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Photo credit: Susan Hurley
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Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Michael A. Earsing President Thomas E. Garrison ’92 Principal Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J. Rector of the Jesuit Community David C. Berend Vice President & CFO William L. Antes II Vice President of Institutional Advancement
SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2013-14
Chairman: Edwin S. Bell, Jr. Trustees: Kevin Bartholomew; Rev. Ronald Boudreaux, S.J.; Michael A. Earsing; Carlos D. Esparza, S.J. ’98; Rev. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J.; Thomas E. Garrison ’92; Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J.; Cheryl L. Joyner; John Leinbaugh; Rev. Anthony Martinez, S.J.; Michael J. Marz ’74; Michael S. Rawlings; Clinton B. Shouse; Michael F. Terry
JESUIT FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2013-14
Mothers for Others | An unheralded cornerstone of Jesuit’s tremendous reach and influence, the JWA has spent decades fostering community through numerous social, spiritual and service activities. This February, the organization celebrates its 35th year of service to the alumni and students of Jesuit Dallas.
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Message from Mike Earsing Jesuit Profiles News + Notes Homecoming 2013 Q&A with Michael Marz ’74 Football Season Wrap-up Class Notes
Chairman: Michael J. Marz ’74 Trustees: Michael E. Agis ’96; William L. Antes II; Edwin S. Bell, Jr.; Joseph M. Coleman; J.D. Dell; Michael A. Earsing; George A. Fisk ’67; Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71; Douglas J. Lattner ’69; Thomas M. Melsheimer ’79; Robert E. Morgan ’71; Kathleen Muldoon; Michael R. Nicolais; Phineas W. Stubbs, Jr. ’77; John A. Wensinger ’77
Jan Deck Celebration Auction Coordinator Jessica Harbin Director of Development Joe Howard ’04 Digital Communications Associate James Kramer Director of Communications Rosann Mack Communications Associate Kevin Mullan Director of Alumni Relations Maureen Nawalaniec Accountant Kim Raschke Advancement Services Coordinator Rhonda White Director of Advancement Services
Weddings New Arrivals In Memoriam Reflection: Rev. Huete, S.J.
Distinguished Alumnus Profile: José Tello ’91
MISSION STATEMENT Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas offers young men an excellent, Catholic education in the classical Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of men of high moral principles and service to others.
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Front cover: Despite the weather, Foreigner went on early to perform an exciting set for a crowd of 2,000 at Homecoming in October. Photo credit: Emily Alexander. Opposite page & above: The JWA has been an integral part of Jesuit since its inception in 1979. The photo above of Jesuit students at the 2013 Notre Dame Dance illustrates only one of many events the JWA assists with during the year at Jesuit.
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Message from the President The history of our beloved school in Dallas is a testament to the incredible generosity by the people who count themselves part of this wonderful Jesuit community. This benevolence has taken on a myriad of forms throughout the years, and I am thankful that it remains an important part of what makes Jesuit Dallas so special. A walk around campus is always an inspiring activity for me. Every square inch of campus represents the generosity of our community, past, present and future. I am eternally grateful for the outpouring of commitment that has enabled us to provide such a wonderful campus for our boys. From the JWA to the mum moms and the dads who inflate the football run through, I cannot think of anything we do, that does not have at its core an abundance of generosity. The Celebration Auction, Homecoming, Challenge Drive, Alumni Annual Fund, MAGIS Golf Classic, Christmas Bazaar and any other event that Jesuit sponsors reinforces this unwavering spirit. And as it should, the generosity that encircles our community is manifested in the students who occupy our campus. How many of our students would not be able to attend, would not be able to know the Jesuit experience if not for the financial aid and tuition control that is provided by the deep generosity of so many of our benefactors. Our students are not just beneficiaries of this generosity, but become benefactors of generosity themselves. This altruism is demonstrated by a group of Jesuit students giving up their spot in line at a local fast food place to a harried mother with vibrating children. It manifests when our boys play Good Samaritan by stopping to change a tire for someone they donâ€™t know, or when one of our star athletes is spotted encouraging a less gifted member of their team, or in the countless hours of tutoring given from one Jesuit student to another. On the back of every Jesuit ID card is St. Ignatiusâ€™ Prayer for Generosity, a prayer we often pray together as a school. It reminds us that we are beneficiaries of the many gifts given to us from a very generous and loving God. The ultimate goal of our mission is to use the gifts we receive to serve Christ by serving those who come to us as students.
Michael A. Earsing
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JESUITPROFILES Sheryl Row
English Teacher & Archivist Role at Jesuit: To try and think outside the box Family: 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister
Nickname: Death or Sherry, depending on where I am Hometown: Dallas
First Job: Babysitting at age 10
Best thing about Jesuit: The wisdom and talent of its veteran teachers
What do you do when you are not working: Veg, and I’m pretty good at it Favorite movie: To Kill a Mockingbird had the most profound effect on me. I saw it in 1962 when I was 9. After it was over, I couldn’t move. I sat there and watched it again. This was the first time I had been introduced to the concept of injustice
Best book: As an avid reader I cannot begin to answer this Favorite subject in school: Political science Three words people use to describe me: Outspoken, outspoken, outspoken
Person I’d most like to meet: Madeline Albright Favorite music: My formative music decade was the sixties; I love contemporary country today Favorite food: I love liver and onions
Best advice ever received: Take it down a notch
Wildest dream: That children are never abused
Proudest moment: My most humble moments are when I realize that God has used me, a most imperfect child, to help someone Nobody knows: I used to tap dance
My perfect day: When a former student thanks me for teaching him to read critically and write well, a student who once thought he could do neither but trusted me to teach him Best vacation: A toss-up between Norway and Hong Kong
Fondest memory: The first time each of my adult children asked me for advice Childhood ambition: To grow up
Jonathan Alexander Asst. Basketball Coach
Family: Married to Emily Alexander; Children: William (6), Louie (3), Michael (almost 2) Nickname: AL
Hometown: San Carlos, Calif.
Hobbies: Basketball, eating, listening to music; reading about health, finance and basketball
Current Job: Basketball coach, assistant athletic director, and help with other things including intramurals and student affairs First Job: Newspaper delivery boy
Favorite Jesuit Tradition: Ranger Day; I get goose bumps when I hear the entire student body do “The yell” What do you do when you are not working: I’m hanging with the fam at home
Favorite movie: Miracle, Gladiator, The Godfather trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Last Samurai, The Departed, Remember the Titans, Die Hard, Braveheart... the list goes on
Best book: Pat Conroy’s My Losing Season Three words people use to describe me: Loyal, resolute, intense
Best advice I ever received: K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid) Wildest dream: Live in Italy, Germany, or France coaching one of their professional basketball teams
Nobody knows: How much I love Christmas
My perfect day: Workout, 5:30 a.m. hoops victory, breakfast at Kels, build a lego structure with the boys, take a nap, celebrate at Fuji after beating Berkner for the basketball state championship... all on Christmas Eve because that means the next day is Christmas
I wish I knew how to: Dance with more rhythm, and speak Italian & French fluently Best vacation: Last summer spending time with Emily and the boys — fishing at a quiet lake house with nothing to do but relax, fish, sleep Childhood ambition: Play in the NBA
Director of Alumni Relations Role at Jesuit: Work with alumni to maintain strong ties to Jesuit
Family: Wife Dani; Daughter: Juliet (7 mos); 3 dogs and 2 cats Nickname: “K-Mull” thanks to the creative guys on the Alumni Board Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Hobbies: Sports Broadcasting
First Job: Landscaping (pulling weeds and laying mulch for a real estate company), and caddy at Inverness Country Club Favorite Jesuit Tradition: Adopt-a-Family, shows the incredible generosity of the entire community Best thing about Jesuit: The people
What do you do when you are not working: Whatever my wife tells me to do (usually by the 3rd or 4th time she asks) Favorite movie: Rudy
Best book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull Three words people use to describe me: Outgoing, Loud, Caring (I hope)
Favorite musical artist: Steven Mullan (stevenmullan.com – gotta support the family) Favorite food: Cookie dough ice cream
Best advice ever received: A tie, both from my father: “The answer is always no, unless you ask” and “Sometimes it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission” Wildest dream: Announcer for the NBA Finals
Nobody knows: I talk too much for people not to know my entire life story… My perfect day: Sleeping in, spending time with family, attending a sporting event and eating dessert twice I wish I knew how to: Play guitar
Best vacation: Glen Arbor, Mich. with my wife for our one year anniversary Fondest memory: Playing basketball with my dad as coach Childhood ambition: I was going to be a millionaire by 30 (oh, well)
Fr. Postell stands on the field with the football captains and distinguished benefactors, including Mike Terry (L) and Dr. Bob Morgan â€™71 (R), before the coin-toss.
NEWS+ NOTES FEBRUARY
Photo credit: Vernon Mullen ’05
Photo credit: Vernon Mullen ’05
Last Day for Blazers
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50th Annual Sheaner Relays
Gatsby Gala Celebration Auction
APRIL 4-12 Theater Spring Comedy Double Feature: Black Comedy and Musical Revue 15
Spring Band Concert
Postell Stadium Dedication
Top-left: Joe Hughes ’71 leads a toast at a private reception in the library. Top-right: Mary Lee and Fritz Duda with Fr. Postell after the dedication. Center: Mike Terry speaks to friends of Fr. Postell. Above: Chick and Dianne Young with Fr. Postell in front of the new sign.
On Friday, Aug. 30, over 3,500 fans helped usher in a new era of Jesuit athletics as the Jesuit Dallas stadium was named in honor of Reverend Philip S. Postell, S.J. A tireless champion for the needs of the School, Father Postell’s vision and 19 years of extraordinary leadership as school president shaped Jesuit Dallas, and every aspect of the school bears his imprint – from a 60% enrollment increase without comprising academic excellence to leading the fight to gain Jesuit students opportunities presented by membership in the UIL. The dedication, which included a reception in the historical library, was made possible through the generous support of distinguished benefactors and circle of friends to the stadium capital fund.
Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame
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Graduation Mass and Breakfast
JUNE 9-27 Summer School
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Jesuit Theater Presents The Crucible Jesuit broke records again with its production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in November. The most highly-attended play in program history, The Crucible also boasted a record-breaking cast of 48 students from eight schools. Next on the calendar is the always popular Winter One Acts in January followed by a spring comedy double feature directed by three Jesuit Theater alumni (Joe Howard ’04, Chris Patterson ’08 and Max Von Schlehenried ’06) April 5-12.
Photo credit: William Dunkerley ’14
Battle for the Saddle Jesuit Dallas and W.T. White, two schools separated by less than one mile, announced the start of an on-going competition for a trophy that represents the “Battle for the Saddle.” The annual competition includes football, basketball, soccer and baseball, and the school that wins at least four of the seven annual contests will capture the trophy for the year. An authentic, dated and numbered Texas Rangers saddle serves as the prize, and will be on display at each game with the winning team earning the right to keep the saddle at its school until the next competition. In the inaugural competition on Oct. 11, Jesuit football delivered an impressive offensive performance en route to a 71-34 victory over the Longhorns.
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Photo credit: William Dunkerley ’14
MAGIS Golf Classic The 2013 edition of the MAGIS Golf Classic proved to be a wet affair, but spirits remained high as Jesuit continued the tradition of the MAGIS as one of the premier charity golf outings in Texas. Led by presenting sponsor LegacyTexas Bank, nearly 100 sponsors joined over 240 players and 150 volunteers at the Stonebriar Country Club on Oct. 14 for a day filled with fun, food and prizes. The event netted over $227,000 with the proceeds from the tournament benefitting Jesuit students through enhanced tuition assistance, endowment, athletic programs and service to others in the Dallas community.
Photo credit: Leaderboard
Photo credit: Leaderboard
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Photo credit: all Homecoming photos taken by Emily Alexander and Vernon Mullen ’05
Foreigner Rocks Homecoming Since 1999, Jesuit Dallas has been hosting national recording artists as part of the School’s Homecoming Weekend festivities. On Oct. 26, this year’s edition of the Homecoming concert featured Foreigner, which with scores of smash hits, multiplatinum albums and sold out concert tours the world over, is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts of all time. Although a thunderstorm threatened to derail the fun, the band took the stage early and performed a great set in front of over 2,000 alumni and friends.
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NEWS+NOTES Challenge Drive Surpasses $1 Million
The junior class of 2015 defended its title from last year, narrowly edging 2016 in the class race. L-R: Chuck Amy, Greg Kerl, Steve Ayres, Pat McCaffrey, David Weber ’84 and Don Shotland.
