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“Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with a great deal of pride and affection that I present to you, the 78th Class of Jesuit College Preparatory School; the Class of 2020.” Principal Tom Garrison ’92

TODAY (USPS #15660) issue #022 Summer 2020 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.


INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5

Around Campus

6

Turn Back the Clock

12 Celebration Auction 14 The Dietschy Collection 18 David A. Segal Family Aquatic Center

20 Foundation 23 Welcome to

Remote Learning

28 Graduation 35 Athletics Year in Review 40 On the Front Lines 44 Class Notes 56 In Memoriam

On the cover: Jesuit students, teachers, and coaches remained connected this spring despite not being together on campus. Students have long utilized eLearning tools as part of the educational experience, although COVID-19 forced our educators to engage with students and families in unique ways. Discover how our community adapted on page 23. Photo Credits: Thank you to Jowdy Photography for its continuing support of the Jesuit Dallas community. All student portraits and graduation images courtesy of Judy Nordseth Photography. Athletics photos provided by Jeff Jowdy, Francis Celii, Don Chamblee, Mark Landry, and Ryan McKinney.


JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL OF DALLAS

Message from the President A Franciscan, a Dominican, and a Jesuit were sitting in a room when the lights went out. The Franciscan said, “My brothers, let us take this opportunity to consider the debt we owe to our sister, the light.” The Dominican said, “Yes, but let us also take this opportunity to contemplate the difference between light and dark.” Meanwhile, the Jesuit went to the basement, found the circuit box, and reset the breaker. After you get done groaning about this old joke which hopefully also made you smile, I want to use it as a reminder that Jesuit spirituality calls us to be contemplatives in action.

Michael A. Earsing President Thomas E. Garrison ’92 Principal Rev. Walter T. Sidney, S.J. Rector of the Jesuit Dallas Community James A. Soich ’04 Vice President of Operations & CFO William L. Antes II Vice President of Advancement Executive Director of the Jesuit Foundation

SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020-21

Chair: Edwin S. Bell, Jr. Trustees: William L. Antes II; Rev. Paul Deutsch, S.J.; Michael A. Earsing; Rev. Carlos D. Esparza, S.J. ’98; Catherine Foxworth; Thomas E. Garrison ’92; Paul Harris; Michael J. Marz ’74; Kathleen A. Muldoon; Rev. Robert E. Murphy III, S.J.; Rev. Anthony G. Rauschuber, S.J.; Clinton B. Shouse; James A. Soich ’04; Michael F. Terry; Thomas Walsh; Kathy Williams

JESUIT FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020-21

Chair: Kathleen A. Muldoon Trustees: William L. Antes II; Jimmy W. Archie II ’93; Edwin S. Bell, Jr.; Timothy L. Dove ’75; Michael A. Earsing; Janiece Evans-Page; Deborah Gibbins; Aimee B. Griffiths; Thomas J. Hever ’78; Eleanor D. Landon; John S. Moore; David T. Moran; John W. Morsbach III ’88; Stephanie S. Phillips; Jon Piot; Joseph V. Popolo, Jr.; Aileen M. Pratt; Jeffrey Prendergast; Bill L. Sladek, Sr. ’78; John J. Stephens; Stephen G. Suellentrop; Brian J. Tusa ’90 General Counsel: David M. Rosenberg

ADVANCEMENT STAFF

Joelle Abi-Habib Gift Officer Suzanne Armstrong Gift Processor Jan Deck Events Coordinator Selina Estrada Video Production Specialist James Kramer Director of Communications Rosann Mack Assistant Director of Communications Sean McMullen ’96 Director of Alumni Relations Griffin Miller ’13 Digital Media Specialist Bryan Montgomery Sports Information Director Maureen Nawalaniec Director of Gift Planning and Endowment Accounting Stephanie Nelson Administrative Assistant to Vice President Tim Plocica Director of Development Candice Price Graphic Designer John Sabine Principal Gifts Officer Pat Sayers Celebration Auction and MAGIS Golf Classic Coordinator Shelly Schutze Advancement Services Coordinator

We who work in Jesuit education often refer to the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: Experience, Reflection, and Action. Experience – The learning experience is expected to move beyond rote knowledge to the development of understanding, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Learners gather and recollect their own experiences in order to understand what they know already in terms of facts, feelings, values, insights and intuitions they bring to the current study. Reflection – This is the fundamental key to the paradigm. Reflection means thoughtful reconsideration of subject matter, an experience, an idea, a purpose or a spontaneous reaction. Reflection is how meaning becomes apparent in human experience. Memory, understanding, imagination and feelings are used to perceive meaning and value in the subject matter, and to discover connections with other forms of knowledge and activity, and to understand its implications in the further search for truth and liberty. Action – The student’s attitudes, priorities, commitments, habits, values, ideals, and growth – flowing out into actions for others. Ignatius Loyola sought not just to serve God but to excel in such service. He strived to encourage decision and commitment for the magis, the better service of God and our sisters and brothers. Jesuit education is not meant to merely educate the mind, it is meant to move the learner to act; to change the person into a better, more caring human with a developed conscience. Our recent graduation gave us a wonderful opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments of this tremendous class. We are very proud of the men they have become. Most importantly, we are all blessed to be sending a group of men into the world who by their actions will work at changing the world for the better. I take comfort that this class has done a wonderful job of incorporating Experience, Reflection, and Action into their being. The young men that pass through our doors have their hearts changed forever. They are men that have the talents and abilities to make their dreams come true. They also are men who look at the hungry, the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed with new eyes. The men we send out into the world are tasked with helping to create a world where racism, sexism, and hatred are replaced with love, hope and understanding; a world where our actions are mirrored as followers of Jesus. We are also looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2024 into our halls, and to all the blessings the upcoming school year holds in store for our Jesuit community. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Jesuit Today. Have a wonderful and healthy summer.

Blessings, Direct feedback, address changes, or other correspondence to: connect@jesuitcp.org or Jesuit Dallas Director of Communication 12345 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244-8094

Michael A. Earsing


Around Campus... Jake Norvell ’20 Receives Top Honor from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Senior Jake Norvell was named the 2020 Dallas Student of the Year for his efforts in raising funds and awareness for the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which ultimately seeks to find a cure for all forms of blood cancer. Leading Team for Others, a student group comprised of Jesuit, Ursuline, and Hockaday seniors, Norvell was awarded a college scholarship for his leadership at the LLS Grand Finale Gala in the spring. “I am so proud of Jake and the entire Team for Others for surpassing their fundraising goal of $50,000 in support of our mission,” exclaimed Alyssa Steinmann, Campaign Manager of the Students of the Year program. “It was an honor to work with these students, and I have no doubt that they will all go on to achieve amazing things after high school. A childhood leukemia survivor himself, Jake has a special connection to our mission and was an exemplary candidate throughout the campaign.” The Students of the Year program is a national seven-week philanthropic leadership initiative. By surpassing a 50K fundraising benchmark, Team for Others was also recognized as a Hero Award recipient. As part of this honor, LLS will connect Norvell with a current research portfolio of projects that focuses on a specific area within the mission that is meaningful to him. In addition to Norvell’s recognition as Student of the Year, fellow Jesuit senior Chris Martin was awarded the title of Dallas Team Member of the Year for his exemplary individual fundraising efforts.

Jesuit Announces Dual-Credit Partnership with St. Louis University Beginning this fall, Jesuit Dallas is excited to announce a partnership with St. Louis University that introduces a new dual-credit program to our students and families. Available to all students regardless of placement or level, the program will provide our young men with the potential, depending on their interests and course selections, to earn upwards of 30 college credit hours for progressing through our college-preparatory curriculum, and potentially more through the completion of honors and advanced placement courses. Jesuit Dallas has offered opportunities for college credit through local community colleges in the past, but in moving to SLU’s prestigious 1818 Dual-Credit Program, Jesuit is partnering with a highly-regarded national university with a shared mission to Catholic education. “We are excited, as this program is really going to make a difference in the college options for our students and the overall schooling expense for families,” said Dr. Ben Kirby ’00, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Academic Support. “In conversations with college admissions representatives at many of our top feeder institutions, they are as excited as we are about the change because of SLU’s global prestige. Partnering with a premier Jesuit university is special on so many levels. We are also enthusiastic about the way SLU is working with Jesuit Dallas to structure its program, which will allow our faculty to continue being responsive to the individual needs of our students without any textbook or major curricular restrictions.”

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TURN BACK THE CLOCK

Circus animals aside, Jesuit Dallas has long maintained a friendly relationship with various characters of the animal kingdom. The School owes its nickname, at least in part, to the dog Ranger, who roamed the campus grounds for a decade after the School first opened. In Sept. 1965, thanks to the efforts of Dr. and Mrs. David Henry, Jesuit unveiled its first official mascot, a 185-pound horse named Otis. Otis was a regular on the sidelines for at least three seasons, but not much is known about what happened to our diminutive equine pal. Do you remember Otis? Can you shed some light on this cool fact in Jesuit history? Send us a message to connect@jesuitcp.org!

Last Issue: Alumnus Robert Nicoud ’75 wrote to the Jesuit Today to shed some light on George Matthew’s Great London Circus and the mystery elephants that took up residence for a short time on campus. Said Robert, “I remember the elephants. The circus was set up in what was then an open field at the southern end of the campus. They arrived several days before a weekend performance. We would walk down to the field between classes to see the elephants. I don't recall any wrecks, but it certainly caused some slowdowns on Inwood. The picture did not show it but I recall a baby elephant. Mama got very upset if strangers (us) approached. I recall that there was a license issue with the city, so the circus never ended up happening.”

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Closing the Year on a High Note Jesuit Dallas musicians (L-R) Michael Gradisher ’23, Derek Zhang ’22, Adam McCutcheon ’21, Joshua Lim ’23, and Ricky Ponte ’20 were named to the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Band following a long and competitive audition process. In addition to their recognition among the state’s top high school performers, Jesuit’s contingent was selected to participate with the 2020 All-State Concert Band, which performed earlier this year at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas.

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17 Student Orientation 18 Vos Parate 19 First Day of Class

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4 Football Home Opener (vs. Rockwall) 15 College Night

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12 MAGIS Golf Classic 13-15 Community Days

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3 Sons of Alums Breakfast 6 Homecoming Football (vs. Richardson) 7-8 Fall Theater Production 7 Alumni & Family Day 8 Alumni Memorial Mass 13-14 Fall Theater Production 15 Open House 15-19 Alumni Phonathon 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

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3-5 Knights of Columbus Bob Stras Dallas Classic Basketball Tournament 5 JWA Christmas Bazaar 13 Adopt-a-Family 21 Christmas Break Begins All dates subject to change. Check www.jesuitdallas.org for up-to-date information.

Lillian Curran Honored as JWA Woman of the Year Lillian Curran was recognized for over a decade’s worth of outstanding service at the 2020 Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon. A special day on the calendar also reserved to honor the mothers of the senior class, the highlight of the event was Curran’s announcement as JWA Woman of the Year. Curran served as president of the JWA Board during the 2018-19 academic year, while her finger prints are all over JWA’s broad slate of activities, ranging from the annual Christmas Bazaar to St. Ignatius Closet, the JWA’s new community outreach project that provides gently used/previously loved school clothing to current and future Jesuit students. The mother of Jesuit Dallas graduates Michael ’10 and Christopher ’12, Curran served on the Parent Executive Board and the Jesuit Dallas Museum Art League Board, and volunteered many times over for

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.

the Celebration Auction before ultimately co-chairing the event in 2011.

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SENIOR MASS & BREAKFAST The Senior Mass & Breakfast is one of our most cherished end-of-year traditions, and we were excited to celebrate with our families virtually on Mother’s Day! Over 500 members of our family joined us for an online Mass, celebrated by Fr. Wally Sidney, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Dallas community. Mass was followed by messages to the senior class from this year’s Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) Award winner, Will Nickols ’20; faculty representative Dr. Mark Knize, who was voted to speak by the students in the Class of 2020; and Principal Tom Garrison ’92. The morning’s festivities concluded with the debut of the annual senior class video.

“No one said living for others is easy.

People might let you down. People might push you away. You might never receive a single thank you. But at Jesuit, we’ve never been about what’s easy. We’re about what’s right. If you can go to bed each night knowing that you helped someone in your community, knowing that you made a family member feel loved, knowing that you made a friend smile, you will have done the right thing. I hope that we, as Jesuit graduates, can live our lives always doing the right thing. Will Nickols ’20

“To the Class of 2020,

I loved your singing of the alma mater. I loved firmly correcting you as freshmen after a noisy Friday morning on the Terry Center bleachers. I loved watching you play in the senior courtyard. And I loved your fist bumps in the hallways. I couldn’t do without your energy. I couldn’t do without your humor. I couldn’t do without your passion. Although it’s not easy to let you go, we need you to get out there and share your courage. Use your gifts to start a new journey as a Man for Others. Dr. Mark Knize

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Thank you @jesuitdallas for celebrating c/o 2020. What a beautiful day to step outside and see this surprise. We miss seeing you every day! @simoneahill

Thank you to everyone that has shared and donated to our book drive! A big shoutout to Michael Esteve, a rising senior at @jesuitdallas, who ran his own book drive for us and collected over 1,000 books! Together, we are ensuring continued learning for all our students. @United to Learn

It’s been a bumpy ride. We lost some, but we also gained some. Had a great 4 years! @vvv.br4nd0n

Thank you so much Jesuit students for your service to our community! We really appreciate the support to our students during Saturday school! @BurnetAllStars

Honored and blessed to have been awarded the MAGIS award by @jesuitdallas and the Jesuit community today! Thank you to all my brothers for supporting me these last four years! #AMDG @NashCrawford6

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Coach Delong is a great role model that has impacted so many lives not just at Jesuit Dallas but at FC Dallas as well! Someone I’ve looked up to for many years! Much love Coach Delong! Wish you all the best! #legend @LaraSergiol0

I’m grateful for the privilege and blessing to teach at my HS alma mater and to give back to a community that‘s given so much to me. I look forward to the seniors singing the alma mater at the end of our next Mass and all students doing The Yell. #FullHeartAndVoice #GratiTuesday @Joe Nava

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Nationally-Ranked Duo Finishes Third at Debate State Championships

Members of the debate team (L-R) Joshua Ramos ’21, Gabe Skariah ’21, Garrett Nagorzanski ’20, Adam Hall ’20, Justin Burns ’21 and Jack Martin ’21.

