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2 Dedication 

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Physical Plant 


"Human life, by its very nature, has to be dedicated tc 
something. " -Jose Ortega y Gasset 

The Physical Plant Crew 

"It is traditional that each edition of the 
Yamacraw be dedicated to a member of the Oglethorpe 
community. The dedication is made to a person who 
exemplifies what is best about Oglethorpe, a person 
who embodies the unique personality and spirit of 
Oglethorpe University." 

Perhaps it is most appropriate in a book 
entitled The Social Order that the dedication of the 
2006 Yamacraw goes not to an individual, but to 
an entire group of people. The custodial services, 
grounds, and maintenance crews — all who call the 
Physical Plant home — are the people who keep the 
campus of Oglethorpe operating at its most basic and 
essential levels. Custodial services keeps us from 
living in the abject squalor into which we, as college 
students, naturally tend. What's more, they do it with 
professionalism, grace, and courtesy. The grounds crew 
makes sure that we are able to maintain our little oasis 
of green in the midst of the big city. The maintenance 
staff keeps the lights on and the water running, and 
when things go bump in the night, they are there next 
morning to fix it. And when our clubs host events on 
campus, they make sure we have the supplies we need. 

This intrepid group of people are led in their 
service by those whose names are familiar to any of us 
who have suffered a clogged sink, a busted bathroom 
light, a ladybug or cockroach infestation, or any other 
of the many perils of living in campus housing. Jim 
Ledbetter, Renae Glass, Manny Bonilla, Sharon Roth, 
and many others work tirelessly to keep the campus 

operating so that we may live and work and study in the 
best facilities possible. At the same time, they help tc 
organize and facilitate the building of newer and better 
facilities that will carry this institution well into the 
twenty-first century and beyond. 

These are the people who deserve our continuing 
thanks for giving of themselves for us: 


Mr. Michael Gdalevich 

Ms. Renae Glass 

Mr. Mark Hood 

Mr. Jim Ledbetter 

Mr. Jason Warner 

Mr. Robert Wisenbaugh 

Mr. William Zarouk 

Custodial Services 
Mr. Manuel Bonilla 
Mrs. Silvia Calvillo 
Ms. Dorothy Crite 
Ms. Thu Nguyen 
Ms. Latifa Omerovic 
Mrs. Emma Valadez 
Mrs. Mary Wyatt 


Mr. Brian Delinski 

Ms. Sharon Roth 


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4 Retrospective 

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'History is the version of past events that peopl 


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ave decided to agree upon'' - Napoleon Bonaparte 


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Administration, President Schall, 
Faculty and Departments 


"Of all men 's miseries the bitterest is this, to know so 
much and to have control over nothing. " - Herodotus 

Provost and 

Senior Vice 


Dr. Chris Ames 


Provost of 


College and 

Deputy to the 

President for 





for Student 


Ms. Annie Hunt Burriss 


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President for 

Business and 


Director of 



Ms. Marilyn Fowle 

Ms. Janet Maddox 


President for 


Mr. David Rliodes 

Executive Vice 

Director of President for 

Marketing Development 

and Public and Alumni 
Relations Relations 

Ms. Kelly Robinson 

Mr. Peter Rooney 

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Dr. Schall 

A new President with new ideas 

The 2005-2006 school year 
marked a significant change in the 
Oglethorpe community. At the 
beginning of the academic year, 
the school welcomed Dr. LaiTy 
Schall, the school's 16th president. 

The first year of Dr. SchalFs 
presidency revealed his dynamic 
character as an institutional and 
community leader. President 
Schall was a regular fixture at 
Oglethorpe events ranging from 
the Eggs-am breakfast, where he 
served students as they prepared 
for finals, to intramural volleyball, 
which he played with some 
students early in the fall 2005 
semester. Students often remarked 
on the president's involvement 
in the student community. 

"I think he has taken 
a proactive approach to OU 
community involvement," said 
Jason Soby, a sophomore. Laura 
Callender, also a sophomore, 
added, "He's really been taking 
the time to listen to the students 
and get ideas from them and 
participate in our events 
like the Eggs-am breakfast." 

In addition to student 
involvement. Dr. Schall's 
presence as a leader for the 
community was demonstrated 
after Hurricane Katrina hit the 
Gulf Coast states. Hand in hand 
with Angel Flight, Dr. Schall, his 
wife Betty, and many students 
immediately came together to 
purchase and organize supplies for 

the displaced residents of the Gulf 
Coast. The president himself rode 
with the supplies to Baton Rouge 
to deliver them. He took the 
school motto to heart, and proved 
it himself by making a difference. 
President Schall also served 
Oglethorpe as an excellent 
institutional leader. He openly 
discussed the improvements that 
need to be made at the school and 
worked to change the Oglethorpe 
community for the better. As 
president. Dr. Schall began 
efforts to reconnect with alumni 
and increase fundraising, and he 
actively participated in plans for 
campus building improvements, 
including the location for 
the next residence hall. 

Left The President and his wife, Betty. 

Below: Dr. Schall speaks with a parent during 
Parents" Weekend. 


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The importance of 
increasing the student population 
has also been high on the President's 
list. Dr. Schall, in one of his many 
"Letters from the President" emails, 
promised that he would personally 
work to make the Oglethorpe 
experience rewarding and engaging 
for all students. The President also 
noted that diversity of all kinds is 
important on campus. He said that 
students, faculty, staff, and trustees 
may be different from each other 
in every way but must develop 
ways to bridge those differences. 

As a part of his effort 
to increase awareness of all 
Oglethorpe has to offer. Dr. Schall 
spent two weeks in the northeast 
on a recruiting trip through New 
York, Pennsylvania, Washington 
D.C., and Maryland. By talking 
to admissions counselors and 
prospective students. Dr. Schall 
hoped to educate others on the 
benefits of an Oglethorpe education. 

In addition to his efforts 
at serving the community and 
improving the student body. Dr. 
Schall also developed a habit of 
doing one thing that university 
presidents are rarely known 
for - communication with the 

students. Through the fireside 
chats he held several times and 
the aforementioned "Letters from 
the President," Dr. Schall has 
created a space in which students 
feel comfortable bringing him their 
concerns and compliments alike. 
Dr. Schall came to 
Oglethorpe for three reasons: the 
school's reputation, community, 
and location. He frequently cites 
the varied course listings and 
challenging curriculum as the top 
reasons that Oglethorpe is such an 
exceptional academic institution. 
Often quoted as saying that he felt 
at home at Oglethorpe on his first 
visit. President Schall said that 
the character of the student body 
is responsible for the welcoming 
atmosphere. Dr. Schall is also a 
great fan of Atlanta's rich culture 
and history, as well as the city's 

Above Left: President Schall speaks with 
students during a Fireside Chat. 

Above: Soccer Star Schall proves his abilites 
during the Salmone Soccer Tournament. 

opportunities for students. 

In the end, Oglethorpe's 
16* president had a challenging, 
yet successful, first year in office. 
Before officially beginning his 
term, he said, "I expect to have 
hundreds of challenges, but I have 
a strong sense of focus and I enjoy 
relating to people. I also enjoy my 
work and believe in incorporating 
these ideals into eveiything I do." 

As his actions have proved. 
President Schall has held true to his 
word. Oglethorpe looks forward to 
whathewillaccomplish in the future. 

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Mr. James A. Bohart Music 

James A. Bohart, a professor of music, has been at Oglethorpe 
University since 1 972. His mother was a school teacher who played the 
piano, and his father was a railroad worker who played the trombone. 
He has had a passion for music since he was six years old. Professor 
Bohart has served on the Core Curriculum Board since it began ten 
years ago. In his spare time, he is the Musical Director and Coordinator 
of the Choral Guild of Atlanta, the oldest choral guild in Atlanta. 
Since Bohart's father and grandfather were both railroad workers, 
he enjoys creating and collecting model trains and woodworking. 

Dr. Jeffrey Collins Art History and study Abroad 

Dr. Jeffrey Collins is the Director of the Oglethoipe University Study 
Abroad (OUSA) program. He helps students study and travel around 
the globe in their college years. He also gets to participate in many of 
the OUSA short-temi trips. In addition, Collins teaches a number of 
anthropology, independent, and art history courses, including Art and 
Culture. The Core Curriculum is "a unique opportunity," he said. "So 
much of modem education is scattered-sot, diluted, and haphazard- 
the Core synthesizes, integrates, and challenges you to think the 
great thoughts. Stay with it, and it will serve you all your life." 

Ms. Jena JoliSSaint Philosophy 

Professor Jena Jolissaint, an Oglethorpe alumna, re-joined the 
Oglethoipe community this year when she came to teach philosophy. 
She became interested in philosophy while reading Nietzsche in 
her freshman Core class here and still holds an interest in Gennan 
philosophers, especially Schelling. Jollisant is particularly interested 
in the question of sexual difference in images of nature according to 
these philosophers. Outside of class, she enjoys running, yoga, and 
movies, especially the Starlight Drive-in in Atlanta. Professor Jollisant 
and her sister hosted three cats this year belonging to friends displaced 
by hurricane Katrina. She hopes to continue teaching in the future. 


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Ms. Catherine Kelley Art 

Catherine Kelley moves fast — whether across a room or through new 
material. And little wonder, for her interests are so varied. Though last 
year she immersed herself in ancient art and literature for a class taught 
jointly with Dr. McFarland, this year she has turned her restless mind 
toward feminist art of the 70s and 80s. In fact, one of the reasons she came 
to Oglethoipe was the freedom to teach all kinds of art rather than being 
imprisoned in a specialty. And Kelley is a lifetime student as well as a 
teacher: Maybe during this school year, you sat by her Ancient Greek! 

Mrs. Lee Knippenberg Theatre 

Professor Lee Knippenberg is well known on campus for her theatrical 
talents. For over a decade. Professor Knippenberg worked to build the 
theatre department at Oglethoipe which has since earned the reputation 
of a well-rounded program dedicated to students and to the production 
of good theatre. Currently serving as a part-time adjunct instructor 
in theatre. Professor Knippenberg specializes in theatre histoiy and 
acting. In fact, some of the most popluar theatre classes are the char- 
acterization classes taught by Professor Knippenberg. In addition to 
all this. Professor Knippenberg finds time to act with her students, be 
the mother and taxi service of two children, and the wife of Ogletho- 
rpe's own Dr. Knippenberg (whom she met right here at Oglethorpe). 

Mr. Alan Loehle Art 

Oglethorpe's professor Alan Loehle is much more than the professor 
students see a few times a week. His experiences, such as his solo 
shows in galleries in New York and Manhattan, bring so much to 
the classroom that students could not otherwise see. "He is able 
to make real world connections when discussing the pieces we 
are working on," said Senior Kara Glielmi. For Loehle, "art is a 
filter for life," and he attempts to "address the human condition," 
as is evident in his work. Originally from Georgia, Loehle moved 
back down here from N.Y. to get more space to create. In 1989, he 
worked with Lloyd Nick to create the art program at Oglethorpe. 

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Dr. Deborah Merola Theatre 

One of the newest additions to the faculty. Dr. Deborah 
Merola found the opportunity to help develop the theatre major, 
as well as to continue its excellent tradition at Oglethorpe, 
particularly alluring. She brings a vitality that is directly connected 
to her interests — interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international 
integration — to the program. In pursuit of these special interests, 
she spent the summer before beginning employment here working 
to bring Dr. Miroslaw Kocur from Poland to Oglethorpe as a 
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Her work has strengthened 
the connections between Georgia Shakespeare Festival, the 
Oglethoipe theater department, and the broader Atlanta community. 

Dr. Philip J. Neujahr Philosophy 

Oglethorpe's resident philosopher Dr. Philip Neujahr has many 
interesting things to say about his life. For instance, in his younger 
years, he fought in Vietnam for nine months and made it to the 
level of Lieutenant in the anny. Aside from being a Kant and 
Aristotle aficionado, he is also a master swimmer and has gained 
many awards throughout his life including being the 3rd place 
winner of the 50-meter breaststroke for the 40-44 age range. 
He held one swimming record for several years in the "Dixie 
Zone" (the Southeast) and another record for the Pacific Coast. 

Dr. Barton R. Palmer Film studies 

Dr. Palmer is a man of many interests; he cannot seem to restrain 
himself to one field of study or even to one school! Although as 
a visiting professor at Oglethorpe he teaches such classes as "Sex 
and Gender in the Cinema" and "Film Adaptations of Novels," 
he originally studied the Middle Ages. In fact, he eventually 
collected a double set of degrees — six in all — to accommodate his 
dichotomous interests. Still, Dr. Palmer comfortably and affectionately 
spans the apparent gulfs between Medieval French poetry and 
modem movies and the one between Clemson and Oglethoipe. 


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Dr. W. Irwin Ray Music 

When Dr. Ray chose to teach at Oglethorpe, it seemed a natural 
decision; his father studied pre-dentistry here and Dr. Ray respected 
the university. Midway into dental school himself, however. Dr. 
Ray was faced with a more difficult choice: finish his degree or start 
over and study music, his passion. Though now conducting. Dr. 
Ray is still partly a scientist. "Fm amazed at how the components 
of a score translate into sound that can produce such emotion in 
humans," he says. Outside of conducting. Dr. Ray enjoys reading, 
photography, rescuing animals with wife Cristy and son Garrett, 
and spending time with their miniature Dachshund, Gretta. 

Dr. Anne Rosenthal communication and Rhetoric 

Dr. Anne Rosenthal acquired her degree in communications at 
Purdue University. It was both her liberal arts background and the 
intimate atmosphere of a small college that influenced the Minnesota 
native's decision to join the staff of Oglethorpe University in 1997. 
The avid rock collector, who has frequented the shores of Lake 
Superior and Thunder Bay, Canada, believes that the Core is what 
makes Oglethorpe distinctive while simultaneously helping it to 
"produce leaders for a public world." Dr. Rosenthal is quick to 
admit that although she has enjoyed helping this year's graduates 
"find their way" in such a world, she is reluctant to see them go. 

Dr. Seema Shrikhande Communication and Rhetoric 

Dr. Seema Shrikhande became a member of the Oglethoipe family 
in the fall of 2002 after acquiring her Ph.D. in communications 
from Michigan State. Few would guess that Dr. Shrikhande, a 
journalism enthusiast, once considered another profession: advertising 
and market research. However, the few months that she spent 
exploring the field convinced her that her place was in teaching. 
She watches the students develop and is excited about the senior 
class. "They're planning their futures and I expect them to go out 
and do wonderful things," she said. In her free time, she likes to 
be with her son, make pottery, and advertise her culinary talents. 

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Dr. Stephen B. Herschler Politics 

Dr. Stephen Herschler's interest in Asia began when, as a 
child, he was fascinated by his grandfather's collection of artwork 
from places like China and Japan. Dr. Herschler is still fascinated 
by cultures, especially those that are the most alien to him. He is 
especially intrigued by how language influences how we think and 
what happens when different cultures come together. Dr. Herschler 
loves fusion food and music and stated that he is "happy every time 
he goes someplace he hasn't been before." He chose to teach at 
Oglethorpe for the small school student/teacher relationships, but 
also because the Atlanta location provides a "big, diverse city to 
explore"... and Atlanta's sizeable Asian population is certainly a plus. 

Dr. Kendra A. King Pontics 

Dr. Kendra A. King is relatively new to the Oglethoipe University 
community. She aiTived here in 2003 after teaching for several years at 
the University of Georgia. She received her B.A. from Colby College 
and her Ph.D. in American Politics from Ohio State University. Her 
specialty interest in politics is in the field of African-American Politics. 
Aside from her expertise in the field of politics. Dr. King is also quite 
adept in the fields of cooking and writing poetry. In addition to all these 
activities, she even finds time to pursue her interest in playwriting! 

Dr. Joseph M. Knippenberg Pontics 

Dr. Joe Knippenberg's passions might be talking and teaching politics, 
but his interests are hardly limited to the ivory towers of Oglethorpe. He 
tries to keep two books open at a time — beyond school reading — and 
has a soft spot for what he's dubbed the "academic novel." In addition 
to teaching a class of savage fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at his church 
eveiy Wednesday night. Dr. Knippenberg has been a contributing 
member of the blogosphere for around two years. And at home? 
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Dr. Nicholas B. Maher History 

Originally from Boston, Dr. Nicholas Maher spent a few of his youthful 
years in Denmark, where he also plans on spending his sabbatical. 
Previous to teaching at Oglethorpe, he had never lived in the South. 
He found the students engagement in the class quite impressive and 
the Core, he felt, really sei-ved as a glue for learning, allowing him 
to make references to books he is confident everyone has read. Dr. 
Maher really has quite the adventure on the weekends during which he 
windsurfs, repairs old cars and motorcycles, and enjoys woodworking! 

Dr. Alexander M. Martin History 

Dr. Alexander Martin still remembers when Dr. Joe Knippenberg 
took him around Oglethorpe for the first time. "He greeted every 
person we passed by name, and I thought, 'This has got to be a 
setup,'" Dr. Martin said. He said that this intimacy of Oglethoipe 
is something that he has liked since he came to Oglethorpe in 
1993. Dr. Martin also enjoys continuing in his research and has 
published two books and various articles. Outside of life as a 
professor, he has become a hobby gardener, enjoys being with 
his wife and two kids, and still travels to Germany and Russia. 

Dr. John D. Orme Politics 

Dr. John Orme is just the kind of professor the Oglethorpe community 
is proud to have - a professor who really wants to communicate 
effectively to the students. He said that when he teaches the Human 
Nature Core course, he continues to think about how he is teaching; he 
is concerned that it actually connects with the students. "Human Nature 
is the course I wish I could've taken as an undergrad," he said. When 
not teaching the Core or classes on history, politics, or war. Dr. Orme 
enjoys being active in playing baseball or basketball, reading fiction and 
participating in book clubs, and playing piano and composing music. 

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Dr. Bradford W. Smith History 

Dr. Bradford Smith did not realize for the first few years of college that 
he would end up studying history. "I kept finding I was taking history 
courses on the side and found that I really enjoyed them and did well 
in them," he said. Finally, he declared his major his senior year. His 
study of history has allowed him to focus on a broad range of topics. 
At Oglethorpe, Dr. Smith helped to develop the current Core program 
and is vei"y proud of it. "There's nothing else like it in the country," 
he said. When not teaching history and Core classes. Dr. Smith 
enjoys being with his wife and three sons and going to football games. 

Dr. Keith H. Aufderheide chemistry 

After attending the Culver Military Academy near Chicago, Dr. Keith 
Aufderheide attended Wilmington College. He earned his Ph.D. at 
Miami University and had a choice to make: a school in Niagara, N.Y., 
or Oglethorpe in Atlanta . . . the weather alone was reason enough to 
bring him here. "While others may find Dr. A. intimidating, I really 
think he's pretty funny," said student Monjuri Aimee. In his spare 
time. Dr. Aufderheide plays the piano and he enjoys woodworking. 
In fact, he has been making furniture for approximately 1 5 years now. 

Dr. Brool<:e Bourdelat-Parl^s Biology 

An Oglethorpe undergraduate of 1995, Dr. Bourdelat-Parks is nowl 
one of our professors in the science department. After completing 
her graduate studies at Georgia Tech and a few years of lab work. 
a teaching position opened up here. She jumped at the opportunity 
because she knew she wanted to teach at an institution like this anc 
spread a different form of teaching. She really loves the core, bui 
is aware of the fact that this wasn't the case until she was gone 
Bourdelat-Parks does not currently teach core, but given the time 
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Dr. Charles L. Baube Biology 

Ever since he was a child watching "Wild Kingdom" and catching 
bugs and snakes. Dr. Charles Baube has loved science. "I always 
knew [my career] had to revolve around biology - I know: nerd," 
he said. In graduate school, he discovered a love for teaching and 
decided to focus on it as a career. Outside of class. Dr. Baube enjoys 
making models of airplanes, trains, and cars and bicycling. His 
wife and two young sons manage to keep him busy and, judging 
by the pictures proudly displayed on his website, very proud. 

Dr. John A. Cramer Physics 

Dr. John Cramer of the Oglethorpe Physic department came from 
up north — Rhode Island to be exact. Moving to Texas for college, 
he eventually came to Atlanta about 25 years ago for a teaching 
position at Oglethorpe. When Dr. Cramer amved, it was mostly 
up to him to rebuild the introductory lab from the ground up. 
When he's not busy teaching or preparing to do so. Dr. Cramer 
works on his shell collection, enjoys hunting and fishing, and on 
occasion you can even catch him singing at Boar's Head! And 
few would know that he in Who's Who in Science and Theology! 

Dr. Roarke E. Donnelly Biology 

Dr. Roarke Donnelly has been an assistant professor of biology at 
Oglethorpe since 2003. He received his undergraduate degree at 
Lawrence University and his Masters from Utah State University. 
He received his Ph.D. in ecosystem science and conservation from 
the University of Washington in 2003. "I am primarily interested in 
identifying ways that private landowners, public land managers, urban 
planners, and policy makers can conserve or restore biodiversity in 
urbanizing landscapes," he said. He also said that his research provides 
students with exciting ways to be actively involved in research, too. 

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Dr. Michael K. Rulison Physics 

Dr. Michael Rulison has been interested in science since an early 
age. "As a kid I was always taking apart and rebuilding radios, 
blowing stuff up, plugging things into the wall sockets," he said. 
"So, I wanted to know how the world works." He became hooked on 
teaching during graduate school and, after his experiences in large 
state institutions, was attracted to Oglethorpe by "the opportunity 
to work closely with bright, motivated students." He fulfills this 
desire both in class, and through such organizations as the Society 
of Physics Students and the College Republicans. An avid amateur 
astronomer, he also enjoys backpacking and other outdoor activities. 

Dr. Daniel L. Schadler Bioiogj 

Dr. Schadler has been a plant aficionado much of his life. In 1 967, he was 
the National Winner of the Horticulture Project. In Kentucky, he was 
recognized as the Outstanding 4-H Club Boy for the Louisville Courier- 
Journal newspaper. He graduated summa cum laude from Thomas 
More College in 1970 with a double major in biology and chemistry. 
His first job after graduating from college was as a research associate 
at the University of Wisconsin. He created several different techniques 
that are still in use there today. In 1975, he left U of W and interviewed 
at Oglethorpe on August 12. He began teaching a month later! 

Dr. Monte W. Wolf chemistry 

While one of Dr. Wolf's main academic concerns is the motion 
of matter, motion equally occupies him outside the classroom; he 
has not only completed fourteen marathons, but he runs around 
thirty-five miles a week. The distance from Oglethorpe to Lenox 
and back, a mere six miles, constitutes an invigorating jog for Dr. 
Wolf! For a man constantly on the move, you'd think Georgia's heat 
and humidity might be too much for him, but Dr. Wolf describes 
Atlanta as Goldilocks's city of choice, considering his other long- 
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Dr. John S. Carton Psychology 

^hile Dr. John Carton was on sabbatical this year, he managed to stay 
Dusy. Being a father of two young children, he said, took up most of his 
ime, and he spent the rest working at his private practice, swimming, 
A'atching television and movies, and (to the delight of several students) 
inally reading the Harry Potter series. Dr. Carton plans to return to 
Dglethorpe for the 2006-2007 school year, where he enjoys being a part 
jf the psychology department. "Nothing brings me more satisfaction 
han observing students setting goals and reaching them," he said. 

Dr. Amanda G. Gewin Psychology 

Professor Amanda Gewin enjoys teaching students who care about the 
subject, and she has found in her first year in the Oglethorpe psychology 
department students who care. She loves the appeal her subject has 
for its students and especially enjoys watching her students having 
"aha!" moments, making connections, and learning about themselves. 
Outside of class, Gewin enjoys running and has recently discovered 
an enjoyment of scrap-booking. Since she was a double major in 
English and psychology, she is also an avid reader, and her favorite 
authors include Virginia Wolf, John Irving, and Jeanette Winterson. 
Professor Gewin lives with her husband and two very spoiled dogs. 

Dr. Elizabeth C. Johnson Education and Psychology 

Dr. Elizabeth C. Johnson arrived at Oglethorpe in 2000 and took 
the position of Associate Professor of Psychology. She received her 
B.A. in Behavioral Biology from John Hopkins University and then 
went on to pursue her Ph.D., which she received at the University 
af Georgia. Her office is probably one of the most distinctive in 
Hearst since she has a large stuffed rat hanging on the door. That 
would be Sniffy the Rat. Anyone who has taken one of her psych 
;:lasses will certainly learn about him. And if anyone is ever in 
the mood for a game of Ultimate Frisbee, she's your woman! 

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Dr. Caroline R. NoyeS Education and Psychology 

As child, Caroline Noyes used to read through her mother's old 
psychology textbooks in her spare time. In her reading she discovered a 
love of the subject, particularly abnormal psych, which has stayed with 
her to this day. In her own words, "I was a geek." She went on to graduate 
from a selective liberal arts college like Oglethorpe, and it was her fond 
memories of this "intimate" educational setting that brought her to OU. 
These memories, in concert with her field of study, have made her very 
devoted to establishing rapport with her students. "When students feel 
that they know you, it provides a sense of safety in which to take risks." 

Dr. Brad L. Stone socioiogj 

Though he was bom in Salt Lake City, Dr. Stone never stayed in one place 
for any extended period of time, living anywhere from San Francisco 
to New York with many stops in between. His ambition brought him 
to Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Stone 
had the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor at a few universities. 
And it was his time at another university that really allowed him to 
compare Oglethorpe students. What he realized is that Oglethorpe 
sophomores are often as knowledgeable as seniors elsewhere! 

Dr. Alan N. Woolfolk sociology 

Dr. Alan Woolfolk is perhaps best known as the director of the Core! 
program, a post he was offered in part because of his interdisciplinary 
interests. Central among these interests is an abiding love of 
film. He recognizes the influence certain movies have had on his; 
life, and uses this as a way of connecting with his students. "li 
view the teaching of film as a way of expanding their cultural! 
literacy in a direction they already know and understand." Away 
from Oglethorpe he helps tend his wife's "menagerie," which 
ranges from fish to a show horse. Maurice (their bearded collie) 
has even been known to hang out in his office during exam weeks. 


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Mr. Christian Y. Benton Accounting 

It took Professor Christian Benton two tries to make Oglethorpe 
his home. The Division V accounting professor and new ODK 
advisor first served as a facuUy member from 1988-1989 while his 
wife earned her second Master's degree at Emory. He then returned 
in 1999 to replace his predecessor, Keith Baker. Few realize that 
this Nascar, Cubs and Steelers fan once considered a career in the 
military, but the quality of Oglethorpe students most influenced 
his decision to return. "I've taught at a lot of other schools," he 
said, "And I think Oglethorpe has some of the finest students." 

Dr. Cassandra C. Copeland Economics 

She is one professor who is in demand -Dr. Cassandra Copeland, 
the Associate Professor of Economics. She has been teaching at 
Oglethorpe since 2000, and she believes that "the students here 
are exceptional." Dr. Copeland originally wanted to be a marine 
biologist, but the demand for that type of career was not high; 
so she found her way to another love - teaching. Outside of her 
teaching role. Dr. Copeland is a part-time consultant for the Southern 
Company, and she loves to travel around the world, play tennis, 
attend music festivals, and hang out with her friends. And she says 
that she loves college football. "I'm from Florida; it's in my blood." 

Dr. Lynn M. Guhde Business Administration 

Dr. Lynn Gudhe is the Associate Professor of Business Administration. 
During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, hiking, and 
reading. She decided to teach at Oglethorpe after she taught for years at 
larger schools. "I wanted to try a smaller, liberal arts college," she said. 
Dr. Gudhe likes a liberal arts education because it gives students the 
opportunity "to study beyond their major and explore disciplines and 
topics they might otherwise have missed." While some people have 
typical pets like cats or dogs or even lizards. Dr. Gudhe's owns a horse. 

