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Moi/ini Vernon College

2100 Foxkall Road N.W.

Waskingion DC 20007

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Editor: Jennifer Sramowlcz

Cover: All Rasynussen

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All Miller

Skani Burton

Photographers: Lez'lie R^^jnolcts

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victoriouis

And sing iliy praise aloLid.

In loyaih/ we serve ihee

Alma Maier

And strive to heed tfiy cad,

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0i4r Alyna Maier glorioM,

Wiik loving hearts and

pro Lid,

We crown Uxee all

Mount Vernon, O, Mount Vernon!

Through self to conquer all.

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The changing years may bring us

Soine longedfor dream of bliss,

Yet miemory will cherish

A sympathy we miss.

In hours ofjoy or sadness,

Whate'er our need ynay be.

Mount Vernon, O, Mount Vernon!

Thy

children turn to thee.


THE DEDICATION .

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Tkis year I kave been granied ike

pleasure offormuiahng

ike deaicaiion

of ike yearbook io Dr. Laliik deSilva.

Dr. deSilva, an Associaie Professor in

ike Business Ad^ninisiraiion OepKirimeni,

kas redefined ike n\eaning and

responsibilriy of a professor. Ske kas

been boik a pnenior as well as a friend

H? ker pupils. Dr deSiiva construcied an

aimospkere ikai welcopned inquiring

minds instead of a sHfiing of creaHviiy.

Ske concern expressed and coniinuous

supportfor eack individual siudeni ske

encountered ,

ikus creating an inviting

learning environn^ent for the student

body. Tkis erray of support engulfed

students h/ko were not necessarily de

clarers in ker specializd departynent.

Tkis in turn created new bounds for

students wko needed to explore otker

options.

Herr excellence elU cannot ot be mieasurei ed.

Despiie her personal siruggle for

never once eijualiiy, has she disrespeded

her offenders in ihe eye sighiof

ikeir consHiuency; ihis was yei anoiher

reason for her siudenis io admire her

dedicaiion io ihe siruggle ihai over-

wnelynes women of color.

Her excellence cannoi be irteasured.

The school ierm of I33i- I33t has

been dedicaied io ihe siruggle of

woman of color here ai Mount Vernon

college, and Dr. Laliih deSilva deserves

ihe highesi recognition in ihis maiier.

LAUTH

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Listen for the voice echoed in seven years

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Annidst fresh young yyiinds with apprehensions and fears

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Look . .

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Itnrnensus attention and assistance abreast

Tenure-deserving despite

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Heaven only knows . . .

the detest,

We dedicate io Dr. deSilva this yearbook in hopes

Jewel Shoneiie Ooodynan

A yyiir BaL'l Kenyatta

that she will continue to

represent women of color in the struggle for equality and Maya Angelou says it

best in her work, "Still I Rise" .


YOU MAY WRITE ME IN HISTORY

WITH YOU BITTER, TWISTED LIES,

STILL I RISE

YOU MAY TROD ME IN THE VERY DIRT

BUT STILL, LIKE DUST I'LL RISE.

DOES MY SASSINESS UPSETS YOW

WHY ARE YOU BESET WITH GLOOM''

'CAUSE I WALK LIKE rVE GOT OIL WELLS

PUMPING IN MY LIVING ROOM.

JUST

LIKE MOONS AND LIKE SUNS,

WITH THE CERTAINTY OF TIDES,

JUST

STILL I'LL RISE

LIKE HOPE SPRINGING HIGH,

DID YOU WANT TO SEE ME BROKEN?

BOWED HEAD AND LOWERED EYES?

SHOULDERS FALLING DOWN LIKE TEARDROPS,

WEAKENED BY MY SOULFUL CRIES.

DOES MY HAUGHTINESS OFFEND YOU?

DON'T YOU TAKE IT AWFUL HARD

'CAUSE I LAUGH LIKE I'VE GOT GOLD MINES

DIGGIN' IN MY OWN BACK YARD.

YOU MAY SHOOT ME WITH YOUR WORDS,

YOU MAY CUT ME WITH YOUR EYES,

YOU MAY KILL ME WITH YOU HATEFULNESS,

BUT STILL, LIKE AIR, ILL RISE.

DOES MY SEXINESS UPSET YOU?

