Afterwards, 
Governor Bill Graves and First 
Lady Linda Graves hosted 
dessert and a tour of Cedar Crest, 
the Governor's Mansion. The 
evening ended with 

refreshments and conversation 
back at the hotel in the 
Governor's Pub. 

The conference concluded with the annual 
Kansas Prayer Breakfast hosted by Governor Bill Graves. 
This event was intended to promote fellowship across 
Kansas and encourage people to continue meeting with 
the intention of letting God be an important part of 
everyday life. 

"It was nice to get away from school and put 
things in a different perspective. It gave me a chance to 
learn somewhere besides the classroom," said Coulter. 

It zoas nice to get away from school 

and put things in a different 

perspective. It gave me a chance to 

learn somewhete besides the 


- - Steve Coulter, Eureka sophomore 

to the houses because you could open your heart and say STORY BY CHRIS HOUSEMAN 

Prayer breakfast 25 


The Pajama Game 

Reviewed by Nathan Swink 

A soft melody began to emanate from the in her lines. 

piano just below the stage in the Fine Arts Building at 

Kaylon Keene, Burns sophomore gave a lot of 

8p.m. on Saturday, April 24- A moment's pause, then effort. He seemed to have a hard time remembering some 
the stage filled with actors playing in roles as employees of his cues, but that was understandable since he had 

at a pajama factory. 

more dialogue than anyone else. He made up for any 

Reviewing a student production of "The short comings when he performed the comic dance with 
Pajama Game" was not my idea of a fun assignment. I Gladys, played by Ann Patton. 

expected to be bored watching amateur actors blunder 

Speaking of comedy, Matt Wright, Eureka 

their way 

through a well 


known work. I 

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was pleased to 

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discover I was 

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mistaken: I was 

not bored at all. 

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In fact, the 

Zach Malcom, Ann Patton, and Rick Crouch perform "Steam Heat" at the labor union rally. 

freshman, stole the show 

with his recreation of the 

iharacter Prez, the union 

president. He was just 

goofy enough to be funny, 

but not goofy enough to be 

embarrassing. His posture 
and body type, sort of loose 

overall quality ofthe production was more than expected, jointed and tall and lean, were reminiscent of coi 
and some of the students were much better performers characters played by Michael Richards (Kramer 
than I anticipated. Many of the older members of the television's Seinfeld ). 


familiar with the musical-comedy, 

After Wright's initial performance, all he had 

especially the music, and they seemed to be enjoying to do was come slouching on stage, and people began to 

the recreation. 

chuckle, in anticipation of a good laUgh at his next line. 

Penny Talkington, El Dorado sophomore, 

ite as funny 

was cast in the role of Babe, head of the grievance as the way he delivered them, with the afore-mentioned 
committee, and the leading lady. She made few mistakes loose joint style. 

26 Spring 1995 

Matt Wright, Eureka 
freshman with Jenny 
Dick, Norwich 
sophomore, at the 
pajama factory's 
company picnic. 


Musical 27 

I had never seen the play before, so I can not comment on challenging program we put on over the course of the year, but 

he accuracy of the direction or the dialogue, but a stage production everybody throughout the Fine Arts Department did a 

loes not need to be a carbon copy of the original. The sets were well 

eally good job of banding together and putting on a 

lone, and more than ad 

:ater, except for the 

good show," said Phil Speary, theater director. 

nife throwing scene props, which did not always work properly. 

"Preparing for that play was a truly grueling processes," 

Dh well, it was short run at a community college theater, not a 

began Steve Carron, Wichita freshman. "For most plays an actor 

k-oadway production, where everything is expected to work only has one director, but in a musical you have a technical 

erfectly, and every actor to delh 

:tly. I had a 

director, a vocal director, a choreographer, in addition to the 

njoyable evening watching people have fun on stage. At least I regular theater director," said Ca 

hink they were having fun, if they were not having a good time, 

"I learned a lot from Dr. Speary in this show: I learned 

hen they were truly great actors indeed. 

that characters usually have a little bit of us in them, and it's easier 

A lot of hard work went into the production of the Paj ama 

to get the rest of the character down pat, than to find that little part 

jame. "That was the toughest technical program of the year, 

of us that is in them," said Talkington. 

>egan Robert Ruiz, Wichita sophomore, and stage 

nanager for "The Paj ama Game." "The only other 

omment I have about the performance is that it was 

n interesting show," Ruiz concluded. 

For that show, almost twice the number of 

ctors and stage hands were recruited The set was 

lilt entirely by the theater department, but was not 

otally without thanks, as Rhonda Bostick, Wichita 

ophomore, and stage hand explained. "We had a 

ady come in to critique our production, and the first 

hing she commented on was our job on the set. That 

'as nice," commented Bostick. 

Being a musical, "The Paj ama Game" took 

nore work and cooperation from all members of the 


ine Arts program. "The musical was the most 

28 Spring 1995 

Tom Watson, theater and speech instructor, shows otf his petrified bat to his daughter's Lxryh'ier 
Watson designed the sets for "Pajama Game." PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

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Michael Gehmlich, Cli- 
max sophomore, sings "I 
Will Trust Her." 
Gehmlich portrayed 
Heinz in the spring pro- 
duction of 'The Pajama 
Game." PHOTO BY 

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Jimmie Taylor serves drinks to Ann Patton and Kaylon Keene in Hernando's 
Hideaway. Sid (Keene) hopes to get Gladys (Patton) drunk so he can get her to key 
for the books at the pajama factory. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

Jeramie Santee, Pretty Prairie freshman, looks for a teammate to pass to during a noon ball association game. PHOTO BY 

30 Spring 1995 

O'clock High 

Story By Tony Everhart 

Court was in session. No, not the O. J. Simpson trial. This 
trial was held everyday at noon on the Grizzly basketball court. 

Each day whoever was interested could show up and blow 
off some steam playing half-court basketball. 

The players were as varied as the talent. 
Some were good, some were not so good. 
Some were young and some were not so 


Whatever the case may have been : 
good, bad, old, or young, it appeared as if 
everyone had a good time. 

"This is a great opportunity for faculty, 
staff, and students to get together and 
have fun. It's good to see the different 
groups working together," stated Vice 
President Jack Oharah. 

El Dorado sophomore Tony Nichols 
saw things a little differently. 

"It's a good way to get back at the teachers and 
administrators," said Nichols, with a big smile. 

And get back at each other they did! Although it was just 
a simple pick-up game between shirts and skins on a half-court, 
they played at times as if the game would decide a national 

It's a good way to 
get back at the 

teachers and 


could be seen during the noon hour games. Of course, there 
were just as many air balls and missed lay-ups. 

"The skills aren't great but the attitudes are," voiced 

The physical condition of the players 
varied as much as their talent and age. At 
the beginning of the hour everyone was 
fresh and going flat out. But, by the end 
of the session, the frantic pace had taken 
its toll. Red faces and tired legs made it 
pretty easy to see who was in shape and 
who was not. 

said Nichols, with a 

big smile 

"I like the competition. It's nice to 
have a place to play with varied people. 
It's also a good way to stay in shape," said 
Wichita sophomore Jason Harding. 

Whether exercise, stress relief, or 

revenge was the motivating factor, noon 

basketball delivered. Everyone got a chance to play and show 

off their talent or lack of it. But the main theme was to play 

some ball and have a little fun. 

So the next time you're sitting around with nothing better 
to do than watch television and stuff your face, head over to 
the gym at lunch time and stuff it in someone else's face! 