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Dr. Bruce W. Hetherington Economics 

Dr. Bruce Hetherington started out in college as an accounting major, 
but said that since he was "anal-expulsive rather than anal-retentive" 
he switched to economics his junior year. He knew within two weeks i 
of coming to college that he never wanted to leave and still loves 
the atmosphere of the university, affectionately referring to college 
students as "nineteen and stupid." Outside of class Dr. Hetherington 
is a self-proclaimed history buff and prefers the term "Civil War 
living historian" to "Civil War re-enactor." He is the father of two 
grown sons and twin three-year old girls, and said that he goes home 
to his second job every day helping with his wife's catering business. 

Dr. Peter J. Kower Economics 

"1 play a little basketball in a 40+ league — that is, years not inches of 
vertical jump ~ and tiy to read a few books besides The Little Engine 
That Coiildy So said the hilarious Dr. Peter J. Kower, an assistant 
professor of Economics who joined Oglethorpe in 2002. He has two 
dogs: Charlie (who uses a heart to dot the i in her name). Pepper, and a 
cat named Izzy. Dr. Kower decided to teach at Oglethorpe because he 
wanted to be at a liberal arts school that focused on teaching and learning 
- and, he added, "I thought the academic buildings looked very cool." 

Dr. William F. Straley Business Administration ' 

When Professor Wilt Straley arrived at Oglethorpe in 1990, he brought 
along experience from banking and five degrees from Georgia State 
and Auburn University. "Since I've been here, I have rather fallen in 
love with the place," he says. He enjoys interacting one-on-one with 
students and says that Oglethorpe students have a great advantage 
because of the Core curriculum. This man of adventure pilots planes, 
scuba dives, snow skis, and travels to places like Europe and Antarctica. 


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Dr. J. Dean Tucker Econmics and Business 

Dr. Dean Tucker is no stranger to "the Social Order" at Oglethorpe, hi 
fact, he's taken almost every Core class. His love of teaching comes in 
part from this desire to stay academically challenged, but even more 
from his students. "Interaction with students keeps you young," he 
said; and Dr. Tucker, who has been involved in Playmakers and has 
had magic as a hobby since junior high, is certainly young at heart. In 
addition to these hobbies. Dr. Tucker enjoys cooking, collecting 
coins, stamps, and baseball cards, and is an avid Cubs fan. He is 
an advisor to APO and OCF, and a member of Alpha Psi Omega. 

Dr. James M. Turner Accounting 

Dr. James Turner says he is a "bona-fide Georgia peach." He 
entered the world at Crawford Long Hospital, graduated from UGA, 
and worked sixteen years as a CPA in Atlanta. When he decided 
to pursue a Ph.D., he went to Georgia State. When he became a 
professor, he preferred a teaching school to a research school, and 
Oglethorpe proved a perfect match. True to his roots. Dr. Turner 
is a die hard NASCAR fan, and a devoted follower of the #24 of 
Jeff Gordon. When not listening to the combined horsepower of 43 
stock cars, he enjoys a variety of music, especially rock and roll. 

Dr. J. Lynn Gieger Education 

A native southerner. Dr. Lynn Gieger was raised and educated in 
Jackson, Mississippi. Following graduate school at Duke University, 
she taught high school in Delaware at the school where Dead Poet s 
Society was filmed. After earning her Ph.D. at the University of 
Georgia, she pursued a career at a "small liberal arts college with 
access to a big city." She fit right in here at Oglethorpe. Over the 
past three years. Dr. Gieger had not yet had the opportunity to 
teach in the Core, but this past spring, she had her first shot at it. In 
her spare time, she serves as a judge in official beer competitions. 

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Dr. Beth Roberts Education 

Dr. Beth Roberts - the Vera A. Milner Professor of Education, Division 
Chair of Education, and the Director of Teacher Education - spends 
most of her free time reading -"everything from poetry and fiction 
to instruction manuals, if that's all that I can find!" she said. Before 
working at Oglethorpe University, she was an elementary teacher right 
out of college and then decided to go to graduate school to become a 
professor once her own children entered school. She chose to come to 
Oglethorpe because she saw the opportunity to develop the teaching 
program. "My own philosophy about what teachers need to know 
and be able to do matches nicely with the university's mission." 

Ms. Ginger Williams Education and Field Experiences 

Ginger Williams earned her undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern 
in elementary education and her Master's in early childhood at Mercer 
University. In 1 996, she opted for a career change after having taught 
young children for twenty years. "There were times during my teaching 
career when I became very frustrated and wondered if [teaching] was 
the right career path for me," she says. But she has enjoyed her time 
at Oglethorpe. "[The Core] helps students see conventions across 
the disciplines. ..We produce well-rounded individuals." She still 
finds time for her hobbies: walking, hiking, reading, and traveling. 
Lately, she has frequented state parks in Georgia, but her most 
memorable trips have been to Paris, England, Scotland, and Alaska, 

Dr. William L. Brightman English 

Dr. William L. Brightman is well known around Oglethoipe University. 
After working as a ski instructor to pay for his undergraduate studies, he 
graduated with a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. 
He began working at Oglethorpe in 1975 as a Professor of English. In 
his spare time, he enjoys gardening and reading and, at least once a 
year, he takes a trip to Europe. He is most famous around Oglethorpe 
for often probing his students with the question, "Why?" Don't expect 
to make a comment in his class without hearing this at least once! 


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Dr. Robert B. Hornback English 

iaving just spent a spring and summer as a fellow researching, 
lis he put it, "lost comic traditions. . ..that turn out to be not so lost 
jifter all" at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Dr. Hornback returned 
Oglethorpe to teach Narratives of the Self, Ancient Literature, 
Shakespeare, and Medieval and Renaissance Literature over the 
course of this school year. When asked how he felt the Core affected 
pglethorpe students, he replied in the good-natured and affectionate 
one so typical of him: "Our Core can sometimes be a bit like 
;wimming or piano: their parents told them that they would thank 
hem someday. . .and their parents were right." 

Dr. Rebecca C. Hyman English 

Like many professors at Oglethorpe, Dr. Hyman came here because 
she loves to teach. And like many Oglethorpe students, she exudes an 
active curiosity. For example, Atlanta attracted her in part because she 
had never been before. Beyond scholarship, she has a deep personal 
interest in human rights: on any given evening you might find her 
hanging out with activist groups, participating in church basement 
meetings, or busily writing political tracts at east Atlanta coffee shops — 
in many ways embodying an Oglethorpe ideal of practicing theory. 
Nevertheless, as much time as she devotes to others, she still manages 
to find time for herself, whether by gardening or playing with her cats. 

Dr. Jeanne H. McCarthy English 

Two years after earning her Ph.D. in English from the University 
of Austin, Professor Jeanne McCarthy found herself drawn to 
Oglethorpe. Quite a bit of Professor McCarthy's time outside of 
Oglethorpe is consumed with writing and researching her field. 
Renaissance drama. Although she enjoys the travel that her research 
requires (i.e. the British Library in London), Professor McCarthy 
somehow finds time to tend her garden and paint. Her life is clearly 
just as hectic now as it was when she attended boarding schools in 
Bahrain and Rome and was a member of her college's sailing team. 







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Dr. Linda J. Taylor English 

Dr. Douglas McFarland English 

Here are your three hints: he teaches Greek, he comes from the 
west coast, and he's the "cat with a BARK!" Who's that professor? 
Introducing ... Dr. McFarland, whose presence Oglethorpe has 
been blessed with for the past thirteen years. Originally drawn to 
music in the sixties, the popular music of the day did not interest 
McFarland, which in turn led him toward classical music. He took 
up playing the classical guitar, which he spent five years performing 
at the San Francisco Conservatory. And did anyone know we had a 
male sorority advisor? Yep, Sigma Sigma Sigma has Dr. McFarland! 

At one time. Professor Linda Taylor seriously considered becoming a 
social worker. However, by 1975, after she had earned her Ph.D. in 
literature from Brown University in Rhode Island, Professor Taylor 
knew that Oglethorpe University was the place for her. Most of her 
time outside of the school is spent with her 17 year-old foster daughter 
or gardening and writing poetiy and prose. At Oglethorpe, she most 
enjoys challenging her Nairative of the Self students to include narration 
about themselves in the literature that they explore during class. 

Dr. Victoria L. Weiss English 

Dr. Victoria Weiss has dabbled in a bit of everything at Oglethorpej 
"I've had the chance to do everything I ever wanted to do here," sht 
said. And the list is extensive - from director of the theater progran 
when she first came to serving as the interim provost and also doinj 
fundraising. Currently, she is part time faculty and finished in 200( 
her second year of teaching after a hiatus from the teaching part o 
Oglethorpe. She also runs the Office of Student Success and ha 
facilitated the weekly Student Coffee Hour. While life at Oglethorp' 
takes a lot of her devotion. Dr. Weiss enjoys singing at her church and als< 
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Dr. Mario A. Chandler Spanish 

"I've always thought in the back of my mind that I wanted to write," 
Dr. Mario Chandler readily answered when asked about himself being 
a Spanish professor. "But I never pursued that seriously." After earning 
a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, Dr. Chandler settled down to 
teach at Oglethorpe. But whenever school is not in session, Dr. Chandler 
is finding someplace international to visit. However, students can rest 
assured that he will return. "This group is a very strong, very intelligent 
and prepared group of students," he said. "I'm very happy with that." 

Dr. Jay LutZ French 

A man of many languages. Dr. Jay Lutz's hands are constantly in 
flight. A sentence from him seems incomplete without some sort of 
gesticulation, whether he is speaking in French, Swedish, or English. 
This year, he is continuing the tradition of Swedish language courses 
offered at night which are open to the wider Atlanta community. In 
fact, these non-credit courses represent the continuation of his personal 
interest in Sweden since high school. But Dr. Lutz's interests are not 
restricted to the study of language. He also teaches "Great French 
Actresses and their Film Roles," which is being taught for the first time 
as a regular course rather than a special topic, due to its popularity. 

Dr. Viviana P. Plotnik Spanish 

"My true passion is European cinema," said Dr. Viviana Plotnik. Clearly, 
this Associate Professor of Spanish does not confine her interests to 
teaching Spanish courses at Oglethorpe. Dr. Plotnik enjoys painting in 
her spare time and says that her "favorite thing in the world is to travel 
to other countries." Dr. Plotnik always envisioned herself being in an 
academic setting, and she loved coming to Oglethorpe. "There was 
no Spanish program in 1 994 so it was exciting to have the opportunity 
to build a minor first and then a major from scratch," she said. 

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Dr. Robert Steen Japanese 

Dr. Robert Steen, the Associate Professor of Japanese, began 
teaching here at Oglethorpe University in 1995. Before he became 
a part of the university's faculty, he worked in publishing over 
in Japan before he went to graduate school. "I went to a small 
liberal arts school myself, and I wanted to stay in that tradition," 
he said in explaining his decision to teach here. "And Oglethorpe 
seemed to be a good fit." In his spare time, he enjoys taking care 
of his two cats, playing chess, and working on his 1986 Honda. 

Dr. Robert A. Blumenthal Mathematics 

Name that Oglethorpe Professor of Mathematics for sixteen years. You 
know, the pianist? Dr. Robert Blumenthal was born, raised, and educated 
in the north where he attended the University of Rochester. What 
brought him so far down here? He was originally caught by the sense 
of focus that Oglethorpe had on its undergraduate students, something 
impossible to find at a larger university. "As lifelong learners," 
Dr. Blumenthal said "the students most likely will not recognize 
the value of the Core cun'iculum until later in life." Nonetheless, 
Dr. Blumenthal said that the Core is "integral to the mission of 
the school and embodies to perfections the liberal arts education." 

Dr. Ronald L Carlisle computer science 

Dr. Ron Carlisle clearly works with both sides of the brain. "1 think I 
initially became interested in mathematics because it is such a nice neat 
and tight structure, in which assumptions are spelled out in detail, and 
then results are derived logically from those assumptions," he said. But 
he also enjoys playing the recorder, the viola de gamba, performing with 
the Oglethorpe Singers, and reading, particularly books on Japanese 
history and culture and Zen Buddhism. In the past. Dr. Carlisle has served 
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Dr. John C. NardO Mathematics 

Since his arrival at Oglethorpe, Dr. John Nardo has been very 
involved on campus and in the community. He was one of the 
faculty members who lobbied for domestic partner benefits, and he 
helped to start the Safe Zone project. He is also the faculty sponsor 
for Alpha Chi and Alpha Phi Omega, a supporter of OUTlet, and 
organizer of the Lynwood Park tutoring project. "It's very important 
to give back to the community," he said. In his spare time, this self- 
proclaimed "bibliomaniac" loves reading books, especially mysteries, 
thrillers, and Hany Potter. Dr. Nardo lives in Atlanta with his 
domestic partner Robert and "spoiled rotten" Maltese Miss Peepers. 

Dr. Philip D. Tiu Mathematics 

Dr. Philip Tiu is well known for his energy and devotion to mathematics, 
and it should be no suiprise to learn that this attitude stems from a place 
deeper than a number and variable coated blackboard. In his own words, 
"Mathematics, at its heart, is a pursuit of both truth and beauty. For 
me, that is motivation enough." He credits puzzles given to him by his 
father for this discoveiy, and in his spare time he still enjoys puzzles, 
as well as crosswords, reading and serving as advisor to Phi Eta Sigma. 

Part-time and Adjunct Faculty 

!Ms. Jane Davis - French 
iMr. David Dempsey - Communication 
iDr. Lionel Gall - French 
1 Ms. Julia Hanrahan - Business 
Ms. Veronica Holmes - Core 
Dr. Carole Katz - Sociology 
Mr. Michael Krom - Core 
Mr. James McClung - Core 
Mr. Daniel Marshall - English 
Dr. Tracy L. Mitzner - Psychology 
Ms. Dawn Owens - Education 
Mr. David Patterson - Communication 

Ms. Deborah Payne - Mathematics 

Ms. Sigrira Perret-Gentil - Art 

Ms. Martina Pfeiler - German 

Dr. James Rissler - Core 

Dr. Jon M. Saulson - Education 

Dr. Susan Scally - Education 

Dr. Jane West Sinner - Education 

Mrs. Margaret Smith - Core 

Dr. Kristy Sorenson - Psychology 

Dr. Michael Strizhevsky - Mathematics 

Dr. Allison Wolf - Mathematics 

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Oglethorpe's Fulbright Scholar in Residence 

Dr. Miroslaw Kocur spoke in 
between bites, his unruly hair 
flying as he gestured energetically 
with his hands. " [A performance] 
is a meeting between spectator 
and artist. ...and then it disappears. 
It's difficult to say if youVe 
ever accomplished anything 
in the theatre," he said before 
enthusiastically spooning another 
mouthful of food into his mouth. 

That is the way that Dr. Kocur 
approaches everything: with 
enthusiasm - especially when it 
comes to his love for the theatre. 

Dr. Kocur, Oglethorpe University's 
present Fulbright Scholar in 
Residence, has devoted his life 
both to his wife Dagmara and 
to bringing ancient Greek and 
Roman drama to life. 

Dr. Kocur 's connection with the 
theater has given him a chance to 
experiment with various types of 
arts. He has taken his turn at both 
writing and directing. From 1987 
until 1990 he served as the director 
of the Second Studio of Wroclaw, 
the former site of the Polish 
Laboratory Theater. Since then. 
Dr. Kocur has 
been reinforcing 
his reputation as 
.^ an international 

He has exercised 
his directing 

talents in many 
countries. He is 
known world- 

wide for transforming pla; 
into something new by addir 
his own twist to the translatio 
Critics have praised his avar 
garde reconstruction of tradition 
Greek and Roman pla) 

Dr. Kocur, affectionately calli 
Mirek by friends, has also receiv* 
recognition for the books he h 
written. Since the 1980's Dr. Koc 
has been focusing his writing < 
the historical and cultural aspec 
of the theatre. For example, 1 
book, entitled Ancient Gre 
Theatre, received the 2001 B( 
Academic Book Award from t 
Polish Ministry of Education a 
is the standard text used in Poli 
institutions of higher leamu 

Dr. Kocur was bom in Wrock 
Poland. He fondly recalls his ye:i 
as the only child of Jan and Ar? 
Kocur. They were not rich, Koii 
said, but he always had everythi£ 
that he needed. "He was spoile' 
said Dagmara Koiu 
and they both bis' 
into infectious laughr 

Dr. Kocur compalc 
the cultural divers^) 
of Wroclaw to Jii 
Francisco, "Everyboc^i 
from somewhere." t 
Kocur described it a 2 
city of "twenty-four hii 


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5tic activity." It was in Wroclaw, 
artistic mecca of southern 
ind, that Kocur made what he 
s his "accidental choice" to 
Dme involved in the theatre. 

Kocur earned his M.F.A. in the 
lartment of Play Directing at the 
atre Academy of Krakow, and 
le there in 1 986, Kocur served as 
inslator of ancient Greek texts. 
Kocur also originally served 
i civil engineer, but he soon 
overed that the theater would 
lis "only channel to freedom." 
rything else was subject to 
riction by the government. 

ing a time when martial law 
still being strictly enforced 
'oland. Dr. Kocur and his wife 
le the pivotal decision to visit 
United States for a year. They 
e as the first non- Americans to 
:hosen to receive the "Artists 
Residence in Communities" 
It from the California Arts 
ncil. It was also then that 
' met Oglethorpe University's 
I Dr. Deborah Merola. 

vas many years before they 

again. Dr. Kocur spent the 

"s in between mastering his 

directing teclmiques. He worked 
extensively with his teachers and 
mentors, Jerzy Grotowski and 
Tadeusz Kantor. He also earned 
his Ph.D. in Philology in 1999 
from the University of Wroclaw. 

Dr. Merola, in her new tenure as 
Director of the Theatre Department 
at Oglethorpe, noticed little 
change in Dr. Kocur when they 
did finally reunite. "I could little 
believe that he was not still the 
enfant terrible of Polish theatre. 
And indeed, Kocur remains a 
force of nature: as youthful, 
revolutionary, funny, and brilliant 
as ever (and his hair as curly)," 
she said. With Provost Christopher 
Ames, she worked to have Dr. 
Kocur instated as Oglethorpe's 
Fulbright Scholar in Residence. 

Dr. Kocur spent the fall semester 
at Oglethoipe. Kocur had his 

hand in several productions, 
including his own original voodoo 
tribal staging of Aristophanes' 
Women at the Thesmophoria. 
Oglethorpe was honored to host 
such a distinguished director. 

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Oglethorpe's Admissions office is headed up by David Rhode: 
Throughout the year David and his staff work to bring high quaUty studeni 
on to the Oglethopre campus; encouraging college-seeking high schoc 
seniors to sign on the dotted line and take advantage of what OU has to offe 


The Alumni office is a forgotten office to many current Oglethorpe students. 
Little do these students know that their relationship with this office becomes 
much more intimate upon graduation. Not only does the OU Alumni office 
maintain strong relationships with the alumni, they are also very involved 
in supporting several campus organizations, such as the Yamacraw. 


Located on the Lower Level of Lupton Hall, the Registrar is a famil'r 
office to the students and faculty of Oglethorpe. The Registrar is t; 
place where grades are processed, transcripts are printed, and classs 
are scheduled. Although some students have a love hate relatic- 
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\h, the bookstore! Open during the Fall and Spring semesters in the 
)asement of Hearst, the OU bookstore provides students, faculty, and 
itaff with all required texts, "just for fun" books, as well as general 
supplies and sundry items needed by students, such as those ever- 
so-fashionable Oglethorpe track pants and sweat shirts, binders, 
lotebooks, bumper stickers, mugs, vanity plates, and so much more. 
\dding to the plethora of shopping options are the goodnatured 
)ersonalities of the bookstore staff and students who spend their time 
loing inventory and generally making the bookstore a fun place to be. 

Financial Aid 

Located in the lower level of Lupton, the Financial Aid office 
coordinates the approval and packaging of all student financial 
assistance. Oglethorpe scholarships and grants as well as state and 
federal programs are monitored. The office is also responsible for Work 
Study assignments, other loan processes, and collection and certification 
of eligibilty. Interested students must know, this office holds the key 
to how much "extra fun" you will be able to afford each semester. 

Business Office 

Dpen every day, the Business office is an office feared by some 
ind loved by others. Fear, rooted in unpaid bills and love, 
"ooted in paychecks, reimbursement checks, checks of all shapes 
md sizes. A word to the wise, never forget to pay your bill. 

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Student Affairs 

The collection of books, periodicals, microforms, audiovisual materi- 
als, and computer databases in the Philip Weltner Library is enougli 
to keep any moderately interested student busy for hours. Special 
collections, including archival materials of Oglethorpe University, are 
available for the students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. Also the famous 
24-hour room is available for all "night owls" and all crammers 

Located in the Emerson Student Center, the Student Affairs office 
is the information center for all students, both residents and com- 
muters. The center houses the offices of the Dean of Students, 
the Director of Residence Life, the Greek Life Coordinator, the 
Student Activities Coordinator, the Director of Campus Safety, 
the Health Center, Career Services, and the Counseling Center. 
All of these services are vital to the OU student population, 
providing infomiation, care, and entertainment. Without this 
office Oglethorpe's students would surely be much less satisfied. 

Bon Apetit 

Bon Apetit is a relatively new phenomenon of OU. Hired bi 
Dean Tim Doyle, Bon Apetit has proved themselves well in th 
last two and a half years. Although it seems to be impossible t! 
satisfy all of the students at once, the variety of food provide 
combined with the friendly staff and colorful additions to th 
cafeteria seem to lift everyone's opinion of the cafeteria foo( 


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IT Services 

IT Services; no one but the people who work in the office really 
understand how the OU network and computers systems operate. 
Without this office OU students would likely still be handwrit- 
ing papers and utilizing the United States Postal Service for their 
long distance communications. However frustrated students, fac- 
ulty, and staff get with their own personal computers, it cannot be 
denied that everyone owes a lot to these dedicated computer geeks. 

Maintenance, Housel^eeping and Grounds 

The Physical Plant is located in the low building across the park- 
ing lot from Greek Row. Resident students are all familiar with the 
task of requesting maintenance for their room, and are even more 
familiar with the cheerful response e-mails for OU's own Renae 
Glass who works under Jim Ledbetter, the head of maintenance. 
While Jim manages his maintenance crews, Manny Bonilla, and 
Sharon Roth handle the housekeeping and grounds, respectively. All 
these people and departments deserve a giant round of applause. 

Campus Safety 

The Campus Safety department which operates around the clock is 
located in the Welcome Center at the entrance to the campus. The 
Director of Campus Safety, Russ Drew, has an office in the Emerson 
Student Center. Campus Safety personnel are responsible for patrolling 
the campus, locking or unlocking buildings, summoning help for the 
pohce or fire departments, assisting in medical emergencies or call- 
ing for aid, enforcing parking regualtions, and reporting all security 
occurrences on campus and providing campus infonnations. Most of 
these things are accomplished quite, the only thing that many students 
will argee is not successfully enforced is the rather unpopular stop 
sign at the side gate. Most students have given it up as a lost cause. 

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Seniors and Underclassmen 

"Whac is a friend? A friend is a single soul 
dwelling in two bodies. " - Aristotle 

Courtney Roberts 

Senior Class President, 2005-2006 

Courtney Roberts, the senior 
class president, was originally 
from Fairhope, Alabama, 
although her family now lives 
in Snellville, Georgia. Her 
major is communications, and 
her minor is business with a 
focus on marketing. Courtney 
has been very involved in 
Panhellenic activities. She is 
a member of Chi Omega and 

has served as the Panhellenic 
Public Relations Director, 
been on the Panhellenic 
Recruitment Committee, 
and acted as Chi Omega 
Treasurer and Chi Omega 
Secretary. She ran track 
her freshman year and is a 
member of the soccer team. 

Jeremy Abernathy 

Art History & 
Japanese Studies 

Honors Program, Chi Phi 

Helena Adams 

Communications and 
Rhetoric Studies 

APO C02-'04) 



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Jenee Amodeo 

j Communications 

jistrumentalist of the Year 
i3-'04, University Singers 
i (President, '05-'06, 
ommunications Director 
'03-'05), University 

Eli Arnold 


Amnesty International, 

David Anderson 

Class of 2006 

Kionne August 

Psychology & 

Sigma Sigma Sigma, 

Psi Chi, ODK, Order of 

>mega, OSA, RA, Urban 

Leadership Scholarship 


Carla Banderas 

Class of 2006 

Miranda Atnip 


Chi Omega, Personae 

Gratae, OSA Senator ( '02- 

'04), Order of Omega, '06 

for OU Campaign 

Jonathan Baker 


Kathryn Barrett 

Art History & 

OU Playmakers 


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Michelle N. Beeken 

Business Administration 

Sigma Sigma Sigma, 
Panhellenic Committee, 
Circle K, International 
Club, Economics Club 

Rachel Bohan 


Liselle Bovell 


Oglethorpe Caribbean 

Students Association, 

Sigma Zeta Honorary 

Society, International Club 

Miriam Claire Brown 


Storniy Petrel (Editor-in- 
Chief), Tower (Editor), 
Playmakers, ODK (Vice- 
President), Sigma Tau 
Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, 
Blackwell Scholar, 
Who's Who 

Brittany Bennett 


Outlet, ECOS, FMLA, 

OU Winds, Japanese 

Culture Club, Liberal Art 

Symposium, Phi Eta Sign 

Honor Society, Sigma Ta 

Delta, Alpha Chi Honor 

Society, Dean's List 

Adonis Bovell j 

Physics & i 

Mathematics i 

OSA Senator ('03-'06), 
Oglethorpe Caribbean 
Students Association, 
Alpha Chi, Sigma Zeta,| 
International Club, Sigm 
Pi Sigma I 

Robin Brooks 
Class of 2006 i 

Mark Burke 

Class of 2006 



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Joshua Burr 

usiness Administration 

Basketball, Baseball, 
tCappa Alpha, Student 

Athletic Advisory 
'ommittee (President), 

FCA (Captain of 
leadership Team), RA 

harles Carmichael 


Conor Carey 


James Cassell 

Class of 2006 

Veer Chahwala 

Chemistry & 

Jon Carter 


Track and Field (co- 
captain). Stormy Petrel 
(Sports and Humor Editor), 
OSA Senator, OU Winds, 
Rich Foundation Urban 
Leadership Program 

Jonathan Chadwick 

Business Administration & 

Andrew Clark 

Class of 2006 


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David Close 

Class of 2006 

Willie Cone 

Class of 2006 

Benjamin Corey 


Outlet, River Rendezvous, 

Jewelia Dakin 

Spanish & 

Mary Cogan 



Matthew Corbett 

English i 

Stormy Petrel, Joumalis 
Writing Award, APO, 
Economics Club 

Ariel Crooks 

International Studies i 
Art History 

Stormy Petrel (Feature; 
Editor, Hindsight Editc 
Cartoon), Fencing Clu' 
Phi Theta Kappa, Dear 

List, Honors Program! 

Outlet, Monadai Awar 

Laura E. Darnel] 

Biopsychology ' 

Sigma Sigma Sigma! 

(Education Director '0 

Panhellenic (VP '04~ 


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anessa Dauberman 

Class of 2006 

Jonathan Davis 

Class of 2006 

Ramiro Duran 

Class of 2006 

Mandy Eckerl 


i Chi (co-president), OU 

E. M. Rebecca Davis 

Business Administration 

Amanda DeGrave 


Outlet, Circle K 

Tara Duttenhaver 

Communications and 
Rhetoric Studies 

Kimberly Edmiston 


Sigma Sigma Sigma, 

Playmakers, Alpha 

Psi Omega, Oxford 

Scholarship, Earl 

Blackwell Scholarship, 

Accounting Society 



42 People 

The Yamacraw 


Lisa Elaine Ellis 

Business Administration 

Circle K International, 

Business Honorary 

Society, OU Bookstore, 

International Club, Dean's 

List, Who's Who Among 

American Colleges and 


William Daniel Erwin 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon (past 
president and secretary). 
Order of Omega, Soccer, 

Co-Chairman '06 for 

OU Campaign, Phi Delta 


Lee Freidenstein 


Yasmin Epple 

Class of 2006 

Will Galloway 


OCF, OU Bookstore 

Kristy Evans 


APO, University Singer 

and Chorale, Sigma Sign 

Sigma, Phi Theta Kapp£ 

Dean's List, Personae 

Gratae ! 

