ESU Ambassador Scroll

 

"I am extremely excited to have been a part of this wonderful group!"

                                                       - Jill (Steiner) Scaletty, '88 - '89

The ESU Ambassadors organization began in the fall of 1984 and has since then proved the invaluable role it plays in the success of the University.  ESU Ambassadors have a history of standing above the rest, being the cream of the crop, the pick of the litter, and the crème de la crème of student organizations both on campus and internationally.  The history, tradition, and solidarity passed down year to year is what makes this institution so successful. The following is a list of the many outstanding Ambassador alumni who have selflessly dedicated their time promoting the University, recruiting new students, and serving as liaisons for the President, faculty, and alumni and friends of the University! 

 

1984-85     1985-86     1986-87     1987-88     1988-89     1989-90     1990-91     1991-92     1992-93     1993-94     1994-95     1995-96     1996-97     1997-98     1998-99     1999-00     2000-01     2001-02     2002-03     2003-04     2004-05     2005-06     2006-07     2007-08     2008-09     2009-10     2010-11     2011-12

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1984 - 1985

Clay Anderson

Mike Baugh

RaeEtta (Bennett) McClure

Teena (Berry) Dreesen

Sandy Brown-Wilson

Cheryl (Hundley) Soderlund

Rueben Perez

Melissa (Richard) Smith

Amy (Roblez) Pennington

Dave Schmidt

Dave Schramm

Lyn Scott

Eric Traylor

Brian Viets

LeeAnn (White) Hawley

Karen (Wolf) Whitaker

What Happened in 1984?

In TV...

  • "The Cosby Show" is the first sitcom about a professional upper middle-class black family

In Sports...

  • In football, Dan Marino sets season records of 48 TD passes and 5,084 yards passing

Did you know...

  • Michael Jackson earns $1.5 million for a Pepsi commercial; during its filming, his hair catches on fire.

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1985 - 1986

Heather Baker

Miake Baugh

Ingrid Blomquist

RaeEtta (Bennett) McClure

Teena (Berry) Dreesen

Janice Brand

Kassie Edwards

Cheryl (Nichols) Besinger

Amy (Roblez) Pennington

Dave Schramm

Lyn Scott

Krista Seeman

Michael Sterbach

Eric Traylor

Brian Viets

LeeAnn (White) Hawley

Lorne Willard

Tim Wright

What Happened in 1985?

In Movies...

  • "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (George P. Costamos), Sylvester Stallone.
  • "The Breakfast Club" (John Hughes), Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall.

First Appearance...

  • Photos of missing children on milk cartons.

Did you know...

  • After 99 years, Coca-Cola markets a new formula, "New Coke;" three months later, after consumer objection, it reinstates "Coca-Cola Classic."

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1986 - 1987

Ingrid Blomquist

Gene Brooks

Teresa Clounch

Kassie Edwards

Lynneda (Gretencord) Martin

Terri (Hallman) McQueen

Linda (Heindelbrecht) Innes

Tammi Hinson

Cheryl (Hundley) Soderlund

Pat Kerwin

Stacy McCaskey

Shirl (Nichols) Besinger

Melissa Ohls

Kelly (Williams-Polzin) Porter

Angela Powell

Eric Traylor

Mark Walters

Lorne Willard

Bill Wolf

What Happened in 1986?

In Ambassadors...

  • "ESU Ambassadors host visitors, have fun," Spotlight, March 1987.

In Movies...

  • "Top Gun," (Tony Scott), Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis.

In Music...

  • "Addicted to Love," Robert Palmer, is a top single.

First Appearance...

  • Microwave Pizza (Pillbury).

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1987 - 1988

Rose Blahut

Gene Brooks

Susan Brown

Gina (Clark) Sehon

Annette (Compton) Saunders

Teresa Clounch

Kassie Edwards

Beth (Fertig) Duba

Lynneda (Gretencord) Martin

Terri (Hallman) McQueen

Linda (Heidelbrecht) Innes

Tammi Hinson

Dale Masterson

Stacy McCaskey

Noel Northern

Angela Powell

Kim Rodebaugh

Sherry Truhlar

Jackie Ulrich

Kristi Wynn

What Happened in 1987?

In Movies...

  • Charlie Sheen, Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Rubin, Kyle MacLachlan, D.B. Sweeney, and Kennan Ivory Wayons are all stars of the future.

In Sports...

  • The NFL season is interrupted by a 24-day strike during which replacements ("scabs") play three games ("scabball"); the strike is broken when many regulars return.

