Amy Appleby, '96, majors in Public Relations and Marketing and comes from Wuerzburg, Germany. She is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, Mu Kappa Tau ( the honor society for marketing majors) and the Public Relations Society of America. She is a golden key member of the National Honor Society and recipient of the Retired Officer's Association Scholorship. In addition, she is an avid down hill skier and enjoys traveling.

Benjamin Blacker , '98, from Newton, Massachusetts wrote his ethnography for Vic Taylor's WRT 105 class. His interests include coffee, cigarettes, and movies.

Patricia Cowden, is a U.C. student leaning towards a degree in IST. She currently is an adminstrative assistant in Planned Giving for the Office of Development. Her household includes her husband Richard, three cats and a dog. Her hobbies include classical guitar, cross-country skiing, rollerblading, and unicycling. Her award winning personal essay was written for Chris Madden's 105 class.

Amye Hommel , '98, is a psychology major from Deer Park, New York. She is a member of the Student Government Association and La L.U.C.H.A., as well as an editor of Intertext magazine. She wrote her essay for Jeanette Jeneault's WRT 105 class.

Amy Meadows, '96, majors in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology and comes from Dewitt. She works part-time for WMHR 102.9 on the air. She was the winner of the Eric Trust Award for promoting among other things racial tolerance in the community. She wrote her autobiographical essay for Amanda Brown's 305 studio class.

Cheryl L. Stafford, '96, is an Advertising/Marketing major from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania currently studying at the Syracuse University London Centre. Her activities include being Public Affairs Director at WERW, on the editorial board of the School of Management Undergraduate Journal. She is also a University 100 tour guide and a member of the University Union Concert and Cinema Boards. She wrote her award winning piece for Henri Jankiewicz's 209 class.

Elaine Sylvester, '94 , majored in Psychology and minored in African-American Studies. She was a member of the local chapter of the NAACP and the SAS. She is presently employed in the Social Work field. She wrote her researched essay for Diana Penrod's 305 class.

Sam Szuck, the upper division awrd winner this year comes from Liverpool. He takes courses at University College as well as being matriculated in the Creative Writitng department at SUNY Binghamton. He works for Onondaga ARC, but he prefers his creative writing to all other activites. He wrote his piece for Jane Oberg's 305 class.