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utilizing the power of
and to the far reaches of the
spirit that has characterized
Jour Lord, we can conquer globe; fellow shipping and Liberty since its founding in ^^the world run the race spreading the gospel. 1971. naintain the spirit. We also pursued our academic Rising to meet all the chalroughout the 1997-1998 and athletic goals, continually lenges that impeded our scHpol year, we ventured forth running with perseverance the progress, we donned the whole under the banner of Liberty, race set before us. armor of God and persevered, traveling to both our Jerusalem Finally, we maintained the becoming, in our victory...
much mane than covqveKOKS.
Put on the WbOle dKIDOUR o that ye m a y be able to stand
God, against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
Volume 25 â€˘ Lynchburg, VA 24506 Walsworth Publishing Co. * August 1997-April 1998
Vhe Life of a Liberty Stvdevt
Top: Soccer fans had a lot to smile about. Above: With such rushed schedules, students try to slip in studying time between classes. Above right: Jeanette Costin, Ebony Wells, Chrissy Remsberg and Jennifer Brown are a smiles for the block party. Right: O h what a tangled web w e weave... Freshmen get caught in the web of fun at the block party.
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Left: And the band played on...The Spirit of the Mountain marching band performed during halftime activities. Below: It's a bird, it's a it's the Liberty Eagle leading the cheers and entertaining the crowd.
Above: LU fans knew how to party at football games. Many dressed up like this caped man at sporting events.
The Liberty Campus on papeK Right: Freshman Matt Keenan enjoys a little sweetness during the annual Block Party. Below: Jessica Kerth's aggressive side comes out during the games. The women's soccer team finished its season 6-13.
Right: Is that Dr. Black takin' a turn with Bear Pierce at late night Coffee House? Far Right: H o w many sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains did you watch?
Left: With a tailgate party before the Homecoming game, students 5 took advantage of the nice weather that day. Below: The women's f| volleyball team gets pumped up before its game during the Big South 8 Conference.
H yean of Remembnance
Above: Football fans show their psycho-like spirit at Homecoming. Left: Dr. Witham's government class takes a break from class to watch the attack dogs during Military Day.
Nerf basketball. Far left: Students waited with expectations to get mail from their loved ones. Left: Students frequently decorated their windows to add a personal touch.
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/4bove /eft The Spirit Rock continued to serve as a campus bulletin board. Above right: Matthew Adkins took a leap of faith outside the Vines, attempting to jump over Chris Edwards. Below left: The LU cheerleading team conducted airs above ground. Below right: Man's best friend showed off his unfriendly side during a Military Police demonstration.
Above: Junior Jennifer Jackson reflected in the sun's light during a soccer game. Below left: Tim M e a d o w s got m a d e up for the night of ScareMare. Below right: Students took time from their busy days to congregate in the courtyard.
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moment frozen in time. A smile,
^^^^B friends, a look of pain, happiness, ^ ~^ victory, reposeâ€” one fraction of a second that will last for ages. Here on these pages are the captured time droplets chosen to represent who we were, what we did and the world we lived in. Look at them and know us.
Top right: Several Liberty students joined hands to pray for ScareMare. Far right: S o p h o m o r e Aegis Boyer converted her car into a moving message board for her beliefs. Belowright:Jars of Clay guitarist Stephen M a s o n adds a G e n Next sound. Right: Hundreds of students gathered in the courtyard at dawn for the annual See You at the Pole rally.
Above Left: The Flames football team players were the pirates of the gridiron in the H o m e c o m i n g Parade. Left: Jaynie Null, Leah W a g n e r and Nicci Newton entertained the Coffee House crowd with their talent. Below: Christy Prince and D'arcie Anderson cruised around that friend of all college students, Walmart. Bottom: The Vines reflected the moon's light on many a clear night. Bottom Left: LU fans made some noise at all sports events.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, md of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" Matthew 28:19). Although separate from the world, ve are also in the world, and thus we spread God's light among its citizens. Through mission trips and ministry opportunities Liberty reached out to a
ost world. We traveled afar, planting th seed of the gospel in distant lands. We ministered in our Jerusalem that is our surrounding community. We ministered through physical labor, building and helping. We gave of our
talents, singing and entertaining. Yet, w
let our lives shine as a city on a hill, living as examples of what a Christian is â€” conquerors through and for Christ.
am-Builder o distant ports. Others set aelstrom of life, leaving all to [g light of the scriptures and sailed
11, Dr. A. Pierre Guillermin ;ident emeritus, co-founder and
'building some bridges with ture." rmin had been planning this )f health, but was asked to stay (in )wth," Guillermin said. v, we do see a light at the end of and staff. It was an appropriate unic m r m e transition to taxe piace, u u m e r m i n said. "Dr. G." as he was called by friends and students, spent his extra time getting more involved in the university on a grass-roots level. "I wanted to enjoy the campus. Being in the administration, you're somewhat restricted," Guillermin said of his role change. "You're not really interacting with the students, faculty and staff in the same manner." So began a new chapter in the life of a man who took the helm of a vision for the future in 1967 and navigated through three decades to the status of a world-class institute of higher education.
by Randy King
yean of Jubilee y^-iThe Winds of
Change J M mid the pomp and circumstance of M ^ M â„˘
thefirstofficial convocation of
~ ^ the '97 fall semester came the
announcement that the $110 million debt that Liberty had accrued since 1990 had been reduced to about $10 million in long term debt. Dr. Jerry Vines, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced that Liberty was operating within its budget for the first time in seven years. "It is time to give honor and praise to our great God," Vines said. "This is a milestone in the history of Liberty University. "The faculty and staff sacrificed during the hard years for LU," Vines said, "because they believed in this university and what w e
the initial mortgage bonds which are at a
more than two students per room; it includes
were trying to accomplish."
value of $27 million.
provisions for telecommunications, includin
Chancellor Dr. Jerry Falwell admitted that
"Friends like D a n Reber, J i m m y Thomas,
computer access; and it includes provisions
the past seven years had been difficult for the
Art Williams, and thousands of people with
for n e w buildings that support a greater
entire Liberty family. Falwell said. " W e
smaller gifts began doing things w e had
student body here at the university."
were caught in a dilemma that w e didn't
never had happen before," Falwell said.
However, Falwell was quick to mention
President Borek said that Liberty's
that although Liberty'sfinancialoutlook was
precipitate, but that w e could not stop. There were times when w e wondered if w e would
relativefinancialsecurity could afford
considerably brighter, the university was by
ever bottom out and start back up."
changes on campus in the near future.
no means "out of the woods." " W e will neve
At the Academic Convocation in Septem-
" W e are in the process of developing and
be out of the woods financially because w e
ber 1995, Dr. Falwell asked the faculty and
having the university community comment
are such a large institution and require a lot
student body to fast and pray for revival on
on a facilities master plan that will take us
of m o n e y to operate," Falwell said. "But as
the Liberty campus and $50 million. Since
into the 21st century," Borek said. "That
far as the debt is concerned, that challenge if
Jan. 1, 1997, Liberty has received gifts
master plan includes provisions for n e w
totalling more than $52 million, including
dorms; it includes provisions for having no
by Jason Ingran
Far left: Dr. Vines delivered the good news of Liberty's new financial standing at academic convocation. Left: The Sounds of Liberty lead a time of praise. Below left: Dr. Towns expressed his joy to the donors for the changes being made at Liberty. Below: Our Chancellor Dr. Falwell with new president Dr. John M. Borek.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1
• Iterations trademarked 1997- 98 for Liberty. From the
and longtime friend of the university, A.L. Williams, was revealed as
M^^l! change in presidents to the exchange of the "This
the donor of a large part of the monies which pulled LU out of it
™ ~^ university is politically incorrect" sign for the
"Changing lives ... one degree at a time" sign, the year was shaped The library changed too, incorporating the Creation Museum to and defined by changes.
make more student study area. The library also made the long-
More and better computers were one of the biggest changes.
overdue change to a computer circulation system, making the entir
<jj checkout process
£ easier and more
from the efforts of
£ efficient. The Vines
l 11 VII' Technology Resource Center (formerly Aca-
Center received a new wood floor. The design,
The sign to the entrance was changed from Politically Incorrect.
simplistic in nature, was welcomed by
in acquiring literally hundreds of new machines, both Macintosh and
dedicated fans w h o came to support the basketball and volleyball
I B M compatibles. Professors received new technology as well.
teams as well as the athletes.
On the grand scale, the Southern Association of Colleges and
Subtler changes were noticed too.
Schools revoked Liberty's probation and restored full accreditation Groundskeeping kept busy beautifying the campus, Maintenance
|> installed better utilities and ground was broken on the new dorm Labs were shuffled, with the graphics lab switching with the FACS lab and the Liberty Champion moving to DH 110 and donating its old office to a faculty software training center in DH 113. As spring blossomed around campus, all the changes made it apparent that the university was undergoing a change of seasons as well. Most agreed it was a change for the better.
Above: The Flames basketball teams got to pound n e w paint after the Vine floor w a s redecorated.
by Randy King
Left: Several 1997 Miss Liberty candidates clown around during the first Homecoming Parade. Be/ow: The massive s p e e d b u m p s scattered about campus slowed student traffic and in response to student complaints the b u m p s were quickly lowered.
Above centerThe relocation of the Liberty Godparent H o m e nearer to the LU campus added another ministry opportunity. LeftStudents benefited from the information technologies's purchase of more than 100 new computers.
Far above: The Prayer chapel provided a quiet worship center for Liberty's students to get away from daily stress and be alone with God. Many small weddings also took place in the chapel. Above: T h e Carter-Glass Mansion continued to serve as administrative offices for Chancellor Jerry Falwell and also provided a park-like setting on its lawn. Right: Always a familiar face. In convocation, Eric Lovett led the praise and worship.
Some things never change... Students bustled around, resembling a city sidewalk. A s Eric Lovett began to sing, students chatted with nearby neighbors and waved to friends. Students learned to depend on convocation in the Vines Center, discovering it to be a stable harbor amidst the rising and falling tide of their lives. However, the Vines Center was not the only dependable place at L U . The Liberty Bell, tucked away in a serene area of campus surrounded by tall bushes, provided seclusion for some. Whether it was to talk or think about problems, the Bell was a place to focus. E
The Courtyard was another safe haven. Although
â„˘ flags only waved a couple of times per semester, w 0)
!" students and faculty alike still utilized the area to bolster their morale. A n important meeting place in between classes, the courtyard symbolized friendship and, on beautiful days, relaxation. From the courtyard, students could see another unchanging favorite, the bald spot, rearing its shorn top above Lynchburg. W o r n paths too numerous to count or discover covered the hillsides, a boon to runners, bikers and to students w h o just needed to escape for awhile. A s dusk settled, some clambered up the Bald Spot to 0
appreciate the eye of heaven sinking behind the distant Blue Ridge Mountains.
Far above: Our very o w n Liberty bell w a s located near the Religion Hall in a serene part of c a m p u s and served as a symbolic reminder of the role a Christian plays in society. Above: The Vines Center is the central location of Liberty's campus where the students gathered for a variety of events, including weekly convocations, sporting events and concerts.
Douglas Kruhin the Would
Rallies Not_Your Ordinary Pep
Rally N o t h i n g
Right: Jamey Ragle spoke at the fall "Jesus is A w e s o m e " rally. Below The Lovett family at the "Jesus is A w e s o m e " rally.
attracts a crowd like a crowd and Liberty
dynamics as everyone else. Whether gathering around the courtyard flagpoles to pray in the early morning mist or packing into DeMoss 160-161 for an evening prayer, praise, or preaching event, Liberty students usually turned out en masse for on-campus rallies. This year saw students populating rallies such as "See You at the Pole," Rev. Flip Benham's Abstinence rally and the annual "Jesus is Awesome" rally. Students gathered at these confabulations for a variety of reasons, from required attendance to a search for meaning. Others, like Junior Tracy Mausseau, went to enjoy the fellowship of peers with the same goals. "Here there are a few hundred students, and there are a lot of people with the same heartbeat as me â€” to pray for our country," Mausseau said at the "See You at the Pole" rally in September.
by Randy King
For where two or three are gathered together in m y name, there a m I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
Above: YouthQuest came out to "See You at the Pole" this year to entertain the early morning crowd. Far left. Music was a vital part of the Jesus is A w e s o m e rally. Left A hush of silence spread across the courtyard of flags as students prayed for personal and social conerns. The annual "SeeYou at the Pole" rally drew hundreds of Liberty students this year.
wottfd impact conference Reaching the
World D i r e c t o r
of the World Center
the students w h o have c o m e to talk to them."
for Missions Jim O'Neill
Gary Holden, the alumni director and the
described the atmosphere as
director of public relations for Word of Lif
"focused." The 22nd Annual World Impact
said that several students showed interest i
Conference, a week-long recruiting drive for
WOL's short-term summer missions trips,
world missions, was mutually beneficial for
and that total response was "as good or
the visiting missions
better" than at most universi-
representatives and the
student body alike.
In return, the representa...the students'
More than 80 representa-
tives ministered to the students' needs by praying hearts are very
tives from 45 missions organizations worldwide
with them. June Nilsen, a
pliable missions in therepresentative for
erected information tables in the DeMoss Hall atrium,
approximately 15 years, used
Lord's hands. the opportunity to give
each vying for the willing >, hearts and able bodies of
something back to the w
2 Liberty students. M o r e than
Jim O 'Neill ÂŁ 150 students responded to
"Our goal is to inform,
the call, pledging their time
recruit and encourage,"
and efforts to expanding the knowledge of
Nilsen said. " I have been able to pray with
Christ around the world.
number of students and encourage them (this
O'Neill, said that the representatives he
spoke with were very impressed with the
O'Neill announced a need of $10,000 for
Above: Liberty student B.J. Henderson talked student body's willingness to serve in the with Bonnie S u e Walker, a missionary to Uganda, about the possibility of becoming a mission fields. missionary. Top: Attracted by the brillant display, Shaun Chelgreen stopped to examine "There (were) two things that our guests s o m e free literature about Europe. really noticed about the campus," O'Neill
church buildings in India and a special
said. "First, (the representatives noticed
largest student offering ever at Liberty. "
that) we are a very positive ministry; it was
offering indicates, I believe, that the stu-
very encouraging to them to see a positive
dents' hearts are very pliable in the Lord's
approach to life and the Lord. Second, they
hands," O'Neill said.
sensed a great deal of interest on the part of
by Jason Ingram
publishing project Dr. Elmer Towns planned with the Russian Orthodox Church. The student body gave more than $9,000â€”the
Above: Chris McMillan from Mainland China Mission International showed Liberty student Chris Wilson photographs of recent M C M I missions trips. Left: Jim O'Neill is the director of the World Missions Center. Far left. Phil Williams, a representative from Food for the Hungry, shared his recent humorous experiences on the mission field with Al Ingenito.
Right and below: C-91 operation director, Shawn Andrews dedicated his time to making sure C-91 stayed on air â€” a serious job that on occasion caused him to flip his wig.
Above: Senior Simeon Searwar got wrapped up in his work as host of "The Basement" on C-91. Above right. Jennifer Okamoto took her show to new heights, broadcasting from her desktop. Right Retaining his radiant radio personality, Senior Dan White beamed for the shutter.
LU'5 Radio Station
alittle light C
has permeated local
The station was on-air 24-7,
air waves since 1988.
varying between satellite and live
At the time of its founding
broadcasts. The first half of every
the station possessed only basic radiosemester, as the student DJs were equipment and reached only a few
learning their trade, C-91 ran about
dorms on campus.
40 percent live broadcasts. After
Dr. Carl Windsor, who was
midterms the ratio changed to
instrumental in starting the station, approximately 90 percent according succeeded in transforming C-91 into a to Shawn Andrews, C-91 operation 100-watt station on Feb. 1, 1993,
allowing residents of Central VirginiaC-91 broadcast a 130-watt signal to receive the broadcast.
during the 1997-98 school year,
Rodney Baylous, advisor of C-91
Andrews said. The station covered 14
during 1997-98, said that Liberty
Central Virginia counties and there
University created the station to offer were reports of receptions up to 85 better training for students as well as miles away. to provide an educational Christian station for Liberty and the
Lori Bridgewater community." and Randy King
Topright:Senior Jennifer Okamoto found that dancing while you DJ helped pass the Wme.Above: Advisor Rodney Baylous w a s integral in keeping C-91 on the air. Right. C-91 paid tribute to the oldies but goodies.
SupeR Conference Preparing Leaders for the N e w
he organizers of the 14th
H Annual Super Conference
"John Maxwell's Leadership Conference
~P^ held in the Vines Center from
was both a first and a very powerful new
Oct. 26-29 proclaimed it to be one of the
addition to the conference," Falwell said.
biggest and best conferences ever. More
"Everyone wants to learn leadership no
than 3,500 pastors, lay leaders and their matter where God calls them. He had the spouses attended this year's Super Confer- right message and of course several thouence.
sand to hear him."
"This year's conference has been a big
Maxwell said the training of college
draw," Super Conference Director Lew
students in the art of leadership is impera-
Weider said. "We have a lot more variety
tive if they want to change the world.
this year and the hardest thing for attendees "If I can teach (students) leadership and to decide is which workshop to go to."
relationship skills at this age, they have a
The 1997 conference included many
whole life in front of them that will be
different, specialized tracks for attendeesawesome to to build on," Maxwell said. choose from including prophecy, music and
He said the quickness of overall change,
a ladies' conference.
be it technology or methodology, is one of
The daily workshops were even more
the biggest challenges to face students and
diversified, covering topics such as
pastors in the 21st century. He said most
children's ministry, senior ministry, youthpeople lag behind the various changes and ministry and counseling.
therefore lose the "impact and significance"
"It's remarkable how Super Conference
of their ministry.
keeps building every year," Weider said.
"About the time we get something down,
Although this was the 14th Super
it's already gone," Maxwell said.
Conference, LU Chancellor Dr. Jerry
"We need to learn how to become
Falwell said that Thomas Road Baptist
leadership quality people, because only
Church has been sponsoring ministry
leaders will stay ahead of change."
conferences for the past 30 years. What
The catch phrase of the leadership
made this year's conference unique was the conference could be summed up in Leadership Conference with author and
Maxwell's saying, "everything rises and
motivational speaker Dr. John Maxwell,
falls on leadership."
by Sarah Pollak 30
Left. Paul Lynch was one of the many performers at Super Conference. Below: John Maxwell was the guest speaker for this year's Super Conference. He spoke the last day for the entire day.
Spiritual Cmpbasis Week A Little Spiritual
Revival Hundreds of students made life-changing decisions at this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week. Multitudes of repentant hearts flooded the Vines Center floor during the fall and spring events. Dr. Johnny Hunt conducted the September S E W , encouraging students to make sure they had "real faith." Hunt, the pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia, also called those in attendance to m o v e on to the next level in their spiritual walk. C a m p u s Pastor D w a y n e Carson felt that Hunt started off the school year on the right note. "(Hunt) set the tone with the message on James 2:26 â€” making sure you've got real faith," said Carson. "And Wednesday night, by calling us all to go to the next level, I thought that he set the tone for the rest of the school year." The spring S E W featured Rev. Dave Early, a pastor from Gahanna, Ohio. Early instructed the student body on the principles of discipleship. Early, w h o served as campus pastor while at Liberty was laid on the hearts of the campus pastors as the right one for S E W , according to Carson. For the many L U students w h o were from Early's church his visit was a sort of homecoming.
by Randy King i
But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe
that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that Above: Many students m a d e life-changing decisions at Spiritual Emphasis Week. Whether it was by a song or sermon, many students were personally moved by the message. Left: Dr. Johnny Hunt inspired the audience with his moving messages during Spiritual Emphasis Week. Far left. Singer, Alicia Williamson delivered an up-lifting song.
diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Habitat for Humanity Students Lend a
Helping Hand M ^^B#^^^ any
^s made light work as mover
100 Liberty students joined
with Lynchburg volunteers to build
14 n e w homes for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat officials chose to name the new community Jubilee Heights after Leviticus 25, where G o d commanded Moses to declare a year of jubilee in which all lands sold or given as payment of debt would be returned to the original owner. A s the dedication ceremony program stated, "It seems most appropriate that this land represents the name it bears: redemption, renewal, release â€” a release of this land for homeownership in this, our jubilee." According to construction supervisor David Wright, more than 1,600 volunteers aided in the construction process over a one week period. A m y Canne-Longo, a sophomore at L U and a resident of dorm 28-1, was impressed with the volunteer effort. "I think it's neat h o w all of these people are volunteers," Canne-Longo said. Yolanda King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated the community. King commended the volunteers for sacrificing their time and money in order that others might have a home. These values of love, of brotherhood, of service, of faith, of respect that are talked about so profoundly in houses of worship all across our country are practiced so pitifully in our lives," King said. "But as Christians, and as people in the Habitat family, w e know better." by Jason
Top:Yolanda King and a small friend dedicated the Jubilee Heights community. Abov It's a roof life. Volunteers constructed a community.
Left: A home-builder by day, Albert Fields (center) built more than 40 houses for Habitat around Lynchburg. Below: H o m e free, finally â€” a Lynchburg family with their new h o m e built by Habitat for Humanity. Bottom: Many hands make light work â€” volunteers donated their time to helping the cause.
Right: Andrea Bradley, Jason Rioux, S h a n e Bowyer, A m y Fincher, Stephanie Holland, Tina Nichols m a d e bread over an open fire. Below left: A m y Lewis enjoyed morning devotions from a balcony overlooking the forest. Below right: A m y Fincher, Nikki B o w e n and Andrea Bradley posed for their scrapbooks.