Everything from gorilla dunks to twenty-foot set shots Court convenes at twelve sharp. 

Noon ball 31 


During the quest for educational 
advancement, many students took advantage of 
the employment opportunities at Butler. Some 
students were eligible for the Federal work- 
study program, which aided in paying for the 
cost of books, tuition, and living expenses while 
attending college. Others chose to work to gain 
practical experience related to their field or just 
to make some extra income. 

"Getting a job at Butler was 
convenient because I was working at the same 
place that I was taking classes," stated Bryan 
Lynch, Iola freshman. 

Alison Renfro, Sedan freshman, got a 
job to help pay for the costs of school. "1 work 
about twenty hours a week for Buildings and 
Grounds," said Renfro. "The job is pretty easy, 
but I wish it paid more." 

Renfro worked for the college during 
both the summer and the school year. "During 
the summer, I helped keep the grounds by doing 
things like mowing, weeding, and planting 
flowers," stated Renfro. "I have learned a lot 
while working here, especially about plants. 
After you plant so many, you get to know what 
they are." During the school year, Renfro 
worked in the Buildings and Grounds office. 

People may wonder how well 

32 Spring 1995 

students handled balancing both classes and 
employment. "It's not hard to go to school and 
work. The job is really flexible. If you have to 
do something for school, they will let you off to 
do it," said Renfro. 

Some students got jobs at Butler to 
gain experience related to their fields. Lynch 
worked for the chemistry department preparing 
chemicals and performing various other 
laboratory functions. 

"1 am a chemical engineering major 
so working here allows me to get experience 
that will hopefully help me get a job in the 
future," explained Lynch. 

There were enjoyable aspects of 
being employed at Butler. "I liked working 
outside where I was able to get fresh air and a 
tan," stated Renfro. 

Lynch revealed a much different 
reason for enjoying his job. "I liked getting to 
know the chemistry instructors out of the 
classroom setting," said Lynch. 

While working had the disadvantage 
of leaving less time for studies, there were 
advantages. "I am earning money, gaining 
experience, and learning at the same time," 
commented Lynch. STORY BY 

Student workers 33 1 

L-R Golf Mem- 
bers: Cory 
Tarvin, Colin 
O'Bryan, Mark 
Mattox, Grier 
Bryant, Brad 
Sexson. Not 
Pictured: Tom 
Baldwin, Scott 
Akers. PHOTO 

Colin O'Bryan, 
Wichita fresh- 
man, Mark 
Mattox, Topeka 
freshman, and 
Scott Akers, 
Hays sopho- 
more, watch for 
theballona long 
drive. PHOTO 

Mark Mattox, Topeka freshman, putts for par at Willowbend. 

34 Spring 1995 

"Are you a good student? Are you a good golfer? College and Dodge City Community College in the eight-team 

Do you have a girlfriend?" Fifteen-year veteran golf coach Jayhawk Conference. Along with the team honor, Russel 

Felix Adams didn't ask much when recruiting his golfers, just freshman Tom Baldwin finished fourth in the conference with 

those three things. And it seemed to be paying off. Brad Sexson, Wichita freshman, right behind at fifth. 

Over the past 15 years Adams has worked with 1 14 Hindering the golfers during the spring were the 

young men who all shared one thing in common. They loved elements. "The weather has been terrible," said Baldwin, 

to play golf. Adams combined this love of golf, with a little "We've had everything from snow, to rain, to wind. The worst 

technique and a lot of encouragement and found the recipe for were the tournaments at Dodge City and Great Bend. Winds 

winning. The result has culminated into golfers representing were gusting up to 60 mph." 

Butler in 1 1 of the past 15 national 

"Some people say I'm 90% 
psychology and 10% golf," kidded 
Adams. "There is some truth to that. 
There is a lot of technique involved, but 
mental maturity is the main characteristic 
that I look for in my golfers." 

Despite the bad weather, 
Butler had good showings at many of the 
tournaments, with highlights at the Sam 
Houston State Invitational where they 
finished first and the Newman Classic 
where they finished second. 

Despite their fine record, 
Topeka freshman Mark Mattox expressed 

Maturity and competitiveness Colin °' Br y an < Wichita freshman, and Mark some frustration with the season. "The 

Mattox, Topeka freshman, walk to the next hole. 

were the words used to describe the competition at this level is tough," said 

seven players that comprised Adams' team. "We have an Mattox. "Everyone is capable of winning, but I think we're a 

excellent team," said Adams. "They are all freshman and the better team than how we've been playing." 
majority will be back next year." This type of dissatisfaction is just what Adams 

Many would call an all-freshman team wanted. "I want someone with a good ego," said Adams. "I 

inexperienced, but Adams' recruiting class didn't include just want someone who thinks he can win." 
anyone. "Everyone on the team is a state finalist or champion," With summer practice, in which some of the golfers 

said Adams. "They're very committed." will play on the college tour, or the Kansas Amateur Tour and 

The commitment paid off as Butler's all-rookie team any club activities, Adams' golfers might be a favorite in next 

won third place behind Kansas City Kansas Community year's conference race for the big payoff. 

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"No matter how we placed we still had a good time," ~ Sherry Forrest 

Tennis. No sport at Butler could compare. The focus wasn't on the team effort, but 
that of the individual, unless a doubles match was being played. Stats weren't important; a 
coach would have had to hire a mathematician just to keep track of aces, points, matches, 
games, etc. so they were rarely kept if at all. The win loss record of a player mattered little. All 
that mattered was winning at Regional, unless you won there you went home empty handed. 
There was no glory in coming in second place. Winners went to Nationals everyone else went 

Unfortunately Butler didn't have anybody go to Nationals this year. In fact, the 
women weren't able to field a full team for competitions at duels, or glorified practices leading 
up to the only meet that really mattered, otherwise known at Regionals. 

"It was hard to win at meets and tournaments because we only had four players and 
a full team carried six. Thus, we lost points for two players while everyone else accumulated 
them," said Sherry Forrest, El Dorado sophomore. 

There was no need for excuses, Butler did the best they could considering the weather 
hindered their practice schedule and 6 of the 10 players on the team were freshman. 

"No matter how we were placing we still had a good time," said Forrest. 

The men's team finished fifth out of twelve teams at Regional and the women placed 
sixth out of eleven. 

"I thought the kids worked hard and competed. All of them did a good job and will 
be competitive next year," said Coach Greg Shamburg. 

Athletic Director Rick Dreiling commented even further on the season, "Overall I 
was really pleased by the play of the women. We had more women out this year than in the 
past. Our goal is to continue upgrading not only women's tennis, but all of the women's 
programs to elevate the level of play." 



Tony Nichols, EI Dorado freshman and Casey Belknap, Towanda freshman race to the finish line in the 400 m PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 


The Butler track team's season dwindled to a close at the big 
finale, Nationals, in Odessa, Texas. The road to Odessa was far from 
easy or dull, however. 

The first part of the season was considered Indoor Track. 
Butler placed fourth in Region VI and placed tenth at Nationals in 
March. The season was far from over for these dedicated athletes. 

Like Indoor, Outdoor Track was not a piece of cake. "There 
are six teams in our region that will finish in the top 20 at Nationals," 
stated Fred Torneden, track head coach. "We have without a doubt 
the most competitive conference in America. There are some really 
good teams and good athletes." 

Throughout the season, the Butler harriers gave these 

38 Spring 1995 

athletes, along with athletes from other regions, a run for their money. 
At the Texas Relays, Stan lordanov, El Dorado freshman, placed third 
when he ran a time of 29:57 in the 10,000 meter race, which blew away 
the existing school record by 50 seconds. 