Crossing the million dollar mark for the first time last year, the Parents’ Challenge Drive was going to need another tremendous effort if it was going to top 2012’s record-breaking result. Once again, our devoted and generous community rallied to the challenge, raising $1,030,214 with a participation rate of 92.58%. Bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Jesuit student, the Challenge Drive supports nearly every aspect of the Jesuit experience, including academic programs, tuition relief and campus improvements. Special thanks to current parents Chris Barnet (drive chair), Greg Kerl (drive co-chair) and the team of volunteers for their outstanding leadership.
New Dads’ Group In marking the official start of Jesuit’s newest organization, a special complimentary tailgate for Jesuit Dads of Grads (JDOGs) and their families took place prior to the Rangers’ 2013 football season opener. Nearly 200 attended the inaugural event, while the group is building momentum ahead of its next gathering scheduled for Jan. 31 in the new mezzanine section of Walsh Gymnasium for the Jesuit basketball game against Lake Highlands. In addition to participating in social and service opportunities, JDOGs remain an integral part of the community by providing philanthropic support to the School. Our annual Parents of Grads appeal, which has raised nearly 80K since the start of the fiscal year, supplements the support of the Parents’ Challenge Drive. The working goal of the POG appeal is $200,000, which would be used to cover the difference between the tuition that is collected and the actual cost to educate a student. For more information or to a make a contribution, please visit www.jesuitcp.org/pogappeal.
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UPCOMING JDOG EVENTS January 31, 2014
Enjoy dinner on the new mezzanine in Walsh Gym and then stay for the basketball game, as Jesuit takes on Lake Highlands.
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Join the Alumni Association and bring your Jesuit alumnus for a dads-and-sons community service project in which we will spend the day refurbishing homes in underserved Dallas communities.
ArtQuest: A Walk on the Wild Side In early November, over 250 guests attended Jesuit’s annual ArtQuest. Thirty different committees combined to work on the event which featured a casino, wine pull, cocktails, food stations, raffles, live music and a silent auction. Thirtysix pieces of art were donated by Texas artists for the ArtQuest silent auction and 400 items were auctioned during the evening, as the proceeds surpassed $37,000. Funds raised from ArtQuest support the maintenance of the collection, and museum programs for students and the Jesuit community. “The continued success and growth of ArtQuest is due to the community of artists, volunteers and friends who support the event,” said museum director Lynn Adamic. “We are blessed with volunteers who are current parents, parents of alums and friends of the JDM. What they possess is a common belief that the museum enhances the Jesuit experience for its students.”
Juried Art Show Held one week prior to ArtQuest, the Juried Art Show is an annual competition by which local artists enter their art for a chance to have their piece become part of the museum’s permanent collection. All other entries are donated by the artists and sold at silent auction for ArtQuest. This year’s winner is Caracol by Lucrecia Waggoner. The piece is a hand-thrown porcelain vessel on a 22k gold enhanced wall mount.
Photo credit: all photos by Vernon Mullen ’05
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Photo credit: Chris Ayres ’15
Photo credit: Johnny Fitzsimmons ’03
Walsh Gym Renovation Earlier this fall, Jesuit completed the initial stages of the Walsh Gymnasium renovations, replacing the original flooring and seating that was installed during the gym’s construction in 1962 and helping to usher in a new era of Jesuit basketball. The floor was dedicated on Nov. 16 prior to the Rangers’ home opener against perennial state power South Oak Cliff. Former head coaches Bill Durick, Mike Boeding ’60, George Coelen ’67, Mike Jensen, Scott Jolly, Jack Fitzsimmons ’76, and members of the Walsh family were honored in a pre-game ceremony as part of the dedication (pictured above).
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NEWS+NOTES Alumni Annual Fund’s Strong Start Jesuit strives to maintain an economically diverse student population and gifts raised through the Alumni Annual Fund directly support tuition assistance to one out of every four students. Under the leadership of Jim Thomas ’86, Jud Clements ’92 and a team of decade leaders from the Alumni Association Board, the AAF is off to a strong start. The 2013 Phonathon call nights hosted more than 100 individual callers, with David Koch ’79 again leading the way with the most dollars raised for Jesuit. As of Dec. 1, the Class of ’83 is narrowly edging 1979 for the most donations with $29,687.50. On the participation side, Pat Schnitzius ’45 has paced his class to 83%, knocking Ed Leech ’54 and the Class of 1954 from their multi-year lead. To see the complete results and to make a pledge, visit www.jesuitcp.org/alumniannualfund. Larry Morton ’49
Brian Markham ’60
L-R: Pat Schnitzius ’45 and David White ’62
L-R: Matt Boggs ’04, J.R. Koeijmans ’04 and Peyton Jacks ’04
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As class size and annual cost continues to go up, so too, does the need for financial aid. It's not too late to make a pledge and support your class! Visit www.jesuitcp.org/alumniannualfund for details.
Brian Bianco ’99
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Grandparents Day Reviving one of the most anticipated and cherished traditions in the academic calendar, Jesuit was excited to host the return of the annual Grandparents Day on Sunday, Nov. 24. Over 500 current students and grandparents came together for Mass and donuts while the campus was open for students to lead grandparents on tours of their favorite classrooms, athletic facilities and courtyards. Docents served as a resource for answering questions about the School’s expansive in-house museum collection, as smiles and laughter filled the halls. Save the date for the next Grandparents Day on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.
Photo credit: Mary Muller
Photo credit: Gail Seagram
Photo credit: Gail Seagram
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In what has affectionately been termed the “fastest two hours at Jesuit,” more than 500 volunteers filled the Terry Center on Sunday, Dec. 15 to close out another successful year of the Adopt-a-Family program. The Jesuit Dallas community worked with eight different agencies and provided gifts to over 100 families in need with clothes, toys, bikes and gift cards. A very special thank you to Karen Fox, Beth Ann Huber, Sharon McNearney, Tracey Nash-Huntley, Cindy Freeman, Jaime Najera ’81, Chuck Winikates ’76 and Kevin Whelan ’77 for their leadership.
Father-Son Casino Night Over 500 fathers and sons gathered on Jesuit’s campus inside a transformed Terry Center for the sixth annual Father-Son Casino Night. One hundred and forty-four of the attendees participated in the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament while the event netted over $15,000. The proceeds accompany all other monies raised by Jesuit’s annual Celebration Auction and its activities in boosting the endowment.
Strength of America Award The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports included Jesuit Dallas among its winners for the 2013 Strength of America Award, which recognizes high schools that have represented the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs. High schools are measured in four categories: Supervision, Education, Program, and Facilities. Under the tutelage of coach Jeremy Weeks, Jesuit Dallas has developed one of the best high school strength and conditioning programs in the nation. The only high school in the state of Texas to ever receive the award from the NSCA, Jesuit Dallas boasts a 9,000-square foot state-of-the art weight training facility to compliment its innovative and highly successful strength and conditioning program.
Sam Rosenberg ’14 Named Scholar All-American Senior Sam Rosenberg, who recently signed to continue his golf career at Penn, was among 12 golfers to be named to the 2013 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team as announced by the American Junior Golf Association. Selection to the prestigious team consisted of individuals across the nation who best demonstrated the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom. Rosenberg, who looks to help lead Jesuit to its fourth consecutive UIL 9-5A District Championship this spring, was honored at the Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 24, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. winter 2014 | 17
Michael Marz ’74 and his wife Marguerite visited with Isaac Escamilla ’10 and Mike Earsing on campus last summer.
Questions with Michael Marz ’74, Chairman of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation Michael Marz ’74 is in his first year as Chairman of the Jesuit Foundation Board of Trustees. Marz, who is Vice Chairman on the executive management team at First Southwest, has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, structured products and derivatives. Joining First Southwest in 1993, Marz serves on the corporation’s credit and risk management committees. During his lengthy and award-winning career, he has developed comprehensive financial models in the areas of taxable financings, tax-exempt financings, sports facilities, airports, transportation and the analysis of public-private partnerships.
As a 1974 graduate of Jesuit Dallas, what is your favorite memory or tradition from your time as a student? Being the youngest of three children with two older sisters, what made Jesuit Dallas a very special place for me was the feeling of having 200+ brothers. We worked, played, laughed, cried, shared our glories and our failures, and most of all we were “The Rangers” and that blood ran thick!
Who is eligible for Board membership and how are potential trustees recruited? Potential Trustees for the Jesuit Foundation are recruited based on their historical commitments of time and treasure to the Jesuit Dallas community.
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Both the School and Foundation have advisory committees, which give candidates who are truly interested in serving on the board a preliminary opportunity to find the best place for where their skills can serve Jesuit.
Prior to your current post, you served as Chairman of the investment committee. Can you explain the key objectives of that committee’s work and describe the other committees that help provide a strategic direction for the Board? The investment committee is focused on reviewing investment transactions, monitoring the performance of those investments, and establishing a strategy for future investment
opportunities. Other committees which members serve concentrate their efforts on vision-governance, audit and development. The committees work together in supporting the ultimate mission of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation, which is to grow and maintain an endowment that supports the mission of the School.
What is the primary goal of the Foundation and how does it measure its success? In order to build the endowment and to maintain our mission of “one Jesuit” we are closely linked to the development efforts of the whole Jesuit community. Between the School and Foundation there are four main areas of focus: stewardship, prospective development, fund-raising and attraction. These areas of concentration result in nearly 25 separate events per year, many of which have overlapping goals and objectives. In order to accomplish all these events and maintain a unified vision, it takes a very dedicated staff of development professionals, who understand both the near and long term goals of the Jesuit Dallas community.
Jesuit Student to Benefit from Grant Founded in 2004 to serve and support the communities in which Towne Park associates work and live, The Foundation’s (formerly The Check Foundation) charitable focus is to help children in need – specially with education. In early December, Jesuit Dallas became the first beneficiary outside the state of Maryland when the Foundation Board announced its decision to commit $25,000 to Jesuit over the next three years to cover the cost of one student’s education. The selection of the recipient will be based upon demonstrated financial need.
Endowment Following the We Are Jesuit Campaign, The Jesuit Dallas endowment is at an all-time high. In addition to providing support for the School’s capital and operational needs, the financial health of the endowment enables Jesuit to develop a favorable tuition model against its academic peers, while providing opportunities to under-served members of the community who might not otherwise be able to afford a Jesuit education. In the last year alone, the endowment has grown by $1.6 million, benefitting every student through increased financial aid and programmatic opportunities.
What accomplishments during your time on the Board have made you most proud? During my tenure we have done a lot of growing. Jesuit has a new president and the Foundation has had an evolution of senior staff members over the last five-plus years. What makes me most proud is the way the two boards have developed a unified vision for their goals, and the completion and execution of a strategic plan for the future.
Moving forward, what opportunities do you see for growing the endowment? In my opinion, following the completion of the We are Jesuit campaign, the school facilities have dramatically improved, and our financial position is in excellent shape. While capital and programmatic enhancements will always be an important consideration, I believe the Jesuit community is now in a unique position to work towards allowing the endowment to be the focus of a campaign which creates long term goals for the sustainability of our united mission of providing our students with an unparalleled college preparatory education.
For more information about creating an endowment or contributing to an existing endowment, contact B.J. Antes, Vice President of Advancement, at 972-387-8700 x527 or email@example.com.
Photo credit: Seth Sebastian ’14
Photo credit: Pryor Miller ’16
J E S U I T M E D I C A L S O C I E T Y E N D O W M E N T F U N D One of Jesuit’s newest endowments is aimed at supporting the operational needs of the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society. The Medical Society provides students with an opportunity to develop its members’ interests and skills in the natural sciences, especially ones geared toward the medical field. Beginning in 1996 with six members, the club is now one of the largest on campus and boasts over 200 members participating in several activities to prepare them for the possibility of a future career in medicine. The club, which coordinates an enormously successful medicine drive and caps the academic year with a medical mission trip, is deeply immersed in community service. The target of the Fund is identifying a way to reach an endowment goal of $1 million so that Jesuit Dallas can continue teaching the science of medicine while focusing efforts on the betterment of public health, specifically in underserved communities.
