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The Next


ne hundred years have come and gone since East Texas Baptist University opened its doors as the College of Marshall. 100 years! One century of growth, of service, of promise. Now we embark on another century, in a time much different from when the college began. What will the university be like in 2113-2114? One thing is for sure -- none of us will be here to know how ETBU is doing 100 years from now, unless through some miracle of science we extend human existence into the 120-year or 130-year range. We can only imagine where ETBU will be then, what the world will be like, and what higher education might look like 100 years from now. We believe, of course, that ETBU will still be that light on a hill; bigger, better, and more promising than ever. Five thousand students. Ten thousand students. Maybe 20,000. That remains to be seen. Perhaps the university will still be composed of 1,500 or 2,000 of the best students Texas and the Southland have to offer. Whatever the size, we hope the mission stays the same: a world of opportunity in a community of faith, still doing the work God has called us to do. As we enter the second century of service for ETBU, we anticipate great things will happen here on the Hill. We believe, as Paul did, that God, who began the good work within us, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. If that’s more than 100 years from now, we’re confident that ETBU will continue to fight that good fight for the next 100 years.

-- Yearbook Staff,


“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within

you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” -Philippians 1:6


100 Years “As we enter the second century of service for ETBU, we anticipate great things will happen here on the Hill.� How will you contribute to the next

hundred years?

ETBU Martian 2013-2014 ~ Volume XCVI~ One Tiger Drive, Marshall, Texas~ 1-800-804-ETBU~



Organizations (38)

Student Life(4)

Table of Contents

Graduation (128)


STAFF (86)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:3

Welcome Week

Above: Move-in Crew members (from left) Dante Nelson, Deonta Thomas, Chris Lemons, Jessica Shans, Victoria Barton, Ashley Spain, and Candice Hamilton take a break to pose for a picture in between moving boxes of belongings into residence halls on Move-In Day. Bottom left: Students, faculty, and staff descend on cars and trucks to help new students move in. Bottom right: ETBU President Dr. Dub Oliver gives freshman Andrew Midkiff directions on Move-In Day.

Move-In Day is an incredible opportunity for returning students and faculty to welcome new students to the ETBU campus. It was all hands on deck this year, with every person doing their part to help students settle into their new “home away from home.�


Below: Welcome week leaders, Madysen Neathery, Christen Thompson, and Miranda Smith pass their lights to incoming freshmen.

New students participated in community service projects “We want our new students to know that our student body cares for the greater Marshall community. As followers of Christ, we demonstrate our love for others through service, and we want to introduce our new students to that aspect of campus life as soon as they arrive.� Dr. Scott Bryant, University Chaplain

Cody Blankenship tears down boxes.

Rebecca Porter sacks groceries


Colton Sherwood stacks boxes of produce.

Tiger Camp T

iger camp is a new ETBU tradition that welcomes new students into the ETBU family. It’s a three-day event that enables incoming freshmen to get a head start on meeting students and faculty and grow more comfortable with university life.



Residence Life

Resident Assistants and Resident Directors

Resident Assistants


Ornelas Residential Center

Linebery Hall

Larissa Leifer (Residence Director), Krystin Jurries, Mackenzie Tatum, Samantha Jackson, Jordan Hendricks

Keila Stephens, Megan Merrill, Kalee Long, Tara Frazier, Shelby Thomas (Residence Director)

Feagin Hall

Fry Hall Zach Whitlow, Caleb Phillips, Paul Swearingen (Residence Director), Zachary Littleton, Nicolas Larzabal

Caleb Dorsey, Travis Nicks, Paul Swearingen (Residence Director), Jorge Arias, Jacob Wilson; Not shown-Kyle Carroll

University Apartments

Mabee Housing Complex Tyler Martin, Landon Price, Coleman Sulak (Residence Director), Benjamin Wilson; Not Shown- Aaron Hagen

Brandon Hoye (Residence Director), Jonathan Briner, Esther Jeong, Sarah Alvis, Harvey Wiggins


Fall Break

We asked students to send us their pictures from fall break, and it is clear that ETBU students took great advantage of the free time. Whether they were road-tripping with friends or spending time with family, these students made sure that this fall break would be one to remember.

Lucy Elston, Ashley Pollard, Jermaca Brown, and Chloe Jedlick at Mt. Evans in Colorado.


Top and bottom left: Gabrielle Garcia sent us these two photos of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Reggie Flowers, Gabrielle Garcia, Allyson Dahlberg, and Kristian Barnaby at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.


Fall Formal

The Marshall Grand hotel was the perfect place for this Gatsby themed ball.

Kelly Baker & Alisa Potter

Beth Nesbitt elegantly dines with friends.

Macy Freeman and Jarrad Santee share a dance.


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.� -The Great Gatsby 15


ETBU Cares

Homecoming Bonfire Two step dance competition


Student Life

Athletic Events

Stop-light dance 17


Sarah Alvis Miss ETBU


Jenny Utterback

Natalie Pippin Miss Congeniality

Hannah Parks

Sally Perkins

Natalie Davis

Audrey Winders

Jermaca Brown 1st Runner Up

Paige Redmon 2nd Runner Up Best Talent

Lynlea Hansen


Shear Love Students chose to support new styles to help two people battling cancer: ETBU student Nathan Mathias and Jessica Bendo, sister of ETBU student Gabrielle Garcia. During two weeks in the spring semester, 9 girls,10 guys, and 2 staff members fundraised in support of the two fighting cancer by holding a contest asking for donations from the ETBU community. The ETBU Strike Out Cancer fund also donated $500 to the cause. ETBU President Dr. Dub Oliver even put his hair on the line. If Shear Love beat the $3,000 mark in donations he volunteered to shave his head. The fundraiser exceeded its goal by bringing in $5,500.

Highest girl and guy fundraiser decided to give Dr. Dub a friar do.


Highest bidder, Ryan Bagget, gives Caleb Phillips a mohawk

Baylee Pritchard

Victoria Spivey

Joseph Meadows is the last airbender The ones receiving the haircuts were Gabrielle Garcia, shoulder length; Victoria Spivey, chin length; Anastasia Grimaldo, chin length, Baylee Pritchard, long pixie; Beggs, long pixie; Ashley Pollard, short pixie; Sara Corley, short pixie; Ashley Dunnehoo, minimalist; and Emily Fausett, minimalist. The men supporting new styles on campus are Caleb Phillips, Tyler Martin, Danny Jackson, Tyler Burge, Joe Meadows, Uriel Olguin, Tafadzwa Charuma, Clint Salmon, Sean Graham, Ryan Matthews, Buc Buchanan, Yates and Dr. Oliver. The stylists were Emily Ewell, Fausett and Yates.


Payton Beggs




Concerts United We Stand! Featuring Building 429, The Afters, Hawk Nelson and Finding Favor



Senior Girl Call-Out Senior Karson Kent was named the 2014 Senior Girl Call-Out winner.



Spiritual Renewal Week

Lead singer, Micah Tyler, from The Micah Tyler Band leads students in worship during chapel for Spiritual Renewal Week.


Top left: President, Dub Oliver; Top right: members of the Micah Tyler Band; Bottom left: guitarist for the Micah Tyler Band; Bottom right: Spiritual Renewal Week guest speaker, Eric Bryant.


Spring Break Missions


Beach Reach

bout 40 students from ETBU spent their Spring Break giving free van rides and serving free pancakes on South Padre Island. They answered the call to serve their peers, encourage safety, and share the Gospel. There were an estimated 21 baptisms and 104 new believers in Christ!