Chris May, El Dorado freshman, ran a 3:52 in the 1500 meter 
race, and he received second place for his impressive effort. 

"Chris is the best middle distance runner that Butler ever had 
said Torneden. 

The Grizzlies had some impressive races at the big Universit 
of Kansas Relays, as well. The one mile relay conquered second place 
and the distance medaly received third. 

The Southwestern Relays turned out to be a great meet for 


Tony Nichols, El Dorado freshman, lordanov and Mike Wilkey, Green 
River freshman. Nichols won the triple jump, and this was a boost of 
morale for El Dorado. "He is kind of our local hero," stated Torneden. 
"He is from El Dorado High school." 

lordanov and Wilkey literally ran away with the 5000 meter. 
They received first and second, and the third place runner was 30 
seconds behind them. 

"They were way out in front," commented Torneden. "They 
were lapping people, and they looked really good." 

This was not the only time Wilkey had the pleasure of lapping 
people, though. He ran a 31:13 in the 10,000 meter at the Fort Hays 
Invitational, which put him way ahead of the other runners. He lapped 
everybody, even the second place runner, who was Fort Hays' NCAA 
Division II Cross Country All-American. 

"Mike and Stan are two of the best long-distance guys to 

tonnie Williams, Wichita freshman, stretches out before practice. PHOTO BY HALLIE JONES 

Martin Prunty, Ireland freshman, works to finish an 800 m at practice. PHOTO BY KRISTY 

ever go to school here," praised Torneden. 

With contributions from all the athletes, Butler received 
fifth at their Outdoor Regional meet, lordanov won second in both 
the 1500 meters and 5000 meters. Martin Prunty, Ireland 
freshman, placed second in the 10,000 meters. 

The Emporia Twilight was the only meet separating 
Regionals from Nationals, and Torneden planned on taking 15 
athletes. This meet was the last chance to qualify for Nationals, 
and it was also used as a warm-up for the same meet. 

At press time, the results of Nationals were not available. 
Torneden expected approximately 10 athletes to run at the big 
event, and he hoped to place in the top 10. 

"We had a really good National Indoor meet. So, I am 
looking forward to see how well we can do at National Outdoor," 
stated Torneden. STORY BY VANESSA JONES 

Track 39 


The Lady Grizzlies softball team had to battle 
more than opponents to reach their goals. A team dominated 
mostly by freshman had eight players quit during the year. 
After starting the fall season with 21 women, only 13 remained 
on the roster at season's end. 

Those 13 remaining players teamed up to place 
second at the Region VI softball tournament in Kansas City. 
A first-place finish would have taken them to Nationals. 

"I feel our season went well. The losses that we've 
had were definitely because of our offensive mistakes, not 
defensive. Ourdefense has been strong all year. Atthe plate 
we have struggled," said Angie Hess, Overbrook freshman. 

"I think we have grown tremendously as a team. 
We didn't do as well as we had hoped, but we never lost 
hope," said Ann Ketterman, Overbrook freshman. 

The Lady Grizzlies had a majority of freshman 
players. In fact eight of the nine starting were freshman. Liz 
Bainter from Salina was the starting sophomore. 

"Liz is a team leader and an emotional leader. She 
gets the team fired up. Liz is in their faces and takes control," 
said assistant coach Chad Steinkamp brother of head coach 
Shane Steinkamp. 

"These women have more heart than any other 
bunch I have ever coached. They proved this in the Region 
VI when they lost the first game and turned around and won 
six games straight," said Chad Steinkamp. 

"At first I was nervous, because of the competitive 
level. It's stressful at times, upsetting at times, but very 
exciting at times. Coaching is an emotional job. One day it 



Jodi Regehr, Galva sophomore, winds up for a pitch against 
Garden City. The Lady Grizzlies placed second in Region VI 
play. PHOTO BY R.L. COX 

Salina freshman, 

Joni Jahnke, second 

baseman for the 

Lady Grizzlies, 

takes her stance in 

the batter's box 

awaiting the pitch. 



42 Spring 1995 

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could be happy and exciting. The next day it could be sad and 
upsetting," said Chad Steinkamp. 

The coaches put attitude before talent and not talent 
before attitude when making their selection for the team. 
Talent can always be improved upon, especially if you are 
willing to be coached according to Chad Steinkamp. 

Colleen Farmer, Haysville freshman, asked the 
Butler softball coaches to come and watch her play. "At the 
last minute we signed her. Colleen improved enormously 
during the year. She was a big asset to the team, " said Chad 

She improved so much that by season's end 
Farmer was named to the All-Region First Team. Teammates 
Joni Jahnke, Salina freshman, Bainter, and sophomore Jodi 
Regehr, a pitcher from McPherson, were named All-Region 
Honorable Mention. 

Farmer's First Team selection nominated her for the 
All-American team. A committee was set up to review all of 
the players nominated. 

Second baseman Joni Jahnke, Salina freshman, backs up pitcher, Jodi Regehr, Galva sophomore. PHOTO BY R. L. COX 

"I am very excited and surprised to be nominated," 
said Farmer. "I don't think that I did anything special to 
deserve this. I just went out and played." 

Farmer ended her season with a .388 batting 
average, 26 runs batted in, six doubles, and two triples. She 
led the Lady Grizzlies in home runs with three, and stolen 
bases with 16. 

"Colleen played a big part on this team," said head 
coach Shane Steinkamp. "She deserves to be nominated." 

"I couldn't have done it by myself," said Farmer. 
"My teammates helped out a lot. They are the ones that hit 
me in and helped out in other statistical areas, and I certainly 
couldn't have done it without my coaches' help." 

When only 13 players were left at the end of the 
season, it would seem that in this case 13 was a pretty lucky 
number. After all the final record was 32 - 14. Copy by 
Utamu Statton and Jesse Howard Lantern sports editor 


College baseball, where the strikes were thrown across 

orae plate and the players actually played ball 


players and owners was to get on each other's nerves. But it was business 
as usual for Rutler's hall club. 

'R. D. Parker (head coach) works everyone real hard. He' 
wants everyone to be overachievers and do their best,' 

fair, but he 

stated Shawnee freshman Craig Verstraett 

)maha, Neb. and the coaches up there kne 

about Butler and the work ethic of the coaching staff. 
"1 feel B. D. knows what he's talking about 

ether. I've learned more from 

Parker than I have from any other of my coaches. 

"He knows how to work you hard, so when it comes down 

to the start of the se; 

you have to do comes fairly easy 

in good shape, physically and mentally," said freshman Bill 


Hard work and dedication seemed to be t 

sehall squad h; 

e of obstacles to overcome. 

mely lack of sophomores and good weather. 

"We had a bunch of hardworking freshman last year. Then 

weren't many sophomores. This made 

rather quickly. With only one sophomore starting in the t 

two in the infield, 

i in and help lead the 

"He (Parker) always told us that everything is hanging right 

there. All you have to do is grab it. He 

jnbelievahle," continued Ru 

athletes can di 

: team, hut 

keeping the faith tor good weather in Kansas does not always give the 
results that were hoped for. 

1 think the reason tor the poor defense at the end c if the ye; 

was from all the had weather we had A couple of weeks 

regionals all we could do was hitting practice. We couldn't get on the 

44 Spring 1995 

Ready to take the fiel 

Bill Russell, Omaha, 
Neb. freshman, gets 1. 
minute instructions 
I rum his coaches. 

