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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Residence Halls. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19335.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Residence Halls. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19335

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Transcript Front: Hanneki Faber, Olga Lydia Galvan, April Ferguson. Middle: Dave, Karen Mehutuns, Fernando Pla, Renee Pena. Back: Peer Groth, Scott Hamilton, Holly Haney, Ron. Front: Trish Williams, Karen Cole, Juan Narejan, Sharon Meikle. Second: Amanda Remsberg, Suzzeth Minkey, Lisa Boatman, Elizabeth Kasten. Third: Daniel Abrego, Mike Lamendola, Wayne Aplleton. Back: Daniel Shea, David Vargo, Troy McDonald, Mark Everett, Ron Aramini, Daniel Bassano. Settegost — 4th Just Another Co-ed How many mothers would give up a secure home existence to live among the ranks of frustrates, hassle-plaqued college students? Picture this — a brassy, somewhat eccentric student, known to us dorm residents as our not-so-typical resident advisor. She has no house or apartment. Just her comfortable somewhat lived-in dorm room. To her, this small cubicle, cluttered with old test, tattered posters and magazine stacks is home. Jacqueline Barbaranne Wilkerson (known to many as simply JB) is just another coed. She attends classes daily (cutting occasionally) and eats her meals in the dorm cafeteria (we all brave through this). But, she is not just another co-ed. About the time many of us were only a twinkle in our parents' eyes, JB was out working. About the time that our mothers were counting our fingers and toes, she was giving birth to her first child. She's obviously a bit more seasoned than the rest of us residents. After a divorce, two children, several jobs, some interesting experiences and commendable accomplishments, JB decided to tackle college. Money was a bit tight. She really didn't know how to pay for classes, but she was de- While residents must learn how to live without their parents, they still enjoy traditions like dying Easter eggs to feel more at home. Photo by Paul Nicosia. termined that she would. She moved into the dorms and decided to become a resident advisor. Before actually meeting her, I had heard from a former floormate that she was much older. "Another long semester," I remember saying to myself, "and probably a couple of bad checks, too." If I had wanted to live with my mother for the duration of my college life, I could have stayed in Dallas where school was less expensive and I had friends. My mind was made up. I wouldn't put up with a mom around, I would move. After all, a mother is a mother and why should this one be any different? As it happens, it is difficult to change rooms, especially if you have no other reason than an unknown RA. At first, I expected to be greeted with lectures about the "hear-earned money" my parents had put out for my education and how I should be thankful. But, there were no stories about how she walked five, may ten miles in the snow with no coast, just to get to a school each day. The anticipated sermons on the evils of drinking, smoking, sex and drugs were not forthcoming. Occasionally, a resident would walk down the hall with a guy in the early morn ing hours with the hopes of eliciting one of those menacing "mother looks." No looks. She kept her door open. I concluded this was her not- so-subtle way of spying on us. At times, someone on our floor would overestimate their ability to consume a massive quantity of liquor and wake up feeling as though they were an endless ocean cruise. Still, no response no lecture no mothering. Did she intend to just ignore us? Perhaps she had decided to accumulate data and dump it on our parents when they visited for a weekend — a sneaky way to get even. Maybe she didn't care. We could blow the whole semester for all she cared as long as her room and board were paid — the chicken way out. This woman called herself a mother? Most of our mothers would never have tolerated such behavior from day one! They would have set us straight in no time. Then, it hit me. JB was a mother ... but she had not come here to be OUR mother. She was here as an RA, a peer and just another college coed. Very few mothers would trade their roles for that of college student. This one did and it looks as though she's here to graduate. — Angela Taylor 280 University of Houston Residence Halls 281