Photo credit: all football photos taken byJanine Amy
Football Delivers Memorable Campaign Looking to qualify for the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, the early returns on Jesuit Dallas football in 2013 signaled a team that was clearly rebuilding and at least one year away from replicating its recent string of success. Four players from last year’s second-round playoff team were off to the Big 12, including record-breaking wideout and Tom Landry Award winner Jake Oliver ’13. The season began with a tough loss to the topranked team in Pennsylvania (St. Joseph’s Prep), and a 44-point loss to Keller Fossil Ridge reinforced the skeptics. The team showcased inexperienced talent at key spots on both sides of the ball and depth was an issue. Although the Rangers gave an inspired performance in a 42-28 loss at district preseason favorite Skyline, few could have foreseen how that effort would have triggered one of the most
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surprising stories of the year as Jesuit increasingly became one of the state’s most talked about teams. The unsuspecting turnaround coincided with the team’s first game in October as Jesuit defeated Berkner, 31-14. The daunting early-season slate may have left the Rangers in a deep hole, but the experience from the squad’s 1-3 start proved invaluable, especially as the wins continued to rack up. Finishing the month of October unscathed, Jesuit rattled off six consecutive victories to close the regular-season while winning each game by an average of nearly 27 points. Although the team rallied to make a postseason push, Jesuit was destined to remain the underdog in every game moving forward. The Rangers’ opponent in the bi-district round (first
round) of the UIL 5A football playoffs was Plano West, which was one year removed from the 5A Regional Championship. In a thrilling game that included over 1,100 yards of total offense, a stout defensive stand by Jesuit served as the game’s defining moment. Leading 41-38 in the fourth quarter, the Rangers stuffed Plano West on a fourth-and-one at the Jesuit six-yard line before piecing together a devastating, 10-play, 91-yard drive that was capped on a 43-yard touchdown reception by Orion Salters ’14. Junior quarterback Bo Schneider, who was named Dallas Morning News SportsDay High School Offensive Player of the Week following the stunning 48-41 win, threw for a career-high 509 yards and five touchdowns. Amidst cold temperatures and steady rain, Jesuit rolled to 29 first downs and 547 yards of total offense the following week, leveraging a dominating ground game in wearing down Rockwall High School inside the iconic Cotton Bowl. Rolling to its eighth consecutive victory with a 46-26 win in the area round of the Class 5A Texas state playoffs, the Rangers, who were three games under .500 at the end of September, advanced to the third round of the postseason for the first time since joining the UIL in 2004. The upset-minded Rangers were at it again in the UIL 5A Regional Semifinals, although their improbable postseason run was derailed as perennial state power Lake Travis withstood a tremendous start by Jesuit en route to a 55-30 victory. Lake Travis’ stout defensive corps had yielded just two touchdowns through the first two rounds of the Texas state playoffs, a number Jesuit managed to equal in the first 10 minutes of the game as the Blue and Gold raced to a 14-0 lead. The score marked the largest deficit for Lake Travis all season while the 30 points scored by the Rangers also resulted in a season-high against the Cavalier defense. Jesuit (9-4) led 24-21 at halftime, but the team’s brilliant midseason surge finally ran out of gas against the top program in Austin. The Rangers closed out the campaign winning eight of their last nine games and finished second in the district standings for the second time in three years. Orchestrating its deepest playoff drive since entering the UIL, Jesuit showed remarkable poise in scripting one of the most memorable seasons in program lore, while continuing its resurgence as one of the top programs in North Dallas.
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José Tello ’91 was surrounded by family, including his parents, José Sr. and Estela, during the Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service in October. Opposite page: Tello addresses the student body and a number of guests during the prayer service (top); later in the day, José and his wife, Aurora, had lunch with students from the Jesuit Multicultural Society (bottom).
2013 Distinguished Alumnus: José Tello ’91 José Oliverio Tello ’91 has a story as improbable as it is extraordinary. Tello, who first entered the U.S. at the age of nine in the trunk of a car before being abandoned on the doorstep of an uncle he had never met, defied long odds and realized his brilliant potential en route to living a life espousing the ideals prescribed in his Jesuit education. Truly a Man for Others, Tello’s achievements as a scholar and as a public servant fueled his selection as the recipient of the 2013 Jesuit Dallas Distinguished Alumnus Award. Tello was presented with the prestigious award at the annual Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service in October while surrounded by family and friends who traveled to share in the celebration. The service was punctuated by a moving video history of Tello’s life story created by Jesuit classmate and noted international news correspondent Ed Lavandera ’91 followed by an address from Tello himself. A native of Matehula in Mexico, Tello didn’t speak a word of English when he arrived in the U.S., but by the time he was set to graduate from Jesuit, he was honored with the Senior English Seminar Award, given to the top student in his class. In addition, Tello was one of seven recipients of the National Association of Partners in Education Award for outstanding school volunteers and received the Outstanding Volunteer Tutor Prize for his work aiding other Hispanic students.
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After graduating with distinction from Jesuit, Tello accepted an academic scholarship to Harvard University, where he eventually graduated cum laude. As a student he became the President and founder of Voces Unidas, a journal on Hispanic affairs and regional Latin American issues. As a student, he became the President and founder of Voces Unidas, a journal on Hispanic affairs and regional Latin American issues. Tello graduated from Loyola Law School in 2002 before becoming an attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services in Los Angeles. Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, Tello has spent the majority of his professional career combating the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty, access to healthcare, opportunity and justice throughout Los Angeles County. In April 2013, Tello’s inspiring work on behalf of low-income individuals and communities resulted in his selection as the Public Interest Award recipient at Loyola Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation’s annual Alumni Awards Reception. Tello's life exemplifies in an exceptional way the religious, academic, family and social values set before him during his years as a Jesuit student and his outstanding qualities in spiritual and civic leadership have won for him the respect, confidence and affection of his colleagues and the community.
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The first JWA board in 1979, including founding president Mary Lee Cox (fourth from left).
On February 26, the Jesuit Womenâ€™s Auxiliary is celebrating 35 magnificent years of service to the alumni and students of Jesuit Dallas. An unheralded cornerstone of Jesuitâ€™s tremendous reach and influence, the JWA has spent decades fostering community through numerous social, spiritual and service activities. The School, which provides one of the most prominent college preparatory environments in the country, has been distinctly shaped by the tireless contributions and unwavering dedication of the JWA and its members.
group would be beneficial to supporting the needs of the School,” offered Cox. “All of the Jesuit presidents, specifically Father Koch and his assistant Dee Powell, could not have been more supportive in helping our organization get off to a sound start.” Father Koch, affectionately known as “The Heart of Jesuit,” was adopted by the JAAWA as their mentor and spiritual advisor. An alumnus of Jesuit Dallas, he served as president, principal, director of alumni and alumni chaplain during a dazzling career that spanned 62 years until his passing in 2006. “Many of the initial members were wives of the Class of ’52, so we all knew one another and were eager to assist Jesuit any way that we could,” said former JWA President and 1993 Woman of the Year Kay Neuhoff. “Father Koch had taught all of our husbands and our initial focus was supporting his needs.” “I would have gone to the moon for Father Koch and most all of the women felt the same way,” added Sylvia Tillotson. “In fact, I remember one of Mary Lee’s key charges during our first few years was raising funds for the Rev. Patrick H. Koch, S.J. Scholarship Fund.”
Although the JWA received its official start in 1979, the seeds for the organization were planted during the very beginnings of the School. It was 1943 when the plans for a Mother’s Club were put into motion after a delegation of ladies met with Rev. Joseph C. Mulhern, S.J. to discuss the possibility of an organization to assist Jesuit Dallas in the sponsorship of its various activities. Under the leadership of the group’s first president, Marguerite Nabholtz, the Jesuit Mother’s Club hosted socials, receptions, choral and musical programs, and athletic tailgates. Initially projecting a vibrant presence, the organization lost momentum through the 1960s and 70s. In 1979, Mary Lee Cox, who was the parent to an incoming freshman, recognized the need for a support service group to help the Jesuit Dallas alumni. Her vision, combined with the enthusiastic endorsement and support of Rev. Patrick H. Koch, S.J. ’44 prompted the creation of the Jesuit Alumni Association Women’s Auxiliary (JAAWA). “I had an immense appreciation of Jesuit and it quickly became apparent that a women’s support
While Father Koch helped JAAWA get off the ground, the presidents that followed maintained his enduring spirit while facilitating the program’s rapid growth. Because interest continued to surge, the scope of membership eligibility was expanded to include mothers of current students, mothers and wives of alumni, and friends of Jesuit. In 1984, during the presidency of Rev. Clyde LeBlanc, S.J., the JAAWA was repositioned as the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary (JWA) and the purpose shifted from supporting Jesuit alumni to supporting Jesuit Dallas in all of its endeavors. During that same year, the JWA coordinated another monumental first as Father LeBlanc reached out to then-president Kay Neuhoff to assist in implementing an auction to help finance an endowment fund. Following months of research and planning, the JWA organized
Marguerite Nabholtz served as the first president of the Mother’s Club, a precursor to what eventually became the JWA.
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the first Celebration Auction, which has now raised nearly $14 million in support of Jesuit’s robust financial aid and tuition assistance program. The number of institutional firsts initiated by the JWA over the years is staggering. In 1986, under President Mary Kay O’Brien, the first prayer network was organized, while President Judy Troy and Susan Harris chaired the first poinsettia sale two years later. That same year also gave birth to the first Day of Recollection which eventually became known as the Day of Reflection. Initially hosted in the Jesuit chapel, the venue moved to the Montserrat Retreat Center at Lake Lewisville in 1999. 1989 marked another year of inspired activity as Ellen Grimes assisted Rev. Joseph Rivoire, S.J., a former teacher, assistant principal and alumni director in organizing the Jesuit Dallas Archives, and the ambitious start of a Jesuit Dallas Museum (JDM) Docents Program helped solidify Father
The camaraderie of JWA provided support for moms in this shared blessed journey of raising young boys into men. It’s greatest gift to me was offering a sisterhood in our motherhood. – Anne O’Brien, JWA President 2005-06
“The JWA played an integral role in building interest, publicizing the museum and developing the docent program,” expressed current museum director Lynn Adamic. “I remember with such clarity members of the JWA meeting at Judy Dryden’s home to meet and talk about Jesuit’s art collection before an actual museum even existed. What I remember most is how many wonderful volunteers we had from the very beginning. We worked so well as a team and everyone wanted to pitch in.” When Rev. Philip Postell, S.J. arrived at Jesuit Dallas as the new president in 1992, he immediately placed an emphasis on increasing the JWA’s visibility within the Jesuit community. His vision included combining the poinsettia sale with a school-wide Christmas party, the creation of the Mother-Son Valentine’s Brunch and a JWA-sponsored alumni midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. With Father Postell’s guidance, JWA established even more meaningful traditions and expanded its mission to include “fostering a sense of community among its members and the Jesuit family.” “Father Postell recognized the power and the potential of the JWA from the start,” exclaimed Tillotson. “He gave the JWA identity, visibility, recognition and encouragement.” Tillotson took her turn as JWA President during the Jubilee year of 1992. One of the most memorable contributions to emerge from that year was the establishment of the JWA Woman of the Year award, whose first recipient was Margaret L. Koch, the mother of the group’s beloved first mentor and advisor. Although the community Christmas celebration first appeared in 1993, it was the formation of a revamped JWA Christmas Bazaar in 1996 that turned the corner for the JWA and brought their efforts to the greater community. Father Postell’s wish was to enhance the Jesuit community spirit by combining several aspects of different events into one concerted Christmas celebration to include entertainment, music, story hour, poinsettia sales, crafts and photos with Santa. That same year and under the leadership of cochairs Ann Clancy and Jeri Wakefield, the JWA assisted the alumni with the Adopt-a-Family program for the first time.
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LeBlanc’s extraordinary vision of an on-campus museum. Kathryn McGill, who served as the first director of the JDM, oversaw the evolution of the Art League during the mid-90s.
The 2013-14 JWA board, including current president Lynette Mentesana (second step, fourth from the left).
“I remember sitting in Father Postell’s office with Ann Clancy and Sheila Jameson on the day we first discussed having a bazaar,” noted Julie Redmond Bailey. It has been so much fun watching the event grow, and to me, the Jesuit Christmas Bazaar still marks the beginning of the Christmas season.” In order to continue to fulfill the mission of assisting young men in need of financial aid to attend Jesuit, the JWA established three Men for Others Scholarship awards in 2000 to be given to underclassmen at the end of each school year. The scholarships honor the memory of three much beloved Jesuits: Father Pat Phillips, S.J., who was past rector of the Jesuit community, Father Jerry Armstrong, S.J., and Brother Burt Rivet, who was the founder of Jesuit’s art department. The following year, the JWA board started the JWA Scholarship Fund. The scope of JWA’s commitment to Jesuit Dallas and its impact on the Institution’s prestige is immense and difficult to quantify. In addition to establishing a plethora of timeless traditions, the organization has been quick to fund numerous projects around campus, including athletic field renovations, window replacements, remodeling the auditorium, and the purchase of a new school bus. In 2013, the JWA provided a lead gift in the planned renovation of the prayer garden. “Imagine the growth the JWA has achieved – from a seed, a thought – to the successful support organization Jesuit has in place today,” shared Cox. “The hundreds of wives and mothers who have been a part of the JWA during the past 35 years are a major part of the success story. With the outstanding leadership it has been blessed to have and currently has, the JWA can only continue to go forward with the same strong mission and purpose that the founders set out so many years ago. As long as parents seek an exceptional school like Jesuit for their sons, a school that provides a great education in an enviable, enriching environment, the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary can and will be a viable part of the Jesuit community for many, many years to come.”
