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Volume 1994





opening 2
Student Life 6
Academics 38
Seniors 64
Underclassmen 82


Greeks 112
Organizations 136
Athletics 168
Advertisements 204
Year In Review 220

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Presbyterian College

Volume 84


opening 2 Greeks 112

Student Life 6
Academics 38
Seniors 64
Underclassmen 82

Organizations 136
Athletics 168
Advertisements 204
Year In Review 220

ere is an old saying that goes, "The world is
waiting for the sunrise" Well, the wait ended for
Presbyterian College students on September 1 .

With over 1,100 students eager to begin the 1993-
1994 academic year, huddled masses rushed to their
first day of classes. However, freshman soon realize
that the education you receive at Presbyterian
College does not end in the classroom. The
friendships made, the tradition passed on, and the
opportunities presented ensure that PC caters to all
aspects of education.

The James H. Thomason Library,
named after one of the major donors,
has been in use since 1974. With only
80,000 volumes at its opening, the li-
brary now contains over 142,000 vol-

Taking advantage of the wonderful
spring day, Sophomore Katherine
Jones and Junior Teague Hunter stop
to talk in front of the library.

This sign, located on 1-385, is a familiar
sight to most PC students. PC becomes
a "home away from home" for almost
everyone who comes here.

The Freshman Orientation Board
makes the transistion from home life to
college life as easy as possible for all
incoming freshman. The barbeque is
one of the last events of the day before
the parents leave.

^ong ago, not far away, Presbyterian College
established a tradition of excellence. We did not
merely stop here — we expanded this quality to be
incorporated into every aspect of life at PC. With
three South Carolina Professors of the Year in the
past three years, it is evident that excellence is not
only present in the activities of the students, but
professors as well.

Scotsmen lead the procession as the
1 1 3th Graduation services begin. This
was the second graduation service to be
held outside in the school's history.

Sophomore Jennifer Chapman crams
outside for a psychology exam. SGA
passed an independent exams policy,
allowing students to reschedule exams
at their professor's permission.

Sophomore Caty Hopkins and a friend
take part in the jello-wrestling activities,
sponsored by BACCHUS. BACCHUS
is a student-run organization which pro-
motes education about alcohol con-
supmtion for college students.

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The alarm sounded, beds were
made, and weary-eyed students
made their way to their first class.
Time spent in class was only one
of many ways in which Presby-
terian College students spent
their time. The number of activ-
ities that students find to do is
innumerable. Every student can
find things they enjoy to do —
from spinning their favorite tunes
on Radio PC to writing poetry for
the literary magazine Figs &

Thistles . This social component of
education is greatly taken advan-
tage of by all the students at Pres-
byterian in one way or another.

Some things about student life
at PC have stayed the same
throughout the years, while some
were new this year. The addition
of Inklings, 24 hour dorm locks,
and the use of Reynolds as a dor-
mitory were all new components
of life after classes this year.

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displays her
shaving cren

, judicial Council Chairman,
w uses for chocolate syrup and
after the FOB field day.

Sometime (

iuring last


be an FOB leader

summer, all of the

next year."

freshmen and transfers

received a "1993

"Before I went, I

Freshman Orientation

heard it was just like

Fact Book". The minds

summer camp,", Ginny

of these newcomers

Cobb said. After

were temporarily put

pausing for a few

to ease as they read

moments of thought.

about the

Ginny said she "liked


the shaving cream

Orientation Board or


FOB. This group,

sponsored by the

Many students were so

Student Union Board,

fatigued by meetings.

was initiated to make

activities, registration.

students' transition to

and moving in, that

Presbyterian College

they failed to get

less intimidating and

homesick. However,


the freshmen do
realize how difficult it

Tyler Binney, an FOB

must have been to plan

group leader, said

orientation. Although

"Orientation gave the

they were quick to

freshmen their first

criticize those first few

security blanket of

days, they fall short in

friends. However," he


added, "I'm not going

improvements for next

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year. After all, most
students had fun
regardless of the
numerous demands of
orientation and adjusting
to college life.

"FOB was like a
swimming pool," Geoff
Brookshire said, "some
chose to float; I chose to
make waves." —

FOB groups pull together, or stick together, as these freshmen are with shaving
cream and toilet paper.

