The Quarterly Newsletter of TMI - An Episcopal Church School Summer Issue 2004
Welcome to New Faculty and Staff
s the 2004/2005 school year opens, TMI welcomes new faculty and staff members. The English
Department is home to three new teachers with extensive teaching experience: Rita Stanley : Rita
earned a B.A. in English as well as a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Most
recently, she taught English, Speech and Rhetoric at Medina Valley High. Rita will teach English II & AP Eng-
lish. Jenifer Hamilton : Jenifer holds both a B.A. and M.A. in English from UTSA and was an English instructor
at Palo Alto College. She will teach English I, English I Honors & Creative Writing. Stephanie Turner :
Stephanie holds a B.A. degree from Amherst College, and is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation with
Princeton. She has taught at The Lewis School in New Jersey and Princeton University. She will teach English
III, English III Honors & Contemporary Literature.
The Foreign Language Department is pleased to welcome Margaret Willms . Margaret earned her bach-
elor's at Trinity University and her master's in education from the University of Illinois. Margaret will teach
Spanish I & II. The History Department welcomes back one of TMI's own, Howard Wilen '99 . He joins the
staff with his B.A in History and is completing his M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University. Howard will
teach Modern World Civilization, AP European History & Government.
Aaron Hawkins , a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A. in Business) and St. Mary's University
(M.A. in Economics), has joined the TMI staff in the admission office. In addition to his duties in recruiting,
Aaron will coach the soccer teams. Mike Bauhof has taken on the role of Coordinator of Marketing and Com-
munity Relations. Mike is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in
writing. Mike joins the TMI staff after five years as a Public Relations Specialist with KLRN. David Evans has
joined the Development and Alumni Relations Staff to work in the areas of Annual Giving and Alumni Rela-
tions. He is a graduate of Trinity
University and Pittsburgh Theologi-
cal Seminary. David was recently
with the Univ. of New Mexico. He
will also teach in the Religion
Department. Pam Williams , although
not a new face at TMI serving as
Head Junior Varsity and Assistant
Varsity Volleyball coach, has
assumed new responsibilities in the
Registrar's Office and Pam will serve
as Attendance Clerk/Assistant. She is
a graduate of the University of the New faculty/staff, L-R, back: S. Turner, P. Williams, D. Evans, M. Bauhof.
Front: M. Willms, J. Hamilton, R. Stanley, H. Wilen.
To provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ,
Our Mission challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893 TMI TODAY Summer Issue 2004 1
I N S I D E
New TMI Chaplain
he Rev. Scott Brown has joined TMI as Chaplain. In addi-
Ronald J. Tribo
T tion to Fr. Brown's spiritual leadership, TMI also will
benefit from his teaching and work with our residential
life community. Scott will teach Old and New Testament as well as
ast February, Mr. Tom Frost, the the 8th Ethics seminar.
L Executive Chairman of the Board,
asked me to serve as the interim
Headmaster for the 2004-2005 academic
Fr. Brown grew up in Victoria, TX. After graduation from
high school, Scott attended Victoria College and the University of
Houston-Victoria, graduating with a B.S. in 1999. During his col-
year. Upon accepting his offer, he charged lege years, Scott worked at his old high school, St. Joseph's,
me with the task of keeping TMI on a steady teaching PE and coaching football.
course. Some might think that staying on a Fr. Brown then set out to pursue his theological education
steady course means making no changes. at The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewa-
However, during my long military career, as nee, TN. While attending seminary, Fr. Brown worked at St.
well as thirteen years at TMI, I learned that Andrew's Sewanee School, a 6th-12th grade Episcopal school.
change is inevitable and that standing still is Upon graduation from Sewanee in May
the same as going backwards. 2002, Scott was assigned to St. David's
One example of change was the Episcopal Church and School in San
result of a conversation at the final faculty Antonio.