PRESIDENTS 1979-83 Mary Lee Cox 1983-84 Kay Neuhoff
1984-85 Joann Tomlin
1985-86 Dede Furlong
1986-87 Mary Kay O’Brien 1987-88 Katy Boeding 1988-89 Judy Troy
1989-90 Elaine Henrion+
1990-91 Lanay Hartmann 1991-92 Mary Lou Jones 1992-93 Sylvia Tillotson
1993-94 Patricia K. Dunne
1994-95 Mary Carmen Szeszko 1995-96 Nancy Vuckovich 1996-97 Julie Redmond 1997-98 Laura O’Brien 1998-99 Betty Farha
1999-00 Susan Genovese 2000-01 Cheryl Kluft
2001-02 Lynn Adamic
2002-03 Julie Crowley
The Mother’s club celebrates its first anniversary in 1944 with a tea party.
2004-05 Gayle Wright
Past presidents Joan Nolan, Lisa Engels and Betsy Santoro at the JWA spring luncheon in 2010.
2003-04 Joan Nolan
2005-06 Anne O’Brien
2006-07 Jackie Costanza 2007-08 Diane Ponzio
2008-09 Mary Ann Wernick We would like to extend a special thank you to Cheryl Kluft, whose research in developing a written history of the JWA and work in creating an initial web presence for the organization, laid the foundation for this piece.
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2009-10 Lisa Engels
The annual Christmas Bazaar, which was completely revamped by the JWA in 1996, is a highlight of the holiday season at Jesuit each year. A spring luncheon in the senior courtyard during the 1980s.
2010-11 Betsy Santoro
2011-12 Natalie Devero
2012-13 Susie Andrews
2013-14 Lynette Mentesana
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Edward ’01 (L) and Sam Ackels ’03 (R) work together at their family’s law firm in Dallas.
One of the oldest and most competitive activities at Jesuit Dallas, the debate program has enjoyed national prominence through nearly every decade since the School first opened its doors in 1942. Winning four Texas Forensic Association State Debate Championships since 2000, including back-to-
back state titles in 2010 and 2011, Jesuit serves as a benchmark not only as a nationally competitive program, but also through its community outreach, where the efforts of current and former debaters are helping to promote debate as one of the great equalizers of educational opportunity.
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In addition to its growing inventory of championship banners, Jesuit Dallas has finished inside the top 10 at the Texas state championships eight times since 2001. Showcasing talented rosters that have resulted in numerous top 10 individual finishes at the largest tournaments in the country, Jesuit boasts one of the most historically successful debate programs in Texas. “There was a sense of accomplishment from my experience with debate that followed me to Harvard after I graduated,” said John Hill ’08. There’s no question that participating in debate made me a better student and the skills learned through that experience have impacted all areas of my professional life.”
Debate is a tremendous pedagogical tool and reaching the highest levels requires mastery of arguments from many disciplines, including communication, argumentation, politics, law, social justice, philosophy and economics. Participating in debate builds persuasion and speaking skills, nurtures critical thinking, and builds skills in reasoning, synthesis, research, writing, listening and leadership far beyond the regular classroom experience. “There are so many positives that come from competing in debate,” offered 2002 state champion Sam Ackels ’03. “Beyond the lessons in teamwork
Hill, who currently teaches 10th-grade world history through the Teach for America program at L.G. Pinkston High School in Dallas, recently ran two political campaigns in Los Angeles as a debate trainer and speech writer, even though his intention upon initially getting involved was just to provide philanthropic support. “My debate experience proved to be a real asset even in a room filled with skilled politicians, and as the process continued, I found myself becoming increasingly involved until I eventually ended up managing the whole communications program.” There is strong empirical evidence for the proposition that debate cultivates crucial skills. Debate introduces its participants to the intellectual excitement and rigor of research and Jesuit’s well-established program offers exceptional opportunities that are equaled by few other academic programs. Debate improves communication skills, and promotes depth of study, complex analysis and critical thinking.
Ian Holmes ’00 is a criminal defense attorney living in Dallas.
Ian Holmes ’00 is a criminal defense attorney living in Dallas. Attending public school through eighth grade, Holmes joined debate as a way of finding his niche and that interest culminated with Jesuit’s first state title in 21 years and the start of an amazing competitive resurgence. “I struggled at first,” laughed Holmes. “I was literally the worst kid on the team, but I liked being argumentative and wanted to learn how to turn that mindset into a usable talent. The commitment in high school put me way ahead of the curve in college and now I’m a trial attorney so my day literally revolves around my ability to utilize the skills I learned through debate. Debate has kept me connected to Jesuit and it’s the one thing I think back to most often. That whole experience was truly special.”
Derek Liles ’07 works as the programming director for DUDA.
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Cameron O’Bannon ’05, Derek Liles ’07 and Chris Sterling ’07 prepare their arguments for a 2004 tournament.
and the exposure to world issues, debate taught me how to read and think quickly, how to research and how to develop my ability to be persuasive. I can recall my time as a member of the Jesuit Dallas team so clearly. There’s no question that it was one of the best experiences of my life.” The inherently interactive format of debate not only stimulates problem solving ability, but it places an emphasis on teaching and instruction. The relationship between coach and student is another argument for the unique educational value of debate, and one of the reasons why Jesuit’s program has been so successful over the last decade is the tremendous leadership provided by its coaches, Dan Lingel and Dr. Tracy McFarland. In meeting with various alumni, I was constantly reminded of the coaching influence, and how Dan and Tracy’s devotion to the team members as people played a defining role in the growth of the program.
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profiling the Jesuit education through reflection and re-examination, teaching to assess the advantages and disadvantages to change, evaluating values in conflict, and developing a deeper understanding of justice and fairness. It’s because of this focus that Jesuit Dallas debate has emerged as a leader in promoting the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance (DUDA). DUDA is part of a national network that helps bring urban debate leagues to schools that do not have the funds to support the endeavor. Working with over 40 schools in the Dallas Independent School District to make debate a competitive academic option, DUDA predominantly targets the low income and ethnically diverse population of DISD students who are at-risk of not graduating high school. Countless studies have enumerated the staggering change competitive debate has fueled in its participants, but it’s the anecdotal evidence and direct testimonials that provide the greatest impact.
“Our coaches were our most ardent supporters,” continued Ackels. “They showed us the importance of teamwork, prepared us for the rigorous mental commitment and were tough on us when we needed it. But they also offered the gift of perspective, and you knew that however good they were at coaching, their primary motivation was a deep and genuine passion for supporting and encouraging their students.”
“I was drawn to give back and it has been so fulfilling watching the transformation in the young members of our community,” said Derek Liles ’07, who currently works as programming director for DUDA. “Debate teaches you how to be a leader in the community and works as a tremendous supplement to the education DISD provides through an opportunity to discover skills that can’t be learned in a classroom.”
In addition to arming students with unparalleled pre-professional preparation, debate also serves as a great Ignation learning tool by promoting and
Edward Ackels ’01, who practices law at Ackels & Ackels L.L.P. – a family firm with a deep Jesuit connection, reinforced the assertion that DUDA
is making a huge difference in the lives of the underserved. “Working in DISD as a mentor, I’ve watched students grow their vocabulary, develop their ability to think critically, and change their mindset from seeing school as a place to pass the time to embracing the opportunities achieved through education. These students want to learn and many are going to college because of debate.” Numerous Jesuit alumni participate in DUDA as advocates, mentors and tournament judges. This past fall, the relationship grew even deeper as Jesuit hosted a middle school workshop, providing nearly 100 DISD middle school students with food, transportation and the start of an education in debate while marking DUDA’s first-ever comprehensive skills session for incoming debaters. “DUDA has helped reduce the educationalopportunity gap, and has provided a space to learn and put the feedback from competing in debate back into action,” added Hill. “The change in the students I’ve mentored has been significant and the results not only create a case for the value of DUDA, but also the value in debate.” The organizational, research, persuasion, and critical thinking skills cultivated in debate are highly sought by college admissions counselors and employers.
The world needs debate and policymakers more now than at any other point in history, and Jesuit Dallas has been among the state and national leaders in advancing those proficiencies. Speaking with the kind of passion that is hard to replicate on paper, Liles continues on the many merits of the debate experience. “The point is to give back and by staying involved we make it better. The skills acquired through debate are life-changing and I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity. Coming into high school, I considered myself a math student and I certainly wasn’t one for public speaking. I ended up attending UT-San Antonio on a full debate scholarship and ultimately, my life has been shaped by debate.” The Jesuit Dallas debate team has won a myriad of awards and regularly competes in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. The team has also recently competed at national tournaments in Portland, Las Vegas and Miami, and as a by-product of their frequent travels and interaction with so many other educational institutions, serves as ambassadors for the school. The influence of the program can’t be overstated and by engaging students in real, complex public policy questions, competitive debate is nurturing a new generation of engaged, committed citizens.
(L) Edward Ackels ’01, Thomas Keane ’00, Ben Bireley ’01 and Ian Holmes ’00 celebrate their first and fifth place finishes at the University of Colorado Debate Tournament in 1999. (R) Sam Ackels ’03 practices a debate in 2002.
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Herb Stanley ’45 retired from the oil business twenty years ago. “My wife, Pat, and I were blessed with four wonderful children. We have 11 grandchildren, four of which are now in college. Pat and I enjoy traveling to be with all of them, scattered in California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.”
Pat McDowell ’52 continues to work as an assigned judge and enjoys time with his grandchildren.
Leroy Munchrath ’46 and wife, Margarita, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. ”We have shared a great retirement since 1984 and are so thankful.” Tommy Koch ’48 and wife, Betty, work at staying healthy. Their favorite pastime is traveling and they take two or three long trips annually. “There is so much to see in this beautiful country. We also get to entertain our 20 grandchildren frequently.”
Rodger Koppa ’54 has three great-grandchildren and another due soon. He continues to teach part-time in the Industrial and System Engineering department at Texas A&M University. Doug Malcolm ’54 is proud to report that his son, Ken, has just been installed as the rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Durango, Colo. “Stop by and say hi when you go skiing!”
Boy Scout Troop 713 (Knights of Columbus-Farmers Branch) sent a crew to Philmont Scout Ranch, where Michael Tullis ’88 and Jesuit students, Michael Gasper ’17, Joseph Duebner ’16, Matthew Tullis ’16, and Jack Mason ’16 summited 12,441 ft. Mount Baldy.
Tom McKeown ’56 and wife, Ruth, are happy to report they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and Tom’s 75th birthday.
closer to Fort Sam Houston, where his beloved wife, Alice, is buried. He is happy to have his daughter and grandson living with him.
Rafael Tovar ’56 has returned to San Antonio, Texas to be
Bob Stack ’57 and wife, Melanie, live in Agawan, Mass.,
and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. “We are both retired and stay busy with our six grandchildren.” Bob is a proud member of the 1957 TCIL Championship track team. Frank Sweeney ’57 is still working but hunts whenever he gets the opportunity. He has an active law firm, dealing with wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Bob Hettler ’58 is celebrating life with his 12 grandkids. He recently served a oneyear term as president of his homeowners association. Bob is playing golf regularly and just scored his fourth hole-inone since turning 50. Don Schol ’59 participated in the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. He is currently represented by PDNB Gallery in Dallas, with his woodcut images and continues working in his studio in Argyle, Texas.
L-R: David Koenecke ’13, Nick Zang (’19), Michael Zang ’88, Andrew Zang (’23), Mike Koenecke ’77, Jack Venden ’14 on the Koenecke family trip to Seward, Alaska.
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Carl Wasaff ’59 and wife, Barbara, returned from a trip to the beautiful Monterey/Carmel, Calif. area where they were married 35 years ago in “God's graceful San Carlos Cathedral.”
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1960s Since retiring from Raytheon, Steve Bosworth ’62, has joined wife, Linda, in the real estate world. They enjoy their daughters’ families and five grandchildren. “Two oldest grandsons both got cars this year, so proceed with caution when driving in Texas and Arkansas!” Previously licensed in California, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, Thomas Fain ’62 was recently licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico. Tim O'Shea ’62 retired from his position as director of the Sioux Falls VA - ER but continues to work part-time as an ER physician. He has a total of nine grandchildren, and his youngest grandson, Joseph King O'Shea, Jr., was one-year old in May. He recently took an eight-day tour of Italy with wife, Laurel. After 44 years in the defense industry, David Crane ’63, retired as CEO of L-3 Communications Applied Optics Center. His wife, Linda, retired from teaching as well. He now owns and operates a custom rifle building and gunsmithing business in Blue Ridge, Texas, called Customcraft Gunstocks. “We both enjoy time with our grandchildren and country living in our log home.” Tom Land ’63 reports that with two sons, one step-
daughter, three grandsons, three granddaughters, two yellow labs and two cats, life is good. “Oh, and one red-headed wife. Life is especially good!” Don Baynham ’64 now serves as chairman of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, chairman of the Dallas County Historical Commission and member of the Sixth Floor Museum board. He is also a past chairman of the Dallas Historical Society and his hobby is researching and photographing the remaining Carnegie libraries. “As I've approached becoming history, I've grown more interested in it.” John Sharpton ’64 is a 4th degree Knight of Columbus purser for Assembly 2016 and treasurer for Council 14121.
