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C H A N C E L L O R JERRY Falwell Jr., wife Becki and their three children participate in a half-time ceremony during Homecoming. "What I like about Jerry Jr. is that he and his family are really involved in LU life, down and close to the students," said senior Philip Luca.

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ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS support Jerry Falwell, Jr. as he crowd surfs during a home basketball game. "[I like that] he's always involved with the student body. He'll go and sit down with people," said junior Casey Crooks.



A N e w Generation of Leadership for the University His wife, Becki, had an office next to his and H e bore the s a m e n a m e and likeness of his there w a s no mistaking her role as his support and father, but it w a s no secret he w a s the n e w m a n on helpmate. campus. Less than a week after the sudden passing "Becki has a hand on the pulse of the students. of Founder and Chancellor Dr. Jerry Falwell, his son She keeps a close eye on them, what they're doing, Jerry, Jr. announced at graduation, "All is well at Liberty." A year later, that statement had proven true. watching their blogs. She listens to their concerns and she enjoys being involved," Falwell said. " W e have continued to grow and prosper. His world had changed drastically in a year. H e The uncertainty is gone. A lot of people were went from being a lawyer and businessman out of subconsciously worried about the future, but what's the public eye, to the most public person in a world happened here has not been dependent upon one of thousands of expectant students, faculty and staff. person," said Jerry Falwell, Jr. "I've had to adapt. I grew up around dad always At the helm of the university his father built, the being so public but I tried hard to stay out of the n e w Chancellor with the s a m e n a m e w a s not to be limelight. The very thing I shied away from has turned confused with his predecessor. out to be something I really enjoy," he said. "I'm a different generation than dad and m y H e w a s the type of guy w h o loved to ride fourapproach is different. I have a son here, m y family wheelers and run bulldozers in the w o o d s on his is younger and I'm closer to the students' age. farm. N o w his time w a s centered on running the That helps m e be more familiar with their culture. I University. understand these kids," he said. "I take the weekends to shut-down, turn off the H e w a s also the first alumnus to be president. computer and spend time with the kids," he said. "I lived in the dorms, I walked these halls. I feel a His vision w a s to continue what his father had kinship with the student body." started, but at a different pace. This w a s evident by the invitation he extended to "We need to have planned, deliberate growth. the "LUnatic" fans to watch the Super Bowl at his N o w more than ever, there is a need for this school. house, and the infamous scene of him crowd surfing W e go against what young people are being exposed during a basketball game. to by today's culture. Here they can find truth and The students shared the sentiment, cheering for their n e w leader each time he stepped to the podium. learn to live it," he added. It w a s a n e w era and the future seemed clear. "What I appreciate about Jerry Falwell, Jr. is the "We're here to stay. There's permanence. W e have fact that he attends the majority of Liberty's events. an identity and G o d did it all. It's just humbling to be Whether it's sports or drama, he is there showing his a part of it," Falwell said. care and support for the students, the teams, and the campus," commented Branden Bosch.



IN T H E baptismal pool, senior pastor Jonathan Falwell prepares to baptize a young boy. Junior Joshua Vail who connected with Falwell through Facebook said, "The fact that he has a Facebook profile is cool, but he's a pretty funny guy by himself." ALL PHOTOS BY LU PHOTOGRAPHY

PASTOR J O N A T H A N Falwell T H O M A S R O A D Baptist Church delivers a sermon from his senoir pastor Jonathan Falwell iTruth series. Junior Natesha addresses his congregation Bull said, "He is definitely trying on a Sunday morning. Junior to draw the younger generation Katie Worley said," [I think] he in. I think it is working as well."is trying to keep church and school [unified]. That is what Jerry Sr. would want."


A Passion to Continue the Vision at T h o m a s Road Baptist Church

" W e have a team of people — the best of the best — to m a k e the ministries the best they can be. D a d The Sunday after his father had unexpectedly w a s known for saying, 'It's amazing what you can passed, Jonathan Falwell took the pulpit and told get done w h e n you don't care w h o gets the credit.' the grieving congregation, "Today w e are all Joshua. H e didn't care — he w a s just doing the ministry G o d This message found in Joshua 1 is not aimed at m e , called him to." it is not aimed at m y brother, m y sister or m o m . This Friends of Dr. Falwell were working alongside the is a message that is aimed squarely at every single continuation of the vision. "People like Doug Randlett person in this room. Every single person w h o is part stepped in to help learn all the aspects of the church of this great church, every single person w h o is a part ministry. Daniel Henderson w a s the last person dad of this great university, every single person w h o has hired to develop a culture of prayer, and Dr. Godwin ever c o m e through this ministry and has gone out as w h o w a s a friend and adviser to dad," he said. a young champion for Christ." That s a m e attitude w a s evidenced in Dr. Falwell's It w a s a challenge presented to the church he third born, only the second pastor of the church he assumed upon his father's untimely death. A year had begun. later, that challenge w a s being fulfilled. "I witnessed first-hand what dad put into this place "I believe people had two choices - to sit back and I have a profound desire to protect his work. I and coast and reflect on the past or to join together a m passionate about seeing the vision continue," he and look to the future, and that's exactly what they've said. done," he said. His vision w a s an outgrowth of his father's but T h o m a s Road Baptist Church w a s reaching out to his approach w a s different. With visual elements like the community, evidenced by the 4,100 local guests a giant iPod and Lamborghini Diablo to illustrate his that had visited in just 10 months. sermons, changes were obvious. "Dad w a s such an over-arching figure, I think they "I have a passion to reach this generation with got comfortable letting him d o it. But through this, w e the message that church, more importantly God, is had to pull together. They realized they couldn't just relevant. I won't just accept that young people won't leave it up to the pastor," he said. be active and involved in church," he said. Despite his claim to be "just n o w figuring it out," H e w a s so passionate about this message, he 1800 people had joined and 9 0 0 were baptized in the worked with 13 other people to help compile and write first year of Falwell's pastorate. a book to be published in August 2008 about it. "God has shown Himself to be so faithful through H e stood in the pulpit every Sunday with the words this transition. W h e n a great leader like dad dies, but "Not I, but Christ" on the wall behind him. the ministry continues to thrive, it's a testament of "It's a perfect four-word picture of m y life since M a y God's hand," he added. 15. It's been completely out of m y comfort zone, and I H e w a s also quick to share the credit with the staff can d o nothing but trust in G o d and let Him take care that surrounded him. of the rest," he said.


Dr. Ron Godwin had been a close friend and trusted of the Washington Times, Executive Vice President of the colleague to the late Dr. Jerry Falwell. After Falwell's passing, Moral Majority, President of Jerry Falwell Ministries and had Godwin remained in his role as Executive Vice President leadership positions in several other ministries. He had worked and Chief Operating Officer of the University, supporting directly with the Chancellor's office for more than 15 years. the new leadership. Godwin received degrees from Bob Godwin remained a vital part of the day to day operations Jones University, Old Dominion University and a PhD from of the University. He was very popular among the student Florida State University. Godwin and his wife Carol were both body with his witty sense of humor and for quotes like: members of Thomas Road Baptist Church and served on the "Motchakatato...a white chocolate, double espresso, extra board for the Liberty Godparent Home. Godwin had a rich whip, fat free matachakato," and "When a person surrenders history of service and business before becoming part of the his whole life to Christ, he only just stops robbing what already University in 1993. He served as the Executive Vice President belonged to God."

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PLAYING D U R I N G Convocation, Jordan Henderson leads worship for students, faculty and staff. "The greatest blessing I've received from being in the C a m p u s Praise Band is the daily opportunity to proclaim God's Word in such a large arena," said Henderson. ALL PHOTOS BY LU PHOTOGRAPHY

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T H E C O L O R guard performs with the band during the parade on Saturday morning. "I thought that it was a great idea to have the past football players c o m e out on the field with the color guard during the half time show," said sophomore Kalie Lanford. PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN

M R S . M A C E L Falwell, joined by two of her gradchildren, starts the parade as the first float. "I got up early to go with m y family to the parade. It is good for families to see it when they c o m e in," said sophomore Naomi Nemitz. PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN

RESIDENTS F R O M C a m p u s East 29 1 &2 "float" down University Boulevard which was blocked off for the event. "The traffic wasn't that bad for homecoming, but that might've been because I got up late," reflected freshman Ronald Booker. PHOTO BY KATELYN JACKSON

"The Pirates W h o Don't D o Anything", inspired by the Veggie Tale's song, m a d e an appearance on campus at the hand of C a m p u s East 29 1&2. The hall decided to enter the homecoming parade competition because, "it is such a great bonding time for the girls on the hall to participate in a c o m m o n goal," said Resident Assistant (RA) Ashley Howard. Philip Luca and Lucas Oggiam participated with their hall creating their float "The International Ship" with cheap material like crayons and paper. The theme c a m e from the number of international students on the hall, including the R A s from Romania and Brazil.


Howard, w h o used her truck for the float, said the cost involved w a s "really nothing, because w e did not purchase decorations. W e mainly used props and items that w e already had." The items they used included a sailboat, a kayak with a sail and "lots of Mardi Gras beads." Beyond team building, the payoff for the top three floats included cash rewards of $600, $400 and $300. The competition was open to students as part of a dorm, club or athletics team. Floats in the competition joined the marching band, Sparky Flames, The Falwells, Dr. Elmer Towns, and the community in the STORY BY parade. The groups started the journey at the corner FERNANDA REZENDE of Stadium and University Drive, traveled around the circle and ended at the Vines Center. There were a total of 26 floats that participated in the parade with various themes including "Shake n' Bake the Presbyterians" to "Dorm 7", which took the winning prize. The Homecoming parade w a s only one part of the weekend of celebration. Following the parade, students and alumi joined together for tailgating and family events before the football g a m e against Presbyterian which ended with a score of 4 8 - 1 0 .



n October 27, 2007, the Lady 3* OFlames beat the Winthrop Eagles, CO ending a 63-match conference winning streak. The final score was a 3-0 g a m e sweep (33-31, 30-21, 30-21) by the Flames. The g a m e was held in the Vines Center, in front of the largest crowd in all of Big South volleyball history, with 1,583 fans attending. For more about volleyball see pg 114

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N A T E HALYDIER, M A T T SMITH, and Kaleb Matson sit on top of a van as part of the Dorm 7 float, which w o n part of the competition. "The unity of the students w a s really exciting to see as everyone c a m e together," said freshman Monica Munevar. PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN



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G a m e : Liberty v. Presbyterian Final score: 48-14 (W) Attendance: 15,307 (second largest crowd in Williams Stadium history) All-time homecoming Liberty record: 23-12 For more about football see pg 106

S P A R K Y F L A M E S waves enthusiastically to the crowd during the parade. "I've seen Sparky around a lot more talking to people and getting the crowd excited. Everyone thinks he is really cute," said senior Britteny Williams. PHOTO BY ALLISON PARKS

D O R M 7 Resident Grant Maginnis begs spectarors for money as part of a float theme. "We m a d e fun of our dorm situation and the fact that it's falling apart. W e dressed as a hobos, b u m s and refugees and carried a cardboard signs that said, Give m e a dorm, or give m e death!' said junior David Peterson. PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES

A S DISPLAYED by a girl holding up a "Go Flames" sign, family involvement for homecoming 2007 creates an atmosphere of fun, laugher and excitement. "I think that it was good that Parents came out and enjoyed the g a m e with their children," said senior Kevin Correa. PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN

T H E SPIRIT of homecoming is displayed as cheerleaders lead the fans sitting in the student section. "I think the athletic department did a lot of advertising a week before the g a m e so students would remember the exact time the event started," said senior Stephen Cribb. PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES


"Technology changes "When I was a student, "The students now can wear jeans! Also, the here have been made Demoss had only one story, and the campus student population has in seemingly super north was a factory!" doubled." sonic speed!" CARRIE S P A R K M A N MATTHEW TOWLES KARLA WHITE Class of 2004 Class of 1996 Class of 1986

C O M P L E T E WITH a grass skirt, Anthony Verdarame accompanies Rebekah Anwyll in performing a Hawaiin Christmas song. "I wasn't expecting guys to get on stage in grass skirts," said sophomore Maggie Insley.





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LINING U P his shot, Taylor Robinson prepares to finish a g a m e on one of the two pool tables available to students. Freshman Sinn Panjatanasak from Thiland was taught to play. "I learned how to play pool last semester from an American friend. It's helped m e relax and is a good place for m e to meet new friends," he said. PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES

J O S H P A U L S O N jumps from the padded floor onto a stool on the new loft of the Student Center. The addition of the second floor, as well as the swiping of ID cards helped with congestion issues, senior Lucas Oggiam said, "It's a good thing that it's harder to get in there now." PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES

E A R L Y M O R N I N G exercisers Elise Sherman and Jessica Baughman use a new set of machines on the loft in the LaHaye Student Center. Senior Jen Schuit chose to work out early. "It works out with m y schedule so I do that before I start m y day because m y classes are so spread out," she said. PHOTO BY SEAN HARRISON

"If I had k n o w n that w e had a free personal training program, I would've had a sixpack by now," freshman Isaiah O w e n s said. "I would m u c h rather g o to the g y m and get one-on-one help than going and not really getting anything done." Fitness director Andrea S h e r w o o d said that w a s the whole idea behind the program. "The program is designed for the specific needs of the individual.

B R O W N It's not just about losing weight, but gaining muscle and balance that will help in everyday activities such as walking d o w n a hill," she said. O n c e accepted for the training, the students worked with a trainer, most likely a Kinesiology major, for six weeks. They were allotted six sessions, each about an hour long. The first session w a s to judge the athletic ability of the students. This included measuring body fat and circumference measurements. Students were givenflexibilityand strength tests in order to watch their progress throughout the weeks. During the sessions, they received not only quality training but also the knowledge to continue in their efforts for a healthier body after the program ended, Ben Cook, associate fitness director, said, "Personal training has so many benefits, whether you're a n e w exerciser or an experienced athlete. It gives you the opportunity to target specific goals. A lot of people c o m e to the gym often but are at a plateau. They need someone with the knowledge of the science of exercise to help get them where they need to be." Physical fitness w a s not the only reason why the program w a s started. Cook said, "We want to see people reach their goals while encouraging them to help glorify G o d and further the kingdom through exercise."

Three years ago, flip-flops were illegal. That w a s no longer the case. Thanks in part to the Student Government Association (SGA), students wore flipflops, jeans and sweaters without collared shirts to class with no penalty of reprimands. Often working behind the scenes, the S G A operated as a liaison between the student body and the administration. Vice President for Student Services, Melinda Trotter saw the impact. "I think the S G A has definitely helped the administration understand where the students stand on important issues," she explained. In the past, these issues included traffic ticket appeals, dress code changes and approving the many clubs and organizations offered on campus. The S G A w a s also responsible for creating a student reprimand court. "Now, if you get reprimands you can appeal to students - the student government's court justices - and they'll hear your case," shared former student body President Brian Colas. Colas stepped d o w n from his position as president to recieve a legislative job in D.C. Senior Tim Easely, w h o w a s the vice-president, took over the responsibiltites of president. Easley kept with SGA's goal and w a s passionate about finding out what the students wanted. As projects were accomplished, the visibility of the S G A grew. "When I w a s a freshman, I didn't really know w e had a student government...But, if you did research into what the S G A has done in the past, you can see there's definite evidence of what the S G A has accomplished," Colas said.



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The amount of time required by S G A varies each week, and averages around 30 hours. S o m e weeks, when elections or major events take place, it can be a full-time position. Much of the time involves emailing different S G A officers to set up meetings and events. Time is also spent making advertisements, contacting speakers to c o m e to S G A meetings, setting up activities such as the upcoming 5K and 'Speed-Dating-palooza' and meeting with different m e m b e r s of the administration discussing concerns of the student body. Brian Colas, SR


SGA members put in time together at our weekly meetings, which usually go about an hour, hour and a half. That's just the executive board. W e are also present when Student Senate takes place which is another hour long meeting. But aside from the meetings w e all have our o w n 'mini-projects' to work on and get accomplished. We're doing correspondence and working on our goals for our projects as m u c h as possible. Alison Howard, FR SGA is a daily commitment. As Sophomore Class President, I have tried to be involved in many different clubs on campus to understand the needs of the Students. There are meetings that I may have with individuals w h o want to have m y help in getting their club or program put into place. From these meetings to the actual S G A executive meetings and Senate meetings, it definately keeps m e busy.


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TIM EASLEY, President of the Student Government Association relaxes in a chair enjoying his new position at school. "[At SGA], we're starting to plan a lot of events, focusing on the legislation [of this school]," Easely shared on his new responsibilities. PHOTO BY SEAN HARRISON

MNTING S T U D E N T S take pointers from their community group leader in one of many niche interest groups offered by T h o m a s Road Baptist Church. Other examples, like the motorcycle group, helped expand social groups. "We just rode around Lynchburg together-it w a s a male bonding experience," said Aaron Kozikowski of Lynchburg. ALL PHOTOS BY SEAN HARRISON

4QL PARTICIPANTS IN the cooking community group measure ingredients in a cooking lab. Corrin Hoffman enjoyed working with her hands. She said "It relieves stress because you can feel like a kid again!"

C A R E F U L L Y TAKING notes, a beginning piano student participates in the basic piano community group. "Changing into different flats when the keys change is the hardest part, f Sticking with it and not giving up in the beginning is [also] hard." said senior Charlene Hibbert. T W O W O M E N work together to create a fall floral arrangement during community group. "I think flowers enhance the appearance of Thomas Road by making it appear more attractive and appealing to visitors," junior Rachelle St.Julian said.


vlING HIS guitar, a community group m e m b e r prepares for the start of the Wednesday evening meeting. Junior Bradley D a m a s agreed the groups offered opportunities for involvment saying, "It [is an] a w e s o m e thing to gather kids together in that type of community to stretch them and excite them to play more guitar."

Main Street at T h o m a s Road Baptist Church (TRBC) on Wednesday nights resembled grand central station. People hustled and bustled about, trying to find where their groups were meeting. The community groups met from 6:15-7:15 every Wednesday evening. There were just fewer than 100 different groups serving nearly thousands of people.

T R B C offered everything ranging from karaoke, w e b design, scrap booking, real estate investing, knitting, ice skating, interior design and even a regular Bible study. Jessica Nelson, a junior, had been participating in the ministry for two years. She attended the "Men are like Waffles, W o m e n are like Spaghetti" community group. "I have found it to be a great way to broaden m y horizons, meet fellow believers, and minister to non-believers. I also enjoy getting to know those people you pass in the halls each week. The program helps strengthen the body because w e get to know each other." The mission behind the ministry was to connect the knowledge, skills and resources of the church to the community and provide services to central Virginia free of charge. Junior A m y Martin attended the "Ultimate Leadership for W o m e n " community group. "I enjoy the practical life lessons that I a m learning. I have the opportunity as a college student to sit under older w o m e n w h o are experienced and have great wisdom in the area of leadership. I love just soaking everything in." After the groups ended participants were invited to attend worship service in the sanctuary. According to the T R B C website, "The groups offer the opportunity for both the church and campus to show love to neighbors by meeting the most pressing needs of each individual with love."


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Her real n a m e w a s Julie Vaders. To most students around campus she was known as "Skater Girl" or "Cape Girl." She was a regular student just like her peers, the only thing that m a d e her seem different was her love for capes and forks and the comfort she found in Heelys. Vaders was a senior Psychology major, w h o wanted to work with children with Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome (AS) was an autism spectrum disorder. People with AS, "learn social skills connotatively...usually they are smart within a specific interest. But they pick up things slower than most people. I want to use theater to minister to them," Vaders said. She gained interest in working with A S children at her h o m e church in Philadelphia. "People in m y youth group back h o m e either had family members with A S or had s o m e type of autistic disorder. So then I started researching it and thought of the drama ministry I could do." Vaders' fascination with capes began after watching the movie Sleepy Hollow, in which a main character in the movie wore one. "[After watching that movie], I saw this beautiful cape at Hot Topic

and I bought it. I've been wearing it ever since. I just got a new one from Wal-Mart," she said with a smile. The story behind the Heelys, or "shoes on wheels" was much simpler. "There w a s a guy here that used to wear them. H e worked for a Heelys company, I tried them on and picked up how to use them quicker than he did, apparently. So he hired me...I decided not to work with him but I got free shoes out of it. I just kept wearing them, they're comfortable and I can get around more quickly," she said. Vaders also mentioned strange run-ins with fellow students. "Once I had someone chase m e down and ask for m y autograph. Another time, someone asked if I w a s a witch. I'm not. I've been a Christian since I w a s 14." Vaders described herself as, "rather eccentric, but I generally like to keep to myself, which the cape doesn't seem to convey. It's difficult to tell how others see m e , it depends on whatever [side of me] they're around. "Sometimes I'm shy, sometimes I'm not." Vaders knew w h o she was and never let other's opinions change her.

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It was the oldest ministry on campus. It required the m e m b e r s of the team to dedicate two weekends out of every month to travel to distant locations. While the mission statement proved a commitment to present the gospel and "leave the decisions to God," rather than emphasizing "how many numbers of decisions could be recorded." The team still presented large numbers when recording those decisions, with an average of 200 people coming to know Christ per year. These were The King's Players. The King's Players performed in venues as small as high schools, and as large as military bases. Along the way, they had seen the insides of prisons, visited other countries and logged countless miles on the road traveling to the next location. The schedule may have been grueling, but the members remained committed to their work. "I wanted to do King's Players because it allows m e to glorify G o d through the power of drama," shared sophomore Alyson Thompson, w h o was in her second year on the team. "I have always loved acting and King's Players allows m e to use that passion to spread God's word to others," she explained. "The primary commitment to being on King's Players is one's commitment to passionately seek the face of G o d at all times. W e desperately need Him if w e are to have any impact on those with w h o m w e c o m e in contact with. That's why it is imperative that those on the team be committed to serious worship through prayer, Bible study, song, etc. at all times," said junior Kent Maitland w h o had been on the team for three years. With three teams in rotation, at least s o m e of the King's Players were performing every weekend. Since the schedule was shared, the ministry was able to cover a four-hundred mile radius. That diversity m a d e the King's Players unique. "It is a great way to minister to others, meet incredible people, grow in your faith and make a difference in this world," said Thompson. They had lofty goals but their history proved they were up to the challenge.

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c a m e across a problem and had no clue h o w to fix it. If the King's Players ministry would continue to grow, team transportation w a s mandatory. University funding wasn't an option so Dr. Alison decided to have a fund raiser to afford the bus. The fund raiser took a lot of effort but w a s done within a year. Dr. Allison said, "It w a s such a blessing to have are o w n transportation to minister to people at different churches in different states." The bus had been used for m a n y occasions and c a m e in handy over the years . as the ministry team went around the nation. With an attached carrying unit in the back, the King's â&#x201E;˘ traversed the nation.




Student Group Joins Movement to Fight Abortion The right for unborn children to live. This w a s the motivation behind Nameless, a pro-life group started in the fall. It was named in m e m o r y of the millions of unborn children aborted in America w h o never had names on their birth certificates. The group was started when Liz Zelinski from Pro-Life of America m a d e a visit to campus. Zellinski talked with freshman Josiah Henderson, president of Nameless, about h o w she wanted to start different groups on campus. With the help of five other people, Henderson and Vice President Bryan Williams, began a group that sought to defend the defenseless. "The group w a s started by all of the leaders as a big massive team," recalled Henderson. "[We] hope to accomplish shutting down Planned Parenthood, actually ultimately ending abortion |nd supporting

local pregnancy centers and the Liberty Godparent Home," said Henderson. " W e would just like God to use us in helping w o m e n struggling with this incredible decision and defending the ones that cannot defend themselves." Nameless w a s more than a group of words, they were a group of action. Shortly after the group was1 formed they had a prayer vigil on campus.They also participated in the March for Life, which took place on January 22, 2008. This w a s the date of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade. Nameless attended the peaceful rally to continually take action; the rally w a s held in Washington D.C. BJ Williams joined the group because he wanted to be around people w h o had similar views. "I like â&#x20AC;˘ the fact that there are people w h o share the same beliefs about life that I do," Williams said. "As a young m a n w h o has really seen the beauty of ne,w life [in m y little sister] I've seen the sanctity of life and I really appreciate that there are groups that share the s a m e feelings as I do." 4 A They were Nameless, a small group thJ courageously challenged a big cause for peo w h o couldn't speak for themselves. i



PARTICIPANTS RAISE their W H I L E 68,000 people rallied hands for peace during the in the United States, others "Displace M e " rally. "Once you worked on the front lines of the have been informed of atrocities conflict. Tina Yamaguchi, of occurring, it is our responsibility, Family International, worked with especially as followers of Christ children affected by the turmoil to do something. Even though I in Uganda, " W e were able to get a m unable to go to Africa myself a Character Building course... right now, the least I could d o which is full of stories, g a m e s is spend a night on the street to and songs teaching honesty, try and raise awareness," said dilligence, forgiveness, working graduate student Jenna Hilles. together... [it] w a s exactly what ALL PHOTOS BY JENNA HILLES they needed," she said.



