Editor in Chief:
Lisa M. Chmiola
Karen Bader, Vera June
Opening — Lisa m.
Student Life — Casey
Garrett, Joe Tavary, Mark
Year in Review ~ Lisa
People — Matt Rogers
Residence Halls —
Maria Perez, Mark Smith
Organizations — Lana
Greek Life — Nancy
Escamilla, Donielle Lewis,
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Athletics — Mark Smith
Academics — ivana
Segvic, Dontee Lewis, Lisa
AdS & Index -- Lisa M.
Adam Burns, Liz, Carter,
Lisa M. Chmiola, Marco A.
Delgado, Nancy Escamilla,
Andrew J. Ferraro, Casey
Garrett, Vera June, Lana
Khawaja, Don LeGrand,
Donielle Lewis, Dontee
Lewis, Cheryl Luedke, Jim
Parsons, Maria Perez, Matt
Rogers, Mark Smith,
Katherine Adkins, Arash
Sullivan Bernard, Monica
Canales, Liz Carter, Lisa M.
Chmiola, Casey Garrett,
Abe Gil, Al Greenwood,
Dontee Lewis, Cheryl
McElligott, Jim Parsons,
Matt Rogers, Shane
Schiermeier, Mark Smith,
Stephen Stelmak, Ron
Temple, Conrad Turner,
That was then ... One year ago, I corralled a staff
together and set them on the project of creating a yearbook.
Most of the faces were new and either never worked on a yearbook staff before or hadn't done so since high school.
... Ms is now. One year later, and the book is complete,
new friendships have been gained and memories have been
made. I must say I'm extremely pleased with the way this
Houstonian has turned out, and I couldn't have done it without
the dedication, hard work and creativity of my staff. You guys
are the stars, and I know you'll shine brightly no matter what
you endeavor. I'd like to thank a few of you who were a big
help with the book:
Matt — Thanks for all your layout help. It added that
extra little something to the pages.
Lana — Thanks for sticking it out through thick and
thin. Best of luck with next year's book!
Edmond — My most faithful photog, thanks for putting
in all those late nights and weekends, and for putting up with
Mark — The most dedicated and committed editor I've
ever known, thanks a million for always going above and
beyond what you were expected to do. I owe you one!
I'd also like to thank the Student Publications business
office and advertising staffs for all their support, especially
with the yearbook promotions throughout the year. Kudos also
to The Daily Cougar staff, who often helped me fill in the
blanks when I needed to borrow a writer or photographer for at
Finally, a few thanks to those of you on my personal
Kris — Mi amiga buena, thanks for being there during
all those late-night venting sessions I needed throughout the
year. You've been nothing but encouraging, and I wish you
luck and love in whatever you decide to do.
Adam — Even before we started dating, you were a big
help with this book, generously offering to write sports stories
or conning your staff to do a few for us. Since we've been dating, you've been wonderful in supporting me in accomplishing
my goals, for which I'm grateful. Thanks for being my sounding board, and good luck in the "real world" of journalism.
Janine and Deanna — Mis hermanas, I know I didn't
see you as much this year (due to the fact I was practically living in the office), but I want you to know your big sis is very
proud of you both. You are turning out to be fine young ladies.
Good luck in school next year.
Mom and Dad — I know you're probably wondering
when your little girl has been, since I've barely been home, but
hey, I'm still here! Thanks for all your encouragement in everything. If it wasn't for you guys raising me to be an achiever, I
wouldn't even be writing this. Also helpful is knowing you
guys are always there for me. Love ya both!
Another year has come to an end, and thus, another edition of the Houstonian has been completed. Enjoy!
Lisa M. Chmiola
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