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The rattler
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Title: The rattler
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Language: English
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Creation Date: 1993
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A s its student population increased at an
alarmingly rapid rate, Florida A&M Universi-
ty officials decided to break ground on a
new housing facility. It was nearly thirty
years ago when the newer Palmetto Street Apart-
ments were erected on the campus's south side. De-
signed and furnished like economical apartments,
Palmetto Street Apartments had been the most
sought after of on-campus housing. However, with
the completion date of Palmetto Street South sched-
uled for June 1993 it appeared to Housing Officer
Director, Colonel Charles E. Hobbs that the older
facilities would suddenly become "second best".
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^ he Florida A&M UniversityMafching "100"
band took-on-Washington as they dazzled
the crowds lining Pennsylvlnia Ave ue dur-
ing the 1993 inaugural parade. The band per-
ned not Qnly before President Bill Elinton, but
r-e--nill^ns of. Americans..who voted for a
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Florida A&M University offered a diverse and ex- I
citing student life. Those students who wished to ex- I I I I
cel in academics were encouraged to meet the chal-
lenge in the classroom setting. Those who wanted to
"make a difference" in the lives of their peers were
prompted to join the Student Government Association
or one of the other numerous campus organizations.
For those who chose to display their athletic talent,
FAMU had a variety of top-rated sports teams for
both men and women to pick from. Parties, sporting
events and other festivities highlighted most week-
ends at FAMU. These weekend celebrations allowed
hard-working students to free their minds after a
rough week of classes.

S- .. ..

All FAMU students shared one thing -
work! Whether it was homework or an actu-
aljob, Rattlers saw to it that theygot thejob
done. Here, students demonstrated that
... ..paying close attention and taking notes was ".yd
.~. he key to success.

Roderick Stovall, Carla Moore, and Donna
Wilkins enjoyed the festivities at "Be Out
Day" on event sponsored and hosted by
Student Government Association

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>10 Miss Famu



Beauty personified. Intelligence
intensified. Leadership exem-
plified. The charming Denise
Patricia Barrett, Miss Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical
University 1992-93, exuded all
these qualities and many more. The senior
Miami, Florida native decided to pursue
her degree in broadcast journalism at
FAMU after she toured the lively campus
while she was still in high school. "I chose
to attend FAMU because I felt it was the
total package," explained the bright twen-
ty-one year old. "It had everything to offer
including a family atmosphere and a lot of
Denise certainly wasted no time in tak-
ing advantage of those opportunities.
Throughout her college career she com-
mitted herself to a variety of organizations
such as SGA, the NAACP and Alpha Kap-
pa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her un-
stinting dedication to the university al-
lowed her to take an active role in the
transformation FAMU has undergone
since she enrolled in 1989. "The university
has gotten larger and the students have
taken a more progressive interest in their
culture. We've grown a lot," she smiled.
Serving as Miss FAMU is not as easy as
some choose to believe. Denise readily ex-
plained that the position entails diverse
duties. "As an official representative of
the university, Miss FAMU represents the
university on a national level." For Den-
ise, acting as queen was more than a full-
time job ... it was a lifestyle.
Along with this way of living came a
myriad of advantages. Although she be-
lieved her title encompassed a multitude
of responsibilities, Denise did not hesitate

"I live by the five P's:
proper planning, prepara-
tion, perserveance and

prayer. With these, all
things can be achieved."

to expound on its benefits. "The benefits
outweigh the negatives greatly. Miss
FAMU is given the opportunity to get to
know the student body and establish rap-
port with the administrators, community
leaders and people nationwide". "There's
nothing like being treated as queen," she
stated, "and FAMU does a very job of tak-
ing care of its queens."
Though Miss FAMU is a separate entity
from SGA, Denise worked cooperatively
with the organization on various projects.
When she was not performing one of her
many duties, Denise said she made a con-
scious effort to attend events that past ti-
tle holders did not usually attend. Den-
ise's rationale for this was simple: "Miss
FAMU, being a student as well, needs to
be around other students."
After graduation, the ambitious scholar
plans to earn a master's degree in market-
ing communications and information
technology. Upon realization of that goal,
Denise plans to strive for a Ph.D in public
administration and eventually own and
operate a public relations agency.
Still, no matter what accomplishments
her future might bring, Denise assured
that she will commit herself to preserving
the legacy of her alma mater. "I plan on
preserving FAMU by giving back to the
institution, becoming an active member of
the alumni associations and possibly com-
ing back to teach." Yet, despite her undy-
ing devotion and love for FAMU, Denise
admitted there is one thing she will abso-
lutely not give up "The tiara," she
gleamed, "that's mine to keep!"

By Lisa N. Martin

Miss Famu

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F LORIDA A&M University's sen-
ior attendant, Glenda Hanna,
wants every student to have
school spirit. Hanna, a 21-year old
pre-med major from Chicago said
sometimes students forget what
school spirit is all about.
"Students sometimes get side-
tracked because of worries about
getting out of school. If students
get involved in school activities,
school will go by faster," Glenda

"I am like a big
sister to other

In addition to generating school
spirit, Glenda wanted to be a role
model and mentor to fellow stu-
dents. "As a senior attendant, I am
the right hand to Miss FAMU,"
Glenda said. "In a way I am like a
big sister to the other atten-
Glenda expects to graduate in
fall of 1993 and plans to do a post-
graduate internship. She then
plans to attend medical school and
practice as a gynecologist-obste-
trician. By Stephen Wallace
FAMU senior attendant 92-93, Glenda Hanna,
and her escort, Kilus White.
12 Miss Senior

use her position as junior
attendant to become an active
force in student government. "I
can use my position as junior at-
tendant to act as a liaison be-
tween student government and
the junior class. I have a lot of
ideas and want to learn as much
as I can about student govern-
ment so I can take a more active
role in it," Donna said.

I can use my
position ... to
act as a liaison"

Donna, a 20-year old pharma-
cy major from Tallahassee, said
"Pharmacy is something I have
always wanted to get into. I like
the challenge of it." Donna ac-
knowledged another reason she
majored in pharmacy was to dis-
prove what she regards as a ste-
reotype of black people being
afraid of courses involving
mathematics and science.
Rattler spirit, as defined by
Donna, is "Being dedicated to
and sticking by the University."
By Heath A. Smith
FAMU junior attendant 92-93, Donna Wil-
kins, and her escort, Oliver Walter.

Miss Junior 13


C ARLA MOORE has a chip on her
shoulder a computer chip, that
is. The 1992-93 sophomore attendant
has a knack for mathematics, a love of
computers and a commitment to help-
ing others.
A second year computer information
systems major, Carla has what she de-
scribed as a "personal touch" with
computers. Carla explained that is her
special skills and talents that made her
a good sophomore attendant. "As
sophomore attendant, I had the chance

I liked all as-
pects of my po-
sition equally.

to act as a recruiter for the school,
where my ability to get along with peo-
ple was put to good use," Carla said.
Carla enjoyed her reign but said
there was no particular aspect of her
position that she liked especially. "I
liked all aspects of my position equally.
I especially like being able to represent
my class in different places," Carla
By Heath A. Smith

FAMU sophomore attendant 92-93, Carla
Moore, and her escort, Corey Brown.

1 Miss Sophomore

A&M University's freshman at-
tendant, loves doing two things:
smiling and meeting new people.
"Being freshman attendant was
more than just standing on the field
waving. It involved being a role mod-
el, recruiting, community service
and attending all the SGA functions,"
Stephanie said.
Stephanie, an 18-year old account-
ing major from Atlanta, said the
homecoming theme represented the
diversity of the FAMU student body.

FAMU .. is
a top-notch

"People from all over the world at-
tended FAMU, but we are still one
people," Stephanie said.
She said school spirit is important
because it's a vital part of a school's
existence. "People should take pride
in FAMU because it's a top-notch
school where they are receiving a
quality education."
Stephanie plans to get her MBA
and open her own business.
By Stephen Wallace

FAMU freshman attendant 92-93, Stephanie
Flowers, and her escort, William Knowles.


Miss Freshman 15



F LORIDA A&M University's
Queen of Orange and Green,
Tonjeria Clark, attempted to bring
back that "old FAMU spirit." "The
purpose of the Queen of Orange
and Green is to promote school
spirit with a touch of class," Ton-
jeria said. Her duties included pro-
moting school spirit whenever
needed at functions and recruit-
ing new students. "I talk to the
crowd and ask them if they will

"I try to include
the crowd in

help with the cheers. I try to in-
clude the crowd in any kind of
The graduate of Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School class of 1989 is the
daughter of Dianah B. Hill.
Tonjeria decided to run for the
title to "... encourage the over-
all spirit of students." She
hopes to work in media produc-

16 Queen

Marching "100" took its
place on the field. On the
sideline a person adorned in
orange and green shook a
pom-pom as though his life
depended on it. That person
was Cedric Carrington, the
King of Orange and Green.
Cedric wanted to be King
of Orange and Green simply
because he thought he had

"Keep every-
body hype."

what it took. His job as king
was to "keep everybody
hype," which meant making
sure the Rattlers were filled
with FAMU spirit Rattler-
The Tampa, Florida na-
tive plans to graduate in the
Spring of 1994, with a double
major in political science
and education and a minor
in military science. His fu-
ture plans include both mili- B,
tary and law school.
by Office of Publications






A rmani Girbaud Perry
Ellis .. Tommy Hilfiger .
he list was endless. These de-
signers along with the pen-named
styles of Nike, Cross Colours. Duck-
head created some of the most cel-
ebrated fashions seen on campus.
However, these styles were only
passing fads for most FAMU stu-
dents who also acknowledged the
threads of everlasting class and sim-
plicity. Students combined faddish
clothes with such traditional basics
including white shirts, Ked's shoes.
faded jeans and pocketed T-shirts.
All types of clothing expressed per-

To emphasize the resurgence of Black
pride, students sported an array of da-
shikis, crowns and kente cloths. At the
same time, Cross Colours recounted
students' desires to live in a world free
of "Black and White." This relatively
new line of clothing, consisted of over-i
sized, vivid, casual attire of an Afrocen-
tric flare.
But clothing did not do it alone.
Hairstyles, accessories, and fragrances
helped to make each outfit complete
and gave each FAMU student the
"'whole look." Complementing Afrocen-
tricity were dreadlocks and braids for
both men and women. In addition,
short and natural hairstyles for women
also became more popular. The more
vogue style of femininity, on the other
hand, was the classic bob. Senior busi-
ness economics major Tonya Knight
stated, "I prefer the bob because it's
easy to maintain and you don't have to
do your hair every morning." Mean-
while, a lot of campus men opted to go
Finishing touches to the designer
outfits were scents that included Fendi,
Liz Claiborne and Obsession. While fra-
grances such as Drakkar, Eternity and
Lagerfild completed the list for the
men. From professionally attired busi-
ness majors to more relaxed comfort-
able. casuals worn by the multitudes
fashion conscious. FANLI students def-
initely had the whole look.
By Kenya Wilson

Freshman Psychology major Natasha
"Asata" Smith, from Connecticut, wears
her hairstyle well. As a result of being a mem-
ber ofNEVO and the Revolutionary Poet's So-
ciety, she became more in touch with her cul-
tural and spiritual roots.

Braids, Braids, Braids ... everywhere you
looked everyone started to sport braids in
all lengths, colors, thicknesses and styles.
These young ladies show off three completely
different popular looks.

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B rion Gardner. a junior Phy-ics maJior
from Maryland, \as the guy tt /i.,k
to tor the latest styles. Here., he is seen in
a matching denim outtit. Nike tennis
sho'es- and Ray Ban shades.

reminiscent of the hippie era. MBA candj-
Ikdate, Ron Tate -Jr.. tried to persuade his
friend, Erika, to let him borrow her dashiki.
She teverently declined his offer, and e.x-
plained to him the meaning of the piece ,r
cloth and its intricate designs.

Making a grand reappearance. bee-hi\ es and
slick styles could be seen all around cam-
pus. Here, a young lady sports a well-groomed
hairstyle that may he similar to the une her
mother might have n',rn during the 1960"s.

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Fashions 19






As the week of March 29 came to an

end, carloads upon carloads of stu-
dents were seen leaving Tallahas-
see in search of fun at the annual Black
College Weekend in Daytona Beach. Oth-
er than Thanksgiving break, Christmas
vacation and the annual football game
played in Atlanta, no weekend saw the
departure of more FAMU students. Fresh-
man actuarial science major Raemeka
Gant stated, "After a long week of going to
class and studying, I need a care-free
weekend to just relax and have a good
This sentiment was echoed by a major-
ity of hard-working students who needed a
"weekend get-away." One popular haven
for students (on any occasion) was Atlan-
ta. Marcus Tyler, a junior mathematics

after taking a stroll on the shore of Panama
A City Beach, Randolph Stirrup and a friend
paused to take a picture before going to get
something to eat. They spent that weekend
among friends and just enjoyed each other's
T his year, the Student Government Associa-
IL tion sponsored several bus trips for those
students who wanted to attend different
events. This group of FAMU students partied
and collected beads in New Orleans at the an-
nual Mardi Gras.

major, said "In Atlanta, there is always
something to do. There are more clubs and
more places to hang out in general." Busi-
ness administration major, and Atlanta
native Derry West said he also liked going
to Atlanta on weekends. "I go home every
chance I get," he stated. "Not only do I
enjoy visiting with my family, I also enjoy
the social setting found in Atlanta. It has a
more upbeat atmosphere." Senior Daryl
Hill enjoyed traveling to Jacksonville af-
ter a week of classes "It's a change of pace.
It's not too far and it gives me a chance to
get out of Tallahassee for a few days, com-
mented the criminal justice major.
For those who wanted to escape but had
no transportation, SGA sponsored bus
rides to out-of-town sporting events and
other activities. Freshman Robyn Long,
an engineering major, enjoyed her experi-
ence. "I think that it is a very good idea
that SGA came up with and hope to see it
year after year," she smiled.
No matter how they got there, FAMU
students made it a point to travel out-of-
town and explore new settings every
chance they got. After all, part of being a
college student is exploring new terrain-
adventurous students did just that!
By Tonya Williams

20 Traveling

Jay and Jill Merritt, twins in the School of
Business and Industry from Kenneseni, GA,
tried to fit as much luggage as they could into
the trunk of their car so they would have space
for the rest of their things.

Dina Smith and a friend she met in Daytona
Beach, at the annual Black College Week-
end, enjoyed a ride on one of the many dune-
buggies that were available for rental. After
attending Black College Weekend she vowed to
return every year.

When going out, of town for the weekend,
where do you like to go most? Why?

I like Atlanta because when I went there -
before and I had a wonderful time. The hos- ; -
pitality is warm and I met a lot of new peo-
ple. -- Monica Matlock, Freshman .

Do you feel that Black College Weekend
should be in a. different place each year?

No, because BCC and FAMU originated
Black College Weekend.
Jwana Mathis, Sophomore

Do you feel transportation should be provid-
ed for football and basketball games on

I feel that transportation should be provided
to attend various college as well as athletic
functions, free of charge.
Tracy Brewton, Senior

Traveling 21

S osa Scott, a sophomore from Atlanta, Geor-
I gia and Tiffany Steele, a freshman from Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida tried to inform their
friend, Tiffany Latimer, a freshman from Jack-
sonville, Florida about the guy that "sweatin"
Some FAMU students didn't like to make
money the old fashioned way (by earning
it). This bright, sunny day a crap game was on
the "Set." Even though gambling on campus
was illegal, some guys liked to indulge in it
merely for fun.