Jessica Fugett | 

Psychology j 

Susan Galvan 

Class of 2006 



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People 43 

iarsha'l E. Gilliam 


j Economics & 

j Business 

Sigma Sigma Sigma, 

Economics Club 


Colin Gray 


Jessica Griffin 

Communications and 
Rhetoric Studies 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
resident), OU Dancers, 
3K, Phi Delta Epsilon, 
Upha Chi, Mary Jane 
Kohler Scholarship 
ipient. Honors Program 

■fanyAmber Hatfield 


PO, Outlet, OSA( '02- 
04), Track and Field, 
Wind Ensemble 

Kara Glielmi 



J. Travis Griffin 


Chi Phi, University Singers 
and Chorale 

Ryan Hanlin 


Chi Phi, RA, chess 

Roland Havasi 

Business Administration 



44 People 

The Yamacraw 


L^ Geoff Hetherington 


APO, SPACE (Student 

Professional Association of 

Georgia Educators) 

Jesse Hinson 


Dean's List ('03-^06), 

Playmakers Rookie of the 

Year ('02-'03), Playmakers 

MVP('03-'04, '04-'05), 

Georgia Shakespeare 

Festival (3 seasons) 

Alena Hrebickova 


Phi Theta Kappa 

Scholarship, "Night to 

Remember" dancing 

perfonnance. Dean's List, 

International Grant Award 

Jennifer Ann Iddings 


Outlet, Phi Delta Epsilon 

(Treasurer, '05-'06), OU 

Ambassadors, Sigma Zeta, 

Dean's List 

James A. Hill 

Mathematics & 

Delta Sigma Phi Fratem 
(President), Alpha Chi 
ODK Emerging Leade 

Jennifer Hofstette 

Political Philosophy 

APO, Outlet, Storm> 
Petrel, Tower i 

Deirdre Hubban 


Phi Delta Epsilon, Bla; 
Student Caucus, Studtl 
Ambassadors, Ogletho ' 

Annemarie Ippoli) 


Sigma Sigma Sigma, C^ 
Student Ambassadoi 



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People 45 

efanie Jo Janssen 


Mandi Jones 


Delegate for the 
itemational Mission 

Medicine, Phi Delta 
3silon, Homecoming 
Court ('04) 

Thad Kennedy 

siness Administration 

Delta Sigma Phi, 
Accounting Society, 
lident Ambassadors, 
iss Country, Track and 

Caroline King 

Art History 

APO (President) 

Cliristiana Jolinson 

Biology (Pre-med) 

ODK (President), FR 

President ('02-'03),JR 

President ('04-'05),RA, 

Urban Dance Steppers, OU 

Cheerleaders, Phi Delta 

Epsilon, Sigma Zeta, Phi 

Eta Sigma 

Rachel Jones 

Class of 2006 

Tom Kennedy 


Track and Field, 
Accounting Society 

Svetlana Kovalenko 

Class of 2006 


46 People 

The Yamacraw 


Laura Dee Kraich 

International Studies 

Presidential Scholar, 
Dean's List, Residence 

Life, SPANK, OU 

Cheerleaders ('03-'04), 

OU Playmakers, Study 

Abroad (The Hague 


Abigail Kurland 


Psi Chi, University 

Singers and Chorale, 

Canine Companions for 

Independence Puppy 

Raiser, Phi Eta Sigma 

T.A. Lawrence 

Class of 2006 

Katie Lohmann 


Phi Delta Epsilon, Student 

Ambassadors, Personae 


Michaela S. Kunz 


International Club, Ph 
Theta Kappa Scholarsh 

Ashley Lakey 

Class of 2006 

Lauren Leonard 

Business Administrati i 

Kate March 

Class of 2006 



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People 47 

i Grace McGee 

I Biospsychology 

{Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Kelly L Moran 


OU Dancers, Cross 
intry. Alpha Sigma Tau, 
OSA Senior Senator 

Mayur Nayee 


P Oglethorpe Student 
issociation. Phi Delta 
Epsilon (President), 
emational Club, Sigma 

amie Oglethorpe 


irliamentarian. Prison 
•iscipline Committee, 
eneral, Philanthropist 

Bisell McWilliams III 


Student Ambassadors ( '02- 

'04, VP Publicity '03-'04), 

OCF, College Republicans, 

Dean's List, Alpha Chi, 

Yamacraw (Photographer 

'03-'04, Editor-in-Chief 


Jodi-Ann Moses 


International Club, 

Caribbean Student 

Association, Circle K, 

Accounting Society 

Nhan Nguyen 

Class of 2006 

Piercen M. Oliver 


RA, IT Services Web 

Workstudy, Sigma Zeta 

Honor Society, Alpha Chi 


48 People 

The Yamacraw 


Sarah Opp 


Sigma Sigma Sigma, 

ODK, Alpha Chi, Order 

of Omega (President), 

Panhellenic VP, Phi Eta 

Sigma, University Singers, 

University Ambassadors, 

JEO Scholar 

Tamara Perry 

Class of 2006 

Rachel Parton 

American Studies & 

Dean's List, Alpha Chi 
SPANK (Vice-Presiden 
German Tutor 

Robert Peterson 

Class of 2006 

Roja Pondicherry-Harish 

Class of 2006 

Mallory Pusch 

Class of 2006 

Sean C. Raleigh 


APO, Psy Chi 

Ronald Remingto; 

Physics & ! 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, . ( 



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People 49 

Apolline Riblier 


Eugene Rivers II 

^Communications and 
Rhetoric Studies 

A, VP Programming 
.rd, SO Class President, 
\ of the Year, Student 
Ambassadors, OSA 
'rogramming Board, 
Who's Who 

Scott Royalty 


ketball, FCA, volunteer 
Boys and Girls Club 

David Rigdon 


Fessica Sammons 

itemational Studies & 

Jeffery Rowe 


Chi Phi, Personae Gratae/ 
Student Ambassadors 

Terrance Ruth 

Class of 2006 

Leah Sanders 


Circle K, OU Singers, 
ODK Dean's List, Yam- 
craw (Copywriter, '04-'05; 
Copy Editor, '05-'06), 
Stormy Petrel (Bubble 
Editor, '05), Phi Eta 
Sigma, Core Sympoisum 



50 People 

The Yamacraw 



Mary E. Seagrave 


University Singers, APO, 
Psi Chi, Dean's List 

Richard Stengard 


Accounting Society 

T. Michelle Stringer 


OU Economics Club, 

Omicron Delta Epsilon 

National Economic Honors 


Marie Sutherland 


OU Playmakers. 

"slummin' it, working for 

the man, and occasionally 


Kirbie Lee Smith 


Basketball, Chi Omega 
Petrel Council, FCA 

Mariyandi Stracha 


Track Team, Accountin 
Society, Caribbean Studs 

Stephanie Stroud: 


Student Ambassadors, 

volunteer at Boys anc 

Girls Club, student 

teaching at Narrie J. Hai; 


Kyle Aaron Taylol 

Art I 

OCF, FCA, Track and 





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People 51 

harmaine Turner 


I'ommunity Service: 
labitat for Humanity, 
;ast Cancer Walks, and 
\merican Red Cross 

arleton Walmsley 

Art History 

Dean's List, Student 
ervisor/Manager at OU 
Museum of Art 

eredith Whitworth 


laymakers. Alpha Psi, 
J Singers and Chorale 
Manager '05), ODK, 
Yamacraw (Layout 
iter '04-'06), RA Staff, 
ampus Service Award 
'04-'05), Dean's List 

Alice Veciunca 

Class of 2006 

manda Lee Wheat 


Chi, Alpha Chi, Phi Eta '^ 
ma, on and off campus 

Allen Whitehart 

Class of 2006 

Kelli E. Weatherall W. 


JEO Scholar, Honors 

Program, Sigma Sigma 

Sigma, RA 

Tiffany Williams 



52 People 

The Yamacraw 


John Michael Wilson 


Feed America Music 

Foundation, Oglethorpe 

Musical Association 

Anna Wolfe 

Class of 2006 

Richard Wright 

Class of 2006 

Connie Yip 

International Studies 

(Asian Concentration) & 


Circle K, International 

Club, Tennis Team, OSA, 

Student Ambassadors, 

Dean's List, University 


Brett Wise 


Arleen Wren 


Whit Yelton 

Business Administratis 


Basketball, Kappa Alf a 

(Officer), Programmi ; 

Board, Economics Soc't] 

Hannah York 




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Kyle Luedtke 

Junior Class President, 2005-2006 

"I wanted to become more involved 
with Oglethorpe. I also knew this 
would be good leadership experience. 
After positive encouragement from 
my friends, I knew this is something 
I really wanted undertake," Kyle 
Luedtke said of her decision to nm 
for junior class president. Kyle is 
from Savannah, Georgia, and she was 
attracted to Oglethorpe for its location 

in Atlanta, great scholarships, 
small campus, and chance to get 
to know professors. She is doing 
an individually planned major in 
pre-pharmacy with a concentration 
in chemistry and plans to go to 
pharmacy school after she graduates. 
She loves the friends she had made 
at Oglethorpe and has enjoyed 
getting to know the professors. 

Keith Griffin 

Sophomore Class President, 2005-2006 

"I know this might sound nerdy, but 
I love politics," Keith Griffin said. 
"I love taking a stance, and I love 
debating - but not when it gets out of 
control." Keith is majoring in politics, 
and he is also minoring in history. 
He would like to attend law school 
after graduation from Oglethorpe 
and then become an environmental 
lawyer. Besides being the sophomore 

class president, Keith is also a Chi 
Phi brother, a member of ECOS 
and the International Club, and a 
CFA. Keith is from Lawrenceville, 

Gonzalo Yahuitl 


Gonzalo Yahuitl is a freshman from 
Snellville, Georgia. He looked at being 
class president as a way to get to know 
Oglethorpe quickly. "I wanted to get 
involved in an activity where I can 
serve my community - the freshman 
class - and get to know everyone 
in Oglethorpe. I found that student 
government was the opportunity that 
I was looking for." At Oglethorpe, 

Class President, 2005-2006 

he loves the accessibility of the 
professors and the close-knit 
community of students. Gonzalo 
is majoring in international studies 
with a minor in communications. 
"I have an interest in politics, and 
international studies as my major 
will help me to learn more about it 
and lead me in that direction that 1 
am planning," he said. 


54 People 

The Yamacraw 


Leah Abel 

Bethelhern Abera 

Cynthia Aby 

Elisabeth Adelson 

Henna Agad 


Susan Ahn 

Monjuri Aimee 

Akalework Akalework 

Tanesha Alexander 

Olga Alexeevets 

Katherine Allen 

Kelly Allen 

Sara Almqvist 

Felicia Alston 

Joel Alzola 

Fauzia Amlani 

Won Ah An 

Ashley Anderson 

Jessica Anderson 

Joseph Anderson 

Richard Anderson 

Jeremy Andersson 

Jayme Andrews 

Tiffani Andrews 

Domenica Antonucci 

Celine Aoyama 

Kathryn Armstrong 

Brett Arnold 

Max Arrechea 

Cheryl Atkinson 

Zachary Atkinson 

Aaron Avellanosa 

Kathryn Bachman 

Adam Bailey 

Terry Bailey 

Evan Baker 

Leah Balch 

Patricia Baldwin 

Anne Baiter 

Sandra Banderas 

Revee Barbour 

Leisa Barcroft 

Catherine Barson 

Newal Basha 

Jacqueline Bass 

Jessica Bates 

Ariel Bavennan 

Nana Bekoe 

Cynthia Belinga 

Rose-Gaelle Belinga 

Travis Belton 

Brittany Bennett 

Maria Berg 

Cierra Berry 

Abigale Berwager 



The Yamacraw 

People 55 

Bhagwati Bhakri 
Mai7 Bidgood 
Jessica Binkley Bitter 
Sarah Blair 
Athanesha Blake 
Patricia Bolton 

Jessica Bonham 
Lamona Bowden 
Danielle Bowles 
Traci Boydston 
Laura Braddick 
Gillian Brady 
Saye Braucht 

Benedicte Brebion 
Anna Breedlove 
Grayson Biggs 
Quichelle Brimidge 
Matthew Brisendine 
Kathryn Brogdon 
Hannah Brooks 

Anastasia Brown 
Kardea Brown 
Kathryn Brown 
Juan Buenestado-Gallego 
Heather Bui lard 
Charles Burkhart 
Britton Butler 

David Butler 
Elizabeth Byers 
Deborah Byrd 
Erin Byrne 
Michelle Calderon 
Lindsey Callaway 
April Callen 

Santa Claus 
Laura Callendar 
Jacob Camp 
Megan Campbell 
Taylor Cannon 
Jonathan Carll 
Ajnanda Carpenter 

Kira-Marie Carr 
Carlos Carthen 
Scott Casey 
Miriam Cash 
Barbara Casteel 
Deborah Chandler 
Michelle Chaney 

Stephanie Chapman 
Moise Charitable 
Nekisha Charles 
K_asey Cheng 
Brian Chimiklis 
Dongjai Cho 
Jiwon Choi 


56 People 

The Yamacraw 


Lyndsey Clark 

Shaneika Clark 

Catherine Clarke 

Kemoy Clarke 

Courtney Clayton 

Kristy Clodfelter 

Lakendra Coach 

Megan Cobb- Young 
David Cohen 
Eric Cohen-Greenberg 
Daniel Cohl 
Jessica Cole 
Franchesca Collins 
Jody Collins 

Whitney CoUins 
Taryn Cooksey 
Ashley Cooper 
Genna Cooper 
Zoe C ooper 

Brittany Corbett 

Brooke Corker 

Jennifer Cornelius 

Lydia Cornelius 

Ellen Corsello 

Annie Cowan 

Dela Coward 

Jason Cree 

Phillip Crews 

Sherrie Crews 

Jaclyn Crissey 

Aaron Cross 

John Cross 

Sara Cross 

Corey Crummell 

Tareq Dabdoub 

Stephanie Dagesse 

Tiffany Dail 

Austin Dalbo 

Brian Dandois 

Jessica Daniel 

Rozaan Daniel 

Stephanie Darden 
Jason Darland 
Kori Dan- 
Richard Dasque 
Andrew Davenport 
Constance Davis 
Mallory Davis 

Mercella Davis 

Varietta Davis 

Elizabeth DeFreezer 

Andrea Dean 

Corin Deans 


Emily DeiaiTne 



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The Yamacraw 

People 57 

Dacian Dejeu 
Cheree Delaney 
Genevieve Dempre 
Tiffany Desrosiers 
Lydia Diamantis 
Danielle Diamond 
Rachel Diamond 

Antonetle Diao 


Eric Dickinson 

Jamie Dillon 

David Dobbs 

James Dolive 

Nicole Dombrow 

Chiquita Douglas 


Winston Douglas 

Yvonne Dmyeh 

Igor Dubovoy 

Jason Duchac 

Zachary Duensing 

Brendan Dumont 
Mario Dunkel 
Carter Dunn 
Stephanie Dunnigan 
Anthony Dykes 
Anissa Edmondson 
Alexandra Edwards 

Andrew Elliot 
Erica Ellis 
Molly Ellis 
Timothy Ernst 
John Esterline 
Allison Evans 
Dylan Evans 

Jarrod Evans 
Megan Fabick 
Morgan Falconer 
James Farrell 
Brickford Faucette 
Sean Femandes 
Rafael Ferrele 

Excel Fields 

Nikita Fields 


Lily Fincher 

Anna Findley 

Sarah Finkel 

Laura Fitzgerald 

Eric Fladland 
Erm Flynn 
Lauren Folger 
Claire Fontaine 
Susan Forbes 
Tiffany Forbes 
Endia Ford 


58 People 

The Yamacraw 

2005-2006 i 

James Fowler 
Sean Freeman 
Dominic Fried 
Ryan Fulgliam 
Deborali Fulkerson 
Robert Fulkerson 
Morgan Fuller 

Victoria Fuller 

Francesca Funderburk 

Sarah Fuqua 

Jon Gabriel 

Justin Gagne 

William Galloway 

Alexei Galperin 

Claudia Gamez 


Rachel Gandy 

Alicia Garcia 

Rachell Garcia 

Johannah Garon 

Kimber Garrison 

Julia Gates 

Uncle Carl 

Krystal Gayle 

Frewieny Gebremeskel 

Selamewet Gebremeskel 

Jamine Georges 

Tahnee Gerard 

Stephen Gennany 

David Getz 

Gia Gibbs 

Lauren Gibson 

Asma Gilani 

Jarred Giles 

Strphanie Gill 

Mary Claire Gillis 

Carlos Gimenez 

Paul Golden 

Irasema Gonzalez 


Jennifer Gordon 

Lindsey Gordon 

Jessica Gowan 
Kristina Grace 
Benjamin Grad 
Tiffany Grady 
Melissa Grammonl 
Jessica Graner 
Jhana Grant 

Brittany Gray 

Joesph Green 

Lakrisha Greene 

Nicholas Greenfield 

Meghan Greer 

Adam Greim 

Alexis Grier 




The Yamacraw 

People 59 


Morgan Griffin 
Gary Grimes 
V ing Guan 
Fric Gulley 

Tsedeniya Hailemaskei 
Stephanie Hall 
Carlv Hallman 

Jennifyr Hammontree 
Meagan Hanes 
Louise Hanley 
Emily Hannigan 
William Hardage 
April Harris 
Crystal Harris 

Lauren Harris 
Martha Harris 
Reva Harris 
Christopher Harvin 
Charlynn Hayes 
Ned Heller 
Gabriel Henderson 

Shan ice Henry 

Liinim Henslee 

Rachel Hensler 

Jennifer Hernandez 

James Hess 

Amber Heyman-Valchanov 

Adam Higginbotham 

Bertha Hill 
Calen Hmrichs 
Megan Hodge 
Lydia Hot'stetter 
Adam Holzwarth 
Erik Home 
William Horton 

Ste\en Horzevvski 
Ratana Hou 
Jacob Hoyer 
Shu-Yuan Hu 
Stephanie Huffstutler 
Nayisha Hugh 
Adam Humar 

Arthur Ilabayev 
Saber Iqbal 
Yuiko Ishida 
Craig Jackson 
Har\'ey Jackson 
Marian James 
Sadia Jannath 

Akele JetTers 
Candice Johnson 
Jailyn Johnson 
Jordan Alex Johnson 
Shenae Johnson 
Brandy Jones 
Carmen Jones 


60 People 


The Yamacraw 


Ch'.istopher Jones 

Elizabeth Jones 

Rachel Jones 

Shana Jones 

Taymah Jones 

Tiffanie Jones 

Sandhya Joshi-Flesher 

Kathleen Jost 

Noelle Jozefowicz 

Roxanna Jozefowicz 

Soumya Kantamneni 

Benoy Kazani 

Jennifer Keck 

Robert Kee 

Jennifer Keller 

Caitlin Kelly 


Anna Kertuner 

Sarah Kennedy 

Bryan Kennicott 

Nadine Keris 

Stephanie Kemer 

Magda Khoury 

Charlotte Kilboum 

Jessica Kilgallon 

Clayton Kimbrel 

Julia Kincaid 

Ashley King 

Joshua Kinsey 

Emily Kirby 

Lara Kirchner 

Aleksey Kirillov 

Weston Kirk 

Leigh Kite 

Ausrine Klicius 

David Knorr 

Valarie Kobrovsky 

Amel Komic 

Kelly Korell 

Russell Kramer 

Fatbardhe Krasniqi 

Colin Kress 

Michael Krueger 

Katherine Kuhn 

Katie Kulavic 

Veronica Kulwicki 

Melusine Labbaye 

Maik Lachmann 

Melinda Lahr 

Amie Lane 

Denise Lane 

Walker Lane 

Stephanie Laubscher 

Amber Lawson 

Audrey Lazar 

Luciana Lazzarino 



The Yamacraw 

People 61 


Phu-Tho Le 
Florian Le Foum 
Matthew Leazer 
Molly Lee 
Elizabeth Lee-Hev 
Marina Lenehuk 
Anna Lester 

Philip Levine 
Ailsa Lewis 
Jason Lewis 
Jessica Lewis 
Michael Lewter 
Beth Lindahl 
Anina Lindsay 

Eric Link 
Sherine Lobban 
Kevin Logan 
DeAri Loggins 
John Lombardy 
Rhiannon Loomis 
Soubahn Louangvilay 

Gloria Love 
Maya Lovelace 
Richard Lovett 
Amy Lowe 
Guillaume Lucq 
Jeffrey Lura 
Jane Lurie 

Yway Lwin 

Joseph Lyda 

Sarah Lykens 

Emily Macheski-Preston 

Rachael Maddux 

Wendy Madill 

Ashley Maehr 

Kenneth Magness 
Kayleigh Maier 
Halley Malison 
Stephanie Mallen 
Stephanie Malms 
Michael Malone 
Alfonzo Mantilla 

Lydie Marc 
Jonathan Marcantoni 
Charles Marie 
Alycia Marotto 
Elliott Martin 
John Martin 
Kandace Martin 

Pytor Ilych 
Jessica Martinez 
Bleshette Mason 
George Matter 
Curtis McLeod 
Cameron McAllister 
Barbara McBride 

62 People 

The Yamacraw 


Kira McCabe 

Jeremy McCall 

Latoya McCants 

Alexander McCarthy 

Alan McClamand 

Sarah McCollum 

Jonathan McConnell 

Phillip McCrary 

Cathryn McCrimmon 

Cameron McDougald 

Robert McGee 

Racquel McGhee 

Michael McGowan 

Craig McKee 

Lynette McKinncy 

Richard McWhorter 

Joshua Means 

Samantha Meaux 

Meagan Meekin 

Ember Melcher 

Lakshmi Menon 

Jordan Mertens 
Michael Meyer 
Samantha Miller 
Jeffanne Millien 
Lauren Milligan 
Stephanie Milligan 
Benjamin Fvlinor 

Erica Minson 
Sumbul Mirza 
Tehmina Mizra 
Camesha Mitchell 
Traci Mitchell 
Lynz Mitial 
Ashley Money 

Francesco Monteleone 

Courtney Moor 

Alana Moore 

Cliff Moore 

Lindsey Moore 

Colin Moran 

Jessie Morris 

Matthew Morris 

Rachel Morris 

William Mosley 

Rachel Moss 

William Mueller 

Robert Muhic 

Srijita Mukherjee 

Michael Muller 

Harriet Muluhya 

Sharese Muse 

Melvin Nash 

Jose Navarro 

Wessen-Cemine Neguede 

Brittany Nesmith 



The Yamacraw 

People 63 

Thuy Nguyen 
The Pied Piper 
Kathleen Nichol 
Amanda Nichols 
Tyler Nichols 
Casey Nicodemus 
Alyssa Nielsen 

Antoinette Niland 
Jessica Nilson 
Nancy Nix 
Gwinn Nixon 
Cameron Northcutt 
Radia Nusrat 
Max Nystrom 

Ashley Obregon 
James Odom 
Maurice Oguejiofor 
Yoko Okubo 
Christina Ongor 
Anne Oredeko 
Jamie Osmanson 

Nicolas Outrebon 
Keisha Pace 
Christopher Page 
David Page 
Suzanne Page 
Daniel Pages 
Travis Palladino 

Eric Palmer 
Christopher Pape 
Cecile Parages 
Hubert Pare 
Jessica Parker 
Joesph Parker 
Kyle Parker 

Marvin Parkman, Jr. 
Zack Parris 
Ashley Pate 
Sundcep Patel 
Aimec Paulk 
Robert Pavelka 
Kathleen Pedro 

Derin Pekin 
Rosa Perez 
Shavonda Perryman 
Joshua Phillips 
Oliver Phillips 
Angela Phua 
Dons Phua 

Maggi Pigram 
Yuri Pikul 
Arturs Pilkevics 
Jorge Pinto 
Achary Pitts 
Jennifer Plant 
Matthew Piatt 


64 People 

The Yamacraw 


M5 riam Poirier 

Ricardo Pomales 

Clayton Pond 

Jessica Pond 

Amber Ponder 

Elena Ponizhaylo 

Lache Pool 

Kelly Poor 

Caitlyn Post 

Jason Potts 

Kayla Pulley 

Courtney Purvis 

Triinu Puvi 

Mark Raczynski 

Megan Rader 

Lauren Rafferty-Boyd 

Alllison Rains 

Rashonda Ravenel 

Carly Reed 

Sedele Reed 

Robert Reitze 

Rachel Renz 

Brandon Rhodes 

ApoUine Riblier 

Brandy Rich 

Donald Richard 

Kathleen Richards 

J. Richardson 

Elizabeth Richmann 
Kiera Robbins 
Adam Roberts 
Natina Roberts 
Sunny Rodgers 
Ashley Rogers 
Ebony Rogers 

Brent Rose 

Joushua Rosendahl 

David Ross 

James Rowe 

Chelcie Rovvell 

Terrance Rubin 

Anthony Rudd 

Alejandra Rurz 

Victoria Ruth 

Anthony Sabala 

Elga Sanchez 

Marcus Sandelowsky 

Janine Sander 

Niesha Sanders 

Antonio Santayana 

Ashlee Sapp 

Priscilla Scarpaci 

Joy Schambach 

Jenny Schwab 

Deyorma Scott 

Gregory Scott 



The Yamacraw 

People 65 

Lauren Scanitin 
Micah Seehorn 
Sharaya Seidic 
Ahmad Shaedd 
Trevor Sheffield 
Carrie Shirah 
Jeonii-Ki Shon 

Shanequa Shuler 
Bradford Sill 
Devon Simons 
Ashia Sims 
Enjoli Sims-Theodore 
Jamie Smelley 
Ashley Smith 

Michael Smith 
Nuhia Smith 
Robert Smith 
Ryan Smith 
Sinoma Smith 
Jason Soby 
Leticia Solana 

Steven Sorci 
Udara Soysa 
Sarah Sparks 
Paul Springman 
Alix Stalnaker 
Rashida Starks 

Samantha Starratt 
Hillary Steele 
Brandyn Steen 
Darce Stelly 
Maurice Stephens 
Jason Stokes 
Nadia Stone 

John Storz 
Sarah Strausser 
Brooke Suddith 
Matthew Suggett 
Maki Sugita 
Jeffrey Sullivan 
Sarah Summerfield 

Kimberly Summers 
Mallory Summers 
James Sutherland 
Carolyn Sutton 
Daniel Swanick 
Christina Swindall 
Ashley Taylor 

Judith Taylor 
Ali Tecmcn 
Alesha Tentinger 
Ryan Tesnow 
Christie Thiem 
Anthony Thompson 
Ashley Thompson 


66 People 

The Yamacraw 


Chiis Thompson 
Jewel Thompson 
N.a'herine Thompson 
Lauren Thompson 
Lauren Thompson 
Mallory Thompson 
Deneisha Thornton 

Cara Tillotson 

Jann Tipton 

Julia Titova 

Adam Tomhn 

S.E. Trammell 

James Travers 

Emily Treuman 

Sara Trohcanto 

Delali Tsaku 

Stevie Tucker 

Andrew Tulowitzki 

Irene Turner 

Nicholas Turner 


Sean Tuttlc 

Nathan Tyre 

Jill Ulicny 

Harry Underwood 

Taylor Urbanski 

Maziar Vafadari 

Katherine Valentin 

Eckhardt Van Der Lindc 

Megan Van Doran 

Zachary Vanhoven 

Nicole Vaner 

Julie Vaughan 

Morgan Vawter 

Maria Vazquez 

Julian Vega 

Andrea Vinson 

Jonathan Visconti 

Tamara Voxnaes 

Hyde Walker 

Lindsey Walker 

Kasce Wall 

Emory Walton 

Andrea Ward 

Theodore Ward 

Powder Puff 

Joshua Washburn 

Tresa Washington 

Samuel Waters 

An'renae Watkins 

Megan Watson 

Alexander Watterson 

Nicholas Watterson 

Jonathan Weininger 

Katherine Weisz 

Roshika West 



The Yamacraw 

People 67 

Anna West-Hammer 
Steven Whitaker 
Derald While 
Jaime White 
Nicholas White 
Ronald White 
Johana Whitehill 

Christopher Whitniire 
Joshua Whorton 
Katherine Wildenhaus 
Charlie Wilder 
Hannah Wiles 
Kimberly Wiley Wilkerson 

Justin Willard 
Chad Williams 
Christopher Williams 
Carren Williams 
Henry Williams 
Kourtney Williams 
Lauretta Williams 

Matthew Williams 
Nicole Williams 
Robert Williams 
Michael Willis 
Erika Wilson 
Jennifer Wilson 
Michelle Wilson 

Arion Winfield 
Talia Witherspoon 
Kimberly Wokoinaty 
Alexander Wolff 
Andrea Wood 
Renee Wood 
Adrienne Woodall 

Mathew Woodruff 
Haitao Xu 
Zachary Yeager 
Susan Yi 
Hannah York 
Patrick Young 
Sonya Zafrani 

Christian Zavala 
Rachael Zellner 
Duo Zhou 
Sean Ziegler 
Sara Zipperer 


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'^'^ Leadership Clubs, Hurricane 
Kacrina, Student Government 


"Man is bv nature a political animal" - Aristotle l 

Hurricane Katrina 

OU Extends a Helping Hand 

Many Oglethoipe students 
spent their Labor Day weekend not 
relaxing at some lakeside barbecue 
but offering their time and hands 
to Angel Flight of Georgia in an 
attempt to relieve the plight of 
Hurricane Katrina's survivors. 

