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W E E K END 2 0 15 SAVE THE DATE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service Terry Center

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Homecoming Football Game vs. R.L. Turner Postell Stadium

including presentation of Golden Diplomas to Class of 1965

Class Reunions: 1945, 1950, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 Jesuit Campus

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Alumni Family Day Jesuit Campus

featuring live music, campus tours, kid activities, food and athletic competitions

Homecoming Concert featuring Lee Brice SMU’s Moody Coliseum

pre-concert Party on the Plaza dedicated reunion area

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch Terry Center

www.jesuitcp.org/homecoming #RangerHC2015


Message from the President AUGUST

19 Vos Parate

20 Freshman Orientation

21 First Day of Class

28 Football Home Opener (vs. Arlington Bowie)

SEPTEMBER

15-17 Community Days

17 Father-Son Casino Night

22 College Night

OCTOBER

4 Challenge Drive Sunday

12 MAGIS Golf Classic

NOVEMBER

6 Homecoming Football Game (vs. R.L. Turner)

7 Alumni Family Day

7 Homecoming Concert

3-14 & Fall Stage & Film 1 20-21 Double Feature 15-19 Alumni Annual Fund Phonathon

22 Grandparents Day Preview Day

25-27 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

5 JWA Christmas Bazaar

10 Band Christmas Concert

13 Adopt-a-Family

21 Christmas Break Begins

All dates subject to change. Check www.jesuitcp.org for up-to-date information.

Every member of Jesuit has a different lens in which to look at the graduating senior class. The freshmen see the seniors as their big brothers, men they aspire to be like. The sophomores usually don’t look much beyond their class. The juniors spend most of their time evaluating the senior class and thinking about all the ways in which they can be better than the current group. I am often asked about which class was my favorite to graduate from Jesuit. While on the surface my response may appear disingenuous, my answer is always the same... it’s the class that is currently graduating. Every graduate of Jesuit always believes that his class is the best to ever walk across the stage at commencement, and for each of them this is true. You only graduate once from Jesuit and these are the brothers of your class. Every time I say goodbye to our seniors a curious thing happens. I see the face of the scared eighth grader taking his ISEE exam, sweating as he walks to his applicant interviews. I see the nervous freshman on his first day of school as a Jesuit student. I see the sophomore relishing his ability to walk around the halls of Jesuit sans name tag and khaki pants. I see the junior beginning to get serious about college and the leadership role he will begin to take here at the School. What is on the face of the Jesuit graduate as he walks across the stage and receives his diploma? Well, it’s a myriad of emotions. I see joy as they relish their accomplishment; satisfaction at the realization their Jesuit education is complete; and I also see a curious blend of anticipation with a bit of fear–I prefer to call it productive anxiety–over what the next chapter in life will bring. Each year as we send out the graduates of Jesuit I take great comfort in knowing that our young men our prepared in the tenants of our Profile: Open to Growth, Religious, Committed to Working for Justice, Loving, Intellectually Competent and Physically Fit. And perhaps most importantly still have a lifetime’s worth of formation by a forgiving and loving God. May we all be blessed by the work of our Jesuit graduates as they go off to “set the world on fire.”

Blessings,

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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Michael A. Earsing


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Texas Elite. 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

Executive Director - Jesuit Foundation Vice President of Advancement

SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015-16

Chairman: Edwin S. Bell, Jr. Trustees: William L. Antes II; Kevin Bartholomew; David Berend; Rev. Ronald Boudreaux, S.J.; J.D. Dell; Michael A. Earsing; Rev. Carlos D. Esparza, S.J. ’98; Thomas E. Garrison ’92; Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J.; Cheryl L. Joyner; John Leinbaugh; Rev. Robert Murphy, S.J.; Michael S. Rawlings; Clinton B. Shouse; Michael F. Terry

JESUIT FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015-16

Chairman: J.D. Dell Trustees: William L. Antes II; Edwin S. Bell, Jr.; Joseph M. Coleman; Michael A. Earsing; George A. Fisk ’67; Deborah Gibbins; Thomas J. Hever ’78; Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71; Douglas J. Lattner ’69; Joseph M. Manogue; Michael J. Marz ’74; Thomas M. Melsheimer ’79; Robert E. Morgan, Jr. ’71; Kathleen Muldoon; Michael R. Nicolais; Stephanie Phillips; Aileen Pratt; Stephen G. Suellentrop; David Rosenberg; Kevin M. Whelan ’77

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News + Notes

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Jordan Spieth ’11

10 Celebration Auction 14 Jesuit Foundation News 16 President’s Reception 20 Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame 22 Faculty Awards Banquet 26 Athletics Year in Review 30 Commencement 2015 42 Class Notes 55 In Memoriam

ADVANCEMENT STAFF David Anderson

Director of Development/Annual and Corporate Giving

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Jan Deck

Events Coordinator

Natalie Devero

Administrative Assistant to Vice President

Medical Society

Jessica Harbin

Director of Development/Major Gifts and Events

James Kramer

Director of Communications

Rosann Mack

Please Accept our Apologies

Last issue, our story on the Jesuit stage & film program included a list of notable alumni who have had impactful careers in the areas of stage & film. One oversight was the omission of Paul Bernard ’86, an established producer, director and assistant director in film and television. To view a complete list of Alumni in the Arts, visit www.jesuitcp.org/arts/alumni.

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Assistant Director of Communications

Sean McMullen ’96

Director of Alumni Relations

Vernon Mullen ’05

Digital Communications

Maureen Nawalaniec Accountant

Candice Price Graphic Design

Pat Sayers

Celebration Auction and

MAGIS Golf Classic Coordinator This issue of Jesuit Today celebrates the recent golf achievements of alumnus Jordan Spieth ’11 with two covers that commemorate his historic wins at The Masters and U.S Open Championship. If you would like to receive a second copy with the alternative cover, please send a message to connect@jesuitcp.org or visit the Jesuit Dallas Office of Advancement. Limited copies are available. Cover photo credit (Masters): Jamie Squire/Getty Images Cover photo credit (U.S. Open): David Cannon/Getty Images

Printing: Eric Bonenberger ’90 Business Printing, Inc. Direct letters to the editor, address changes, or other correspondence to: Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Advancement Office 12345 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244-8094 Credits: A special thank you to Jowdy Photography for providing event coverage in support of the Jesuit Dallas community. To see more, visit www.jowdy.com/jesuitdallas


Jeremy Weeks

Vanessa Jones

Director of Athletic Performance

Latin Teacher

Raul Ornelas ’01

Sophomore Counselor/Spanish Teacher

NICKNAME

NICKNAME

NICKNAME

HOBBIES

HOBBIES

HOBBIES

Coach Weeks Golfing, guitar, BBQ, fishing - in no particular order

FIRST JOB

Cook at Pizza Hut

FAVORITE JESUIT TRADITION

Summer Athletic Performance Camp – nothing like a group of 100-plus guys training together to achieve a common goal.

BEST THING ABOUT JESUIT

The people who make up the community

FAVORITE MOVIE Wayne’s World

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL Sciences of all types

THREE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE ME Consistent, fair, demanding

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET Jesus Christ

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST King George Strait

FAVORITE FOOD BBQ

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED

You will become like the people you associate with

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS My family

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO

Write computer code, probably C++

IF I WON LOTTERY, I WOULD

Open a BBQ restaurant, only open on Thursday - Saturday!

PROUDEST MOMENT

June 9th, 2012 at 2:58 p.m. - birth of Jacey Allison Weeks

NOBODY KNOWS

That my first athletic passion was racing dirt bikes in both motocross and enduro events for 12 years

CHILDHOOD AMBITION

Wanted to be a mechanical engineer

Magistra

Strength training in the gym

FIRST JOB

Papa O, Chon Reading comic books, following pro wrestling, sketching

Clean-up crew at a dude ranch

FIRST JOB

The Jesuit yell, because it is so impactful to hear our students yell it in celebratory unison after a victory

BEST THING ABOUT JESUIT

FAVORITE JESUIT TRADITION

FAVORITE MOVIE

The Princess Bride

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL Latin

THREE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE ME

Tenacious, driven, independent

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET Julius Caesar

FAVORITE FOOD Mexican

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED Always have a backup plan

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE? Exactly where I live right now

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS My house

bussing tables at my parents’ familyowned restaurant The faculty and staff

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING

Practice my golf swing at Top Golf, read comic books

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL World History

THREE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE ME Listener, funny, kind

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET

Political analyst David Gergen

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED Leave with no regrets

MY MOTTO IS

To give and not count the cost

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO

An autographed photo from actor John de Lancie better known as “Q” from Star Trek

MY PERFECT DAY IS

WILDEST DREAM

Speak Russian

A Sunday by the pool

Running with the bulls (Pamplona, Spain)

Donate my salary toward a charter bus for Jesuit and continue teaching Latin at Jesuit

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I WOULD

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I WOULD

BEST VACATION

Cabo San Lucas as a teenager, where I witnessed a total solar eclipse

Sponsor a professional fireworks show during 4th of July for my neighborhood, that includes a live orchestra performing Sousa marches.

BEST VACATION

FONDEST MEMORY

New York City

MY MOTTO IS

Play the church organ

NOBODY KNOWS

I can play Guitar Hero on expert

I really enjoy driving standard transmission vehicles when I can

To teach Latin

Drive a school bus

Christmas mornings

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO

Either find a way or make one

NOBODY KNOWS

CHILDHOOD AMBITION

CHILDHOOD AMBITION


ArtQuest On Thursday, April 23, the Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery served as host for ArtQuest 2015. The preeminent fundraising event for the Jesuit Dallas Museum attracted over 125 members of the community to a fun-filled evening that included an exhibition auction, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Jesuit student art work inspired by existing works in the JDM’s collection were featured as part of the auction, while the Museum’s newest acquisitions made their public debut. Alumni, parents and friends interested in becoming docents or learning more about Jesuit’s unique and expansive on-campus collection, should contact museum director Elizabeth Hunt Blanc (EHuntBlanc@jesuitcp.org; 972-387-8700 x383).

Lingel with Kirsten Nash (L), current President of the Texas Forensic Association and Kandi King (R), chair of the Hall of Fame committee.

JWA Woman of the Year At the 2015 JWA Spring Luncheon, educator and Jesuit Dallas community member Jan Deck (pictured left with son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer) was honored with the Woman of the Year award. Deck, who currently serves as the School’s event coordinator, oversaw the orchestration of the Celebration Auction from 2002-14. In addition to a long teaching history working with children suffering from learning differences and emotional disturbances, Deck has applied her time and skills serving on numerous committees within the Dallas and Catholic communities. Before taking the reins of the auction, Deck served for four years on the JWA board, and devoted five years to the Jesuit Dallas Museum as a docent and ArtQuest volunteer. summer 2015 | 7


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Making cut-paper self portraits in class today. #drawingwithscissors


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Spieth ’11 bags back-to-back majors

Just four years beyond his graduation from Jesuit Dallas, and Jordan Spieth ’11 is rewriting golf history with an extraordinary level of play that in some cases, hasn’t been seen in nearly 100 years. On Sunday, April 12 in Augusta, Spieth reached the figurative pinnacle of golf while becoming the second-youngest winner in the history of the Masters. Two months and one Major later, Spieth entered rarefied air by winning the U.S. Open Championship and becoming the youngest player in PGA history to hold the first two legs of the Grand Slam. Through a dazzling weekend that included a number of record achievements, Spieth delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the 79th Masters Tournament that propelled him up to No. 2 in the World Golf Rankings, gave him a dominant lead in the 2015 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings, and resulted in a lifetime invitation to the Masters as well as a five-year exemption to open events on the PGA Tour. He opened the weekend with an eight-under par 64 en route to becoming the youngest 18-hole leader ever at the Masters, while authoring the second-lowest opening round in 81 years. His 36-hole total of 130 tied for the lowest score ever in a Major, as well as marking the lowest total in Masters history. After piecing together his third straight round under par, Spieth’s 54-hole score of 200 established yet another Masters record. He concluded his amazing and improbable run with a two-under 70 to close with a four-day

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total of 270 (64-66-70-70), matching Tiger Woods for the lowest score in the history of golf’s most prestigious event. Spieth’s four-stroke margin of victory was the best since 1997, and had only been wider on two other occasions dating back to 1976. With his sensational finish he also became the first wire-to-wire winner at the Masters in 39 years. His path to victory on a sun-kissed June afternoon at Chambers Bay wasn’t nearly as dominating, but it was no less remarkable. With six players finishing within two strokes of the top, Spieth displayed uncanny maturity and grit en route to a five-under 275 (68-67-71-69), one swing ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. With his putt on the 18th green, Spieth became the first player since Bobby Jones to win the U.S. Open by one shot with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole, and the youngest player to win the Championship since Jones in 1923. Spieth is the sixth player to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year and the youngest player to win two career Majors in 93 years. The victory marked Spieth’s third of this season and fifth in his last 18 starts worldwide. In addition to his record-setting turn at Augusta National, he scored a playoff win at the Valspar Championship in March.

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(From left) Celebration Auction chairs Florence Regan and Laura Curran, President Earsing, and honorary chairs Terri Sue and Jack Wensinger ’77

A N EVENING IN

TION AUCTION T H E 20 1 5 J E S U I T C E L E B R A Under the leadership of auction chairs Laura Curran and Florence Regan, the Celebration Auction enjoyed a banner year as the event raised $811,044 in support of faculty enrichment and need-based tuition assistance for future generations of Jesuit students. Themed as An Evening in Monte Carlo and held at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, nearly 900 members of the Jesuit Dallas community enjoyed dinner, casino and dancing to the live music of The Project. A spirited live auction augmented the expansive travel board and slate of silent auction items that helped make for a memorable evening. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Mark your calendars for next year and plan to join us on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at InterContinental Dallas Hotel.

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2015-16 Challenge Drive chair Dennis Lynch ’87 (R) and co-chair Craig Lengyel (L) are poised to lead another recordbreaking year, as parents of current students help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Jesuit student. With a participation rate of nearly 95%, last year’s drive grossed $1,185,049. This year’s drive begins in late July and culminates with Challenge Drive Sunday on Oct. 4. Follow the progress of the drive or make a gift at www.jesuitcp.org/challengedrive.

Current Parents Lead Drive

Jesuit hosts Wounded Warriors On Thursday, May 21, Jesuit Dallas hosted the Wounded Warrior Amputees vs. Dallas Cowboys & NFL Alumni flag football game featuring over 30 former stars of the NFL gridiron. The event, which brought nearly 2,000 people to Postell Stadium, included meet-and-greet opportunities as well as a number of raffles and prizes. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is composed of men and women who lost a limb while serving the United States armed forces in Iraq or Afghanistan. All proceeds from the game at Jesuit benefitted the WWAFT and selected disabled Veteran initiatives in Texas, including Heroes on the Water, Gold Star Mothers of Texas and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Led by NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach (pictured above) and ESPN sports journalist Kenny Mayne, over 30 NFL alumni and TV sports personalities attended. Additional NFL alumni making an appearance included: Charles Haley, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Tim Brown, Daryl Johnston, Drew Pearson, Terry Glenn, Babe Laufenberg, Tony Tolbert, Charlie Waters, Cliff Harris, DD Lewis, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Leon Lett, Nate Newton, Jon Kitna, Steve Folsom, Cory Procter, Tom Rafferty, Phil Pozderac, Robert Williams, and Craig James.

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Engineering Society The Jesuit Engineering Society presented a research proposal at the first EEI (Environmental Education Initiative) summit hosted by the City of Dallas and was awarded funding for environmental research to be conducted in conjunction with the University of North Texas this fall. The summit provided a competitive opportunity for teams of Dallas high school students to propose experimental projects which foster urban water conservation.