Did you know...

  • Sixty percent of kitchens have microwave ovens; 40 percent of the food dollar is spent eating out.

New Words and Usages...

  • Couch potato.

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1988 - 1989

Deborah (Armster) Ladd

Susan Brown

Devon Clark

Teresa Clounch

Randy Crome

Lynette (Dyson) Murphy

Kassie Edwards

Russ Everhart

Carmen (Mason) Landreth

Dale Masterson

Constance Maxwell

Dan Murphy

Jay Parsons

Nancy (Prothe) Golubski

Kim Rodebaugh

Jennifer Smith

Jill Steiner

Kerry (Thomas) Shimkus

Sherry Truhlar

Sandy (Vogel) Kelly

What Happened in 1988?

Facts and Figures...

  • Camcorders (8 millimeter): Sony, CCD-V9: $1,800.

In TV...

  • "Roseanne," Roseanne Bar, John Goodman premieres.

In Music...

  • "Faith" (George Michael), "Dirty Dancing" (Soundtrack), "Hysteria" (Def Leppard), "Bad" (Michael Jackson), and "Appetite for Destruction" (Guns N' Roses) are all top albums.

First Appearances...

  • Rogaine (for hair loss).
  • Video Walkman (Sony).

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1989 - 1990

Windy (Bicker) York

Kirk Daniels

Russ Everhart

Amy (Eldridge) Bishop

Kristi (Feyh) Henderson

Rich Garcia

Heather (Horn) Jackson

Brian Keller

Melissa Meng

Dale Masterson

Dan Murphy

Kelly (Newell) Steiner

Liz Olivarez

Susan (Prothe) Henry

Lesa Seim

Jennifer Smith

Jody Spexarth

Jill Steiner

Kerry (Thomas) Shimkus

Sherry Truhlar

Carey Wilken

Cynde Wolfe

What Happened in 1989?


At ESU...

  • The ESU Ambassadors began a new tradition, The Homecoming Candlelight Dinner; also sponsored by the ESU Alumni Association and American Food Network.

 

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1990 - 1991

Windy (Bicker) York

Amy Bodkin

Kirk Daniels

Chris Dean

Amy (Eldridge) Bishop

Chris (Gerstberger) Carr

Brenda Grace

Mike Hatch

Lynnette (Heskett) Honea

Heather (Horn) Jackson

David Keener

Brian Keller

Melissa Meng

Fran (Nash) Brunner

Kelley (Newell) Steiner

Liz Olivarez

Jennifer Smith

Jody Spexarth

Kerry (Thomas)

Kim Tomlinson

Sondra (Trease) Harrington

Sherry Truhlar

Carey Wilken

Joe Yuza

What Happened in 1990?

In the News...

  • Supreme Court declares flag-desecration law unconstitutional.

In TV...

  • "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld" (Jerry Seinfeld) both premiere.

In Sports...

  • NBA All-Pro First Team consists of Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Michael Jordan (Chicago), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), Charles Barkley (Philadelphia), and Karl Malone (Utah).

First Appearances...

  • Dolphin-free tuna
  • Caller ID system (Bell)

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

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1991 - 1992

Kristy Anderes

Windy (Bicker) York

Alice Darnell

Chris Dean

Tracy Edwards

Lisa Garcia

Mike Hatch

Lynnette (Heskett) Honea

Matt Holstin

Sheri (Joslin) Long

Lisa (Landgren) Golubski

Nora (Larson) Tripp

Melissa Meng

Wess Montee

Justin Nelson

Liz Olivarez

Lislie (Rauch) Holstin

Jennie Rogers

Angela (Samuels) Wheeler

Jerry Swift

Jules Tessendorf

Mary Thompson

Corey Wedel

Leslie Williams

Joe Yuza

What Happened in 1991?

In advertising...

  • "Forget about cholesterol.  It's your jeans that have been cutting off your circulation."  (Lee)

In Movies...

  • "The Silence of the Lambs" (Jonathan Demme), Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster
  • "JFK" (Oliver Stone) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

In Sports...

  • Magic Johnson retires after announcing he is HIV positive; he was league MVP 3 times.

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

Did you know...

  • Operation Desert Storm begins - U.S. led allies vs Iraq, January 17.