■^'-rraighout the year. 
Angel f", :_. .. an organization 
of volunteers, provides air 
transportation to people for 

medical treatment. In order to 
meet the heightened need after 
Humcane Katrina, Angel Flight 
partnered with the Oglethorpe 
community. President Larry Schall 
and his wife Betty Londergan led 
a brigade of Oglethorpe volunteers 
in purchasing over $50,000 worth 
of supplies, and Angel Flight 
pilots then shipped these much- 
needed goods to Mississippi, 
Alabama, and Louisiana, 
'it was an amazing 
experience just being involved in 

collecting and loading supplies 
onto the Angel Flight planes here, 
let alone being invited to actually 
go on one of the flights and see 
how things were on the other end. 
I met people who had been pulled ; 
out of their houses the night 
before and arrived at the shelter 
still wet from the floodwaters," 
said Oglethorpe junior Rachael 
Maddux, who traveled with Dr. 
Schall on one of the flights. "That 
added a whole new dimension to 
the experience that you just can't 
get from passively watching a 
tragedy unfold on television." 



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Oglethorpe continued 

collect donations of goods 
ad money for Angel Flight to 
(fstribute to Katrina survivors 
lell past Labor Day weekend. The 
[diversity also offered extended 
['[mission deadlines and priority 
;iass placement to college students 
jliose education was interrupted 
P the hun'icane. At least 10 
;|splaced students, including 
bberto Gimenez, attended or 
le still attending Oglethorpe 
itil their home institutions 
iuld get back on their feet. 

Gimenez was studying at 
:[e University of New Orleans 
ihen Katrina devastated his city, 
fter the hurricane, Gimenez 
plied and was accepted to 
iglethorpe but could not find 
I way to get to Atlanta — until 
Is. high school friend Luis 
pminguez, a current Oglethorpe 
ident, and Betty Londergan 
und him a seat on an Angel 
ight plane returning to Atlanta. 

Oglethoipe's partnership 

ith Angel Flight proved just 

rewarding as it was needed. 

any thanks to all the students, 

ulty, and staff who "acted as 

igels in the lives of others." 

This fall many of 

lethorpe's students banded 

gether in aiding the victims 

Hurricane Katrina. Once 

they realized the extent of the 
damage done, various student- 
run organizations mshed to help 
people who were displaced after 
the natural disaster. Service 
clubs and fraternities like Circle 
K, the Feed America Music 
Foundation (FAMF), and Chi 
Omega made a conscious efforts 
to raise both awareness and funds 
for their individual charities. 
Phu Tho Le, president of 
Circle K, said, "When I just heard 
what was happening with Katrina, 1 
couldn't help but feel oveiAvhelmed 
with grief and wanted to help 
terribly. I didn't know how I could." 
However, she did help. Le, Ben 
Minor (President of FAMF) and 
Amanda Nichols (Vice-President 
of Service for APO) set up tables 
outside the cafeteria to collect 
donations for the American Red 
Cross. About $366 dollars, mostly 
in the fonn of change, was raised, 
and Lowe's then agreed to double 
the amount raised and contribute 
it to the cause themselves. 
Members of Chi Omega 
raised money for the Red Cross by 
holding their 5"" Annual Carnation 
King Pageant. Chi Omega 
president Miranda Atnip explained 
their decision, "My executive 

Above: AmandaNichols and Jessica Graner 
(APO) with a cartload of SPAM. 

Above Left: Ben Minor (FAMF) assists in 
the unloading of supplies. 

Far Left: Dean Dolye helps load supplies 
while LaiTy Schall and wife Betty pay the 
bill, and the entire party gathers for a group 

board and I decided that in light of 
recent events donating to the Red 
Cross would be a great way for our 
chapter to be involved in the Katrina 
relief." At the end of the fundraiser 
approximately $400 dollars was 
raised for the cause. Competitors 
in the pageant paid $25 dollars to 
participate in evening wear, talent, 
swim wear, and interview portions. 
Despite all of the work that 
each individual organization put 
into raising funds for Hun'icane 
Katrina Relief each member 
gave credit to their supporters: 
Oglethoipe University's students. 


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Oglethorpe Student 

The mission of the 
Oglethoipe Student 
Association is to 

enhance the Oglethoipe 
experience by acting 
as advocates for 
student concerns; 

advancing relationships 
between students and 
administrators, alumni, 
and the world beyond; 

and presenting quality 
programming that 

is both educational 
and entertaining. 

In addition to 

representing student 
concerns to the school 
and helping fund clubs 
and organizations 

and their events on 
campus, OSA uses 
the Student Activity 
Fee that all students 
pay to put on events 
of its own throughout 
the year including 
Dead Day's Eve, 
Senior Party, and 

Stomp the Lawn. 

Oglethorpe's Inter- 
Fraternity Council, 
or IFC, exists to 
foster cooperation 

and communication 
between the social 
fraternities with each 
other and with the 
school. In addition to 
working to organize 
fraternity recruitment 
in the Fall and Greek 

week in the Spring, IFC j 
holds regular meetings j 
to discuss any issues, 
that are important toi 
the Greek community,} 
including the scheduling ! 
of Fraternity social i 
events, maintenance of; 
the Fraternity houses,} 
and the relationship! 
between the school and; 
the Fraternities. i 



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Dr. Brad Smith 

As interviewed by Kelly Poor 

j Entering the twilight zone 

pf Hearst's third floor I was not 
reallv sure where to start looking 
for Dr Smith. Fortunately. I was 
following Amanda Nichols who 
quickly informed me to look no 
further than a giant cardboard 
chair taking up considerable space 
outside of Dr Smith s office door 
Or Smith assured me that it can 
withstand body weight, but I was 
J3 little waiy to test it out. Passing 
'the corrugated throne, I entered the 
hffice and opened my notebook... 


Why did you choose history? Was 

H always obviously perfect for 


! "Yes and no." He initially 


■mtended to double major in German 
hnd philosophy, but "history was the 
pne disciphne that allowed me to do 
iinything" in terms of literature, 
philosophy, and other interests. 

How did you end up at 

A friend who was hired 
for a one-year position at OU 
recommended Dr Smith to replace 
her With the variety of academic 
titles he has held, Dr Smith recalls, 
"I had the pleasure of sitting and 
interviewing for my job two years 
in a row." He also recalls one 
of his favorite early memories of 
Oglethorpe, and tells of how Dr 
McFarland used to play guitar in 
his office. "Maybe this will shame 
him into starting again." 

Exactly how many languages are 
you familiar with? 

"First, Gennan. 1 formerly 
studied Swedish, and then I also 
formerly studied Old Norse. And 
of course, once you can read one 
of those, you can pretty much 
read them all.... French, but I've 
lost the speaking 
really. Latin. I 
did Greek at the 
end of grad school. 
Czech. The last 
couple of years, 
Fve been working 
to study Hebrew." 
Dr Smith also 
tells me that eveiy 
nu)rning he copies 
a few verses out 
of Genesis into 
Hebrew, Latin, and 

If you could live during any time 
period in any place, when and 
where would you choose? 

"I really like now because 
I like plumbing and flush toilets. 
There's a lot I like about the 
eighteenth century, which I see as a 
really nice combination of earthiness 
and culture, very down to earth. If 
there's one period in history 1 can't 
stand, it's the nineteenth century. 
Victorians were such snobs." 

A^oit' / ask Dr Smith about his 
hobbies... other than trans latijig into 
three languages before breakfast. 
He tells me about his three children, 
ages seven, four and seven months. 
When Dr Smith isn 't teaching at 
Oglethorpe, he's tackling the task 
of being a dad. "The middle one is 
insane. We always called him comic 
relief baby." This may lead the more 
paranoid among us to question just 
exactly how our parents described 
us when we were too young to 
understand. . . 

There it is. Dr Smith translates in 
the early morning for fun, follows 
Universit}' of Michigan football, 
builds ship models, and enjoys 
spending time with his kids. You 
are bound to have some common 
subject in which to talk to him. And 
if you trek all the M'ay up to Hearst 
to sadly discover he is not there, you 
can always just take a bit of a rest in 
that ^iant cardboard chair 


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OUTlet is Oglethorpe 
University's LGBTQ 
participating in many 
events throughout 

the year, including 
National Coming Out 
Day, AIDS Walk, 
and National Day of 
Silence. We are a social 
and emotional support 
group for gay men, 
lesbians, bisexuals, 
and those questioning 
their identities on our 
campus. We serve as 

an educational outreach 
and community 

service organization — 
promoting education 
and equality for lesbian, 
gay, bisexual, and 
transgendered people. 
Most of all, we are 
an active and positive 
image and voice for 
gays and lesbians on 
campus. As the old 
saying goes, "We're 
here, we're queer, and 
we won't disappear!" 

Oglethorpe students 
have probably seen 
small rainbow stickers 
bearing the word 
"Safezone" around 

campus, but many 
may not know exactly 
what they signify. For 
those who don't: "It's 
an attempt to make 
our campus a place 
where everybody has a 

Safezone is a program 
that many college 
campuses have 

implemented for the 
transgender (LGBT) 
community as well as 
other minority students. 

As OU's Stephanie 
Phillips says, "A lot 
of these people are 
invisible on campus 
and can't identify 
other people like them 
easily . . . The program 
is basically a way 
to provide a visible 
support network on 
campus." Safezone is 
specifically meant to 
be a network of trained 
individuals who can 
provide crisis help and 
work with (and within) 
the administration. 

As Phillips says, 
Safezone is a way of 
making "our campus a 
place where everybody 
has a voice." 

Safe Zone 


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Alpha Chi 

Alpha Chi is a 
coeducational society 
whose purpose is to 
promote academic 

excellence and 

exemplary character 
among college and 
university students 

and to honor those 
who achieve such 
distinction. Its name 

derives from the first 
letters of the Greek 
words for truth and 
character. To be eligible 
for membership in 
Alpha Chi, students 
must be in the top 1 0% 
of juniors and seniors at 
Oglethorpe University; 
all majors and degree 
types are welcome. 

The Omicron Delta 
Kappa Society is the 
national leadership 

honor society for college 
students, faculty, staff, 
administrators, and 

alumni that recognizes 
and encourages superior 
scholarship, leadership, 
and exemplary character 

Membership in ODK is 
a mark of the highest 
distinction and honor 
Emphasis is placed on 
the development of the 
whole person, both as a 
member of the college 
community and as a 
contributor to a better 

Omicron Delta 


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Teams f Star Athletes, and 



"For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against you name, 
He marks-not that you one or lost- but how you played the game " 
~ Grantland Rice 

Men's Soccer 

The Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — Tlie Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels ~ The Stormy Petrels — The Storm 

Another season has passed 
for Oglethorpe soccer. As quickly 
as the light bulbs dirn out on the 
scoreboard at John P. Salamone 
Field, the 2005 season has also 
come and gone for all 3 1 men's and 
women's soccer players. Over a 
span of three months, the program 
has seen a resurgent men's team 
take back its rightful place among 
the SCAC conference's elite, and 
a retooled women's team battle 
towards a bright future as potential 
conference champions. 

The pace seemed 

overwhelming the first week of the 
season for a men's squad returning 
all but one stailer from a 1 2-7 team, 
which placed second in the SCAC 
the previous year. Consecutive 
shutout losses on the opening 
weekend were a wake up call to the 
veteran men's side, as they would 
win five of their next seven games 
entering conference play. 

In conference, led by senior 
captains Chris Freidenstein and 
Mark Raczynski, defense took 
center stage. The Petrels won their 
first four conference games. Zeros 

would become the trademark of r 
nearly impenetrable Stormy Petre 
defense that would go on to leac 
the SCAC conference with sij<( 
shutouts. : 

Although the men finishec- 
in second for a consecutive season 
consistency has been established 
Two of the best finishes in schoo 
history in back to back years havf 
revived the program. The futun 
seems even greater for a tean 
that is only losing two players t( 
graduation, and has become hungr 
for the conference championship, j 


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Women's Soccer 

The Lady Petrels -- The Ladv Petrels - The Lad\- Petrels -- The Lad\- i\>trels -- The Lad\' Petrels - The Lad\- Petrels -- 

The women's 2005 season was 
jled by a youth movement. Senior 
defender Kara Gleimi and junior 
midfielder Stephanie Chapman 
jvvere the only upperclassmen in 
la starting lineup comprised of 
talented first and second year 
J3layers. What the Lady Petrels 
jiacked in experience, they made up 
for in skill and the ability to make 
bther teams play according to their 
iggressive style. 

I When 2004 3rd Team 

j\ll-SCAC goalkeeper Ashley 
jVIoney went down with a season 

ending injury, even more freshmen 
were called into action and their 
contributions were cnicial. This 
was evident in Oglethoipe's 
climatic 2-1 overtime victoiy 
against Rose-Hulman, in which 
freshman Julie Vaughan scored 
a game tying goal with minutes 
remaining in regular time. In 
overtime, another newcomer, 
forward Janine Sander, scored the 
game winner. With this resounding 
victory, the women showed that 
their inexperience should not be 
taken lightly. 

The experience gained by 
the underclassmen and the loss 
of only one player to graduation 
ensures that a strong core of players 
will return for next season. Now 
that they are past the obstacles of 
inexperience and injuries, the 2006 
women's team will be ready to 
make a push for the conference 

All told, three months of fast 
paced soccer have culminated 
with an air of optimism for the 
Oglethorpe Soccer Program. 

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Men's Basketball 

The Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — The Storm\' Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — The Storm 

After placing fourth in the 
SCAC regular season last year, the 
best finish in eight years, the men's 
basketball team hoped to retain 
their momentum in the 2005-2006 

Despite playing their 
toughest non-conference schedule 
in a decade, the men started strong, 
winning 9 of their first 13 games. 
Among the victories were two 
wins over rival Emory, which 
was the Petrels' first sweep of the 
Eagles in eight years. In addition, 
the men traveled to Maryville and 

beat the Scots, who had won 20 of 
their last 22 games. A highlight of 
the year was the Petrel's upset of 
SCAC contender Southwestern. 
Moreover, about half the men's 
contests were decided in seven 
points or less, which demonstrates 
the competitive nature of the team. 
The Petrels are the smallest team 
in the conference and play with a 
four-guard line-up; they lead the 
SCAC in turnovers forced, steals, 
and turnover margin. A strong 
finish in the regular season will 
solidify the Petrel's presence in 

the SCAC Tournament, where the 
men have the potential to play with 
any opponents they face. 

Anchoring the men's team i 
this season were senior Josh Burr ' 
and junior Eric Dickinson. Burr 
became the SCAC all-time leader 
for three point field goals made 
half way through the season and 
should sufficiently surpass the 
previous record by the end of 
the year; Dickinson has used his 
experience to exceed his numbers 
from last season and will finish as 
the league's leading scorer. 


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ml ^^ \ '^ ; 

Women's Basketball 

The Lady Petrels -- The Lady Petrels - The Lad\- Petrels -- The Lad\' Petrels -- The Lad\' Petrels -- The Lady Petrels ■ 

[ The women's basketball 

jeam, coming off a disappointing 
1)4-05 season because of injuries, 
itarted the 2005-2006 season 
looking to do one thing: win. Win 
ivas exactly what the Petrels did. In 
|ust his second year as head coach, 
lion Sattele guided the women 
jo victories in 12 of their first 13 
jontests, matching by midseason 
jhe previous record of total wins 
!a a season. Noteworthy victories 
include wins over Bridgewater, 
[imory, Maryville, Rhodes, and 
liCAC powerhouse Trinity. 

For their hard work, 
in midseason the Petrels were 
recognized with their first Division 
III national ranking. The women 
advanced on the 
Top 25 as far as 22"'' and continued 
to receive votes for the remainder 
of the year. The Petrels also 
broke onto the USA Today ESPN 
Division III Coaches' Poll, in 
addition to placing as high as 
second in the NCAA Regional 
Rankings for the South Region, 
giving the young team hopes for an 
NCAA Tournament bid. 

The Petrels' returning 
leadership and added depth have 
allowed the women to play an 
up-tempo, heavy pressure game 
that has kept opponents on the run, 
literally. With several injuries to 
upperclassmen, the Petrels have 
relied on newcomers to step up. 
Katie Kulavic has had a breakout 
freshmen year, pacing Oglethorpe 
offensively and garnering SCAC 
Player-of-the-Week honors three 
times so far. She will no doubt be 
a strong contender for Rookie-of- 

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Men's Tennis 

The Stormv Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels - The Storm 

The Oglethoipe Stonny 
Petrels look to be improved for 
the 2006 Season. The addition of 
Sophomore Eckhardt VanderLinde 
has softened the loss of Daniel 
Close, a 2005 ALL-Conference 
Player due to graduation. He 
will be pushed by Jr. Drue 
Malone, Honorable Mention All 
-Conference in 2005, for the top 
of the line-up. Drue has worked 
hard to improve his all around 
game. He is working hard on his 
speed and conditioning, which will 
enable him to get to the ball early 
enough to hit his big shots. 

Junior John Esterline 
returns as a two-year starter in 

the top half of the line-up and 
will fight to challenge Drue and 
Eckhardt for the top spot. His 
serve has improved as well as 
his groundstrokes. His good 
hands give him an advantage at 
the net. Sophomore Derin Pekin 
returns after a solid freshman 
year. He combines finesse with 
power making him tough to beat. 
Freshman Gabe Henderson has 
cracked the starting line-up after 
the Fall season and gives us added 
depth. He looks to improve and get 
stronger throughout the season. 
Sophomore Brick Faucett was 
the most improved player on last 
year's team. With that experience 

under his belt, he should be solid 
at the end of the line-up. 

Freshmen Ricky Pomales, 
Carlos Carthen, and Senior Chris 
Pape, have all shown improvement 
after the Fall Season giving us 
quality depth. Any of them could 
step up and break into the top six. 

We have had a great start 
going 4-1 losing only to highly 
ranked Piedmont College 3-4. We 
have a tougher schedule in 2006 
despite which we look to improve 
on our 13-9, 8th place conference 
finish from 2005. "This is my 
strongest team to date" according 
to Coach Howell. "We could finish 
in the top 5 of the conference." 


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Women's Tennis 

iThe Lady Petrels -- The Lady Petrels - The Lady Petrels -- The Lady Petrels - The Lady Petrels - The Lady Petrels 

The Women's Tennis Team 
j'ill have a rebuilding year ahead. 
[)ue to the loss of Tiffany Williams 
b graduation, and Sarah Lykens 
nd Maggie Khoury to the Studies 
jibroad Program, we will be faced 
I'ith replacing these valuable 
ilayers. Jr. Co- Captain Antoinette 
liland returns for the 3rd year to 
;ad this young, inexperienced 
|;am. She was Honorable Mention 
Ul-Conference each of the last two 
ears. Her consistency and finesse 
pake her a tough competitor. 
Sophomore Katie Kuhn, will 
pllow her in the line-up. Katie 
he is willing to do whatever it 
ikes to keep the point alive, even 

if it takes 3 hours! 

Sophomore Ashley Cooper 
returns with good volleys, and 
improved footwork. She will 
anchor the doubles line-up at #3 
with newcomer Jessica Fugett. Sr. 
Co- Captain Sara Ziperer will be 
asked to move up from #6 and play 
#4 and will rise to the challenge as 
she has worked out all summer. She 
has much more pace on the ball 
this season to go with her quick 
feet. Freshman Jamie Dillon joined 
the team as a way to stay in shape 
after her successfiil soccer season, 
and we are glad she did! Using her 
exceptional feet, she has improved 
tremendously and will only get 

better as the season progresses. Sr. 
Jessica Fugette is new to the team 
and will give us great efforts at the 
#6 position. Sophomore Mallory 
Summers is also new to the team 
and is improving and see some 
action this season. 

Although this team lacks 
experience, they will fight hard and 
improve as the season progresses. 
They have great leadership with 
Antoinette and Sara. We hope to 
match last year's 11-6 record and 
improve on our 10th place finish in 
the conference. Thus far, we are a 
surprising 2-0 in the early Spring 

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2005-2006 i 

Men^s Golf 

The Stormy Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels -- The Storir 

The men's golf team began 
its fall season like it ended play last 
spring, when it finished seventh at 
the 2005 NCAA Championships 
last May. The Stormy Petrels 
placed second in the Tom O'Briant 
Memorial held at the Cardinal 
Country Club in Greensboro, NC. 
Senior Joe Green took second 
individually and freshman Joseph 
Lyda finished fourth overall. 

The Petrels competed 
in the Greensboro College Fall 
Invitational and the Gordin 
Collegiate Classic and finished 

fifth and fourth, respectively. Joe 
Green again took second in the 
Gordin Classic. 

The men concluded their 
fall season with a first place victory 
at the Jack Shadwick Invitational 
held at Cross Creek Plantation in 
Seneca, SC. The Petrels combined 
to shoot 300 and gained the 
advantage on the 18 team field, 
including national powerhouse 
Methodist College. Sophomores 
Matt Suggett and Taylor Urbanski 
tied for second after both lost in a 

At the end of the fall 
season, the NCAA Division III 
Golfstat power rankings ranked the 
Petrels fourth nationally. The Golfi 
Coaches Association of Americai 
coaches poll ranked Oglethorpe 
even higher at third place. They 
had a record of 223-6 in their fouri 
fall competitions. The men were 
9-2 versus the top 25 teams in the 
nation that they went head to head 
against in the fall. Moreover, the 
Petrels' 297.38 scoring average 
was third best in the South region 
and 12* best nationally. 


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Women's Golf 

|Tie Lady Petrels — The Lady Petrels — The Ladv Petrels — The Ladv Petrels — The Lady Petrels — The Lady Petrels • 

After finishing the 2005 
aring season strong, the women's 
£ If team continued its improved 
pay this fall. They won their first 
t|amament in school history at the 
[jmtre College Fall Invitational. 
Oi their way to first place, the 
'lormy Petrels combined to shoot 
4 5 and broke the previous school 
rpord in tournament play by an 
Eiiazing 28 strokes. Freshman 
Eige McCoUum broke a school 
tpord with her low round of 78. 
j The team followed with 
tjo more consecutive first place 

finishes. At Sewancc, sophomore 
Julia Gates won her first collegiate 
toumainent and all five team 
members were placed on the All 
Tournament Team. The Stomiy 
Petrels placed sixth at the Ben^ 
College/Stonebridge Invitational, 
which was the best finish in the 
three years the team has been 
attending the event. The team 
also had three players finish in 
the top 25 individually. Moreover, 
the women took fifth place at the 
NCAA Fall Preview, a feat which 
moved the women up to 2L' in 

Golfstat rankings, which is the 
highest rank in team history. 

The women's team is young 
but talented, consisting of four 
sophomores and three freshmen. 
Despite their youth, the players 
have shown great mattirity. In 
fact, after the fall season the team 
was ranked eighth in Freshmen 
Class Impact by Golfstat. In the 
spring, the women will look to 
further improve their game, and 
Oglethoipe will cap off the year 
when they host the NCAA Division 
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The Stormv Petrels - The Stormy Petrels ~ The Stormy Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels - The Storm 

The 2006 baseball 
team looks to be stronger this 
season with the combination of 
experienced returners and talented 
new recruits. In 2005, though the 
Petrels did not qualify to go to 
the SCAC Tournament, they did 
finish second in the league for 
least batters stmck out per game 
and, among conference-only game 
statistics, were fourth in RBIs per 
game. The Petrels graduated Brad 
Sims, who was named a 2005 
AU-SCAC Third Baseman and 
was third in the SCAC last season 

with eight home runs. Sophomore 
Tim Ernst was also a member of 
the 2005 AU-SCAC Outfield and 
led the SCAC in batting average 
(.464), on base percentage (.565) 
and was second in stolen bases 

Returning guidance and 
new support should enable the 
Petrels to continue to develop their 
game. After the loss of three seniors 
from the 2005 squad, Oglethoipe 
will return three seniors, seven 
juniors, and three sophomores 
from last year's team. Second- 

year head coach, Dan Giordano, 
has added nine talented additions 
to the developing program which 
should give the Petrels greater 
depth in 2006. This season, Ronnie 
Deck also begins his first year as 
Assistant Coach and will serve as 
the Recruiting Coordinator for the 
Petrels as well. After last season's 
hiatus, the Petrels will work hard 
to make the most of their talents 
and perhaps return to the SCAC 
Tournament in 2006. 


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The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels - The Stormy Petrels ~ The Storm 

The 2005 volleyball team 

I continued to develop its program, 

I returning six players and adding 

I four new freshmen. The young 

Petrels had a growing season, 

with seven members first years 

I or sophomores. Despite their 

! youth, the Petrels opened up 

I their year with a 3-1 win over 

Agnes Scott and played a season 

of hard-fought matches against 

formidable competition. In recent 

years, the women have struggled 

in conference play, finishing in 

tenth place the last two seasons. 

Nevertheless, in 2005 the Petrels 
were second in digs per game 
(18.83) in these AC. 

Part of their success was 
Junior Katie Kelly, who also 
finished the year second in the 
SCAC for digs per game (5.48). 
Kelly cun-ently leads Oglethoipe's 
career records for digs per game 
(4.12), is third in kills per game 
(2.75), and fifth in service aces per 
game (.46). Sophomore Jessica 
Anderson lead the league in digs 
per game (6.21) and freshman 
Sharaya Seidel finished sixth in 

assists per game (7.15). Lone 
senior Tiffany Williams completed 
her fourth season for the Petrels 
and is presently fifth in the school's 
career record for blocks per game 

Dan Giordano completed 
his third season as head coach of 
the Petrels. To add greater support 
to the team, he also obtained the 
help of Danielle Nonnan, who 
served her first season as Assistant 
Head Coach. 

The Petrels had a growing 
season, but the future is bright. 

J 111 WMJ^I^. 

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Cross Country and Track & Field 

The Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — The Stormy Petrels — The Stormv Petrels -- The Stormy Petrels — The Storm 

The Fall 2005 Cross 
Country teams had three seniors, 
Jon Gabriel, Joel Alzola, and Thadd 
Kennedy. The remaining members 
of the squads have the opportunity 
to return for future competition: 
Steve Horzeski, Travis Belton, Matt 
Moms, Brent Rose, Phillip Crews, 
Ryan Fulgham, Chris Williams, 
and Gonzalo Yahuitl for the men 
and Gillian Brady, Newal Basha, 
Erin Barcroft, Lydia Diamantis, 
Deborah Lubbc, Brandy Rich and 
Christie Thiem for the women. 