WRIGHT FIELD DEDICATION

In front of a standing-room only capacity crowd, the Jesuit Dallas community formally dedicated Wright Field while celebrating its official grand opening on Friday, April 17 against W.T. White. Jesuit boasts a strong baseball tradition highlighted by numerous individual postseason accolades and five state championships. Thanks to the leadership efforts of Bob and Trudy Wright, and other donors to the stadium capital fund, Jesuit is now successfully able to augment that tradition by showcasing one of the finest high school baseball venues in the country. The quickly-moving project broke ground in late October and expanded on an initial renovation in 2011. The result is a state-of-the-art facility that offers an unparalleled environment for both players and spectators. Among the upgraded amenities are a shade canopy over the seating area; a raised plaza area above the first base dugout; new press box, hitting and bullpen areas; a newly-constructed outfield wall; new scoreboard; and a completely turfed field. The celebration included a number of commemorative items and free giveaways, while the Rangers opened their new yard in style, winning another round of the “Battle for the Saddle� with a thrilling, 4-3 victory.

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Jesuit Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The primary objectives of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation Board are directed toward attracting, receiving, stewarding, investing, managing and expending gifts designated for the benefit of Jesuit. Board members are elected civic and business leaders who are committed to the ongoing realization of Jesuit’s mission.

DEBORAH GIBBINS

Deborah Gibbons is the chief financial officer at Mary Kay Inc., where she oversees strategic planning and financial management of Mary Kay across the globe. Gibbons is responsible for the company’s financial planning and analysis, reporting, treasury, tax and internal audit functions. From 1997 to 2013, Gibbons held successively senior leadership roles within the finance function of PepsiCo’s Frito Lay North America division. An active community volunteer and parent to a rising Jesuit sophomore, she is a recipient of the SMU’s Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. Gibbons will serve on the audit committee as a member of the Foundation Board.

TOM HEVER ’78

A 1978 Jesuit Dallas graduate, Tom Hever currently serves as the Southwest region-managing partner markets for Ernst & Young LLP. Currently responsible for the overall growth of a region with revenues north of $1.4 billion, Hever works as part of the leadership team that oversees the execution of the market organization. He also played a role in EY’s Global Vision 2020 strategy which rolled out in 2014. A parent of two Jesuit Dallas graduates, Hever will serve on Jesuit Dallas Foundation Board audit committee.

STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Stephanie Phillips is the co-founder of C Three Advisory, LLC, a consulting business that assists clients during times of transition and also on a day-to-day basis as they navigate complex legal and financial issues. Phillips, who is a 1987 graduate of Ursuline Academy, provides consulting for routine financial activities, such as bill paying, brokerage statement review, and budgeting, while assisting in the handling of challenges from life-altering events such as death, divorce or liquidation. Phillips will join the nominating committee as part of her commitment to the Foundation Board.

AILEEN PRATT

Aileen Pratt is the president of the Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children and women who are in need by donating to charities which provide health care, education and a safe environment to women and children. Previously, she was an attorney with the law firm of Jenkens and Gilchrist, a supervising attorney for The Federal Asset Disposition Association and the deputy general counsel of Amresco Management Inc. Pratt, who is the parent of a Jesuit graduate, has agreed to serve on the Foundation’s investment and nominating committees.

STEVE SUELLENTROP

Steve Suellentrop is president of Hunt Oil Company and executive vice president of Hunt Consolidated Energy. He is also responsible for Hunt Refining Company and their operations in Alabama and Mississippi. Before joining Hunt, Sullentrop was vice president of technology and operations services for Atlantic Richfield Corporation. Sullentrop, who will be part of the nominating committee as part of his Foundation Board duties, currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Dallas Opera and is a board member for Catholic Charities of Dallas.

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The Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation awards scholarships each year to selected rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Over $120,000 in financial aid is granted to the recipients, who are recognized for their academic excellence. The goal of the awards is to foster the development of leaders who will emerge from their professional pursuits and technical disciplines to help shape the futures of industry, education and society. The following awards were presented at the 2015 Junior Convocation: Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarship: Ethan Brownlee, Joshua Cobler, Blake DeLong, Alonso EspinosaDominguez, Matthew Favre, Ross Frick, Sean Howard, Thomas Jordan, Brandon Mai, Michael Mong, Charles Phillips, Jose Rivera, Tucker Roemer, Christian Shields, John Whelan Scott McWhorter ’93 Award: Mabeth Diaz Andrew W. Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship: Rafael Anguiano Henrion Award: Brice Donovan Dean Oliver Clarke ’94 Memorial Scholarship: Alonso Espinosa-Dominguez James M. Collins Citizenship Award: Carlos Gonzalez, Patrick Bender Frank Guida ’02 Memorial Scholarship: Garrett Alldredge T.J. Martinez, S.J. Memorial Scholarship: Gordon Webb Bachendorf Scholarship: Carter Burkett Louis Kramer Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Arraj Shannon Family Scholarship: Thomas Jordan

FOUNDATION

Jesuit Foundation Annual Endowment Awards


With the Perot Museum of Nature and Science serving as the back drop, over 350 members of the Jesuit community shared in one of the most memorable iterations of the School’s most prestigious annual donor recognition event. In addition to the honoring of service and leadership award winners and impactful messages from President Mike Earsing and Foundation Chairman Mike Marz ’74, the evening was highlighted by the recognition of the Patrick H. Koch, S.J. Award recipient and the presentation of new endowed funds in support of the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society. The Jesuit robotics team, which is currently featured at the Perot, unveiled an interactive exhibit at the event, while a piece from the Jesuit Dallas Museum was on display, marking the first time the Perot has ever borrowed art for temporary installation. For several hours after the program, reception guests enjoyed private access to the museum’s exhibit halls.

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Presentations were made to recognize leadership in all areas of service to Jesuit at the 2015 President’s Reception: Parent’s Challenge Drive...............................................Greg Kerl Alumni Annual Fund...........................................Pat Schnitzius ’45 Celebration Auction.................................................Laura Curran Florence Regan Adopt-a-Family...................................................Christine Buckley Cindy Freeman Jesuit Women’s Auxilary (JWA)...............................Deb Johnson Jesuit Dallas Museum.........................................Susan Carringer Jesuit Dallas Foundation........................................Mike Marz ’74 President’s Service Award.............................Richard Farmer ’72 Terri Stine

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the

PATRICK H. KOCH, S.J. AWARD presented by the Jesuit Dallas Foundation to

E. Davis Chauviere

Applying his creativity, imagination, and innovative architectural spirit to the Jesuit Dallas campus, E. Davis Chauviere has spent the last decade devoting an innumerable amount of personal time in helping to transform both the appearance and atmosphere of the School. With design work at the center of every capital project on campus, Davis’ selfless commitment to service and pursuit of excellence has resulted in beautiful new facilities that offer our students the finest environment for developing their talents, while enhancing our faculty’s ability to successfully facilitate instructional delivery and classroom management. His on-going work and vision of Jesuit as a Catholic institution committed to academic excellence and formation of the whole person, has modeled the ideals embodied in each recipient of Jesuit’s most prominent community award. Davis has been a principal at the international architecture firm HKS, Inc. since 1981, where he has worked for more than 44 years. Serving as director of quality control and head of one of the firm’s design studios, his most significant impact at the firm was as CIO, where he led HKS through three generations of software. Davis has a long and direct connection to Ignatian education, even though he was unable to experience it himself. The fifth of seven sons, four of his older brothers attended Jesuit High School of New Orleans, while Renee, the eldest of his three Ursuline-educated daughters, married Jesuit Dallas alumnus Jason Carver ’90. His most impactful link to the School was as parent to alumnus Ted Chauviere ’96. Ted’s artistic bent, education in computer science, and affinity for video games not only stimulated a personal bond with his father, but it also shaped Davis’ vision in merging three-dimensional digital technology with architectural practice. After being approached by Fr. Postell, Davis began his lengthy volunteer service to Jesuit Dallas in 1997 as a member of the building and grounds committee. He was asked to provide some sketches on re-imagining an auditorium at the heart of campus that had fallen into disuse, and soon offered to serve as the project designer for renovations to what would eventually be known as Hughes Hall. Two years later, and with the We Are Jesuit campaign nearing the peak of activity, Davis leant his ingenuity to a series of projects that would radically change the external view of campus. Serving as the project designer for both the northeast corner classroom wing expansion as well as the stadium expansion, he developed an entry analysis that led to the iconic cross designs prominently featured at Postell Stadium and Wright Field. The change to the landscape of the Jesuit grounds continued in 2010, first through a site-grading survey of Xavier Mall, followed by design work on the athletic tower and weight room. In addition

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Chauviere (C) with Foundation President Mike Marz ’74 (L) and President Earsing

to creating floor plans, Davis’ ability to leverage a gaming engine to create renderings and animations helped School administration discover project concepts in a unique and exciting way. Future projects began to include structural systems analysis, solar effects, color and lighting concepts, air distribution studies, and drainage. In every case, architectural blueprints were drafted from his concept work. In 2011, Davis proposed a space plan for the 1962 classroom wing expansion, and later served as the project designer for the renovation of Walsh Gymnasium. A year prior, he mocked up initial designs for the renovation of Jesuit’s baseball facitlity, a project that would be revisited and completed to tremendous success in 2014. Davis also developed a comprehensive campus capacity plan to support the School’s planned development strategy. Not all of Davis’ contributions to Jesuit have yet to become a reality. Within the last several years, he has designed concepts for a proposed indoor athletic facility; completed a series of parking studies; created a promotional video for the architectural, mechanical and structural reconfiguration of the cafeteria and senior court yard; designed concepts for a proposed transformation of the prayer garden; and created promotional tools for the restructuring of the Jesuit stage & film and lobby space. The application of digital technology to architecture has enabled Davis to effectively communicate design solutions that have inspired our community and helped revolutionize an industry. With his wife, Terry, nurturing his interests and talents, Davis’ work with Jesuit reignited a passion for a role he hadn’t played in years, and as a member of the education group at HKS, he continues to apply his design expertise and visionary leadership to projects in an academic setting. Davis’ work both past and future underscores a rare blend of creativity, industriousness and devotion, and the Jesuit community is deeply indebted for his generosity and enduring dedication.


A Fond Farewell Combining for nearly 160 years of outstanding service to the Jesuit Dallas community, longtime educators (L-R) Fred Donahue, Jan Jones, Bob Lanier, and David Oglesby celebrated a retirement/transition reception on June 2 in the Terry Center. The response to the informal gathering was overwhelming, as well over 400 alumni, parents of grads and colleagues expressed their appreciation. The tremendous turnout illuminated the significance of these four esteemed faculty members in both shaping and influencing the lives of so many people.

JCL Shines at State Jesuit Dallas students combined to win 51 ribbons in 17 different events at the 2015 Junior Classical League state competition in Amarillo. For the first time in School history, all 32 Jesuit students participating in the competition placed on the Pentathlon in highlighting an awards-laden performance. The Rangers collected eight first-place finishes, led by freshman Giovanni Rivas, who was awarded first in Level 1 Pentathlon as well as Latin Reading Comprehension. Among the myriad of ribbon winners, Zachary Schutze, Joe Vance, Cameron Schutze, Jack Schwab and John Alfred Zevallos also secured top honors in the Pentathlon. In addition to Jesuit’s competitive success, junior Jack Mason secured the office of JCL state treasurer following an open-forum speech in front of 2,000 attendees.

Summer Travel Studies Jesuit offers two summer school classes that allow students to see the world. The marine biology program, which supports two sections, begins with two weeks of classroom instruction and ends with one week of field study in the British Virgin Islands where students participate in wreck diving, reef building and turtle tagging. Jesuit students also participate in a three-week summer government course that includes a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. as members of the flagship Close Up High School Program.

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Always one of the most anticipated events of the academic year, the Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame Banquet enjoyed another tremendous edition, as over 300 family and friends honored the induction of the Hall’s four newest members and the celebration of the state championship teams celebrating their decennial anniversary. The evening was punctuated by a rousing tribute to longtime coach and athletic administrator Gary Pasqua ’55 (pictured left), who received the Gold Ranger Award for three decades of mentorship where he sculpted young men through athletics, instruction and faith formation.

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Ted Tobolka enjoyed a dazzling career as a pitcher for the Rangers, guiding Jesuit to four consecutive district titles, and three straight TCIL State Championship appearances. A three-time All-District selection, Tobolka was named TCIL Sophomore of the Year after the 1976 season, while earning additional plaudits as Second Team All-State and Second Team All-City by the Dallas Morning News. Piecing together a pair of fantastic campaigns as a junior and senior, Tobolka earned TCIL District Player of the Year accolades and First Team All-State distinction after both seasons. He was also selected First Team All-City by both the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald. Tobolka totaled a 42-8 career record on the mound for Jesuit with a tremendous 1.98 earned run average over four years as a varsity starter. In addition, he tossed two no-hitters. Tobolka attended McLennan Junior College after graduating from Jesuit. During a twoyear tenure with the Highlanders in which he compiled a 14-6 record with an ERA of 2.10, Tobolka helped lead McLennan to a pair of conference championships and runner-up honors at the 1980 Junior College World Series.

Phil Bolton is best remembered for an outstanding rugby career that blossomed in high school and carried to both the collegiate and professional ranks. In his two years as starting full back, the Rangers compiled an overall record of 33-4-1. He was a co-captain during Jesuit’s run to the 2001 state title, and established single-season records for points (146), conversions (43) and penalty kicks (29). Bolton became the first rugby player in the history of the Jesuit Dallas program to receive an athletic scholarship. Shining as a full back and fly-half at the University of New Mexico, he was named a USA Rugby Collegiate All-American following the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Bolton began his professional career by joining Clive Rugby Football Club in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Totaling 34 premier caps, Bolton was part of a Clive team that won the 2008 Nash Cup in Napier, while serving as Clive’s top scorer in 2009. A current member of the Atlantis U.S. Sevens, Bolton was identified as one of the nation’s top 144 players after being selected to the Dallas Sevens for the inaugural Elite City Seven tournament in 2014.

Omar Jenkins developed into one of the top high school football players in Texas while helping to lead Jesuit to back-to-back TCIL state championships in 1998 and 1999. He earned TCIL All-State honors at the end of both seasons, and was elected team MVP and TCIL Offensive Player of the Year following his senior campaign. Voted Offensive MVP of the DFW All-Star Classic, Jenkins was listed as one of the top 100 players in Texas by the Ft. Worth StarTelegram and the Dallas Morning News. Following graduation, Jenkins accepted a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. He made an immediate impact with the Fighting Irish, emerging as one of only two freshmen to log game day action on the offensive side of the ball. Jenkins was elected team captain prior to his senior season. He finished at ND with 80 catches for 1,088 yards, and five TDs, while ranking 18th all-time on Notre Dame’s receiving list. Jenkins signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings after the 2004 NFL Draft, where he served one season on the Vikings’ practice squad. He played one additional year of football after signing with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.

Kenny Halloran cemented his legacy in Ranger lore when he became Jesuit’s first individual UIL state champion, in any sport, following his victory in the 145-pound weight class at the 2004 UIL State Wrestling Championships. Halloran finished his high school career with an overall record of 142-17. The two-time team captain was a two-time Texas Prep State wrestling champion (2002 and 2003) prior to Jesuit’s entrance into the UIL. During his last two seasons in which he was as dominant as any competitor in Texas, he paced the Rangers in take downs and pins, while earning team MVP honors after each season. At the conclusion of his senior year, Halloran secured All-State accolades, was named to the Dallas Morning News All-Area Wrestling Team, and received Honorable Mention All-America laurels from Wrestling USA magazine. Halloran took his talents to the University of Michigan after graduation. Helping Michigan achieve back-to-back top-five national rankings during his first two years with the team, Halloran made an immediate impact as a freshman by winning his first career collegiate match at the Eastern Michigan Open.