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1991.html

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1992 - 1993

Stephanie Allton

JoAnne (Becker) Owens

Brenda (Cook) Pfeiffer

Tom Dvorske

Lisa Garcia

Steve Harmon

Mike Hatch

Matt Holstin

Gretchen Icenhower

Kaori Iha

Kathy Kasselman

Lisa (Landgren) Golubski

Lyndel Landgren

Jenna Nelson

Brenda (Phelps) Colwell

Leslie (Rauch) Holstin

Michael Robinson

Jennie Rogers

Jules Tessendorf

Kimberly Wallace

Corey Wedel

Leslie Williams

What Happened in 1992?

What was said ...

  • "All I've been asked about by the press are a woman I didn't sleep with and a draft I didn't dodge" (Clinton).
  • "I didn't inhale" (Clinton).
  • "That's fine phonetically, but you're missing just a little bit" (Quayle, adding an "e" to a 6th grader's spelling of potato).

In Movies...

  • "Wayne's World" (Penelope Spheeris), Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe

-- The Columbia Chronicles of American Life: 1910 - 1992. Gordon, L. & Gordon, A. (1995)

Did you know...

  • Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect, January 28.

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1992.html

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1993 - 1994

Ann (Albers) Alsbury

Seth Alvarado

Julie Bachnick-Eck

Janell Blaufuss

Brenda (Cook) Pfeifer

Bradley Debrick

Amy (Keener) Naylor

Lyndel Landgren

Miriam (Lister) Riffel

Angela McGuire

Jenna Nelson

Tiffany Nickel

Sue Oden

Amy (Petitjean) Harmon

Brenda (Phelps) Colwell

Jennie Rogers

Traci Rogers

Erin Rooney

Scott Schneider

Trisha (Smith) English

Shelly (Swaney) Chambers

Jill (Van Sickle) Griffith

Kimberly Wallace

Shana (Warkentine) Meyer

What Happened in 1993?

In Sports...

  • Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame, January 5.
  • Kansas City Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR, March 13.
  • Kansas City Royals rename stadium Ewing Kauffman Stadium after founder, July 2. 

In Music...

  • Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol, June 7.

Did you know...

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time, January 18.
  • Brady Bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales, November 24. 

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1993.html

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1994 - 1995

Ann (Albers) Asbury

Amy Bowman

Kim Brown

Bradley Debrick

Blyth Eddy

Kelly Emig

Amy (Harmon) Becker

Tim Herrman

Stephanie Krause

Miriam (Lister) Riffel

Gary Lunkenheimer

Jamelle McConnell

Kristi Moser

Brandi Moses-Sublet

Tiffany Nickel

Amy (Petitjean) Harmon

Laura Proehl

David Reyes

Jamie Rieth

Trisha (Smith) English

Shelly (Swaney) Chambers

Jill (Van Sickle) Griffith

Shana (Warkentine) Meyer

Jennifer (Weir) Cooper

Kim Zahn

What happened in 1994?

In Ambassadors...

  •  Ambassadors won the SAA/SF District 6 Outstanding Program for Senior Week.
  • ESU Day at Kauffman Stadium, Go Royals!

In the Media...

  • Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds billionaire J. Howard Marshall II (89).

Did you know...

  • Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president, May 10.
  • O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges.  Los Angeles police chase his Ford Bronco for 1 hour before he eventually gave up, June 17.

 

 

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1995 - 1996

Clayton Applegate

Mari Becker

Janet Berberick

Amy Bowman

Kim Brown

Julie Davis

Tiffhany Duncanson

Blythe Eddy

Kelly Emig

Cathy Garber

Gwen Hageman

Chrissa Hess

Tim Herrman

Michelle Hewes

Christine Koch

Jennifer Lashley

Jason Manhart

Jamelle McConnell

Tracy Peck

Amy (Petitjean) Harmon

Krista Rahija

Amy Reid

Jamie Reith

April Strong

Shelly (Swaney) Chambers

Kim Zahn

Kim Maxwell (H)

What Happened in 1995?

In sports...

  • Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec) 
  • Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
  • Champion diver, Greg Louganis, revealed he has AIDS

In the news...

  • Oklahoma City Bombing kills 169 men, women, and children, April 19
  • Actor Christopher Reeves suffered a major spinal injury in a horse-riding accident

In the movies...

  • Tom Hanks received his second Academy Award for "Forest Gump."


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1996 - 1997

Amy Albers

Tarsha (Andrews) Rafferty

Jami Angel

Mari Becker

Janet Berberick

Jennifer (Bertrand) Merckling

Amy Bowman

Julie Davis

Tiffhany Duncanson

Blyth Eddy

Michelle fisher

Michelle Hewes

Reagan Jantz

Chris Koch

Amy (Law) Jones

Jason Manhart

Lori Metz

Aimee Mitchell

Gary Nye

Dana Otting

Michelle Rahija

Amy (Reid) Paulick

Tracy Peck

JoAnn Sanders

Jaryl Seth

April Strong

Tiffany Vonderheide

Patrick Williams

Corey Willich

What Happened in 1996?