The season began in 
Tennessee at the University of the 

South Invitational and included 
meets at Mercer and Toccoa Falls, 
as well as three meets in Atlanta. 
The teams finished a re-building 
year at the SCAC Championships 
at the Hendrix College course in 
Conway, Arkansas. 

The Spring 2006 Track 
& Field Season has barely gotten 
underway as the Yamacraw goes 
to press. Both the men and women 
won the first meet of the season on 
a dreary, cold, and rainy Saturday. 
The men beat Queens University 
of Charlotte, West Georgia and 
Chattahoochee Tech. The women 

won as well, more than doubling 
the point total of their nearest 
competitor. The women's squad 
consists of Andrea Vinson, Gillian 
Brady, Newal Basha, Lynette 
McKinney, LaToya McCants, 
Heather Bullard, Wendy Madill, 
Lindsey Callaway, Cierra Berry 
and Hannah York. The men's 
squad consists of Jon Gabriel, 
Jon Carter, Joel Alzola, Thadd 
Kennedy, Elijah Green, Justin 
Willard, Nana Bekoe, Pete Martin, 
Kyle Taylor, Jose Navarro, Kyle 
Parker, Michael Muller and Arthur 


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Josh Burr 

Senior Male Athlete Exclusive 

; Josh Bun- is a senior guard for 
I the men's basketball team from 
I Fayette County High School. 

He is majoring in Business 
I Administration and minoring in 


Why did you choose to play for 

I transfened here my 
freshman year. It was closer to 
home and my parents could come 
see the games. I knew it was a great 
school, so it would help my career 
too. One of the big things was just 
the type of guys that were here on 
the team. 

Do you have any personal goals 
for the season? 

Yes, to win a conference 
championship, just because I've 
been so close, and it would also 

lead to an appearance in the 
NCAA tournament. I'd also like 
to have my best season record- 
wise and then tiy to be a better 
player overall. 

What is the best thing about 
being a student-athlete at 
Oglethorpe? Worst thing? 

The worst is trying to find 
a way to juggle academics and 
athletics, because it is tough. The 
best is probably that you have a 
bunch of people who just play 
because they want to since we 
don't receive any scholarships, 
and you also establish really close 
relationships with your teammates. 

What's one memory or game 
you'll never forget? 

Probably the buzzer 
beater I made against RJiodes my 
sophomore year, and probably 
playing in the conference finals my 
sophomore year. 

What are you hobbies/interests? 
What do you like to do most in 
your spare time? 

Videogames... 1 love 
music, downloading music or 
listening to music... Just doing 
stuff to my car. I like my car a lot. 

Plans after graduation? 

My plans are to be an 
athletic director or work in sports 
administration at some level. 

If you could do anything, what 
would it be? 

Own an NBA team. 

Favorite tv show? 

Probably Saved by the 
Bell. It always has been. Nothing's 
really taken its place. Either that or 
BET's Comic View. 

Do you have any advice for 
freshmen or newcomers to OU? 

Try to absorb as much as 
you can form here because it's so 
diverse. T17 to be involved as much 
as you can, and tiy to make as 
many contacts as you can, because 
that really is how most people get 
their jobs. 

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In 2005-2006, Oglethorpe's 
athletic department reaped 
the first benefits from a long- 
terni partnership with Infinite 
Sports Perfomiance (ISP) that 
began last March. Infinite 

Sports Perfonnance brought to 
Oglethorpe athletics its expertise 
in training athletes to become 
stronger, faster, and smarter. The 
company was founded in 2003 by 
Melvin Williams Jr. to give athletes 
and teams the extra-edge through 
personalized programs. With 
stronger, more conditioned athletes 
and facility improvements, both 
part of the agreement with Infinite, 
it is hoped that teams will reach the 
next competitive level. 

The attraction of such 
a partnership was the benefits 
Oglethorpe and Infinite each stood 
to gain. Infinite's strength and 
conditioning services and high-end 
equipment were just the ticket for 
Oglethorpe's Athletic Department. 
Infinite, on the other hand, acquires 
not only space to work out their 
clients, but also a great location in 
a thriving metropolis from which 

to do business. 

To date, ISP has supplied 
new Freemotion weight training 
equipment in Schmidt, finished 
the new high performance 
rehabilitation/training room, 

including state-of-the-art 

equipment, and provided 

hydrotherapy equipment for the 
new wet room. Aside from the 
agreement, ISP has generously 
chosen to bestow new backboards, 
nets, basketballs, rims and 
volleyball gear for Coaches 
Giordano, Sattele and Ponder's 

With ISP's help, it is hoped 
part of the future will be more 
competitive teams. Infinite is 
training OU athletes for success. 
"As far as goals are concerned, my 
goal for OU athletics is simple, the 
best Division III athletic program 
in the region and soon the country," 
stated Williams. 

He continued, "We believe 
that there is no opportunity greater 
than the one before you each day. 
Each day, in athletics, you have 
to move towards perfection and 

dominance. If you do not make 
evei7 effort to succeed, you will 
fail at the hands of a more prepared 
foe. As we speak, the majority of 
OU's athletes have taken to that 
philosophy wholeheartedly." 

Athletic Director Jay 
Gardiner commented, "It's hard 
to find a partnership that truly is a 
win-win, but I think we've found it 
with our partnership with Infinite." 

Overall, Infinite and 
Oglethorpe have found a mutually 
beneficial relationship that has 
no tangible disadvantages to 
either partner. Infinite is feeling 
comfortable in its new home at 
Oglethorpe, and is already fulfilling 
its goal to "make a difference." 


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I; \ 




Courtney Roberts is a senior 
forward for the women's soccer 
team from Shiloii High School. 
She is majoring in communications 
and minoring in business. 

Why did you choose to play for 

I wanted to go to a small 
school in the state of Georgia, and 
I wanted to do public relations. I 

Courtney Roberts 

Senior Female Athlete Exclusive 

knew that here I could get a good 
chance at getting internships, and I 
knew 1 could take classes at other 
schools if 1 needed to, and I knew 1 
could play soccer here. 

Do you have any personal goals 
for the season? 

Being a senior, 1 want to 
really leave everything out there. 1 
want to look back on my four years 
knowing that I played well and 
be proud. Last season, 1 basically 
played injured all season, so this 
season 1 want to leave on a high 
note and make up for last year. 

What is the best thing about being 
a student athlete at Oglethorpe? 

The best thing is that you 
get to have the student life but also 
a sports life too. You get to be a 
collegiate athlete, you get to say 
you are a collegiate athlete, and 
you get to travel on the school's 
dime. You get to have a different 
collegiate life that I wouldn't 

When you were young, what did 
you want to be? 

Well, actually I've wanted 
to do public relations ever since 
I was in the 8"' grade. I'm one of 
the weird kids who have always 
known what they wanted to do. 
When 1 was really little, 1 think 
I wanted to be a teacher or an 
interior decorator. 

If you could travel anywhere, 
where would you go? 

1 want to live in Australia 
sometime, even if it's for just a 
couple months. That's my dream 

Do you have any advice for 
newcomers to OU? 

Get involved. As much as it 
stinks to have the "bubble," enjoy 
it while you can. Take advantage 
of the school and Atlanta. 1 can't 
believe I'm a senior right now. I 
don't want to be an adult; it's gone 
by so fast. 

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Khayos, formerly 

known as the Urban 
Dance Steppers, has 
played an active and 
integral part in the 
development of student 
spirit at Oglethopre 
since its conception in 
2003. It was fomied 
with the idea of 
creating a dance team 
with more cultural 
and rhythmic flavor 
in its performances. 
The group perfonns 

at various functions 
throughout the 

school year including 
volleyball and 

basketball games. 

Homecoming, and 

Stomp the Lawn. 
They also provide 
a large amount of 
support for the Athletic 
Department and can be 
seen cheering on our 
teams from the stands. 

• !*>♦, ? -^ I 

The OU Dancers, which 
has been in existence in 
its current fonn since 
1998, has always taken 
pride in representing 
the best that OU has to 
offer. The dancers are 
well rounded students 
who share a strong 
dedication to success 
and a love of dance. In 
addition to dancing at 
basketball games, again 
this year the team was 
honored to represent 
Oglethorpe in the USA 
Collegiate National 
Competition in Las 
Vegas. The Dancers 

fundraised over $3000 
and spent over 4 months 
preparing a place- 
winning routine which 
was also performed 
for the Homecoming 
Game. The team this 
year was comprised of 
the "elite six": Jessi 
Sammons (Captain), 
Nikki Parker, Emily 
Treuman, Brittany 

Gray, Jessica Anderson, 
and Kelly Moran; 
with Coach Lauren 
Montagno and Advisor 
Charlie Baube leading 
the team to victory for 
the 8th year in a row." 

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The OU cheerleaders 
are a group of young 
ladies who coUectivley 
have and show school 
spirit. They provide 
spirit at all home games 
and at school related 
functions. It is their sole 
purpose to pump up the 
team players for men 
and women basketball. 
The the executive chain 
of the cheerleaders 
consist of : coach, team 
mangers, captain and 
co-captain. This year's 
squad is wonderful and 
has laid the foundation 
for next year's squad. 


Duke has the Cameron 
Crazies, Oglethorpe 
has the Dorough 
Delinquents. Named 
after the Dorough Field 
House, the Delinquents 
have taken the campus 
by stonn. This insane 
group of students dress 
in their basketball 
best and heckle the 
opposing teams. Some 
of the best outfits 
include 70's Man, The 
Patrol Guard, Little 
Man in a Rowel, Aloha 
Man and of course Mr. 
USA waving his huge 
American Flag. So grab 
your Sunday best, put 
some holes in it, paint 
you face and head on 
over to cheer on your 



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Homecoming, Greeks, Scnoirs, 
Clubs, and Dead Day 


"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by 
what we give." -' Sir Winston Churchill 


"A Red Carpet Affair" 

In the days leading up to 
Homecoming 2006, the Oglethorpe 
community was abuzz with 
anticipation. Girls chatted about 
how to do their hair, what dress to 
wear to the dance, and whether they 
should hope for a date or just plan to 
go stag. We're not sure exactly what 
the guys were talking about. Maybe 
basketball-after all, it is the sport 
that occasions such a gala. 

But above all, Oglethorpe 
students were talking about the 
venue for this year's event — the 
High Museum of Art in midtown 

Holding the dance at the 
High was a last minute decision 
by Programming Board, but it 
was obviously the right one. 
Oglethorpe has typically held its 
fonnals in less prestigious settings, 
and the announcement of the High 
immediately caught everyone's 
attention. Students who usually 
attend and enjoy the vent were 
even more excited by the High, and 

Top: Rachael Maddux poses with 
Andy Warhol's Marilyns. 

Above; Cliff Moore and Alexandra 
take command of the dance floor. 

Above Right: Amanda Nichols, Kelly 
Poor, and Helena Adams review the 
night's revelries. 

for those who were undecided oni 
attending, the venue itself became 
the deciding factor. Junior Kelly 
Poor insisted, "It's the only reason 
I'm going." 

The "classy" factor wasn't, 
the only draw of the location.' 
Tickets to the event allowed students 
a free viewing of the modem art 
exhibit during the first hour of the 
event, and many students went for 
the sole purpose of viewing the 
gallery. Definitely not your typical 
motivation for attending a school 
dance- but hey, it's Oglethorpe! 


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In addition 
to the fancy 
environs, many 
students agreed 
that the food was 
excellent. Selection 
was limited to a few 
varieties of gounnet 
sandwiches and 
some desserts, but 
who knew that roast beef and green 
tomato went so good together? A 
cash bar also provided many "of 
age" students with the fuel for their 
loose-hipped dance f^oor moves all 

A pleasant surprise in the 
evening was the attendance of 
University President Dr. Lany 
Schall. During the hour or two 
he stayed at the High, Dr. Schall 
mingled with the students, 
conversing with them in that 
easy and amiable way that has 
so endeared him to the student 
population of Oglethoipe. 

At the end of the evening, 
Dean Doyle took the microphone 
to host the presentation of the 
Homecoming Court and the Senior 
Walk. The court of 32 nominees 
was naiTowed down to 10 finalists 
before the winners were announced. 

Junior Sean Freeman was crowned 
Lord Oglethorpe, and Senior 
Christiana Johnson was awarded 
Lady Oglethorpe. Both were the 
nominated representatives from 
Khayos, Oglethorpe's step team. 

As the newly-crowned 
couple danced, the Seniors lined up 
for their big moment. This tradition 
parades each senior across the floor 
in front of the gathered assemblage, 
and as usual, this year's walk 
revealed the diverse personalities 
of the senior class as each senior 
in turn swaggered, shuffled, or 
stumbled across the dance floor. 

For such an annually-hyped 
event, especially this year with 
the added draw of the location, 
Oglethorpe's 2006 Homecoming 
was definitely "A Red Carpet 
Affair" to remember. 

Top Left:: Amanda Nichols and Bisell 
McWilliams pause for a picture en 
route to the dance. 

Top Middle: Rachael Maddux and 
Miriam Brown mug for the camera as 
Dr Schall looks away in amusement. 

Top Right: Lord and Lady 
Oglethorpe, Sean Freeman and 
Christiana Johnson. 

Above Left: Kelly Poor delights in the 
wonderful foods offerecf. 

Above: Laura Callender dances the 
night away. 

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Miss Yamacraw 

A Tradition Reborn 

A decade of tradition 
has returned to Ogletliorpe 
after a fifteen year absence. 

The Yamacraw hosted 
the Miss Yamacraw Pageant in 
Lupton Auditorium on December 
1. This pageant was an annual 
tradition from 1981 to 1987. 

In 2005, the pageant 
made an elegant reappearance. 

"The first run of the Miss 
Yamacraw Pageant was successful 
for the better part of a decade, and 
considering the success in recent 
years of Chi Omega's Carnation 
King and of the spring Drag Show, 
we recognized that pageantry is a 
viable attraction on this campus 
and that a traditional pageant for 
women was nowhere to be found," 

Left: Miss Yamacraw, Senior Krystal Evans. 

said Bisell McWilliams, senior and 
editor-in-chief of the yearbook. 

The first pageant, held in 
1981, was hosted by local radio 
celebrity Steve McCoy and Gwen 
Chambers of the Fashion Institute 
of Atlanta. There were two runners- 
up, and Sheila Marx was crowned 
the first Miss Yamacraw. While in 
existence, the pageant thrived as 
an arena in which female students 
could demonstrate their talents. 

"Talents seen during 
the talent portion have included 
performances of Bette Midler 
songs and Tennessee Williams 
monologues and have ranged 
in uniqueness from crocheting 
to clothing design as displayed 
in a mini-fashion show 
during the contestant's time 
on stage," McWilliams said. 

McWilliams discovered 
the past Miss Yamacraw Pageant 
last year, but time constraints and 
pressing deadlines prevented him 
from re-instituting it. Yamacraw 
staff member Amie Lane, a 
freshman, also unearthed records of 
the pageant while looking through 
old yearbooks and decided to help 
get it started. Soon, McWilliams 
and Lane found other support. 


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"We did a little poll 
id found great enthusiasm for 
e idea," McWilliams said. 

A panel of four judges 
;cided the outcome of the pageant, 
nelle Smith of Student Affairs 
id Nurse Cathy Grote, as well as 
glethoipe professors James Bohart 
id Mario Chandler, comprised the 
metrating but personable panel. 

The Yamacraw planned the 
igeant as a fundraiser. "Tradition 
;ing such a powerful force at 
glethorpe, we decided first to 
ok back to past years to see what 
"evious yearbook staffs had done 
raise money," McWilliams said. 

The pageant serves another 
inction as well - allowing 
udents to show their talents and 
"oups to show off their members. 

Kristy Evans, crowned Miss 
macraw 2005, certainly embraced 

the idea of representation. She 
spoke wamily of Alpha Phi Omega, 
which she represented during the 
pageant. "APO sometimes gets a 
bad rap for the fraternity part of 
'service fraternity." But we're such 
good friends because we share a 
deep dedication to helping people." 

She also "shone as an 
individual" during the pageant — 
and not just because of her iridescent 
gown. The interview in particular 
revealed her thoughtful and deep- 
seated interest in awareness of 
global issues. She said, "Many 
countries are self-interested, and 
the U.S. is hardly an exception, 
but aiding the often ignored 
parts of the world, especially 
Africa, could be beneficial to 
stronger regions by evcntualK 
building economic relationships." 

Kj'isty, who is a senior this 
year, plans to enter UGA's graduate 

program in mass communications 
with a concentration in advertising 
next year. Evidently pageantry 
is only one facet of her talent 
for articulation and connection. 

Let us all hope that the 
Miss Yamacraw Pageant is here 
to stay for at least another fifteen 

Above: Krystal Evans recieving her crown 
from volunteer Kionne August. 

Above Left: Judges James Bohart. Mario 
Chandler, Janelle Smith, and Cathy Grote. 

Left: Contestants Krystal Evans (Alpha Phi 
Omega), Catherine Barson (Tau Iota Tau), 
Brandy Rich (Chi Omega), and Marian James 
(Sigma Sigma Sigma). 

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Kappa Alpha 

The Kappa Alpha 
Order was founded 
on December 2 1 , 
1865 at what is now 
Washington and Lee 

University. The mission 

of KA is to create a 

lifetime experience, 

which centers on 

reverence to God, duty, 

honor, character, and 

gentlemanly conduct 

as inspired by Robert 

E. Lee, our spiritual 

founder. Parties have 

ranged in theme from 

"Apocalypse Now" to 

Mardi Gras. KA is 

an active participant 

in Greek Week and 

in the Interfratemity 


The Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Fraternity is 
a leader in the social 
development of college 
men. Our values have 
been embraced by more 
than 280,000 men since 
our founding in 1856, 
making Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon the largest 
social fraternity in 
North America. 

The mission of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
is to promote the 
highest standards of 
friendship, scholarship 
and service for its 
members based upon 
the ideals set forth by 
the Founders and as 
specifically enunciated 
in its creed, "The True 
Every year, the 
Georgia Eta chapter 

of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon creates and 
works a haunted house 
for visiting children, 
as well as putting on 
numerous social events 
throughout the year for 
the enjoyment of both 
its members and the 
Oglethorpe community. 

Sigma Alpha 


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The Alpha Nu chapter 
of the DeUa Sigma 
Phi Fraternity was 
originally founded in 
1835 in Milledgeville. 
GA, and after both the 
Civil War and World 
War I the chapter 
was reinstated at 
Oglethorpe. Today, 
as we enter this new 
century, we at Alpha 
Nu are proud to carry 
the torch handed 
down by the brothers 
who came before us. 
Delta Sigma Phi is 
continuing to grow, 
and currently boasts 
a membership that is 
involved on campus 

and in the 
the ideals of 
Delta Sigma 
Phi are alive 
in the hearts 
of every 
one of our 
eighty years 
ago, a group 
of men with 
and courage 
established the Alpha 
Nu chapter of the Delta 
Sigma Phi Fraternity at 
Oglethorpe University. 
Today, we follow 
in their footsteps, 
"that the world may 
ever be convinced of 
the sincerity of our 

Chi Phi 

The Chi Phi Fraternity 
is a values-based 
organization founded 
on the basis of Truth, 
Honor & Personal 
Integrity. These are 
timeless values which 
guide the fundamental 
purposes of the 

Today, our crest 
and their badge are 
public symbols for 
the brothers of Chi 
Phi, symbols that are 
instantly recognizable 

to members, but still 
appropriately obscure 
to outsiders. They 
communicate our proud 
history without overt 

Covert symbols 

and deeply rooted 
fundementals of 

virtue and truth, 
honor and integrity, 
bind us together in a 
brotherhood that is 
strong and timeless. 

Delta Sigma Phi 

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Order of Omega 

The Order of Omega 
was founded at the 
University of Miami 
in the fall of 1959 by 
a group of outstanding 
fraternity men, who 
felt that individuals in 
the Greek community 
should be recognized 
for their service to 
the fraternity system 
and the University. 

The Chapter of Miami 
had long desired for 
their organization to 
expand to other colleges 
and universities. 

The Chapter gave 
its sanction to Dean 
Patrick W. Halloran to 
make initial inquiries 
and to further grant 
charters to universities 
that were accredited and 

interested in the purpose 
of The Order of Omega. 
On February 9, 1967, a 
Chapter was chartered 
at the University of 
Southern Mississippi. 
There are now over 
three hundred chapters 
111 the United States 
with approximately ten 
additional campuses 
that are petitioning the 

The constitution 

was approved by 
the Organizations 

Committee on April 14, 
1 959, the recognized 
founding date. The 
Order of Omega voted 
to become a co-ed 
organization in the 
spring of 1977. 

Alpha Sigma Tau 
is about people. It's 
about the sisters that 
are connected as 
friends for generations. 
Alpha Sigma Tau is 
about sharing things 
important to us. It's 
about sharing our 
sisterhood with others. 
It's about being proud 
of what we believe in 
as sisters. 

Alpha Sigma Tau is 
about commitment. 
It's about pledging 
our efforts to our 
communities to make 
them better places 
and our energies to 
our futures. It's about 
committing ourselves 
to each other and the 
ideals of Alpha Sigma 

Facing life's challenges 

and working together 
as sisters, we learn to 
develop, in each other, 
strengths and positive 
values. We share with 
each other cultural 
advantages, and use 
new and emerging 
technologies to keep 
our members educated 
and poised for success. 

Fostering lasting 

friendships, a key 
means of support 
among collegiate 

women, has been the 
goal of Alpha Sigma 
Tau from its founding. 
But we enjoy a deeper 
sense of friendship 
through our common 
bonds of sisterhood. 
Alpha Sigma Tau 
is friendship for a 
lifetime and everlasting 

Alpha Sigma Tau 


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Sigma Sigma 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
is a national women's 
sorority with 90,000 
members. We host 
chapters on 107 
college campuses. 

We believe, as our 
National President 

stated, that 'Tri Sigma 
is friendship. We value 
the lifelong connection 
that we have with one 
another. Tri Sigma 
is strong womanly 
character. We value 
that we challenge one 
another to be the best 
she can be. Tri Sigma is 
high ethical standards. 
We value honesty and 
integrity as a way of 
day-to-day living." 

The vision of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma will have 
a strong and vibrant 
future that will ensure 
a positive and enriching 
sorority experience 
for our members; 
including: partnership 
with the Foundation, 
fiscal strength, character 
growth, alumnae 

involvement, and 

nationally recognized 

Epsilon Theta strives to 
live up to the standards 
of our organization and 
to strengthen our bonds 
of sisterhood. 

To value the talents of 
women... to encourage 
them in realizing their 
greatest potential. 

These are the principles 
upon which Chi Omega 
was founded in 1895 
at the University of 
Arkansas. Now, over 
a century later, these 
founding principles 
are just as relevant. 

Chi Omega Fraternity 
was founded at a 
time when women 
were just becoming 
visible on our nation's 
university campuses. 
These early collegiate 
women were destined 
not only to manage 
home and family— 
they would establish 
a foothold as leaders 

in the community and 
the business world. 

Today, Chi Omega is 
the largest women's 
fraternal organization 
in the world with 
300,000 initiates and 
169 collegiate chapters. 
Since its beginning, 
Chi Omega has 
nurtured its members 
by providing them with 
unique opportunities 
in leadership, in 
scholarship, and in 
life-long friendship. 
Ours is a distinguished 
histoi7...and our 

most vital role has 
been the preparation 
of young women to 
achieve their highest 
possible aspirations. 

Chi Omega 

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Alpha Phi Omega! 

Circle K 

International is a world- 
wide organization 
that provides college 
students with 
opportunities to serve 
their communities, 
gain leadership skills, 
and socialize with 
other college students. 
Circle K has existed 
on the Oglethoipe 
campus at many points 
in the past. After a 
hiatus, Oglethorpe 
Circle K started again 
several years ago after 
a determined group 
of students brought 
this organization into 
existence at Oglethorpe 
once again. It is now 
a strong organization 
of students who 
want to help the 
Atlanta community. 

Circle K exists primarily 
to help students find 
places to volunteer in 
the Atlanta community. 
A few of the activities 
include playing with 
and teaching children 
at places such as the 
Brookhaven Boys and 
Girls Club, preparing 
food at the Atlanta 
Community Food 

Bank and Project Open 
Hand, and stocking 
the thrift store of the 
St. Vincent de Paul 
Society. Additionally, 
Circle K is a great place 
for Oglethorpe students 
to meet and gives 
Oglethorpe students 
the chance to meet 
other college students 
through inter-clubbing. 

Circle K 

Alpha Phi 

Omega is a National Co- 
ed Leadership and Ser- 
vice Organization based 
on the Scout Oath and 
Law. The Oglethorpe 
Chapter, Mu Mu, began 
at Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity in February 1958 
and was re-chartered in 
1976. Since then, we've 
been one of the largest 
organizations dedicated 
to serving the school, the 

community, the nation, I 
and our organization. 
An all-inclusive colle- 
giate fraternity. Alpha 
Phi Omega is com- 
mitted to being the 
foremost student-run i 
organization in devel- 
oping lifelong leaders, 
instilling lasting friend- i 
ships, and fostering i 
a lifetime of service 
to all people. We do 
over 40 projects every j 
semester, and have accu- 
mulated an average of : 
over 1 000 hours a year. 
Some of our 
major projects include: 
Trick or Treat in Traer, j 
Red Cross, American i 
Cancer Society, Lyn- j 
wood Park mentoring, 
ushering around campus. 
Trees Atlanta. Good- 
will, and much more. 


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Feed America 
Music Foundation 

Feed America Music 
Foundation is a non- 
profit organization 
dedicated to helping 
raise money to supply 
grants to homeless 
shelters so they can keep 
offering their service 
to those who need it. 
FAMF raises money 
by compiling songs of 
lesser-known bands 
and musicians onto 
cds and hosting shows 
and concerts that give 
a variety of artists an 
opportunity to show off 
their music to a greater 

audience. Ultimately. 
Feed America Music 
Foundation hopes 

to raise people's 
awareness about the 
growing problem of 
homelessness, help 
supply funding to those 
who are trying to help 
homeless people, get 
a variety of lesser- 
known music out to 
more people, and 
support both the arts 
and community service 
by taking a role in both. 

Ujamaa aims to 
enrich the awareness 
of black cultures at 
Oglethorpe University 
and the Metro-Atlanta 
area. We recognize 
both the need for 
unity among black 
students and a strong 
relationship among 
all undergraduates. 
Furthemiore, we 

pledge to be active 
productive members of 
the global community 
by participating in 
philanthropy, political 

activism, social events, 
lectures/guest speakers, 
creation/distribution of 
publications, etc. for the 
benefit and promotion 
of the African 
Diaspora. Moreover, 
we strive to promote 
diversity, appreciation, 
integrity, development, 
and community 

interaction between 
blacks and students 
of all ethnicities and 


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Chess Club 

The Chess Club 
strives to allow and 
encourage the playing 
of chess and provide 
those interested with 
the necessary materials 
to do so. Furthennore, 
we intend to enlighten 
the Oglethorpe 

community through 
chess. Remember, 
mating is fun. least 
in chess it is!! 

Core Karate is a 
structured Martial Arts 
curriculum with the 
goal of giving students 
the strongest foundation 
of knowledge and 
experience in American 
Freestyle Karate, as 
well as other similar 
disciplines, available 
outside of a fonnal 
school. We also host 
fitness and self-defense 
classes all on the OU 

Karate Club 


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Living 10 

Dead Day 

Dead Day. The one day 
nost students anxiously await 
nd yet somehow dread. It is the 
:ay in which there are no more 
lasses to attend and yet (perhaps 
nfortunately), tells you that finals 
re just around the comer. So, 
lost students try to deny the day's 
xistence by going to a blow-out 
arty the night before — the Dead 
)ay's Eve Party. 