Dan Lingel Named NDCA Educator of the Year Lingel, long-time moderator of the Jesuit Dallas debate program, was recently honored as Educator of the Year by the National Debate Coaches Association. Awarded annually to a coach educator at the vote of the NDCA board in recognition for excellence in using debate as an educational vehicle for his or her students, Lingel’s honor comes on the heels of his induction into the Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame.

Rev. Billy Heute, S.J. provides the invocation

Rick Leal presented with the Elaine Henrion Award

The annual Excellence in Education awards banquet honored members of the Jesuit Dallas faculty and staff for contributing to the development of the School’s students through teaching, mentoring, advising and coaching. Sponsored by the Jesuit Dallas Foundation and hosted by the Parents’ Executive Board at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, the evening capped another exceptional year for the School’s educators. In addition to the annual excellence awards, faculty and staff members were honored for their length of service to the School, the most notable of which was science teacher Bob Lanier (pictured left), who celebrated his 50th year in the classroom at Jesuit.

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Colin Hanley was selected by the faculty as most representative of a Jesuit educator and received the Hal F. Tehan Family Award. David Myers was honored for creativity, initiative and innovation in education with the Michael Grimshaw Family Award. Patrick Triplett was honored for combining overall service with excellence in service to Jesuit with the Patrick H. Koch, S.J.Award. Celeste DesOrmeaux received the Robert Tynan Award for establishing closeness to students through extracurricular activities. Pam Murad was recognized with the Joseph C. Mulhern, S.J. Award as a member of the staff who exemplifies dedication and availability. Rick Leal received the Elaine Henrion Award, dedicated to the memory of Michael Alchediak, S.J. for combining education excellence with length of service. Honoring their retirement from the classroom, Ben Kirby ’98, Tom Garrison ’92, President Earsing and Mark Knize share a moment with (L-R) Fred Donahue, Jan Jones, Bob Lanier, and David Oglesby.

Vanessa Jones was presented the Jeremiah E. Lenihan Family Faculty Award for effectively promoting fine arts, language arts and literature. Raymond DiLorenzo was honored for dedication, motivation and inspiration with the Cecil Green Math/Science Faculty Award. David Oglesby received the Audrey & James E. Jack Humanities Award, for effectively promoting theology, social studies, counseling or social justice. The Coach of the Year Award went to Charles Hinton for creating an environment where Ignatian values are revealed and tested. summer 2015 | 23


Nearly 80 submissions from high schools around the globe helped shape the inaugural Jesuit Film Festival, hosted by the Jesuit Dallas stage & film program from May 8-9. The festival, which accepted films from all genres, received entries from 18 high schools in four states, including a submission from Denmark. Twenty-one films were selected to be shown at the festival. Awards were given for acting, screenplay, score and production. Tom Bernard ’70, who is the co-founder and co-president of Sony Picture Classics, and Christopher Cantwell ’00, writer and executive producer for the AMC television show, “Halt and Catch Fire,” served as honorary chairs for the inaugural event.

Jesuit Film Festival

Jesuit also established an esteemed group to serve as jury members of the festival, to include: Paul Bernard ’86, assistant director on “Mission Impossible,” “Interview with a Vampire,” and “The Patriot”; Chris Vognar, movie reviewer for The Dallas Morning News; Thad Matula ’97, Peabody Award winner; Christopher Rickard ’08, Hollywood lighting and visual effects artist; Michael ’05 and TJ ’08 Maher of Maher Films; and University of Texas film students John Jackson ’14 and Jack Ford ’14.

Jesuit Student Earns Gold Congressional Award Junior Michael Boyson was named a recipient of the 2015 Gold Congressional Award Medal, and recognized at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 2015. Boyson, who is one of only 12 students from Texas to earn this prestigious honor, was lauded for his achievement in meeting goals in four distinct program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. In addition, Boyson was selected to take part in the Texas American Legion’s Boys State Program, and spent a week after graduation in Austin learning how government works at the local, county, and state levels.

Debate Duo Finishes Fifth at Nationals Seniors Adam Wiechman and Bennett Harrison closed out their Jesuit Dallas debate careers on a high note, taking fifth place at the National Debate Coaches Association National Championships held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. On their way to the best finish for Jesuit Dallas at NDCA Nationals since 2011, Harrison and Wiechman posted a 5-1 record in the preliminary debates, defeating teams from Pace Academy (Ga.), CK McClatchy (Calif.), The Harker School (Calif.), New Trier High School (Ill.), and Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School (Utah). In addition to the team honors, Harrison was ranked 20th, and Wiechman 32nd, out of 164 individual speakers.

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TEXAS ELITE. Following a two-game series sweep over Oak Ridge in the UIL Region II Championship, nationally-ranked Jesuit Dallas punched its first-ever ticket to the UIL 6A Baseball State Championships. The unprecedented journey through the ranks of the UIL’s top teams finally ended with a 2-1 loss in the state semifinals to eventual champion, Cypress Ranch, but the Rangers’ stunning season will long be remembered. Jesuit’s historic campaign included the team’s sixth consecutive district title and a school-record 35 wins. Ranked as high as No. 3 in the national polls, the Rangers finished the year with a 35-4-2 record, including an 18-1 ledger at home. After closing out the regular season with a flawless 14-0 district record, the Rangers’ postseason run included series victories over Mesquite, Rowlett, Highland Park, Lake Travis and Oak Ridge. Along the way to unchartered ground, Jesuit knocked out Mesquite and Rowlett; swept Highland Park in front of a home crowd of nearly 2,000 fans; rallied from the brink of elimination to defeat Austin’s top team, Lake Travis; and scored a pair of victories over Oak Ridge, which finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in Texas and had been paced by Gatorade National Player of the Year Luken Baker. In the series-clinching game, the Rangers knocked Baker, who was 12-0 with a 1.02 ERA entering the tilt, for four runs and eight hits in a 4-0 victory. Pitching punctuated Jesuit’s tremendous success. The Rangers were fantastic on the bump all season, posting a team earned run average of 1.24. All four of the team’s primary starters, junior Kyle Muller (81, 0.99), senior Harrison Folk (13-2, 1.22), and sophomores Jacob Palisch (4-0, 1.66) and JJ Montenegro (4-1, 1.81) posted an ERA under two, while tossing 11 shutouts. Batting .459 with a team-high 37 RBI and a team-best 44 runs scored, senior Darius Hill served as the team’s offensive catalyst, leading a unit that batted .333 as a whole while averaging 6.5 runs per game. Jesuit Dallas won five state titles in baseball between 1973 and 1999 as part of the TCIL, but the only team to win a UIL state championship was 2010 soccer, which became the first private school in the history of Texas to accomplish the feat, and the only other Jesuit team to reach the UIL State Championship in one of the state’s four team sports.

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CREW The lightweight eight won the B final at the USRowing Youth National Championships to secure the best national finish of any crew in School history. Both the varsity eight and lightweight eight finished as the secondfastest high school boats in the country

UIL 6A State Semifinalists Overall/District Record: 35-4-2 (14-0/1st) All-American: Darius Hill (1st team), Kyle Muller (1st team), Harrison Folk (2nd team), Nic Ready (2nd team)

Won the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Regional Championship behind five gold medals and three silver medal performances

6A State All-Tournament: Darius Hill First Team All-District: Kyle Muller (P, District MVP), Darius Hill (OF, Offensive MVP), Harrison Folk (P), Bryce Bonner (C), Cameron Dobbs (INF), Nic Ready (INF), Mark Ready (OF), Pete Hamrick (UTL), Grant Reuben (DH)

Made the grand final of the prestigious Stotesbury Cup in the Boys Senior Eight, Boys Second Eight, and Boys Freshman Eight for the first time in program history, while the Boys Senior Eight finished a Jesuitbest fourth

Second Team All-District: Chase Jennings (INF), Jared Bond (OF)

The varsity eight finished 10th among high school teams at the 50th running of the Head of the Charles, the world’s largest two-day regatta

Team MVP: Kyle Muller Captured sixth consecutive district championship and advanced to the UIL State Championship Tournament for the first time in School history; ranked as high as No. 3 in the national polls

BOWLI NG Overall Record: 4-3 District Rankings: Matthew Martin (5th) Team MVP: Matthew Martin Ranger Heart Award: Solon Hamer Had its streak of four consecutive district championships snapped, although the Rangers finished second in the team standings; finished seventh overall at the regional championships

CROSS CO UNTRY BASK E T BA L L Overall/District Record: 18-11 (10-4/3rd)

District 9-6A Champions All-District: Connor O’Neill (champion), Connor Garvey (2nd), John Garvey (3rd), Michael Spamer (6th), Gus Baldwin (7th)

First Team All-District: Tyler Schlapkohl (G)

Team MVP: Connor O’Neill

Second Team All-District: Peter Lynch (F), Hank Shotland (G), Christian Chiles (G)

Ranger Heart Award: Nick LoRocco

Ranger Heart Award: Michael McReynolds (F) Knights of Columbus and Dallas Classic tournament champions; reached UIL state playoffs for ninth consecutive season; defeated 6A defending state champion Galena Park North Shore during regular season

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Most Improved: John Garvey Equaled its best finish ever at the UIL Region II Championships by finishing fifth; Connor O’Neill became the second runner in program history and first since 2005 to qualify individually for the UIL State Championships after finishing fourth at regionals (15:37)


F OOT BAL L Overall/District Record: 8-4 (5-2/3rd) First Team All-District: Bo Schneider (QB, Offensive MVP), Charlie Eikenberg (WR), Garrett Amy (WR), Matt Slovak (RB), Matt Metz (OL), Andrew Murphy (OL), Taylor Stine (DT), Peyton Long (LB) Second Team All-District: Matt Hever (DL), Max Loughborough (RB), Ryan Brooks (DL), Enrique Rodriguez (C) Made the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, and reached the area round for the third straight year; Bo Schneider led the area with 45 touchdowns and 3,492 passing yards

HOCKEY Texas Amateur Hockey Association state champions

Overall Record: 9-6

Overall Record: 22-4-0-1

Academic All-American: Gavin McClure, James Schroeder, Chris Surran

Individual Recognitions: Vili Lappalainen (AT&T League MVP); George McBey (AT&T Goalie of the Year); Carson Platt, Cameron Bartkoski, Vili Lappalainen, George McBey (AT&T League All-Stars) Team Records: Cameron Bartkoski (most goals by defensemen, 18); George McBey (most career wins by a goalie, 36) Team MVP: Vili Lappalainen

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Won the AT&T Metroplex League Championship and TAHA State Championship, while earning Jesuit’s secondever berth to the USA Hockey National Championship; with only one senior on the roster, pieced together a 16-game winning streak through the regular season and playoffs

All-American: John Michael Priddy

All-State: John Michael Priddy (M), Levi Jobe (M) All-District: Kyle Casillas (M), Zach Kissick (A), Gavin McClure (A), Chris Surran (D) Honorable Mention All-District: Christian Miller (A), Sterling Coker (A), David Sprock (M) Team MVP: Chris Surran Played a demanding schedule, with five of the team’s six losses coming against nationally-ranked opponents; advanced to the Super-Regional Finals for Texas (Elite 8); recorded Senior Night win against the state’s top-ranked team, Highland Park

District 9-6A Champions All-District: JC Campbell (champion), Martin Breedijk, Chase Fetrow, Will Peavy, Camden Suhy, Ross Frick, Joe Velasquez, Grant Frye, David Seagram, Patrick Tehan All-Region: JC Campbell UIL State Qualifers: JC Campbell, Martin Breedijk, Chase Fetrow, Will Peavy, Camden Suhy Team MVP: JC Campbell Won fifth consecutive district title and took all 12 qualifying spots for regional tournament; earned second-place finish at regionals; placed ninth at UIL State Championships in School’s second-ever appearance

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R U GBY Johnny Brown Memorial Plate Texas State Champions (DII) Overall Record: 13-5 (5-3) All State Tournament Team: Matt Slovak (Finals MVP), Juan Martin Day, Chris Madonna, Joseph Nuchereno, Christian Schoeberl Team MVP: Joseph Nuchereno Ranger Heart Award: Emmet Flood Iron Ranger Award: Chris Madonna Won the Plate Division State Championship with a 23-14 victory over Round Rock; won the Jesuit Dallas Rugby Showdown; recognized among the state’s top five all season, and earned recognition in the national high school rugby rankings

Brendan Feehery ’16, who qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 back, split 1:47.60 to win the 200 IM at the UIL 6A State Championships.

S W I M M I NG & DI VI NG District 9-6A Champions All-American: Brendan Feehery (200 IM, 100 breast, 200 free relay, 400 free relay); Nolan Daniels (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 50 free - HM); Aedan Quinn (200 free relay, 400 free relay); Jack Ayres (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

SOC C E R District 9-6A Champions Overall/District Record: 14-5-3 (11-1-2/1st) First Team All-District: Ben Sloan (F), Jacob Su (D), Aldo Quevedo (F), Juan Ramirez (F), Patrick Howell (M) Second Team All-District: Nathan Escanuela (D), Pryor Miller (M), Alex Garcia (D), Will Kennard (M), Jon Balok (D) District Defensive MVP: Jacob Su District Newcomer of the Year: Aldo Quevedo Orchestrated a 10-game winning streak that included five shutouts in winning the district title; extended UIL playoff streak to 12 years (every year since joining)

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Academic All-American: Nolan Daniels; RJ Stempak First Team All-State: Brendan Feehery (200 IM, 100 breast, 200 free relay, 400 free relay); Nolan Daniels (200 free relay, 400 free relay); Aedan Quinn (200 free relay, 400 free relay); Jack Ayres (200 free relay, 400 free relay) Second Team All-State: Brendan Feehery (100 free); Nolan Daniels (50 free) Team MVP: Brendan Feehery Ranger Heart Award: Michael Boyson; Roberto Denegri Most Improved: Jack Ayre; Jack Matthews Placed a program-best fifth at the UIL State Championships after finishing third overall at Region III Championships; Brendan Feehery’s state title in the 200 IM marked Jesuit’s second-ever individual state swimming champion

T ENNIS District 9-6A Champions Overall Record: 14-2 Team MVP: Pierre Craig Ranger Heart Award: Henry Haskins Swept the District 9-6A meet, earning first and second place in both the singles and doubles brackets; reached the semi-finals at the Regional Tournament for the first time in six years.