In sports...

  • Atlanta hosts the 100th Anniversary of the Olympic Games
  • Michael Johnson became the first runner to win both the 400 and 200 meters
  • Carl Lewis won a gold in the long jump for the fourth Olympics in a row
  • Kerri Strug did her final vault with a dislocated ankle to ensure the gold for the U.S. women's gymnastic team

In the news...

  • Bill Clinton wins the Presidency for a second term
  • A pipe bomb expoloded, killing one person and injuring 111 at the Olympic Games in Centennial Olympic Park
  • Unabomber suspect, Ted Kaczynski, is arrested 

-- www.cnn.com/EVENTS/1996/year.in.review/

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1997 - 1998

Amy Albers

Jaci Albers

Katy Allen

Steffani Bach

Jessica Baldwin

Robin Clarke

Carla Cook

Michelle Fisher

Kristen Goetz

Matt Haglund

Christy Harkness

Shanda Henley

Heidi Hillyer

Reagan Jantz

Jessica Jenkins

Jennie Kronoshek

Amber McDaniel

James Manning

Lori Metz

Aimee Mitchell

Amy (Law) Jones

Sara Pantos

Michelle Rahija

Kim Rogers

Gayle Samuelson

JoAnn Sanders

Jaryl Seth

Takama Statton

Allison Stevens

Hanni Stover

Ryan Stucky

Elizabeth Thayer

Tiffany Vanderheide

Geneva Waite

Lisa Ward

Dave Eldridge (H)

What Happened in 1997?

In the News...

  • Ennis Cosby, the only son of actor Bill Cosby, is killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles, California
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to a hospital after a car crash shortly after midnight. She is pronounced dead at 4:00 a.m. that morning
  • Timothy J. McVeigh sentenced to death for Oklahoma City Bombing

Did you know...

  • South Park premieres on Comedy Central
  • The first book in the award winning Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling is published
  • Titanic is the most expensive film of all time, costing between $250 and $300 million to produce and market.

Check out the 1997 - 1998 Ambassador Crew ...

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997#January

-- http://www.infoplease.com/year/1997.html

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1998 - 1999

Jaci Albers

Steffani (Bach) Kohis

Jaime Bachura

Todd Cartwright

Robin Clarke

Mary Decker

Elizabeth Enneking

Michelle Fisher

Jennifer Gerstberger

Matt Haglund

Molly Hanes

Angela Harcer

Christy Harkness

Kelly King

Mechael Koonce

Kelly Kramer

Jennie Kronoshek

Amy (Law) Jones

Tijuana Lucas

Kristina Magnusson

James Manning

Lori Metz

Heidi Risley

Kim Rogers

JoAnn (Sanders) Beaman

Darin Selby

Jaryl Seth

Takama Statton

Allison Stevens

Hanni (Stover) Stones

Ryan Stucky

Elizabeth Thayer

Geneva (Waite) Ring

What Happened in 1998?

In the news...

  • The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States
  • On the day of his 52nd birthday, U.S. President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky
  • College student Matthew Shepard is found tied to a fence near Laramie, Wyoming, a gay-bashing victim

In TV...

  • Sex and the City premieres on HBO

In Computers...

  • Apple Computer unveils the iMac
  • Google is founded

In Sports...

  • The Chicago Bulls win their 6th NBA title in 8 years when they beat the Utah Jazz, 87-86, in Game Six. This is also Michael Jordan's last game as a Bull.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998

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1999 - 2000

Kaci Adams

Jaci Albers

Jaime Bachura

Brent Baker

Todd Cartwright

Robin Clarke

Mary Decker

Elizabeth Enneking

Breanna Flynn

Jessica French

Jennifer Gerstberger

Kimberly Gibson

Trisha Gresnick

Jill Grosdidier

Molly Hanes

Tasia Holcom

Marlo Jackson

Kelly King

Kelly Kramer

Teri Miller

Randee Revell

Heidi Risley

Shane Shively

Patricia Thompson

Greg Watt

Casey Wilson

Rich Yates

What Happened in 1999?

In the News...

  • President of the United States Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial
  • Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students, one teacher, and themselves.
  • Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a plane piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashes, killing him and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette.

In Sports...