In a season cut short by the continuing global health crisis, the team of seniors Adam Hall and Garrett Nagorzanski finished their decorated high school debate careers with a third-place finish at the 2020 Texas Forensic Association State Debate Championships. Widely considered the most competitive state-level event in the country, Jesuit’s dynamic senior duo cruised through the first three elimination rounds before falling to eventual state-champion Round Rock Westwood in the semifinals. “Adam and Garrett represent the reasons why I continue to coach,” offered assistant coach Dr. Tracy McFarland, who was the 2002 recipient of The Acolyte Award, which recognizes the nation’s most outstanding debate coach. “I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with them, and to be challenged to match their intensity and effort throughout the season. The fact that they ended the regular season in the top 10 of the National Debate Coaches Poll demonstrates the respect they have earned from across the country.” Hall and Nagorzanski qualified for the 2020 national championships, after both finishing in the top 20 at nationals last year. In addition, the team of juniors Jack Martin and Joshua Ramos finished in ninth place at the state championships, and helped to extend Jesuit’s streak of placing a team inside the top 20 at state to 21 years. All four Jesuit Dallas debaters earned TFA All-State recognition.

600 Wins...and Counting! Jesuit Dallas head coach Charlie DeLong earned his 600th coaching victory on Feb. 5, 2020, as the Rangers used a late second-half goal from junior Ryan Shea to defeat Plano Senior H.S., 1-0, at Postell Stadium. With the victory, DeLong became the 19th coach in the history of high school soccer and the third coach in Texas to reach the 600-win plateau. A 17-time state champion coach, DeLong has led Jesuit Dallas to victory in 87 percent of its games going back to 1981. DeLong has earned two consensus Texas Coach of the Year honors (2010, 2017) since the Rangers joined the University Interscholastic League (UIL) in 2004 and is a fourtime Dallas Metroplex Coach of the Year (1988, 2006, 2010, 2017). From 1988-91, DeLong helped lead Jesuit Dallas to a state-record 72game unbeaten streak (69-0-3), while the Rangers became the first private school to ever claim a UIL state championship title in any sport following an undefeated run in 2010 that saw Jesuit Dallas finish the season as the top-ranked team in the nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and ESPN. The Rangers, who are perennially considered among the best programs in the country, won their second UIL state title in 2017.

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Psychology

Instructors:

Andy Civello (Intro Psychology) Jonathan Segal (AP Psychology)

Credit:

0.5 Social Studies credit

Course Description:

Intro Psychology: This one semester elective course teaches students to apply approaches such as the cognitive, behavioral, biological, psychoanalytic, and humanistic theories to examine people and their responses to the world. Students also examine topics such as motivation, emotion, theories of learning, definitions of abnormality, psychological disorders, and approaches to treatment. Additional areas covered include social psychology, group dynamics, conformity, theories of personality, and career opportunities in the field of psychology. AP Psychology: The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. In particular, the AP Psychology course seeks four primary goals: give students a working knowledge of the theories and key concepts of each of the major sub fields within psychology; expose them to many of the contributing psychologists and significant research studies, both historical and current, that have shaped our understanding of behavior and mental processes; train them to apply psychological principles and understand connections between ideas and theories; and leave them with an appreciation of the scientific methods and ethical procedures that produce such knowledge.

Course Work:

Both courses combine lecture and practical application. Students regularly work in groups to apply course concepts to everyday examples that they may observe in their own lives. Outside of class readings/ videos usually include recent articles from scholarly publications as well as TED talks and interviews with theorists who are at the forefront of psychological research.

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We are tremendously grateful to our generous underwriters, donors, volunteers, and attendees for an unforgettable and successful Celebration Auction. The gift parties were exciting; Father-Son Casino and Ladies Bingo both sold out; and although auction night was modified into a day-long virtual event of philanthropy and fun, our community was determined to rally for our young men. Thank you for your amazing support throughout the year, and for ensuring that candidates for admission to Jesuit Dallas are selected solely based on their academic ability and character.

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THE DIETSCHY

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Pieces from the Dietschy collection originated from the Ancient Mexican cities of Colima, Chupicaro, Jalisco and Nayarit.

Collecting lies at the heart of the Jesuit Dallas Museum’s (JDM) activities, and its mission to enhance the educational experience of students and the broader community through awareness, appreciation, and passion for art. Recently, the JDM was generously gifted with a collection of pre-Columbian sculptures by Dr. John and Beverly Dietschy. Dating back over 1,500 years, the collection represents some of the oldest works in the JDM. Antiques expert and past national director for the International Society of Appraisers, John A. Buxton, ISA, CAPP stated, “The Dietschy collection of ethnographic art was assembled over decades with the discerning eye of a knowledgeable collector. Most importantly this collection offers opportunities to the students of Jesuit Dallas that are rarely afforded before college level programs. To be able to handle, study, and research authentic ethnographic art will no doubt inspire some of our future art collectors and scholars.” John Sabine, who is a principal gifts officer at Jesuit Dallas, spoke with Dr. Dietschy about the collection. “The roots of their collection began with Michele Herling, in Dallas, in the 1960s. Ms. Herling was hired by Stanley Marcus to provide the primitive art, artifacts and antiques that enhanced Neiman Marcus' annual and storied "Fortnight" art and design events. Herling opened a gallery in the Quadrangle in the late 60s and Beverly Dietschy and friends gathered there regularly to share their interest in primitive art and antiquities. This group attracted Dallas collectors, patrons, others with interest in this type of art, including SMU art department professors and a UT anthropologist. This continued until the late 1970s when protective antiquities laws began to be established. Margaret McDermott was part of this group and she eventually donated her collection as a permanent part of the collection at the Dallas Museum of Art.”

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Dr. Dietschy also noted that historical sources for primitive and pre-Columbian art were not always legitimate. Colonial powers throughout the world appropriated native art from colonized countries. For example, Austria, in its brief control of Mexico City, became an appropriator of this kind of art, and grave-robbers in the western, coastal provinces of Mexico would loot "vertical graves." It was an ancient, native custom to dig tubular, two four-meter shafts through the soft volcanic rock where a room would be carved out at the base of the shaft to house the deceased. The pre-Columbian figurines and pieces would be placed with the deceased to accompany the deceased in death. Sabine noted the ironic connection between these antiquities and archeology. “International law was changing to protect these kinds of artifacts, as was the cultural and social awareness of those who acquired and held these pieces; i.e., that they were appropriating pieces that were likely looted from other countries and cultures so interest in and acquisition of this art began to wane in the late 70s. At the same time, there was an explosion of interest in archeology, largely driven by technological advancements.” The irony was that more and more of these pieces were being discovered and the world was growing more aware of and appreciative of primitive and pre-Columbian art. These conditions led to collectors like Stanley Marcus simply placing his collection for sale, piece by piece, with dealers in Tucson and L.A. Beverly found the idea of selling her pieces to be repugnant. In many ways, her collection was a passionate representation of a life's work. It connected her to a beautiful intellectual and social scene that was emerging in Dallas in the 1960s and to lifelong friends. She was simply unwilling to consider selling her collection and she was determined to keep the collection together. 


Ultimately, the idea of bringing their collection to a high-quality, unique, permanent museum collection became appealing. As parents of two Jesuit Dallas graduates, the Dietschys were aware of the Jesuit Dallas Museum and always placed a premium on the importance of education. The Pre-Columbian Collection in the Jesuit Dallas Museum pays tribute to ancient civilizations including, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chancay, Chimú culture, Lambayeque-Sican, and Nazca culture in Peru. A majority of the pieces are from Ancient Mexico and date back to 500 A.D. Before the Spanish conquest, Mexico had enjoyed over 3,500 years of cultural development, the richness of which still exists in fine and diverse ceramics. Much of our knowledge of the cultures comes from an examination of the ceramics found in their elaborate tombs and the art depicting daily life. The ceramics in the collection depict a variety of animals, human activities, including couples embracing or sitting, pregnant woman, dogs and jaguars. The motifs were deities, maternity, breastfeeding, people and their ornaments, animals and plants. Most of the pieces display motion, vitality and dynamism and are highly regarded as sculptural works. It is interesting to think that the works were not created on a potter’s wheel. Other human motifs depict themes of death and sacrifice and there are several portrait vessels. The figures may depict ritual participants, or even sacrificial victims. This collection is an excellent source for the students at Jesuit Dallas and we are very grateful to the Dietschys for this wonderful addition to the permanent collection of the Jesuit Dallas Museum.

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Excellence in Education Awards Each year we look forward to the opportunity to recognize excellence in leadership and to honor milestones in service to Jesuit. A dinner and celebration is traditionally sponsored by the Jesuit Dallas Foundation and School Board of Trustees.

Elizabeth Bramlett - 5 year Service award

The Michael Grimshaw Family Award | Bryan Montgomery The Rev. Robert Tynan, S.J. Award | Michael Riemer ’96 The Cecil Green Award | Paul Maturi The Rev. Joseph C. Mulhern, S.J. Award | Candice Price The Jeremiah E. Lenihan Family Faculty Award | Colleen Cox The Elaine Henrion Award | Katie Segal The Peter Faber, S.J. Award | Peter Billingham The Francis Xavier, S.J. Award | Brandon Hickman

Raul Ornelas ’01 - 15 year Service award

Zane Crownover - 15 year Service award

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The Hal F. Tehan Family Award | TJ Howard ’08


Crew Honors Admiral Patrick M. Walsh ’73 with New Racing Shell At the 2020 S.W.E.A.T. Regatta on the Jesuit Dallas campus, the Jesuit crew program dedicated its newest racing shell in honor of Admiral Patrick M. Walsh ’73, the 1995 Distinguished Alumnus recipient and highest ranking military officer by a Jesuit Dallas graduate. Beginning in 2007, Admiral Walsh served as the 35th Vice Chief of Naval Operations as well as Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. In 2009, he began a threeyear tenure as 59th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. With responsibility for an area that encompasses half of the Earth’s surface and is home to half of the world’s population, he was in command of five aircraft strike carrier groups, 180 ships, 1,500 aircraft, and more than 100,000 sailors. A one-time member of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the “Blue Angels,” he flew combat missions in support of Operation Desert Storm and Provide Comfort and commanded numerous squadrons throughout his distinguished Naval career. In 1988, Admiral Walsh was appointed a prestigious White House Fellow by President Ronald Reagan and later was selected as Chairman of the Leadership, Ethics, and Law Departments at the U.S. Naval Academy. During the dedication, Admiral Walsh christened the boat by pouring water from White Rock Lake over the bow. He was given an extra surprise with the unveiling of his call-sign “Sponge” and four-star admiral notation on the stern of boat.

Historic American Pop The Jesuit Dallas Museum’s latest Evening of the Arts featured local artist, Laura Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of former U.S. President, Franklin, and Eleanor. Her exhibition, titled “Historic American Pop: A Collaborated Historical Perspective of Abstract Art and the Words of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt,” featured works that combined Roosevelt’s abstract paintings with historical photographs along with Eleanor and Franklin’s words. Roosevelt’s work in abstract mixed media painting has pioneered a new form of American art, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time. Roosevelt, who spoke to a full house during the exhibit’s opening on the Jesuit Dallas campus remarked, “Pop art is supposed to be fun, and what I was trying to achieve in this collection is to take history and present it in a different framework that is engaging. The words accompanying the art are just as important as the paintings, and I hope these works help enrich the lives of Jesuit’s students. Having this at Jesuit and being able to interact with the boys, is really what this work is all about.”

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Jesuit Dallas Announces the

David A. Segal Family Aquatic Center

In a remarkable show of support for the Jesuit Dallas mission and in a

program, the facility will benefit a vast majority of Jesuit students by

display of financial generosity unequaled in the School’s 78-year history,

providing a space for injury rehab therapy, as well as endurance and

Rachel Segal has committed the largest gift in the history of Jesuit

flexibility training for other sports, learn-to-swim programs, scuba

Dallas as the single donor in the construction of the David A. Segal

certification instruction, and lifeguard training and certification.