WRE ST L ING Academic All-State: Shane Ross (First Team); Antonio Hernandez (Second Team) All-District: Shane Ross (champion), Dylan Yhap, Reagan Mathes Team MVP: Shane Ross Shane Ross, who qualified for the state championships at 132 pounds, was named the Most Valuable Lightweight Wrestler at the district championships; Ross, Dylan Yhap and Reagan Mathes all qualified for the regional championships

T RAC K & F I E L D District 9-6A Champions Academic All-State: Garrett Amy, Adam Bartlett, Daniel Carver Track MVP: Connor O’Neill Field MVP: Adam Bartlett Newcomer Award: Jake Elrod Ranger Heart Award: Daniel Carver Most Improved: Matt Helm; John Garvey Scored a School-record 202 points en route to its fourth straight district crown; placed a program-best third overall at the Area Meet

Seniors Sign to College Teams This year, 26 Jesuit athletes were recruited to continue in athletics at the college level. These seniors will be pursuing their respecive sports at the following schools: Garrett Amy, Football Air Force Academy

Nmesoma Nwafor, Football Tufts University

JC Campbell, Golf University of Memphis

Juan Ramirez, Soccer Austin College

Christian Chiles, Basketball Austin College

Nic Ready, Baseball Air Force Academy

Josh Cummings, Football Rice University

Grant Reuben, Baseball Cisco College

Liam Doherty, Crew Union College

Shane Ross, Wrestling Wesleyan University

Conar Ehring, Crew University of Delaware

Bo Schneider, Football University of Central Florida

Harrison Folk, Baseball Johns Hopkins University

Austin Sheahan, Baseball Cisco College

Matt Hever, Football University of Kansas

Zach Shepherd, Baseball St. Edward’s University

Darius Hill, Baseball West Virginia University

Hank Shotland, Basketball Loyola University New Orleans

Peter Lynch, Football University of Colorado

Ben Sloan, Soccer Austin College

Michael McReynolds, Basketball Brandeis University

Taylor Stine, Football University of Kansas

Matt Miller, Football Benedictine University

Nick Swope, Football Southwestern University

Andrew Murphy, Football Davidson College

Angelo Winings, Baseball Austin College

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COMMENCEMENT On Saturday, May 23, members of the 73rd graduating class of the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas walked across the stage of McFarlin Auditorium on the campus of SMU to receive their diplomas and celebrate the culmination of four years of formation. As described by Jesuit Dallas President Mike Earsing, “Our students are not just called to be the best in the world; they are called to be the best for the world.�

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COLLEGE DESTINATIONS James Michael Ackels..........................................................Spring Hill College Robert Edward Africa............................................................. Baylor University William Michael Agraz............................................... University of Notre Dame Andrew Giovanni Alarcon.................................Georgia Institute of Technology Sean Patrick Alexander................................................ University of Oklahoma Aaron Carlos Ali...............................................................Texas A&M University John David Alvarado................................................................Hendrix College Arturo Amaro............................................................. The Art Institute of Dallas Garrett Franklin Amy.................................... United States Air Force Academy Alfredo Aranda........................................................... University of North Texas Peyton Kerr Arneson......................................................University of Arkansas Christopher Maurice Artigues.........................................Texas A&M University Christopher William Ayres...............................................Texas A&M University Dustin Joseph Bagayna....................................The University of Texas, Dallas David Richard Baier................................................... University of North Texas Marshall Harrington Baird...........................................University of Mississippi Noe Barrera............................................................... University of North Texas Adam Forsythe Bartlett...................................................Texas A&M University

Zachary Ryan Bennett................................................. Arizona State University Andrew Jacob Berend.....................................................Texas A&M University Enrique Noel Berrios.......................................................Texas A&M University Christopher Ian Billingham.............................................. University of Houston Jon Rafael Birondo.................................................... University of North Texas Zachary Alexander Bishkin..................................Loyola Marymount University Aaron Price Blackmon..................................................... Texas Tech University Caleb James Blais....................................................... Northwestern University Karl Francis Borik..............................................The University of Texas, Dallas Samuel Cooper Brehm.................................................. Georgetown University Garrett Price Buckley....................................................... Rockhurst University Collin Robert Buechel....................................................University of Arkansas Benito Fongnaly Buksh.................................... The University of Texas, Austin Matthew John Burns....................................................... Texas Tech University Sean Christopher Bush..................................................University of Arkansas Vicente Ringo Bustamante........................................ University of North Texas James Thomas Butterfield....................................... Texas Christian University Jack Callaway.............................................................. University of Oklahoma John Francis Campbell...........................................The University of Memphis Parker Joseph Capron....................................................Saint Louis University Thomas Paul Carrier Guillomet...........................................University of Miami

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199 students in the graduating class of 2015 received scholarship offers totaling over $32 million

Daniel Arran Carver.......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Michael Alan Case...........................................................Texas A&M University Chandler Salter Casey.................................................. University of Oklahoma Kyle John Casillas........................................................ University of Oklahoma Joseph David Catalano.....................................The University of Texas, Dallas Kieran Thomas Celii........................................................Texas A&M University Christian St. John Chiles............................................................ Austin College Chandler Thomas Clark................................................ University of Oklahoma Joseph Reese Clayton.........................................................Spring Hill College Joseph Grant Clemens.............................................. The University of Georgia Sterling Elliott Coker..................................................... University of Oklahoma Samuel Porter Collins............................ Santa Fe University of Art and Design Zachary Colvin................................................................Texas A&M University Cesar Coronado......................................The University of Texas, San Antonio Joseph Morris Cox..........................................University of Missouri Columbia Joshua Malik Cummings............................................................Rice University Andrew Edward Curran.................................... The University of Texas, Austin Nicholas Rivet Daigre............................................... Texas Christian University Nolan Scott Daniels.......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Luke Campbell Davis................................................................... Blinn College David Andres Davis-Ibancovichi.......................The University of Texas, Dallas Chandler Aschim Dawson...............................................Texas A&M University Juan Martin Day...................................................................Spring Hill College Austin Ray De La Rosa............................................Austin Community College Jacob Anthony DeLeon................................................... Texas Tech University

Christian Alexis Delgadillo...................................................... Baylor University Eric Sullins Dell................................................................Texas A&M University Nathaniel Pascal DeMarco......................................Oklahoma State University Justin Donovan Dendinger............................................St. Edward’s University Roberto Denegri..................................................................... Emory University Liam Nicholas Doherty................................................................ Union College Jackson McGrath Dossett......................................... The University of Georgia Patrick Joseph Doyle.............................................West Texas A&M University Conar Michael Ehring.....................................................University of Delaware Charles Patrick Eikenberg................................ The University of Texas, Austin Alexander Can Erturkuner...............................................Texas A&M University Sebastian Saunders Esteve.................................................Spring Hill College Raul Estrada...............................................University of California, Santa Cruz Phillip Micheal Eudy..................................................The Ohio State University William Nelson Feist...................................................................Rice University Ryan Michael Fernando....................................The University of Texas, Dallas Calvin Eugene Fields......................................................University of Arkansas Daniel Richard Flynn................................................Loyola University Chicago Harrison Bray Folk.....................................................Johns Hopkins University Garrett K Frick...................................................The University of Texas, Dallas Joseph Cosimo Frunzi.................................................. University of Oklahoma Patrick Paul Gleim...................................The University of Texas, San Antonio Gabriel James Gomez.....................................................Texas A&M University Emiliano D. Gonzalez...................................... United States Military Academy John Stephen Gossett...................................Texas A&M University, Galveston


Zachary Taylor Grady...............................................................Regis University Alexander David Gurun...................................................Texas A&M University Christopher Allan Haerr...................................................Texas A&M University Joseph David Hafertepe..................................................Texas A&M University William Harrison Hall................................................Loyola University Chicago Parrish Quentin Harrah............................................. Louisiana State University Daniel Bennett Harrison...................................................... Occidental College George Henry Haskins.......................................................... Davidson College Austin Fain Hatton........................................................ University of Oklahoma Kyle Christopher Hazelbaker...........................................Texas A&M University John Thomas Hazzard....................................................Saint Louis University Matt Thomas Helm.......................................................... Texas Tech University Alexander Vidal Hernandez.............................................Saint Louis University Antonio M. Hernandez................................................. University of Rochester Matthew Alan Hernandez................................................Texas A&M University Matthew James Hever......................................................University of Kansas Darius Anthony Hill....................................................... West Virginia University Tristan David Hitt...............................................The University of Texas, Dallas James Kent Hockaday................................................. University of Oklahoma Daniel John Hoffend..................................................................Boston College Sean Luke Hoffman...................................................... University of Oklahoma Austin Joseph Holtz.......................................................University of Arkansas

CLASS OF 2015 HONORS

Benjamin Thomas Horton..................................Southern Methodist University Cole Robert House........................................................St. Edward’s University James Martin Hynes................................................................... Austin College Richard Dominic Iannelli............................................ University of Notre Dame Michael Alexander Ingram..............................................University of Arkansas Joshua Joseph Jackson.................................................University of Arkansas William Everett Janicki....................................................University of Arkansas Chase Alexander Jennings........................................ University of Notre Dame Levi Jobe.........................................................................Texas A&M University Alejandro Antonio Joglar.................................................Texas A&M University Patrick Maliakkal Joseph................................. The University of Texas, Austin Jason Anthony Joy............................................Southern Methodist University Jack Millay Kelley..............................................Southern Methodist University Cristian Kelly...................................................................University of Arkansas Connor Robert Kerl...................................................... University of Oklahoma Fletcher Macklin Kerr............................................... Louisiana State University James Andrew Kerr.........................................University of Missouri Columbia Tae Goon Kim............................................... The University of Texas, Arlington Roman Manuel Kimbrell..................................................Texas A&M University Liam Joseph Koch.........................................................St. Edward’s University Alexander Koshakji..................................... The Catholic University of America Michael Anthony Lanham................................. The University of Texas, Austin Vili Vilpertti Lappalainen..........................................................Canisius College Brendan Michael Legas.................................... The University of Texas, Austin Michael Joseph Lehman................................................University of Arkansas John Edward Thomas Leonard................................ Texas Christian University Xavier Dominic Liao........................................ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

VALEDICTORIAN AWARD Jacob Anton Maras

SALUTATORIAN AWARD Richard Dominic Iannelli

BISHOP JOSEPH P. LYNCH AWARD Nicolas Nasser Rodriguez

MEN FOR OTHERS AWARDS Patrick Maliakkal Joseph Michael Melvern McReynolds Parker Joseph Thompson

JESUIT SECONDARY EDUCATION AWARD Garrett Franklin Amy

JOSEPH THOMAS WUNDERLICK AWARD Shane Alexander Ross

ALOYSIUS GONZAGA AWARD Jack Millay Kelley

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Collier Stewart Lilley......................................... Loyola University New Orleans Austin Travis Littleton....................................................................... Undecided Emilio Isidoro Lopez..................................... Case Western Reserve University Evan James Loriot................................................................ Rutgers University Nicholas Christopher LoRocco....................................Northeastern University Nathan James Low....................................................... University of Oklahoma Peter Francis Lynch...................................... University of Colorado at Boulder Thomas Christopher Madonna......................................St. Edward’s University Alexander Edward Marwill Magee...................................Texas A&M University Christopher Donnelly Majorie............................................. Fordham University James Joseph Villano Makanas.................................. Arizona State University Jacob Anton Maras.......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Joseph Anthony Marino............................................... University of Oklahoma Cameron Michael Martin................................................University of Arkansas Matthew Charles Martin..................................................... Gonzaga University Reagan Lee Mathes.................................................... Kansas State University Gavin Gaffney McClure.................................... The University of Texas, Austin Stetson Ty McGahey.................................................University of New Mexico Trent Alexander McRae...................................University of Missouri Columbia Michael Melvern McReynolds............................................ Brandeis University Zachary George Mendiola............................................ University of Oklahoma James Ajemian Merkel....................................................... Fordham University Benjamin Michael Metzler............................................ University of Oklahoma Christian Eugene Miller...................................................Texas A&M University Matthew Joseph Miller...................................................... Benedictine College Matthew Robert Miller.......................................The University of Texas, Dallas Patrick Joseph Miramontes.....................................Loyola University Chicago Robert Oscar Morris........................................................ Texas Tech University Andrew Maxwell Murphy....................................................... Davidson College Macullen Takeo Nadurak..........................................................Hendrix College William Eugene Newman.................................................Texas A&M University Jourdan Do Nguyen......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Clement Chinedu Njoku.................................................University of Arkansas William Daniel Nolan................................................................. Rhodes College

2015 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR FINALISTS

Marshall H. Baird

Caleb J. Blais

Michael A. Lanham

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Michael A. Case

Matthew R. Miller

Chandler T. Clark

Zachary A. Schutze

Richard D. Iannelli Jr.

Jacob C. Su


Joseph Patrick Nuchereno..............................................Saint Louis University Nmesoma Nnamdi Nwafor....................................................... Tufts University Christian Uche Nwosu..................................................... Texas Tech University Christopher Eric O’Blenes...............................................Texas A&M University Samuel Davis O’Hanlon........................................... Louisiana State University Alexander Richard Ochterbeck......................................Junior Hockey League Mitchell James Opatowsky........................ The George Washington University Lincoln Otiniano..................................................................University of Dallas Benjamin Biancheri Ovenshire..........................Southern Methodist University Nicholas Leon Pace................................................................... Austin College Chandler Jay Park...........................................University of Missouri Columbia Zachary Lawrence Pendergraft................................ Louisiana State University Kalen Isvaldo Perez................................................... Saint Joseph’s University Nicholas Alexander Petropoulos...................... The University of Texas, Austin Kenneth Eugene Phipps.................................................University of Arkansas Gino Angelo Piamonte....................................................Texas A&M University Joseph Edward Ponder................................................ University of Oklahoma Jake Emerson Radcliff.......................................The University of Texas, Dallas Juan Luis Ramirez...................................................................... Austin College Nicholas Paul Cosimo Ready....................... United States Air Force Academy John Michael Creson Regan..........................................University of Arkansas Grant Nathaniel Reuben.............................................................. Cisco College William Terry Reynolds......................................The University of Texas, Dallas Nicholas Marco Riccione................................................Texas A&M University Lorenzo Octavio Riddle...................................................Texas A&M University Dylan James Roberts......................................................Saint Louis University Mark Andrew Robertson.................................................Texas A&M University Enrique Yi Rodriguez.................................................... University of Oklahoma Nicolas Nasser Rodriguez.......................................................... Austin College Shane Alexander Ross...................................................... Wesleyan University William Thomas Rudolph..............................................St. Edward’s University Mauricio Saenz................................................................ Texas Tech University Aviel Asher Samuel.........................................................University of Arkansas Tyler Thomas Schlapkohl................................University of Missouri Columbia Bowen Edward Schneider..................................... University of Central Florida Tyler Alan Schrakamp........................................The University of Texas, Dallas James Arden Schroeder.................................................... University of Virginia Zachary Andrew Schutze....................................................... Baylor University William Ralston Scott.......................................Georgia Institute of Technology Thomas William Secules.............................................University of Mississippi Austin Michael Sheahan.............................................................. Cisco College Zachary Austin Shepherd..............................................St. Edward’s University Michael Anthony Shirley......................................Loyola Marymount University Henry Abraham Shotland................................. Loyola University New Orleans Michael David Shropshire........................................The University of Alabama Jackson Payne Slaughter..........................................................Boston College Benjamin Myer Sloan................................................................. Austin College Matthew Joseph Slovak..................................................Texas A&M University Riley Jennings Slusher...................................................... Creighton University Lucas Lloyd Snyder.........................................................Saint Louis University Byron Chang Song................................. United States Coast Guard Academy Michael Louis Spamer.............................................. Texas Christian University Collin Louis Stack............................................. The University of Texas, Austin Richard James Stempak........................................... University of Notre Dame Brian Thomas Stephens..........................The University of Texas, San Antonio Stephen Taylor Stine.........................................................University of Kansas Stephen Elliot Stone........................................................Saint Louis University Jacob Charles Su................................................................. University of Tulsa Andrew Ramon Suarez............................................. Texas Christian University

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR COMMENDATIONS William M. Agraz

Andrew G. Alarcon Aaron C. Ali Andrew J. Berend Christopher I. Billingham Zachary A. Bishkin Nolan S. Daniels Harrison B. Folk Matthew A. Hernandez Benjamin T. Horton Chase A. Jennings