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Imagine abandoning the comforts of a bed, to travel over a 150 miles just to sleep outside in Washington D.C. That w a s what several students did in April of 2006 to bring recognitiontochildren w h o were forced out of the comforts of their beds for more than one night. "Displace M e " w a s put together to bring more awarenesstothe crisis in Northern Uganda. Nearly 6,000 college students gathered in D.C. carrying enough cardboard boxes to m a k e a small tent for themselves, similar to what the Ugandan children went through every day. "The war has led to the displacement of 1.7 million people - over 8 0 % of the region - w h o n o w live in c a m p s of the most squalid conditions. According to recent reports, 1,000 people die each w e e k as a result of the poor conditions

Students Sacrifice Luxury to Bring Attention to Displaced Children in these camps. The war is also known for the brutal abduction and use of child soldiers," said senior Mary McPherson w h o helped organize the university's involvement in "Displace Me". Students were motivated into action because they realized that too many people were silent. "I think in this case, silence w a s the determining factor in these horrific conditions," McPherson said. "I got involved because I really felt led to and I think it is really good for college students to use their energy and knowledge constructively and participate in events that grow us socially, spiritually and culturally," she continued. "Displace M e " w a s not the only thing that students did to give a voice to Ugandan children. Junior Chandler Sharpe went to Uganda. "I work with an orphanage in Buundo, Uganda. The first thing that put Uganda on m y heart w a s Invisible Children, hearing and seeing the movie a couple of years ago," Sharpe said. "When I saw the movie about the Invisible Children, their story of hopelessness, it moved m e to tears and broke m y heart. I knew I had to do something! I had a burden to help these kids," said senior Jessica Hill. Hill helped organize another sleep-out event in Lynchburg called the Global Night C o m m u t e . Students believed that their action w a s necessary to m a k e a difference in Uganda. Sharpe agreed, "The one thing that they need is people to show them love. The love of Christ."

INVISIBLE C H I L D R E N and "Displace M e " attracted the attention of several famous personalities. Pete Wentz, lead singer of Fall Out Boy, helped during the rallies. "Children are suffering without proper food, shelter or education," said Wentz. "If there is something I can do to save a life, I will."



ALPHA OMEGA STEPS ITS WAY INTO THE INNER-CITY Alpha O m e g a w a s a step team that was a part of Bridging the G a p ministries. Bridging the G a p was a national ministry that reached out to the urban culture. The Alpha O m e g a step team was one of many local branches on campus. They had a c o m m o n goal and a desire to accomplish it. "I joined Alpha O m e g a because I knew that it would give m e a chance to use urban art to touch the lives of many people," said sophomore Carrie Isaac. Sophomore Kathleen Fabien agreed, "I joined Alpha O m e g a because I wanted to use stepping as a means of spreading the gospel." which consisted of church events, youth events, block parties and community events. Their ministry w a s

but also extended to many out of state events. Junior Cordia Lewis said, " W e have been as far north as Philly and as far south as Georgia." commitments in order to be a part of the ministry. "The obligations are that w e as w o m e n of G o d continuously strive after God's heart and to grow in the Lord...follow God's Word...and spread the gospel," Fabien said. The physical obligations consisted of practice three times a week, mandatory prayer gatherings on Saturday mornings and study hall every Tuesday. The Alpha O m e g a step team w a s a group of dedicated individuals that used their unique talents to make a difference in the lives of others.

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W H E T H E R W O O D , iron, steel or concrete, long thin materials lifted off the ground become grinds like this wooden plank at Riverside Park. Skating shoes needed to be as durable as the boards when attempting tricks. According to sophomore Leah Ramey Vans were the best option because, "They have qualities and they won't fall apart right after I purchase them." PHOTO BY KATELYN JACKSON

FEET off the ground, Joel Olenik grinds a retaining wall. Debate about whether skaters like Olenik were athletes continued in the skating community. Senior Jordan McDougal commented, "It is a ••^^ sport because it takes a lot of I^he'to practice. And you have to be in shape to attempt to pursue it as a career." I PHOTO BY WARD HINEY >


• ROBERT WAUHOP rests after $ landing a trick at Riverside Park. Freshman Benjamin Train expressed the feeling of landing a trick. "Time stands still, for what ' seems like an eternity and in that one moment you understand why it is you do what you do. Ever wonder why people can break a bone and try again right after.... they're trying to get back to that place where time stands still." PHOTO BY KATELYN JACKSON

S O A R I N G A B O V E the crowds at Block Party, a m e m b e r of a biking and skating trick team hired for the event lifts off a portable ramp. "[Block Party] reminds m e a lot of a big festival, with just an awesome concert... It's always a good time," said junior Brandon Witmyer. PHOTO BY KATELYN JACKSON

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STELLA W I R E D U sings during the "All I Want for Christmas Banquet." "I really enjoyed this year's range of entertainment. It was better than the typical Christmas carols," said sophomore Eric Ryals. AII PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY THE CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL ENRICHMENT

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Their mission w a s to bring cultures together and to enrich their college experience by understanding multiple cultures. They were the people w h o comprised the Center for Multicultural Enrichment Office, better known as the Center4ME. The Center4ME underwent a major renovation in 2004, organized a concert as well as a movie night and sometimes other activities that were open to the with the C. Daniel Kim International Office creation. While the Center4ME had been operating for entire campus. Students appreciated the opportunity to over 15 years, it had trouble getting out of the experience diverse cultures. "I enjoy attending stereotype that it w a s an office designed only for events put on by the Center4ME. It gives m e the minority students. Administrative Assistant D a m m y opportunity to learn about many cultures that I Onafowokan said, " W e have this reputation as the normally would not have been exposed to," said junior 'black office' but that really isn't true. People don't Natesha Bull. Bull's favorite event that the Center4ME realize that one year w e m a d e a fake beach for a put on was the "All I want for Christmas Banquet." Hawaiian Luau and w e celebrate each heritage "I think that this w a s m y favorite banquet because month as well." it w a s for s o m e of the less fortunate children in the The Center4ME w a s m a d e up of several different programs with the purpose of celebrating diversity community," she said. The Center4ME celebrated academic success and multiculturalism. The Cultural Awareness a m o n g students through the A.S.S.I.S.T. program program celebrated all the heritage months across which gave underclassmen a chance to be campus, not just Black History Month but Hispanic tutored and mentored by upperclassmen. The Heritage Month in September, Native American Heritage Month in November, Irish-American upperclassmen were also given the chance to Heritage Month in March, and Asian-Pacific partner with a staff m e m b e r to be mentored while Islander Month in April. For each of these, the office mentoring younger students. The office's main goal w a s stated clearly in their purpose statement as providing "information and advocacy for students from various ethnic backgrounds through programs and services that promote unity and celebrate cultural diversity." That purpose extended throughout c a m p u s and into the community.


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VI Opportunity. Fun. College experience. That w a s what College for a Weekend (CFAW) offered for high school students across the U S and even Canada. C F A W invited high school students to experience life on a college campus for the weekend. High school students crashed in the residence halls of their friends and strangers alike.


ON oar They were welcomed by Resident Assistants, Spiritual Life Directors and Prayer Leaders, as well as Christian Service Workers (CSER). In the spring, a record amount of 1,894 high school students c a m e that would help determine where they would spend four very important years of their lives here. The campus community m a d e an effort for high school students to feel welcomed in the college atmosphere. Junior Matthew Clark said, "I tried to m a k e them feel at home. I hung out with them as much as possible, they did their o w n thing [as well] but whenever w e could w e hung out together." MiseltaTita, a high school senior from Maryland, felt her experience prepared her for the future. "I liked the classes I went to.. .the people here are really cool. This weekend was cool because I got to see the things I a m going to get myself into." Junior Ashley Lindstorm contributed to C F A W in a unique way. She greeted the visiting students when they first walked onto campus as a C S E R worker. "I think first impressions mean a lot to people so by welcoming them I can be the deciding factor on whether or not they c o m e to school here," Lindstorm said. Senior Courtney Hampton c a m e to the university after a good C F A W experience, "I was a C F A W e r five times; it w a s phenomenal. I absolutely loved everything about it. Everyone was so nice and friendly. I loved that I could walk around campus and see people in the courtyard reading their Bibles and just spending time with God. I wanted to be like that."

Theater Department Continues Theme with "Crazy For You™" wring thef^d semester, students lined up in the Fine A > t s ^ ^ i n g / o purchase tickets for the first theatre productiolvof the season. The first play continued with last year's theme of the Road to Love. The play entitled, "Crazy For Y o u ™ " w a s the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, whose dream in life w a s to dance. Despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancee, Bobby achieved his dream. It w a s a high energy c o m e d y which included mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. Bobby Child's character w a s played by senior theater major, Andy Geffken, w h o had appeared in numerous other university productions. This play first premiered in 1992 as an American Broadway musical. It w a s an adaptation of a 1930's hit musical "Girl Crazy" by George and Ira Gershwin. The play ran for three weekends in October. "It is a great, fun piece to start the year off with," said stage manager Sarah Coffey. O n e of the most notable aspects of the play w a s the classic music by the Gershwin's. The overall tone of the play w a s light-hearted and fun. Putting on "Crazy For Y o u ™ " offered the opportunity for the student performances to stretch their talents and abilities, while having fun and giving the audience lots of laughs. mmmmmmMsmmMsmsssmmm

J O S H DEVRIES mounts a ladder to fix a snow machine prior to a show. "Many of the crew are actors themselves, which helps them learn all aspects of stage production," cast member Daniel Stidham explained. ALL PHOTOS BY MATT BRIDGES

M A T T D O W N E Y sculpts a faux fireplace out of styrofoam. "Being backstage is quite an experience. Not only do you get to watch the play more then once for free, but you get to see just how they do all those special stunts and stuningly, fast costume changes," said actor Michael Wrape.

N o lights. N o curtain. make-up. Without behind the scenes theater production. Ev^yole from LllSJIJfge manager to the ushers m a d e the|5iyyb pfjssible. The production crew had several responsibilities. " W e m a d e sure that actors got to their places on time. W e were responsible for making sure everything technical w a s running smoothly. W e also m a d e sure props were ready and set in the right places. A lot of crazy things happened during shows, sometimes props broke, or costumes ripped. I even had to deal with actors passing out onstage! Basically, behind the scenes were high pace," said sophomore Rebecca Henning, w h o worked on several productions.

In order to obtain backstage positions, students were interviewed during the auditions. Students volunteered for production for several reasons. " W e did it because w e loved it...but in addition to that, s o m e people were in need of academic credit," said senior Lauralynn Filidoro. Theatre majors and minors were required to complete a certain number of production credits before graduation. Sophomore Eddie Hoagland, an audio technician for the theater department said, "So many things had to happen in order for a show to be a success. Not only did it have to be done with excellence, but also with the right attitudes." In addition to the actors and directors, the team behind the scenes worked hundreds of hours on each production )roductiop to m a k e the text on the script c o m e to I tolif^p


A GLIMPSE OF LES SCHOFER'S LIFE H e looked at life through the lenses of a camera. Les Schofer, 59, first acquired his interest in photography when he saw a "really cool camera back in the late 50's." "I thought, 'wow, that sure would be neat to have,'" he said. Schofer started exercising his gift as a photographer on c a m p u s for the Selah Yearbook, in the early 70's. H e c a m e here from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, to pursue youth ministry studies and b e c o m e a minister, but his plans changed along the way. "They needed yearbook pictures taken, and since I w a s the guy from the photography school, I just started taking them." From there, he became a fulltime photographer on c a m p u s which included traveling with Dr. Falwell to speaking engagements, documenting everything from athletics to campus growth in film and then digital photography while working as a freelance photographer on a local and national scale. More than an experienced photographer, Schofer w a s a m a n with experience in life. Having lost 25 pounds from chemotherapy and radiation sessions in his fight against cancer in 2005, the photographer showed the wisdom behind his gray hair through his outlook on the situation. "When I w a s diagnosed with cancer, the amount of caring and concern that w a s expressed by church m e m b e r s and just everybody that I knew and a lot of people I didn't know, w a s overwhelming. I'd say it w a s worth getting the cancer for it," he said. After his recovery, Schofer looked at life beyond the lenses of a camera but through the eyes of suffering and glory. "I'll never forget one morning, about two o'clock. It w a s the first time I was in the hospital because of the chemotherapy, and I put on a song, 'Be Thou M y Vision.' It w a s just one of the best 15 minutes I've ever had in m y life, just sitting there in the hospital, hooked up to an IV for two and a half weeks...So there's something to be said for adversity teaching you things that abundance cannot," said the photographer whose work w a s recognizable to students, faculty and staff, appearing all over the country and the campus from national newspapers to the Reber T h o m a s Dining Hall.

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Technology Craze Sweeps Campus "I feel like I have no contact with the outside world. I feel out of the loop w h e n the internet isn't working," said junior Roxy Maddah, reflecting on a day without the convenience of the internet. Students used telecommunications to collaborate, publish and interact with peers, experts and other audiences, according to the National Educational Technology Standards for Students. "I'm usually on the internet two or three hours a day," said sophomore Ben Berry. Facebook w a s another medium that kept students on the internet. "I a m probably on Facebook about twenty times a day, give or take," said junior Josh Gray. "I get on Facebook about the s a m e amount I check m y email because sometimes it is just easierto send someone a Facebook message than to email them." M a d d a h added. Many students admitted

to traveling to the school's computer I; not for work, but merely to - necessary check the status of their Facebook. "I've done that, but then I end up checking m y e-mail and MySpace," said sophomore Abby Odendhal. The obsession went beyond internet to all the little things around c a m p u s that were technological, like television, computers and cell phones. "I have a TV and a computer in m y room. I'm watching TV all day on Sunday's and most Monday nights," Berry said. "My whole day would be lost, just like if I lost m y Bible or earrings, I'd feel naked," junior Sierra Gipson said about a day without her cell phone. Junior Amber Diggs didn't think she could have survived a day without technology. "I would go crazy because first of all I love watching television 24/7 and the internet helps m e keep in contact with friends and helps really well with school." STORY BY SHANE SNYDER & SELAH EDITORIAL STAFF

"I don't think that it's wrong. If you're blessed with wireless internet access then why not bless others with it? " Micah Hernandez, FR

"Using unprotected wireless internet is not wrong. If they are willing to share by leaving their wireless open for access, go for it." Alex Huddleston, S O

"It is wrong to steal. If using internet that your laptop picks up is stealing, then I would have to say it is wrong." Neil Land, JR

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:-'Improvements . Implemented to Ease Parking Headaches Parking. The cost w a s felt campus-wide, as all students had to pay to register their vehicles on campus. "After spending $300 [for vehicle registration], it'd be nice to find a place to park without finding a ticket [from L U P D ] when I c o m e back," said senior Mike Ballard. Last year a campus-wide bus system w a s implemented to adjust for the growth of the student body. "The buses help students without cars get around c a m p u s easier," said junior Jim Thorn. However, s o m e students felt the bus system w a s in need of an overhaul. "The buses are [always] packed. There's always a long line to get on one," said sophomore Matt King. Additional changes were m a d e to adjust the cars more evenly. The Police Department divided commuters into two classifications: C a m p u s North


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or Main C a m p u s , only allowing the cars to park at one location while on campus. Graduate Student parking w a s also removed, opening white spaces to Main C a m p u s commuters. Many students had their o w n opinions on what the solution to the parking problem should be. "We [could have] junior and senior parking privileges and let [upperclassmen] park at C a m p u s North. Make freshmen and sophomores park only in the pit," junior A m a n d a Jones suggested, referring to the lot behind Residence Hall 33. Suggestions were welcomed at a new e-mail address created for commuters to voice their opinions about transportation issues. In the mean time, students like Jones adapted to the parking flow. "I've adjusted pretty because I know when and where it's easiest to find a spot." STORY BY JL W A T S O N & EDITORIAI


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ABIGAIL A P O N , Kodak Easyshare P880, "The photo is of Daniel, a boy I baby-sit. I was spending time with him before I had to go back to LU over the summer and wanted to take as many pictures of him as I could."

JUSTIN D A Y FujiFilm FinePix S5200, "I see this as a representation of how w e should live our Christian lives. W e must stand strong in what w e believe at all times, but w e must be willing to be sensitive to delicate needs of the people around us."


J A C O B PIERCE, Canon SD450 Powershot, "I took this picture to capture the memory of a dawnpatrol surf session with the guys" VICTORIA D O U G H T R Y , Olympus digital camera, "This building made m e think of the beauty and glory that comes when the children of God are completely broken. I hope viewers could also see this, and know that even though some of the broken edges are jagged and cut deep, there lies beauty."

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W h a t w a s better than a cruise to the B a h a m a s ? Praise Fest ministry, along with several professors, including Dr. T H E R O Y A L Caribbean Ergun Caner, invited 300 students to attend a Christian "Sovereign of the Seas" ship sits cruise last s u m m e r on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The at the dock in Nassau, Bahamas. cruise lasted for one week, leaving from Port Canaveral, "There was a group of us that drove from Shepherdstown, W V FL. Students were able to enjoy music from the groups to Port Canaveral in Orlando Audio Adrenaline, Kutlass, KJ-52 and T-Bone, along with together in a was a fun trip," said sophomore Jessie speaking by Dr. Caner and Christian pro-wrestlers. Biggs about getting to the port. Even though the trip offered entertainment and great ALL PHOTOS BY kATELYN ECKERT food it also offered ministry opportunities for the students as well. There were daily training seminars that prepared the students for evangelism for the day that the volunteers spent on the shore of Nassau. Students were given the chance to utilize the evangelism training that they had received. Junior Brittney Fugh said " W e had the chance to do three different types of ministry; w e could go to the schools, prison, or just talk to people on the street." At the end of the day, Praise Fest threw a concert for the locals, where thousands of people professed faith in Christ. "It w a s really neat to see all of the locals worship in their o w n way right along with us," Fugh said. Although no class credit w a s received, senior A m y Nipper, said it w a s worth it^Jt w a s m o r a toan just a cruise with really good food and entertainment. It forced m e out of m y comfort zone and forced m e to s n ^ M W n e gospel. It w a s a gdfra experience." )ne student said of his trip on the evangelism cruise, f ou go on a trip like this thinking you J P h a v e fun, but lat is only part of it. You don't realize the experience will )e something that you will never forget."


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"The ministry in Nassau w a s different from America. The people were so incredibly friendly and open to the Gospel. They liked talking to us and willingly accepted our flyers about the Praise Fest concert. It is a predominately Christian nation and the people have heard the Gospel before. The festival w a s a success and thousands of people c a m e and thousands were saved!" - Rebekah Stumberg, S R "Through the speakers and artist on the ship, God taught me that His plans for m y future are lasting and independent of m y current circumstances or place in life. Witnessing on the island w a s definitely the most rewarding part of the w e e k by far! The people there were amazingly friendly and overall receptive of the Gospel. I k n e w that w h e n leaving the island of Nassau, G o d had done a supernatural work that not only saved individuals, but affected the total population." - Matt Mihelic, S O S T U D E N T S TALK with islanders, inviting them to a concert held at Fort Charlotte. "I went on the trip for two reasons; first to do the Lord's will of bringing the Gospel and second to fellowship with other believers while learning more about Christ," said sophomore William Edge. ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY KATELYNN ECKERT

WITH ZEAL, children at a Nassau school embrace a Cruise For A Cause volunteer. Liberty students joined in ministry with people from all over the country, some even bringing their entire families with them for the experience.



Required. For all students. For every major. But w h y ? Evangelism 101, [EVAN 101], had been a required class since the beginning of the university. Sophomore Jaime Torales said, "When I first heard about having to take an evangelism class, I honestly disliked the idea. It w a s meaningless at the beginning, but n o w that I have already gone through it, I can only be thankful for what I've learned." In addition to the classroom work, each student w a s required to complete a witnessing project. "I definitely w a s nervous about the witnessing assignment. At first I had a bad attitude, but I realized then that I did not have the confidence that I wanted to in sharing the Gospel," said senior Christina Cooper. Despite her fear, Cooper shared the gospel with a Jewish m a n w h o worked at a nail-care stand at the local mall. "It w a s a great challenge to get out there and share with others the salvation w e are blessed with." To C a m p u s Pastor Johnnie Moore, the importance of E V A N 101 w a s in the fact that it equiped students to do what they already knew they were called to do -share the Gospel. Moore said, "Tragically, so m a n y believers feel untrained in spiritual disciplines and unequipped to share their faith. If every student has a responsibility of evangelism and the opportunity to enjoy a vibrant relationship with Christ, then^every student should have the opportunity to learn from believing professors w h o are a bit more seasoned in these areas."



With a student body around 200, the School of L a w w a s a growing addition to C a m p u s North. The goal of the school w a s to reach about 450 students. Life as a law student w a s not easy. Bellamy Brown, a first year student found that every minute counted. "At [James Madison] I had a few hours here and there between schoolwork. [Here] I go to bed no later than midnight. Sometimes I have to get up at 4 a m just to get all the work done I need to do," Brown said. The school attracted many students with its 330seat U.S. Supreme Courtroom replica located in the middle of the facilities. Along with the unique room, there were two other m o c k trial courtrooms, all classrooms and the law library that included the latest technology and wireless connections. These benefits were needed for the additional work required of law students. The law school's first graduating class scored an unusually high bar passage rate of 8 3 % . According to Dean Mat Staver, most first year law schools have a 30 to 4 0 % passage rate. The last part of a law student's year w a s designed to be the easiest. Sara Pope, a married third year student spent around 60 hours a week between homework and classes during her first year of school. "I w a s able to work late before I w a s married but n o w m y rule is that m y books close at 10:30. I just can't function past then," said Pope. Pope spent less then half of that time on school work, during her third year. Brown survived the tough workload with the inner drive he's had since he wanted to be in law school at the age of 7. The atmosphere at the law school motivated students to continue with their courses. Brown said, "The few times I get to go to Convocation, it is a refresher to the spirit. It is definitely an encouragement, and you need those throughout."

T H E 8 3 % P A S S A G E rate of the school's first year bar exam reflects well on how students degfrees are acknowleged. Law student David Nauheim said "This will definitely increase m y credibility among potential employers." PHOTO BY SEAN HARRISON

O N E O F the approximately 200 students enrolled at the school, with a cap set at 450, addresses a group in the Supreme Courtroom. "The small, tightly knit community at the law school encourages mentoring relationships with the faculty and camaraderie among the students," said Charis Mitchell. PHOTO BY ROY JONES

T H E C O A T of arms explained: The open Bible represents the source and standard of all law, the Word of God. The Lion rampant is a traditional heraldic symbol of dauntless courage. Ermine is a symbol of royalty and of purity, depicting the high calling of the profession. The motto, Fides no loricat, means "Faith our armor."

Mat Staver was appointed Dean of the School of Law on October 19, 2006. "There is not a better or more qualified person in the country to lead the law school than Mat Staver," said Dr. Jerry Falwell. Staver has written several hundred articles on religious liberty, authored more than 10 books, has more than 120 published, precedent-setting legal opinions, has argued before the United States Supreme Court and built the nation's premier religious liberty legal organization. Mat Staver w a s a minister but became a lawyer because of the abortion issue. His purpose for the law school is to raise a new generation that understands the rule of law and that are taught that from Christian traditions. Staver has fought in Supreme court twice, once about abortion and the last time about displaying the Ten Commandments, which he plans to continue to fight.