DOES IT COME AS A SURPRISE

THAT I DANCE LIKE I'VE DOT DIAMOND

AT THE MEETING OF MY THIGHS^

OUT OF THE HUTS OF HISTORY SHAME

I RISE

UP FROM A PAST THATS ROOTED IN PAIN

I RISE

TM BLACK OCEAN, LEAPING AND WIDE,

WELLING AND SWELLING I BEAR IN THE TIDE

LEAVING BEHIND NIGHTS OF TERROR AND FEAR

I RISE

INTO A DAYBREAK THAT'S WONDROUS LY CLEAR

I RISE

BRINGING THE GIFTS THAT MY ANCESTORS CAVE,

I AM THE DREAM AND THE HOPE OF THE SLAVE.

I RISE

I RISE

I RISE.

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CLASS OF 1334 ))

Maria fsabei Consaks A casta

Kazciko Akamatsi4


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C. Antoine

Brooke Baysinger


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fennifer Blair

Beth BMermortk


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Kiyn Button

S. MitzJ Cohen


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fanet Lynne Evans

Brandie E. Garrett


Jewel Goodman

Ulla M. Hoikkala

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Janine Joe htoney

Sirje Kaasik


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Michelle Li/irie

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rjf Jill um'* * I \i' yi

Ani Markova

Noriko Matst^da


A'donna D. Miller

Fatima Mi/isallan

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Yvonne O' Toole

Allison Rayyyiond


Keteigh

E. Rees

Juinko Saki4rai

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Rebecca Sheriden

christen Smith


Elizabeth Walker

Cheryl Williamis

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Tondra Williams

A WOMAN GRADUATES

by Lez'lie Reynolds

Tke day kas come, ii/itk ike rising sun,

graduation

time is near.

It's been drearried about and talked about

niost of tke passing year.

I kave enjoyed tkis place from

places witk friends

Pub to Post,

/ retnember tke most.

The pictures of faces I will reflect on at leisure,

It kas been a good experience I will always treasure.

It's time to leave, it's time to pack,

now dry tkose eyes, that's no way to act.

"We'll keep in touch, but far now so long."

I've said tkat so often it kas become miy song.

I've no regreis, I'd do it all over,

Tke faces, tke classes ,

tke topics tkey covered.

My college Irfe is over, now a tking of the past,

time kas comte for earning a payckeck, at last!

Tke sun kas set, tke time is kere,

graduation kas come, it's not Just near.

Friends come togetker for one last goodbye,

take a deep breath, you don't want to cry.

Goodbye dear Mount Vernon, and tke educaHon you are,

I've learned a lot, now it's time to hook my dreams to a star.

who would have thought I'd be so consistent,

to hold to mxy dreams, anJ be so persistent.


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Tke Blood Drive

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Moi/int Vernonn College

sponsored

a blood drive on

December 3, 1335. Ms.

Siepnanie Bailer organized

ihis evenijor Moi^ni Vernon

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Iyy3 139'f Sfuaenl Covernmeni Associahon

This group was twl picfured.

Presic/enf

Vice President

Secretary

Accuunlanf

SludenI Rep.

To The Board of

Trustees

Progran^ Board

Coym^uier Students

Adult Students

RHA Representative

Public Relations

Fresl^i^an Rep:

to Public Relations

Senior Class President

Senior Class Vice President

Junior Class President

Junior Class Vice President

Sophomore Class President

Sophon^ore Class Vice President

Fresfitnan Class President

Freshman Class Vice President

Big

Sister / Uttle Sister

Krista Karch

Jewel Goodman

Trudy Antione

Jennifer Sramowicz

Elizabeth Wells

Brett McCann

t-teather Anderson

Lez'lie Reynolds

shannon McKissack

Tyisha Nicholson

Kelly Blount

Cristy Masri

Christy Smith

A'donna Miller

All Ramussen

Cricket Brown

Shelly McLougbn

Julia Pineada

Crystal Williams

Maha Yousufza.1

Jae Honey


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io ihank Siepkanie Carol Jor her wonderful

phoiographs ihai she has iaken Jor ihe year

book. Thanks . . . again

KRISTA KARCH

Krisia

Yoi^ were special Then and yoi^ are special

NOWI We are very proud oj yon.

YOUR FAMILY


Look at tkese smiling Faces .

Look ai Dr. Schell relaxing

drinking .

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ouir Faci/iliy secreiary.