Patrick M. Joseph

Brendan M. Legas Xavier D. Liao Nicholas C. LoRocco Jacob A. Maras Christopher E. O’Blenes Jackson P. Slaughter Richard J. Stempak Nicholas I. Swope Trevor J. Trosclair Adam H. Wiechman

NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARS William M. Agraz Aaron C. Ali John D. Alvarado Enrique N. Berrios Collin R. Buechel Daniel A. Carver

Roberto Denegri Raul Estrada Daniel R. Flynn Matthew A. Hernandez Nicholas C. LoRocco Lorenzo O. Riddle

David A. Davis-Ibancovichi

Landon Edward Sumner..................................................Texas A&M University Christopher Boyd Surran.................................. The University of Texas, Austin Nicholas Isaac Swope................................................ Southwestern University Edward Roxas Talatala........................................Loyola Marymount University Christian James Taylor..................................Texas A&M University, Galveston Patrick Harold Tehan....................................................... Texas Tech University Parker Joseph Thompson................................................Holy Trinity Seminary Samuel Evans Todora.....................................................University of Arkansas Trevor Joseph Trosclair...................................................Texas A&M University Samuel Scott Truxal.................................... University of Tennessee, Knoxville Avery Henry O’Neal Tyler.............................................University of Mississippi Jared Montfort Ucherek................................... The University of Texas, Austin Mark Joseph Vache..............................................................Spring Hill College Jose L. Velasquez.............................................................. Paris Junior College John William Vercelli................................................. Texas Christian University Hayden James Vines.......................................................... Villanova University Tyler Vyazmensky..........................................................St. Edward’s University Zachary Robert Walker...................................................University of Arkansas Michael Austin Wallace.................................... The University of Texas, Austin Thomas Henry Robert Weber.........................................University of Arkansas Jonathan Scott Weidenfeller.......................................University of Mississippi Zachary Stafford Wellen....................................Southern Methodist University Connor John White........................................................University of Arkansas Jackson White.......................................................... Texas Christian University Michael Donovan White................................................ Georgetown University Adam Henry Wiechman............................................. University of Notre Dame Coleton Dale Wilson................................ University of Maryland, College Park Angelo Adonnis Winings............................................................ Austin College Connor Kawika Wood.................................................The University of Arizona Samuel Henry Wyand....................................................St. Edward’s University Dylan Anthony Yhap.................................................Texas Woman’s University

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Dr. Michael A. Deck, President and Chief Pathologist at MD Pathology, sharing preserved and extracted human pathology specimens in a meeting with Jesuit Dallas Medical Society students.

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S PAR K ING C HANG E After a three-and-a-half hour security delay on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 27, 2002, biology teachers Jan Jones and Jason Smola ’96, Dr. Michael Tolle ’87, Dr. Mike McNally ’93 and Jesuit students, Andre Chartier ’02, Alex Canales ’02, Shoi Tanaka ’02 flew out of DFW International Airport en route to Guayapa Arriba in El Salvador. The volunteer mission to provide medical treatment and medication to the impoverished people where they were headed would have a profound impact on everyone touched by the experience, and trigger both a strategic shift as well as a rapid growth for the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society. “When we get sick, we make an appointment with our doctor, take a day off work, receive antibiotics, and get better,” noted Smola ’96. “When the people of these devastatingly underserved communities are sick, they stay sick, work sick, sleep sick, and possibly die sick; for there is no clinic to go to, no doctor to see, and no money for a cure.” The School’s initial medical mission trip didn’t mark the formal beginnings of the program, but it did fuel the curiosity of current and future Jesuit students whose commitment to working for social justice is ingrained in the profile of each graduate. It also inspired other members of the Jesuit community to act in support of the initiative in the hope that subsequent students would be able to use the opportunity as a vehicle to demonstrate the School’s mission as Men for Others. Said Kevin Garcia ’78, who has given extensively of his time and resources since the program began, “I view the Medical Society’s mission trip as an ideal way to combine an extraordinary learning experience for Jesuit students with the opportunity to help and heal the sick.”

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Since that maiden voyage, the Medical Society has coordinated life-saving mission trips every year, offering hope to villages in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Lesotho, Africa. Each year, the program collects over 500 pounds of over-the-counter medicines – which are raised by the Jesuit student body though a homeroom drive – and 150 pounds of pharmaceuticals, which are donated by generous doctors and families with ties to the School. The process for getting medicine and licensed physicians through customs and into each country for those that are in desperate need of the care is exhaustive and covers most of the academic calendar. “We usually have our first planning meeting in August,” said Jones. “All of the doctors must have their licenses notarized and reviewed; every piece of medicine needs to be itemized to include the generic names, expiration dates and quantities; the government needs notification months ahead of our arrival; and a permit from the Health Department is required to bring the medications through customs. Still, there have been several times when we haven’t received the proper clearance until hours before our scheduled departure flight out of the U.S.” Support for the mission trips from members within the Jesuit community has been overwhelming. An estimated $10,000 in pharmaceuticals is donated on top of what is raised from the homerooms, while the last three trips to Chacaya, a Mayan village three hours outside of Guatemala City, have included a dentist and the implementation of an oral health program. The students also set up an eye-glass clinic, offering non-prescription lenses to the patients that need them. Nearly 300 villagers are treated during the trip, yet so many more benefit from the medicine, as it spreads to approved clinics throughout the region.


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experience first-hand medical care shadowing doctors practicing family medicine.

While the mission trip serves as the most distinguishing hallmark of the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society, only eight selected students from the program are able to join the faculty mentors, physicians, social worker, and translator on the expeditions. Over 100 students actively participate in the Medical Society, as students are encouraged to nurture their interests and skills in the natural sciences, especially those geared toward the medical field.

“Part of the Society is to prepare our students for the possibility of a future career in medicine and to give them a chance to see what it really means to be a doctor,” continued von Schlehenried. “In addition, we want out students to have the skills and experiences to get through the rigorous work load of being in a science or pre-med program.”

“Much like athletics and other extracurricular activities, Medical Society students are offering their own time,” explained biology teacher and faculty mentor Max von Schlehenried ’06. “Activities and lectures are organized throughout the year, but each grade level also participates in an intense, 10-week program in what is basically an extra class.” First-year students are asked to complete a cat dissection course, while second-year students gain structure function lab experience to include EKGS, urinalysis, blood pressure, eye tests, blood typing, suturing, and eye, heart, kidney, and brain dissection. Juniors conduct clinical rotations at area hospitals, observing surgeries and shadowing various medical activities in the areas of ICU, special care nursery, radiology, oncology, neurology, pharmacy, inpatient rehab, orthopedics, telemetry, anatomic pathology, cardiac catheterization labs, respiratory therapy, and wound care clinics. Seniors

The origins of the Medical Society date back to the fall of 1998, when biology teacher Linda Messer approached Jan Jones about starting an interest group that would take hospital tours and attend lectures with the goal of exposing a few interested students to different areas of medicine. The initial direction of the club included both a cat and rat dissection class, while the clinical rotations soon followed. The program experienced a gradual growth, with each new incoming Jesuit class yielding more students interested in studying medicine. Now the Medical Society hosts a guest speaker series every month during the school year that is open to the entire Jesuit community. The interactive lectures are usually well-attended, and have included visits from allergists, pathologists, and orthopedic surgeons. “Our students are excited about the offerings in the program, and many are hungry for additional labs,” exclaimed biology teacher and faculty mentor Stefanie Boyle. “Through the various activities throughout the year, our boys are exposed to a number of different fields, from ophthalmology to periodontistry.”

“ Part of the medical society is to prepare OUR STUDENTS FOR THE possibility of a career in medicine AND TO GIVE THEM a chance to see what it MEANS to be a doctor.” -Max von schlehenried ’06

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E X P OS ED Like many extracurricular activities on campus, one of the most significant aspects of the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society is its commitment to community service. All grade levels participate throughout the entire school year with CitySquare, an organization which fights the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. Each week, students commit three hours after classes to work with underserved families in teaching holistic family nutrition and health. “It’s a great opportunity for our students to able to fight poverty for and with under-resourced families,” said Jones. “The work our students do could be as simple as coordinating exercises that teach people how to shop healthy on a small budget. In many ways, it’s an extension of the work being done in our community service and social justice program, but with a focus on promoting healthy life choices.” In addition to the community service commitments, monthly speakers, medicine drive, mission trip and specialized grade-level programs, the Jesuit Dallas Medical Society has created strong ties to UT Southwestern Medical School. Field trips are scheduled during the year, while many Jesuit students participate in the Explorers Club. Open to all class levels, students in the club attend monthly meetings where they learn about careers in science

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and medicine, meet professionals in different areas of the medical industry, and interact with students from other high schools who have a similar interest in biomedical science. Each year, Jesuit also partners with STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) at UT Southwestern Medical Center in their summer research program. Selected rising juniors and seniors participate in an intensive eight-week program in which each student is paired with a professor and active researcher in a particular field. Getting admitted to the program is a prestigious honor and gives several Jesuit students each year the opportunity to gain meaningful experience working in a modern biomedical research laboratory. At the end of the program, students are asked to cap their experience by presenting their projects in a public forum to the Dallas community. In recent years, research topics have included: the effects of brain structure caused by pediatric infant vaccines; intestinal stem cell proliferation and regeneration; and adipose tissue and the linkage to breast cancer. “The STARS students always have an amazing experience,” offered Jones. “Many have been hired back over multiple years to work at the medical school over the summer. It’s research intensive, which also helps those students determine a course of direction for their career path.”


G E AR IN G FO R T HE FUT UR E As one of the largest and fastest growing clubs on campus, the Medical Society is continually looking for ways to expand its reach and service the needs of its students. The faculty mentors are already targeting a Health Issues Day on campus in 2016 to explore issues specifically related to teenage boys, such as sports medicine, allergies, CPR classes, STD’s, and drugs, and the physical and mental health implications of those topics. “There is a sense that the students want to do more,” said von Schlehenried. “In responding to that call, we are starting a program next year for upperclassmen that focuses on infectious diseases. It will be designed to serve as an extension of a microbiology class and will cover techniques for learning how to stain, swab and culture, and how to identify different types of bacteria and fungus. In addition, there will be six different medical-related placements for our clinical rotations in 2015-16.” As the program continues to grow, the medical mission trip will remain at the center of the Medical Society’s public view. Strategic discussions have explored the possibility of a second mission trip over the summer as well as opportunities to provide intervention domestically. For the first time in four years, the mission trip will move to a new location, something von Schlehenried says is prudent. “We are looking at moving to a new location in greater need. It’s dangerous to swoop in, throw medicines at the sick and leave because it’s not providing any long-term help; so the process of going back to the same place a few years in a row is more beneficial to the people. We have been able to provide muchneeded follow up on the medical care of our patients in Chacaya, and we realize that it is now time to support other underserved areas.”

A deep study into the genesis and growth of the Medical Society points directly to Jan Jones as the primary catalyst for the program’s meteoric success. She is the architect, and her passion and commitment to education will be remembered long after her 2015 retirement. “Jan taught Dr. Tolle. She taught Kevin (Garcia). She taught all of us. And in many ways, Jan was the reason that I decided to be a science teacher,” exclaimed von Schlehenried. I went with Jan to Africa when I was in college as a pre-med student. I always wanted to be a doctor, but during that experience I realized how much more impactful education could be. So I finished my pre-med, but I was inspired to teach.” “When Dr. Tolle first proposed the medical mission trip, I knew that it would alter both the goals and outcome for the program, but I was immediately on board,” said Jones. “I always envisioned the Medical Society to be a hands-on experience for our students. We hope our kids continue to stay fascinated with the study of public health, social work and other areas of medicinal science, and equally hopeful that programs will remain in place to encourage those interests.”

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Thirty-five alumni, who are members of the Jesuit Dallas faculty and staff, pose for a group photo on the steps of the Terry Center.


1940s Bill Spaeth ’46 and wife, Alma, have seven children, 20 grandchildren, 35 greatgrandchildren and some more on the way!

David Knight ’47 continues to add to his list of literary works. A Fresh Look at Confession…Why it Really is Good for the Soul, paperback, 2013 and A Fresh Look at the Mass: A Helpful Guide to Better Understand and Celebrate the Mystery, paperback, 2015 are his latest books. More information is available on Amazon. Marty Currin ’49 and his wife, Pat, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year with a beautiful luncheon given to them by their children. The day included a special anniversary Mass with family and friends. “Some of our original wedding party were able to celebrate with us.”

Earlier this year, Will Rosellini ’97, Director and CEO of Nuviant Medical, Inc., was featured at the TEDx Plano event with his “Talk” on the future of implantable devices.

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Dick Ellis ’50 spends most of his time traveling, golfing and playing the casinos in Las Vegas and Louisiana. “I must be lucky because I still have my retirement money. Also, I came down with cancer so a kind word from anyone who has a good connection above would be appreciated!”

With a Jesuit education and a 40-year career with Boeing in computer science, John Eldredge ’52 is still giving back. Retired for 20 years, he continues a technology exchange with universities and corporations, volunteers at over 50 schools (mostly Catholic), and is currently involved with mobil technology in education at the K-12 school district level. “I’m now approaching age 81. My message is twofold...there

The Jesuit Class of 1955 celebrated their 60th reunion with a Mass in the Gonzaga Chapel. Alumni Director, Sean McMullen ’96 provided a tour of Jesuit which included a look at one of the original capitals recovered from the Oak Lawn campus now resting in the Jesuit prayer garden.

is a continuing need for all of us that completed the first step at Jesuit and the need is always there and giving back is not over until it is over.” Douglas Brighton ’53 is proud to announce a new greatgrandson, Landon Burke Saunier. Mom and dad are Naomi and Peter Saunier. Grandparents are his daughter, Pamela, and sonin-law, Bryce Carlson. Ed Leech ’54 is the selfdesignated secretary of the class of 1954. He reports that the class enjoys the opportunities to be together through the years, be it formal reunions, a quick decision for a golf game, the Phonathon, or trading news on a group email list. “It’s also fun communicating with two of our teachers from over 61 years ago, Fr. Louis ‘Doc’ Poche, retired in New Orleans, and Fr. Jack Vessels, active at Jesuit’s Sacred Heart Cathedral in El Paso.” Eddy Pita ’56 continues to teach high school after retiring from an international business career. “This is my 16th year in public education. Jesuit is always on my mind as I try to help our multicultural student society.” Felix Rotello ’56 is still living in Garland, Texas, and married to his wife, Gloria, for 55 years. He has three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Grandson, Radd Rotello (25) is serving a one-year deployment with the

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Joseph Hsieh ’02 (far right) prepares for his Ordination to be held at the Basilica of San Juan Capistrano in California. Keep Rev. Frater Jacob Hsieh, O. Praem. in your prayers as he celebrates his ordination to the priesthood with the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, Calif. U.S. Army, stationed in Kuwait. Granddaughter, Marie (24) is a civilian nurse working in Australia at the Australian Army hospital. “God Bless our troops!” John McLeod ’57 is happy to report his wife is totally recovered from her successful brain surgery. “The results were benign and we have so much to be thankful for. We realize that after 54 years of marriage, we still have things to do in His name.” John is teaching CCD and RCIA to a mixed class of public school, middle school

and high school students and one adult. “Please pray for them and for me.” Freddie Schaefer ’57 is forever grateful to his parents for making him attend Jesuit rather than the public school in his neighborhood. “Because of my Jesuit education I was able to run track and was awarded a track scholarship to East Texas State University. My senior year at ETSU, I was invited to the NAIA Track Nationals and placed 2nd in the 100 meters and 200 meters.” Schaefer has a

granddaughter graduating from Texas A&M this year and three grandsons who will graduate in three and four years. Dave Gibbons ’59 has been busy buying and selling Publix and Winn Dixie anchored shopping centers in South Florida. He is spending his summer at his home in Grand Lake, Colo. Ron Martin ’59 has sold his home of 45 years and moved into Windsor Senior Living where he serves on a seven-

member resident council. “I have breakfast one morning per week with three of my classmates.” Ron will celebrate his 53rd wedding anniversary in September. Jim Oster ’59 swam in a masters national swim meet held in San Antonio this past April. There were 238 teams at the meet and he is proud to announce that his team finished second. “I am looking forward to next year when I move up to the 75-79 group - less swimmers!”