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O n Friday February 22, Project Runway c a m e to and fellow F A C S majors struck poses as they flaunted town. This event w a s not filled with celebrities and creative and colorful talents across the stage. "Everyone has a little uniqueness inside of them. I bitter back stabbing, but students, friends, family just trytobring it out in m y clothes," said junior Oronde and excitement. Camera bulbs flashed and thematic music filled the room. The rules were simple; all outfits Vassell. Vassell contributed scripturally themed shirts for men, to the event. Other designs included a had to be completely m a d e by the students. This w a s the second annual fashion show, put peacock themed dress, city style and old-fashioned on by the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) dress. All the styles represented the night's theme of Association. The association hosted a charitable urban wear. Though the main goal w a s to give a sense of event every year to raise money for the Miller H o m e for girls. The cost to attend w a s $5 and it w a s well style, the event w a s also a competition. Three prizes worth the entertainment, opportunity and help the were offered. Best Designer w a s awarded to Deirdre T h o m a s and Crystal King, second place went to event offered. "All the money from these students' designs goes to Lesley Wannoy and third place to Beth Wooldridge, renovate the Home," said senior A m a n d a Schweiger, Dr. Elmer Towns' granddaughter. "All of our girls did a great job, " Towns said. "The president of the F A C S Association and one of the [show] w a s really enjoyable. I also loved cheering for main contributors to the event. Before the show, excited models and nervous m y granddaughter, w e are so proud of her," he said designers put the final touches on costumes, hair and with a smile. The People's Choice w a s the final award distributed make-up. Friends and family sat in the stands, filled and w a s given to fan favorite M a e Kamphan, w h o w o n with anticipation. Freshman Alysha Allison said she w a s excited to third place last year. " W e have been planning this event since last see something like this c o m e to campus. "I like the semester. I a m really excited about the turnout and city experience [the show offered]," she said. "They set up a really good professional model feel. I performance," said senior Megan Coderre, F A C S club think it's good to have that kind of atmosphere on our member. In a year's time the annual fashion show had grown campus. It's also nice to see what urban wear is all about," said senior Jessica Bosak, whose roommate out of a small room in C a m p u s North with standing room only,tothe Schilling Center with over 500 people modeled in the show. There were 18, both male and female designers in attendance. The turnout and student response w a s that presented their work in the show. Their friends overwhelming and appreciated by the department.

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G U A T E M A L E N CHILDREN surround Psychology major laian Pilch during a visit to a Guatemalan village. Pilch entertained children while other ministry took place. "We played soccer for a long time on a vacant basketball court while their parents were given food." PHOTO SUBMITTED BY IAIAN FILCH

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O n e hundred. That w a s the number of students w h o enrolled in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences during its first year of exsistence, the fall of 2007. "I've liked Liberty since visiting in tenth grade, and w h e n I found out that they opened up an engineering field, I felt obliged to study there," said Mitch Kreis. A board of advisors compromised of representatives from local firms such as Tyco Electronics and A R E V A w a s assembled to help develop the engineering school. T h e first year of the school focused on entry-level courses in four curriculums. The long term goals were to offer civil and mechanical engineering and develop a masters level degree program. O n e thing that separated the department from programs like it w a s the w a y engineering w a s taught. The school's dean, Dr Ron Sones stated,

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STEEL SHEETS form a shelter from the environment. Beech was not sure what he wanted to do after graduation. "I a m still learning so much, so it's hind of hard to say. So far, with the things that I've seen that I enjoy, I would maybe create airplanes for the military. And I'd also like to solve the problems associated with waste management and alleviate the problems of pollution." PHOTO BY ALLISON PARKS


A M A T H equation written on a foggy mirror. Math major Craig Kompelien said, "When I look back at h o w much I have grown as a mathematician, the two main compenonets of success were a strong work ethic and a group of professors w h o took m e under their wing academically." PHOTO BY SEAN HARRISON

> Mathematics offered the satisfaction of solving Ashley Allen, junior, decided to study math here, problems and puzzles. It advanced thinking skills "because it will better equip m e for m y mission field: and w a s an intricate part of everyday life. Though the high school classroom." math w a s not usually a popular subject a m o n g the "I plan to teach algebra and calculus at the high student body, there were a select few w h o enjoyed school level and m a y b e later b e c o m e a college quick application that mathematics offered. professor," said sophomore Charnise Allen. "Almost everything covered in liberal arts math However, a mathematics degree opened the door has to d o with real-world uses that are useful for to more than just the classroom. non-math majors. I think to be intelligent you have With a math degree students could work in fields to be educated in mathematics," said mathematics such as banking, insurance, computer programming professor Nathan Putney. and market research. Felicia A d a m s planned to use So w h y study math at a Chrisitan institution? her degree in a unique way, "I want to work with the "It is obvious to a lot of people that there can be government," she said. Government opportunities better opportunities for math at secular schools. However, the environment at a school develops your and H u m a n Services. future more than the education. A s far as the math Mathematics w a s viewed by these students as program, from the colleges that I have looked at, practical and useful. To junior Josh W o o d math [ours] has one of the top math programs. Not only simply m a d e sense. "I love h o w math is always the do they require more classes, but the difficulty of same...2+2 is always four. I also enjoy the problem the math is harder [here] than most other Christian solving aspect of math and h o w you can [apply] schools. A s far as I see it, Jerry Falwell said it best problem solving skills to m a n y practical things in when he said, 'If it's Christian, it should be better',"life." answered junior Aaron Beer.

focused on taking his faith into the public school system as a teacher and swim coach. "I want to help kids learn and see them grow...but also to bring a Christian attitude to a public school. Instead of just going in there and doing m y job and going home, I want to add a little something to it, so that the kids can bring Christian values h o m e to their families and friends," explained Townsend. Allen planned on using her degree to pursue the field of Physical Therapy. S h e chose a Christian ,> "It's exciting to study h o w the h u m a n body institution for her education because she believed functions mechanically," said kinesiology major Rachel Allen. That w a s why she chose to study the it w a s important to learn from spiritual mentors. field of kinesiology "I love that m y major provides She said, "I appreciate the encouragement from m y an opportunity to serve and help people w h o are professors w h o have the s a m e worldview. Together hurting. Rehabilitation is such a vulnerable time for w e can learn and marvel at our G o d the Creator. I anyone to experience and as a Christian, I have the can learn from them as spiritual mentors w h o have blessing of offering them hope and encouragement," the c o m m o n goal of bringing glory to God." she continued. "The kinesiology degree program is designed to promote the development of a healthy, physically active Christ-centered lifestyle," according to the programs website. Kinesiology offered majors such as health and physical education, exercise science and fitness specialist, that prepared students for a wide range of career fields, from the sports industry to biomedical science. The difference between Kinesiology here and elsewhere w a s that students were taught h o w to apply Christian values to their work. They also gained the opportunity of being in a career where they could be used as a tool for ministry everyday. Jason Townsend. a senior kinesiology major, w a s A L E X S A N T A N I E L L O , a kinesiolohy major, studies a basic football play. Santaniello said that he, "hoped to b e c o m e a personal trainer to help individuals to fulfill their fitness needs that will help them live a healthier lifestyle." PHOTO BY MATT B

"Studying biology is another way to worship m y ' creator," said biology professor, Dr. Terry Spohn. "I taught at two secular universities before I c a m e here to [here]. The reason I left w a s because the classes were big, and I like to get to know m y students," he continued. At this university students received the opportunity to understand biology from a biblical basis. "I decided to c o m e to [here] to study biology because I knew they would teach biology from a Christian perspective which would line up with m y beliefs," said senior Anna Fredrickson. This w a s especially important w h e n learning about theories like evolution, natural selection and m a n y others that sometimes contradicted the Bible. The education students received prepared them to go out into the "real world" and pursue their desired careers. "I think [we] have a great biology department. The classes are challenging, but they are helping to prepare us for graduate and medical schools," said Rachel Keefer. Students were given options inside the program like senior Jamie Sublett, w h o chose to get a teacher certification. "One of the processes for teacher certification is a 30 hour practicum in a school. I fell in love with teaching. After I graduate, I a m planning on getting m y masters in education and then try to get a job teaching," he said. Keefer echoed the overwhelming reason biology students chose the university saying, "The main reason w a s that it is a Christian school and I really liked the idea of being surrounded by Christian professors and fellow students that would help m e continue to grow in m y faith." A N AVIATION department instructor readies a Cessna for preflight checks. Brandon Waggoner, a student in the department said that "I have snded other colleges and been n two other missionary aviation and quail )qram has

to place liquid on a slide. H e explained that, "The reason I chose the medical field is that it is a fulfilling field in which you can help those in need... You get to experience the wonders of God's creation and try to improve people's lives."

. Aviation. A program that started in 2004 with four students had quickly risen to a student population of 175 by 2007. The expansion of the program followed suit. "Our plans for the near future include having our o w n hangar, starting an airframe and power plant school for missions, and becoming a school of aeronautics," said Ernie Rogers, the Chairman of the Department of Aviation. Professor Rogers also said, "What separates this program from the others is that you get the full college experience with sports and concerts. Here you receive such a wide variety of experiences."

"I might have been able to go to a better flight school, but I couldn't ask for a better school to give m e the all around principles that I will need for the future," said senior Lindsey Norcutt. Jonathan Bullock, a senior and a flight instructor having had m u c h experience in the "real world," agreed, "The aviation program prepares students not only in the aspects of their jobs, but in also in living out their faith." Shannon Flynn agreed, "The Christian environment w a s the deciding factor in m y choosing to study here."

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S H A N E HALL, a history maj< T h o m a s Jefferson Poplar f wanted to be a history major for long time, since I w a s in elemental school," he said. "It was really th only thing that I enjoyed in school so figured it would be a smart choice foi m e once I got into college," Hall s PHOTO'BY SARAH DESK


Psychology students were a m o n g the top five graduated majors on campus. These students chose psychology as their majors or minors to fill a wide variety of fields from social work to guidance counselors and even professional psychology. Students were able to learn the history and application of psychology from a biblical angle. "I believe that studying psychology from a Christian perspective is the only way to gain a full and accurate understanding of what psychology is. G o d created us and the Bible has m u c h to say about concepts that are studied within psychology," said senior Brad Day. "I find the subject of psych very interesting and very relevant to everyday life and one of its most fundamental aspects: our relationships with people," added Timea Szabo. Students looked forward to applying the conceptual knowledge they learned in future careers. "I want to be a professional counselor

and work with a crisis intervention program," said Victoria Hernalsteen. "I hope to d o what I have wanted to do all of this time, and that is to be a child life specialist, someone w h o works in a hospital and helps m a k e terminally ill kids' lives more kid-like. A child life specialist makes time in the hospital fun for the kids," said Nemeth. S o m e students believed that psychology from a Christian prospective w a s especially important w h e n applied to the way that people relate to others. Day said, "Christians can have a huge impact professionally in the field of psychology. Whether working with kids that have c o m e from broken h o m e s or counseling teenagers and adults with struggles in life such as depression or abuse, the possibilities are essentially endless. Many individuals, both Christian and non-Christian, are in desperate need of help and understanding, and Christian psychologists and counselors can serve mightily in this area "

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where G o d is still in it and where everything is taught from a Christian perspective where there is a G o d instead of where there is no God, which completely ruins history," added senior Spencer Drake. History majors believed that learning historical facts from a biblical worldview w a s important to understanding the world. "Knowledge of true history as G o d orchestrated it is the key to understanding the world in which w e live. And teaching the next generation the history of the world prepares them for the time w h e n their m o m e n t in history is before them," said Laurel Lewis. Lewis planned to use her degree to teach in the Middle East. K a m p had other plans for her history degree. "I a m going to attend seminary and then join the U.S. Navy Chaplain's Corps. I will definitely go back to get m y masters and doctorate of history. M y dream job is to work for the city of Monterey, California [her hometown] in the historic district." The university's mission w a s to develop Christcentered m e n and w o m e n with the values, knowledge and skills essential to impact tomorrow's world. The m e n and w o m e n w h o c a m e here for a degree in history were still being taught the s a m e values as those w h o c o m e for a major in the ministry and had an equal impact on tomorrow's world.

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THE FLAMES line up opposite S P A R K Y D A N G L E S a limp chicken Coastal Carolina, before the snap. from a fishing pole and advertises "Right now we're playing at a level the latest available m e n u option. that I think everyone is very excited "[Coastal] was definitely one of about," said Coach Rocco of the the best games I had been to all team's performance. year. The energy of the fans w a s PHOTO BY AJ CHAN incredible! It was the first time that it felt like I was at a Division I game," said freshman Matt Kader. PHOTO BY AJ CHAN

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Beat Coastal! The entire campus moved with the theme. The spirit rock displayed it. Flashing constructions signs pulsed the phrase. O n a large sheet suspended from the side of the D e M o s s building and in nearly every window on campus the words "Beat Coastal" were sprayed in red paint. This movement was started by Athletic Director Jeff Barber and Associate Athletic Director Kevin Keys. The campaign flooded the campus. "We were trying to create a rivalry for students to rally around," said Keys. "The football team w a s already successful so w e only had to promote the good things that were already happening." The student body responded by putting signs up around campus creating a new enthusiasm for football. "I thought the campaign was great. It seemed the whole campus w a s pumped about the g a m e which doesn't seem to happen that often," said senior Paul Watson. Keys and Barber created what was called "the red shirt campaign" by passing out free red t-shirts that read "Beat Coastal". Students were encouraged to wear them to the game. "We brainstormed about it and determined that w e would give out these shirts on Wednesday at convocation," Keys said, "We ended up giving out about 1,200 shirts." O n g a m e day the entire campus was excited. The attendance was 14,411 people strong. "It was great to finally see a unifying theme carried out through the student body. It really felt like a big g a m e atmosphere and helped us win the game," said starting safety Patrick Dickerson. The team fed off the energy and produced a big conference win, taking down their rivals and threetime defending conference champions Coastal Carolina by a score of 37-24. That win put their record at 3-0 in conference play and 7-3 overall, by far the best season the Flames had put together in many years. The athletic department felt this was just the beginning. Keys said, "We hope to continue this tradition and rally around a big h o m e g a m e every year." Students picked up the torch themselves by creating signs and shirts for the following g a m e against the VMI Keydets w h o were "conquered," "kicked" and "beat" by a score of 73-34 which took the Flames into the post-season and paved the way for a Big South title.

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CHEERLEADING S Q U A D members perfom a stunt during a home game. "I love watching the cheerleaders whenever they would do stunts. The crowd really seemed to enjoy it too," said junior Carly Roemer. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAKUL

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S P A R K Y IS lifted by members of the cheerleading squad to the cheers of the student section. "Whenever Liberty fans show up at h o m e or away, it's sure to be a blast. W e really get into the g a m e because its our school out there fighting for the win," said athlete A d a m Konop. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAkUL

Cheerleading w a s a rigorous sport that required heart, skill, diligence and commitment. Thoughcheerleadingwassometimesstereotyped as being an easy thing to do, students on the Flames squad felt it w a s anything but easy. They had the responsibility of keeping stadiums and arenas filled with tempermental fans hyped and •+-> entertained. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday the squad had mandatory practice for two hours. During practice, the cheerleaders spent time perfecting their skills. "To prepare for g a m e s w e practice all of our stunts, tumbling and pyramids. W e m a k e sure everything is hitting solid before w e perform it at the games," said senior Jenni Jesse, four year veteran on the squad. To be eligible to cheer, a squad m e m b e r kept his or her grade point average above 2.0 and kept in shape during the off season. "Cheerleading is a lot harder than people perceive it to be. W e put a lot into it. I go to classes then go straight to practice so m y whole day is gone w h e n I get out. W e get a little more free time during football because w e usually have only one g a m e every other week but basketball season is crazy. W e have to split up the team to cover all g a m e s and it still seems like w e live at the Vines Center," said senior Thara Pressley, w h o had been on the squad for four years. During the winter the squad w a s split according to h o w many males were on the team. " W e have six guys so w e split up the team with three guys on each team. This is nice because w e would have more than 20 games, sometimes more than three a week," said junior Alyssa Hampton. In addition to performing at g a m e s the squad performed at Flames luncheons, pep-rallies and during Flames Club activities. Three days of practice and up to four g a m e s a week of performing high-level jumps, flips and stunts left the cheerleaders with little spare time but that didn't seem to affect their dedication or their spirit. Sophomore T.J. M a c k explained the value of being part of the squad, "It's fun and I like the people on the team and being around them. They are amazing people."



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A M E M B E R of the marching band plays the bass guitar during the half-time show. "Being on the field is kind of intimidating, knowing that I a m one person w h o is part of the group w h o strives for near perfection. Most of all, the excitement and adrenaline rushed through m y body as I prepare for the big show" shared flutist Vanessa White, P H O T O BY SATTA EKTRAKUL

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T H E W I N D O W S from the inside of the luxury box suite at Williams Stadium give a bird's-eye-view of the game. (Thanks to Wayne Booth of Bat Masonry Co. Inc. for allowing the staff inside his suite.) PHOTO BY JESSE PERRY


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Changes to Williams Stadium Turn Heads At the beginning of the football season, it w a s to evident to fans that drastic changes had been H m a d e to Williams Stadium. "All of the changes o we've been making have been about the fan < CO experience," said Kevin Keys, Associate Athletic < Director. " W e added chair back seats in the reserved seating section. W e added the luxury if) suites...we added bleachers...we can n o w seat o over 13,000. W e wanted to accommodate the crowds w h o wanted a seat." A m o n g the many changes, Keys went on to say, "We've added torches and a flag raising ceremony." B o b Good, Director of Athletics and the Flames Club said the changes "are part of an overall effort to build a first-class athletics program, which includes providing an outstanding entertainment experience for fans." Students reacted enthusiastically towards the changes. "I think it's great!" said senior Perry Tankard, "It has a better quality. It's the best looking small stadium I've seen." Director of Athletics Jeff Barber said, " W e m a y not have a stadium as large as s o m e others, but w e can certainly provide our students and fans with the s a m e type of environment. The additions will allow our students, fans, donors, alumni and recruits to see that w e are committed to making LU football the best that it can be."

S T U D E N T S DISPLAY school F L A M E S B U R S T into the air directly after a Flames spirit and enjoy cheering for the Flames. Tim Rebert, a junior touchdown. "I think the flame throwers really add to the from Maryland said, "My favorite excitement of the game," shared aspect of attending an LU football g a m e is watching it with m y sophomore Chris Perry. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAUL friends and socializing. It wouldn't be near as much fun if I watched it by myself." PHOTO BY SARAH DESKINS



ADRIAN B U N B U T speeds through from the other side to maintain possession of the ball. "I love the soccer games. It's amazing to watch h o w the fans can get into the g a m e and be very passionate about it as much as the players are," said fan Josh Clark. PHOTO BY SATTA EkTRAkUL

"9 "L-U, L-U" is chanted by the soccer fans during the first h o m e g a m e against Mt. Nazarene. "Watching LU soccer is as close to Jesus as you can get. It's pretty much spiritual nirvana!" said Chris Fournier, one of the faithful fans w h o attended every h o m e game. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAKUL

T H E BALL parries off the opposing keeper as Joshua Boateng rushes forward to score. "It was there! I knew I had it. All I needed was a touch of the foot," said Boateng. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAKUL

SPRINTING UPFIELD forward A m y Oberlin dribbles quickly around an opponent. Senior Holly Fiore said, "The unity of the women's soccer team is clearly seen throughout their games." PHOTO BY WARD HINEY

A R M T O arm with the opposing team, Ashley Gibson fights for a header, "It's exciting to c o m e out and support m y friends w h o are on the team," said junior Krista Demarco. PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAKUL


Putting on a Flames jersey involved many pressures. Players on the men's and women's soccer teams experienced the joy of being a m o n g the Big South rankings, but also felt frustration when their performance w a s less than outstanding. " W e c a m e together at the end of last year and were able to get to the [Big South] final, but c a m e up short," said women's soccer Head Coach James Price on the Flames website. "It w a s disappointing. What that does is m a k e our kids hungry. It should take us a long way." STORY BY FERNANDA SREZENDE Junior defender Brittany Tyson said team unity w a s Soccer Teams essential when defeat came. "One main challenge w e are Focus on overcoming is not getting discouraged. W e hold our heads Consistency and high fix what w e need to and go out there and win as a Finishing Strong team, not individually." The women's team worked mainly on consistency, according to Assistant Coach A d a m Godwin. "As a program, w e know where w e are. W e want to be consistent winning the Big South," said Godwin. "We are a very strong, physical, direct, fast team. That's how w e are with our attitude and tenacity." The men's team, on the other hand, worked toward improvement on offense. Senior forward Adrian Bumbut helped them accomplish this. With the other players "doing a lot of work to put him in a position to score," said Coach Jeff Alder. The team was ranked No. 5 in the South Atlantic Region polls, which was the highest in school history. They went on to capture the Big South Championship for the first time in school history. Coach Alder said the team relied on defense. "There's going to be days when w e don't score a lot of goals, but if everybody defends hard, then w e have a chance to win." Sophomore Juan Guzman attributed the good performance of the team during the fall season to unselfishness. "No one guy out there [is] going for the glory, but everyone [is] going to win as a team."

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IT W A S a well-fought game, but at the end of the match the Flames and Mt.Nazarene prayed together. Fan Mitch Lintjer said, "I think it's great our team showed leadership, faith, integrity and fellowship both on and off the field." PHOTO BY SATTA EKTRAKUL



"Michelle Akers is m y most inspirational player. She had such a good reason to quit the g a m e she loved. Everything w a s going against her and she persevered through it and was one of women's best soccer players." HEATHER BOWLING, S O

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S H A N E PINDER, volleyball coach, motivates the team during a timeout. Coach Pinder said, "It's great to see young success this early. It's going to be real exciting for the years to come." PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN

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They woke up at 5 a m to lift weights. They took a full load of classes. After classes c a m e a two hour practice and then homework. Even the weekends were not time for fun. "Weekends are not social during season. W h e n we're not doing something for volleyball, we're l_6ÂŁlClS doing homework or sleeping," said Kirstyn Sanders, a STORY BY NATHAN CREW sophomore biology major. This type of commitment had long been ingrained in every one of the players. Sophomore Brittany Pacella explained, "Committing to volleyball started way back in the beginning of high school. I didn't go to either m y junior or senior proms because I w a s out playing in tournaments across the country." "Schoolwork, relationships, every aspect of being a 'normal student' is sacrificed," said junior kinesiology major Carmen Streeper. What motivated these players to persevere? Senior Alysson Sanders happily stated, "When you step on the court on g a m e day, every hard practice, all the getting up early for morning weights and walking around with sore muscles you never knew you had, all goes away. It's the best feeling in the world." Pacella excitedly agreed, "And it's the best sport ever, of course!" Their hard work had paid off as they brought h o m e a Big South Conference title. The players had a unique bond which m a d e everything, even the long bus trips, fun and memorable. Streeper echoed the thoughts of the team saying, "I have never regretted being on the team, it is such a blessing to be able to play at this level and an experience that I will never forget."

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H E A D C O A C H Ritchie McKay looks on as the Flames play against. "I like coming to basketball games because I love college basketball and we're doing a good job of getting better each year. The level of competition is improving, becoming more like the A C C and prominent conferences like that," said senior A.J. Serafini. PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES


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A new leader took c o m m a n d of men's basketball this year. Head coach Ritchie McKay, a seasoned coach, led the men's team to a turnaround winning record during his first year and turned a promising new page for the program. McKay's experience included head coach positions at four other universities, including leading the 2005 conference champion N e w Mexico Lobos. "Ritchie should fit in perfectly at Liberty," said Andy Katz, an senior writer, when McKay joined the school in March 2007. "He has passion for the job. I couldn't think of a more appropriate place for Ritchie to continue his coaching career than at an institution that shares his vision." That prediction proved true. "Being at Liberty makes all the difference. I haven't enjoyed coaching [anywhere else] as m u c h as at Liberty," said M c K a y when asked what it w a s like to coach here. "To be a part of something bigger is special. I admire the legacy Dr. Falwell left and how his sons have carried it on," he shared. McKay quickly earned the respect of the team and pushed them to excel. The team's [win/loss] record w a s not the only record that improved this year. "We're more responsible in the classroom," said McKay, w h o emphasized the importance of his players' academic responsibilities. The players easily adjusted to McKay's style. Sophomore B.J. Jenkins called the n e w coach a "positive" influence on him personally. "He's more into G o d than other coaches. H e cares more about G o d and basketball c o m e s second," he said. This year w a s just the beginning for McKay. "We're a really young team," he said. "Eventually w e want to be contending for the Big South Championship every year, but right n o w we're focusing on this year." This season the Flames did complete for the Big South Championship. They m a d e it to the second round, for the first time in three years, before losing to U N C Asheville. W h e n asked what his favorite m e m o r y from this year was, M c K a y replied, "That's to be announced." That kind of optimism led to this season's improvement and gave a promising outlook for the future.


