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Mount Vernon College
2100 Foxhall Road North West
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President Jane Evans
Our Alma Mater glorious,
With loving hearts and proud.
We crown thee all victorious
And sing thy praise aloud.
In loyalty we serve thee
And strive to heed thy call,
Mount Vernon, O, Mount Vernon!
Through self to conquer all.
You give unfailing kindness
If trouble meets us here;
You foster all our pleasures
And make them seem more dear.
I^or time, nor care, nor sorrow
Can these fair days erase.
But they, with each to-morrow
us new tasks to face.
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Like Breath of Spring's fresh morning
That lifts the heart to song.
When courage droops and wavers
And paths seem gray and long.
Will come thy dauntless spirit
To help us on the way.
Mount Vernon, O, Mount Vernon!
Hold fast thy tender sway.
The changing years may bring us
Some longed for dream of bliss.
Yet memory will cherish
A sympathy we miss.
In hours of joy or sadness,
Whate'er our need may be.
Mount Vemon, O, Mount Vernon!
children turn to thee.
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1 . Faculty members look over an article before con- chapel. 4. A student and a faculty member preparing
vocation. 2. SR. class members line up to march in for convocation. 5. Srs. pose together after convocathe
chapel. 3. President Evans ahiout to enter the tion.
1 . Faculty members prepare to march in the chapel for
convocation. 2. Presenting Academic Honors, are
Dean Carroll, President Evans, and Reverend Johnson.
3. Delwering the convocation address is Dr. Elizabeth
Tidball. 4. Modeling senior robes are Mimi Maechling,
Louise Rookee, and Pam Widge.
Convocation is the official opening of the
school year. It is the first occasion for the
seniors to be recognized by wearing their caps
and gowns. The faculty
also dress in gowns and come into the cere
mony in a processional. The convocation ex
ercises recognize students with academic
honors and scholarship recipients. The cere
mony is held in the chapel and is conducted
with esteem and respect. Students approach
the upcoming academic year with enthusiasm
because of this tradition.
Orientation week was filled with many fun
activities including the Welcome Back
Party at the Pub. There were many return
as well as new and exci
ted freshmen. The Pub featured a band
called the SPARKPLUGS who played a
variety of music to suit almost everyone's
tastes. Many people were there from Mt.
Vernon as well as many eligible young men
from surrounding colleges.
sphere around the pub seemed to be quite
cheerful as everyone talked about their
summers, past school years, and ex
pectations for the following year. The fresh
men, anxious and excited, mingled with
friends they had made during orientation
and new friends they
Overall, Pub night
had met at the Pub.
was a full success and
everyone had a nice time talking with
friends and listening to the band.
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1 . Francis, Patice and Kim are among the enthusiasts
at the pub night 2. Mary looks like she's up to some
3. Solid Gold dancers! Put em on T.V. 4. Lee
Riddle and friend Joe are sitting back to enjoy happy
hour. 5. Dancing the night av^ay; Kitty and company fill
the dance floor.
L Kim and Bugs give the O-TAV to the photo
grapher. 2. Martha is more than happy to welcome
people to the pub. 3. Mary Carol, Allison, and their
friend Duane chat while listening to the Sparkplugs. 4.
Rcture Perfect! 5. Happy to be back the first pub party
brought old friends back together.
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On September 19, 1986 many freshmen
and seniors gathered for the Big/Little Sis
ter reception at Peiham dorm. Many chat
ted about the exciting new school year.
Each freshman was given a pretty red car
nation. The final moment came when each
a freshman name out of a hat.
The other half of the reception was spent
getting to know one's big or little sister.
to find out that
Many students were happy
they had many things
in common with one
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2. There is nothing like a hug from your big sister. 3. Senior big sister
Ann. smiles as she receives her corsage.