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East St. Louis


tudents from ETBU served alongside Crossroads Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church in East St. Louis, known for poverty and crime. They ministered to younger kids and teens at the Christian Activity Center (CAC) and helped rebuild a house that had been burned down. The CAC provides the surrounding neighborhood kids a place to come after school and further their education & get college preparation & here about God’s love for them.

David Rice, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church, working to rebuild for victims of a house fire.

Amanda Gill, Halen Sanders, & Annaliese Schular at the Christian Activity Center


Travel Study China

Candy Xie studies the Pandas on the biology trip to China.


Far left: The Nursing and Spanish students enjoy natural hot springs of Ecuador. Left: Ashley Gonzalez performs health evaluations for sick children.

Ethiopia Dr. Brown shows children some photographs on his camera.

Religion students at a rural school in Ethiopia. 32


English students and Dr. Falke prepare to explore England.


Students enjoy sights in Israel like the Western Wall.


intramural sports

Tafadzwa Charuma

Lerinda Baham and Tyler Keese make burgers at the intramural football championship tailgate.

Zach Rhodes

Lucy Elston


Anna Spangler

The final teams competing in the woman’s football championship game.

Dylan Moore and Porter Brewer

Wes Johnston

Jeremy Rhodes

Brady Tomlin and Cheyenne Summers


Who’s Who A number of students earned Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities recognition in 2013-14. The award signifies outstanding campus leaders of the year. Right: Sophomore Anna Alonzo Below: Klaire Kent, Dr. Dub Oliver, Karson Kent, and Kaitlyn Kent


Above: (Back row, from left) Dr. Lynn New, Dalton Buchanon, Micah Alanzo, Harvey Wiggins, Karson Kent, Kaitlyn Kent, Clinton Salmon, Taylor Cruz, Dr. Jerry Summers, Dr. John Harris, Dr. Scott Ray (Front row) Anna Alanzo, Dr. Donna Lubcker, Payton Beggs, Meagan Walker, Audrey Winders, Esther Jeong, Klaire Kent, Candy Xie, Amanda Oswalt. Below, left: Harvey Wiggins and Dr. Donna Lubcker. Below, right: Taylor Cruz and Dr. John Harris.




Bands are a meaningful part of the ETBU experience. From Marching Band to Jazz Band to Symphonic Band, they can be found celebrating the Blues, pumping up the crowd, or just making beautiful music. Play on, Tigers, play on!

Above, Steven Brown belts out a bugle call. Right, members of the ETBU Jazz Band include (from left) Dakota Jackson, Clarke Tanner, Melissa Burke, Darius Williams, Dakota Adams, David Buroker, Hunter Barrett, Christopher Henderson, Mariah Adams, Steven Brown, Dr. Jeph Holloway, James Devenport, and Director Dr. Doug Lockard.


The Marching Band performed at many events and in many locations throughout the year, always looking sharp in Tiger Blue and Gold. Above, (left to right) Colby Campbell, Steven Brown and Megan Dulude march to the beat, along with Krista Anderson (below).


Baptist Student Ministries “To help students know Christ, and make Him known.�

BSM Intern

BSM Director

Lerinda Baham

Mark Yates



Tyler Keese

Lucy Elston

Prayer Ministry



Zachary Whitlow

Gabrielle Garcia

Kristin Williams


Missions Tyler Burge, Lucy Elston, Ro Burns

Manistry Ryan Bagget, Austin Odum, Sean Grahm

Charge Uriel Olguin, Danny Jackson, Kaitlyn Hicks, Tafadzwa Charuma, Bailey Ketron. Not in photo: Taylor Cruz & Amanda Fowler

Community Ministry Caleb Dorsey, Kirsten Waller, Matt Armadarez, Chuck Davenport

Kids Club Charlotte Coit, Ashley Mexicano, Josh Ryles, Jordan Hedricks

Journey Caleb Phillips, Ashley Pollard, Morgan Walters, Joseph Meadows


Release Jermaca Brown, Colton Sherwood, Payton Beggs, Nathan Mathias

Cheer Team

The 2013-2014 Cheer Team bid a sad farewell to their coach and mentor, Susie Oliver, who is moving with Dr. Dub to Union University. Susie is a former Division I coach who built an excellent ETBU team.

Coaches Susie Oliver and Zach Mullins


All-Girl Cheer Team

Emily Bailey

Brianne Doyen

Cassidy Muniz

Haden Hollis

Klaire Kent

Haley Hilton

Brashay Gross

Ryley Parker

Whittanie Pierce

Madelyn West

Lyndsie Macha

Natile Orr

Rylie McConnell

Co-ed Cheer Team

Holly Hughes

Anthony Hinojosa

Dustin Brown

Alexandria Macdonald

Kaytlin Norman

Ryan Barham

Tiffany Sharp

Talton Cooper

Skylar Hollis

Bailey Brown

Levi Malone

Paige Redmon


Concert Choir

First row left to right: Shelby Perkinson, Julia Horn, Sylvia Ventura, Chris Henderson, Hunter Barrett, Jordan Swearingen, Bradley Porter, Kameran Beaty, Hannah Beggs, and Hannah Green; Second row left to right: Shana Midgley, Elena Sleazina, Sarah Rose, Shelbi herndon, Duffey Henderson, Jacob Pierce, Zach Bearden, Steven Brown, Aaron Durham, Jayce Greer, Stephanie Jones, Nocile Worsham, Olivia Dycke, Lanna Bales, and Harmony Allen.

A Song Worth Singing

ETBU’s Concert Choir performed on campus and across the state in concerts that entertained and inspired thousands. On the facing page, from the top left to right: Shana Midgley, Shelby Herndon, Lindsey Palmer, Sylvia Ventura, and Tiana Ballard; Choir Director Dr. Justin Hodges, Kristine Mailloux, Jordan Swearingen, and Haleigh Cecil.



Debate Team “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger.” -Nelson Mandela

The ETBU Debate team finished the season ranked 5th in the Professional Division, 6th in the Novice division and 9th in the Varisty Division concluding with an overall score of 7th in the nation. Dr. Franklin said, “To finish the season ranked 7th in the country is quite an accompolishment. We are very happy with our results.”

Michael Lawson

Amanda Oswalt

Dakota Hiltzman competing at a tournament. Dakota finished the season ranked 39th out of 457 individuals that competed in the IPDA Novice Division for the year.


Back Row: Amanda Oswalt, Shelby Abad, Charles Quigley, Dakota Hiltzman, Ryan Stokes, Kenny Adcock, Dr. Cole Franklin Front Row: Ro Burns, Brandon Henry, Madyson Neathery, Amanda Gill, Payton Beggs

Payton Beggs and Ro Burns

Charles Quigley

Coach, Dr. Cole Frankin, was recognized as the outoging chair of the IPDA Governing Board and was reappointed to a new 3 year term on the governing board.


Yearbook Staff

Front Row: Ro Burns; Second Row: (From left) Shelby Peeples, Payton Beggs; Third Row: Ashley Ramos, Macy Yglecias, Alex Ramos; Top: Dr. Dennis Robertson

Newspaper Staff

From left: Michael Lawson, Ryan Ringo, Reece McConnell, Kyle Thorn, Madelynn Kinsel, Dr. Dennis Robertson




he 2014 Martian, Volume XCVI, was produced solely by the student yearbook staff at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. The 2014 Martian, published online, consists of 150 pages in full color. Body copy was set in 12-14 pt. Minion and Myriad pro. Captions were set in 10 pt. Minion pro. Headline fonts used the Trajan Pro typeface, in addition to Myriad Pro. The Martian was produced using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software. Thanks to Adam Ledyard, Ryan Perry, Mike Midkiff and a host of other campus personnel who assisted with photos and information.