meeting of the 2003-2004 school year. The While working at St. David's,
entire faculty expressed concern about the Scott was fortunate to meet and then
inequities in student contact time and marry Kimberly. Kimberly works as a
course pacing over the academic year under physician's assistant for two doctors
the schedule that had been in place for over serving three nursing homes. They will The Rev. Scott Brown
three years. They wanted to change it. We reside on campus in the Semmes House.
agreed to have them develop an alternative
schedule for possible implementation in the always keep in mind our Mission Statement to provide an excellent
academic year 2005-2006. A committee, educational community, with values based on the teachings of
headed by Jennifer Jacobson, developed a Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full
new schedule within a mere two week potential in service and leadership. I look forward to leading this
period of time. It was agreed that there was energized team of dedicated faculty, staff and support professionals,
nothing to be gained by waiting to employ because I sense a renewed vitality and spirit. Parents, Alumni, fam-
the new schedule a year later, and the deci- ily and friends are also significant members of our team. Your
sion was made to implement it constant support of our Mission Statement, Core Values and Honor
immediately. This is one example of the Code augments our ability to develop and graduate servant leaders
kind of change you will see at TMI. who are the true measure of maintaining a steady course. Together
We will continue to make positive we are a stronger team and I look forward to meeting and working
changes as the year progresses. We will with all of you this year.
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OUR TMI COMMUNITY
10th Year Celebration of Stars Over TMI
en years ago, TMI began the wonderful tradition of a fundraising gala held on
campus. In 1995, under the guidance of founding chairwoman Jerilyn Blan-
chard, many parents, alumni and friends organized one of the greatest events
TMI has ever seen. Today, Stars Over TMI is an integral part of the school and over a
ten-year period will raise $1,000,000 for school improvements, learning resources and
financial-aid awards. On September 18, 2004, TMI will celebrate Stars' 10th anniversary
and honor Jerilyn Blanchard for her vision and dedication.
TMI thanks all the wonderful volunteers who make this night successful. This
year's Committee Chairs are: Nancy Austin, Amy Bastoni, Cindy Crews, Sheryl Eck,
Rachel Fuentes, Kirk Nash, Terri Weynand and DeeAnn Wilson. Many thanks also to
table sponsors, to date, who support this event. Star-Spangled Sponsors include Mr. &
Mrs. Robert M. Ayres, Jr. '44, Frost Bank, Paul & Allice Duran, Charles & Bennie Jeff & Jerilyn Blanchard,
Thompson '48 & Terri & Jim Weynand. Red, White, & Blue Sponsors include Mr. & Mrs. Founding Chairs in 1995
James Bastoni, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Biedenharn '76, Jerilyn & Jeff Blanchard/First Capital Group, Cusick Cattle Com-
pany, Ben & Jan Davis, Ellison Management, LLC, Gabriel A. Magraner MD, FACG, The Howell Family & RPS
Painting Inc. All-American Sponsors include BFI Waste Service of Texas, L.P., Chapman Schewe/CDP, John & Jane
Cozad, Cram Roofing Co, Inc., Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Express Carriers, Joe & Lacie Gorder, Grande Ford
Truck Sales, Inc., Jennings Anderson Ford, Laredo Animal Clinic, Leonard Contracting, Jim & Myriam McDo-
nough, Sandy & Carla Norman, Ruben & Blanca Perez, TMI Alumni Association, Ron & Jeri Tribo, The
Quantitative Group, Clifford & and Elizabeth Waller, and Wells Fargo Private Client Services. Ad Sponsors: Akin,
Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C., Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, Curney, Garcia, Farmer, Pickering & House, Lyons
& Rhodes Attorneys at Law, Oakwell Farms Orthodontics, Phyllis Browning and Shadrock & Williams Masonry, Ltd.
We are also very thankful for our additional sponsors of the Program: DOCUmation, Inc., and our Favors Sponsor:
Eichlitz, Dennis, Wray & Westheimer. Look for feature story with photos in the fall issue of TMI TODAY!
Looking Back at Last Year
Brigadier General (Ret) Gary & Jeannie Murray The 9th grade class basket overwhelmed guests as they Parent Sheryl Eck shows her winning
with Cadet Michael Schneid ‘04 at Stars 2003. won the competition between the classes last year. raffle ticket to MC Bill Taylor.
Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893 TMI TODAY Summer Issue 2004 3
The Class of 2004 is off to Scott Lopez
college and here is where they Abilene Christian University
are heading: Andrea Lucado
Julia Arias Abilene Christian University
Baylor University Bendan Moore
Gary Banks Westmont College
Colorado School of Mines
Kate Brougher John Hopkins University
Westmont College Lauren Partin
James Brown Texas Tech University
TCU Lenny Rajunov
Paul Brown University of Texas at Austin
University of Denver The class of 2004 stands in front of the
WTMA monument at TMI. Colin Raymond
Paul Butler North Georgia College and
Texas Lutheran University Univeristy
Allison Catalani Jon Ridewood
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2004
SMU University of Texas at Austin
Nonny Chizea Clay Roberson
Hamilton College University of Texas at Austin
Hope Collins Brian Rodriguez
Wheaton College (Illinois) West Point
Neil Conrad Robert Rumble
Tulane University TCU
Dustin Dunbar Robert Sanchez
United States Naval Academy Yale University
Mary Durst Maggie Stephens ‘04 makes her way out of Macleay Scaljon
University of Texas at Austin Coates Hall. University of Texas at Austin
Nick Eisenberg Katie Schlecht
Embry Riddle Aeronautical Texas A&M University
College Michael Schneid
Bia Fernandez Providence College
St. Mary’s University Karalea Shudde
Ashley Geyer Westmont College
Princeton University Elizabeth Simmons
James Gonzalez Texas A&M University
University of Denver Wes Smith
Kyle Gregory St. Mary’s University
University of Colorado at Storm Somoza
Boulder Texas A&M University
Brian Henderson Robert Rumble , Hope Collins, Jack Vela Maggie Stephens
Texas A&M University and James Brown class of 2004. Vanderbilt Univeristy
John Jacobson Colby Swain
Tulane University TCU
Michael Jourdan Ben Swearingen
Stephen F. Austin University Baylor University
Morgan Keish Jack Vela
Baylor University Vanderbilt University
Jacob Kelly Brandon Vowinkle
Purdue University Westmont College
Katie Klopman Geoff Warburton
Westmont College Texas A&M University
Aaron Kolitz Barclay West
University of Denver The Citadel
Ryan Kuehl Graduation at the
Bishop Johnston Amphitheatre. Emily Young
Baylor University Sam Houston State University
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Stars Over TMI - 10th Anniversary Celebration
18 Pass In Review - 2:50 PM The TMI Color Guard stands
22 before the TMI Sudent Body on
Convocation Day 2004.
Homecoming - Spaghetti Dinner and Pep Rally
21 Homecoming - Football Game (TMI vs Oakridge)
Quincy Seale ‘05, Senior Class
President, delivers opening
remarks to the faculty and stu-
Pass In Review @ 9:00 AM & Carnival @ 10:30 AM dents.
Alumni Reception @ La Fonda on Maiin
Fall SPC Trip (Dallas)
4 Fall Play “Arsenic and Old Lace” (11th, 12th & 13th)
Susie Cabrerra ‘06 gives a big hug
to teacher Courtney Duke on the
Show time at 7:30 in the Alkek Theatre at TMI first day of school.
12 Thanksgiving Holiday Begins (Nov. 22nd - Nov. 26th)
Along with those that are return-
Dates to Remember
ing, new teachers and new
*December 10th-11th - Madrigal Dinner
students greet one another in the
*February 26th - Military Ball
*April 8th - TMI Panther Scramble “Greeting” on Convoation Day.
TMI Today Staff: Lacey Jordan and Diane Almaguer (210) 698-7175, ext. 215
Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893 TMI TODAY Summer Issue 2004 5
IN STEP WITH THE CORPS OF CADETS LTC JOHN A. COULTER II
Final Military Review for 2003-2004
cademic year 2003-04 was a very successful most critical of judges) and they exhibited a confidence
A one for the Corps of Cadets. To begin with, the
competition for the MacArthur Cup was excep-
tionally keen and won by Bravo Company, under the
and firm purpose.
