It seems as if it was only yesterday that 1 was elected Editor-
in-Chief of the yearbook, and
now my job is done. As I was
completeing the final pages I
thought, if I had the chance to to
do it all again, 1 would. The job
was long and hard, but proved to
be a very rewarding experience. I
was fortunate to have a
hardworking and creative staff
that pulled together to strive for
quality. We did one heck of a job, although by the end, only
a few remained. It truly was a "survival of the fittest." One of
:he many things I learned was that no matter how much you
like someone, if they can't do the job, they need to be
I, personally, couldn't have done it without the support of
some special people. First of all, Col. Charles E. Savedge. He
truly is the man behind the inspiration. Through him 1 saw
what a yearbook should be and that producing a book is
serious business. Kristyn, thanks for staying with me late at
night when I was playing Little Bo Peep, in search of a staff.
And what editor could live without Kathi Cook-mother hen?
I would also like for Jorge Caballero, Punky, Teds and Mauro
to know that typing and re-drawing layouts aren't that bad ,
right? Guys, the work was appreciated! Lastly, I want to
thank my mom for bearing with me through four years of
yearbook and my dad for understanding that postponing
graduation was really not that bad. I promise to graduate
next year, daddy.
Would I be a good editor if I didn't say something about
my family-away-from family? This year's staff was truly
awsome (and that is an understatement), in and out of the
office. We sure knew how to throw a party and produce a
good book. Good luck next year, guys. I'm outta here,
-Mary P. Valle, Sr, Psychology
"I know it takes hard work and dedication
to produce a quality book, and as long as
the finished result is worth looking at, I'll
probably continue do this. Students like
the yearbook staff truly know the meaning
of the word 'unappreciated'/'
-Henry Reyna, Sr, Journalism
"As my first year of college passes by, I
began to reminisce about my life as the
academics editor. Long hours and hard
work were the rule. There were exceptions:
New Orleans, and 'the parties.' Working on
the book was one hell of an experience!"
-Kristyn Roberts, Fr, Journalism
I walk along the path you trace,
I feel your presence in each place.
And if the darkness hides the day
Your friendship lights my way.
Thanks for the times together."
-Thomas Nguyen, So, Biology
"As an older student I felt out of place. I
decided that getting on the yearbook staff
would keep me from feeling alienated; and
it did. I got to witness sports history in the
making. Sometimes, though, being sports
editor can be a pain in the rear end."
-R. Ricardo Sutton, Sr, RTV
"Because there is a myriad of opportunities
available, it's a pity to see that not enough
students take advantage of the over 200
organizations UH has to offer.
-Jonathan Imperial, Editor-Elect, Jr, Business
^^ pring staff: Tony Bullard, Kristyn
^^ Roberts, Mary Valle, Donatello
Pitts, Jonathan Imperial, Sonia Ramirez,
Khushairi Muhammad, Hugh Tom
Chin, Rachel Del Rosario, Thomas
Nguyen,Thao Vuong. On the left is
Jorge Caballero, a "transient" staffer
who stuck with us for four years. Jorge
could always be found typing copy into
the computer during the summer when
staff mortality rates were high. Photos
by Thomas Nguyen and Mary Valle.
"We're finally "out of the red!" The staff
has finally reached their potential by
meeting all of their deadlines!"
-Kathi Cook, Taylor Rep & Mother-Hen
398 RED THROUGH*' THROUGH