Directly through the center of cam-
pus runs the red and black paved
road known lovingly to the FAMU
community as "the Set." On one side, the
set is lined by the Student Union, the
Cafe, and the campus quadrangle. On the
other side lies Jackson-Davis (mathemat-
ics) Hall and the core of ladies' dormito-
ries. This year marked the long awaited
completion of Lee Hall (home of the cam-
pus's largest auditorium) as well as the
construction of a campus fountain. Both
of these were new and welcomed additions
to "the Set's" scenery.
"The Set," which is a block of the com-
merably named Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., has served for years as the campus
social hot spot. This year as in years
past the set was swarmed daily with
students intermingly between and after
classes, checking lonesome mailboxes, and
visiting the bookstore and the Market-
place (FAMU's neighborhood stores). "I
like to put in my set time in between class-
es," said junior criminal justice major,
Evette Young. "I like to sit and visit with
my friends. It's a great momentary diver-
Several events were hosted on "the
Set." Throughout Homecoming week, it
served as the meeting place for returning
and current Rattlers. "The set" also
served as homebase for a host of other
activities including voter registration
drives, food sales, organization recruit-




ment, student campaigning and Friday
Flea Markets.
Asked to describe FAMU's set, LaShan-
tae Lewis called it "exhilirating" while
Marsha Malone referred to it as a "trickin'
place." Still, whether agonizing over
which piece of African jewelry to buy,
signing one's name on the dotted line to
become a registered voter, or simply hang-
ing out with friends all FAMU students
put in their desired amount of "set time."
By Kenya Wilson

S s a native New Yorker, this freshman spent
. jany of her childhood days jumping rope
and double-dutching. She and many other
FAMUstudents could be found on the "Set" or
in the courtyard jumping and showing off their
respective skills.
A after campaigning heavily for Jonathan Hil-
dviard and Gregory Anderson, these dedicat-
ed volunteers decided to rest for a little while
before going back into the massive crowd gath-
ered on the "Set." Election time always drew a
nice crowd to the "Set."

22 The Set

immediately following one of their final ex- Qitting out on the "Set" proved to be very
ms, Junior Criminal Justice majors Deon KJrelaxing for many FAMU students. These
Bryant, from St. Petersburgh, Florida and three young ladies took time out to sit and
Kendrick Raines from Marietta, Florida, con- watch all of the different people go by as they
fer on what they thought they made on the waited until it was time to go to their respec-
test. Both felt they did well. tive classes.

The Set 23

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Money management and budget-

ing are always issues among stu-
dents. However, with the 1992
economy in a dismal recession, finances
were definitely tighter than the norm.
Some students, like freshman Lacrisha
Johnson were already accustomed to
good budgeting, "I didn't have the op.
portunity to overspend because the ma-
jority of my money went towards books
and tuition." Other students, however,
miscalculated how much spending
money they had. For these students,
the impact of triviality was hard hit-
Students, like many young adults,
found it necessary to begin the new aca-

demic year with style, appetite and
comraderie. "I get tired of being alone,
so on certain nights I call my girlfriends
over, go to Jax, order pizza and just
have a good time using my credit cards
or checkbook," said junior criminal jus-
tice major, Dana Harrell. For those ex-
tra nighttime snacks came check books
inscribed with the patented Rattler
logo. Times of lonliness brought out
calling cards (fourteen little digits
worth hundreds of dollars). Weekends
of partying drained ATM cards. At-
tempts to make fashion statements
brought out credit cards from American
Express to the Burdines charge card.
Yet somewhere in the semester the
spending stopped. "After my freshman
year, I learned that I couldn't just
charge everything I wanted. Unfortu-
nately, I had to learn the hard way,"
remarked senior sociology student Tif-
faney Cooney.
With accounts already depleted by
tuition payments, students still man-
aged to drive their accounts into the
red. How did they manage to overcome
their debts? They began by taking ad-
vantage of coupon books, some resorted
to crash dieting and suffered from the
disease. However, practical FAMU stu-
dents simply found jobs.
By Kenya Wilson



*- '--i

N ikki Williams, a business economics major
from Jacksonville Florida, shopped thrift-
ily for her textbooks this year. She carefully
combed through the used text books in search
of one that was not damaged or had any miss-
ing pages.

Many FAMU students were attacked by the
"munchies" this year. The Market Place
provided snacks such as chips, candy, ice cream
and drinks for those students who did not want
to spend a lot of money on lunch.

* -.

*Z ophomores IKenvarda Moore, from VaJ-
"2idosta. Georgia and Cathy Henderson.
from Atlanta, Georgia broke in their new
credit cards at "Going to the Game'" a popu-
lar store at Governor's Square Mall. Both
purchased FALMU paraphernalia.

Flona Millines, a junior Spanish major from
I Boynton Beach, Florida bought some
FAMU sleep shirts in the bookstore. She pur-
chased them with intentions of giving them as
Christmas presents to her younger nieces at
Casual Corner, one of the shops at the mall,
is known for its good sales. Trina Iris Har-
ris, a math education senior, wrote a check for
all of the clothing she purchased as her friend
looked around the store for some more bar-




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Which credit card do you
use the most?

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Despite juggling a full load of diffi-
cult classes and participating in a
variety of extra-curricular activi-
ties, many FAMU students still managed
to include part-time (sometimes full-time)
hours of work on the job. The concept of
working and attending school at the same
time was nothing new to returning stu-
dents. Yet, for freshman Sorando Turner,
adjusting to her new work-study job was
difficult at first. "Since I did not work at
home, except in the summer, I had to
quickly get my priorities in order. It
wasn't easy, but I managed to hang in
there and now I'm glad I did," said the
business administration major.
Campus work-study jobs were not the
only source of employment for students
who actively sought work. Businesses such

as Dillard's department store, Winn-Dixie
supermarket, B. Merrell's restaurant and
a number of fast food and delivery estab-
lishments offered jobs to those who de-
sired (or needed) to work. Jeff Cook -
senior chemistry major and B. Merrell's
employee commented, "I realize that
I'm at FAMU to get an education and not
to work. So when making out my work
schedule, I always take into consideration
my classes and my upcoming assignments
I have due."
Since FAMU students held a variety of
jobs (which ranged from maintenance du-
ties to hi-tech sales), one thing all agreed
upon was the importance of effective time
management skills. Senior public rela-
tions major, April Schell stated, "Working
twenty hours or more and going to school
full-time can be a very difficult task. How-
ever, I am able to juggle the two by using
my time wisely. Often times I spend my
free time either at work or studying." No
matter how they divided their time
FAMU students always found a way to get
the job done, both as student in the class-
room as well as a viable member in the
work force.
By Tonya Williams

A pril Schell, a senior in public relations, uti-
t ized the skills she learned in her major as
she directed two customers to the new addition
of the mall. She felt that the on-hands experi-
ence will help her when she graduates.
Laughing as she persuaded a customer to
purchase Converse All-Star's, Nicole
McCray, a junior business administration ma-
jor, always had fun on the job. The part she
enjoyed most, besides getting paid, was inter-
acting with customers.

"obert Blount, a junior agricultural business
I7major from Atlanta, Georgia, shelved un-
derwear and socks in the mens' department at
the K-Mart on Apalachee Parkway. He effec-
tively managed his time to be able to work and
make good grades.
Angela Mitchell, a sophomore from Ft.
Pierce, Florida, added up a customer's bill
in the express line at a local grocery store. Al-
though it was hard at times, she felt that work-
ing and going to school will benefit her in the
long run.

26 Working Students

preparing to "drop" some fries, this FAMU
. student chose to work at the Kentucky
Fried Chicken on Monroe Street to help pay
for school. The only thing he did not like about
working there was constantly being on his feet.

Do you feel that working and going to school
has helped you to be more responsible?

Working and attending school establishes a
greater sense of priority.
Jhamaal Patrick, Junior

How do you effectively manage your time in
order to both work and go to school?

I plan my schedule according to both work
and school.
Eric Butler, Senior

How do you feel working and going to school
will prepare you for the job market as you

Most definitely, there've been times when
my income from my job provided necessities.
Eric White, Freshman

Working Students <27

A s an alternative to doing aerobics or lifting
weights, many students felt that playing
basketball would easily keep them in shape.
Both men and women were seen at any given
time "hooping" on one of FAMU's basketball

N icole Dunson, a freshman pre-physical
therapy major from Chicago, Illinois pre-
ferred using the exercise bikes. She opted for a
cardiovascular machine that would help keep
her legs in top condition for her performance
on the swim team.

U tilizing the new fitness center, Siphiwe
Mthimkulu, from South Africa worked out
as often as possible. He felt that in order to be
at his best, he had to be in good physical, as
well as mental, condition.

Coach Frank McDonald was generous
enough to teach an aerobics class on Mon-
day and Wednesday nights for those interested
in getting in shape. Pictured here is Cean
James from Atlanta, Georgia who actively par-
ticipated in the class.

28 Shaping Up

S r some students, physical fitness is
not at the top of the priority list.
A Since there are so many other things
to do on campus, finding the time to de-
vote to working out is somewhat like find-
ing a needle in a haystack. However, with
health consciousness and physical fitness
at an all-time high, a number of students
began to realize the importance of staying
in shape. "Working out makes me feel
healthy as well as feel good about myself,"
said Zeffon Wills, a junior business admin-
istration major from Kensington, Georgia.
Before coming to FAMU, most students
were warned about gaining that "Fresh-
man 15" (theextra pounds that are usual-
ly gained during the first year away from
home.) A major change, such as leaving
home for the first time, is very stressful for
most. This can lead to between-meal-
snacking a little more than necessary.
Charlotte Brown, a freshman nursing ma-
jor from Smyrna, Georgia claimed that she
managed to keep her weight steady by
"eating a lot of vegetables and always hav-
ing fresh fruit in the refrigerator."
In order to better cater to the student's
needs, a fitness center was opened in the
Gaither Athletic Complex. It housed
state-of-the-art facilities such as Nautilus
equipment, exercise bicycles and stair-
step machines.
The 1992-93 academic year also saw the
return of an aerobics class (held every
Monday and Wednesday) instructed by



cross country track coach, Frank McDon-
McDonald, also a health teacher stated,
"I think that the aerobics class is a good
way to help them (students) get in shape
and motivate them to think about their
Along with the fintess center and Coach
McDonald's aerobics class, the olympic-
size pool, rubber track, tennis, racquet ball
and basketball courts were all at the dis-
posal of any student who wished to utilize
them in their pursuit of a better state of
By Tonya Williams

C arla Hood, a public relations major from A ngela Livingston, a freshman, and Kareen
Little Rock, Arkansas, liked to use the I Nugent, a sophomore health care manage-
stair-step machine. Carla said she preferred ment major, both from St. Petersburg, Florida
this type of machine because her main goal was spent at least five days out of each week walk-
to get her legs and hips in shape for the sum- ing a minimum of one mile around the track in
mer. order to keep fit.

Shaping Up 29



During the 92-93 academic year,
many worthy businesses re-
ceived devoted patronage
from students attending FAMU. Just
which businesses in the Tallahassee
area benefitted most from the stu-
dents? Aside from their frequent vis-
its to fast food "joints" like Rally's,
Skinners, Kentucky Fried Chicken
and McDonald's, students also en-
joyed the dine-in comforts of being
served at a table. "I enjoyed eating
out on occasion," commented junior
public administration major, Zenzile
Sewer. "Sometimes I just did not feel
like being in a hot kitchen. Other
times I just wanted something out of

the ordinary."
Some of the top-rated eateries, ac-
cording to students, were Applebee's,
the Olive Garden, Bennigan's and 1
Chili's. For more frugal meals, stu-
dents sacrificed the waiter's service
and dined at self-service restaurants
like Morrison's Cafeteria. There were
also a large number of students who
enjoyed free birthday meals at Den-
ney's. "I went to Denny's for my free
birthday meal," said senior criminal
justice major Gregory Jackson. "The
meal is highly over-rated. There
were not enough selections to choose
from, and the service was mediocre.
I'm not really surprised, though.
Most businesses don't like to give
away anything for free!"
Michelle Sapp, a junior economics
major, said her favorite restaurant is
the Ming Tree. "I love Chinese food,
and the restaurant has reasonable
prices, punctual service, a wide vari-
ety on the menu and an atmosphere
that's never too crowded." Monica
Jordan, a junior majoring in broad-
cast journalism, chose a different
way to satisfy her taste buds. "I go to
Chili's." she commented. "It's good.
You get large portions for your mon-
ey. you get full and your welcomed to
take home whatever you don't eat!"
By Kenya Wilson

O n his ia out of 'Miami Subs on Tennessee
St.. Lou paused to s.et his drink from the
self serve mountain. He liked to go to Miami
Subs because the chicken nings and trench
fries. his favorite dish on the menu. uere al-
ta.vs good.


E nQoying an inexpensive meal at McDonald's
on lMonroe street was not unusual Ior Ben
Johnson. The junior criminal justice major
trom Grand Ridge. Florida was having dinner
n ith one of his friends from out of town.



Ken Young, a business administration
maior from Cincinnati. Ohio and
Tony Million. a junior computer infor-
mation systems major, also from Cincin-
nati, dined in the Ruby Tuesday's inside
Governor's Square Mall on a Friday Af-4


Finishing off the remnants of her drink.
Elana Kilpatrick, a freshman pharmacy
major, prepared to leave Applebee's with her
boyfriend, Martin, a FAMU graduate. They
liked to dine at various restaurants about once
a week.

Tami Powell, a freshman Business Adminis-
tration major from Jacksonville, Florida is
caught with her mouth full as she enjoys a
birthday dinner.

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Being away from home causes a near-
ly incomparable lonliness in most
students. At FAMU, students tried
to fill that empty space once occupied by
lifetime loved ones with a careful selection
of close friends. As part of the transition
into independence, students used newly
acquired freedom to mold personal identi-
ties. This identity, in turn, made them just
as particular about those with whom they
chose to share company. These combined
factors, led to strong relationships at
FAMU. Both sexes found tender loving
care in each other as friends and ... closer
"I met my boyfriend here at FAMU,"
said a student who chose to remain anony-
mous. "It was kind of strange at first be-
cause he was a friend of another friend.

C ouples took time out from the hectic life of
classes and other activities to spend time
together on "the Set". L.A. and Jamilla, both
members of NEVO, have maintained a close
relationship because of their good communica-
epvening the card that his girlfriend Taun-
dra Dunson (a pre-physical therapy stu-
dent from Indianapolis, Indiana) bought him,
this freshman from Miami, Florida tried to act
surprised as they prepared to depart for the
summer holidays.

1eyna Haynes (a psychology major from
ILBrooklyn, New York) and Derric Hicks (a
pre-physical therapy student from Brandon,
Mississippi) slipped away from the campus to
spend quality time together in their own pri-
vate spot.
E ven though a couple was seen together, that
did not necessarily mean that they were
romantically involved. Since the best relation-
ahips result from friendships, Leslie Walker
and Nicole Banton decided to take it one step
at a time.

32 Relationships

Personally, I kind of enjoy the wide ratio
because ... you meet a different person for
every different day.
-Nigel Seraneau, Sophomore

Have you had much success in finding
a trustworthy and faithful mate?