Family Aquatic Center. Named in honor of her late husband and father of Jesuit Dallas alumni, Alex ’18 and Max ’20; and Victoria, a swimmer at The Hockaday School, the state-of-the-art natatorium is being constructed adjacent to the athletic tower on the Jesuit Dallas campus and is scheduled to open in spring 2021. The 29,000-square foot facility will feature the latest in pool and video technology, and include an eight-lane competition pool with fullyautomated timing and scoring systems as well as a four-lane warm-up/ teaching pool with separate climate and pool water controls. The facility will also include springboards for one-meter diving, locker rooms, a climate-controlled gallery with chair-back spectator seating for 250 guests, and a full-color indoor video display. In addition to serving as a practice and competitive venue for the swimming & diving teams and the School’s burgeoning water polo

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“David did a substantial amount of research evaluating the quality of the education, credentials of the faculty, the campus structure, and the outcomes of the graduates before committing to Jesuit,” explained Rachel Segal. “He quickly realized that he made the right decision and he always intended to contribute something meaningful to express his gratitude.” Jesuit Dallas swimming & diving has enjoyed a proud tradition of success dating back to the early 1970s. The program’s rich history has included eight TCIL state championships, eight UIL individual state titles, seven UIL district championships, 26 All-Americans, and four national champions. Throughout its history the team has needed to practice and compete at numerous facilities across the metroplex. “David was always interested in the boys’ extracurricular activities, and they were both heavily involved in swimming and water polo,” continued Rachel. “It became obvious early on that the boys were getting up


early and practicing late at facilities away from campus. He expressed his concern about the lack of a facility at Jesuit, especially given the success of the program. Unfortunately, David passed before he could act on this matter. It is a wonderful tribute to be able to honor David’s wishes and remember him in this way.” Affectionately known as “The Gull,” the David A. Segal Family Aquatic Center will serve as a new hub of student activity, and will enrich the educational environment at Jesuit Dallas in so many ways. “We are deeply humbled by the generosity of Rachel Segal and the Segal family, including ‘Uncle Barry’ Borodkin, who was instrumental in assisting Rachel,” said President Mike Earsing. “Beyond its obvious application as a venue for athletic competition and training for all sports, The Gull will serve as an additional science lab of sorts by allowing our students to engage in experiments and activities not currently possible. Our marine biology program, which focuses on addressing environmental issues across the globe and is unique in its scope among secondary schools, will also greatly benefit. When we consider fully all of the possibilities, the addition of a natatorium on our campus is wonderful and exciting.”

David and Rachel Segal

“Jesuit is a unique institution in Dallas,” Rachel declared. “It really does concentrate on the development of the whole person. It is a backbone for the underserved locally and abroad, and the rigorous academics and discipline it offers provided a huge benefit to my sons. However, the biggest impact Jesuit made on the boys was the development of their emotional intellect. Walking under the “Men for Others” signage every day was a walk-the-talk experience. It is an honor to support the School, and giving to Jesuit provides the satisfaction of funds well directed and utilized.” The Segal children: Max ’20, Victoria, and Alex ’18


Jesuit Foundation Annual Endowment Awards Each year, the Jesuit Dallas Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to selected rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Through these scholarships, which are made possible thanks to the incredible generosity of our benefactors, we were able to award nearly $150,000 to our student recipients for academic and service-based achievement.

UNDERCLASSMEN CONVOCATION

Freshmen Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarship: Joseph Amador, Kevin Babu, Ryan Beaudoin, Sy Black, Dominic Chacko, Alex Lizardi, Michael Mathie, Alex Tinker Freshman JWA Man for Others Award: Nick Archer Beverly and John M. Dietschy, Sr. Science Award: Aarin Jain Sophomore Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarship: John Archer, Aarin Jain, William Mansour, Ike Pawsat, Joey Trigiani, Antonio Vela, Nathaniel Walker, Derek Zhang

JUNIOR CONVOCATION Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarship: Charlie Clements, Brian George, Samuel Jackson, Alvaro Luque, Jack Perdue, Camden Roy, Jake Taylor, Carter Williams Scott McWhorter ’93 Memorial Scholarship: Zachary Freeman Andrew W. Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship: Freddie Bowhill Dean Oliver Clarke ’94 Memorial Scholarship: Patricio Boy

Sophomore JWA Man for Others Award: Joey Trigiani

James M. Collins Citizenship Award: Carson Neri, Nathaniel Reis

Guy Delaney Class of 2020 Memorial Scholarship: Samuel Dunkerley

Henrion Award: Jordan Lawlar Frank Guida ’02 Memorial Scholarship: Ryan Spickard T.J. Martinez, S.J. Memorial Scholarship: Matthew Gonzalez Bachendorf Scholarship: Timothy Genoshe-Morrell Louis Kramer Memorial Scholarship: Charlie Clements Shannon Family Scholarship: Albert Gonzalez Shakespeare Award: Brian George Junior JWA Man for Others Award: Jack Perdue

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Jesuit Dallas extends its deepest gratitude to the David M. Crowley Foundation, which approved a grant of $75,000 in the spring to the School, including $70,000 to the service immersion program for underserved students.

F O U N D AT I O N

David M. Crowley Foundation Increases Support for Service Immersion

The Crowley Foundation is one of Jesuit’s staunchest advocates in providing a meaningful service immersion program that removes the financial barriers associated with travel and participation costs. Since first partnering with Jesuit Dallas on this initiative, nearly 200 students have been provided with the opportunity to experience the global education program who otherwise would not have been able to participate. Service to others is a cornerstone in the School’s educational ethos, and Jesuit Dallas is blessed to offer one of the most comprehensive service immersion programs of any high school in the country. “We sincerely hope this contribution continues to allow the young men of Jesuit Dallas to reach their potential and put their faith into action by truly being Men for Others,” offered Crowley Foundation President, Sandra Hallmark and Vice President of Programs, Delia Johnson, in a shared statement. “On behalf of the Foundation and our Board of Directors, we wish Jesuit continued success!”

PL A N TO GIVE BACK Making a lasting difference...

Ernie Kluft and his late wife, Cheryl, knew that they had made the right high school choice for their son, Mike. “It’s often the little things that stay with you, like our initial freshman parent’s football meeting. A parent asked if every child received the same playing time. Coach Rufe Brewton responded, “At Jesuit, the best athlete gets to play the most, and we encourage and motivate our students to strive to be the best.” Hearing Coach Brewton say that, Cheryl and I knew we’d made the right high school decision for our son.” Ernie and Cheryl’s two sons, Mike ’97 and Eric ’99, both had formative Jesuit experiences. Both graduated from Hanover College where both played collegiate football. Mike earned an MBA from Butler University and is VP of Finance, for Hays and Sons Restoration in Indianapolis. Eric, after a record-setting football career with the Panthers, briefly returned to Jesuit as a coach and sports information director. He is now director of health & performance at Sparta Science. Ernie cites the formation and education that his sons received at Jesuit as integral to their success. “So much credit needs to go to the teachers and counselors, men like David Oglesby, who cared and spent so much time working with my son Michael to find the perfect college fit.” In establishing a legacy, by making a planned gift to Jesuit Dallas in his will and estate plan, Ernie reflected upon his family’s relationship with the School. “It’s the lifelong connection and the relationships that make Jesuit so special. It’s people like Fr. Phil Postell doing so much for my boys and for my family, and later in my sons’ lives, baptizing my grandchildren.”

To learn more about how you can secure Jesuit’s future, contact: John Sabine, Principal Gifts Officer 972-387-8700 x380 jsabine@jesuitcp.org www.jesuitdallas.org/plannedgiving

Of course, the question arises “Why Jesuit and why now,” given such an impactful gift? Ernie’s response was humble; paradoxically simple and profound. “It was a wonderful place for my boys to go and I so appreciated their time at Jesuit.” By including a gift to Jesuit in his will, Ernie Kluft has left a meaningful, Jesuit legacy; one that will continue to help Jesuit Dallas form and educate young men like his sons; Men for Others charged with making a difference in our world.

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2020 G O N Z AG A AWA R D presented by the Jesuit Dallas Foundation to

J.D. DELL

With an inimitable volunteer service record and a generous and missionbased philanthropic spirit, J.D. Dell has had a profound impact on the Jesuit Dallas community. In recognition of his contributions to the School, Dell has been honored as the 2020 recipient of the Gonzaga Award, which is named after the patron saint of Jesuit Dallas and represents one of the highest individual honors presented to a member of the School community. For more than a decade, Dell has provided meaningful leadership and inspired new ways of thinking as an impassioned advocate for the Jesuit Dallas mission. An experienced and successful private equity professional, Dell’s contributions to Jesuit are vast and have led to accelerated growth in the annual parent’s Challenge Drive, strengthened the endowment of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation, and helped shape the MAGIS Golf Classic into a signature philanthropic event for the School and one of the most prestigious charity golf events in North Texas. “Jesuit is unlike any other school for many reasons,” Dell explained. “First, it has a welcoming philosophy that teaches to the individual needs of its students. It’s also a school that embraces different socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and proves that young men with different life circumstances are deserving of the opportunity and can achieve great success. The emphasis on community service is also unique, and exposes Jesuit’s students to a life of privilege many of them know and may not realize, planting the seeds of social responsibility that nearly all Jesuit graduates carry with them throughout their lives.” Originally from Milwaukee, Dell relocated to Texas from the Midwest after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois-College of Law while simultaneously earning a Master of Accounting Science. A member of the State Bar of Texas for more than 30 years, Dell is currently managing director and partner at Big Path Capital, where he provides investment banking and merger and acquisition services for private equity funds and companies in the impact and sustainability space. “I believe strongly in the Jesuit mission, and always wanted to leverage my gifts so that by utilizing my time and talent in addition to my treasure, I could be more well-informed and offer a more holistic approach in hopefully multiplying the overall impact to the mission. My work with the Foundation was rooted in this philosophy, particularly in knowing that the Foundation’s priority is creating opportunity for underserved members of our community.” From 2008-18, Dell served on the Jesuit Dallas Foundation Board of Trustees as well as the Foundation Investment Committee. He joined the Board during the Great Recession, and at a time when the economic downturn threatened the vitality of the Jesuit endowment. Dell, who also chaired the Investment Committee from 2013-15 before completing a twoyear term as chair of the Board of Trustees, served as a decision maker on the acquisition and disposition of investments for the Board throughout the ensuing decade, and helped secure significant gains in the corpus of the endowment while further strengthening Jesuit’s financial future. “I’m very proud of the work we began during my tenure regarding the screening of our investment portfolio. It was especially important that we were considering more than just financial performance when reviewing

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investment opportunities. The Foundation’s activities need to reflect the mission of the School. We were successful in not only securing strong financial returns, but also in ensuring that our investments remained consistent with Jesuit Catholic principles.” In addition to his invaluable leadership in the boardroom, Dell served on the steering committee for the MAGIS Golf Classic and had a formidable role in the growth of the annual Challenge Drive, which raises funds from current families to cover the difference in the true cost of a Jesuit education. He served as a class captain for seven years, and nurtured by his own competitive spirit, helped his sons’ classes and the overall drive set records for dollars raised each year. “Jesuit does a great job of blending intellectual, physical, spiritual and social components through the entire fabric of the School so that through its teachers, counselors, and administrators, delivers a truly remarkable educational experience, in the broadest sense, to all Rangers. My sons, Nick ’12 and Eric ’15, have not only gone on to perform well in college and at the start of their professional pursuits, but each of them counts a large number of their Jesuit brothers as their very best friends to this day – that says a lot!” Dell’s generous philanthropy has benefitted Jesuit in a number of ways, and in 2019, the School dedicated the Dell Performance Center. Laura and J.D. Dell served as the lead donors on the 9,000-square foot state-of-theart strength and conditioning facility, which is one of the busiest areas of campus on any given day and serves as the heart of the athletic tower. “It’s humbling to be thought of in the company of so many great individuals with deep ties to the School. I love the mission and that the people in the community are so committed to the Jesuit Dallas cause. I’m proud to be associated with Jesuit Dallas; proud of the amazing young men who are formed into Men for Others by the experience. If there are ways that I can continue to help, I will always be happy to do so.”


WELCOME TO REMOTE LEARNING The devastating impact of COVID-19 has created an extraordinarily challenging period for the world. Our strength at Jesuit Dallas is our desire to be together and to celebrate the joy of our community, and we have been particularly challenged by how the global health crisis has created the need for social distancing, and impacted the way students are taught and learn. Although the pandemic stripped our ability to be together physically, the vibrancy of our young men and faculty was on full display throughout the spring, as we collectively embraced the opportunity to persevere through an unprecedented set of circumstances.

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ART CHALLENGE As the art department moved classwork online, they invited the community to learn and create alongside our students. All 2D digital design, 2D traditional design, photography, and drawing students, along with any willing faculty and staff, participated in a weekly challenge that included social media to create a digital multi-panel comic strip telling a story about their time in quarantine; creating a piece of still life artwork; designing an Easter card; and competing in a cover contest for the 2020-21 School calendar.

THEATER ARTS EPLAY On May 20, the community enjoyed a Night at the Jesuit Theater…virtually! Streaming live through Jesuit Dallas’ social media channels, theater arts students wrote, produced, and acted in a 20-minute original ePlay, titled “The Whodunit!” The cool concept, which featured as many filming locations as actors, asked the audience to solve which of the 19 suspects was the perpetrator in this robbery-mystery, while laughing all the way.

COVID-19 ONLINE CHESS TOURNAMENT

On May 2, the Jesuit Dallas Chess Club took its annual fundraiser out to the community by organizing an online open chess tournament. The Club raised nearly $700 in support of Minnie’s Food Pantry, a nonprofit organization providing meals to 5,000 people in the DFW area per month. Congratulations to Cole Frutos ’23, who went undefeated through five rounds to win the tournament.

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BE THE MATCH Given how populations with existing health conditions were among the most vulnerable to the physical impact of COVID-19, Jesuit was proud to continue in the “Be The Match” program. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff joined the Registry this spring and volunteered to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of any patient in need of a transplant.

VIRTUAL DAILY EXAMEN/ PRAYER SERVICE We began our virtual fourth quarter of the academic year with a prayer service, and it was a great reminder that faith formation is an integral part of the Jesuit experience. Throughout the rest of the spring, various students, staff, and alumni recorded themselves using video and audio to lead the community in the daily morning prayer and through the day’s examen while the campus ministry office regularly shared prayer and faith-based resources in the morning announcements.

QUIZLET LIVE APP Many classes, including students in the French program, participated in synchronous learning while utilizing the Quizlet Live app to create engaging activities like quizzes and games to keep the learning fun.