Coach Perry gels aquainted with Andrea Boughner's (a trainer) parents at the
orientation picnic.

Lake Orr seemed to be a popular spot
whether to cool off, wash off, or just throw
someone in for fun, duriv^ field day.

The Orientation Sailing Trips seem to be popular with incoming freshmen. The trips
allow incoming students to make a few friends before the fall. This group is getting
ready to leave.

Laura Burton and Robert Lesslie show off their new
found hairstyles thanks to field day.

Mark Smith enjoys one of his first GDH

Parents, Freshmen, Transfers, and the
Orientation Board gather on the plaza
to eat, on the first evening of orientation.


It's lam on a Monday night.
Many students are tucked
away in bed, alarms set to
buzz them awake in enough
time to throw on some
clothes and grab some grits
at GDH before their eight
o'clock classes. However,
not all students are tucked
away in their beds dreaming
of finding some real mail in
their boxes the next day.
Two students are sitting in
the study lounge eating cold
pizza and quizzing each
other for one of Dr.
Hobble's New Testament
quizzes. But between
pepperoni and Paul's letter
to the Philippians are
snatches of conversation
about all of the crazy things
that happened over the
weekend. Not too far away
two friends are running
back and forth across the
hall trying to find just the
right sweater to match with

some new green jeans. Over
in another dorm, ten or so
guys are gathered watching
"Beavis and Butthead" on
MTV. Several other guys
are walking out of the dorm
to head to Waffle House to
study for a Brit Lit test over
a plate of scattered,
smothered, and covered.

Some of the best bonding
experience at P.C. happens
in the dorms after midnight.
Sophomore Brian Parrish
explains, "One of the
reasons I was attracted to
PC was because most
everyone lives on campus. It
makes for a stronger sort of
community. At larger
schools where people live in
apartments and only come
on campus for classes they
just don't have the same
bonding experiences that we
do at P.C." Dorm life means
having people around 24
hours a day; the advantages

of this are endless. Whether
you're in great need of
study help, a friend to share
some food, or someone to
talk to, PC students always
seem to find it in the dorms.

A new addition to the
dorms and on campus
housing this year is the
transformation of Reynolds
Infirmary into a dorm
housing eleven girls. While
Reynolds has served its
purpose by providing beds
and living space, many
residents feel that it doesn't
create the same kind of
close atmosphere that the
dorms create. Freshman
resident of Reynolds, Kipper
Edens states, "The
infirmary has been an
experience in itself. I really
feel like I've misses out on
dorm life. There are only
eleven people over there
and it's very sterile. It
doesn't feel like home."

With the only real exception
being Reynold's Infirmary
residents, most students at
P.C. really enjoy dorm life.
Sophomore Brent McGee
elaborates, "It's fun sharing
a room and a hall with
fraternity brothers. It's nice
to have much of my college
"family" close by." The
family atmosphere of the PC
dorms is something that all
students enjoy. Whether
borrowing clothes, watching
movies, eating stale
popcorn, listening to CDs or
just sharing notes for and
upcoming test, P.C. students
live dorm life to its fullest.
As junior Perry Parker
states, "Living in the dorm
made going to school at P.C.
what it is." - KATHERINE

The girls ofBelk Dorm enjoy the Christmas pa
present sent from home.

Each girl received a

Chris Bruno and S.. .

room they're in. Who says you have to mah

contrast compared to the messy


Meg Timmerman is caught in the act borrowing a friends phone for a bit of
privacy, which isn't the easiest thing to find in the dorms.

Brad Drake demonstrates another use for a desk besides piling clothes on.

Laura Cam, Renee Haynes, Ann Mane Goldsmith, Wendy Ramos, and Lee Ann Clark enjuy hanging
out in each others rooms.