Student Goverment

Back Row from left: Levi Malone, Zachary Billings, Aaron Hagen, Nicolas Larzabal, Caleb Rylas, Daniel Curl, Micheal Lawson, Talton Cooper, Josh Rylas. Front Row from left: Gabby Besch, Angelina Vinnicola, Kinsey Kent, Britney Garner, Cody Martin, Jermaca Brown, Haley Collins, Anna Alonzo, Savannah Higginbotham

From Left to Right: Britney GarnerTreasurer, Agelina VannicolaSecretary, Kinsey Kent- President, Savannah Higginbotham- Vice President


Association 2013-14


he 2013-2014 Student Government Association is carrying on the tradition of SGA by planning events and making many things possible on campus. SGA plays a huge role in planning and funding many school events such as Homecoming, Java Jam, Thrill on the Hill, Mabee Christmas party, Christmas on the Hill, and many more school traditions that we, as students, will forever remember. SGA is the stage crew of the major production of tradition here on the Hill.

Left: Events like Fall Formal are sponsered by SGA. Below, left: The funds provided by SGA make events like the FRY superbowl party happen. Below: Students enjoy dancing at Thrill-on the Hill thanks to the funding of SGA.





A NOVEL OF MANNERS in the form of the play Pride and Prejudice was performed by students studying in the Theatre Arts department. Previous page: the Company of Pride and Prejudice performs one of several ballroom dances. Upper left: Mr. Bingley (Zachary Bearden) proposes to Jane (Callie Timme). Upper Right: Mr. Bennet (Brent Hetherington) and his two youngest (Victoria Spivey and Caroline Donica). Above (from left): The Bennett family at home -- Sally Perkins, Cassie Brown, Callie Timme, Julia Chance, Caroline Donica, Victoria Spivey, and Brent Hetherington. Facing page: Mr. Wickham introduces himself. Cassie Brown (left), Caroline Donica, Victoria Spivey, and Trace Craver. 56


The 39 Steps provides melodrama, comedy


man in London tries to help a counerespionage agent, but when the agent is killed, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. The 39 Steps was a smash hit on campus this year as eight students perfected their parts and offered great performances to soldout crowds in ETBU’s Black Box Theater. The play is a melodrama adapted by Jon Jory from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Previous page: The cast of The 39 Steps (from left): Caroline Donica, Samantha Pettigrew, Zachary Bearden, Spencer Hill, Casey Papas, Elliott Harris, Ramiro Mendez, and Cassie Brown. Left: Annabella Schmidt (Samantha Pettigrew) seduces Richard Hannay (Casey Papas). Below: The Crofter says grace. From left, Casey Papas, Zachary Bearden, and Cassie Brown. Facing page: Signing in at the McGarrigle Hotel, from left: Ramiro Mendez, Zachary Bearden, Caroline Donica, and Casey Papas. All photos on the Theatre pages are by Lindsay Steele.



ATHLETICS The St. Louis Rams signed ETBU wide receiver Jamaine Sherman (No. 1) directly following the 2014 NFL Draft.



Football Tigers break records and earn ASC honors during 2013 season


oach Joshua Eargle put together a team in 2013 that broke barriers and set records. Started the year with a 2-0 record; first time ever. Four players suited up for post-season all-star games; Jacob Alford, Chris Frazier, Cory McNeil and Jamaine Sherman. Records were set in rushing attempts (69), pasing yards (503), passing TDs (6), total offensive plays (98), total offense (683), and first downs (31). It was a good year for Tiger football.

Above: Junior Roy Butler sprints through the rain for a Tiger touchdown. Below: Senior Christian Johnson leads his teammates onto the field for kick-off.


Top: Junior John Gable flashes a smile as ETBU wins. Bottom Left: Tyler Bates protects the ball against Hardin Simmons. Nine players earned All-ASC awards in 2013, including Jamaine Sherman, Tyler Bates, Toi Glover, Michael Garcia, Josh Warbington, Drew Benge, David Jaynes, and Roemo Botelua. Jacob Alford was the ASC’s Outstanding Sportsman of the year.


Back Row: Jasmine Davis, Raziya Chase, Shelby Lyle, Sade` Murrell, Amanda Rucker, Kaitlyn Packett, Kelly Johnstone, Kendall Festervand, Najma Alexander, Front Row: Jazmine Humble, Caitlyn Gentry, April Leonard, Morgan Garrett, Tammara Turner, Kayla Morgan, Sade` (Slim) Stewart, Lauren Turner, Not pictured: Head Coach: Dustin Howard and Assistant Coach Stephanie Taylor.

Amanda Rucker

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Women’s Basketball

April Leonard

Jasmine Davis

Lady Tigers Awarded All-ASC Honors The Lady Tigers’ bid for the ASC tourney ended February 22 when they lost to Howard Payne 74-65, but the girls played hard all season and earned the respect of coaches and fans alike. Two of the players, Amanda Rucker and Jasmine Davis were awarded ASC honors for their play in the 2013-2014 season. Amanda was voted onto the All-ASC thrid-team, and Jasmine was named All-ASC Honorable Mention. She averaged 13.4 points per game this season, and grabbed 7.5 rebounds per game. The Tigers finished the season with a record of 9-16.


Four Players earn conference Honors Men’s basketball posted four players who received ASC honors during the 20132014 season. Jamil Samuel was chosen as an All-ASC third team player. He averaged 10.6 points per game with an 8.3 rebound average. Erby Thompson received an AllASC Honorable Mention, while Dylan Augustine and Tyler Day were voted onto the ASC’s All-Freshmen team. ETBU finished the year with 11 wins and made their fourth ASC Tournament in the last five years. Their record was 11-15.

Right: Justin Felicia goes in for two, while Kerry McClahan (bottom left) and C. J. Jones shoot under heavy pressure.


Men’s Basketball

Back Row: Head Coach Bert West, C.J. Jones, Kerry McClahan, Justin Felicia, Jamil Samuel, Eric Horton, J.D. Richardson, Ahnre Gray, Assistant Coach Michael Prather. Front Row: Dylan Augustine, Tim Travis, Juan Romero, Erby Thompson, Monty Grays, Arron Holmes, Tyler Day.




Back Row: Kolby Sharp, Blaire Hubbard, Mallory Sanders, Amber Chatham, Ashley Lindsey, Kristen Nastally, Adaeze Elonu, Madelynn Kinsel, Kassie Freitag. Front Row: Kayla Taylor, Morgan Rupp, Megan Elrod, Melanie Moyer, Nicole Buzzard, Hannah Jones, Nicole DeHaven, Kayla Green. The team is coached by Lyndsay Mashe and Kris Mashe.


Volleyball Nets 32 Wins


n a magical season filled with records and wins, ETBU Volleyball surpassed the record 28 wins with 32 in 2013. The ladies made it all the way to the ASC championship game, leading the conference in attack percentage (.254) and blocks (346). Nine players were named All-ASC, including Kolby Sharp, Adaeza Elonu, Mallory Sanders, Hannah Jones, Kayla Taylor, Melanie Moyer, Nicole Buzzard, Kassie Freitag and Madelyn Kinsel. Sharp was also ETBU Volleyball’s first ever All-American.


Women’s Soccer


or the fourth time in five years, women’s soccer earned a spot in the American Southwest Conference tournament in 2013. Five players were selectected as All-ASC, including Christina Robles, who earned a place on the All-ASC first team. Other All-ASC players were Kia Jelly, Kelsey Biscoe, Natalie Torres, and Paola Bear. Kelsey was the ASC Sportsmanship Player of the Year. The team finished with a 6-8-1 record overall, 5-4-1 in ASC play.