In the past three years, TMI has sent 46 cadets
to JROTC summer camp training at Camp Bullis. TMI
outstanding leadership of Cadet Barclay West '04 as Com- cadets continue to excell. TMI cadets received leader-
mander and Cadet Jason Feuge ‘05 as First Sergeant. ship awards at a rate of three times the camp average.
Competition for the MacArthur Cup takes place Worthy of particular mention are: Cadet Brittany Peace
throughout the school year. Cadets are evaluated in ‘06-Outstanding Platoon Sergeant, Cadet Michael
seven areas: inspections in rank, graded pass-in-reviews, Spencer ‘06-Outstanding Squad Leader, Cadet Joey
over-all academic grades, leadership class grade average, Lenox ‘05-awarded the Recondo Qualification, one of
physical fitness unit average, marksmanship unit average only six to be recognized out of 400 cadets attending the
& platoon-squad drill performance. training camp.
Both the TMI Rifle Team and the Physical Fit-
ness Platoon attained high achievements in 2003-2004.
The Physical Fitness platoon completed its first year
under the demanding supervision of Assistant Comman-
dant, 1Lt Chris Adams '99. This rigorous physical
training, which is reflective of the nation's military acad-
emies and military colleges, will serve well to the four
seniors going on to West Point, Annapolis, the Corps of
Cadets at Texas A&M, and The Citadel.
The MacArthur cup was presented to Barclay West ‘05 The Rifle team under the coaching of Deputy
with guidon Warren Tichenor ‘07 by Allan Rupe '80 and Commandant SGM Turner McGarity won the City
Ernest Brown '80.
Championship for the second consecutive year. The
In Drill, B Company placed First in Pass-In- team captain Cadet Brian Hernandez ‘04 helped
Reviews and Best Drilled Platoon under Cadet Breanne increase the margin of victory to 363 points versus 150
Schiffer ‘05. An honorable mention goes to Alpha Com- for the previous year.
pany, which won the marksmanship competition In the past five years, TMI has sent 14 cadets to
outright, and to Charlie Company which placed first in federal military academies. This year Dustin Dunbar
the pass-in-reviews and won best platoon. will join two TMI graduates currently at Annapolis and
Another area of excellence for 2003-04 was the Brian Rodriguez will join three TMI graduates at West
battalion's appearance in off campus parades. For the Point and Robert Sanchez became the second TMI grad-
first time ever, the Battalion marched in the Boerne uate in three years to move onto Yale University.
Christmas parade. And continuing an age old tradition, TMI cadets continue to prove themselves as
the cadets marched in the Battle of Flowers parade. In leaders in the classroom, on the drill field, and in ath-
both cases, the cadets won high praise from alumni (the letic competition.
LTC John Coulter
KEEPERS OF TRADITION
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4th Annual Skeet Shoot and BBQ Benefit
he 4th Annual TMI Alumni Associa- individual prizes were awarded.
T tion Skeet Shoot and Barbeque dinner
was held at the San Antonio Gun Club
on August 27, 2004. Once again the event was
Male Individual shooting honors went to
Ken Krueger D.D.S. Dr. Krueger blazed away
and just edged out TMI student Joey Lenox by
put together under the leadership of Ernest one point.
Brown IV, class of '80. That Friday was Female Individual shooting honors went to
another toasty San Antonio summer day. However, a Jackie Browning who captained a team from
reoccurring breeze helped keep the the onlookers some- Chicago Title Company.
what cool, and provided an additional challenge for the First place Team shooting honors went to a
shooters. group put together by Doug Mebane class of '46.
With the opening of dove season just five days Doug's team shot a blazing 182 out of a possible
away, 60 plus shotgun enthusiasts turned out over the 250.
course of the afternoon to sharpen their skills. Some All proceeds from the Alumni Skeet Shoot
came as teams, and others shot as individual competi- and Barbeque dinner will go to fund the TMI
tors. Twenty of the competitors were TMI alumni. Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. This
Five fields were arranged by the Gun Club. fund is growing toward its initial goal of $25,000.