Chip Hill doesn't seem to appreciate visitors while he's on the



Nothing, including rain,
could not dampen the mood
on this year's homecoming
crowd. With approximately
800 alumni returning to
campus for the game, the
attendance resulted in a
grand total of 2,604 at the
game. Although the final
score of the game was 1 7-
31, the Blue Hose played a
great game against Elon's
Fighting Christians. "It was
a special game and it meant
a lot to the players," said
senior defensive tackle Joe

Student Union Board began

the Homecoming activities
by sponsoring the annual
Blue Sox Festival on Friday
night. The theme chosen
this year was fairy tales.
Many organizations,
including fraternities,
sororities, and religious
groups, spent great amounts
of time and energy writing
and preparing skits. Sigma
Sigma Sigma won first place
for their Western Skit. Zeta
Tau Alpha placed second,
and Pi Kappa Phi took third

Homecoming representives
walked across the muddy

field at half-time to await
anxiously the announcing of
the Homecoming queen.
Kathleen Dowd,
representing Zeta Tau
Alpha, was crowned the
1993 Homecoming queen.
Melanie Johnson received
the honor of first runner-up
while representing Pi Kappa
Alpha. Jennifer Fouse,
representing Westminister
Fellowship, was all smiles as
she took her place as second

Pi Kappa Alpha

Westminister Fellowship

Student Volunteer Services

PC Choir

Sigma Nu



Kathleen Dowd's spirits werent dampened by the
rain, especially whe^i she heard her name announced
as Homecoming Queen. Her father looks on proudly.

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Alpha Delta Pi

Student Union Board

Men's Council



The Tradition Continues

From the cheerful
incantation of the "Boar's
Head Carol" to the lyrical
calm of the harp, the
twenty-eighth annual
Madrigal Dinner Concerts
had something to charm
everyone with the Christmas
spirit. Strolling minstrels,
guitarists, a troop of Morris
Dancers, and seventeen
Madrigal Singers combined
efforts and talent to create a
night of Medieval madness,
and holiday magic.

The dinner concerts were
held this year on December
4th and 5th in Greenville
Dining Hall. With the help
of the choir, volunteers, and
the GDH staff, the Dining
Hall was transformed for
both nights into "The Great
Hall," with festive banners,
curtains, holly, and

candelabras. At the
beginning of the evening,
guests were greeted and
entertained by the Strolling
Minstrels, while a dinner of
traditional roast and
Yorkshire pudding was
served. To signal the start
of the show, the Boar's
Head was presented, (taste-
tested and approved by Dr.
Charles Gaines, PC Choir
Director), and each
Madrigal pair or trio was
introduced by Merlin, the
court magician.

The Madrigal Singers, an
ensemble chosen from
among the PC Choir every
year, presented the main
musical entertainment of
the evening. The Madrigals
rehearse all semester for
this event, and are adorned
for the evening with bright

costumes which match the
mood and period of the
music they sing. The 1993
Madrigal concerts included
a variety of madrigals,
ranging from songs of sheer
folly to melodramatic Italian
laments. The variety of
songs and lyrics was
reflected by gestures,
animation, and expression
of the singers.

The Madrigal Dinner
concerts have become a
tradition at PC, as well as in
the Clinton community.
Students, professors, and
local residents all enjoy this
festive occasion, which will
undoubtedly continue to be
an anticipated, fun-filled
evening for many
Christmases to come. —

The Morris Dancers perform with pr
cision and smiles.

Christian Bass, playing the part of the
Court Magician, amazes the Jester
played by Amy Ferguson.

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Winter Conference is a re-
treat sponsored by Presbyte-
rian College that allows
members of different reli-
gious organizations to come
together. This year's annnu-
al conference was January
28-30 at Camp Bethelwood
near Rock Hill, SC.

Each year the weekend gath-
ering hosts a speaker who
leads dicussions. Thomas G.
Long, professor of preaching
and worship at Princeton
Theological Seminary, lead
discussions on "Hearing a
Call, Hearing a Cry, Hearing
a Promise: Being People of

Faith in a Bored and Crazy
World". Long is a graduate
of Erskine College, Erskine
Theological Seminary, and
Princeton Theological Sem-
inary. In addition to his du-
ties at Princeton, he preaches
regularly and conducts work-
shops on preaching and wor-
ship throughout the United
States. Along with serving as
editors of the journal The-
ology Today . Long is the au-
thor of 7 books and more
than 40 articles for books
and journals.