Baseball 45 

field, so 1 think our defense suffered in that respect," stated Russell 
Inexperience, inconsistency, and poor weather can eoml 
for any team. Yet the coaching staff urged their players on. 

nt losing season 

"The strong points over the course of the season were pitching and defense. However, come 
tournament time our defense let down. 

We had a young club. It was a situation where we had come oft a great season the year before. 
It was kind of a rebuilding season for us. We feel like we accomplished some goals, but we didn't get 
as far as we would have liked to," said head coach B. D. Parker. 

The Grizzlies took a 31-17 record into the sub-regional tournament. They beat Barton 


County 8-0 and Seward County 5-3. But the tide turned on them and they dropped two games, firsi 
to Colby Community College 10-9, then again playing Seward in the losers bracket 12-11. The 
Grizzlies season had come to an abrupt end. 

"We experienced a lot of things this year, especially at the end of the season. I think this 
will set the stage for next year. We should have several good leaders and a good team lor the new 

season, related Verstraet 

'I think we're going to be hungry next year. Everyone has a 

iste in their mouths 

because of the way things ended this year. 

idorslup, which we sh 

oes well, we will have an excellent team," echoed Russell. 

There was already talk in the air about the next season and the expectations that go alo 

with it. Coach Parker will no doubt have his young men fully prepared fo 

>n. And once a' 

he strikes wrll be called by umpires at home plate instead oflawyt 

Put me in coach. I 'm readv 


iAiviJ A^uik'r.i, Auburn 
sophomore, slices theb.ill 
to the outfield feu i 
double. PHOTO B\ 

46 Spring lyys 



Kivi'iving.i last'p talk, theGrizzly 
Kisehall team gets together for a huddle. 

oiv In- turn to ImI \l.itl Vli.U'lkr. Topok.i 

Baseball 47 


Reggie Taylor, Wichita 
freshman, stops for a 
cold drink to refresh 
himself during pracitce. 





Hours of work, late nights of studying, and good times 
with friends. These were the things that led up to one event - - 
graduation. Memories and friendship were now all that was left of 
the time graduates had spent at school as they prepared for one 
last shared moment with the 
people they had come to 

"Graduation was 
very exciting to me. I felt I had 
accomplished my first goal of 
obtaining my associate of 
science degree. Hopefully my 
A.S. degree will help me on 
my way to becoming 
successful in the future. My 
next goal is getting into 

presentation of the prestigious R.D. Hubbard Award by Board of 
Trustees member, John Grange. Elizabeth Claassen, Whitewater 
sophomore, received the $4,000 scholarship given out over four 
semesters. Claassen was chosen by a special seven-member 

awards committee 
from a group of 
Requirements for this 
award were the student 
had to maintain a 3.5 
GPA or higher and be 
actively involved in the 

"It's (Hubbard 

Vanessa Jones, Augusta graduate, is congratulated by Pete Ferrell III, Board of Trustees chairman, as she receives 

Scholarship) the best 
nursing school in hopes of obtaining my bachelor of science and award we have for students to be encouraged to complete their 

nursing," said Jennifer Perley, Leon sophomore. 

baccalaureate degree," said Melinda McAffee, endowment 

On Saturday, May 20, more than 600 students lined up in director, 
alphabetical order for the 10:00 a.m. commencement ceremony. 

On the evening before graduation, top graduates were 

Family and friends gathered together in the 500 Building's honored at the annual Order of the Purple Banquet. After 

gymnasium to watch as each student was honored for his or her 
academic accomplishments. 

recognizing the 157 Order of the Purple recipients who maintained 
a 3.5 or higher GPA, the 19 Order of the Gold students who 

Accompanying the ceremony, the concert band played maintained a 4.0 GPA were honored for their accomplishments. 

several numbers including, The Butler Anthem "Between Earth and 

Along with recognizing the Order of the Purple and Gold 

Sky," and "Fanfare and Toccata." The Headliners performed "One recipients five additional awards were presented. 

Song," and "Angels Among Us." 

One of the focal points of the ceremony was the 

50 Spring 1995 

The Helen TeterZebold Award went to a student majoring 
in an area of science, math, or engineering. The honor went to 

Graduation 51 

graduate Jamie Stolz of Wichita. Stolz planned to attend Kansas 
Newman College and major in secondary education with an emphasis 
in biology. 

Wichita graduate Diane Stutey's involvement in academics 
and extra-curricular activities earned her the HUEY Award, given in 
memory of former student Gregory A. Bales and presented by his 
mother Nancy. Before his untimely death, Bales exemplified the 
highest standards of a college student. Each year the award is given 
to an Order of the Purple graduate who possesses the same high 
standards as Bales. 

Honors awards were presented by Bill Langley, biology 
instructor and Honors Program chairman. Honors Program graduates 
receiving plaques included: Gloria Cokeley of Douglass and Carol 
Lynam of Wichita. Cokeley planned to attend Southwestern College 
in Winfield and major in psychology. Lynam worked at the Boeing 

Employment Credit Union in Wichita. Whitewater nursing graduate 
Elizabeth Claassen, winner of the Hubbard Award, received a 
plaque for her Honors independent project. She researched and 
wrote a pamphlet for beginning nursing students. 

Phi Theta Kappa, a national honors society established 
in 1918 and chartered at Butler in 1992 honored its members by 
presenting them a stole to wear at graduation. Susan Pfeifer, 
Butler of Andover mathematics instructor and PTK advisor, gave 
stoles to Robert Kenney, Stacy Shipman and Lori Sullivan of El 
Dorado; Amy King, Carol Lynam and Linda Owen, Wichita, and 
Karen Tones and Mark Woodard, Andover. 

Jessica Miltner, Nicole Lehner, Wichita, and Stephanie 
Bartel, Buhler, were recognized as the recipients of the Winnie 
Broers Estate Scholarship. The annual scholarship of $1,000 is 
renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected based on 
GPA and Butler graduation requirements. 

52 Spring 1995 

» j v r • w a 


After being asked to stand, the graduates look out into the crowd to find their families so they can 
thank them for their help and support- PHOTO BY ANGELA GARNER 

During the recognition of 
the Order of Gold at 
graduation, Tony 
Everhart, Augusta 
graduate, receives a 
plaque for maintaining a 

Graduation 53 

Afterthoughts. . . 

As far as we know 1994-95 printing of the Grizzly yearbook was Others were eager for the change and were ready to see something 

probably its last. However, it should not be viewed as the end of the yearbook, different. 

but a new opportunity as last year's yearbook staff passes the torch to next 

year's magazine staff. 

To those people unwilling to change I reply, it's time to move on, 

take the next step, and evolve. The Grizzly yearbook staff was a talented and 

Some people had said, "Why ruin a good thing? The yearbook was diverse blend of people, and Jane Watkins was an outstanding advisor who let 

fine just the way it was." 

To say that this magazine was confusing 
would be an understatement. After all, when I 
became co-editor (otherwise known as Julie's 
untrusty sidekick) I had no clue what I was getting 
myself into. As the creation of this issue concluded I 
was still baffled as to what exactly my job was, all I 
knew was that I had to write a letter from the editor 
so here it goes, or went, or whatever tense I should 
have used. . . 

It's hard to imagine how much effort really 
went into a 62 page format of this type after creating 
a yearbook. The best way I can describe it would be 
like running a marathon and then having someone 
tell you, "Hey great race, but would you mind running 
a few extra miles you don't look tired enough yet." 