1. Tracey Jones worked hard to make the reception a
success. 2. Dani, Kitty, Caria and Danielle want everyone
to know how much fun they had at the reception. 3. The
search had begun for a big sister. 4. Freshman, Usa
Lackovic pinned on her own corsage given to her by her
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The student life here is not
limited in any way. The on
campus activities such as fiag
football and soccer keep the
students busy. The on campus
pub, now called the Agora Club
specializes in happy hour every
Friday where students from
Georgetown, A.G., Maryland,
George Washington, and
others come to socialize with
Mt. Vernon women. DJ.'s and
live bands keep
entertained as they
LIFE ON CAMPOS
sit back and
enjoy a few beers. It's a great
place to meet people. During
the fall and spring seasons, the
pool is a favorite spot
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Student life is not just limited
to on campus activifies. Since
Georgetown is right
of the students take
of it. A favorite bar is
the Third Edition as well as a
number of other pubs
area. Might life is not the only
reason students go to George
town. Georgetown Park is a
great place to get some shop
done. Students do not
stop at Georgetown because
just a few miles away is down
town Washington, D.C. There
students can enjoy such sights
as the monuments, White
1 . Tracy and Betsy toast to the new year.
2. Cha and Bugs post with their new
found Inends. 3. Studying in the library
is common because of the noise in the
House and the capitol just to
name a few. Another attraction
is the mall grounds which is
surrounded by all the Smith
sonian museums. This is a
when one has
some free time. The National
Zoo is popular among the
students as well. There one can
see the famous panda bears
Ling-Ling and Sing-Sing.
All of these attractions in the
area keep the students busy
of their loca
tion. There is so much to do
and see that it can wear the
students out All in all, student
life is in no way dull.
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1 . Within
the first week the transfer students went dessert hopping to get to know
one another. 2. Barbara Gorski takes the opportunity to play with the camera while
watching the Ted Koppel show. 3. Getting to know new people the object of the pub
parties. 4. Relaxing before class this girl smiles for the camera. 5. Hey, Everyone
loves the camera.
1 . Eleanor Burke and friends sit and relax in the Agora
Club. 2. Heidi smiles for the camera. 3. Bugs says Hi! to
everyone. 4. Everyone that went to the Ted Koppel
show posed for a picture.
1 . Close friends by the first day Mara and Magda kept a
couple balloons to remind them of the first day of
school. 2. Lori wanted a few of the first fallen leaves of
fall. 3. At the International Buffet there was a variety of
foods to choose from. 4. Denise, Kim, Whitney and
friend want everyone to know what good buds they
I . Even the workers had fun at the first pub party of the year. 2. The field is a popular
place for both athletes and studiers. 3. There is nothing like picking up the first fallen
leaves. 4. Dean's List recipients received special honors at the reception held in
their honor 5. Dancing and socializing were the main reasons the first pub party
was such a success.
The Internship Fair took place on
Wednesday October 8, 1986 in Post Hall.
This highly publicized event drew out many
students and about 15 employers.
"The purpose of the Internship Fair is to
provide students with an opportunity to ex
plore careers and internship opportunities
in the Washington, D.C. area, states Lucy
Hoffman, coordinator of career planning.
Ms. Hoffman goes on to say that "both
students and the organization representa
tives are benefited by the fair. The represen
tatives are eager to meet students and hire
them as interns or even part-time em
Internships are extremely important to a
student's future career. Internships often
lead to a permanent position in a specific
field. They are rewarding jobs which also
give credit toward the student's degree.
All in all, the Internship Fair was a great
success. It generated a lot of interest out of
the students and gave them the chance to
talk with different representatives of various
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Ann Cefaratti, Staci Balasco, and Mara Moussoui (it's good to have friends)!!
'Comnnunlcations with Honors."
A thank you to all my friends and the memories the>
have made for me. They'll never be a place like the
Third Edition, Foxfield, or New York when we're not all
there together. 1 love ya'll.
To my mother and father who have constantly suppor
ted me in every endeavor I have encountered. I love
you both for the opportunities you have given me . . .
and your constant love.
Thanks Mom and Daddy! Love to Rob and my
Anthony, you too Phil (for babysitting). Dr. Qalper and
Peggy Trossen thanks for putting up with my big
mouth and excuses and for pushing me through
college. Gin. cef-bud, Phil, stress. 9-20-4, we studied
real hard, Matthewson and Frasinel! Sompsie and the
. . .