Each one featured a difficult challenge for the shooters. Once this goal is reached, a yearly scholarship will
Each participant fired at ten clay birds per field for a be awarded to a deserving TMI student.
total of 50 birds for the afternoon. Next year, Ernest has pledged to double the
When the guns were finally silenced, the crew number of participants so that the 5th Annual
turned their attention to a delicious barbeque dinner Alumni Skeet Shoot and Barbeque will be the best
catered by the Barbeque Station. After dinner, team and one yet!
Joey Lenox ‘05 takes 2nd place at the Skeet
Many alumni gathered together at the Skeet Shoot and Barbecue Benefit.
Shoot this year.
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AP Scholars at TMI
he academic excellence of the TMI student body has once again been demonstrated for all see. The
T scores from the 2004 Advanced Placement (AP) exams are now available. The outstanding results of our
Advanced Placement students make us all proud. 56 sophomores, juniors and seniors took Advanced
Placement exams. The result was an outstanding 91percent pass rate. This is an improvement over the previous
year's pass rate of 80 percent. Sixty-four percent of TMI students passed with a score of 4 or 5, with 5 the highest
The mean AP score for TMI was 3.71. By comparison the national average is 2.95 and the Texas average is
2.69! Within the 52 members of the Class of 2004, two students earned the recognition of AP Scholars with Dis-
tinction, five were AP Scholars with Honor, and three were named AP Scholars.
The role of the faculty cannot be overlooked when touting the TMI AP exam scores. With their expertise,
additional training, and extra time commitment, our students are able to master the extensive amount of material
necessary to produce such truly outstanding results.
TMI Corps Guidons
he Final Military Review for the 2003-04 school year occurred at TMI on May 21, 2004. The Corps of
T Cadets was reviewed by Lt. Gen. Marcus A. Anderson, USAF (ret). Under his watchful eye, the compa-
nies received distinctive new TMI Guidons. The new Guidons are in the school colors, orange and
black. They include the TMI letter in the type used in 1927, when the school changed from West Texas Military
Academy to Texas Military Institute.
Each new Guidon was presented to the current company commander by a former TMI Corps of Cadet
Alpha Company - Mr. Kirk Francis '69 presented the Alpha company Guidon. Mr. Francis is Texas Aggie
Band Class of 1975. He serves on the TMI Board of Trustees and as past president of the TMI Alumni Associa-
tion. He is President & CEO of Cross Financial Services, and Mayor of the city of Hill Country Village.
Bravo Company - The Hon. Joseph A. Cohn '46
presented the Bravo Company Guidon. While at TMI,
Judge Cohen commanded the Honor Company, later he
was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of
Texas, class of 1950. He serves on the TMI Board of
Trustees and is a former Judge of the Nueces County
Court of Law.
Charlie Company - Mr. Richard Heard '80 pre-
sented the Charlie Company Guidon. Mr. Heard
graduated from Texas A&M in 1984 and was commis-
sioned into the U.S. Army Reserve. He is currently the Mr. Richard Heard ‘80, Judge Joseph A. Cohn ‘46 &
Director of Marketing and Sales for WEBlink. Mr. Kirk Francis ‘69 presenting the TMI Guidons.
This year's Military review, more than any event in recent years, symbolized the lasting link between
former and current TMI cadets. TMI has a proud and honorable military tradition that is kept alive by our cur-
rent cadets. LTC Coulter
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Dan Blocker ‘46
Television Star, Teacher, Veteran and Businessman
an Blocker, best known as the "big" brother Hoss Cartwright on the hit TV
D series Bonanza, was born in Bowie County in 1928. Right from the very begin-
ning Dan was known as a big child. His birth weight was 14 pounds, the largest
baby ever born in Bowie County. It is said that by the time he was 12 years old, he stood
over six feet tall and weighed 200 pounds.