Of course the gut response was are you 
kidding? You've got to be serious? Another @$!#* 
yearbook! After a little kicking and screaming (mostly 
done by Kristy Ayres towards me) I accepted the fact 
that I had a job to do, and it better be done well. 
There were a lot of people looking forward to seeing 
not only a finished product, but a high quality one at 

I think the staff created an excellent 
magazine considering the strain of balancing school, 
work, yearbook, and the impossible task of 
maintaining a social life outside Room 107. Hopefully 
you will agree. Happy reading. 

Christopher Houseman 

each yearbook be a reflection of the individuals on the staff. 

When you looked through the yearbook, you could see more than 
just the students of Butler in the pictures and stories, you could see the different 
personalities of the staff reflected in each page. Whenever a story was written 
or a picture taken, there was individual creativity and ideas put into them that 
made each one unlike the others. 

As we looked forward to next year, we saw the new ideas and 
possibilities that comes with new writers and photographers, as well as a new 
advisor. Dave Kratzer greeted the challenge of a new communicative medium 
with open arms. 

The goal of the magazine is to provide information about upcoming . 
events, and record information recapping the events that had passed. The 
magazine will be both entertaining and informative. 

With high goals and expectations the magazine staff planned to 
begin work on the magazine three days before classes began. With the many 
different ideas of each individual, it will be a challenge tor the staff to combine 
all of these ideas into one magazine. 

But, just as staffs have in the past, 1 feel that this staff will be able to 
put differences aside and make compromises, so that working on the magazine 
will be a good experience for everyone involved. And the magazine will reflect 
the talents and abilities of the staff. STORY BY JULIE ANDERSON AND 

54 Spring 1995 

rhris Houseman, Reece freshman, discusses assignments for the yearbook with Tony Everhart, Augusta 

Putting together a simple 62 page magazine. It may 
sound simple to someone who has never tried it, but just give it 
a try someday and you will find out just exactly what we have 
gone through. When 1 accepted the position of co-editor I had 
no idea what I was getting myself into. 

Since I was co-editor I had assumed someone would 
be helping me work on the magazine, but I had began to 
wonder about that when Chris didn't show up for a couple of 
weeks.- Just about the time I had completely given up on him, 
he started coming in and we began our work. 

Even though we knew what we had to do; put 
together a magazine by the time the semester was over, we 
were not exactly sure where to begin. So we assigned stories 
to the writers and gave photographers events to cover. With 
about a month and a half left of school, Chris and I decided it 
was time for us to figure out what we needed to do. After that, 
things began to go more quickly. 

Finally, the pages began to get finished and we 
finally had something that resembled a magazine. Once this 
was finished we could finally get back to our "normal" lives. 
There was no longer the pressure of having to get everything 
done yesterday and we could finally relax. 

After all was said and done, I hope you enjoy the 

Julie Anderson 


Volume 66 of Butler County Community College 1995 
Grizzly supplement magazine was printed by Jostens of Topeka, Kansas. 
All 900 copies were composed and set by the Grizzly staff using 
Macintosh Classic, Performa, and SE computers and a LaserWriter IINT 
printer. All photos were printed by Grizzly staff photographers and 
contributing photographers in the Butler darkroom facilities. The Way 
We Were theme was created by Christopher Houseman and Julie 
Anderson in conjunction with the As We Are yearbook. The magazine 
was the original design and format of co-editors Christopher Houseman 

and Julie Anderson. The paper stock for this magazine is Bordeaux 80 

pound. The entire publication was printed in black and white. Copy, 

headlines, and all o 

tinted in various sizes of 

Goudy and Palatino fonts 

The magazine consisted of 62 pages and was available to the 
students in August of 1995. The cost of the magazine was covered by 
student fees and college contributions. 

Special thanks to Kelly and Carol Wright, Liz Bardin, Dave 
Neiman, and Rod Evans, Jostens representatives, and to Jane Watkins 

our advisor, mentor, and surrogate mother. 



AndThe WinnerIs... 

The Butler journalists did it with style, design, and creativity. What did they do exactly? WIN!! The 
Grizzly staff won 34 awards, and the Lantern staff received three at the annual awards banquet in April presented 
by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press. 

"We were able to enter any copy, design, 
or photography produced between February 

1994 and February 1995. This is the second 
year we've competed in both magazine and 
yearbook. Last year we won a total of 17 
awards for our entries in both categories. 
To win 34, double what we won last year, 
is outstanding. I'm so proud of this staff," 
said Jane Watkins, the Grizzh adviser. 

The awards' banquet, held at the Ramada 

Inn in Topeka, began with an all-you-can- 

eat taco buffet and was followed by the 

awards ceremony. Brent Bates, KACP 
Yearbook advisor, 

Augusta sophomore, President, kicked off the ceremony with the traditional "pat on the back" speech. Bates then handed the 

Vanessa Jones, keep 

track of awards But- , , 

ler journalists won at microphone over to Brenda Easterday, KACP First Vice President, and she began to present the awards to the 

the Kansas Associa- 
tion of Collegiate 

Press awards ban- anxious journalists, 
quet. PHOTO BY 

With 16 awards, Co-editor Ryan McGeeney, Wichita sophomore, was the top winner of the entire 

banquet. The categories he won in were photograjihy, copy and design. 

Sports editor Tony Everharr, Augusta sophomore, went home with four awards for his copy efforts. Co- 
editor Kristy Ayres, Norwich sophomore, acquired three awards for her writing and designing. 

56 Spring 1995 

\manda Choens, El Dorado freshman, helps Julie Anderson, Burns freshman, identify baseball players from a photo. PHOTO BY ANGELA GARNER 

Co-copy editor Stephanie Robertson, Norwich sophomore, in this prestigious category, 
and Suzanne Stolz, Colwich sophomore, obtained two awards each for The Lantern won two other awards during the ceremony, 

their writing. UtamuStatton, Manhattan sophomore, Chris Houseman, Kelly Houck, Wichita sophomore, and Matt McManamey, Wichita 

parts unknown sophomore, Aaron Cessna, former Editor-in-Chief, and freshman, received silvers for their interior page designs. 

Julie Anderson, Burns freshman, won an award each for their writing 

"I never expected the amount of awards that our team won, 

talents. although it was not a major shock considering the abundance of talent 

The ceremony's grand finale was the presentation of the "Best on both staffs (Grizzly and Lantern). 1 really wondered, at times, if it was 

Overall" awards. The 1993-1994 edition of the Grizzly was awarded worth all the trouble. There's no doubt in my mind, now, that it was 

gold, which put it in second place. Kansas State University's Royal Purple and always will be for most people," stated Everhart. 

won the prestigious "All Kansas" award. The 1994 Supplement, The long hours spent interviewing, writing, designing, 

Beyond, received a Silver in the "Best Overall" category. photographing, and developing paid off for these journalists. The 

The Grizzly was not the only Butler publication that received Grizzly staff broke the record, and the Lantern staff began their climb 

recognition in the "Best Overall" category. The Lantern left with a silver back up the ladder of success, not having won any awards since 1990. 


Yearbook/newspaper awards 57 









&S* 1 


in focus 

W7n7e photographing trees and 
flower saronnd the El Dor ado area, 
Eric Groves, Wichita freshman, is 
captured by fellow photographer 
Raymond Cox of the Lantern staff. 
Photo by R.L. Cox 

* Order of Gold- 4.0 G.P. A. 
**Order of Purple - 3.5-3.9 G.P.A. 