Hundreds of alumni came back to campus in late April for the annual Crawfish Boil. Prior to the event, many alums attended an NFL Draft Talk, hosted at Jesuit by Dallas Morning News sports reporter, Rick Gosselin.

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Jesuit Class of 1970 classmates gather for golf at Brookhaven Country Club to kick off their 45th reunion weekend.

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Bill Davis ’61 retired in October after working for 44 years in college textbook publishing; 40 of those years with MacMillan Publishers. “I have started my own small publishing house (Arbuckle Press) and am working with my first author, Frank Hamill, on The Miner’s Saint which is a historical fiction from WWII.”

of my days at Jesuit and being associated with such fine men.” Chuck Kitowski ’65 and wife, Theresa, bought a house on Lake Travis where they will be spending most of their summers. Joe Frank LaLumia ’65 retired to care for his wife who has Alzheimer’s disease. He is still enjoying amateur astronomy and radio as hobbies. He serves as president of

Greenville Radio club and vice president of Rockwall Radio Club. “I am also serving as a director of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. Clear Skies!” Rick Cooper ’67 retired three years ago and is enjoying time with his four kids and four grandkids in the great Colorado outdoors.

1970s George Johnston ’72 welcomed his seventh grandchild, Sophia Lynne Ladisa, born April 16, 2015.

Paul Johnston ’73 is happy to report his son, Christopher ’07, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is engaged to be married to Hailey Murphy, also

Tom Pauken ’61 and his wife are delighted that they now have fifteen grandchildren. Bill Raymond ’62 is enjoying life in a remarkably diverse Montana village. “Last summer, a welltraveled young woman—a seasonal U.S. Park Ranger— introduced me to Thai curry. I am having that delight often. Life is good!” Vic Schell ’62 and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb 22, 2015. Jim Worley ’64 is enjoying San Diego with his daughters, three grandchildren, and two exwives. He is working full time, running daily and golfing when time allows. “I am very proud

Michael Zang ’88 (L) and David Gambrell ’05 ran the 2014 Dallas Half Marathon.

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a graduate of OU. Daughter, Catherine (UA), recently gave birth to her second child, a son, Hayden, in February. Daughter, Sarah (UA), has a two-and-a-half year old girl and gave birth to twins in March. Third daughter, Emily (UA), is a successful interior designer in Dallas.

(L-R) Derek Wilder ’11, a junior at West Point, and Brian Wetzel ’11, a Fordham football player, met with Jared ’09 and Brady ’11 Davis before Army hosted the Rams at Michie Stadium.

After retiring from 26 years of teaching, Philip McCaffrey ’73, started a transportation company called Premier Essential Services LLC, offering private transportation to DFW and Love Field in a luxury sedan. Service is also available for errands, doctor appointments, and shopping.

John Major ’74 retired in July 2014 and is enjoying a lot of time with his family and friends. Hun Lucido ’75 has a two story, five bedroom house in North Richardson that he rents out. He also has a painting and lawn mowing business which serves Richardson and North Dallas. “We love this area and are involved in the Bible Study and Acts Retreat at St. Paul Parish. Louis Ruggiere ’75 has retired from Colgate Palmolive after over 35 years which included general manager assignments in Hungary, Uruguay, Spain and Taiwan. He is currently living in Taipei with plans to move back to the U.S. in early 2016.

Each year the Alumni Association partners with JDOGs and current Jesuit parents to help feed hungry families. This spring, hundreds of volunteers assembled 53,000 meals in less than three hours to benefit underserved families in Haiti. More information on the annual alumni service project can be found at www.jesuitcp.org/ stophungernow. Pat Hughes ’76 stays busy as an attorney and has recently helped his law firm open a new Denver office, but his greatest pleasure is with his grandchildren, Ember (5), Alexa (3) and Jameson (5) as well as family dinners with mom, dad and brother, Sanford ’78. “Many thanks to our Jesuit teachers for the examples set and the lessons learned.” Todd Coerver ’87 and wife, Martha, celebrated 20 years of marriage this past March. Their oldest son, Ben, is headed to Auburn in the fall, igniting a lifelong rivalry with his Georgia Bulldog dad. Their son, Luke, is 16 and daughter, Lucy, is 12.

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After more than 24 years, Tim Roberts ’76 retired last year from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a correctional counselor. Wife, Rosalia and Tim are enjoying being grandparents to 3-year-old Jasmine.


alumni in the news Dallas Business Journal cited James Garner ’96 as one its winners of the 2015 40 Under 40 awards, which recognizes the most influential business leaders in North Texas under the age of 40. Garner, who in 2014 was also a recipient of one of D Magazine’s Financial Executive Awards, has been lauded for his business acumen as well as his philanthropic endeavors. Following stints at KPMG LLP and TravisWolff, Garner is currently serving as the senior manager of audits at Wagner, Eubank & Nichols LLP. His success has fostered relationships though out the City and spurred client growth for the Texas-based certified public accounting firm. In addition, Garner is the director of BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm. Garner’s extensive civic commitments include his role as treasurer on the Board of Directors at The Senior Source as well as his involvement with Educational Opportunities Inc., which provides scholarships and mentoring to Dallas youth who despite the academic ability, do not have the financial resources to attend college.

Since retiring on medical disability, Tom Hanley ’78 has become involved with the study, support and advocacy of “new space” commercial services such as SpaceX and other space efforts. Jim Hairston ’79 is the president of New Capital Funding in Dallas. He and his wife Amanda have six children with four in college. James ‘11 is finishing his college career kicking for Rice University and getting his Master’s degree. William ’13 is playing baseball for Texas Tech. Jim now has three grandchildren, Hallie (4) and one-year-old twins, Pierce and Reese.

1980s Phillip Doepfner ’81 is celebrating 25 years of marriage to wife, Kathy, and the first of three daughters to graduate college.

Paul Figel ’83 reports that oldest son, Paul Jr. completed his junior year at Abilene Christian University and is awaiting MCAT results. Youngest son, Matthew, is graduating high school at

Interlochen School of the arts in Michigan. He has been accepted at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester N.Y. where he will major in classical piano performance. “Fortunately Julie and I are surviving another oil bust here in Midland, Texas.” Robert Hall ’83 has changed roles at his job and is now in the technology acquisition and licensing group. Scott Cook ’84 is excited to start a new position with

Universal Health Systems at Baylor - Garland. “It was good to see everyone at the 30 year reunion; a big thank you to David Hamer ’84 for hosting the Friday night gathering at his house.” David Hamer ’84 and the Class of 1984 celebrated their 30th Reunion in September of 2014. “Hosting the guys Friday night was a pleasure. Given that it has been 30 years, we are holding up pretty well!”

Rick Snyder ’79, a Dallas cardiologist, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. Dr. Snyder was elected at TexMed, the association’s annual conference in Austin. (L-R) Paul Billings, Mike Savage, Don Bailey and Greg Lenzen, all members of the Class of 1983, had a great time together at the Celebration Auction. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.

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Mike Green ’87 negotiated the sale of Proxomo Software as CFO. “I am happily working at Workday, Inc. where I guide CFO’s and controllers on the selection of next generation technology to automate and manage their business.”

(L-R) Matt McEvoy ’05, Dominique Kasindi ’07 and Bradley Christensen ’07 together at Texas A&M Medical School Match Day after finding out where they will be for their residency. Beginning this summer Matt is going into pediatrics at Colorado, Dominique is going into internal medicine at Presbyterian Dallas and Bradley, also specializing in internal medicine, will be at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Hank Holland ’84 purchased a 3,000 acre working cattle ranch in Southern Colorado that he plans to develop into a shared ranch community. He has hosted friends from Jesuit, including David Kervin ’84 and Mike Gallaway ’84. Oldest son, Hayden, will play lacrosse at Rollins College next year. Middle son, Corbin, is off to Episcopal High School in Virginia next year.

Nate Stricklen ’95 family: Big sister, Ainsley, and big brother, Zeegan, love their new little sister, Lindley Marie.

Danny ’16 is playing football, Ryan ’17 is playing soccer and future Tiger, Alan ’19, will be joining his brothers next year. Todd Coerver ’87 joined Taco Cabana five years ago as Chief Brand Officer and today is Chief Operating Officer for the San Antonio-based chain. See photo page 46.

After 14 years in media sales, Charlie Humbert ’87 is making a career change. Starting in late April he will begin as an account sales executive with Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions. “My wife Kiersten is working with E. Smith Realty and my sons Charlie III (10) and Nicholas (9) are very active with their academics and athletics.” Mike Martinez ’87 enjoys being a civic volunteer. He serves on several boards, including the SMU Hispanic Alumni Board.

David Kervin ’84 lives in Florida since graduating from the University of Texas in 1988 and the University of Georgia in 1990. “My wife Joanne, and I are enjoying our Jesuit Tampa experience with our three boys.

Call nights for ALUMNI ANNUAL FUND Sunday, November 15 Thursday, November 19 With sponsorships from the firms of Justin Tonick ’99, Clayton Collie ’04 and Niles Illich ’92, over 30 alumni celebrated the relaunch of the Jesuit Legal Society at Top Golf in Dallas.

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If you would like to receive more information about the Alumni Annual Fund, please contact Sean McMullen ’96, Director of Alumni Relations at 972.387.8700 x342 or smcmullen@jesuitcp.org


from the alumni director

(L-R) Erich Schulz ’89, Mike Biczynski ’82 and John Cha ’94 attended a reception for Bay Area alumni hosted by Jesuit Dallas in San Francisco.

After selling the family business in 2013, Bennett Cloud ’88 is enjoying his career as a financial advisor with Mass Mutual in Dallas, Texas. Stephen Clements ’88 and Michael Zang ’88 joined their companies this year to form Enviroscape Landscape Services. Both have been in business since their days together at Jesuit.

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Shane Yarbrough ’90, at the suggestion of his wonderful wife, Sarrah, has left the restaurant industry. He has begun a career as a selfemployed realtor with Century 21 - Judge Fite in Frisco, Texas. “I’ve been able to reconnect with so many people, and help them buy or sell their homes.

Greetings Fellow Jebbies, What an exciting first year it has been serving as your alumni director. Each phone call, visit and event has not only served as a vehicle to meet so many of my Jesuit brothers, but has also provided me with an incredible historical perspective of our School and extraordinary community. With great events in the areas of service, camaraderie, philanthropy and networking, we enjoyed a terrific year as alumni. This summer, the Alumni Association Board will appoint committees for the upcoming year, which include: Alumni Family Day, Adopt-a-Family, Phonathon, and many other activities throughout the year. Please contact me if you are willing to take an active role in the alumni association. As the iconic image of Uncle Sam reads… “WE WANT YOU.” My goal is to have as many alumni as possible reconnect with classmates and support their alma mater for the benefit of current and future generations of Jesuit students. The progression of our affinity groups, which are industry specific and aimed towards professional development and networking, has served as one of our most significant achievements. While we are considering expansion to new industries, two of our most active groups are the Jesuit Real Estate Group and the newly re-launched Jesuit Legal Society. We are utilizing LinkedIn to spread the word and connect, so please consider joining our ranks! Lastly, you may have noticed I opened by using the word “Jebbie.” In the urban dictionary, Jebbie is slang for Jesuit or members of the Society of Jesus. For decades Jesuit students and alumni were referred to as Jebbies both in Dallas and around the nation at other Jesuit schools. I first heard the moniker as a student, and began seeing it again recently with reunion classes in their correspondence. I am bringing it back as a point of pride and as a rally call to the Jebbie alumni base that spans over 70 years. Together we can continue to do amazing things for Jesuit. God Bless!

Carl Michael Mentesana ’06, with father Carl Mentesana DDS, graduated from Baylor School of Dentistry in May 2014. He practices in Dallas and is continuing his studies in periodontics at Baylor. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.

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alumni in the news The Class of 1981 was well represented at the farewell reception for Fred Donahue, Jan Jones, Bob Lanier and David Oglesby.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal has appointed Malcolm Bordelon ’78 as publisher, bringing aboard an experienced Silicon Valley executive who formerly ran all business operations for the San Jose Sharks hockey team. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Malcolm’s talents join the Business Journal,” said Alex Orfinger, executive vice president at SVBJ’s parent company, American City Business Journals. “His experience, most recently with the Sharks, and his deep knowledge of Silicon Valley’s business community are perfect complements to our growth plans.”

This is the perfect career for me and wish I would have figured this out sooner!” Last year, Shane and Sarrah built a custom home on an acre in Little Elm, complete with a separate, “mother-in-law” apartment, as well as a home office. “I continue to play guitar, and each summer we entertain the kids at Camp John Marc near Meridian, Texas. I look forward to our 25th reunion this year!”

Paul Betancourt ’91 began a financial planning career at Capital Wealth in November 2013 as a financial representative. In April 2014, he earned his securities licenses and became a financial advisor. Sean Sullivan ’91 has been promoted to Enterprise Architect for Frito-Lay’s sales and marketing systems. “My wife and I are also serving the youth of our community by leading our local Cub Scout

From 1993-2013, Bordelon worked for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, rising to executive vice president of business operations. In his role with the organization, he served as a core member of the Executive Management Team overseeing all business operations for the San Jose Sharks and the organizations other entertainment properties including SAP Open (ATP) and the Sharks’ AHL Affiliate, Worcester Sharks. Bordelon has a long history working in the sports entertainment industry, and in 2013, founded and served as president of MMB & Associates, a consulting service specializing in strategic partnerships, sponsorship and naming rights, sales & marketing, brand management, revenue generation, business operations and business development for emerging sports enterprises. “The SVBJ is a respected business news organization and resource and is truly connected to the community it serves,” Bordelon said. “This is an amazing opportunity to be deeply involved in the most dynamic business climate in the country while working alongside a talented team, and with a quality organization.” Bordelon transferred to Jesuit from the American School of Paris. While at Jesuit he was deeply involved in athletics, competing in basketball, baseball and volleyball.

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Longtime Dallas Morning News editorial cartoonist Bill DeOre ’65 earned some laughs with his Class of 1965 Golden Reunion save the date design.


Pack. Working with our son and the other boys is very fulfilling.”

Back by popular demand!

John Johnson ’92 became Of Counsel with the Dallas office of Padfield & Stout, LLP, handling commercial litigation and commercial bankruptcy matters. Since 2007, Mr. Johnson has been a City of Dallas Landmark Commissioner for District 13 (which includes Jesuit). He is the appointed Commissioner for now his third councilperson, Ms. Staubach-Gates.