IMMERSION Although our ability to travel was severely impacted this spring, the service and social justice programs stayed in constant communication with the non-profit agencies serving our global partners. One of our Peruvian programs supports a food aid effort in the rural highland of Sullumayu. Jesuit redirected its efforts to respond to a severe food shortage in the community caused by the pandemic. Working in partnership with a network of Jesuit parishes in the region, Jesuit Dallas sponsored the delivery of food baskets, “canastas,” to this remote indigenous community. At the time, it was the only source of food they were receiving aside from what they were able to grow themselves (largely limited to potatoes).

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OPEN MIC Open Mic, which has become a regular tradition in the cafeteria, was given an online makeover, as Rawley Schott ‘20 and Jack Garrison ’21 hosted an Open Mic event on Microsoft Teams during the first week of May to the delight of classmates and teachers. The response was so positive that the students decided to host another Open Mic event the following week.

SERVICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE The COVID-19 crisis created a landscape defined by a sense of social isolation, but we wanted to inspire our community by showing that critical service programs must continue even in a time of challenge. Throughout the spring our students engaged in a number of different initiatives including pen pal programs at assisted living and memory care centers; meal deliveries to formerly homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS residing at Hillcrest House; and virtual classroom mentorships with students at Notre Dame School and our United to Learn partner schools in DISD.

SPORTSYOU Beginning with the Jesuit Dallas football program and extending out across campus, student-athletes joined the sportsYou app so that coaches could communicate with their players. Hundreds of Jesuit students posted inspiring messages of remote training throughout the spring, while coaches shared motivational quotes, nutrition tips, and regularly engaged with the boys. The football program also recognized an “Iron Ranger of the Week,” to an individual who excelled by example and inspired their teammates.

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NUTRITION SEMINAR Replicating the experience of a virtual Ignatian Day (I-Day), Jesuit’s strength and conditioning coaching staff hosted a highly-attended two-part nutrition seminar online in May that covered all aspects of maintaining strong physical, mental and emotional health, while properly fueling the body.

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ANATOMY STUDENTS VISIT W/ DR. BOB HENDLER ’66 In early April, Jesuit’s anatomy students enjoyed a virtual visit with Dr. Bob Hendler ’66, who delivered a presentation to the students entitled, “Understanding the Immune System: Practical Application and COVID-19.” Dr. Hendler stayed on the line to answer the students’ many questions and to offer amazing context about working on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.

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MATH LAB VIRTUALLY STAYING CONNECTED

Despite a closed campus, the math lab remained open. Faculty made themselves available in virtual classrooms throughout the semester where students could “drop-in” and meet with a teacher online.

Whether it was presentations to help prepare our seniors for life in college, a sociallydistanced Senior Kairos retreat, a virtual Honors Convocation, or College Day on social media, administrators tried to maintain many of the School’s important activities and endof-year traditions, albeit in different and creative ways.

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CLASS OF 2020

college destinations Jacob Thomas Abraham............................... The University of Texas at Dallas Zachary Cole Alcantar .................................................... Texas Tech University Aaron Marlow Aldinger, Jr. ................................................. Clemson University Christian Michael Allocco ..............................................University of Arkansas Jacob Gabriel Almanza ............................................ University of North Texas Christian Martin Almond ....................................................... University of Utah Luke Isidro Arrambide.................................. The University of Texas at Austin Javier Maximiliano Arroyo .....................................................Colorado College Frank Joseph Ashmore III ............................. The University of Texas at Austin Robert Luke Austin ..................................................Loyola University Chicago Jacob Ryan Bartholomew ..............................................Texas A&M University Jack Fitzpatrick Barton ....................................................Vanderbilt University Jose Luis Beciez, Jr. ...................................University of North Texas at Dallas Benjamin Byrne Beiriger .....................................................................Gap Year Ermias Solomon Belay ................................. The University of Texas at Austin Robert Curtis Bennison ........................................ The University of Oklahoma Joseph Donald Berven ........................................................Spring Hill College

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John Aidan Blase ..........................................................University of Arkansas Ethan Gabriel Blum .......................................................University of Arkansas Bryan Alexander Bowling ............................. The University of Texas at Austin Nicholas Alexander Boyd ........................................ Texas Christian University Braxton Christopher Boyle ......................................................Regis University Ryan Thomas Boyle ........................................................... Dartmouth College Tyler Jamison Brandes ...........................................Oklahoma State University Patrick Lawrence Bret ....................................................Saint Louis University Jamison Keith Briscoe............................................. Loyola University Chicago Garrett Lee Brockwell ..................................................... Texas Tech University Darryl Emerson Brown, Jr. ........................................................ Post Grad Year Nicholas Payton Brown ........................................................... Babson College Ryan Sean Brown ................................................................. Purdue University Ford David Buckner ..........................................................Vanderbilt University Dylan Jacob Butz ............................................................ Marquette University Mitchell Graf Campbell ................................................... Texas Tech University Saul Cano .......................................................................Texas A&M University William Cameron Carr .......................................................... University of Utah Jack Tucker Carroll ...................................................................Boston College


Ashton James Casey .....................................University of Southern California John Gregory Casey ....................................................... University of Chicago Roman Joseph Cave ..................................................... Santa Clara University Diego Celorio ........................................................... Colorado State University Alejandro Jose Cepeda .................................................. Texas Tech University Patricio Chapa ................................................................Texas A&M University Marcus Dimitri Charalambopoulos ............... The University of Texas at Austin Parker Andrew Christensen .............................. Florida Institute of Technology Jacob Banks Clarkson ...................................................... Fordham University Thomas John Cluck ................................University of California, Los Angeles Matthew Edward Cole ......................................Southern Methodist University Spencer Nelson Copps .................................................. Texas Tech University Joshua Nash Corcoran............................... Austin Community College District John Victor Corrales .......................................................Texas A&M University Joseph Patrick Corrigan ..........................................................Hendrix College Mark Brandon Costa ................................................................... Blinn College Matthew James Cox .................................... California Institute of Technology Nash McCarthy Crawford ............................................... Texas Tech University Bennett McWilliams Croskey ......................................... Texas Tech University

Benjamin Lloyd Culbertson .........................................................Berry College Carson Charles Michael Cusick ....................................University of Arkansas Brian Dinh Dang ............................................The University of Texas at Dallas Dagmawe Mikias Daniel ...................................Southern Methodist University Jackson Valentine Daniel ...............................................University of Arkansas Matthew O’Neal Davis, Jr. .............................................. Texas Tech University Samuel Patrick Dayton ........................................................ Furman University Gabriel De Conto ............................................................Texas A&M University Jonathan David DeMarco ...................................................Holy Cross College Eric James Dendinger .................................................... Texas Tech University John Frederick Devereux ................................ University of Colorado Boulder Tyler Donnelly .......................................................... Texas Christian University George Edward Dormer ..........................................The University of Alabama William Alexander Eades ...................................................... Indiana University Jacob Thomas Ennen............................................................. Canisius College Noah Dahl Faulkner ..........................................Southern Methodist University Joseph Alfonso Ferri ......................................................Texas A&M University William Carleton Fields ................................................... Texas Tech University William Walton Florer .................................... The University of Texas at Austin

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CLASS OF 2020 HONORS

William Walton Florer

William Austin Nickols

John Gregory Casey SALUTATORIAN AWARD

BISHOP JOSEPH P. LYNCH AWARD

William (Will) Austin Nickols was named valedictorian of the Jesuit Dallas Class of 2020 after finishing his senior year with the highest scholastic average in his four years at Jesuit. Achieving a final semester grade of 100% in over 35 courses, while being enrolled in 23 Honors or Advanced Placement classes, Nickols was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Scholar and Finalist. He also achieved perfect scores on both the SAT and ACT. In addition to his academic prowess, he was voted to serve as captain on the powerlifting team, setting personal records in the majority of his meets this year. Nickols fully immersed himself at Jesuit, especially in his role as Student Body Vice President. He will be continuing his education at Harvard University.

John (Jack) Gregory Casey was the 2020 salutatorian at Jesuit Dallas. Casey graduated as an AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist, and excelled at the highest level in the classroom while challenging himself with the most rigorous courses available. Remarkably though, his peers know him not from his achievement in the classroom, but his enthusiasm towards others. In between intense study sessions in the student commons, he was always willing to accept a challenge over the chessboard. Every Monday, he invited a group of students to play board games after school, always opting for ones that involved debate, strategy, and friendly banter. Casey will next challenge his intellect at the University of Chicago.

The keynote speaker at graduation, William (Will) Walton Florer was the 2020 recipient of the Bishop Lynch Award, which is the highest individual honor presented to a Jesuit Dallas student, and is voted on by the faculty. For four years, Florer has worked towards living out all tenets of the Jesuit profile in all his words and deeds. As a servant leader, he was gracious, hardworking and attentive to the needs of Jesuit and the greater Dallas community. He truly loves Jesuit, and his peers recognized that devotion and dedication by electing him to serve as Student Body President. Additionally, he has been a dedicated member of the stage & film program, where he played an integral part in the last several plays and performances. Florer will be attending the University of Texas at Austin.

VALEDICTORIAN AWARD

Donoven Julian Francis................................................. Texas State University Matthew John Freeman .................................................... Creighton University William Larson Garoutte ...................................Southern Methodist University William Wyatt Garrett ........................Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus Isaac Matthew Garza ................................Texas A&M University at Galveston Patrick Michael Gehan ............................................Colorado School of Mines Reed Carmichael Glenn ....................................................... Purdue University Jason Robert Glover ...................................................... Texas Tech University Nathan Angel Gomez .................................................Dallas Baptist University Brandon Steven Gossage ........................................................... Blinn College Benjamin Michael Graass................................. Southern Methodist University Landon Joseph Grazer ..................................................University of Arkansas Lucas Joseph Grazzini ................................................... Texas Tech University Daniel A. Gutierrez .......................................................... Texas Tech University Daniel Gutierrez-Gorham................................................ Texas A&M University Jonathan Phillip Hageman.............................................. Iowa State University Adam Theobald Hall .............................................................. Brown University Chester McCarthy Hall ..................................................University of Arkansas Elo Gaston Hallam ..............................................................................Gap Year

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Silas Emery Hartman ........................................Southern Methodist University Caleb Lawrence Harvey ................................................. Texas Tech University Cooper Thomas Herndon ......................................... Grand Canyon University John Douglas Hibbs ...............................................Oklahoma State University Branson Lee Hickman ......................................Southern Methodist University Tyus Jordan Hill ........................................................ University of North Texas John Francis Holloran III ....................................................... Purdue University Armour Ran Holman III ...............................Austin Community College District Aidan Patrick Hoofard ....................................................Texas A&M University Alek Quentin Houillion ............................................. Texas Christian University Thomas Charles Hovivian ..................................United States Naval Academy Mark Andrew Huber .......................................................Texas A&M University Samuel Jameson Humphrey ..........................................Texas A&M University Joseph Sargent Ideker .................................................... Saint Louis Univesity Connor Patrick Jacquart ................................................ Texas Tech University Peder Karl Johnson .......................................The University of Texas at Dallas Thomas Paul Johnson ................................Austin Community College District Tanner Keith Jones ......................................................... Texas Tech University Thomas Huy Jubin...................................... University of Washington, Seattle


H I G H LY S E L E C T I V E A C A D E M I C AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Sam Dayton James B. Duke Scholarship (Furman University) William Florer 40 Acres Scholarship (The University of Texas at Austin) Daniel Gutierrez-Gorham The Florence V. Scholarship Fund and Rose-Silverthorne Scholarship (Texas A&M University) Antonio Marquez Texas Instruments Jerry R. Junkins Memorial National Merit Scholarship (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Michael Mason The Florence V. Scholarship Fund (University of Oklahoma) Wilson Rasco Scovell Business Leaders Program (Texas Tech University) Rawley Schott National Merit Southwest Airlines Co. Scholarship (Texas A&M University) Jhalen Spicer The Florence V. Scholarship Fund (Harding University)

Arlo Henry Kadane ...........................................Southern Methodist University Michael Kaufman ....................................................The University of Arkansas Mohammad Reyan Kazi ....................................................American University Samuel Harris Kelley................................................... University of Oklahoma Samuel Henry Kelly........................................................ Texas A&M University William Avery Kelton ................................................................Hendrix College Paul John Kiburz ............................................................Texas A&M University Jacob Andrew Koger ...................................................... Texas Tech University Albert Matthew Krause ..................................The University of Texas at Dallas Alexander Joseph Delfin Laigo .......................................Saint Louis University Collin Nicolas Landry ....................................University of Southern California Ethan Tally Lane .......................................................... University of Oklahoma Mark Santiago LaPenotiere, Jr. ...................................... Texas Tech University Liam Robert Leahy ............................................................ Clemson University David Andrew Lee.................................................................... Boston College John Thomas Lehman ..........................................University of Texas at Dallas William Cole Lenzen .......................................................Texas A&M University Jalen St. John Leonce ............................................................ Trinity University Ivan Alexis Lopez .................................................................. Richland College

Luke Anthony Lucido ....................................................University of Arkansas Trevlan Erik MacGregor ..................................................Saint Louis University Jalon Emanuel Mack ................................................ Whichita State University William James Anthony Madden .................. The University of Texas at Austin Blake Edward Mahowald ................................................Texas A&M University Aidan Utah Malone ...........................................................University of Kansas John Phillip Mandell II .................................. The University of Texas at Austin Marshall Beglen Mann ....................................................Texas A&M University Antonio Eduardo Marques ............University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Andrew Chase Martin ........................................ Franklin and Marshall College Christopher Louis Martin ....................................... Loyola University Maryland James Vigy Martin ......................................................Tarleton State University Michael Lawrence Martin ....................................................Spring Hill College Abraham Martinez ......................................................Dallas Baptist University Gavin Gaspar Martinez ...............................................Tarleton State University Michael Andrew Mason ............................................... University of Oklahoma Benjamin Phillip McCarley ..................................................Gettysburg College Ian Stewart McCarthy ..................................................... Texas Tech University Liam Moran McColgan .......................................................... Baylor University

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Jack Barton The Thomas Wunderlick Award is presented each year to the graduate who has best combined athletic and academic achievement during his years at Jesuit.