Third Row: Paul Grant (Head Coach), Christina Salas, Sasha Kotowych, Kelsey Biscoe, Nicole Graham, Kayla Cradit, Erin Miller, Madison Parkerson, Alexis Smith, Sarah Collazo, Ashley Hamer (Graduate Assistant). Second Row: Zane Barnes (Assist. Coach), Erin Slaughter, Amber Pless, Kia Jelley, Christina Robles, Paola Bear, Natalie Torres, Jasmine Perez, Ashley Gonzalez, Bailey Perryman. First Row: Shelby Klein, Whitney Justice, Samantha Rios, Nicole Salom, Shannon Jones, Kayla Cortez.

Senior Chistina Robles

Senior Kayla Cradit


Senior Paola Bear

Sophomore Amber Pless

Senior Kelsey Biscoe

Sophomore Sasha Kotowych

Senior Kia Jelley


Men’s Soccer

Top Row: Coach Paul Grant, Cody Hopson, Peter Fitzsimmons, Pedro Guerra, Hugo Orta, Justin Adams, Axel Anderson, Chandler Frazer, Hunter Clark, Asst. Coach Zane Barnes. Second Row: Gustavo Vasquez, Brett Forbus, Zachary Barton, David Jackson, Travis Ruston, Jose Rico, Mario Garcia, Gunner Gibson, David Oregon, Asst. Ashley Hamer. Third Row: Carey Thibodeaux, Jorge Carreon, Matthew Argenbright, Antone Bravo, Daniel Hernandez, Christian Garcia, Bryan Romero, Bryant Botello. Bottom Row: Jose Alvarado, Jose Esparza, Juan Perez, Juan Ramirez, Jose Vega, Joel Botello, Daniel Rodriguez.

Freshman Jose Vega

Senior Juan Ramirez


Sophomore Brett Forbus

Paul Grant era begins; team makes the ASC Tournament


ew head coach Paul Grant is only the second men’s soccer coach in ETBU history, taking over the program from founder Jose Alonzo in December 2012. He coached his team into the ASC playoffs for the first time since 1999; the second time ever the team has played in the ASC tourney. Six players earned All -ASC awards, including Pete Fitzsimmons, Juan Ramirez, Christian Garcia, Cody Hopson, Justin Adams, and Gustavo Vazquez. The team had a 3-5-2 conference record.

Junior Pedro Guerro

Freshman Bryant Botello


Cross Country

Captain Landon Price set the new 8K school record.


Bottom Row: Aaron Durham, Shelby Sparks, Shelby Taylor, Mariah Pruitt, Megan Merrill, Madison Kauffman, Landon Price, Jack Perkins, Ian Spencer. Top Row: Ramiro Mendez, Kevin Martinez, Jordan Tarbutton, Nicolas Larzabal, Tyler Stubbs.

Megan Merrill

Ian Spencer


Shelby Sparks

track & Field



ody Blankenship became the first Track & Field champion in ETBU history in April 2014 when he cleared 6’8.75” to win the ASC High Jump Championship. He was also named ASC Athlete of the Week twice during the semester with winning jumps at Mississippi College and Hardin-Simmons. Jenny Utterback surpassed her personal best in the triple jump with a distance of 32’10.25” for a sixth place finish at the ASC Championships. Landon Price and Megan Merrill also competed well and were inaugural members of the ETBU Track & Field team.



Above: The 2013-14 ETBU Tennis team. Below, right: Coach Jeff Bramlett instructs Laramie Linn and Tyler Tolopkaduring a doubles match.

Tigers finish season with program’s best record


he Lady Tigers’ 5-4 win over the University of the Ozarks in the last game of the season gave the team their fourth victory of the year; their best year yet. The girls won three of their last four matches, finishing the season at 3-7 in the American Southwest Conference, barely missing a birth in the ASC tournament. The men’s team finished the season with a 4-11 record; 3-7 in conference play. The four wins was also the best men’s finish since the program began.


Above: Kayla Franklin returns a serve. Left, top: Terry Affolter smashes a forehand. Left, middle: Kali Kipp serves during a doubles match. Left, bottom: Nicolas Larzabal returns the ball during a long volley. Below Left: Hannah Word returns a ball from the baseline, and Jeremy Rhodes, below right, hits a backhander at the net.


Baseball T

iger baseball finished the 2014 season with a two-run win over Louisiana College, narrowly missing the ASC Championship tournament. Winning six games in a row in mid-April put the team in contention, but their split with LC on May 4 left them one game short. The team finished the season with a 16-24 record. Senior Phillip Windham, a powerful home-run hitter for the Tigers, was named a pre-season All American first-team at first base. Left: Conner Combs waits for the pitch. Below: Ashley Dukes hurls a pitch toward home plate.


From top left, clockwise: Conner Combs takes a lead off second, while Zach Tampke starts the wind up. Jordan Brewer drives the ball. The team gathers between innings. Home run hitter and pre-season All American Phillip Windham walks to the plate. 81


Super Regional Champions


he Lady Tigers powered past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps during the Super Regional tournament on a dra-

matic, walk-off home run from Lacey Lindsey to earn the Tigers their second trip to the NCAA Division III under coach Coach Janae Shirley. The team lost in the 3rd round of the National Championship tournament, and they ended season ranked 4th nationally. This year’s 45 wins is just one of the many school records broken by the Tigers in 2014. “It has been a phenomenal season with a phenomenal team,

Shelby Parker pitches during Game 1 against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.


and I am proud of them,” Coach Shirley said.

2014 Super Team (from left, first row): Maranda Westbrook, Sara Clements, Kayla Garcia, Jessica Bowden, Mallory Westbrook, Alyssa Romero, Lacy Liles, Jayme Perez, Katy Hill; Second Row: Kaitlyn Hollingshead, Shelby Phillips, Emily Azlin, Jessica Delgado, Alexis Padilla, Jaycee Hallum, Danielle Thomas, Lindsey Vasquez; Back row: Kelly Jo McLendon, Krista Leal, Tawny Hank, Lacey Lindsey, and Shelby Parker.

Far left: Alyssa Romero rounds third after hitting a home run during the NCAA Div. III Championship tournament. Above: Lacey Lindsey is greeted at the plate during the Strike Out Cancer game. Left: Mallory Westbook smashes a ball down the line against Trine University.





President & A good listener. a wise decision maker. A wonderful friend.

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver

University Community bids farewell to Dub & Susie Oliver


n a Monday afternoon in May, 2014, members of the ETBU community came together to celebrate the tenure of Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver and his wife Susie. Since their arrival in 2009, their accomplishments are too numerous to mention in this small space, but suffice it to say that Dub and Susie revitalized ETBU,


closing out the first hundred years and establishing a sound foundation and footing for the next 100 years. A beloved couple on campus and in the community, they will be sorely missed, but we wish them well at their new post as President and First Lady at Union University in Tennessee. Dr. Oliver was the 12th president of ETBU.

First Lady


Board of Trustees

Judge David Anderson

Don Anthis

Bruce E. Barnes

Susan Bush

David Chadwick

Hal Cornish

Dan Cunningham

Dan Darr

D.M. Edwards

Gwen Estill

Dr. William C. Everett Trustee Emeritus

Mary Fitts

Gene Grammer

Jerry Hamilton

Dr. Cary Hilliard

Marcus L. Hunt


Patty Jones

Denie Kendrick

Maj. Gen. Vernon B. Lewis

Susan Livingston

Tom Lyles

F. Wayne McWhorter

Dr. Louise Ornelas Trustee Emeritus

Dr. Monty Pierce

Dr. Ben Raimer

Sergio A. Ramos

Rev. David Rice

Bill Runnels

Victor W. Schwartz, Jr.