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Brian Beletic ’93 is living in Los Angeles and New York City. He is currently in development to direct a feature film with Matthew McConaughey. Jay Krystinik ’95 and wife, Sara Stoltz (BL ’02) welcomed their first child into the world. Eleanor Jane Krystinik was born on Dec. 31, 2014 at 2:28 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. See photo page 54. Nate Stricklen ’95 was awarded the title of senior vice president at CBRE in January 2015. Third child, Lindley Marie Stricklen, was born on Dec. 13, 2014

(21 and over) and was baptized at Emmaus Catholic Church of Lakeway. See photo on page 48. Gabe Vazquez ’95 was named vice president and general counsel of TXU Energy. As the company’s chief legal officer, Gabe advises the company’s senior management team on legal and regulatory matters and leads its legal and regulatory compliance team. Gabe has been with TXU Energy since 2008 and has spent the past six years providing legal counsel and business advice to the TXU Energy team in the areas of marketing, contracting, consumer issues and intellectual property. As Director and CEO, Will Rosellini ’97 is taking Nuviant Medical, Inc. public in summer 2015. Nuviant was founded upon a plan to develop and manufacture closed-loop active implantable neurostimulation technologies based on viable clinical programs acquired from Medtronic. The technologies were incubated and developed via SBIR funding at Rosellini Scientific and a merger with Synaptix. Synaptix is a vertically integrated medical device manufacturing company with a CE Marked deep brain stimulator. This 32-channel recording and stimulation

platform has been deployed in clinical studies for the treatment of movement disorders and atrial fibrillation. In addition, the Company has developed a wireless version of the device for use in the peripheral nervous system, most notably the posterior tibial nerve for the treatment of urological disorders. Robert Blankinship ’99 was recently promoted to executive

vice president at NAI Robert Lynn. He and wife, Mollie, had a baby boy, Ryan Robert, born April 1, 2015 at 10:20 a.m. “He weighed 6.11 lbs. and everyone is happy and healthy.” See photo on page 54. Andy Schonert ’99 and wife, Katie, joyfully welcome the birth of their son, Charlie, on Sept. 4, 2014.

Jesuit rugby alumni celebrate after winning the Red River Conference Championship. Pictured in front row: Phil Bolton ’01, Anthony Mattacchione, Michael Ryan ’07, Thomas Hever ’08, Tucker Shaw ’07, Frank O’Neal ’06. Back Row: Matt Ortiz ’08, John Holman ’07 and Blake Holman ’84. Not pictured: Matt Upton ’02 and Joe Doyle ’08

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real estate broker for Property Advisers Realty, Inc. Christine is the internal communications manager for the Neiman Marcus Group. Christine graduated from Texas Christian University in 2007 with a major in fashion merchandising. She is originally from Tempe, Ariz. The couple resides in Dallas with their miniature schnauzer, Sophie. See photo page 54. Kyle Walker ’03 has graduated from the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Mass. He is starting a one-year fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the Law & Psychiatry Division at the Yale School of Medicine.

Jesuit alumni from four different classes ended up in the same medical school class at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Peter Fletcher ’05, Austin Leone ’07, David Hockridge ’06 and Noah Einstein ’03 celebrated their graduation on May 17, 2015 and will head to Tuscon, Albuquerque, San Antonio and Chicago for their residencies.

Andy Arango ’05 graduated from dental school in May 2013. He will be graduating next summer from medical school and will start his residency in oral maxilo facial surgery graduating in 2019. Kevin Miller ’05 married Kimberly Lavi, August 31, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo. Bottom row (L-R): Mike Fraler ’05, Jim Miller ’04, Dom Martinez ’05, Mickey Wittum ’05, Kevin Miller ’05, Will Erasime ’05, Michael Miller ’09, Kevin

Beatty ’05, JD Gonzales ’05 Top Right: Andrew McWilliams ’09. See photo page 54. Reggie Stephens ’05 and wife, Courtney, are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Jordan Paige Stephens born May 16, 2015. See photo page 54. Justin Johnson ’06 kickedoff his graduation weekend by proposing to his girlfriend, Tricia. Justin graduated from Northwestern’s Integrated Marketing Communications Master’s program where he was selected to deliver the commencement speech based on highest GPA and faculty recommendation. Additionally, he received the Jack Sissors Memorial Award for exemplifying the qualities of the late IMC professor: mentorship, generosity of intellect, spirit and personality. James Buchanan ’07 is leaving for Moldova this summer to begin his Peace Corps service as a community and organizational development adviser. Joey Fechtel ’07 has moved back to Texas. “My first year in

2000s feeling left out? Joseph Hsieh ’02 has completed his year in Rome, Italy, where he was studying theology and music at two pontifical universities. He was blessed to have the opportunity to sing at a St. Peter’s Basilica Mass with Pope Francis and served the Pope as a deacon four times. See photo page 44. Chris Andler ’03 married Christine Bowling on Feb. 22, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fr. Philip Postell, S.J. officiated the ceremony. Jesuit Rangers in the wedding party included: Nick McLemore ’03, Chris Luz ’03, Chris Collie ’03, Clayton Collie ’04, Chris Swearengin ’03, Mike Berberich ’03, Julian Teh ’03, and Andrew Rehwinkel ’03. Chris graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2007 with a double major in economics and markets and culture. He is a commercial

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A tradition of the Blue and Gold Banquet, members of the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame (Blue Coats) pose together for a photo with the new class of inductees. Austin has been wonderful. It is so good to be close to home and my Jesuit brothers who are still in Texas.”

to stay engaged by monitoring issues that matter to them and tracking elected officials before and after elections.

Matt Walljasper ’07 visited the set for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire-Season 2 in Atlanta and spoke with Lee Pace and series co-creator, Christopher Cantwell ’00 for Atlanta Magazine.

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Adil Ahmed ’08 is a third year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. R.D. Khoury ’08 traveled to Hong Kong to visit friends, Paris and London to visit cousins, and Beirut, Lebanon to visit family. “Jesuit instilled a belief in me to always explore people, places and experiences. Since I’ve graduated I’ve made an effort to have one unique experience per month.” Travis San Pedro ’08 created Polisee (poliseeapp.com), a mobile app that simplifies civic engagement by delivering accessible, transparent, and personalized election information, empowering young voters to see the intersection of policy issues and their lives. This enables and incentivizes them

Miller Walker ’10, has been accepted to graduate school at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He will be working toward a master of arts degree in French for the next four summers. Because The Middlebury Language Schools take place in the summer, Miller will continue to teach high school foreign languages at The Episcopal School of Dallas while he earns this degree. Middlebury College ranks No. 7 in the US News and World Report National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings. Parker Amy ’11 graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a bachelor of science degree and a major in logistics and intermodal transportation. “After graduation, I will be stationed in San Diego

on USS Decatur 00673 as a surface warfare officer.” Nick Jordan ’11 graduated from Texas A&M with his bachelor of business administration and will further his education at Marquette University in the law program. Roger Lopez ’11 graduated from SMU, Saturday, May 16, 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He plans on law school after graduation. Austin Teel ’12 has had an amazing year. “I got engaged to the most amazing woman in

the world. I was granted early acceptance into the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and I finished my undergraduate career with a 4.0. Thank you Jesuit for preparing me so very well for college and life.” McCall Casey ’13 is working on a petroleum engineering degree at University of Oklahoma. “I pledged FIJI and just recently found out that my brother, Chandler ’15, will be attending OU in the fall. I look forward to him being here on campus.”

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Weddings

Amy to Rob Jamieson ’83 Christine Bowling to Chris Andler ’03 Kimberly Lavi to Kevin Miller ’05 Jordan to Jimmy Watson ’05 Kelsey to Tucker Shaw ’07

New Arrivals DAUGHTERS

Maeve to Theresa and Rich Tobin ’93 Merielle to Theresa and Rich Tobin ’93 Eleanor Jane to Sara and Jay Krystinik ’95 Lindley Marie to Allison and Nate Stricklen ’95 Charlotte Reilly to Courtney and Rob Harris ’03 Jordan Paige to Courtney and Reggie Stephens ’05 Evelyn Elizabeth to Shea and Shane Bertrand ’06

SONS

Ryan Robert to Mollie and Robert Blankinship ’99 Ethan to Journey and David Choi ’99 Charles Heron to Katie and Andy Schonert ’99 Ethan Ace to Nicole and Michael Ramirez ’01 Paul Milo to Liz and Patrick Sicotte ’04

We love to see your wedding and baby photos! To send a class note and/or photo, email us at connect@jesuitcp.org.

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Alumni

John T. Wall, Jr. ’45 Eduardo Esteve ’46 James E. Scanlan, Jr. ’47 James E. Brogan ’49 James F. Lake ’50 J. Jan Collmer ’52 Nicholas L. Bert ’55 John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55 Michael W. Richardson ’56 William “Billy” J. Shine ’58 R. Christopher Guenther ’59 Dennis B. Meeks ’63 James Connor Ochs, Jr. ’66 Harry C. Webster ’69 Gary P. Jones ’77 Jonathan Marquez ’84 Jahn M. Toole ’07 Michael A. Kedron ’10

Wife of

Leroy Munchrath ’46 (Margarita “Margo” Munchrath) † John Campisi ’58 (Kathryn Ann Campisi)

Daughter of

Billy Weaver ’96 (Suzanne Rose Weaver)

Son of

† Mike Stanton ’44 (Michael J. Stanton, III)

Granddaughter of

Joe Weaver ’64 (Suzanne Rose Weaver)

Mother of

† Bob Alexander ’57 (Vincelee Alexander) † Steve Sellers ’59 (Louise W. Sellers) Robert Disque ’64 (Mary Disque) Edmund Haggar ’64 (Patricia Daley Haggar) Bill Malone ’65 (Frances M. Malone) Greg McCone ’65 (Irene Good McCone) John Disque ’67 (Mary Disque) James Haggar ’68 (Patricia Daley Haggar) Tom McCone ’68 (Irene Good McCone) Nic Nicosia ’69 (Nancy Ann Nicosia) Jim Shropshire ’69 (Margaret W. Shropshire) Bob McCormack ’70 (Lorraine McCormack) Herb Roberts ’70 (Patricia Ann Roberts) Steve Webb ’70 (Elaine M. Webb) Chip Wischmeyer ’72 (Rita Edna Wischmeyer) Tom Nabors ’73 (Constance S. Nabors) Ralph Nicosia ’74 (Nancy Ann Nicosia) John Haggar ’75 (Patricia Daley Haggar) † Patrick Wilson ’75 (Mary Elizabeth Wilson) Hubertus Winnubst ’75 (Jeanne Winnubst) Mike Barry ’76 (Ann Louise Barry Chuck Winikates ’76 (Bonnie Mary Winikates) Mark Wischmeyer ’76 (Rita Edna Wischmeyer) Bill Nabors ’77 (Constance S. Nabors) John Campisi ’79 (Kathryn Ann Campisi) Mike Flynn ’79 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) Mike Wilson ’79 (Mary Elizabeth Wilson) Adrian Winnubst ’81 (Jeanne Winnubst) Mark Flynn ’82 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) Scott Wilson ’83 (Mary Elizabeth Wilson) Jeff Day ’86 (Patricia Ann Day) Lou Helsen ’86 (Carol Ann Helsen) Rob Nichol ’89 (Jean Nichol) Kevin Flynn ’91 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) David Allen ’92 (Danie Allen) Danny Lowry ’93 (Barbara Lowry) David Nichol ’95 (Jean Nichol) Jeff Schneider ’00 (Diane Schneider)

Father of

Gary Wessely ’68 (Daniel John Wessely) Tim Flatley ’70 (Robert H. Flatley) Rocky Meletio ’71 (James T. Meletio) Dan Flatley ’74 (Robert H. Flatley) Craig Dickerson ’75 (Tillman Dickerson) Pat Cox ’76 (Robert Gerald Cox) John Cox ’79 (Robert Gerald Cox) Greg Goodnight ’81 (Fred Houston Goodnight) Etienne Grimmett ’81 (Coye G. Grimmett) George Kelly ’82 (George W. Kelly) Mike Mossinghoff ’82 (John James Mossinghoff) Richard Adams ’83 (Raymond J. Adams, Sr.) Robert Adams ’85 (Raymond J. Adams, Sr.) Dan Donohoe ’85 (Dennis Edward Donohoe) Eduardo Esteve ’85 (Eduardo Esteve ’46) Mike Goodnight ’85 (Fred Houston Goodnight) Tommy Linquist ’85 (Bernard Patrick Linquist) Ross Coulter ’86 (Floyd Coulter) Quinn Grimmett ’86 (Coye G. Grimmett) Michael Kortschak ’87 (Sepp Kortschak) Matt Mossinghoff ’88 (John James Mossinghoff Daniel Mossinghoff ’92 (John James Mossinghoff) Grayson Edge ’93 (Robert T. Edge) Albert Doskey ’98 (August E. Doskey) Alex Doskey ’01 (August E. Doskey) Nicholas Doskey ’03 (August E. Doskey) Connor Ochs ’05 (James Connor Ochs Jr. ’66) Andrew Fleming ’08 (Robert Standley Fleming, Jr.) Blake Armstrong ’09 (James R. “Jay” Armstrong

Sister of

Jerry Ingels ’46 (Helen Marie Ingels) Nick LaLumia ’62 (Lucille Angela Salerno) Tony LaLumia ’68 (Lucille Angela Salerno) Fred Veninga ’69 (Ann Marie Kramer) Greg Flores ’71 (Cecilia Adcock) Frank Veninga ’73 (Ann Marie Kramer)

Brother of

† Thomas Lake ’43 (James Frank Lake ’50) † Joseph Lake ’44 (James Frank Lake ’50) † Jim McCaffrey ’48 (John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55) Pat McCaffrey ’50 (John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55) † Micky Shine ’53 (William “Billy” Shine ’58) Sam Bert ’54 (Nicholas Bert ’55) † Don McCaffrey ’63 (John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55) Tim Shine ’64 (William “Billy” Shine ’58) Marty Ochs ’70 (James Connor Ochs, Jr. ’66) Bob Webster ’70 (Harry Webster ’69) Philip McCaffrey ’73 (John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55) Glen Ochs ’74 (James Connor Ochs, Jr. ’66) Chip Goodwyn ’80 (Gardner “Pete” Goodwyn) David Jones ’81 (Gary Paul Jones ’77) Kevin Jones ’85 (Gary Paul Jones ’77

Jeffrey Bartlett ’12 (Mary Louise Carroll) Conner Glogowski ’12 (Phyllis Glogowski) Tim Sayers ’12 (Ellen Sayers) Ryan Mediano ’13 (Rebecca Adauto) Mark Wischmeyer ’13 (Rita Edna Wischmeyer) Adam Bartlett ’15 (Mary Louise Carroll) Michael Case ’15 (Dorothy Lucido) Nathan DeMarco ’15 (Aglaea Gerard) Daniel Flynn ’15 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) Louie Helsen ’16 (Carol Ann Helsen) Dean Sayers ’16 (Ellen Sayers) Michael Wischmeyer ’16 (Rita Edna Wischmeyer) Connor Thomas ’18 (Veronica Rita Burke

Grandfather of

Dan Cox ’02 (Robert Gerald Cox) Evan Flatley ’03 (Robert H. Flatley) Michael Bartel ’04 (Donald W. Bartel) Chip Anand ’06 (Dr. K.C. Mahajan) Chris Collazo ’06 (Oscar Collazo) Blake Sills ’06 (Raymond J. Adams, Sr.) Joe Ackels ’07 (Maurice Cartwright Padden) Bryan Sills ’09 (Raymond J. Adams, Sr.) Brent Sills ’10 (Raymond J. Adams, Sr.) John Paul Ackels ’11 (Maurice Cartwright Padden Connor Davis ’11 (Harrison Fehr) Peter Gresback ’11 (Dennis Wilczek) Ryan Dendinger ’12 (Michael Fischer) Nico Esteve ’12 (Eduardo Esteve ’46) Thomas Liesi ’12 (Floyd Coulter) Mark Austin ’13 (Robert Ernest Zagotta) Chris Compton ’13 (John James Mossinghoff) Joe Farmer ’13 (Robert Gerald Cox) Michael Gresback ’13 (Dennis Wilczek) Jimmy Ackels ’15 (Maurice Cartwright Padden) Joe Cox ’15 (Robert Gerald Cox) Justin Dendinger ’15 (Michael Fischer) Sebastian Esteve ’15 (Eduardo Esteve ’46) Peter Lynch ’15 (Gary Nady) Lorenzo Riddle ’15 (Joseph Patrick Badarack) Andrew Suarez ’15 (Juan M. Suarez) Paul Cox ’16 (Robert Gerald Cox) Jack Lynch ’17 (Gary Nady) Pete Panko ’17 (Pete Coronado) Carlos Riddle ’17 (Joseph Patrick Badarack) Matthew Cornwall ’18 (Thomas Cornwall

Great-Grandmother of

Alex Frey ’16 (Carmen L. Gonzalez) Noah Frey ’17 (Carmen L. Gonzalez)

† deceased

Grandmother of

Bill Schuster ’86 (Louise W. Sellers) Greg Stivers ’87 (Josephine Warner) Jeff Stivers ’89 (Josephine Warner) David Schuster ’94 (Louise W. Sellers) Larry Salerno ’99 (Lucille Angela Salerno) Andrew Armstrong ’01 (Dorothy Kelley) James Mantzuranis ’02 (Amalia Trahanee Mantzuranis) Mike Salerno ’03 (Lucille Angela Salerno) Robert Disque ’06 (Mary Disque) † Ritter Wilson ’06 (Margaret Christine Wilson) Joseph Beachner ’07 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) † Jahn Toole ’07 (Christina Stiemetling) Cody Wilson ’07 (Margaret Christine Wilson) Chris Flynn ’08 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) Blake Herndon ’08 (Jane Mann) Patrick Beachner ’09 (Ellenore Ann Flynn) Bobby DeMarco ’10 (Aglaea Gerard) Grant Sayers ’10 (Ellen Sayers)

We remember our deceased alumni in a special way each fall during the Alumni Memorial Mass. Visit www.jesuitcp.org/memorialmass 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.