Galp. Barb, Joe, and Rob datsuns too! Staci, Curtis,
Allison (Cagney's) and Deb here's to late nights.
(early morning's)! Phil. Happy hours. Julie, we're
finished! Don't worry Gin and Unda your day will
come. Mount Vernon was a blast!
Maria A. Contreras
Thanks Mom and Dad. Love, Marie
I would like to dedicate my page to Mom and Dad because without you none of this would be possible. I love
you very much.
In sober mind and state 1 leave the follov^ng:
Ginny you get the broom. Honor you get the crush, Linus you get a bigger appetite. Louise you get a potatoe
head. Lynn you get less spontaneity. Hardie you get a banana rang rang. Tina you get John. Amy you get more
days in a week for dates. Mimi you get me from the knees down. Lucy you get to give me your looks. Fonnie you
get my wonderful writing ability.
To all you guys we have had some great times! It wouldn't have been the same without you all, I'll miss all those
nights at the 3rd. Frantically waiting for our crushes to come in. By no I'm sure I'm . . . saying Roger? Roge'
who??? At least Id better be. Everyone keep in touch and I love you all!! By the way did we ever have that great
party we planned? Bye Bye everyone!!
P.S. The three lonely b will soon be reunited
Arts and Humanties
Mow we take our time so nonchalant And
spend our nights so t)oy vivant We dress our
days in silken robes The money comes the
money goes We know its all a passing phase
We light our lamps for atmosphere And hang
string of pearls,
our hop)es on chandeliers ... A
a foreign car to change our ... jaded ways
before we end and then begin We II drink a
toast to how it's been A few more hours to be
complete a few more nights on satin sheets A
few more times that 1 can say I've loved these
days. Billy Joel
Don Johnson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sam
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... Shepard and JC!!! Mexico ... Meeting
John Denver Internships on the Hill The
Presidential Dinner Tassos Allison and
Georgetown and Washington,
Virginia Insley SENIORS
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Lauris Ann Jackson
L.auris Ann Jackson and Paige Canaday, and a friend.
want to thank
After five years, I've finally made it! Maybe I'll go for another three?!? ... I
everyone for helping me t^urie and Chris for being such great roommates, Paige
and Sue for being great fiatmates, and Pendleton for being fuzzy and loyal. I especially
want to thank Mom, Dad, Jane and Big M, for believing in me and for London, Paigers
and Theresa for always being there for me, and TCB for giving me great memories and
for being you. I love you all!
To Dave and Kristen Knutson to who 1 owe my degree
'To everyone who I've come in contact with these past four years
I thank you for all the laughter, tears, and
good times!! Especially to my family who without their love and support 1 would never have made it!! 1 love you
Dave and Kristen Knutson
Dad, Mom, and Jeff: 1 couldn't have made it
wdthout you. I love you.
Special thanks to Sherri L Rose, who is not
only a top notch professor but also a good fri
end, and to my room-mate Diane Sanchez,
who shared with me very special moments. My
love to Mari, Cyntha and Peblo.
Maria E. Lenna Jeff
Thanks to Mom, Dad, Diddy, Bruce, Stan, Jan, Gran, Bye to Donna, Mana, Dr Galper, and my good friend Dr.
Mathewson see you in the working world Annie, Linda, Gin, Serrals, Dag, and Chris K mad women (Sub
I'm thankful that I learned so much while I was here . . . I'm thankful that I met so many good people while I was
here .1 am thankful that I had the opportunities 1 did while I was here ... 1 am thankful that I'm graduating very
soon . . . But most of all 1 am thankful to my Dad. Without his pushing, intuition, support, and love I'd have
nothing to be thankful for. Thank you Dad!!!!
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Rambo, President Reagan, an Arabian, and the Devil all out on
Halloween evening at the Agora Club.
Thanks to my friends and family, who have
demonstrated their love, and patience repeat
edly. 1 dedicate the success of my four years
here to the strength of my mother and father.