Above: Anita Lewis, Jill Collard, and A m y Fincher had an interesting hairday. Right: Stacey Collier, Kelley Walton, Andrea Lattanzio, Chrissy Remsberg, Stephanie Hollard, Andrea Bradley, Travis Druck and Jamaican friends Peter and Mr. Bailey rested after chopping Bamboo to cover a pit.
sand, sun and surf are
that even when you're doing some of the
the typical thoughts
In all of our labor we found that God was hardest work you've ever done, you can still
that preclude a descrip-
in control. We did not have any serious
tion of the perfect spring break. Rocks,
injuries or illnesses. We all discovered the for the Lord.
lumber and bamboo, on the other hand, do
joy of serving God.
have an awesome time when you're doing it
"God taught me that I needed to step out
not usually enter a description of anyone'sI learned that missionary trips are not allof my comfort zone and win people to the spring break, perfect or otherwise. However,
glamorous and fun. However, I also found
Lord," said freshman Abbey Woiske.
all of the things men-
"This was my first
tioned were definitely a
trip and God showed
part of a spring break I
me that you don't have
spent in Jamaica that
to go to another
was said, more than just
country to be a witness.
perfect; it was life
When you step out of
your front door you are
Dane Emerick, dean
on a mission field,"
of men, and Anita Lewis
led a team of 36 Liberty
students on a mission
"As one of the our
trip to the Jamaican
other team members
Deaf Village in
said, it's not so much that we changed on this trip, but that we realized who we were," said junior Christa Weisser.
by Chrissy Remsberg
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Above: The team presented Christ through drama to students in a school for the deaf. Left: Dean Dane Emerick and his crew pose for a picture before leaving.
Right. Children can bring happiness to anyone. This LU student found that out for herself. Below. The El Salvador missions team took time out to enjoy themselves.
Above: The missions team did a little street witnessing to children in El Salvador. Right. A little basketball? Witnessing can be done during a pick-up g a m e too.
TKips to the field ^ Mission Possible: j* * .
Summer Missions N
all Liberty students spent the
Stacey Manter enjoyed the trip so m u c h
to see the way that all the way across the
summer soaking up the sun's
that she didn't want to return to the states.
world you can find the same beliefs, songs
light. B y venturing forth on one
"Our group had a great spirit of unity," said
and the same God," mused Spinelli.
of several LU-managed mission trips, some
Manter. "Everyone had a real servant's
students were able to help spread the Son's
light into the far corners of the world.
Four Liberty students and three faculty members journeyed to Russia for seven days,
The 12 person L I G H T team that traveled
visiting the cities of M o s c o w and Kaluga.
to the Philippines helped with Vacation
The students helped with daily programs,
students and staff traveled to El Salvador,
Bible School, lead adult Bible studies and
and distributed copies in Russian of Dr.
Hong Kong/China/Hawaii, Mexico, the
presented daily programs of drama, music
Carolyn Diemer's book, "What the Bible
Philippines and Russia. The teams gave
Teaches about Life After Death."
A combined total of almost 100 L U
approximately 200 presentations, consisted
Eugene Caballero, an L U senior w h o
The audiences were receptive and fun to
of music, drama, puppets, preaching and
moved to the United States from the
work with according to junior Sarena
Philippines 11 years ago, was excited by the
While this was not an easy job for any of
chance to return to the land of his boyhood.
"I would definitely go back in a heartbeat
the people involved, the harvest was plenti-
Eugene said that the trip was very eye-
because of the ministry opportunities and the
ful, leading to approximately 370 decisions
opening. "I learned to be more thankful for
openness of the people w e encountered,"
what I have in the U.S.," Caballero stated.
said Beasley with a smile.
M a n y other people m a d e life changing decisions, renewing their faith, or feeling the
Junior Emily Spinelli was impressed with the universality of the Gospel. "It was neat
by Randy King
call to missions. The 25 m e m b e r team to El Salvador helped L U alumnus Hal Large build a church in Santa Ana. The team's presentations varied, as they communicated to a mixture of audiences. During a two week stay in the country the team saw approximately 200 people give their lives to Christ.
A n d he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
Summermissions Right: T h e mission team to Kaluga, Russia. Below: Students saw sights from history like St. Basil the Blessed in Moscow.
Above: Junior Sarena Beasley m a d e a friend at the nursing home in Kaluga, Russia. Right. Russian Army Gen. Borisov spoke to the team at a prayer breakfast. Far Right. Senior Matt Redmer prepared to present a lesson to the Kaluga youth.
Above Left. Dr. Carl Deimer goes native on a bus near Red Square. Above: Senior Christy Behnken handed out Russian copies of Dr. Carolyn Diemer's book at an orphanage. Left Russian children gave the team a fond farewell.
finals and Coping With Stress
alarm clock buzzes at 6:35 a.m.
not the only voice heard throughout the student
Confusion fills your heavy head as
you wonder what day it is. Your
Caroline T i m m o n s said, "I get frustrated
time because some professors assign eyes are still bloodshot from staring at a computer around finals screen last night that you know gives-off radioac-homework on top of studying for finals, and that is tive waves. Your mind is stuffed with terms like when I g.et burned out." "instrumental conditioning" and "blue chip."
students find a cure to all this nagging do
This scene is all too familiar for college
pain thatis felt at the end of every semester? "I
students. What is the heinous cause to these
spend a loof t time praying, watching TV and
effects? Two words: Finals week.
my friends who are also experiencing the talking tc
The seven days of torture is experienced by
junior Lezah Crosby ssful same stresituations,"
every college student. Whether it's a freshman or said. a Rodger Love prefers to listen to Semor senior, the stress is felt by everyone. Finals week music. "Iprefer jazz and classical music because it is the time when the rubber hits the road. In other and calming," he added. is verymellow ; words, it's the time when students know the meaning of stress with a capital, "S."
Unforunately the words "college student" and "stress" can be synonymous, but with time man-
Junior Jennifer Pillath said, "Finals week is bad agement and a little prayer, anyone can come out because you not only have academics to concen-
trate on, but you also have financial, relationship
by Becky Walker
and traveling problems to think about." Her cry is
Blessed is the m a n that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him. James 1:12 42
Above: It's crunch time. Student, Kyle Harris tried to get s o m e last minute studying done. Far left: Students were found studying around every corner, including the D e M o s s brick wall. Aaron Smith was one of the m a n y w h o chose the wall as a more comfortable place to study. LeftLeslie Bradshawand Helena A. Veerkamp decided to study in the traditional library environment during Finals week.
Above: Eve Bunn was just one of the many freshman who arrived on campus a week earlier than the rest of the students, but activities such as Laser Storm were set-up to keep f r e s h m a n entertained during Orientation W e e k . Farright:The white team took its walking pyramid 20 feet before it collapsed into one big pile during the X-treme games held the first w e e k of school. Right: O n e lost g 44 freshman Sehih tried to find | his classroom. <=
Wet Behind the Cax&
school year brings a larger group of
freshmen to dwell on Liberty's campus.
semester off to focus on m y spiritual walk, to meet
friends and to get good grades," Lane said, adding
Each person who comes to school hopes that she planned to look for a job as soon as the and dreams of not only their futures, but more also semester ended. their college experience.
A freshman with a job and a full course load
Some freshmen, such as Pat Kekic, had great
would often struggle while trying to find time for
expectations of their first year the moment they
friends or relationships. "It is hard trying to
reached campus. "It's really big, compared to my
balance school work and a social life," said Renae
high school," he said. Texas native Sarah Lane saidClaiborne, "but I somehow find the time." the campus was, "Beautiful ... I saw new places
Although freshmen have had their changes
opening and new people who would later be my
within the first month of the school year, each had
something about Liberty that seemed important to
Most of the freshmen live in the dorms, which
them. Kekic felt that it was the professors. "To
shrank their enormous view of the campus. "[The
them, you are not just a number, you are a
rooms] are smaller than I expected," Kekic said.
student," he said.
Besides the room situations, freshmen had to endureOthers felt that it was the student body that sharing their small room with two to three room-
made their first year at LU meaningful. "Everyone
mates. Lane said that she had prayed for her futureis like a big family . . . everyone gets along," La roommates since her senior year in high school.
"When they came through the door I said to myself, Then there were the freshmen who believed 'Yeah, they are awesome.'"
that it was the spiritual environment that made
As the school year began, freshmen began
their first year at Liberty. "There is a great
focusing on their class loads. Although majors
spiritual atmosphere here ... a willingness to
ranged from business to sports management.
serve God," Claiborne said.
freshmen were required to take certain courses suchDespite the always rocky start, most freshmen as freshman seminar, biblical ethics and evange-
adapted to the college scene before the end of the
first semester. By November the freshmen had
Some freshmen juggled school and a job so they
gained that trademark clay-stained, confident look
could pay off school bills and other debts. However,
that signified the true L U student.
few students tried to hold jobs their first year or
by Rodger Love
semester at LU. "My parents wanted me to take this
Below: Junior Marie Aube flew high at the block party. Right: Legal graffiti. The spirit rock remains a tradition of student self-expression. Far right. Here comes the "Men in Black". Hilton Harrell combed the audience for any aliens during the first Homecoming Parade.
Above: A student let the music flow while performing at a Coffee House. Right: "Just don't eat it too fast!"- Dr. Borek eyed a snow cone during the Block Party.
Campus Traditions Just a Part of
Liberty T r a d i t i o n s are a part of every college campus. N o school would be unique without them. Liberty began a few of its own special traditions such as Coffee House, the Block Party and the Spirit Rock, but when did these traditions start? One activity, Late Night, had been around since the early 1980s, according to Dean of Student Life, Mike Stewart. In the 80s, activities for Late Night included Late Skate at FunQuest, swimming or basketball at the YMCA and partying at Showbiz Pizza. Student Life was in charge of busing students to and from activities. Over the years, the role of Student Life changed to handling after-curfew passes. Also, the format of Late Night changed and the name itself was replaced with "Curfew Breakers." | Another LU tradition was Open Dorms. While this let LU men see the creativity of LU
women, it also allowed the women to see into the crazy lives of the opposite sex. Stewart sai that when Open Dorms began, it was part of a Christmas package, which included the Christmas party and Coffee House, that eased students into finals. Coffee House has been a part of the LU scene since 1990 and allowed students to demonstrate their talent. It was created for those who were not on the platform in convocation or church. Originally held only once a semester, Coffee House became a three or four times a semester event. A variety of show themes allowed students to hear their favorite type of music. The annual Christmas and Valentine's Coffee House were LU's favorites. The LU Block Party has kicked off the beginning of the semester since 1992. The Party initiated the school year, welcomed returning students, and gave freshmen a much needed break from orientation. The last item that has become a part of the LU tradition is the Spirit Rock. The idea came about after Stewart and members of the SGA visited Cedarville College and noticed their rock. Liberty adopted the idea. The 20-ton rock was donated by The Blue Ridge Stone Quarry, and the moment it was placed on Liberty campus, LU students attacked it with crazy messages, love letters and anonymous notes. Liberty continued to invite new traditions and introduced a Homecoming Parade this year. Each class personalized the traditions and passed them on to the next.
by Rodger Love tlie Would 47
Dating at LU
TwuHw t doesn't have to be Valentines's D a y
Victoria Smith and Wellington Molina
for Liberty students to realize that love have not only stood the test of time, but the is in the air. Everywhere you turn you will find couples holding hands â€” in the
test of distance. Victoria is a senior psychology major at Liberty, while Wellington, a
courtyard, in the cafeteria drink lines and former LU student, is a private in the U.S. even in your psychology class. And if we
should start to think true love is a myth, weVictoria and Wellington's relationship is are bombarded almost weekly with "Exactly
difficult because Wellington is stationed
h o w HE proposed" stories.
miles away in North Carolina. Time together
Is it something in the water or maybe a
is a rare pleasure they only enjoy about every
secret ingredient in Marriott food?
Yes, many have read their share of Single
Victoria said that they made up for the
and Satisfied multiple times, but it is stillphysical distance in their three-year relationhard not to envy LU couples, especially
ship by writing and calling each other as
when you come across people like seniors
much as possible. "Wellington sends me the
Todd Whitaker and Lichiel Critchfield, who
sweetest cards and letters written in Spanish
have been together since their freshman year,
just to remind m e of h o w m u c h he cares,"
Todd, a Lynchburg native, and Lichiel, Victoria said. who is from Alaska, find that the more time When asked what the key to keeping their they spend together the better. The two work relationship intact was Victoria and Wellingat Todd's family's New Life Christian Book- ton concurred that besides keeping God first store almost every day and have many and his word as a guide book, communicaclasses together. "Being with Todd makes me tion is the glue that keeps them together, happy and I like being with him as much as "I talk to Victoria about everything. I possible," Lichiel said.
don't spend time trying to hide m y feelings
On Saturday, November 29 Todd asked
from her, and I'm not afraid to let her know
for Lichiel's hand in marriage. It was a
just how I feel," Wellington shared.
surprise proposal that Todd planned for an
It is apparent from these two couples that
ordinary Saturday night.
love at LU is not a passing trend. Love can
Todd and Lichiel both agree that ever
be true and everlasting as long as God is the
since they met God has been the key to the
center of the relationship.
strength in their four-year courtship.
by Sylvia Glover
Left: Victoria Smith and Wellington Molina are proof that love is in the air. Above: Lichiel Critchfield and Todd Whitaker kept each other warm at the top of Peaks of Otter. Top: A gesture of love. This is a c o m m o n sight that is seen around campus.
Above: Dr. Wayne Kompelien as Sweeney Todd who just realized he has murdered his wife. Above right: Tobias Ragg, played by Edward McDonald, listened as Johanna (Lindy Miller) sang about her life being like that of birds in a cage in Sweeney Todd. Right: Edward McDonald in La Boheme as a waiter at the Cafe M o m u s in Paris with Musetta (Kristine Biller). Far right: Dan Laws, Josh Good, Christy Ohlmann, John Burton, and Gordon Snyder in La Boheme at the Cafe M o m u s in Paris.
.-_i*r rV; IV..i.\
Top left: Dan Laws and Josh Good gaze at Musetta in La Boheme. Top right: John Burton as Rodolfo the poet and Mimi (Christy Ohlmann) recall fond memories in La Boheme. Middle left: The cast of Sweeney Todd: "Sweene could be THERE!" Above: Sweeney Todd (Dr. Wayne Kompelien) considers giving Judge Turpin (Dan Laws) more than he paid for...
SpKing p\ays The Original 5?
H.M.S. Pinafore Premieres at Liberty
after winter's dreary conclusion, we have come to anticipate the true and tested signs of spring. Lilacs and tulips speckle the campus, leaves add a blush of green to the mountain's sides and Cupid teases the hearts of those usually immune to his antics. So it is with great appropriateness that the Fine Arts Department introduced a play designed to entertain even Cupid, a production designed to capture the essence of spring and its playfulness. This spring, Director Dr. John Hugo led a cast of veteran performers in Gilbert and Sullivan's play "H.M.S. Pinafore." "It happened a while ago," Hugo said. "But the plot is very fresh." It is this tangled web of characters and passions that the audience will join for a brief interlude. Through broken hearts, misinterpreted actions and romantic longings, the "H.M.S. Pinafore" cast created a plot that each individual can easily relate to. "We have found the world," continued Hugo. "Now we're bringing it to you."
by Jennifer Pill at h
Our Town he folding chairs in the Lloyd Theater filled up ''rapidly ~ ^as r a ppeople i d l entered the rectangular room. In typical Thornton Wilder fashion, the stage remained void of any props or structures that might hinder the meaning of the script. And as the lights dimmed, Director Linda Nell Cooper strolled onto the wooden floor and addressed the audience. "This play is about how quickly life ends," she began. "I hope that you have the time to ask these questions." For tonight, the audience would be transported to a time and place not so different from their own as they listened to Q
the lines and the wit of Wilder's "Our
.3 Town". It was a cast with mixed experience that opened the show. With many newcomers to this thespian crowd, Cooper had the challenge of molding their personalities into Graver's Corners characters. "She lets you find out for yourself," said Larry Cox, a veteran performer. "You get to discover the characters, which makes it more real." Perhaps it was this experimentation that made the play a success, or perhaps it was Far above: Practice for Our Town ran the gamut of emotions from sad to silly as the actors worked to develop their roles. Above: A simple set for a simple the time enduring message of this play about story. Very few props were used to perform this Thornton Wilder classic, so the cast had to rely on their acting skill to tell the story. "our town".
by Jennifer Pi I lath the Would 53
/4/bove: T h e trees surrounding the Vines Center proved that fall had entered the c a m p u s . Right: The simplicity of fall.
Right: The ground accumulated a multicolored covering of leaves as the semester wore on. Far right: With a stroll in nature, senior, Randy King, discovered the beauty of Fall at Apple Orchards Falls.
j Seasons of
Fall Down he earth is soft and d a m p underneath its technicolor blankei of leaves. Above, through the thinning canopy of foliage. the sky gleams shockingly blue. The air has a cool, fresh taste,and everything seems to be sharper, more vivid. A deep inhalationfillsthe mind with a powerful sense of lite. Only the death of the year brings such a feeling of awareness in mankind. The fall atmosphere can be enjoyed in m a n y ways in the Lynchburg area: with a stroll in fie park, a hike in the mountains or a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, There seems to be a general contempt for Lynchburg and central Virginia among Liberty students. Often I hear fellow scholars gripe about low few activities Lynchburg offers, and h o w the city has no winning merits. However, if there ever was a strong argument in favor of Lynchburg, it is autumn in central Virginia. The beauty of the region is accentuated by Fall's many hues and crisp air. While driving through the city, the eyes see children at play in leaf piles in front of pillared, brick houses Above the town, bold against the blue backdrop of the sky, the mountains rise, a many f ued banner in defiance of the oncoming drabness of win :er. In Lynchburg parks joggers m o v e a little faster, feeling the end approaching. Leaves glide through the open spaces, covering walkways and drifting into every nook and cranny. The atmosphere tempts dreamers to ie d o w n near the bole of an oak, letting the leaves blanket them, and slip into a Rip Van Winkle-like slumber.
4?v Randy King the WoKld
Lives Here S t a g n a n t fear filled the air with a smothering thickness. Amidst the screams and curses uttered in the absolute darkness of a shoulder-width hallway packed to capacity with anxiety-ridden individuals, the function of "Scaremare: House of Death," could have been called into question. Holograms, true-to-life decapitated heads and the victims of suicide flooded the nine-room circuit. A Prayer and Encouragement Team was designed to constantly have several people praying for the House, all night long. "There's a room in the center of the house upstairs," explained Josh Rice, one of the P & E team leaders, "Someone's always scheduled for a time to go up into the room and pray. There is always someone in the middle of the house, praying for what all goes on in the house. We're the behind-the-scenes people." P & E team member Marie Barrington went on a "hot chocolate and (continued on 58)
by Taryn Blake
Above right. The Screamer debuts at Scaremare. Brad Haynes and Chris Jenkins were the m e n behind the masks. Above and right. The Construction R o o m was a new addition to this year's Scaremare. From fallen construction beams to flying nails, the Scaremare actors portrayed it maybe too realistically.
/Above: Shackled and left for dead. Left. Target practice for a lumberjack. Top: Where's the Tylenol when you need it? Middle: Jeff Poston put on his stage make-up. He was one of the 3-D characters for the Checkerboard Room.
(Scaremare continued from 57) encouragement" run and her timing and the exactness of her delivery was nothing short of miraculous. Through near complete darkness of the staff hallways, secret doors were located, room workers signaled and a tray of hot chocolate was balanced and transferred. The room workers were a motley crew. A couple of costumed young men from the checkerboard room expounded on the system of house workers. "There's room leaders watching everything that's going on. Each one of them has a walkie-talkie. There's two floor leaders, one for the upstairs and one for downstairs. They let everybody know what's going on." Josh continued, "There's people watching you [that] you would never know are watching you." Despite yearly changes in the house, its emphasis remained the same. After experiencing 25 minutes of fright, visitors walked through the crucifixion room with a replication of Jesus Christ on the cross. They were then ushered into tents where the message of salvation and eternal life was communicated by LU students. For some it was the first time they heard the gospel. Becky Candanoza, a counselor, defined the role of Scaremare counselors. "One of the most important things we do," she explained, "is get their name, address, phone number and age, so that Thomas Road, which is the one who does the follow-up, can plug them into a program." At the post-function debriefing. Project Coordinator Troy Temple delivered the weekend stats to an exuberant crowd. "We've had 731 decisions for Christ!" he exclaimed. "That is over half as many total decisions as we had all last year, in one weekend." Temple said, "This is a chance for you to be a part of history and see God work and impact the lives of people eternally and to see the kingdom impacted."
Top: Two furry friends found their way into the actors' champagne glasses. The Dining R o o m added the rodents into its wacky theme at this year's Scaremare. Above: Tim Seward proved how realistic a little fake blood and stage make-up can look.
Above: T h e purpose of Scaremare was displayed in the last room of the house: T h e Crucifixion Room.This night, Eric Bailey portrayed Jesus. Left. At the entrance of the house a little girl awaited, swinging methodically.
Above left: Ron Kenoly of Integrity Music led the student body in praise and worship. Above right: Integrity's Don Moen tickled the ivories in the Vines. Middle:Tiffany Arbuckle of Plumb brought a scorching s h o w to Liberty, opening for Jars of Clay. Right: All Star United Guitarist Dave Clo worked through the chords at the Third Day, All Star United and Switchfoot concert. Far right: Andrea Kimmey, of Out of Eden visited LU in September.
Concents The Sound of
Music ) ^ r o m
R o n Kenoly to Third Day,
free concert was the first in an explosive
^^p' Liberty Students enjoyed a
lineup of concerts.
variety of musical performances this
On Sept. 5 Ron Kenoly with Integrity
year. The wide range of concerts offered at
Music drew the largest crowd of the year,
Liberty was a good example of the diversity
with nearly 10,000 in attendance. The
among the University's students.
concert was recorded live for distribution
Students kicked off the musical year with
throughout the United States and 120 nations
6, 4IP*4HJ a show from Out of Eden d NewSong. The
worldwide. Third Day appeared in concert for the second consecutive semester, bringing with them hot, new groups; Switchfoot and All Star United. Many Liberty students identified with these up and coming artists of tomorrow and were encouraged by their obvious success. "I thought All Star United put on an excellent show," said senior Randy King. "I thought it was good to have successful young Christian musicians play here." The last concert in Student Life's lineup for the semester was Jars of Clay with special guest Plumb. Although the only ticketed concert of the Fall semester, it was much anticipated by students. According to Ashley David, a self-proclaimed "hard core" fan of Jars of Clay, "The show [was] one of their best. I'm really excited about finally being able to see them at Liberty."
by Chrissy Remsberg the Would 61
It's Music to your ears
Above: Out of Eden got militant for the Messiah. Above right: Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay bonded with the microphone and the crowd. RightThe concert goers in the Vines didn't seem to mind whatever conspiracy made them attend Third Day's Conspiracy Tour.