Upon his arrival at Texas Military Institute in 1943, he was immediately a favorite
player on the football team. Dan’s activities at TMI went far beyond playing football. He
was President of both his Sophomore and Junior classes, and Vice President of his Senior
class. Cadet Sergeant Blocker helped lead both his platoon and his company to the dis- Dan Blocker at TMI.
tinction of being the best in the cadet battalion.
After graduation from TMI, Dan attended Hardin-Simmons University. It is no surprise that he was an out-
standing football player at HSU. Ultimately, Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama from Sul Ross
State University. After receiving his degree, Dan turned down several offers to play professional football, and to box
professionally. Dan decided to pursue one of his true desires and spent summer acting in Boston's summer stock
Dan returned to wear the uniform he proudly served during his time at TMI when he went to war in Korea.
Dan was an Infantry First Sergeant with the 45th Infantry Division. He soon found himself in the thick of the fight-
ing. During one 10-hour battle with his unit pinned down by enemy fire, Dan led his troops to repulse several
"human wave" attacks. In the midst of the hand-to-hand fighting, Dan is credited with saving the lives of several of
His tour of duty completed, Dan retuned to the USA and married his college sweet-
heart. Soon thereafter, he enrolled again at Sul Ross State. This time he earned his M.A.
degree. From here, Dan began pursuing another of his true desires…teaching. He taught
English in Sonora, Texas, and later in Carlsbad, New Mexico. His love of teaching, lead
Dan to move to California and enroll at UCLA to begin work on his doctorate. While at
UCLA, Dan's life took another dramatic turn.
Dan was cast in the role of the middle brother, Hoss Cartwright, on the soon to be
hit television series Bonanza. Dan starred in this series from 1965 to 1972. Bonanza is still
Dan Blocker as “Hoss”
considered to be one of the most successful TV series ever. After a very lucrative but rel-
atively short career in television, he opened a steak restaurant chain named after his favorite TV show…Bonanza.
Sadly, Dan died in 1972 from complications after a gall bladder operation. Dan was survived by his wife Dol-
phia, his twin daughters Debra and Danna, and two sons, David and Dirk.
Dan was never comfortable with the spotlight brought about by his acting fame. This gentle 6 foot 4 inch,
300 pound giant was much more at home and comfortable with his life in O'Donnell, Texas, spending time with
friends and family.
His classmates of 1946 have fond memories of Dan as a kind and fun loving person, without guile or the
need to be in the limelight.
LTC John Coulter
Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893 TMI TODAY Summer Issue 2004 9
Alumni Homecoming 2004
Friday, October 22
5:30 - 7:00 PM Headmaster's Reception - Ayres Breezeway
7:30 PM Homecoming Football Game (TMI vs Oakridge)
Saturday, October 23
9:00 AM Pass in Review
10:00 AM - 2:00PM School Carnival
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM Campus Tours - meet at MacArthur statue
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM B-B-Q Lunch
1:00 PM Alumni/Student Soccer and Basketball Games
5:00 - 7:00 PM All Alumni Mixer - La Fonda on Main
(2415 North Main Avenue)
CLASS REUNION ACTIVITIES.
60th Reunion - Classes of '43, '44, '45 & '46 Golden Years Reunion
Contact Lamar Moore ‘44 (325) 698-2442. Classes of '47, '48, '49, '50, & '51
Saturday, October 23 Contact Art Muir ‘49 (805) 495-0132
Dinner at the San Antonio Country Club. or email@example.com
Friday, October 22
5:30 PM Reunion reception, Holiday Inn Select,
25th Reunion - classes of '78, '79, & '80 77 NE Loop 410 ($15, cash bar)
Contact Robin Davis-Keogh ‘79 (210) 479-8777 Saturday, October 23
Friday, October 22 11:30 AM - Reunion Luncheon, Texas Land & Cattle Co.