Annual Staubach Turkey Bowl. Back row: Mike Grimes ’86, John Grimes ’84, Jeff Grimes ’17, Grant Frye ’16, and Jerry Frye ’84. Front Row: Jimmy Archie ’93 and Jeff Staubach ’93.
Alumni Bill Sladek ’78, Danny Clancy ’83 and Mike Murray ’86 pose with Miss Texas 2013, Ally Nugent, at a golf tournament reception for Heroic Media, a pro-life media organization. Over 40 Jesuit alumni, parents and staff participated in the tournament.
Michael Brophy, David Carroll, David Kassen and Robert Nichol from the class of 1989 enjoy summertime in Seaside, Florida with their families - a combined group of six boys and three girls.
Friends from the class of 1991 attend the prayer service for distinguished alumnus and fellow classmate José Tello ’91. L-R: Ed Lavandera (with son), Rob McGhee, Lee Manzke, Billy Winborn, Brad Worth, Todd Hartgrove, Tello and Greg Gordon. See Tello's story on page 22.
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Son, Steve, who works with him in the family business, has a degree in journalism and the media arts. Daughter, Michelle, lives in Tempe, Ariz. and has two children. Daughter, Rebekah, is engaged to be married in 2014 and is working to complete her music performance degree this year.
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Jordan Spieth ’11 Named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Jesuit alumnus Jordan Spieth ’11 capped one of the greatest rookie campaigns in PGA lore by being tabbed the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. The award preceded Spieth’s selection as the youngest American in the history of the President’s Cup and his prestigious honor as the Dallas Morning News SportsDay Texas Sports Personality of the Year. Spieth started the season in January as the 810th-ranked golfer in the world. He ended it in October by finishing seventh in the FedEx Cup standings, 10th on the PGA Tour money list and 20th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Earning his Tour card by winning the John Deere Classic as the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931, Spieth tied for the Tour lead with nine top-10 finishes, and became the first golfer since Tiger Woods in 1996 to go from no PGA Tour status to start the season to playing in the Tour Championship Photo credit: Dallas Morning News, Jack White ’13 by season’s end.
Jesuit scholastics, Robert Murphy S.J. and John Nugent S.J., with Jesuit Dallas alumni Paul Paris ’13, Andrew Patterson ’13, Jacob Keeley ’13, Erik Eppig ’13, Jaime Montemayor ’12 and Sullivan McCormick ’11 at a Boston College hockey game.
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Andy Chase ’65 is enjoying retirement. He is looking forward to son, Nathan Chase '08, graduating with a double masters in theology and liturgy from St. John's University in St. Cloud, Minn. Ed Ramirez ’66 serves as a board member at Montserrat Retreat House and is vice chairman of the Parkland Foundation. He retired as Chief Financial Officer of Nexen Petroleum USA. Tony LaLumia ’68 is the HR Director at Progressive Steel and Wire. He lives in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas and enjoys golf with his friends and class of 1968 classmates. Son, Anthony, is serving in the U.S. Navy and lives on base in Point Mugu, Calif. See photo on page 35. Peter Clote ’69 is currently pursuing research on computational biology with a focus on RNA. Apart from a series of research grants from the National Science Foundation, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the upcoming year to visit Caltech, Vienna, Leipzig and Berlin, to work on research in synthetic biology and how to design RNA molecules. “I am indebted to Mr. Robert Puryear, who taught mathematics at Jesuit, and gave the most intellectually stimulating and rigorous course preparation that one could hope for in a high school. Many thinks to Rev. Vincent Orlando, S.J., a scholastic, who taught us the first calculus course offered at Jesuit. I am also indebted to Mr. William Schuster, now working for St. Rita's Parish, who directed the Jesuit band. Due to playing in Jesuit's jazz band, I have kept up with music, and play
in a trio, Sharp Eleventh.” (sharp11th.com) After 38 years, Daniel McGarvey ’69 retired from senior executive service in the Defense and Intelligence communities last year. “We sold our farm in the northern Shenandoah Valley where the family has been living for the last 20 years and moved to Arlington, Va.” He now works for a behavioral science firm in an historic section of Alexandria, Va. as a senior adviser for intelligence and security studies supporting government and industry. “All five kids are doing well. Dan Jr. is in the movie business, James is home after six years in Asia, Lauren is a new nurse, Mollie returned to school for her masters and Sean is a senior at Yorktown High School in Arlington. Rusty Weiler ’69 has a fouryear project working on the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas. With a $1.3 billion budget, it will be the largest hospital in the United States. One floor of the new building is over three football fields long. Representatives of foreign countries visit the site daily to view the project which is scheduled to open in 2015. “Due to what I was taught at Jesuit, this is a piece of cake.” Rusty just completed his 29th year with employer Austin Commerical, Inc.
1970s Richie Hendler ’70 is extremely proud of his nephew's recent graduation from Jesuit Dallas. Austin Charles Hendler ’13, the son of Richie’s deceased brother, Charlie ’68, is headed to Boston College. “My children are blessed too. Christopher is at SMU Law School, Caitlin attends TAMU grad school, and Courtney is a TAMU undergrad.” Richie and wife, Lynn, will celebrate 30 years of marriage this year. Joe Casazza ’71 is still serving as the Classics Recommending Officer and Classics Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress. This past summer, with his spouse and two friends,
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Joe kayaked the Aegean Sea around the Greek island of Milos and gave his renowned tour of the sites of Athens.
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Mike McCormack ’71 and wife, Debra, have purchased a new home in Plano, Texas. This year he is with ISO nine years. “I am so proud to be a Jesuit grad.”
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Bill Strobel ’71 celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2013 with “my beautiful wife, Debbie.” Kent Stuth ’73 and wife, Melissa, are happy to report the birth of their first grandchild, Ella Grace Rojas, on May 4, 2012. Daughter, Katherine, married Carlos Rojas in Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico. “My wife and I enjoy visiting our new family.” Dan DeMarco ’74 retired from private practice after 30 years of gastroenterology. He is now concentrating on research, education and administration. Mike Marz ’74 is proud to be the incoming chairman for Jesuit College Preparatory School Foundation. “Son, Matthew ’00, is now reverse commuting from NYC to Dallas for his new job as president of Aethon Energy. It’s fun to have him back in Dallas four nights a week. Daughter, Lainee, was married in December 2012 and I was father of the bride for the first time.” Bob Bowen ’75 can now add First Baptist Dallas and The George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU to his list of completed projects in the Metroplex along with Cowboy Stadium. Stan Churchwell ’75 retired from podiatric medicine and surgery after 28 years. He graduated with his LLM (Masters of Law) from Western New England University School of Law and is pursuing his interest in health law, estate planning and elder law at Churchwell & Merlo, PLLC, Dallas. Tom Koch ’75 is enjoying his two children and 17-month-old grandchild, Chloe Paige Koch.
After the football stadium dedication, Father Postell celebrated with several alumni from the Class of 2008.
“We all enjoy splitting time between Laguna Beach and Napa California.” Jim Moore ’75 is working with the California and Nevada Nature Conservancy offices to influence siting decisions for renewable energy facilities in the Mojave Desert. “Keep it away from virgin or intact habitat and move towards already degraded lands as well as on rooftops and parking lots in the urban environment.”
Tim Trevino ’88 (second from right) accepts an award on behalf of his soccer club from the mayor and City of Allen for seven years of community service with the Adopt-a-Highway Program.
Louis Ruggiere ’75 is still living and working in Taiwan and “loving it.” His eldest daughter is a sophomore at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., and his youngest daughter is in the 11th grade in Taipei. Randall Kemp ’76 is fortunate to have married a wonderful woman and soul mate, Deborah L Kemp, this past August. Jim Grindinger ’79 and wife, Chrissy "James" Grindinger (UA’80), just celebrated 26 years of marriage. Their three daughters all attend Ursuline. Jim is the GM of Macaroni
Tony LaLumia ’68 with wife of 28 years, Connie, and grandchildren and Zack (3) and Ellie Jane (2) LaLumia.
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Grill in Addison and “is always coming across Jesuit grads working for company.” This year, Mike Major ’79, became the 32nd medical psychologist in Louisiana, one of only two states that grants prescription privileges to psychologists.
1980s Mundy Peale ’80 is very proud of his two sons. Mundy IV was accepted to UNT and son, Jon, enters Navy Boot Camp after graduation from high school. Greg Leveling ’81 is “buttonsbusting” proud of daughter, Kelsey Beth, who has been awarded a full academic and athletic scholarship to play soccer for Southwest Oklahoma State University in Alva. In high school Kelsey lettered all four years and finished as senior captain of the team. After 25 years in the Marine Corp, Jose Morales ’81, retired and went to work for the Air Force in Florida at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS. Now he is headed back to what he knows and loves — working with Marines, as a civilian air traffic controller at Marine Corp Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. “Lisa and I are living the good life…we have managed to take a couple of local day trips, as well as an eight-day trip to China and the Saporro Snow Festival. We plan to do a lot more touring during our time in the Far East, starting with a trip to Australia to visit Lisa's family. Looking forward to traveling and riding my Harley in Japan…next big event this year is completing my BS in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aviation University.”
In April 2012, Joe Cox ’83, moved his law practice to Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP where he continues to focus on civil trial law with a specialty in oil and gas and other civil disputes. Vibhu Sharma ’83 accepted a new role within his company, which meant a move with wife, Julia, to Zurich, Switzerland. They have three children attending college—two at Northwestern University and one at Baylor University. Larry Pascal ’84 recently led his firm's efforts to open an office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also successfully completed his assignment as chair of the Texas Supreme Court task force on International Law whereby the task force unanimously recommended reforms to modernize international law practice in Texas. Marc Masferrer ’85 continues to use his skills as a journalist to blog about Cuban political prisoners and the status of human rights on the island. Read more at www.marcmasferrer. typepad.com and follow him on twitter @marcmasferrer. Richard Prati ’85 is happy to announce his marriage to Anastasiia Patrusheva. He sold his company American Technology Research and recently launched Prati Management International, focused on international investments, especially in Latin America and Eastern Europe as well as property management. He has offices in Medellin, Columbia and Panama City, Panama. See photo to the right.
Patrick Trotman ’81 volunteers with Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas and has adopted two golden retrievers from them - Candy and Goldie. He is proud of his nephews and niece and great-nieces and great-nephew.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, Jason Terk ’85 will be serving as president of the Texas Pediatric Society which is the Texas chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Texas Pediatric Society has nearly 3000 member pediatricians and represents the interests of and advocates for the health of children in Texas.
Tom Tapler ’82 and wife, Madison, are happy to announce the birth of their son JamesThomas Vincent.
After spending the last three years stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a civil affairs officer, Jay DeRose ’86 is working
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L-R: Corky Taquino, Cyrus Robinson and Danny Lowry from the Class of 1993 celebrating their 20-year-reunion at the Friday night pregame party held in the Terry Center on the Jesuit campus.
Richard Prati ’85 with wife, Anastasiia Patrusheva, and sons, Rich Jr., and Ryan Christian.
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at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff as a military information support officer. Andrew Minigutti ’86 was named one of D Magazine's best doctors of Dallas for the third consecutive year. Look for his shout out to his two Jesuit biology teachers in the October 2013 issue. David Shafer ’87 was laid off from American Airlines in August 2012 and four months later he received his Master of Science degree in computer education and cognitive systems from The University of North Texas. Now he is an IBM contactor designing and developing web-based courses for American Airlines Flight Academy. Michael Tolle ’87 and family have returned to Houston after spending most of the past seven years in Africa - the last two in Tanzania. “We welcomed into the world son #3, Adam Gabriel Tolle, born June 17th! We're looking forward to a return to Dallas (finally!) in early 2014, where I'll be going back into private practice at Presbyterian Hospital (family medicine). Will be good to be back home!”
Brock Bordelon ’80 (L) and Mike Schurr '79 at the top of the Tennessee Pass during the 2013 Copper Triangle Ride. The Jesuit Dallas Crew team, in Boston for the Head of the Charles Regatta, visit with 2013 alumni enrolled in Bostonarea schools: Jacob Keeley, Paul Paris, Erik Eppig, Austen Hendler, Alex Venegas, Joshua Segal, Andrew Patterson, Jesus Mathus Garza.