Abraham, Joy L. 
Adair, Leandra 
Adams, Carol A. 
Adamson, Janice R. 
Aeschliman, Hilary Erin 
Aldridge, Diana Kaye 
Alexander, Brian Lawan 
Allen, Anthony D. 
Allen, Brian E. 
Allen, Patricia A. 
**Allen, Rebecca F. 
Alley, Chanelle Diane 
**Ames, Jeffrey C. 
Anderson, Marleen LaBay 
**Andrew, Paula G. 
Andrews, Kristine Lynette 
Ankrom, Brett A. 
Anthis, Jeremy Allyn 
Armhrister, Tammy G. 
Armfield, Greg Gene 
Arnett, Sheryl Lynn 
Arthur, Nathan L. 
**Artz, Kaelene Rae 
Ashhrook, Teri L. 
Austin, Donald W. 
**Ayres, Kristy Gail 
Bainter, Elizabeth Anne 

* Baker, Catherine L. 
Baker, Traci Shanell 
Balding, James R. 
**Ball, Shawna Christine 
Ballard, Bryan K 
**Barrier, Shannon Lee 
**Bartel, Stephanie Jo 
Bartell, Suzanne Renae 
Barten, Nina 

Bartling, Andrea N. 

Bauman, Lisa A. 

Bazil, Leon Jay 

Beers, Rolf J. 

Bell, Patricia 

Benham, Nina Jo 

Bentley, Cherie L. 

**Bernstein, Christine L. 

Berryman, Darren R. 


**Bills, Sandra Deeann 

Bird, Justin David 

Black, Shawna Kay 

Blue, Steven Earl Jr. 

Boger, Karen Drye 

Bogle, Marci L. 

Bohrer, Terisa R.M. 

Bolder, Tira Lynn 

**Bolhnger, Kenneth D. 

Bonner, Deborah Jean 

Bouddhara, Phinnakhon Michael 

Bowen, Victoria Ann 

Bowser, Lisa C. 

Boyer, Francine Kay 

Bozeman, Keenan L. 

Bradford, Reason J. 

Brady, Janette Marie 

**Brandt, Karen Faye 

Brandt, Paula Marie 

Brannam, Melinda A. 

Brauser, Bryan D. 

Brehm, Chad M. 

Brewer, Jarrod Matthew 

Briley, Kenneth R. Jr. 

Brown, Darrell 

Brown, Deirdre D. 

Brown, Laura Diana Lally 

Brown, Lynnette M. 

Brown, Sharon K. 

Brown, Stephany LeAnn 

Brown, Tom F. Jr. 

Bryant, Robert F. 

**Buller, Brian Dale 

Buresh, Madonna Susan 

Burgey, Lawrence Joseph 

60 Spring 1995 

Burkhart, Cory D. 
Burns, Bradley K. 
Burns, Curtis Eugene 
**Burris, Debra Etter 
Burris, Jeff 
Burton, Terry A. 
Bushey, Michele Denise 
Calder, Steven Wayne 
**Call, Pamela Ruth 
Callaway, Nona A. 
Cantor, Judith D. 
**Cantrell, Melody L. 
**Capps, Clayton 
Carlson, Irene 
Carnley, Jeffery D. 
Carr, Jason Matthew 
**Carr, Stephanie D. Fountain 
**Carson, Tobias Joseph 
Carter, Nancy Sue 
**Castle, Ercilia Criss Ann 
Cates-Wheaton, Linda Sue 
Cedeno, Marcia Christine Martin 
**Cerney, Angela Gwynn 
Chadic, Gary S. 
**Chahine, Danielle L. 
Chandler, Tracie L. 
**Chang, Hei-Chuan 
**Cheatwood, Tara C. 
Christian, Margaret Elaine 
**Claassen, Elizabeth Lea 
Clairborne, Dana 
Clark, Robyn K. 
Clemons, Anthony S. 
Close, David 
**Coffelt, Betty 
**Cokeley, Gloria Jean 
Coley, Charles Michael 
Collins, Paul Vance 
Consoldane, Anthony V. Ill 
**Cook, Carla Renee 
Cooke, Echo C. 
Cooper, Rhonda D. 
Corwine, Mitchell J. 
Coulter, Shelby Canice 
Coulter, Stephen Eric 
**Countryman, Kacey Ann 
**Countryman, Michael T. 
**Cowen, Janet K. 
Crabb, Joshua Abraham 
Crane, Sherry Kaye 
Crowley, Kandi L. 
Cuckler, Cathryn Annette 
Cvetnich, Jeanne A. 
Dahna, Brenda S. 
Dame, Cynthia M. 
David, Leigh Elizabeth 
Davis, Debra Jean 
Davis, Naomi Jean 
**Decker, Carissa Dawn 
Decker, Krista Anne 
**DeGraw, Ruth M. 
Deines, Jennifer Leigh 
**Dellinger, Ramona M. 
Dennett, Holly Amber 
Dennett, Sherry Lynn Bodkins 
**Denning, Janice L. Payne 
Depperschmidt, Todd Alan 
Dial, Velma Marie 
Dick, Jennifer Kaye 
Diehl, Rebecca 
Divine, Kimberly Ann 
Dixson, Connie Mae 
Doherty, Vicki Gordon 
*Donovan, LaGene R. 
**Dreasher, Kaylajo 
**Duerksen, Agatha Joy 
**Dulany, Delori M. 
Dunker, Donna M. 
Dunn, Crystal Marie 
**Dunsmoor, Shelly Ann 
Durst, Sherene Marie 
Eaton, Sheryl A. 
Ebberts, Roberta F. 
Ejiri, Kyoko 

**Elmore-Manning, Jo-Elizabeth W. 

Emairi, Fawaz Salem 

Erskin, Jane Marie 

Evans, Christina 

Evenson, Greg Logan 

**Everhart, Diane L. 

*Everhart, Tony D. 

**Ezell, Timothy L. 

Farher, Stephanie K. 

Farmer, Stephen R. 

Faulkner, Matisha L. 

Feleciano, Heather Dane' 

Ferguson, Jennifer J. 

**Fidler, Paul Patrick 

**Finlay, Tamara Dawn 

Fitch, Trina Lynne 

Fletcher, Karie Y. 

Flores, Juan 

Foltz, Mary June 

**Foos, Lynn Ann 

**Force, Victoria L. 

** Forrest, Shery 

Foster, Maria Elena 

Foster, Tonee M. 

Fowler, Jennifer K. 

*Fox, Tiane T.M. 

Freeman, Angela J. 

French, Steve W. 

**Friend, Susan V. 

**Frisbie, Dana Marie 

**Frye, Clara I. Lizarralde 

Gallegos, Patricia Munson 

Gavin, Suzanne M. 

Gillespie-Smith, Kristie A. 

Gilmore, Russell D. 

Ginther, Stefan Wilhelm 

**Givens, Eugenia L. 

**Goellner, Betty B. 

**Gonzales, Daniel Joseph 

Goodwin, Amy M. 

Goodwin, Teresa Kay 

Gordon, Jeffrey Craig 

Gordon, Leanna R. 

Gorrell, Lynell Irene 

Gosnell, Lorelei C. 

Grabitz, John Jr. 

Graham, Ronald Albert II 

Grate, Travis Lee 

Gray, Harold Dean 

Grayson, Kimberly Rochelle 

**Greenlief, Kathleen D. 

Griffin, Beverly Burrell 

Griggs, Montyca Elisa 

Grill, Christopher C. 

Gronau, Sabnna B. 

Gulick, Crystal Leann 

Gutierrez, Daniel M. 

Halsey, William Albert 

Hamden, Deborah J. S. 

Hamilton, Michael Ray 

Hamlin, Angela K. 