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in Posi Hall while

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Women in Politics

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By Cryjtol 1vt Wllltami

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Mount Vcmon College hcilcd il';

firsi annual cclchrniion of Women in Poll-

lies and Joiirnnli^m on Scpi :'S Several

noubic memhcrs of Congress and joiirnalisls

discussed ihc poiiiical impact of the

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Yejr of the Woman in Politics."

The first Mount Vernon College

Distinguished Women in Politics Award

was' presented to Sen R- Kansas

Nancy Kassehaum,

The eelehration. and the dinner af

terward, were dedicated Io Ihe memory of

Joy Dirksen [taker, a Mount Vernon nliimna

and trustee emerita. Her hushand. Sen.

llowaril Baker, and their daughter. Cissy,

Iviih attended the symposium

Ms Cissy Baker, a graduate of

Mount Vernon College, addressed ques

tions to the p.inelisls. including Jackie

Calmcs of the Wall Street Journ.Tl. Ann

Comptonof ABC News, Dorothy CJilliam

of Ihc Washington Post, Cokie Rotierts of

ABC News. Cynthia Steele of Fox News,

and Kasscbaum.

Several of the invited panelists were

unable lo atiend the symposium due to a

vole in Ihc House of Representatives that

was scheduled for the same day

Tickets for the dinner were sold to

area businesses, alumnae, and other col

lege supporters, and $100,000 was raised

for the Mount Vcmon College Scholarship

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Part of the lickeis sold were donated

back to college to enable students ui.J

faculty 10 attend the $150-aplaie dinner.

The Freedom Forum sponsored the

eveni and has pledged another $30X100 for

next yer'j symposium.

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Below are Ann Conipion of ABC News; Cissy Baker, a

gradoiaie of Moi/ini Vernon College; Cokie Roberis of

ABC News. These wotnen all parhcipaied in ihe

"Woynen in PaliHcs Symposit^m" on Sepien\ber 2^ih,

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ORIENTATION '33

ialenied siudenis Jron. all over ihe world fo

cMendihn women's college ,n Washingion,

D.C. The new siudenis ihai arrived ihis yecar

w,l experience ynany things ihrovighoiA ihe.

college years and will esiablish long lifeHm

Jriendships.

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Independence Day

September 27 1 1333

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The Deal with Georgetown U.

Provides Temporary Reprieve

By Stephanie Smith Buller

The Voice

Ihc (leal wiihGcorgclowii University

w;is linally decided and siyiicd on Sept. 22.

Moiinl Vcmon College will be receiving

$6.5 million in incrcnicnls over Ihc next

three years.

Ihe agreement has two parts: a con

ventional loan and a plan to ensure the

"...orderly winding down of Mount Ver

non's at I airs if the college is unable lo repay

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the loan Indeed, while the seeurement of

the loan i.s surely a positive thing it mii.sl be

remembered that this has to be paid back.

Anyone who allended the town meet

ing hist spring will recall that the origjiial

amount to be loaned was $5,.') million and

the $1 million increase is due lo a lower -

than -

expected enrollment litis fall.

Georgetown loaned Motinl Vernon

$85().(K)0 last year. A unit trust of $1.4

million was raised over the past two years

and nttist now also be paid back. Ihis in

cluded loans from George Washington U.

and the Meyer Foundation, as well as gener

ous loans from Ihc iruslces and other corpo

rations.

$ 1 .5 million will be going to the build

ings, which will surely come as a relief to

those students living on campus. According

to I dafncy Green, director of oiierations and

personnel, the Building and Grounds Com

mittee, compo.sed of board members, staff

and a student representative Stacy Rhodd,

has created a tentative schedule for repairs

over the next three years.

All of the hill dorms, the academic

buildings and the chapel

arc charted for

repairs, each varying in its degree of critical

need. Pclham Hall, however, is on a sched

ule of its own and the first thing it will

receive is a structural assessment.

Repairs have already begun with

improvements or replacement of boilers in

Somcrs Hall and the gym. The chapel

restrooms have also been restored. While

Ihc Admisssions office was nearly finished,

the real problem is the patio above it . oiiisitle

- Post Hall which needs to be resurfaced.

The main concerns with all the build

ings arc prevention of water ilaniagc, and

making sure all the buildings have heat and

water. One of tlic first lessons in interior

design was iJial all buildings are under great

gravitational strain all the time and that Ihcy

arc always eroding, I-ortunately, Mount

Vernon now has the money to shore up these

corroding buildings. Anyone with problems

should give a woil order Ihc their Resident

Director, and those with suggestions should

contact Rhodd. Most repairs this year will be

stnictiiial and cosmetic improvcincnts arc

expected lo begin next year.