John T. Wall, Jr. ’45

Lt. Col. John Thomas Wall Jr. died Nov. 22, 2014 of complications from vascular dementia. He attended Jesuit High School and graduated from North Texas University in 1950. John served in the Marine Corps and was on Okinawa when WWII ended. He served aboard the Coral Sea, Tarawa and the Saipan during the Korean War. He left active duty in 1955 and stayed in the reserves at Navy Dallas for another 17 years. He had 28 years with Continental Airlines as a pilot and safety chairman. An avid golfer and tennis player, John was a member of Brookhaven Country Club for 47 years. He also was a volunteer at the PGA Colonial Golf Tournament for over 40 years. John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; daughter, Cyndy (Jim) Pearson; daughter, Sandra (Kent) Davenport; son, John (Emily); and grandchildren.

Eduardo C. Esteve ’46

Eduardo Esteve passed away in Mexico City on Feb. 16, 2015. A graduate of Jesuit High School, he attended Southern Methodist University. Eduardo left SMU to join the family commodities business, Esteve Brothers & Co., now known as ECOM Agroindustial Corp., establishing a branch of the company in Mexico with his brother Jorge. Eduardo married Isabel Recolons and settled in Mexico where they had six children. Eduardo served as President of the American Cotton Shippers Association, President of the Cotton Council International in Washington D.C., and as advisor to the International Cotton Association in Liverpool, England. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Foundation of Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Isabel; their six children, Isa (David) Shetler, Ana (Jim) Yoder, Pepe (Angie) Esteve, Eddy Esteve, Pablo (Chrissy) Esteve, and Maria Esteve; and twenty-two grandchildren.

James E. Scanlan, Jr. ’47

Judge Jim Scanlan passed away on Feb. 14, 2015 after a long illness. He attended LSU and SMU before receiving his B.S. in English and journalism from the University of Houston. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956. Jim graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1962. Among many of his judicial peers, locally and statewide, Jim was considered “a judge’s judge”, setting the bar for ethical standards, as well as the ability to rule firmly and decisively. Off the bench, Jim was fiercely private. Jim loved animals and the environment. Jim enjoyed his many travels nationally and

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abroad. He made many good, enduring and lasting friendships along his travels through life. Jim is survived by his wife, Carla, as well as numerous friends, relatives, and colleagues.

James E. Brogan ’49

James E. Brogan Sr. passed away on Nov. 21, 2014. After graduating from Jesuit High School, Jim attended St. Edwards University and the University of Houston. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict and in 1956 went to work with his father at the Frank J. Brogan Co. establishing it as one of the most successful in the industry. In 1981 he went to work as a regional sales manager for FelPro Inc., creating what was called Fel-Pro Southwest. More than ninety-five percent of the employees of the Frank J. Brogan Co. followed him into this endeavor. He retired from Fel-Pro in 1997. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Brogan; daughter, Linda Tamura; son, James E. Brogan Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lydia Brogan; grandsons, Kieth, Drake, and Jordan; granddaughters, Shannon and Cricket; grandson-in-law, Darryl; great-granddaughters, Alexis and Alyssa; and great-grandson, Riley.

James F. Lake ’50

James Frank Lake passed away on Jan. 17, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Catherine Lake; brothers, Tommy and Joe Pat. Survivors include his sons: Ronnie, John, and Stephen; sister, Teri Dres; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Joseph Jan Collmer ’52

Born in Dallas, Collmer love of airplanes and flying started at Love Field. A graduate of Jesuit High School, Jan was a right fielder for the baseball team. In 1954, he earned an associate’s degree in science and engineering from Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington. Collmer was 19 when he joined the Navy in June 1954. He became a fighter pilot and made his first aircraft carrier landing only eight months after his first airplane ride. In 1956, he married Suzanne McKevitt and continued to fly for the Navy after four years of active duty. With Kay Bailey Hutchison and Bill Cooper, he founded the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field. He was president of the Frontiers of Flight and served on the board of the History of Aviation Collection at the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition to his wife, Suzanne, he is survived by daughters, Sheryl Collmer,

Kathryn Scharplaz and Deborah Collmer; two grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Collmer.

Nicholas L. Bert ’55

Nicholas Bert, son of Samuel and Mary Bert, passed away on Feb. 23, 2015 in Dallas. Nick was known as a man of many talents. He was born into the State Fair of Texas life, growing up in the Fair Park area of Dallas. He graduated from Jesuit High School, joined the Army and returned five years later to his hometown. Following in his father’s footsteps he joined the family business, Bert Concessions, Inc. His creativity was boundless and he tried his hand at several endeavors. He was a self-taught musician who loved playing the harmonica. Bert was the husband of Vera Hoernig Bert; father of Nick Bert Jr., Gina Paul, Mary Koelling, Cathleen Connolly, Stephen Bert; and grandfather to 11 grandchildren.

John “Skip” McCaffrey ’55

Skip McCaffrey passed away May 2, 2015 in San Antonio. Skip attended the parish school at Holy Trinity and graduated from Jesuit High School. He completed Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. and received his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 22 years in U.S. Army with his first tour in Vietnam as an advisor; his second Vietnam tour as a company commander with the 1st Division. He also was assigned to the Pentagon twice, serving as a tactical intelligence officer and a counter-intelligence officer. After retirement, he taught at Judson High School, later moving to Luckenbach, Texas, where he and his wife of 52 years, Genevieve, were ranching at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he also leaves a son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; daughter, Lisa; and five grandchildren.

Michael W. Richardson ’56

Michael Walsh Richardson died Nov. 28, 2014, while vacationing in Palm Desert, Calif. A graduate of Jesuit High School and Georgetown University, he was awarded an MBA by both the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. Michael also served as an officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Michael spent over 40 years as a banker in Dallas and after his retirement, he began work as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Michael’s lifelong love of singing led him to a 35-year tenure with the Dallas Symphony


Chorus. During his lifetime Michael traveled extensively, most recently to Russia, France, China, and Kenya. He was an avid reader and he loved to golf. “Captain” was a devoted and doting grandfather to seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Campbell Cullin Richardson.

had an extremely successful career in the nursing home development industry. Dennis was a personal pilot and avid golfer. Dennis Meeks, Sr. is survived by his children, Todd Meeks, Dennis Jr. and Sara Meeks, KC Meeks, Brandon and Melanie Meeks, Megan Meeks; and a fiancée Rhonda Curphy.

William J. “Billy” Shine ’58

James Connor Ochs Jr. passed away Mar. 10, 2015 in his Dallas home surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by parents, James and Cherry Kleuser Ochs. Long-time resident of Dallas, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, and St. Vincent de Paul seminary in Beaumont, Texas; graduated from Jesuit High School, received his B.A. from Georgetown University, and MSSW from University of Texas at Arlington. He was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified Legal Assistant. Married to his high school sweetheart of 45 years, Carla McKinney Ochs, he is survived by daughter, Allie; son and daughter-in-law, Connor and Megan Ochs; grandson, Aiden; his siblings, Sharon Kissner (Mike); Martin Ochs (Jacqueline); Chrissy Davol (Frank); Glen Ochs and numerous nieces and nephews.

Billy Shine peacefully passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on March 23, 2015 in Dallas at the age of 75. Billy was born on Oct. 25, 1939 in Kansas City, Mo. Known as the face of the The Nightcaps, Billy was the lead singer and songwriter for the Dallas 60s band. His family knew him as a loving and devoted husband and father. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Boppa.” He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Shine; son, Billy Shine and wife Susan; daughter, Dawn Shine Jamison and husband Scott; son, Robert Shine and wife Dianna; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

R. Christopher Guenther ’59

Chris Guenther died on Nov. 28, 2014, in Wilmington, N.C. He is survived by wife, Joy Stanton Johnson; son, Mark (Diane); daughter, Stacey (Dana) Doten; and four grandchildren. He was born in Richmond, Va., grew up in Dallas, and lived most of his life in the Northern Virginia area. He earned a degree from SMU, a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. After serving as an officer in Air Force, he began his 40-year civilian career in the U.S. Intelligence Community serving in six separate intelligence agencies. Chris is remembered for his quick wit, extraordinary courage, and remarkable intelligence. He always had at least one dog and is survived by dogs Baxter and Sam, both of whom are rescue dogs. Chris retired in 2006, marking completion of 44 years of distinguished military and civilian government service to the United States.

Dennis B. Meeks ’63

Dennis Meeks passed away on Nov. 25, 2014 in Myrtle Beach at the age of 69. Some of his accomplishments include his time in the Army Reserves, and the record label of his 1966 band The Bear Fax. He continued working in the music industry for PAMS a commercial music production house and advertising agency founded by his father. He also

James Connor Ochs, Jr. ’66

Harry C. Webster ’69

Harry C. Webster of Austin, Texas passed away Feb. 13, 2015. A graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and University of Texas at Austin graduate, Harry loved to travel, bicycle and read. He leaves behind a daughter, Isabel; grandson, Oliver; co-grandparent, Ester; brother, Bob (Stacy); sister, Bee (Chris); niece, Hillary; and nephews, Dan, Steve and Lane.

Gary P. Jones ’77

Gary Paul Jones, 56, of Dallas, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014. He will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew and loved him. Gary worked for Barsco, Inc., the family business until his death. He loved anything to do with barbeque - from smoking it, eating it and attending BBQ festivals around the state. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well and loved the outdoors. Survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Jones Sumner, her husband Wilfred A. Sumner; his brother Kenneth David Jones, his wife Maura and their son James; his brother Kevin Philip Jones, his wife Margie, and their children Dakota, Jessica and Mary Kate.

Jonathan R. Marquez ’84

Jonathan Marquez was born on Nov. 8, 1965 in Washington, D.C. He passed away on Feb. 12, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School, Jonathan attended UCLA, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in Economics. Jonathan loved participating in sports of all kinds, finding his true passion as a golfer. He was also very artistic, and enjoyed drawing and painting. Jonathan had a soft spot in his heart for all animals, especially dogs. He is preceded in death by his father, Tom Marquez. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Marquez; brother, T.J. Marquez; sisters and brothersin-law Stephanie and Ben Logan and Meredith and Grant Henley.

Jahn M. Toole ’07

Jahn Martin Toole passed away on April 25, 2015 in Dallas. He was an engaging, fun-loving, generous brother to his fellow alums from Christ the King, Jesuit Dallas and Kansas University. Jahn will be missed by the lives he touched at Presbyterian Hospital where he worked for the past two years. Jahn discovered a passion for medicine after college which led him to enroll in classes to fulfill the requirements for a graduate program in medicine. Many of his close friends and relatives knew him as an excellent musician. Others remember him as an outstanding athlete who played several sports, and as a hair-raising skate and snow boarder. Survivors include his parents, Marty and Vivian Toole; grandparents, Christina and Henry Stiemerling; and his future wife, Sarah Elizabeth Gatens. Jahn will be deeply missed by his loving dog Grover and his cats, Basil and Railroad, whom he adopted in a Kansas shelter.

Michael A. Kedron ’10

It is with the grieving heart that we say goodbye to a beautiful soul, Michael Alexander Kedron. Michael’s spirit extended so far to touch the lives of so many. He loved without abandon, doing so much for so many people, and putting others before himself. He knew nothing more than friendship, and would leave an imprint of his kindness to nearly all who he came in contact with. His adventure, wit, humor, and compassion were present with him at every moment. While we are saddened that he has left us so young, we know that he is in a place without pain, and surrounded by continuous love. He is remembered by his mother, nana, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the friends he held dear who became his family over the years.

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Reflection This will be the last article I write for Jesuit Today. The Society of Jesus is pretty consistent about six-year terms for local superiors, and my six years as rector here are finished, so I will be moving this summer to my new assignment in New Orleans. I have truly enjoyed my time at Jesuit Dallas, and so I do not leave gladly, but I knew this was coming. In January the new rector, Fr. Wally Sidney, will be arriving after a sabbatical in the fall. Fr. Ron Boudreaux of Montserrat Retreat House will be acting rector in the meantime.

A Word from

Rev. Billy Huete, S.J.

One image I have returned to time and again in my Jesuit life is the image of open hands. Whenever it has been hard for me to give up or let go of someone or something, I have relied on this image to help me. I imagine my open hands, into which God places His gifts. God gives me people and experiences for a period of time, sometimes short and sometimes long. My job is to accept them and appreciate them, but not to grasp them. To grasp or grab usually results in squeezing the life out of them. Instead, I must keep my hands open. When it is time, God removes treasured persons or experiences from my hands, and this is when the temptation to hold on is greatest; but if I close my hands, then God cannot give me the next gift He has planned.

Jesuit Dallas Rector

God is continually offering us new experiences and sending new people our way. While some of us actually prefer the new and different, others do not, and we try to control and hold on. If we follow St. Ignatius’ advice and cultivate an attitude of gratitude, then we can make progress in letting go of control and trusting God to plan our lives for us. This means allowing Him to decide who will actively be present in our daily lives, where we will live, what work we will do, and so on. His imagination is limitless and there is not enough time in our earthly lives for Him to give us all He would like. But we have to resist the temptation to close our hands and hold on. Summer is a time of change for many families, especially when children are in school. Many of us will face changes this summer, especially those sending kids off to college for the first time, and those who are going. Let us do our best to trust God and be as open as we can to the new experiences He wishes to give us. May the Lord bless us all.

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