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Lacrosse

Jesuit Dallas earned its first Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) State Championship title in program history, toppling top-ranked and defending state champs, Highland Park, 9-4, in the Division I title game. Making their third trip to the championship in five years, the Rangers dropped Austin Lake Travis in the THSLL Super Regionals before defeating Episcopal School of Dallas in the state semifinals. Junior goalkeeper Luke Millican earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Lacrosse photo credits: Francis Celii and Alex Kurilecz ’16 TODAY (USPS #15660) issue #010 is published quarterly by Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas TX. 75244-8094. Mail at Periodical Postage Prices at Dallas, TX 75260. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to “TODAY” at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, Advancement Office, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244-8094.


Baseball

Surviving eight elimination games through the state playoffs, nationally-ranked No. 10 Jesuit Dallas upended No. 11 San Antonio Johnson, 6-2, to capture the UIL 6A state championship. Defeating North Mesquite, Belton, Highland Park, Oak Ridge, Atascocita, and Langham Creek on its way to the state finals, the win resulted in Jesuit’s sixth state title in baseball and first as members of the UIL. Junior pitcher Jacob Palisch was named tournament MVP.


Message from the President Although the campus is relatively quiet during the

AUGUST

early part of summer, there is a palpable feeling of

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excitement still in the air. The incoming freshman class, the Class of 2020, is getting ready to be here, and many of these young men will be taking a summer class to get a jump on the fall semester.

SEPTEMBER

While our new students acclimate, the current

9 Football Home Opener (vs. Lake Travis) 13-15 Community Days 20 College Night 30 Siptember

student body is taking advantage of what the summer semester at Jesuit can offer. Service immersion mission trips to Peru, Nicaragua, Alaska, and Ecuador; for-credit classes that include a trip to Washington, D.C. for a close-up opportunity to

OCTOBER

10 MAGIS Golf Classic 18 Sons of Alums Breakfast

NOVEMBER

4 Homecoming Football Game (vs. Berkner) 5 Alumni Family Day 5 Homecoming Concert 6 Alumni Memorial Mass 11-12 Stage & Film Fall Production 13-17 Alumni Annual Fund Phonathon 18-19 Stage & Film Fall Production 20 Grandparents Day 20 Open House 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

3 JWA Christmas Bazaar 6 Band Christmas Concert 11 Adopt-a-Family 22 Christmas Break Begins

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

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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witness our democracy in action, as well as a trip to the British Virgin Islands through marine biology, as our students construct and continue with the restoration of the coral beds; and a culturalimmersion trip to Beijing to participate in the China Insight Program (see story on page 14). Hundreds of our students are active in the world during the summer, and it is as it should be, for it enables many of them to have the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning in the halls of Jesuit. The summer experiences help provide our boys with the capability of seeing the world through a different lens. These out-of-the-classroom opportunities grant perspective and illuminate to our students the great need in the world for their talents and abilities. It helps them to realize that our world is hungering for men, who through their compassion, competence, and conscious, can help make the world a better place as Men for Others. Whether it is through local efforts in our own back yard or on the other side of the globe, the impact that our young men make is substantial. It gives me great hope for the future knowing that the world is a better place because of our students and the mission of Jesuit.

God’s blessings,

Michael A. Earsing


Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Michael A. Earsing President

Thomas E. Garrison ’92 Principal

Rev. Walter T. Sidney, S.J.

Rector of the Jesuit Community

David C. Berend

Vice President of Operations & CFO

William L. Antes II

Vice President of Advancement Executive Director of the Jesuit Foundation

SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016-17

Chairman: Edwin S. Bell, Jr. Trustees: William L. Antes II; Kevin Bartholomew;

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David Berend; J.D. Dell; Michael A. Earsing; Rev. Carlos D. Esparza, S.J. ’98; Thomas E. Garrison ’92; Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J.; John Leinbaugh; Michael J. Marz ’74; Rev. Robert Murphy, S.J.; Clinton B. Shouse; Rev. Walter T. Sidney, S.J.; Michael F. Terry

Graduation

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Jesuit Profiles

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News + Notes

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Campus Buzz

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Course Spotlight

Summer Around the Globe

Chairman: J.D. Dell Trustees: William L. Antes II; Edwin S. Bell, Jr.;

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; David T. Moran; Dr. Robert E. Morgan, Jr. ’71; Trey Morsbach’88; Kathleen A. Muldoon; Stephanie M. Phillips; Aileen M. Pratt; Stephen G. Suellentrop; Kevin M. Whelan ’77 General Counsel: David M. Rosenberg

ADVANCEMENT STAFF David Anderson

Director of Development

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Jan Deck

Events Coordinator

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Natalie Devero

Administrative Assistant to Vice President

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James Kramer

Director of Communications

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JESUIT FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016-17

Rosann Mack

Assistant Director of Communications

Class Notes

Sean McMullen ’96

Director of Alumni Relations

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Bryan Montgomery Sports Information Director Maureen Nawalaniec Accountant

Candice Price Graphic Design

Pat Sayers

Celebration Auction and

MAGIS Golf Classic Coordinator Shelly Schutze

Advancement Services Coordinator

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President’s Reception

On the Cover: Chris Muldoon ’98 is in the midst of a ninemonth appointment as physician assistant in Antarctica, a continent with zero indigenous people and extreme weather conditions. Follow his story on page 42. Photo credit: Jennifer Danis

Credits: A special thank you to Jowdy Photography for providing event coverage in support of the Jesuit Dallas community. To see and download photos, visit www.jowdy.com/jesuitdallas

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


Brandon Hickman Head Football Coach

FAMILY Wife-Amy, Son-Branson (Jesuit incoming freshman) Daughter-Avery, French Bulldog-Oggy

NICKNAME Hick

HOBBIES Spending time with family, lifting weights, watching college football and going to the movies

FAVORITE JESUIT TRADITION

Teacher Appreciation Day. Football players pick faculty members to wear their jersey during the school day and are honored at the football game. We also serve faculty lunch.

FAVORITE MOVIE Braveheart

BEST BOOK I EVER READ The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING

Extreme Ownership (How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win) by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL

Mark Knize

Assistant Principal for Student Life

HOBBIES Amateur restaurant critic,

FAMILY My husband and best friend,

FAVORITE JESUIT TRADITION

HOBBIES Reading, piano, spending

working out, swimming

Special Games – there is nothing more gratifying than watching our senior class make so many young kids feel welcomed, included, and happy

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING Dine out as much as

possible, hang out with friends, watch good TV, and continue school (study educational leadership through St. Louis University)

FAVORITE MOVIE Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING The Fifth Element by Terry Bisson

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET Larry Bird

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST George Strait

History

FAVORITE FOOD A bone-in ribeye,

THREE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE ME

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED From

FAVORITE FOOD Barbecue

Honest, Motivating, Passionate

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS

medium rare

my grandpa, “Do more than you get paid to do, and one day you will get paid for more than you do.”

TCU SWC Championship ring

MY MOTTO IS Enjoy today as much

J.J. Watt

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS Larry

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST Journey HISTORICAL FIGURE YOU IDENTIFY WITH Bear Bryant

NOBODY KNOWS My brother Braxton

was an All American baseball player at UT and drafted by the Kansas City Royals.

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO WILDEST DREAM

Play the guitar

See a college football game at every Division I stadium.

Tricia Gerber

Math Department Co-Chair

as possible

Bird autographed Olympic jersey

PROUDEST MOMENT Being appointed to my current job

MY PERFECT DAY IS Spent in the sun by the pool

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO Sing

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I WOULD Buy a vacation home near a beach

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?

Greg, and my 95-lb. puppy, Murphy time with friends and family

FIRST JOB: I worked at a little girls

clothing store – very pink and sparkly

BEST THING ABOUT JESUIT No matter

what is going on with me, I walk into my classroom and I’m amazed at the boys’ insights and curiosities – everything just gets better!

FAVORITE MOVIE I’m all over the

place from Boondock Saints to The Little Mermaid

BEST BOOK I EVER READ? A Visit

From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING

Best American Short Stories 2014 – I only have time for short stories during the school year!

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL

Biology – I loved my teacher, Dr. Trulson – he inspired me to teach

THREE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE ME Passionate, Dedicated, Loving

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST Christina Perri, of course

FAVORITE FOOD Mac and cheese…and sushi…not together

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED Above all, trust in the slow work of God! – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

MY MOTTO IS Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything – Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS The

box of notes I keep from my students

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO Play the guitar WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE? If I

could pick up Jesuit and my family and take us to Colorado, that would be ideal

Dallas is home

BEST VACATION Italy two years ago

Texas forever

beaches

beating Texas Tech in 1994 for a share of the Southwest Conference Championship on Thanksgiving Day.

family vacations when I was a kid

FONDEST MEMORY Sitting through my brother’s graduation the day after I interviewed at Jesuit – it was the first time I realized I might be a part of this family

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE

BEST VACATION Turks and Caicos

FONDEST MEMORY Our TCU team

FONDEST MEMORY Disney World CHILDHOOD AMBITION To play in the NBA

when my husband proposed

CHILDHOOD AMBITION To be a teacher


The Junior Classical League basically rewrote the entire Jesuit Dallas record book at the 2016 Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) State Convention. With a program-high 44 students competing at the largest JCL state meet in the history of the event, Jesuit finished a School-record eighth overall out of 107 teams, while finishing the trophy race in the Upper Division Sweepstakes as the top school in North Texas. The Rangers earned 23 individual ribbons, which required each competitor to finish in the top five of the state in their respective events. There were nearly 2,000 students across Texas participating at the convention, and most events featured over 100 entrants. First-place or state-championship performances were authored by Gabriel Anguiano ’18 (Level 2 Research Paper), Connor Thomas ’18 (Level 2 Open Certamen), and Carson Ward ’18 (Level 2 Sculpture). In addition, Rutherford Allison ’19 earned a summa cum laude ranking in the Level 1 Pentathlon, marking the highest-level score achievable. Many of Jesuit’s competitors now have their sights set on Nationals, which is scheduled from July 25-30 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

Jesuit Sets New Standard in Classical Antiquity State Competition

As part of the City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative’s annual environmental summit, members of the Jesuit Engineering Society earned funding for their research proposal titled, “Aquaponic Farming to Minimize Water Waste” which focuses on water conservation, the theme of this year’s summit. The group will proceed with research in summer 2016. In addition, a team of students who were awarded funding following last year’s research proposal on fracking, were awarded second place in the competition after defending their findings. As a result of the runner-up effort, the team was offered the opportunity to continue with fracking experiments and furthering its research over the course of the

Jesuit Thanks ASC VII for Their Service

The four alumni who comprised the members of this year’s Alumni

next academic year.

Aquaponics Proposal Awarded Research Funding

Service Corps contributed to the community in a number of ways. Recently graduated from college, these young men chose to return to the school that guided their formation for a year of service and thanksgiving for their Jesuit education. Michael Bellinger ’09, Sullivan McCormick ’11, Anthony Tarzi ’11 , and John Thompson ’11 (L-R), participated in the program by leading numerous retreats and liturgies, assisting with campus ministry, providing community service, and serving in supervisory roles for various extracurricular activities such as band, theater, and athletics.

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Felix Lozada was presented with an honorary diploma from Jesuit late spring in the historical library. Attended by U.S. Representative Marc Veasey, Dallas City Council member Monica Alonzo, and former city councilwoman Anita Martinez, Lozada was praised for the extensive work he has done over the years in improving the West Dallas community. A World War II veteran, St. Mary of Carmel parishioner, and strong supporter of the Catholic community, Lozada is also the great-grandfather of outgoing Jesuit senior Matthew Tamez ’16. Lozada, who is an avid golfer and recently won a tournament for his age

(L-R) Mike Sheaner, Jr. ’75, Charlotte Prachyl, Gloria Sheaner, and Herb Sheaner

Herb Sheaner Finish Line

group, is 93 years old.

Jesuit Honors World War II Veteran with Honorary Diploma

For a lifetime of service to Jesuit and the entire Texas high school track & field community, the finish line at Postell Stadium was recently named in honor of legendary coach Herb Sheaner. In 1955, Sheaner became the head track & field and cross country coach at Jesuit Dallas, and two years later, sought and Jesuit hosted the first TCIL sanctioned state track & field championship meet. In 1958, he initiated the first high school cross country meet ever in Dallas. During his 21-year tenure as head coach, his teams won six TCIL state championships. In 1964, Sheaner inaugurated the Jesuit Relays, which has grown over the years into one of the finest showcases of high school track & field in the nation (In 2016, the meet produced 295 U.S. Elite performances). A World War II prisoner of war, he has attended all 52 runnings of the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays as a coach, official and organizer. Herb Sheaner was inducted into the inaugural Jesuit Dallas Sports Hall of Fame as well as the inaugural Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Patty Bellinger: JWA’s Woman of the Year Longtime community member and volunteer Patty Bellinger was honored as the JWA Woman of the Year at the 2016 JWA Spring Luncheon. A mother of five Jesuit Dallas graduates, Bellinger has been deeply immersed in the School’s volunteer work force since her first son enrolled in 1997.

Photo credits: Susan Hurley

During her time connected to Jesuit, Bellinger has taken on numerous roles serving on the Jesuit auction committee, including two separate stints as co-chair. For nearly two decades, she and her husband, Glen, hosted up to 300 guests at their home for the School’s annual Challenge Drive Kick-Off party. Through the years, she has participated generously in many booster clubs and organizations at Jesuit, supporting students, staff, parents, and alumni. The Luncheon, which is routinely attended by hundreds of guests, also honored mothers of the Class of 2016.

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Between @JordanSpieth at @TheMasters, @ifyoucantwell shooting @HaltAMC, and myself, Georgia is just full of @jesuitdallas alumni right now. @MattWalljasper

Just some Good old Jesuit Dallas Boys hanging out on a Saturday night. The Foundation RoomHOB about to set this place off @Matt Jones

Notre échange commence!! #CaousouJesuit2016 @Le_Caousou @jesuitdallas @jcpfrench

Thank you. @jesuitdallas for delivering a total of 473 meals this morning! GREAT JOB!

Big THANKS to the Jesuit Dallas Mad Scientist Club for coming and showing the Middle School how fun science can be!

@VNATexas

@ChrisGrazzini making the @jesuitdallas magazine with his tweet at @JordanSpieth

@St. Mary of Carmel School

@aedan_quinn23

@jesuitdallas Good Luck to all these great Jesuit brothers! Go out into the world and do great things, never forgetting your Jesuit roots.

I didn’t know we’re getting water traps for the putting green in the senior courtyard @JesuitCourtyard @jesuitdallas @schwalm_mike

@GenoBlanco1

The relays at Jesuit-Sheaner Relays are going to be sooo @TXMileSplit

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Rocket Science The Jesuit Engineering Society will be competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) during the 2016-17 school year. TARC is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The event is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Although the program was created as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, it has become an annual program due to popular demand. As part of the engineering curriculum, students have gone on recent site visits to IBM, KARLEE manufacturing solutions provider and the 301st Airforce Base, and are currently pursuing summer internships with Lockheed Martin, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Maxi-Lift, Inc.

Following graduation, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds, but initially opted against the pursuit of a major league baseball career in favor of a college education. Attending Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston, where he played both football and baseball, Pasqua re-signed with the Reds organization, but sustained a careerending injury to his throwing arm while playing AAA ball. Pasqua returned to Jesuit in 1959, teaching math while serving as assistant football and baseball coach. In 1964, he was named head coach of Ranger football, a post he manned for 29 years. During his tenure, Jesuit won 17 district titles and 10 state championships. In 1971, he was named director of athletics, and under his 23-year leadership, Jesuit won 11 TCIL All-Sport trophies. Receiving a myriad of coaching awards and honorable distinctions, over 120 of Pasqua’s Jesuit players earned collegiate scholarships to play football.

Gary Pasqua ’55 1937-2016

Joining a select and prestigious group when he was honored with Jesuit’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1982, Pasqua was inducted into the Jesuit Dallas Sports Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class in 1999. Having completed 35 years of service to Jesuit as a teacher, coach

A mentor to generations of Jesuit student-athletes, Gary Pasqua ’55

and administrator, he retired in 1994. In 1997, Jesuit officially dedicated

sculpted young men through athletics, instruction and faith formation

the football field in his honor, cementing his legacy as an all-time Jesuit

for over three decades. Espousing the ideals prescribed in the mission

great. In 2015, he was presented with the Gold Ranger Award.

of the School, Coach Pasqua brought honor to Jesuit, and throughout his life, lived and performed as a Man for Others.

Pasqua always judged his own success by the accomplishments the young men under his tutelage were able to achieve in their own

A longtime coach and administrator, Pasqua was a standout football

lives. Living his life in dedication to God, his family, and the Jesuit

and baseball player at Jesuit. As a senior, he played on the School’s

community, hundreds of personal notes from former students marking

first TCIL state football championship team, receiving All-State

significant moments in their own formation reinforce the countless

accolades at linebacker while being named the team’s defensive player

number of selfless acts that enriched the lives of those around him.

of the year. A three-time TCIL All-State selection in baseball, Pasqua,

Up to his final days, Pasqua did not truly know how many lives he

who played third base for his entire varsity career, was also selected to

influenced during his tenure at Jesuit. It simply is “what he did; what he

the All-Metro team in 1955.

was meant to do.” Coach Pasqua passed away on April 20, 2016.

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Art enthusiasts in the Jesuit Dallas community visited Samuel Lynne Galleries in late spring for ArtQuest 2016, which raised awareness for the Andrew Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship while supporting the Jesuit Dallas Museum. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music, while touring the beautiful gallery. The evening featured the public debut of a new piece from renowned artist JD Miller, named “Stairway to Heaven,” which has been graciously donated to the Museum’s celebrated collection. In addition, three works of art from the 2015 recipient of the Andrew Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship, Rafael Anguiano, were up for bidding in a silent auction. All proceeds went to benefit the perpetuity of the scholarship, which is awarded annually to a rising Jesuit Dallas senior who excels in the visual arts. Every day, the JDM’s collection of world-class art enriches the educational experience of students attending Jesuit by bringing life to the curriculum, and offering new forms of historical evidence, scientific insight, and artistic inspiration.

Stairway to Heaven Unveiled at ArtQuest 2016 Jesuit students Noah Sherer (radiology), Joe Carver (neurology) and Erik Sanchez-Perez (molecular biology), pictured left to right, were recently accepted into the esteemed and highly selective STARS Summer Research Program at UT Southwestern Medical School following several rounds of eliminations. They will be paired with a professor and active researcher in their respective fields, participating in an intensive eight-week summer program while contributing to biomedical research intended for publication. At the end of the program, each of the students will be asked to publicly defend their research.

Students Selected to Prestigious Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Are You Ready to Take the Challenge? The depth and breadth of Jesuit’s programs can in large part be credited to the generosity of our parent donors, who share in our educational mission. Each year, the Parent’s Challenge Drive helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Jesuit education, thereby creating opportunities for our students and keeping our programs successful. Last year’s drive included a participation rate of over 97% with pledges totaling over $1.25 million. The Challenge Drive chair for 2016-17 is Craig Lengyel and the co-chair is Pete Delkus (pictured above, L-R). Visit www.jesuitcp.org/challengedrive to follow the progress of this year’s drive or to make a gift.