  • Super Bowl XXXIII: The Denver Broncos win their second consecutive Super Bowl, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19
  • "The Great One" Wayne Gretzky plays his final National Hockey League game.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999

 

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2000 - 2001

Kaci Adams

Brent Baker

Elizabeth Barnum

Kellie Brubaker

Jessi Decker

Mary Decker

Elizabeth Enneking

Breanna Flynn

Jessica French

Jennifer Gerstberger

Kimberly Gibson

Kristin Green

Trisha Gresnick

Jill Grosdidier

Stacy Handy

Molly Hanes

Bethany Harding

Marlo Jackson

Killy King

Julie Korphage

Laren Landgren

Teri Miller

Stacey Moore

Andrew Myers

Joe Myers

Serena Platt

Randee Revell

Ashley Ross

Shane Shively

Jesse Tuel

Lindsay Valentine

Sarah Wallace

Megan Walle

Greg Watt

Casey Wilson

Krisie Wintz

Rich Yates

What Happened in 2000?

In film and TV...

  • Survivor premieres on CBS sparking a major blitz of interest in "reality TV" in the U.S.
  • Academy Award for Best Picture went to The Gladiator

Did you know...

  • The final original Peanuts comic strip is published on February 13, following the death of its creator, Charles Schulz.

In computers...

  • Microsoft releases Windows 2000

In sports...

  • The New York Yankees defeat the New York Mets in Game 5 of the 2000 World Series, 4-2, to win their 26th World Series title.

On a national level...

  • U.S. presidential election, 2000: George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore.  The final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.


-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000

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2001 - 2002

Colleen Arnhold

Elizabeth Barnum

Jackie Bishop

Stephanie Bronston

Kellie Brubaker

Megan Chrisman

Andrew Dame

Jessi Decker

Ryan Diehl

Brian Ferrell

Jessica French

Kristin Green

Kristen Green

Stacy Handy

Bethany Harding

Laren Landgren

Krystal Littrell

Melissa McFarthing

Andrew Myers

Shelly Minge

Ansley Ross

Nicki Taylor

Jesse Tuel

Lindsay Valentine

Sarah Wallace

Greg Watt

Jennifer Wools

Molly Young

Ben Zimmerli

What Happened in 2001?

In sports...

  • Super Bowl XXXV: The Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants, 34-7
  • NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is killed instantly in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 while his DEI cars driven by his son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, and Michael Waltrip, finish second and first, respectively.

In computers...

  • Apple Computer releases the iPod
  • Microsoft releases the Xbox

On a national level...

  • George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States
  • Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Almost 3,000 are killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from the United Kingdom


-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001

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2002 - 2003

Mayra Aguirra

Colleen Arnhold

Liz Barnum

Stephanie Bronston

Megan Chrisman

Andrew Dame

Jessi Decker

Ryan Diehl

Matt Fox

Kristin Green

Kurt Hafner

John Harms

Darci Illk

Jordan Jenkins

Curtis Keller

Traci Kessler

Jennifer Lawson

Krystal Littrell

Kelly Magnusson

Melissa McFarthing

Shelly Minge

Bobbi Sue Musgrove

Andrew Myers

Juanita Ortiz

Sarah Phillips

Ashley Ross

Heidi Schlesener

Tiffany Schweigert

Morgan Smith

Nicki Taylor

Lindsay Valentine

Tim Walker

Sarah Wallace

Jennifer Wools

Molly Young

Ben Zimmerli

What Happened in 2002?

In the news...

  • Charles Bishop, a 15 year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida, building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Andrea Yates is found guilty of drowning her five children on June 20, 2001. She is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • Scott Peterson, an agricultural chemical salesman, reports that his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, is missing (he will later be convicted of her death).

In sports...

  • The Boston Celtics come back from 26 points down to defeat the New Jersey Nets in Game 3 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.
  • XIX Winter Olympics open in Salt Lake City Utah/Quebec City.

In TV...

  • Two reality shows premiere: The Osbournes andThe Bachelor

In movies

  • Top two movies of the year inlude The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Chicago won the Academy Award for Best Picture

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2002.html

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002

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2003 - 2004

Mayra Aguirre

Megan Chrisman

Andrew Dame

Ryan Diehl

Tommie Edmiston

Katie Ek

Andrew Foltz

Matt Fox

Joel Gerdes

John Harms

Katie Hensley

Brandi Iles

Darcy Illk

Jordan Jenkins

Kristen Larson

Krystal Littrell

Kelly Magnusson

Melissa McFarthing

Mindy Meyer

Shelly Minge

Samual Mwangi

Bobbi Sue Musgrove

Juanita Ortiz

Delynne Osborne

Sarah Phillips

Michelle Powell

Rob Rogers

Heidi Schlesener

Tiffany Schweigert

Patty Tiner

What Happened in 2003?