Top /eft: Three-man-band Sixpence None the Richer rocked the Vine's Center. Top right: Liberty Senior Brian Jackson vocalist Paul Lynch, Senior Samuel Anthony and Ron Kenoly did a four part harmony. Above: Mac Powell and Brad Avery pf Third Day brought their new sound to the Vines. Middle ght: The Waiting came to Liberty on April 3rd along with right) Sarah Masen and Sixpence None the Richer.
Left: L U P D Chief of Police Don Sloan lead the force through the changes. Above: O n e of the police officers performed a drug search in dormitories around campus. Right: Everything checked out negative. Below: The change of n a m e meant new paint for the squad's vehicles.
Se la h
liberty's police DeptiRtment
The Boys in Blue J
I fter years of patrolling the
colleges to have their o w n police force,"
lunges of officialdom, tbe
^ ^LUPD finally decided to
The change of name didn't alter the duties
become an official police department.
of LUPD. However, as a police force, LUPD
The team once called Liberty University
gained access to some equipment from the
Emergency Services was renamed the
Lynchburg Police department, such as lie
Liberty University Police Department in
detectors and "K-9" units.
1997. The decision to make the change
The name change meant more responsi-
came in November 1996, although results
bilities for the department, such as more
weren't seen until the fall of 1997. Don
extensive record keeping and learning to deal
Sloan, LUPD chief of police, said the
professionally with the public. Sloan said
decision was made by the Liberty Univer-
that becoming a police department may have
sity Board of Trustees, based on an
caused anxiety for the force. "We're a brand
addition to Virginia state code 23-232.1. new agency ... there is a lot of expectations "(The code) allows private universities orplaced on (us)." Sloan added that with these higher expectations and judicial conditions, the LUPD has to respond and react differently. The change seemed to bode well for the department's future. Sloan hoped to see more uniformed LU officers on Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN). Sloan said that with more changes, the LUPD would achieve its goal of protecting its main resources: students, faculty and staff. "We're responsible for taking care of people first," Sloan said.
Rodger Love the Would 65
fitness on Campus Keeping it
walking or rollerblading around campus, or
lifting, and I stick to it," Huffman said.
if they're completely out of their mind,
Some students chose to go off-campus
tackling the roads of Lynchburg in sock capsto local gyms, but many stayed on campus
Witness, fitness, fitness ... In August
and used the facilities on campus because
Intramural sports also attracted the
of convenience and the cost-cuts.
workout friendly who wanted the competi-
Senior Lance Smith, worked out at the
â€˘l^^rLLJ's sidewalks were packed with
tive edge. Senior Kerrie Rodriguez said, "I student weight room located above the
W eager freshmen determined to
enjoy volleyball intramurals because it not Schilling Center. As a former football
avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15." Upper-
only gives me an opportunity to play the
player, he was concerned with staying in
classmen who caught the "workout spirit" hit sport I love, but also a chance to socializeshape and did not want to let himself go the weight room and streets again to stay in with fellow LU students."
now that he is married. "It's a lot more
shape. The students had a mission: to tackle What kept the members of the select
economical to work out at school than at;
the "City of Seven Hills" with dedication andcrowd active despite the bombardment of the expensive gym," he explained. determination.
Junior Jason Ingram, said that he other responsibilities of being on their own?
Unfortunately, when October came along,
The secret was a lifestyle that included
brought his own free weights to school,
the fitness craze died down as a result of
mandatory time set aside for physical
"Because I didn't feeling like paying
Senior Marcie Huffman said that outrageous gym fees just to stay in shape cooler weather, and the trials of attemptingactivities. to balance a social life on top of everything. she allowed Tuesdays and Thursdays to be
For most LU students with the fitness
Many students quit exercising, but a few
her days for working-out.
diehards were left behind. These were the
"I make sure that I don't do anything else Jamie Pack spoke for many when she said
ones who could be found in the student
during 5-7 p.m. because that is the time
weight room, running in the Vines Center,
block that I set aside for running or weightfun!"
Above: Rollerbladers were a c o m m o n sight at the Vines Center. Right: Exercising the cheap way. Travis Druck decided to use his two feet to stay in shape.
bug, it is a serious matter. Sophomore
"I run to keep in shapeâ€”definitely not fo
by Allison Moore
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Ill John 2
Above: Kim Watkins decided to skate around campus instead of walking. Left. The student gym allowed men and w o m e n to work out without spending a lot of money.
Living QudivteK Choices
64 Now, with having monthly bills, you can't spend money as carefreely. >
Senior Marcie Huffman
Right: Monica Monteroso, Melissa Bensen and Christine Nucifore might never have been so close if it wasn't for the dorms. Far right. Face masks anyone? (from left to right) Becky Walker, Marcie Huffman and Carrie Timmons experienced off-campus living at its fullest.
Above: Freshman Blayne Curotulo strummed his guitar while his roommate, freshman John Livingston, laid in agony. Right. "I wanna be like Mike." Freshman Jason Smith flew through the air while attempting a slam dunk. Despite the small sizes of dorm rooms, students still managed to fit in mini basketball courts.
Off Campus On Campus versus
O n - c a m p u s
choose to stay on-campus their senior year.
living. This debate is some-
With off-campus living comes monthly bills.
thing that every senior must
What is the worst part about it? "Now with
ponder at some point. For some it is a hard having monthly bills, you can't spend money and time-consuming decision to make and for as carefree," said off-campus student, Marcie others it is as easy as picking out their
Huffman. "Before my parents took care of
favorite ice cream in a grocery store.
room and board because I lived in the dorms.
W h a t makes this decision so hard to make?
N o w I a m in charge of paying m y bills."
One reason boils down to companionship. On the flip side of the coin are the benefits With on-campus living, one is constantly of off-campus living. "I definitely think that
surrounded by his closest confidants. It is like living off-campus is better because I can e living with a 75-member family, all on one home-cooked meals every day and not be hall. For others, on-campus living provides bothered by the rowdiness on the hall when I benefits that are not quite as obvious. "I like am trying to study," Matt Swinehart said. the fact that I have a ton of wardrobes to The benefits for on and off-campus living choose from instead of just one," quipped one seem to balance out equally, but that should student Alicia Ward. be left up to each student to decide. Finances are another reason why students by Becky Walker
the Would 69
Right: Guitarist, from the group eyecircle performed at the Backyard Bash Coffee House. Be/ow.Vroom! Vroom! Dorothy Fuchs and Company, sung about the leader of the pack.
Above: Kevin Fretz and Kim Busa enjoyed a little snack.
Above: A good 'ole ho-down dance brought a few laughs to the crowd. Right: A group called (none other than) The Fallwells flexed its musical muscles.
Talent and a Cup of Joe Since its initiation in 1990, Liberty's Coffee House has provided students with a refreshing break from studies and the dollar theater. A s it entered its seventh year of talent display, Liberty's Coffee House opened the season with a new feature: the election of a new host. With veteran Steve Kyle's 1997 graduation, Student Life was reluctant to quickly choose the next host. So, in a rare occurrence, the hosting duties for thefirstshow of the year, the Backyard Coffee House, were a three-part harmony. Three candidates, the best of the applicants for Kyle's position,
Suzie, a.k.a. Gina Miller, led the crazy brigade in being silly.
hosted the show. At the end of a show that included old favorites, like Slo-Mo, intermingled with new acts, such as The Fallwells and eyecircle, the audience voted for the new host. The people's choice, Matt Gallagher, assumed the role of comedian extraordinaire and "free stuff distributor at the Late Night Coffee House. The show had something for everyone. Gallagher's premiere m a d e a lasting impression on the audience with his top 10 lists in a show whose alternate theme seemed to be variety. Southerners, past Coffee House hosts and the school administration were all subjected to Gallagher's dry wit. Students applauded away 1997 at the last show of the year, the Christmas Coffee House. Visits from Santa Claus and the Marriott Ice Cream M a n kept the audience warmed up despite the dropping temperatures outside. (Continued on the next page)
by Randy King
SpRing Coffee Houses
and a Little Entertainment
Love, more love and a scamper down memory lane, followed by the annual showcase of Coffee House stars were themes enjoyed by students at second semester 'Houses. Maybe it was the air; maybe it was the water. Whatever the reason, declarations of both love and lack thereof entertained the crowd at the Valentine's Day Coffee House. From the Supremes to the Spice Girls, the performers spread the lov2 with their talent. "The host with all the love," junior Matt Gallagher, paraded the lighter side of love with his Scooby Doo boxers and Top Ten list of Christian pickup and breakup lines. Students wondered if they had accidentally walked into convocation at the Then and Now Coffee House, as Blank Page did an Eric Lovett impersonation. But when "Ancient of Days" suddenly became "Johnny Be Good," they realized they were in for a musical smorgasbord. The spring Coffee House season ended with the annual Best of Show, which featured the best acts of the year as chosen by Student Life.
by Jessica Miller and Marianne Gillespie Above: The Supremes halted the show with "Stop in the N a m e of Love." Below: Host Matt Gallagher wore his heart on his shorts
Gallagher's Christian Pickup Lines a.h.a. Cupid's errors -* What are your plans for tonight? Do you feel like a Bible study? -Âť You know God? M e too. -> Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven? -^ Is it a sin that you stole my heart? -Âť Christians don't shake hands. Christians gotta hug. -> They say you've never really dated until you've dated a Christian. -^Excuse me, but I think that one of your ribs belongs to me.
Above: The Spice Girls spiced up the Valentine's Day show. Middle left: The hillbillies spreaded a little love at the Valentine's Day House. Middle right: The prince found his love on V-Day. Left: Student Life Activities Director Moose Pierce went acoustic at the "Then and Now" Coffee House.
\b\essing in Disguise w-4 t w^s) blazes trail A l/i C to change T
fire that gutted a laboratory in the
walls, furniture, computers and other equipment.
, science hall one week before
"The majority of the damage - if you want to call it
Thanksgiving break and caused at
that - (is) because of the smoke damage done," Young
least $1 million in damages could do little to quell said. Liberty's holiday spirits. The administration, facultyAfter and assessing the damage, the administration secured the services of an outside contractor and staff banded together to make the most of the disaster, computer restoration specialists to aid in the cleaning utilizing the clean slate left by the blaze to make several changes to the existing facilities.
Authorities believed that the fire began between 2:30 Among the damaged computers were several and 3 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 19, when an electri-outdated 286 models, so the university's insurance cal system in SH 162 developed what David Young
company agreed to replace the aging units. New
called "a short of some kind." The Lynchburg Fire
wiring, carpet and freshly painted walls were also
Department quickly brought the flames under control, replaced. and the fire was completely snuffed out by 4:30 a.m., According to Young, the administration had when Young arrived on the scene.
planned to revamp the science hall along with the
"As I understand it, the one lab, room 126, was
proposed DeMoss Hall renovations. The fire essen-
almost totally destroyed and everything in it, excepttially for afforded the university the opportunity to one snake," Young said. "He had to be one tough snake." receive literally hundreds of thousands of dollars Although the blaze was contained to SH 126, the
worth of renovations for a mere $10,000 deductible.
smoke entered the ventilation system and filtered
Truly a blessing in disguise.
throughout the science hall, leaving an ebony film on
Left: Schedule adjustment notifications fluttered like so m a n y carnival flags from the doors of S H during the closing hours of the fall semester of 1997.
Left: Building Services had their hands full restoring the labs. Middle left: A new and improved computer lab replaced the one damaged in the fire.
Above:The Information Technology Resource Center (formerly Academic Computing) expanded greatly after the fire. Left.SH 126 suffered the brunt of the fire damage.
Dramatizing W a r
Living the Past a young woman awakens to the frigid temperature of dew-laden, grassy terrain on an early spring morning. A s she blinks off the restless remnants of a rough night's sleep she pulls a gray shawl over her shoulders and creeps out of a meager tent towards the campfire. The smell of oak and hickory smoke, then bacon and eggs sizzling in a blackened pan greet her a "good morning." A n intense, golden sun has just thrust forth its initial light and as Delanie peers off into the distance, hoping to observe her beloved father's figure, she hears thefirstcannon's explosive fury as it hurls grapeshot at the front line of soldiers. She clasps her hand over her mouth as she watches helplessly from afar. The smells, sights and sounds m a y be convincing, yet none of these soldiers die. That process ended well over a century ago, but the history of the Civil W a r lives on through reenactments. Through the reenactments Delanie Rowlette, a Liberty freshman, formed a bond with her father that few daughters have. She and her father, Kenny Rowlette, both love the era and Delanie hoped that her part in these reenactments plant a similar desire in the hearts of onlookers to leam more about Civil W a r history. "If w e read the stories without putting ourselves in their past, w e can't understand them (soldiers and family)," Delanie said. Only when she walked in their shoes did she begin to understand all they endured.
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Top: Delanie Rowlette in full Civil War regalia. Above: The Federal Soldiers rested before performing their reenactment in Ft. Branch, North Carolina.
Above pictures: The battlefield, at Oakridge Plantation in Lovingston, Virginia. Left: Kenny Rowlette trekked through the field at the Oakridge Plantation reenactment. Sometimes the reenactors hiked up to 13 miles a day.
Learning When was the last time your parents paid you for an A on a report card? W h e n was the last time that you were rewarded just for studying and writing reports and taking classes? Well, students enrolled in the honors program at Liberty flashback to those good old days w h e n an A was worth a dollar or a night out at your favorite restaurant. Except this time, payment comes in the form of scholarship. With the addition of several extra assignments and some very high G P A s , the honors students received a scholarship that helped them financially m a k e it through college. The honors program gave those w h o earned the privilege a chance to pursue specialized research on a topic of their choosing. Topics for honors papers ran the gamut from the study of video games on youth aggression to the impact of the internet on writing style. M o r e than one hundred thirty students were enrolled in the honors program this year and twenty-nine students were accepted into the program for next year. Applicants must score at least a 1270 on the SAT, be in the top ten percent of their graduating class and submit a three to five page paper. Students must maintain a 3.5 G P A to stay in the program. The research served some as a spring board for furthering their education at the graduate level and for others the research translated into an exciting career.
Pepperdine, here I come. As the Commencement exercised approached and Liberty seniors began to hit the panic button about joining the ranks in the world of working adulthood, T o m Inkel remained relax. His future was already determined. L a w school. The end effort of four years of undergraduate work would c o m e But of course, there are other less
wrapped in bows and ribbons. Inkel, a
obvious positives to the program. Honors
psychology and English major, was
students register a week before others and
selected as the recipient of the Faculty
find it easy to breeze through the registra-
Scholar award, a full tuition scholar-
ship to Pepperdine University in
Specialized honors classes m a d e for an
Malibu, California. A n d by full tuition,
interesting learning experience. "Honors
this school means business. Besides
classes were small and the professors spent
the approximate $28,000 in tuition per
more time with you," said Erin Harris, a
year, Inkel received a $5,000 stipend.
junior. "The classes are more participative
" W h e n the dean called up, I'm
and interesting," she continued.
thinking 'What is this guy talking
students and during their first two years of
Honors student T o m Inkel wanted to go to law school. H e w a s excepted to prestigious epper me.
school, honors students were required to
around the country were chosen to receive the award, with representatives heralding
take two honors classes each semester.
from Harvard, Berkeley, U S C and Liberty.
The class size was limited to twenty-five
Students petitioned to take upper level honors classes with additional work. Friends made here were the kind forged
about?â€ž,m & }
Q n j y ^ Qur e n t e r j n g f r e s h m a n from
"It was probably the most beautiful campus I've ever been on," said Inkel in reference to his visit. "(But) I did not want to pick a school on the basis of that." Instead, Inkel looked forward to Pepperdine's program in negotiation law which
through thefireof extra labor. "You have a
ranked as the best in the nation. Also Inkel commented that another plus was the
bond with them, and you stick together,"
strong Christian influence a m o n g the staff.
Harris said with a smile. "There is a
"Personally, their goal is to see strong Christian lawyers out there," said Inkel.
c o m m o n thread between us."
A s far as advice for the law-school-bound student, Inkel insists that is not just lists
Another benefit to graduating from the honors program, came to the students w h o applied for postgraduate work .
by Jennifer Pillath
and grades that score high with admissions boards. "You've got to look different," insisted Inkel. "Get involved in everything, and do something significant in it." Inkel has been involved in the Liberty Champion as opinion editor, the Resident Life program. Psi Chi and Sigma Tau Delta.
and Erin Harris the Would
Above: Kim Yeager and her date modeled their black and whites for the shutter. Top center: Jason Ingram and A m y CanneLongo enjoyed the fine dining at the Hotel Roanoke. Far right: Daniel Bowles and A m y Morris left the banquet as fiances after Daniel popped the question. Below right: Ginger Gillenwater and Jaimie Perez created a Jr./Sr. moment that Matt Adkins wasn't likely to forget. Right: Manhattan comic David J. entertained the banqueters.
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'Winter Enchantment D
J. stopped in the
downtown Roanoke, Virginia for the annual
middle of his monologue
Jr./Sr. Banquet. The night recorded the
and surveyed the crowd
highest attendance in the history of the event
before him. "This is a good looking crowd," according to Student Life. he exclaimed.
Once they arrived, they were treated to a
And they were. Clad in formal wear,
photography session with Liberty University
more than 550 Liberty students, faculty and Chancellor Dr. ferry Falwell, a fabulous staff journeyed to the Hotel Roanoke in
chicken dinner and a performance by J., a comedian from Manhattan, New York. J.'s routine included a series of anecdotes regarding the Liberty Way and an uncanny impersonation of comic guru Jerry Seinfeld, This was the first year that a comedian provided the entertainment. "We just wanted to try something different," said Moose Pierce, Coordinator of Student Activities for Student Life. "We wanted to make it an evening to remember." After the banquet the more adventurous party goers traveled to the Roanoke Ice Palace, an ice skating rink. A handful of banqueters even ventured onto the ice in their formal attire, drawing the attention of other Liberty students and the rink staff alike. The combination of fine clothing, fine dining and fine entertainment made the evening a success that no one who attended would soon forget.
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uest Crown for the
• ^ " h ehe crown. The satin sash. he bouquet of roses. All of these objects symbolize a conqueror, a winner, a champion. To the winner of the Miss Liberty contest, it symbolizes an achievement, not just a title. After the nominees from the class of 1998 had been narrowed down to 21 — the odd number was the result of a tie — the final five ladies were elected by the student body. The five finalists for '97 included Sunday Beckman, Kaley Hill, Trista Pinkard, Sarah St. John, and Jennifer Ward. St. John, a 23-year-old elementary education major from Jacksonville Florida, was chosen as this year's Miss Liberty. Katarina Terzic, Miss Liberty 1996, crowned St. John during the special halftime ceremony at the Homecoming game. St. John said she would like to use this opportunity to speak to young women about self-image.
by Becky Walker and Randy King Above right: Seventeen of the 21 semifinalists lined the steps behind the Vines Center for a group picture two weeks before Miss Liberty w a s crowned. Right: Newly crowned Homecoming Queen Sarah St. John posed for a picture with 1996 Queen Katarina Terzic.
Strength and honour are her clothing: and she shall rejoice in time to come. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a w o m a n that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:25, 30
Above left: Miss Liberty 1997 Sarah St. John took a moment to compose herself after the announcement was made. Left: Finalists, Jen Ward, Sarah St. John, Trista Pinkard, and Kaley Hill posed together.
Homecoming A Day of
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1 Top left: Ben Johnson, Kevin Huffman, Jared Trumbo and Head Soccer Coach Bill Bell cruised the Homecoming Parade in a jeep. Top center: The Spirit of the Mountain band marched in the parade, lending their spirit and talent to the festivities. Top right: The Lady Flames basketball team hitched a ride on a pickup for the Homecoming Parade. Far left: The action of the g a m e never ceased. Left center: The LU football team rushed the field before the big Homecoming G a m e . Left: A girl's dorm displayed their cheerleading skills. Oh, wait...those aren't girls.... Above:The cast of "Into the Woods" showed their school spirit by wearing their costumes from the play.
Homecoming A Day of H u n d r e d s
of Liberty students,
UpJ, D o w n s
great university," Borek said. "This is just
faculty, staff and Lynchburg
another signal to the world that w e are a
residents lined University
world class institution."
Boulevard on October 11 to witness
Parade festivities were followed by a
Liberty's inaugural H o m e c o m i n g D a y
devastating overtime loss against the
Hampton University's Pirates. The loss upset
Dean of Student Development M a r k Hine,
Liberty's perfect record of 4-0. The chance
w h o cultivated the parade concept with
to maintain a perfect record slipped away
President John M . Borek, Jr., said that
after Hampton scored a touchdown in over-
though several members of the community
time to win 33-27.
attended the event, the parade was orchestrated mainly to promote campus spirit. Dr. Borek travelled the parade route atop the L U Waste Management truck. "I attribute the success (of the H o m e c o m i n g parade) to the students and their enthusiasm about this
During halftime, the annual Miss Liberty contest took the fans' minds off the game for awhile as they watched Sarah St. John take the title of Miss Liberty 1997. Like always, Liberty fans never lost their spirit in celebrating this event.
by Rebecca Taylor
Top: The Spirit of The Mountain marching band performed during the halftime show. Above: Heavyweight Rodney Degrate eluded a defender and zeroed in on his unsuspecting prey. Far left: The action didn't stop for one m o m e n t during the g a m e . Center: LU's cheerleaders kept the crowd rowdy with their stunts and spirited cheers during the Homecoming game. Left: Heather Stewart and her milk chocolatey friend wave to the crowd during the Homecoming Parade.