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Jesuit was one of only three schools in the state to qualify five teams for the 2016 Texas Forensic Association (TFA) State Debate Championships. Led by the team of senior Patrick Bender and junior Emmanuel Ruiz, who closed third overall, three Jesuit teams finished in the top 20. Seniors Praneeth Kalva and Ethan Tsao (ninth), and senior Joe Hall and junior Jake LoRocco (17th) joined Bender and Ruiz in earning All-State recognition. In addition, all four of Jesuit’s teams competing at the First & Second Year Debate National Championships posted top 10 finishes in another tremendous performance for the Rangers. Hosted by Woodward Academy in Atlanta, over 60 schools from 15 states spanning coast to coast competed in the three-day annual event.

Debate Garners Success at the State and National Level

The Jesuit Dallas crew program dedicated its newest racing shell to the memory of the late Rev. John H. Edwards, S.J. in an emotional ceremony at White Rock Lake toward the end of the season. The shell, which finished the regular season undefeated, served as the varsity 8’s winning boat at the Tulsa Route 66 Regatta, the St. Andrews Invitational (Middletown, Del.) and fifth annual Manny Flick Regatta (Philadelphia, Pa.). It was also the shell used in the program’s historic finish at the Stotesbury Cup, which resulted in Jesuit becoming the first high school rowing program in Texas to qualify for the prestigious Royal Henley Regatta in Oxfordshire, England. Father Edwards passed away on Feb. 1, 2016 at the age of 91. A beloved Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years, he was ordained into the priesthood in June 1954 before pronouncing his final vows in 1958 at Jesuit Dallas. Father Edwards returned to the Jesuit Dallas community in 2008 where he continued to serve until his final days.

Crew Remembers Father Edwards

Robotics Wins Dallas FRC Regional Championship Jesuit’s nationally-prominent robotics program sealed its bid to the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championships with a commanding victory at the Dallas FRC Regional, which included nearly 50 schools from multiple states as well as teams from China, Brazil, and Mexico. Jesuit’s team, known as the All Sparks, finished the qualification matches with a tournament-best record of 10-1, before sweeping an Elite 8 elimination bracket with their alliance partners. In addition to finishing as the top team at the tournament, The All Sparks collected additional hardware by winning the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. It was the second time since 2012 that the All Sparks secured that specific honor, while the 2009 FIRST Rookie All-Star Award winners have won all of the technical awards offered in FRC, including the Quality Award, Creativity Award, Industrial Design Award, and Engineering Excellence. Winners at the 2014 FRC World Championships, the All Sparks were eliminated in the third match of quarterfinals at the 2016 championships in St. Louis.

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Mandarin Chinese

Instructor:

Margaret Rodriguez

Credit:

Foreign language credit

Course Description:

Mandarin Chinese is for students who have had little to no prior experience studying Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn the pinyin Romanization system and may elect to read and write either traditional or simplified characters. Emphasis is on building everyday vocabulary while students are introduced to basic grammar and sentence structures. Cultural topics include family, food, history, current affairs, and film.

Course Work:

Projects include creating original dialogues, iMovie videos, and cultural presentations to supplement normal coursework. This course incorporates quite a bit of pair/group work and many competitive games where students can win stickers or packets of Chinese tea. First year students learn approximately 200 characters and it builds from there each year. The goal of the course is for students to be able to test into a second year college-level Mandarin course at the end of three years at Jesuit.

Beyond the Classroom:

The students attend the Crow Collection of Asian Art where docents gave us small group tours. They also visit the 99 Ranch in Plano – a local Chinese grocery store chain that allowed students to see produce and other foods that are not common in the typical American grocery store. Students finish the day at Jeng Chi, a local authentic Chinese restaurant where they have the opportunity to dine “family-style� using a lazy Susan and tried many different types of authentic Chinese cuisine including several varieties of dumplings, noodles, and other common dishes. Next year, the course will hopefully welcome outside speakers.

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ALASKA (July 16 - July 23) Students in the Alaska immersion program experience God’s majesty in nature, while fulfilling the local Jesuit parish’s needs in a remote location that is home to the native Yu’pik people. In addition to touring the Kuskokwim Academy, the Tundra Women’s Coalition, and the local culture center, we provide service at various non-profit agencies throughout the area, including the village’s senior center and the local Meals on Wheels program. Through these experiences, students gain from hands-on learning about the tension that exists between the “old world” and Western culture.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6-24) This three week accelerated course introduces students to the structure and function of the American government system along with the nature of American politics. Students travel to Washington, D.C. as members of the Close Up flagship program for a one-of-a-kind opportunity experiencing their government in action.

VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (June 13-July 10) This course offers students the opportunity to learn about

NICARAGUA (June 25 - July 3) Jesuit Dallas has a long-standing relationship with a number of communities in West Nicaragua. The Nicaragua program offers students a week-

marine ecosystems that concludes with a diving adventure in Virgin Gorda, BVI. Students experience coral reef building, turtle tagging, night snorkeling, and more, while gaining an in-depth understanding and appreciation for their role in the environment.

long immersion learning experience in which they encounter a new culture, language, history, and most of all, people. We engage in various community outreach and relationship-building activities, including building renovation projects at Catholic Special Education School in Leon and an all-girls’ orphanage and school in El Crucero.

PERU (July 1 - July 12) The rural Peru social justice immersion trip supports the

ECUADOR (July 1 - July 10) Students are challenged to live simply as they work alongside local families at the Working Boys Center and Center for Families in Quito, Ecuador. Experiencing life in Ecuador from the point of view of the socioeconomically challenged in Quito, we assist with programs that teach life skills to young men and women in the local community. Students also work alongside families in a “minga” which is a home building project for a family in need.

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ministry and work of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps throughout the Cusco region of Peru. Students participate in outreach programs to families and children which aid in literacy and reading comprehension, health and hygiene, as well as providing opportunities to develop skills in music and art. In addition, raised funds are used to purchase supplies for existing library/literacy, art, athletic and hygiene programs at the Jesuit parish center in Andahuaylillas.


CHINA (July 13 – July 22) This program engages students with cross-disciplinary issues of the People’s Republic of China and the groups they impact. Students have the opportunity to improve their understanding of the Chinese language no matter what their proficiency, will visit with migrant worker communities, local artists and experts, and explore iconic locations such as Tiananmen Square and The Bund in Shanghai.

SUMMER AROUND

THE GLOBE

Academic, social justice, and cultural immersion summer programs take our students all over the globe. These experiences provide the opportunity for our students to take learning outside of the classroom, serve the poor and marginalized, and understand more fully the diverse cultures of the world.

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Presentations were made to recognize leadership in all areas of service to Jesuit at the 2016 President’s Reception: Parent’s Challenge Drive...................................Dennis Lynch ’87 Celebration Auction...............................................Stacey Wilkins MAGIS Golf Tournament...........The Jane and Don Hanratty Family Jesuit Women’s Auxilary (JWA).....................Catherine Foxworth President’s Service Award........................Robert McDermott ’60 Tim Robinson ’76 Daniel Wolf

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the

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

Anne and Scot O’Brien ’78

Living out their faith through a life of compassion and service to others, Anne and Scot O’Brien ’78 have perpetuated a deep and meaningful devotion to Jesuit Dallas; one that extends across numerous generations and continues to inspire a community noted for its commitment to developing young men. Magnanimous friends, whose contributions of time and support have impacted not only Jesuit, but the greater Catholic community, The O’Brien’s embody the spirit of Jesuit’s most prestigious honor. Anne and Scot’s connection to Jesuit extends back to the School’s humble beginnings. Anne’s father, Joseph Wunderlick, was Class of 1946, and Scot’s dad, Neil O’Brien, graduated in 1950. Anne’s four brothers spent their years in formation at Jesuit from 1967-84, while Scot’s brother, Rick, received his Jesuit diploma in 1982. Adding in cousins, nephews, and eventually their own children, the O’Brien family tree is as intricately woven into the School’s rich history as any family in Jesuit lore. “The influence of Jesuit in our life has been overwhelming,” offered Scot. “Our fathers had an incredible experience here, and the long history of the School and the Jesuits that were always around throughout our life had a huge impact on our family.” In many ways, it was a personal tragedy that first brought Anne and Scot together. Their families had known one another, and the week before they both started high school (Anne attended Ursuline Academy), Anne’s father passed away. As Anne describes, “Here was the saddest day of my life, but I always thank my dad for giving me Scot.” The couple attended the first freshman mixer together, dated all through high school, and endured a long distance relationship through college, as Scot attended Notre Dame and Anne earned her undergraduate degree from The College of Holy Cross. After all the long distance phone calls, letters, and occasional visits, they got engaged during Scot’s first semester at St. Mary’s University Law School. On August 6, 1983, the couple married. continued page 18

Anne and Scot O’Brien ’78 with President Earsing.

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(continued) Anne, who was the middle of nine children, and Scot, both came from big families, so it was not surprising that they opted for a large family of their own. The O’Brien’s ultimately raised six children, including five boys all connected heavily to Jesuit Dallas. “Jesuit was always the hopeful destination for our boys, but it was never a given,” said Anne. “We preached the importance of working hard. And they did. Even our daughter, Molly, who graduated from Ursuline, benefitted from the influence and desire to experience an Ignatian education.” Four sons (Patrick ’04, Buck ’07, Jake ’08, and Pete ’10) walked at graduation, Jake and Pete both returned as participants in the Alumni Service Corps, and their oldest, Luke, is still at Jesuit. “The greatest blessing Luke ever gave us, was the gift of humility,” continued Anne, “because we knew that we would need to ask for help. When Luke was born, I was young and not even sure what Down syndrome was, but the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas was right there with us from the beginning. It was very humbling for us to experience the Jesuit Dallas community embrace Luke and the Down Syndrome Guild, and it’s been an incredible gift to see Luke be given the honor of being a coach on the Jesuit football staff, a position he has held since 2004.” As Scot, who has earned numerous distinctions as a shareholder with Hallett & Perrin PC, worked for the family practicing corporate, tax and estate law, Anne devoted her time to Jesuit and other non-profit charities supporting underserved families throughout the metroplex. In addition to actively participating in the Moms in Touch prayer group every week for 11 years, serving a term as president of the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary (JWA), adding her voice to the Parents’ Executive Committee, and serving as a retreatant and companion for the Toward Greater Freedom spiritual exercise program at Jesuit, she has also organized monthly rosaries at the Catholic Charities offices, planned a Morning of Reflection program, and served the undocumented who came to Dallas. In 2015, Anne was named the Catholic Charities of Dallas Angel of the Year. “We have been blessed with so much,” said Scot. “We are called to do whatever we can to help, and a lot of that comes from our own faith. It also comes from the values that I was taught at Jesuit. When we think about the spirit of kindness that has impacted our life, how could we not want to give back to the communities that have generously served us?”

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Anne and Scot both have maintained positions on the board of directors and advisory council at the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. As part of that work, the O’Brien’s were instrumental in establishing a tradition that has become a core part of the Jesuit Dallas football program – The Buddy Walk. A national program designed to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, Jesuit first formed a committee of juniors and seniors in 2006, and now the annual event in Dallas attracts over 4,000 participants. “The people of the Guild count on Jesuit to be there. The difference those boys make is impossible to quantify, but it’s an amazing gift to have that become part of the legacy of Ranger football.” In addition to the innumerable hours of time and service, Anne and Scot have been deeply generous donors. Supporting the Celebration Auction, Alumni Annual Fund, Parents’ Challenge Drive, Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, MAGIS Golf Classic, and various endowment funds, the couple made a transformational gift to the School during the We Are Jesuit capital campaign. Replicating the same grace and humility that has defined their life-long service to the institution they care so deeply about, they are quick to dismiss the magnitude of their benevolence. “We recognized that people gave transformational gifts to the School before our children got here, thereby giving them a chance to attend, and we hope that Jesuit is here for our grandchildren and their grandchildren,” said Anne. “In order for that to happen, our generation has a shared responsibility to do its part, in whatever way they can.” “Jesuit is made special by the compassion of service that permeates throughout every aspect of the community, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ,” added Scot. “As an alumnus, I remember my own experience fondly, especially the funeral of Anne’s father which was the first week of my freshman year. It was a terribly sad day, but it was an incredible feeling to see the power of the School community.” Indebted for all that Jesuit has provided to their family, Anne and Scot O’Brien have modeled their lives through a rare blend of faith, courage, and civic and social leadership. The Jesuit experience has shaped their views, and they are heartened by its outcome. “Through our sons, we have observed a very real and unique sense of brotherhood,” Anne declared. “They learned to become accountable to take what they were taught into the world, and to recognize that they are part of something bigger than themselves. And for that, we are eternally grateful.”


FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT GIVING SHAPES OUR FUTURE

Jesuit endowment funds can be a permanent, sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested and each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose. Any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. Current Foundation policy requires a commitment of $50,000 to establish a new fund with a minimum initial installment of $10,000. Endowments can be named for yourself, your family, your friend, your favorite professor, your company; your options are virtually limitless – and most importantly, they provide lasting care for Jesuit’s students, teachers, programs, and facilities. Contact BJ Antes, 972-387-8700 x527, to learn how your investment in Jesuit can last lifetimes.

Class of 2001 Fund to Support Tuition Assistance

Khoury Educational Fund Supports Students in the Languages

“Seventy one years after our son’s grandfather, Raymond Khoury, attended Freres Jesuites Beirut in Lebanon, and years after his grandmother, Margaret Ellen Kelly Miller, taught nursing curriculum at Creighton University, it was his turn to experience a Jesuit education.

“I came back to Jesuit five years ago because my mother wanted to see the Jesuit Dallas Museum collection. The following year I chose to start helping out with the docents program, giving tours to students, faculty, and visitors. I immediately felt at home again walking those halls, even though it looked completely different. It’s simply amazing that Jesuit can continue to instill every new class as Men for Others.

The Jesuit spirit has blessed our family for decades and we felt in 2007 we needed to participate in the “building fund” to keep Jesuit in the forefront of modern education. Once the fund closed in 2012 and surpassed its goal, we wanted to plant the seed for our son to carry the Jesuit tradition and established The Raymond Donald Khoury Educational Fund as a tribute to Raymond and Maggy. We cannot thank Jesuit enough for what it has done for our family for three generations, and hopefully for many more to come.”

One day while giving a tour, I decided that I wanted to give more back to Jesuit because of all that they gave me and continue to give to every class. Having fond memories of all that we had accomplished as a class led me to ask my Jesuit brothers what they thought about starting an endowment from all of us, called The Class of 2001 Endowment Fund. The answer was a resounding YES! While the original MOU agreement was signed by myself, Matt Simon, William Otte, and Ryan Frahm, many others have contributed to the fund. As Craig Oliver said, “We were fortunate enough to have Jesuit change our lives. Others should have the same opportunity.”

Gilbert R. and Terei Khoury

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Jesuit Foundation Welcomes New Board Members DAVID MORAN

David Moran is the managing partner of the Jackson Walker LLP Dallas office. A trial lawyer with 30 years of courtroom experience, his national practice includes business, tort, antitrust, aviation, class action, defamation, securities, insurance, and intellectual property. Moran, who has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters for many years and was included in D CEO magazine’s “Dallas 500” list of most influential business leaders in 2015, is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Aviation Insurance Association, and the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas. A parent of two Jesuit Dallas graduates, Moran will serve on the Foundation’s nominating committee.

TREY MORSBACH

A 1988 Jesuit Dallas graduate, Trey Morsbach is the senior managing director and co-head of HHF’s Dallas office. With more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and sales, Morsbach is primarily responsible for originating individual and portfolio debt and equity transactions throughout the United States. During the course of his career with HFF, he has completed in excess of $9.5 billion in commercial real estate transactions with particular focus on construction, portfolio and equity/joint venture transactions. Prior to joining HFF, Morsbach served as a vice president in the commercial real estate lending group with Guaranty Bank in Dallas, Texas. The parent of a current Jesuit student, Morsbach will serve on the development committee as part of his duties on the Foundation Board.

PLAN TO GIVE BACK Making a lasting difference...

Easy to do, and you don’t need to be wealthy to do it, planned giving provides for your loved ones, is tax deductible, and enables you to leave a legacy to Jesuit by providing an education to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Shelah and Paul Zmigrosky’s son, Matt, graduated from Jesuit Dallas in 1996, but they had been involved with the School for years previously. Matt went to public school through 8th grade. It was an excellent school system, but the Zmigroskys thought he needed to experience a broader slice of life. Jesuit satisfied that need, as Matt formed lifelong friendships during his years in formation. Now an attorney, Matt developed his interest in law while at Jesuit and had a volunteer internship at the Dallas Bar Association.

Shelah and Paul Zmigrosky

“We had been talking about what charities were important to us. We had always intended to make a planned gift to Jesuit but hadn’t done it yet. We were inspired to make a planned gift by our son’s experience at Jesuit, which was exceptional from beginning to end.” The Zmigroskys love Jesuit, and want to share the realization that they made—that making a planned gift to the School will help your money do the most good. “Our gift is helping to build the American dream for young men. They are the next generation, and helping them succeed as outstanding citizens of Dallas and the world is the most important thing we can do.” You too, have the WILL power to support Jesuit. Join the others who have already shown their gratitude and support, and plan to give back!

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The Jesuit Foundation awards scholarships each year to selected rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Through these scholarships, 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 Junior Convocation: Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarship: Will Aberger, Timothy Bedard, Joseph Carver, Sam Cormier, Will Curran, William Henrion, Lane McGowen, Max McLeod, Will Naquin, Miles Okamoto, Connor O’Neill, Jacob Palisch, John Pritchard, Reed Torres, Zachary Watts, Thomas Whitaker Scott McWhorter ’93 Memorial Award: Dalton Allen Andrew W. Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship: David Seagram Henrion Award: Erik Sanchez-Perez Dean Oliver Clarke ’94 Memorial Scholarship: Emmanuel Ruiz James M. Collins Citizenship Award: Vincent Billings, Matthew Clayton Frank Guida ’02 Memorial Scholarship: Connor O’Neill T.J. Martinez, S.J. Memorial Scholarship: Felix Kimbrell Bachendorf Scholarship: Jesus Medina Louis Kramer Memorial Scholarship: Eric Miller Shannon Family Scholarship: Spencer Vilicic

FOUNDATION

Jesuit Foundation Annual Endowment Awards

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The scope of JWA’s commitment to Jesuit Dallas and its impact on the Institution is immense. In addition to devoting countless hours of support to the School community over the past year, the organization recently made a $35,000 contribution to support the purchasing and re-modeling of several nearby homes that will provide a vastly more comfortable living environment for the School’s Jesuit residents. Jesuit Dallas’ decision to move in this direction emulates an increasingly common model among both secondary schools as well as Jesuit universities. Located just 130 feet from the current on-campus residence, the new accommodations will include more privacy, a built-in chapel, large gathering areas, guest rooms for visitors, and new furnishings. If you would like to learn more about the project or to contribute, contact BJ Antes (972-387-8700 x527; bjantes@jesuitcp.org).

JWA Gift Supports New Jesuit Residence

(L-R) BJ Antes, Mike Earsing, David Carroll ’89, Jeff Staubach ’93, Aaron Shelby, Mays Davenport, Scott Cortez, JD Dell

JLL Announced as Co-Presenting Sponsor of The MAGIS Golf Classic Since its inception in 2010, The MAGIS Golf Classic has developed a

The agreement joins JLL with LegacyTexas, which has served as

tradition as one of the premier charity golf outings in Texas. Established

presenting sponsor of The MAGIS Golf Classic since the inaugural

to support the students of Jesuit Dallas, primarily in the application

event. “In just a few short years, The MAGIS Golf Classic has grown

of need-based financial assistance, The MAGIS Golf Classic was

to become one of the top charity golf events in North Texas,” added

ranked No. 7 in the 2015 Dallas Business Journal list of top charity golf

LegacyTexas CEO Kevin Hanigan. “As the official bank of Jesuit,

tournaments in North Texas according to gross revenue.