Matthew Freeman

The Aloysius Gonzaga Award is merited by one senior whose efforts, spirit, commitment and energy exemplify the true spirit of community service.

Penn Valdez McCormack ....................................... University of Texas at Tyler Chase Andrew McManaman .........................................University of Arkansas Preston McKinley Means ............................................. University of Oklahoma Ryan Allen Messick ........................................................Texas A&M University William Thomas Metz ........................................................ Providence College Geoffrey Robert Miller ...................................The University of Texas at Dallas Ryan Andrew Miramontes ........................................................... Blinn College William Lewis Miskell ...................................................... Texas Tech University Jacob Leo Mix ...............................................................University of Arkansas Daniel Martin Moore .......................................................Texas A&M University David Alberto Morales .......................................Southern Nazarene University Gabriel Antonio Morales ................................................. Texas Tech University Sean Edward Myrick ................................ The University of Texas at Arlington Garrett Reese Nagorzanski ...................................... University of Notre Dame Matthew Robert Naquin .....................................Loyola Marymount University Jared Narvaez ...............................................The University of Texas at Dallas Santiago Andrés Nelson ....................................................... DePaul University William Austin Nickols ......................................................... Harvard University Matthew Boyd Noble .....................................................University of Arkansas

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John Joseph Noel ....................................................... University of Oklahoma Gabriel Shaughnessy Norris ...........................................Texas A&M University Jacob Michael Norvell ...................................................University of Arkansas Oliver Stuart Nunez ..................................................................... Blinn College Daniel Allan O’Brien .................................University of California, Los Angeles Ethan Shea O’Neill ................................................ Loyola University Maryland Marco Antonio Orendain II............................................. Saint Louis University Mauricio Ortiz-Segura ............................................. Texas Christian University Matthew Douglas Owens ..............................The University of Texas at Dallas Jonathan Cole Paredes ............................ The University of Colorado Boulder Mekhi Robert Shelton Parker ............................North Carolina A&T University John Alexander Pattee ......................................United States Naval Academy John William Payne ..................................................... University of Oklahoma Zachary Michael Pendola ................................................. Creighton University William Chase Peppard ................................................. Texas State University Cole Jackson Pfaffenberger ........................................... Texas Tech University Cameron Minh Pham ...............................................Loyola University Chicago Duc Tuan Pham ..................................................................... Baylor University Chase MacGregor Phillips.............................................. Texas Tech University


Dagmawe Daniel

Liam Leahy

Trevlan MacGregor

Each year, the Man for Others Award recognizes seniors who embody, in their own unique way, what it means to be a Jesuit graduate; young men who have indeed responded to the call to give of themselves to their classmates and their school.

Will Nickols Jacob Thomas Phillips ...................................................Texas A&M University Tyson Andrew Pointer ............................................................. Odessa College Ricardo Alejandro Ponte ...................................................... Cornell University Gregory Randall Pope ............................................. Texas Christian University Andrew Alton Porter ..................................................................Rollins College Jack Ryan Rahlfs ............................................................... Villanova University Florentino Michael Ramirez..................................................... Regis University Daniel James Rankin ...................................................... Texas Tech University Wilson Paul Rasco ......................................................... Texas Tech University Lair Emile Wysong Reina ...............................The University of Texas at Dallas William York Risinger ......................................................Texas A&M University David Andrew Ritter ......................................... George Washington University Jorge Alejandro Rivera ...................................................... Fordham University Benjamin Joseph Rodenbaugh ........................................ Benedictine College Stratton Lee Ross .......................................Austin Community College District Nicolas Rowe ................................................... Catholic University of America Christopher Thomas Roy, Jr. ............................................. Clemson University Dylan Michael Rubin ......................................................University of Arkansas Carlo David Ruggiero ........................Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

The Jesuit Schools Network presents one award in each of the 52 Jesuit high schools throughout the United States each year. “This award is to be presented to the member of the graduating class whose attitude and actions reflect the ideal of Jesuit education: A well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God.”

Daniel Michael Ruggiero ...................Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus Evan Garrett Russell ................................................ Colorado State University Cesar Daniel Saldivar ..................................................... Texas Tech University John Michael Sample ..............................................Loyola University Chicago Emilio Alejandro Sánchez Estudillo.......... Insituto Technologico Autonomo De Mexico Daniel Angel Santillan ..................................................... Texas Tech University Dakota Antone Schau .....................................................Iowa State University Michael Nathaniel Scheibe .............................................Texas A&M University Matteus Andrew Schmidt ..............................University of Southern California Rawley Thomas Schott ..................................................Texas A&M University Renin John Seely ............................................................... Clemson University Maximillian Raphael Segal .....................................................Drexel University Jackson Stone Selner .......................... Sewanee: The University of the South Diego Sierra Alvarez ............................................................. Indiana University Claude Monk Simons V ........................................................ Auburn University Luke Michael Skaggs ................................................. Arizona State University Nolan Riley Sledge ......................................................... Texas Tech University Asher Blaise Smith .................................................. Texas Christian University Emmitt James Smith IV ...................................................... Stanford University

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“ Yo u r re s p o n s e t o u n f o re s e e n c h a l l e n g e s , y o u r o p e n n e s s t o a n e w p a t h w a y f o r w a rd , y o u r s u p p o r t f o r a b ro t h e r w h o h a s l o s t h i s w a y, y o u r d e s i re t o s e r v e o n e a n o t h e r e v e n w h e n y o u a re h u r t i n g , y o u r w i l l i n g n e s s t o h o l d y o u r f e l l o w b ro t h e r s c l o s e a f t e r a s u d d e n t r a g e d y, a n d y o u r p e r s i s t e n t u n i t y t h ro u g h m a n y a d v e r s i t i e s – t h a t i s t h e l e g a c y t h a t y o u l e a v e b e h i n d . A n d t h a t i s t h e s p i r i t o f re s i l i e n c e w h i c h d e f i n e s t h e Jesuit Dallas Class of 2020.” William Walton Florer Spencer Robert Smith ...................................................University of Arkansas Jack Honan Snider ......................................................... Texas Tech University Colton Fitzgerald Sochia ............................................................ Bates College Jackson Michael Sorensen ..............................................University of Kansas Matthew Thomas Sorensen ................................................. Boston University Jhalen Ray Spicer ............................................................... Harding University Walter Michael Stagaman .......................................Colorado School of Mines Nicholas Cornelius Stanley ...................................... University of North Texas Stephen Reid Staples III ........................................................ Bowdoin College Elijah David Steger.................................................... Louisina State University Andrew Todd Stelling .....................................................Texas A&M University Samuel Friend Sudderth ................................................Texas A&M University George Peter Sweda .....................................................University of Arkansas Juan Jose Tellez ........................................................................Rice University Connor Walsh Thoele ..................................................... Texas Tech University Taten Nyls Thompson ................................Texas A&M University at Galveston Raymond Tran ...............................................The University of Texas at Dallas James David Trigiani ...............................................The University of Alabama Cal Joseph Turner ..........................................................Texas A&M University

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Michael Robert Ornelas Turner .................... The University of Texas at Austin Brandon Scott Vergel ..................................................... Texas Tech University Adam Villalba .................................................................. Texas Tech University Matthew Douglas Vincent .............................................University of Memphis Matthew Duy Vuong ....................................................... University of Houston Chase Alexander Walker............................ Austin Community College District Jack Andrew Walker ..................................... The University of Texas at Austin Stephen Thomas Walker ................................................. Marquette University Carter Leighton Walters ..................................................... Fordham University Jack Kirby Welp .......................................................Loyola University Chicago Nicholas Joshua Wierman .........................................Louisina State University Austin Cade Wood ......................................................... Texas Tech University John Franklin Wright ..............................................Oklahoma State University Brandon Cole Yarckin ................................... The University of Texas at Austin Matthew Hunter Yerrington .................................................. Purdue University Colton John Zink ................................................Loyola Marymount University Joseph Maxwell Zirkman ..................................................... Cornell University


2019-20 ATHLETICS YEAR IN REVIEW BASEBALL

BASKETBALL

6-4-2 Overall

12-19 Overall 5th (5-9) in UIL District 9-6A

Jesuit secured a 6-4-2 record over the shortened season. Jordan Lawlar ’21, ranked as the No. 7 national prospect according to Perfect Game, closed the season with a .485 batting average, followed by seniors Braxton Boyle ’20 (.441) and Jalon Mack ’20 (.394). Senior Ryan Messick ’20 struck out 14 batters over two starts and Matthew Cox ’20 ended the year with a 0.00 earned run average over 6.1 innings of work.

All-District First Team: Gavin Perryman ’21 Led by all-district first team pick Gavin Perryman ’21 and second-team pick Darryl Brown ’20, the Rangers closed the year with wins over Plano West and McKinney Boyd. Eli Steger ’20 scored the game-winner on Feb. 14 against the Wolves before a capacity crowd cheered on the Blue and Gold on senior night.

BOWLING 10-0 Overall THSBC State Championship Qualifiers Regional Qualifier: Hayden Montpas ’22 The Jesuit Dallas bowling team recorded its second straight unbeaten season, winning all 10 dual matches to continue an undefeated streak that dates back to early 2018. The Rangers placed second at regionals to earn its second straight trip to the state championship, posting a 7-3 record over the 10-game tournament schedule to earn the trip to San Antonio. Hayden Montpas ’22 additionally qualified for the individual regional championship for the second consecutive year.

CREW In the fall, Jesuit posted the program’s best career finish at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Rangers finished 10th in the varsity 8+ shell during a convincing early season run which saw Jesuit score two wins and a trio of top-three finishes. In the winter, Jesuit captured its ninth straight SWEAT Regatta Team Points Trophy.

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COMPETITIVE SHOOTING

CROSS COUNTRY

The Rangers hosted their first ever tournament on Feb. 22, placing fourth at the Hurry Up Spring Tournament. Sam Henrion ’21 scored a team-high 88 in sporting clays while Drake Clark ’23 racked up an 85 to lead the team in trap. Jesuit also had a fourth-place finish in Decatur on Dec. 14.

5th at UIL District 9-6A Championships Regional Qualifier and Team Co-MVP: Enrique Borrego ’22 Team Co-MVP: Henry Domine ’21 Ranger Heart: Gavin Martinez ’20, Kyle Kassen ’21 Sophomore Enrique Borrego scored Jesuit’s best district finish since 2016 to earn his first regional championship bid. Borrego’s personal best time of 16:27.04 capped a stellar season that saw the sophomore drop over two minutes from his first time of the season. Other top district finishers included Henry Domine ’21, who finished 12th, and Kyle Kassen ’21, who placed 18th.

CYCLING

FOOTBALL 9-5 • 2nd in UIL District 9-6A UIL Division II-6A Region 22 Finalists Under Armour All-American and District Offensive Player of the Year: EJ Smith ’20 All-District First Team: Parker Brown ’21, David Morales ’20, Branson Hickman ’20 (Unanimous), Tommy Roy ’20, EJ Smith ’20 (Unanimous), Jhalen Spicer ’20 A magical run provided the Jesuit Dallas football program with its best season since joining the UIL in 2004 and the team’s first appearance in the regional final. The Rangers finished second in an immensely competitive district, then defeated reigning state champion Longview, 27-25, in the UIL Area Round for the first win in program history over the perennial Texas state powerhouse. Jesuit then bested Klein Collins, 28-21, to reach the fourth round of the UIL playoffs for the first time in School history. EJ Smith ’20 closed the year with 29 touchdowns, including 12 in the playoffs.

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Donoven Francis ’20 placed in the top 20 of the Davy Crockett Classic in February, a race which features amateur and professionalgrade racers. In the fall, Luis Davila ’21 won the 36th Annual Matrix Challenge on Sept. 21 and was joined on the podium by fifth-place finisher Collin McKinney ’23.

GOLF Ranger golf saw a promising season cut short by the closure as Jesuit won 10 tournaments between the JV and varsity teams. Jesuit’s varsity team won the Jesuit Dallas Invitational on Feb. 24 before winning the district preview tournament on Mar. 2.


HOCKEY

LACROSSE

14-8-0 • 2nd in AT&T Metroplex Varsity Gold Division TAHA Division I Pure State Champions

7-0 Overall Jesuit’s lacrosse team ended a shortened season undefeated and was the top-ranked team in the Inside Lacrosse Southwest High School rankings. The Rangers defeated divisional rival Episcopal School of Dallas, 11-10, in a double-overtime classic at Postell Stadium on Mar. 4. Navy commit Tommy Hovivian ’20 closed the year with 16 goals and five assists for a team-leading 21 points while Providence commit Billy Metz ’20 added 14 goals and three assists.

Under the leadership of new head coach Austin Smith, the Rangers clinched their second consecutive Texas Amateur Hockey Association (TAHA) Division I Pure State Championship with a three-game series win over Allen in late January. After winning the series opener, 5-3 on Jan. 24 and suffering a 7-3 setback on Jan. 25, the Rangers erupted for a 6-1 win on Jan. 26 behind a hat trick from Santiago Diaz ’22. After the conclusion of the regular season, Jack Rahlfs ’20 was named the AT&T Metroplex Varsity Gold Goalie of the Year.

POWERLIFTING Regional Qualifiers: Will Nickols ’20 Will Nickols ’20 earned the team’s lone regional berth, finishing fifth at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) Region VI Championships in March. The senior lifted a total of 1,145 pounds at regionals, including a 435-pound squad, a 260-pound bench press and a 450-pound deadlift.