School SpiKit ^ T L Number
whit^ and blue painted faces
blurred in|to the background of the game. Banners, posters and signs ills and railings of the building. Shouts ieard through thewere megaphones, of encouragement but above all,resounded the crowds noise makers drowned out any other noise that tried to sneak into the Vines Center. Welcome o the h o m e of school spirit. g in sport thousands fans to LU's teamsofbrir campus every year. Whejther it was watching a women's soccer game or the men's basketball team, the fans came for one reason- to support the teams that they loved. It was not uncommor
to see " L U Flames" sprayed
on the Spirit Rock as the crowds entered the campus, or a group of m e n sporting costumes complete with pompoms and colorful wigs Neither was it out of the ; campus wearing the colors of ordinary to see the whol the American flag. Crowd spirit was what LU students thrived on. They took pride in being the loudest, craziest and most colorful school. They were not concerned about being put-down, they just focused on supporting the team rain or shine, loss or wir
~by Becky Walker
Left. Scream if you love the Flames. Red faces and a little yelling cheered on the h o m e team. Below. Where's Waldo? It's like a party that wouldn't stopâ€”'til half-time at least.
Far left. In your face! Liberty fans got a little rowdy during a football game. Left. "LU" spelled out with fingers became an LU tradition at games. Above: Did you recognize the other cheerleaders, you know, the tattooed, snarl-faced ones?
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Right: Playing around at Marriott. Far right: T h e main m a n of Marriott, David Cole. Below. It is gathering time at the caf. Many students do their catching-up over meals.
Above: Santa made a special stop just for Marriott. Right: Even the usual old slop can seem stomachable in the right company.
Eating at the
y~ mm Yale to UCLA, budding scholars gripe about the food, the cooks and the management of their
university eating facilities.We were no exception, fielding our share of complaints about Marriott,
Liberty's food service. To deal with the flood of student unhappiness, Marriot offered a channel of communication: comment cards. The only question was who had more wit and eloquence, the students or the ""Marriott Man," Dave Cole, senior director of food service, who often spiced up his replies with a dose of humor. Students posed dilemmas like: "Your veggies are
lacking in the following: taste, color, carbohydrates and
beta carotene.... Your carrots are wearing T-shirts, your peas are singing, your broccoli are combing their green
hair and your beans are wearing neck ties." Cole replied: ""With such talented veggies, we should have bought a 30-second spot for the Super Bowl and done some
advertising. It only would have cost $1.3 million. -1 wil address our veggies with the cooks. They should have all of those qualities that you mentioned." Another queried about the ingredients of "Turtle cake." Cole answered: "We quit using turtles several years ago. Between the Humane Society and PETA we had to. They can be a little upset when you start using 'non-traditional' meats." The Reber-Thomas Dining Hall was a focal point for socializing, a place to chew both food and the fat. Buzzing voices drowned the clank of dinnerware, and few conversations focused on food quality.
by Randy King Cafeteria 91
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us," (Hebrews 12:1). This year, like every year, involved many trials and challenges. Obstacles of every kind blocked our way. Through the empowerment of God, we learned perseverance, purpose and patience. He helped us in our race for knowledge and brought us to the finish line victorious. "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain " (1 Cor. 9:24).
in case You missed it d i I ugust: sweat. Crunching M ^ ^ B ^
bodies on the turf, squeaking
~ ^ shoes on both sides of the
net, soft padding of running feet in the woods. November: cool nights. Scrimmages under the blazingfieldlights, first-of-theseason competitions on the court, battered knee pads and the glory of tournament victory. March: spring. Playoff struggles, dreaming of the dance, the crack of bats, painful miles of training runs. A couple of snapshots could never say it all, but they can keep the memories alive.
by Randy King
Above: Sophomore Anthonia Akpama, 1996 Big South Rookie of the Year, dominated the airwaves. Toprig/if:Decathlete Greg Benhase was named the 1998 Big South Track & Field Male Athlete of the Year.
Above: Senior Mari Kong placed third at the javelin throw in the 1998 B S C Track & Field Championships. Above middle: The Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band entertained the crowds at halftime. Right: The L U Cheerleaders tried to fuel the fans' fire by unfurling the Flames' flag.
Top right: Sarah and Sharon Wilkerson opened the basketball game with the National Anthem. Above: The Liberty Eagle's antics Top left: Despite a head injury that would require seven stitches, Erik Sorenson m a d e him the most active mascot in the returned to the g a m e against U M B C . Above: Clint Willie and S a m Dyer were Conference. the best clad floor sweepers in the BSC.
Glenville State (H) Western Carolina (A) Delaware State (A) Elon College (H) Hampton University (H) Virginia Union (A) Charleston Southern (A) C A L POLY S L O (H) Norfolk State (A) Hofstra University (H) Appalachian (A)
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SCORE 56-7 17-10 33-17 41-9 27-33 16-8 48-14 49-32 17-6
Right: Wide Receiver Courtney Freeman pulled some fancy footwork against CSU. Below: A very much needed field finally made its debut this year at the Williams Stadium.
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~ ^ or Liberty 's football team,
marked a breakthrough W seast
n. After several average
finished this year with seasons, the Flamfes neara trip to the Division a 9-2 record and I-AA playoffs came to Hampton LU's only losses University on 11 Octand Hofstra UniverofBoth. these schools sity on Nov. 15. 15 top I-AA national finished in the ved a playoff berth. rankings and rece Liberty reliedtyeavily on tough defense and a balancedensive off attack during this Several LU players were successful season among the recognized as performers top Division I-AA Independents. Defensively, Lberty's team earned two first team andsecond two team AllIndependent selections
Left: Coach S a m Rutigliano was the mind behind the machine, as he guided the Flames through their opponents. Middle left: Liberty athletes continued to give the glory to God. Above /eft.The Flames defense went to town on Hofstra.
Liberty All-Independent Selections First team WR - Courtney Freeman LT - Trey Sartin DE - Rodney Degrate ILB - Jesse Riley Second team ILB - Jamie Christian i FS - Torrey Rush
Above: Q B Ben Anderson used his arm and accuracy to the Flames benefit. Above Right: Wide Receiver Courtney Freeman leaves the pack behind. Middle Right: Running Back Walt Heilig dodges Hofstra's defense. Right:The Flames took some hard falls throughout the season, but did exceptionally well.
Above: Running Back Stacey Nobles (with ball) started in all 11 games of 1997.
Pigskin . persistence T
football team had an
Christian home, he did not accept Christ
amazing and exciting
until he was 15 at a Carmen Concert. It
season with 9-2 record.
was when he came to Liberty that he began
However, success does not come easy and
to get serious about his relationship with
starting running back Stacy Nobles knows
Christ and grew in his knowledge of the
how much hard work it really takes.
Bible. "I know this is where God wanted
Nobles started in all eleven 1997 games,
me to come, because all the other doors
averaged 4.4 yards a carry and scored
closed and He opened this one."
fourteen touchdowns. All the hard work leftNobles wants to be remembered as a the Flames with the sweet taste of victory.man who played the sport he loved in What was Flames' secret to success? "Unity,hopes of bringing honor and glory to God. and the fact the guys want to play to glorify Top: Kicker Phil Harrelson sends another ball into orbit. Middle: John Bona runs defense ifor Alonzo Matthews. Bottom: Defensive End iDarryl Galmon takes some time out of the igame to look inward.
God and not themselves," Nobles said.
by Rakia Johnson
Even though Nobles grew-up in a
the Race 99
Above: Jeremy Day was one of the new crop of players. Above right: Senior Larry Jackson, one of the few veterans on the team, led the team through a tough season. Right: No matter what, the fans still came.
Some G a /e
iberty's 91-82 end-of-the-season loss to Radford University was analogous to the rest of the season, showing how the Flames could get so near, but fail to make it over the hump and win the close games. The year started off on rocky groun J as the team lost four anticipated starters for one reason or another. Then Head Coach Jeff Meyer resigned as was replaced by Interim Head Coach Randy Dunton with a short list of experienced players "These kids w h o have played this y;ar have done a lot to stabilize the positives inside the program to keep this thing moving," Dunion said. Liberty's three veterans, Mark Reed, Erik Sorenson and Larry
Jackson gave t leir all for the team, despite the holes in the ros "Jesus Chri it died for us and gave us his all, and that's what I wanted to do this year," Jackson said. LU seemed to hit its deepest valley on Dec. 8, in the midst of an eight game losing streak when Division I newcomer Belmont embarrassed tie Flames in the Furnace Above: Senior Eric Sorenson gave all, playing despite a head injury. Left: Senior Mark R e e d served as the Flames' captain during last year's season.
One month later, Liberty pulled off the biggest win of the year, and maybe in the history of LU basketball, when it downed the University of Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville, Virginia by score of 69-64 handing UVa its first home court loss in twenty years. "Obviously, the Virginia win was huge for us at the time, but hopefully bettt r things are yet to come," Dunton said. "May I remind you thi.t Cinderella did go to the ball." However, Dunton's dreams never crystallized, as Liberty finished the seison with a 10-16 record. The Flames only managed to pull dcwn a fourth seed in the Big South Conference Tournament, their lowest in several years.
-by Randy King & Matt Keenan the Race 101
Above: Eric Sorenson reached for glory against Radford. Above center: Larry Jackson stared down an opponent. Above right: Freshman Jeremy Day was a hot new addition to the Flames. Right: Senior Mark Reed put in plenty of court time his last year at LU. Far right: Jay Boykin and Adam Hopkins found out that three's a crowd.
Breaker â€˘^^ he Liberty Flames basketball team concluded it's H ~ P ^
season with a 42-46 semifinal loss to Big South Tournament opponents, the U N C Asheville
Bulldogs in the Vines Center. Both teams had sub par performances, setting five new Big South Tournament low records. "Obviously this was a tough loss," Interim Head Coach Randy Dunton said. "Unfortunately, it wasn't the team that scored the most points that was going to win, but it was the team w h o scored the least that was going to lose." Although the two teams combined for a tournament record low of 28.5 percent shooting from the field, the Flames did turn up the heat in the Furnace in thefirsthalf as they held their largest advantage 16-7 and 21-12 in the first quarter of the game. The 6,655 fans in the Vines were starting to think an upset was in the making, but Asheville was determined not to let Liberty return to the championship game for the fourth time out of the last five years. Still, L U led at halftime 23-20. Asheville returned to the game all business, and led for the majority of the second half. Free throws were vital to the game. The Bulldogs earned 15 of 29 possible charity points, while Liberty only made four points in their six trips to the line. "It's unfortunate that you have a personal foul total of 25 to 10," Dunton said. "If w e could have gotten to the line a little more I think it would have been the other way around." LU's Larry Jackson led the Flames with 13 points, the only Liberty player to post double digits.
by Matt Keenan the Race 103
H o w can you do better than an undefeated season?
Above: The Lady Flames started every g a m e prayer and priorities in order. Middle: They were called a three headed monster. Left to right: Sarah Wilkerson led the Big South in steals and was known for her breakaways. Elena Kisseleva was feared for her defense as well as her offense. Sharon Wilkerson sank three pointers as needed. Right: after the games Flori Willie and teammates took time to sign autographs and answer questions from their young admirers.
Perfection N e i t h e r
nor any amount of strategizing could defeat
Wilkerson said. "I mean, if the ball's on the ground, then that's where I want to be too." Sloof, w h o played for a national club
them. Having passed through the fire and
team in the Netherlands before coming to
won the Big South Conference title last
Liberty, commented on LU's all or nothing
year, the Lady Flames knew they would
attitude. "The players on LU's squad
have to defend their
crown from the beginning of the
Dfiring the perfect
season, and they were ready. "I really
felt this year w e
were the best team in
broke the 1000 -point barrier
making her the sixth highest career
Liberty head coach
scorer in Flames' history. The memorable event occurred
Rick Reeves said.
Saturday, January 24 in a game
Lead by second year veterans Sarah
Coach Reeves set the g a m e plan in motion and revised as necessary.
against Charleston Southern. "I knew I needed five more, but
and Sharon Wilkerson and Elena Kisseleva, along with
always go 100 percent. It's different, but I
I forgot about it during the game,"
the valuable help of seniors E r m a Jackson,
Kisseleva said. It wasn't until she
Erin Wall and Flori Willie, and freshman
"That's h o w w e play," Kisseleva said.
felt a tap on her shoulder by
Irene Sloof, the team had just the right
"It's not only m e , it's the whole team, and
Athletic Director K i m Graham and
combination of aggressiveness and sports-
it's our mentality. You give your best on
Dr. Jerry Falwell that she realized
manlike conduct to proceed through the
the floor and off the court... for the glory
they stopped the game to award
1997-1998 season undefeated (26-0), a first
of G o d ... and you see," she finished
her a special 1000 point ball.
in L U history.
emphatically, "It works!" A n d it definitely
To pull d o w n a record like this involved
one and a half seasons of
Kisseleva being a Flame.
a lot of sacrifice of skin to the floor. "I don't think of it as sacrificing m y body. I just think of it as getting the ball," Sarah
The milestone comes in only
by Randy King by Laurelei Miller the Rtict
Above left: Senior Flori Willie leapt for the boards against U N C A . A b o v e right: Guard Senior Lisa Bateman led the rest of her team and several hundred LU students in prayer following LU's 63-52 defeat of U N C A in the final game. Right: Senior forward Erin Wall shot from out side. Far right: Forward Elena Kisseleva gave it her best free shot against U N C A .
Victory is So Sweet... Again Same team, same court, same result: a hard-earned championship title for Liberty's female hoopsters w h o claimed a 65-53 victory over U N C Asheville (7-22) Saturday, Feb. 28, and secured an automatic bid to the N C A A Tournament. LU's "Russian Rocket," Elena Kisseleva, led the way with 23 points. Underdog status was a thing of the past. The Lady Flames entered the 1998 Pepsi Big South Conference Championship finals as league topdogs, defending last year's victory, and trying to add thefinalseasoning to their 27-game winning streak. The Flames were favored to repeat as Big South champions, but the 6th seeded U N C Asheville Lady Bulldogs entered the title bout hoping for a Cinderella ending of their own. "Our goal all year was to win the Big South title," Asheville Head Coach Kathleen Weber said. "But w e came into this game knowing w e would have our hands full with such a talented g- group of people." CO
After starting slowly in Friday's semi-final
co match-up with No. 4 Charleston Southern (12Above: Senior guard and team spirit leader Tiffany Ratcliff was first to clip her piece of the net after the Big South Championship g a m e . Middle: The Lady Flames m u g for the shutter after successfully defending their reign as B S C champions. Left: Sharon Wilkerson hugged team mate Kimmie Reeves.
16), Liberty pulled away 64-54 with a strong seccnd-half performance. Sarah Wilkerson shot d o w n 19 points, Kisseleva, despite heavy defensive work by the Bulldogs, put d o w n 18 points and Irene Sloof kept the Flames in the game with 10 first-half hoops.
by Laurelei Miller
Top left: Sharon Wilkerson wasn't playing soccer when she scored 24 against UT. Top center: Coaches and friend Pat Summit and Rick Reeves meet before battle. Top right: O n the line for Liberty, Irene Sloof faced the pressure of playing the nation's top ranked team. Middle left: On the bench Elena Kisseleva, Erin Walls and Tiffany Ratcliff fel the pain. Below: The Lady Flames and Lady Vols fought in battle as opponents and prayed together as champions.
A trip to the Dance —A Tennessee ^ 1+— Getting to go to the "big dance" is a big deal. The Lady Flames won a return trip to the NCAA's national playoff game and faced the nation's top ranked team the Lady Volunteers of Tennessee. In the first half Sharon Wilkerson championed the cause,
scoring 20 of Liberty's 30 points before intermission. The first points of the game came as she bucketed two from the charity
stripe. With sister Sarah, the Wilkerson duo quieted the Tennessee crowd of 12,577 with a quickness that caught the Volunteers slightly off-guard. In the game's opening six minutes the two teams matched basket for basket. Sarah netted four including
her signature steal plus lay-in and Sharon nailed shot after sho — three were treys. But Tennessee returned with a tighter game-plan to defend the LU guards, and slowly stretched its 18-point halftime lead to 44 as the final buzzer sounded a 102-58 UT win. Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summit complemented the Flames' game especially the work of Sharon Wilkerson noting that she hoped her team wouldn't face another guard like her for the rest of the tournament. Tennessee's team, called one the best women's basketball team in NCAA history, plowed its way to a third straight national title defeating Louisiana Tech. After the game the Lady Flames gathered at the center circled for their customary prayer after the game and this time they were joined by the Lady Vols. "The way the game ended with our kids getting together with the Tennessee kids made it all worth while," Reeves said. .Above top:Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw and LU's Elena Kisseleva clash, all in the n a m e of the game. U T averaged a win margin of 31.4 this year. Above: U T forward Renee Laxton hounds LU forward Elena Kisseleva.
Working the Nets T
team secured a top seed heading into the Big South Conference Tournament.
The Lady Flames won their final two regular season conference matches.
31 last year, the Flames beat Charl
Southern in three straight games, 1
15-13. Anthonia Akpama had 9 of the
Flames' 52 kills and six blocks aga CSU.
Then on Nov. 1, LU shut down Coasta
Carolina in four games to finish t
season at 23-8, 10-2 in the Big Sou
final scores were 16-14, 15-10, 5-8
Liberty finished out its conferenc on a winning note.
Above: Stacy Collier and Kyrie Dorn worked the net. Right: Coach Chris Phillips, trainer John "Bubba" Barrick and Jessica Dorn huddled with the team. Far right: Hi-fives for the opposing team.
Far left: Setter Ashley Fletcher positioned the ball for the hitters. Left: Kyrie Dorn slammed one d o w n against the Radford Highlanders. Bottom: Anthonia A k p a m a battled at the backline.
Burn in' up the
Big South s the Lady Flames
Lady Flames Sweep Tournament Liberty history was made in the
volleyball team members
Justice Center of U N C Asheville as
exited the bus to play one
the Lady Flames pummeled the
of the biggest games of theii lives, the words of assistant coach Lai)ra Miller
Retrievers in three straight games. The Flames found themselves
kept ringing in their ears, "E o n ''t let a
d o w n 6-1 in the first game against
team that's leaving the conference
U M B C . However, L U called a
take the Big South title."
crucial time-out and when they
Liberty's Flames (26-8) took the court against the University of Maryland at Baltimore Courity (21-9)
returned to the court, Liberty stifled the Retrievers' offense 15-6. In the second game, Liberty
in the Big South Conference voiiey-
jumped out in front with a 3-0 lead.
ball Tournament's Championship
U M B C caught up by scoring the nex
-ยง, round Saturday, Nov. 15 Above: Jessica Dorn slammed the ball into U M B C ' s court. Right: Celebrating the victory was sweet. The prizes trophy from the Big South went to the Lady Flames for volleyball.
six points but they couldn't keep up
Tournament Trials Thefirstround of the N C A A volleyball tournament pitted the champions of the Big East against the champions of the Big South at Fayetteville, Arkansas. Liberty '*
U M B C fell to the Flames 6-15. (26-9) was defeated by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (24-8) in a three-game
They say the third time is a charm... maybe
sweep 15-9, 15-3. 15-2. The Lady Flames fought hard, but the pressure soon affected *• 'tot. The Retrievers made one final reach for them. a: : he Big South title, but LU cut UMBC off at "The girls kinda psyched themselves out after the first game," Head Coach Chris *: he shoulder as the Flames finished off the Phillips said. "We played well in the first game, but... we didn't pass very well, a ,: ,weep 15-1. you can't win like that. We didn't do a good job adjusting to what they did." 4 Throughout the tournament, Romans 15:5,6 Despite their tournament defeat, Ifencouraged the Lady Flames. It reads: "May the road to the NCAAs was full of feiGod who gives endurance and encouragement triumphs. This squad of girls l)> give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as became the winningest in LU b-you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart history, going undefeated at home. 1; and mouth you may glorify the God and
i Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
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Left: Ashley Fletcher had a huge impact on the team. Fletcher "set" her way into the record books as she topped the list of LU assist leaders. Facing the Fighting Irish was a dream c o m e true. Below left: /Athena Sherwood waited for the serve. Below: Dr. Jerry Falwell joined the team in prayer before the matchup against Notre D a m e in N C A A competition.
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w w w w w w w w
South Alabama (H)
Coastal Carolina (H)
V C U (A)
Charleston Southern (H)
South Alabama (H)
George Washington (H) Georgetown (H) VMI (A) Marshall(H) North Carolina Wesleyan (H) U M B C (A) Campbell (H)
3-1 1-0 3-2 3-1 4-0 2-1 2-0 3-1
Above: The team celebrated sweet victory after defeating Campbell University. Right. Kian Brownlee, #13, was a major contributor in his position as midfielder/defender during the 1997 soccer season.
Just for Kicks... 11 good things
Friday, Nov. 7, brought
Thordarson headed-in the
must end, as
the start of semi-final actionball off of a comer kick by
did the LU
as Liberty took on the No. 4
men's soccer season.
seeded team, South Ala-
bama University, which just
SAU 14-5 on the game.
Flames finished the year 13-joined the Big South this
nine of which came in the
4 and headed into the Big
second half, LU could not
South Conference Tourna-
The Jaguars scored the
get one past Arve
ment as the top-seed,
lone goal of the match just
Warholm, the Jaguars
earning a first round bye. before halftime. Stefan
goalkeeper. For Liberty though, this loss ended the careers of seven seniors who've played and grown together for years. Flames fans said goodbye to Joe Larson, one of LU's all-time best goalies, Mike Rohrer, Ryan Trumbo, Mark Newton, Kevin Huffman, Kent Dobson and Eli Rogers. After the team's stellar 6-0 start, countless injuries thwarted its progress, but with a strong season performance from Liberty freshmen, the soccer team harbored high hopes for the future.
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Kicks aren't just for
Above: The rainy fall made it a slippery season for the Flames. Above right:T\m W o o d out maneuvered an opponent. Below left: Goalie Joe Larson led the men's soccer team as one of the top goalies in the Big South Conference. Right: Forward David Thienes gave the ball a piece of his foot.