9:00 PM after football game, gather at Scenic Loop Café NE Loop 410 (cash)
Saturday, October 23 12:45 PM - City Bus Tour, 2.5 hours
5:00 - 7:00 PM All Alumni Reception - La Fonda on Main ($35, assumes at least 20 go, otherwise cancelled)
7:30 PM Reunion Dinner - Water Street Oyster Bar 6:30 PM - Reunion Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
($24 per person, choice of Chicken Rockefeller, 7:30 PM - Reunion Banquet
Shrimp Harpoon, Top Sirloin, or Salmon in lemon ($35, Roast Beef, Chicken, Flounder, or Vegetarian)
dill sauce) Sunday, October 24
Sunday, October 24 10:00 AM - Breakfast Buffet ($8.95 primarily for
11:30 AM - Goodbye Brunch those staying at hotel) Holiday Inn Select
*For Alumni homecoming information/questions, contact David Evans at TMI: (210) 698-7175, ext: 223. Look for
postcard in the mail or go to www.tmi-sa.org (Alumni page) for details & reply card.
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1947 Stacy Wolverton has been living in Lancaster, PA for
Miles “Bud” Durfey competed in the Skip Barber For- the past 3 years. She is engaged and plans on a wed-
mula Dodge Midwestern Championship Series driving ding next summer. She is currently working with
an open-wheel R/T 2000 racecar with an open cockpit, gifted kids in 21 districts.
front and rear wings, five-speed sequential gearbox and
speeds in excess of 135 mph. 1997
Ethan Clements spent six years in the Marine Corps
1951 Reserves. He spent one year in Guantanamo Bay,
John Feagin M.D. was honored as a Distinguished Grad- Cuba during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is cur-
uate of the United States Military Academy on May 25th. rently working on his degree at UTSA and is engaged.
1964 Andrea Holt will begin her Ph.D. program at the Uni-
Rick Hagemeister M.D. was an honoree at the Texas Gulf versity of Alabama in the fall.
Coast Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In
recognition for his clinical research in the advancement 2000
of cures for patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non- JR Lanis will begin UT Law School in the fall
Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 2001
Starr Kealhofer IV currently is working as a firefighter
and paramedic in Florida.
Joe M. Carmack received his degree in psychology from
UT in Austin. He moved to Spain where he studied Span- 2002
ish at the University of Madrid and two years later Cassie Mattox was invited into the Biology Honors
moved to Italy to study at the University of Milan. program at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
1984 Annie Nielsen ended her sophomore year at Texas
Dai Nguyen Arwood lives in Ft. Worth with her husband A&M with her selection to the University’s Honor
and two children. Dai works for the Kiplinger Washing- Council!
ton Editors in DC via telecommuting.
Brian Gant received his M.B.A. degree in Analytical
Finance and Marketing from Northwestern’s Kellogg
School of Management. Edgar Basse passed away on July 8, 2004.
Raymond Navarro lives in Oklahoma City, OK with his
wife and four children. He is a database analyst for an 1942
Oklahoma based company, American Fidelity. He is Courtenay “Coco” Winfield McAlpin, Sr. entered the
completing his initial eight year contract with the Army gates of eternal life on April 1, 2004.
Reserve where he is a Drill Sergeant.
1995 Adrian “Eddie” Salling, Jr. passed away June 8, 2004.
Carleton Clement graduated from the Univeristy of Tulsa
in 1999. He lives in Denver with his wife. 1946
Joe Foster passed away spring 2004.
Brian Nowlin graduated from Trinity in 1999 and com-
pleted his M.A. in 2002. He is working on his Ph.D. in 1973
Literature at the University of Dallas. Richard (Dick) Martin Lucas died on June 25, 2004,
following a short illness.
Julia Webster-Shulman is enrolled in the Physician
Assistant program at Texas Tech University Health Sci-
Arline Carrington passed away on May 20, 2004.
Jessica Margarette Karam graduated from Texas Christ- Maria Luisa Corona de Shaffer, TMI’s first female
ian University in May 2000, from St. Mary’s School of teacher, passed away on July 17, 2004.
Law in May 2003, passed the Bar and is now practicing
law in San Antonio.