LegacyTexas has been proud to serve as presenting sponsor of this

Beginning in 2016, the event gains a valuable partner in JLL, which has

outstanding tournament.”

committed to a three-year agreement as a co-presenting sponsor. A

With over 100 sponsors and a consistently full field of golfers,

professional services and investment management company specializing

Jesuit Dallas has leveraged The MAGIS Golf Classic to enhance

in real estate, JLL is a U.S. Fortune 500 company that currently maintains

programmatic opportunities at the School as well as its capacity to

two offices and over 600 employees in the DFW metroplex.

serve deserving students regardless of financial circumstance.

“JLL is committed to supporting and giving back to our local

Each year, the actual event is preceded by a series of sponsor play

community,” said Jeff Staubach ’93, President of this region for JLL.

days at some of the finest golf venues in DFW. The 2016 MAGIS Golf

“Many of our employees have strong personal ties to Jesuit and have

Classic is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at Stonebriar Country Club

received their education from the Institution. We are proud to support

in Frisco, Texas.

them and their charitable activities.”

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HONORING e x c e l l e n c e i n e d u c a t i o n a w a rd s b a n q u e t

Casey Profitt was selected by the faculty as most representative of a Jesuit educator and received the Hal F. Tehan Family Award. David Williams was honored for creativity, initiative and innovation in education with the Michael Grimshaw Family Award. Marybeth Farrell was honored for combining overall service with excellence in service to Jesuit with the Patrick H. Koch, S.J. Award. Jeremy Weeks received the Robert Tynan Award for establishing closeness to students through extracurricular activities. James Kramer was recognized with the Joseph C. Mulhern, S.J. Award as a member of the staff who exemplifies dedication and availability. Bob Wunderlick received the Elaine Henrion Award, dedicated to the memory of Michael Alchediak, S.J. for combining education excellence with length of service. Tiffany Holmes was presented the Jeremiah E. Lenihan Family Faculty Award for effectively promoting fine arts, language arts and literature. Matt Ortiz was honored for dedication, motivation and inspiration with the Cecil Green Math/Science Faculty Award.

(L-R) Joe Howard, Julie Richard, Jeremy Weeks, Jonathan Short, Colin Hanley, Michael Riemer, Cindy Young and Vanessa Jones are recognized for five years of service.

Gretchen Crowder 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 Brandon Hickman for creating an environment where Ignatian values are revealed and tested.

Tiffany Holmes

David Williams

Photo credits: Deborah Kellogg

Matt Ortiz

Marybeth Farrell

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Jesuit Dallas crew did something this spring that no other Texas high school had ever done. Following a second-place finish in the grand final at the prestigious Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia, Jesuit became the first school from the Lone Star state to earn an invitation to compete in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. The most well-known and competitive rowing regatta in the world, Jesuit joined Gonzaga College High School (D.C.) as the only two high schools from the United States to earn an invitation into the illustrious field on the River Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. Seniors Joseph Merkel, Jack Fontaine, Campbell Lang, Jay Hofmeister, Liam McCormack, juniors Evan Doran and Christian LeDoux, and sophomores Sean Tehan and James French, comprised the team’s varsity 8, which had been regarded among the nation’s elite all season. “Our boys executed their plan perfectly and left nothing on the table,”

Photo credit: Gatorade

commented Jesuit Dallas head coach John Fife. “Our finish at Stotesbury was a huge moment for our program as it was the first time we were on the medal podium for the varsity 8. We can truly say we are the second fastest high school crew in the United States.” In addition, the Rangers finished ninth overall at the USRowing Youth National Championships on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey. “Youth Nationals is by far the fastest race in the US. Not only are we taking on the top high school crews in the nation, but also all of the top junior clubs from around the country.” Despite the fact that southern states like Texas haven’t been traditional powers in national rowing circles, this spring’s success could have been anticipated back in Feb., when the Rangers captured the Southwest Ergometer Amateur Tournament (S.W.E.A.T.) Regatta Team Trophy to jumpstart the season. At the indoor event, Merkel broke a 12-year old School record with a time of 6:17.1 in the high school heavyweight men’s 1x race, besting the previous mark by nearly one full second.

A Texas First: Crew Accepts Bid to Henley Royal Regatta

Kyle Muller ’16 Named National Player of the Year In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Jesuit Dallas senior Kyle Muller as its 2015-16 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. Muller was surprised with the news by Texas Ranger and former World Series MVP Cole Hamels. “It was exciting for me to be able to surprise Kyle with the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award, especially because he is such a deserving student-athlete,” said Hamels. “Kyle is a well-rounded individual who has already accomplished so much on and off the field, so it’s an honor for me to welcome him into the prestigious Gatorade Player of the Year family.” The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Muller as the nation’s best high school baseball player. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Muller from nearly 470,000 high school baseball players nationwide. A member of his school’s Big Brother program, he has volunteered locally as part of an elementary school literacy-outreach initiative and participated in a school-sponsored, community-building service mission. Muller signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Texas this fall, however he was selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 44th overall selection of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft two days before Jesuit won the UIL 6A state championship. “Without question, Kyle is deserving of recognition as the nation’s best high school baseball player based on his statistics on the field and the impact his accomplishments have had on Jesuit’s success,” said Gatorade Chief Marketing Officer Morgan Flatley. “But he is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be. He represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient.”


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Baseball

Football

Wrestling & Rugby

Soccer

Terry Center

Gold Ranger Award

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2015-16 ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS BASE BAL L 2016 UIL 6A State Champions 2016 UIL District 9-6A Champions 36-8-2 Overall, 13-1-0 District 9-6A Major Awards:

Gatorade National Player of the Year – Kyle Muller

Gatorade Texas Player of the Year – Kyle Muller District Most Valuable Player – Kyle Muller District Most Valuable Offensive Player – Matt Horvath District Most Valuable Defensive Player – Bryce Bonner All-District: Jared Bond (OF), Bryce Bonner (C), Pete Hamrick (1B), Matt Horvath (SS), Jared Kengott (OF), Connor Lynch (3B), J.T. Mix (2B), JJ Montenegro (P), Kyle Muller (P/ OF), Jacob Palisch (P), Will Guzman (DH), Heath VanKirk (P) Jesuit Dallas advanced to its second consecutive UIL 6A State Baseball Tournament, and won its seventh consecutive district title.

BASK E T BA L L 20-10 Overall, 10-4 UIL District 9-6A (3rd) Major Awards Received: Michael Jankovich ’18 – UIL District 9-6A Newcomer of the Year All-District: Marcus Hill (G), Michael Jankovich (G), Ben Kunasek (G), Rusty Landon (F), Jacob Palisch (F), Mitch Prendergast (G) Ranger Heart: Ben Kunasek ’16 Ranked No. 10 in the area in mid-January, the Rangers recorded their first 20-win season since the 2011-12 campaign, and advanced to the UIL State Tournament for the ninth consecutive year. Sophomore Michael Jankovich was named the District Newcomer of the Year after averaging 15.3 points per game.

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BOWLI NG Team MVP: Trey Russell ’16 Ranger Heart: Chad Uy ’17 Senior Trey Russell was one of 64 bowlers across the state to earn a berth into the Texas Bowling Center Association (TBCA) State Tournament after a stellar performance at the TBCA DFW Regional Tournament, where he recorded a program-best 267 high game en route to a third place finish.

CRE W The Rangers’ varsity 8 finished second at the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta, earning an invitation to the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. Jesuit finished ninth at the USRowing Youth National Championships following a secondplace finish at regionals. Senior Joseph Merkel snapped a 12-year old record in the 2,000-meter race to help Jesuit capture the S.W.E.A.T. Regatta team trophy to begin the spring campaign.


C ROSS C OU NTRY 2015 UIL District 9-6A Champions (Sixth Overall, Third Cconsecutive) All-State, All-Region: Connor O’Neill All-District: Connor O’Neill ’17, Connor Garvey ’16, Ethan Brownlee ’16, John Garvey ’16, Miles Burrow ’17, Joey LoRocco ’17 Team MVP: Connor O’Neill ’17 Ranger Heart: Connor Garvey ’16 Most Improved: Joey LoRocco ’17 The Jesuit Dallas cross country team won its third consecutive district title and earned its first UIL 6A State Championship berth. Led by junior Connor O’Neill, who won the individual district crown, finished second at regionals, sixth at state and 19th at the Nike South Regional, the Rangers ranked as high as No. 6 in the state polls.

C YC L I N G The Jesuit Dallas cycling program won the Texas High School Cycling League (THSCL) State Championship, with junior Evan Bausbacher capturing the varsity individual state crown. In club competition, Bausbacher won his second consecutive state championship in the 17-18 year-old state championship criterium, while junior Jake Ingram finished third. Senior Hugo Scala Jr. finished second in the category 2 state championship criterium, one category below the professional tier.

FOOT BAL L 2015 UIL District 9-6A Champions 10-2 Overall, 7-0 UIL District 9-6A (1st) Major Awards Received: Jacob Palisch ’17 – District 9-6A Most Valuable Player Ryan Brooks ’16 – District 9-6A CoDefensive Player of the Year John Michael Priddy ’16 – District 9-6A Defensive Newcomer of the Year Brandon Hickman – District 9-6A District Coach of the Year All-District: Dalton Allen (OL), Dane Bender (DB), Ryan Brooks (DL), Adam Holtz (RB), Lucas Kincade (LB), Rusty Landon (WR), Connor Lanpher (WR), Peyton Long (LB), Max Loughborough (WR), Max McLeod (OL), Jack Metz (DL), Matt Metz (OL), Jacob Palisch (QB), Jimmy Patterson (OL), John Michael Priddy (DB), Jordan Rice (DL), John Wengierski (K),. Team MVP: Jacob Palisch ’17 (Offensive), Peyton Long ’16 (Defensive) Ranger Heart: Austin Koehler ’16, Alex Reilly ’16 Jesuit football, ranked as high as No. 20 in the state poll, secured its first outright UIL District Championship in program history, and captured its fourth straight bi-district title. On Oct. 2, Jesuit defeated perennial Texas powerhouse Skyline, 24-21, ending a 49game district-winning streak for the Raiders. In addition, the Rangers ended the year with five shutout wins and the most victories under head coach Brandon Hickman.

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GOL F 2016 UIL District 9-6A Champions All-District: Martin Breedjik, Michael Bradley, Andrew Buckley, Chase Fetrow, Ross Frick, Jackson Houston, Max McLeod, Cole Morin, Jake O’Gara, Will Peavy, Camden Suhy, Griffin Till. Team MVP: Camden Suhy ’16 and Will Peavy ’16

Jesuit Dallas won its sixth consecutive UIL District 9-6A crown in dominating fashion by finishing over 100 strokes better than the next closest team. In total, the Rangers, ranked No. 13 in the state, won six tournament titles.

LACROSSE 2016 THSLL Division I State Champions 17-2 Overall All-American: John Michael Priddy (LSM)

POWE RLIF TING Ryan Brooks finished seventh at theTexas High School Powerlifting Asociation (THSPA) State Championships.

All-State: Zachary Kissick (A), David Sprock (A) All-District: Daniel Burnum (A), Jack Freeman (M), Luke Millican (GK), Jackson Suarez (M) Team MVP: Luke Millican ’17 Most Improved: Reece Ellison ’17 Ranger Heart Award: Blake Buell ’16, Reece Ellison ’17, Matthew Favre ’16, Zachary Kissick ’16, Sean Rilley ’16 Lacrosse won its first Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Division I State Championship in program history. The team, ranked No. 2 in the LaxPower South Region, was led by three-time All-American John Michael Priddy.

HOC K E Y 13-12 Overall (4th) Major Awards Received: Louis Helsen IV – AT&T Metroplex League Defensive Player of the Year All-Star Selections: Louis Helsen IV (D), George McBey (GK), Michael Schmidt (F) Team MVP: Louis Helsen IV ’16 Jesuit hockey advanced to the Texas Amateur Hockey Association (TAHA) State Championship and the AT&T Metroplex Hockey League Playoffs. Senior netminder George McBey ended his career with a program record 42 wins and 10 shutouts.

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R UGBY 8-5-1 Overall Team MVPs: Dane Bender ’16, Emmet Flood ’16

Ranger Heart: Jimmy Patterson ’16


SOC C E R 2016 UIL District 9-6A Champions 16-3-5 Overall, 10-0-4 District 9-6A Major Awards Received District Defensive Most Valuable Player – Alex Garcia District Most Valuable Goalkeeper – Luke Ostrander District Utility Player Award – Pryor Miller

Senior Brendan Feehery, a North Carolina commit and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, finished the year as the state champion in the 200 Individual Medley, his second consecutive state crown in the event adding a second-place finish in the 100 breast.

All-Region: Alex Garcia All-District: Joe Banul (GK), Chase Burciaga (D), Nathan Escanuela (M), Liam Finn (M), Alex Garcia (D), Patrick Howell (M), Mateo Means (M), Pryor Miller (M), Ethan Moore (F), Luke Ostrander (GK), Steve Pearson (D), Griffin Scott (M). Opening the season by winning the 2016 Jesuit-Meintser Invitational, the squad’s 15th overall and first since 2013, the Ranger soccer squad won its second straight district crown. Ranked No. 5 in Texas during the postseason, Jesuit posted 14 shutouts during the year.

SWI M M I NG & DI VI NG

T E NNIS

2015 UIL District 9-6A Champions

2016 UIL District 9-6A Champions

All-State: Brendan Feehery (200 I.M., 100 breast)

13-3-1 Overall

All-Region: Brendan Feehery (200 I.M., 100 breast)

All-District: Pierre Craig, Campbell Frost, Hayden Kissee, Ethan Kissee, Matthew Salazar, John Lingberg

All-District: Shehyrar Almakky (50 free), Santiago Arenas (100 back, 100 free, 400 free relay), Jack Ayres (50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay), Timothy Bedard (200 free, 500 free), Sam Betanzos (100 fly, 100 breast, 400 free relay), Michael Boyson (100 fly, 400 free relay), Charlie Day (200 free, 100 back), Brendan Feehery (100 breast, 200 I.M., 200 free relay, 200 medley relay), William Henrion (200 free, 500 free), R.L. Hoover (500 free), Jack Matthews (200 I.M.), Noah Nguyen (100 fly, 100 breast, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay), Mason Scott (100 back, 200 I.M., 400 free relay), Eamon Stack (500 free), Aedan Quinn (50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay)

All-Region: Campbell Frost, Hayden Kissee

Team MVP: Campbell Frost ’16 Ranger Heart: Alex Giebler ’18 Senior Campbell Frost and junior Hayden Kissee became the first doubles team in program history to earn a trip to the UIL 6A State Championship after amassing a 30-0 record prior to the state semis. Frost and Kissee captured the district doubles championship while senior Pierre Craig won the singles district crown.

Team MVP: Brendan Feehery ’16 Ranger Heart: Josh Thias ’16 Most Improved: Charlie Day ’18 Swimming and diving captured its third consecutive and sixth overall district championship, finished fifth at the UIL Region II Championships, and closed 16th in the team standings at the UIL 6A State Championships.

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T RAC K & F IE L D

WRE ST L ING All-District: Derek Dumbrigue, Matthew Schonberg, Phillip Villalba.

2016 UIL District 9-6A Champions Individual event winners: Connor O’Neill – 3200m, 1600m, Shawn Regan – High Jump, Vance Holub – Shot Put, Collin Lark – Pole Vault

Ranger Heart: Michael Clarkson Team MVP: Derek Dumbrigue Sophomore Derek Dumbrigue finished second in the 106-pound weight class at districts, and was one of three Rangers to qualify for regionals.

All-Region: Shawn Regan, Ethan Brownlee, Connor O’Neill, Collin Lark, Jake Elrod, Vance Holub All-District (Area Qualifiers): Ethan Brownlee (800m, 300m Hurdles, 4x400m relay), Chris Cantrell (Long Jump), Jake Elrod (Pole Vault), Dillon Kirgis (4x400m relay), Esteban Garcia (4x400m relay), John Garvey (1600m, 800m), Vance Holub (Shot Put, Discus), Connor Jackson (100m, 4x200m relay), Lucas Kincade (Triple Jump), Collin Lark (Pole Vault), Jack Lynch (4x200m relay), Ryan Macalanda (4x200m relay), Sam Musso (4x200m relay), Will Naquin (300m hurdles), Connor O’Neill (1600m, 3200m), Joey Parks (300m Hurdles), Shawn Regan (High Jump, Long Jump), Bass Stewart (Pole Vault). Team MVP: Connor O’Neill ’17 (Track), Shawn Regan ’16 (Field) Ranger Heart: Sam Musso ’16 Most Improved Player: Ethan Brownlee ’16 The Jesuit track and field program won its sixth straight district championship. Junior Connor O’Neill broke a pair of records during the season, clocking a 8:55.97 in the 3000-meter run during the indoor season before a 9:13.39 in the 3200m during the 52nd Annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays. Senior Shawn Regan also made history, snapping a 32-year old record in the high jump with a leap of 6’6’’.