In the news...

  • STS-107: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
  • Global protests against Iraq war: More than 10 million people protest in over 600 cities worldwide, the largest war protest to take place before the war occurs.
  • 2003 invasion of Iraq: Land troops from United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invade Iraq.
  • Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected the governor of California.

In sports...

  • Syracuse won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, defeating Kansas, 81-78.
  • The San Antonio Spurs defeat the New Jersey Nets to win the 2003 NBA Finals, 4-2.
  • Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams.

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2003.html

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003

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2004 - 2005

Kevin Arnhold

Brian Bina

Mandy Davis

Missy Davis

Esteven Decker

Tommie Edmiston

Ashley Evenson

Andrea Foltz

Jennifer Gerwick

Jesse Haller

John Harms

Chrisi Hedrick

Katie Hensley

Brandi Iles

Darcy Illk

Brandy Jones

Jenny Kling

Lynn Kratzberg

Kristen Larson

Lacy Luina

Jenni Lunn

Laura Myers

Abby Otte

Sarah Phillips

Michelle Powell

Rob Rogers

Heidi Schlesener

Katy Scott

Emily Shelor

Megan Skeen

Nicole Smith

Kristen Sutton

Jessica Whorton

Shanna Williams

What Happened in 2004?

In sports...

  • The New England Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVIII, as Adam Vinatieri kicks the game-winning field goal with 4 seconds left.
  • Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, wins an unprecedented 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title.
  • The Boston Red Sox defeat the New York Yankees, 10-3, in Game 7 of the Major League Baseball's American League Championship Series to win the series 4 games to 3. The Boston Red Sox become the first team in baseball history to come back from a 0-3 deficit to win a series.

In TV...

  • The final episode of Friends airs on NBC.

In politics...

  • George W. Bush wins a second term as U.S. president, winning 51% of the popular vote.

In the news...

  • The infamous Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy occurs when Justin Timberlake rips off a part of Janet Jackson's outfit revealing her breast.
  • Rape charges against Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant are dismissed when the accuser refused to cooperate.

 

-- http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2004.html

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004

 

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2005 - 2006

Brian Bina

Nathan Creed

Mandy Davis

Missy Davis

Esteven Decker

Bruna Delgado

Drew Donahoo

Megan Dreiling

Tommie Edmiston

Ashley Evenson

Andrea Foltz

Katie Hensley

Sherri Jesnowski

Hatti John

Lynn Kratzberg

Kristen Larson

Lacey Luina

Makaila McClelland

Nicole Michalski

Heather Moss

Laura Myers

Sarah Oehlert

Lola Onijala

Abby Otte

Michelle Powell

Jess Price

Rob Rogers

Enilda Romero

Katy Scott

Megan Skeen

Nicole Smith

Gatha Soderstrom

Jenny Storey

Kristy Sutton

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica Whorton

Shanna Williams

What happened in 2005?

  In politics...

  • George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States.
  • The Supreme Court rules the death penalty unconstitutional for people who committed crimes before age 18.

  In the news...

  • Wichita, Kansas, police apprehend the BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, 31 years after his first murder.  He receives 10 consecutive life sentences.
  • Hurricane Katrina causes severe damage to the Gulf Coast killing 1,836.
  • Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.

  In sports....

  • Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th straight Tour de France.
  • The National Hockey League cancels its 2004-2005 season, becoming the first North American professional league to cancel a season due to a labor dispute.

  These facts were found online at:

  http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2005.html

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005

 

 

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2006 - 2007

Jason Baker

Brian Bina

Angela Blaufuss

Ashley Brooks

Stephanie Clark

Nathan Creed

Mandy Davis

Missy Davis

Monika Davis

Esteven Decker

Christina Dickerson

Drew Donahoo

Megan Dreiling

Ashley Evenson

Elissa Hadley

Michelle Hernandez

Michael Hooton

Sherri Jesnowski

Hatti John

Katy Locke

Rebecca Lundblom

Makaila McClelland

Nicole Michalski

Heather Moss

David Muhammad

Kurtis Neis

Sarah Oehlert

Jess Price

Kelly Rippel

Enilda Romero

Corinne Samskey

Amy Schneider

Megan Skeen

Nicole Smith

Gaytha Soderstrom

Jenny Storey

Jessica Velazquez

Shanna Williams

What happened in 2006?