Travis Ford ’88 lives in Jefferson City, Mo., with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Bryan and Jocelyn. He is a financial planner at Wallstreet Group, a local insurance and financial services firm. According to The Capital Report, an independent newspaper dedicated to covering Minnesota politics, Kelby Woodard ’88 has won an award for the 2013 Leaders in Public Policy in the One to Watch category. Woodard is receiving the award because he is considered to be a rising star within his caucus. Linus Ozaeta ’89 has been appointed Vice President of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Founded in 1818, BBH is the oldest and largest private bank in the United States. Linus enters his 20th year with the firm and lives north of Boston in the Town of Groveland, Mass. with his lovely wife, Lisa, and son, Finn.
1990s James DeSmet ’90 has four kids now, Lucy (12), Katie (10), Becca (8), and Sam (2). He has been with BAFCO for three years and lives in Louisville, Ky., and commutes to Lexington. Steve Casella ’91 and his wife, Effie, moved to Basel, Switzerland, as an expat with Roche Pharmaceuticals. This past spring, they welcomed the arrival a little girl, Hadlee James, 5 lbs. 8 oz. and 18 inches. See photo page 42. Gregory Gordon ’91 and wife, Jill, welcomed a second set of twin boys in July. Gus and Leo were born blue and gold! Steve Schillinger ’91 has a band, Braddock Station Garrison, who have just release their debut album, High Water. Matthew Hudson ’93 has been named a Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) within Enterprise Client Management for the 5th year in a row, a prestigious group of 50 individuals worldwide. “I purchased a 1929 Ford Model A town sedan to drive around town as my Friday car and restore in my spare time.” John Gerdes ’94 was awarded his MBA from the Neeley School of Business at TCU in December of 2012. He and his wife, Elisa, welcomed their first child, Ava Martine Gerdes, on June 18, 2013. See photo page 42. David Richard ’94 completed his Master of Science in Information Assurance from Regis University. David Saenz ’95 celebrated his first wedding anniversary. He completed his fifth year as music director of the Johns Hopkins University Jazz ensemble and is entering his ninth year with Baltimore city public schools. Jason Forrest ’97, chief sales officer and management coach at Forrest Performance Group, has published his fourth book, 40 Day Sales
Dare for Auto Sales. Separated into 40 days of manageable reading lessons, questions and dares, the book gives specific, relevant instruction to sales professionals on how to reach their full potential and explode their careers (and incomes). Read more at forrestperformancegroup.com. Chris Gallagher ’97 completed his cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern and founded a private group called OnSite Physician Coverage. It provides inpatient care to eight North Texas hospitals and has now grown to over 80 physicians. Check out www.onsitemd.com for more info. Chris was named chief medical officer for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. William Rosellini ’97 recently accepted the position as Director of Commercialization at UT Dallas overseeing translational medical device research. Paul Fulce-Ewing ’98 has accepted a post as the middle and high school principal at Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain, right at the foot of Montserrat, the very mountain where Ignatius founded the Jesuit order. “My new flat has two bedrooms, so it's always open for Jesuit brothers. Just email me and let me know when you arrive.” Congratulations to proud new parents Ashley and Jeff Murdter ’98. Lorelyn John Murdter was born August 19, weighing of 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21.25 inches tall. See photo on page 42. Billy Wolf ’98 had help from Father Postell and a number of Jesuit Alumni at his wedding, including Andy Hobbs ’98, Mark Wester ’98, Charlie Sokolash ’98,Trey Hansen ’98, Michael Hockridge ’98, John Wolf ’02, Ryan Cozgrove ’98 and Adam Murray ’02. See photo on page 40. Paul Kowalski ’99 married Tracy Breaux on April 20, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Danny Civello ’99 was a groomsman.
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Adam Procailo ’99 and Alexa Smith were married June 15, 2013 at St. John Nepomecene Catholic Church in Ft. Atkinson, Iowa. Fellow members of the class of 1999, Kyle Golden, John Mack and Brian Hall were groomsmen in the wedding. The couple honeymooned in Italy for two weeks before returning to Chicago, where Adam is a medical sales rep for Inova Labs and Alexa is a Registered Nurse in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. See photo page 41.
2000s Myers Hurt ’00 and Ragan Lynn Stephenson were married July 5, 2013 in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. In attendance were Karl Wenthold ’00, Nathan Metzger ’00, Jeff Martin’00 and Ben Hurt ’04. Kyle Seraphin ’00 presided over the ceremony. See photo page 40. Ben Kirby ’00 has a new baby girl! Cora Brooks Kirby weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 21.75 inches long. “Mom, dad, and big
brother, Charlie are doing great!” See photo page 42. Jordan Pokladnik ’00 married Melody Jones on May 1, 2013. See photo page 40. Robert Anthony ’01 graduated from SMU in 2007 and is currently pursuing a master's degrees in marriage and family therapy as well as professional counseling. Along with school, he is a dance instructor at Park Cities Dance and Next Generation Dance Studio teaching hip hop, jazz, and ballroom. Continuing to live the “men for others” motto, he helps with the semiannual Kids for Kids: United We Dance show that benefits hospitalized individuals facing life changing illnesses. Matt Ball ’01 works for the American National Red Cross and was promoted to aquatics specialist in September. Based in Dallas, he handles the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Matt serves as senior project manager for donor-funded community aquatics program and as the acting health and safety administrator.
girl twins, Louis and Liliana. Louis started a new position as vice president of business development with CycleWood Solutions and graduated from SMU's PMBA program in December. “This has been an exciting and busy year!”
fall. On July 2, 2012, Jordan married Lauren Culp.
Luke Krispinsky ’01 started the first year of his Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship and his new rank as Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) will begin soon. “My oldest daughter just started kindergarten at St. Matthew School in Franklin, Tenn. and is loving school. My family and I are very blessed!”
Joe Nava ’02 is proud to announce the birth of Thomas Joseph Nava, born two-and-ahalf weeks ahead of schedule, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches. “Mom and baby are healthy and happy and Dad is in love.” See photo page 42.
Jordan Lee ’01 received his masters in English literature from Wake Forest and will be starting law school there this
Austin McDaniel ’02 is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time on his boat at Lake Grapevine. He is currently looking to buy a house.
Andrew Hansen ’03 and wife, Samantha, are expecting their first baby any day. Andrew manages one of the busiest dive and charter boat companies
Louis Darrouzet ’01 and wife, Sarah, welcomed boy and
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Cooper Dons a New Kit On Dec. 19, the Seattle Sounders FC officially signed forward Kenny Cooper ’03 to help bolster its offense for the 2014 season. Cooper has registered 72 goals and 16 assists in 188 career MLS appearances with FC Dallas (2006-09, 2013), New York Red Bulls (2012) and the Portland Timbers (2011). During his impressive professional career, Cooper has also played in England, Portugal and Germany, and is a product of the prestigious Manchester United Academy. As a member of the U.S. national team, Cooper has scored four goals in 10 international appearances.
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Captain Mike Chebino ’00 and Captain Tommy Werner ’01 flew a flag for Jesuit Dallas over Afghanistan from Oct 2012 until Apr 2013. On multiple occasions Capt. Werner and Capt. Chebino had the opportunity to fly within the same 2-Ship formation. These missions marked the first time two former Jesuit students flew & employed F-16s in support of combat operations. Below, Jesuit students raised the flag the morning after it was delivered.
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on the Big Island of Hawaii. Celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary in May, Andrew and Sam love hiking trails to waterfalls and exploring lava flows.
of Rebuild Joplin, a non-profit agency rebuilding homes for low income families whose houses were destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.
J.T. Maberry ’03 has been serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine since March 2012. He helps design and manage short term development projects for entrepreneurs in Crimea.
Joe Kelliher ’06 is teaching high school history, government and P.E. at Katherine Anne Porter School in Wimberly, Texas.
Chris Burton ’04 married Erika Bender on April 20, 2013 in Perkins Chapel at SMU. Assisting as best man was Chris's brother, Kevin Burton ’09. Groomsmen included Michael Daniel ’04, Michael Foster ’04 and Mark Stephens ’04. Chris received a BBA from the SMU Cox School of Business in 2009. He is a senior accountant at Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP. Erika received a BA from SMU in 2010 and is a finance manager for Sewell Lexus. Chris and Erika live in Dallas. See photo page 41. Josh Huffman ’05 received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Central Arkansas. Kyle McKissack ’05 married Laura Waters on May 25, 2013. Groomsmen included Jesuit alumni Gianni Secchi ’06, Doug Monkhouse ’05, Conor Padian ’05 and Chase Altman ’05. See photo page 40. Chad Carson ’06 recently relocated to Joplin, Mo., to serve as the executive director
Brian Ruddick ’07 has completed two campaigns with NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. This year he was upgraded to captain and is expected to head to Northern Canada (Northwest Territories) and New Mexico for a third campaign. Chris Thompson ’07, Gunnar Rawlings ’07, Travis Duncan ’07 and Josh Paris ’07 flew to Colombia, South America to see Richard Jaramillo ’07 wed to Marcela Spell of Bogota. They spent a week traveling through Bogota and Medellin before the wedding on June 22, 2013. See photo on page 41.
Travis Lauder ’06 after receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin. His specialty is radiology, and he will begin his medical internship at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Congratulations to Dr. Travis Lauder.
Collin MacGregor ’08 graduated with a masters degree in aerospace engineering from Cal Poly. Collin stays involved with mentoring on campus and “any Jesuit grads going to Cal Poly are welcome to contact me for advice.” A distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Alexander Sakovich ’08 will be a second lieutenant and attend undergraduate pilot training at Sheppard Air Force base in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Always observant, members of the class of 1949 rededicate the courtyard bench honoring their deceased classmates after the Alumni Memorial Mass in November.
Proud Aggies, all of whom happen to be Doyle’s and all of whom are either Jesuit or Ursuline alumni. L-R: Pat Doyle ’78, Joe Doyle ’08, Gordon Doyle ’06, Clara Doyle UA’09 and Dianne Wright Doyle UA’78.
Carl Wasaff ’59 and wife, Barbara, enjoy the beach in Carmel, Calif.
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Jesuit and Ursuline young alumni enjoyed Cocktails at Christmas held this year at Gilley’s Dallas. (L-R) Jordan Perry ’07, Matt McCarney ’08, Evan Breault ’07 and Adam Bauer ’08.
Kevin Burton ’09 graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the SMU Cox School of Business. He is currently in the Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at SMU and has accepted a position with KPMG starting next fall. John Tee ’09 graduated from Texas A&M with honors.
2010s Hunter Allen ’10 is the first student in Creighton University history to be selected as student coordinator of the freshman leadership program - a nationally recognized student leadership and development program - for two consecutive years. Alex Valenzuela ’10 graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va., and will receive commission
to be Second Lieutenant in USMC after graduation from Texas A&M. Kent Patterson ’11, a junior at Oklahoma University, is a pre-law major with the hopes of being accepted to law school after college. He plans to study in Spain next summer. According to a CFPA Release, Brian Wetzel ’11, a Fordham University junior wide receiver, was honored by the Patriot League this November as the Special Teams Player of the Week for his performances in the Rams' win over Colgate University. Additionally, Wetzel was named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) punt returner of the week. Steven Spieth ’13, a freshman guard at Brown University, was named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week as announced by the League office.