RUGBY Jesuit’s shortened rugby season was highlighted by a dominant, 47-24 win against Strake Jesuit on Feb. 15 at Postell Stadium. In their first action of the year, Jesuit defeated St. Thomas, 47-17, to clinch the Bishop’s Cup.

SOCCER 5-7-3 Overall 4-6-2 UIL District 9-6A All-District First Team: Parker Christensen ’20, Diego Sierra ’20, Reid Weinberger ’21, Ryan Shea ’21 Jesuit head coach Charlie DeLong earned his 600th win on Feb. 4 with a 1-0 win over Plano. The Rangers would close the year 5-7-3, seeing a late playoff push fall short due to the closure. Parker Christensen ’20, Diego Sierra ’20, Ryan Shea ’21 and Reid Weinberger ’21 were named to the alldistrict first team.

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TENNIS 8-3 Dual Meet Record The Rangers finished the season with an 8-3 record in dual matches, including wins over McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Prosper and Plano. Reid Staples ’20 earned a Super Bowl Tournament singles championship while Eli Gan-Dy ’21 and Max Platt ’21 won two tournament titles in the spring season.

TRACK & FIELD

SWIMMING & DIVING

Team MVP: Jhalen Spicer ’20 Varsity Field MVP: Rawley Schott ’20

9-0 Overall District 8-6A Champions

The Ranger 4x200 relay team of Max McFarland ’21, Patrick Bennett ’22, Jhalen Spicer ’20 and Cole Younger ’22 set a new school record on Mar. 6 at the Dan Christie Relays. The relay team ran a 1:29.36, besting the old record of 1:29.92, which was set in 2010.

State Qualifier: Will McKinney ’21 Regional Qualifiers: Ryan Brown ’20, Blake Butz ’22, Alexander Chong ’21, Kevin Grant ’21, Alexander Hung ’22, Ivan Lopez ’20, Leonardo Pelaez ’23, James Savarese ’22, Samuel Steffler ’22, Jackson Summers ’22, Phillip Thompson ’22, Jack Young ’21 Jesuit captured its first district championship since 2016 with a dominant performance at the District 8-6A Championship meet on Jan. 25. Will McKinney ’21 earned a trip to the state championship in the 200 I.M., recording a season best 1:52.52 in prelims to finish 15th overall. The Rangers also scored their first undefeated season since joining the UIL in 2004, posting a 9-0 regular season record.

VOLLEYBALL The 2020 Jesuit Dallas volleyball season was canceled due to the school closure, but in the fall Cooper Herndon ’20 became the first Jesuit Dallas volleyball student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to play at the NCAA Division I level, signing with Grand Canyon University in November.

WRESTLING 7th Place in UIL District 5-6A

WATER POLO The Rangers recorded a 1-2 record during their lone weekend of competition, including a 17-3, season-opening win over Irving. Ryan Brown ’20, Jonathan Hageman ’20 and Andrew Allred ’21 each recorded hat tricks in the win over Irving as Matthew Yerrington ’20 recorded 14 saves.

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Regional Qualifiers: Dominic Farrell ’22, Oscar Jarmon ’21, Liam Leahy ’20, Jack McClure ’22, Logan Mezger ’23 Liam Leahy ’20 concluded his senior season as the team leader in overall victories, racking up a 25-11 record, while finishing second at district en route to punching his second ticket to the regional tournament. Oscar Jarmon ’21, Dominic Farrell ’22, Jack McClure ’22 and Logan Mezger ’23 also qualified for regionals.


2020 ATHLETIC COLLEGE COMMITS This year, 24 Jesuit Dallas student-athletes committed to continue their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. These graduating seniors will be pursuing their respective sports at the following universities: J a c k B a r t o n , Football V ande r bilt U n i v e r s i t y

T o m m y H o v i v i a n , Lacrosse U .S. Na va l A ca d e my

E J S m i t h , Football Sta nf o r d U nivers ity

B r a x t o n B o y l e , Baseball R e gis U niv e r s i t y ( C o l o . )

E t h a n L a n e , Football U nive r sity o f Okla h o ma

C o l t o n S o c h i a , Crew Ba te s C o llege

R y a n B o y l e , Crew D ar t m out h C o l l e g e

J a l o n M a c k , Baseball Wich ita Sta te U nive r sity

M a t t h e w S o r e n s e n , Crew Bo sto n U nivers ity

R o m a n C a v e , Crew Sant a Clar a Un i v e r s i t y

D r e w M a r t i n , Lacrosse Fr a nklin & M a r sh a ll C o lle g e

J h a l e n S p i c e r , Football Ha r d ing U nivers ity

P a r k e r C h r i s t e n s e n , Soccer F lor ida Te c h Un i v e r s i t y

B i l l y M e t z , Lacrosse Pr o vid e nce C o lle g e

R e i d S t a p l e s , Tennis Bo w d o in C ollege

M a t t h e w C o x , Baseball C alif or nia I nst it ut e o f T e ch n o l o g y

D a v i d M o r a l e s , Football S o u th e r n Na za r e ne U nive r sity

M a x w e l l Z i r k m a n , Crew C o r ne ll U nivers ity

J T E n n e n , Baseball Canisius C o l l e g e

T y s o n P o i n t e r , Baseball Od e ssa C o lle g e

C o o p e r H e r n d o n , Volleyball G r and Canyon Un i v e r s i t y

T i n o R a m i r e z , Baseball R e g is U nive r sity (C o lo .)

B r a n s o n H i c k m a n , Football Sout he r n M e t hod i s t Un i v e r s i t y

J a c k S e l n e r , Lacrosse S e w a n ee : T h e U nive r sity o f th e So u th

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ON THE FRONT LINES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 By Sean McMullen ’96, Director of Alumni Relations Through their formation as Men for Others, Jesuit Dallas alumni are called upon to be attuned to the needs of the world; to use their God-given talents and gifts to help society overcome its greatest challenges and to ultimately make the world a better place. During an unprecedented health crisis unlike anything else in modern history, many of our alumni have played a prominent role in responding to an emergency that has cost lives, devastated economic growth, and changed the way we live. Here are just a few of their stories…

RESPONDING TO THE OUTBREAK Within a 50 mile drive of Amarillo, there are five meat packing plants and a state penitentiary that employ thousands of people in their respective communities. Dr. Brian Weis ’84, who is the chief medical officer of Northwest Texas Healthcare System, was called into action when the penitentiary and two of the plants, JBS Beef and Tyson Foods, Inc., had outbreaks and quickly became a threat to overwhelm the resources of the hospital. In an effort to protect doctors, residents, workers and patients, the Northwest Texas Healthcare System formed an internal Incident Command Structure and created critical roles to ensure a safe environment within the hospital. Weis assumed the

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enormous role of safety officer, providing guidance on next steps in patient care, working on protocols to prevent a spread of the outbreak or infiltration into the hospital system, and ensuring safety for all those within the system. As he adjusted to the increased responsibilities from his normal position as CMO, Weis found that 100% of his day was checking for the number of available ventilators, ICU capacity, assessment of the quantities and quality of PPE, and serving with the mayor of Amarillo and public health department officials on tracking COVID-19 cases and the region’s coordinated response. Administrators in the NWTHS instituted a policy of total transparency. In

addition to sharing the dais for weekly press conferences to the community with updates on the pandemic and its effect on the Texas panhandle, daily emails and communication were sent to the hospital staff by Weis in an effort to share information and maintain open lines of communication. “I have been so proud to work with everyone during this health crisis. Every workflow in this hospital has been touched by COVID-19. I have seen people working together in astounding ways and we have been able to curb the spread and limit the number of cases as a result of our efforts. I treasure that I have had this experience and I hope I NEVER have it again.”


MASKING THE PROBLEM Michael Darrouzet ’77 serves as the CEO and executive vice president of the Texas Medical Association. The TMA, which represents over 53,000 physicians across the state, aims to solve challenges facing physicians and have been keenly focused on targeting situations that have been exacerbated with COVID-19. Under Darrouzet’s leadership, a state-wide task force was created offering help to provide counsel to the Governor’s office and to assist in the decision processes affecting public safety.

USING THE PAST TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE As chief medical officer of the Texas Hospital Association (THA) and the Texas Hospital Foundation, Dr. Bob Hendler ’66 has extensive experience establishing protocols and best practices that have helped shape the global response to past pandemics such as SARS, Avian Flu, EBOLA, Anthrax and the Swine Flu. In his role with the THA, Hendler serves as an advocate for hospitals in the state of Texas. During the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Hendler was active in fighting for hospitals in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) on the state and federal level. Additionally, he participated in discussions on the allocation of grant funds received from the state and federal governments, and worked with rural hospitals to prepare for the potential spread and transmission of the virus based on trends in larger demographic areas. “To be a good resource, I have to understand the science and I will ask my colleagues about the statistics to clear up things I do not understand.”

Hendler has provided guidance as a content expert to Jesuit Dallas, Cistercian, and the engineers from SMU that deal in air handling systems. Making sure his discussion points are based on science and research, Hendler shared that he leverages several hundred resources in creating the primers he shares with the groups he consults. “Since the pandemic arrived in America, the process for the health industry has been to follow the science and then monitor the changes as new discoveries are made.” Hendler pointed to the changes in social distancing rules and how the virus presents itself with different symptoms to different people. “As we have learned more about the science of the coronavirus, we can be in better position to assist those that have to make decisions to create safe environments for their patients, offices, schools and family. The secret for the future is to detect and contain.”

Darrouzet was instrumental in the formation of the Texas Health Care Industry COVID-19 Strike Force, which is comprised of representatives from eight different agencies responsible for different parts of the health care industry, including the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Nurses Association, Texas Healthcare Association and Texas Association of Community Health Centers to name a few. The strike force, which facilitates conversations in current issues that have ethical and moral dilemmas as well as potential legal repercussions, examined the possibility of experimental drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus on patients in the state, and how scarce medications and resources should be administered. Like many others, Darrouzet and administrators within the TMA have been forced to get involved with the shortage of PPE’s caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “If doctors do not have a mask for themselves or nurses and they have patients who are exhibiting symptoms of the virus, they cannot see the patient and must send them to the emergency room.” The TMA spent 35 days during the early stages of the pandemic working with state regulators to divert masks to doctors who didn’t have them and were facing the decision of going out of business. “For many, the need led physicians to purchase their own masks online, where as a result of the high demand and need for shipping from other countries, the cartels from Mexico began stealing masks because they were so valuable. The TMA worked with Texas Department of Emergency Management, a group that traditionally oversees tornado and hurricane management during disasters, to fix the cartel issue and get the masks to the doctors in needed. It is the little things in a battle. Now thousands of physicians around the state are able to keep their doors open due to a simple mask.”  

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A PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL COST A family medicine doctor with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dr. Michael Tolle ’87 experienced a dramatic increase in patient requests, as the outbreak of COVID-19 created an overwhelming environment at urgent care centers and emergency rooms, while the number of people contacting the hospital seeking a family medicine doctor exploded. “We were already busy as a practice, but the global health crisis triggered a huge response, especially among those who just wanted to get screened and checked.” Dr. Tolle believes they were seeing coronavirus symptoms in patients as early as February and potentially before that. He offered that it was a frequent doctor’s lounge discussion that the virus could be a real

problem. “COVID-19 is highly infectious and for most people it has not been terribly bad. Many patients have had very mild symptoms. There have been different presentations in all ages though, older people that were not that sick, younger people that were sicker than you would think.” A unique outcome has occurred because of the health emergency, and now instead of getting treated for showing symptoms, patients are interested in getting an antibody test to see if they ever had the virus. In addition to becoming physically sick, a side effect of COVID-19 has been the intense fear that it has instilled in the general public. In his own practice, Tolle said that absent of a lot of information and conflicting reports on how the virus was spread, patients and

staff were very scared. “Not since I was a new doctor in Africa during the height of the HIV crisis have I seen such uncertainty in the medical community.” Tolle’s medical assistants had a real fear of contracting the virus and unintentionally exposing their families through contact, although he is very proud to point out that during the peak of cases in the late spring, they were operating at full staff. “The psychological part of COVID-19 has been bad on the populous. This uncapped anxiety disorders that were already there in some patients, and others developed anxiety as a result of being home for a few months and losing their bearing over how life is to be structured. I focus on a patient’s eyes more than I ever have before.”

TELEMEDICINE AND A TRAGIC END After serving on the North Texas Emergency Response Committee and leading efforts with the Dallas County Medical Society in the eradication of the West Nile outbreak in 2012, Dr. Rick Snyder ’79, who is president of HeartPlace, the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas, was asked by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to be his representative to the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee, a position he maintains. Snyder’s experience has enabled him to be a valuable asset to the response team for COVID-19 through the creation part of the North Texas Mass Critical Care Guidelines, which serves as a triage guideline for a respiratory pandemic and provides objective protocols for the facilitation of patient care. “When Governor Abbott issued a state of emergency, these guidelines became activated and those criteria were assigned and adopted throughout the metropolitan areas in Texas to avoid putting the incredible burden on physicians in each hospital to make those decisions.” Within 48 hours, Snyder shared that HeartPlace went almost completely Telemedicine. “The federal and state governments waived HIPAA and reimbursement obstacles, among other things, to make telemedicine a possibility. The

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new protocols allowed for Skype, FaceTime and Zoom to be used, none of which were HIPAA compliant before COVID-19. From a cardiology perspective, Snyder shared that similar to France and Italy, almost all heart attacks ceased coming to the emergency room during the initial outbreak. Patients were too scared to visit an ER and first responders reported a 60% increase in patients that quit breathing en route to the hospital or were DOA because they were not coming in when they

experienced their heart attacks. “The impact of COVID-19 on the hospitals has been devastating. Many cancer patients would not come into the hospital to do their chemo treatments because they could not have visitors with them for support. Patients were also postponing bone marrow transplants or final stage end-of-life hospital care because they were not able to have family members with them. There are heartbreaking examples of patients having to say goodbye to their families using Zoom or on the cell phone since they were not allowed visitors.”