The party this year was held 
t the Leopard Lounge, a nightclub 
Dcated in Midtown. It ended up 
eing a very cool place to entertain 
moderately sized group of college 
ids because it offered a nice variety 
f rooms to hang around and dance 
1. About 200 Petrel students 
ttended the soiree, and it seemed 
lat most of them enjoyed the party. 

On actual Dead Day, the 
;ality that finals are definitely 
n their way set in, and the mad 
aper writing and intense studying 
egan. The Academic Quad lay 
lostly desolate as many students 
3und their way to the nearest study 
3om or cubby hole in the library, 
r decided to fonn their own little 

study tents in their dorm rooms. 

The only thing that kept all 
of the stress-laden students from 
falling into the abyss was the fact 
that the semi-annual Eggs-AM 
Breakfast happened that night. The 
Eggs-AM Breakfast included the 
famous kick-$#@ hash browns 
made by Dr. John Nardo and Dr. 
Cassandra Copeland. Oglethorpe 
President Dr. Schall, Director of 
Alumni Relations Barbara Heni7, 
and Professor of English Dr. Weiss 
also helped out with the food line. 
The breakfast gives a chance for 
students to talk to their peers and 
professors about any upcoming 
finals. It was also a good time to 
have a pajama contest, which went 
very well with Dean Doyle as the 

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Oglethorpe Seniors 

Another year gone by 

"Through its curriculum 
and general atmosphere, 
Oglethorpe has encouraged 
open-mindedness, an attribute 
I find to be indispensable in all 
pursuits. 1 simply hope that it is 
one that I will continue to foster 
independently after leaving the 

-Amanda Wheat 

"Oglethorpe has been a great 
experience for me. I love the 
faculty and the Core program 
almost to the point where I don't 
even want to graduate. 1 keep 
thinking, "There's so much more 
to learn!" Still, I am graduating, 
and I honestly feel that the things 
I have learned and the people 
I have met here have made me 
a better person. I am exited to 
move on to the next chapter of 
my life, but I will always remain 
a little sad that my time here at 
Oglethorpe is 
done forever." 


"I can't believe the time has 
come to graduate and move on 
to the next chapter of my life. I 
have loved my past four years 
at Oglethorpe and the memories 
that accompany them will always 
hold a special place in my heart. 
This school has given me so 
much more than an education. 
It has provided me with great 
friendships, athletic competition, 
daily challenges, allowed 
me to be a part of numerous 
organizations, and has helped 
prepare me for all aspects of life. 
Even though I am sad to leave, 
1 look forward to giving back to 
Oglethorpe in any way that I can 
and becoming an active member 
of the Alumni Association." 

-Courtney Roberts 

"Oglethorpe was 
neither a home nor 
was it my favorite 
place to be; but it was 
at Oglethorpe that I 
found what I had been 
looking for." 
-Meredith Whitworth 

Above: James Hill and class president Courtney Roberts 
decorate ornaments for the class Christmas Tree. 

Above: Meredith Whitworth works 
on the yearbook. 


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Living 103 

Above: Mayur Nayee does his part to 
decorate the Senior Christmas Tree as 
Miranda Atnip rejoices in the joy of the 

"In the 4 years we've been 
at Oglethorpe, we have all 
accomplished something 
noteworthy and out of the ordinary, 
either as individuals or as members 
of campus organizations. 1 have 
realized though that none of us are 
indispensable and we will soon 
be forgotten, only to be replaced 
by future classes, whose legacies 
too will be fleeting and transient. 
What Vd like us, as seniors, to 
take away is that, we should not 
abandon our endeavors simply 
because h will not be historically 
recorded. Instead we should 
persevere without the expectation 
of remembrance, and take pleasure 
in the fact that we are contributing 
meaningfully to our respective 

~ Mayur Nayee 

Above: Mandy Eckerl enjoys a laugh during 

"The most memorable times of 
my life will always be the crowd 
at our home basketball games and 
the support that our team received 
from the student population. I will 
always remember the road trips 
with the squad and how we grew 
as a family over the years." 

-Josh BuiT 

"Oglethoipe has taught me that we 
are only as great as the challenges 
we place on ourselves." 

-Kionne August 

Above: Josh Burr, star athlete. Resident 
Assistant, and apparently future Hilfiger 

Above: Sean Raleigh relaxes on the quad 
between classes. 

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Honor Socktks, Student Workers, 
and Core JV 

Science and Business 

^'Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what. 
is not so. " -Galileo Galilei > 


: 1 

University Accounting 

"Our group of members 
was founded in order to allow 
accounting majors to interact with 
other accounting majors outside 
of their classes and help them 
gain connections with members 
of accounting firms and other 
companies so that they can find 
employment after graduation. We 
have evolved a lot over the years 
and now we are cuirently involved 
in a service project with Cafe 458 
(a non profit soup kitchen) and 
we also host two receptions for 
accounting majors to mingle with 
business professionals in order to 
obtain employment. Our plan for 
the spring of 2006 is to host a raffle 
at one of the basketball games in 
order to help get people out to 
enjoy each other's company as well 
as support Oglethoipe athletics." 



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Core IV 

Core IV, every Senior must 
ake it, many Seniors resent it, 
ilmost all seniors manage to pass 
t. In truth it is what some would 
:all a necessary evil and what others 
A'ould call the "God send" of the 
3ore program. However, the one 
universal truth about Core IV is 
hat it is indeed in a class of its own. 

Unlike many of the other Core 
classes which focus on the nature of 
lumans and society. Core IV focuses 
3n the nature of science which can, 
m some instances, be a far more 
:angible course of study, thereby 
ippealing to certain students. In 
addition. Core IV does not only 
focus on nature from a different 
angle than the other Core classes, 
but in this case students may choose 
between two different perspectives, 
the physical and the biological. 

That, in a nut shell, is the 
basic concept behind Core IV; but 
ask any student who has taken it and 
they will tell you that this class is 
[more than a change of perspective. 
iSo what is this deeper benefit of Core 
|lV? It is at this point that we arrive 
at our original dilema, that there is 
very little agreement among seniors 
regarding the benefit of this odd little 
:lass. Is the change refreshing? Does 
t provide a satisfying conclusion 
;o seemingly endless semesters 
Df the Core? Or is it merely an 
excuse to include the sciences in 
an attempt to meet the overarching 
goal of liberal arts education? 

These questions are not 

likely to be answered soon or to 
anyone's satisfaction, and it does 
seem as though Core IV is here to 
stay. But to what end? Perhaps it 
is best to consider Core IV as the 
final gauntletl; the last race to run 
before one can say "I have arrived!" 


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Phi Delta Epsilon 

Mission Statement: 

To foster and achieve 
bonding among 
physicians of high 
moral character 
devoted to education 
and philanthropy for a 

Guiding Principles: 

Philanthropy, Deity, 
Equity & Education 


"Facta Non Verba, 
Deeds Not Words" 


To promote fellowship 
and mentoring, equality, 
and unity.. To promote 

the highest scientific 
and educational 

standards in the field 
of medicine. To 
promote the highest 
standards of ethics 
in the practice 
of medicine, 

medical teaching, 
and research.. To 
promote nonprofit 
group service to 
the community.. To 
promote discussions 
at all Fraternity 
levels of current 
social and economic 
issues as related 
to the practice 
of medicine. 

Psi Chi is the National 
Honor Society in 
Psychology, founded in 
1929 for the purposes 
of encouraging, 

stimulating, and 

maintaining excellence 
in scholarship, and 
advancing the science of 
psychology. Induction 
into Psi Chi requires 
standards of academic 
achievement for those 
majoring or minoring 
in Psychology. Psi 
Chi functions as a 
federation of chapters 

located at over 1,000 
senior colleges and 
universities in the 
USA and Canada. The 
Oglethorpe Chapter 
began in 1985, and 
within the past year, it 
has worked to become 
more active on the 
Oglethorpe campus. 
Events sponsored by 
Psi Chi include an 
informational meeting 
for majors and minors, 
movie nights, and a 
game night. 

Psi Chi 


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Economics Club 

Led by the 
incomparable Dr. 
Bruce Hetherington, 
the Economics Club 
spends its time delving 
ever deeper into the 
somewhat murkey 
realm of financial 
guesswork, studying 
the trends of economics 
in society, how systems 
have changed, and 
how those changes 
affect many different 
groups of people. 

However, it 
somehow seems that 
this group does not 

exist only for academic 
growth and gratification; 
as evidenced by the 
lively and successful 
fundraiser this year that 
involved the removal 
of Dr. Hetherington's 
famous, or rather 
infamous, pony tail. 
Though usually 
a quiet and understated 
club on Oglethorpe's 
campus, it does seem 
clear that this group 
of budding econimists 
certainly knows how 
to have a good time. 

The Society of Physics 

Students __ _ 

is an 


for all 



in science, 



majors, to 

meet and 


Our goal is to 

encourage others to 

learn about science 

and physics. We 

are also a forum for 

science students 

to gain knowledge 

through the exchange 

of information and 


Society of 
Physics Students 

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Tales of a homecoming court nominee 

A case study of the 'typical' Oglethorpe student 

By Miriam Brown 

"// only took you 'til 
your senior year of college to do 
something normal! " 

When I told my mom that 
I was on homecoming court, this 
is what she had to say. She was 
kidding. I think. But slie's right, 
hi all my high school experience, 
1 stubbornly resisted "nornial." I 
refused to join clubs (except for 
that brief stint in the Drama Club, 
which was only okay because 
the cool kids still shunned it.) I 
wouldn't hang out with anyone 
my own age. And I most definitely 
did not go to homecoming events, 
games or dances or anything else. 
For that matter, you couldn't get 
me within a two hundred foot 
radius of the gym during a pep 

rally or football game. 

I spent most of my time 
hiding out from other classes, 
and more specifically from other 
students, with about ten kids who 
worked on the lit mag staff. For 
the first two years, they put us in 
a closet. Literally. There were 
ten of us, in a janitor's closet. 
By my senior year, though, we 
were moving up in the world. 
We were granted the dungeon, 
a large, drafty room that served 
as the entrance to the In School 
Suspension area. It became a 
class hobby to monitor the mold 
that grew up the walls. Does this 
give you any idea of the pride my 
school took in its aspiring literary 

While other girls at school 
practiced walking in heels and 
learned to match up outfits, I saved 
up for my first pair of Doc Martens. 
Combat boots were the thing to 
have, and Doc Martens were at 
the top of the list. At fifteen, I not 
only wore those shiny black boots 
to school every day, I also refused 
to take them off at home, insistent 
on breaking them in. In fact, I 
can remember wearing them to 
church, telling my mother that the 
choir robes were long enough that 
no one would even notice. 

For that matter, I also 
lived in boys' clothes for as long 

as I could. My then-boyfriend 
(complete with matching boots) 
lent me his long black hoodie, 
covered in patches that he had 
safety pinned on. (I remember 
fondly that in addition to the band 
logos, there was a large patch 
advertising CLOROX.) With 
baggy jeans and gray tee shirts, I 
gleefully discovered that I could 
look more like Kurt Cobain than 
Courtney Love. 

So, in retrospect, maybe 
it's no wonder that my mother 
was surprised when I asked her to 
come dress shopping with me this 
year. After all, I'd sworn up and 
down that I was getting married 
in those Docs, and she should just 
get used to the idea. It might go a 
long way toward explaining why 
she brought out the credit card and 
told me to get whichever shoes I 

Well-meaning as my 
parents were, and as much as they 
gave me space to make my own 
fashion statements, I think they're 
a little relieved to see that I've 
grown up to be "normal" after 
all. They insisted on buying the 
dress, on getting pictures. When 
my mother found out that Bisell 
wouldn't be on hand with a 
camera, she threatened to show up 
at the dance. (Thanks for staying 
home. Mom!) 


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Above: An impressionist photograph of 
Joe McConnick with a work of modem 
art at the High. 

But the thing is that I didn't 
actually grow up normal. It sounds 
totally nonnal to call your parents 
and tell them you need to buy a 
dress because you were nominated 
for homecoming court. But let's be 
honest here: this is Oglethorpe. The 
other homecoming court nominees 
weren't there because they'd won 
major popularity contests, because 
they wear short skirts, or because 
they threatened someone in the 
bathroom in between classes, a la 
Gilmore Girls. 

It's Oglethorpe. Some of us 
nominated ourselves. Sometimes 
no one else would agree to do it. 
Sometimes there weren't any other 
boys in the organization, anyway. 
And even those of us who had sort 
of hoped to be nominated were 
giggling about the whole thing, 
looking nervous at the Friday night 
basketball game, groaning about 
the effort involved in dressing up. 
A lot of us didn 't dress up, because 
we had other places to be that night; 
on the teams, or perfonning at half 
time, or in the middle of a play in 

Above: Sometimes the evening is just 
more fun when you're not trying to show 
off for anyone. 

Conant. And, to top off the irony, 
I was only nominated because I'm 
part of the Tower staff. You know, 
that same group of misfit kids I was 
hanging out with in high school. 

The thing is, most of us 
didn't change that much between 
high school and college. We just 
found a place where it's okay to 
be weird. Where the popular kids 
don't make fun of you because you 
like to read: in fact, there's been 
a total 180. Now, kids who don't 
read (for class or otherwise) get 
funny looks from the rest of us. 

It's only at a place like 
Oglethorpe that it would be okay 
for me to be on the homecoming 
court. Here, a lot of us realize 

Above: Even at Homecoming. Kira McCabe 
cannot resist the allure of the art world. 

Far Left: Matt and Miriam pretending to 
be nonnal. 

that we wouldn't have been caught 
dead doing this with the popular, 
preppy kids from our high schools. 
Here, we can all get out on the 
dance floor and collectively prove 
that we really have absolutely no 
rhythm. Here, we have the chance 
to get all dressed up, but we're 
more concerned with acting silly 
all night than we are with making 
sure not to chip our nail polish. 
But shh, don't tell my mom- she 
thinks I'm a grown up now. 

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Student Employment 

Petrels hard at work 

Some people might say 
that going to college is a full- 
time job—or at least should 
be. Nonetheless, many college 
students find it necessary to work 
- to ftind the education, to pay 
rent, to have cash for spending. 

Some students go a step 
fiarther. They don't just get a job; 
they become their own boss. Jenee 
Amodeo and Mike Smith are such 
students. In some form or another, 
they have become both boss and 

Amodeo works as a 
private contractor for a company 
that connects music students 
with music teachers. This allows 
her the freedom to form her 
own schedule, use her skill as a 
violinist, and still participate in 
student life. 

"Because I'm a commuter, 
it'd be really tough for me to do 
a part-time job anywhere else," 
Amodeo said. Working as a 
private contractor has allowed 
the necessary flexibility. "This is 
a good way for me to get through 
classes and still make money," 
Amodeo said. 

Smith works roughly 20 
hours a week in his lawn-care 
business, Michael's Lawn Service, 
and almost 40 hours at Wolf 
Camera, all while taking 18 credit 
hours at Oglethorpe. "You have 
to manage your time really well," 
he said. "You have to have time 
to do your work and get it done. 
There's no messing around." 

Other students find it 
simpler to take advantage of 
work-study programs that allow 
them to easily 
schedule their 
working hours 
around their 
classes, without 
the hassle of 
a commute 
to work. 

James Hill 

and Amanda 
Nichols both 
have work- 
study jobs and 
find that for 

them, it's the best way to combine 
school, work, and a social life. 

"Working on campus is 
an advantage for me because it is 
convenient for my lifestyle," said 
Hill, who works in IT Services. "1 
love the hours I am able to work 
because it allows me time to study 
and relax with friends and family 
at night and on the weekends." 

Nichols, who does work- 
study at the library, enjoys the 
fact that "I can walk to work from 
class, so I don't have to deal with 
traffic. A lot of times my friends 
show up either to visit me because 
1 work on campus or just because 
they are in the library." 

Both Nichols and Hill say 
they enjoy the lack of a commute, 
and the way that working on 
campus allows them to interact 
more with various people in the 
Oglethorpe community. "This 
opportunity has allowed me 
to make both professional and 
personal relationships with many 
great people," Hill said. Also, 
working on campus makes his job 
more fulfilling and meaningful. "I 
feel a personal connection with 
the people I help and 1 feel it is my 
duty to make an extra effort to find 
a solution to their problems." 


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The third category of 
students takes a more traditional 
route: off-campus employment. 
They prefer not to take the extra 
responsibility of being self- 
employed, but they may not be 
eligible for work-study jobs or 
they may have personal reasons for 
working off campus. 

Kristy Evans, who has 
worked at a lawyer's office and 
at Victoria's Secret, is just such a 
student. She is not eligible for work- 
study, "But even if I were eligible, 
I would still pursue an off-campus 
job because I think it supplies 
more real-world experience, since 
you have to interact with people 
and customers other than your 
classmates and professors." Evans 
feels that this experience will be 
helpful in easing the transition from 
^college student to college graduate. 

! Aside from the different 

lexperiences that working off- 
icampus may offer, sometimes 
[Students find it refreshing to get out 
jof the Oglethorpe "bubble." 

I Geoff Hetherington is 

lanother student who appreciates 
!the benefits of working off-campus. 

Though he doesn't like having to 
drive through traffic to Awards 
Atlanta (a company that makes 
trophies, signs, plaques, etc), he 
enjoys being able to make his own 
hours, make more money than he 
could with a work-study job, and he 
likes his co-workers. Plus, "I also 
get to use exciting power tools." 

Some of these students 
have found jobs that will equip 
them with skills that will be useftil 
after graduation and others are 
earning money to pay bills or to 
have savings when they need them. 
Whatever their reasons for working 
and for choosing their particular 
jobs, these Oglethorpe students 
have proved that it is possible to 
combine their studies with work 
and still have time for a social 
life — while doing a great job at all 

Top Left: James Hill, computer fixer 

Top Middle: Amanda Nichols reshelves 
books at the Weltner Library. 

Top Right: Geoff Hetherington assembles 
trophies at Awards Atlanta. 

Above Left: Mike Smith takes a break from 
yard work. 

Above: Kristy Evans shows off the charm 
that has helped make her a success. 

Far Left: Jenee Amodeo. \ iolinist. 

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Student Publications, Core 


"When the I'becomes 'he' or 'she' literature begins." ~ 

Dr. Brightman 

The Core 

A Fair Criticism 

It's lunchtime in the 
cafeteria. Above the clatter of 
forks hitting plates, the voices 
chatter recklessly. The topics are 
varied — the funky, fun styles at 
Anthropologic; what insanity a 
professor recently thought up as 
an excuse for a paper; the new 
movies (anything from Get Rich 
or Die Trying to The Lion, the 
Witch, and the Wardrobe and Walk 
the Line); how the Oglethorpe 
sports teams are doing; and the 

scandal at last Friday's frat party. 
And, in the midst of it, 
special words ring out, distinct 
and calm. It's Oglethorpe, 
and the play of these words is 
familiar. There are the phrases 
and buzz-words: "the self," 
"state of nature," "the blank 
slate," "historicity," and "space- 
time." And there are the authors: 
Augustine, Shakespeare, Aristotle, 
and Marx. The students even 
speak of the fictional characters 
like they are friends and the made- 

up events like they are true. "If 1 
were Penelope, I wouldn't have 
waited..." and "Odysseus is such 
a cad" or "Well, Plato thinks..." 
and "Aristotle would say." 
Ah, the Core! 

Oglethorpe students 
often grow to have a love-hate 
relationship with the Core. 
Struggling through some of the 
books, one might wonder why 
this is important. Sometimes it 
even takes until the last year, the 
senior, to see how it all connects. 


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Literature 113 

Beginning even in the 
very first year of Core, in the class 
"Narratives of the Self," important 
ideas begin to rise out of the books 
all students read. The questions 
that Augustine faced as he began 
to adhere to a new moral code help 
students ponder what they believe, 
whether they have beliefs similar 
or very different to Augustine's. 
Likewise, students look at Don 
Quixote and think about how he 
developed morally by adopting 
the chivalric code he read about 
in books. These two men - one a 
person, another a character - devel- 
oped as "selves" very differently, and 
they are only two among many that 
Oglethorpe students explore in the 
first year The way that the self is 
found becomes more complicated 
than the students probably ever 
expected. What will their path be? 

Then, further connections 
are fonned. John Locke's contract 
theory, studied in the first semester 
of Human Nature and the Social 
Order, suddenly pops up again 
in Core III; and it all becomes 
actually quite relevant to cun-ent 
happenings. Students even begin 
to consider their own theories 
of human nature and society. Is 
society primary or is the self? 
Does one naturally enter into 
community, or is society based 
on contract because of needs? 
But that's not all. It's not 
merely about the good books read 
in the first year or the study of the 
way mankind forms community 
and understands history. Oh no, it's 
not merely that at all. There's more! 
In the last year of Core, 
in Science and Human Nature, 
students learn about the way 

people have considered their world 
and how these beliefs affected 
the development of science. 
The play between belief and 
society comes into focus. Pure 
philosophy is no longer the only 
thing that one sees as relevant to 
cultures; instead, science becomes 
important, too, in the consideration 
of how societies are shaped. 
The non-sequential 
elements of the Core cun-iculum 
likewise feed into this learning 
experience by showing how beliefs 
are expressed. Through the Art 
and Culture or Music and Culture 
Core classes, students consider 
the relationship between belief, 
society, culture, and art. How 
does a person's understanding of 
life - his conscious or unconscious 
beliefs about the nature of man and 
society - play out in his artistic 
creations? What does he see and 
want to re-create, and what defines 
"beauty" to various societies? 
One could not leave out 
either. The humanities majors 
break into a sweat the first day of 
class, and the science and math 
majors think the Core has finally 
catered to their niche. Well, 
both are right - and wrong. This 
special class develops reasoning 

Above: Molly Ellis and Amanda Nichols, 
both deeply engrossed in their studies. 

Far Left: Ashley Suddith, Matt Corbett, and 
Kelly Moran. 

abilities as well as math skills; and 
along the way, students get bits of 
history lessons that further show 
how society develops its learning. 
There is nothing quite 
like the Core. It challenges and it 
provokes. It compels thoughtful 
analysis and questioning of one's 
own assumptions. So, while 
Oglethoipe students continue 
to lament it while secretly 
loving it, it goes on being just 
what it is: the essence of the 
Oglethorpe academic experience. 


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Literature and OU 

Literature is, like the 
Core, a binding feature at 
Oglethorpe. In some form or 
another, everyone gets a slice of it. 

Oglethorpe students begin 
by reading a few of the greatest 
works in the first year because of 
"Narratives of the Self." In the 
first semester, all freshmen are 
reading the Odyssey, and Homer 

binds each to another. Freshmen 

may have the tale most recently 

in their minds, but upperclassmen 

remember the days - some fondly 

and others with pain - of working 

through Homer's great work. Did 

Odysseus find himself, and what 

does such a searching process 

look like? Later on in the year, 

the conversations take new turns. 

Having worked through some 

books of intervening centuries, 

freshmen arrive at Shakespeare 

and take a look at Othello. New 

questions circulate: Was lago at 

fault or Othello (or both)? Did 

Othello love her, the jealousy 

being a manifestation, or was he 

a raging brute? Then, at a quick ; 
pace, students look at the dark 
and disturbing tale of Beloved. 
After the first year, 
academic literary life takes various 

routes. Some students will not , 

continue on in studying the great • 

works of literature; they turn their j. 

attention primarily to the sciences, | 

to history, and to psychology, ' 

while continuing on in the Core , 

program. Others do, in fact, j 

become English majors or minors : 

or take a few English classes j 
along the way. But everyone who 
came in as freshman is bound 

together through the literature. \ 

So Homer, hat's off to • 

\ ou for the special glue you give : 

to the Oglethorpe community! i 


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Literature 1 1 5 

The Tower 

The Tower is Oglethorpe 
University's literary magazine, 
comprised of work by Oglethorpe 
students and designed, created, and 
printed on campus. The Tower has 
recently grown, now publishing 
a full issue in the Fall and Spring 
semesters, rather than the single 
issue per year of the past. Each of 
these issues uses a unique layout, 
designed by the Tower staff, to 
collect and display fiction, essays, 
poetry, and visual art from the 
Oglethorpe community. The Tower 
takes its name from the Lupton 
Bell Tower, where the offices were 
originally located. 

The Tower aims to provide 
an outlet for artistic expression 
in the Oglethorpe community 
by publishing a magazine of 
student work. In addition to our 
publications. The Tower provides 
a regular workshop environment 
where student writers can meet 
to critique and encourage one 
another. We are also responsible 
for running two events each year; 

Night of the Arts, held each fall, is 
a chance for OU students, staff, and 
faculty to share their talents through 
perfonnance. The evening includes 
a display of visual artwork, as well 
as poetry, monologues, and musical 



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Top Left: Miriam Brown, Kathleen 
Pedro, Ale.xandra Edwards, and Rachael 
Maddux celebrate the release of the fall 
issue at IHOP. 

Above: Jeff Lura and Allison Martin 
during the celebration dinner 

Top: Kathleen Pedro packing up Towers for 

Above: Alexandra Edwards reads the fall 
issue. . 

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The Stormy Petrel 

The Stormy Petrel has been 
Oglethorpe's student-mn newspaper 
since 1919. We have gone through 
many revisions, from developing 
new layouts to creating new 
sections, as a long line of editors 
have tried their hand at mnning the 
paper. The 2005-2006 year brings 
us all the way to our 81" volume. 

The purpose to the Stormy 
Petrel is to provide news to the 
Oglethorpe community, particularly 
the news that relates to what happens 
on our own campus. This year 
marks our second as a weekly, rather 
than bi-weekly, publication. For the 
2005-06 school year. The Petrel 

also implemented a new section: 
Life in the Bubble. This section, 
replacing the more ambiguous 
Features section of previous years, 
is designated specifically for 
infonnation about life on and around 
the Oglethorpe campus. The page 
includes candid photos, interviews 
with professors and students, and 
spotlights on campus events, among 
other features. In addition to Life in 
the Bubble, The Stormy Petrel has 
six other weekly sections: News, 
Opinions, Arts & Entertainment, 
Sports, Humor, and Hindsight. 

Top: Co-Editors Rachael Maddux and 
Miriam Brown. 

Above Left: Molly Ellis and Dallas 

Far Left: Mallory Davis and Rachaej] 

Left: Kira McCabe and Eckhardt van dei^ 


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Top Right; ( Back ) Jon Carter. Molly Ellis, Mal- 
lory Davis, Rachael Edmondson, Ben Minor, 
Kna McCabe (Front) Hannah York, Matt Cor- 
bett, Eckhardt van dor Linde, Andrea Wood 

Above Right: Ben Minor 

Top Left: Dallas Greene 

\bove Left: Matt Corbett 

Above: Jon Carter and Jessie Pond 

Left: Jon Carter, Molly Ellis, Miriam Brow n. 
Ben Minor 

Ritiht: Jessie Pond and Andrea Wood 

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"Being on yearbook staff was one 
of my most fulfilling Oglethorpe 
activities. Sometimes the rewards 
appeared 'small,' as when a scenic 
photo appeared in the office after I 
complained to Bisell about the lack 
of windows. The note read, "Here's 
your window." It also boosted my 
resume and helped me land my first 
job. There were the hard parts and 
stressful times, too; but isn't that 
just like being at Oglethorpe? Yet 
as I love my years at Oglethorpe, 
so am I happy that I was part of the 
yearbook staff Enjoy the book!" 

-Leah Sanders 

Copy Editor 


"Oh. . ..the yearbook. Last summer 
when Bisell asked me if I was 
willing to be Photography Editor, I 
remember my initial reaction was, 
'Are you sure you want me? This 
is Dallas, remember?' But I guess 
he was sure, and I'm glad, because 
I have loved every moment of it." 

-Dallas Greene 

Photography Editor 


"The greatest sign of success this 
year is the fact that I didn't have to 
do much. I had wonderful editors 
and staff, and this book is theirs. 
Their vision, their planning, their 
work. I facilitated, guided where 
necessary, and filled in the gaps. The 
2005 Yamacraw was my baby, but 
the 2006 Yamacraw rightly belongs 
to everyone who worked on it." 