John D. Scull

Dr. Merilyn G. Session

Dr. B. L. “Buddy” Shaw

Jimmie Sheffield

David Sherzer

James R. Thompson

Margaret Unkel

Rev. David Warren

Dr. Don Woolley


President and Staff

Dr. Lawrence Ressler Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

President Dr. Samuel W. “Dub� Oliver

Becky Scott Administrative Assistant to the President


Administrative Cabinet

Dr. Scott E. Bryant University Chaplain and Vice President for Spiritual Development

Dr. Catherine A. Crawford Vice President for University Advancement

Ned Calvert Vice President for Administration and Finance

Dr. Xavier Whitaker Vice President for Student Affairs

Vince Blankenship Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

Kent Reeves Director of Athletics


Admissions Jacqueline Ramos Megan Cumbee Brad Keifer Crystal Lopez Matt Upshaw Amanda Chafton Meredith Palmer

Academic Affairs Dr. Lawrence Ressler Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Kathy McGuire Administrative Assistant

Academic Success Back Row: Kelley Paul Director of Student Success Dr. Thomas Sanders Assistant Provost & Associate Professor of Religion Front Row: Karen Bickerdike Administrative Secretary Debbie Rogers Coordinator of Testing and Academic Support Programs


Administration & Finance

Ned Calvert Vice President for Administration & Finance Kathy Bland Administrative Assistant Lisa Sutton Administrative Assistant

Library Back Row: Cynthia Peterson, Director of Library Services; Elizabeth Ponder, Manager of Instruction & Information Services; and Steve Horton, Manager for Technical Services. Bottom Row: Paula Cottrell, Assistant for Digital Projects; Linda Morey, Assistant for Acquisitions, and Annie Henderson, Head of Access Services. Not pictured: Kayla Milligan, Library Associate for Reference

Financial Services Back Row: Richard Hutsell, Director of Financial Services and Brian Fitts, Financial Services Analyst Front Row: Amy Higginbotham, Financial Assistant and Jennifer Ratcliff, Accounts Payable Coordinator


Financial Aid Jari Cash Assistant Director of Financial Aid Katie Barnes Data Manager Jamie Bishop Financial Aid Counselor Tommy Young Director of Financial Aid

International Education Tiffany Evans Assistant to Director of International Education Beth Nesbitt International Office Student Worker Gabrielle Garcia International Office Student Worker Alan Huesing Director of International Education

Spiritual Development Wanda Daily Administrative Assistant

Dr. Lisa Seeley Director of the Great Commission Center Lerinda Baham BSM Intern Mark Yates Director for Baptist Student Ministries Dr. Scott Bryant University Chaplain & Vice President of Spiritual Development


Mail Room

Enrollment Management

Leadership Development

Business Office

Emilee Rummel

Vince Blankenship, Vice President

Barbara Hickey & Kim Mullikan

Dr. Emily Prevost

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Karen Wiley & Bryan Fitts


Student Affairs Staff From left: Dr. Xavier Whitaker, Vice President for Student Affairs; Coleman Sulak, resident director for Mabee; Rachel Olshine, counselor; Billy Baker, resident director for Van Zandt; Shelby Thomas, resident director for Linebery; Blair Prevost, director of student activities; Susie Oliver, cheer coach and director of the Spirit Program; Paul Swearingen, resident director for Feagin & Fry; Larissa Leifer; Brandon Hoye, resident director for University Apartments; Tyler Sellers, Dean of Students; and Megan Culpepper, resident director for Ornelas.

Physical Facilities

Back row, L-R : Mike Yacks, Brian Morey, Randy Dalme, Jason Culbertson, Leroy Moore, Bryan Sutton, Butch Graves. Fourth row, L-R: James Dreesen, Kim Johnson, David Nix, JP Patterson, Domingo Gonzalez, Randall Murphy, Buck Buchanan, Donald Ravenell. Third row, L-R: Bill Collins, Charlie Bass, Paul Moody, Johnny Nickerson, Garry Ormes, Joshua Klitz, Torry Peterson. Second row, L-R: David Riley, Devin Crandell, Jason Funderburk, Eric Wilburn, Stephen Ratcliff, Michael Welch, Taylor Weaver.Front row, L-R: Candy Robinson, Debra Bell, Marilyn Thompson, Teresa Delatorre, Maria Lopez, Lucia Vences, Obdulia Bedolla, Martha Payne, Renda Anyanwu, Amada Gonzalez. Not shown: Jackie Edmond, Dale Jones, Tremaine Moore, Vickey Williams.


Registrar’s Office Back Row: Kelli Howard, Chris Wood, Julie Warbington, Front Row: Diana Furlow, Shelly Lewis


Faculty Alonzo, Jose Assistant Professor of Languages & Literature Bashaw, Jennifer Assistant Professor of Religion Benefield, Bob Professor of Behavioral Sciences Boaz, Virginia Professor of Music Brooks, David Associate Professor of Biology Brown, Elijah Associate Professor of Religion Brown, Joe Associate Dean of Education/Kinesiology Bugos, Kristen Assistant Professor of Music Bussard, Sarah Assistant Professor of Theatre Butterworth, Kristin Assistant Instructor of Chemistry Cone, Catherine Professor of Biology Coppinger, Stan Professor of Languages & Literature Crim, Mark Assistant Professor of Music Darville, Roy Professor of Biology Day, George Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences Deel, David Assistant Instructor of Behavioral Sciences


Duckworth, Kristy Instructor of Education Dudley, Martha Assistant Professor of Nursing Fairweather, Ken Associate Professor of Business Falke, Cassie Associate Professor of Languages & Literature Franklin, Cole Professor of Communication Gentsch, Karen Professor of Education Griffith, Bill Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences Hamby, James Assistant Professor of Business Harris, John Dean, Professor of Religion Haygood, Tom Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences Hodges, Justin Associate Professor of Music Holloway, Jeph Professor of Religion Hoover, Sandy Associate Professor of History/Political Science Hopkins, Jerry Professor of History/Political Science Johnson, Rick Professor of Religion Johnson, Warren Professor of Religion Ladine, Troy Professor of Biology Ledford, Traci Associate Professor of Theatre Leming, Julie Assistant Professor of Nursing Lockard, Douglas Professor of Music


Lubcker, Donna Dean, Professor of Education Lueders, Allyn Assistant Professor of Communication Mays, Kathleen Associate Professor of Business McClaran, Robin Assistant Professor of Mathematics McRee, Laci Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Miller, Mark Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences Mills, Bill Professor of Business Nandamudi, Israel Professor of History/Political Science

New, Lynn Professor of Behavioral Sciences Nissley, Gerald Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences Ogden, Jane Professor of Behavioral Sciences Prewett, Linda Professor of Languages & Literature Ray, Scott Associate Professor, Dean of Business Reeves, Kevin Professor of Mathematics Reeves, Melissa Professor of Mathematics Robertson, Dennis Professor of Communication Roe, Darrell Associate Professor of Communication Sargent, John Professor of Education Smith, Laurie Professor of Behavioral Sciences Spencer, Don Professor of Chemistry


Sulton, Randall Professor of Music Summers, Jerry Professor, Dean of History/Political Science Walker, Will Associate Professor of Kinesiology Warren, Marty Professor of Mathematics Watson, Sarah Professor of Languages & Literature Webster, Tom Dean, Professor of Music Whaley, Annemarie Professor of Languages & Literature White, Jeanna Professor of Languages & Literature White, Troy Assistant Professor of Languages & Literature Wyszynski, Connie Assistant Professor of Nursing