NO QUIT IN HEALTH CARE As president of the North Texas OB-GYN Associates, Dr. Rudy Tovar ’64 has seen radical changes in his office and in the hospitals. Delivering babies during the pandemic is not the same as it used to be prior to COVID-19. Gone are the “warm and fuzzy” considerations like having all the family present for the birth of a child, as hospitals have limited access to one support person for each delivery. And only recently have regulations relaxed to the point that expecting fathers can attend scheduled appointments for their babies, such as sonograms. Tovar has seen changes to a number of practices throughout the country as a result of new policies put in place because of COVID-19. The changes were designed to protect care givers as well as patients, especially in circumstances where there is not a substitute for a physical encounter. Due to his age, Tovar was considered to be part of a “vulnerable group” and encouraged to remove himself for his own safety and protection. Evaluating his options with colleagues and support staff, Tovar ultimately decided that it did not make any sense to remove himself for fear of contracting the coronavirus as he is stringent with his own precautionary health and was more concerned about colleagues with young children. “It has been 50 years since I delivered my first baby and number 9,000 is around the corner! I am very proud to say I have never missed a day of work in 43 years (Note: Rudy claims that he did not miss a day of school in four years at Jesuit Dallas too!). God is my co-pilot and I’m in good hands. I feel privileged for being able to work. Yes, there is a risk, but I am really blessed.”

Thousands of alumni live out the Jesuit Dallas mission every day across the globe. We are thankful to all of those who answered our call for this issue of Jesuit Today and invite you to read through Class Notes for more updates from your brothers. If you have a story to share regarding how you have been impacted by this unique event in our history or how you are responding to the needs of our global neighbors, please send a message to connect@jesuitcp.org.

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Classnotes

1950s

Joe LaRocca ’50 has been making good use of these days at home. He keeps to his morning prayer time and attends daily Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on his computer. Along with doing a lot of reading, he is exercising and playing tennis two days a week. “Keeping a daily routine helps me very much!” Neil O’Brien ’50 reports he is now the age made famous by Abraham Lincoln - four score and seven! Roger Hart ’55 is enjoying life in the Charleston, S.C. area and still able to do some traveling to Europe each year. Dyke Turner ’56 has been retired for 20 years after spending 47 years in the newspaper business. He is still playing with his classic cars and plans to take his 1969 Camaro to the 2020 Dallas Auto Rama. Another trip on his list is Bowling Green, Ky. to revisit the National Corvette Museum and attend the national Tri-5 (1955, 1956, 1957) Chevy auto show.

Andy Shannon ’54 and wife, Pat Hoch Shannon (UA ’57) have been enjoying self-imposed seclusion from COVID-19 at their cabin on beautiful Lake Texoma. No close neighbors and there is a great beach with woods for walking.

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John McLeod ’57 is “still upright and praying for all those who are suffering.”

Lawrence Lenzen ’58 married Mary Well Koch in 1961 making it 59 years in November that they are together. They have 12 grandchildren, six are Texas A&M grads (Whoop!) and one is a Columbia University graduate. Larry is still active in his Lenzen and Associates Insurance Agency. “Everyone is in good health and enjoying life.” William Dore ’59, managing partner of Soho Realty Partners headquartered in Mexico City, has launched a new initiative in partnership with Mexican pension funds for the purpose of investing in real estate located within the United States with an initial tranche exceeding $300 million dollars.

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Bill Johnson ’62 has been busy in retirement. He is participating in Paterfamilias at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; active in his 12-step exercise group; enjoys six grown children; and is surviving blizzards and floods. Mike Newton ’62 joined the Sylvania Lighting management development program when he returned from Vietnam in 1969. After four corporate moves (N.C., Kan., Ill., and Ga.) he is now retired and living in a golf community south of Atlanta. Active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society, he travels with his Corvette club and winters in South Florida. “We are enjoying

our six grandchildren and I have many fond memories of the time spent with the Jesuit experience.” Tim O’Shea ’62 has been retired from his medical practice since 2015. Primarily an internist, he was also an emergency medicine physician for 40 years. Living in Sioux Falls, S.D. since 1992, Tim and “my lovely wife Laurel, have been married for 40 years.” For the last six years they have been spending the winters in Palm Springs and hope the tradition continues. Laurel is a retired nurse and works part-time at a Chico’s fashion store for ladies. “I stay busy delivering Meals-on-Wheels and taking people to their doctor’s appointments. I also spend a lot of time reading and exercising. I look forward to hearing updates from my classmates on what they are doing.”

David Cook ’75 and family including, John Paul ’02, Matthew ’04, and Michael ’06 vacationing in New Mexico. David retired from the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) after 29 years. He and wife, Gail, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary, and have five grandchildren. “Life is good!”

Mike Gregory ’66 and his bride, Jensy, have relocated to Tyler, Texas, after living in Irving for 47 years. Jensy was born and raised in Tyler so they have several friends there, including fellow classmate, Johnny Yarbrough ’66. (Pictured L-R) Jensy, Mike, Pat Yarbrough and Johnny enjoy brunch together.

After nearly 50 years of teaching at Cistercian in Dallas, Fr. Bernard Marton ’60, has been assigned to the ancient Cistercian monastery of Zirc (pictured above), located in Western Hungary, to serve as Prior of the small community and help them recruit and train new members.


Bobby Leicht ’63 retired from the Texas criminal justice system “after 25 years on the rough side of Texas history.” He is now retired as a Permanent Deacon and using this 2020 COVID time-out for writing his personal memoirs. “Pray for us all!” Steve Martinez ’66 retired from the practice of medicine after 43 years. Sean Finegan ’67 and his wife are the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren from the ages of 17 years old to one year old. “We have one great-grandchild that is 17 months old.” Mike Slater ’67 has an eleventh grandchild on the way from daughter, Michelle, and son-inlaw, USMC Gunnery Sgt. David Stephens. Daughter, Sarah, operates a one-room schoolhouse on the property with eight children. Granddaughters, Madison and

Hannah graduated with full scholarships to Abilene Christian University and Southwestern. “I celebrated 31 years of sobriety this year and am grateful to be able to help others recover from alcoholism. Life is good with my wife, Tami, of 20 years; family, golf, guitar, and service.”

David Cieslak ’78, accounting technologist and chief cloud officer and executive vice president with RKL eSolutions, was inducted into the CPA Practice Advisor’s Accounting Hall of Fame. Cieslak has been named one of Accounting Today magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 17 of the past 19 years and has been a member of the Accounting Thought Leader Symposium since 2011.

Stories from the Tin Box: Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the newly-released second volume of Sherlock Holmes short stories published by Daniel Darrouzet ’71.

SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020 INDUCTEES

DENNIS TRAYNOR ’87

THOMAS SCOTT ’08

CHARLIE DELONG

ALEX RINALDI ’07

TONY CORONA ’01

SAVE THE DATE • MAY 1, 2021

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As the Community Director for Knights of Columbus Council 8157 in Duncanville, Dan Murphy ’71 and his group of volunteers, are always happy to help those in need especially during the current pandemic. For Holy Thursday, the group delivered 300 breakfast tacos to the Charlton Methodist Hospital staff in South Dallas.

1970s

John Neuhoff ’70 joined the Brotherton Law Firm in Highland Village, Texas, a litigation firm handling a variety of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. “We do transactional law as well. It is a family owned practice comprised of great people. Hope everyone in our Jesuit community is well and safe!” Rick Redmond ’70 is a practicing dentist doing second opinions only. He also spends a lot of time in Dallas at 2616 Commerce Event Center. “We do weddings, corporate parties, fundraisers etc.” Jerry Frey ’72 was recruited by Savills, Inc. as branch manager and senior brokerage professional for the Austin regional office.

Mark Phillips ’72 is retiring this year and “looking forward to playing more golf (an industry I worked in for many years) and enjoying time with my wife and grandchildren.” Jeff Pearce ’74 built a house in Robson Ranch. He enjoys golf and lots of traveling. Dave Tickner ’74 retired after 41 years in the field of education. Eighteen years were spent at Jesuit as a teacher and administrator; 22 in Lewisville ISD; and one year at Holy Cross in San Antonio. Son, Patrick (31), is an attorney in Dallas and daughter, Kate (33), is an architect living in DFW with her husband and daughter Emily (3). Class Notes continued on page 49

Tony Salem “from the infamous class of ’76” married wife, Adéye, in 1997 while on a mission trip. “After having two boys born in South Africa, and a third son when we returned to the States, we adopted seven more children, all with special needs. Three are from China, two from Ukraine, and two are from Bulgaria. Our lives have been so rich with these treasures.”

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New Arrivals DAUGHTERS

Natalie Joy to Gina and Tim Niemiec ’99 Katharine Carey to Katharine and Evan Ratcliff ’00 Frances “Frankie” Spresha to Nicole and Tommy DuRoss ’03 Sutton to Dana and Hunter Martin ’05 Margaret Elizabeth to Grace and Anthony Campise ’11 Eden to Emily and John Michael Lucido ’14

SONS

Henry Jakob to Kristen and Luke Vander Linden ’93 Lucas James to Jessica and Jay Belmarez ’95 Liam Alexander to Olivia and Ryan Lafield ’96 William Davison to McKenna and Billy Gannon ’98 Miles Edwin to Marie and Jeff Greeson ’98 Trey to Haley and Bailey Anderson ’03 Zev Alexander to Laura and Daniel Baskind ’03 Owen Anthony to Vicky and Alex Copp ’04 Beau Lawrence to Emily and Austin Brooks ’05 Rhett, Rory, and Ryder to Hollie and David Gambrel ’05 Finley James to Hannah and Joe Ackels ’07 Peter Gene to Diane and Paul Boehm ’07 Sir Isaiah to Lizzie and Nick Parrish ’07 James to Brittany and Joseph Kernodle ’08

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A L U M N I

FI E LD REP ORT

Jack Lynch ’19 BASEBALL

Jack Lynch ’19 was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team as a relief pitcher, concluding a stellar debut season at Xavier University. Ending the year with a 1.69 earned run average, Lynch was named to the D1Baseball.com  Top Freshman team and was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 9 after throwing 7.1 innings of scoreless relief, including five shutout innings against nationally-ranked Long Beach State. Jared Kengott ’16 made an immediate impact at Emporia State University, earning Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Pitcher of the Week honors on March 4. Kengott threw seven shutout innings to help the Hornets defeat Missouri Southern, 12-0, on Feb. 29. Kengott made six appearances during the shortened season, finishing the year with a 3.00 earned run average, a 2-0 record and 28 strikeouts. Bryce Bonner ’16 was one of four Purdue Boilermaker baseball student athletes to be named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, which was earned by holding a grade-point average of 3.70 or higher. JT Mix ’17 was named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Spring All-Academic Team while former classmate Jacob Palisch ’17 ended his junior season at Stanford by earning his way onto the Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll.

BASKETBALL

Max Abmas ’19 excelled in his first season at Oral Roberts University, earning a spot on the Summit League All-Newcomer Team after leading the conference in made three-pointers (81). Abmas finished the year averaging 14.7 points per game, leading all freshman scorers, and is already eighth in Golden Eagles’ single-season history with 224 attempted three-pointers.

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Max Abmas ’19 Abmas joins a recent slew of former Jesuit Dallas basketball standouts to play at the NCAA Division I level. Mitch Prendergast ’17 completed his redshirt sophomore season at Mercer, starting in three games while appearing in 12, while Michael Jankovich ’18 and Julius Marble ’19 respectively competed in their collegiate debut seasons at national powerhouse programs Kansas and Michigan State.

CREW

Former Ranger rower Jay Hofmeister ’16 was named to the Academic All-Ivy League team in his final season at the University of Pennsylvania.

FOOTBALL

On the gridiron, Dalton Allen ’17 started in eight games for Harding University during his sophomore season and was named to the All-Great American Conference Fall Academic Team. Rice quarterback Parker Towns ’18 earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.

GOLF

Luke Harrison ’18 was named an Early Wave Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America scholar, as Mateo Trevino ’19 landed on the Southland Conference Spring 2020 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Brian Jennings ’19 closed the year with nine rounds over three tournaments, scoring a 76.4 average during his first year at Xavier University.

LACROSSE

Dixon Smith ’17 made history during his junior season at Jacksonville University, becoming the alltime career leader in caused turnovers on March 6, 2020 against Hampton. Blake Buell ’16 concluded his career at Rollins by leading the team with three assists during the shortened season, closing his tenure with the Tars with 22 goals and 19 assists for 41 points. Colton Hart ’16 ended his Siena lacrosse career by playing in all six games for

Dixon Smith ’17 the Saints, collecting 14 ground balls while adding an assist. Daniel Burnum ’17 racked up seven goals over six games, pushing his career total to 37 tallies over three seasons. Grayson Hassell ’18  joined Lafayette freshman goalkeeper William Moran ’19 on the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Academic Honor Roll. Michigan freshman Jacob Jackson ’19 scored in his Wolverines’ debut against Cleveland State on Feb. 8. After earning named to the Preseason All-Big Ten team, David Sprock ’18 finished third on the Rutgers lacrosse team with 12 goals, five assists and seven points while additionally landing on the Academic All-Big Ten team. 