The Winter Conference Re-
treat began in 1969 to help

different religious affilia-
tions understand and con-
centrate on their similarities,
instead of dwelling on their
differences. There are also
plenty of fun things to do on
the retreat other than the
discussions. Participants
have the opportunity to ca-
noe, take hay rides, square
dance, try their hand at beat-
ing Dr. Burnside at ping-
pong, eat ice cream, and take
part in other enjoyable ac-
tivites as well. — KIM

Kathryn Elliot, Anna Kate Dees, Julia
Hollis, Catherine Bunch, Alicia Perry,
and Allyson Wingard show how Winter
Conference can bring friends closer.

RIGHT TOP: Lisa Testa, Davis Bowl-
ing, Julie Jacques, Jejf Phillips, Kat
Kohara, and Aaron Salmon kick back
and relax while enjoying each others

Catherine Bunch, Chon Glover, Sharon
Youngs (music leader), Alicia Perry,
and Julia Hollis gather around the din-
ner table for discussion and fun.

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David Hyers and Leigh Stokes perform in one of the weekends
highlighted activities, the talent show.

Young and old alike attend Winter Conference. Ashley Fryer, Dr.
Fryer's little girl, and Cason Dempsey, Dr. Dempsey's little girl, give
the camera a surprised look.

Joy Rubier, Alica Perry, Chnsti Flack,
Angie Richardson, and Allyson Win-
gard lean on each other.

There ii an abundan
Winter Conference.

of friends at

"Winter Conference was a
great time to meet your pro-
fessors one on one and to fel-
lowship with different people
from P.C." -Jennifer Fouse



What do pogo sticks, good
food, and formal gowns
have in common? All these
things and more were part
of this year's Winter
Formal. The 93-94 Winter
Formal marks the 5th
anniversary for this SUB
sponsored event. Winter
Formal was held on Friday,
March 18th, and was held in
Springs Campus Center.
Nearly 300 P.C. students
and their dates crowded into
Close Arena to listen to the
popular band Uncle Mingo.
They are a favorite at the
fraternity houses.
Additional entertainment
was provided by VIP Video
DJ's who jammed between

SUB sponsors Winter
Formal which is the only
campus wide formal.
Sororities help select the
decorations which turn the
drab intramural gym into a
festive dance hall.
Fraternities often hold pre-
parties which are a vital part
in bringing all the different
organizations on campus
together to have fun.

Winter Formal began in
1989 in order to provide a
formal for Greeks and non-
Greeks alike. During its first
3 years, Winter Formal
struggled to get students to
attend. The last two Winter

Formals have experienced
increased attendance which
guarantees a place in P.C.'s
tradition. SUB's main
purpose is to provide
entertainment for all
members of the P.C. family
and with the passing years.
Winter Formal is expected
to grow. "We had the best
time ever, and look forward
to next year," commented
Tracey Todd and David
Gant. — WARREN

Welch Conder and Scott Plaisted draw a crowd with their dancing talent.
Beth Peake and Valerie Gatchell get excited about Uncle Mingo.


Glitz, glitter, songs, and fun.
These are just a few words
that could describe P.C.'s
Fall Rush for women.
Throughout the Fall Semes-
ter, P.C.'s sororities. Alpha
Delta Pi, Sigma Sigma Sig-
ma, and Zeta Tau Alpha had
Spring Rush signups for any
female interested. By the end
of the semester, 117 girls
signed up for rush. Rush ba-
sically means an opportunity
to visit each sorority and find
which one best suits you.
Rush can be a great way to
meet others.

All the sororities worked
very hard to put on the best
rush possible. Each sorority
works all year long for just
three nights of parties. Rush
activities consists of three
nights of parties by each so-
rority and Bid Day. The first

night are the informational
parties, which last 35 min-
utes. At this party, girls have
the opportunity to learn
about financial responsibili-
ties, philanthropies, and so-
cial functions. The second
night is "skit night". Each so-
rority has their individual
skit that they perform for en-
tertainment. This night al-
lows the sororities to show
off the individual talents of
its members. The last night
of rush consists of Prefer-
ence Parties. These parties
are more serious than the
others because they stress
the importance and values of
sisterhood. It's easy to see
the fun in it all, but the real
memory of sisterhood is re-
vealed this night. After the
Preference parties, the girls
go to sign the preference
cards, which indicate their

first and second choices. If
the girl's and the sororities'
choices match up, the girl is
usually extended a bid, or an
invitation to join the soror-
ity. Joining a sorority is a dif-
ficult decision, as well as
which sorority to join. Soror-
ities aren't for everyone,
which is demonstrated in the
fact that 4 1 % of our female
students are in a sorority.
However, many sorority
members would not give up
the rush experience for any-
thing. "Sorority rush is a
great opportunity for sisters
and rushees to meet many
new people" said Sigma Sig-
ma Sigma member Angle