Aaron Collins Aaron Durham Aaron Hagen Adaeze Elonu

Adam Hawbaker Adam Jimenez Ahnre Gray Alan Alvarado

Alex Boston Alex Curl Alex Lovelady Alexis Baggett

Alexis Smith Alexandria McDonald Alfa Ramirez Allison Jones

Allyson Camp Allyson Dahlberg Amanda McAllister Amanda Oswalt

Amanda Willis Anastasia Grimaldo Andrew Denaker Angela Healy


Angelina Vannicola Anna Alonzo Anna Rothwell Anna Spangler

Anne Wake April Fry April Leonard Arissa Hatcher

Arlette Henderson Ashley Dukes Ashley Gonzalez Ashley Johnson

Ashley Mexicano Ashley Mills Ashley Morris Ashley Pollard

Ashley Spain Ashley Tarbutton Ashley Tyan Austin Dicks

Austin Fuller Austin Odom Axel Anderson Bailey Ketron


Bailey Weinzapfle Baylee Pritchard Bethany Hubbard Belle Greening

Ben Rhodes Bethany Risinger Betty Jordan Billy Williams

Blaine Hanes Blake Dover Blanca Alvarez Blane Knipe

Brady Tomlin Branden Penlanz Brandon Fouch Brandon Hancock

Brandon Henry Brandon Pokarny Brandon Self Brandon Thompson

Bre Ainsworth Bri Doyen Bria Tucker Brian Odom


Brianna Walker Brianna Weise Brice Winter Brinsley Chance

Brittany Connor Brittany Gatlin Brittany Ritchey Brooks Holder

Bryan Ramero Bryant Botello Bryce Hale Caitlin Alverson

Caleb Dorsey Caleb Phillips Caleb Richardson Caleb Rylas

Calvin Williams Cameron Cloudy Cameron Marchand Cameron Peters

Candy Xie Cara Smith Caroline Bump Caroline Guidry


Callie Timme Casey Papas Cassidy Muniz Cassie Brown

Cayden Cunniff Chance Kelley Chance Myers Chandler Frazer

Charles Davenport Charles Williams Charlotte Coit Chelsea Parrott

Charles Quigley Cheyenne Summers Chloe Jedlick Chris Lee

Chris Peterson Christian Johnson Christa Dunaven Christian Garcia

Christian Lemons Christian Moreno Christina Robles Christopher Dabney


Christopher Henderson Christopher Scoggins Clarke Tanner Claviosiea Dupree

Clint Edmonds Cody Allen Cody Blankenship Cody Court

Cody Greer Cody Martin Cody Polk Cody Wilk

Collin Sosedee Colton Sherwood Conner Combs Corrie Andrews

D. J. Williams

D. K. Callaway


Dakota Jackson

Dana Boyd

Daniel Curl Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Tarver Daniel Work