  In politics...

  • Dick Cheney accidentally shoots friend in a hunting accident
  • Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is killed by U.S. forces in Iraq
  • North Korea conducts first atomic weapons test
  • Saddam Hussein was hung in Baghdad
  • Donald Rumsfeld resigns as U.S. Secretary of Defense

  In the news...

  • United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy
  • Egyptian ferry, Al Salam Boccaccio, sinks killing over 1,200 people in the Red Sea
  • Pluto is demoted to a 'dwarf planet'
  • Google buys YouTube.com for $1.6 billion
  • United States population reaches 300 million people
  • Dow closes above 12,000 for the first time
  • Bob Barker, from The Price is Right, retires after 35 years as host
  • Apple's iTunes store sells it's 1 billionth song 

  In sports...

  • Super Bowl XL: Steelers defeat the Seahawks, 21-10
  • Italy wins the World Cup, 5-3, vs. France
  • Andre Agassi retires after winning 60 career titles

 

  These facts were found online at:

  http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2006.html


 

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2007 - 2008

Jason Baker

Brian Ball

Anne Behan

Angela Blaufuss

Ashley Brooks

Drew Donahoo

Jill Ferrell

Audrey Fette

Nicole Gannon

Elissa Hadley

Jacob Hadley

Alianna Hamer

Michelle Hernandez

Michael Hooton

Jessica Hopkins

Jessica Isackson

Carrie Leach

Sheri Little

Rebecca Lundblom

Janelle McCoy

Michelle McHenry

Hillary Moe

David Muhammad

Kurtis Neis

Sarah Oehlert

Misti Richmond

Kelly Rippel

Amy Schneider

Adam Schuetz

Amy Stonebraker

Kyra Strobel

Jessica Velazquez

Kim Zahner

  What happened in Fall 2007-Spring 2008?

  In politics...

  • Gerald Ford is buried in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Nancy Pelosi is elected Speaker of the House, by a vote of 233-202.
  • Vietnam becomes the 150th member of the World Trade Organization.

  In science...

  • Apple Computer unveils the revolutionary iPhone. 

  In the news...

  • Roy Mann steps down as Director of Alumni Relations for Emporia State University.

  In sports...

  • KU wins the national championship in basketball, preceded by their Orange Bowl victory in football.

 

  These facts were found online at:

  http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2007.html

 

 

 

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2008 - 2009

Lauren Adams

Jason Baker

Brian Ball

Lorene Booth

Ashley Brooks

Molli Chitwood

Drew Donahoo

Elyse Espinoza

Jill Ferrell

Todd Fitzsimmons

Drake Foster

Nicole Gannon

Elissa Hadley

Lacee Hanson

Alianna Hamer

Lainie Harber

Michelle Hernandez

Michael Hooton (C)

Jessica Isackson

Whitney Lanier

Kelly Launchbaugh

Carrie Leach

Erin Lynam

Roy Mann (H)

Ashley McCullough

Hillary Moe

Misti Richmond

Kelly Rippel

Amy Stonebraker

Kyra Strobel

Erynn Watt

Kim Zahner

  What happened in Fall 2008-Spring 2009?

  In politics...

  • Fidel Castro resigns as President of Cuba, his brother Raul Castro is unanimously elected.
  • Radovan Karadzic arrested on war crimes after a 12 year manhunt.
  • Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States.
  • Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President of the United States.

  In science...

  • U.S. Navy destroys a U.S. spy satellite with a missile
  • NASA's Phoenix spacecraft lands in the polar region on Mars
  • Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ
  • Iran launches first domestically made satellite, Omid, into orbit

  In the news...

  • Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time
  • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issues a formal apology to the Aboriginal people of Australia
  • 160 square mile part of the Antarctic ice shelf disintegrates
  • 8.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000
  • Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work
  • Lehman Brothers file for bankruptcy
  • Mumbai terrorist attacks kill over 195 people over four days

  In sports...

  • 2008 Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China
  • Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals in 2008 Olympics

  These facts were found online at:

  http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2008.html and       http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2009.html

 

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2009 - 2010

Lauren Adams

Lindsay Atchison

Lorene Booth

Calvin Bruner

Shannon Buscher

Molli Chitwood

Meghan Clark

Drake Foster

Esteban Gomez

Alianna Hamer

Lacee Hanson

Elaine Harber

Brandi Holt

Kelsey Kabriel

Whitney Lanier

Joan Lauber (H)

Carrie Leach

Erin Lynam

Ashley McCollough

Julie McGovern

Tara McNamara

Christopher Milstead

Hilary Moe (C)

Emily Moore

Kalyna Nelson

Michael Olsen

Aubrie Powell

Hannah Prophet

Caitlin Smith

Amy Stonebraker

Kyra Strobel

What Happened Fall 2009-Spring 2010?