Somewhat. However, a lot of men tend to mess up even-
JA tually. But, I have been fortunate enough to find two
A men that were trustworthy.
.- Tinitia Jackson, Senior

Do you think that faithful men/women
are a thing of the past?

I think there will always be men that are
faithful and women that are faithful. The
only problem is they're hard to find.
Johnny Antoine, Freshman

Relationships 33

J unior Pharmacy majors Aprile Douglas
of Bartow, Florida and Charlotte Ken-
non of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida took pride in
their dorm room. They, along with their
friends, enjoyed the beautiful decor of
Room 216- Cropper Hall.
A s exam week rolled around, FAMU stu-
dents started to crack the books like
never before. This resident of the first floor
in Gibbs Hall tried to study for his Chemis-
try final exam and talk on the phone at the
same time.

Next to struggling with academ-
ics, dorm life is usually the
most trying of all college ad-
justments. Parting with years of do-
mesticities accomodated to personal
satisfaction and being "thrown" into
the dumps of barren University Hous-
ing is heartbreaking. Yet, this transi-
tion almost always creates the funni-
est and happiest memories of college
For the ladies, dorm residence was
plighted with tasks like getting fully
dressed just to go to the restroom or
quickly dodging into someone's room
at the deep sound of a "man on the
hall." For the men, practicing group
bathing in open shower areas also
took a lot of getting used to. Then,
there were the inconveniences shared
by both sexes such as the burden of
showering in shoes, rushing to the
dumpster once hearing room inspec-
tion was only three doors away and
using those ancient box fans to acco-
modate for the heat/air system which
failed to keep up with the unpredict-
able Tallahassee weather. Among the
most popular dorm life coping mecha-
nisms was relaxing with "2 for 1"
pizza specials while watching sitcom
favorites in those dorms whose lob-




bies were equipped with televisions.
Melissa Bellamy, a freshman Phar-
macy major whose older sister attends
FAMU attested, "I could've lived with
my sister, but I chose dorm life be-
cause I could meet more people and be
more a part of my class." Many other
dorm residents felt the same way.
Overall, dorm life is enjoyable and
cherishable. The unity that dormitory
residents gain from their immeasur-
able struggles creates lifetime bonds.
by Kenya Wilson

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D eidre Hewitt, a freshman Biology major
from Tampa, Florida was happy to see
the delivery man from the Philly Connec-
tion finally arrive. Since the Caf closed so
early, many FAMU students ordered late
night snacks to hold them until the next
Tired from a long day of classes and
meetings, Dormel Strickland, a fresh-
man Engineering major from Jacksonsville,
Florida rested while she talked to her
mother on the phone and watched a re-run
of "The Arsenio Hall Show".

ommonly known as Rhoda to her custom- phis Gibbs Hall resident looked over his Hu-
ers, this resident of Wheatley Hall's third 1 manities II notes on the eve of his final
floor exhibited her hair dressing skills as she exam. With his roommate out of the room for a
gave one customer "scrunch waves" and had couple of days, he enjoyed the peace and quiet
another sitting under the dryer with condition- he needed to adequately prepare for the test.
er in her hair.

34 Dorm Life

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W hen the tedious week of
classes, homework and last
minute cramming for exami-
nations came to an end, stressed out
Rattlers immediately searched for
fun. Every weekend offered a variety
of events to allow students to unwind d
and have a good time. Reggie Thom-
as, a sophomore business administra-
tion major, preferred bowling to
many other activities because it in-
volved group interaction. "I love
bowling because I'm a people person.
Even though it doesn't require a lot
of people, the more people that par-
ticipate, the more fun it is," he

The movie theater was the perfect
place to take that "special someone"
and escape into another person's ad-
venture or romance for part of an
evening. Those who chose to take the
"economic" route, often went to
Movies Eight or I.C. Flicks. These
college student oriented theaters
provided second-run shows for a
modest $1.50. Recent motion picture
features were shown at more costly
theaters such as Parkway and Capi-
tol Cinemas.
No weekend at FAMU was com-
plete without a party. Mike Ross, an
electrical engineering major liked
fraternity or sorority sponsored par-
ties because, in his opinion, "they're
more entertaining." "Interesting *
people are there and you always have i-
a good time," he said. Regardless of K"
the sponsor, a "live" party was al-
ways welcomed with open arms at l,
FAMU. Clubs such as The Moon and
Faces also attracted large crowds. ^"
Younger students could be found at '*
The Moon while adult club-goers
opted for the more mature and re- k
laxed atmosphere of Faces. No mat-
ter how they chose to release their
weekend energy, no student could
say there was ever a lack of excite-
ment. Mike Jackson. a biology major.
claimed, "I can't ever recall being
bored on a weekend here at FAMU."
By Tonya Williams
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W ith an atmosphere conducive to socializ-
ing, Club Face's was always the hot spot
in Tallahassee. Already in a festive and fun-
loving mood. one FA.4MU student took the lib-
erty of admiring a tattoo before he asked this
young lady to dance.

after the Kappa Luau. Kappas, along with
any other FAMU students, partied to the
more recent hit songs as well as some oldies.
"Jamaica Funk," an oldie but goodie, inspired
these FAAMUans to break it down and do the
"Bump. "

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LaTonya McCarthy, a freshman mechanical
engineering major from Chicago, Illinois.
enjoyed a night of partying at Club Avante
Garde. She wanted to have one last weekend of
fun before final exams were over and it was
time to go home.
This FAMU student danced to Naughty by
I Nature's hit single Hip Hop Hooray. Other
students enjoyed the variety of music that was
featured at parties that included such styles as
house, reggae, bass and hip-hop.

l iowing down the pace a bit. DJ Clay D. .
S: at Club Metropolis went all the waav
back to the t80's with Keith Sweat and .
S"There's a Right and a lIrong IWay" (To
Love Someone). Couples took this opportu-
.1 nity to get a little closer.

What do you enjoy doing
on the weekend?

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36 Nite Life

Night Life 37









In the school's battle to fight increasing
crime rates, FAMU remained a step
ahead by confronting crime proactive-
ly. This institution took initiative in pre-
venting crime and ensuring safety to the
FAMU community through a coalition of
campus safety organizations and the twen-
ty-four hour University police depart-
BACCHUS (directed by Dean Harold
Ford) and the Safe Team (a campus escort
service supervised by Dr. Alvin Cook, Di-
rector of Student Activities) are FAMU's
major authorities on safety. These organi-
zations have raised student awareness and
encouraged student participation. United
in their stance, these groups have amelio-
rated campus crime over recent years. In
addition, as a result of their efforts, cam-

pus organizations of all kinds (including
fraternities and sororities) have assisted in
developing a conscious student body.
Khari Hairston-El, Assistant Directort
of the Safe Team, commented that cam-
pus security is present, yet students some-
times don't take full advantage of pro-
grams. "Our campus security efforts have
been successful in providing a relatively
crime-free campus," said Hairston-El,
"yet we should still have more student
involvement. Since the University had al-
ready done its share by providing the cam-
pus with ample security, it was time for
students themselves to help take precau-
Some of the most obvious precautions
that students should take, according to
Hairston-E1, were: using the Safe Team;
never walking alone; being aware of one's
surroundings; and never looking afraid.
Half of the criminal charges reported to
the FAMU police department were non-
violent, and could have been prevented by
precautionary measures. Though the pro-
cess of ensuring student safety has been a
slow one, FAMU still continues to put a
strike on crime.
By Kenya Wilson

L akeem Winbourne, a freshman psychology
major from Tallahassee, Florida, sparred
with his partner Kelsey Scott, a freshman jour-
nalism major from Atlanta, Georgia, in Dr.
Cook's weekly Self-Defense seminar held in
the FAMU bowling alley.
On Wednesday evenings Njeri Gichia, a first
year chemical engineering major from
Jacksonville, Florida, made it a priority to at-
tend the informative Self-Defense seminars
that Dr. Alvin Cook, Director of Student Activ-
ities, conducted.

A after Melissa Allen, a business administra-
tion major from Jacksonville, Florida re-
porter her purse stolen, an officer from the
FAMU police department responded to her
call by coming up to the dormitory where she
resided and filling out a report.
Irwin Brown a sophomore public relations
major from Flint, Michigan Rosalind
Dobson a pharmacy sophomore from Jack-
sonville, Florida and LaShundra Rucker -
an engineering major from Washington, D.C.
volunteered their free time with the SGA Safe

38 Campus Security

Do you feel that the Safe Team has
made a difference in campus safety.

Yes. I think young ladies are less vulnerable
to danger if they are not walking around
campus alone.
Shelby Robinson, Freshman

A after Otis Martin's, a freshman from New
York, car was stolen, the FAMU police de-
partment stepped in to try to find the culprit.
This officer conducted an investigation into
the theft by questioning Otis and some of the

Do you think that more steps need to
be taken to insure students' safety on

Yes. I think that many more steps should be
taken. Working lights should be in place all
over campus, especially after dark.
Tonya Webb, Freshman

What kinds of precautions do you
think students should take to decrease
the chances of being victimized?

Mainly usage of the Safe Team, never walk
alone after dark (male or female), be aware of
your surroundings, and don't look afraid!!!
Khari Hairston-El, Sophomore

Campus Security F39

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E very Wednesday night, the men of Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity and the ladies of Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority have a social at a different mem-
ber's house. Several FAMU students enjoyed
an intense game of dominoes while they lis-
tened to music and ate.
As a release from studying and going to
class, some FAMU students liked to play
video games such as John Madden Football,
Tetris and Street Fighter II. This student was
involved in a video game on his friend's Sega
Genesis while others enjoyed a game of cards.


K oderick Stovall, President of the Student
Government Association, entertained one
of his many guests at a mini-cookout he had to
celebrate a friend's birthday. As a busy resi-
dent of Blairstone Forest, he does not have as
many parties as other students.
T ashia Ellis, a sophomore from Atlanta,
Georgia, put a bag of muffins into the gro-
cery cart as she and her roommate did their
monthly grocery shopping. They felt that by
doing the shopping together, they could avoid
leaving anything out.

G erald White and his brother, both FAMU f ne of the best or worst aspects, depending
students, reminisced on old times as they Jon how you looked at it, of living off cam-
browsed through an old family photo album pus was being responsible for preparing your
with some of their friends. Living off campus own meals. This FAMU student prepared bar-
was a great luxury as compared to staying in becued chicken for her roommates and herself
the dormitories, for that night's dinner.

40 Off-Campus Life

Off Campus Life 41>

Once they've had the opportunity to
familiarize themselves with the
many intricacies of campus life
during their freshman year, a number of
students choose to spend the remainder of
their college experience living outside the
boundaries of FAMU. "I moved off cam-
pus to become more independent," said
Arlene Spears a pharmacy major. Arlene,
like most of her peers, chose to move off
campus in order to exercise more freedom
and responsibility.
Charles McDonald, a social work major,
listed several benefits to living off campus.
"There's no R.A., you have your own
kitchen and you have more room over-
all, you just have more space to yourself,"
he stated. Another important advantage
to living away from campus was cited by
both male and female students. "You get
to see your male friend whenever you
want to and you're able to hug and hold
him without the desk clerk telling you to
'chill-out'," said criminal justice major
Shontory Brown.
Another social work major, Crystal
Knight, enjoyed the idea of having a
roommate while living off campus. "We
share the responsibilities of living on our
own, yet we always have each other to rely
on if there's a problem," she stated. Busi-
ness economics major, Sean O'Reilly, on
the other hand, liked living alone. "I only
clean up when I get ready," he said.
While there was always much to be said




about living off campus, the fact still re-
mained that most students eventually
ended up doing so whether or not they
chose. According to housing officials, FA-
MU's dorm facilities can accommodate
less than 3,000 while total enrollment for
1992-93 was nearly 9,000. Many students
felt it was good to have both dorm and off-
campus living experiences. Portland, Ore-
gon's Evette Young felt dorm life is an
adventure that no one should miss. "You
get to meet people," reflected the bright
twenty-year old. "You get to know people
really well and make good friends."
By Lisa N. Martin




D despite admirable efforts made ^
by the administration to alle- '
viate common student prob-
lems, some rough edges still persist-
ed. This year, countless students
voiced concerns about the parking fi-
asco, registration run-arounds and fi-
nancial aid nightmares.
Since the majority of FAMU stu-
dents resided off-campus, they either
relied on personal cars or rode with a
friend to and from campus. Upon ar-
rival to campus, they were faced with
the headache of trying to find a park-
ing space. When asked about the lack
of student parking spaces, Valencia
Walker, a sophomore biology major
exclaimed, "No justification can be 'i
made for it. It's ridiculous!" As a re- v

suit of numerous complaints. SGA
began to consider plans that will
lessen the parking problem.
One of the most tedious processes
students had to go through was regis-
tration. Waking up at 6 a.m. to stand
in line all day only to be told to
"come back tomorrow"I was a sce-
nario that was all-too familiar to
FAMU students. Kimani Simms, a
junior English major from Chicago,
Illinois commented, "I don't like
standing in line trying to get classes
that are more than likely going to be
closed by the time my turn comes."
However, thanks to newly imple-
mented telephone registration, long
lines were shortened and hassles de-
During the course of the year, it
seemed as if students were in a con-
stant battle with the financial aid of-
fice. Employees of the financial aid
office claimed that the students were
impatient, while the students con-
tended that there was a lack of un-
derstanding and sympathy from of-
fice workers. Michael Baker, a
freshman graphic arts major from
Detroit, Michigan suggested that the
office "should work on organization
of records in order to better improve
the process of applying for and re-
ceiving financial aid."



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By Tonya Williams


T his financial aid office worker appeared
confused as this student inquired about the
status of her loan. Many students agreed that
the employees in this department could have
benefitted from better training.

TVhe financial aid office was the biggest prob-
I lem students had to face this year. This
student questioned the office worker because
she did not understand why there was a prob-
lem. Many students felt that the financial aid
office was ill-prepared to meet student con-

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Standing in an all too familiar line. FA.AIU
students waited at the registrar's office to
inquire about courses for the summer terms.
They also tried to hate questions answered
about the fall term and registering for classes
over the phone.
Parking in the "the Patch "proved to be one
headache after another for those FAMAU
students who did not reside on campus. Winless.
they had an early class, most students had to
resort to parking in out-of-the-wa y places be-
cause of the limited number of spaces.

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In order to find out how much money she
owed. this student had to wait patiently for
the woman behind the window to pull up her
file on the computer. Like many students in
line behind her. she was trying to get cleared so
she could register for her classes.

42 Problems

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66O K. everybody get ready," an-
nounced FAMU's Director of Student
Activities, Dr. Alvin Cook. "Now turn to
the person next to you and say 'we don't
wanna hear you crying!' Over 3,000 stu-
dents rocked to the sounds that emanated
from DJ Kid Capri's turntable as the lights
dimmed in Gaither Gymnasium The show
tha: FAMU students helped to make # 1 on
HBO was finally here and it was well
worth the wait!
Once distant television personalities sud-
derly became larger than life as four of "Def
Comedy Jam's" funniest comedians, and
host Bernie Mack appeared on stage individ-
First on stage was Chris Tucker, who is
slated to be in Robert Townsend's up-com-
ing motion picture, "Meteor Man." His
down-to-earth humor had the audience roll-
ing in the aisles. Brooklyn was next up in the

house as one of its finest, Reggie McFadden,
took control of the FAMU stage. A veteran
of shows such as MTV's Halt-Hour Comedy
show, Reggie lived up to his reputation as
the loudest person in comedy.
Adele Givens, the only female performer,
was introduced as the lady of the tour. She
"dropped science" from a woman's per-
spective. "I say what I have to say," Adele
declared. The crowd was still full of energy
by the time the "Billy Dee of Comedy". Bill
Bellamy. came to the stage. An HBO regu-
lar, the New Jersey native was probably the
evening's most anticipated guest.
Host Bernie Mack and each performer
voiced their sincere appreciation to the
FAMU audience "It's all about showing
love," said Bernie, "because if it wasn't for
you, there would be no "Def Comedy Jam'!"
By Lisa N. Martin


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n Kid Capri left his turntable to chill i Brooklyn's Reggie McFadden
with Miss FAMU Denise Barrett kept the audience in stitches with
and her attendants Glenda his line "You can't kill me ..."
Hanna and Stephanie Flowers while joking about life in the hous-
and Steve Hall. U ing projects.