Danielle Kenebrew Danielle Thomas Danny Jackson Darius Williams

Darmond Bradley David Bain David Broker David Glaze

David Jackson David Jaynes David Lee David Sachson


Demetric Martin Derrick Charles Derrick Gordon Desirae Pearcy

Desiree Irwin Desmond Coleman Destiny Milbourne Devin Mack

Dewon Davis Diundra Thomas Dominique Bailey Donnie De La Cruz

Drew Benge Drew Dawson Dylan Augustine Dylan Benge

Dylan Bethea Dylan Bowman Dylan Maxwell Dylan Moore

Dylan Stockberger Elliot Harris Emily & Mallory Martin Emily Azlin


Emily Cook Emily Jimerson Emily Wilcox Erby Thompson

Eric Horton Erica McAllister Ericka Kacho Erin Miller

Esther Jeong Ethan Callahan Evan Simpson Florentino Perez

Folake Ishda Frank Snoddy Gabby Besch Gabriela Martinez

Gabrielle Garcia

Garrett Lackey


Gavin McAdam Gunner Gibson Gustavo Vasquez Halen Sanders

Haley Collins Halley Pater Hannah Beggs Hannah Gray

Hannah Parks Hannah Richardson Hannah Tidmore Harley Brown

Harley McLoy Harmony Tillis Harmony Allen Harvey Harrod

Harvey Wiggins Hayden Hollis Heather Ferguson Holly Hughes

Holly Pippin Hunter Clark Hunter Hardy Hunter Jameson


Ian Spencer I’keyia Lewis Isaac Avery Jack Perkins

Jaclyn Truitt Jacob Arnold Jacob Hurley Jacob Wilson

Jakob Bethea Ja’kory Hunter JaMarcus Mackey James Anderson

James Stubbs James Walker Jamil Samuel Jaylen McCloney

Jazmin Perez Jeff Hull Jeffrey Irokae Jenny Utterback

Jeremy Allen Jeremy Rhodes Jermaca Brown Jessica Bethea


Jessica Burrel Jessica Cadena Joe Meadows Joel Botello

Joel Segura John Hulme Johnathan Williams Jon Briner

Jonathan Parker Jordan Rosenberger Jordan Tarbutton Jose Alvacado

Jose Vega Josh Rylas Joshua Schmidt Jourdan McNeil

Juan Perez Juan Ramirez Juan Romero Julia Chance

Julie Chaler Justin Felicia Justin McCurry Justin Winfrey


Kadarius Bramun K’aelin Ware Kailob Wallace Kaitlyn Hollingshead

Kaley Brady Karson Kent Katelyn Pope Katlyn Harding

Katy Hill Kayla Arrington Kayla Cradit Kayla Frankin

Kayla Gaston Kayla Green Kayla Horn Kayla Knight

Keila Stephens Kelcee Dotson Kelci Dean Kelly Baker

Kelly Jo McLendon Kelsey Decarolis Kelsi Glasscoca Kenderson Cooks


Kenny Adcock

Kenzie Hunt

Kerry McClahan Khadijah Williams Khris Kirk Kia Jelley

Kimber Whitfield Kimberly Loftis Kirby Moore Kirsten Waller

Klein Allen Kristen Jusoyon Kristian Barnaby Kyle Nicholson

Kyle Rebector Lacey Lindsey Lameshiale Brown Landon Boffman


Landon Price Lane Stringfield LaNeisha Pickering Larry Baker

LaTravia Warren Lauren Fedor Lauren Guillory Lauren McCulley

Lauren Nicholson Lauren Tomchesson Layne Bethea Layne Bruno

Leslie Martinez Levi Malone Leyah Neuman Liz Garcia

Lou Ozan Lucas Boyett Lucy Elston Luke Davenport

Lydia Sanchez Lyndsie Macha Lynlea Hansen Lynze Boriski


Macy Freeman Maddie West Madeline Tinney Madison Cockrill

Malorie Westbrook Mandy Burkhalter Marcus Lawton Marcus Olearnick

Marcus Wooley Mariah Adams Mariah Erdhal Mario Garcia

Mark Gray Marrisa Badolato Matt Argenbright Matt Karpoff

Matthew Armandarez Matthew King Matthew Stevens Matthew Watson

Max Turner McKenna Osgood Meagan Merrill Megan Elrod


Mercy Ruto Micah Alonzo Michael Wooddall Michael Coyne

Michael Johnson Mikkel Keasler Michelle Smith Mikayla Lowe

Miranda Pippin Morgan Garrett Morgan Gorum Myquisha Davis

Naeem Covington Najma Alexander Natalie Davis Natalie Torres

Nathan Craver Nesha Garrett Nicholas Hanson Nick Medina

Nick Stott Nicolas Larzabal Nicole Buzzard Nicole Salum


Nicole Worsham Nitya Nandamudi Olivia Dyck Patrick Shewmaker

Patrin Stegall Payton Beggs Payton Lewis Pete Fitzsimmons

Poppy Zhou Porter Brewer Rachel Frank Rachel Ingram

Rachel Sirman Ramiro Mendez Ray Wei Rebecca Porter

Rebekah Kriechbaum

Rebekah Loper


Reece McConnell Regaysha Lacy Reggie Flowers Ro Burns

Robert Dicks Romeo Botelua Ronald Garner Rosie Lawrence

Roy Butler Ryan Barham Ryan Clark Ryan Gill

Ryan Matthews Ryan Stokes Ryley Parker Rylie McConnell

Sadie Morrell Sally Perkins Samantha Jackson Samantha Pettigrew

Sara Corley Sarah Alvis Sarah Gent Sarah Long


Sasha Kotouych Savanna Ashley Scotty Patrick Seth Powers

Shalee Faircloth Shannon Jones Shavonne Allen Shavonne Nuall

Shelby Abad Shelby Campbell Shelby Fuller Shelby Noack

Shelby Peeples Shelby Perkinson Shelby Taylor Shouquing (Levi) Si

Shtareau Smith Siqeta Kuiese Skylar Hollis Skylar Womack

Sophia Li Spencer Hill Stephanie Asher Stephanie Evans


Sterling Jones

Steven Herron

Steven Segler Steven Scott Summer Scott T. K. Campbell

Tafadzwa Charuma Talor Hunter Tammara Turner Tania Alonzo

Tanner Jones Tara Frazier Tayler Chaney Taylor Talbert

Terry Affolter Terry Cooper Jr. Terry Parish


Thomas Warren Tiana Ballard Ti’erra Dixon

Tiffani-Amber Moore Tiffany Ferrer Toi Glover Tori Turner

Trace Craver Travis Danford Travis Dice Travis Jefferson

Travis Nicks Trevor Spear Trey Ayers Tristan Edwards

Ty Tolleson Tyler Burge Tyler Clenderning Tyler Day

Tyler Hickingbottom Tyler Lawhorn Tyler Martin Tyler Nugent


Tyler Scott Tyler Tolopka Urial Olgun Victoria Barton

Victoria Brackin Victoria Sanchez Wanling He Wes Dorough

Wesley Simmons Weston Godsey Whitney Cates Whitney Justice


Will Stevenson William Monteagudo Xavian Jackson Ying (Candy) Xie

Zac Henderson Zach Rhodes Zach Whitlow Zachary Compten

Zachary Littleton





December Graduation

Tyler Riley

Daniel Cabrera


Graduates FRED M. HALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dr. Scott Ray, Dean

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS Dr. Tom Webster, Dean

Dusti Tonee Hays, B.S., Business Administration Lauren Kaye McCulley, B.S., Business Administration Sparkle Rubelia Sauls, B.S., Business Administration Carey Ryan Thibodeaux, B.S., Business Administration Leah Nicole Williams, B.S., Business Administration Robert Edward Wilson, B.S., Business Administration

Jillian Rachel Brackett, Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Ethan Luke Clayton, Bachelor of Music, All Level Music Education Brent Douglas Hetherington, Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Madison Lee Kauffman, B.A., University Studies Courtney Elizabeth White, B.A., Theatre Arts

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES Dr. Jerry Summers, Dean


Tania Patricia Alonzo, B.A., Political Science Kimberly Ann Gilstrap, B.S., University Studies Anna Caroline Guidry, B.A., English Huakai Lin, B.A., Mass Communication Clayton Douglas Pike, B.A., Mass Communication Zachary Ryan Quick, B.S., University Studies Tyler Edward Riley, B.A., Speech Communication Jennifer Elise Stothart, B.A., English Xiaomei Zeng, B.A., University Studies

Desmond Deron Coleman, B.A., Religion Lucy Alice Rene’ Elston, B.A., Religion Phillip Andrew Martin, Master of Arts, Religion William James Upton, Master of Arts, Religion

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Dr. Donna Lubcker, Dean Ashlee Diane Alexander, B.S.E. , Elementary Education Kayla Renee’ Baker, B.S.E. , Elementary Education Alex Armon Cloudy, B.S., University Studies Chasmine Cherrelle Coleman-Mays, B.S., University Studies Courtney Marie Colvin, B.S., University Studies Austin Scott Cook, B.S.E. , Social Studies Education Brittany Michelle Cook, B.S.E. Elementary Education Kristina Denea Cordova, B.S.E. , Elementary Education Lindsay Ann Courtney, B.S.E. , All Level Kinesiology Erin Elizabeth Garcia, B.S., Kinesiology Bailey Rayanne Gideon, B.S.E. , All Level Kinesiology Kassandra Padro, B.S.E. , Elementary Education Cathy Lynn Reints, B.S.E. Mathematics Education Mary Helen Slaughter, B.S., University Studies Kwame De’Von Spikes, B.S., Kinesiology Britni Jae White, B.S.E. , Elementary Education

SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Dr. Lynn New, Dean Cody Wes Allen, B.S., University Studies Alexia Shanice Anderson, B.S., Sociology Jonathan Alan Burkhart, B.A., Criminal Justice Daniel Jose’ Cabrera, B.S., Psychology Cayden Dean Cunniff, B.S., Criminal Justice James Allan Devenport, B.S., Psychology Michael Bjornsson Garcia, B.S., University Studies Chloe Samantha Jedlick, B.A., Sociology Mikayla Nicolette Lowe, B.S., University Studies Victoria Camille McReynolds, B.S., Sociology Brianna Lee Morphew, B.S., Psychology Analy Parra, B.A., Psychology Shelby Marie Upton, B.S., Psychology


May Graduation FRED M. HALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dr. Scott Ray, Dean

Melody Rachelle Mosby Jenkins, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction Blane Ross Knipe, M.Ed., Sports and Exercise Leadership Julie Ann Olguin-Phillips, M.Ed., Teacher Certification Brittany Ann Slater, M.Ed., Teacher Certification Lorin Brittany Sulak, M.Ed., Teacher Certification Stephanie Bettie Taylor, M.Ed., Sports and Exercise Leadership Kami Janae Upton, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction Austin Dane Walker, M.Ed., Sports and Exercise Leadership Jacob Lee Alford, B.S.E., All Level Kinesiology Trent Jerry Barnes, B.S., University Studies Paola Rebeca Bear, B.S.E., All Level Kinesiology Jordan Travis Brewer, B.S.E., All Level Kinesiology Jordan Lynne Bullard, B.S., Kinesiology Kacey Elizabeth Cartwright, B.S.E., Elementary Education Austin Gerald Claiborne, B.S., Kinesiology Antwanette LeSha Collins, B.S., University Studies John A. Derr, B.S.E., Secondary Mathematics Megan Michelle Dulude, B.S.E., Secondary Mathematics Jared Carter Fike, B.S., Kinesiology Kayla Andrea Franklin, B.S., Kinesiology Azucena Gonzalez, B.S.E., Elementary Education Nicole Ranae Graham, B.S.E., Elementary Education Brashay LaShune Gross, B.S., University Studies Aaron David Hagen, B.S.E., Secondary History Bethany-Jane MaeAnn Hubbard, B.S., Athletic Training Christopher Shaun Hudgens, B.S.E., Secondary History Emily Rae Jimerson, B.S.E., Elementary Education Wesley Julian Johnston, B.S.E., Secondary Mathematics Shelby Leigh Klein, B.S., University Studies Lacey LeeAnn Lasater, B.S.E., Elementary Education Lance David Loewe, B.S.E., All Level Kinesiology Casey Jo Martin, B.S.E., Elementary Education Jonathan Dylan Maxwell, B.A.S., University Studies Brian Christopher Nolan, B.S., University Studies Shelby Nicole O’Connor, B.S., Athletic Training Shelby Lynn Parker, B.S., Athletic Training Ashley Ann Ratcliff, B.S., Athletic Training Mary Bethany Risinger, B.S.E., Secondary English Alyssa Joelle Romero, B.S.E., Secondary Life Science Evan Louis Simpson, B.S.E., Secondary Mathematics Miranda Leann Smith, B.S.E., Elementary Education Anna Marie Spangler, B.S., Athletic Training Christen Anne Thompson, B.S.E., Elementary Education Shelbie Ann Welk, B.S.E., All Level Kinesiology Kristin Leigh Wersterfer, B.S.E., Elementary Education