I saw and felt what happened in Western Europe when
the Nazis were morning. You learn that politics is
everybody's business Congress
Nancy Pelosi SENIORS
Nell Perry SENIORS
Virginia Scanlon SENIORS
Linda Vanderslice SENIORS
Anna Maria Crabtree
Thanks Mom and Dad. potatoe and Jon.
think I know who Jonh Gait is Dad, he said.
"The road is cleared, we are going back to the world"
And then he raised his hand over the desolate
earth and traced in space the sign of the dollar.
P.S. There are no second acts in American lives.
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Last Tycoon
Arts and Humanities
Pamela Ann Wedge
Gold Key Student 1983 84
Jr. Class SecretaryATreasurer 1985-86
Judiciary Board Member 1985-86
Who's Who Among American College Students
Inter at DNC for Vice Chair Lynn Cutler
"The Greatest Love of All
"Love. Life, and Energy.
Nothing that comes from the heart is ever gone
from this earth. All that matters is that you are my
father and I will always love you.
To all my friends, thanks for the love and the car
Felicity Colangelo Stacey Dell
Margot Dement Nelly Eskandary
Rita Bloom Kim Butterfield
Elizabeth Button Rosemary Campanale
Kimberly Halloran Christine Hartley
Amy Hutchins Heidi llgenfritz
Catherine Kimble Christi Jewett
Leslie Keller Siri Kent
Denise Mac Donald
Ann Larus McElory
Laura Messina Valinda Miller
44 Administration Lynn Canty, Phyllis Eisenson, Lynn Johnson, Barbara Gorski, Lucy Hoffman.
The Admissions office works year round
recruiting students. They look for student with
potential for success. "Prospectives"
good academic standing, an evenly distributed
class curriculum and extracurricular activities.
In recent years Admissions has been emphasiz
ing the importance of extracurricular activities
in their selection of new students. This provides
for a well rounded student: exactly what the
Students come from all over the country as
well as many foreign countries. Each year the
office receives about 350 applications. There
are also a great many transfer students each
year. Because the school is nationally
recognized for its Interior Design Program,
women transfer into the school later in
career. The Admissions office is
for students that want an education in a
small, personal environment
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The academic structure is very strong and based on two important
principles. MVC is a multi-disciplinary study program and an inter
disciplinary study program. These methods structure the curri
culum fiexibly: a student can create her own major. The Interior
Design program as well as the Human Development program are
two very competitive fields of study. Rigorous classes mixed with
the internship experience make for a unique professional back
Julie Stevens, Elizabeth Kaller, Phillis Eisenson,
Sharon Fecter. Jean Folkerts.
Residence Hall Room Sign-CJp
Mary Margaret Savage, Mary Llaneza, Mel Williams, Beth Corter, Susan Barto, Shannon McCord, Monica Larrea, Jennifer Friedman, Cartney Malone, Lisa Lackovic Suzette
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Mary Whatmore okay you guys lets party.
Okay everybody let's dance
Okay Have 1 ever got a secret for you!
Wilder and Tricia chatting.
So how much is beer!
S.P ' ' iM
HP 1 H^^^F
Denise McDonald as Mic Jager being accompanied
the "Stones ".
Linda Vanderslice, Betsy Orlando and Buggs Hutchins
can we talk?
Lisa. Buggs, Trisha doing an interview for Follies.
Kim and Buggs
"Let me entertain you."
Follies was a great night of skits that no one will
forget! Even though
some would like us to!!!
Even Dean Donna got into a little impromptu act
ing. A spaghetti dinner and a funny show was a
great sendoff for Thanksgiving vacation. Thanks
Betsy and Bugs.
Student Government Association
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62 O.A. Groups
Whitney Moretz, Tricia Posey, Alyce Couf. Elizabeth Btake, Carolyn Kolb, Shannon Mouton, Bonny Davis.