Hammer, M. M. Jr. 

**Hansen, Teresa L. 

Hanson, Camala C. 

Harden, Michael W. 

Harding, Jason Harper 

Harge, Michael J. 

Harp, Jolynn 

Harris, Ernest L. Jr. 

Harrold, Russel W. 

**Hartnagel, Kimberly A. 

Haselhorst, Clayton J. 

Hayden, George H. 

**Headrick, Matthew J. 

Heath, Jim 

**Hedrick, Rebecca Ann 

Heiland, Jolene T. 

Heinsohn, Maria Luisa 

Heinz, Nicole Dyan 

Heller, Kelly Colby 

**Helmer, Charles W. 

*Helmer, Elvira L. 

**Helmer, Terri Lynn 

Helmut, Kasey Suzanne 

Henning, Julie D. 
Henry, Diane Rene 
Henry, Katherine Marie 
Hermstein, Frances Margaret 
Herpich, Michelle Lynn 
Herrenhruck, Nichole Rennee 
Herron, Jennifer S. 
Hess, Steven M. 
Heston, Julie Suzanne 
Hiegert, Brian Louis 
Hildehrand, Cathy Sue 
Hink, Robyn Edyth 
Hohelman, Margaret T. 
Hodgens, Gregory L. 
Hoheisel, Chadwick Joseph 
**Hokanson, Jeffrey Scott 
**Holtzinger, Mika Maurine 
Hoops, Cheryl J. 
**Houck, Kelly 
**Howard, Larry D. 
**Hoy, Charlotte 
Hoy, Stacy Renee 
**Hubbart, Dana Beldene 
Huggins, Patsy Marie 
Humig, Joshua S. 
Hunt, Russell E. 
Hunter, Adam Wayne 
Ikegawa, Reri 
Imoto, Yuka 
**Jackson, Dian 
Jackson, Regina K. 
Jackson, Shawn Allen 
*Jacobs, Janett Kay 
"James, Carolyn J. 
James, Danny 
**Janney, Jennifer Denise 
Jasnoski, Jason 
Jenkins, Anthony Wilson 
Jesri, Nazir A. 
Johnson, Albert 
Johnson, Henry F. 
Johnson, Kevin B. 
Johnson, Melissa Diane 
Jones, Juliet Halla Fe 
Jones, Kori D. 
Jones, Lori Diane 
**Jones, Vanessa Mae 
*Jordan, Denise E. 
Jordan, Hobert L. Jr. 
Jung, Heekyoung 
Justice, Staci D. 
Kaempfe, Vickie L. 
Kallenberger, Michael W. 
Kanaga, Rob B. 
Kane, Pamela 
Kaspar, Sybil L. 
Keck, Larry 
Keen, Tammy Joy 
Keene, Kaylon M. 
*Kelsey, Sharon Youk 
**Kenney, Robert David 
Kill, Deloris Diane 
**King, Amy Lee 
Kinkade, Donald Leroy Jr. 
Kinsinger, Mary Louise 
Kirk, Jeremiah C. 
Kirkpatrick, Brent Christopher 
Kiser, Kenneth W. 
Kleinschmidt, Shane M. 
Kline, Deborah Ann 
Kluzak, Cynthia A. 
**Knight, Rick R. 
**Knight, Shawn Lee 
*Koehn, Daniela L. 
Koehn, Laura Jeane Brockway 
Koehn, Michael L. 
**Kretz, Barbara 
Krug, William Joseph 
Kuenneth, Jacque K. 
Kuhlmann, Steven Francis 
Kunkel, Brandy Kay 
Kunkel, Candace L. 
Lackey, Stephanie J. 

Lacy, Kelly Lynn 
*Laing, Catherine E. 
Lam, Elizabeth Yeng 
Lara, Vincent Ray 
Larcom, Derek D. 
Lashbrook, Deborah Lynn 
**Lauber, Kiesha Kaye 
Laver, melissa Lyn 
Lawrence, Jeremy R. 
**Lawson, Christina Marie 
Leach, William M. 
Lee, Christopher J. 
**Lehner, Nichole E. 
Leis, Martin W. 
Leithoff, Cynthia Ann 
Lentz, Jeremy Shaun 
*Leonard, Michelle Elizabeth 
Lewis, Eddie W. 
Lewis, Jamison 
**Light, Kyungmi An 
Lill, Stefanie L. 
Lilyroth, Samran 
**Lindteigen, Melanie Denise 
**Lindteigen, Monica Diann 
Linn, Kane L. 
Lipscomb, Marvin D. 
Little, Carol J. 
**Little, Megan Michele 
Littlejohn, Gene L. 
Loftis, Terrie Louise 
Logue, Maria N. 
Love, Darla K. 
Lowry, Amy Edwing 
**Lucas, Grace Capathia 
**Luther, Karla Ann 
**Lynam, Carol Lee McElhinny 
**Mahan, Nancy Jean Rowell 
Malan, Brandy L. 
**Malcolm, Wenche S. 
Malone, Mary J. 
**Mapes, Julie C. 
**Marr, Jacob Douglas 
Marshall, Dana A. 
**Mart, Brandi Lynn 
Martin, Angela C. 
**Mattin, Janan Lanae 
Martin, Patrick Wayne 
Martinez, Knsten A. 
Matheny, Jeri Rae 
**Mathews, Nora Elizabeth 
**McAdam, Sean W. 
McClain, Kenneth Edward 
McClellan, Janice K. 
**McCool, Fawnetta L. 
McDaniel, Kelly Jean 
McFarland, Melissa A. 
McGuen, Karen S. 
McLean, Christopher R. 
**Mendez, Liliana D. 
Meyer, Barbara 
Michael, Kerry Ann 
Millard, Annette L. 
Miller, Christopher K. 
Miller, David W. 
*Miller, Dean A. 
Miller, Kent N. 
Miller, Kevin Michael 
Miller, Robert Clinton 
Miller, Suzanne Renee 
*Miltner, Jessica Lynn 
**Minor, Jeanette 
Mitchell, Annette 
**Moon, Kristi Rae 
**Moore, Sherri Denise 
Moore, Tom J. 
**Moreland, Steven J. 
Morey, Denise Ann 
**Morgan, Pamela A. 
Morrison, Andrea M. 
Naill, Andrew M. 
Nave, Mark A. 
Nedrow, Sheryl Maelene 
Nelson, Dayla Dawn 
Nelson, Laura D. 