Seniors Sign to College Teams

This year, 24 Jesuit athletes were recruited to continue in athletics at the college level. These seniors will be pursuing their respecive sports at the following schools: Bryce Bonner, Baseball Purdue University

Jay Hofmeister, Crew University of Pennsylvania

Pryor Miller, Soccer United States Coast Guard Academy

Blake Buell, Lacrosse Rollins College

Matthew Horvath, Baseball Spring Hill College

Kyle Muller, Baseball University of Texas

Cameron Dobbs, Baseball Oklahoma State University

Jared Kengott, Baseball Southern Illinois University

Garrett Munck, Lacrosse Skidmore College

Nathan Escanuela, Soccer Austin College

Zach Kissick, Lacrosse University of North Carolina

John Michael Priddy, Lacrosse University of Michigan

Brendan Feehery, Swimming & Diving University of North Carolina

Campbell Lang, Crew Marist College

Gustavo Saucedo, Rugby St. Edwards University

Emmet Flood, Rugby University of Notre Dame

Peyton Long, Football United States Naval Academy

Hugo Scala, Jr., Cycling Marian University

Connor Garvey, Track & Field Texas Tech University

Liam McCormack, Crew Temple University

Griffin Scott, Soccer Washington & Lee University

Colton Hart, Lacrosse Siena College

Joseph Merkel, Crew United States Naval Academy

Jackson Suarez, Lacrosse Marquette University

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college destinations Henry Hill Ainsworth ......................................................... New York University Garrett RyanAlldredge ...................................... Sam Houston State University Elgin B. Allen ................................................... The University of Texas, Austin Shehryar Almakky............................................ The University of Texas, Austin Rafael D. Anguiano ...................................................... University of Oklahoma Andrew John Arraj ..........................................................Saint Louis University Anthony Ali Avila ...........................................................St. Edward’s University Jonathan Dolan Balok ................................ Indiana University at Bloomington Kristian-Bernard Santos Baluyot .......................................... Purdue University Gilberto Banda ......................................................... University of North Texas Jack Vincent Barker ........................................ The University of Texas, Austin Spencer John Barnett ..................................... The University of Texas, Austin Cameron Bartkoski .................................................... Miami University, Oxford Charles Dane Bender ...................................... The University of Texas, Austin John Patrick Bender ........................................................... Occidental College Michael Joseph Bergersen ...................................... Texas Christian University William Michael Berney ........................................... Texas Christian University Samuel Edward Betanzos ...................................................... Pomona College Christopher Bibanco ...................................................... Texas Tech University Ryan Edwards Black ....................................... The University of Texas, Austin Jared Brent Bond ...................................................San Diego State University Bryce Patrick Bonner ........................................................... Purdue University Michael Connor Bowen ........................................... Texas Christian University Michael Joseph Boyson ....................................United States Naval Academy Bruno Brenes ......................................................................... Baylor University Ryan Patrick Brooks ....................................................... Texas Tech University Ethan Jeffrey Brownlee ................................... The University of Texas, Austin Joseph Alan Buehler ....................................... The University of Texas, Austin Blake DeWitt Buell .....................................................................Rollins College Robert Madison Buell .................................................University of Mississippi Carter Gene Burkett ..................................................The University of Arizona Duncan Frank Cadeddu ............................... University of California, Berkeley Christopher Daniel Campagna ....................................... Texas Tech University Charles Christopher Cantrell .........................................University of Arkansas

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Joseph Charles Cherry ...................................................Saint Louis University Henry An Chu .................................................................Saint Louis University William Kangsuk Chu ............................................................ Emory University Parker Nicholas Ciccarelli ..............................................Texas A&M University Stephen Oswalt Clements .............................................. Texas Tech University Joshua Robert Cobler ........................................................ Stanford University Thomas Cochran ............................................................Texas A&M University Nicholas Massamino Colaluca ................................ Louisiana State University Kevin Joseph Cook ........................................................ Texas Tech University Nathan Douglas Corey ................................................... Texas Tech University Federico Cornejo ............................................. The University of Texas, Austin Paul Fitzgerald Cox ......................................................St. Edward’s University Pierre Gerard Craig .............................................................University of Miami Kenneth Jay Crowe .................................... Texas A&M University, Commerce Patrick Jan Cua ............................................... The University of Texas, Austin John Louis Darrouzet .........................................Loyola Marymount University Nicholas Dart ................................................................. Santa Monica College Benjamin Bradley DeBauge ................................................... Trinity University Bryan Alexis De La Cruz ..............................................The University of Dallas Blake Henry DeLong ....................................... The University of Texas, Austin Mabeth Diaz ..................................................................... Creighton University Alexander Clayton Dickey ................................................Vanderbilt University Christopher Cameron Dobbs .................................Oklahoma State University Brice Anthony Donovan ............................................................ Austin College Benjamin Ryan Dossett ...........................................The University of Alabama Sean Michael Dougherty ............................................................. Blinn College Joseph Ronald Duebner ..........................................Colorado School of Mines Ethan Chingbingyong Dumbrigue ............................................. Austin College Jack Daniel Durham ...............................................Austin Community College Andrew Christian Easterling ................................................. DePaul University Joseph Ehrisman ..........................................University of Nebraska at Lincoln William John Eigenbrodt ................................................Texas A&M University James McIntyre Elliott ...................................................University of Arkansas Nathan Escanuela ..................................................................... Austin College


Alonso Espinosa-Dominguez .............. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Liam Farren ...................................................................University of Arkansas

Matthew Thomas Favre ................................... The University of Texas, Austin Brendan Bridgewater Feehery ........The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill John Chase Fetrow .......................................................University of Arkansas Joseph Patrick Fimian ................................................University of Mississippi Charles Andrew Finegan ................................................ Texas Tech University William Francis Finn ...........................................................Holy Cross College Cameron Michael Flautt ................................................... Creighton University Emmet Joseph Flood ............................................... University of Notre Dame Jack Andrew Fontaine ..................................... The University of Texas, Austin Nicholas Alan Fox ........................................................ University of Oklahoma John Patrick Freeman ...................................................University of Arkansas Braeden Scott Freitas ...............................................................Boston College Alexander Antonio Frey .................................................University of Arkansas Ross T. Frick .................................................... The University of Texas, Austin Robert Campbell Frost ............................................ Texas Christian University Grant Mcaleese Frye .....................................................University of Arkansas

John Michael Galindo ....................................................... Benedictine College Adam Daniel Garcia ........................................................ Texas Tech University

Esteban Javier Garcia .................................................... Texas Tech University Bryan Houston Garner ................................................ University of Oklahoma Connor James Garvey .................................................... Texas Tech University John Joseph Garvey ...................................................... Texas Tech University Sam Jordan Garvey ................................................Austin Community College Martin Callahan Garza ....................................................... Fordham University Hunter Mason Gilbert .....................................University of Missouri Columbia Millet Gregory Gilmore ................................................ University of Oklahoma Luke Francis Gomez ......................................................Texas A&M University Carlos Gonzalez .................................................................... Emory University Eduardo Gonzalez Cadaval................................. University of Texas, Arlington Alex Ryan Grattafiori ................................... The University of Texas, Arlington Christian Alexander Grazzini ...................................The University of Alabama Jackson Garrett Griffith ....................................Southern Methodist University Dante Paulo Gutierrez-Tomlinson ............................... Arizona State University Joseph Theobald Hall ......................................................... Dartmouth College

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2016 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR FINALISTS

Rafael D. Anguiano

Samuel E. Betanzos

Joshua R. Cobler

Major: Beats Me

Major: Music

Major: Human Biology

University of Oklahoma

What was your favorite class at Jesuit?

Pomona College

want to die but it was fun.

What is something only your closet friends may know about you? I really like to sing.

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make?

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make?

AP Physics 2 with Mr. Von; made me

Use your turn signals

I would make a rule that all students be allowed time during the day for recess, exercise, and social activities in order to prevent stress.

Stanford University

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

Friends who’ve been inside my car know that political news channels are the default station to come up.

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?

I’d love to make some sort of device that could create clean water in a quick, easy, and inexpensive way.

Alonso EspinosaDominguez Massachusetts Institute of Technology Major: Mathematics

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

I love Caribbean rhythms, and I play bongos and congas.

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make? You can’t violently promote an ideology, especially not a religious one.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR COMMENDATIONS Kristian-Bernard S. Baluyot Charles D. Bender John P. Bender William K. Chu Benjamin B. Debauge Blake H. Delong William J. Eigenbrodt

Matthew T. Favre

Pradyotan M. Juvvadi

Michael J.Schwalm

William F. Finn*

Jeremy K. Lane

Harry V. Smith

Martin C. Garza

Brandon M. Mai

Chandler N. Stonecipher

Joseph T. Hall

Michael A. Mong

Ethan O. Tsao

Sean N. Howard

Joseph D. Parks

Henry C. Webb

Timothy R. Jonas

Jordan D. Pflum

John C. Whelan

Thomas E. Jordan

Alejandro Rey-Hipolito

Dow J. Zabolio

NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARS Rafael D. Anguiano Bruno Brenes Martin C. Garza Dante P. Gutierrez-Tomli *National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

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Michael A. Mong

Alejandro E. Rey-Hipolito

Diego A. Narvaez

Jose C. Rivera

Marco A. Navarro

Matthew C. Salazar

Federico M. Pier

John M. Wolpert


Nicholas A. Fox

Thomas C. Horton

Sanjeeva P. Kalva

Ryan T. Murray

Major: Computer Engineering

Major: Computer Science

Major: Biology and Computer Science

Major: Electrical Engineering

University of Oklahoma

What is one special keepsake you plan on taking with you to college?

My Jesuit and Kairos crosses. I wear them everywhere on the same chain and

Georgia Tech

What is something only your closet friends may know about you? I’ve built my own computer.

UT Austin

What was your favorite class at Jesuit? Honors Biology with Mrs. Jones

Santa Clara University

What was your favorite class at Jesuit? Physics with Mr. Katz

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make?

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?

Samuel A. Musso

Charles C. Phillips

John L. Sauer

Jacob T. Wilson

Major: Engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Major: Computer Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering

they mean a lot to me.

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make?

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Everyone has to appreciate puns. You don’t have to laugh, a slight nod will suffice, but no groaning.

Texas A&M

Vanderbilt University

What is one special keepsake you plan on taking with you to college?

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?

My jesuit track and field t-shirts to remind me of my time at Jesuit.

I like to cook random foods like peach cobbler and different types of chicken.

I have a first-degree black belt in taekwondo.

A time-controlling universal remote that fast-forwards through the boring stuff, rewinds your mess-ups, puts life on pause, and of course a mute button would be nice, too.

Higher capacity batteries

Some sort of pill that would get people to stop procrastinating and have no harmful side effects.

Texas A&M

What is one special keepsake you plan on taking with you to college?

My 2014 FIRST Championship Medal

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

I have my scuba diving certification.

UT Dallas

What is something only your closet friends may know about you?

I did competitive gymnastics for six years before I picked up cycling.

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent? A washer and dryer in one

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CLASS OF 2016 HONORS VALEDICTORIAN AWARD

Thomas Edward Jordan

SALUTATORIAN AWARD

Charles Clayton Phillips

BISHOP JOSEPH P. LYNCH AWARD MEN FOR OTHERS AWARDS

Tabor Blake Jones Andrew John Arraj Jeremy Kazuo Lane Michael Christos Pontikes

JESUIT SCHOOLS NETWORK AWARD

Emmet Joseph Flood

JOSEPH THOMAS WUNDERLICK AWARD

John Russell Landon

ALOYSIUS GONZAGA AWARD

Michael Joseph Boyson

Peter Benjamin Hamrick .............................................. University of Oklahoma Colton Alexander Hart ................................................................ Siena College Nicholas John Hartley ...................................................University of Arkansas Elliot Ansel Hartman .................................................... University of Oklahoma Daniel Hogan Heartsill ............................................Oklahoma State University Louis Bernard Helsen .............................................................Canisius College Joseph Michael Henneberger ........................................ Texas Tech University Cole Parker Henry ................................................... Texas Christian University Mark David Hewitt ............................................The University of Texas, Dallas Jay Robert Hofmeister ............................................University of Pennsylvania Adam Robert Holtz .........................................................Texas A&M University Jeffery Dwayne Hook .....................................University of Missouri Columbia Thomas Christopher Horton ............................Georgia Institute of Technology Matthew Langhorne Horvath ...............................................Spring Hill College Sean Nicholas Howard ....................................................... Stanford University Patrick Ladd Howell ........................................ The University of Texas, Austin Adam Philip Hyman ........................................................Texas A&M University Andrew Robert Ingram ...................................University of Northern Colorado Richard Edmund Janicki ................................................ Texas Tech University Cameron Matthew Johnson ........................................ University of Oklahoma Jackson Lee Johnston ...............................................University of Mississippi Timothy Richard Jonas ..................................................... University of Virginia Tabor Blake Jones ..........................................................Texas A&M University Thomas Edward Jordan .................................. The University of Texas, Austin Michael Anthony Justman .............................................. Texas Tech University Pradyotan Madhupala Juvvadi .........................The University of Texas, Dallas William Henry Kainer ......................................................Saint Louis University Sanjeeva Praneeth Kalva ................................. The University of Texas, Austin Kassa Kassahun .............................................. The University of Texas, Austin Lucas Jennings Kelley ............................................Austin Community College

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Jared William Kengott ............................................ Southern Illinois University Declan Joseph Kenny .............................................. University of North Texas Chase Furey Kirkland ...................................... The University of Texas, Austin Zachary William Kissick ........... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Austin Michael Koehler ............................................The University of Alabama Benjamin D. Kunasek ..................................................... Texas Tech University Joshua Sajai Kurian ..........................................The University of Texas, Dallas Alex Michael Kurilecz .....................................................Saint Louis University John Russell Landon ................................................ University of Notre Dame Jeremy Kazuo Lane ........................................................Saint Louis University Campbell Fowler Lang .............................................................. Marist College Connor Arik Lanpher ......................................................Texas A&M University Trevor Brennan Lastelick ....................... Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Aidan Thomas Leahy ......................................................College of Charleston Ryan Thomas Libby .......................................................University of Arkansas Aaron Marcus C. Lim ..........................................................University of Dallas Michael Alexander Lohr .................................................. Texas Tech University Peyton Xavier Long ......................United States Naval Academy Prep School Landon Felipe Lopez ...................................................... Texas Tech University Maximilian William Loughborough ................................University of Arkansas John Alexander ............................................... The University of Texas, Austin Brendan Connor Lyden ................................... The University of Texas, Austin William Connor Lynch .................................................... Texas Tech University David C. Madrazo ................................................................Spring Hill College Brandon Matthew Mai ............................................................... Austin College Timothy John Marron ............................................................ Baylor University Jack Mattison Mason .....................................................Texas A&M University George Robert McBey ....................................................... Merrimack College William Joseph McCaddon ......................... University of Colorado at Boulder William Valdez McCormack .................................................. Temple University


Brenton McMahan .......................................................... Texas Tech University Matthew David Megarity ................................................Texas A&M University Joseph Edward Merkel ......................................United States Naval Academy Nicholas Jerome Mersch ....................... Franciscan University of Steubenville Matthew Lawrence Metz .........................................The University of Alabama Pryor Christian Miller ............................. United States Coast Guard Academy Christopher Thomas Miramontes ........................................Spring Hill College Michael Anthony Mong ..........................................Carnegie Mellon University Ty Christopher Morin ...............................................The University of Alabama Andrew Christopher Morris ............................................ Texas Tech University Alexander Paul Motter ............................................................ Trinity University Kyle Douglas Muller ......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Garrett John Munck ............................................................. Skidmore College Ryan Thomas Murray .................................................... Santa Clara University Samuel Anthony Musso .................................................Texas A&M University Diego Abraham Narvaez ..................................The University of Texas, Dallas Marco Antonio Navarro ............................................................Boston College Cameron Cornelius Nelson ......................................................... Blinn College Christian McGuire Nelson .............................................. Texas Tech University Dylan Patrick O’Donnell ..........................................................Hendrix College Joseph Dennis Parks ................................................................Boston College James Robert Patterson .................................................. University of Virginia Max Campbell Patterson ........................................Austin Community College Noah Davis Patton ................................................................ Baylor University Adrian Alexander Pavon ................................................. Texas Tech University Steven Edward Pearson .............................. University of Colorado at Boulder William Thomas Peavy ............................................ Louisiana State University Cameron Joseph Perez ..................................................Saint Louis University Noah Michael Perez .................................................................. Austin College Dylan George Pflum .............................................................. Baylor University Jordan David Pflum....................................................................Rice University Charles Clayton Phillips ...................................................Vanderbilt University Federico Marcello Pier .....................................Southern Methodist University Joseph Michael Pitman ...........................................University of Texas, Dallas Michael Christos Pontikes ............................... The University of Texas, Austin Benjamin Harrison Powell ..............................................Texas A&M University John Michael Priddy ...................................................... University of Michigan Leo Dominic Priolo ...........................................Southern Methodist University Aedan Patrick Quinn ......................................................Texas A&M University

Nicholas Joseph Regan ................................................. Texas Tech University Shawn Regan .............................................................. University of Oklahoma Alexander David Reilly ...................................................... University of Dayton Pascal Wysong Reina .............................................Austin Community College Alejandro Emmanuel Garcia Rey Hipolito........ The University of Texas, Austin Sean Wilson Rilley ............................................................. Fordham University Matthew Peter Rischard .............................................. University of Oklahoma Jose Carlos Rivera .................................................................. Duke University George Nicolas Rodriguez .............................. Loyola University New Orleans Tucker Jay Roemer .......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Jose Escobar Romero .............................................. University of North Texas Andre James Rouzan .............................................. Texas Christian University William Conway Russell .................................................Saint Louis University Chase Patrick Ryan .......................................................University of Arkansas

Based on his academic performance, leadership traits and interview, Ryan Brooks ’16 was accepted into the Rawls Business Leaders Program (RBLP) at Texas Tech University. Only 12 freshmen across the country are accepted and offered scholarships into this program each year. To fully emphasize the elite nature of the RBL program, Dean Paul Goebel and Rawls Assistant Director of Recruitment Wiley Guy traveled to Jesuit and surprised Ryan with a formal announcement of his acceptance in front of his family and friends.

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Gregory Raju Saini ......................................... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Matthew Charles Salazar .................................Southern Methodist University Gustavo Arroyo Saucedo .............................................St. Edward’s University Martin Saucedo ..................................................................... Baylor University John Lloyd Sauer ...........................................................Texas A&M University Dean Richard Sayers ................................................... University of Oklahoma Hugo Scala ............................................................................Marian University Ryan Patrick Schaffler .............................................. University of Notre Dame Michael Steven Schmidt ........................................Oklahoma State University Garrett Earl Schneider ................................................ Arizona State University Christian Alan Schoeberl .......................................... The University of Georgia Matthew Richardson Schonberg ............................. Louisiana State University Michael Joseph Schwalm ............................................St. Edward’s University Holton Ian Schwartz .........................................Southern Methodist University Michael Griffin Scott ........................................Washington and Lee University Christian Randell Shields .............................................. University of Michigan Justin R. Sims ............................................................................. Blinn College Preston Luke Sledge ....................................... The University of Texas, Austin Bennett Morgan Smith ................................................ University of Oklahoma Harry Vincent Smith ......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Matthew Thomas Smith ................................................. Texas Tech University Michael Soliman ....................................................... University of North Texas Charles Joseph Ernst Stautner ...........................................Spring Hill College Chandler Nicholas Stonecipher ............................... Louisiana State University Jackson Francisco Suarez .............................................. Marquette University Camden Thomas Suhy ..................................................University of Arkansas Colton Sparks Sutherland ........................................................... Blinn College Matthew Christian Tamez .......................The University of Texas, San Antonio Matthew Timothy Taylor .................................................Texas A&M University Anthony Robert Tedeschi ...............................................Saint Louis University Joshua Dylan Thias ......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Nathanial Ryan Thompson .....................................Austin Community College Mitchell Anthony Thresher ....................................... Texas Christian University Zachary Russell Tiritilli ......................................Southern Methodist University Edward James Tomlin .............................................. University of North Texas Sean Paul Torpey ........................................................... Texas Tech University Richard Torres .................................................... Eastfield Community College Sebastian Tran .................................................... Eastfield Community College Ethan Oscar Tsao ...............................................Loyola Marymount University Matthew Jordan Tullis ........................................................... Baylor University Joseph Ryan Vasquez ..................................................St. Edward’s University Aaron Thomas Vengalil .....................................Southern Methodist University Mack Emmons Wageman ............................... The University of Texas, Austin Robert Dalton Walters ................................. University of Colorado at Boulder Channing Washlesky ..........................................................University of Miami Gordon Durbin Tabb Webb ..................................................... Rhodes College Henry Charles Webb ...............................................................Gap year, Music Samuel Isaac Weed ........................................................ Texas Tech University John Karl Wengierski ...............................................The University of Alabama John Cahill Whelan .......................................... The University of Texas, Austin Nicholas Troon Whelan ............................................ Texas Christian University Jake Matthew Wilemon ..................................................Saint Louis University Jacob Thomas Wilson ......................................The University of Texas, Dallas John Oliver Wilson .....................................................The University of Arizona Michael Paul Wischmeyer ............................Texas A&M University, Galveston John Michael Wolpert ...................................University of Nebraska at Lincoln Sharmon Yogeswaran ........................................................... Baylor University Dow Joseph Zabolio ......................................................Texas A&M University

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THE ROUNDUP THE STUDENT VOICE AND NEWSPAPER SERIVING JESUIT DALLAS SINCE 1942

Adapting deftly through numerous

archives, it’s obvious how The Roundup

short of dazzling. Instead of writing

and shifts in leadership, The Roundup

School, capturing moments of significance

comprised primarily of the student body

permutations, technological changes,

has existed since the very beginnings of Jesuit Dallas. Starting in the fall of 1942

as a quarterly publication, The Roundup

has served as a historical record for the

in the programmatic, physical, and spiritual evolution of campus life.

is coming up on its 75th year serving as

“Part of the pitch to becoming a member

“paper,” which now lives entirely in the

of how their contributions become living

the most active student groups on campus,

Degen. “In many cases, our students are

online edition has changed the way in which

otherwise go unreported; they’re sharing

quickly-dated content to a small circulation and staff, The Roundup now features over 50 active contributors, pumping out over

300 articles a year. Covering a wide array of subjects and styles, the primary audience

the voice of the Jesuit student body. The

of the team is to convey an understanding

digital space, is the end product of one of

history,” said faculty mentor Dr. Michael

and the transformation to an exclusively

giving a voice to programs that would

“The ability for us to have an online presence

news is both presented and consumed.

stories that no one else is planning to tell.”

member and The Roundup’s web architect

The importance of The Roundup can’t

Jesuit students have always seemed

technology evolves, there will always

in orchestrating a digital conversion, which

thoughts, ideas, and impressions in a

that news is delivered to the community’s

be overstated. Regardless of the way

determined to excel, no matter the area. But

be a need for skilled writers to convey

Degen helped facilitate in 2010, the way

meaningful way. In examining Jesuit’s

broad constituent base has been nothing

has shifted, as the availability of online

content has created a dedicated readership among parents, alumni, and friends.

has created a dramatic shift,” shared faculty

Joe Nava ’02. I recently made a presentation

to the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) outlining the benefits of a digital presence, including the elimination of printing costs, layout challenges, word limitations, and most

importantly, accessibility. The paper gives our students an opportunity to share their

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voice, and creates visibility for both the brand and the School.”