Francis Betls. Anne Golden. Wilder Bishop. Ann Larus McElroy, Tasha Barclay. Laura Secord, Janet Sullivan,
Cameron Gruebner. Emily Gebhard. Mary Whatnnore, Meredith Slavitt Sara KEnny, Fionuala McGIinchy.
Franchesca Zuniga, Alice Corrigan, Emma Abnay, Heidi llgenfritz, Kelly Melendy, Margery Reed, Christine
Lesniak, Marette Cordoba, Larissa Kundanmal, Lesli BartletL
Adriane Sch*qrtz. Kendall Losle. Karla Knowies. (Jnsil fHo. Magda
Fernandez, Dana Toukan. Jennifer Ratchford. Patti Thomas. Rosemary
Thornton. Lisa Balcazar. Rene Houghland. Toshia Emmereth. Stacey
Dell. Pnscilla Bishop, Mimi Whitley, Cathy Tuccio. Tami Willis. LaShan
Branham. Leola Holiday, Laura Bickel. Kim Halloran, lldi Wittmann. Meg
Morris. Katie Vaughan.
Kate Goodridge. Onana Vargas. Irene Alahouzos. Tncia Jones. Mikki
Kressler. Elizabeth Moeller, Marlene Everett, Kerstin Reweha.
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Laura Secord getting ready for a night on the town
A spotless room
Beth Corter talking on the phone and doing homework wow!
Ann Leslie doing homework.
Toshia Emmereth catching up on her reading.
Dress for success.
Did someone call me? Beth Corter
Give me 10 minutes. I'm almost ready lldi
Give me 5 minutes. Im almost ready lldi
Jane, Allison. Charlie and Anne. yes this is dorm
Lee Ann Taylor getting ready for the day.
Tasha Barclay and lldi Witman studying^!?
Ready to face the world.
lldi Whittman working hard on a design project.
Jane Casper doing her laundry
Allyson Avery almost ready
Clothes laid out and ready to go
Beth Corter just killing time by talking on the phone.
Whitnet Moretz, and Heidi llgenfritz socializing at the
Suzette Williams, and Martha Spencer enter the Agora
Club for an evening of fun and frollic.
Hillary Schweier and
British Robinson and
friend having a good
time at the Agora Club
Lynne Canty, Allison
Gregory, and Barbra
Gorski just smiling
Debbie Spears and
Leslie Bartlett model
their evening dresses
Suzette Williams and
friend take a breather
from all the action
Eleanor Burke and fnend
prepare to dance the
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Martha Spencer and Friend
yes we are having a
Ann Golden and her friend Charlie toast the evening.
Erica Frank and Friend just taking it all in
Maria and Dave Knutson
Tracy Wallace and Friend
Jenna Jennings and Friend
Temple Patterson and friend smile honey!!
Stacy Dell, and British Robinson celebrate the success of the Winter Formal
Lynn and Gregg Canty dance the evening away.
WE LOVE YOG!
Mom, Dad, Lili, Grandmother, Mommom, and Granddad
WE LOVE YOG,
Laurie, Gresham, and Joe
and the Class of 1987
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gray Jr.
My how you grew!
Congratulations and much love as you graduate
and start your new life.
John and Anita Meeks
May you be wise enough to know you only tapped the surface of
Congratulations knowledge, secure enough to know our love for you
Paige Canaday able, and sensitive enough too know that happiness and joy are
Who's Who Among Students in American Gniversities and all around you. Look no further than your heart
Colleges, Beacon Honor Society, Alpha Chi Academic Honors, With love and Pride.
Mom and Dad
love Mom and Dad
you made it!!
We love you
Mom, Dad, Steve, Tim, Laura, Bill, Kerry,
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The 1 986-87 yearbook Staff
Lisa Lackovic Asst. Editor
Christi Jewett Editor
Mel Williams Editor
The yearbook staff would like to give special thanks to our very special advisor,
Love, Mom and Dad
We dedicate the 1987 Pheonix to Dean Donna Carroll. Your years of committment to us as students have helped
You have gotten to know so many of us on a personal level. This kindness you
Thank you Dean Donna!!!
have shown us has enriched our lives. We
us to mature.
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