46 Def Comedy Jam

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Bill Bellamy exuded charisma and style. His
trademark "Bootie Call" skit was the most
anticipated of the evening.
Def Comedy Jam's host Bernie Mack's
gruff humor was clean-cut and got straight
to the point.
Twenty-year old, Chris Tucker, the night's
youngest performer, geared his humor to-
ward the young college audience.
The Lady of the Tour, Adele Givens,
proved that she was not stereotypical. She
"got real" with her male fans.

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Def Comedy Jam 47



On a clear March night, droves of
FAMU students clad in everything
from fancy lingerie, silk pajamas, ter-
ry cloth bathrobes, tattered bedroom slip-
pers and stocking caps were spotted
making their way toward the University's
Grand Ballroom. No, they had not been
sleepwalking. Nor had they been forced to
exit their dormitories because of a reported
emergency. Instead, these students knew
full well that they were standing in the heart
of campus wearing nothing but their sleep-
ing attire. For this there was only one possi-
ble explanation they were on their way to
the pajama party of the year: the Pajama
"Jammie" Jam Ill.
Thanks to the work of both the Sopho-
more and Junior classes, under the leader-
ship of Junior Class President Jonathan Hil-
liard and Sophomore Class President
Kenneth Burns, eager students were treated
to a night of fun and freedom. The greatest

benefit about this party was that the stu-
dents did not have to change into their bed-
room attire once they returned home be-
cause they were already wearing them!
Based on the success of the two previous
"jammie" jams, the Sophomore and Junior
classes were prompted to organize this lat-
est sequel. Advertisements, which took the
form of colorful flyers handed out to students
as well as two giant banners placed on
boards on the Paddyfoote lawn and the Stu-
dent Union, were posted to let students
know that the "saga" was definitely going to
be continued.
Obviously, party-going FAMU students
got the word. Over three hundred students
came out to enjoy the provided entertain-
ment and the refreshments, not to mention
each other's company that eventful Friday
By Lisa N. Martin and Ayanna Miller

Students came clad in every-
thing from fancy lingerie and
comical bedroom slippers to
silk pajamas to enjoy the enter-
tainment at the third "Jammie"
,hese party-going students
seemed satisfied with the mu-
sic. All agreed that the best
benefit was that they could
wear their party attire to bedl
The Sophomore and Junior
Classes also provided special
entertainment. Here, dancers
demonstrate precision as well
as unusual choreography.

48 Jammie Jam









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Members of the Sopho- Student Government
more and Junior Classes workers and Class Offi-
worked to insure that cers felt the event was a
students enjoyed the great success.

This party-goer carefully scoped out the area for an available dance partner.

Jammie Jam 49



In an effort to increase a positive sense of
connectedness between Africans and
African-Americans. FAMU's chapter ol
the National Studenl's Support Council for
Africa joined resources with the FAMU
Campus Alcohol & Drug Resource Center
and BACCHUS to raise the level ot knowl-
edge about the Motherland. The organiza-
tions extended invitations to two Royal
princes from the Kingdom of Asanli in Gha-
na. West Africa to visit FAMU and enjoy a
ten-day tour of the University and the
stale's capital city.
His Excellency Price Nana Akwassi Boa-
kye and his younger brother. His Excellen-
cy Prince Opoku Agyemang came as olli-
cial delegates from the Republic of Cole D'
Ivorie and their home nation in Ghana. His
Excellencies met with the Governor, [he
Mayor and other city officials They re-
ceived proclamations, gifts, certificates.
keys to the city and an honorary citizen-
ship. They also toured the University's
campus, visited classrooms and talked
with students.

The most unique part of the visit was the
fact that His Excellencies lived in the home
of students during their visit. They lelt that
it was an honor for them to sleep in the
home of their long-lost relatives rather than
in a hotel.
His Excellencies did not come empty
handed. They brought with them messages
from the King of Asanti and the President
of their home country. His Excellencies
spoke English fluently and lectured on the
topic of "Respecting One's Culture Re-
gardless 01 Your Racial Background."
They warned about the harmful effects and
of drug and alcohol abuse and how such
behavior tarnished the self-image of an in-
dividual which is against the African tradi-
Renowned University historian. Dr.
James Eaton, summed up the event best
when he remarked, "This is the first time in
the history of the United States that a visit
of such has taken place on a University
By Bernard Jennings

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time 0' isid anrid .pea3 EC,3o 3e rn,.j Pr,nce
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King and President of
50 Out Of Africa

SHis Royal Excellencies,
Prince Nana Akwassi
Boakye and Prince
Opoku Agyemang, visit-
ed with University staff
and students.

\FAMU's Director of Stu-
dent Activities, Dr. Alvin
Cook. spent time getting


to know His Royal Excel-

His Royal Excellencies
addressed the guests at
a reception hosted by
the ladies Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc.

His Excellencies -
Princes Nana Akwassi
Boakye and Opoku
Agyemang received
a royal welcome as they
made their entrance.




Out Of Africa 51


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1992-93 proved to be a great season for
elections. In the fall, record numbers of
American citizens casted their ballots for
change by electing the former Governor of Ar-
kansas Bill Clinton as the new president.
Then, early in the spring, politically conscious
FAMU students also turned out in record
amounts to show their concern for the future of
their University.
Election season proved to be one filled with
promises, speeches and heavy campaigning.
Hopeful candidates put their smiling faces on ev-
erything from posterboards to tee-shirts. In order
to promote their platforms students distributed
keychains and candy, rented hot air balloons,
gave away food, and recruited fellow students to
help them campaign.
A great many students participated in the elec-
tion process. On any given day during the cam-
paign weeks, there appeared to be as many can-
didates as voters! The top positions Student
Government President and Vice President and
Miss FAMU saw six and nine aspirants, re-
spectively. The following numbers rounded out
the competitors for Miss FAMU's court: senior
attendant three candidates; junior attendant
- six candidates; and sophomore attendant -
ten candidates. In addition, there were each sev-


en competitors for King and Queen of Orange
and Green and three candidates for Electoral
After heavy campaigning before the primary
elections, the SGA presidential debates and the
Miss FAMU pageant (each before a capacity
crowd), the remaining two rivals for each position
continued their quest until the run-off elections.
As in the primaries, FAMU students lined up in
the Grand Ballroom (with ID cards in hand) and
waited for a chance to vote.
After hours of waiting for the results, a crowd of
anxious students outside of the building were the
first to hear the outcome. For the 1993-94 aca-
demic year it was announced that Rhonda Town-
send would be Miss Sophomore, Monica Armster
would be Miss Junior and Raenell Williams would
serve as senior attendant to Joedrecka Brown
who would be the new Miss FAMU. More impor-
tantly, however, it was decided that SGA would
be under a new administration headed by
Jonathan Hilliard and Gregory Anderson.
Newly elected Electoral Commissioner, Claudia
Childs remarked, "More students got involved in
the voting process and participated in the cam-
paign of each candidate."

By Lisa N. Martin

Angela Willis
wanted everyone
to know that she
voted so she dis-
played her "I vot-
ed" sticker on her
Keanna Henson sang
her campaign slogan
over a bullhorn to cap-
ture the attention of the

Dexter Harris ran an
campaign in an attempt
to get support from his
brothers and sisters.

SGA Elections



. I I


Politically active FAMU Here in the Grand Ball-
students congregated room, students casted
on "the Set" to decide their votes for their de-
which candidate would sired candidate.
win their vote. <

Among other campaign tactics, Bernard Hendricks and Ernest Wormley had a
parade on "the Set" to highlight their campaign. -

SGA Elections 53


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54 Rattler Weekend

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Jre.ed the- aujienr .:
."-' ul prorm',iing'
football team.


The Rattler Weekend celebration was kicked off
fashionably at Governor's Square Mall.

Roderick Stovall SGA President sent out a
charge to fellow Rattlers to faithfully support the
football team during the season.

Rattlers turned out in large numbers to show their
support and dedication to their University.

Denise Barrett, Miss FAMU, sent greetings to the
crowd at Governor's Square Mall and thanked
them for their loyal support.

Rattler Weekend 55




D.J. Vince Adams pro-
vided the crowd at the
Rattler-Nic with various
types of music. The
sounds heard that fes-
tive afternoon ranged
from reggae to Rhythm
and Blues.
FAMU students enjoyed
food from the free "All
You Can Eat" menu.
The menu included
chicken, baked beans,
hamburgers and baked
A line of students waited
patiently for a chance to
sample some of the food
prepared by Gourmet
Services and sponsored
by the Student Govern-
ment Association.


After the first week of classes, new and
returning Rattlers, started the weekend
off right with the annual "Rattlernic." Ratt-
lernic, is a barbeque prepared by Gourmet
Services, and sponsored by the Student
Government Association. For the admission
price of one dollar, students were allowed to
consume all the hamburgers, hot dogs,
chicken, and baked beans they could eat.
The sole purpose of this day was to allow
FAMU students to interact in a sociable and
relaxed setting.
Music was a constant background of en-
tertainment as students ate and mingled
among the crowd. Later, the Rattlers were
joined by special guest Lou Myers (known as
"Mr. Gaines on the popular television pro-
gram, "A Different World") who was also
scheduled to appear at the Rattler Strike
that evening. As he led the crowd into a sing-
a-long, once their appetites had been satis-
fied, the students became more festive and
began to dance to reggae, hip hop, and

Rhythm and Blues sounds that filled the
parking lots of Bragg Memorial Stadium.
"He said he loved being around his people,"
said one FAMU student, "especially his
young black people."
To add another dimension of variety to the
festivities, members of some Greek-lettered
organizations "strutted their stuff" as they
demonstrated their well-executed stepping
talents "free of charge."
Overall, the day's events were character-
ized by unity among FAMU students.
FAMU student Wanda Baker, a junior, de-
scribed the event as "A day full of school
unity, people enjoying people, that's what it
was all about."
After an array of joyful activities, the day
came to an end with all students showing a
common forefront in cleaning and wrapping
up the days events to "start the year off
- By Deanna Lamback, Melanie Wallace
and Paula Lawton

56 Rattler-Nic


Rattlers lined up and FAMUANS swarmed
gladly exchanged their down to reserve their *
dollar bills for the All You places in line for the deli-
Can Eat food the Stu- cious food that awaited
dent Government Asso- them.
ciation had set out for

Terrence Nunnery and Roy Eavins served anxious Rattlers during rne annual
Rattler-Nic. U

Rattler-Nic 57

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Actor and entertainer Lou Myers
has gained national recognition '
and rave reviews for his character
"Vernon Gaines". For years Myers put
.. such life and creativity into his role as the
Hillman College chef on the hit NBC "A
,Different World," that many students
(both in their college years and younger)
still have trouble separating the character
from the actor.
Myers visited FAMU during the fall for
Rattler Weekend and also came to the
University in the spring to star in "MaP'
Rainey's Black Bottom." His last appear-
ance on the big stage was in the Pultizer.
Prize winning work "The Piano Lesson"
which was written by August Wilson and
directed by Lloyd Richards.
A song-and-dance man by trade, My-
ers made his Broadway debut in the Ne-
gro Ensemble Company's production of .
..- ,"The First Breeze of Summer." He later
reprised his role of Reverend Mosely for
television purposes. He has also ap-
peared on Broadway in two other August
Wilson plays, "Ma Rainey's Black Bot-
tom" and "Fences" (along with James
Earl Jones).

Dr. Alvin Cook posed with Lou Myers and the head of
Governor's Square Mall at the Rattler Weekend festive

SLou Myers waited to address the eager audience gath
ered around the fountains at Governor's Square Mall.
SLou Myers and Denise Barrett (Miss FAMU) waited to address the crowd in
support of Rattler Weekend 1992.
Lou Myers took time out to walk on the campus
Deron Walker, Roderick Stovall, Denise Barrett, Shannon Daniels, and grounds and socialize with students at Rattler-Nic
Isaac Green posed with entertainer Lou Myers during one of his visits. held at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

58 Lou Myers Lou Myers 59

\ MISS U.s.A.


Miss U.S.A. Kenya
Moore gave Roderick
Stovall a warm hug of
appreciation for her

Kenya Moore gazed at
the crowd of students
with a look of sincerity.

Miss FAMU, Denise Bar-
rett, and Miss U.S.A.,
Kenya Moore stood for
the singing of the Univer-
sity's Alma Mater.


Kenya Moore, a twenty-year old Detroit
native was only the second African-
American to win the Miss USA title. Kenya
was raised by her grandmothers who -
along with her father, stepmother, aunt, un-
cle, cousin, and friend all traveled to
Wichita to cheer her as she won approxi-
mately $20,000 in prizes.
Kenya's reign was marked by her deep
concern for the motivation of children to stay
in school. She aspires to earn a Ph.d in psy-
chology and develop a personal counseling
program for under privileged students. Ke-
nya said, "Considering how many single par-
ent homes exist in America today, I think it is
important that children get support from
school and I'm not talking about career
counseling. These young people need help
with important decisions about life that they
are forced to make at a very young age."
On March 16, 1993 Kenya Moore was the
guest speaker at a convocation for FAMU.