-Bisell McWilliams III 



"T cannot pretend that I have loved 
every minute of this yearbook fiasco, 
but I would be lying if I said I didn't 
have fun. 

-Meredith Whitworth 

Layout/Design Editor 



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Literature 119 

The Yamacraw 

A Letter to the Masses 


Bisell McWilliams III 
Layout/Design Editor 

Meredith Whitworth 
Copy Editor 

Leah Sanders 
Photo Editor 

Dallas Greene 
Proof Editor 

Miriam Brown 
Staff Advisor 

Mark DeLong 
Jostens Rep 

Sandra McCarthy 
Layout Staff 

Amanda Nichols 

Alexa Anderson 

Hannah York 

Chelcie Rowell 

Jennifer Cornelius 

Amie Lane 

(Assistant Editor) 

Laura Callender 

Jessie Nilson 

Emily Gantert 

Rachael Maddux 

Molly ElHs 

Kelly Poor 

Rachael Edmondson 

Udara Soysa 

Jennifer Hofstetter 

Dear Masses, 

We are writing this on behalf 
of all student publishers; we believe 
that you must understand why we do 
what we do. 

In case you have forgotten, 
we are the Yamacraw. We strive to 
provide an accurate and entertaining 
representation of each year at 
Oglethorpe, covering its events, 
issues, attitudes, and people. Led 
by our Editor-in-Chief, senior Bisell 
McWilliams III, we do our best. 

While working diligently 
in our office in the basement of 
the Emerson Student Center, we 
intrepid Yamacraw editors and staff 
members focus on the possibility of 
a few peaceful moments in the midst 
of publishing chaos. Although 
such a moment has yet to arrive, 
we do feel confident that excessive 
amounts of silliness should suffice 
for the present. 

Despite the overwhelming 
evidence against us, we do indeed 
work hard to provide you with this 
book eveiy year. In contest with 
our regular class schedules and 
responsibilities every deadline is 
met, eventually. Each spread is 
designed, built, edited, submitted, 
and edited again, all within five 
short months. This being the case we 
beg your leniency and forgiveness. 

In truth we work for this book 
because we love the satisfaction 
that comes with completion and 
the opportunity to give something 
unique to our fellow students and to 
the school. We do not regret a single 
hour spent, tear shed, book thrown, 
or silly moment; and we thank you 
for your support. 

Yours Very Sincerely, 
The Yamacraw Staff, 2006 



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Dr. McFarland 

As interviewed by Kelly Poor 

Introducing Dr. Douglas 
McFarland, Chair of the 
English Division and w}y joker 

Where are you from, and what led 
you to Oglethorpe? 

Dr McFarland tells 
of living in Berkeley prior to 
relocating to Brookhaven. He then 
mocks my openly literal question 
and claims that Route 66 led him 

Wait for it. I think, there has 
to be more: 

"I was convicted of a 
felony in California, and this was 
my punishment." There you have 
it, ladies cmd gentlemen. You never 
know when Dr. McFarlcmd and his 

sarcasm will strike, but I guarantee choose? 
you that it will be interesting. 

What exactly drew you to 
your profession ? 

"I have always been 
deeply involved with books," 
he articulates. He then tells of 
a summer in high school during 
which he read an entire book per 
day. I stare at him with some 
mixture of awe and envy. 

What is your favorite course to 

"Greek. And Nabokov." 

If you could live anywhere in the 
world during any time period, 
where and when would you 

"Tomorrow in Paris." 

What do you consider to 
be your greatest academic 
accomplishment? " 

"I don't like that question." 
This fi'om a mem who is currently 
translating into the English 
Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin 
Historia Regum Brittaniae. 

Alright, what do you consider to be 
your greatest accomplishment?" 

"Raising daughters." His 
face assumes cm exaggerated and 
pensive expression. Here it comes: 
"I'm sort of torn between Pride 
and Prejudice and King Lear.'" 

Do you have any particular advice ' 
for Oglethorpe students? 

"Stay cool, but care." 

What if you 're not cool? 

Dr McFarland 's express ion 
relays that he does not hold out 
much hope for those who so 
miserably fail to be interesting. 

There you have it, and if 
you 're looking for some very good 
laughs and a surprise or two, sign 
up for Core SOL Latin. Greek, or 
some Special Topics class the next 
time pre-registration rolls around. 


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The Writing Center 

Last fall, Oglethorpe revived 
its Writing Center, a program 
designed to help students revise and 
improve their writing. Oglethorpe's 
original writing lab, "he Writing 
Company, was instituted in the 
1980's and tutors aided students 
with writing and composition 
classes across Oglethorpe's entire 
curriculum. The idea for 

reviving the Writing Center came 
from recent faculty discussions 
of needed student services 
at Oglethoipe. Furthemiore, 
Provost Ames strongly asserted 
that Oglethorpe should offer 
writing support and professional 
development programs to students 
in all disciplines. In consultation 
with the faculty, Ames decided to 
refocus the course-specific tutoring 
previously offered by the Academic 
Resource Center to a writing center 
in which the tutors are offered 
opportunities for training in writing 
across all disciplines. 

Above: Brittany Bennett and Jewelia Dakin i 

The primary purpose 
of The Writing Center is to 
provide Oglethorpe students with 
confidential and personal assistance 
with any written assignment, at 
any stage of the writing process, 
for their courses at Oglethorpe or 
for professional development. Peer 
tutors are trained to be responsive 
to students' particular needs, to 
help students identify strengths 
and weaknesses in their writing, 
to guide students to resources on 
basic academic requirements, and 
to help students build confidence in 
their academic and creative writing 
skills. Students can either come to 
The Writing Center with a specific 
focus, ranging from beginning their 
task, to improving or clarifying an 
argument, to working on style or 
grammar, or they can simply ask for 
feedback on their work. 

According to Jeanne 
McCarthy, Visiting Assistant 
Professor of English at OU 
and head of the new 
Writing Center, there 
are many advantages 
to the program. "One 
advantage of having 
students tutoring students 
is that such tutors 
are familiar with the 
courses, the professors, 
and the academic culture 
[of Oglethoipe]. Their 
knowledge can help 
demystify the writing 
process and what may 
seem to be, at times. 



Above: Tutor Rachael Maddux reads 
through a paper. 

demands of an academic culture. 
The peer tutoring sessions provide 
an opportunity to discuss papers in 
a low-stress environment, without 
the pressure of grades hanging over 
either the tutor of the tutee." 

Furthemiore, McCarthy 
believes that there is a special 
symbiotic relationship between the 
tutor and the tutee. "The benefits of 
such exchanges are not merely one- 
way. Tutors learn from the sessions 
as well. After all, good writers like 
to give and receive feedback, and 
whether one is self defined as a 
writer or not, the opportunity to 
discuss ideas and to watch an idea 
take shape is inevitably rewarding 
and enriching." 

McCarthy has taken 
personal responsibility for enriching 
students' writing experience at 
Oglethoipe. "1 would like the 
Center to be a place where students 
can find answers to questions and 
take advantage of all the small and 
profound opportunities to learn 
available while participating in the 
broader academic community of 
writers at Oglethorpe." 

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Performance Clubs, Culture Clubs, 
Boar's Head, and Night of the Arts 

Art and Culture 

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an 
artist once he grows up. " - Pablo Picasso 

Student Coffee Break 

Cafe Oglethorpe is hot, 
suhry and lacking air-condhioning. 
Nonetheless, Oglethorpe students 
continually venture in and out 
of the room. Some students are 
staying to sit and talk. They are 
drinking coffee or lemonade, and 
they are enjoying free candy. Dr. 
Victoria Weiss is greeting people, 
asking questions and listening. 
It's the Student Coffee Hour on a 
Tuesday afternoon, and students 

are enjoying a break from the 

In its second year, the 
Coffee Hour was a haven for 
friendship, relaxation and 
conversation. Sometimes, people 
simply needed to get away; other 
times, they just wanted to get 
some coffee without having to use 
their Flex Dollars, or they lived 
off campus and do not want to 
pay for coffee. Regardless of why 
students came to 
the Coffee Hour, 
all Oglethorpe 
students needed 
a place to feel 
welcomed, and 
Tuesday from 2 
P.M. to 3 P.M. is 
one place that they 

started the Coffee 
Hour in the fall 
semester of 2004 
as a place for 

students to come to talk to one 
another and to her. She said that 
it is important for students to 
feel that they can connect with 
each other and that students want 
a place to feel at home. "It's 
important to have those kinds of 
things in place," Weiss explained. 
Students can depend on her being 
there every week, even if they do 
not come each time. 

Weiss heads the Office of 
Student Success, and she works to 
keep students satisfied and happy 
at Oglethorpe. The Coffee Hour 
is one way she decided she could 
interact with students, listen to 
their concerns and respond to 

'This is home for a lot of 
the year, for a lot of the people. 
Home is a place where the door 
is always open to you, and people 
are always interested in what you 
have to say," Weiss said. "And 
you have to bring a little bit of that 
to the campus." 


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T Facebook 

The Social Order goes digital 

On May 14"\ 2005, after 
months of neglect, Oglethoipe 
University was finally admitted 
into the ranks of America's college 

As we would be 
announcing on our long-lost high 
school buddies' "walls" for weeks 
to come, we were FINALLY ON 

For the uninhiated, is a website where 
college students can create a profile 
listing their personal interests 
and contact infonnation, and then 
connect with other students at any 
other school that's also part of the 
Facebook network. On Facebook, 
you can create "groups" that center 
around common interests, share 
photos with your friends, plan 
and advertise parties, and even 
see a visual map of your social 

In the months since 
Oglethorpe "got on" Facebook, 
hundreds of students and alumni 
have joined. New friendships 
and, undeniably, other kinds of 
relationships, have blossomed 
thanks to the ease of "friending" 
other Facebookers based on mututal 
interests and other presumed 
indicators of compatibility. 

However, perhaps because 
it's so easy to do, many have fallen 
prey to one of Facebook 's most 
ridiculous aspects- the tendency 

to "friend" people with little to no 
discretion, regardless of whether 
you were roommates freshman 
year or if you discovered their 
existence only second before you 
clicked the "Add as Friend" link 
on their profile. 

Indeed, one of the 
unintended effects of Facebook 
is the way in which it's changed 
many of our impressions about 
Oglethorpe. Once you get a few 
"friend requests" from supposed 
OU students that you've never 
actually seen or heard of it's a bit 
harder to buy into the idea of the 
campus as the tight-knit "bubble" 
that eveiyone claims it to be. 

Despite this fact (or 
perhaps in light of it), a strange 
new kind of unity has developed 
on campus since Oglethorpe got 
in on the Facebook trend. Yes 
indeed, it's a strange feeling 
to be standing in the grill 
line behind a person that 
you've never talked to or 
made eye contact with, yet 
whose hobbies, interests, and 
class schedule you were just 
browsing through last night. 

Does knowing that 
33 of your classmates think 
they can hypnotize you with 
their belly, and that 15 of 
those people also claim that 
pants are a suggestion, not a 
rule (as per the group names) 

make you a better person? Does it 
make you happier, or make you 
more likely to make a life, make a 
living, make a difference? No, not 

But Facebook is a testament 
to the fact that, even on a campus 
as small as Oglethorpe, we pass 
by many of the same people every 
day without so much as sharing 
a smile, let alone exchanging 
even basic personal infonnation. 
While random acts of gratuitous 
"friending" takes this anti-social 
tendency to the opposite extreme, 
perhaps the small slice of access 
that Facebook provides us with to 
the inner-workings of our fellow 
Petrels is a good thing, not just 
a dorm-room fad for attention 
whores and bored college kids. 

(Who is that guy in the 
upper left-hand corner, anyway?) 

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Oglethorpe University 
Singers and Chorale 

Making music one day at a time 

Oglethorpe University Singers is 
the primaiy musical organization 
at Oglethoipe University. The 
ensemble provides for the study 
and perfomiance of significant 
choral literature within the liberal 
arts context of the University and is 
open to students of all disciplines. 
The mixed-voice concert choir of 
approximately thirty-five voices, 
under the direction of Dr. W. Irwin 
Ray, is in constant demand for 
perfonnances in the community 
and often obliges. In the past 
year the Singers have perfomied 
for Dr. Large's farewell dinner. 

Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, 
Boar's Head, the annual Fall 
Concert, and more. 

The members of University 
Singers rehearse three hours 
each week and for their labor 
receive one hour of academic 
credit and the pleasure of the 
activity itself Their repertoire 
includes sacred and secular 
literature, both accompanied and 
unaccompanied, ranging from the 
fifteenth century to the present. 
It is likely not untrue to state 
that every member of University 

Singers, past and present, departs 
at the end of each year with some 
feeling of satisfaction in the work 
accomplished and the music 

Jenee Amodeo 

Vice President 
Abigail Kurland 

Secretary Treasurer 
Krystal Evans 

Meredith Whitworth 

Communications Director 
Rachel Zellner 

Section Leaders 

Meredith Whitworth 


Travis Griffin 


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The University Chorale is the 
audition chamber choms drawn 
from the membership of the 
University Singers. The skill 
and musicianship of the Chorale 
allows for the perfonnance 
of more complex and virtuosi 
music; therefore, repertoire is 
predominantly literature for one-to- 
two voices per part. This wonderful 
chamber group rehearses one and 
one half hours per week and for 
their time often receives the respect 
of the OU community and their 


Jenee Amodeo - mezzo soprano 

Aaron Cross - tenor 

Laura Callender - alto 

Austin Dalbo - baritone 

Krystal Evans - alto 

Travis Griffin - baritone 

Abigail Kurland - soprano 

Meredith Whitworth - soprano 

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OU Playmakers 

Act well your part. 

It is the philosophy of 
Oglethorpe University's Theatre 
program that there is no better 
theatre training than the liberal arts. 
The greatest theatre practitioners 
and thinkers are those who are 
able to assemble knowledge from 
a wide variety of fields in order 
to identify and convey artistic 
goals. It is the program's goal to 
train theatre students in all aspects 
of the discipline during their 

four years at Oglethorpe. Just 
as the liberal arts environment 
provides the student with insight 
into and understanding of a 
variety of subjects, the theatre 
program strives to make students 
fluent in all of the component 
aspects of theatre, enhancing 
their thinking, collaborative, and 
artistic abilities. Students 

majoring in theatre at Oglethoipe 
University concentrate their efforts 
in the areas of 
and directing. 
A faculty with 
academic and 
teaches a 

providing the 
student with 

a rich variety of perspectives 
from which to learn. Courses in 
performance, directing, stagecraft, 
theatre history, theory, singing, 
and dramatic literature, as well 
as regular special topics courses 
in areas such as film criticism, 
feminist theatre, and filmmaking, 
provide students with a wealth of 
studio and classroom experiences. 
In addition, our distinctive 
internship program allows 
students the opportunity to hone 
their skills in both professional and 
laboratory settings. Most notably, 
Oglethorpe's relationship with the 
Georgia Shakespeare Festival, the 
professional theatre-in-residence 
on our campus, provides students 
with direct access to professional 
acting opportunities, as well as 
some of the most sought-after 
professional theatre internships in 
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Live theatre is a vital pan 
of tlio liberal arts atmosphere at 
Oglethorjoc. The theatre program's 
official performance company, 
the Playmakers. is one of the 
oldest campus organizations at the 
University. Mounting a season of 
4-5 full productions per year (some 
of which are student directed), the 
company is dedicated to providing 
laboratory opportunities for student 
actors, technicians, designers, and 
dramaturges that embrace a wide 
range of styles, historical periods, 
and points-of-view. Productions 
sometimes include childrens' 
theatre, musical theatre, and guest 
artists. With auditions open 

to all faculty, staff, and students, 
the Playmakers have mounted 
several excellent productions in 
the last several years including 
student directed productions 
such as The Dinosaur Play (Kat 
Barrett) and Love Letters (Meredith 
Whitworth), faculty productions 
The Dining Room, The Odyssey 
of Modest}' Forth, and Top Girls. 
Each play brings a new challenge 
to the Playmakers, who rise to the 
occasion with pride and talent. 

Top Let: Luciaiia Lazzarino gazes 
ponderously into the nothingness in the 
Women al the Thesmophoiia. 

Top Right:CHff Moore moctcs Rebecca's 
suffering in the Thesmophoria. 

Above Left: Theatre students enjoy 
learning the art of puppetry froin the 
master puppeteers of Sandglass Theatre. 

Left: Aaron Cross ponders the possibilities 
of puppetry during a workshop. 

Far Left: Luciana Lazzarino, Rebecca, 
Cliff Moore, Mike Willis, and Brent 
Rose; just part of the cast of Women at the 

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Student Directing 

New directors discover the ins and outs 

Sing to Me Thrgouh Open Windows 


The Conquest of Everest 

by Arthur Kopit 
directed by Jesse Hinson 

The Boy - Tyler Nichols 

The Clown - Brent Rose 

The Man - Bob Unger 

Miss Almenside - S.E. Trammell 
Mr. Almenside - Ben Minor 
Chinese Solider - Bob Unger 

Sing to Me Through Open • 
Windows & The Conquest of Everest {. 
performed Friday, February 10,; 
2006 through Saturday, February 11, 
2006. Imaginative sets, costumes, 
lighting, and sound enhanced the 
quality of the performances and 
helped to create an aura of dark! 
humor appropriate for the plays. 

Director Jesse Hinson 
worked tirelessly and well to pull 
of this unique production. A senior, ; 
Jesse is no stranger to the theatre but ( 
is always finding new challenges 
in his field, not the least of which 
was this project. Hinson comments 
on his initial experience with these, 
plays in his program notes saying he, I 
"considered it an act of serendipity." 


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Both Jesse and Meredith feel it necessary to thank those among 
their peers, professors, and mentors who supported and taught them 
through the ins and outs of directing a production. Although Jesse and 
Meredith managed to pull off well planned shows, both claim that they 
could not have done so alone. 

Special thanks must therefore go to Chadwick Yarborough, 
Technical Director and teacher; Lee and Joe Knippenberg for support 
and patience. Bob linger for unfailing inspiration, Debora Merola and 
Oglethorpe University for production support, Marie Sutherland-Lawless, 
S.E. Trammell, Kat BaiTett, Jhana Grant, Brent Rose, and all those 
students who worked on these productions either through work-study, 
stagecraft, or the goodness of their hearts. 

Love Letters 

by A.R. Gumey 
directed by Meredith Whitworth 

Melissa - Charlotte Knippenberg 
Laura Callender 
Lee Knippenberg 

Andy - Liam Knippenberg 

Jesse Hinson 

Bob Unger 

Love Letters perfonned 
Thursday, September 22, 2005 
through Saturday, September 24, 
2005. This staged reading was 
produced in an unusual fonn 
combining specific directions of 

the playwright with the artistic 
vision of director Meredith 
Whitworth and her cast. 
The result of four weeks 
hard work was an intimate setting 
for a simultaneously dark and 
sentimental play. The tireless 
efforts of Whitworth, her cast, 
and her crew paid off well and 

all involved took away different 
impresions and lessons. Whitworth 
speaks of the experience saying, 
"I knew it was a success when an 
audience member told me afterward 
that the play had made him cry." 


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Alpha Psi Omega 

Several outstanding 
members of the 
Playmakers, Oglethorpe 
University's theatre 
company, are also 
members of the Chi 
Kappa chapter of Alpha 
Psi Omega, the National 
Honorary Dramatics 
Fraternity (Co- 

Educational). Students 
who have demonstrated 
commitment to the 
Playmakers in any 
number of capacities, 
and who hold 

distinguished academic 
records, are invited 
to join during their 
sophomore or junior 
years. Selection is 
based not only on 
achievement, but also 
on collaborative spirit, 
maturity, and artistic 
dedication. The current 
members of Alpha Psi 
Omega include seniors 
Kimberly Edminston, 
Jesse Hinson, Marie 
Sutherland- Lawless, 
and Meredith 


Sigma Tau Delta's 
central purpose is to 
confer distinction upon 
students of the English 
language and literature 
in undergraduate, 

graduate, and 

professional studies. 
Sigma Tau Delta 
also recognizes the 
accomplishments of 
professional writers 
who have contributed 
to the fields of language 
and literature. 
One of the largest 
members of the 

Association of College 
Honor Societies, Sigma 
Tau Delta has over 
600 active chapters, 
more than 900 faculty 
sponsors, and inducts 
approximately 7,000 
members annually. 

Our members have 
the opportunity to 
be recognized for 
their outstanding 

achievements, enrich 
their education, help 
them make career 
choices, and advance 
their careers. 

Sigma Tau Delta 


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Art and Culture 131 

Nfight of the 

True to tradition. The 
Tower — Ogletliorpe's very 

own magazine of arts and 
literature — held an annual 
Night of the Arts to celebrate 
and display the artistic talents of 
students, faculty, staff, and even 
alumni. The Night of the Arts 
features two main attractions: 
an exhibition of the visual arts 
and a performance portion. 

This year's theme was 
Vaudeville to match the Tower's 
Fall 2005 issue, and the night 
certainly lived up to its theme's 
suggestion of artistic variety. 
The performance portion 
alone boasted a mind-boggling 
miscellany: Dallas Greene's 
spirited dramatic interpretation 
explaining the world's love- 
hate relationship with itself; 
Alex Edwards's piercing 
apostrophes to mysterious male 
figures; and Josh Washburn's 
mournful, lingering rendition 
of "Hey Ya," and many others. 

Potentially abrupt 

transitions from scathing 
humor to dramatic sonatas 
to thoughtful poetry were 
smoothed by a receptive and 
obliging audience, who never 
neglected to parenthesize each 
performance with enthusiastic 
applause. This year's 

audience was also particularly 
welcoming and forgiving 
of victims of nervousness. 

The evening's decoration 
created a cozy ambience which 
undoubtedly reinforced the spirit 
of laughing and companionable 
creativity. This mood extended 
beyond the room of the 
perfonnance portion into the 
art exhibition, where attendees 
perused displays of students' 
paintings and photographs 
while happily munching on 
the provided hors d'oeuvres. 

The evening's 

unassuming but undoubted 
star was Mario Dunkel, whose 
perfomiances began and 
concluded the night and spanned 
not only three musical molds 
(jazz, classical, and the college 

quintessential: Dave Matthews) 
but also two instalments — 
piano and guitar The lyrics 
to "Christmas Song," his last 
number, perhaps most perfectly 
sum up the Night of the Arts: 

"So the story goes, so 
I'm told the people he knew 
were drinkers and jokers, all 
soul searchers like you and 

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An International Perspective 

Studying in the U.S. breaks preconceived notions 

By Udara Soysa 

Six months ago in a rainy 
evening in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 
I received an email from the 
Georgia Rotary Student Program 
stating that I had been selected 
for a full one-year scholarship. 
Immediately, all my family 
members were competing to read 
that email. They were overjoyed! 

My initial reaction was 
somewhat ambiguous. 1 also 
had received a partial four-year 
scholarship to attend a college in 
West Virginia. I was not sure which 
to choose, the Rotary scholarship 
or the West Virginia one. I was 
stuck in a mental quagmire. 

1 finally decided to accept 
the Georgia Rotary Scholarship. In 
a few months. I was on my way to 
Atlanta, Georgia. All 1 knew about 
Georgia in the Southern USA was 
that it is a conservative place where 
Asians are not very welcome. 

This is the stereotype created in 
Sri Lanka by the world media. 
However, a few days after arriving 
in America, I found out that the 
media was "DEAD WRONG". 

I was greeted by an 
enomious group of Rotarians in 
the airport waving Sri Lankan 
flags and calling my name. 
This was soon followed by 
hand-shaking and hugging, and 
shortly my first American meal. I 
immediately felt very comfortable 
with my "new found family". 

Before arriving, I assumed 
that the American Rotarians 
would be very formal people. So 
I took extra efforts before arriving 
to read books on proper table 
manners and proper speaking 
behavior. But quickly I realized 
I again was "DEAD WRONG". 
My American Rotarians were 
fun, easy-going, and cool people. 

I was assigned three host 
families whom I soon realized 
were equally wonderful people. 
Living with a host family was a 
scary idea for me before coming, 
although I had lived with families 
of my friends in India, Pakistan, 
and other countries. However, 
1 soon knew that my fears had 
been imaginaiy and ludicrous. 
My host mom and dad (Ted and 
Delores Johnson) never let me 
feel as a stranger. 1 was treated 
as their own son, if not better. 

Finally, school began. 

Although I had met many 
American students before, I had 
never met so many at one time, 
nor had I experienced any long 
term personal interactions with 
them. Most of my contacts had 
been online. But this time it was 
real life, meeting and talking with 
countless American students and 
with students from many parts of 
Europe. I already have established 
good friendships with so many of 
them. This actually I feel is the best 
part of my education in the U.S. 
As I complete my first 
month in college, I feel as if I 
have gained years of experience. 
My first memories of Atlanta and 
my life at Oglethorpe will remain 
forever with me as I continue my 
education and later return to South 

Above: Maki Sugita, Triinu Puvi, and 
Udara Soysa 

Above Left: Udara Soysa and Antonette 


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Art and Culture 133 

Japanese Culture 

The Japanese Culture 
Club has been reserving 
the Dolive Theater 
on Monday nights 
for the past couple 
of years to spread 
knowledge about Japan 
through live action 
and animated film 
showings. Each week 
the members gather for 
dinner off campus to 
discuss current events 
and recent discoveries. 

We also attend Anime 
Weekend Atlanta, 

Dragon*Con, and other 
various conventions 
involving Japanese 
animation. The Philip 
Weltner Library now 
has manga (Japanese 
graphic novels) in its 
collection, thanks to 
donations from the 
Japanese Culture Club. 

The International Club 
is an organization 
open to the entire 
campus; it's main 
purpose is to in\ol\e 
and unite people of all 
cultural backgrounds 
to share aspects of 
their cultures with 
the entire Oglethoipe 
community. The 

club puts on 

numerous campus- 
wide social events 
which highlight 

cultural diversity in 
the form of dances, 
dinners, foreign-film 
screenings, outings to 
clubs in Atlanta, and 
of course, our main 
event, and one of the 
largest on campus. 
International Night! 


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Arts, OU and Atlanta 

Theatre Works 

The coming of the new 
year also brings an exciting 
development in Atlanta theatre 
circles and in the lives of several 
Oglethorpe faculty, staff, students, 
and alumni. The creation of 
Theatre Works Inc., a domestic 
non-profit organization of Georgia, 
marks the fulfillment of great 
expectations for all involved. 

Theatre Works is an 
amateur theatre company whose 
mission is to provide opportunities 
for entertainment and education 
through the production of "family 
friendly" theatre and the potential 
for acting camps and classes. This 
mission is what makes Theatre 
Works unique and special to all 
those involved. 

The idea for Theatre Works 
was first dreamed by OU staff 
member Bob linger and Professor 
Lee Knippenberg, both of whom 
saw the market for family theatre 
in Atlanta and have the desire 
to make it happen. The group 

includes several 
OU students, 

including seniors 
Jesse Hinson and 
Marie Sutherland- 
Lawless, OU 
alums Amy 
Tenehan Huskey, 
Amy Lester, 
Jessie DeMarie, 
and Meredith 
Whitworth, and 
other friends and 
family members interested in 
using their talents in the arts. 

"Everyone involved seems 
so excited and willing to step 
through this process," says OU 
alum Meredith Whitworth, "I 
know that I am overjoyed to have 
the opportunity to pursue what I 
love with people I respect and in 
an environment that is well suited 
to my personality and talents." 
All the members of Theatre Works 
are excited to move forward with 
this process and hope to have 
the support of their friends and 
colleagues at OU as they work to 
fulfill their mission. 

r.j 0", 

Top Left: Lee Knippenberg and Bob 
Unger in Love Letters. 

Top Right: Meredith Whitworth in the 
children's production The Dinosaur 

Above: Amy Lester and Lee 
Knippenberg in Dancing at Lughnasa 
in 2004. 

Left: Marie Sutherland-Lawless in The 
Odyssey of Modesty Forth. 