“We have a creative advantage that may not be entirely visible for several more

years,” noted out-going editor-in-chief Alex Motter ’16. “Through a recent experience

Fritz Asche, Susie Andrews, and Brandon

op-ed pieces addressing important social

to point to the students themselves for

alumni and community members; and, as

Bubb ’10, although everyone is quick

maintaining The Roundup’s position as one of the most comprehensive and respected student papers in the state.

at the Dallas Morning News Journalism

“We’ve been very fortunate because the

only school in the metroplex to publish

very well,” offered Asche. “From pitching

Day, we discovered that we were the

an online paper, exclusively. We are far ahead of our academic peers because

of our experience practicing journalism completely in a digital space.”

Motter, who is intending to pursue a

journalism degree at Trinity University (Texas), reflects an emerging trend of

students who have unknowingly leveraged

students handle a lot of the responsibilities the stories, to conducting interviews,

securing photography, and then writing

and editing each of the pieces, it truly is a student-run newspaper. Our students also do a fantastic job of being able to

interpret and describe a news event. The sophistication and intellect behind the pieces can be very inspiring.”

issues; in-depth profiles of distinguished

has always been the case, a mountainous collection of sports-related content. The program has been a notable

mainstay in the annual Dallas Morning News journalism competition. Lauded

on multiple occasions for its innovative web presence, numerous individuals

have garnered finalist considerations or even victories in categories to include Best Series, Best Review, Best News

Reporting, Best Video, and Best Editorial. Motter’s September 11 series, “Tribute

to the Fallen,” was among those to earn distinction at the competition in 2016.

their time with the paper to discover a

“I feel like we’ve broken through a

“My experience with The Roundup has

will have a significant impact in their

Motter. “We are no longer just a student

world,” continued Motter. “It has taught me

previously undetected passion; one that educational path and professional pursuits. Not only is The Roundup industrious in the way that it manufactures content, but the

composition is often very good. A lot of the program’s recent success can be traced to

its outstanding faculty staff of Degen, Nava,

glass ceiling in recent years,” voiced

newspaper. There will always be a focus on student life at Jesuit, but I’d like to think that we’ve been able to develop

stories that have real-world marketability.” Recently, the paper has published

extensive series’ on 9/11 and civil rights;

given me a unique perspective to the adult how to interview with someone far above my stature; connected me to individuals

who have radically different perspectives;

and helped me better embrace differences in thinking. My favorite aspect is that

there are no limits that separate the paper from the rest of the School. We have built

The Roundup, has served as the student voice of Jesuit Dallas since the School first opened its doors. What started in 1942 as a quarterly print publication (an issue from May, 1943 is pictured above) has transitioned into a daily online resource for the entire Jesuit community.

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2014 Dallas morning news Best video winner

“Durham Interviews SingerSongwriter Andrew Corey” By: Pierce Durham ’14 Edited by Editor-in-Chief Aaron Stonecipher ’14

2015 Dallas morning news BEST review winner

“Flying Lotus explores the mysteries of death, and beyond, on You’re Dead!”

Video production by Jesuit Stage and Film

relationships in advancement, counseling,

to write for nothing but the enjoyment

faculty and coaches.”

culture of participation without the benefit of

and administration, as well as among the

The Roundup is certainly a robust

of writing is really cool. We’ve created a a formal class.”

operation. In addition to the faculty

That’s not to suggest that all of the

the senior staff serving various roles such

The moderators have developed a junior

moderators, there are five members of

as editor-in-chief, managing editor, and news editor; eight junior editors, who

are depended upon to teach the other

contributors about how to develop quality material; and over 90 writers representing all four classes.

learning is done completely on the fly.

mentoring program assigned to help cultivate the skills of the underclassmen, and students attend several workshops throughout the year that focus on a number of different

competencies, from writing nut graphs and interviewing, to effective storytelling.

The structure of the paper is also distinct

“The newspaper is a chance to broaden

journalism programs in the metroplex.

Seeing as how many of our students have

in that it is only one of two extracurricular Nearly every high school supports a cocurricular model, which forces student involvement. There are advantages to

that archetype, but Jesuit’s current format empowers its students and fosters a real sense of ownership.

“The extracurricular model illuminates all of

the opportunities for kids to just walk on the field and play,” added Degen. “To be able

By: Jon Birondo ’15

a students’ writing perspective and skill. taken advantage of the experience to

explore careers in journalism, none of that would not be possible if we didn’t have

the opportunity. Through the paper, our students have developed camaraderie,

built character, learned valuable skills, and

nurtured a means of student discovery. It’s a wonderful training ground, and we’re proud

the roundup By the Numbers… Since August 26, 2010 2171 posts 479,444 views 114,973 unique visitors

to be able to continue the tradition.”

to cajole such a large group of students

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“Go to Antarctica; have the adventure of a lifetime. Go to Antarctica in winter, and have the adventure of everyone’s lifetime.”

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Chris Muldoon ’98 arrived at McMurdo Station on Antarctica in February. Although it’s quite common for the extreme weather to require several attempts, Muldoon’s first flight from Christchurch, New Zealand landed successfully. Toting previous experience as a mountain rescue medic and recent recruitment to a global disaster response team, Muldoon was getting set for a nine-month stint as physician assistant to the 100-150 people who would be staying on the ice throughout the winter. Besides an insatiable hunger for adventure, a healthy attitude is a nonnegotiable requirement for the bitter cold and deep isolation. Fortunately, Muldoon has been able to keep in touch with civilization through his computer, and we were happy to share in his unforgettable experience...


February 22 The first week I was here I was in the main building, Bldg. 155, right across from the clinic. I debated staying there, as it will make getting to the clinic in Condition 1 a little easier. Condition 1 is epic weather. Low to no visibility, very cold and very windy. Condition 1 means you’re not supposed to leave the building you’re in. Condition 3 is unrestricted movement. It could be -70 with no wind and good visibility and still Con3. Things that need doing in a US hospital are usually sorted by an entire team of folks. Down here, it’s the doctor and I. I shoot my own X-rays, draw my own labs. Two people to run the whole clinic. During the hours we’re not “open” I’ll be off doing something else. One of my projects is weather. I’m an alpinist and being an alpinist means I’m very reliant on accurate weather interpretation. Which I am no good at. Bad weather can turn a weekend mountain trip into an “epic” or a “suffer fest,” both of which I would prefer to avoid. So, to that end, I made friends with our weather forecaster and we are sorting the when/ where for weekly weather interpretation lessons.

February 23 Antarctica is often called “the Harsh Continent” and for good reason. It’s a desert. Typically, deserts may have some native peoples scattered about, living on the outskirts and occasionally venturing to the interior. But not here. No natives here. Without modern technology, there is no surviving this place. It’s cold, dry and openly hostile. The only things that live here are water based.

February 28 The Treaty requires that we don’t mess with the penguins, or any other wildlife for that matter. The general rule is if they run away from you, you’re too close. So if a penguin comes rolling through town, as these three did, everything kind of stops and waits for them. It’s pretty entertaining to see heavy machinery waiting on the side of the road for a 30-pound bird. Pretty sure they know everything stops for them too. They are as goofy as I expected. If ever there was a “strut-waddle” – these three had it.

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March 27 March 6 It has been hanging around the -20°F range the last few days. I’ve added a second jacket underneath my puffy down jacket. Occasionally, I’ve switched from a ball cap to a fleece beanie which has thrown everyone for a loop. We are slowly all getting to know each other, and I am apparently unrecognizable without one of two ball caps or gravity defying hair when my cap briefly comes off in the galley. However, earlier this week it was unseasonably warm. Mid-day there is still typically blazing sunlight. The days are getting shorter, but there is still plenty of daylight. I can see the Royal Society mountain range just across the water. Thirty miles on a clear day here is “just across.” Sunny and without a wisp of wind. The saying here goes “if it’s -20 and it ain’t windy, it ain’t bad.”

March 20 We have a contingent of New Zealand Defense Force here and they were meant to be home last week. The weather has thus far refused to play nice enough to allow flights in to get them. And to deliver our mail. Winter may not have officially begun, but the grumblings of winter have. General galley chatter has changed from “nice day out” (i.e. not windy and, oh, warmer than -10°F) to “man, it’s getting a little chilly” (today, -18°F to -48°F). It is becoming more and more difficult to recognize people. I’m going into secondary recognition mode – identifying people by their gear.

After more than a week of a delays, the Kiwis finally left. The weather held out and the LC-130 Hercules landed. Twenty or so New Zealand Defense Force cats boarded up to head north. Weather has not made life pleasant for them, waking every morning at about 4 a.m. to see if the plane was coming. Waiting. Hoping against hope that, even though the plane took off, it would land here. Flights commonly “boomerang” back to Christchurch mid-flight when the conditions turn sour. But this flight landed. We got mail, they got on board. As is tradition, winter doesn’t officially start until the last flight leaves. This was that flight. We all gathered on the back deck of Hut 10 for the traditional start-of-winter champagne toast. Words were said. I can’t honestly claim to know what they were because I was standing far off and had two layers over my ears. Winter may not have officially started until the plane left, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t freezing. “Kiwi flight ### uncontrolled take off successful” or something along those lines. And that’s it. A champagne slushy (I wasn’t lying, it’s cold!) and winter is here. The plan is to have flights come in periodically throughout the winter to bring mail and fresh vegetables. Winter is just as cold and dark, but with the infrequent flights (and Wi-Fi!), it’s a little less isolated than in previous years. For the medical team, it does provide a modicum of peace of mind in regards to critical patients and medevacs. As part of this new plan, the runways will be maintained throughout the winter. Runway prep typically required a few days, delaying any medevac. Now, mostly lousy weather and crew availability will delay medevac. This is a significant improvement from a medical standpoint. Evacuation of a critical patient in previous seasons had the potential of taking weeks. Worst case scenario now is probably nine or 10 days. summer 2016 | 45


April 3 It’s only been a few weeks since I last got mail, but then again, I’ve only been on the ice for about six weeks or so. I’m still connected, despite being at the end of the earth. It really puts into perspective what the original explorers did here. They disappeared for years with no updates. Mail would go onto passing ships with a faint hope that it would arrive at its destination. I got annoyed that one of my packages won’t show up until the April flight (hopefully) or, god forbid, I’ll have to wait until the June flight. Besides the mail, communications and freshies, those original cats had down and wool. I’ve got high end mountaineering gear and it’s too cold just to go for a hike today. Granted it’s -49F, but those guys had to move throughout the winter, dragging sleds and hunting seals. I’m going to the big gym for a rock climbing session. Leisure, in Antarctica! What a novel concept.

April 17 A New Zealand flight was scheduled but never made it to the ice. Their national symbol is a flightless bird. Probably should have seen that coming. After the flight got cancelled, there was a day of grumbling, but life goes on. Preparations had to be made for winter. It’s been a busy week around the station.

April 24 A group of about 20 of us ventured out to the sea ice today. Four vans loaded with enough down jackets that we may have just eradicated an entire species of goose. Today was the last chance to see the sun directly. This was the latest “event” in the procession to the dark of deep winter. Today was the last time we were supposed to see the sun for a few months. It never really showed. So that’s it. No more events in the wings until winter. The last flight flew. The sun opted to not even have the decency to show its face one last time. It’s winter.

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I do my laundry in the clinic. There’s never a line and always plenty of detergent. I left my laundry in the dryer this morning. It ran through a cycle and then sat there, because I forgot about it. It didn’t so much “dry” as “freeze.” Antarctica problems.

In these conditions, when it is almost mid-winter on the ice, it’s hard to determine whether a sniffle and a tear carry the same meaning as it does at home. Eyes tear up and freeze. Sniffles are commonplace when outside for any length of time. It’s just part of life in Antarctica. The last sunset has long passed. We live in the dark. The soft yellow glow coming from a street light and two bright white headlights aimed at us from the front of the fire engine illuminate the gathering. Thankfully, the wind is mild. There is a steady breeze, just enough to deposit snow into the nooks and crannies of my jacket. A detail from the fire department lowers the flag halfway while our resident trumpeter plays Taps. Today, we remember those who died for our country from a place with no recognized national borders. We stand in front of the last flag on station, the others having been taken down in preparation for winter. It’s a potent moment when the station head reads the numbers of dead from various wars and conflicts. Standing next to me, an old salty Marine wipes a tear away. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t from the cold. Happy Memorial Day.

May 3 It’s 0729 and my pager goes off. We officially open the clinic at 0730. I’m thinking to myself, “really?” Pager: “Auroras visible from town. Look up on your way to work!” Ah. Ok then. So I wandered down behind the science center, out next to the helipad and looked up. Green and taking up 3/4 of the skyline. Southern Lights on my way to work. Yeah, it’s cold and dark, but there are some perks.

May 15 We’re coming into a cold stretch. It’s going to be in the -40s and below over the next week. It seems like no one really notices until it’s at least -50F. I haven’t seen the sun since, well, at this point I have no idea. I caught a glimpse of something that wasn’t the sun, but wasn’t night either, when I was deep out onto the ice during a Search and Rescue training. There was just a little bit of purple and red along the horizon. It’s a little bizarre when the weather channel ticker reports next sunrise will be in August. The sun won’t rise tomorrow. And that’s a little unnerving. People here are definitely showing the effects of Antarctic winter. Vacant stares are becoming a little more prevalent. Horror stories are starting to pop up about people having difficulties with the most hard-wired tasks – like forgetting the PIN to a bank card. I was recently asked what the most difficult part about being down here was. After thinking about it, I came to realize the most difficult part is the monotony. People jump at the chance to break up the daily routine. Any reason for a social event usually becomes the next thing to look forward to. Thinking about the winter in its entirety can be a bit overwhelming. So you don’t think about it. You think about the day-to-day and whatever our next event happens to be. Next up is the science fair. That’s next week. I think. I’m not immune to winter brain, so it could be two weeks away. But I think its next week.

June 9 To all who sent care packages, thank you. I just may not get them until July. Or August. There’s a pattern here if you haven’t figured it out. 1) Hopefully the plane makes it to us. 2) Hopefully the plane has mail and freshies on it. 3) If #1 and #2 fail, repeat. It’s a minor miracle that the most recent plane even made it with some mail and gorgeous freshies. I have been told that -42F is the lower limit for the planes to land. Apparently, below -42F, the hydraulics freeze and the plane is unable to take off. We are predicted to have a low of -61F in town today, which means the lows on the ice shelf/runway are likely in the -70sF. Thank baby Jesus it was only -41F, because now I’m going to go get my mail.

June 12 I live on “the harsh continent.” This is a place not meant for man. Without special gear, there is no surviving it. Currently, it’s -62F. It was -65F last night. The night was still and clear. It wasn’t so cold that floating ice crystals obscured the view of the skies. But it was cold enough that the auroras were on full display. Every time I went outside there were new auroras. At one point, there were two auroras, one on top of the other, dancing. In between, and slightly off to the side was a third. I saw three distinct, green visions up in the sky. I’ve seen a lot of auroras since I’ve been down here, but hadn’t seen them in such commotion. The Milky Way cut straight through them. It seemed at times as though it were perfectly perpendicular to the dancing streams of green. I could see the galaxy with my own two eyes. I think I want to stay here…

To follow Chris Muldoon’s epic journey until his eventual return to civilization, visit and write to him at his blog, penguinsareiceholes.wordpress.com.

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1940s 1950s Dick McGowan ’46 is in good health and about 90% recovered from the effects of a fall three months ago. “I continue to hear confessions and hope to soon resume weekday Masses.” Martin Drew ’48 celebrated his 86th birthday and now has a cell phone! He continues to lector at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. Bob Ingram ’48 celebrated his 85th birthday; has been married to his wife, Elaine, for 54 years; and has five children and eight grandchildren. After retirement he and Elaine have enjoyed traveling to several countries in Europe and around the world including Egypt and China. “We both sing in our church choir at Resurrection Catholic Church in Virginia.” Jim Callan ’49 saw another of his Father Frank mysteries, Over My Dead Body, published. It is currently being recorded as an audio book by a five-time Emmy award winner, so the Father Frank mysteries are now available in paper, digital, and audio. Over My Dead Body has reached No. 7 in its category on Amazon Kindle. Captain Cameron Taylor ’07, who is presently serving in Kabul, Afghanistan, supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, proudly displays the Jesuit flag which he carried with him on his most recent mission. The flag was given to him by Jesuit graduate and fellow Air Force Academy graduate, Alex Sakovich ’08. Cameron is scheduled to return home in October 2016.

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Francis Miranda ’51 is retired from active private practice and continues to teach and consult with dentists over the Southwest area. “I would like to state how much my time and experiences at Jesuit have led to my successes in life, family and professional career. The Class of 1951 would like everyone to remember Father John Edwards in their prayers. His long service to all of us describes the essence of the Jesuit spirit and philosophy.” Jack McGowan ’53 is proud to let us know he has “survived the first 82 years of my life!” Eddy Pita ’56 continues to teach high school and help young students pursue a better life in an at-risk environment. “And at age, 77, I think of Jesuit often.” Freddie Schaefer ’57 and his wife, Karen, are really enjoying retirement. “Both of our children and their families live close by so we see them often. Karen and I enjoy getting Jesuit news.” Glenn Snyder ’57 regularly meets up with classmates Jasper Interrante, Mikell VanderLaan and Philip Mentesana. Glenn and his wife, Sandy, travel some and enjoy their nine grandkids. They like to spend time at their farm in Blue Ridge, Texas, while Glenn still volunteers at the airport, flies


1960s Dick LaMarche ’60 and wife, Carol, have been blessed with the birth of a granddaughter named Maya Valentina, their 10th grandchild.