Her elegance and sincerity were apparent as
she eloquently spoke about herself and "her
people" as she referred to the FAMU popu-
lation. Kenya spoke of the importance of
being positive role models to our younger
brothers and sisters and not only those of
African decent, but of all races to loosen the
bonds of racism. Laytrayal Simmons said,
"Kenya Moore was a breath of fresh air from
those typical motivational types that only
say those things that people want to hear."
Kenya Moore said to an attentive FAMU
crowd, "I don't know the key to success, but
I know the key to failure is trying to please
everyone." Her final remarks were matched
with applause and a standing ovation.
Miss Moore's ultimate goal, as she de-
scribed it, is to "marry and create a closely
knit family." After the completion of her
reign in February 1994 Kenya plans to con-
tinue her schooling at New York University.
By Paula Lawton

60^ Miss USA



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Kenya Moore Miss


SGA President Roderick U.S.A. was greeted
Stovall presented Miss by students at New Be-
U.S.A. with FAMU para- innings Day Care Cen-
phernalia. ter and received a huge
hug to welcome her to

Kenya Moore prepared to address the crowd at the University's annual Honor's

Miss USA 61


On April 17, 1993 a wondrous event
occurred. The 1992-93 administration
of the Student Government Association
brought back an event that FAMU students
had not seen in quite some time. The
FAMU Fun Day, last seen in the Spring of
1991, was brought back to life in Spring of
1993 with a brand new flavor. The extrava-
ganza was entitled "Be Out Day The
Last SGA 92-93 'Set-It-Out' Gala."
,ne events consisted of the traditional
Fun Day activities such as a barbecue, fris-
bee throwing and volleyball games. The
crowd of hundreds was very satisfied. Cean
James claimed, "Be Out was bar none the
biggest thing on campus this year!"
Also included in the day's events was the
Dorm Stepdown. "I was very happy with
the turnout at the stepdown. It was good to
see that so many students were out sup-
porting us," said Davin Suggs, a coordina-
tor of the event. "The purpose of the step-
down was to provide FAMU students with

alternative means of expression that would
not have normally taken place on campus.
I truly feel as though the stepdown helped
bring about FAMU change with a Fresh-
man emphasis," reflected Freshman Class
President Quinton Washington.
The final event proved to be a spectacu-
lar finale. The Battle of the Cities, the block
party held on "the Set" that night, was the
first of its kind since the renovation of "the
Set". As far as one could see through the
lights and balloons, people filled the area
and sent "shout outs" and chanted their
hometown's names as the livest at FAMU.
"Be Out Day" was truly the perfect end
to what the Stovall-Green Administration
deemed "The End of an Era". Cedric Mob-
ley, the administration's Director of Special
Projects and Activities and head coordina-
tor of the event, said, "It brought FAMU
closer together as a family, which is exactly
what we tried to do."
By Daryl Champion

Johnny Grandison, a member of Omega Student Government workers and
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, demonstrated his volunteers dedicated their time and
brute strength and power as he tackled effort to make the event a success.
the strong man machine. Here, students prepare a portion of
S the day's menu.

62 Be Out Day

FAMU students showed
what "Being Out" was all
about as they took time out .
to enjoy a game of volleyball |E

Chef Ernest Wormley dis-
S cussed the eating arrange-' THINK
ments with Triana Corpen- S
ing and Terrence Nunnery.

This student looked serious,
S as he performed an enter-
taining routine in the "Be

\Hard-working students took m
time out from a busy day of
barbecuing and hosting ac-

Be Out Day <63

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gridiron, Rattler and Tiger fans suited
up for a different cause: the Heritage
Bowl II Ball that was hosted by the Office of
Student Affairs. The ball, which was held on
New Year's Eve at the Leon County Civic
Center, was scheduled from 9pm to 2am.
The event was considered a gala affair for
all in attendance. Musical entertainment
was provided by Eugene White's Band from
Jacksonville, Florida. Ballgoers were im-
pressed by the midnight confetti drop and
complimentary champagne that was served.
After months of tedious planning, the event
left a historical mark in the books of FAMU.
After the night's festivities, the business
of the Heritage Bowl was handled at Bragg
S 7 .*i Memorial Stadium at 2pm. The 1993 Heri-
_' -tage Bowl was an extraordinary event for
everyone in attendance. This bowl game,
". which was sponsored by Alamo Car Rental,
featured the champions from the Mid-East-
ern Athletic and the Southwestern Athletic
Conferences. This classic matchup between
the FAMU Rattlers and the Grambling Ti-
gers sparked a weekend of fun for die hard
By Tonjeria Clark

The Heritage Ball
was Florida A&M
University's way
of starting the
new year off right.

Rattlers danced the
night away at the Heri-
tage Bowl Ball celebra-
Miss FAMU,
Denise Barrett, .
and SGA
President, Rod ,. ,
Stovall, joined in U, *, /. 4
the festivities at m
the Heritage Ball.

64 Heritage Ball

Donna Wilkins and So- After the night's activi-
nia Grant participated in ties culminated in a con-
Sthe celebration by don- fetti drop, party-goers
ning party hats and fa- winded down for the
vors. evening.

FAMU President, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, appeared to be in a festive mood as
he looked approvingly at the outcome of the occasion.

Heritage Ball 65


n April 17, 1993 members of FAMU's
largest freshman class put on the "li-
vest" Dorm Step Down ever in Uni-
versity history. From the minds of Davin
Suggs, Mike Baker, Dhawana Laing, Gloria
Legett and Drucilla Harris came a dorm
stepshow that obviously took a lot of time
and dedication. Most of the dorm residents
were eager to participate and really set out
to win the title of "champion" for their re-
spective dorm.
The dorms that participated were:
McGuinn-Diamond Hall (MD 20/20); Crop-
per and Wheatley Halls (CWT-NESS); Gibbs
Hall (GH); Paddyfoote ladies' complex
(DaFoote); and Paddyfoote mens' com-
plex (represented by one survivor).
A capacity crowd gathered into the Grand
Ballroom to hype the teams up. Most stu-
dents agreed that the ladies of McGuinn-
Diamond Hall put on the best performance
of the evening. Sophomore, Terrence Nun-
nery, summed up the feeling of the audience
when he stated, "MD 20/20 was the best.
They had it going on!" Pan-Hellenic Council
President Marvin Green, also promised to
make the Dorm Step Down part of the regu-
lar Greek Extravaganza held each semester.
The entire event was a great success, thanks
to the Freshman Class Officers and "Be Out


Freshmen went all out by adorning themselves with
official step gear for the Dorm Step Down.

This sole survivor of step practices represented
the mens' complex of Paddyfoote Hall with only a
cane by his side.

SThe ladies showed the crowd that they were
ready to step by strolling on the stage with their
stomping boots.

66 Dorm Step Down

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The ladies of McGuin-Di-
amond Hall (MD 20/20)
entered the stage with
style and intensity.


The men of Gibbs Hall
got off for the capacity
audience that filled the
Grand Ballroom.


Commentators Mike Baker and Drucilla Harris (who also helped co-ordinate the
event) did not have much trouble keeping the enthusiastic audience hyped.

Dorm Step Down 67


Had he not been stricken by an assassin's fatal
bullet, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. would have celebrated his sixty-fourth birth-
day on Friday, January 15, 1993. Unfortunately,
rather than rejoicing that day, millions of Ameri-
cans united nationwide to pay respects to the civil
rights leader slain twenty-five years earlier. As in
years past, Florida A&M University's Student
Government Association collaborated with the
Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Incorporated in remembering the dream as well
as the dreamer.
Administrators and faculty, along with thou-
sands of students, gathered inside of Gaither
Gymnasium in order to listen to the words of
Martin Luther King, III. A 1979 graduate of More-
house College, Mr. King remained in the area and
went on to be elected to the Fulton County Com-
mission in 1986 and was later elected Vice Presi-
dent of the Fulton County Board of Commissions
in 1990 and was re-elected in 1992.
"I don't consider today a celebration," Mr.
King declared solemnly. "This is an observance,
not a celebration. We can't celebrate because
there are millions of homeless people, because
some of us can't get to FAMU, because racism

and sexism are alive and well in America," Mr.
King's voice boomed as he continued. "We can't
celebrate yet because freedom, justice and
equality are not shared by all human kind."
Martin Luther King, III emphasized the impor-
tance of restoring cultural values to the predomi-
nantly African-American audience. He also urged
his African-American listeners to begin pooling
their financial resources in order to establish a
stronger economic base. He wowed the audience
by rattling off the spending habits of Black con-
sumers. One of the most startling statistics was
that African-American consumers spend approxi-
mately $300 million on soft drink products.
By the end of his speech, audience members
had etched the most important concepts con-
tained in Mr. King's speech into their memory
banks. "I'm going to make a commitment start-
ing right now," said inspired senior Gregory Jack-
son, "for each time I spend my money at a main-
stream franchise, I promise to spend-arrequal
amount at a Black-owned business." "It's time to
start giving back to the community," Gregory
stated, "I don't have to wait until after graduation
- I can begin giving back right now."
By Lisa N. Martin

Martin Luther King, III -
the convocation's fea-
tured speaker in-
spired the capacity
crowd to revive their cul-
tural values.

Miss FAMU 1992-93,
Denise Barrett, present-
ed Martin Luther King, III
with a plaque in appreci-
ation of his service.

Martin Luther King, III
sat among some of FA-
MU's distinguished lead-
ers including Dr. Alvin
Cook, Miss FAMU, and
her court.

68 Martin Luther King, III


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FAMU Vice President of The convocation's plat-
Student Affairs, Dr. form guests joined
Richard Flamer, present- hands in singing the Ne-
ed Martin Luther King, III gro National Anthem:
with a special award for "Lift Ev'ry Voice and
his outstanding public Sing."
Martin Luther King, III declared to the audience of over three thousand that the
day's event was not a celebration. He explained his meaning by stating, "We
can't celebrate yet because freedom, justice and equality are not shared by all

Martin Luther King, III 69



( By the authority vested in me as Presi-
dent of the Florida A & M University
National Alumni Association, I pro-
nounce that you have full membership in
FAMU's National Alumni Association with all
the rights, privileges, and duties appertain-
ing thereto," announced Dr. Frederick S.
Humphries. He loomed over the wooden po-
dium. His green robe and matching cap with
gold tassel made him appear majestic.
The hundreds of "almost graduates" -
who lined the rows of the Civic Center that
May 1, 1993 evening moved their tassels
from left to right simultaneously. Then it was
over. After years of hard work, lectures and
study it was over. Earning the required
number of hours to graduate took patience
and perseverance. Graduating. in itself, took
two hours of practice the night before and
- for some a box of tissues and a com-
forting hand to hold.
Excitement filled the Civic Center as family
members and friends watched the soon-to-

be graduates march in time to "Pomp and
Circumstance." C. Peter Magrath Presi-
dent of the National Association of State
Universities and Land Grant Colleges the
ceremony's guest speaker, then addressed
the audience. Two special alumni were hon-
ored during the evening. Cecil B. Keene (the
fourth African-American member of the Flor-
ida State Board of Regents) and Meshach
Taylor (star of television) both received Meri-
torious Achievement Awards. Also, amidst
the guests and graduates sat Rosa Parks -
the lady credited with inspiring Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. to organize the Montgomery
Bus Boycott
Still, despite number of distinguished
guests on hand, the night belonged to the
graduates. From Summa Cum Laude to
"Thank you Lordy," FAMU's largest gradu-
ating class celebrated an evening they would
not soon forget.

By Lisa N. Martin

Though there were thousands of
family and friends on hand, the grad-
uates were unquestionably the eve-
ning's guests of honor.

E Summa Cum Laude Soon-to-be college
graduates, Lisa Martin graduates congratu-
and Crystal Knight, dis- lated each other on
played their hard a job well done.
earned degrees.

70 Graduation


FAMU's graduating sen-
iors anxiously waited for
the words to be said
granting them permis-
sion to turn their tassels
and officially graduate.


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Graduation 71

The 1992-93 sports year at Florida A&M University once
again featured high moments for the teams as well as for
individuals, adding to the mystique of success that is FAMU
athletics. The top team performances included the turh "- -- .""-,
around by women's basketball and softball. The track pro-. -"
gram, which has produced countless All-Americans and two
Olympic team members, proved to be the most dominant
team in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, sweeping the
indoor and outdoor championships for both men and women.
Men's tennis continued to exercise dominance. FAMU also
recorded several second-place finishes in the MEAC in foot.
ball, women's volleyball and women's tennis, and a third.
place baseball finish. Overall, the athletic program was the
clear front-runner for men's and women's all-sports trophies
in the MEAC.

nThougnh 1992 was a rough season, the H
mighty Rattler football team tackled "
tough competition with strong FAMU
pride and a "Rattlers Never Say Die"
attitude The team also managed to
pull Out a few surprises and set individ- mer, s basket
--.i" vual records 0ra fo their fie i

Y ready produced many All-Americans
and two Olympic team members,
-...o. .. once again proved to be a force to .
be reckoned with The 1992-93 season
saw the Rattler 's dominate thle Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference
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P probably the only thing that remained consistent
about the 1992-93 Rattler football team was its
inconsistency. While the Rattlers amazed many
teams, both inside and outside of the Mid-Eastern Athlet-
ic Conference with their skill and talent; they also sur-
prised the coaches, fans and even themselves with minor
mistakes that ended up costing them the game. Still,
despite an inexperienced offensive line and a series of
injuries, the Rattlers managed to end their season at 7-4.
The team also suffered a post-season loss in the Heritage
Bowl to Grambling State in Bragg Memorial Stadium.
The mighty FAMU Rattlers began the season in rare
form with a 28-17 win over Division I-AA powerhouse,
Georgia Southern. The team then went on to bewilder
sports analysts as well as win respect with a "moral vic-
tory" against then number-one ranked Miami Hurricanes.
The Rattlers held the former national champions to only
38 points.
In congruent with the team's overall season disap-
pointments, the Rattlers put in record individual perfor-
mances. Defensive back William Carroll set a new school
career interception mark with 23 interceptions. Running
back Chuck Duffey set the record for single-game car-
ries when he carried 30 times against Tennessee State.
Terry Mickens, a wide receiver, set a record for recep-
tions during a single-game with 13 receptions against
GSU. Quarterback Tracy Weldon had an outstanding
season. He set records as a first-year starter in passing,
attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns. Overall,
the season was one of struggle and personal triumph for
the Rattlers.
By Jowanna Oates

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Tyrone Davis, Terry Mickens and Chad Farm stood on the side-
lines to gain a different perspective of the game. I


28 at Georgia Southern University 17
0 at University of Miami 38
20 #Tennessee State University 12
20 #at Delaware State University 22
16 at Southern University Baton Rouge 6
21 #Bethune-Cookman College 35

#:Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
*:Heritage Bowl II, Tallahassee, FL


K. Riley, /II, D. Dixon, K. Taulor, T. Cameron, M. Burns, G. Bethune, A. Smith, T. Weldon, T. Bridges, K. Brown, K. Odum, J. Thurman, A. Rucker, G. Lewis,
E. Cooper, A. Hightower, T. Davis, C. White, K. Vidal, A. Carter, T. Cockrell, L. Williams, J. Bell, W. Carroll, S. Simpkins, R. Glover, M. Mitchell, D. Smith, E.
Reeves, B. Brown, P. Reddick, G. Duffey, J. Jenkins, M. Honeycutt, A. Cook, F. Wilkins, R. Gorden, M. Lee, E. Conner, E. Holmes, L. Greene, S. Lambert,
B. Daniels, A. Barrial, C. Davis, D. Jones, D. Boney, A. Douglas, S. Stockton, T. Simms, R. Foster, C. Home, W. Williams, E. Stroud, J. Sanchez, M. Jones,
A. Jenkins, L. Skillens, M. Durant, K. Kilpatrick, T. Green, R. Orsini, J. Brown, R. Deleveaux, D. Ingram, D. Farquhar, 1. Dillard, M. Lampkin, J. Martin, T.
Mickens, G. Terrell, B. Hargrett, A. Bland, K. Kelly, C. Fann, H. Johnson, C. Mosley, D. Prosser, B. Gainer, E. Collier, T. Kirby, D. Turner, K. Ivey, D. Austin, E.

The Rattlers got set in their respective positions to take it to the
Grambling State Tigers.

Football 75



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Players listened intently to the instructions given by offensive
Line coach, Jerry Riopelle and head coach, Ken Riley, Jr.

Rattler defensive back Ken Riley, III made a smooth interception during the
University of Miami game played at the Orange Bowl.

Linebackers Samuel Stockton and Earl Holmes took a time-out The mighty Rattlers prepared to take on Tennessee State in
from the game. Super Showdown XXXII played in Atlanta.