In politics...

  • President Obama unexpectedly wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a 'critical milestone' by President Obama.

In science...

  • Virginia's smoking ban for most restaurants and bars goes into effect. The bill had broad public support.
  • Paleontologists announce the discovery of an Ardipithecus Ramidus fossil skeleton, deeming it the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor.
  • British scientists make artificial arteries.

In the news...

  • A woman who was kidnapped as a child in 1991 is freed from her abductors after 18 years of false imprisonment.
  • In the balloon boy hoax, parents claim their young child was swept away in a large balloon resembling a spacecraft, triggering an extensive rescue effort by authorities. They later admit to the hoax and are fined and given short sentences in jail.
  • Golfer Tiger Woods is involved in a car accident the day after Thanksgiving, triggering media coverage that the married father of two had affairs with about a dozen women, and ultimately the loss of many of Woods' corporate sponsors.
  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000, it is one of the deadliest on record.

In sports...

  • The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
  • Reggie Bush would forfeit his 2005 Heisman Trophy after his involvement with marketing agents while playing at USC led to severe NCAA penalties against the school. USC had already returned its copy of Bush's Heisman Award, and the footbal program cut ties with Bush.

These facts were found online at: 
http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2009.html
http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2010.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010

 

 

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2010-2011 (With a change in recruitment from spring to fall, our numbers grew in January)

Lindsay Atchison
Amber Atwell
Samantha Atwell
Samantha Beye
Jessica Brown
Jennifer Cheray
Jennifer Crawford
Matt Crome
Daniel Delgadillo
Michael Delvalle
Jessica Dhority
Allie Dysart
Drake Foster
Mary-Kate Funk
Marissa Germann
Miriam Gray
Lacee Hanson
Lainie Harber
Sarah Hines
Josh Johnson
Tabitha Keast
Courtney Kuhlmann
Katie Kuhlmann
Beth Lewis
Heather Ludlum
Erin Lynam
Shannon Mangnall
Rachel Marshall
Tara McNamara
Dylan Meeker
Emily Moore
Caroline Murray
Meghan Murray
Aubrie Powell
Ashley Rodgers
Juan Rosales
Hannah Rosenwald
Amanda Simpson
Eden Tullis
Matt Van Horn
Tayler Wash
Caitlin Weakley
Nicole Zepeda
Loryn Zoglmann

What happened in 2010?

In the news...

  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince.  With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record.
  • An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Child, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing at least 525.  The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history.
  • Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
  • James Cameron's film, Avatar, surpasses his 1997 film Titanic, and becomes the highest grossing film of all time.
  • Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils a new invention, a tablet PC called the iPad, at a press conference in San Francisco.
  • he Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded off the coast of Louisiana sinks; the wreck is leading crude oil and diesel at an alarming rate.

In sports..

  • The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Canada.

These facts were found online at:

http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2010.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010

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2011-2012

Bryan Adams
Sarah Allen
Amber Atwell
Samantha Atwell
Samantha Beye
Matt Crome
Andrew Davids
Katie DelaCruz
Daniel Delgadillo
Michael Delvalle
Jessica Dhority
Allie Dysart
Luke Farnsworth
Kalie Fischer
Marissa Germann
Jama Hambleton
Anne Harmon
Sarah Hines
Adam Just
Tabitha Keast
Courtney Kuhlmann
Katie Kuhlmann
Beth Lewis
Aaron Litvak
Heather Ludlum
Rachel Marshall
Bethany McCormick
Dylan Meeker
Noble Orajiato
Sarah Potter
Aubrie Powell
Hunter Richardson
Ashley Rodgers
Hannah Rosenwald
Amanda Ryan
Brooke Schultz
Whitney Shelton
Jade Sparks
Michael Torres
Carlos Urgiles
Matt Van Horn
Tayler Wash
Caitlin Weakley
Kirsten Zamarripa
Nicole Zepeda
Loryn Zoglmann

What happened in 2011?

In politics...

  • U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan.
  • The United States formally declares an end to the Iraq War.

In the news...

  • A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.

In science...

  • The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

 

These facts were found online at:

http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/2011.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011