Goal The Lady Flames soccer team ended its post season play with a 4-0 loss tofirstround Big South Tournament opponent University of Maryland -Baltimore County on Nov. 6 at Radford University. Liberty Head Coach James Price commented, " W e didn't mark tight enough and gave up an early goal. W e really didn't start out the game with a good team effort." The Lady Flames' offensive efforts included a one-on-one break by Flames senior midfielder Jerri Lucido, but she wasn't able to capitalize. "They're a better team than when w e played them the first time during the regular season," Coach Price added. After hisfirstyear as the women's head coach, Price said of the season as a whole, " W e didn't expect to win six games, and we're very happy with that aspect of the season. W e started out with promise and potential, and I feel that is something w e can build on for next year." The Flames ended their season with a 613 record, tying the program's record for wins which was previously held by the '89 Flames, (6-9-1).
Laurelei Miller 118 Selah
Below. Forward Jerri Lucido went sky-high for the h o m e team. Right: C o a c h J a m e s Price prepared the team before one of its games.
East Carolina (A)
Appalachian State (H)
U M B C (H)
High Point (H)
U N C Wilmington (A)
V C U (A)
U N C Asheville (A)
Kent State (H)
South Alabama (A)
Charleston Southern (A)
Appalachian State (A)
U M B C (N)
Far left: Forward Jessica Kerth, who ranked seventh on Lady Flames all-time scoring list, sent another one towards the net. Left Jerri Lucido played offense aggressively every time she stepped on to the field. Above: Senior Jessica Kerth had the footwork to keep the ball away from the defense.
Rules the Spring tasted the painful revenge of Greensboro in
M b l a m e s baseball finished a heart \ Bj^^^breaking season with the Big W
South Tournament in 1997. The
the nail-biting 1-2 third round game.
special recognition. Third baseman Jason
Flames. However, with performers like
Benham,firstbaseman Ryan McClellan and
Benji Miller going 6-0 the team pulled
outfielder Mike Giordano were named to the
through the slump and started to beat some
All-Tournament team. "It was a heartbreaker season for us,"
memorable 3-0 spring break victory over
pitcher Phil Kojack said. " W e lost games w e
Florida International University. David
should have w o n and w o n games w e should
Benham contributed largely to the rebound
of the Flames on the offensive side by batting .480 the second half of the season. The tournament s u m m e d up the season for the Flames. The team performed better than expected but still fell short during the tournament. After splitting an end of the season three game series with Greensboro 1 2, the Flames again had to challenge their newly realized rivals in the tournament. Triumphing over them in thefirstround 189, the Flames went on to lose the next two in the double elimination contest. Then they
Despite the loss, three players received
season started out a little shaky for the
of the best teams in the country, including a
Big South Tournament
But the season didn't take all of the team's heart. Kojack looked forward to the 1998 season, predicting, "It could possibly be one
of the best teams ever."
Douglas Kruhm I
Left: Senior Benji Miller led the team in E R A s and wins. Middle: The Flames battled their way through the season. Far left: A d a m Hawkey waited for the inevitable out. Top: Jason Benham strengthened the Flames' offense. Above: Pitcher Brian Harrell recorded a 5-3 record with a 4.43 E R A last year.
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Top left: Right Fielder Steve Wright got a hero's welcome after driving one home. Top right: Jim Clinton swung on another one. Right: Steve Wright rounded third base on a h o m e run. Above: Senior Clay Bailey reached out to tag out a Texas A & M player.
Above left: First baseman Ryan McClellan reached up to snag an out. Above: Senior Jason Benham, a member of the allBig South Academic Team, let it rip. Left: Senior Benji Miller slid into base.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthened! me. Philippians 4:13 124
Above: Half-time performances were filled with stunts, flips and lots of spirit. Left Trust plays a crucial part between stunting partners. Top: The cheerleaders warmed up the crowd with chants and spirit during football games. Top left: Pumped up and doing what they do best.
Dedication, spirit, strength Change was the key word for
Liberty's varsity cheerleading squad this year. New coach Liz Hollyfield took over the 15member squad during Homecoming weekend last year. A former cheerleader member herself, Hollyfield already knew the way things worked. "We had a lot of changes this year, but we ended up with a very close-knit squad," Hollyfield said. "It was good to come into coaching with already having six seniors who had been on the squad since their freshman year." This year the squad went to Daytona Beach, Florida on March 31 for the annual NCA Collegiate Championship, competing in the Division A category. A 19-member squad called the national squad was specifically formed for the competition. After being out of competition for a year, Hollyfield said she and her squad were definitely ready for competing. Aside from cheering for football and basketball ca CD
games, the cheerleaders participate every year in a
$ camp at Rutgers University in Rutgers, New Jersey. "We have fund-raisers to raise money for camp," Hollyfield explained. "We held a cheerleading competition for the local high schools last fall. We were able to raise over $2500 for camp." Six seniors are leaving this year, but plans are already being made to make the up-coming squad even better than the last.
Becky Walker Left. Everyone played a crucial part when group pyramids such as this one were performed. Top left: The cheerleaders always made stunting look easy.
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Liberty University Hockey team headed into the
Hockey Tournament as the defending
champs. The Flames, however, were not prepared for the onslaught of
penalties that would come their way. The University of Virgini
Cavaliers, who lost to LU in last year's championship, used ev
weapon in their artillery, including the Men in Black (and whi to snuff out the Flames 7-3.
"It's hard to play 5 on 3,1 find it hard to believe we had 2 g in the box most of the game," senior Darren Dick said. Things didn't get better as Hampton checked the Flames with a 7-2 victory in the consolation game. LU was forced to play without the help of three key players. Two were suspended for fighting: Kirk Handy vs. UVa. and Jon
Schubert vs. Hampton. Assistant Captain Andrew Tattrie sat out due to a sliced elbow in the UVa. loss.
by Paul Pierson
Top left: The Flames assault the Cavaliers' goal. Left: Flames' Goa Joe Barrette stands guard. Above: Steve Clark faces off against UJj in the A C C Tournament.
When We Walk in
Below /eft: The stixters pulled s o m e fancy footwork against York. Below right: Josh Davis demonstrated the definition of a full-contact sport.
Left: Liberty's 1997 National All-Star League lineup. Above: Paul Olson pushed past the opponent.
Jared Albert Andy Braddock Ryan Ferguson Tom Giles Todd Humrichousor Justin Jennings Young Joo Chris McTavish Dan Meyers Mark Setsma Dan Willis John Wolfe
Golf ng around W
two seniors gone and a
young team waiting on the greens, the Liberty golf team embarked on a challenging but exciting season. Entering the 1997 spring season with five juniors, two sophomores and one freshman, the team started
racking up the titles. Senior Andy Braddock claimed the individual title at the Washington & Lee Tournament last year, with a two-round total of 146. Senior Mark Setsma shot a 73 in the opener at the Nevada-Reno Tournament, also gaining the scholastic all-American title. Juniors Jon Wolfe and Dan Myers led the squad in fall scoring. Wolfe ended the season with a 76.0 average and Myers came out with a 76.3 for the season. "This past fall, Dan made a statement," remarked coach Far Top Left : Senior Andy Weissinger measured his putting range, trying to be as accurate as possible. Top Left: Senior Andy Braddock had to escape the sandtrap during his golf game. Far Left: Senior D a n Willis kept it under par with his short game. Middle: Young Joo took a minute to pose on the greens. Left: Senior Justin Jennings drove the ball down the fairway.
Frank Landrey. "I am very pleased with his final five
rounds. These are the kind of scores we need every time
out, and not by just one golfer, but from three or four Seniors Justin Jennings and Daniel Willis were also crucial to the team as Jennings collected a 71 on the second day of the Nevada-Reno tournament, while Willis' best outing was a 73 on the opening round at Tennesse-Chattanooga. The team averaged 307.25, which was almost four strokes better than the spring's average of 311.0.
Diamonds are a
Grirl' s Best Friend t was a year of accomplishments for the Lady Flames
softball softball team. The Flames w o n 36 games in 1997, tying the
schoolschool record set the year before, Leslie Inge pitched the school's first perfect game, Katie Phillips pitched back-to-back nohitters and Shannon Tanski finished as the number four home run hitter in the couitry with 17 long balls. In Big South play, LU went 12-4, their best record yet. Unfortunately, the season ended hard, with a five game losing skid. Despite their second place seed, two quick losses struck out the ladies' tournament hopes. However, post season awards were abundant. Senior Shannon Tanski was selected to the all-tournament team for her 7-12 performance in the tournament, and was the VaSID Player of the year. Tanski, Libi Cook, Stacy Radulovich and Kristi Hanna were named to the Big South all-conference team, and Phillips was selected for the second team. Coach Wetmore got his share of glory too, receiving VaSID Coach of the Year again. 1
Top Left. Pitcher Leslie Inge possessed a variety of pitches, which she used to win several shut-outs during the season. Top: Pitcher Katie Phillips cranked the ball towards first. Left First baseman Kim Rutig reached to get a slider out. Above: Second b a s e m a n Sonja Keith guided the ball towards first. Top Right. A m y Allen scooped up the ball in the nick of time. Right. Sonja Keith stepped up to the plate.
fter months of intense practice and recruiting efforts,
^^"B the 1997 tennis team had high hopes for the ^ ^^ approaching season. Despite losing two key players from the 1996 year, the team looked stronger than previous years, as freshman Kendall Swartz led LU's squad at the number one position. Junior Brett Clulow, sophomore Greg Scalzini, and junior Chris Devore followed closely behind. All did well throughout the season, but just could not hold on in the Big South Tournament. In doubles, Liberty did better, with Swartz and Clulow finishing up with eight wins and six losses, but none could pull through down the stretch. The season also saw the departure of longtime Head Coach Carl Diemer. Diemer completed 14 seasons as LU's head coach and promoted the activity from a club sport to its present position as a NCAA Division I program. Despite his many achievements, Diemer said he felt that it was time to move on. Scott Phillips took over the position to continue the tennis tradition.
by Amy Bennett
Above right: Junior Brett Clulow played at the number two position for Liberty. Right: Sophomore Greg Scalzini, one of the three Australian's on the team.
Above: Freshman Kendall Swartz was leading the team at the number one position.
liberty's strength came from the
finished Furman's 10k in 16th place at
Country team rolled
front runners McGregor and Githuka
with academic Ail-
who competed for the first two spots. Overall, the 1997 team had plenty
American Chris McGregor and strong-
Gitiuka's finished his best race in the of depth with freshman Stephen
running sophomore Stephen Githuka.
Virginia 10k at 31:07 and a subsequentMeier, Brent Neiter, Mike Beckner,
As 1st and 2nd place Big South
hilly course finish of 50:58 where he and Jacob Sweet competing. Training
Championship winners, McGregor
placed third. His world-ranked
was also named to the all-district
brother, Peter, finished at 48:54. Chris Matt Zealand and Joe DiCarlo.
members include red-shirt freshmen,
team, Liberty's first such honor at thefinished his best race in the NCAA NCAA Division I Level.
District III championship where he
Above: Michael Prettyman prepared to pole vault. He took the IC4A Championship in the pole vaulting category. Aboveright:The look on senior Lora Randolph's face proved the pains involved in track. Right: Audrey Ebanks m a d e record times in the shuttle hurdle relay and the 4 x 400 relay.
by Kenneth Perei
Above: The men's 10-miler tested the runner's endurance from start to finish. This year the Liberty men's cross country team took first place and the Lady Flames' collective times earned a fourth place finish in the Big South Cross Country Meet Saturday, Nov. 1. Below right: Senior Holly Mays-Deem challenged her competition every time she ran the hurdles.Below left: Middle distance runner Chuck Lyngaas c a m e in fifth at 26:14 in the 10-miler.
The rankings were determined by calcu-
Debate Team won the
lating the points earned while competing inThe team advanced to this level due to th
national championship in
hard work of the individual debaters. The
the American Debate Association for the
The LU team set a record this season for
team's brightest star was senior Bill
fourth consecutive year. The victory tied the total number of points earned. Its overall Lawrence. George Mason University's record for the
number of 416 was more than 100 points
"Bill Lawrence has had the single largest
most concurrent ADA Rankings Champion-
ahead of second place finisher George
impact on our debate program since I've
ships. LU also had the first squad ever to Mason.
been coaching," debate team director Dr.
finish the season ranked number one in all The team also finished second in the
Brett O'Donnell said.
three divisions (novice, junior varsity andCross Examination Debate Association, varsity).
despite missing the CEDA Nationals
Right: T h e 19971998 team. (Front row from left to right) John Tilley and Nick Yingst. (Second row) Lacy Siegalkoff, Casey Gordon, Leah Frazier, Shana Twigg, Tony Tilley, Brandi Williams, Dr. Brett O'Donnell. (Back row) Dr. Cary Voss, Hannah Vick, Rochelle Ringsmuth, Rick Clark, Katie Walker, Je'Mara Atwood, Jared Woodard, Caryn Farley, Robert Burns. (Not shown: T e a m Captain Bill Lawrence.)
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. Proverbs 12:18 136
Left: Rochelle Ringsmuth and Rick Clark discussed an argument. Below left: John Tilley and Je'Mara Atwood exhange evidence. Below right: Leah Frazierand Nick Yingst discussed one of the topics for the next debate.
n. a orp ow the Lord is that Spirit: and where the
rit of the Lord is there is Liberty" (II Cor
7). From a college of 150 students without any npus of its own, Liberty grew to a univert of 5,700 on-campus students living and aiding classes on its spacious grounds. Although Liberty endured many physical inges since the first graduating class in 71, Christ remained our cornerstone. No
xtter what year it was, each class held to th principle that without Christ, there is no Liberty.
In this year's graduating class, this spir set the standard four our projects, our activities, our fellowship and our social lives. We have the spirit of conquerors. We up-
hold the Spirit of Liberty as others have done uefore us, proud to be a part of that special frame of mind. â€˘i
W h o would ever dream of
Dr. Dale Gibson came to Liberty in 1979 as coach of Liberty's men's
starting a singing career after
basketball team for three years,
raising a family? Bev Lowry did
leading them to national champion-
just that. Although she began
ship in 1980. After achieving that
writing songs at age 16, she says
goal, Gibson shifted his focus to
most of them have remained in
another dream. He dreamed of a Sport
"the piano bench." But not all of
Management program at Liberty, and
them. '"/ Thirst", first recorded
has almost single-handedly led the
by the Cathedrals, is still sung in
Dr. Dale Gibson
Mrs. Bev Lowry
pursuit of this goal.
churches around the country.
With the collaboration of two
Professional Christian singer,
colleagues, Greg Comfort and Roy Yarborough, Dr. Gibson wrote a
speaker and psychology professor Bev Lowry proves that age is
degree program from scratch.
only a number.
Liberty's Sport Management program began in 1988 with 24
When Lowry and her husband Charles moved to Lynchburg,
students, and the program has grown by leaps and bounds to around Virginia, she was 46 years old and her family was nearly grown.
350 students at the present time. Under Gibson's supervision it is Her onehusband suggested that she fulfill her lifelong dream of go of the four certified programs in the entire country.
to college. Lowry thought he had cracked. "Do you know how old
The major now receives an overwhelming list of internship offers I'll be when I graduate?" she asked. "How old will you be in fou from all over the country seeking Liberty Sport Management
years if you don't go to college?" was his wise answer. He won
that argument, and Lowry became one of Liberty's first nontradi-
Gibson has stated that his next goal for the Liberty Sport Manage-tional, older students. "The students would look at me like, my ment program is for his students to dominate the sport management mother's come to class," Lowry said. job market. Judging from student successes thus far and the internThe learning bug had bitten, and Lowry went on to earn her ship requests that line the hallways of the department, he isn't master's too far from Lynchburg College and take courses in child development at the University of Virginia before returning to
Dr. Gibson is originally from Roanoke, Virginia. He and his wife, Liberty to teach psychology. Connie, have one daughter, Holly. Gibson himself has earned two
Anyone who has taken her class knows family comes first. Her
bachelor's degrees, one in education from Bryan College, and the son Mark is a nationally-known Christian comedian. He has been other in Bible from Appalachian Bible College. He has his master'sseen on television stations all around the country. from UVa and his doctorate from Virginia Tech.
Through her music career, her PSYC teaching and her community service, she lives life to the fullest.
by Allison Moore 140
W h e n you worked on one of those many research papers
that you had to do, you had to
of the Government
go to the library.When you
needed help at finding an
his free time
obscure reference, you had to
ask for help. Dr. Russell File
answered your qeustions.
tions and institutions which he feels
File, LU's information
Dr. Kevin Clauson
service librarian, first began
hold to a conserva-
tive view of what the government should be. He's the president of the
working in LU's library when it was located in downtown
Dr. Russell File
Patrick Henry Institute, a Christian public policy "think tank," whe
Lynchburg. In 1980, the library
he researches and writes about public policy issues which are printed
was moved from the education building to the Seminary Library
in a periodical, The Christian Statesman. The institute addresses
in the Religion Hall. File calls those five years, "The moving
questions regarding the Constitution and its origins as a Christian
years." He has witnessed the library grow from classroom size to document. its present place in DeMoss with the computer hookup that
Dr. Clauson is also a member of the board of the National Reform
facilitates nationwide research.
Association, an organization which dates back to 1864 and publishes
File's motto is, "If a student leaves the library with his
The Christian Statesman. The organization is dedicated to the
information and he feels good about it, then it's a good day." Heproposition that America will become a Christian nation. displays his true love and commitment for LU by dedicating time In 1977, while still attending college, he campaigned in Huntingand energy to helping students find the information they need.
ton, West Virginia for the position of city councilman. In 1996 he ra
Plans for building a new library in the next two to three years for the Republican nomination for the Lynchburg City Council, but is on File's list of things to look forward to doing. File said lost the nomination by just one vote. So, according to Clauson, one optimistically, "At the rate things are going now, nothing will be vote really does count. out of reach for our university."
"When you consider that only a small percentage of people vote,
and even though Christians, I think, are a minority, if we all partic
pate in the right way, we can have a voice that is disproportionate t our numbers," Clauson said.
Tiffany Ratcliff Lance Olshovsky
PKesidevt A New President for
N e w Millennium .&*A
I ugust amived in waves of m u g g y air, compli-
M ^ ^ M ^
ments of El Nino. A n d along with these meteorological variations. Liberty University
was drenched in change. A new plan for the year 2000, new rules and a new president. A n d although El Nino's strength waned as the year progressed, Liberty University remained a world influence, due in part to the leadership of Dr. John M . Borek, Jr. During hisfirstyear of administrative duties at Liberty, President Borek successfully communicated with the student body. His w e b site, entitled the "President's Message," was only one of the channels used to inform students and address campus problems. Also, after his m o v e to Liberty Mountain, Borek brought his office closer to the student body by relocating in the academic buildings. "It's sort of the center of campus," related Borek. "It's easy to go to the cafeteria from here. It makes it worth while to see students when they are happy and when they have concerns." O f course, success in his position comes from experience. Borek spent years in the educational realm, including work with S A C S . But, even for a m a n seemingly i m m u n e to theroutineof college life, some things never changed. "I think I would rather have m y m a m m a ' s cooking," he chuckled in reference to a cafeteria visit. "I'm like everybody else." Perhaps the most important matter at a Christian university is the character of its leaders. A n d more specifically, their walk with God. This is what set Borek Lezah Crosby
apart from presidents from other universities. His testimony rings true. A n d that is one of the factors that led him to Liberty University. "I saw a group of m e n and w o m e n that were dedicated to Christian standards," commented Borek, "and a group of faculty that shared that desire."
by Jennifer Pillath
One Score and
Seven Years Ago P e r h a p s
no other m a n in the recent history of Lynchburg
had done as much to shape the landscape of the Hill City ... so naturally, as Dr. Jerry Falwell lay in a hospital bed in Lynchburg General Hospital in early February, almost everyone in the community expressed concern. Everyone, that is, except for Dr. Jerry Falwell. "In the hospital, I never really felt any deep concern for the ministry here because God has given us some great leadership through the years," Falwell said. Falwell's medical status, coupled with the presence of "great leadership" at his church and university — namely, son Jonathan, now executive pastor at TRBC, and President John M. Borek, Jr. at Liberty — begged the question: How much longer will the elder Falwell be involved in the day-to-day affairs of either institution? "I think that as long as I'm in good health, I'll provide spiritual direction
the ministry here," Falwell said. "I don't think that I'll be stepping aside i
foreseeable future, but one has to be realistic and have everything in place i the event it is necessary."
Lately, Falwell has dedicated himself to the task of fundraising for Liberty's Next Century Campaign, a massive expansion plan that includes enlarging the DeMoss Hall Learning Center, building new dorms, parking garages and a visitors' center. The NCC only became financially viable in the fall of '97, when a $70 million gift to the university from Art and Angela O)
Williams absolved most of LU's debt.
As another throwback to "the early days," TRBC will be relocating to Liberty Mountain, a move which Falwell heartily endorses, since Liberly did begin as Lynchburg Baptist College over a quarter century ago under the wings and within the walls of TRBC. Despite removing himself somewhat from their day-to-day operations, Falwell has stated that he would like to oversee both his ministries' respective pushes into the 21st century. "I'd like to preside over that next chapter ... and God willing, I
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Clubs and Organizations advertising club The Ad Team puts classroom experience to the crucial test in national competition. This year's project was presenting Hallmark. The team was judged for its research, focus groups, creativity and presentation skills.
rrte c h a m p i o n Getting it in print was The Liberty Champion's duty as writers, photographers, graphic specialists and advertising majors created the totally studentrun newspaper. The Champion offered news, sports, feature and opinion articles. F r o m special events such as the Big South Tournament, S G A elections to smaller ones like Coffee House â€” The Liberty Champion was there to record it.
chorale University Chorale under the direction of Professor Foley is Liberty's largest choir. Performances included Handel's Dettingen Te D e u m and a Mozart choral arrangement.
F r o m contemporary hits to rock alternative, from club to country, C-91 F M The Light provided a cutting edge studentrun F M station. Affiliated with the 24-hour national network, The W o r d in Music, C-91 trained students in professional Christian broadcasting while ministering to the entire community.