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Lady Flames Strive for Success execution moments from a coaching perspective. It's just exciting to see five young ladies work together to run a play," said Coach Green. In addition to the n e w players, the team also added a n e w assistant coach, Andrea Bloodworth. Bloodworth's experience with playing college basketball and growing up with the g a m e helped her to relate to the girls. Not only did her experience help, but "spiritually, she's a great role model," Coach Green added. The team's overall turnaround w a s outstanding. The girls went on a thirteen g a m e winning streak, dominating teams like Coastal Carolina, Winthrop and High Point.

The Lady Flames b e c a m e the regular season conference champions and entered the Big South Championship as the number one ranked seed for the 10th time in the last eleven seasons. The season w a s filled with excitement for The team attributed their successtothe leadership the team, which included beating Xavier for the of the returning players, improved communication National City Xavier Invitational Crown. "It's like a within the team, clear objectives and overall team musical conductor and he says, 'do this,' and the unity. music is just perfect. We've had s o m e perfect

W O M E N ' S C O A C H Carey Green discusses the next few plays against Winthrop. "[Basketball] is a challenge. Other players are always practicing and getting better and that pushes m e to a different level. Also, it gives m e a platform to display that talent God has blessed m e with," said guard Rachel McLeod.



TEEJAY BANNISTER goes up for a layup against an U N C Asheville player during the teams' second match-up of the season. "I enjoy supporting the team and watching how they do," said sophomore Katie Northey, PHOTO BY MATT BRIDGES

R A C H E L H A M M O N D guards a Highland player. Courtney Watkins said that her favorite thing about being on the team was, "Being able to build relationships with m y teammates. Also just being able to honor and glorify God while competing at a high level." PHOTO BY BRITTANY LAWING


CHRIS D A G G E T T pins his opponent to the floor to finalize the match. "I've been trying to drill into their heads that w e need and can wrestle at a high level because that's the level we're trying to get to," coach Jesse told the Liberty Champion, P H O T O B Y BRETTE HASTIE










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REGIONAL QUALIFIER and junior, Matthew Parker, jumps to a height of 6 feet 10 inches. "I believe that it's the approach of a high jump that determines how high he jumps. If a high jumper doesn't know how to approach the bar then he doesn't know how to high jump," he said. ALL PHOTOS BY LU PHOTOGRAPHY

Cross country runners had a unique, but not abnormal, commitment to Flames athletics. Even though they ran cross country events, they also committed to running distance during a second < season as track and field team members. N o other >- student athletes were required to play two different CD sports, but this w a s not out of the ordinary for these > O versatile runners. "It's h o w the collegiate distance running system works so you just do it," said senior Jarvis Jelen. "Cross country year-round would get old and track year-round would get old." The main difference between long-distance track and cross country w a s the courses. Cross country running involved runners competing on a course over open or rough terrain. These terrains included grass, mud, woodlands and water. Long-distance track events involved a longer run on a track. The standard long-distance events were 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Long-distance running w a s more about stamina than speed, because it required mental determination and aerobic conditioning. Students benefited from running in both sports. "Cross country season puts you in good shape to run track and vice versa," said Katie Everson. "As a competitive distance runner I'm training and racing almost all year and racing is fun and helps m e to stay sharp," Jelen added. However, the student athletes did have a preference to which sport they liked more. Everson enjoyed running cross country more than long-distance. "I'd rather run through fields and w o o d s and not have to be in front of a crowd the whole time," she said. "I like the fact that track is easier to compare times because you are not running on different courses than others. O n the track it is the s a m e for everyone," said freshman Dan Hibbs. Whether they perfer long-distance or cross country students dedicated themselves to excelling at both. Whether it meant running to the muffled sound of leaves under their feet or the cheering of fans in the stadium.



JENNIFER W A R D throws the javelin in the heptathlon. An alumnus now, Ward reflected on her career, "I was recruited to be a sprinter until one day Coach Tolsma asked m e to throw the Javelin m y sophomore year and told m e he had never seen someone do so good without any experience." R E B E K A H RICKSECKER gets ready to start in a 1500 meter race. "I pray before I start warming up for each race. I ask God to give m e the strength to start and even more strength to finish the last 100 meters," she said.

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Bringing track and field together, Charlene Hibbert brought her talent to both running events including 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and relays as well as field events like the long and triple jumps. "Track is so individual that you have no one to blame anything on but yourself.. .you have to be the one to push yourself through the pain and frustration that you experience in your event," she said. Teammates helped each other push past the pain and challenged one another to do better. "I guess every team has s o m e competition," said Beckles. "But, w e all try to encourage each other. W e tell people to keep on going, and keep trying...I have girls saying, 'oh, I'm going to beat you,' and I'll say back, 'I'm trying to beat you!' It brings us together, and I like that." In the midst of individual competition, this w a s a team that stood together-even as they attempted to beat their teammate's time.


(t WHICH AffltEf* IN TRACK AND FEtt) INSPIRES 짜011? R E B E K A H RICKSECKER, Rod'Esther Castor and Jaime Watson compete in their first cross country meet of the year. "I never thought I was good enough to run division one in track & field while I was in high school," junior said Jaime Watson.




"An athlete that has been really inspirational to m e is Olympic silver medalist Allyson Felix, Allyson managed to clinch the silver medal as an 18-yearold in the 200 meter dash at the 2 0 0 4 Olympic G a m e s in Athens, breaking several Tristyn oisen, FR records along the way. Even though she has immaculate speed and is an amazing competitor, I think it's really also her walk with G o d that is so motivating to me," "The most inspirational runner in m y mind is Ethiopian runner Haile Gebreselassie, H e c a m e up out of complete poverty, having nothing, and b e c a m e one of the greatest distance runner's the world has ever seen." Kyle Davidson, FR

"I believe Rachelle Boone-Smith is the most inspirational runner I've witnessed. She is running to honor G o d and has an incredible testimony. During the s u m m e r of '06 she w o n the U S championship in the 200 meter, Then later on that summer, she Jennifer Healy, FR placed 2 n d Or 3'd at Worlds." M A T H E W PARKER, a junior, jumps a distance of 22 feet "I absolutely love being a long jumper; it's an event that I've always liked," Parker said.

J O S H E D M O N D S , a sophomore, runs towards a winning finish in the 8K. "Watching Josh Edmunds run is such an adrenaline rush," said sophomore Leah Ramey.

"My most inspirational athlete would havetobe Asafa Powell. The reason Asafa is inspirational is that w e are from the s a m e place in Jamaica and w e run the s a m e events. H e also holds one of the most profound Micheai Kiidare, FR records in track history in the 100 meter dash, which makes him the fastest m a n on earth."

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Newby, from Hayden Lake, Idaho, started running with her older siblings when her m o m started the cross country program at their local elementary school. "Having four brothers and sisters that are competitive makes m e competitive," N e w b y said. Indeed, the young runner had shown her competitiveness by breaking her o w n 6 K school record the following season. "It's exciting [to set a record], but at the s a m e time I know records are broken all the time," she said. Instead of focusing on setting records, N e w b y focused on "one little thing at a time" during the long cross country races she ran, she thought, "Ok, get through this next mile," or "get that next person." "It just helps to break it up into things that you know you can do so that in the end you're able to finish strong," she said. In races, N e w b y concentrated on pushing out negative thoughts. W h e n the pain in her body drowned out anything else and the only phrase that echoed in her head w a s 'Ow, this hurts,' she tried "to think positive thoughts and remember the training I put in in order to give m e the confidence to push through." But hard training w a s not enough for cross country runners like Newby. "It has to be a lifestyle in order to be a good runner," N e w b y said. Getting the right amount of sleep and eating healthy must be taken seriously, even if it m e a n s sacrificing. N e w b y said there were several Friday nights she could not be out late because of her cross country schedule. Despite the difficulties of crossing the finish line, N e w b y enjoyed running the race. "I like the challenge of it, the obstacles," she said, "I'm a very outdoorsy person, so I love real cross country races where you have the m u d and the dirt and the twist and turns and trails."

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Josh McDougal appeared four times in the N C A A Division I National Cross Country Championships but never ended up first. McDougal finally clenched the number one spot during Thanksgiving Break with an astounding time of 29:22.4 for the 10K distance. McDougal w a s a 12-time all-American and sprang back from a disappointing 27th place finish in last year's championship to take the national title this year, ALL PHOTOS BY LU PHOTOGRAPHY


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Q: WHICH ATHLETE INSPIRES YOU? "Many athletes throughout m y life inspired me. Athletes like Reggie White, Derrick Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gywnn among many others w h o have worked so hard to be the best and do it the right way. They always had respect for the game, their teammates and their fans." GARRETT Y O U N G , SR

"The athlete that most inspires m e is Cat Foster. She's a Softball player on the Olympic team. I met her and she's really d o w n to earth. I will never forget that should told m e , 'if you ever have a negative thought just keep going, keep pressing forward.'" M I R A N D A FIELDER, JR

"The athlete that inspired m e the most is Ryan Garko. Garko plays for the Cleveland Indians. I grew up hitting with him and watching him practice. His passion and dedication inspires m e to play harder so that I can achieve m y ultimate goal." E R R O L HOLLINGER, JR

WINDING UP, Sarah Swor prepares to release the ball toward the plate. "My favorite part about being an LU Softball player is being able to play with a great group of Christian girls at a competetive level," said firstbasemen Beth Bennett. ALL P H O T O S B Y JOSES MERAT

OPPOSING PLAYERS look on as the Flames batter makes contact with the bat. According to the Flames Media Guide, " W e have worked very hard this off-season on s o m e techniques which will solidify our overall batting average and help us drive in more runs," Coach Wetmore told the Media Guide.


A TEAM UNITED STORY BY A M Y NIPPER They finished the season ranked number one in the Big South Conference, just shy of the regional games. Success w a s c o m m o n but winning w a s not all that the Lady Flames took away from the field at the end of each day. "I have developed s o m e amazing life-long friendships on the team that I would not get anywhere else. W e do everything together and so it is impossible to not be close with everyone," said senior Courtney Johnson. The close knit relationship of the team allowed

the girls to form a unique bond. Many of these girls received top honors from the Big South Conference. Senior Shannon Mckain said, "[I've learned] life lessons that are truly invaluable and have m a d e an immeasurable impression on m e . Hard work has been this team's motto since day one, so I definitely gained a better understanding of what hard work really is." "I've learned the importance of rejoicing with others' successes. W e have a choice when w e fail-to succumb to defeat and have a pityparty and get m a d and blame other people or to accept it and learn from it and grow. I'm learning what it means to be a teammate-we work hard together, and w e rise and fall together," junior Sarah Ellis said.

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W h e n the season began for the Flames baseball team they had many players from the previous year. The line up w a s bulked with experienced juniors and seniors. However, every single one of the coaches on staff w a s starting new. Coach Jim Toman, formerly the assistant coach at South Carolina, w a s the n e w head coach for the Flames. H e entered into his 23rd year as a coach, bringing with him assistant coaches Scott Jackson, Nick Schnabel and volunteer coach Jeremiah Boles. The n e w staff aimed to take the team to its first Regional Title since 2000. "We've tried to m a k e [the daily] expectations a little more intense than what these guys were used to. I've tried to m a k e sure there are no days that go by that we're not taking steps to get where we're trying to get personally and as a team," Jackson said. The team adjusted to the new pace quickly. "The team has adjusted to the coaches very well because of [their] enthusiasm for the players and for the program. The coaches are very personable, easy to talk to and easy to be around which makes it very easy for us [as players]," said junior Kenneth Negron, "The team w a s already a good team, but the new coaches have already and will even more improve our attitude about being the best. They push us to work hard everyday and instilled a certain level of expectation for each player," said catcher Errol Hollinger. Being the best and working their hardest w a s nothing less than what the players and coaches alike expected. "I'm not very patient. We're hoping to win this year and continue to build upon the success that the previous staff had," said Coach Toman.

CRUSHING THE ball, the Flames offense challenges the opponents during a home game. "I enjoy the atmosphere at the games and supporting m y friends who are on the team!" said senior Thara Pressley on attending baseball games at Worthington Stadium.

IN R E A D Y position, Jonita Randolf, senior, and Ekaterina kuznetsova, sophomore, return a volley during a doubles match. Women's tennis ended with a 44-54 record for the season. Kuznetsova said "[the season] was a good experience for me. W e played against good teams and the way w e performed 1 0 0 % on the tennis court." PHOTO BY ASHLEY GILLMAN

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The Lahaye Ice Center w a s a popular place to be on g a m e nights as students filled the stands and left standing room only. "I would have to say that the most memorable part of playing hockey here is stepping out on the ice every night and hearing the fans go crazy," said Konop. The great success of the hockey program generated a lot of excitement. John Langabeer, a junior playing in the forward position, reminisced about the team's success saying, "My most memorable m o m e n t is playing in the national championship g a m e against Oakland University." Both the men's and women's hockey teams faced challenges being on the club level. Rena Leone, a senior right wing on the women's team said, "It w a s a hard transition because everything at the N C A A level is pretty m u c h given to you. At the club level w e are paying for everything ourselves." There were m a n y factors in becoming an N C A A team. Coach Kirk Handy said, "If and when the program goes NCAA, will be left up to the Chancellor and Dr. Godwin as to the timing." "It all depends on the N C A A committee and the title nine rule that decides when w e can m a k e the jump," Langabeer said. With that decision pending, the hockey teams still faithfully took the ice g a m e after g a m e with the full support of the student body.

"Mike Gartner is inspirational because he incorporated his Christian faith into everything he did on and off the ice. H e was always very open about his faith and shared it whenever the opportunity presented itself and because of this he w a s highly respected by everyone around him and anyone w h o got to know him. His motivation w a s to glorify G o d through his play and that drove him to work hard no matter what the circumstances." R O B NIEMI S R

"The most inspirational hockey player for m e is Curtis Joseph. He is a Goaltender in the N H L w h o plays the g a m e well on the ice, and is humble off the ice. He is also a Christian and has been blessed with his goaltending skills. He is a true testament and holds a very influential role for his teammates as well as those w h o admire and

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Jennifer Egloff Kelly Eley Jessica Eliacin Lauren Ellsworth Dorothy Emami Dale Everett

Elizabeth Ewing Patricia Faber Darrell Farley Nicholas Fasciano April Fazzone Natalie Fazzone

Peter Fechter Robert Feldges Ray Ferrell Darrell Fersner Brian Fink Joel Fisher

Deidra Flack Sparky Flames Ryan Flint Lawrence Ford Kelly Fox Krystal Frailey

Jennifer Francois Emily Franks Chenoa Freeman Collins Friddle April Fritzinger Lindsay Frye

Justin Fulcher Aaron Garcia David Garzo Jessie Gavin Nicholas George Laura Gerstenmaier

Jeremy Gilbert Katie Gilligan Justin Gilman Ge'Rita Glenn Carmen Goodier Rebecca Gough

Tiffany Gould Alexandra Granger Joshua Grant William Gray Ashley Grebe Colleen Grecus


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Stephanie Kozel Joel Krautter Sunayna Kumar Princecla Kuminga Jessica Kwaak Abigail Kwakye

Aron L a m Christina Lancaster Autumn Lapinski Micah Lavanchy Brittany Lawing Madison Lawing

Hilary Lawson Adrien Lee Dave Lee Elizabeth Lee Rebekah Lee Loretta Leon

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Nathan Maharg Benjamin Manch Kendra Mann Carolyn Marcelo Daniel Marchant Kylie Marsh

Joshua Marshall Melissa Martens Hannah Martin Jessica Martin Michael Martin 1985-2008 Moises Martin

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Steven McHale Paul McLinden Sarah McMahon Jordan Mechling Jacob Mendoza Robert Messarge, Jr.

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Justin Morgan Matt Morran Suzanne Morris Mike Morrison Allison Motley Bryan Mungai

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Shay Nicholson Melissa O'Neal Hannah Oberlander Vinks Olibrice Katie Olson David Ortiz

Julio Osorto Marian Owolabi Mercy O w u s u Christina Pallaria Jacqueline Palmer Patrina Palmer

Samantha Palmer Paul Panasci Stephanie Pantoja Andrew Parsons Justin Patchett Danielle Paul

Matthew Peck Kathryn Pemberton Jesse Perry Eric Peterson Lauren Peterson Kristina Petrick Kevin Peyton

Ria Philpott Jessica Pinto Jennifer Pittman Corinne Pogue Joshua Poindexter Kristin Ponish Clarence Powell

Nathanael Powers Abhishek Pradhananga Shubekchhya Prasain Mary Claire Price Supriya Pudasaini Charlotte Purdy A m y Putney

Derek Pyburn Tim Pyles Albert Quarmout Rojina Ranjit Joel Ready Ashley Reed Jacquetta Reid

Brent Reif Olivia Reyes Eric Reynolds Benjamin Rhoads Dustin Rhodes Matilda Ribeiro Bryan Rice

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Esther Roy James Ruby Jonathan Ruck Scott Runnels Benjamin Rushing Nathaniel Russell Anderson Santos

Parbati Sapkota Peter Sargent Lauren Satterfield Sarajann Schallmo Boewulf Schmidt Jennifer Schmidt Rachel Secrist

Stephanie Semple Kristin Serafini John Sessoms Shanna Sharber Brittney Shelton Shristi Shresta Ryan Simmons

Sushanne Sinclair Deidre Singleton Jonathan Sipes Parker Slaybaugh A m y Smith Brandon Smith David Smith

Kamilah Smith Stephen Smith Laura Sosnoski Tiago Souza Rachelle St. Julien Michelle Stanley Thomas Starchia


Matthew Steeper Lindsey Stevenson Laura Stieglitz Tracie Stiteler Jesse Stoepker Sadie Stokes Robert Sudden

Rachel Sute Gannon Svennes Ryan Sweatt Fahimie Tassy Kristina Tenpas Sushant Thapa Daniel Thompson

Jeremy Thompson Jonathan Thompson Miselta Tita Alex Tompkins Anthony Tompkins Ben Trail Elisabeth Travis

Kristina Trent Abby Trussell Joshua Tucker Nicholas Tucker William Tuning Bryan Turning Alfred Tuwei

Deborah Updike Julie Vaders Alicia Valladao Matthew Vander W o u d e Gerald Varela Alyssa Viner Steven Vitelli

A m y Wakefield Kelly Wakefield Derek Walker Ruby Wangunyu Emily Wardle Chalinda Warren Nicole Washington

*Js'm%? *fc •• , ^ fifteen minutes outside of DC. It "OS a suburb ^ neighborhood." reoaled feehm ^ ^ stuff e ? T h erewerestree^* or "neighborhood, but ooing on.ttwas ndt the v» 9 no. good ether," he^con«•-• v a l u e s, he Theugh Farley was ra sed° ^ f0I admittad,nknawabo^asus,b^ rts ^ ^ ^

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Candice Williams Shannon Williams Terry Williams April Wilson Hollie Wilson Jarvis Wilson Jesse Winn

Jacob Withers Jordahn Witherspoon William Wittenbrook Leslie W o o d Haimanot Workinh Kiera Wortham Michael Wrape

Kendra Wright Melissa W y m a n Jared Yax Michael Yearout Andrew Yeboah Elizabeth Yerke M a m o o n a Yoursaf

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Patricia Alarcon Herrera Daniel Allen Kristen Altizer Megan Amideneau Allyson A m m o n s Andrea Angell Michael Arbige Miranda Arnold Shawn Arnold

Hannah Ayers Stephen Ayers Travis Baggett Leslie Barbour Steven Barrett Zachary Batdorf Brittany Beigle Matthew Berman Philip Biega

Casey Blair Jonathan Bloomfield Courtney Boehmer Regan Boone Jeff Boose Thomas Bozich Melody Braxton Daniel Brickhouse Jedidiah Brightbill

April Brough Jarel Brown Jordan Brown Lucas Brown Joel Brownfield Melissa Brummell Sara Bugno A m a n d a Butcher Justus Cade

A m y Cameron Lindsay Camilleri Nicole Capps Katherine Capraro Kevin Carlson Arita Carr Truly Chin Christopher Cleary Lindsay Clyatt

Megan Coderre Courtney Coffey Brianna Cole Nicole Confalone Christina Cooper James Copeland Amir Cotton Autumn Cousins John Covert

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Lawra Lynn Diehl Michelle Dobies Lori Dollar Matt Downey Ciara D o w n s Jason Drinnen Jamie Dudeck Jdhymi Dulaurier Adrienne Dutilly

April Dye Daryl Edmundson Timothy Edwards Timothy Edwards Sean Egloff Ryan Eglseder Mary Ellison Juan Erazo Braden Eriksen

Jarrett Eriksen Vanessa Fauntleroy Brittney Felder Christen Feucht Kristina Finch Brandy Fontanez Nicholas Fontanez Zachary Foster Katelyn Frailey

Joellyn France Matthew Fraver Anna Fredrickson Candace Freeman Kevin Fritz Melanie Frye Jenilee Garcia Jennifer Gelar Ashley Gillman

Leslie Goodman John Gossett Kimberly Gouldin Janelle Goyette Rebecca Gregorin James Gregory A m a n d a Greynolds Joseph Grubbs David Guidry

Mekdes Haddis Shane Hall Jay Hamilton Chrystal Hamrick Christine Harden Stacey Hare Holly Harrell Sean Harrison Samuel Haynes

Cory Hearnsberger Brad Heath Robyn Heisel Daniel Heiss Garria Henry Rebecca Hepburn Victoria Hernalsteen Tonya Herndon Jennifer Hill

Jessica Hill Mallory Hill Jessica Hine Jenilee Hirschman Jessica Hoagland Theresa Hoinsky Jared Holland Benjamin H o m a n Bethany Honaker

Jennifer Hoots Allison Horneffer Jeremy Horning Michael Houle A m y Hultstrand Elizabeth Humphrey Cory Hyden Jacob Jackson Lynea Jacobsen

Matthew Jankowsky Ryan Jennings Courtney Johnson Jasmine Johnson Kathryn Jones Leslie Jones Shannon Kane Kaylene Katorkas Brittany Keener

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Michael Jones Roy Jones Cliff Kelly Cindy Key Taeseong Kim Nancy Kippenham Linda Kitchel Wayne Kompelien Cynthia Lane David Lawson Jeffrey Lennon Rena Lindevaldsen Barbara Lipscomb Robert Lyster Carey Martin James McLean Randy Miller Robert Mills Linda Morris Joel Olenik Jin Pan Erin Parker Renee Peckham Rachel Pick T.A, Powell Dr. Stephen Preacher Marcy Pride Randy Pruitt Nathan Putney Stephen Putney Robert Ritchie Ann Rowlette Patrick Ryan Steven Samson Kimberly Sandidge Gene Sattler Lynn Seipp Barbara Sherman Mary Simpson Fred Spearin Dan Suttles Scott Thompson Elmer Towns Abigail Tuomala Jeffrey Tuomala John Vadnal James Van Eaton Rob Van Engen Heather Viets Verdie Waldron

Samuel Wellman Jeffery Westbrook Bethany White Carl Windsor Brian Yates

Graduate Students Sabrena Carter Jenna Hilles William Hoffer Randy Holley Andrew Jones Richard Kuenzi

Robert Peresich Monica Schmidt Angela Whitworth Yiyang Zhang


Michael A. Alldis Tonya Michele Anderson Melissa Anne Chris Ashcraft Tina M. Asinugo Joseph B. Atanacio Rozalynne Banta James Lawrence Barfell Nyla Ruth Best Jaqueline Carter Branel Jeremiah Braudrick Jami S. Breckinridge Margie Brewton Chris Brooks Tarshe Buggie Sharon L. Bullock Francine Burroughs Carolyn Byron Elias Carrero Gerard Carroll Tamara Carroll William J. Carter Brad Cedergren LaTinya D. Channer Annqunette Chapman Ted Charter Joey Cheriscat Joel C. Chidester Theresa K. Chiodi Melinda S. Clark Anne Cook Joey Cook Marie Courtney Shirley A. Craven Kandy Crosby-Hastings Jeffrey Curreri Geobels J. Cyriaque Adela Dalto Josh D a m o n s Nicole Delia Rachele D e M e o Meredith Dixon George K. Doe, Jr. Harry Downs Carlos Duchesne, Jr. Anthony J. Ducusin Gabriel Dunand T a m m y L. Dussia Clifford L. Dutton, Sr. Elizabeth M. Ellis Nicole Fabre'-Nelson LaVonne D. Farr Dale Farris Miya Ford Angela Frederick Lester Frederick T a m m y Freed April Fultz Carlos M. Garcia Richard M. Gam's Mary Gautier Hope K. Gentry Douglas K. Gibson