Nelson, Sharon G. 
Newsome, Myron Levelle 
Newton, Rebecca J. 
**Nguyen, Anh Phi 
Nguyen, Bruce Van 
Nichols, Donald Anthony 
Nichols, Jana Linn 
Nittler, Jennifer L. 
Norman, Timothy J. 
Norris, Elizabeth L. 
Norton, Jonnie Allison 
Novosel, Matthew 
Oeding, Holly N. 
**01anya, Johnson 
**01mstead, Rue Ann Christina 
Olson, Christopher Dean 
**01son, Vickie Lynn 
**Orr, Katherine A. 
Osborne, Michelle Sue 
Osterloh, Robin A. 
Otte, Cindy Diane 
Owen, Linda Darlene 
Oyler, Margaret Anita 
**Pacchelli, Brian 
Pagenkopf, Michele L. 
Palacios, Itza Dec 
Pande, Sunit Raj 
Panek, Lena M. 
Parker, Scott A. 
Parrish, Michelle Colene 
Paschal, Lana S. 
Patterson, Saida Adem 
Patterson, Shelley Ann 
Payton, Cynthia L. 
Peckham, Lucy Ann 
Pedigo, Jennifer Christine 
Perez 111, Mark 
Perley, Jennifer Lindsay 
Pham, Quy Dinh 
Phillips, Kent M. 
Pickard, Douglas E. 
Pickett, Paul J. 
**Pierce, Kathleen B. 
**Pitzer, Dianna L. 
*Plante, Julie A. 
Plunk, Michael W. 
**Poettgen, Barbara A. 
Poole, Cristy D. 
Preston, Timothy C. 
Pndgett, Tanga Le-Veice 
Proffitt, Stacy Lee 
**Pyle, David Max 
**Pyle, Deedra Dionne 
Radtke, Jennifer J. 
Ralston, Kendra 
Ramsey, Michelle Irene 
Randall, Kristy A. 
**Randall, Mary Sue 
Rattu, Stevie Henry 
**Rawlings, Amanda R. 
Ray, Trisha Sue 
"Raymond, Crystal Annette 
**Real, Kevin D. 
Rech, Shannon Christine 
Redburn, Travis S. 
Reddy, Mallu Suba 
Reese, Amer S. Jr. 
Regehr, Joanna N. 
Reilender, Aaron Dean 
Renfro, Lisa Marie 
**Rhoads, Linda Lee 
**Rhyne, Dwayne E. 
Richards, Sharli Ann 
Richardson, Barbara O. 
Richardson, Carolyn Dohbs 
Richardson, Marjorie Colleen 
Richenburg, Luke Michael 
**Rickard, Christopher Paul 
Rickords, Michelle 
Rierson, Heather Dawn 
Rittle, Patricia Aleene 
**Rivera, Bev I. 
Robertson, Heather DeAnne 
Robertson, Scott Lee 

**Rohertson, Stephanie 
Robinson, Carla Renae 
**Rohrhack, Douglas B. 
Roling, Melanie L. 
**Roman, Marsha 
Rooker, Rebecca L. 
Rose, Stephen C. 
Rosenteld, Nicole Henesey 
*Roth, Cindy 
**Roudybush, Billy J. 
**Rowden, David Dwayne 
**Rowden, Tara R. 
Rowland, Rachel Dawn 
**Roybal, Donna Hudnell 
Ruiz, Nathan Brian 
**Salas, Deanna L. 
Salyer, Tamara K. 
Sampson, Linda J. Hardesty 
Saunders, Raymond 
Sawas, Bassam H. 
**Sawin, Brice W. 
Schaeffer, Matthew C. 
Schafer, Donald W. 
Schantz, Natasha R. 
Scheidel, James A. 
Schroeder, Eric J. 
Schultz, Brian L. 
Schulze, Betty 
**Schwieger, Dale J. 
Scribner, Stacey L. 
**Sears, Sally M. 
Sell, Kristie Lynn 
Shakhtor, Mohamed 
Sharp, Brandi Gretchen 
Sharp, Sherri Ann 
Shephard, Marcia Dyan 
Shepherd, Dawn M.R. 
**Shipman, Stacy Danelle 
Shobe, Chad R. 
Shrestha, Sangit M. 
Shultzman, Richard S. 
**Siebert, Michael Duane 
**Simone, Michael L. 
Skidmore, Brandon W. 
Slaughter, Anthony W. 
Smiley, Leslie A. 
Smith Ray 

Smith, Carmen Olivia 
Smith, Jami Lynne 
**Smith, Judith Carrollee 
**Smith, Rhonda R. 
Smith, Ted Michael 
Snow, Rachel E. 
Snyder, Christina Ann 
Sparks, William Howard 
Stack, Jo Ann 
Stahl, Angela R. 
Stanyer, Aaron L. 
Statton, Utamu 
Steadman, Lanelle Kay 
**Stefanac, Danielle Marie 
Stelz, Lorraine R. 
**Sternadori, Richard D. 
Stewart, Dehra J. 
**Stolz, Jamie Renee 
**Stolz, Suzanne Margaret 
Stoner, Erin Denise 
Stormont, Scott 
Stras, Jacob Martin 
**Strawn, Tracy Kathleen 
Streid, Cynthia 
Strunk, Shelly Marie 
Stubbs-Rucker, Kathy Dianne 
Stude, Ruth Irene 
Sturdivant, Tiffany Renee 
**Stutey, Diane M. 
**Sullivan, Amy Jo 
Sullivan, Lori Leann 
Sullivan, Norma L. 
Svanda, Lee 
Swallow, Robert Brian 
Swanson, Rohyn 
Swenson, Shellee K. 
Swift, Todd Stephen 

Taher, Kathryn A. 

Taft, Charles G. Jr. 

**Taylor, Aaron E.P. 

Taylor, Debra A. 

Taylor, Kenneth M. 

Team, Shane Raymond 

**Teck, Angel 

Terrell, Ghrissy L. 

Thomas, Brian W. 

Thotnason, Jenny Dianne 

Thompson, Rock Aaron 

Tiede, Debra L. 

Tiger, Riley E. 

Tijerina, Anita D. 

Todd, Cynthia Lou 

Toguchi, Miho 

* Tones, Karen Ann 

Totty, Sherrie L. 

Tran, Ngoc Cacelia 

**Tribe, Brian C. 

Trippe, Linda Dee 

Trumpower, John 

Tsou, 1 Rei Ellen 

Tsuchiya, Yohko 

Tucker, Jodi Kay 

Tulloch David Emanuel 

Turner, Gerae Alane 

*Turner, Jamie Michelle 

Turner, John S. 

Turney, Kevin Lane 

Ulmer, Robin L. 

Valentine, Sydney Lynn 

Vanmeter, Robert M. II 

Vaughn, Alice L. 

Vieyra Cynthia Marie 

**Vu, Mai Phuong Thi 

*Wade, Carla Jo 

Walker, Colleen Sue 

Walker, DeAnna Jolene 

Walker, Wayne A. 

Ware, Angela Marie 

Ware, Connie Gale 

Warhurst, Dana Danette 

Warren, Cynthia Marie Jacobson 

Warren, Denise Ellen 

Warren, Julie A. 

Wells, Delbert James Allen 

Wells, M. Denise 

White, Pamela A. 

*White, Tammie Lyn 

Whitehill, Elizabeth A. 

Whiteman, Justin L. 

**Wiebe-Hana, Tricia L. 

**Wiggins, Kathryn 

**Wilken, Angela 

Williams, Jill E. 

*Williams, Jill Le Ann 

Williams, Jody C. 

**Williams, Lexie D. 

Williams, Peggy J. 

**Williams, Sharon Beth 

Williamson, Stanley H. 

Wilson, Daniel Lee 

Wilson, Rodney Wade 

Wilson, Tyson L. 

**Winger, Julie A. 

Wolff, Jason Matthew 

**Woodard, Mark John 

Woods, Diane M. 

Woodyard, Barbara Lee 

Wright, Elizabeth Anne 

Wright, Tammy L. 

Wyrick, Tami S. 

Wysocki, Kimberley A. 

Xiong, Ger N. 

Yanagisawa, Manahi 

Yancey, Kathy I, 

Yearout, Joshua L. 

Yee, Stacy R. 

Young, Andrew J. 

Zang, Wendy D. 

Zetina-Ulloa, Karla 

Zickel, David Wayne 

**Zumalt, Donna L. 

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A deserted Kansas dirt road, perhaps leading us to where we're going or taking us 
back to "The Way We Were." Regardless, all of us sometimes follow the road less 
traveled to a place not known. Photo by Hallie Jones. 

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