76 Football



Linebacker Antonio Barrial got set to stop a Hurricane in its

1 Wide receiver Terry Mickens examined the game from the
sidelines with a host of other Rattlers.

The Rattlers piled on extra defense when they went up against
Delaware State.

Football 77

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W hen one thinks of Homecoming at FAMU, one tra-
ditionally thinks of a theatrical Marching "100"
halftime show and a game dominated by the
mighty Rattler defense. However, on a bright Halloween
afternoon (before a capacity crowd of 28,547) the
Bears of Morgan State University pulled an unwelcome
surprise on the Rattlers by forcing them to give up 583
yards to earn their 42-32 victory.
The Bears, who had not won a Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference game all season, proved that they were
ready to play when they drove the ball 67 yards in three
minutes. They raised the score to 0-7 in the first quarter.
By half-time, however, the Rattlers had come back to
life. The deficit was then only 14-17, thanks in part to kick
returned Tyrone Davis and his 84 yard touchdown. Fol-
lowing Orlando Persell's fumble on a pitch, safety Darrell
Smith raced 74 yards for touchdown to ensure a Rattler
Jamil Martin, a wide receiver, summed up
the feeling of the entire atmosphere,
"Homecoming is a time when the whole
university, alumni and current students
come together to show the world what
true Rattlers are all about."
By Jowanna Oates










Defensive back William Carroll strolled back to his position after
receiving instructions during a half-time break.

The Rattlers gathered in a circle to hear the encouraging words
of linebacker coach, Alonzo Lee.

78 Homecoming



On a hot homecoming, Halloween afternoon, defensive back William Carroll jumped on a Morgan State fumble before a
caoacitv crowd in Braaa Memorial Stadium.

patient Rattlers waited to get in the game during Homecoming. Though Morgan State proved to be tough competi-
tion, the mighty Rattlers were able to put a heavy dose on venom into the Bears' offense.


Homecoming 79


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Fifty years ago, FAMU was known as Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical .College (FAMCEE). At that time, the
college was also having an enormous party to celebrate
their National Championship football team. Exactly fifty
years later, the champions came back home to celebrate their
victory once again.
Not only did team members come back to celebrate, but
they also brought along a special lady the 1942 Miss FAMCEE
- Margaret Fields Bass. During their visit members of the team,
both living and deceased, were honored. They received certifi-
cates as well as medals from President Humphries and Nathaniel
Pilate, President of the FAMU National Alumni Association.
Team members were honored by the Marching 100, FAMU
family and friends. These men felt honored to be remembered
by the University. For many of them it was a chance to become
reacquainted with one another, and also a time to mourn the
passing of former teammates. These men, as well as Miss FAM-
CEE, came back to their Alma Mater to celebrate a victory, but
left with both new and old friends and a reaffirmed love for
By Michelle Bellamy

80 1942 Champions

Dr. Frederick S. Humphries presented each member of the 1942
championship team with certificates and medallions.













Among former players honored were Nathaniel Turner, Dr. Alien Killings, A.G. Williams, Howard Gentry, Jerry Gorantes, Jimmie
Thompson, and former athletic director Hansel Tookes. Also in attendance was Miss FAMCEE 1942 Margaret Fields Bass.

The 1942 team, winners of 9 games without a loss or tie, shared
some valuable information with members of the 1992 squad.

Members of the 1942 national championship team, along with
head coach Ken Riley, Jr. reminisced on old times.

1942 Champions 81

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Al Lawson, from Tallahassee blocked a shot in mid-air College.

82 Basketball

Asspite a season plagued by personal and financial troubles,
he 1992-93 men's basketball team proved that true Rattlers
never say die.
The Rattlers entered the 1992 season with a combination of
youth and veteran talent. Players such as Kevin Colson, Copeland
Jackson, Al Lawton, Jr., Joey McGear, Anton Walton, and 1991 Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year DeLon "Heavy D"
Turner dazzled thousands at Gaither Gymnasium with their mixture of
talent and tenacity.
This season, the Rattlers posted a record of 10-18. Although the
team lost its first seven games, it ended by setting an overall record.
Adding to the difficult season was the two week absence of Turner
and Walton. Despite this, the team rebounded only to have their
championship chances dashed by Coppin State in the semi-finals.
The Rattlers head men's basketball coach resigned from his posi-
tion in the middle of the semester. This also contributed to the disap-
pointing season. Booker, who posted a nine-year record of 137-125
said, "I saw the program diminishing from where it was in 1987-1988.
The program was not growing as fast as it should have, and I felt I was
not as effective as I could have been with our limited budget," he
By Jowanna Oates

Copeland Jackson, a senior guard, tried to steal the ball away from a Wildcat as he attempted to drive downcourt.

Guard Al Lawson, /// remained focused on the basketball and its owner.

Basketball I 83


83 at Georgia Tech University 112
65 at Alabama State University 83
43 at Princeton University 51
70 at Jackson State Univ. 107
52 at Univ. of Central Florida 62
72 *at Morgan State University 86
63 *at Coppin State University 69
85 *at Howard University 840T
65 at University of Oklahoma 146
68 *at North Carolina A&T 84
74 *at South Carolina State 86
83 *at Maryland-Estn Shore 63
91 *at Delaware State University 88
66 *at Bethune-Cookman College 70
90 MEAC Tourn. Morgan State 87
69 MEAC Tourn. Coppin State 81


84 Basketball

Heavy "D" DeLon Turner showed opponents why he
made first-team honors for two consecutive years.

(standing) Curtis Williams, DeLon Turner, Lester Hunt, Joey McGear, Anton Walton, Steve Brycnt, Ibn Pitts, Credell
Wingate, Copeland Jackson. (kneeling) Delwyn Jackson, Alfred Lawson, III, Byron Coast, Billy McClammey, Renaldo
Davis, Rodney Staten, Kevin Colson.

Guard Al Lawson, /// took it to the hoop against Old Dominion.

Ibn Pitts, a forward, urged one of his teammates to pass the bll
9 I to him.

Basketball 85

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ence with a young
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something to prove
they managed to
do just that. The
women's basketball
team stepped into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for the first time, and
surprisingly the Rattlerette's finished their season at 12-4. This record left FAMU in
a three-way tie with Coppin State and South Carolina State universities.
Head coach Claudette Farmer returned for a third year to direct this fairly
young team. In fact, the squad consisted of seven freshmen players. However,
with the leadership of veterans such as Sherrall Bass, Demetria McMillian and
Natalie White, the team was able to triumph with flying colors.
Sophomore guard Natalie White claimed the distinction of being the Rattler-
ette's only first-team pick for the 1993 All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team.
She averaged 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and over four steals per game. Senior
center Sherrall Bass was a second-team selection. She averaged 17.3 points
and 8.3 rebounds per game. Freshman forward-center Cathy Robinson was
voted Women's Rookie of the Year. This was not a total surprise since she was
named Rookie of the Week six times during the regular season.
All in all, the Rattlerette's completed their first season successfully in the MEAC
through an equal combination of physical and mental prowess. Hopefully, the .
years ahead will also prove to be stellar seasons as young players improve with
By Jowanna Oates The Rattlerettes established themselves
as future powerhouses.

1: Eddranette Arnod, Monika Williams, Natalie White 2: Angela McPhoul, Tonya Woods, Demetria McMillian, Hazel Jackson
3: Cathy Robinson, Kira Thompson, Sherroll Bass, Wynetto Ollie, Kischa Reed

8 3 Basketball

Rookie of the Year, freshman Cathy Robinson (a forward-center) shot for two points
against rivals from Bethune-Cookman College.


79 at Eckerd College 62
73 at Florida Memorial 64
53 Western Kentucky 76
67 Georgia Southern 82
71 at Tennessee State 88
66 at Univ. of Florida 92
68 Univ. of Detroit-Mercy 76
95 *N. CAROLINA A&T 91
80 *at Morgan State 79
58 *at Coppin State 61
83 *at N. Carolina A&T 60
85 *at South Carolina St. 70
95 *at Spelman College 35
67 *at Maryland-Estn Sh 59
70 *at Delaware State 51
51 *at Bethune-Cookman 54
68 **N. Carolina A&T 75

* Conference Games
* Conference Tournament

Basketball 87

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opponent's hands.

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The Rattlerettes spent hours practicing as well as took time out
before games to sharpen their shooting skills.

88 Basketball

" Hazel Jackson waited to see where the ball would land
so she could head in the right direction.
C All-conference player Sherrall Bass proved unstoppa-
ble by opponents.

Guard Kischa Reed tried to beat the shotclock as she
raced downcourt.

Basketball 89







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(back) Roberta Orr, Tonya Reed, Lisa Rawling, Ramera Jones, Jennifer Beal, Ayanna
Ward, Kim McCommon.

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Alex Marshall and Briari Davis listened to Coach
Merkerson's instructions.

(front) Oman Dickens, Marc Hamilton, David Wilson, Brian Davis (back) Alex
Marshall, Torre Gilyard, Curtis Ricks, Richard Brooks



Mastering swimming strokes took time, effort and j
a lot of patience.


Nov. 7
Nov. 13
Nov. 20-21
Dec. 3-5
Jan. 15
Jan. 16
Jan. 23
Jan. 30
Feb. 5
Feb. 6
Feb. 12
Feb. 19-21
Mar. 12-14
Mar. 18-20
Mar. 25-27


Orange/Green Meet
Louisiana St. U.
Univ. of Florida
Florida St. U.
Ga. Southern U.
Univ. of S. Tennessee
Univ. of Miami
Univ. of S. Tennessee
Delta St./SW Missouri
NE Louisiana Univ.
Ga. Tech. Southern
SE Championships
NCAA Regionals
NCAA Women's Ch.
NCAA Men's Champ.


Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Gainesville, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Ft. Pierce, FL
Sewanee, TN
Cleveland, MS
Monroe, LA
Statesburg, GA
Davidson, NC
Auburn, AL
Minneapolis, MN
Indianapolis, IN



Swimming 91




Univ. of Florida
McNeese State
U.S. Air Invit.
Univ. of Florida
Clemson Invit.
MEAC Championship


Lake Charles
Johnson City


March 6
March 13
March 19-20
March 26-27
April 3
April 10
April 16-17
April 23-24

Edward Waters Relays
FAMU Relays
FSU Relays
Univ. of Fl. Relays
S. Carolina Relays
Alabama A&M Relays
MEAC Spring Champs.
TAC Athl. Congress


Veteran Sylvia Martin recruited a fellow teammate to
help her with her stretching exercises.

Members of the men's track team practiced for hours everyday to
insure they were in tio-top condition before each meet.

92 Track and Field

SRicky Scales focused his sights on the finish line waiting
in the distance.





I Ir



I A FAMU relay runner gained ground on her Fine-tuned runners got ready to speed out of the starting blocks. (below) A female
competitor, athlete demonstrated her high-jumping talent.

Carletto McKenzie sized up the com-
petition before she entered the blocks.

Track and Field 93




The 1992-93 softball season was one of
record-setting caliber for the FAMU
Rattlerettes softball team. After going 9-
41 in the 1992 season, the Rattlerettes
made a spectacular turn-around, posting
a single-season school record victory
mark of 34-25 overall and giving the
school its first winning season since switching to fastpitch
softball in 1984.
The Rattlerettes also won the inaugural Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference Softball Championship, defeating
top-seeded Delaware State 20-3, finishing the season
undefeated in the conference at 13-0.
Schedule-wise, the team had some tough competi-
tion. The Rattlerettes faced three top 20 teams, Florida
State (#7), University of Illinois, Chicago (#18) and Uni-
versity of Virginia (#19). They also played the likes of
Georgia Tech, Georgia State, University of Illinois, Toledo
University and Eastern Illinois University.
Leading the way for the Rattlerettes was Marcelina
Smith who topped the team in batting average, at bats,
runs, hits, doubles, triples, homers, RBI's, and tied for first in
stolen bases. In fact, Smith's 19 homeruns eclipsed the
single-season record of 18 set in 1985 and her 66 RBI total
came four shy of the single season record of 70. She
finished the season ranked nationally in three categories:
homeruns, RBI's, and batting average (.427).
By Alvin Hollins

I -^^^ ^^U

Tamara Cohen carefully guarded second base.

I (front) Jill Klundt, Marigrace Mells, Alissa Smith, Dikila Jones (back) Natasha Campbell, Janell Staton, Natasha Hall, Shelbi Lucas,
Coach Veronica Wiggins, Tamara Cohen, Marcelina Smith, Ureatha Cope/and, Psauntia Andrews

94 Softball

Records: 34-25*, 13-0 in MEAC

Pitcher of Record
4-12 ,

VALDOSTA STATE.............
VALDOSTA STATE.............
WEST FLORIDA ..............
WEST FLORIDA ..............
NORTH FLORIDA .............
NORTH FLORIDA ............
FLORIDA STATE..............
TROY STATE ...............
TROY STATE ................
at Valdosta State College...........
at Valdosta State College...........
@at Kennesaw State College .........
@at Georgia Southern ............
@at Georgia State University ........
at Georgia Tech ...............
at Georgia Tech ...............
FLORIDA STATE ............
+ NORFOLK STATE............
*Adelphi University (N.Y.) .........
*University of Illinois Chicago .......
**Toledo University (Ohio)..........
*University of Virginia...........
**University of South Florida.........
#at Bethune-Cookman ...........
#at Bethune-Cookman ..........
+ + West Florida...............
+ +Mobile College .............
++Athens ...............
+ + University of Illinois ...........
++Delta State College...........
+ + Faulkner...............
EDWARD WATERS (Fla.) .........
EDWARD WATERS (Fla.) ..........
at Florida State University .........
at Florida State University ..........
at Troy (Ala.) State University ........
at Troy (Ala.) State University ........
at Edward Waters (Fla.)..........
at Edward Waters (Fla.)...........
*Morgan State ...............
*Maryland Eastern Shore ..........
*North Carolina A&T...........
*Delaware State College...........


(#) MEAC GAMES; (@) Georgia State Invitational; (+) FAMUSpring Sports Carnival; (*) FSU
Invitational (+ +) WEst Florida Invitational; (*) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships

A softball player kept her eyes on the ball as it spiraled toward

bh Marcelina Smith made sure her opponent never hit homeplate.