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Back Row: S a m Haynes, Beth Humphrey, Kellen Jones, Katie Kirkland Back Row: Steve Amburgey, Barry Armstrong, Ralph Jernigan, Denny McHaney, Kathy Spradlin, Bev Windsor, Cherie Ely, Connie Hansen, Sue Wilmington, Sara Coplin Mary Lou Garlock, Heather Schoffstall, Janie Harrison, Denise Green

Alphabetically: Franklin Antonya, Satta Ektrakul, Arthit Ektrakul, Kamue Gbelama, Terry Masson, Mark McKosky, Lucas Ogglam, Warrick Palmer, Seung Roh, Patrick Vollay, Derek Wheelock, Samuel Young, Matt Hastings, Syl Anuforo, Lawrence Anuforo, Tim Crites,


Alphbetically: Andrew Denton, Chris Doss, Zeb Frazee, Timoteo Dantas, Ryan Anderson, Tim Talley, Louis Shakkour


Back Row: Ron Sones, Joel Bunyard, Mark Shaneck, Terry Metzgar, Mike Miauzzo Leslie Hoglund, Susan Light, Ann Rowlette, Joseph Jeyaraj, Jerry Westfall, Feng W a n g


Alphabetically: Sam Pineda, Nate Bixler, Adam Knebel, Steve Abe, Chris Grove, Daniel Wilson, Matt Fauske, Thomas Lourdeau, Chris Pascarella, Josiah Maddox, Jesse Backman, Steve Sumner

Alphabetically: Jackson, Lynnea Ashley Gillman, Strathdee, Lakeisha A m y Nipper, Allison Vaughter, Matthew Parks, Carissa Bridges, Nathan Marsh, Candice Crew, Patches Williams, Fernanda Blunk, Paul Watson, Rezende, Hilary Sarah Deskins, Satta Stonebraker, James Ektrakul, Shane N e w m a n , Katelyn Snyder, Ward Hiney



LIGHT MINISTRIES - CAMBODIA Back Row: Paul Halsey, Richard Parks, Abigail McKay, Eric Mitchell, Rebecca Abramski, Drew Irwin, Carrie Hill, Reneta Kaethler, Rachel Lee, Heather Heisey

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES Front Row: David Towles, A m y Bonebright, Clifford Mark Schmitt, Eva Kelly, Ardith Coates, Palmer, Carolyn Towles, Darlene Fedele, Jaeshil Karen Prior, Brenda Kim, Carl Windsor, Terri Ayres, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, Cornwell, Gina Barker, Kristina Schimmels, Stacy Donald Alban Jr., Ed Cannon, Sandra Slaton, Edman, Matthew Towles, Sharon Hahnlen, Shelah Paul Muller, Chris Foley, Simpson, Mark Hamilton, Ginger Vertican, Jenilee Darlene Graves, William Hirschman, Stephen Bell, Gribbin, Clive McClelland, Michael Graves, Rebecca Stephanie Blankenship, Prewett, Cecil Kramer,

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND ADVISING SERVICES Sarah Boettger, Elizabeth Diane Mays, James Baker, Carrie Barnhouse, McLean, Erin Parker, Jim Blunk, Deana Bryant, Barbara Sherman, Jess Cromley, Heather Kathy Stolvoort, Lisa Cuellar, Frank DiGregorio, Taylor, Trisha Tolar, Ruby Easaw, Hannah Heather Viets, Jim Farrel, David Hart, Greg Wagner, Jesse Winn, Helman, Donna Holland, Brian Yates Jessica Homer, Hope Jennings, Melinda Jones, Cindy Key, Susan May,

SELAH STAFF - SPRING Alphabetically: A m a n d a McDowell, Ashley Varney, Benjamin Taylor, Benjamin Homan, Beau Austin, Crystal Critzer, Casey Greseth, Carissa Marsh, Christina Cocilo, Erica Mesman, Jessica Annan, Jessica Johnson, Katherine

Foraker, Lindsay Barnes, Lerisa Pelfrey, Matthew Bridges, Nina Christian, Whitney Delaney

Debbie Huff, Emily Heady, C a m Davis, James Nutter, Carl Curtis, Mark Harris, Faith Mullen, William Mullen, Vicki Firtion, Branson Woodard, Carey Martin, James Grant, Robert Lyster, Stuart Schwartz, Jean Tweedy

~;J& Back Row: Linda Kitchel, Ruth Gomes, Fabio Freyre, Mary Simpson Debbie Benoit, Marci DeWitt Wendy Stratton, Matalie Howard, Barb Clair


Michael Lumpkin Candace Thurman Back Row: Jim Schoffstall, Monica Parson, Linda Farver, Brianne Kilbourne, Vance Pickard, Rodney Gaines Sharon Wygal, Ralph Linstra, Jeff Taylor, David Horton, Joe Mix, Ashley Tardy, Beverly Mahoney, Eric Brubaker, Jon House

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES Alphabetically: Julie Barnish, Sabrena Carter, Kyle Cummings, Tony Gordon, Jon McGehee, Travis Baggett, Collin Musa, Stefannie Miller, David Kephart, Olivia Reyes, Naomi Rivera, Julie Sagaard, Sabrina Shamakian, Chris Deitsch, T. Elliott Welch, Melisa Wallace, David McKinney, Kada McLaren, Emily Dove,


Back Row: Yoon Seon Kook, Seung Yeub Han, SoYoung Annie Choi, Sinae Rhee, Eun Mi Cho, Eunhye Song

Left to Right: James Humphrey, Brian Bosma, Drew Brandon, Jon W o o d s , Jesse Perry, Nate Nettekoven, Mike Lumpkin

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT CARE Back Row: Charles Hughes, Dane Emerick, Mike Massey, P a m Tanner, Joy Maweu, Cara George, Sarah Johnson, Janet Brown

Alphabetically: Tori Thompson, Kelsi Farmer, Erika Evans, Dallas White, Amanda Dill, Lindsay Washabaugh, Jennifer Pittman, Lerisa Pelfrey, Libby Acree, Stephanie Heverly, Noel Sagan

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LEADERSHIP Left to Right: Chris Deitsch, Haoyung Chien, Dwayne Carson, Michael Miller, A m y CanneLongo

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Leigh Anna Renstrom Rebecca Schaefer, Leah Dicaro, Lindsey Bare, Eric A m o s , s, Matthew Robbie, ME- Dan Connaly

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Alphabetically: Hannah Allen, Angela Fowler, Bethany Casper, Breanne O'Leary, Cynthia Price, Erin Logan, Julie McFarlane, Kati Masters, Katherine Harris, Laura Whitcomb, Maria Weisz, Megan Davies, Marilyn Britt, Rachel Tiemeyer. Stacie Loverde, Stacia Young, Whitney Delaney

Alphabetically: Brad Wilson, David Palmer, Ryan Barr, Beka Hanson, Adrienne Carpenter, Samantha Bunting


Virginia Tech Invitational Men-4th, Women-2nd Longwood Invitational Men-2nd, Women-1st Notre D a m e Invitational Men-T9th, Women-2nd Pre-Nationals Men-17th, Women-23rd N e w Balance Big South Cross Country Championships Men-1st, Women-1st Hokie Open N o Team Scores N C A A Southeast Regional Championships Men-5th, Women-7th

FOOTBALL Tusculum W Shippensburg W William and Mary L Elon L St. Francis, Pa. W Toledo L Charleston Southern W Presbyterian W Coastal Carolina W VMI w Gardner-Webb W


Athletes in Action W 80-74 North Carolina L 67 U N C Greensboro W 62-44 Richmond W 45 North Carolina A&T W 68-64 East Tennessee State W 64 Virginia Tech L 68-73 George Mason W 69 McNeese State W 92-52 Charleston Southern W 82Houston W 70-61 Coastal Carolina W 71Xavier W 61-56 Presbyterian W 88 Virginia Union W 100-29 High Point W 76James Madison W 76-66 Winthrop W 76Binghamton W 76-40 Radford W 63Glenville State W 66-54 U N C Asheville W 69Ball State W 68-56 Coastal Carolina W 76UNLV W 70-86 Charleston Southern W 99High Point W 78Winthrop L 52U N C Asheville W 60-

(38-14) (35-14) (41-48) (20T) (14-42) (68-10) (34-35) (50-10) (48-14) (37-24) (73-34) (31-0)

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(3-0) (1-0) (2-1) (0-2) (2-1) (0-0, 2 OT) (3-0) (1-0) (1-7) (0-0, 2 OT) (8-0) (1-2) (2-0) (0-3) (3-1) (2-0)

Big South First Round (2-1) U N C Asheville W Big South Semifinals (1-0, 2 OT) W Winthrop Big South Championship (2-1) Radford W Loyola (Md.) N C A A College Cup First Round L (0-2)

Howard W (3-0) DuquesneW(3-1) EvansvilleL(1-3) Maryland L (2-3) George Washington W (3-2) VCUL(1-3) South Florida L (1-3) Wright State W (3-1) The Citadel W (3-0) Princeton W (3-0) VillanovaL(1-3) William & Mary W (3-2) Binghamton W(3-1) James Madison L (1-3) Radford W (3-1) High Point W (3-1) Winthrop L (1-3) Charleston Southern W (3-0) Coastal Carolina W (3-0) Presbyterian W (3-0) U N C Asheville W (3-0) East Tennessee State W (3-0) Charleston Southern W (3-0) Coastal Carolina W (3-0) Norfolk State W (3-0) High Point W (3-0) Winthrop W (3-0) Presbyterian W (3-1) U N C Asheville W (3-0) North Carolina Central W (3-0) Radford W (3-0) Coastal Carolina Big South Semifinal Winthrop W (3-0) Big South Championship Match W (3-0) Long Island L (0-3) Georgetown W (3-1) California L (1-3)


George Mason W (6-1) Norfolk State L (2-5) Lynchburg College W (7-0) Appalachian State L (0-7) Virginia Intermont W (5-4) Campbell L (0-7) Longwood L(1-6) Gardner-Webb L (0-7) U N C Asheville* L (1-6) Birmingham-Southern* L (1-6) Wofford L (0-7) Winthrop* L (1-6) Richmond L(1-6) I 1 1 James Madison L(1-6) Coastal Carolina* L (1-6) Charleston Southern* L (2-5) High Point* I (1-6) AverettW(6-1) Radford* L (0-7) Elon L (0-7) Winthrop L (0-4)

North Carolina A&T W (7-0) Norfolk State W (7-0) U N C Wilmington L (2-5) Campbell L (1-6) Longwood L (1-6) Gardner-Webb L (2-5) I j J U N C Asheville W (6-1) Birmingham-Southern W (4-3) Wofford L (3-4) Winthrop L (1-6) James Madison W (4-3) Coastal Carolina L (2-4) Charleston Southern L (1-6) J High Point L (2-5) Radford. L (3-4) Elon L (2-5) High Point L (1-4)

Argonaut Invitational, 10th Mid Pines Intercollegiate Argonaut Invitational, 11th Mid Pines Country Club, 16th Invitational at Mission Inn, 11th Mid Pines Intercollegiate Invitational at Mission lnn,13th Mid Pines Country Club, 15th Spring Invite, 10th Sea Trail Invitational, 19th Spring Invite, 5th Sea Trail lnvitational,14th William & Mary, 11th Frank Landrey Invitational, 6th William & Mary, 10th Frank Landrey Invitational Lacrosse H o m e s Collegiate, 17th Poplar Grove Golf Club, 6th Lacrosse H o m e s Collegiate, 17th UTSA Invitational, P U P S Big South Men's Oak Hills Country Club, 9th Championship*, 14th UTSA Invitational, P U P S Big South Men's Oak Hills Country Club, 9th Championship*, 4th ODU/Seascape Collegiate, P U P S Big South Men's Seascape Golf Course, 14th Championship*, 5th ODU/Seascape Collegiate, Rutherford Intercollegiate, 8th Seascape Golf Course, 11th

Coastal Carolina W (10-7, 12 inn.. UMBCW(10-2) East Carolina W (6-2) Coastal Carolina L (9-12) High Point W (7-5) East Carolina L (4-7) Coastal Carolina L (13-14) High Point L (2-10) East Carolina L (2-11) Virginia Tech L(9-12) High Point L (4-8) Crab House Shootout L (2-10) Arizona L (2-16) George Mason'W (5-4) Crab House Shootout W (2-1) Arizona L (3-16) Monmouth D H - G a m e One L (2-5)Richmond Crab House Shootout W (28-7) Arizona L (6-7, 10 inn.) Monmouth D H - G a m e Two L (2-3, 11 inn.) Albany W (9-2) Winthrop W (5-4) Monmouth W (11-6) Albany D H G a m e One W (5-1) Winthrop W (6-5) William & Mary L (3-8) Albany D H - G a m e Two W (7-5) Winthrop W (9-6) Marshall W (8-6) V C U W (8-2) VMI W (4-0) Marshall D H - G a m e 1 W (11-7) Manhattan W (6-2) VMI L (3-5) Marshall D H - G a m e 2 W (10-4) Manhattan L (2-9) VMI W (10-9) William & Mary L (1-11) Manhattan W (14-6) No. 4 seed VMI Charleston Southern Old Dominion W (8-2) Big South Championship W (4-3) D H - G a m e 1 W (4-2) George Washington W (9-3) No. 2 seed Winthrop L (1-4) Charleston Southern D H - G a m e 2 L (4-6) George Washington W (7-6,10 inn.) No. 6 seed U N C Asheville W (12-8) Charleston Southern W (8-4) George Washington L (5-6, 10 inn.) No. 2 seed Winthrop James Madison L (2-11) Virginia Tech L (2-8) Big South Championship W (11-0) Radford W (16-3) James Madison L (3-8) No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina Radford W (13-1) U N C Asheville W (5-1) Big South Championship L (5-6) Radford W (13-5) U N C Asheville L (3-9) George Mason W (13-5) U N C Asheville W (15-5)


Winthrop L(2-3) Southern Virginia W (9-0) Francis Marion W(1-0) High Point L (0-1 OT) Radford W (4-1) Coastal Carolina L (0-1) U N C Asheville W(2-1) South Dakota State L (0-2) No. 4 seed Winthrop L(2-3 OT)

Clemson L (0-4) Northern Arizona L (0-1) U C Irvine L (0-2) Old Dominion L (0-5) Virginia L (0-5) Charleston Southern L (2-3) Presbyterian W (3-0) VMI W (2-0) Longwood L(0-1)


Brock University W (79-77) Guelph University W (85-56) Barton College W (77-75) San Diego State L (50-62) Fresno State L (62-71) Portland L (62-73) Coker W (64-49) East Carolina W (55-53) Kentucky L (54-80) Longwood W (91-67) Niagara W (86-81)

High Point*W (55-51) Presbyterian W (69-47) VMI* W (87-81) Campbell L (70-73) Radford* L (87-88) Virginia Tech L (46-58) High Point* L (53-67) Campbell W (68-61) U N C Asheville* W (83-54) George Mason L (64-72) Winthrop* L (50-59) Nyack W (74-57) Kentucky Christian W (84-45) Coastal Carolina* W (65-51) Charleston Southern* L (82-87) U N C Asheville* L (70-74) Longwood L (68-79) Winthrop* L (48-55) Charleston Southern* W (79-63YMI* L (79-81) Coastal Carolina* W (78-59) Radford* W (78-71



Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Tournament 7th out of 9 teams Navy Classic 5th out of 12 teams Hoosier Duals W o n 1, Lost 4 Spartan Invitational 3rd out of 11 teams CampbellsvilleW2, L 1 Reno Tournament of Champions

13th out of 26 teams Southern Scuffle 24th out 29 teams Midlands Championship 31st out of 52 teams Virginia State Intercollegiates 3rd out of 6 teams N O . State Tied (18-18) Wendy's Big Classic Duals L 3

SOFTBALL Appalachian State W (5-3) Gardner-Webb W (10-2) Gardner-Webb L (5-9) College of Charleston W (3-2) Kennesaw State W (6-2) College of Chareleston L (6-2) Kennesaw State L (0-3) Princeton W (9-4) Fairfield W (8-0) Rhode Island W (14-1) Marshall L (0-5) Rutgers W (7-3) Boston Collge W (6-5) Hawaii L (0-6) Pacific L(3-7)

Oregon State L (1-3) Pacific W (5-3) Hawaii W (4-3) Neveda W (4-2) California L (0-1) Baylor W (4-0) Louisville L (3-4) California L (6-18) Michigan W (2-0) Northwestern L (0-8) No. 1 Tennessee L(1-5) No. 1 Tennessee L (0-4) Norfolk State W (4-1) Georgetown W (10-1) Hampton W (10-1)

Liberty Quad W 3, L 1 Eastern Regional Duals W 4, L 0 Liberty Tri-MatchW1, L1 Appalachian State L (9-30) VMI W (30-12)

Georgetown W (10-2) Hampton W (4-3) James Madison L (4-6) James Mdison W (5-3) Winthrop L (11-12) Winthrop W (7-2) Winthrop W (9-0) Charleston Southern W(4-1) Charleston Southern W (4-2) Charleston Southern W (7-2) Lynchburg College W (8-3) Lynchburg College W (9-1) U N C Greensboro W (4-2) U N C Greensboro L (7-10) Radford W (1-0)

Radford L (6-7) Radford W (9-1) Longwood L (3-4) Longwood L (4-5) Coastal Carolina W (4-0) Coastal Carolina L (2-3) P M Coastal Carolina W (4-3) Virginia Tech L (2-3) Virginia Tech L (1-5) Birmingham-Southern W (8Birmingham-Southern W (7Birmingham-Southern L (0-1 No. 4 Coastal Carolina (I4-7) No. 3 Radford L (4-7


Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup Men-9th, Women-9th N e w Balance Big South Indoor Track Championships Men-1st, Women-2nd ECAC/IC4A Indoor Track Championships Men-2nd, Women-14th



Congratulations Nathanael, From very early in life w e saw God's hand molding you for a special calling. Follow Him as He continues to guide your life. W e are so proud of you!


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M y Darlin Kala, W e are so proud of you and what you have accomplished at Liberty. May the Lord continue to bless your life as you serve Him and others w h o have the privilege to get to know you. You are such a blessing to us.

, w e are so incredibly proud of j you. W e love you so much and look forward to watching you grow j in love, peace and happiness. G o d lias blessed us.

We love you, — M o m and Bob & Darin

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Caryl, You have made us really proud of you! By God's grace you've set a good example for your peers and siblings. Continue to aim high. Congratulations. W e love you. Dad, Mom, Cavar, and Carau



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Proverbs 3:5,6 'Trust in the LORD with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."





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Congratulations! You have made us all so proud! W e thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for answered prayers to provide strength and wisdom. You have truly studied and shown thyself to be approved unto God a worker that need not be ashamed. II Timothy 2:15

The Lord bless you and keep you. W e love you always, Dad, M o m & Hope Congratulations!

We thank God for you. You are such a precious gifttous. W e are so proud of you. Keep trusting j himforyour future as you continue seeking His willforyour life.

He has equipped you with many gif and will use you in an amazing way. Philippians 1:6 Love, Dad, M o m , Paul, Peter & Jill

A great job. Well done thou good and faithful m a n of God. W e love you so m u c h for all your hard work and perserverance. This is only the beginning for the good things G o d has awaiting you. Stay focused! Love,

Mom, Dad & Your Big Sister Tasha

We're prdud of you and we love you! Mom, Dad & Michael




Jaime (Daddy's Jaime-girl) Congratulations! You have worked so hard through some difficult and trying times, but you did it, praise God! Philippians 4:4-8, 13.

We Love You Mom and Dad

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PROVERBS 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.






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And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Neitfier^eighfnoiSepth, nor ther anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us Worn the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Renea, Wtfhave w a ffiledyou grow from a precious baby to a little girl, to a teenager, to a beautiful young lady. As you graduate college always remember you can do anythifc through Christ and w e pray that God's word will continue to guide your life in whatever field you pursue. W e are so proud of you Renea, and Fwe love you with all our hearts. Congratulations. '



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W e are so very proud of you in all that you have accomplished in the last four years at Liberty. W e pray that your life will be as much a blessing to others as it has been to us. Continue seeking Cod's will for you life and He will continue to use you. W e love you so much. M o m and Dad



CHEERS TO YOU, JONNY MAC! Jonny, I'm proud of you for making it to another milestone in life, your college graduation. I brag about you all the time for being the kind of guy w h o is not afraid to push past the "comfort zone." G o d has given you determination and a lot of other gifts. I can't wait to see where H e will take you. You've heard m e say since you were a little boy to get advice from m e n w h o have proven themselves, preferably from the older generation. For more pearls of wisdom, check God's word. Love, Dad Jonny, You rock, man! We're proud of the m a n you've grown up to be. Keep your enthusiasm for life and your high expectations. Rely on G o d and have fun meeting the challenges in your path. We've got your back and can't wait to see where your life leads. Jeremiah.

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Jonny is one of the most thoughtful people I know. He is nice, smart, and he has got charming good looks! And he is m y brother and I love him. Johannah

Jonny McWilliams Jonny, Lt seemed to me that you grew up too fast, and now it seems that your coCCege years

raced by, But L'm thankfuCyou spent them at Liberty. "You made the right choke, for sure. <We really enjoyedgetting to know yourfriends and hearing aCCthe stories about your experiences at schoot, both good and bad. (Don't worry about what's next or about being successful Just stayfaithfuCto god, and do aCC that you do as unto the Lord. JLe wiCCput you where he wants you and where you ought to be. %eep the zest you have for tife. (Remember L have to five vicariousCy through you. (joke) Love, Mom


Meagan Tfyane WafCer Dreams, along withjour belief in God will carryyou through anything and any trial you may face in life. All the dreamsyou have will all come true if you keep Godfirstand continue in His will. We have watched you grow up over the years from that determined little oirl to the beautiful woman that you are today. Words cannot convey the way we, as parent^ the dayyou were born, we will always keepyou in ourprayers and ask the Lord to keep you safe and in His care.

Reach out and grab success, for it is yours for the taking becauseyou have the wisd

We are so proud of you, but more than that, you should be proud of yourself and th choicesyou've made and the wayyou liveyour life. Today, another one of your dreams come true because all of your hard work hasfinallypaid off. At the same time, this is only the beginning of a new chapter in your life. There are new dreams waitingfor you, so Dream, Baby, Dream! ^R^l1

"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you We asfeep." Love, Mom and (Dad



ONGKATULATIONS You're one in a million! W e love you a n d appreciate you. M a y G o d bless and use you.

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: 1USTIN ISAIAH DAY God has strengthened you and helped |] you do a I tremendous job.| Congratulations! W e love you! Love,

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Lela. Congratulations on your achievements but most of all, receive a very special kiss for being a very special daughter. Through yourlife always be simple, happy and the lovely person you are and certainly the Lord will grant the wishes of your heart.

I love you very much, DESIGNED BY SABRENA CARTER



She entered this world in the month ofSeptember, (Born a premie and so tender, (pfacedin the care neonataC, Wee^s before home and in hercradCe. Tubes and fines afmost everywhere, 3 fbs. and just ounces incfuding her hair. She drew a crowd from near and far, She was our baby and now our star.



M a y G o d continue to bless you and the lives you touched through Liberty University and beyond! Love you much, Dad, M o m , Aunt Charity and Chenoa

Another big step wiffcome in May, It wiffbe her 3rd graduation day

I'Cf watch her march and shed a tear, And jive god thanksfor a wonderfuCyear

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Amanda, W e are so proud of you! Congratulations on completing this major milestone in your life. W e are excited to see what the Lord has in store for you. The door is wide open baby! Love, jer. 29:11 ?9:11 M o m and Dad Jer.

/i/e are truly proud of you girls and your extraordinary achievements. /our dedication and determination are genuine qualities that have helped prepare you for a bright future.


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No wonder your name; you have been a "bright light" since the day you were born, j Strength is written into the fabric of your char- I acter and I a m so proud of the w o m a n of God you've become.

iiiiiilliiSfil Luke 18:1 "Then Jesus told his disci parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged." Love you, Dad

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We love you very much and are proud of you and your accomplishments.






Your faith walk has been amazingtowatch. You have more than earned your degree as you worked your way through college, studied endless hours, and met every challenge with a prayer. W e are so proud of w h o you are, a bold young m a n of God whose founda- j tion is solid and built on Christian values.