Pat Schnitzius ’45 holding his two new great-granddaughters. Julia Claire Early born May 4 and Lydia Elizabeth Chapman born May 5 are his 36th and 37th great-grandchildren. airplanes and plays the banjo at church. Jay Woods ’57 wrote I Understand, a poem, which was published in The Daily Word and circulated in 110 countries in seven languages. He is publishing his first book, Yes! I Understand, Lessons of Love from the Musings of a Lawn Man based on the principles of the poem. “Loving yourself and loving another is the best way we can love God. Love our neighbor as ourselves, because the more

we love ourselves the more love we have to give away.” Visit www.yesiunderstand.com and www.lifegiftboxes.com for more from Jay. Dave Gibbons ’59 moved from Colorado to Georgia. “We may be back in Colorado if things in Georgia don’t work out as planned. Love the outdoors, especially hiking, mountain fishing and bird hunting.”

Bill Davis ’61 happily retired after 50 years of “working for the man.” His daughter, Ali, is a senior at Western Washington University studying creative writing. His son, Robby, is a student leader at Bainbridge High School and will be off to Boise State University in the fall. “I started Arbuckle Press just for something to keep me busy. My wife is the music director at our church and life is good. Thanks for the kick-start, Jesuit!” Trent Galloway ’62 is a Vietnam veteran. Since retirement he and his wife have been living in Grapevine, Texas, and taking RV trips to many states spanning Washington to Florida. Pat Kelly ’62 is enjoying retirement from teaching though he is still directing plays. “Traveling with my wife, Judy, is a major pleasure. Always enjoy Jesuit birthday greeting!” Bill Raymond ’62 has retired to Deer Lodge, a town slightly less

than one mile square, and very self- sufficient. “Most old-timers fear the river as poisoned by mining, but I have become the well-known trout fisherman here. With the internet and amazon. com my choice to move here has worked out great. I’m alive and well in Montana.” Jim Yeargan ’62 says life is good. “Expecting 25th grandchild in August!” Don Erler ’63 took his children and grandchildren on a tropical cruise for Christmas in St. Thomas to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. Len Dickinson ’66 and his wife, Peggy, are retired and living in Spring, Texas, enjoying their 10 grandchildren and traveling. Geoff FitzGerald ’67 had five sons. With the birth of his new grandson, Warren Henry, on October 3, Geoff’s five sons had five boys. “Tracing the lineage to my great-grandfather, there have been 18 sons and no daughters. The chances are less than four in a million; like driving 16 miles without seeing grass until the last 4 inches.” Mike Slater ’67 is living the good life with wife, Tami, and all our grandkids. “Motorcycles, music and golf keep me busy when I’m not playing business.”

FIRST FEATURE FILM FOR TANNER KALINA ’10 ACHIEVES “UNIVERSAL ACCLAIM” ON METACRITIC

Tanner Kalina, an aspiring actor with a boat load of credits already tied to his name, recently co-starred in Richard Linklater’s latest nostalgic comedy, “Everybody Wants Some!!,” about a group of college baseball players in 1980. Released by Paramount Pictures in late April, the film has been a commercial and critical success. “I played baseball at Jesuit, but acting was probably always my first love,” said Kalina. “I began writing stand-up comedy, broke into the Dallas comedy scene, got into improv, caught the bug, and then started studying acting in earnest.” In addition to acting in a number of shorts through 2015, his big break came after he responded to a casting call in Austin to appear in a new film from the writer and director of “Dazed and Confused.” “It was a four-step audition process that lasted over a month-and-a-half, but it was such an awesome experience. We filmed non-stop for three months, and we all became like brothers.” Kalina has since relocated to Los Angeles, where he is continuing to hone his craft. He is in the developmental stages of a one-man sketch variety show, has been floating his own feature script, worked on a second season of the successful web-based mini-series “People with Issues,” and is set to star in the upcoming indie feature, “When We Burn Out.”

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GABE VAZQUEZ ’95 MAINTAINING TXU ENERGY’S POSITION AS AN INDUSTRY LEADER

Gabe Vazquez was recently featured in Hispanic Executive magazine, the nation’s leading print publication profiling business’s most influential Latino leaders. Vazquez, who serves as vice president and chief legal officer at TXU Energy, the largest retail electricity provider in the state of Texas, offered an in-depth at his humble background and meteoric rise as an energy expert. Declining scholarships to Harvard and Stanford in order to remain close to home, Vazquez graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a degree in liberal arts, after which his career trajectory began to quickly unfurl. He was accepted to SMU’s Dedman School of Law under the prestigious Sarah T. Hughes Fellowship; worked at the Supreme Court of Texas as a recipient of the William E. Collins Clerkship; and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, an organization dedicated to service and leadership. Vazquez transitioned to Gardere Wynne Sewell law firm for several years, before accepting an in-house counsel position at Michaels, the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America. Vazquez was recruited to TXU Energy at a time when the only commodity the company sold was electricity. Since his arrival in 2008, TXU Energy has branched out into selling home warranties and smart thermostats, and is becoming increasingly immersed in the solar space.

Geoff Crowley ’69 is happy to announce his first grandchild, Bennet Rose English, was born Feb. 25, 2016. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. J.D. Gonzales ’69 is pleased to announce his daughter, Melissa, married a wonderful young man named Matt Garvey. Matt is a graduate of DeSmit Jesuit in St. Louis and is a CPA. Melissa is a staff accountant III at Hines Commercial Development in Las Colinas. Son, JD ’05, is a manager at Luke’s Locker on Mockingbird Lane.

design business. “The primary products they sell are ornaments, and Jesuit Dallas is one of their customers. Both of our daughters work with Kitty in the business, located in Seguin. I have been with CMC Steel Texas for 19 years.”

John Mitchell ’70 is teaching a class at the University of Texas in Austin on success and leadership. John started out as a CPA and has been an entrepreneur since the age of 30. Two years ago he sold the largest reverse mortgage

company in Texas (and fourth largest in the country) to the industry leader. In the process of building that company in his 50s, John developed a technique to significantly increase the level of continued on page 52

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Bill Keller ’70 reports that their first granddaughter, Molly Katherine, is home and progressing very well. Born at 2 lbs. 6 oz. to daughter, Katie, and son-in-law, David Patrick, she was 11 weeks premature and spent 10 weeks in the NICU at University Hospital in San Antonio. Second daughter, Maggie, was married February 20, 2016 in San Antonio, to a Houston Strake Jesuit graduate, Danny Passmore. His wife and former Jesuit Dallas faculty member (art and music), Kitty, is doing very well in her

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ALUMNI FIELD REPORT

Well over 100 Jesuit Dallas graduates are actively continuing their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. The list below recognizes our alumni who have earned distinction this past year through various conference and national awards.

Ben Brownlee ’12

Josh Cummings ’15

Ryan Dendinger ’12

Dalton Eudy ’12

J.D. Feist ’13

J.J. Gustafson ’13

First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection in track & field for the third consecutive year at Kansas University

Named to the 2015 Capital One/COSIDA Academic All-America Second-Team in soccer from St. Edward’s University

Led Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in saves for the third consecutive season, recording 107 saves on the year for Caltech soccer

Darius Hill ’15

Named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshmen AllAmerican team in addition to All-Big 12 Second Team and All-Big 12 Freshman Team in baseball following rookie season at West Virginia University

Antonio Martinez ’12

Became the first two-time All-American in the history of the University of Texas wrestling program with second consecutive National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) All-American honor in in the 149-pound weight class

Andrew Murphy ’15

Named to Pioneer Football League (PFL) Academic Honor Roll in football at Davidson University

Gavin Patterson ’14

2015 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Academic Honor Roll selection in soccer at Regis University

Shane Ross ’15

All-New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Academic Team at Wesleyan University

Ben Sloan ’15

2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll selection in soccer at Austin College

Taylor Tibbits ’13

Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Academic Honor Roll in football at Hendrix College

Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll following football season at Rice University

Named to Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) All-Ohio Team after starting 22 matches for the Kenyon Lords of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)

Named to 2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll in football at Texas A&M

Hank Likes ’14

Named to 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team from Lindenwood University

Michael McCarney ’12

University of Maryland Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, the conference’s most exclusive award which recognizes academic and athletic excellence; 2016 AllAcademic Big 10 selection in lacrosse

Jake Oliver ’13

University of Texas wide receiver, earned co-MVP honors following Longhorns’ win against Kansas (Nov. 7)

Nic Ready ’15

Named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team in addition to honors as 2016 Mountain West Conference (MWC) Baseball CoFreshman of the Year and All-MWC Second Team at Air Force

Jeff Schoettmer ’11

Signed free agent deal with National Football League’s New Orleans Saints; the defensive team captain for North Carolina football, he was named 2015 All-ACC Third Team

Steven Spieth ’13

Recipient of the Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. ’60 Award as Brown University’s Scholar Athlete of the Year; named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District; Academic All-Ivy League honors in basketball

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A benefit concert, organized by Jesuit Dallas alums, Music for Martinez, was held in Houston benefiting Cristo Rey Jesuit and celebrating the life of Rev. TJ Martinez, S.J. Alums in attendance included: (L-R) Steven Guckenheimer ’06, John Mungioli ’05, Nick Doskey ’03, Jimmy Collins ’03, John Wall ’03, Dan Frick ’03, Trey Schonter ’03, Adam Ramirez ’03, James Guckenheimer ’03, Casey Seraphin ’03, Michael Spaeth ’03, and Matt Boggs ’04.

success and achievement a person experiences in life. John feels blessed that The University of Texas at Austin has asked him to teach his eight minute a day technique to its students. The course began in January 2016.

JEFF TILLOTSON ’80 SELECTED TO LEAD GOVERNANCE OF PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

In May 2016, Jeff Tillotson ’80, was unanimously approved by the Dallas County Commissioners Court to serve as the Board of Managers for Parkland Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospital systems in the country.

John Whaley ’70 retired from SMU and now is a full-time graduate student in SMU’s counseling program. Dan Darrouzet ’71 is both a registered architect and professional engineer. He works at M+W US, Inc., an international engineering company ranked No. 1 in the world. He is contracts manager for its Americas Division. Working on his PhD in civil engineering, he teaches at the University of Texas at

Arlington in their graduate level construction management program. He travels with his wife of 37 years, Ingrid, and plays with his five grandchildren as often as possible. In 2015 he wrote a book entitled Stories from the Tin Box - Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes available on Amazon. Joe Spurgin ’71 tells us that his daughter, Katie, graduated from University of North Texas in three years with a degree in public relations (strategic communications) and is working in Dallas. Son and Jesuit grad, Leo Spurgin ’06, is living and working in Denver with his wife, Mandy. Dale Wilcox ’71 reports son, Blake ’12, graduated from Brown University this year with a

First opening its doors during the 19th century and averaging more than 1 million patient visits annually, Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “I’m extremely humbled and privileged to join Parkland Hospital Board of Managers,” said Tillotson. “I look forward to working with the existing Board members, who are a very talented and extremely dedicated group of professionals. I look forward to aiding their continued efforts to maintain a standard of excellence in the care that Parkland provides its many patients.” Jeff Tillotson currently heads up Tillotson Law Firm, which focuses on complex civil litigation including consumer class actions, fraud and securities matters. His cases have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Nightline, and the CBS Evening News, and have been the subject of several documentaries as well as a feature-length movie. Tillotson attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the London School of Economics and the University of Texas School of Law following his graduation from Jesuit where he served as the managing editor of The Roundup, was a Texas state debate champion, and student council president.

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Paul Sudderth ’89 (L) and Jason Wood ’03 with a Jesuit cap prominently displayed! Paul is a check airman at Southwest Airlines, so he trains new pilots in the simulators and flies with them on their first trips in the airplane. “When I met Jason yesterday to fly with him on his first trip, it didn’t take long to figure out that we were both Jesuit grads and we had a great time trading stories. Lots of laughs and great memories!”


Italy, Dubai, and recently the UK, representing their interests in various global markets. Scott Gordon ’75 has been singing as a baritone/bass with the Dallas Symphony Chorus since 1979. “I’m happy to say that I am not alone in representing Jesuit. Zane Crownover, Jesuit assistant band director, is also a baritone/bass in DSC! If any of our fellow Jesuit alumni are interested in singing with us, auditions are held once or twice each year... go to www.dscchorus.com for more information. major in German and a minor in Russian. He will start his new job in Washington D.C. with Kaiser Associates. Daughter, Meredith, completed freshman year at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Alex Petrilak ’72 had the opportunity to work with clients in Denmark, Slovenia, Germany,

Allen Schroeder ’75 considers Jesuit one of the reasons he has a strong sense of social justice. For almost eight years now, 45 hours a month, he has moved food from a two-store chain grocery to neighborhoods in East Austin populated with low income folks. In addition to food recovery efforts he also started teaching

Max Zendali ’09 graduated from the United States Air Force Academy as a 2nd Lieutenant after shaking President Obama’s hand. “I am very proud to now be a graduate of the Air Force Academy as well as from Jesuit Dallas. I am heading to training at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Miss. as a cyber officer.” organic gardening; another way free food can be made available to the less fortunate. In addition to moving free food, Allen works full time at a tiny health food store called in.gredients.

Pro member Tennis Invitational “Service to Others.” St. Ives CC hosts one of the most active Tennis programs of any private country club in Georgia with 425 members playing tennis weekly.

Creig Matthieson ’76 received a 35-year service award from the United States Professional Tennis Association. Serving as the director of tennis at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, for the past 23 years he has raised charity funds in excess of $250,000 through St. Ives CC

Tim Roberts ’76 is proudly working about 25-30 hours weekly as babysitter for his wonderful four-year-old granddaughter. “The pay is zero, but the benefits are many and priceless!”

Call nights for the ALUMNI ANNUAL FUND Sunday, November 13 Thursday, November 17 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 Rory Palmore ’76 with his children. (L-R) Lauryn, D’Andre, and Ryan.

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Weddings Melissa Ebeling to Ron Villareal ’79 Amanda Willis to Matt Fisk ’99 Jessie Wallin to Tyler Graham ’99 Mary Regina to Nick Schmidt ’00 Melissa Gimenez to Brandon Rayne ’03 Lauren Villareal (UA ’04) to Michael Johnson ’04 Abigail Sharp to Sean Mercado ’04 Sarah Eisele to Philip Rothermel ’04 Megan Gumm to Sean Bellomy ’05 Sarah Frances Baccich to Patrick Anderson ’06 Jillian Brody to Brian Fredericks ’06 Meg Patrick to Nicholas Tuszynski ’06 Summer Sanford to Kyle Meinhardt ’08 Kelsey Wales (UA ’09) to Patrick Beachner ’09

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Ron Villareal ’79 and Melissa Ebeling, born in Little Rock, Ark., were married near Mason, Texas, on April 16, 2016. See photo page 55.

Killian Womack ’14 gave the gift of life after donating bone marrow in May. Every year, Jesuit students volunteer to join the Be the Match donor registry, and Killian proved to be a match for a critically-needed bone marrow transplant patient. Paul Philp ’77 is pleased to report that he “finally broke down and bought a house in Wylie, Texas.” Tom Hanley ’78 has been retired since 2012 after working for nearly 35 years. He stays busy with several hobbies including tropical fish, remote control drones, collecting space memorabilia and studying “newspace” companies.

Jim Watson ’79 is a partner with Watson Millican & Company in Allen, Texas. Sons: Landon, an OU grad, is a civil engineer with Petitt Barraza in Richardson, Texas; Andrew, will play hockey for Franklin Pierce University in N.H; and Jared will play hockey in the U.S. Premier Hockey League this fall. Daughters: Elizabeth, graduated in biomedical science from Colorado State; and Allison is studying chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate N.Y. “My wife, Carolyn, makes sure everything stays on track.”

1980s

Sam Hockaday ’80 works for Nancy Hairston (UA ‘86) in the 3D technology business. “A big hobby of mine is collecting and planting trees in McKinney, Texas.

11,000 Birthday Letters and Counting…

As President of Jesuit Dallas, Mike Earsing shoulders an enormous responsibility. In addition to executing a longrange strategic vision for Jesuit, his job is to be a leader for the School, both on and off campus. It’s a 24/7 commitment filled with meetings, speaking engagements, and constant managerial oversight. Another one of President Earsing’s duties – one he delivers with remarkable dedication and pride – is the writing of birthday letters, each month, to every Jesuit Dallas graduate. As an alumnus, you are likely aware of the letter you receive each year from the President’s Office. He likes to reminisce, is fond of science-fiction, appreciates the finer things in life, and eagerly looks forward to sharing his fondest birthday wishes with you each year. As he always says, “if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello.”

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Great food, a putting contest, and a live broadcast of the Jesuit baseball game augmented the already great camaraderie as over 100 Jebbies gathered on campus for the annual Alumni Crawfish Boil. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.


JORDAN SPIETH ’11 NETS FIRST TEXAS WIN

Despite winning two major championships and ascending to the top of the world golf rankings, Jordan Spieth had yet to win a PGA tour event in his home state of Texas. At least until Memorial Day weekend, when Spieth leveraged a huge back-nine in the final round to secure a threestroke victory at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, which was most recently known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Spieth finished 17-under par for a four-day total of 263 en route to his eighth PGA victory. Nearly two months before his 23rd birthday, Spieth broke a tie with Tiger Woods for the second-most wins ever at age 22 or younger. The only player with more early success was Horton Smith, who had 14 wins (1928-30). The victory was his second of the season and puts him back on track as he attempts to defend his U.S. Open Championship from 2015. “No matter what happens in the next 30 years of my career, this will be one of the most important days that I’ve ever had,” remarked Spieth. Spieth, who also won this year at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, is ranked third in the FedEx Cup standings and No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

So far, I have donated 78 trees to a city park behind my house. Yes, I planted and named all of them!” Jim Neel ’80 took the family to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for Christmas. “Viva Elvis and Las Vegas!” Bill Dempsey ’81 and wife, Adriana, would like to welcome new son, Daniel Alexander Dempsey. He was born April 10, 2016 and his uncle is Ed Dempsey ’83. See photo page 59. Steve Kelly ’81 retired to Milton, Florida, in December 2015. “Between my two companies, Semper Fi Sound and STK & Associates, I guarantee I will stay busy. I’ll also be teaching motorcycle safety for the State of Florida. Kids are grown and gone so time to resume the honeymoon lifestyle we started 30 plus years ago. Slainte!” John Teguns ’81 remembers Jesuit baseball. His son, John, plays on the varsity baseball team at WT White. “It’s funny to see him standing in the same outfield position I played at Jesuit. We enjoyed the recent spirited rivalry against Jesuit. Although I have to root for my boy, it’s good to see Jesuit still be successful at baseball. David Hamer ’84 is proud to announce that his oldest daughter, Bianca, graduated from Bishop Lynch this year. “She’s following her old dad down to Texas State University and going

to be a proud Bobcat.” Son, Michael, is a sophomore at Jesuit and youngest daughter, Jessica, is a freshman at Bishop Lynch. Ross Coulter ’86 will have two daughters at Ursuline in the fall and a 5th grader at Cistercian. “Three boys from my younger daughter’s school, Providence Christian, are attending Jesuit in the fall. I regularly see Darren Smith ’86, Mike Murray ’86, and Joe Cox ’83 whose sons are at Cistercian as well.” Carlton Clarke ’87 and wife, Liana, welcomed a baby boy and first family grandchild, Andrew Dean, in June 2015. The family lives in Dallas. Liana is delighted to be taking time off from work to be an at-home mommy. Carlton enjoys working with his folks. At the end of the day, he is eager to head home to be with his family. See photo page 59.

applications for specialized pharmacogenomics. John Brodrick ’88 is loving every minute of being a dad. Matthew DiCicco ’89 is proud to announce that Mamaroneck High School in New York won the D1 State Hockey Championship, a first for the school and all of Westchester County. His son, Matthew, has been on the varsity hockey team since freshman year.