This year the debate team competed nationally, ranking third in the country. Club members sharpened m e m o r y skills, learned the discipline of research and mastered the art of public speaking.
facs c l u b j~ â‚Ź\ C- C-1 V3 The Family and Consumer Science club informed F A C S majors of possible job opportunities upon graduation in various fields. It allowed the students to receive hands-on training as they performed projects such as designing layouts for homes and learned family and social development skills. the Spirit
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The ambitious goals of the choir included spreading the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song and overcoming racial barriers to reach the world for Him. The choir sang in convocation, Sunday services, concerts and special services at churches throughout the community.
k a p p a delta pi Kappa Delta Pi is an International honor Society in Education that emphasizes the ideals of fidelity to humanity, science and service, while maintaining a Christian perspective.
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"To develop an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics" was the stated purpose of this specialized honor society for mathematics.
The Korean Christian C a m p u s Church provided a special time for international students to fellowship together.
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values at h o m e on the Liberty stage and at local churches. For the first time in several years, the King's Players took
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n u R S i r f i g cli*k> The Nursing club provided an outlet for nursing majors to gather together and train and learn the best quality health care and programs that deal with current professional issues.
The Psyc Club and Psi Chi work together to m a k e psychology majors aware of the opportunities and options in their field of study. Projects such as a clothing drives were also sponsored by the clubs.
p s y c h o l o g v club The Psychology Club works together with Psi Chi and gives psychology majors a way touse their skills and training to help the community through such events as Habitat for Humanity and other community-related activities.
The College Republicans campaigned for various congressmen and hosted speakers such as Virginia's Attorney General, M a r k Earley and other conservative figures in the state and surrounding community. 148 Selah
The Student Government Association represented the student body to the administration from nominating and getting bills approved to holding town meetings to allow the student body to voice its opinions.
Spanish club The Spanish club, a student-run club advised by Dr. Towles, allowed students the opportunity to learn more about the Spanish culture, history and language. Each semester, the Towles family would open up its h o m e for a night of games, singing and fellowship for anyone w h o w a s interested.
vouthquest The goal of YouthQuest is to "recruit, train and place professional youth leaders all over the world." The YouthQuest singers toured around the country, ministering and fellowshipping in churches and rallies wherever they stopped. tlieSpiKit 149
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Lora Randolph prepared for her own battle
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Gary A d a m s Fr Nicolette Adams Fr Mandy Adkins Fr Matthew Adkins Jr Anthonia Akpama So
Gregory Alexander Fr Tarah Alkire A m y Allen Jr Mary Allen Talitha Allen Jr
Kate Allison Jr Patrick Allred Fr Stacey Anderson Patrick Andrews Jeanny Aplasca
Andre Archibald Jr Harold Babb Robert Baber Jill Ballou Rebekah Barber Fr
Ben Barker Jr Charles Barker Jr Andrew J. Barnes Jr Steven Barnes David Baroi Fr
In Training Eric Barrie Laurie Battle Holly Baugh So Otis Belle Jr Marvin Benjamin Fr
Jonathan Benka So Jennifer Bergin Nichole Berube Fr Julie Bintz Jr Taryn Blake So
David Blessing Kirstyn Bliss So Wallace Blunt, Jr Jr Juan C. Bocanegra John Bona
Shannon Booker A. Bottle Brian Bordeaux Fr Shantala Boss So Roy Boudoin
Nichole R. Bowen Rebecca Bowles Jr Rick Boyer Jr Jay Boykin Jr Michael Brady Fr
Patricia Bradley S. Bradford Minnie Bradner Deborah Brannan
Lori Bridgewater Jr Jeremy Brightbill Jr Erica Briley So Jonathan Brindle Fr Judy Brinkley So
Angie Brookshire Jr Dana Brown Fr James Brown So Jeff Brown Fr Jennifer Brown
Kevin Brown Jr Sharon Brown Kian Brownlee So Larry T. Buchanan Jr Tavi Burgess Fr
A m a n d a Burke Gaylon Burns Patricia Hicks Burton Kimberly Busa Kristina Cabalo Jr
Heather Cairo Fr Gabriel Caldwell Jr Nicole Caldwell Jr Glen Camlin So Susan Cardin Fr
Patti Carico Jr Jake Carlisle L. Carlton Karen Carmichael Jefferey Carver
In Training James Paul Carvana Phillip Cason Jr David Cate Jose L. Chacon Jr Ramone Chacon Jr
Kay Chandler So Suk-Jin Chang Grad Jeanine Chappell Elisee Charles Jr Glendinning Charles Fr
Ryan Chatterton Jr Christie Cherry Daryl Cherry So Scott Cheeseman Olya Cheunaleva Fr
Yoo Chan Choi Grad Jamie Christian So Angela Circle Grad Brian Clark Jr Jim Clinton So
Brett Clulow Jr Ed Coello Jaime Coey Maretta Colagione Charity Cole
Kelly Cole Angie Coleman Sephanie Collins Deborah Colon Fr Damaris Conapcion
T a m m y Conibs Fr Bryan Cook So Libi Cook Jr Wendi Core Fr Micheal Cortes Jr
Sara Cosby Stephanie Costa Jr Jeff Couch Fr Jason Craft Grad Amanda Cruse Jr
Katie Cullen Lori D'Angostine Donna Davies Shane Davis Fr Michael Davis Jr
Jeremy Day Fr Monica Delice A m y Dell Jennifer Deshane Chris Devore Jr
Abdoulage Diallo Tyrone Dixon Fr Jason Dodd Jr Rachel Donofrio Thomas Donovan
Kyrie Dorn So Jessica Dressier Jr Stephen Dudley Fr Mimlyn Dulcio Brannan Duncan So
In Training Matt Duncan So Shelby Dunson Fr Erica Eastlake Jr Jonathan Edewards Johnathan Edwards
Shawn Eldridge Fr Naomie Elgin So Heather Elkes So Christopher Ellis Junell Emrich
Chijioke Esokawu Fr Anthony Evans So Viness Eugene Janel Falvey So Jennifer Feltner
Glenwood Ferebee So Emily Ferguson John Ferguson A m y Fernandez Fr Brian Fink Jr
Charlotte Fink So Timothy J Fitzwilliams Fr Carolyn Ford Charles Ford Fr A m y Foster Fr
Peter Foy So A m y Friend So Casey Fuller So Melissa Fuquay Fr Grover Gaddy Fr
Darryl Galmon So Paul Garner Fr Timothy Geisland Jr Dana Giani Fr Karri Gibson Fr
Rebecca Gilbert James Gildersleeve A d a m Gillis Stephen Githuka So Richard Gokey So
Thomas Gold Chris Goldsborough Anthony Grant Fr A m e r Grayyade Charity Green So
Kimberly Griffin Travis Griffin Jr Sarah Groen Heather Guilliams Teri Jo Gunter So
Erin Hachey Roberty Michael Hayes Grad Ryan Hakenbury So Brian Hagerman Jr Todd Hampton
Cheryl Handwerker So Donald Haneline Kristi Hanna So Corina Hansen So Laura Harkinson
In Training Thomas E. Harlan Brian Harrell Jr Philip Harrelson Jr Erin Harris Beth Harrison Jr
Deborah Hart Larry Hartless Marcus Harvey So Chris Hatton So John Haun Fr
Nathan Havens So A d a m Hawkey Fr Leta Haynes Josh Heath So Melissa Heck
Christina Hefner Jonathan Hegedus Walt Helig So Paul H e m b d Kelly Hemeon
Joel Henderson Jr M . Henry Brooke Herrmann Fr Neil Hertzler Shawn Hipps Jr
Jennifer Hodges Jr Carl Holcomb Jr Tim Holland Fr Derek Hollenbeck Jeff Howard So
Jennifer Howard Jeremy H o w e So Polly Huntoon Jr Paige Hurley Jr Robert Hurley
Damion Hutchins Fr Chibuzo Ilo Fr Leslie Inge So Michael Jason Ingram Jr Robert Irby
Jennifer Jackson So Nathan Jacobs So Stephanie James Nathan Jarnagin Fr Richard Jarrell
Jennifer Jess So Linda Jeune Fr David Johnson Fr Eric Johnson James Johnson So
Jennifer Johnson Joel Johnson Jr Lorando Johnson Fr Scott Johnson Thomas Johnson So
Chris Johnston Jr Mary Beth Johnston Ben Jones Fr Glen Jones Josh Jones Jr
In Training D.J. Jordan So Larry Jordan So Katie Kanzler Jr Gerald Kariuki Fr Tammy Karp
Matthew Keenan Fr Nathan Keib So Sonja Keith Jr rian Kenna Jr Mary Kessler So
John Khan So Ung Kheng Bethy Kifle So Hyun Sook Kim Dae Young Kim Grad
Daenee Kim Grad Dong-Kyung Kim II Hoon Kim So Kyung Sool Kim Grad Seung Si Kim LBI
Taek Soo Kim Grad Wonjae Kim Grad John Kimmer Richmond Kinnard LBI James Kirk
Chanda Kisner Fr Elena Kisseleva Fr Bruce Kite Fr Godwin Kiveu Fr Kristine Klahn
Daniel Konicek Fr Holly Kopila Fr Michael Kostiew, II So Carolyne Labeso So Chris Lambright Jr
Angela Lampart So Justin Land Fr Brent Landowski Jr Lindsay Landowski Fr Janelle L'Apaglia
Holley Latour Jr Daniel Laundt Rebekah Lauro Myles Lawhorn So Amber Lawrence So
Jeffrey Leary Athen Lee So Joon W o o Lee Grad Joung W o o k Lee Grad Kon W o o Lee Grad
Nangwoo Lee David Lenehah Justin Lett Jr Virginia Lewis Jennifer Linnon
Zhong Liu Grad James P. Lockemer Jr Shane Logan Fr Thomas A. Loving Jr Bonnie L o w
In Training Eric Lowe Jr Jeffry Lukasik Kendra Lytah Jr Summer Lytle Jr James Maclean Jr
Jill E. Madden Fr Michael R. Magnin Kenny Mahan Fr Stacey Manter Stella Marangu Jr
Edward Marks So John Maria Allison Marston Fr Eric Marston Anthony Martelli Jr
Kathryn Martin Ben Martin So Shalina Martos So Reece Mashaw Fr Heather Mason
Nichelle Mason So Rachael Mason So Patricia Massiah-Basco Jr Crystal Masteller Alonzo Matthews So
Megan Mayak Fr Angela Mayer Fr Ryan McClellan Jr Ethan McCracken So O w e n McCullough Jr
Kyle T. McDaniel Fr Denise McDonald Jason McDowell So Randy McDowell So Suzanne McDuffie Fr
Philip Rodney McFarland Fr Regina McFarland Josh McFarlin So Warren McGrath Wendy Mcintosh Jr
Bonita McLaskey Troy McLean Jr George Meadows III So Renato Mendez Fr Matt Mercer Fr
Ryan Mick So Christina Mihailovich Fr T o m Mihailovich So Rita Miley Anna Miller
Caleb Miller Jr Gina Miller Jr Jeannie Miller So John Eric Miller Melissa Miller Fr
Trey Miller Fr Jaime Mills James Mills A m y Miskell So James Mitchell So
In Training Dorothy Mooney Michael Mooney Ramsey Moore So Ulysses Moore Jr Mike Morris
Ryan Morris Jr Chrystal Moyer Fr Julie Ann Moyer Christine Mueller Joe Mueller So
Joelle Muirhead Fr Dan Myers Kelly Myers Jr Brian Nash Fr Sarah NeffSo
David J. Nelles Grad Lisa Nelson Fr Michael Nelson Grad Shay Nelson Jr Jeremy N e w Jr
Stephanie N e w c o m b Eric Newkirk Grad Christian Newsome Fr Kimutai Ngeno Fr Jack Nicholson Fr
Jessica Nichols Donna Nix Stacy Nobles So Luis Nodul Fr James Nolette So
Mary North Busani Ntini Debbie Oglesby Randy Oglesby Hyun Cheol O h Grad
Amberly Dana Oliver Jeremiah Oliver Dan Olsen LBI Irene Ominbe Dan Orr So
Bradford Overton Beau O w e n Jr Fabian Owens Fr Rhonda Owens Rick Palma So
Natalie Palmer Fr Sung Chul Park Grad Stephanie Parker Fr Devon Parks Fr Ben Parrish Jr
Karian Partello-Horn So Janice Pascoe Dorothy Pass Gerald L. Pass Hugh D. Patrick
Lynn Paul Beth Sue Pearson Koustautiu Penner Fr Bernie Perce Jr Jaime Perdew Jr
In Training Gary Perdue A m y Peters Etza A n n Peters So Jessica Peterson So Kenneth A. Perez Jr
Marc Pettograsso Jr Katie Phillips Jr Kent K. Piskel Toni Philpott Joy Phipps
Jack Pierce So Kodi Pollard Fr Chris Poluikis So Bonnie Pond Jr Christina Popoff Grad
Jackie Praasma Eric Preston Laura Price Jr Christy Prince So John M . Privett
Steven Puckett Kenneth P. Queen Jr Fr Stacy Radulovich Jr Meredith Rainbow Jr John S. Ramsey
Shanda M . Ramsey Joshua Ranes Fr A m a n d a Ratliff Fr Daniel Read Fr
Dolly Reber Jr Justin Reeves Kimmie Reeves So S. Alpheausc Reeves Julie Reinwald Jr
Christina Remsberg So Levi Renno So Amber Reuter Jr Tiffany Reuter So Antonia C. Reyes
Sarita A. Reyes Allison Rhodes Fr Rebecca Rice Don J. Rich Jesse Riley Jr
Isaac Ring Eddie Rivera Jr Derek Robertson So Ben Rogers Fr Kimberly Rogers Fr
Carrie Rose Jennifer Royer So Erin Rukes Jr Torrey Rush So Will Russell Jr
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In Training Thomas T. Saechao Jr Brian Sale So Bechal Salvador Jennifer Sanders Fr Brian Kiprono Sangutei Jr
Joe Sanitate Jr LBI Claudia Jimena Saravi G. Sattler Tremaine Saunders Jr Greg Scalzini So
Vicky Scearce Kimberly Schenck So Andrea Schnelle Jr Jevon Scott So Laura Scott Jr
Tamara Scott E m m a Scruse Billy Seals So Christine Sershen Angela Seward Fr
Pathera Seymour So Christine Shaffer Bonnie Sharrer David Shelor Jr Athena Sherwood So
Daryl Shetterly So Sally Shugart Graham Sikes Fr Karen Simon
B.J. Skipper So Xavier Slade Jr Irene Sloof Fr Michelle Small Fr April Smart
Chemeka Smith Fr Cherilynne Smith James M . Smith Fr L.P Smith Sarah Smith
Tim Smith Fr Heidi Smithers Rachel Soergel Ebony Spencer Julie Spurling Jr
Jessica Staal So Betsy Stacy Fr L. Steinke Martha Stejanko So Matt Stewart Fr
Havelyn Stogner Jr Dorothy M . Stokes Fr Kimberly Strait Cory Strand Matt Strawn Fr
Tim Strong Fr Abby Stump Jr A m y Sturgill So Jay Sullenger So R. Sutphin
In Training Janell Swartz So Lori Talbot Jr Marlon Tanner Fr Wesley Tanner Fr Rose Tanui So
Jack Taylor Krystal Taylor Fr Joseph Telford Damain Terry So Jannie Teufel So
David Thienes Jr Jeremy Thomas April Tollison Michelle Tolsma Jr Eric Toy So
Rebecca Trammel Fr Karen Tripper
Faithful Departed "A wound is inflicted. That's what death does. A wounded heart Jared Trumbo So Shelley Tumlin So
has to heal. As the days and nights go by, the wound
heal. But our lives will never be the same because M
is not here," Freddy Vicks, Michael Harris's senior p said at the LU junior's funeral on April 20, 1998.
Harris, a youth ministry major, died of complication Jennifer Turk Jr Angela Umbenhaur
resulting from an automobile accident suffered while
returning to Liberty from his church in Danville, V. Approximately 500 family and friends, many from
Liberty, attended the memorial service at Third Aven Congregational Christian Church.
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St. Julian Van Hannegeyn Tihara Vargas Fr Michelle Vetter Leah Wagoner Dave Walls So
Stacy Waltz Xin W a n g Jr Jean Warner Lon Clayton Warner Michael Wasch
Desmond Washington So Lisa Watkins Brian Weakley Fr Rob Weaver Jr Katrina Webster
Daniel Weddington Fr Christa Weisser Andy Weissinger Jason Wells Fr Randall Wenger Fr
Bill Wenner Fr A m y Westcoat Marcella Westfall Fr Chris Weston Fr Angela Westra
In Training Jeff Westra Sarah Wilkerson Fr Sharon Wilkerson Fr Aerrin Williams So Anthony Williams Fr
Cathy Williams Jr Paul Williams Ramone Williams Fr Robin Williams Fr Tim Williamson II Jr
Dan Willis A. Wilson Patricia Wilson Fr Levelle Windsor Robyn Wisor Jr
Jon Wolfe Wang & Ye W o n g Grad Tim W o o d Jr Cherad Woodyard Fr Joshua Woodyard So
Mark Woof Jr Burton Wray Karen Wright Fr Nick Wright Fr Steve Wright Jr
Steve Wright So Sella Yavuz Siy Yelder Fr Saba Yohannes
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Capped and ready for the battle.
Gerry Abel Business Marketing
Tarik Abnbaker Math / Missions
Melissa A d a m s Psychology
Derek Allardice Psychology
Jason Allison Physical Education
Ben Anderson Exercise Science
Julie Anderson Nursing
Teresa Anderson Exercise Science
Shawn Andrews Communications
Samuel Anthony FACS
Nii-Saki Arthur Communications
Kenneth E. Ashley Religion
Rahel Atsbaha Health Promotion
Clay Bailey Psychology
Christy Bakken Psychology
Marie Barrington Missions/Youth tlie Spirit
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Robert Bartels Government
Lisa Bateman Missions / Psychology
Ansley Beggs FACS
Christy Behnken English
David Benham History
Jason Benham History
Steven Bergin Communications
Lauren Blanay Psych./Human Services
Beth Blanchette Psychology
James Bloser Business Management
Kimberly Boiling FACS
Adam Bonus Religion
Daniel Bowles Government
Betty Beaubrun Nursing
Latisha Brewer Exercise Science
Todd Brewer Mathematics
Lisa Browder Biblical Studies
O w e n L. Brown Mathematics
Kimberly Brunett Music Education
Hosein Burch Sports Management
Craig Burmeier Social Sciences
Bryan Byler Business
Eugene Caballero Mathematics
Heather Cantrell Elementary Education
Jason J. Casertano Government
Cynthia Cephas Health Promotion
Nikki Chandler Youth Ministry
Jennifer Chiavelli Elementary Education
Chris Ciamaichelo Nursing the Spirit
Byron Clark Business Management
Michael Clark Sacred Music
Stephen Clark Physical Education
William Clark Government / History
Julie Coke Elementary Education
Stacy Collier Elementary Education
Josh Cox Education
Cory Culleton Communications
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Susie Daghfal Nursing
David Dalton Business Marketing
Krystina Dangel Missions
M a r k Daniel Pastoral Studies
Tressa Davis Psychology
Daniel Dawson Exercise Science
Melissa Dean Business
Rodney Degrate Government / Psychology
Matt Derrick Sports Mgt./Comms.
David Dershimer Education
Lisa Deur Nursing
Vladimir Dinovich Business
Kent Dobson English
Jim Dollar Psychology
Michael E. Dougherty Psychology
India Dozier Nursing
S u m m e r Drake English
Timothy Stephen Dunevant Mathematics
Brenton Drew Ellenburg Sports Management
Mary Elizabeth Ellenburg Business Marketing
John Endlich Business
Lydia England English the Spirit
Ellen A. Evans Elementary Education
Stephanie Evensen History
A n n E. Felty Communications
Leigh Fischer Education
Yvette Fleming Communications
Jackson Fong Church Ministry
Melissa Forman Elementary Education
John Foster Physical Education
Diane Fox Communications
Jason Fredrich Youth Ministry
Caralise Foley Psychology
Brenyn Fay English
Patrick Fay Communications
Ashley Fletcher Exercise Sc. / Sports Mgt.
Suzanna Fulks Communications
Shelley S. G a m o r y Psychology
Marc Gegner Communications
Heather Geiser Psychology
Ginger Gillenwater History
Patrick Gilmore Business
Joseph Xavier G o r m a n Sport Mgt. / Criminal Law
Janet Gray Psychology
Karen Grevengoed Psychology
Joy Katherine Griffin Communications
Scott G r i m m Biblical Studies
David Guthrie Communications
Jennie H a m m o n d Nursing
Tim Harrell Missions
G r a h a m Harrison Psysi. Ed/Business the Spirit
Andrew Hartfield Religion
Richard S. Haskell Pastoral Studies
Lisa Henderson Elementary Education
William Henderson III Biblical Studies
Kaley Hill Elementary Education
Sharon Himeback Music Education
Stacey Hodge FACS
A m a n d a Holbrook Elementary Education
Randy Holly Psychology
James Holtz Biblical Studies / Business
Susan Horr Business Management
Chad Jeffrey Hubert Education
Stephen Headley Sports Management
Daniel Heideman Business Marketing
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Gina Hughes Government
Meron Huiiuka Health Promotion
Shannon Hutchison Physical Education
Lori Ingram Communications
E r m a Jackson Corporate Law
Larry Jackson Business Management
Tanya Jamison Nursing
Marlon John Exercise Science
Andrew Johnson Youth Ministry
Benjamin E. Johnson Mathematics / Education
Dennis Johnson Sports Medicine
Tim Johnson Business Management
Virginia M . Johsnon Elementary Education
Rebecca Marie Jones Psychology
Flo R. Kelley Psychology tlie Spirit
Jessica Kerth Elementary Education
Hansup Kim Government '•'" • " " " " • • • •
Jung A. Kim FACS
Mee Young Kim Missions
Paul Kim Business
Janet Kincaid Psychology
Forrest Randolph King Governernment/Pre-Law
Tanya Kinney Music
Phillip Kojack Business
Mari Kong Exercise/Health Science
Stella Korir Business
Petru Krizbai Biology
Douglas Kruhm Communications
Jacquelyn Kumer Music Education
Michelle Lackey Psychology
Nancy E. Lahue Elementary Education
Lalie Lane Communications
Ivy Langat Nursing
Bret Larson Youth Ministry
Joe Larson Sports Management
Matthew Laughlin Communications
Christine Lawrence Missions
Robert G. Lawrence Physical Education
Dan Laws Music Perform. & Edu.