Please submit class notes and your updated information via the website at www.tmi-sa.org
Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893 TMI TODAY Summer Issue 2004 11
TMI H e a d m a s t e r
GET INVOLVED Mr. Ronald J. Tribo
TMI Board of Governors
The Rt. Rev. James E. Folts, Chair
Sally Foster Sales Begin!! Mr. Tom C. Frost, Jr. ’45, Exec Chair
Get a jump on your holiday shop- Mrs. Jane Cozad
Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge
ping! Great wrapping paper and gifts Mr. James P. McDonough
Mr. Eric B. Moore
can be found through the Sally Foster
Mr. Lamar H. Moore, Jr. ’44
catalog that will come home with all Mr. J. David Oppenheimer ’67
Mr. Robert George Reed III
TMI students, or encourage friends, family and coworkers to shop through Mr. Charles Thompson, Jr. ’48
sallyfoster.com. It's easy to get started: go to sallyfoster.com, click student section, click Mr. Stephen E. Walker
The Rev. Clifford Waller
e-mail campaign, and then register your child so he or she will receive credit for sales Mr. Timothy Word ‘46
(school account #: 360701). All proceeds go to the TMI Family Association for special Mr. Jeffrey Blanchard
school projects benefiting TMI and its students. Mr. T. Drew Cauthorn
Mr. A. Baker Duncan
Mrs. Dot Hemminghaus
The Rt. Rev. John MacNaughton
Shopping dates: September 27-October 8. All orders must be in by October 13. Mr. Palmer Moe
MG (Ret) Rudolph Ostovich III
Alumni Assn President
Order Your Own Saber Today!! Mr. Samuel D. Dibrell ‘59
TMI Board of Trustees
It has always been tradition for offi-
Mr. Keith Baker
cers in the military to drill with Mr. Ernest Brown IV ‘80
Dr. Dianna Burns
sabers. Since the early years of TMI Mr. Joseph Cohn, Jr. ‘46
this has gone without exception. Mr. Howard E. (Ben) Davis
Mr. Kirk Francis ’70
Two years ago, TMI officers drilled The Rev. Paul A. Frey
The Rev. Kimberly Spire Folts
with the standard U.S. Army saber - this has since been changed. In 2001, Cadet Sarah Vellom GEN Ralph E. Haines, Jr. ’30
'05 designed a saber that is unique to the TMI Corps of Cadets. Using the U.S. Army saber as the Mrs. Beth Houck Hawkins ‘97
Dr. Elizabeth Hollamon
base for the TMI saber, Cadet Vellom 's design includes engraving on each side of the blade to Mrs. Brenda Johnson
Rev. Dan Lauer
reflect the tradition encompassed in TMI's 110 year history. The saber design includes: the TMI
Mr. Douglas Mebane, Jr. ’46
Corps of Cadets Coat of Arms, the West Texas Military Academy Coat of Arms, the Original Uni- Mr. Ross Mery, Sr. ‘75
Dr. Donald Mills
form Button Design, the Crest of the Episcopal Church, Five Stars (in recognition of General Mr. Mike Monroe
Douglas MacArthur, Class of 1897), and the Four Pillars of Cadet Life at TMI (Academics, Athlet- The Rev. James Murguia ‘87
Mrs. Carla Norman
ics, Military, and Spirituality). These sabers are made by the Spanish company Bermejo S.A., Mrs. Lisa Reed
Mrs. Dianne Rockefeller
which has specialized in the manufacturing of sabers since 1910, and are now available to all Canon Garry Schnelzer
military alumni. Each saber includes spaces for engraving your full name and class year and Mr. Rick W. Smith, Jr. ’71
Mrs. Virginia Snip
cost $320. Sabers can be ordered through the Commandant's Office - 1LT Chris Adams; (210) Mrs. Helen Taylor
Mr. Michael Trollinger
698-7175 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Tobin Walker ’89
San Antonio, TX
TEXAS MILITARY INSTITUTE
20955 Tejas Trail West
San Antonio, Texas 78257
TMI welcomes young men and women of all faiths, grades 6–12, without regard to race, ethnic origin, or physical handicap.
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