Softball 95



Klundt (L, 0-1)
Staton (L, 0-1)
Klundt (L, 0-2)
Staton (W, 1-1)
Klundt (W, 1-2)
Staton (W, 2-1)
Staton (L, 2-2)
Staton (W, 3-2)
Klundt (W, 2-2)
Klundt (W, 3-2)
Staton (W, 4-2)
Klundt (W, 4-2)
Klundt (W, 5-2)
Staton (W, 5-2)
Klundt (W, 6-2)
Staton (W, 6-2)
Staton (W, 7-2)
Andrews (L, 0-1)
Andrews (L, 0-2)
Klundt (L, 6-3)
Andrews (L, 0-3)
Klundt (L, 6-4)
Staton (L, 7-3)
Klundt (L, 6-5)
Andrews (W, 1-3)
Staton (W, 8-3)
Klundt (W, 7-5)
Andrews (W, 2-3)
Klundt (W, 8-5)
Andrews (W, 3-3)
Klundt (L, 8-6)
Andrews (L, 3-4)
Andrews (L, 3-5)
Klundt (L, 8-7)
Andrews (L, 3-6)
Klundt (L, 8-8)
Andrews (L, 3-7)
Klundt (W, 9-8)
Andrews (W, 4-7)
Klundt (W, 10-8)
Andrews (W, 5-7)
Klundt (L, 10-9)
Staton (L, 8-4)
Andrews (W, 6-7)
Klundt (W, 11-9)
Andrews (L, 6-8)
Andrews (W, 7-8)
Klundt (W, 12-9)
Klundt (L, 12-10)
Staton (L, 8-5)
Klundt (L, 12-11)
Andrews (L, 7-9)
Klundt (W, 13-11)
Andrews (W, 8-9)
Andrews (W, 9-9)
Klundt (W, 14-11)
Andrews (W, 10-9)
Andrews (W, 11-9)


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1992-93 Tennis Team: (front) Marcus Vickars, Larry Thompson, John
Webb (back) Momar Malliones, Cory Cook, Asst. Coach Jim Hargrove,
Marcus Conyers, Chris Burls

(front) Chris Burls, Asst. Coach Jim Hargrove, Coach Mun-
gen, Suru Balogun (back) MidEastern Athletic Confer-

ence Representative, Larry
John Webb, Marcus Conyers,

Thompson, Melvis Alston,
Cory Cook

6 Tennis

Nigerian-born, Suru Balogun, won the Best Player title after a 25
match winning streak and the MEAC championship the second year
in a row.
Tennis players demonstrated sportsmanship by shaking hands before
and after a match or practice.

Tennis 97


2-3 M E AC Schools ............................................................... Greensboro, NC
22 Bethune-Cookman College (1:00) ................................ Daytona Beach, FL
5 at Univ. of West Florida (1:30) ................................................. Pensacola, FL
12 VALDOSTA STATE (2:00) ...............................TALLAHASSEE
13 TROY STATE (10:00 A.M. MEN ONLY) ...........TALLAHASSEE
13 JACKSONVILLE (11:00 WOMEN) .................TALLAHASSEE
1 8 GEORGIA STATE (2:00 MEN) ........................TALLAHASSEE
20 at Jacksonville University (11:00) .................................... Jacksonville, FL
25 at Stetson University (1:00) ........................................................ DeLand, FL
27 MERCER UNIVERSITY (1:00) ........................ TALLAHASSEE
1 at Valdosta State (2:00) .......................................................... Valdosta, GA
27 STETSON UNIVERSITY (1:00) ...................... TALLAHASSEE
31 BETHUNE-COOKMAN (1:00) ......................... TALLAHASSEE
9 at Mercer University (3:00) .......................................................... Macon, GA
15-17 M E A C CHAMPIONSHIP ........................... TALLAHASSEE

Chris Burls, the men's tennis team captain, posed for a picture on one
of FAMU's tennis courts.






he Florida A&M University Rattler baseball
team finished the 1993 campaign 22-24,
following a season-ending double-
header loss to Stetson University.
The Rattlers, who finished under .500 for
the second straight season, also came up
short in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Tournament, April 15-17. The three-time de-
fending tournament champion Rattlers fin-
ished third in the tourney, losing 8-4 to Dela-
ware State University in the loser's bracket fi-
nal. Florida A&M University's Rattlers lost 7-5
to Howard University in the opening round,
then won four straight games in the loser's
bracket, to come within a game of the
championship round.
The 1992-93 Rattler baseball team was
ranked in the Top 20 nationally in runs scored
and batting average, while outfielder Ran-
dall Pannell finished the season eighth in the
nation in stolen bases with 40 in 41 attempts.
Outfielder Artis Johnson, who finished the
season with a team-best .393 batting aver-
age, also led the club in homers (7), RBIs (47),
doubles (8) and triples (6) collecting 102 to-
tal bases, the second-highest single-season
total in school history behind former star Mar-
quis Grissom's 130 (in 1988).
Freshman first baseman Wilton Person
(.404, 2 HRs, 17 RBIs) is one of the future
young guns as well as infielder Dwight O'Neal
(.322, 2 HRs, 27 RBIs, eight doubles). Seniors
who had a major impact and will be missed
include infielders Adrian West (.370, who had
51 walks in 73 games, finishing second in runs
scored with 48) and David Watkins (.334, 2
HRs, 38 RBIs, eight doubles, four triples). As a
team, the Rattlers hit .317, while stealing 128
bases in 1239 attempts in 46 games.
By Alvin Hollins


Final Florida A&MRattler Baseball Scorecard 1993
Season Records: 22-24, 7-1 in MEACSouthern As Of 5-1-93

Opponent Score
at Florida International ...... 6-1
at Florida International ..... 7-11
at Florida International ...... 6-8
TROY (Ala.) STATE ...... -6
#SOUTH CAROLINA ST....... 22-1
#SOUTH CAROLINA ST....... 13-3
SOUTHERN-B.R. (La.)...... 2-23
SOUTHERN-B.R. (La.)...... 6-10
ALABAMA STATE...... 27-11
ALABAMA STATE...... 13-3
#at Bethune-Cookman...... 8-1
#atBethune-Cookman...... 5-3
at South Florida...... 2-23
at South Florida...... 6-21
at Valdosta State (Ga.) ...... 8-17
VALDOSTA STATE (Ga.)...... 10-7
JACKSON STATE (Miss.)...... 17-6
@ALBANY STATE (Ga.)...... 13-2
@VIRGINIA STATE...... 16-6
at Alabama State ...... 4-3
at Alabama State ...... 7-3
at Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) 3-11
at Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) 10-14
at Jackson (Miss.) State ......
JACKSONVILLE (Fla.)...... 3-21
at Jacksonville (Fla.)......
at Troy (Ala.) State...... 5-10
South Alabama"*...... 6-15
South Alabama" ...... 10-12
#at South Carolina State......
#at South Carolina State ......
"BETHUNE-COOKMAN ...... 14-7
"*DELAWARE STATE...... 8-4
at Florida Atlantic ...... 3-5
at Florida Atlantic...... 5-9
MERCER (Ga.) UNIVERSITY...... 17-11
at Mercer (Ga.) University...... 3-27
at Mercer (Ga.) University...... 1-11
at Stetson (Fla.) University...... 8-13
at Stetson (Fla.) University 6-10

1: Rodell Felton, Gaylon Williams, Dwight O'Neal, Bren Oehser, Adrian Artis Johnson, Randall Pannell 3: Coach Mike Henry, Zack Hoyrst, Dana
West, David Watkins, Eddie Odom, DeMarcus Robinson, Jason Williams Campbell, Antonio Rivers, Wilton Person, DeArmas Graham, Lynott Polk,
2: Marcelle Milner, Carlos LaGuardia, Brett RichardWats Tony Watson, David Prosser, Lee Benning, Errol Thomas, Coach Joseph Durant
Maurio Watkins, Walker West, Derek Townsend, Anthony Moreland,

98 Baseball



Pitcher OfRecord
Prosser (W, 1-0)
Townsend (L, 0-1)
Benning (L, 0-1)
Prosser (W, 2-0)
Moreland (W, 1-0); Polk (Save,
Thomas (L, 0-1)
Prosser (W, 3-0)
Townsend (W, 1-1)
Polk (L, 0-1)
Moreland (L, 1-1)
Prosser (W, 4-0)
Townsend (W, 2-1)
Polk (W, 1-1)
Moreland (W, 2-1)
Prosser (L, 4-1)
Townsend (L, 2-2)
Milner (L, 0-1)
Prosser (W, 5-1)
Benning (W, 1-1)
Townsend (W, 3-2)
Moreland (W, 3-1)
Prosser(L, 5-2)
Polk (W, 2-1)
Oehser (W, 1-0)
Townsend (W, 4-2)
Milner (W, 1-1)
Prosser (L, 5-3)
Polk (L, 2-2)

-3 Townsend (L, 4-
-4 Moreland (L, 3-2)
-5 Benning (L, 1-2)
-6 Oehser (L, 1-1)
-7 Prosser (L, 5-4)
+1 Polk (W, 3-2); Mi
+2 Moreland (W, 4-:
+3 Townsend (W, 5-
+4 Oehser (W, 2-1)
-1 Rivers(L,0-1)
-2 Prosser (L, 5-5)
-3 Benning (L, 1-3)
-4 Polk(L,3-3)
+1 Milner(W,2-1)
-1 Prosser (L, 5-6)
-2 Moreland (L, 4-3)
-3 Prosser (L, 5-7)
-4 Moreland (L, 4-4)

(#) MEAC South Divisional Games; (@) Spring Sports Carnival; (**) at Fort Walton
Beach, Florida
(**) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament; HOME GAMES IN BOLD.

Baseball 99


Ulner(Save 1)


1 Adrian West INF
2 David Watkins INF
3 Eddie Odom INF
4 Bren Oehser INF
5 Marcelle Milner P
6 Gaylon Williams INF
7 Jason Williams P
9 Anthony Moreland P
10 Walker West OF
11 Derek Townsend P
12 Artis Johnson OF
13 Carlos LaGuardia INF
14 Wilton Person INF
15 Lee Benning P


16 Zack Hoyrst INF
17 Brett Richardson C
18 Rodell Felton OF
19 Errol Thomas P
20 DeArmas Graham OF
21 Dwight O'Neal INF
22 Tony Watson OF
24 Maurio Watkins C-P
25 Randall Pannel OF
26 Antonio Rivers OF-P
27 Lynott Polk P
28 Dana Campbell C
29 DeMarcus Robinson INF
30 David Prosser P

1 Ken Riley, II DB
2 Deric Dixon DB
3 Keino Taylor DB
4 Tim Camron DK
5 Michael Burns RB
6 Gregory Bethune DB
7 Antonio Smith DB
8 Tracy Weldon QB
9 Tremayne Bridges WR
10 Keith Brown QB
11 Karlos Odum QB
12 Eric Hawkins QB
13 James Thurman WR
14 Antonio Rucker QB
15 Gary Lewis QB
16 Ernest Cooper QB
17 Antar Rivers DB
18 Arthur Hightower DB
19 Tyrone Davis WR
20 Chris White RB
21 Kwame Vidal RB
23 Arrington Carter DB
24 Thaddeus Cockrell RB
25 Louis "Salt" Williams LB
26 Jamie Bell WR
27 William Carroll DB
28 Sha-Meil Simpkins RB
29 Reggie Glover RB
30 Mike Mitchell FB
31 Darrell Smith DB
32 Earl Reeves RB
33 Barry Brown DB
34 Patrick Reddick FB
35 Louis "Pepper" Williams FB
36 Gerald "Chuck" Duffey RB
37 Primus Burley DB
38 Jamil Jenkins DB
39 Michael Honeycutt DB
40 Antonio Cook DB
41 Frankie Wilkins RB
42 Robert Gordon LB
43 Marty Lee RB
44 Eaion Conner LB
45 Earl Holmes LB
46 Lee Greene DE
47 Shaun Lambert LB
48 Bruce Daniels LB
51 Antonio Barrial LB

52 Charles "Bo" Davis OL
53 Greg Richardson LB
54 Doug Jones LB
55 Demetrius Boney LB
56 Thad Swan DL
57 Austin Douglas DL
58 Samuel Stockton LB
59 Terry Simms LB
60 Raphael Foster DL
61 Corey Phillips DL
62 Christopher Home OL
63 Wally Williams OC
64 Eric Stroud OL
65 Julio Sanchez OL
66 Mario Jones OL
67 Ali Jenkins OL
68 Leon Skillens OL
69 Marcus Durant OC
70 Kwame Kilpatrick OL
71 Timothy Green OL
72 Robert Orsini OL
73 Jamie Brown OL
74 Roosevelt Deleveaux OL
75 Doby Ingram DL
76 Jerome Irwin OT
77 David Farquhar OL
78 Ivory Dillard OL
79 Marcus Lampkin DL
80 Jamil Martin WR
81 Terry Mickens WR
82 George Terrell TE
83 Brian Hargrett WR
84 Anthony Bland WR
85 Keith Kelly WR
86 Chad Fann TE
87 Howard Johnson WR
88 Corey Mosley TE
89 Brian Berry TE
90 Kwan Akkebala DE
91 David Prosser TE
92 Ben Gainer DE
93 Ervin Collier DE
94 Torrey Kirby DL
95 Rod Williams DE
96 Derrick Turner DL
97 Kenny vey DE
98 Douglas Austin DL
99 Ed Dean DE


Wd.1 A...

Kevin Colson
Clarence Davis
Byron Coast
Alfred Lawson, III
Copeland Jackson
Renaldo "Ricky" Davis
Credell Wingate
Rodney Staten



30 Curtis Williams F-G
31 Billy McClammey G
32 Lester Hunt F
33 Delwyn Jackson G
34 Steve Bryant F
42 Joey McGear C-F
44 Ibn Pitts F
50 DeLon Turner F
55 Anton Walton C

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Natalie White
Demetria McMillian
Hazel Jackson
Kischa Reed
Eddranette Arnold
Sherall Bass




Wynetta Ollie
Monika Williams
Cathy Robinson
Tonya Woods
Kira Thompson
Angela McPhaul

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* Operation Student Concern
* SASS: Student Academic Support System
* Student Support Services

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For most students, summer is a season
that never comes soon enough and never
quite lasts long enough. After two grueling
semesters of exams, papers, presentations,
and lectures, the summer is often set aside
for exciting vacations or simple relaxation
at home. Unfortunately, however, there
were some students who left for home only
to return to Tallahassee a few weeks later
for the opening of the summer session. For
these "year-round" students, summer vaca-
tion was over all too quickly. For some stu-
dents, summer school was an absolute must
since mandatory classes for some majors
were only offered at this time. One nursing
student stated, "The only reason I'm sacri-
ficing my summer is so I can graduate this
December; but, if this class wasn't manda-
tory, I wouldn't be here."

"I went home for only two
weeks, then I had to come
right back to Tallahassee. I
haven't had much of a very
good summer."
Evette Young

There are some advantages to taking
classes during summer session. For one, the
campus is less crowded. Also, summer class-
es tend to be smaller and allow for a closer
student/teacher relationship. Still, there
are certain disadvantages that come with
the territory. As already mentioned, stu-
dents who attend summer school have to
sacrifice a carefree summer and attend
school almost year-round. Also, Tallahassee
weather can be unbearably hot during sum-
mer months. In addition, though less stu-
dents means less disturbance it also means
fewer parties and other activities. Still, for
must students summer school attendance
proved beneficial when repeating a course,
earning extra credits or the all important
- finishing in time for graduation day.
By Lisa N. Martin

6k-i- i- hutlanl.

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Despite the warm summer weather, Nyeesha Cook
worked around the clock inside of her Student Govern-
ment office to get her job done.

FAMU's Student Government workers remained ac-
tive throughout the summer months. Darrien Bonney
put in many busy hours to insure that everything ran

110 Summer School






Sophomores Brendon Lancaster and Lydia Burse (ac-
counting and electrical engineering students, respec-
tively) spent a summer evening discussing issues in
the library.
A FAMU summer school student did some last minute
studying before her examination outside of the Gore
Education Complex.

Summer School 111

Seniors Gregory Jackson and Derry West sacrificed
their summers in order to attend school year-round
and graduate early.

The Office of Special Programs and Services staff -
Avis Simmonds, Secretary, Dr. Junious Brown, Direc-
tor, and Sheila Martin, Secretary.


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S j

Secretary Sheila Martin prepared documents for Dr.
Junious Brown, the Director of the Office of Special
Programs and Services.
Director of the Office of Special Programs and Service,
Dr. Junious Brown, juggled a busy schedule by han-
dling business calls and reviewing computer files at
the same time.