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Art and Culture 135 

Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes 

We are an organization, 
focused mainly on 
athletes but welcoming 
of all, that is devoted to 
creating an environment 
that introduces the man 
of Jesus Christ through 
fun and entertaining 
meetings where we 
have guest speakers, 
music, and games. 

V\'e are an organization 
thai aims to create an 
environment whore 
anyone can come to 
fellowship and hear 
the Gospel of Jesus 
C'lirist. We try to 
spread the message ol" 
faith, hope, and love 
in our evei'yday lives 
and in our eveiyday 
interactions with others. 




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136 Art and Culture 

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Boar's Head 

Pigs, Kisses, and Holiday Wishes 

Oglethoipe University held 
its annual Boar's Head Ceremony 
on the chilly evening of December 
9, 2005. Derived from the holiday 
traditions of English colleges, 
the Boar's Head ceremony at 
Oglethorpe serves as the initiation 
ritual for Omicron Delta Kappa 
(ODK), Oglethoipe's highest 
honor society. It is also a holiday 
concert and feast — and one of 
OU's longest standing traditions. 

The new initiates carried 
a decorated litter bearing a real 
roasted boar's head into Conant 

Theatre, where it was given 
the place of honor on the stage 
throughout the ceremony. A book 
by Aristotle placed in the boar's 
mouth served as an allusion to the 
English legend of the boar's head, 
in which a student kills a boar 
by ramming Aristotle down its 
throat. ODK members Sarah Opp 
and Miriam Brown recounted this 
legend at the start of the ceremony. 
After the concert, the new ODK 
members completed their initiation 
by kissing the boar's head. 
The holiday concert this 
year featured 
(as always) 
the Oglethorpe 
Singers and 
Chorale, the 
return of the 

ever popular Salvation Army 
brass ensemble, and the debut 
perforaiance of the Oglethorpe 
University Winds, directed by 
student Jon Carter. The program 
included Christmas classics such 
as "Still, Still, Still," "Chestnuts 
Roasting on an Open Fire," and 
"White Christmas," as well as 
classical pieces, Hebrew prayer 
"Ose Shalom," and some more 
non-traditional holiday tunes 
such as "The Twelve Days After 
Christmas." Oglethorpe professor 
and ODK member Dr. Victoria 
Weiss had the honor of giving the 
faculty reading this year, in which 
she informed those gathered 
of the true history of wassail. 
The Christmas tree outside 
of Conant, which has its own 
special role in the ceremony 

Above: Laura Callender plays flute with the newly foraied 
Oglethorpe University Winds. 

Above: The crowd gathers in the chilly evening air for the light- 
ing of the tree. 


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since it is lighted immediately 
following the concert portion of 
the evening, was lovingly adopted 
by the president of the University 
Singers, Jenee Amodeo. A 

few dedicated members of the 
University Singers worked the night 
before the ceremony at making the 
lighting of this year's tree special. 
"We were out in the freezing rain 
for hours," said Singers member 
Kristy Evans, "so it better look 
good!" The University Singers 
hope to make decorating the tree 
their own Boar's Head tradition. 
The "feasf following Boar's 
Head was notable for one thing: 
candy! Garlands that decorated the 
lobby of the Conant Center were 
hung with ornaments containing 
candy, though many of these had 
disappeared by the end of the 

evening. Tables around the lobby 
overflowed with sweets fit to make 
your teeth rot. Everything from 
cookies to gigantic lollipops were 
also present, along with a plentiful 
supply of bite sized candy some 
students refeired to as "exam food." 
This year's Boar's Head 
was one of firsts. It was the first 
ceremony under new president Dr 
Schall, the first to feature edible 
ornaments, the first performance 
of the new wind ensemble, 
and the first lighting of the tree 
decorated by the University 
Singers. The night focused on 
origins: the origins of the feast of 
the Boar's Head, the origin of the 
ceremony at Oglethorpe, even the 
origin of wassail. It was a night 
in which to remember, though, 
especially for the new initiates, a 

j:. .r ^jask^ii • 

Above Left: The University Singers 

Above: Alex Johnson, Anne Baker, and 
James Hill kiss the pig. 

Below Left: Members of the Salvation 
Amiy Brass Ensemble. 

night in which to look forward. 
The eleven student initiates 
for ODK this year were Anne Baiter, 
James Albert Hill, Annemarie 
Ippolito, Alex Johnson, Rachael 
Maddux, Kira McCabe, Mayur 
Nayee, Piercen Oliver, Courtney 
Roberts, Leah Sanders, and Kelli 
Weatherall. There were also two 
new faculty/staff initiates, Candace 
Maddox and Nicholas Maher 

138 Hindsight 

The Yamacraw 


Parting thoughts 


^'Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, 
know people. Let your memory be your travel hag. " - Alexander 

Hindsight does not mean perfect vision 

By Leah Sanders 

If hindsight is 20/20, 
shouldn't my vision eveiy day 
be approaching nearer and nearer 
to perfection, at least in looking 
back on my years at Oglethorpe? 
After all, as a graduating senior 
I can look back at the past 
three years at Oglethorpe and 
begin to understand it... right? 

Unsurprisingly, and very 
fittingly, I don't quite know the 
answer. There's a little bit of 
"yes" and a whole lot of "no." 

When 1 agreed to write 
this article, I thought I was ready 
to approach the subject. 1 knew 
I didn't have anything brilliant, 
nothing earth-shattering, to 

say. But my idea was good; it 
would be an interesting article, 
at least, and enjoyable to read. 

Or so I thought. 

I sat down to write the 
article. My fingers raced across 
the keyboard, throwing the ideas 
together. Yes! This could be 
good! The idea was there, and 
it began to evolve on its own. 

But after 600 words, I re- 
read what I had written. It wasn't 
even on its way to approaching 
the realm of the brilliant. Maybe 
it had the germ of a good idea. . . 
but 1 had no proof that this little 
seed could ever be something 
I would want published. It 
was, in fact, a very poor piece. 

So, I set it aside. I let it idle, 
hoping that while I let my mind 
dwell on the other issues at hand 
(namely, the too many activities 
at Oglethorpe that were sucking 
away my life), my brain would 
figure out what to write. When 
I returned to it, the article would 
be ready to shine — or at least be 
ready to approach the acceptable. 

But a week later, when 

I re-read the 600 words, I was 
even less impressed than when I 
had first typed it. All that I had 
written had somehow lost its 
appeal, and I wondered if the idea 
was even salvageable. I knew 
there was no hope when my sister 
asked me, "So, what exactly is 
the point that you're trying to 
make?" I really had no answer. 

Where was the perfect 
vision of a senior scanning 
the past four years? Maybe 
it was just an illusion? 

And that process — trying 
to understand one aspect of 
Oglethorpe college life, having 
an idea about it, and then failing 
to reach a satisfactory conclusion 
— reiterated something that had 


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Hindsight 139 

already been on my mind: there 
is so much that I thought I would 
have answered by now and 
which instead remains a mystery. 

Looking back on four years 
at Oglethorpe, I still don't know 
what it all means. How has it shaped 
me in a way that no other place 
could? How have I changed? What 
has been my place in it? And what 
have the years been together and 
what has each meant alone? 

With a bit of 20/20 
hindsight, is it possible to 
catalogue my time at Oglethoipe? 

When I came to Oglethoipe 
in the fall of 2002, I had vague 
notions of what college would 
be like. I was nervously excited. 
People had readily told me what 
it would be like, and most of the 
prophecy was very encouraging. 
'it will be the best years of your 
life," they said. Pretty sweet, no? 

But things turned out to be a 
lot harder than 1 ever imagined that 
they might be. It wasn't because 
Oglethorpe is a bad college but 
simply because sometimes and for 
some people, the college transition 
(or maybe just college life) isn't 
easy. And it most certainly wasn't 
for me, especially with other things 
that were occun'ing in my life. 

Toward the end of 
my freshman year, though, 
things seemed to look up. And 
sophomore year really was better. 
But even though there were 
really good things and I began to 
be comfortable at Oglethoipe, 1 
continued to light battles. It was 
an interesting mix of emotions, of 
conflict and peace, of happiness and 
pain. It was something that I also 
came to realize is veiy common 

in life, in my own and in others. 

My junior year was better 
than all the rest, undoubtedly. 
I lived with one of my best 
friends, I learned to relax a 
little bit over my schoolwork, 
and I felt that Oglethorpe was 
fully and finally a good home. 

So that brings me to my 
senior year. It's an overwhelming 
one, the busiest thus far. I am so 
close to the end, but just not close 
enough; I count down the weeks. 

But even though I 
can easily dissect the years at 
Oglethorpe into the neat little 
categories, with summers having 
always acted as strange divisions, 
I am still at a loss to look back 
and understand it. I come away 
with many questions unanswered. 
Why was my freshman year so 
hard? Why has eveiy year been so 
different and unpredictable? My 
hindsight just isn't very good. Yet. 

I wonder how much better it 
will be once I leave. I can envision, 
in some ways, that my understanding 
will increase. With a little wisdom, 
I can decipher some hidden codes 
and unlock a bit of the mysteiy. 
But 1 know that so much of the 
years have slipped away from me. 

and my attitude toward Oglethorpe 
has been ever evolving. Will a 
changed life stage take me to such 
new perspectives on Oglethorpe 
that my memory will confiise 
me about what I experienced? 

They are hard questions 
and maybe ones that don't have 
to be asked. Maybe I want 
too much understanding and 
instead have only questions. 

So, I guess I can say 
that I have learned at least one 
thing to pass on to those behind 
me: Writing a hindsight article 
is no easy task, if you are really 
seeking to understand something 
about your time at Oglethoipe. 

But maybe this place of 
mysteiy is just where I need to be. 

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says congratulations to this year's 

staff and contributors on a job 

well done, and good luck to our 

graduating seniors: 

Miriam Brown 

Jon Carter 
Matt Corbett 

Ariel Crooks 
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Congratulations Class of 2006 

from the 

Oglethorpe University National Alumni Association 

Alumni Office 

Second Floor, Lupton Hall 


We look forward to your active involvement 
in the Alumni Association. 

The following are just a few of the many 
benefits available to Oglethorpe alumni: 

•Use of computer labs and computer network 
•Free alumni email account for your lifetime 
•Circulation privileges at the Library 
•2-for-l tickets to select Georgia Shakespeare 

•Free or discounted admission to most Arts 

& Ideas events (theatre, music, lectures) 
•Free access to Oglethorpe athletic facilities 
•Discounted university conference rooms and 

other rental facilities 
And much more... 

We hope you will come back to campus often 
to attend networking events, wine tastings, 

alumni athletic gatherings and, of course, our 
annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Join us! 

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Faucette, Brickford 


Greim, Adam 


Jones, Mandi 


Pernandes, Sean 


Grier, Alexis 


Jones, Rachel 

45, 60 

Fields, Excel 


Griffin, Jessica 


Jones, Rachel 


Fields, Nikita 


Griffin, Keith 


Jones, Shana 


Fields, Nikita 


Griffin, Morgan 


Jones, Taymah 


Fincher, Lily 


Grimes, Gary 


Jones, Tiffanie 


Findley, Anna 


Guan, Yrng 


Jost, Kathleen 


Finkel, Sarah 


Gulley, Eric 


Jozefowicz, Noelle 


Fitzgerald, Laura 



Jozefowicz, Roxanna 


Fladland, Eric 


Hall, Stephanie 



Flynn, Erin 


Hallman, Carly 


Kantamneni, Soumya 


Folger, Lauren 


Hammontree, Jenn 



Kazani, Benoy 


Fontaine, Claire 


Hanes, Meagan 


Keck, Jennifer 


Forbes, Susan 


Hanley, Louise 


Kee, Robert 


Forbes, Tiffany 


Hanlin, Ryan 


Keller, Jennifer 


Ford, Endia 


Hannigan, Emily 


Kelly, Caitlin 


Fowler, James 


Hardage, William 


Kemmer, Anna 


Freeman, Sean 

58, 91 

Harris, April 


Kennedy, Sarah 


Freidenstein, Lee 


Harris, Crystal 


Kennedy, Thaddeus 


Fried, Dominic 


Harris, Lauren 


Kennedy, Thomas 


Fugett, Jessica 


Harris, Martha 


Kennicott, Bryan 


Fulgham, Ryan 


Harris, Reva 


Keris, Nadine 


Fulkerson, Deborah 


Harvin, Christopher 


Kerner, Stephanie 


i'ulkerson, Robert 


Hatfield, Tiffany Amber 


Khoury, Magda 


Fuller, Morgan 


Havasi, Roland 


Kilbourn, Charlotte 


Fuller, Victoria 


Haves, Charlynn 


Kilgallon, Jessica 


Funderburk, Francesca 


Heller, Ned 


Kimbrel, Clayton 


Fuqua, Sarah 


Henderson, Gabriel 


Kincaid, Julia 



Henry, Shanice 


King, Ashley 


Gabriel, Jon 


Henslee, Eunim 


King, Caroline 


Gagne, Justin 


Hensler, Rachel 


Kinsey, Joshua 


Galloway, Will 



Hernandez, Jennifer 


Kirby, Emily 


Galloway, William 



Hess, James 


Kirchner, Lara 


Galperin, Alexei 


Hetherington, Geoffrey 

44, 111 

Kirillov, Aleksey 


Galvan, Susan 



', Amber 


Kirk, Weston 


Gamez, Claudia 


Higginbotham, Ad 



Kite, Leigh 


Gamez, Claudia 


Hill, Bertha 


Klicius, Ausrine 


Gandy, Rachel 


Hill, James 



111, 137 

Knorr, David 


Garcia, Alicia 


Hinrichs, Calen 


Kobrovsky, Valarie 


Garcia, Rachell 


Hinson, Jesse 



129, 130, 134 

Komic, Amel 


Garon, Johannah 


Hodge, Megan 


Korell, Kelly 


Garrison, Kimber 


Hofstetter, Jennifer 



Kovalenko, Svetlana 


Gates, Julia 



Hofstetter, Lydia 


Kramer, Russell 


Gates, Julia 


Holzwarth, Adam 


Krasniqi, Fatbardhe 


Gayle, Krystal 


Home, Erik 


Kress, Colin 


Gebremeskel, Frewieny 


Horton, William 


Krueger, Michael 


Gebremeskel, Selamewet 58 

Horzewski, Steven 


Kuhn, Katherine 


Georges, Jamine 


Hou, Ratana 


Kulavic, Katie 


Gerard, Tahnee 


Hoyer, Jacob 


Kulwicki, Veronica 


Germany, Stephen 


Hrebickova, Alena 


Kurland, Abigail 

46, 124, 


Getz, David 


Hu, Shu-Yuan 



Gibbs, Gia 


Hubbard, Deidre 


Labbaye, Melusine 


Gibson, Lauren 


Hubbard, Deirdre 


Lachmarm, Maik 


Gilani, Asma 


Huffstutler, Stephanie 


Lahr, Melinda 


Giles, Jarred 


Hugh, Nayisha 


Lakey, Ashley 


Gill, Stephanie 


Humar, Adam 


Lane, Amie 

60, 119 

GiUis, Mary Claire 



Lane, Denise 


Gimenez, Carlos 


Ippolito, Annemarie 


Lane, Walker 


Laubscher, Stephanie 60 

Lawrence, T.A. 46 

Lawson, Amber 60 

Lazzarino, Luciana 60, 127 

Le, Phu-Tho 61 

Le Foum, Florian 61 

Leazer, Matthew 61 

Lee, Molly 61 
Lee-Hew, Elizabeth 61 

Lenchuk, Marina 61 

Leonard, Lauren 46 

Lester, Anna 61 

Levine, Philip 61 

Lewis, Ailsa 61 

Lewis, Jason 61 

Lewis, Jessica 61 

Lewter, Michael 61 

Lindahl, Beth 61 

Lindsay, Anina 61 

Link, Eric 61 

Lobban, Slierine 61 

Logan, Kevin 61 

Loggins, Deari 61 

Lohmann, Katie 46 

Lombardv, John 61 

Loomis, Rhiannon 61 
Louang\-ila\', Soubanli 61 

Love, Gloria 61 

Lo\elace, Mava 61 

Lovett, Richard 61 

Lowe, Amy 61 

Lucq, Guillaume 61 

Luedtke, Kyle 53 

Lura, Jeffrey 61,113 

Lurie, Jane 61 

Lwin, Ywa\- 61 

Lyda, Joseph 61,80 

Lvkens, Sarah 61 


MacHeski-Preston, Emilv 61 

Maddux, Rachael 61, 68, 90, 91, 115, 116, 119, 121, 

Madill, VVend>- 61 

Maehr, Ashley 61 

Magness, Kenneth 61 

Maier, Kayleigh 61 

Malison, Halley 61 

Mallen, Stephanie 61 

Malms, Stephanie 61 

Malone, Michael 61 

Mantilla, Alfonzo 61 

Marc, Lvdie 61 
Marcantoni, Jonathan 61 

March, Kate 46 

Marie, Charles 61 

Marotto, Alxcia 61 

Martin, Elliott 61 

Martin, John 61 

Martin, Kandace 61 

Martinez, Jessica 61 

Mason, Bleshette 61 

Matter, George 61 
McAllister, Cameron 61 

McBride, Barbara 61 

McCabe, Kira 62, 116, 117, 137 

McCall, Jeremy 62 

McCants, Latoya 62 
McCarthy, Alexander 62 

McClamand, Alan 62 

McCoUum, Sarah 62 
McConnell, Jonathan 62 

McCran,', Phillip 62 
McCrimmon, Catlinni 62 

McDougald, Cameron 62 

McGee, Grace 47 

McGee, Robert 62 

McGhee, Racquel 62 

McGowan, Michael 


Page, Da\'id 


McKee, Craig 


Page, Suzanne 


McKinney, Lynette 


Pages, Daniel 


McWhorter, Richard 


Palladino, Tra\'is 


McWilliams III, Bisell 

47, 118, 119 

Palmer, Eric 


Means, Joshua 


Pape, Christopher 


Meaux, Samantha 


Parages, CecUe 


Meekin, Meagan 


Pare, Hubert 


Melcher, Ember 


Parker, Jessica 


Menon, Lakshmi 


Parker, Joseph 


Mertens, Jordan 


Parker, Kyle 


Meyer, Michael 


Parkman, Jr., Mar\- 



Miller, Samantha 


Parris, Zack 


Millien, Jeffanne 


Parton, Rachel 


Milligan, Lauren 


Pate, Ashle\- 


Milligan, Stefanie 


Patel, Sundeep 


Minor, Benjamin 


69, 117, 128 

Paulk, Aimee 


Minson, Erica 


Pa\-elka, Robert 


Mirza, Sumbul 


Pedro, Kathleen 

63, 115 

Mitchell, Camesha 


Pekin, Derin 


Mitchell, Traci 


Perez, Rosa 


Mitial, Lynz 


Perr>', Tamara 


Money, Ashley 



Perrxman, Shavonda 


Monteleone, Franc 



Peterson, Robert 


Moor, Courtney 


Phillips, Joshua 


Moore, Alana 


Phillips, OU\-er 


Moore, Cliff 




Phua, Angela 


Moore, Lindsev 


Phua, Doris 


Moran, Colin 


Pigram, Maggi 


Moran, Kelly 



Pikul, Yuri 


Morris, Jessie 


Pilkevics, Arturs 


Morris, Matthew 


Pinto, Jorge 


Morris, Rachel 


Plant, Jennifer 


Moses, Jodi-,Ann 


Piatt, Matthew 


Mosley, William 


Poirier, Myriam 


Moss, Rachel 


Pomales, Ricardo 


Mueller, William 


Pond, Clayton 


Muhic, Robert 


Pond, Jessica 


Mukherjee, Srijita 


Ponder, Amber 


MuUer, Michael 


Pondicherr\--Harish, Roja 


Muluhya, Harriet 



Ponizhavlo, Elena 
Pool, Lache 


Muse, Sharese 


Poor, KeUy 

64, 71, 90 

, 91, 119, 120 

Nash, Melvin 


Post, Caiti>-n 


Navarro, Jose 


Potts, Jason 


Nayee, Mavur 




Pulley Kayla 


Neguede, Wessen-Cemine 


Pur\-is, Courtney 


Nesmith, Brittany 


Pusch, Mallor\- 


Nguyen, XTian 


Puvi, Triinu 


Nguyen, Thuy 



Nichol, Kathleen 


Racz\Tiski, Mark 


Nichols, Amanda 




Rader, Megan 



Raffert\--Boyd, Lauren 


Nichols, Tyler 



Rains, Allison 


Nicodemus, Casey 


Raleigh, Sean 


Nielsen, Alyssa 


Ravenel, Rashonda 


Niland, Antoinette 


Reed, Carly 


Nilson, Jessica 


Reed, Sedale 


Nix, Nanc\- 


Reitze, Robert 


Nixon, Gwinn 


Remington, Ronald 


Northcutt, Cameron 


Renz, Rachel 


Nusrat, Radia 


Rhodes, Brandon 


Nystrom, Max 



Ribher, Apolline 
Rihher, Apolline 


Obregon, Ashley 


Rich, Brandy 


Odom, James 


Richard, Donald 


Oguejiofor, Maurice 


Richards, Kathleen 


Okubo, Yoko 


Richardson, J. 


01i\er, Piercen 


Richmann, Elizabeth 


Ongor, Christina 


Rigdon, David 


Opp, Sarah 



Rivers 11, Eugene 


Oredeko, Anne 


Robbins, Kiera 


Osmanson, Jamie 


Roberts, Adam 


Outrebon, Nicolas 


Roberts, Courtney- 

36, 87, 102, 137 


Roberts, Natina 


Pace, Keisha 


Rodgers, Sunny 


Page, Christopher 


Rogers, Ashley 


Rogers, Ebony 64 

Rose, Brent ' 64,127,128,129 

Rosendahl, Joshua 64 

Ross, Da\"id 


Ro^ve, James 


Rowe, Jeft'er)' 


Rouell, Chelcie 


Ro\aln-, Scott 


Rubin, Terrance 


Rudd, Anthon}' 


Ruth, Terrance 


Ruth, Victoria 



Sabala, Anthony 

5ammons, Jessica 


Sanchez, Elga 


Sandelowsky, Marcus 


5ander, Janine 


Sanders, Leah 

49, 118, 

119, 137, 13 

18, 140 

Sanders, Niesha 


5anta\'ana, Antonic 


5app, Ashlee 


Scarpaci, Priscilla 


Schambach, Joy 


Schwab, Jenny 


Scott, Deyonna 


Scott, Gregory 


Seaman, Lauren 


Seehom, Micah 


Sheffield, Tre\or 


Shirah, Carrie 


Shon, Jeong-Ki 


Shuler, Shanequa 


Sill, Bradford 


Simons, Deyon 


Sims, Ashia 


Sims-Theodore, Enjoli 


Smelle\', Jamie 


Smith, Ashley 


Smith, Michael 

65, 110, 


Smith, Nubia 


Smith, Robert 


Smith, R)-an 


Smith, Sinoma 


Sob\-, Jason 


Solana, Leticia 


Sorci, Steyen 


Soysa, Udara 

65, 119, 


Sparks, Sarah 


Springman, Paul 


Stalnaker, Alix 


Stalnaker, Alix 


Starks, Rashida 


Starratt, Samantha 


Steele, Hillary 


Steen, Brandyn 


Stelly, Darce' 


Stengard, Richard 


Stephens, Maurice 


Stokes, Jason 


jStone, Nadia 


[Storz, John 


Strachan, Marivandi 


Strausser, Sarah 


Stroud, Stephanie 


iSuddith, Brooke 


ISuggett, Matthew 


jSugita, Maki 

65, 132 

|Sulli\-an, Jeffrey 


|5ummerfield, Sarah 


jSummers, Kimberly 


Summers, Mallory 


Sutherland, James 


|5utherland-Lawless, Marie 

129, 130, 


Sutton, Carolyn 


iSwanick, Daniel 


ISwindall, Christina 65 

Taylor, Ashley 65 

Taylor, Judith 65 

Tecmen, Ali 65 

Tentinger, Alesha 65 
Tesnow, Ryan 65 

Thiem, Christie 65 
Thompson, Anthon\' 65 

Thompson, Ashle\' 65 
Thompson, Chris 66 
Thompson, Je\vel 66 
Thompson, Katherine 66 

Thompson, Lauren 66 
Thompson, Lauren 66 
Thornton, Deneisha 66 

TiUotson, Cara 66 

Tipton, Jann 66 

Titoya, Julia 66 

Tomlin, Adam 66 

Tra\-ers, James 66 

Treuman, Emily 66, 88 
Troficanto, Sara 66 

Tsaku, Delali 66 

Tucker, Steyie 66 

Turner, Irene 66 

Turner, Nicholas 66 
Turner, Sharmaine 51 
Turner, Sharmaine 51 
Tuttle, Sean 66 

Tyre, Nathan 66 

Ulicny, Jill 66 

Underwood, Harry 66 
Urbanski, Taylor 66, SO 

Vafadari, Maziar 66 
Valentin, Katherine 66 
Van Der Linde, Eckhardt 66, 116, 117 

Van Doran, Megan 66 
Vanho\en, Zachar\" 66 

Vaughan, Julie 66, 75 

Vawter, Morgan 66 
Vazquez, Maria 66 
Veciunca, Alice 51 

Vega, Julian 66 

Vinson, Andrea 66 
Visconti, Jonathan 66 
Voxnaes, Tamara 66 

Walker, H\de 66 

Walker, Lindsey 66 
Wall, Kasee ' 66 
Walmsley, Tarleton 51 
Walton, Emory 66 

Washburn, Joshua 66, 131 
Washington, Tresa 66 
Waters, Samuel 66 
Watkins, An'renae 66 
Watson, Megan 66 
Watterson, Alexander 66 

Watterson, Nicholas 66 

Weatherall, Kelli 137 
Weininger, Jonathan 66 

Weisz, Katherine 66 
West, Roshika 66 

West-Hammer, Anna 67 

Wheat, Amanda 102 
Whitaker, Stex'en 67 
White, Derald 67 

White, Jaime 67 

White, Nicholas 67 
White, Ronald 67 

Whitehart, Allen 51 
Whitehill, Johana 67 
Whitmire, Christopher 67 

Whitworth, Meredith 51, 102, 118, 119, 124, 

125, 127, 129, 130, 134 

Whorton, Joshua 67 
Wildenhaus, Katherine 67 

wader, Charlie 67 

Wiles, Hannah 67 

WUey, Kimberly 67 
Wilkerson, Kim 67 
Willard, Justm 67 

Williams, Chad 67 
Williams, Christopher 67 

Williams, Henr\' 67 
Williams, Kourtne\' 67 

WUliams, Lauretta 67 
Williams, Matthew 67 
Williams, Nicole 67 
WUliams, Robert 67 
WUliams, Tiffany 51 
WUHs, Michael ' 67, 127 
Wilson, Erika 67 

WUson, Jennifer 67 
WUson, Michelle 52, 67 
Wlnfield, Arion 67 
Wise, Brett 52 

Witherspoon, Talia 67 
Wokomatv, Kimberly 67 

Wolfe, Anna 52 

Wolff, Alexander 67 
Wood, Andrea 67, 117 

Wood, Renee 67 

Woodall, Adrienne 67 
Woodruff, Mathew 67 
Wren, Arleen 52 

Wright, Richard 52 

Xu, Haitao 67 

Yahuitl, Gonzalo 53 
Yeager, Zachary 67 
Yelton, Whit 52 

^i, Susan 67 
Yip, Connie 52 

York, Hannah 52, 67, 117, 119, 140 

York, Hannah 52, 67, 117, 119, 140 

Young, Patrick 67 

Zafrani, Sonya 67 

Zayala, Christian 67 
ZeUner, Rachael 67, 124 
Zhou, Duo 67 

Ziegler, Sean 67 

Zipperer, Sara 67 


The Yamacraw 

Final Laud 148 j 

^1 pray you know me when we meet again; 

I wish you well, and so I take my leave, " 

" William Shakespeare 

Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene I 

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