Ryan you are a gift from God and we are grateful that he allowed us the privilege to be your parents. W e were to set the example and lead youtoChrist, and over and over you have been our example and w e have had our faith strengthened by watching what you have allowed God to use you for. We look with excitement to see where God takes you, as that has been your plan even as a young child. You are well prepared for the world that you are stepping out into as you know that the real treasures and success are not of this world but the treasure that you store in heaven. W e love you Ryan, Dad, Mom, Bradley, and Drake

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11






Shawn, so proud of you and your accompTsTJrneBsTaTlyour hard work paid off With love from your biggest fans, Dad, M o m , and Gabrielle I'm so proud of you bro! Love, Michael and Jenny

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IfeCl Dear Michael, W e are so proud of you and all God has allowed you to do. You have had a lot of perseverance these four years. Please remember toseekfirstthe kingdom of G o d and his righteousness and alLjhege things shall be added unto you Matt. 6:25-34. W e look forward to what the Lord has in store for your family.


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"You are our letter written in our hearts known and read by all men..." I Corinthians 3:2-6 With all our li Dad & M o m , La DESIGNED BY ERICA MESMAN

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We Love You Always, Mom & Dad, & Grand-Mom too. DESIGNED BY BETH HUMPHREY


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W e are 50 proud oi uou. Y o u nave accomplished 30 . many things in your life. Stay strong and let G o d guide uou always.

God has blessed us with a autiful, gifted young woman. ay God continue to use you las his instrument to spread the gospel. We're so proud of you! Love,

Mom & Dad


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LIBERTY CHAMPION j "Because we're a Christian University, we should be better."


The Yearbook would like to thank our media family at The Liberty Champion for all their support and dedication. W e are grateful for the c o m m o n goal w e share of representing Liberty.

W E are SD proud nf VDU, our little treasures! Love, Carrie, Sabrena, Jesse & Andrew


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elf, what be so conservative. Nice, clean, well-photographed and lots of well-written copy. Nice. Conservative. A sweet little yearbook I for a sweet little college in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jerry Falwell's school. Nice."

And, then, we hand you this thing that looks more like something you'd find on the newstand or in a high-end bookstore. It's not so m u c h conservative. It's certainly not : predictable. It's trendy. Really trendy. Colors echo fashion and interior design of the times. Sections are rearranged. There are people telling their stories, in their o w n words. Large, full-page photos have been replaced with "photo packages" and a once simplistic — although effectiveapproach to design has been replaced by a fairly complicated grid system to allow us to effectively isolate and separate content while providing more levels of coverage. And why are "levels of coverage" important? Well, let's ! discuss. There won't be a test. We've already passed that. "Levels of coverage" m e a n s events and topics are covered more fully. There's more to the story, there are more voices j included. And, that's great journalism. But, it's also good "*, business. By embracing a n e w w a y of thinking about :j storytelling, we've actually gone against a national trend! Our ..• \ ; sales are U P ! A s in higher than at any time in the past five '* years. Our students and community k n o w we've changed our approach, and they are excited. S o forgive us if w e don't w buy that students don't buy yearbooks anymore. We've found a quality, modern, trendy yearbook will sell if it's actually journalistically solid and reflects the lives and times in which H f a it's based.

4 This high quality, and award-winning yearbook staff produced i —•* the 2008 Selah with the help of our very o w n little treasure Steve Kent and his trusty sidekick Mark Plyler, to w h o m w e $ jj are most grateful. T h e ever so helpful Herff Jones printed volume 3 4 on a Komori SuperPerfector 10-color press at 175-j •• •>' line screen. It's ok to be impressed. The dazzling designs, ! pristine photographs and captivating copy produced by our "'!. staff appeared in full color on 80-pound gloss stock. Our


"Contrary to popular belief, I'm not just a pretty face hired to m a k e the yearbook look good. O n any given day, I can be d e e m e d queen, cheerleader, mediator, disciplinarian, or dictator, affectionately known as "Queen B" or "Boss Lady." And no, there is no "Super W o m a n " costume underneath m y always trendy, but never in jeans, attire. This is so I won't be confused for one of the students. N o first-runner up here; I a m the adviser and I wear the title proudly." "IF I COULD BE QUEEN FOR A DAY, I'D R E D O ALL THE R O C K S O N THE LU M O N O G R A M T O SPELL M Y INITIALS. M Y N A M E IS CARRIE B A R N H O U S E A N D I/EM LIBERTY"


Abe, Brian 169,206 Abe, Steve 192 Abell, Rebecca 140 Abraham, Ben 140 Abraham, Steven 169 Abramski, Rebecca 192 Abravanel, Renata 9, 169 Acheampong, Mark 169 Acree, Libby 194 Adams, Ansel 74 Adams, Felicia 96 Adams, Kelsy 128 Adams, Omar 94, 140 Adams, Terry 140 Adger-Fairman, Amber 169 Adhikari, Biju 169 Adrenaline, Audio 80 Adu, Eunice 140 Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw 192 Ahn, Min Hwa 169 Aidoo, K w a m e 169 Akers, Denise 169 Akers, Michelle 110 AI-Hada,Ali 140 Alarcon-Herrera, Patricia 169 Alban, Jr., Donald 192 Albrecht, Danielle 71 Albright, Katie 140 Alder, Jeff 110 Alldis, Michael 184 Allen, Alicia 48 Allen, Ashley 96,140 Allen, Bruce 140 Allen, Chamise 96 Allen, Daniel 169 Allen, Hannah 194 Allen, Rachel 96,140 Allison, Alysha 88 Allison, David 41 Allison, Ryan 41 Altizer, Kristen 169 Alvarez, Alex 136 Amburgey, Steve 192 Amideneau, Megan 169 Ammons, Allyson 169 Amos, Eric 194 Andersen, Erin 71 Anderson, Catrina 140 Anderson, Keith 180 Anderson, Ryan 192 Anderson, Tonya 184 Andrews, Patrick 140 Andrews, Sarah 140 Angell, Andrea 169 Annan, Jessica 192 Anne, Melissa 184 Antonya, Franklin 192 Anuforo, Lawrence 192 Anuforo, Syl 192 Anwyll, Rebekah 27 Apon, Abigail 75 Arasmo, Shamel 116,132 Arbige, Jennifer 140 Arbige, Michael 169 Archabould, Corneillous 140 Arenas, Gilbert 116,132 Arias, Robert 140

Aristilde, Marc 140 Armstrong, Barry 192 Armstrong, Daniel 140 Arnold, Miranda 169 Arnold, Shawn 169 Arts, Fine 59 Arts, Theatre 178 Ashcraft, Chris 184 Asheville, U N C 114,116,196,198 Asinugo, Tina 184 Association, FACS 88 Atanacio, Joseph 184 Atkins, Caleb 21 Attia, Sarah 202 Aulbach, Kara 140 Austin, Beau 192 Averion, Joyce 94 Ayers, Hannah 169 Ayers, Stephen 169 Ayres, Brenda 180,192

Backman, Jesse 192 Badillo, Roy 230 Baggett, Travis 169,194 Bailey, Barrett 140 Bailey, Tirzah 140 Baker, Chris 29 Baker, Elizabeth 192 Baker, Owen 140 Ball, Cody 68 Ballard, Mike 70 Bannister, Teejay 116 Banta, Rozalynne 184 Baptiste, Berline 162 Barber, Jeff 104, 108 Barbour, Leslie 169 Bare, Lindsey 194 Barfell, James 184 Barker, Gina 192 Barks, Kelly 140 Barnes, Lindsay 192 Barnes, Samuel 140 Barnes, Stephen 140 Barnhouse, Carrie 180,192 Barnish, Julie 194 Barnwell, Harold 140 Barr, Ryan 194 Barrett, Steven 122,169 Barrientos, Nancy 140 Barth, Merry 140 Batdorf, Zachary 169 Bates, David 140 Batson, Anna 26 Batson, Mikayla 140 Baughman, Jessica 30 Beat Coastal 104 Beavers, Sean 180 Beck, Lindsay 140 Beckles, Andrea 122 Beckles, Robyn 140 Beckwith, Lacey 140 Beech, Scott 94 Beer, Aaron 96 Beigle, Brittany 169 Bein, Deborah 140 Bell, Bruce 180 Bell, Kathryn 140 Bell, Stephen 180,192

Benfield, Brad 140 Benfield, Erin 146 Bennett, Beth 126 Benoit, Debbie 194 Benton, Aarion 143 Berman, Matthew 169,202 Berry, Ben 67 Best, Nyla 184 Bhattarai, Dipsikha 143 Biega, Philip 169, 194 Biggs, Jessie 80 Billups, Spencer 143 Birchard, Brian 143 Bischopink, Joseph 186 Bitner, Joanna 143 Biwott, Wesley 143 Bixler, Nate 192 Blaine, Joshua 143 Blair, Casey 169 Blais, John 143 Blankenship, Noelle 94 Blankenship, Stephanie 192 Block Party 4, 8, 50 Bloodworth, Andrea 116 Bloomfield, Jonathan 169 Blowe, Michael 143 Blunk, Jim 192 Blunk, Patches 192 Boateng, Durowaa 143 Boateng, Joshua 110 Bobo, Lori 143 Boden, Robert 143 Boehmer, Courtney 169 Boettger, Sarah 192 Boles, Jeremiah 126 Bonds, Barry 55 Bonebright, A m y 180,192 Booker, Ronald 22 Boone, Regan 169 Boone-Smith, Rachelle 122 Boose, Jeff 169 Booth, Wayne 108 Boothe, Barbara 180 Boquist, Patricia 143 Boring, Laura 37 Borland, James 180 Born, Tim 51,170 Borrego, Carlos 143 Bosak, Jessica 88 Bosch, Branden 11 Bosma, Brian 143,194 Bouillon, Gloria 143 Bower, Jordan 90 Bowling, Heather 110 Boxtel, Heather 179 Boyce, Kristine 143 Boyd, Corderro 143 Boyd, Lauren 18,19 Bozich, Thomas 169 Brace, Nathan 143 Brady, Ronald 143 Branco, Livia 128 Brandon, Drew 194 Branel, Jaqueline 184 Braudrick, Jeremiah 184 Braughton, Joran 143 Braxton, Melody 169 Brayman, Diana 143 Breckinridge, Jami 184 Breed. Jessica 143 Breer, Jeremiah 143 Breuner, Bonnie 143 Brewton, Margie 184 Brickhouse, Daniel 169 Bridges, Matthew 143,192

Bridwell, Lindsey 143 Brightbill, Jedidiah 169 Britt, Marilyn 194 Britton, Jennifer 130 Brochu, Gabrielle 143 Brooks, Chris 184 Brough, April 169 Brown, Bellamy 84 Brown, Bobby 41 Brown, Buck 37 Brown, Carrie 48 Brown, Chris 150 Brown, Chrissi 143 Brown, Janet 194 Brown, Jarel 169 Brown, Jordan 169 Brown, Lucas 169 Brown, Mike 143 Brownfield, Joel 169 Brubaker, Eric 194 Brummell, Melissa 169 Brun, Steven 143 Brunson, Kendrick 180 Bryant, Deana 192 Bueld, Zachary 143 Buggie, Tarshe 184 Bugno, Sara 169 Bull, Natesha 12,53,143 Bullins, Jessie 143 Bullman, Scott 18 Bullock, Jonathan 98 Bullock, Sharon 184 Bumbut, Adrian 110 Bundick, Miriam 143 Bunting, Samantha 194 Bunts, Michelle 72 Bunyard, Joel 192 B u m h a m , Martin 98 Burroughs, Francine 184 Bushman, Dacia 143 Butcher, A m a n d a 169 Byers, Mary 144 Byron, Carolyn 184

Carroll, Bethany 88 Carroll, Gerard 184 Carroll, Tamara 184 Carson, Dwayne 180,194 Carter, Javan 20 Carter, Sabrena 183,194 Carter, William 184 Casper, Bethany 194 Castelow, Jessica 144 Castor, Rod'Esther 122 Castrb, Jesse 118 Cathy, Truett 166 Cedergren, Brad 184 Champion, Liberty 118, 157, 217 Championship, Midlands 198 Chao, Manu 150 Chapman, Annquett 184 Chapman, Kaitlynn 146 Chapman, Mandy 154 Chapman, Megan 154 Chari, Tinashe 144 Charlotte, Fort 82 Charron, Andrew 77 Charter, Ted 184 Cheriscat, Joey 184 Chi, Ho 5 Chiarizzio, Kevin 180 Chidester, Joel 184 Chien, Haoyung 194 Child, Bobby 59 Children, Invisible 45 Chin, Jane 144 Chin, Truly 169 Chiodi, Theresa 184 Cho, Eun Mi 194 Cho, KangSik 144 Choate, Levi 180 Choi, SoYoung Annie 194 Christen, Jon 26 Christian, Nina 192 Cizdziel, Jason 20 Clair, Barb 194 Clark, Andrew 146 Clark, Josh 110 Clark, Matthew 57 Clark, Melinda 184 Clarke, Tamika 19 Cleary, Christopher 169 Cleek, Kylie 144 Clingenpheel, David 169 Clinton, Hillary 54 Clyatt, Lindsay 169 Coates, Ardith 180,192 Cade, Justus 169 Cocilo, Christina 192 Cafe, White Hart 21 Coderre, Megan 88,169 Cagle, James 144 Coffey, Courtney 169 Cajun, Hot Like 20, 21 Coffey, Sarah 59 Calle, M e Llaman 150 Coffman, Jessica 144 Callicutt, Erica 144 Colas, Brian 32 Callis, Elizabeth 144 Cole, Brianna 169 Calvo, Jay 112 Cole, Heather 144 Cameron, A m y 169,203 Cole, Sarah 68 Camilleri, Lindsay 169 College, Lynchburg 198 Campbell, Debra 180 Collins, Jeanne 144 Camphor, Njeri 144 Combs, Justin 177 Caner, Ergun 80 Confalone, Nicole 169 CanneLongo, A m y 194 Connally, Sarah 144 Cannon, Joanna 144 Connaly, Dan 194 Cannon, Stacy 192 Conover, Ronald 144 Capps, Nicole 169 Cook, Anne 184 Capraro, Katherine 169 Cook, Ben 31 Carlson, Kevin 169 Carolina, Coastal 104,116 196, Cook, Cherrel 144 Cook, Joey 184 Carpenter, Adrienne 194 Cook, Kimberly 144 Carr, Arita 169 Cooksey, Mark 180 Carrero. Elias 184

Cooper, Cheryl 8 Cooper, Christina 83, 169 Cooper, Debra 217 Copeland, James 169 Coplin, Sara 192 Corbin, Kallie 144 Corlew, Kristen 144 Cornwell, Terri 192 Correa, Kevin 20, 25 Cory, Stephen 49 Cossentino, Leah 144 Cotsamire, Timothy 144 Cottle, Kenyetta 144 Cotton, Amir 169 Courtney, Marie 184 Cousins, Autumn 169 Covert, John 169 Cox, Jordan 144 Crabtree, Jonathan 144 Craven, Shirley 184 Crawford, Aaron 64 Crawley, Jessica 144 Creasy, Randall 171,215 Crew, Nathan 171, 192 Cribb, Anna 144 Cribb, Stephen 25, 171,215 Crimson Flood 18 Crites, Tim 192 Critzer, Crystal 171,192 Cromley, Jess 180,192 Crooks, Casey 11 Crosby Hastings, Kandy 184 Crosscountry 8,196 Cross, Danielle 144 Cross, James 144 Crosswhite, Benjamin 144 Croteau, David 180 Crouterfield, Luke 144 Crowell, Dave 94 Crum, Danyelle 144 Crutchfield, Bryan 171 Cruw, Nicole 65 Cuellar, Heather 180,192 Cummings, Kyle 194 Cup, Founders 132 Curreri, Jeffrey 184 Curtis, Carl 180,192 Curtis, Katherine 171 Cushing, Joshua 144 Cyriaque, Geobels 184

Daggett, Chris 118 DallaVilla, Meghan 21 Dalto, Adela 184 Damas, Bradley 34 Damaske, Nathan 171 Damons, Josh 184 Dantas, Timoteo 192 Darany, Alieu 144 Darnell, Emily 48 Daugherty, A m a n d a 144 Davidson, James 147 Davidson, Kyle 122 Davies, Megan 194 Davis, C a m 192 Davis, Evan 147 Davis, Joanne 147

«c/ traffic-stopping four-color litho cover w a s created on 160point binders board, and is a shocking combination of matte finishing and ultra violet aqueous gloss coating. The core of ft our production w a s d o n e on eight Dell computers running A d o b e InDesign and Photoshop C S 2 and sometimes to our dismay C S 3 which are strangely incompatible. There were • a few M a c B o o k s which assisted spontaneously, and which usually c a m e through w h e n our P C laptop w a s being finicky, K IJ : Cannon's various Rebel models proved trustworthy and took thousands of pictures over the year. A Nikon here or there helped too. •* I have been at the helm of four of our 34 yearbooks. During m y time, w e chronicled seasons, showed perspectives < and even had a symphony. W e c a m e close to success, growing in acclaim each year, but w e still felt on the cusp of *"^" a breakthrough. This year needed to b e different. The era fj of blue, black or gray covers and one big picture with three ,' columns of text on the inside w a s over for Liberty. I w a s ^ burned out; I had nothing left and then I caught a vision. Thanks Steve-o. I wanted to take a stand on m y soap box and tell the world, in the form of a 232-page book, that Christians B are not subpar. Christians are not second-rate. Christians are f> not cheesy or cliche. W e don't use flowers and calligraphy on all of our bulletins and not all of us are fans of C o m i c Sans with drop shadows. W e are funny. W e are exciting. W e are ridiculous. W e commit ourselves to serving, loving and ! learning with our entire hearts. W e are relevant. i i

Our theme w a s born last spring out of a desire to set that record straight. The passing of our beloved founder Dr. Jerry ••' ' Falwell primed us for this theme in a w a y no other event could have. H e said all along that this w a s God's university, but others still called it "Jerry's School." Since his death, the University had surpassed his wildest expectations and \ ? . gained exposure on local, regional and national levels. Liberty f. •!' trained excellent m e n and w o m e n w h o fight a stigma w h e n tf :hey graduate and the time had c o m e for that to end. The ,: ~ iaf c o m e for the students of this fine institution er and at the top of our lungs collectively s h ™ LIBERTY ere not cookie-cutter Christiai >e a cookie-cutter college book. •H»L



"Of-fice man-a-ger (n., adj.) 1.) position appointed to the yearbook's lovely Beth Humphrey 2.) describes the job of answering multiple parent phone calls who want to ensure their child's photos are included in the yearbook, organizing the amazing photo portrait weeks that students, faculty and staff should ALWAYS go to, even though they don't:) 3.) secretary to the award-winning Selah staff who makes them coffee and Christmas ornaments, while keeping track of the quote wall that is oh-so-random and funny. 4.) In short, one of the best positions ever because of the wonderful staff and friends I have to work with and for the incredible book I have had the privilege to be a part of and create for the last few years.' "I A M A SAINT A N D A SINNER, A SENIOR A N D A N ARTIST, A N ICE SKATING FANATIC A N D N O R M A N R O C K W E L L FAN. I LOVE M Y G O D , M Y FAMILY, C O U N T R Y A N D FRIENDS. M Y N A M E IS BETH HUMPHREY AND S\



Davis, Jodie 171 Davis, Rebekah 147 Day, Bradley 100,171 Day, Justin 75,77,171,209 de Futuro, Escola 141 Deal, Kara 147 Deal, Rachael 171 Dealy, R a m 147 Deitsch, Chris 194 Delaney, Courtney 171 Delaney, Whitney 192,194 Delano, Alan 171 Deleon, Elizabeth 171 Delia, Nicole 184 Delices, Joseph 147 Delias, Jamie 174 Delp, Rock 171 Demarco, Krista 110 DeMeo, Rachele 184 DeNesi, Barbie 54 Dennis, Christal 171 Denton, Andrew 192 Department, Theatre 178 Depasquale, Amber 147 Depp, Johnny 169 Deskins, Sarah 171,192 Desmond, Michael 147 Detesco, Audrey 147 DeVries, Josh 60 DeWitt, Marci 194 Diaz-Pons, Bethany 171 Dicaro, Leah 194 Dickens, Jordan 147 Dickerson, Patrick 104 Dickson, Bradley 147 Diehl, Lawra Lynn 171 Dieter, Emily 147 Diggs, Amber 67 DiGregorio, Frank 180 DiGregorio, Frank 192 Dilda, Sharee 147 Dill, Amanda 31, 194 Dimas, Daniela 128 Dinsmore, David 180 Dion, Angela 147 Distance Learning Program 20, 157,184 Dixon, Meredith 184 Dobies, Michelle 171 Dodson, Nicole 147 Doe, Jr., George 184 Dollar, Carrie 75 Dollar, Lori 56, 171 Domingues, Ana Rita 147 Donald, Donna 100 Doss, Chris 192 Dotson, Sarah 90 Doucette, Travis 18 Doughty, Victoria 76 Dove, Emily 194 Downey, Matt 60, 171 Downs, Ciara 171 Downs, Harry 184 Downs, London 112 Drake, Spencer 100 Drinnen, Jason 171 Duby, David 180 Duchesne, Jr., Carlos 184 Ducusin, Anthony 184 Dudeck, Jamie 171 Dudley, Jo Anne 180 Dugue, Georges 147 Dulaurier, Jdhymi 171 Dull, Jeffery 180 Dunand, Gabriel 184

Duncan, Kwaku 147 Dunne, Tara 180 Dussia, Tammy 184 Dutilly, Adrienne 171 Dutton, Clifford 184 Dye, April 171

Easaw, Ruby 180, 192 Easley, Tim 32 East, John 147 Eatmon, Jenna 147 Eckart, Kristina 147 Eckert, Katelynn 81 Eckert, Katie 68 Edge, William 81 Edman, Edward 78,180,192 Edmonds, Josh 122 Edmundson, Daryl 171 Edwards, Ashley 147 Edwards, John 54 Edwards, Nathaniel 200 Edwards, Tiffany 8 Edwards, Timothy 171 Egloff, Jennifer 147 Egloff, Sean 171 Eglseder, Ryan 171 Ehrman, David 180 Ektrakul, Arthit 192 Ektrakul, Satta 110,192 Eldreth, Amanda 19 Eley, Kelly 147 Eliacin, Jessica 147 Ellis, Elizabeth 184 Ellis, Sarah 49, 126 Ellison, Mary 171 Ellsworth, Lauren 147 Ely, Cherie 192 Emami, Dorothy 147 Emerick, Dane 194 Erazo, Juan 171 Eriksen, Braden 171 Eriksen, Jarrett 171 Evans, Erika 194 Everett, Dale 147 Everson, Katie 120 Ewing, Elizabeth 147 184 Faber, Patricia 147 Fabien, Kathleen 46 Fabre'-Nelson, Nicole Fallon, Paul 64

Falwell, Jerry 11, 55, 84, 96, 106, 132, 154 Falwell, Jonathan 12,13 Falwell, Macel 22 Falwell, Trey 65 Falwell, Jr., Jerry 10,11,72 162 Farley, Darrell 147,165 Farmer, Kelsi 194

Farr, LaVonne 184 Farrel, Hannah 180,192 Farris, Dale 184 Farver, Linda 194 Fasciano, Nicholas 147 Fasnacht, Allyson 116 Faulkenberry, Chuck 64 Fauntleroy, Vanessa 171 Fauske, Matt 134,192 Fazzone, April 147 Fazzone, Natalie 147 Fechter, Peter 148 Fedele, Darlene 192 Felder, Brittney 171 Feldges, Robert 148 Felix, Allyson 122 Felix, Miguel 3 Ferrell, Ray 148 Fersner, Darrell 148 Fesmite, Tom 180 Feucht, Christen 171 Fewell, Corrie 69 Fielder, Miranda 26, 126 File, Russ 180 Filidoro, Lauralynn 61 Finch, Kristina 171 Fink, Brian 148 Fiore, Holly 3,110 Firtion, Vicki 192 Fischer, Kahlib 180 Fisher, Joel 148 Fisher, Jory 180 Flack, Deidra 148 Flames, Sparky 23, 148 Flint, Ryan 148 Flynn, Shannon 98 Foley, Chris 192 Fontanez, Brandy 171 Fontanez, Nicholas 171 Forbes, Sharon 93 Ford, Lawrence 148 Ford, Miya 184 Foreman, Joe 56 Forystek, James 104 Foster, Cat 126 Foster, Zachary 171 Fouraker, A m y 7 Fournier, Chris 110 Fowler, Angela 194 Fox, Kelly 148 Frailey, Katelyn 171 Frailey, Krystal 148 France, Joellyn 171 Francis, Meredith 145 Francois, Jennifer 148 Franks, Emily 148 Fratelli, Baby 150 Fraver, Matthew 171 Frazee, Zeb 192 Frederick, Angela 184 Frederick, Lester 184 Fredrickson, Anna 98,171 Freed, T a m m y 184 Freeman, Candace 171,210 Freeman, Chenoa 120,148 Freyre, Fabio 194 Friday, Jay Jiana 152 Friddle, Collins 148 Fritz, Kevin 171 Fritzinger, April 148 Frye, Lindsay 148 Frye, Melanie 171 Fugh, Brittney 80 Fulcher, Justin 148 Fultz, April 184