Micah Josiah Alonzo, B.S., Business Administration Dylan Wayne Bethea, B.S., Business Administration Kelsey Anamarie Biscoe, B.S., Business Administration Dalton Craig Buchanan, B.S., Business Administration Talton Charles Cooper III, B.S., Business Administration Edgar Garcia, B.S., Business Administration Jettie Rebekah Grant, B.S., Business Administration Mark Anthony Gray, B.S., Business Administration Michael Alexander Hamilton, B.S., Business Administration Arissa Evette Hatcher, B.S., Business Administration Savannah Elizabeth Higginbotham, B.S., Business Administration Haden Nicole Hollis, B.S., Business Administration Brittany Jade Jones, B.S., Business Administration Kathryn Nicole King, B.S., University Studies Kali Ann Kipp, B.S., Business Administration Christian A Lemons, B.S., Business Administration Lacy Elaine Liles, B.S., Business Administration Clyde Omo-iyase, B.S., Business Administration Jonathan Eli Parker, B.S., University Studies Cristopher Daniel Peterson, B.S., Business Administration Clinton Taylor Salmon, B.S., Business Administration James Douglas Spencer, B.S., Business Administration Robert Edward Wilson, III, B.S., Business Administration

SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES Dr. John Harris, Dean Blake Forrest Dover Master of ArtsReligion Terry William Affolter, B.S., University Studies Kenneth Lance Anding, B.A., Religion Matthew Thomas Armendarez, B.S., University Studies Taylor Howard Cruse, B.A., Religion Emily Danielle Fausett, B.A., Religion Krystin Elise Jurries, B.A., Religion Tyler Jay Keese, B.A., Religion Sangita Anaka Parsons, B.S., University Studies

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Dr. Donna Lubcker, Dean Dr. Joseph D. Brown, Associate Dean Robert Edward Churchman, M.Ed., Sports and Exercise Leadership Ashley Michelle Hamer, M.Ed., Sports and Exercise Leadership Lena Carola Hollingshead, M.Ed., Teacher Certification


SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS Dr. Thomas Webster, Dean Amber Elizabeth Beckham, B.S., University Studies David Angelo Buroker, B.M., All Level Music Julia Gabrielle Chance, B.A., Theatre Arts Jared Timothy Erickstad, B.S.E., All Level Theatre Arts Ann Lillian Flanagan, B.M., Piano Performance Andrew Morgan Malone, B.M., All Level Music Jacqueline Texie Ritchey, B.A., University Studies Sherry Ann Sissom, B.S.E., All Level Theatre Arts

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES Dr. Jerry Summers, Dean Christopher Lee Bearden, B.A., University Studies Layne Aaron Bruno, B.A., Mass Communication Drew William Dawson, B.S., University Studies Kinsey Elaine Kent, B.S., Business Administration Klaire Elissa Kent, B.A., Speech Communication Michael Thomas Lawson, B.A., Mass Communication Daniel Stephen Lowrie, B.A., Mass Communication Kaytlin Rebecca Norman, B.A., International Studies Amanda Renee Oswalt, B.A., Speech Communication Ryan Kenton Ringo , B.A., Mass Communication

Darmon Lashay Lockett-Bradley, B.S., Criminal Justice Amanda Chantyl McBride, B.S., Psychology Jentrelle Charisma Moore, B.S., Criminal Justice Florentino Perez, B.S., Criminal Justice Steven Ryan Ramage, B.S., University Studies Michelle Lee Ray, B.S., Chemistry and Biology Steven Blake Scott, B.A., Criminal Justice Valerie Alanna Smith, B.S., Biology Janet Rene’ Torres, B.A., University Studies Jacob Aaron Wilson, B.A., Criminal Justice

SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Dr. Lynn New, Dean Lisa Michelle Belknap, M.A.C., Counseling Kyle Wayne Brewer, M.A.C., Counseling Angela M. Bross, M.A.C., Counseling Tony Eugene Goss, M.A.C., Counseling Sherry J. Harris-Boles, M.A.C., Counseling Raymond Fhorthune Wei, M.A.C., Counseling Andrea Marguerite Aldrich, B.S., Biology Vaughn Stephen Ayres, III, B.S., Chemistry Emily Grace Bach-Spencer, B.S., Biology Jordan Andrew Bartlett, B.S., Biology Carla Denise Carpenter, B.S., Psychology Kendall Anne Collins, B.S., Sociology Meagan Elizabeth Doan, B.A., Psychology Bryant Allan Draper, B.S., University Studies Jordan Andrew Gibbs, B.S., Chemistry Tawny Janae Hank, B.S., University Studies Amanda Quinshay Harmon, B.S., University Studies Angela Marie Healy, B.A., Child Development Jonathan Spencer Hill, B.S., Mathematics Rebecca Cordieux Howard, B.A., Psychology Esther Hayne Jeong, B.S., Biology Kelly Victoria Johnstone, B.S., Criminal Justice

FRANK S. GRONER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Leslie Borcherding, Interim Dean Jenna Elizabeth Chatham, B.S.N., Nursing Jessica Renea Clendenny, B.S.N., Nursing Belinda Ann DeGraff, B.S.N., Nursing and Kinesiology Pattinna Lynnette Joseph, B.S.N., Nursing Billy Dean King, Jr., B.S.N., Nursing Emma Rosie Lawrence, B.S.N., Nursing Jose Ivan Montano, B.S.N., Nursing Britnee Michelle Morgan, B.S.N., Nursing Lauren Christine Nicholson, B.S.N., Nursing Ikechukwu Daniel Nnamdi, B.S.N., Nursing Christina Marie Robles, B.S.N., Nursing Britney Nicole Rushing, B.S.N., Nursing Cyndia Raquel Simington, B.S.N., Nursing Ashley Renee Teat, B.S.N., Nursing Otesha Shanea Vincent, B.S.N., Nursing


To Be Continued... “Over the next hundred years, I think ETBU will have grown exponentially in all areas including number of students, buildings and accommodations around campus, etc., and it will continue to mold students into a diverse community of faith. May the light on the hill never die!”

-Macy Freeman, Miss ETBU 2013-14

“I think the things that make ETBU what it is will stay the same throughout the next 100 years. I hope that community, and a Christ-centered atmosphere, will continue to be our core. I think that our academic programs will continue to expand and become more well-known. I trust that God has wonderful things in store for the future of ETBU.”

-Kinsey Kent, SGA President 2013-14


“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”

-Barack Obama

Speech to joint session of Congress, Sept.9, 2009


2013-14 ETBU Martian  
2013-14 ETBU Martian  

The 2014-15 East Texas Baptist University Yearbook, The Martian