$ 1 .8 iriillion will be used for increas

ing enrollment and for various academic

programs. According to the plan, another

$ 1 ,85 million will be retained in 2(X)3 so that

no more loans will be necessary,

Ihe loan will be repaid by increasing

ennollment, iiiid fundraising such as tlic Capitol

Campaign, which will begin nexl year.

One question is how did Mount Ver

non gel into this unfortunate position of

having to seek a loan from another institu

tion, something that has never been done

before. Dr. Geisclman explained that it wa.s

a combination of factors, including the bad

economy, the decline in the number of

women of college age, and changes in the

administration.

Dr, Gci.selman went on lo say ihal,

"...the entire ten year agreement is an effort

on our part to slrengihen our enrollment,

increase our development work, including a

Capitol Campaign to repay the loan, and lo

continue to enhance the academic program.

The agreement gives us a new lca.se on life -

a new opportunity to bring Mount Vernon

College to its rightful place in higher educa

tion; an important college of women in the

nation's capitol,"


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Everyone had a wonderful Hme .

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Family weekend was filled

WEEKEND '35

wiih a loi

of exciiemieni ihis year. Ms. Carol

ABC News Senior Corre

Simpson,

spondent was ihe guesi speaker ai

ihe dinner on Friday nighi. Everyone

was very exciied io hear her speak.

The resi of ihe weekend was filled

wmt various aciiviiies.


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The 1st Annual International Womens Day Celebration

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Family

Weekend continues

wiih Carol Simipson, ABC

News correspondence. She

was a great speakerfor Par

ents Weekend. The audi

ence gave her their full

attention as she spoke to the

parents I faculty, and

students of Mount Vernon

College, (the picture below)

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Williamts and her

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The Adynissions Siaff looks very

exciied aboui Hxe Holiday season

as a . . .

Ihey pose for phoiograph

Professor Rebhan is ihe Phoiography

ieacher if anyone was

. . . wondering The hluyy\an Developn\eni

Deparhneni has big

smiles on iheir faces ihis year!


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Janet Lynne Evans

Pinky sez:

"Congratulations .

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We re very proud of you!

Love,

Mom and Dad

finally ynade it.

Joddie Taylor

Joddie:

YesJoddie I know you can do ii, because thai shin

ing star is for you!

Rhonda Mendoza

Congratulations io our dearest Rhonda! We are

very proud of you and your accomplishments!

Love,

Mom, Dad, Rochelle and Roxanne


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Jennifer Ann Stramowicz

Jennifer,

. I am very proud ofyour accorniplish^nents .

Keep up the good work . . . Even today

Jennifer you still are a beach person .

Love always.

Dad

Reagan Wealy

Reagan ,

"You've comie a long way baby"

Our love.

Grandpa

and Grandma

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Tere Martinez-Alvarez

Congratulations

to Tere Martinez-Alvarez

You have gone a long way , you are alynosi there'.

Love,

Daddy

Ellet Kidd

and Mamia

Way to go Ellei. Another job well done!

Love,

Mumt and Daddy, Lieie and Mark, LeDee and

Bill and Barron.


Jen

Lei rne one sayjusi word . . . ENERGIZE!

Thanxfarfilling my

year wiih lois uf sunshine. I'llsee you aiihe bump! Here s ioallthe

miemories and ihose yei io come.

Love Always, Ali

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All I have io say is .

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you are a wonderful

friendandperson. Thanksfor all lite greai hmes Hyis

year! I will never . .

our forge! adventures with ti^e

I hope to see you at the shore this

Jaguar .

suit-itner.

Love always, Jennifer


Elyse

Ali

Susanne Miller

We are very proud in your accomiplishments .

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We love you a lot! Congratulations on your second

year in college.

Love Always,

Mom and Dad

Amy Beth Birmiingham

Congratulations! Well done on your Isi year in

College !

Love, Mom O- Dad

Rebecca A. Sheridan

Congratulations Becky! We're proud of you.

Love, Mother O- Dad

Cheryl D. Williams '34

Job well done, Cheryl! Keep that sparkfor life

glowing. Your family is very proud and loves

you!

Congratulations! !

Mom, Dad O- Steve

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