Gado, Samkon 104 Garcia, Aaron 148 Garcia, Carlos 184 Garcia, Jenilee 171 Garden, Olive 217 Garko, Ryan 126 Garlock, Mary Lou 192 Garris, Richard 184 Gartner, Mike 130 Garzo, David 148 Gautier, Mary 184 Gavin, Jessie 148 Gbelama, K a m u e 192 Gebreselassie, Haile 122 Geel, Bethany 48 Geffken.Andy 59,178 Gelar, Jennifer 171 Gentry, Hope 184 George, Cara 194 George, Nicholas 148 Gerdes, Darin 180 Gerrard, Jeremiah 94 Gershwin, Ira 59 Gerstenmaier, Laura 148 Gerstner, Komel 180 Gibson, Ashley 110 Gibson, Douglas 184 Gibson, Lee 192 Gilbert, Jeremy 148 Gilligan, Katie 148 Gillman, Ashley 192,228 Gilman, Justin 148 Gipson, Sierra 67 Giuliani, Rudy 54 Gleason, Janine 130 Glenn, Ge'Rita 148 Gobel, Daniel 150 Godwin, A d a m 110 Godwin, Ron 13 Golden, Kate 8 G o m e s , Ruth 194 Good, Bob 108 Goodier, Carmen 148 Goodman, Leslie 171 Goodman, Seth 20 Goosen, Joan 186 Gordon, Tony 194 Gossett, John 171 Gough, Rebecca 148 Gould, Tiffany 148 Gouldin, Kimberly 171 Gouviea, Fabiana 128 Goyette, Janelle 171 GrahAm, Brandon 230 Graham-Thomas, Michelle 186 Granger, Alexandra 148 Granger, Jeremy 162 Granger, Linda 180 Grant, James 192 Grant, Joshua 148 Gratton, Kelvin 186 Graves, Darlene 192 Graves, Michael 192 Gray, David 150 Gray, Josh 67 Gray, William 148 Grayson, Jr., Robert 180

Grebe, Ashley 148 Grecus, Colleen 148 Green, Ashley 69 Green, Carey 116 Green, Denise 192 Greene, Thomas 151 Greensboro, U N C 118,196,198 Greer, Joe 151 Gregorin, Rebecca 171 Gregory, James 171 Greseth, Casey 151,192 Greynolds, A m a n d a 171 Gribbin, William 192 Griffin, Merv 55 Grimm, Caleb 18,151 Grooms, La Faye 151 Grove, Chris 192 Grubbs, Joseph 171 Gu, Jiaxin Ming 151 Guensch, Mark 151 Guidry, David 171 Guinn, Heather 151 Gumprecht, Michael 84 Gureasko, Martin 186 Guthrie, David 48 Guzman, Juan 110 Gywnn.Tony 126

Haas, Dan 134 Hacking, Sarah 151 Haddis, Mekdes 173 Hahnlen, Sharon 192 Hall, Cline 180 Hall, Janet 186 Hall, Shane 100,173 Hallett, Robert 186 Halsey, Paul 192 Halydier, Nathan 24,151 Hamilton, Jay 173 Hamilton, Mark 192 Hammitt, Bradley 102 H a m m o n s , Nick 29 Hampton, Alyssa 106 Hampton, Courtney 57 Hamrick, Chrystal 173 Han, Seung Yeub 194 Handy, Kirk 130 Hannity, Sean 166 Hansen, Connie 192 Hanson, Beka 194 Hanzy, Richard 186 Harden, Christine 173 Hare, Stacey 173 Hargett, Nichole 151 Harmsen, Phillip 151 Harpe, Jennifer 151 Harrell, Holly 173,202 Harris, Betsy 186 Harris, Christopher 151 Harris, Katherine 194 Harris, Mark 192 Harrison, Janie 192 Harrison, Sean 173,217 Hars, Matthew 151 Hart, David 180,192 Hart, Katie 186 Hart, Paul 151 Hartel, Alexander 186

Hartman, Harvey 180 Hartman, Joshua 151 Hastie, Brett 151 Hastings, Matt 192 Haug, Tasha 151 Haugan, Brooke 151 Hauls, Sandra 37 Hausenfluck, Will 151 Hawk, Steven 112 Hawkins, Ashley 151 Haylock, Elroy 151 Haymon, Brittany 169 Haymon, Victor 142,151 Haynes, La'Keisha 151 Haynes, Samuel 173,192 Heady, Emily 180,192 Healey, Jennifer 68, 122 Hearnsberger, Cory 49,173 Heath, Brad 173 Hegarty, Brendan 88 Heisel, Robyn 173 Heisey, Heather 192 Heiss, Daniel 173 Held, Natalie 56 Helman, Greg 180,192 Helton, Brent 151 Henderson, Clendon 124 Henderson, Jordan 19 Henderson, Josiah 42 Hendrix, Cassie 151 Henning, Rebecca 61 Henry, Cheryl 186 Henry, Garria 173 Hepburn, Rebecca 29,146,173 Hereford, Deja 151 Hernalsteen, Victoria 100,173 Hernandez, Micah 67 Herndon, Tonya 173 Herring, Brenda 186 Herrington, Zachary 151 Hertzog, Nathaniel 151 Heverly, Stephanie 194 Hibbert, Charlene 34, 120, 122 Hibbs, Dan 120 Hicks, Andrew 151 Hicks, Chassidy 151 Hicks, Melanie 180 Hill, Carrie 192 Hill, Jennifer 173 Hill, Jessica 45, 130, 173 Hill, Mallory 173 Hill, Rock 196 Hill, Ryan 151 Hilles, Jenna 44, 183 Hillman, Mitchell 151 Hindson, Ed 186 Hine, Jessica 173 Hine, Mark 72,180 Hiney, Ward 110,192 Hinz, Kim 200 Hirschman, Jenilee 173,192 Hoagland, Eddie 61 Hoagland, Jessica 173 Hobson, Jr., James 151 Hodges, Sandy 151 Hodnett, Tasha 152 Hoefler, Chase 152 Hoegh, Travis 132 Hoffer, William 183 Hoffman, Corrin 34 Hoffman, Katheryn 152 Hoglund, Leslie 192 Hoinsky, Theresa 173,212 Holder, Tyler 146 Holdstock, Lynn 152 Holland, Donna 180,192

It m a k e s perfect sense that if w e want to allow the students toy yell at the top of their lungs that the design could not serve as :J the proverbial sock in their mouths. Instead of keeping within • the clean lines and perfect "picaed" columns to which I had so strictly adhered the last seven yearbooks I've had a hand at creating. Steve-a-rama and I taught a new-to-yearbook «*' designer about those guidelines and the importance of consistency, and then let him run and design with passion. W e wanted the visual voice to reflect the media in the lives of our students and that includes bright colors, "masculine frilly" elements and daring photo treatments. M u c h thanks to Nylon magazine in which w e found the idea for our schizophrenic, too-close-to-the-edge folios. W e never compromised as a staff, never let a design go through which wasn't discussed ^ and defended. Yes, folks, that m e a n s that there is a reason w h y our stories are shorter than ever before, and a reason w h y our pages are peppered with what w e have affectionately" called "supplemental coverage." It is all about handing the students a microphone and giving them a chance to tell ! stories worth telling. W e m a d e an editorial commitment to shorten the "writing" of the stories which appear within these covers, and in its place, there is heightened "reporting" of 4;' actual student voices. ' fyj/ One of the things I've instituted as "Duchess of ''"• Yearbookland" is a reccurring section, along with the staples of academics, sports and portraits, called service. In this section w e have highlighted the daring, inspiring and exciting stories of students reaching out to the community, W e combined the service section with what yearbook traditionalists would term Student Life and called it "I Experience." In the life of a Christian, outrageously fun and exciting activities cannot and should not be separated from the intentional time w e spend helping the poor, the weak


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CONTINUED ON PG. 224 "I'm the copy editor of the yearbook, which mostly involves editing copy. The one thing I appreciate most about being part of the yearbook staff is our ability to balance work with tons of laughter. O h yea...and I can't forget making fun of Sean and m y witty sarcasm." "I'M SHORT, SWEET, SARCASTIC, POST-GOTHIC, A N D LOVEABLE. I LOVE JESUS, M Y FAMILY, FRIENDS, H A R D C O R E MUSIC A N D DEEP MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS. M Y N A M E IS LEAH WILLIAMS A N D I A M LIBERTY."

PHILADELPHIA, PA "My passion is photography and I take every opportunity to get out with m y camera. I a m a "tech" guy. I know as m u c h about computers as cameras and I relentlessly tweak m y laptop to get it "just so," usually breaking it in the process. Still, I try to live simply and just enjoy each day as it is." "I HAVE A TENDENCY TO D O UNINTENTIONAL D A M A G E TO MYSELF O N A REGULAR BASIS. M Y N A M E IS SEAN HARRISON A N D I A M LIBERTY."


Holland, Eric 152 Holland, Jared 173 Holley, Randy 183 Hollinger, Errol 126 Holmberg, Adriana 186 Holzknecht, Frances 180 Homan, Benjamin 173, 192 Homecoming Weekend 196 Homer, Jessica 180,192 Honaker, Bethany 173 Honeycutt, Will 192 Hooten, Nathaniel 152 Hoots, Jennifer 173 Home, Charlsie 186 Horneffer, Allison 173 Horning, Jeremy 173 Horning, Nadyia 180 Horton, David 194 Houle, Michael 173,215 House, Jon 194 Howard, Alison 33 Howard, Ashley 23 Howard, Dwight 116 Howard, Matalie 194 Hsieh, Chinghsuan Lily 180 Hubbard, Lee 152 Hubbard, Nathan 152 Huckabee, Mike 54 Huddleston, Alex 67 Hudson, Jessica 152 Huff, Debbie 192 Huggins, Daniel 37 Hughes, Charles 194 Hughes, Darren 186 Hugo, John 180 Hultstrand, Amy 173 Humphrey, Beth 192, 217 Humphrey, James 72,154,194 Hunt, Courtney 152 Huntley, Jesse 152 Huntley, Katie 150 Huntley, Trey 64 Hutto, Dustin 186 Hyden, Cory 173

llufoye, Hezekiah 186 Innocenti, Sydney 88 Insley, Maggie 27 Irby, Stefan 152 Irvine, U C 198 Irwin, Drew 192 Isaac, Carrie 46, 47 Isaacson, Timothy 180

Jackson, Drew 152 Jackson, Jacob 173 Jackson, Katelyn 22,112,232 Jackson, Lorenzo 26, 152 Jackson, Scott 126 Jacobsen, Lynea 26, 173

Jankowsky, Matthew 173 Jankowsky, Steven 186 Jasin, Jacob 186 Jeannot, Hughes 132 Jefferson, Carol 68 Jefferson, Norman 186 Jelen, Jarvis 120 Jenkins, Jordan 128 Jenkins, Kelley 186 Jenkinson, Gregg 186 Jennings, Hope 192 Jennings, Ryan 173 Jepkosgei, Egline 152 Jernigan, Ralph 180,192 Jesse, Paul 174 Jessee, Jenni 17,106 Jeter, Derrick 126 Jeyaraj, Joseph 192 Johnson, Brittany 152 Johnson, Casey 41, 130 Johnson, Christopher 128 Johnson, Courtney 126, 173 Johnson,Ja Vaughn 152 Johnson,Jack 21 Johnson, Jasmine 173 Johnson, Jessica 192 Johnson, Kim 152 Johnson, Lady 55 Johnson, Sarah 194 Johnson, Seimome 186 Johnson, Shannon 152 Jones, Amanda 70 Jones, Andrew 183 Jones, Armon 116 Jones, Birdie 186 Jones, Brittany 152 Jones, Broderick 186 Jones, Gail 186 Jones, Kathryn 173 Jones, Kellen 192 Jones, Leslie 173 Jones, Matt 152 Jones, Melinda 180, 192 Jones, Michael 183 Jones, Parker 72 Jones, Rebecca 152 Jones, Roy 84, 183 Jones, Ruth Adelaide 186 Jordan, Vickie 152 Jorgenson, Becky 186 Joseph, Curtis 130 Joseph, Roberto 186 Joyner, Michael 152

Ka, Michael 186 Kackley, Chelsea 152 Kader, Matt 104, 150 Kaethler, Reneta 192 Kafoure, Jon 178 Kaminski, Daniel 152 Kamp, Amber 100 Kamphan, Mae 88 Kanasy, Christopher 152 Kane, Michael 186 Kane, Shannon 173 Karr, Elizabeth 152 Karr, Nick 86 Kashung, Chonchon 152

Katorkas, Kaylene 173 Katz.Andy 114 Keaton, Jennifer 152 Keefer, Rachel 90,98 Keene, Marlisa 186 Keener, Brittany 173 Keeney, Vince 173 Keeton, Daniel 21 Keller, Ashley 152 Kelly, April 67,173,204 Kelly, Cliff 183,192 Kelly, Zachary 152 Kendal, Keith 150 Kennedy, Ronald 157 Kephart, David 194 Kerongo, Melyzedeck 152 Keslar, Dennis 173 Key, Cindy 183,192 Keyes, Alan 54 Keys, Kevin 104,108 Khaltar, Hishgee 173 Khamvongsa, Khanchana 173 Khoury, Tamer 152 Kibler, Brittanie 152 Kilbourne, Brianne 194 Kildare, Micheal 122 Kim.Jaeshil 192 Kim, Nam-Joon 173 Kim, Taeseong 183 King, Crystal 88 King, Matt 70, 94 King, Maya 173 King's Players 41 Kingsley, Kelly 155 Kippenham, Nancy 183 Kiraka, Lilian 155 Kirk, Jennifer 37 Kirkland, Katie 192 Kiser, Andrew 155 Kisiel, Edwin 173 Kitchel, Linda 183,194 Kleiner, Lewis 186 Klopp, Jeremey 155 Kneale, Brigitte 186 Knebel, Adam 192 Knowles, Kristal 173 Knox, Brittany 155 Kohurt, Jason 134 Kompelien, Craig 96 Kompelien, Wayne 183 Konop.Adam 106,130 Kook, Yoon Seon 194 Kormanik, Natasha 173 Koster, Sacha 173 Kostura, Amber 155 Kostura, Krystle 173 Kozel, Stephanie 155 Kozikowski, Aaron 34 Kozlik, Blake 51 Kramer, Cecil 192 Krautter, Joel 155 Kreis, Mitch 94 Krupp, Erica 173 Kuenzi, Richard 183 Kumar, Sunayna 155 Kuminga, Princecla 155 Kupecky, Kyle 18 Kuwazaki, Jr., Thomas 186 Kuyumjian, Arthur 173 Kuznetsova, Ekaterina 128 Kwaak, Jessica 155 Kwakye, Abigail 155 Kwun, Eun Young 173 Kyle, Kevin 186

LaHaye, Tim 166,186 Lam, Aran 155 Lancaster, Christina 155 Land, Neil 67 Lane, Cynthia 183 Lanford, Kalie 22 Langabeer, John 130 Langat, Sharon 173 Lapinski, Autumn 155 Largen, Phoebe 186 Larsen, Bethany 66 Lauderdale, Larry 186 Lavanchy, Micah 155 Lavigne, Avril 21 Law, Andrew 173 Lawing, Brittany 155 Lawing, Madison 155 Lawson, David 183 Lawson, Hilary 155 Layne, Vivian 173 Leatch, A m a n d a 175, 211 Lebel, Gavin 70 Lee, Adrien 155 Lee, Dave 155 Lee, Elizabeth 155 Lee, Rachel 59,175,192 Lee, Rebekah 155 Lee, Tyler 166 Lefebure, Elizabeth 175 Leitch, Jaime 175,203 Lena, Leonardo 175 Lennon, Jeffrey 183 Leon, Loretta 155 Leonard, Sara 147 Leone, Rena 130 Leuci, Dominic 186 Lewellyn, Kathryn 155 Lewis, Cordia 46 Lewis, Laurel 100 Lewis, Ryan 214 Lewis, Thomas 175 Lidwin, Daniel 155 Light Ministries 18,177,192, Light, Susan 192 Lima, Mariana 14, 175 Lindevaldsen, Rena 183 Lindstorm, Ashley 57 Link, Sarah 175 Linstra, Ralph 194 Lintjer, Mitchel 110,132,155 Lipka, Stephen 155 Lipscomb, Barbara 183 Lipscomb, Jaime 175 Lively, Annie 175 Lloyd, Paige 155 Locker, Brian 86 Loder, Megan 175 Logan, Erin 194 Long, Chris 155 Long, Emily 155 Lopez, Rosanna 175, 215 Louis, Beullah 155 Lourdeau, Thomas 192 Loveberry, Alicia 175 Lovelace, Chris 155 Loverde, Stacie 194 Lovett, Johannah 155

Lowe, Ashley 186 Lu, Ray 155 Luca, Philip 10,23,155 Lucas, Allison 156 Lucchini, Luis 156 Lucero, Isaac 156 Lumpkin, Michael 194 Lumpkin, Mike 194 Lutchmansingh, David 28 Luton, Shelby 156 Lyster, Robert 183,192 Lytle, A m a n d a 175

Mac, Toby 158 Mackenzie, Sarah 156 Maddah, Roxy 67 Maddox, Josiah 192 Madison, James 84, 128,196, Maginnis, Grant 25,156 Maharg, Nathan 156 Mahoney, Beverly 194 Mainguy, Jonathan 175 Maitland, Kent 40, 41 Manch, Benjamin 156 Mandell, Chris 110 Mann, Kendra 156 Mar, Lillie 188 Maranino, A m a n d a 175 Marcelo, Carolyn 156 Marchant, Daniel 156 Marcilio, Andrew 203 Marcilio, Felipe 209 Marcussen, Rachel 178 Marler, Ryan 175 Marsh, Carissa 175, 192 Marsh, Kylie 156 Marshall, Joshua 156 Marshall, Tess 64 Martens, Melissa 156 Martin, A m y 35 Martin, Brittany 175 Martin, Carey 183,192 Martin, Hannah 156 Martin, Jessica 156 Martin, Michael 156 Martin, Moises 156 Martin, Zachary 156 Martinez, Felix 186 Massey, A m a n d a 156 Massey, Mike 194 Massie, Joseph 175 Masson, Terry 192 Mast, Caleb 156 Masters, Kati 194 Mather, Elsena 186 Matson, Kaleb 24 Matthews, Bonique'a 230 Matthews, Troy 192 Maweu, Joy 194 Mawyer, Ashley 156 May, Susan 192 Mays, Diane 192 Mbugua, William 156 Mcbride, Brian 110 McBride, Ekaterina 175 McCain, John 54 McCann, Star 175,212

McCarthy, Sara 142 McCartney, Kylee 186 McClelland, A. Michelle 78 McClelland, Clive 192 McClelland, Michelle 100 McCool, Chase 175 McCoy, Kala 175,200 McCracken, Heather 175 McCullough, Annette 132 McDougal, Jordan 50 McDougal, Josh 124 McDowell, A m a n d a 192 McDowell, Brooke 116 McDowell, Josh 166 McFadden, Karen 175,203 McFarlane, Julie 194 McFeaters, Deborah 156 McGehee, Jon 194 McGregor, Elisha 186 McGuirt, Davis 90 McHale, Steven 156 McHaney, Denny 192 Mckain, Shannon 126 McKay, Abigail 192 McKay, Ritchie 114 McKinney, Amanda 11 McKinney, David 194 McKosky, Mark 192 McLain, Stephen 186 McLaren, Kada 194 McLaughlin, Sara 175 McLean, Alex 116 McLean, James 183,192 McLeod, Rachel 116 McLinden, Paul 156 McLoughlin, Kristen 175 McMahon, Sarah 28,156 McNeal, Emily 175 McNeal, Tonitta 186 McPherson, Mary 45 McWilliams, Jonny 207 Mechling, Jordan 3,156 Meisinger, Jason 175 Meissner, Paul 93 Melsi, Claire 175 Mendoza, Jacob 156 Merat, Joses 128 Mercado, Jose 52 Merritt, Brett 175 Mesman, Erica 192,217 Messarge, Jr., Robert 156 Metallo, Joseph 156 Metzgar, Terry 192 Miante, Justin 156 Miauzzo, Mike 192 Michaels, Heather 5 Migwii, Josephine 156 Mihelic, Matt 82 Mikler, Valamere 186 Milam, Renea 175,205 Milby, Jeanine 186 Miles, Jennifer 194 Millard, Lisa 64 Miller, Abigail 175 Miller, A d a m 162,175 Miller, Anthony 175 Miller, Autumn 156 Miller, Chelsey 175 Miller, Jessie 175 Miller, Michael 194 Miller, Michele 188 Miller, Randy 156,183 Miller, Rebecca 175 Miller, Stefannie 194 Miller-Steet, Karen 186

and the hungry. W E K N O W . Our "I Compete" and "I Learn" sections were organized to specialize information inside, allowing the reader, you lucky dogs you, to see areas of our University w e feel are worth highlighting. The "I a m Light" sections of the book w a s created specifically for the purpose us I of explaining why on Earth anyone would choose to c o m e to Liberty to study the arts, sciences O R history, a m o n g others. You should check it out, it begins on page 94. râ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This entire project, the C U L M I N A T I O N of m y dynasty as editor, would not have been physically possible if it weren't for our amazing practicum staff. Thank you to Liberty for giving us the opportunity to share this dazzling experience *"** with students for course credit. Each student was placed in a position, either as a writer, photographer, designer or supplemental coverage reporter, at the beginning of the fall or spring semester and contributed greatly to the vision and content of this book. You can see a darling picture of them on page 194. W e also need to give a huge thanks to German foundry Filrnhimmel and Brazilian type designer Eduardo Recife for allowing us the use of their typographic creations. Lord knows w e stylized them enough they m a y not even recognize them. W e spent considerable hours pouring over just the right typefaces for w e realized (because somebody's a Font Savant) that typefaces set the tone. W e partnered the eroded faces with the ever-so-clean Helvetica Neue because w e love its smooth, modern lines. Our gratitude to for the mental breaks and stalking capabilities, to Carrie Brown and her brief but happy stint with us on staff, to LU photography and Alex Towers for their contributions, to the parent office for their unconditional support and the encouraging business advertisers whose

'NTINUED ON PG. 226 Hi, m y namŠsisis Jesse Perry and I'm a Mac lover, i consider everyone else in the office a part of the dark side and seeking salvation because of their P C sins. I do an assortment of things in the office, usually just things Sabrena doesn't want to d o - which isn't much, so that's nice. I also drink protein shakes and get m a d e fun of pretty commonly in the office. But at least I'll live past the age of 40. 0-H..." "MY FAVORITE THING IN THE W O R L D IS A W E S O M E WEATHER - IT JUST PUTS EVERYONE IN A GREAT MOOD. M Y N A M E IS

Mills, Bob 186 Mills, Robert 183 Mills, Timothy 175 Mink, Jennifer 175 Miskell, Kevin 156 Mitchell, Chan's 84 Mitchell, Eric 192 Mitchell, Mary 186 Mitchell, Michelle 142 Mitchell, Whitney 175 Mix, Joe 194 Mohler, Kira 159 Montgomery, Anthony 169 Monthie, William 175 Monza, Christi 175 Mooney, Dachelle 159 Moore, Johnnie 83 Moore, Sean 159 Moorman, Brittany 159 Moose, Dave 132 Morales, Jonathan 159 Morales, Marcelino 186 Morgan, Justin 159 Morgan, Sarah 192 Morgenthaler, Bobby 66 Morran, Matt 159 Morris, Ashley 175 Morris, Christina 186 Morris, Linda 183 Morris, Suzanne 159 Morrison, Christine 175 Morrison, Mike 159 Moses, Natasha 175 Mosley, Steven 175,215 Motley, Allison 159 Muir, Shaunna 175 Mullen, Faith 192 Mullen, John 51 Mullen, William 192 Muller, Paul 192 Munevar, Monica 24 Mungai, Bryan 159 Munger, Mark 175 Murillo, Edixon 159 Murk, John 49 Murray, Joshua 175,201 Murray, Shannon 175 Musa, Collin 194 Musser, Mark 186 Myers, Jason 159 Myers, Stephen 132 Myles, Peggy Banks 186 Myles, Sherry 186


MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, OH Jrl^ "My role on the yearbook staff is to sell the heck out of our award winning publication. I rub shoulders with the bigwigs like Carrie Bamhouse, queen of CASAS, w h o mayor may not have been here for the 1996 yearbook. I have learned many things from the older, wiser staff members like how to schedule everything, including free time and the proper amount of sleep to get! I've been part of the team that has taken our marketing to the next level and a m darn proud of it." I HAVE BEEN C H A N G E D FOREVER A N D FOR THE G O O D BY LU. M Y N A M E IS ANDREW HICKS AND I AM LIBERTY."