112 Special Programs





The Office of Special Programs and Ser-
vices (directed by Dr. Junious Brown, Jr.) is
responsible for assisting all international
students attending Florida A&M University.
The office serves as a liaison between inter-
national students and the U.S. Department
of Immigration and Naturalization Services
and assists these students in extending Vi-
sa's, transferring to another university, ob-
taining off-campus work permits, obtaining
money from other countries, and obtaining
authorization to leave and return the coun-
In addition, students who have special
needs because of a physical or mental handi-
cap are also assisted by the Special Pro-
grams and Services Office when they arrive
on campus. The office staff stays in close
contact with federal and state agencies
which provide services to disabled individ-

"As an employee, I enjoy
working with Dr. Brown be-
cause he is a person who is
concerned with the needs
of the students and makes
special efforts to assist
when needed."
Avis Simmonds

The Office of Special Programs and Ser-
vices also assists minority (non-black) stu-
dents in obtaining the appropriate resources
needed to make the transition to the Univer-
sity. Also, since all students must have an
identification card taken after registration,
the office takes ID pictures for incoming
freshmen and replaces lost or misplaced ID
cards for other students. The Office of Spe-
cial Programs and Services is also responsi-
ble for all judicial matters (non-academic)
involving students and academic matters
which might come within the purview of the
Student Code of Conduct. Located in room
116 of the Foote-Hilyer Administration
building, the Office of Special Programs and
Services effects all Florida A&M University
students in some aspect.


Tony Snow utilized the facilities provided in the Office Special Programs and Services office secretary, Avis
of Special Programs and Services. Simmonds, loaded the ID camera in order to take a
new student's ID picture.

Special Programs 113

_I I I _


Directed by Marti Johnson, the Career
Development and Placement Center is an
integral part of the total education process
at Florida A&M University. It is housed un-
der the Division of Student Affairs and pro-
vides such services as: assisting students in
exploring and understanding themselves,
the world of work, and the decision making
process; assisting students with developing
career goals and objectives and planning
activities to realize their goals; and assisting
students in exploring potential employers.
Also, the Career Center seeks to provide
individual and group counseling sessions for
students to explore career interests and to
develop employability skills needed in con-
ducting the job search.
One of the most recognized services the
Career Center provides is the co-ordination

"The Career Center is one
of the most progressive and
comprehensive placement
programs in the country
with the focus of FAMU
students as its customers."

Marti Johnson

of campus wide recruitment fairs during
both the fall and spring semesters of each
year. During this time, hundreds of formida-
ble organizations visit the campus to recruit
students for permanent employment, intern-
ships, graduate school admissions, and in
some instances, special scholarships.
Students and alumni are eligible to partic-
ipate in the campus recruitment program.
However, to become eligible, hopeful partici-
pants must attend orientation and registra-
tion sessions which are offered at the begin-
ning of each semester. Other career
programs include the Corporate Career
Expo, a Graduate and Professional School
Day, a Government Job Fair, a Teacher Re-
cruitment Day, a Skills Assessment Seminar,
and the Youth Motivation Task Force.
By Jennifer Wiggins




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Vivian Bush Employer Relations Representative; Career Placement Center Secretary, Barbara J. Sut-
Marti Johnson Executive Director; Delores Dean ton, handled incoming calls to the office.
Associate Director; Barbara Sutton Secretary;
Lawanda Smith Computer Consultant.

114 Career Center



The Career Placement Center's Director, Marti John-
son, searched for a specific title on the bookshelf in
her office.

A FAMU graduate returned to look at the Job Board
located in the Career Placement Center.

Marti Johnson reviewed work submitted to her by
Employer Relations Representative, Vivian Bush.

Career Center 115

Daniel Boylen juggled both the demands of being a
student and being a Supreme Court member.

Ramona Jackson (a broadcast journalism student)
learned how to divide her time between her studies
and her new-found sorority.

Karmen Roann found time within her already hectic
schedule to run for the demanding position of Miss

116 Gifted Students

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How does one become a well rounded stu-
dent? How can an individual balance school,
extracurricular activities, a social life, and
perhaps work, while excelling in each of
them? These are just a few of the questions
that plague new students every year who
later find that the road to this balance is of-
ten a long and treacherous one.
Senior Solon Phillips, a political science
major believed the key to being a well
rounded student begins freshman year. He
stated, "School must be your first and fore-
most concern here at FAMU. Learning good
study habits will allow you to do well in
school while being involved in as many so-
cial activities as possible." Solon is a mem-
ber of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, SGA,
and a number of volunteer organizations.
Junior Derrien Bonney, a political science
major, professed, "Being a well rounded in-

"College is a place where
each of us has a chance to
find ourselves. It's just that
simple. Everyone will ei-
ther be lost or found and
every individual must
make that conscious deci-
sion for themselves."
Laytrayal Simmons

volves first setting your goals, knowing
yourself and knowing your limitations."
Derrien is a member of SGA, NAACP, and
PRIDE (Paris Resource Institute for Drug
Senior Laytrayal Simmons, a criminal
justice major, believed, "It is important to
have knowledge of self. By exploring who
you are as a person you'll be able to bypass
a great many problems that arise from any
situation." Laytrayal also admitted, "Col-
lege is a place where each of us has a
chance to find ourselves. Everyone will ei-
ther be lost or found and every individual
must make that conscious decision for
themselves." She is a member of Lambda
Alpha Epsilon, NAACP, a youth mentor, and
several volunteer organizations in the com-
By Paula Lawton

Not only was Keanna Henson (left) a full-time stu- Derrien Bonney was a fine example of a well-rounded
dent and a member of various organizations, she also student. He was a member of SGA, a volunteer organi-
found time to run for junior attendant, as well. zation, and a full-time student.

Gifted Students 117

At a cost of $333,000, Samuel H. Coleman
Library was initially constructed during a
period of unprecedented growth at Florida
A&M University. The present day Coleman
library has undergone two more major reno-
vations since then. The ground floor now
houses the Media Services unit, Academic
Computer Laboratory, teleconference cen-
ters and an assembly room that accommo-
dates fifty persons.
The second level is the entry level which
also houses the circulation desk, micro-
forms, public catalog, references and an af-
ter hours study room. The third level facili-
tates the administrative suite, conference
room, periodicals, and group study. Special
Collections are housed on the fourth floor
along with reader seatings and group study
As an added feature, each floor of the

"The library is designed to
serve as an academic cen-
ter that is to introduce and
reinforce the academic im-
age to the student as a less
intimidating element of
Dr. Nicholas Gaymon

library is graced by various pieces of art.
Among them include Carl Omar Thompson's,
"Twice Born" (1990) ceramic model, Ken-
neth A. Falana's, "ENGAGE SOUTH AFRI-
CA" (1986) and Robert Martin's, "Bahia"
(1988), a paper and media mix.
The head of the library is Dr. Nicholas
Gaymon, a man of few words, but extraordi-
nary insight. Dr. Gaymon stated, "The li-
brary is designed to serve as an academic
center that is to introduce and reinforce the
academic image to the student as a less
intimidating element of education. It should
serve as the common base for interaction
among the various colleges on the campus."
The library continues to serve its purpose
to students and faculty alike not only in
terms of academics, but as a keeper of FA-
MU's long and profound history!
By Paula Lawton

Angela Cartwright, a graduate student, looked "The Scholar" an original sculpture, sits majesti-
through the library's reference books to find cally near the library and beckons students to
more information on her subject of interest, take a look at the other works of art inside.

118 Coleman Library



Library Technician, Thomas Shabazz, assisted gradu-
ate student, Reginald Mitchell in his search for infor-
mation on various law programs.

Hannah Mhotep, an African studies major, used the
microfilm computer located on the main level of Cole-
man Library.

Valarie Carroll a nursing major from Delray Beach,
FL used the library's LUIS computer system in
order to find out where books for her research were

Coleman Library 119

Business Economics major Kirk Barnes, a senior
from St. Louis, Missouri utilized the uncluttered
student labs in Jackson-Davis Hall to work on his

Sophomore General Studies student Maya
Herndon worked diligently on a report in a
quiet office housed inside of Jackson-Davis Hall.

Dr. Osiefield Anderson (who has chaired the
Mathematics Department for a total of seven-
teen years) assisted a student inside of his office.

120 Jackson-Davis Hall

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In may 1992, the long awaited renovation
of Jackson-Davis Hall began. Among it's ba-
sic structural changes included the addition
of a math and computer lab to the first floor
and modification of staff offices. The struc-
ture of classrooms, however, remained basi-
cally unchanged.
Upon the completion of Jackson-Davis,
the Mathematics Department took resi-
dence. Dr. Osiefield Anderson, a stately, yet
personably man has been the Department
Chair for the last five years (in the past, he
held the position for 12 years). Dr. Anderson
has been a member of the Mathematics De-
partment for over 30 years and is highly
regarded by teachers and students alike.
Executive secretary, Lois Bell explained,
"Dr. Anderson is an excellent mathematics
teacher with an extraordinary wisdom and
great sensitivity to the plight of African-

"Dr. Anderson is an excel-
lent mathematics teacher
with an extraordinary wis-
dom and great sensitivity

Lois Bell

American youth and adults and has a great
concern for people in general." Other highly
respected, members of the Mathematics De-
partment include Dr. Emma Fenceroy, a
member of the math department for twenty
years, and Dr. Donald Hill a member for
nineteen years. Under Dr. Anderson's super-
vision the 1992-93 Mathematics Department
has set forth the following objectives: To
promote actuarial science programs, pro-
mote certification programs, improve aca-
demic advisement for math majors, and to
provide more internships for students in
mathematics sciences and traditional math
tracks. Although these are just a few of the
departments many objectives, it gives a pro-
found view of the extraordinary talents re-
siding in the department.
By Paul Lawton

Newly renovated Jackson-Davis Hall now houses A FAMU student worked at one of computer
the Mathematics Department which includes of- terminals set aside for use by students in the
fices, classrooms, and laboratory facilities. Mathematics Department inside of Jackson-Da-
vis Hall.

Jackson-Davis Hall 121



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At most colleges there tend to be many
distractions (parties, groups, sports) but it is
up to the students to stay focused. At
FAMU, studious Rattlers found out early
that developing excellent study habits was
essential in order to have a successful col-
lege career. These students summarized a
few tips to help others.
First, it was essential to learn time man-
agement. Since there were usually a lot of
activities going on, students needed to learn
how to manage their time wisely. This was
stressed to those who planned on being in-
volved in on-or off-campus activities. Anoth-
er key to mastering good study habits was
purchasing books for classes. Once books
were purchased students were urged to read
it faithfully and set aside time for daily



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alize that but tl
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study. Careful notes should be taken while
reading and reviewed frequently (using
flashcards whenever possible was recom-
exams is mended). Participation in classroom discus-
sion was urged because nothing was as in-
udents re- vigorating to a professor than the thought
hey do it that a student was interested in the subject.
Getting to know various instructors and
in study- participating in classroom discussions were
im T t also important. In addition, asking questions
ime. That helped to clarify any problems that students
I've actu- may have had during individual reading. For
students, classroom participation aided in
3 informa- not only familiarizing themselves with the
professor, but becoming acquainted with
what was expected of them in the class-
iggins room, as well.
By Kimberly Hills

A studious Rattler took advantage of one of the few Theatre major Daniel Condon found a reclusive area
"quite times" in Coleman Library to do his assignment in Tucker Hall, settled in, and caught up on his read-
in peace. ing.

122 Study Habits


FAMU students found a quiet place on the second
floor of Coleman Library to work on a project togeth-

This FAMU student retired to a less-travelled section
of the third floor of Coleman Library to peruse a
chapter before an exam.

While studying alone was an integral part of making
the grade, Shenitta Clark and Sherree Wiggins found
that reviewing with a friend was also helpful.

Study Habits @123


Janine Knight, a Student Support Services (SSS)
student, typed her homework on one of the com-
puters set aside specifically for TRIO purposes.

Student Support Services (SSS) counselor, Lisa
McClelland answered questions with a smile at
the TRIO Programs office.

Dara Winfield, an assistant in Student Support
Services, corrected papers for some of her stu-

124 TASC

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The Upward Bound, Student Support Ser-
vices, Talent Search, and Ronald E. McNair
Programs (TRIO Programs) are consolidated
programs funded by the U.S. Department of
Education under the bureau of Higher and
Continuing Education. These programs form
the base of the TRIO Academic Support Cen-
ter (TASC). Three additional programs sup-
ported by the State of Florida operate out of
the TASC in conjunction with the other
TRIO Programs: Operation Student Concern,
College Reach-Out Program, and Student Ac-
ademic Support System. TASC Programs are
of three types: college preparatory/
outreach; college retention; and graduate-
/doctoral planning. In general Upward
Bound, Talent Search, and College Reach-
Out are college preparatory programs that

"We try to give hope to stu-
dents because a lot of them
are at a disadvantage. We
try to let them know there
is a better tomorrow."
Beverly Woodson

assist middle school and high school or out-
of-school students in preparing for and gain-
ing entry into postsecondary institutions.
The Student Support Services Program and
Operation Student Concern are retention
programs designed to increases student
awareness of graduate/doctoral studies.
These seven programs work together to in-
crease student enrollment in, and successful
completion of, postsecondary education.
During the summer of 1993, the TRIO
Center operated the following programs:
College Reach-Out; Upward Bound; Upward
Bound Regional Institute for Math/Science;
and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaure-
ate Achievement Program. Dr. Ben C.
McCune serves as the Director for the TRIO
Academic Support Center.

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Student Support Services tutor Kenneth Kellum Beverly Woodson, office manager of TRIO Pro-
- assisted a student with her homework, grams, looked up files at her desk computer.

TASC 125

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Striking colors, soft tones, and wood grain
furniture allow the Media Center to be a
pleasant environment that is conducive to
learning. The Media Center is an integral
part of Coleman Library in facilitating the
academic career of students.
The Media Center is headed by Mr. Tito
Balducci. Mr. Balducci (in conjunction with
Dr. Nicholas Gaymon, Director of Libraries),
sought to allow students a high-tech, yet
simplified, way of supplementing their
knowledge in a less intimidating environ-
ment. The numerous services one can find in
the Media Center include a teleconference
center for the purpose of previewing materi-
al on projector film, a 16mm videotape selec-
tion for checkout purposes, a computer lab,
and a conference room to accommodate fifty
persons. Mr. Balducci commented, "Without

"Without the Media Center,
a great many students
would spend a valuable
time researching informa-
tion that should be accessi-
ble to them in a matter of
Mr. Tito Balducci

the Media Center, a great many students
would spend valuable time reaching infor-
mation that should be accessible to them in
a matter of minutes." Student Theron Angry
stated, "I went to the library searching for a
number of different articles that were tak-
ing literally hours to find, when another
student advised me to use the Media Center
which wiped out the remainder of my work
in a matter of minutes."
Along with all the technological advances
offered, the Media Center staff aided in ev-
ery way. On any given day, a staff member
greeted a student with smiles and sincere
concern for what the individual student
wished to accomplish. Their expertise and
patience allow all students and faculty alike
to retrieve necessary information.
By Paula Lawton

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The Media Center provided ample equipment for stu- The Media Center provided various audio and video
dents to complete various computerized tasks, facilities that aided, those students (especially lan-
guage majors) to take tests at their own pace.

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