Rush was definitely a success
this year. Congratulations to

The new ADPi Alphas gather oulsuie Smythe dorm for a picture right after Erin fax, Miriam Hall, Karen O'Connor, Laura Severituen, and Bronwyn Cul-

recieving their bids. trane welcome Andrea Bougner with open arms.



Fraternity rush at
Presbyterian College is a
time when freshmen and
upperclassmen try to decide
which fraternity is best for
them. There are six
fraternities from which they
may choose: Alpha Sigma
Pi, Kappa Alpha Order, Pi
Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi,
Sigma Nu, and Theta Chi.
Rush involves several nights
of parties which are open to
all rushees.

The first night is typically
the information night. This
is the night when the
rushees learn about each
fraternity; its history and
traditions. The following
couple of nights involve
getting to know the
brothers through a variety
of theme nights, from
Casino Night to Playboy
Bunny Night. After several
theme nights the brothers
host their invitational

smokers. This is the night
when the brothers and the
rushees really choose what
they want.

Then comes the most
exciting time of rush. . .Bid
Day. As masses congregate
around the front of Neville
Hall, the rushees enter and
decide whether or not to
accept their bid. The
rushees then barrel out the
front doors as they are
mobbed by their new

After weeks of hard work by
the brothers and rush girls,
fraternity rush has come to
a close for yet another year.

In keeping -with tradition, Theta Chi hashes their new pledges.

The PIKE brothers wait for their new pledges to run down the steps of Neville.

The KA's rally around their new pledges with Rebel Flag flying high.


Alpha Sigma Phi was well represented on Bid Day.

Pi Kappa Phi tackle their new pledges.

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Many students have used this tactic since the dorm locks were installed. That's what
friends are for.


Can you let me in?

It was said, "Change is the
only constant," and that
seems to be true even at
P.C. The installation of the
24-hour dorm locks stirred
up some debate at the end
of last year's Spring
semester and the beginning
of this past Fall semester.
Most of the men and women
liked the new dorm locks
even though they had their
advantages as well as
disadvantages. One
advantage was the increased
level of security felt around
campus. It comforted many
that not just anyone off the
street could enter our
dorms. Most people felt the
dorm locks would prevent a
problem with intruders but
Heather Colet said,
"Everyone, girls or guys, let
almost anyone in if they say
they don't have their card
or they are a parent. We are
not sure if they are
supposed to be here or not."
Another advantage was the
ability of P.C. men to walk
around the girl's dorms
unescorted. Not all the girls
see this as an advantage, but
most of the guys do.
Andrew Poor said, "Being
able to visit who I choose in
the girl's dorm is a very
good idea. It wasn't
enforced in the past, but we

can't get into trouble for it
now." A very obvious
disadvantage is if a student
leaves their card behind.
Helen Weilder said, "It
makes me feel safe but when
I have a lot to carry, or I am
on crutches it would be
helpful if the door was
propped open in the
afternoons." Andrew Poor
agreed by saying, "I like it,
but it is an inconvenience
when it is rainy or your
hands are full." A major
problem is for those
students who live off campus
and aren't allowed to get
dorm cards. Sara Williams, a
senior, said, "Because I live
off campus, I can't go visit
my friends unless I know
they are there and can let
me in. Last semester, when I
lived on campus I felt much
safer having them." Holly
Nelson brought up a very
interesting point. She said,
"Whatifit's2:30 AMandl
am near Springs and begin
to feel unsafe? The only
place I can go is back to a
girls dorm, across campus."
Most everyone that lives in
the dorms is somewhat
comforted by the new dorm
locks even if they are
inconvenient. — JENNIFER

Cecilia Barksdale uses her dorm card on Barron Dorm to enter.

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