1990s

Chad Herring ’91 was married to Michiyo, in 2012. He has been working for a Japanese law firm in Tokyo since 2009. Jason Nelms ’93 was recently engaged to Jennifer Helm. The wedding is planned for September in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Mark Pennesi ’93 was recently promoted to associate professor of ophthalmology. His research focuses on developing gene

After a brief hiatus from media sales, Charlie Humbert ’87, landed at WFAA Channel 8. “I’m running local TV and digital campaigns for my clients all over the country. WFAA is a legacy station and I am so happy to be here.” David Pettengill ’87 is now the president of Alumicell, LLC in Addison, TX. Alumicell is a managed services organization in the healthcare industry, specializing in DNA testing and pioneering clinical

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therapy for inherited retinal dystrophies.

attorney in the General Counsel Department.

Michael Dalton ’95 manages the Old Spice and Powerade accounts at Wieden & Kennedy Ad Agency. “I’ve been at Wieden for 10 years and really love Portland and the Northwest.”

Silas Baker ’99 was promoted to director of recruiting with Western Healthcare which is a nationwide firm recruiting for private and corporate groups, as well as, hospital systems including Catholic Health Initiatives and Mercy. Silas and his wife, Camille, recently became a family of four with the addition of Alfred “Alfie” Reed Baker who is now the younger brother of Leo Jackson Baker.

Todd McGowan ’95 and wife, Traci, are celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary this summer. They recently added a new family member, their mini golden doodle puppy, Bodhi. Todd is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of North Texas. In his free time, he and Traci can be found at the AAC watching the Dallas Stars. David Nichol ’95 was recently named outside receivers coach at Washington State University, as announced by head coach Mike Leach. Nichol, whose most recent collegiate coach stint was as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at East Carolina University, previously worked with Leach for three years at Texas Tech. James Sheppard ’98 and his wife, Laura, welcomed their second child, daughter, Morgan Jean, on April 4, 2016. James recently joined Southwest Airlines in March 2015 as a litigation

Ben Cantrell ’99 left public accounting last year to become the CFO of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation. Also, last year, daughter, Charlotte Amelia was born. “2015 was a big year!” Matthew Fields ’99 has great news. Son, Matthew James Fields Jr, was born on March 14, 2016. See photo page 59 of baby James and his two older sisters, Marian (L) and Molly (R). Matt Fisk ’99 married Amanda Willis. Groomsmen included three Jesuit alums, Michael Fisk ’02, Doug McKeever ’99 and John Kinnaird ’99. See photo page 54.

New Arrivals DAUGHTERS

Anneke Frances to John Brodrick ’88 Morgan Jean to Laura and James Sheppard ’98 Charlotte Amelia to Sierra and Ben Cantrell ’99 Lily Mae to Kristin and Nick Braud ’00 Abigail Lydia to Lydia and Mike Chebino ’00 Evelyn Kate to Sarah and A.J. Gonzales ’02 Maggie Violet to Sarah and A.J. Gonzales ’02 Roclyn Marie to Currin and Travis King ’04 Elizabeth Shaw to Mary Beth and Sean Palmer ’05 Taylor Ann to Krista and Scott Morgan ’06 Summer to Derrick McNairy ’11

SONS

Daniel Alexander to Adriana and Bill Dempsey ’81 Andrew Dean to Liana and Carlton Clarke ’87 Henry Michael to Mary and Michael Hughes ’97 Jaxon Luke to Wendi and Todd Gruninger ’98 Clay Colin to Alexandra and Kevin McMyler ’98 Alfred Reed to Camille and Silas Baker ’99 Matthew James to Lindsey and Matthew Fields ’99 Taylor Xavier to Audra and Joseph Butzberger ’00 Benjamin Michael to Jackie and Ray Albers ’01 Liam River to Jennifer and Ryan Frahm ’01 Joseph Michael to Cara and Matthew Monahan ’01 Anthony Alexander to Lindsay and Jeff Kacergis ’02 Joseph Michael to Elizabeth and Joe Nava ’02 Brody to Kacy and Matthew Young ’02

(R) Joey Hever ’12, commissioned into the Unites States Marine Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant, celebrates with his brother, Matthew Hever ’15, who finished his freshman year at University of Kansas.

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The Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame banquet is made special by not only celebrating the achievements of the Hall’s newest inductees, but also by the premium previously inducted “Blue Coats” place on attending the event each year, as noted by 2016’s record-breaking turnout.

2000s

Nicolas Svacina ’00 moved from Los Angeles to Austin to take a job as senior film editor at the Mental Health Channel. MHC is an online channel dedicated to changing the conversation on mental health. He has completed two series for PBS and over 19 hours of edited content. Nicolas and his wife, Natalija, were married on November 9, 2013 and bought their first house in 2015. They share it with their cat Edgar.

Chris Elbaor ’04 was awarded his MBA from Columbia University’s Business School on May 14. “I had such a great experience at Columbia with amazing professors and classmates that I would repeat those two years in a heartbeat.” Chris lives in Manhattan and continues to partner at the hedge fund he co-founded.

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Matt Monahan ’01 and wife, Cara are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby boy. Joseph Michael Monahan II was born on Feb. 22, 2016. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long. See photo page 59. Joe Nava ’02 and wife, Elizabeth, welcomed baby John Michael Nava, born on the evening of Holy Thursday weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches. Dad and big brother, Thomas, are in love. See photo page 59.

Matthew Young ’02 is the owner of a custom home building and remodeling company, Autus Properties, which primarily works in the Preston Hollow area. In addition to his 4-year-old son, Bentley, he welcomed his second future Jesuit student, Brody in March. He will celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with Kacy Young (UA ‘02) on July 1, 2016.

marketing coordinator. Previously with the Omaha World-Herald for eight years, he led the sports department’s transition to an award-winning online presence. The Steier Group conducts campaign planning studies and manages capital campaigns for Catholic parishes, schools, dioceses, and community nonprofits all over the country.

Brian Norton ’03 has been hired by The Steier Group to serve as

Brandon Rayne ’03 married Melissa Gimenez in New Orleans

Chris Coxon ’84 and his family (including son Jonathan ’18, who is donning a Jesuit Dallas tee shirt), at the Basilica of St. Ignatius in Loyola, one of their stops on a month long trip across Europe. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.


on December 13, 2015. Fellow alumni Evan Flatley ’03 was best man. “Evan’s toast included many shared memories and jokes of our time at Jesuit.” See photo page 54. Michael Johnson ’04 married Lauren Villareal (UA ’04) at St. Catherine’s Bell Gable in Fayetteville, Ark. on August 14, 2015 in a private ceremony. They celebrated with family and friends at a formal reception on January 1, 2016 in Dallas. Lauren is the granddaughter of Ronnie Villareal ’56 and the daughter of a very proud Ron Villareal ’79. See photo page 55. Sean Mercado ’04 married Abigail Lassiter Rachael Sharp in Colorado. The couple met at Vanderbilt University, from which they both graduated. Abigail is currently senior business development manager at Caliber Midstream Partners, a Bakken Shale-focused midstream company. Sean is manager of payor contracting for DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., where he negotiates contracts with payors on behalf of the company. The couple are both involved with at-risk youth, the bride with ACE Scholarships and the groom with Denver Active 2030. See photo page 54.

Drew Allen ’05 is working on a documentary about his cousin, golfer, Byron Nelson. According to Golf Digest, “the inspiration for the project came in part from a note that Jordan Spieth sent to Nelson’s widow.” After reading the note, Drew thought it was important to tell the story emphasizing the kind of person Byron was instead of another film about his golf records. To read the full story go to www. golfdigest.com. Andrew Katz ’05 was awarded The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. NSF received close to 17,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. Sean Palmer ’05 and wife, Mary Beth, welcomed the birth of their first child, Elizabeth Shaw Palmer, on April 1, 2016. She is happy and healthy and was born at 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 20.25 inches long. See photo page 59. Brian Fredericks ’06 married Jillian Brody on September 25, 2015 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in

from the alumni director

Greetings Fellow Alumni, I would like to start by welcoming the Class of 2016 to the Jesuit Alumni Association! I was fortunate to get to know many of our most recent graduates throughout their junior and senior years, and spent some time recently focusing on their impact at Jesuit. Our alumni graduate from Jesuit prepared to be self-sufficient and steadfast in making a difference in the world and our newest graduates are expected to continue that tradition. They will graduate from college, advance their passions, earn post-graduate degrees, start businesses, get married and start their own families. Many will scatter throughout the world and others will come back to Dallas. My hope for the Class of 2016 is the same as it is for all Jesuit Alumni, and that is to stay connected to Jesuit wherever they live. So I pose the question to you – are you connected to Jesuit? While we continually reach out to our alumni asking that they review their contact information, we realize that even with the best intentions, life often keeps us from making those updates. Our alumni family is large and we have lots of successes to celebrate. Within the pages of this very magazine, or on our various social media channels, you can see how Jesuit students are doing great things in the school community as well as beyond graduation. We alumni are crucial to preserving the spirit of Jesuit, and we owe that to the next generations of students.

Jason Terk ’85 was awarded the Distinguished Physician Award and GoldHeaded Cane by his physician colleagues in the Cook Children’s Physician Network on May 12, 2016. He was recognized for his devotion to his patients and his advocacy work for children health issues statewide.

Many of us maintain close ties to the School that helped shape our lives, but as a whole, we can do better. I charge each alumnus to log onto the Jesuit Alumni Directory www. jesuitcp.org/alumnidirectory and update their personal information. Not only is this a helpful resource for the School, but it gives you the opportunity to find contact information for your classmates! I would like to wish ALL of our Jesuit alumni and their families health and success! Whether attending a football game, a theater production, or a class reunion, we hope to see you on campus. Together, we can continue to do amazing things! Sean G. McMullen,’96 Director of Alumni Relations

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Houston, Texas. The best man was the groom’s brother, Matthew Fredericks ’10. Jesuit alumni in the wedding party and in attendance included: Brian Fredericks ’06, Jillian Fredericks, Jon Mannhaupt ’06, William McClarin ’06, Corey Russell ’06, Tomas Larkin ’06, Matthew Moran ’06, Brendan Swearengin ’06, Michael Laitala ’96, Robert Hicks ’06, Andrew Smith ’06, Peter Squigna ’06, Matthew Fredericks ’10, David Laitala ’98, Ryan Macia ’06, Christopher Fredericks ’98. See photo page 55.

After graduating with a BA in environmental studies, Brent Newman ’06 was awarded a U.S. Fulbright to Jamaica where he lived and conducted research on the endangered Jamaican Boa. He then went on to complete a MSc in range and wildlife management at Texas A&M UniversityKingsville. Brent currently works at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He will begin his Ph.D. at Tennessee State University in 2016.

Doug Tate ’90 sporting a Jesuit visor and Chuck Hazzard ’93 met up in Las Vegas to cheer on their respective SEC teams—LSU and Florida.

DAVID BEASLEY ’01 NAMED TO DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 40 UNDER 40 RANKINGS

David Beasley ’01, vice president & chief operating officer at BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas was selected for inclusion in the Dallas Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 ranking. The well-known listing gives recognition to the most influential young people in business with a distinct record of service in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Beasley is currently responsible for all operational and administrative departments for BBB serving 13 counties in Texas. He also serves as chair of the national BBB Ratings Work Group, which helps the Better Business Bureau advance marketplace trust. He has won numerous Outstanding BBB Awards for his investigative and ad review work, which have exposed airline ticket schemes, the selling of fraudulent computer software, the distribution of fake diplomas from a home study private school, job scams, and fraudulent attempts to receive payment for services which were never rendered or requested. Following graduation from Loyola University (New Orleans), Beasley was selected to serve as an intern with the Mayor’s Office at the City of Dallas, an opportunity that also led to him being named “Mayor for Day” on Aug. 11, 2004. His volunteer experience within the North Texas community is extensive, and includes service at the Dallas Life Foundation, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, New Orleans Habitat for Humanity, and Agenda for Children civic and social organization. Beasley, who has held numerous roles in the BBB since joining the organization in 2006, has been interviewed by numerous TV affiliates, and seen his investigations published in the Wall Street Journal.

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Jay Wellik ’06 moved to Portland, Ore. to work for the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID’s Volcano Disaster Assistance Program. He studies earthquakes associated with volcanic eruptions, and works with counterparts in foreign countries to monitor potential and ongoing eruptions in places like Latin America, Indonesia, and the Philippines. “I’m loving the scenery in the Pacific Northwest.” Joe Wood ’06 sent in a photo from Nick Tuszynski’s wedding this past fall. (L-R): Dan Neuhoff ’06 Shane Bertrand ’06, Nick Tuszynski ’06, and Joe Wood ’06. See photo page 54. Equipped with a business degree from Oklahoma University, Taylor Moen ’07, went to the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., where he completed his Master of Accountancy and

later his Master of Business Administration. He is currently working on his Master of Hospital Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Alex Rinaldi ’07 is still “holding the fort down in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.” His family is still residing in Wakefield, Rhode Island. “Health is our No. 1 priority these days. If you’re ever in Philly and need a tour guide or friendly Jesuit face, please give me call!” Adil Ahmed ’08 was accepted into an orthopedic surgery residency program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Kyle Meinhardt ’08 married Summer Sanford on July 3, 2015 in Royse City, Texas. They are both scheduled to graduate from UTMB medical school this year. Class Notes continued on page 66.

Andrew Minigutti ’86 (second from left) and business partner, Mark Viracola ’86 (far right), opened West Frisco Health in Wellness on January 1, 2016 with a grand opening celebration. Andrew is board certified in both family and obesity medicine. Also pictured: Andrew’s parents, Walt and Joan Minigutti; parents of Pat Mitchell ’86, Brian and Sharon Mitchell. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.


Alumni

Leroy J. Munchrath ’46 Paul William Leech ’51 Hugh Paul Campbell ’52 Gary Antone Pasqua ’55 Harold E. Barker ’60 Kenneth Raymond Brown ’60 Charles J. Espinosa ’60 James Patrick Francis ’60 Glenn Duff Gardner ’62 Maurice Edwin Moore, Jr. ’62 John Christopher Bird ’63 Willis A. Duffey ’64 William Halsell Berry, Jr. ’65 William Howard Lalla ’65 Danny Lee Rohmer ’65 James M. Sharpton ’66 Robert John Morris, Jr. ’71 William E. Blakeley, Jr. ’74 William F. Webking ’74 Robert Dunn Whaley ’74 James Collings Cole ’82 Neil Patrick Emmons ’88 Austin Hunter Collins ’06 Christian Myles Johnson ’13

Wife of

† Roy LaRocca ’46 (Diana Joyce LaRocca) † Casey Long ’53 (Sylvia Jean Long) Bill Schuster ’58 (Cecilia L. Schuster)

Mother of

Robert Dennis ’64 (Mary Zamani Dennis) Lawrence Petr ’64 (Elizabeth “Bessie” Petr) Michael Shropshire ’67 (Lorraine A. Shropshire) † Frank Petr ’68 (Elizabeth “Bessie” Petr) † Jerry Lenihan ’69 (Patricia Ann Lenihan) Michael LaRocca ’70 (Diana Joyce LaRocca) Mark Champion ’71 (Irene Helen Champion) † Kenneth Dennis ’71 (Mary Zamani Dennis) † Phil Lenihan ’71 (Patricia Ann Lenihan) Robert Lehn ’72 (Peggy Jean Lehn) Paul Bret ’75 (Helen Jane Bret) Martin Champion ’75 (Irene Helen Champion) Tim Lenihan ’75 (Patricia Ann Lenihan) John Lenihan ’76 (Patricia Ann Lenihan) † John Ronan ’76 (Kathleen D. Ronan) Quinn Cook ’77 (Diane M. Cook) Mark Lenihan ’77 (Patricia Ann Lenihan) Timothy Ronan ’77 (Kathleen D. Ronan) Dan Shropshire ’77 (Lorraine A. Shropshire) Chris Flynn ’78 (Margaret Mary Flynn) Christopher Ronan ’79 (Kathleen D. Ronan) Stephen Flynn ’81 (Margaret Mary Flynn) Patrick Garcia ’81 (Marietta L. Garcia) Kevin Ronan ’81 (Kathleen D. Ronan) Terry Ronan ’83 (Kathleen D. Ronan) Kevin Sendker ’84 (Barbara Ann Sendker) Peter Cook ’85 (Diane M. Cook) Beckett Cook ’86 (Diane M. Cook) † James Garcia ’86 (Marietta L. Garcia) Bill Schuster ’86 (Cecilia L. Schuster) Jeffrey Padberg ’88 (Colette Padberg) Robert Sean Walker ’88 (Myra Sue Walker) Brian Sendker ’92 (Barbara Ann Sendker) David Schuster ’94 (Cecilia L. Schuster) Tom Flynn ’95 (Patricia Ann Flynn)

Joey Weaver ’03 (Diana Jasmin Weaver) Andrew Weaver ’11 (Diana Jasmin Weaver)

Father of

Victor Gallerano ’70 (Victor Gallerano ‘51) Joseph Gallerano ’71 (Victor Gallerano 51) Anthony Tomaino ’77 (John Tomaino) Kevin Phelps ’78 (George E. Phelps, Jr.) Mark Pustejovsky ’80 (Anton A. Pustejovsky) John Spaulding ’80 (Robert Spaulding) Matt Miller ’82 (John F. Miller) James Spaulding ’82 (Robert Spaulding) Daniel Feather ’84 (Gordon Alan Feather) Drew D’Arcy ’85 (Ronald D’Arcy) Tyler Miller ’86 (John F. Miller) Pete Moore ’87 (Maurice Moore ’62) Brian Bird ’89 (John Christopher Bird ’63) Rob McGhee ’91 (Fr. James E. McGhee) Ryan Rathman ’92 (Ronald R. Rathman) Colin Bird ’95 (John Christopher Bird ’63) Michael Feather ’98 (Gordon Alan Feather) Phillip Whaley ’04 (Robert D. Whaley ’74) Peter Whaley ’10 (Robert D. Whaley ’74)

Sister of

David Furlow ’52 (Margaret Dundas) John Furlow ’55 (Margaret Dundas) † Daniel Traynor ’55 (Rita Marder) † Joe McDermott ’57 (Diane M. Goolsby) † Patrick Traynor ’59 (Rita Marder) Bob McDermott ’60 (Diane M. Goolsby) James Smith ’62 (Carol Ann Zaenglein) Clint Adams ’64 (Diane M. Cook) † Mark Adams ’72 (Diane M. Cook)