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Weddings Deborah to Randall Kemp ’76 Heidi to John Pedevilla ’84
Anastasiia Patrusheva to Richard Prati ’85 Lindsey Denise Cox to Kyle Bosworth ’94 Katja to Greg Manrodt ’94
Stephanie Samuel to David Saenz ’95 Jennifer Huber to Billy Wolf ’98
Tracy J. Breaux to Paul Kowalski ’99 Alexa Smith to Adam Procailo ’99
Ragan Lynn Stephenson to Myers Hurt ’00 Melody Jones to Jordan Pokladnik ’00 Lauren Culp to Jordan Lee ’01 Darcy to Robert Stutts ’03
Erika Bender to Christopher Burton ’04 Cassie Lawson to Jonathan Eipper ’05 Laura Waters to Kyle McKissack ’05
Marcela Spell to Richard Jaramillo ’07
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New Arrivals DAUGHTERS Hadlee James to Effie and Steve Casella ’91 Abigail to Katie and Steve Aldrich ’93 Jenna Kate to Becky and Matthew Berend ’93 Ava Martine to Elisa and John Gerdes ’94 Charlotte Estelle to Whitney and Taylor Field ’98 Lorelyn John to Ashley and Jeff Murdter ’98 Sawyer to Shelby and Soko Sokolash ’98 Elise to Kristin and Sean Elliott ’99 Cora Brooks to Jessica and Ben Kirby ’00 Liliana to Sarah and Louis Darrouzet ’01
SONS James Thomas Vincent to Madison and Tom Tapler ’82 Santiago to Anastasiia and Richard Prati ’85 Adam Gabriel to Lorena and Michael Tolle ’87 Gus and Leo to Jill and Gregory Gordon ’91 Zachary Alan to Erin and Joel Pason ’92 Reese Richard to Malissa and Rick Foerster ’94 James Jett to Hilary and Jace Graham ’96 Patrick Ellis to Lauren and Patrick Triplett ’99 William Anthony to Cristina and Tony Boyer ’00 Jones Robert to Karen and Michael Henderson ’00 Louis to Sarah and Louis Darrouzet ’01 Thomas Joseph to Elizabeth Joe Nava ’02
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in memoriam our prayers and condolences
Fred Leroy Cook, Jr. ’45 James Loy Hairston ’48 Wayman Alan Cooper ’57 Edward Etienne Carriere, Jr. ’60 Paul Joseph Straley ’60 Bernard Patrick Long ’62 Patrick Carl Guillot ’63 Kevin Joseph Clancy ’64 Michael James Sweeney ’64 Charles W. Crowley ’65 Gregory J. Reibenspies ’66 Reuben Porras, Jr. ’69 William M. Joseph ’75 Michael Chambers ’78 Kevin McKool ’79 Thomas Carl Schutze ’80 Mark Christopher Gilliam ’85 Sam Webster ’97 John Andrew Cage ’99 Joseph Michael Hughes ’99
Patrick Parkerson ’60 (Mary Patricia Parkerson) Thomas Hartnett ’63 (Ruth Hartnett) Robert Floyd ’66 (Julia Dorr Floyd)
Chuck Ribelin ’48 (Michael Alvin Ribelin) Michael Alcantar ’96 (Joseph Cole Alcantar)
Rev. Msgr. Milam Joseph ’55 (Anne M. Joseph) Joseph DePasqual ’61 (Ophelia De Pasqual) Milton Fechtel ’62 (Hazel Louise Fechtel) Terrance Pitts ’62 (Mary Frances Carr Pitts) † Robert Jennings ’65 (Elizabeth Jennings) John Linehan ’65 (Betty Lou Warner Linehan) Uel Pitts ’66 (Mary Frances Carr Pitts) John Yarbrough ’66 (Lucille Mentesana Yarbrough) Allen Pitts ’68 (Mary Frances Carr Pitts) Charles Fechtel ’69 (Hazel Louise Fechtel) Mark Goedecke ’69 (Helen Goedecke) Robert Houlihan ’69 (Jacqueline Ann Houlihan) Kevin Kuzel ’70 (Barbara Jane Kuzel) Randy Fechtel ’71 (Hazel Louise Fechtel) Matthew Goedecke ’72 (Helen Goedecke) Paul Linehan ’72 (Betty Lou Warner Linehan) Dennis Ochs ’73 (Lillian Rose Trojanowski Ochs) Michael Goedecke ’72 (Helen Goedecke) Ken Ochs ’74 (Lillian Rose Trojanowski Ochs) † Gregory Blais ’75 (Rachel Ann Blais) Michael Houlihan ’77 (Jacqueline Ann Houlihan) John Koeijmans ’77 (Cecina Koeijmans) Oscar Goedecke ’78 (Helen Goedecke) Joseph Haverkamp ’78 (Connie Haverkamp) Lawrence Ochs ’78 (Lillian Rose Trojanowski Ochs) Nick Koeijmans ’77 (Cecina Koeijmans) John Ochs ’80 (Lillian Rose Trojanowski Ochs) John Bass ’81 (Martha Croley Bass Click) Michael Mossinghoff ’82 (Margaret Mossinghoff) Jason Terk ’85 (Penny Lynn Terk) Matthew Mossinghoff ’88 (Margaret Mossinghoff) David Parkerson ’89 (Mary Patricia Parkerson) Daniel Parkerson ’91 (Mary Patricia Parkerson) Daniel Mossinghoff ’92 (Margaret Mossinghoff) Hunter Carson ’94 (Karen Black)
Toby Toberny ’62 (Louis E. Toberny, Jr.) Steve King ’68 (Samuel King) Tom Stone ’68 (Douglas Thomas Stone, Sr.) Edward Fulbright ’69 (Edward Beaty Fulbright) Richard Rankin ’73 (Byron McLean Rankin, Jr.) Rock Gennaro ’74 (Joseph Peter Gennaro) Robert Franke ’75 (Carl W. Franke) Scott Gordon ’75 (G. Kennison Gordon) James Shields ’76 (Charles Oliver Shields) † Jerry Poag ’77 (E. Wayne Poag)
Tim Costello ’79 (Eugene Patrick Costello) James Hairston ’79 (James Loy Hairston ’48) Rick Snyder ’79 (Richard W. Snyder) Robert Doepfner ’80 (Robert L. Doepfner) Russell Smith ’80 (Robert W. Smith) Robert Snyder ’80 (Richard W. Snyder) Charles Stone ’80 (Douglas Thomas Stone, Sr.) Phillip Doepfner ’81 (Robert L. Doepfner) David Hairston ’83 (James Loy Hairston ’48) Danny Clancy ’83 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Blake Holman ’84 (Jack Holman) Timothy O’Brien ’85 (Edward James O’Brien, III) Christopher Peters ’85 (Paul J. Peters, Jr. ’52) Patrick Franke ’86 (Carl W. Franke) Christopher Helling ’86 (Dr. Cornelius J. Helling, Jr.) Dave Jacquart ’87 (Dutch Jacquart) David Peters ’87 (Paul J. Peters, Jr. ’52) Daniel O’Brien ’88 (Edward James O’Brien, III) Charles Peters ’91 (Paul J. Peters, Jr. ’52) Jason Nelms ’93 (Phillip Nelms) Timothy Clancy ’95 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Patrick O’Brien ’96 (Edward James O’Brien, III) Tripper Clancy ’98 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Ian Ahumada ’08 (Dr. Jaime Ahumada) Marc-Pierre Ahumada ’10 (Dr. Jaime Ahumada) Chris Udofia ’10 (Don James Udofia) Imon Ferguson ’12 (Imon Lee Ferguson, Jr.) DJ Udofia ’12 (Don James Udofia) Joseph Udofia ’13 (Don James Udofia)
Bruce Tyler ’62 (Joseph Peter Gennaro)
Martin Drew ’48 (Mary Elizabeth Brown) Peter Evans ’47 (Patricia Evans Sculley) Timothy Heraty ’51 (Jane Claire Stearman) Henry Newkirk ’59 (Jane Claire Stearman) Paul Kaiser ’61 (Patricia Ann Kaiser) Vincent Scottino ’63 (Rosalie Scottino Weir) Timothy Hogan ’71 (Barbara Hogan Vizcaino) Bernard Hogan ’76 (Barbara Hogan Vizcaino)
† James Long ’46 (Bernard Patrick Long ’62) † Casey Long ’53 (Bernard Patrick Long ’62) † Robert Long ’54 (Bernard Patrick Long ’62) Larry Guillot ’61 (Patrick C. Guillot ’63) Anthony Long ’63 (Bernard Patrick Long ’62) Mark McKool ’83 (Kevin Mckool ’79) Stuart Schutze ’89 (Thomas Carl Schutze ’80) Ryan Smith ’04 (Tyler Smith) Kyle Smith ’06 (Tyler Smith) Dylan Smith ’08 (Tyler Smith)
Scott Wetzel ’78 (Thomas Carl Schutze ’80) Warren Wetzel ’81 (Thomas Carl Schutze ’80)
Jack Fitzsimmons ’76 (Mary Korback) RW Holleman ’87 (Patricia Evans Sculley) William Holleman ’89 (Patricia Evans Sculley) Sean Sculley ’89 (Patricia Evans Sculley) Chad Holleman 92 (Patricia Evans Sculley) Matthew Snopko ’96 (Winnona Pauline Adams) Brian Costanza ’00 (Mary Elizabeth Costanza) Thomas Goedecke ’01 (Helen Goedecke) Scott Kuzio ’02 (Mary Jo Ray) Steven Kuzio ’02 (Mary Jo Ray)
Uel Pitts ’02 (Mary Frances Carr Pitts) Jonathan Goedecke ’03 (Helen Goedecke) JR Koeijmans ’04 (Cecina Koeijmans) Jimmy Linehan ’04 (Betty Lou Warner Linehan) Joey Fechtel ’07 (Hazel Fechtel) Clayton Shouse 09 (Foster Clayton) Christopher Compton ’13 (Margaret Mossinghoff) Austin Costanza ’13 (Mary Elizabeth Costanza) Trey Elliott ’14 (Mary Elliott) Christian Koeijmans ’14 (Cecina Koeijmans) Benjamin Powell ’16 (Marilyn Keffer) Joshua Terk ’17 (Penny Lynn Terk)
Mark Wachsman ’87 (Lawrence August Berend) Richard Wachsman ’88 (Lawrence August Berend) Matthew Berend ’93 (Lawrence August Berend) Brian Berend ’95 (Lawrence August Berend) Jeremy Fulbright ’95 (Edward Beaty Fulbright) Darryl Wachsman ’95 (Lawrence August Berend) Seth Berend ’98 (Lawrence August Berend) † Kevin Wachsman ’98 (Lawrence August Berend) James Boehm ’99 (Gene Boehm) Dominic Fulbright ’00 (Edward Beaty Fulbright) Adam Berend ’01 (Lawrence August Berend) John Boehm ’01 (Gene Boehm) Michael Hatley ’01 (Jacqueline Ann Houlihan) Matthew Boehm ’02 (Gene Boehm) Paul Downey ’02 (James G. Downey) Daniel Hatley ’02 (Jacqueline Ann Houlihan) Kyle Wilson ’02 (John H. Born, Sr.) David Shields ’05 (Charles Oliver Shields) Bryant Wilson ’05 (John H. Born, Sr.) Beau Hafner ’06 (Edward Beaty Fulbright) Bobby Hicks ’06 (Richard W. Snyder) Paul Boehm ’07 (Gene Boehm) Cameron Downey ’07 (James G. Downey) Tyler Florkowski ’07 (Harold Yost) John Holman ’07 (Jack Holman) Ryan Kallus ’08 (Fred L. Cook, Jr. ’45) Topher Boehm ’09 (Gene Boehm) Matthew Shields ’10 (Charles Oliver Shields) James Hairston 11 (James Loy Hairston ’48) Jamie King ’11 (Samuel King) Thomas Codd ’12 (Don Wester) Clark Durham ’12 (Bill Durham) David Lacey ’12 (Neal Lacey, Jr.) Douglas Lueckemeyer ’12 (James Loy Hairston ’48) Thomas Shields ’12 (Charles Oliver Shields) Zachary Snyder ’12 (Richard W. Snyder) Cameron Wilson ’12 (John H. Born, Sr) John Berend ’13 (Lawrence August Berend) Dylan Clancy ’13 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) William Hairston ’13 (James Loy Hairston ’48) Jordan Mastrogiovanni ’13 (Joseph Mastrogiovanni Sr.) Patrick Campbell ’14 (Patrick Campbell) Cooper Ciccarelli ’14 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Ryan Clancy ’14 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Kevin Codd ’14 (Don Wester) Michael Codd ’14 (Don Wester) Pierce Durham ’14 (Bill Durham) Grant Torres ’14 (Robert "Larry" Jay) Andrew Berend 15 (Lawrence August Berend) Luke Snyder ’15 (Richard W. Snyder) Parker Ciccarelli ’16 (Kevin J. Clancy ’64) Jack Durham ’16 (Bill Durham) John Michael Priddy ’16 (Wayne Priddy) Reed Torres ’17 (Robert "Larry" Jay) † deceased
The Jesuit community remembers and prays for those among us who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. We make every effort to reflect each passing in our community and regret any oversights that may occur. Please inform us of any losses in your immediate family.
Fred Leroy Cook, Jr. ’45 Fred Cook, Jr. passed away Sept. 17, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Nora; children, Kathleen (Dennis) and grandchildren Amanda and Ryan; Carolyn (Monica); Michael (Lori) and grandchild Michelle (Jonathan). He was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Richardson. Fred had a love of music and worked as an organist and choir director at area churches before his retirement. He spent many years in the religious goods store business.