Natalie Lefler Communications
Melody Joy Leight
Anita Lewis Psychology
Ben Lilliendahl Psychology
Allison Leinster Psychology
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Yiren Liu Business
Christine Liverpool Accounting
A m a n d a Lofgren Government
Stephen Loomis History
Rodger Love Communications
Jeff Lovelace Biology: Pre-Med
Ryan Lucas Business Management
Chuck Lyngaas Business
Dante Marchitelli Communications
Kathryn Marks English Education
Jessica Marlowe Business
JeffMartindale Sports Management
Melissa Matherly Biblical Studies
Paul Mattx Sports Mangament
Grace M a w e u Government
Paul McCafferty Religion
Jennifer McCain Nursing
Kathleen M c C a n n Communications
Andrew McFadden Education
Chris McGregor Business Finance
Clay McSwain Business Finance
Aaron L. Meeks Youth Ministry
Michael Merrina Nursing
Leana Miller English
Benji Miller Sport Management
Joel Mills Religion
Michael Misjuns Business Managment
Marlene Mitchell Psychology
A m y Morris Health Promotion
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A n n Nagy Elementary Education
Lauren E. Neary Health Promotion
Linda Michelle Newton Psychology
M a r k Newton Exercise Science
Keith J. Novoting Business Administration
Christina O'Donnell Psychology
Heather Oellermann Government
Christy Ohelmann Vocal Performance
Jennifer A. O k a m o t o Communication/Biblical St.
Eric Olsen Psychology
John Paul Olsen Mathematics
Nathan Oukley Communications
Ww Michelle Patterson Communications
Shane M . Paulsen Youth Ministry
Kelly Perkoski Communications
Jennifer Pillath Communications
Nikki Pons Communications
Angela Faith Pugh Nursing
Matt Redmer Communications
Trista Pinkard Elementary Education
Cedric Pollard History
Sarah Pollak Communications
Somar Presson Government
Jon R. Pross Psychology
David Provost Business Managment
Phil Quagliariello Psychology
Tiffany Ratcliff Communications
Matthew Rawlins Social Science
M a r k Reed Sport Mgt. / Physical Ed.
Reggie Reynolds Accounting the Spirit
Josh Rice Communications
Wendi Rice Health Promotions
Gele D . Richardson Business Finance
Gerese Richardson Biology
Erin Rierson Biology
Martin Riley Religion
Eli Rogers Exercise Science
Vivian Rogers Psychology
Mike Rohrer Biology
Ingrid Rosario Health Promotion
Jason Rose Communications
Carlos Ruilla Biology
Michael Sanchez Accounting
Sarah Sanchez Accounting
Claudia J. Saravia Government
Joey Sarinana Communications
M a r k Setsma
Michie Sherman Communications
Julie Siegmund Elementary Education
Djamila Silvano Communications
Ryan Simmons Religion
Becky Slay Music Education
Eric Small Communications
April Smith Education
D a m o n Smith Biology
J. Leanne Smith FACS
Victoria Smith Psychology
Rohan Sobby Biology
Erik Sorenson Sports Management
Frank Sotomayor Sports Mangaement
Renee Spiegel Health Promotion
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Mary A. Spurgeon Communications
Debra Staiger FACS
Ira Steele Business/Finance
Michelle Starr Psychology
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Courtney A. Stevens Marketing
Phillip Stevens Biblical Studies
Jennifer Stokes Psychology
Charu Stokes FACS
Joseph Straube, Jr. Biblical Studies
Deborah Stokes Psychology
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Joan Sumbeiywo Business Management
Carol Svacha Psychology
Kristine N. Swanson Communications
Jon Swenson Accounting
Christian Tanner Business
Heather Taylor FACS
Lauren Taylor Nursing
Rebecca Taylor Communications
Daniel Teets Communications
Janelle Temple Biology
Branoi Thorpe Nursing
Caroline Timmons English
Ryan Trumbo Psychology
Kheng Ung Elementary Education
Karen Vanderwaal Elementary Education
Jennifer Vaughn Nursing
Helena Veerkamp Nursing
Anita L. Vines Education the Spirit 193
Ryan Visco Government
Rebecca M . Walker Communications
Erin Wall Exercise Science/Govt.
Kerry Walls Music Education
HI Cheri Walters Elementary Education
Chris Walters Math/Computer Science
Elizabeth _ Wanjau mat . r FACS
Wendy Warbuton Communications
Alicia Ward FACS
Jennifer Ward Elementary Education
A m y Melissa Watson General St./Elementary
Michael Wells General Studies
Carrie Wentworth Elementary Education
Daniel White Communications
Jonathan Williams History
Toni Shackleford-Williams General Studies
Flori Willie Exercise Science/Fitness
Michael S. Winter Business Management
Ted Woolford Sports Management
Eric Wright Biology
Kimberly Yeager Psychology
A m y Zagorski Biology
Michael Zea Psychology
Brandon Zeches Business Management
With the sun cast over our shoulders, we will walk into the world, ready for the battle that lies ahead . . . tiie Spirit
n Aagaard, Duane 151 Abee, Lisa 151 Abel, Gerry 175 Abich, Abraham 151 Abnbaker, Tarik 175 Acoff,Tim 151 Adams, Danessal51 Adams, Gary 151 Adams, Melissa 175 Adams, Nicolette 151 Adkins, Mandy 151 Adkins, Matthew 10, 80,151 Advertising Club Akpama, Anthonia 94,111,151 Alexander, Gregory 151 Alkire, Tarah 151 Allardice, Derek 175 Allen, A m y 131,151 Allen, Mary 151 Allen, Talitha 151 Allison, Jason 175 Allison, Kate 151 Allred, Patrick 151 Alpheausc, S. Reeves 167 Anderson, D'arcie 13 Anderson, Ben 98, 175 Anderson, Julie 175 Anderson, Stacey 151 Anderson, Teresa 175 Andrews, Patrick 151,204 Andrews, Shawn 28,175 Ann, Etza Peters 166 Ann, Julie Moyer 164 Anthony, Samuel 175 Aplasca, Jeanny 151 Archibald, Andre 151 Arthur, Nii-Saki 175 Ashley, Kenneth E. 175 Atsbaha, Rahel 175
E> Babb, Harold 151 Baber, Robert 151 Bailey, Clay 122,175 Bakken, Christy 175 Ballou,Jill 151 Barber, Rebekah 151 Barker, Ben 151 Barker, Charles 151 Barnes, Andrew J. 151
Barnes, Steven 151 Baroi, David 151 Barrick, John "Bubba" 110 Barrie, Eric 152 Barrington, Marie 175 Bartels, Robert 176 Bateman, Lisa 106,176 Battle, Laurie 152 Baugh, Holly 152 Baylous, Rodney 29 Beasley, Sarena 204 Beaubrun, Betty 176 Beckman, Sunday 176 Beggs, Ansley 176 Behnken, Christy 176 Belle, Otis 152 Benham, David 176 Benham, Jason 121,123,176 Benhase, Greg 94 Benjamin, Marvin 152 Benka, Jonathan 152 Bergin, Jennifer 152 Bergin, Steven 176 Berube, Nichole 152 Beth, Mary Johnston 159 Bintz, Julie 152 Blake, Taryn 152,205 Blanay, Lauren 176 Blanchette, Beth 176 Blessing, David 152 Bliss, Kirstyn 152 Bloser, James 176 Blunt, Wallace, Jr 152 Bocanegra, Juan C. 152 Boiling, Kimberly 176 Bona, John 152 Bonus, A d a m 176 Booker, Shannon 152 Bordeaux, Brian 152 Borek, Dr. 19,142 Bortle,A. 152 Boss, Shantala 152 Boudoin, Roy 152 Bowen, Nichole R. 152 Bowles, Daniel 80,176 Bowles, Rebecca 152 Bowyer, Shane 76 Boyer, Aegis 12,78 Boyer, Rick 152 Boykin, Jay 102 Boykin, Jay 152 Braddock, Andrew 129,176 Bradford, S. 152 Bradley, Andrea 76 Bradley, Patricia 152 Bradner, Minnie 152 Brady, Michael 152 Brannan, Deborah 152 Brewer, Latisha 177 Brewer, Todd 177
Bridgewater, Lori 153 Brightbill, Jeremy 153 Briley, Erica 153 Brindle, Jonathan 153 Brinkley, Judy 153 Brookshire, Angie 153 Browder, Lisa 177 Brower, Todd 79 Brown, Dana 153 Brown, James 153 Brown, Jeff 153 Brown, Jennifer 4,153 Brown, Kevin 153 Brown, O w e n L. 177 Brown, Sharon 153 Brownlee, Kian 153 Brunett, Kimberly 177 Bryant, Jason Zug 173 Buchanan, Larry 79 Buchanan, Larry T 153 Burch, Hosein 177 Burgess, Tavi 153 Burke, Amanda 153 Burmeier, Craig 177 Burris, Gaylon 153 Busa, Kimberly 153 Butz, Robert 177 Byler, Bryan 177
C-91, 145 Caballero, Eugene 177 Cabalo, Kristina 153 Cairo, Heather 153 Caldwell, Gabriel 153 Caldwell, Nicole 153 Camlin, Glen 153 Canne-Longo, A m y 80 Cantrell, Heather 177 Cardin, Susan 153 Carico, Patti 153 Carlisle, Jake 153 Carlton, L. 153 Carmichael, Karen 153 Carver, Jefferey 153 Casertano, Jason J. 177 Cason, Phillip 154 Cate, David 154 Cephas, Cynthia 177 Chacon, JoseL. 154 Chacon, Ramone 154 Chan, Yoo Choi 154 Chandler, Kay 154 Chandler, Nikki 177 Chang, Suk-Jin 154 Chappell, Jeanine 154
Charles, Elisee 154 Charles, Glendinning 154 Chatterton, Ryan 154 Cheeseman, Scott 154 Chelgreen, Shaun 26 Cheol, Hyun O h 165 Cherry, Christie 154 Cherry, Daryl 154 Cheunaleva, Olya 154 Chiavelli, Jennifer 177 Chorale 144 Christian, Jamie 154 Chul, Sung Park 165 Ciamaichelo, Chris 177 Circle, Angela 154 Clark, Brian 154 Clark, Byron 178 Clark, Michael 178 Clark, Stephen 178 Clark, Steve 126 Clark, William 178 Clayton, Lon Warner 171 Clinton, Jim 122, 154 Clulow, Brett 132, 154 Coello,Ed 154 Coey, Jaime 154 Coke, Julie 178 Colagione, Maretta 154 Cole, Charity 154 Cole, Kelly 154 Cole, David 90 Coleman, Angie 154 Collard, Jill 76 College Republicans 148 Collier, Stacy 76,110,178 Collins, Sephanie 154 Colon, Deborah 154 Conapcion, Damaris 154 Conibs, T a m m y 155 Cook, Bryan 155 Cook, Libi 155 Core.Wendi 155 Cortes, Micheal 155 Cosby, Sara 155 Costa, Stephanie 155 Costin, Jeanette 4 Couch, Jeff 155 Cox, Josh 178 Craft, Jason 155 Crosby, Lezah 204,205 Cruse, A m a n d a 155 Cullen, Katie 155 Culleton, Cory 178 Cummings, Dave 178
D Daghfal, Susie 178 Dale, Dr. Gibson 140 Dalton, David 178 Dana, Amberly Oliver 165 Dangel, Krystina 178 D'Angostine, Lori 155 Daniel, Mark 178 Davies, Donna 155 Davis, Michael 155 Davis, Shane 155 Davis, Tressa 178 Dawson, Daniel 178 Day, Jeremy 100,155 Dean, Melissa 178 Debate Club 145 Degrate, Rodney 87,179 Delice, Monica 155 Dell, A m y 155 Derrick, Matt 179 Dershimer, David 179 Deshane, Jennifer 155 Deur, Lisa 179,204 Devore, Chris 155 Diallo, Abdoulage 155 Dinovich, Vladimir 179 Dixon, Tyrone 155 Dobson, Kent 179 Dodd, Jason 155 Dollar, Jim 179 Donofrio, Rachel 155 Donovan, Thomas 155 Dorn, Jessica 110 Dorn, Kyrie 110,111,155 Dougherty, Michael E. 179 Dozier, India 179 Drake, Summer 179 Dressier, Jessica 155 Drew, Brenton Ellenburg 179 Druck, Travis 76 Dudley, Stephen 155 Dulcio, Mimlyn 155 Duncan, Brannan 155 Duncan, Matt 156 Duncan, Ryan 179 Dunson, Shelby 156 Dyer, Sam 95
Eastlake, Erica 156 Ebanks, Audrey 134 Edewards, Jonathan 156 Edwards, Chris 10 Edwards. Johnathan 156
Eldridge, Shawn 156 Elgin, Naomie 156 Elizabeth, Mary Ellenburg 179 Elkes, Heather 156 Ellis, Christopher 156 Emrich, Junell 156 Endlich, John 179 England, Lydia 179 Eric, John Miller 163 Esokawu, Chijioke 156 Eugene, Viness 156 Evans, Anthony 156 Evans, Ellen A. 180 Evensen, Stephanie 180
F A C S Club 145 Falvey, Janel 156 Falwell, Dr. Jerryl9,l 13,143 Fay, Brenyn 180 Fay, Patrick 180 Fellowship Choir 146 Feltner, Jennifer 156 Felty.AnnE. 180 Ferebee, Glenwood 156 Ferguson, Emily 156 Ferguson, John 156 Fernandez, A m y 156 Fincher, A m y 76 Fink, Brian 156 Fink, Charlotte 156 Fischer, Leigh 180 Fitzwilliams, Timothy J. 156 Fleming, Yvette 180 Fletcher, Ashley 111,113,180 Foley, Caralise 180 Fong, Jackson 180 Ford, Carolyn 156 Ford, Charles 156 Forman, Melissa 180 Foster, A m y 156 Foster, John 180 Fox, Diane 180,204 Foy, Peter 156 Fredrich, Jason 180 Freeman, Courtney 96,98,180 Friend, A m y 156 Fulks, Suzanna 181 Fuller, Casey 156 Fuquay, Melissa 156
Gaddy, Grover 156 Gallagher, Matt 72 Galmon, Darryl 157 Gamory, Shelley S. 181 Gamer, Paul 157 Gegner, Marc 181 Geiser, Heather 181 Geisland, Timothy 157 Giani, Dana 157 Gibson, Karri 157 Gilbert, Rebecca 157 Gildersleeve, James 157 Gillenwater, Ginger 80,181 Gillis,Adam 157 Gilmore, Patrick 181 Githuka, Stephen 157 Glover, Sylvia 204 Gokey, Richard 157 Gold, Thomas 157 Goldsborough, Chris 157 Grant, Anthony 157 Gray, Janet 181 Grayyade, Amer 157 Green, Charity 157 Grevengoed, Karen 181 Griffin, Kimberly 157 Griffin, Travis 157 Grimm, Scott 181 Groen, Sarah 157 Guilliams, Heather 157 Gunter, Teri Jo 157 Guthrie, David 181
ft Hachey, Erin 157 Hagerman, Brian 157 Hakenbury, Ryan 157 Hammer, A m y 181 Hammond, Jennie 181 Hampton, Todd 157 Handwerker, Cheryl 157 Haneline, Donald 157 Hanna, Kristi 157 Hansen, Corina 157 Harkinson, Laura 157 Harlan, Thomas E. 158 Harrell, Brian 121,158 Harrell.Tim 181 Harrelson, Philip 99, 158 Harris, Erin 158 Harrison, Beth 158 Harrison, Graham 181 Hart. Deborah 158
Hartfield, Andrew 182 Hartless, Larry 158 Harvey, Marcus 158 Haskell, Richard S. 182 Hatton, Chris 158 Haun, John 158 Havens, Nathan 158 Hawkey, A d a m 121, 158 Hayes, Robert Michael 157 Haynes, Brad 56 Haynes, Leta 158 Headley, Stephen 182 Heath, Josh 158 Heck, Melissa 158 Hefner, Christina 158 Hegedus, Jonathan 158 Heideman, Daniel 182 Helig,Walt 158 Hembd, Paul 158 Hemeon, Kelly 158 Henderson, B.J. 26 Henderson, Joel 158 Henderson, Lisa 182 Henderson, William III 182 Henry, M . 158 Herrmann, Brooke 158 Hertzler, Neil 158 Hicks, Patricia Burton 153 Highsmith, James 182 Hill, Kaley 83,182 Himeback, Sharon 182 Hipps, Shawn 158 Hodge, Stacey 182 Hodges, Jennifer 158 Holbrook, Amanda 182 Holcomb, Carl 158 Holdsclaw, Chamique 109 Holland, Tim 158 Hollard, Stephanie 76 Hollenbeck, Derek 158 Holly, Randy 182 Holtz, James 182 Hoon, II Kim 160 Hopkins, A d a m 102,182 Horr, Susan 182 Howard, Jeff 158 Howard, Jennifer 159 Howe, Jeremy 159 Huffman, Kevin 85 Hughes, Gina 183 Huiiuka, Meron 183 Huntoon, Polly 159 Hurley, Paige 159 Hurley, Robert 159 Hutchins, Damion 159 Hutchison, Shannon 183
K Ilo, Chibuzo 159 Inge, Leslie 131,159 Ingram, Jason 80 Ingram, Lori 183 Into the Woods 85 Irby, Robert 59
Jackson, Erma 183 Jackson, Jennifer 11 Jackson, Jennifer 159 Jackson, Larry 100,102,183 Jacobs, Nathan 159 James, Stephanie 159 Jamison, Tanya 183 Jarnagin, Nathan 159 Jarrell, Richard 159 Jason, Michael Ingram 159 Jeffrey, Chad Hubert 182 Jenkins, Chris 56 Jennings, Justin 129 Jess, Jennifer 159 Jeune, Linda 159 Jimena, Claudia Saravi 168 John, Marlon 183 Johnson, Andrew 183 Johnson, Ben 85,117,183 Johnson, Benjamin E. 183 Johnson, David 159 Johnson, Dennis 183 Johnson, Eric 159 Johnson, James 159 Johnson, Jennifer 159 Johnson, Joel 159 Johnson, Lorando 159 Johnson, Rakia 204 Johnson, Scott 159 Johnson, Thomas 159 Johnson, Tim 183 Johnson, Virginia M . 183 Johnston, Chris 159 Jones, Ben 159 Jones, Glen 159 Jones, Josh 159 Joo, Young 129 Jordan, D.J. 160 Jordan, Larry 160 Joy, Melody Leight 185 Julian, St. Van Hannegeyn 171
Kanzler, Katie 160 Kappa Delta Pi 146 Kappa Epsilon M u 146 Kariuki, Gerald 160 Karp, T a m m y 160 Katherine, Joy Griffin 181 K C C C 147 Keenan, Matthew 160 Keib, Nathan 160 Keith, Aslon 79 Keith, Sonja 131,160 Kelley, Flo 183 Kenna, Rian 160 Kerth, Jessica 119,184 Kessler, Mary 160 Kevin, Dr. Clauson 141 Khan, John 160 Kheng, Ung 160 Kifle, Bethy 160 Kim, Daenee 160 Kim, Dong-Kyung 160 Kim, Hansup 184 Kim, Jung A. 184 Kim, Paul 184 Kim, Wonjae 160 Kimmer, John 160 Kincaid, Janet 184 King, Randy 184,203,204 King's Players 147 Kinnard, Richmond 160 Kinney, Tanya 184 Kiprono, Brian Sangutei 168 Kirk, James 160 Kisner, Chanda 160 Kisseleva, Elena 104,106,109,160 Kite, Bruce 160 Kiveu, Godwin 160 Klahn, Kristine 160 Knowles, Jason 204 Kojack, Phillip 184 Kong, Mari 94,184 Konicek, Daniel 161 Kopila, Holly 161 Korir, Stella 184 Kostiew, Michael, II 161 Krizbai, Petru 184 Kruhm, Douglas 184, 204 Kull,Amy 184 Kumer, Jacquelyn 184 Kunene, Sikhumbuzo 79
Lytah, Kendra 162 Lytle, Summer 162 Labeso, Carolyne 161 Lackey, Michelle 184 Lahue, Nancy E. 185 Lalonde, Julie 185 Lambright, Chris 161 Lampart, Angela 161 Land, Justin 161 Landowski, Brent 161 Landowski, Lindsay 161 Lane, Lalie 185 Langat, Ivy 185 L'Apaglia, Janelle 161 Larson, Bret 185 Larson, Joe 116,185 Latour, Holley 161 Lattanzio, Andrea 76 Laughlin, Matthew 185 Laundt, Daniel 161 Lauro, Rebekah 161 Lawhorn, Myles 161 Lawrence, Amber 161 Lawrence, Christine 185 Lawrence, Robert G. 185 Laws, Dan 185 Laxton, Renee 109 Leanne, J. Smith 191 Leary, Jeffrey 161 Lee, Athen 161 Lee, Nangwoo 161 Lefler, Natalie 185 Leinster, Allison 185 Lemaster, Roxanne 185 Lenehah, David 161 Lett, Justin 161 Lewis, A m y 76 Lewis, Anita 76,185 Lewis, Virginia 161 Lilliendahl, Ben 185 Linnon, Jennifer 161 Liquori, Wanda 186 Liu.Yiren 186 Liu, Zhong 161 Liverpool, Christine 186 Lockemer, James P. 161 Lofgren, Amanda 186 Logan, Shane 161 Loomis, Stephen 186 Love, Rodger 186,204 Lovelace, Jeff 186 Loving, Thomas 79,161, 204,205 Low, Bonnie 161 Lowe, Eric 162 Lowry, Mrs. Bev 140 Lucas, Ryan 186 Lucido, Jerri 118,119 Lukasik, Jeffry 162 Lyngaas, Chuck 135,186
CO Maclean, James 162 Madden, Jill E. 162 Magnin, Michael R. 162 Mahan, Kenny 162 Manter, Stacey 162 Marangu, Stella 162 Marchitelli, Dante 186 Marie, Rebecca Jones 183 Marks, Edward 162 Marks, Kathryn 186 Maria, John 162 Marlowe, Jessica 186 Marston, Allison 162 Marston, Eric 162 Martelli, Anthony 162 Martin, Ben 162 Martin, Kathryn 162 Martindale, Jeff 186 Martos, Shalina 162 Mashaw, Reece 162 Mason, Heather 162 Mason, Nichelle 162 Mason, Rachael 162 Massiah-Basco, Patricia 162 Masteller, Crystal 162 Matherly, Melissa 186 Matthews, Alonzo 99,162 Mattx, Paul 186 Maweu, Grace 186 Mayak, Megan 162 Mayer, Angela 162 Mays-Deem, Holly 135,187 McCafferty, Paul 187 McCain, Jennifer 187 McCann, Kathleen 187 McClellan, Ryan 123 McClellan, Ryan 162 McCracken, Ethan 162 McCullough, O w e n 162 McDaniel, Kyle T 163 McDonald, Denise 163 McDowell, Jason 163 McDowell, Randy 163 McDuffie, Suzanne 163 McFadden, Andrew 187 McFarland, Regina 163 McFarland, Rodney 163 McFarlin, Josh 163 McGrath, Warren 163 McGregor, Chris 187 Mcintosh, Wendy 163 McLaskey, Bonita 163
McLean, Troy 163 McSwain, Clay 187 Meadows, George III 163 Meeks, Aaron L. 187 Mendez, Renato 163 Mercer, Matt 163 Merrina, Michael 187 Mick, Ryan 163 Mihailovich, Christina 163 Mihailovich, T o m 163 Miley, Rita 163 Miller, Anna 163 Miller, Benji 121,123,187 Miller, Caleb 163 Miller, Gina 163 Miller, Jeannie 163 Miller, Leana 187 Miller, Melissa 163 Miller, Trey 163 Mills, Jaime 163 Mills, lames 163 Mills, Joel 187 Misjuns, Michae 1187 Miskell, A m y 163 Mitchell, James 163 Mitchell, Marlene 187 Mooney, Dorothy 164 Mooney, Michael 164 Moore, Allison 204 Moore, Ramsey 164 Moore, Ulysses 164 Morris, A m y 80,187 Morris, Mike 164 Morris, Ryan 164 Moyer, Chrystal 164 Mueller, Christine 164 Mueller, Joe 164 Muirhead, Joelle 164 Myers, Dan 164 Myers, J.D. 187 Myers, Kelly 164