Nasman, Sara 175 Nasser, David 173 Nauheim, David 84 Ndala, Roney 159 Ndjana, Prescilia 94 Neal, John 56 Neal, Wendy 186 Negron, Kenneth 126 Nelson, Jessica 35, 175 Nelson, William 175 Nemitz, Naomi 22 Nettekoven, Christina 175 Nettekoven, Nate 73,194

Neupane, Bijay 159 Newby, Piper 124 Newman, Jamie 146, 175, 192 Ngun, Sui 159 Nguyen, Anh 5 Nguyen, Michael 159 Nicholson, Shay 159 Niemi, Rob 130 Niemi, Sara 130 Nipper, Amy 192,211 Nipper, Betsy 175,211 Niraula, Aadesh 175 Norcutt, Lindsey 98 Nordman, Deborah 186 Norman, Bebo 17 Northey, Katie 116 Nowell, Sarah 175 Nutter, Laurie 182 Nutter, Jim 182,192 Nutter, Lindsay 106

O'Hara, Jason 175,217 O'Leary, Breanne 194 O'Neal, Heather 175 O'Neal, Melissa 159 Oakes, Britney 186 Obama, Barrack 54 Obeng, Phillip 177 Oberlander, Hannah 159 Oberlin, Amy 110 Obranic, Jennifer 177 Obregon, Hector 186 Odendhal, Abby 67 Oetting, Jessica 194 Ofori, Belinda 177 Oggiam, Lucas 23, 30, 192 Oleinic, Oleg 186 Olek, Kelly 173 Olenik, Joel 50,183 Olibrice, Vinks 159 Oliver, Eric 142 Olivera, Luis 128 Olsen, Devin 77 Olsen, Tristyn 122 Olson, Katie 159,177 Onafowokan, Dammy 53 Onukogu, Ray 188 Orellana, Miguel 177 Ortiz, David 159 Ortu, Peter 134 Osorto, Julio 159 Ott, Sarah 177 Overton, Jason 177 Owens, Isaiah 31 Owolabi, Marian 159 Owusu, Mercy 159

Wk\ Pabon, Viviana 19,53 Pacella, Brittany 112 Page, Brittany 177

Paintball Team 134 Paladini, Monica 177 Pallaria, Christina 159 Palmer, David 194 Palmer, Eva 192 Palmer, Jacqueline 159 Palmer, Patrina 159 Palmer, Samantha 159 Palmer, Warrick 132,192 Pan, Jin 183 Panasci, Paul 159 Panjatanasak, Sinn 4, 30 Pantoja, Stephanie 159 Paquette, Elizabeth 177 Pardine, Jonathan 158,177, 209 Parker, Erin 183,192 Parker, Matthew 120,122 Parks, Allison 177,192 Parks, Richard 192 Parrish.Tom 181 Parson, Monica 194 Parsons, Andrew 159 Partridge, Amanda 177 Pascarella, Chris 192 Patched, Justin 159 Patton, Erie 186 Paul, Danielle 159 Paul, Michael 186 Paul, Ron 54 Paulus, Andrew 68 Paulus, Molly 65 Pearce, Chris 177 Peck, Matthew 160 Peckham, Renee 183 Peele, Charles 177 Peirce, Jacob 21 Pelfrey, Lerisa 192,194 Pelosi, Nancy 54 Pelzer, Annette 186 Pemberton, Kathryn 160 Pena, Sebastian 204 Penn, Dominique 132 Peresich, Robert 183 Perkins, Casey 186 Perry, Chris 108 Perry, Jesse 160,194 Perry, Steve 90 Perry, Sylenia 186 Peters, Shawn 177,215 Peterson, David 25, 73 Peterson, Eric 160 Peterson, Laura 64 Peterson, Lauren 160,177 Petrick, Kristina 160 Peyton, Kevin 160 Pfau, Sarah 177 Phelps, Leslie 153 Phillips, Larry 186 Philpott, Ria 160 Pick, Rachel 183 Pickard, Vance 194 Pierce, Jacob 76 Pierce, Jonathan 29 Pierce, Matthew 177 Pierce, Melissa 177 Pike, Mary 177 Piland, David 51 Pilato, Michael 177 Pilch, laian 90 Pinder, Shane 112 Pineda, S a m 192 Pinto, Jessica 160 Pittman, Jennifer 160,194 Plage, Cait 21 Plaisted, Ashley 186

Plaza, Malea 186 Reif, Brent 106,160,177 Ploman, Joshua 186 Renstrom, Leigh Anna 194 Pogue, Corinne 160 Reyes, Juan 128 Poindexter, Joshua 160 Reyes, Olivia 160,194 Point, High 116,196,198 Reynolds, Eric 160 Polite, Sonia 186 Reynolds, Jeremy 71 Ponder, Maurice 28 Rezende, Fernanda 177, 192 Ponish, Kristin 160 Rhee, Sinae 177,194 Pope, Sara 84 Rhoads, Benjamin 160 Porter, Chad 118 Rhodes, Dustin 160 Potter, Harry 169 Ribeiro, Matilda 160 Powell, Asafa 122 Rice, Bryan 160 Powell, Clarence 160 Richardson, Rachel 160 Powell, Michael 177 Richmond, Sarah 177 Powers, Nathanael 160 Ricksecker, Rebekah 68, 120, 122, 160 Pradhananga, Abhishek 160 Ried, Benjamin 188 Prasain, Shubekchhya 160 Rigdon, Timothy 160 Prather, Joshua 177 Riley, Ashley 188 Preacher, Stephen 183,190 Riley, Elisabeth 188 Pressley, Thara 106,126,177 Ring, Josiah 160 Preston, Michael 9 Rinker, A m y 177 Prewett, Rebecca 192 Riordan, Kristen 160 Price, Cynthia 194 Ripken, Jr., Cal 126 Price, James 110 Ritchie, Robert 183 Price, Mary 160 Ritter, Josh 150 Pride, Marcy 183 Rivera, Naomi 160, 194 Prior, Karen 192 Rixon, Joseph 177 Prout, Matthew 177,214 Rizutti, Rachel 177 Provost, Kevin 188 Rizzo, Chantalle 160 Pruitt, Randy 183 Robbie, Matthew 194 Pudasaini, Supriya 160 Robert, Phinehas 163 Pugh, James 188 Roberts, Caryle 188 Purdy, Charlotte 160 Robertson, Virginia 177 Purice, Olesea 188 Robinson, Nikita 163 Putney, A m y 160 Robinson, Shanteisa 163 Putney, Laura 177 Robinson, Taylor 30 Putney, Nathan 96, 183 Rocco, Danny 104 Putney, Stephen 183,192 Rocha, Marcela 209 Pyburn, Derek 160 Rock, Nate 8 Pyles, Tim 160 Rockson, Akintayo 163 Rodrigues, Nara 163 Rodriguez, Jacquelyn 163 Roeback, Woodrow 188 Roemer, Carly 106 Rogers, Ernie 98 Rogers, Joel 71, 188,192 Roh, Seung 192 Quarmout, Albert 160 Rollins, Robbie 188 Romney, Mitt 54 Rooney, Wayne 110 Rop, Fancy 177 Rosselet, Wesley 177 Rotruck, Shelley 70 Rouse, Ellen 66 Row, Christina 163 Rowlette, Ann 183,192 Rabenhorst, Kristi 177 Roy, Esther 163 Ralston, Leonard 188 Ruby, James 163 Rameriz, Lindsey 31 Ruck, Jonathan 163 Ramey, Leah 50, 122 Rudell, Wayne 188 Randolf, Jonita 128 Rundle, Kate 177 Randolph, Joseph 128 Runnels, Scott 163 Ranjit, Rojina 160 Rushing, Benjamin 163 Ray, Scott 166 Russell, Nathaniel 163 Ready, Joel 160 Ryals, Eric 52 Rebert, Tim 108 Ryan, Patrick 183 Reed, Ashley 160 Regan, Donald 215 Rehrer, Jonathan 177 Reid, Caryl 177,200 Reid, Jacquetta 160 Reid, Latoya 177 Saechao, Fuix 134 Reid, Philmika 65

Sagaard, Julie 194 Sagan, Noel 194 Saing, Sothea 90 Saldana, Moses 177, 215 Samarokone, Denise 69 Samson, Steven 183 Sandal, Michael 177 Sanders, Alysson 112, 177 Sanders, Ariel 177 Sanders, Kirstyn 112 Sanders, Sarah 177 Sandidge, Kimberly 183 Sandri, Michael 177 Santaniello, Alex 96 Santos, Anderson 163 Sapkota, Parbati 163 Sargent, Peter 163 Satterfield, Lauren 163 Sattler, Gene 183 Saunders, Daveta 53 Savimbi Sakaita, Rosa 177 Scarce, Justin 177 Scearce, Jessica 188 Schaefer, Rebecca 194 Schallmo, Sarajann 163 Schaumloeffel, Glen 188 Scheck, Andrew 110 Schick, Drew 177 Schick, Stephen 177 Schimmels, Kristina 192 Schlote, Meghan 194 Schmidt, Boewulf 163 Schmidt, Jennifer 163 Schmidt, Monica 86, 183 Schmitt, Mark 192 Schnabel, Nick 126 Schofer, Les 63 Schoffstall, Heather 192 Schoffstall, Jim 194 Schuit, Jen 30,106 Schultz, Jael 69 Schwartz, Stuart 192 Schweiger, Amanda 88 Scott, Jeff 55 Screen, Tra' 120 Scripko, Nicki 112 Secrist, Rachel 163 Seipp, Lynn 183 Self, Mallory 177 Semenyna, Dave 130 Semple, Stephanie 163 Seo, Kwang-Shik 188 Serafini, Andrew 177 Serafini, Kristin 163 Sessoms, John 163 Sessou, Komlan 177 Setliff, Jessica 192 Sette, Mark 26 Seung-Hui, Cho 54 Shadburne, Dana 188 Shakkour, Louis 192 Shamakian, Sabrina 194 Shaneck, Mark 192 Shank, Matthew 20 Shank, Rebekah 177,206 Sharber, Shanna 163 Sharpe, Chandler 45

adverts you can see on page 217. Joel Ready gets a huge pat on the back for all of his great video work he did for us. This wouldn't be complete without an O-vation to Chris Misiano, the Starbucks Corporation, the inventor of the whiteboard ' and S h a w n a Ott w h o taught m e h o w to play fax machine. M y it time as the el capitain of this ship has sailed so a few more recognitions need to be made. Carrie Barnhouse, thanks for taking a chance on m e without even seeing m y portfolio. Liberty,* thanks for trusting m e with the responsibility of guiding a piece of our representation to the rest of college media, to the rest of the world, for all time. Thanks to G o d for beautifull orchestraiting m y life and for loving m e more than I can understand. Finally, a big thanks to you for reading this ridiculously long ode to the ** creation of I A M Liberty. volume M Symphony received a Gold Medalist ranking from Columbia Scholastic Press Association with three All Columbians in Concept, Coverage and Design. March 16, 2008 B saw Selah receive its first national award a Silver Crown, the only private school in America to m a k e the list. The book you are currently reading w a s chosen as a sample book by Herff Jones. 'â&#x20AC;˘

<\s the graphic design editor, I do many things at the Selah. You k n o w there is m u c h more to being a design editor than designing the whole enitre, and best, yearbook. Very important things like answering the phone, "Malone College admissions h o w m a y I help you?" or learning about h o w Catholic schools teach sex ed. O h and don't forget that since I have been around since the 1996 yearbook that I a m very experienced in everything yearbook, shoooot. I practically o w n it like Shirley Q. o w n s her K-Marks condiments....I-O." "I PAINT, DRAW, EXIST, SCULPT, READ, PRAY, LISTEN, SCREAM, LAUGH, PLAY, DESIGN, & EXPERIENCE. I A M A N ARTIST, W H O NEEDS GOD'S GUIDANCE. I A M JASON O'HARA AND. I A M LIBERTY."


"Well folks this is it. A s the Editor In Chief I have given thousands of hours to this program. I have pushed past the point of frustration and exhaustion to fulfill m y responsibilities. I have learned about myself as a leader and a friend. I have learned to never compromise on quality, to give credit where credit is due and not to capitalize classifications unless they are at the beginning of a sentence. It has been amazing THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN REFRESHES M E A N D I A M PASSIONATE A B O U T PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE. I NEVER T H O U G H T I W O U L D G O TO G R A D S C H O O L A N D C A N T BELIEVE I'M GETTING MARRIED. M Y N A M E IS SABRENA CARTER A N D I A M , A N D HAVE BEEN, FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, LIBERTY."


Shaw, Ben 130 Shekinah Ministries 19 Shell, Sophia 177 Shelton, Brittney 69, 163 Shelton, Shana 177 Sherman, Barbara 183, 192 Sherman, Elise 30 Sherwood, Andrea 31 Shin, EunJoo 161 Shipp, Russell 177 Short, Laura 177 Short, Timothy 177 Shresta, Shristi 163 Simango, Ranganai 177 Simmons, Ryan 163 Simpson, Hannah 128 Simpson, Mary 183, 194 Simpson, Shelah 192 Sims, Dejernet 14 Sims, Savannah 9 Sinclair, Sushanne 163 Singers, Lee 20 Singleton, Deidre 163 Sintayehu, Lilyana 177 Sipe, Scott 188 Sipes, Jonathan 163 Six Chasing Seven 21 Slaton, Sandra 192 Slaybaugh, Parker 163 Sloan, Andrea 28 Slone, Thomas 188 Smith, Amy 163 Smith, Brandon 163 Smith, Brittni 74 Smith, Caitlin 177,215 Smith, Chandler 55 Smith, David 163 Smith, Elizabeth 177,213 Smith, Erica 178 Smith, Kamilah 163 Smith, Matt 24 Smith, Morgan 55 Smith, Patti 51 Smith, Sarah 179,217 Smith, Stephen 163 Smith, Timothy 188 Snead, Nathan 179 Snyder, Shane 179,192 Sones, Ron 94,192 Song, Eunhye 194 Soria, Philip 173 Sosnoski, Laura 163 Southern, Charleston 196,198 Souza, Tiago 163 Sparkman, Carrie 25 Spaw, Jarrett 24 Spearin, Fred 183 Spearman, H. Dwayne 188 Spears, Kristin 179 Speck, Salina 179 Spohn, Terry 98 Spradlin, Byron 188 Spradlin, Kathy 192 St. John, Jordan 188 St. Julian, Rachelle 34 Stacey, Phil 20 Stafford, Bryan 72,179 Stanley, Michelle 163 Stanton, David 188 Staples, Lisa 179 Starchia, Thomas 163 Statrks, John 132 Staver, Mat 84, 154, 157 Staya, Mamoon 188 Steele, Deborah 150

Steeper, Matthew 164 Stevenson, Lindsey 164 Stevenson, Richard 188 Stidham, Daniel 60,179 Stieglitz, Laura 164 Stiteler, Tracie 164 Stoepker, Jesse 164 Stokes, Sadie 164 Stolvoort, Kathy 192 Stone, Jeremy 68 Stonebraker, Hilary 179, 192 Strathdee, Bryan 149 Strathdee, Lynnea 149, 192, 206 Stratton, Wendy 194 Streeper, Carmen 112 Strom, Brenda 188 Strube, Stephanie 179 Stumberg, Rebekah 82, 179 Sublett, Amy 179 Sublett, Jamey 179,194 Sublett, Jamie 98 Sudden, Robert 164 Sullivan, Brendan 51 Summers, Andrew 188 Sumner, Steve 192 Super, Kevin 188 Sute, Rachel 164 Suttles, Dan 183 Svennes, Gannon 164 Sweatt, Ryan 164 Swift, Taylor 150 Swor, Sarah 126 Szabo, Timea 100

Talib, Alsha 132 Talley, Tim 192 Tankard, Perry 108, 179 Tanner, Jacob 188 Tanner, Pam 194 Tardy, Ashley 194 Tassy, Fahimie 164 Taylor, Amy 179 Taylor, Benjamin 192 Taylor, Claudia 55 Taylor, George 179 Taylor, Jeff 194 Taylor, Lisa 192 Taylor, Sean 55 Teamah, Queenah 179 Tennis Team 128 Tenpas, Kristina 164 Tewolde, Esey 179 Thapa, Sushant 164 Thaxton, Joleen 179 Thiessen, Erika 188 Thomas, Cortney 146 Thomas, Deirdre 88 Thomas, Jeff 112 Thomas, Lewis 179 Thomas, Nolan 188 Thomas, Prince 188 Thomas, Rebecca 188 Thomas, Robert 179 Thompson, Alyson 40, 41, 56 Thompson, Angela 179 Thompson, Daniel 164 Thompson, David 179

Thompson, Jeremy 164 Thompson, Jonathan 164 Thompson, Scott 183 Thompson, Tori 194 Thorn, Jim 70 Thornton, Tyler 134 Thottankara, Raju 188 Thurman, Candace 194 Thurman, Jennifer 179 Tice, Sheerah 179 Tiemeyer, Rachel 194 Ting, Brandon 98 Tita, Miselta 57, 164 Tolar.Trisha 192 Tolsma, Brant 120 Tolstykh, Lisa 77 Toman, Jim 126 Tompkins, Alex 164 Tompkins, Anthony 164 Torain.Janie 188 Torales, Jaime 83,141 Toulantis, Anthony 179,214 Towles, Carolyn 192 Towles, David 90, 192 Towles, Matthew 25, 192 Towns, Elmer 23,88,183 Townsend, Jason 96 Trail, Ben 164 Train, Benjamin 50 Trammell, Ryan 64 Travis, Elisabeth 164 Trent, Kristina 164 Tripp, Helen 188 Trojan, Jarda 128 Trotter, Melinda 32, 179 Truax, Douglas 188 Trussell, Abby 164 Tucker, Joshua 164 Tucker, Nicholas 164 Tuminaro, Philip 132 Tuning, William 164 Tuomala, Abigail 183 Tuomala, Jeffrey 183 Turner, Jonathan 158 Turner, Kristen 179 Turner, Mike 112 Turning, Bryan 164 Tuwei, Alfred 164 Tweedy, Jean 192 Tyler, Rory 20 Tyson, Ariel 179 Tyson, Brittany 110

Vaders, Julie 38,164 Vadnal.John 183 Vail, Joshua 12 Vail, Scott 188 Valladao, Alicia 164

Wellman, Samuel 183 Wellwood, A m a n d a 179 Wellwood, Matthew 179 Wendricks, Jerry 167 Wentz, Pete 45 Werner, Peter 158 West, Michael 19 Westbrook, Jeffery 183 Westfall, Jerry 192 Wetmore, Paul 126 Wheeler, Madison 167 Wheelock, Derek 192 Whitcomb, Brittany 167 Whitcomb, Laura 179,194 White, Bethany 179,183 White, Dallas 194 White, Karla 25 White, Lillie 188 White, Reggie 126 White, Sarah 167,179 White, Vanessa 108 Whitehead, E. Laquanda 188 Whitehead, Lamar 179, 202 Whitworth, Angela 183 Wieman, John 188 Wilbanks, Brittany 167 Wilber, Nathan 167 Wilcox, Kate 167 Wilke, Kenneth 167 Wilkins, Nikki 192 Wilkinson, Kalib 167 Willats, Olivia 167 Willett, Chelsea 51 Wade, Dwayne 132 Willett, Sarah 167 Waggoner, Angela 188 Williams, Benjamin 179 Waggoner, Brandon 98,179 Williams, BJ 42 Wagner, Jim 192 Williams, Britteny 25 Wakefield, A m y 164 Williams, Brittney 179 Wakefield, Kelly 164 Williams, Bryan 42 Walach, Sarah 88 Williams, Candice 167,192 Waldron, Verdie 183 Williams, Leah 179,201,217 Walker, Anna 179 Williams, Marie 120 Walker, Derek 164 Williams, Shannon 167 Walker, Patrick 118 Williams, Terry 167 Walker, Rebecca 71 Williamson, Joe 188 Wallace, Melisa 194 Wilmington, Sue 192 Waller, Meagan 179,208 Wilson, Alexander 179 Walters, Reed 54 Wilson, April 90,167 Wang, Feng 192 Wilson, Ashley 179 Wangunyu, Ruby 164 Wilson, Brad 194 Wannoy, Lesley 88 Wilson, Daniel 146,192 Ward, Jennifer 120 Wilson, Hollie 167 Wardle, Emily 164 Wilson, Jarvis 167 Warnock, Deena 188 Windsor, Bev 192 Warren, Chalinda 164 Windsor, Carl 183,192 Washabaugh, Lindsay 194 Winehouse, A m y 150 Washington, Nicole 164 .â&#x20AC;&#x17E; Wingfield, Reigen 179 Washington, Jr., Pastor David 1 Winn, Jesse 167,192 Waters, Robert 179 Wiredu, Stella 52 Watkins, Courtney 116 Withers, Jacob 167 Watkins, Heather 179 Witherspoon, Jordahn 167 Watkins, Lisa 188 Witmyer, Brandon 50 Watkins, Luke 179 Wittenbrook, William 167 Watson, Hannah 179 Wofford, Caleb 179 Watson, Jaime 122 Wonka, Willy 86 Watson, Paul 179,192 Wood.Amiee 21 Wauhop, Robert 50 Wood, Christina 179 Webb, Andrew 167 Wood, Josh 96 Webster, Lauren 167 Wood, Leslie 167 Weeks, Michael 179 Wood, Shay 150 Wegert, Charity 179 Woodard, Branson 192 Weider, Lew 192 Woods, Jon 194 Weisenstein, Samantha 167 Woodson, Grace 33 Weisz, Maria 194 Wooldridge, Beth 88 Welch, Roslyn 179 Workinh, Haimanot 167 Welch, T. Elliott 194

Van Buren, Katie 179 Van Eaton, James 183 Van Engen, Rob 5,183 Vander Woude, Matthew 164 VanEngen, Robert 192 Varela, Gerald 164 Varney, Ashley 192 Varson.Amy 188 Vassell, Oronde 88 Vattimo, Debra 188 Vaughter, Lakeisha 179, 192 Vaughter, Quamitra 65 Vazquez, Jonathan 188 Verdarame, Anthony 27 Verde, Llano 90 Vertican, Ginger 192 Vest, Eric 188 Vick, Michael 55 Viets, Heather 183,192 Vincent, Paul 188 Viner, Alyssa 164 Vitelli, Steven 164 Voiles, David 188 Vollay, Patrick 192

Worley, Katie 12 Wortham, Kiera 167 Woughter, Richard 188 Wrape, Michael 60,167 Wright, Brandon 144 Wright, Janice 188 Wright, Kendra 167 Wyatt, Beth 188 W y m a n , Melissa 167

Yamaguchi, Tina 44 Yates, Brian 183,192 Yax, Jared 167 Yearout, Michael 167 Yeboah, Andrew 167 Yeltsin, Boris 55 Yerke, Elizabeth 167 Young, Garrett 126 Young, Samuel 192 Young, Stacia 194 Youngk, Rachael 179 Yoursaf, M a m o o n a 167 Yu, James 167

Zachos, Ryan 179 Zara, Tom 179 Zavola, Carola 90 Zeigler, Michael 179 Zeigler, Nathan 167 Zelinski, Liz 42 Zenon, David 167 Zermino, Othon 54 Zhang, Yiyang 183 Zimmerman, Ryan 179 Zodhiates, Victoria 179,201 Zosh, Melinda 167 Z u m m o , Melissa 179



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