James Loy Hairston ’48 James Hairston, the youngest of four siblings, was born to W.H. “Barney” and Mary Louise Hairston. He passed away on May 24, 2013. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from SMU in 1955 with a degree in business administration. He joined his father and brothers in the family business, Hairston Produce Co., one of the leading wholesale produce and frozen food distributors in the Dallas area. Jim dutifully worked at Hairston Produce Co. until 1983 when the company was sold. In 1987 he founded New Capital Funding, where he continued to work until the final weeks of his life. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Raynelle “Rainey” Johnson Hairston; his daughters Beverly Lueckemeyer, Barbara Roberson, Mary Michael Lueckemeyer and Nancy Hairston; his sons, James C., David and Tyler; his 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Wayman Alan Cooper ’57 Alan Cooper of Bedford, Texas died Aug. 19, 2013. After graduating from Jesuit High School in 1957, he attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas. He married Wanda Mangum, his high school sweetheart, in 1958. An independent businessman who owned Cooper’s Service Corporation and R&L Plating Company, Alan was the National President of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association as well as serving on the boards of the Irving Community Hospital Foundation and InterFirst Bank. Alan is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughters, Susan (Ted) Jones of Dallas; Stephanie Herrington (Mike Moore) of Denver; sons Scott and Steve of Dallas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Edward Etienne Carriere, Jr. ’60 Edward Etienne Carriere, Jr, of Decatur, GA, passed away at his home June 2, 2013 of complications from throat cancer. Born Dec. 7, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY, to Edward Etienne and Ursula Meyers Carriere of New Orleans, “Eddie” grew up in Dallas, graduated Jesuit High School in 1960 and Loyola University of New Orleans College
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of Law in 1967. He served in the US Army, 1st Lt., Military Police Corps, 1967-1969. In 1998 Governor Zell Miller appointed Ed as Judge of the State Court of DeKalb County where he served until his 2010 retirement. Ed is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Rohrabaugh Carriere; daughter, Elizabeth Carriere; son, Edward III (Beau) and daughter-in-law, Kelly Steele Carriere. He is also survived by six grandchildren.
1967, and graduated from the UT School of Law in 1969. Pat was elected State District Judge in 1978 — the first Republican elected judge since Reconstruction. Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Rebecca Nichols Guillot; son, Christian Guillot; daughter, Claire (Matthew) Rathbun, grandsons, John Patrick “JP” and Luke; son Dru (Amanda) Guillot, granddaughters Madeleine and Amelie. He was a beloved husband, father, “Pop-Pop” and friend.
Paul Joseph Straley ’60
Kevin Joseph Clancy ’64
Paul Joseph Straley, died peacefully in the arms of his loving family, Sept. 11, 2009, at Magnolia Gardens Convalescent Hospital in Granada Hills, Calif., after a short illness. Born April 30, 1942, in Chicago, Paul earned his BA and MA in English. He worked as a teacher, editor, technical writer and translator. He had just completed training to be a Peer Advocate for Recovery Innovations California (RICA), which offers recovery-based services to adults with mental health and/or addiction challenges. He is survived by his mother, Lucille J. Straley; daughters, Claire Straley, Linda Straley, and Paula Alcazar; five sisters and brother. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph P. Straley.
Kevin Joseph Clancy passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Medical City Hospital in Dallas on May 14, 2013. Kevin was born in New York on Sept. 5, 1946. After moving to Dallas, Kevin graduated from Jesuit High School and went on to earn a B.A. and J.D. from Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1970. While establishing himself as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Dallas over the past 40 years, Kevin cherished most of all the time he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Kevin is survived by his wife, Ann Clancy; his children, Danny (Julie) Clancy; Kristin (Max) Ciccarelli; Tim (Traci) Clancy; Tripper (Maggie) Clancy; nine grandchildren; and his mother, Irene Clancy.
Bernard Patrick Long ’62 Bernard Patrick Long, 70, left this world surrounded by his loving family on Sept 22, 2013. He and his wife, Sharon (Bailey) Long were married for 46 beautiful years and together they raised six children. He had 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren who he loved to spoil. Bernie attended St. Edwards, and St. Thomas Aquinas for grade school, and graduated from Jesuit High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, before attending UT at Arlington where he received his BA in Government. He began working as a secondary teacher at Lincoln High School and later at Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas. Bernie and Sharon returned to Dallas where he worked for his father’s business Long Machine Tool Co. in Deep Ellum as a salesman, until he retired to care for his grandchildren. He actively took part in his community graduating from Leadership Garland, as well as serving on the Garland Historical Society. Bernie taught CCD, and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Patrick Carl Guillot ’63 Patrick Guillot passed away Sept. 30, 2013, at the age of 68 following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1945 in Dallas to L.E and Helen Ruth Guillot. A lifelong academic, Pat graduated from Jesuit High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in
Michael James Sweeney ’64 Michael James Sweeney, age 65, of Prior Lake, Minn. passed away in 2011. Survived by wife, Barbara; children, Christian Sweeney Brown, Meg Sweeney Brown, Shawnen (Jeanne) Engfer, Jerimye (Jerilynne) Engfer, Keelan (Brenda) Sweeney, Michael James Sweeney, Jr., Mikaela Sweeney; granddaughter, Lilah Engfer; siblings, Kathy Buchanan, Patrick (Paige) Sweeney, Tom (Anna) Sweeney, Kelly (Jim) Hebert. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Jeanne Sweeney; twin brother, James Michael Sweeney.
Charles W. Crowley ’65 Charles Crowley passed away Sept. 19, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Charles was born in Dallas to George and Marguerite Bennett. He was a graduate of St. Thomas and a graduate from Jesuit High School where he lettered on the golf team four years. He attended UT Austin and graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in business and finance. He was a member of the ATO Fraternity while at Texas Tech and a lifetime member of MOAC. Shortly after graduating he entered the cotton business and traveled the world for the George Bennett Co. which he eventually owned after his stepfather passed away. He is survived by his wife, Zorayda Bona; and half-sister, Cindy. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Gregory J. Reibenspies ’66 Greg Reibenspies died in peace at his home with a smile on his face. During the Mass of the Resurrection, his life will be celebrated by his wife, Gail; his family Jenny, Noah, Luke and Billy Walsh; Jamie, Kianna, Mariah and Thomas Seaberry. The first child of Laura Phillips and Frank Reibenspies, Greg was born in Wichita, Kan. where he grew and retained his midwestern humble values. Greg and Gail met at Loyola University in New Orleans and were married in 1972. They lived in Dallas for all of their 42 years of love and marriage. His devotion to Christ began and deepened with his commitment to St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises. Early in his career he was a systems engineer but preferred his most recent vocation as a retreat director.
Reuben Porras, Jr. ’69 Reuben Porras Jr., of Newnan, Ga., died May 1, 2013. He was born in Dallas to Reuben Porras Sr. & Catalina Valdez. Reuben grew up in Texas, attended Jesuit College Preparatory and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Film, & Television. He was a freelance cinematographer, worked on several movies and sporting events. He traveled around the world filming for the NFL, MLB, and Nascar. He was a two-time Emmy Award winner for his work on the Inside the NFL program in 1991 & 1995. Survivors include son, Noah (Alicia) Porras; mother, Catalina Scott; sister, Monica (Andrew) Olivera; and grandsons, Connor Porras, Grayson Porras.
William M. Joseph ’75 Bill Joseph passed away Sept. 8, 2013. Bill was born on May 1, 1957 in Dallas and was married to the love of his life, Sylvia Orozco Joseph, for 27 years. His greatest passion was working with the youth at St. Edward Catholic Church in downtown Dallas for over 25 years.
Michael Chambers ’78 Mike Chambers is happy now. He has joined his dad and brother, Steve, to look down on his family. He was 53 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Chambers; and brother, Steve. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, Michael and Scott; mother, Barbara (Don Thrailkill); brother, Greg (Myra); and brother, Patrick. The Chambers family were long-time members of St. Monica Catholic Church and the Chambers boys attended school there. Mike attended Jesuit High School and graduated from W.T. White. He had a career in
sales, but his family, friends and fishing were his real priorities. Not necessarily in that order!
Kevin McKool ’79 Kevin McKool, a lifelong resident of Dallas, was called home to be with Jesus on July 30, 2013. Kevin attended St. Monica Catholic School, Jesuit College Preparatory, and graduated from Texas Tech where he was a proud member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He loved his Red Raider Football! Kevin is survived by his wife of 24 years, Donna Duff McKool; sons, Christopher and Charlie; and mother, Evelyn McKool. Kevin defined the word courage. After surviving a plane crash in 1981, he heroically walked through a Rocky Mountain blizzard to find a rescue team that saved the lives of his four friends. For the past two-and-a-half years, he fought a hard battle with Leukemia. He never lost hope and inspired many with his dignity, unwavering faith in God.
Thomas Carl Schutze ’80 Thomas passed away from complications of cancer on June 10, 2013. He was the sixth of eight children of Edbert and Eleanor Schutze. After the death of his father, his mother remarried Donald Wetzel creating a family with a combined twelve siblings. He graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin. Survived by his wife, Cherilyn; and daughters, Lindsey, Courtney, Julie, and Katie; parents, Eleanor and Don Wetzel; brothers and sisters, Debbie & Frank Shannon; Valerie & Tom McCrary; Bob Schutze; Donna & David Wildman; Sister Michelle Marie (Diane Schutze); Lisa and Don Donovan; Sharon and Scott Wetzel; Caryn and Greg Burnett; Warren Wetzel; Sharon and Dennis Gibney; Shelly and Stuart Schutze; and over 50 nieces and nephews.
Mark Christopher Gilliam ’85 Mark passed away August 20, 2010, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Gilliam. Mark is survived by his father, Eugene R. Gilliam and wife, Diane; sister, Dee Anna Sharp and husband Walter; brother, Eugene J. Gilliam. Mark will be remembered as a free spirit who always celebrated life to the fullest with friends and family. Mark worked in the restaurant industry for many years and opened his own restaurant, Zuroma, in September 2001 and built a successful business.
John attended St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School and graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School. He graduated from The University of Texas, School of Architecture in 2006 and moved back to Dallas. John met his wife Monika in college and after a long relationship they were married in 2010. After working for HKS Architects for three and a half years, he joined the Whole Earth Provision Company. He is survived by his wife, Monika Eberhard Cage; and his parents, Harlan Wayne Cage and Patricia Boriskie Cage.
Joseph Michael Hughes ’99 Joseph Michael Hughes was born on November 25, 1980 in Amarillo, Texas and passed away in Syracuse, New York on June 15, 2013 at the age of 32. He is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Ann Hughes; his devoted partner, Rhett Poche; and his siblings, Kathy, Mary Schwane (Justin), Tom (Karen), Bill, Eileen Padian (Doug). Joe was ever the student of learning starting at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, Loyola University New Orleans, the University of Notre Dame and finally Syracuse University where he was pursuing his doctoral in English concentrating in 18th century British literature. He had a particular fondness for poetry and was nationally recognized for his own work.
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John Andrew Cage ’99 John Andrew, age 32, died in Dallas on Sept. 4, 2013 after a 13 month struggle with complications from West Nile Virus. He was born in Dallas on July 10, 1981 and lived near White Rock Lake.
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Reflection As part of my freshman Theology class on Scripture, I talk to the students about how ancient Judaism could be understood from an inclusivist or an exclusivist stance. An exclusivist stance would emphasize how they were the chosen people, sacred to God and holy, and no one else was. An inclusivist stance would not deny this, but would give attention to how God was working through them to ultimately save all of humanity. In other words, God worked with them first, but they were to share their message with all the other peoples. Most religions seem to have this exclusivist-inclusivist tension, between those who understand themselves primarily as different from others and favored by God to the exclusion of others, and those who see their faith and religion as something to be shared as widely as possible. You have probably noticed
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these approaches in contemporary Catholicism. If you haven’t, take a moment to think. How many times have you heard Catholics talk about the Church as a group of people who strictly follow the rules: if you don’t follow them all, you’re out of the group! They tend to see the Church as a small group of very dedicated and intense people. Perhaps you’ve heard others talk about the Church as though anyone can belong, even if they don’t agree with everything the past Popes have taught. You could put today’s Catholics on a continuum from those who would be extremely exclusive, through the moderately exclusive, to the moderately inclusive to the extremely inclusive. I agree with Aristotle that virtue lies in the mean, not in the extremes. There is value in both approaches. Nevertheless, I think it’s pretty clear that Pope Francis’ vision of the Church is one that should be moderately inclusive. He has emphasized God’s desire to forgive, and the need for the Church to go out to the fringes of society to seek out the lost. This to me speaks of an inclusive approach. I urge you to reflect on your own attitudes towards our faith. Are there ways you could think, speak, and act that would suggest to others that you would welcome their participation in Catholic life? Even if they might not yet be ready to embrace all that the Church teaches, are they on board with the essentials of Jesus and His message? I think sometimes we Catholics could do a better job of highlighting the peace and joy that comes from following Christ rather than emphasizing points that are difficult for others to accept if they haven’t yet experienced the joyful aspect of belief. Maybe we could win more converts to belief in God and in Christ if we offered more honey and less vinegar.
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