Brother of

Marvin Munchrath ’47 (Leroy Munchrath ’46) Harold Munchrath ’51 (Leroy Munchrath ’46) † Don Munchrath ’52 (Leroy Munchrath ’46) † Earl Munchrath ’57 (Leroy Munchrath ’46) J.D. Espinosa ’62 (Charles J. Espinosa ’60) Ray Munchrath ’62 (Leroy Munchrath ’46) † Tom Gardner ’64 (Glenn Duff Gardner ’62) John Sharpton ’64 (James M. Sharpton ’66) † Richard Duffey ’65 (Butch Duffey ’64) Rick Lalla ’68 (William H. Lalla ’65) Thomas Sharpton ’68 (James M. Sharpton ’66) John Whaley ’70 (Robert D. Whaley ’74) Bill Bird ’71 (John Christopher Bird ’63) David Blakeley ’78 (Bill Blakeley’74) Justin Collins ’94 (Austin Hunter Collins ’06) Nicholas Collins ’97 (Austin Hunter Collins ’06) Benjamin Collins ’03 (Austin Hunter Collins ’06) Bryan Rathgeber ’04 (Jeffrey Rathgeber) Sterling Johnson ’11 (Myles Johnson ’13)

Timothy Farmer ’02 (Maryann Farmer) Daniel Baskind ’03 (Nina Baskind) Patrick Hassell ’03 (Mildred Mack) Drew Klein ’04 (Cecilia D.Zipper) Justin Lehn ’04 (Peggy Jean Lehn) Peter Stark ’06 (Frances Mosley) Eli Baskind ’07 (Nina Baskind) Derek Klein ’08 (Cecilia D. Zipper) Daniel Shropshire ’08 (Lorraine Shropshire) David Davis ’09 (Angelina Perez) Stephen Shropshire ’10 (Lorraine Shropshire) Christopher Flynn ’11 (Margaret Mary Flynn) Austin Jentz ’11 (Helen Jentz) Christopher Wengierski ’14 (Franceille Davis Larson) Joseph Wengierski ’14 (Franceille Davis Larson) Michael Shropshire ’15 (Lorraine Shropshire) John Wengierski ’16 (Franceille Davis Larson) Alec Davis ’18 (Angelina Perez) Matthew Flynn ’19 (Margaret Mary Flynn)

Grandfather of

† Rich Harrington ’95 (Louis Harrington) John Korman ’95 (Eugene Vilfordi) John Harrington ’96 (Louis Harrington) Andrew Ratley ’96 (Tony L. Bozanich) James Sheppard ’98 (John E. Sheppard) Michael Ratley ’00 (Tony L. Bozanich) Christopher Ratley ’03 (Tony L. Bozanich) Rustin Kormos ’04 (Frank J. Kormos) Brent Bilansky ’05 (Irving J. Gale) Justin Woodard ’06 (Bill G. Woodard) Jason Korman ’09 (Eugene Vilfordi) Erik Eppig ’13 (Theodore Eppig) Alexander Higgins ’13 (James J. Higgins) Peyton Arneson ’15 (Eugene Vilfordi) Pryor Miller ’16 (John F. Miller) Jameson McGhee ’17 (Fr. James E. McGhee) Jake Carlson ’18 (Robert Glass) Jeremiah McGhee ’19 (Fr. James E. McGhee)

Friend of

Fr. John Edwards, S.J Fr. Jack Heaney, S.J. Fr. Marvin C. Kitten, S.J. † deceased

Grandmother of

Abel G. Alcala ’89 (Amalia Ybarra Garza) Ceasar G. Alcala ’93 (Amalia Ybarra Garza) Johnny Silva ’94 (Constance Silva) † Richard Harrington ’95 (Pat Harrington) John Harrington ’96 (Pat Harrington) Peter Farmer ’97 (Maryann Farmer) Stephen Lehn ’00 (Peggy Jean Lehn) Preston Dargan ’01 (Alberta L. Gruber) Jonathan Hassell ’01 (Mildred Mack) John Paul Pederson ’01 (Alma Roberts)

We remember our deceased alumni in a special way each fall during the Alumni Memorial Mass. Visit www.jesuitcp.org/memorialmass 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. Listings received as of May 31, 2016.

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Leroy J. Munchrath ’46

LeRoy Munchrath passed away on Jan. 1, 2016. After serving three years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended UT Arlington. He lived in the Dallas/Arlington area most of his life, retiring from LTV Aerospace Corporation in 1984, after 34 years in various management positions. After retirement, LeRoy and wife, Margo, settled in Whitesboro, Texas. He enjoyed many outdoor activities and was a member of St. Peter’s Church of Lindsay, Texas. Preceded in death by his wife, LeRoy is survived by four children; three brothers; three grandsons; five granddaughters; 5 great-granddaughters, and one great-great granddaughter.

Paul William Leech ’51

Paul Leech was born on March 9, 1933 in University Park, Dallas. Paul returned to our Lord on April 6, 2016. He was laid to rest in a private ceremony. Paul was a beloved DFW attorney. He practiced law for decades at 702 Dalworth St, Grand Prairie, Texas. He was best known for his pro bono service to many of our first responders in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving and specifically Grand Prairie area. He is survived by his loving wife, Jackie Monier Leech; several children, stepchildren, numerous grandchildren and many loving friends.

Hugh Paul Campbell ’52

Hugh Campbell entered eternal rest on April 11, 2016. He attended Springhill College and Southern Methodist University and received his bachelor degree in business. Hugh joined the Army in 1957 and served with the missile program in White Sands, New Mexico. He owned and was president of Campbell Manufacturing Co. He still had lunch regularly with classmates that attended Jesuit and Holy Trinity elementary school with him. Hugh is survived by his wife, Judy; children from his first marriage with Marie Trapani, son, Chris Campbell and daughter, Betsie Maner (Danny); Judy’s children, son, Alexander Carr Campbell (Susan); daughter, Margaret Campbell; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gary Antone Pasqua ’55

Gary Pasqua passed away April 20, 2016. Gary is survived by his wife, Eve Wolcott Pasqua; daughters, Evelyn Pasqua, Jennifer Scarlott (Troy) and Carrie Langston as well as his three grandchildren. As a student, athletic director and coach, Gary Pasqua enjoyed success in his 35-plus years at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. In 2015, he was recognized by the Jesuit Dallas Lettermen’s Club with the Gold Ranger Award, which is given to the Jesuit Letterman who has brought honor to Jesuit, made contributions

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that have had lasting, positive effects on his fellow citizens, made a significant contribution to the Jesuit community and lived and performed as a “Man for Others.” He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Harold E. Barker ’60

Born in Chicago, Harold got to Texas as soon as he could. He moved to Shady Shores in 1986 fulfilling a childhood dream to have a home on the lake. After 40 years in sales, he opened Anchor Bay Boat and RV Storage in Corinth, Texas. Harold loved his cars, boats, fishing rods, knives, and gadgets. His prize was “Petunia,” a 2005 red supercar he showed at car shows across North Texas racking up over 100 trophies. His love of life and of people made him a great friend, businessman, churchgoer, fisherman, Ford fanatic, knife and coin collector, mentor, brother, husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Norma; his son, Tyson; and his 2005 red supercar.

Kenneth Raymond Brown ’60

Kenneth R. Brown of Flower Mound, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on March 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Brown; son, Kevin Brown and wife Jenny; daughter, Megan Stoltenberg and husband Nathan; son, Hayden Brown; son, Zachary Brown; brother, Ron Brown and wife Christi; five beautiful grandchildren: Nicholas, Mackenzie, Kolson, Ember and Tobias and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his Father, Oscar Brown; mother, Mildred Brown; and sister, Patricia Corder.

Charles J. Espinosa ’60

Charles Espinosa passed away Jan. 8, 2016 at his home. Charles retired from Trinity Industries Inc. in Dallas, as a payroll manager after more than 35 years of employment; he also was an alumnus of Jesuit High School in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzy Espinosa in 1993. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Miriam Tankersley Espinosa; daughters, Teresa Williams, Michelle Williams (Mike), Jacqueline Fragoso (Rodrigo); son, Charles J. Espinosa, Jr.; and grandchildren, Jacqueline, Carley, Alexis, Cruz.

James Patrick Francis ’60

Jim Francis passed away Feb. 24, 2016, at the age of 74. Born in Houston, Jim proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1965. In 1972, he married Marie Elizabeth Isbell. Jim retired from Texas Instruments after over 30 dedicated years of service. He enjoyed fishing and working with his hands, and was a member of Kingsland Baptist Church, in Katy. He

is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Beth Francis of Katy, Texas; daughter, Shannon Francis of Round Rock, Texas; brother, Rev. Msgr. Eugene Francis of Cypress, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, James Patrick Francis, Jr.; and his parents.

Glenn Duff Gardner ’62

Rev. Msgr. Glenn Duff Gardner, Jr. or as he was affectionately known, Father Duffy, was a priest of the Diocese of Dallas, having been ordained on May 2, 1970. Father Duffy attended St. James School in Oak Cliff and graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. He served in many parishes throughout the Diocese including St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Mark the Evangelist and most recently St. Martin of Tours Parish. He studied Canon Law and received his doctorate in Rome, Italy in 1977. He also served as Vicar General of the Diocese and continued to work in the Diocesan Tribunal. Father Duffy will always be remembered for his quick wit and humor and his compassion and service to the people throughout the Diocese and beyond.

Maurice Edwin Moore, Jr. ’62

Sparky Moore died May 10, 2016. A true “man for others,” Sparky was fair and astute in matters of business, but with an unmatched gentle and generous human nature. Sparky was a graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic School, Jesuit College Preparatory School and UT at Austin. He received his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He will be missed by his Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers and fellow soldiers in the Air National Guard, among many others. Sparky was an avid animal conservationist, serving 18 years as a board member of the Exotic Wildlife Association. He is survived by his wife, Dian Blalack Moore; son, Pete Moore III, (Shelley), his son-in-law Stephen Ratchford; and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Brandy Moore Ratchford.

John Christopher Bird ’63

Dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Chris Bird, passed away on April 2, after a six-year struggle with multiple myeloma. A proud member of the Jesuit High School Class of 1963, he attended Wabash College, in Indiana where he met Patricia Jane Corbin. The two married in 1968 and returned to Dallas where Chris graduated from SMU School of Law. Board certified in residential and commercial real estate law, a member of the Texas Real Estate Law Exam Commission, and a multiple year Super Lawyer, Chris spent 41 years practicing law in Dallas. While his professional career was undoubtedly successful, Chris was proud of nothing more than his wife Patti, his five children, their spouses and his 11 grandchildren.


Willis A. Duffey ’64

Butch Duffey passed away Feb. 19, 2016 surrounded by friends and family. He attended Jesuit High School and The University of North Texas where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He held many titles and won several awards in his tenure with Ecolab where he worked until he retired in 2013. He was an avid proponent of blood donation who personally gave more than 50 gallons of blood. His final act was one of life-saving generosity through the gift of organ donation. He is survived by his daughters, Dana Duffey and Jennifer Duffey; son, Miles Murphy; grandsons, Dawson, Michael and Zachary.

William Halsell Berry, Jr. ’65

Bill Berry passed away on May 4, 2016 at the age of 69. He was a devoted husband to Susan Diane Berry and proud father of three children. Bill graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School and then University of Texas at Dallas. He voluntarily joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War and served his country for four years with honor and grace. His children remember him as a loving and caring father. He is survived by eight grandchildren who knew him as Papa, a prankster who initiated goofball fun and contagious giggles. He was a deeply loving, loyal, honest, hard-working, witty and generous man who loved his faith, family, baseball and barbeque.

William Howard Lalla ’65

Bill Lalla passed away March 14, 2016 from a heart attack. Born in Dallas, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas and graduated from Jesuit where he made lifelong friends. An All-American quarterback and member of the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame, he played football at OU and Wichita State. He received his Masters of Public Administration from the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas. Bill lived in France for 15 years where he was an editor for West Publishing and later started Ooh La La French antique exports. In 2009 he returned to Dallas where he taught French and English. He is survived by his children Katy Lalla and Andy Lalla (Kate).

Danny Lee Rohmer ’65

Danny Lee Rohmer, of Cedar Hill, Texas, lost his battle against cancer on Feb. 14, 2016. He was born July 30, 1946 in Dallas, the son of Ernest and Marjorie (Holden) Rohmer. Danny attended Jesuit High School where he was a member of the football team. Following his graduation in 1965 and a brief period in college, Danny proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

James Michael Sharpton ’66

James Michael Sharpton passed away on Feb. 1, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons, Vincent (Emily), Tony; siblings, John (Teresa), Thomas (Patricia), Diana; grandchildren, Madelyn, Samantha, and Matthew. Predeceased by parents, Alexander Sharpton Jr. and Eloise Perez; sister, Katheryn Sue Sharpton Trejo. He was a Navy veteran of Vietnam and owner of Sharpton’s Electric Service in Dallas for many years.

Robert John Morris, Jr. ’71

Robbie Morris of Ocean View, Hawaii, died Jan. 4, 2016. Robbie lived in Kapaa/Hanalei for 30 years. He loved to surf and for a living, painted houses and ran a surf-charter business. He is survived by his brothers, Geoffrey Morris of Ridgefield, Connecticut; Paul Morris of New York, New York; John Morris of Bay Head, New Jersey; sister, Joan Morris Barry of Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please wear sunscreen.

William E. Blakeley, Jr. ’74

Bill Blakeley passed away April 18, 2016. He started his career as a software engineer, and worked his way up to Sr. Assistant Project Manager for the U.S. Army PEO STRI. He is survived by his loving wife Antoinette; his children Benjamin David, Daniel Joseph and Lauren Blakeley. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Blakeley and brother David Blakeley.

marriage to Nancy Lehn Burns, Rob acquired three step-children, Katie, Brian, and Laura Burns.

James Collings Cole ’82

J.C. Cole, IV, passed away on Jan. 9, 2016. An altar boy and Cub Scout, he attended St. Monica Catholic School. He started his career in sales by winning a trip to Disney World by selling the most magazine subscriptions in 3rd grade. J.C. attended Jesuit College Preparatory School where he loved football. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and pledged the Sigma Nu fraternity. He treasured his King Charles Spaniels. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; parents, James and Ruth Cole of Frisco.

Neil Patrick Emmons ’88

Neil Emmons, one of Dallas’ most dedicated public servants, and most loyal and generous of friends, passed away on March 30, 2016. Neil was born in Dallas, where he lived the entire 45 years of his life. After graduating from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, he attended Loyola University New Orleans. Neil started his civic career as president of the Oak Lawn Committee, and then served as commissioner on the Dallas City Plan Commission. Neil was endlessly engaged in making Dallas a quality place to live and work.

Austin Hunter Collins ’06

Bill Webking went home to be with the Lord, Aug. 21, 2015. He is survived by wife, Priscilla; daughters, Heidi and Hilary; his six beloved siblings and their families; much-loved in-laws; and numerous family and friends who all loved him and will miss him greatly.

Austin Collins passed away in Dallas on Jan. 30, 2016. Austin is survived by his mother, Colleen Cook Collins; father, Joseph Collins; brothers, Justin (Liza) Collins, Nick Collins, Ben (Jackie) Collins, and Derek Didear; sister, Danielle Didear. Austin attended Christ The King School and graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School and Saint Edward’s University. In 2011, Austin joined his mother in their family business, Cook Diamonds. Austin was a kind and gentle man who treated friends and strangers with compassion and dignity. He leaves his loving family and friends with many fond memories.

Robert Dunn Whaley ’74

Christian Myles Johnson ’13

William F. Webking ’74

Rob Whaley died Feb. 15, 2016, of complications from tracheal stenosis. He earned a B.A.S. degree and a J.D. degree from SMU. Whaley was a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In 1995 he founded the law firm of Whaley, Letteer & Mock. Rob will always be remembered for his wit, generosity, high spirits, and love of life. He was a devoted son, husband, father, a brilliant attorney, and avid sportsman. Rob is survived by his wife, Nancy; his three children, Phillip, Sara, and Peter Whaley; and their mother, Ann Stewart Whaley. With his recent

Christian “Myles” Johnson died April 25, 2016 at University of Chicago. He is survived by his parents, Vadrina and Sterling Johnson Jr.; a brother, Sterling Johnson III. Myles excelled in the classroom and enjoyed expressing his thoughts on current events . He earned a reputation as a jokester, music critic, and gamer. Myles started playing golf in middle school, and it became his passion. During his time at Jesuit, he played on the golf team. At the University of Chicago, Myles shifted his interest to philosophy and wanted to attend law school and become a litigator. He inspired those around him to learn, enjoy life, and strive to be a Man for Others.

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Patrick Beachner ’09 married Kelsey Wales (UA ‘09) on October 24, 2015 after nine years of dating. They were married at Christ the King Catholic Church with a reception at the Nasher Sculpture Garden. The bridesmaids and groomsmen where almost entirely Ursuline or Jesuit Dallas grads. (L-R) Daniel Flynn ’15, Chris Flynn ’08, Catherine Beachner (UA ’16), Nicholas Mayfield, Shane Rooney ’09, Sam Schmeltz ’09, Gaby Gutierrez (UA ’09), Joel Gray, Blake Denton, Mary Allis Gracheck (UA ’09), Chuck Cipione ’09, Anne Stanard (UA ’09), Jeffrey Hill ’09, Eric Kalis ’09, Jackie Murad Pfister (UA ’09), Patrick Beachner ’09 (GROOM), Kelsey Wales Beachner UA ’09 (BRIDE), Joseph Beachner ’07, Alex Wales ’04, Casey Boyle (UA ’09), Rachael Roth (UA ’09), Ryan Moore ’09, Libby Verret (UA ’09), Kelly Lacy (UA ’09), Kevin Kramer ’09, Ben Schell. See photo page 55. Zack Morris ’09 is engaged to Jennifer Schmitz. John Tee ’09 was promoted to news editor after three years of working as a copy editor for the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

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Parker Amy ’11, United States Navy, is stationed on the guided-

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(21 and over) missile destroyer, USS Decatur (DDG 73) with home port in San Diego, Calif. He is currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet as a part of the Pacific Surface Action Group (SAG) and sailing in the Western Pacific. He is main propulsion officer (MPO) and turbines officer (TURBO) on the USS Decatur. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in June 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree

and a major in logistics and intermodel transportation. Jarrod Buys ’11 is working on his engineering senior design project in the electronic systems engineering technology department at Texas A&M University. The project consists of making a remote monitoring and control system for oil pipeline cathodic protection systems. The system will be controlled over SMS text messages. Ross Thompson ’11 is in his second year of veterinary school at Oklahoma State. Joey Hever ’12 graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in finance and was commissioned into the Unites States Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant. He will

be heading to Pensacola to begin flight training. In attendance to help celebrate was Jesuit Dallas coach Jeremy Weeks, Brian Ogden ’12, Hank Tabolka ‘12, Matthew Hever ’15, John Hever ’72, Mark Fallon ’72, Ted Tabolka ’78 and proud dad, Jim Hever ’82. See photo page 58. Jonathan Mendiola ’14 is in his sophomore year at St. John’s University where he is in the ROTC program and a member of the Ranger Challenge team. He will be with the army for eight years. Chris Muller ’14 committed to play baseball at UTSA in the fall of 2016 and will continue to pursue a degree in engineering.

HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2016 November 3 Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service November 4 Homecoming Football Game

The Forrest Performance Group, owned by Jason Forrest ’97, won the Gold Stevie Award for the Sales Coaching Program of the Year. There were 2100 entries from 40 countries in that category. The Stevie Award recognizes outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Jason is pictured with his wife, Shelly.

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November 5 Alumni Family Day Homecoming Concert November 6 Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch


The Celebration Auction delivered another memorable evening to over 700 guests and sponsors, while this year’s Texas-theme gave way to lots of “boots and bling.” Amid the dinner, dancing, and casino, by far the night’s biggest highlight was netting $825,456 in support of the Jesuit endowment.


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