N Nagy,Ann 188 Nash, Brian 164 Neary, Lauren E. 188 Neff, Sarah 164 Nelles, David J. 164 Nelson, Lisa 164 Nelson, Michael 164 Nelson, Shay 164 New, Jeremy 164 Newcomb. Stephanie 164 Newkirk, Eric 164 Newsome, Christian 164 Newton. Mark 117,188
Newton, Nicci 13 Newton , Linda Michelle 1! Ngeno, Kimutai 164 Nichols, Jessica 164 Nichols, Tina 76 Nicholson, Jack 164 Nix, Donna 164 Nobles, Stacy 164 Nodul, Luis 164 Nolette, James 164 North, Mary 165 Novoting, Keith J. 188 Ntini, Busani 165 Null, Jaynie 13 Nursing Club 147
o O'Donnell, Christina 188 Oellermann, Heather 188 Oglesby, Debbie 165 Oglesby, Randy 165 Ohelmann, Christy 188 Okamoto, Jennifer 28, 29, U Oliver, Jeremiah 165 Olsen, Dan 165 Olsen, Eric 188 Olson, Paul 127 Ominbe, Irene 165 O'Neill, Jim 27 Orr, Dan 165 Oukley, Nathan 188 Overton, Bradford 165 Owen, Beau 165 Owens, Fabian 165 Owens, Rhonda 165
Palma, Rick 165 Palmer, Natalie 165 Parker, Stephanie 165 Parks, Devon 165 Parrish, Ben 165 Partello-Horn. Karian 165 Pascoe, Janice 165 Pass, Dorothy 165 Pass, Gerald L. 165 Patrick. Hugh D. 165 Patterson. Michelle 188 Paul. James Carvana 154 Paul, John Olsen 188 Paul, Lynn 165 Paulsen, Shane M . 188
Penner, Koustautiu 165 Perce, Bernie 165 Perdew, Jaime 165 Perdue, Gary 166 Perez, Jaimie 80 Perez, Kenneth A. 166 Perkoski, Kelly 188 Peters, A m y 166 Peterson, Jessica 166 Pettograsso, Christi-Anna IS Pettograsso, Marc 166 Phillips, Chris 110 Phillips, Katie 131,166 Philpott, Toni 166 Phipps, Joy 166 Pierce, Jack 166 Pierce, Moose 73 Pillath, Jennifer 189 Pinkard, Trista 83,189 Piskel, Kent K. 166 Pollak, Sarah 189 Pollard, Cedric 189 Pollard, Kodi 166 Poluikis, Chris 166 Pond, Bonnie 166 Pons, Nikki 189 Popoff, Christina 166 Poston, Jeff 57 Praasma, Jackie 166 Presson, Somar 189 Preston, Eric 166 Prettyman, Michael 134 Price, James 118 Price, Laura 166 Prince, Christy 13,166 Privett, John M . 166 Pross. JonR. 189 Provost, David 189 PsyChi 148 Psychology Club 148 Puckett, Steven 166 Pugh, Angela Faith
Ranes, Joshua F. 166 Ratcliff, Tiffany 107,108,189 Ratliff, Amanda 166 Rawlins. Matthew 189 Read. Daniel 166 Reber. Dolly 167 Redmer, Matt 189 Reed, Mark 101.189 Reeves, Justin 167 Reeves, Kimmie 107,167 Reeves, Rick 108 Reinwald. Julie 167 Remsberg, Chrissy 4,76,167 Renno, Levi 167 Reuter, Amber 167 Reuter, Tiffany 167 Reyes, Antonia C. 167 Reyes, Sarita A. 167 Reynolds, Reggie 189 Rhodes, Allison 167 Rice, Josh 190 Rice, Rebecca 167 Rice, Wendi 190 Rich, Don J. 167 Richardson, Gele D. 190 Richardson, Gerese 190 Rierson, Erin 190 Riley, Jesse 167 Riley, Martin 190 Ring, Isaac 167 Rioux, Jason 76 Rivera, Eddie 167 Robertson, Derek 167 Rogers, Ben 167 Rogers, Eli 190 Rogers, Kimberly 167 Rogers, Vivian 190 Rohrer, Mike 117,190 Rosario, Ingrid 190 Rose, Carrie 167 Rose, Jason 190 Royer, Jennifer 167 Ruilla, Carlos 190 Rukes, Erin 167 Rush, Torrey 167 Russell, Dr. File 141 Russell, Will 167 Rutig, Kim 131, 167
Quagliariello, Phil 189 Queen, Kenneth P. 166
R Radulovich, Stacy 166 Rainbow, Meredith 166 Ramsey, John S. 166 Ramsey. Shanda M . 166
Sabot, Jamul 167 Sabula, Kristin 167 Sackett, Joey 167 Saechao. Thomas T 168 Sale, Brian 168 Salvador, Bechal 168
Sanchez, Michael 190 Sanchez, Sarah 190 Sanders, Jennifer 168 Sanitate, Joe Jr 168 Saravia, Claudia J. 190 Sarinana, Joey 190 Sartin, Trey 191 Sattler, G. 168 Saunders, Tremaine 168 Scalzini, Greg 132, 168 Scearce, Vicky 168 Schenck, Kimberly 168 Schnelle, Andrea 168 Scott, Jevon 168 Scott, Laura 168 Scott, Tamara 168 Scruse, E m m a 168 Seals, Billy 168 Searwar, Simeon 28 Sershen, Christine 168 Setsma, Mark 191 Seward, Angela 168 Seymour, Pathera 168 S G A 149 Shackleford-Williams, Toni 194 Shaffer, Christine 168 Sharrer, Bonnie 168 Shelor, David 168 Sherman, Michie 191 Sherwood, Athena 113,168 Shetterly, Daryl 168 Shugart, Sally 168 Si, Seung Kim 160 Siegmund, Julie 191 Sikes, Graham 168 Silvano, Djamila 191 Simmons, Ryan 191 Simon, Karen 168 Skipper, B.J. 169 Slade,Xavier 169 Slay, Becky 191 Sloof, Irene 108,169 Small, Eric 191 Small, Michelle 169 Smart, April 169 Smith, April 191 Smith, Chemeka 169 Smith, Cherilynne 169 Smith, D a m o n 191 Smith, James 169 Smith, L.P 169 Smith, Sarah 169 Smith, Tim 169 Smith, Victoria 191 Smithers, Heidi 169 Sobby, Rohan 191 Soergel, Rachel 169 Soo, TaekKim 160 Sook, H y u n K i m 160 Sool, Kyung Kim 160
Sorenson, Eric 101,102 Sorenson, Erik 95,191 Sotomayor, Frank 191 Sounds Of Liberty 19 Spanish Club 149 Spencer, Ebony 169 Spiegel, Renee 191 Spurgeon, Mary A. 192 Spurling, Julie 169 St. John, Sarah 83 Staal, Jessica 169 Stacy, Betsy 169 Staiger, Debra 192 Starr, Michelle 192 Steele, Ira 192 Steinke, L. 169 Stejanko, Martha 169 Stephen, Timothy Dunevant 179 Stevens, Courtney A. 192 Stevens, Phillip 192 Stewart, Heather 87 Stewart, Matt 169 Stogner, Havelyn 169 Stokes, Charu 192 Stokes, Deborah 192 Stokes, Dorothy 169 Stokes, Jennifer 192 Stone, Joe 192 Strait, Kimberly 169 Strand, Cory 169 Straube, Joseph, 192 Strawn, Matt 169 Strickland, Shandal92 Strong, Tim 169 Strzalkowska, Joanna 192 Stump, Abby 169 Sturgill.Amy 169 Sue, Beth Pearson 165 Sullenger, Jay 169 Sumbeiywo, Joan 192 Summit, Pat 108 Sutphin, R. 169 Svacha, Carol 192 Swanson, Kristine N. 192 Swanson, Neil 193 Swartz, Janell 170 Swartz, Kendall 133 Swenson, Jon 193
Talbot, Lori 170 Tanner, Christian 193 Tanner, Marlon 170 Tanner, Wesley 170 Tanui, Rose 170 Taylor, Heather 193
Taylor, Jack 170 Taylor, Krystal 170 Taylor, Lauren 193 Taylor, Rebecca 193,204,205 Teets, Daniel 193 Telford, Joseph 170 Temple, Jane lie 193 Terry, Damain 170 Terzic, Katarina 82 Teufel, Jannie 170 The Champion 144 Thienes, David 116.170 Thomas, Jeremy 170 Thorpe, Branoi 193 Timmons, Caroline 193 Tollison, April 170 Tolsma, Michelle 170 Towns, Dr. Elmer 19 Toy, Eric 170 Trammel, Rebecca 170 Tripper, Karen 170 Trumbo, Jared 85,170 Trumbo, Ryan 193 Tsoon, Meuy Saechao 167 Tumlin, Shelley 170 Turk, Jennifer 170
u Umbenhaur, Angela 170 U m e , Udodirim 171 Ung, Kheng 193 Uribe, Carlos 171
V Vallette, David 171 Van, Marilyn Hannegeyn 171 Vanderwaal, Karen 193 Vandeventer, Jill J171 Vargas, Tihara Fr 171 Vaughn, lennifer 193 Veerkamp, Helena 193 Vetter, Michelle 171 Vines, Anita L. 193 Vines, Dr. 19 Visco, Ryan 194
w Wagoner, Leah 171 Walker, Rebecca M . 194,203,204 Wall, Erin 106,194 Walls, Dave 171 Walls, Kerry 194 Walters, Cheri 194 Walters, Chris 194 Walton, Kelley 76 Waltz, Stacy 171 Wang, Xin 171 Wanjau, Elizabeth 194 Warbuton, Wendy 194 Ward, Alicia 194 Ward, Jen 83 Ward, Jennifer 194 Warner, Jean 171 Wasch, Michael 171 Washington, Desmond 171 Watkins, Lisa 171 Watson, A m y Melissa 194 Weakley, Brian 171 Weaver, Rob 171 Webster, Katrina 171 Weddington, Daniel 171 Weisser, Christa 171 Weissinger, Andy 129,171 Wells, Ebony 4 Wells, Jason 171 Wells, Michael 194 Wenger, Randall 171 Wenner, Bill 171 Wentworth, Carrie 194 Westcoat, A m y 171 Westfall, Marcellal71 Weston, Chris 171 Westra, Angela 171 Westra, Jeff 172 White, Dan 28 White, Daniel 194 Wilkerson, Sarah 104,172 Wilkerson, Sharon 95,104,107,108,172 Williams, Aerrin 172 Williams, Anthony 172 Williams, Cathy 172 Williams, Jonathan 194 Williams, Paul 172 Williams, Phil 27 Williams, Ramone 172 Williams, Robin 172 Williamson, Alicia 33 Williamson, Tim II172 Willie, Clint 95 Willie, Flori 104,106,195 Willis, Dan 129,172 Wilson, A. 172 Wilson, Chris 27
Wilson, Patricia 172 Windsor, Levelle 172 Winter, Michael S. 195 Wisor, Robyn 172 Wolfe, Jon 172 Wong, Wang & Ye 172 Woo, JoonLee 161 Woo, KonLee 161 Wood, Tim 116 Wood, Tim 172 Woodyard, Cherad 172 Woodyard, Joshua 172 Woof, Mark 172 Wook, Joung Lee 161 Woolford, Ted 195,204 World Impact Conference 26 Wray, Burton 172 Wright, Eric 195 Wright, Karen 172 Wright, Nick 172 Wright, Steve 122, 172
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Yavuz, Sella 172 Yeager, Kim 80 Yeager, Kimberly 195 Yelder, Siy 172 Yohannes, Saba 172 Young, Dae Kim 160 Young, Jonathan 173 Young, Mee Kim 184 YouthQuest 149
Shanda Strickland We are so proud of you! God you in China. Love, Dad, Mom, Sonia, Don and Nathan.
Hebrews 13:8 Zagorski, A m y 195 Zea, Michael 195 Zealand, Mike 173 Zeches, Brandon 195 Ziacoma, Bianca 173 Zinchenko, Oksana 173
And everyone who submitted candids —even those we did not use due to limited space.
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marks drawn and the envelopes sealed with our
^ k i s s e s , the 1997-1998 yearbook has finally
c o m e to a close. A n d what a task it has been â€” but well worth it. For it is through this book that memories such as that crazy government professor, roommates, classmates and friends and events like football g a m e s and the Jr/Sr B a n quet are captured on pages to be remembered every time you turn the them. Years from n o w w h e n y o u c o m e across this book tucked a w a y on a dusty shelf, y o u will take it d o w n to t h u m b through it as y o u are now. A n d if something causes you to smile or chuckle softly to yourself while flipping through this collection of this year in your life â€” well, then w e have done our jobs. W e preserved your memories on paper and learned the value of time and its m a n y treasures in the process.
1997-1998 Selah Editors
25th volume of Selah
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m e say m y few last words. I
a wife, a teacher, a writer, an adviser
will begin by stating that I
and finally a friend. And you take on
am ecstatic that it's all over.
all of these roles with dedication and
Finito. Put to bed. Hasta pasta.
However, I can't say that I am ready to
Thank you for your patience,
go through the day without getting a
encouraging words, snacks and most
glimpse of at least someone from the
importantly ... never giving up on us.
yearbook staff. We have had our share of
I will miss working with you.
hilarities, laughs and taunting which I will To Randy: One of the most insane miss.
people that I will probably meet
So, before I am just another name posted
during my lifetime. It was the best of
on the alumni list, I would like to thank times and the worst of times â€” and several people before I make the few last somehow we managed to survive
er Rebecca Walke Co-editor
changes in this 206 page book of memories. through it all. Thanks for everything. To Mrs. Huff: The Queen. The question
To Thomas: Oh, my. Aside from having
You are one crazy Hawaiian. M a y you be
that is asked yearly by each of your staff class, the paper and working on the year- blessed with plenty of Sci-Fi books, members is, "How do you do it?" A mother, book with you, I have come to a conclusion pineapples and more legible handwriting in
the many years of your exciting life that lie ahead. t f
patience comes through To Rebecca, Taryn, Sarena and Lezah: It
tribulation, then I learned has been a year full of struggles, deadlines some patience this year. For and late nights, but what great stories we 1997-1998 was a year of tribulation can tell our children later on. Well, maybe for me. Setting my non-Selah related we'll keep a few of them to ourselves. trials aside, this yearbook added to To Jen and Jason: Thank you for allowmy prematurely grey hair, stooping ing us to take advantage of your awesome shoulders, faltering gait, and thus, I writing abilities. Good luck and I love and suppose, my patience. will miss you both! Paste-up room now! A n d in the end, looking back over Finally, my apologies to my friends and my shoulder at the rutted, rocky road roommates whom I was never able to spend that is finally starting to fade in my
as much time with as I would have like to
memories, I am thankful that it is
due to the fact that I was imprisoned in an
behind me now. But I know that once office for two semesters. Well, I'm breaking I crest this peak, there will be another such hazardous path, and I a m equally thankful that out. the experience I gained here will ease my passage on the rough roads of the future. And I have seen the light!!! the patience that I've earned through these trials will stand me well in the future.
S a r e n a Beasley, Co-editor,Photography Over these past three years, I have
ors. And Randy, stay away from crime
learned an abundance of lessons that will scenes — you may get yourself framed. carry me through the remainder of my life. To the future yearbook editors/staff: In Upon my departure from this beloved
order to save yourselves from much
yearbook staff, I would be doing an
harassment, finish the yearbook before
injustice to those who will be leaving and spring break. To Leeza: I hope someday you will be to those who will come behind if I failed to reveal these much coveted secrets:
able to work in an environment where
To Mrs. Huff: You can NEVER have
everyone knows how to spell your name!
too much Saran Wrap, but if you think you And finally to Shawn, Thomas and the do, aluminum foil works just as well.
other photo editors: Stay away from the
To Randy and Becky: Good luck to both
of you in all of your future legal endeav- Love, Captain Moonlight.
L/ul 4 i/iM pit retail a n d spring staff, The fall staff first initiated the
end and the spring semester got on
idea for the 1997-1998 yearbook. its way. We soon found ourselves After several days of brainstorming, under deadline again, playing discussing and finally voting for the catchup and struggling to keep theme of the yearbook —"Much ahead of things. More Than Conquerors" was chosen. The spring staff took over and After the theme was worked out, attempted to finish up the remaining the pictures, copy and other nit-picky pages before going off for summer. The spring staff. (Standing from left to right) — Nii Saki Arthur, jobs needed to be completed. Sound easy? Well, it wasn't, but we Jason Knowles, Thomas Loving and Randy King. (Sitting from left to right) — Lezah Crosby, Lisa Deur, Sarena Beasley, As we sat in a pile of computer are glad it's done. Rebecca Taylor, Becky Walker, Doug Kruhm and Sylvia Glover. Missing: Haruka Miyao and Nikki Cooper. printouts, mugs of people from campus and an stared at an empty "finished pages box," we became a little apathetic. But, as always, we finished half of the yearbook and awaited the next semester to come along, so we could finish our next set of deadlines. Christmas break quickly came to an
The fall staff. (Left to right) — Diane Fox, Becky Walker, Rakia Johnson, Ted Woolford, Rodger Love, Patrick Andrews, Allison Moore and Randy King. Missing: Michele Patterson, Matt Nichols and Sylvia Glover, A n n Felty and Lance Olshovsky.
Taryn Blake, Business Editor To all those concerned, I leave only m y
for the yearbook as business editor has been
presence. (I've got two more years.) extremely interesting. Because of this, I In life you must always remember, the become more interesting every day. most irritating moments, people, events, etc., Forgive me. will always be the most interesting. Working
£7/ih £Vxcy$fo\' Photography ezah Crosby, Co-editor, If a picture is worth a thousand words,
you can before Sunday and pray Mrs. Huff
I've said a lot. Everyone views the world provides breakfast on Monday! Beez. much differently, but I hope you've enjoyed the thanks for hanging with me. Venting is a view through my lens.
good thing! Thanks to this year's staff and
To next year's editors (Shawn, Thomas,
good luck in the future. Good-bye and best
Eric and Myles) I leave developer stains, late wishes to all my graduating friends. I'll miss nights and deadlines. Get as much sleep as you! See the rest of you next semester!
T h o m a s Loving, Asst. Editor, Photography T Loving was a good man. H e always snapped pictures without complaining and we heard that he even ate his peas at dinner. We heard that now he is somewhere on the road with a CB in one hand and a book in the other. But he'll be back. Oh, you'll see.
Rebecca Taylor, design editor .. N o comment.
Above: Typical facial gestures seen on the editors' faces — apathy and confusion.
For I a m persuaded, that
he sun set to introduce another night, ending another day of changes at LU.
neither death, nor life,
it was a student who decided to join the
nor angels, nor principalities, nor mission field or another bright flower that was planted in the courtyard. No matter how large or small, change
powers, nor things present, nor
things to come, nor height, nor
Liberty invited change because without it, the univer-
depth, nor any other creature, sity would have never outgrown the walls of Thomas Road Baptist Church to become the campus that it is
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in
today. We changed. Freshmen who entered Liberty metamorphisized from a social security number into the class of 1998. Now not just college graduates but Liberty alumni. We struggled but finally realized that we could not walk alone. We needed God by our side with every step that we took. He became our guide, our constant companion and our armor of righteousness. Through him we became much more than conquerors. We conquered the trials and frustrations that each day brought, we mounted up with wings like eagles and soared past the daily grind of homework, financial and relationship problems to reach our final destination: Another completed year.
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