SOCCER

Griffin Scott ’16 was named a team captain for his senior year, starting all 18 games for Washington & Lee. Joseph Banul ’18 earned his way onto the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Honor Roll, while Andrew Gilchrist ’18 secured a spot onto the All-Southern Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. Pryor Miller ’16 ended his soccer career at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy by earning the team’s spot on the NEWMAC AllSportsmanship team.

TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY

Connor O’Neill ’17 finished his junior season at the University of Texas-Austin with an Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection while sophomore Collin Lark ’19 finished 11th in the pole vault for the University of Georgia at the 2020 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.


Tom Trautman ’87 was named Prep Wrestling Coach of the Year for the Texas/Oklahoma Region and in February, his Bishop Lynch wrestling team won its third state championship in the last four years. Continued from page 46 Louis Ruggiere ’75 is moving to Portland, Ore., after 12 years in Taipei, Taiwan. “Looking forward to reconnecting with my USA friends and family, exploring our new city, and living one mile from our two daughters. It’s hard to believe I retired from Colgate Palmolive five years ago!” Rick Cadena ’77 is working from home and “cannot wait to get back to working at the office. Good luck to everybody and stay healthy. Fight On!”

Jon Lobb ’84 has a new side gig as a voice actor. He is currently narrating an audiobook due out this summer on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Tim Johnston ’77 is announcing his retirement from Plano ISD after spending 32 years in the district. Most recently he was an assistant principal serving the Plano East Senior High community. “I have enjoyed taking Jesuit’s ideal to public school. I attempted to be a

Carl Motter ’85 (C) brought Van's Kitchen egg rolls to the local fire stations to celebrate National Egg Roll Day. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.

Tim Farina ’83 with wife, Mary, cheering for Jordan Spieth ’11 at last year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

man for others my entire time as a teacher, coach, and administrator. I look forward to seeing what God will have in store for me in the next chapter of my life. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, Cindy, of 36 years.” Mark Donachie ’78 is working for Heady Investments, a commercial real estate developer. He just completed construction of a 14-story, Class A office located on the Dallas North Tollway and Headquarters Drive. He also closed a 120,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit project for a company relocating from Chino, Calif.

Chris Teves ’78 retired on Oct. 31, 2019. Steve Rogers ’79 is a special education teacher and caregiver for a former special student.

1980s

Steve Mentesana ’80 is pleased to announce he has moved to Walker & Dunlop where he is the senior managing director on the FHA Production Team. He works with his nephew, Matt Mentesana ’12. (See Matt’s note page 55.)

When his oil and gas data analytics business came to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, George Voneiff ’79 switched to analyzing COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins University, the CDC, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the World Bank. Creating maps and reports from the data, they send daily updates to over 250 people, including politicians, bankers, businessmen, and doctors. “We are not infectious disease experts, just petroleum engineers providing a free service to help people navigate through all the information available in a COVID-19-dominated world.” Visit mosaicpa.com for more.

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Scott May ’82 made the move to Cedar Creek Lake at the perfect time so he and his wife could host their son’s wedding when COVID-19 cancelled the couple’s wedding venue. “My daughter, Megan and her husband, Micah, had our first grandchild, and our youngest daughter, Brooke, started college at SFA in the nursing program and joined the Tri-Delta Sorority.”

Steve Wright ’80 sits on the executive management team of the Atron Group. “We have taken our engineered products group global, supplying products and services to the industrial gas and cryogenics markets of Europe, Asia and Africa.” He is proud of his two daughters. Alexandra is set to receive her second master’s degree and Madelyne received her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. Scott Jackson ’82 is delighted to announce his wife, Kelley, earned her real estate license and is working with his real estate team as the marketing director. Daughter, Kendall, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a biology degree and son, John ’18, transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and is also studying biology. Tony LaBarba ’82 was forced to close his business after 20 years. He is now happy to announce that he works at J. Hilburn custom men’s clothing. “Please let me know if I can help you with any of your men’s custom attire needs. The selection, quality and convenience cannot be beat. Peace and prosperity to all.”

Robert Uhl ’11 and Elizabeth Weir, whom he met at Notre Dame, were engaged in Honolulu. (“Just before everything shut down!”) The wedding is planned for June 5, 2021 in Rochester, New York.

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Matthew Berend ’93 started a tradition nine years ago, with his oldest daughter, Julia (C), adding daughter, Jillian (L), and then daughter, Jenna, to their annual fatherdaughter ski trip to Steamboat, Colo. Bryan Luisi ’83 owns a restaurant in Grapevine called Stellini Trattoria & Market. Since the start of COVID-19 they have offered free pizzas to all first responders. Basically, turning their restaurant into a commissary, they have made donations to area shelters of prepared meals and food items.

Counseling and Psychology and is part of a campaign to raise funds to support counseling for those who lost their jobs and insurance during COVID-19. “More than ever we are all looking for hope and healing these days. To learn more or support The Center please visit thecentercounseling.org.”

Eric Nelson ’83 serves on the board of The Center for Integrative

Matt Martin ’84 is proud of his sons, Michael ’20, who graduated from Jesuit this year, and William,

Mike Cassidy ’88 works for Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he started a drive-through COVID-19 testing site for patients and employees.

Mike Chebino ’00 and family prepare for Easter Sunday. “Agape Brothers. We are still in the USAF and are currently stationed in Italy. Abbie (4) and Barrett (8) are enrolled in Italian schools and are really starting to pick up the language. Similar to the way every parent is feeling these days... Lydia and I look forward to the day when all schools are back in session. Stay safe Class of 2000, Jesuit Rangers Fight!”

who will be a freshman at Jesuit in the Fall. Jason Terk ’85 was named Chair of the Texas Public Health Coalition. He will serve in this role for the next two years. The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and healthy behaviors for all Texans.

Jonathan Knott ’10 graduated with a medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in May 2020. He will begin his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. in July.


Weddings

Christy Shim to Mark Lee ’00 Mindy Stutzman to Jay Wellik ’06 Martha Gonzalez to Neil DuRoss ’07 Brittney Angelich to Marc Lombardi ’07 Nicole Rea to T.J. Maher ’08 Meg to Benton Smith ’08 Amber to Albert Karam ’09 Megan Helak to Kevin Tehan ’09 Katherine to Jimmy Marino ’10 Miranda to Christian Buechel ’11 Lauren Roverse to Trey Whitaker ’11 Haley Beavers to Jacob Khoury ’12

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1990s CALL NIGHTS FOR PHONATHON NOVEMBER 15-19 If you would like to receive more information about Phonathon, please contact Sean McMullen ’96, Director of Alumni Relations, at 972.387.8700 x342 or smcmullen@jesuitcp.org Jay DeRose ’86 retired this year from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years active duty and 14 years Reserves. He is living in the Houston area teaching at Sam Rayburn High School in the Pasadana ISD. Stephen Cho ’87 and his family moved back to Lexington, Mass., outside of Boston, in 2019 after spending three years in Basel, Switzerland. Stephen took a new role as Global Head and Vice President of Portfolio Management & Learning at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Stephen and his company have been working hard with other healthcare companies to try to find a medicine that will help patients

Rossi Walter ’10 has been living in Japan since July 2019.

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with COVID-19 and “would like to thank all of the frontline workers, especially from the extended Jesuit family, for all of their sacrifices and hard work fighting for patients!” Mike Martinez ’87 is moving to a new apartment in Uptown, “still doing lots of charity work and maintaining a busy social schedule. Looking forward to a better 2020.” Bennett Cloud ’88 acquired Matrix plumbing in late 2018. “We focus almost exclusively on under slab leak detection and repair for homeowners in the DFW area.”

For the past five years, Mark Manning ’92 has participated in the Dallas Walk to End Alzheimer’s with members of the congregation of Dallas Universal Life Church in honor of his grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and passed away December 14, 2019. “I will continue to do so in her memory and in celebration of her life until a cure is found.” Robert Uceda ’92 can now say he is dually licensed. He has earned his Colorado license in professional counseling (LPCC) to provide therapeutic services to clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition to working as a licensed bilingual therapist for both mainstream and Latino populations, in his spare time he enjoys running. He has run 17 consecutive 10K races in Boulder, Colo. and finishes in under 46 minutes. Luke Vander Linden ’93 “(with quarantine hairdo), wife Kristen and son Henry (in his favorite Jesuit Rangers bib), born Feb. 9, 2020 are enjoying lockdown at home in Bedford Hills, N.Y.” See photo on page 47. Jay Belmarez ’95 and wife, Jessica Belmarez née Page (UA ‘06) would like to share the news that their first son, Lucas James Belmarez, was born at Baylor University Medical Center on April 9, 2020. “I was granted emergency leave to witness

his birth and am fortunate he is healthy and presumably happy. They are both dearly missed while I am stationed so far from them and I hope to reunite with them later this fall.” See photo on page 47. Todd McGowan ’95 graduated with a PhD in information science from the University of North Texas in August of 2019. He and his wife, Trace, also celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2019. Omar Garcia ’96 is so thankful to his classmates from the Jesuit Dallas class of 1996 for coming out to support his family’s business, Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant in Irving, during COVID-19. Andy Figuerola ’97 is a senior management analyst (contractor) supporting the United States Agency for International Development. As a government contractor with experience as a program and acquisition analyst, he supports the Department of Defense (Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense) and the Department of Homeland Security. Jeff Greeson ’98 is delighted to announce the birth of Miles Edwin Greeson, born in Dallas on Friday, May 1, 2020. Weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 in. long, he joins big sister, Margot Avery Greeson (3). See photo on page 47. Tim Niemiec ’99 and Gina Niemiec happily welcomed the birth of their daughter, Natalie Joy, on Jan. 3, 2020.

Dominique Kasindi ’07, an internal medicine specialist, on duty at Medical City Plano. "I wasn't expecting to have to study a new virus so soon after residency, but constant learning is part of the job. I'm very thankful for the support of the DFW community and for my front-line colleagues' leadership and excellence during these uncertain times."

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from the alumni director

Ben Hartmann ’14 was the recipient of a Lone Star Regional Emmy Award for his work as a writer on the nationally syndicated television program, Texas Country Reporter, which is the longest running independently produced program in the nation.

Alumni Director Sean McMullen ’96 (C) and classmates enjoy a guys night out at a Mavericks game.

Greetings, my fellow alumni, I hope you are all doing well and making the best out of the new normal we are all experiencing, as our community and nation battles this global pandemic. While you are no doubt dealing with the daily stresses and uncertainties of the current times, I hope you enjoy reading this issue of the Jesuit Today. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our alumni and their family members who are facing this virus on the frontlines and putting themselves second to provide care for those that need it most. When things get tough and we have more questions than answers, one thing stays consistent, and that is Jesuit Dallas produces Men for Others that make a difference! Joe Nava ’02 (R) is extremely proud of his older brother, Omar Nava ’01, at his promotion ceremony on Jan. 31, 2020, where he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Lt. Col. Nava will be stationed at the Pentagon in the fall.

Our Class Notes section is full of great updates of your Jesuit brothers and their families. Please send in your news as we love to celebrate your personal milestones and highlight the amazing things you are doing in your lives. We want to be able to stay in touch with all of our alumni, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally to learn about what is going on at the school or how you can get involved; to request a tour of campus; or to update your contact information. The alumni association is only as strong as your continued engagement with your alma mater! Lastly, welcome to the Class of 2020 who recently joined the Jesuit Dallas Alumni Association! We know that you will make your alma mater proud as you take the next steps in your lives. We look forward to you staying connected to Jesuit and we look forward to welcoming you HOME when you are on campus. Please be safe and take care of one another. Together we can continue to do amazing things! God Bless and Go Rangers!

Chris Considine ’09 celebrating his first Mass at Light of the World Catholic Church in Littleton, Colo. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 2020. To submit a class note, please send an email to connect@jesuitcp.org.

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Austin Brooks ’05 and Emily Brooks (UA ’05), welcomed their son, Beau Lawrence Brooks, on July 16, 2019. See photo on page 47. David Gambrel ’05 and wife, Hollie Wagner (UA ’04), were blessed with identical boy triplets, Rory, Ryder and Rhett on March 13, 2020! See photo on page 47.

Three-time major winner and FedEx Cup champion, Jordan Spieth ’11, was presented with the 2020 Arnie Award, Golf Digest’s highest annual honor. To honor the late Arnold Palmer and his commitment to charity, Golf Digest joined forces with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Monterey Peninsula Foundation and Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation to recognize individuals who have followed in Arnie’s footsteps and used their love of the game to help others. Spieth was one of three recipients, joining NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Steve Young, and country music star, Toby Keith.

2000s

Jack Beesley ’01 has opened his own law firm, Beesley Law, P.C., focusing on personal injury and criminal defense cases. It is located in Dallas at Hillcrest and LBJ. Jack continues to drum for Dallas’ favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band Pepper Theft with Michael Gruber ’03 on guitar. “I look forward to seeing more of my Jesuit classmates now that I’m back in Dallas.” Gavin Justiss ’01, his wife, Pam, and their daughter, Jaina (4), just returned from their first family trip to Disneyland in January. “A magical time was had by all!” Gavin is an attorney at Jackson Walker LLP and Pam is the chief compliance officer at American First Finance. Jason Ferguson ’02 was appointed as a United States Immigration Judge

to begin hearing cases at the Dallas Court. Judge Ferguson was previously the First Assistant District Attorney for the 119th Judicial District of Texas in San Angelo, Texas. Bailey Anderson ’03 and wife, Haley, welcomed their first son, Trey, last year and are expecting their second son this November. Tommy DuRoss ’03 and his wife, Nicole, celebrated the birth of their first child, Frances “Frankie” Spresha DuRoss in May of 2019. They live in Los Angeles where Tommy practices probate and estate planning law with his uncle at DuRoss & DuRoss, LLP. “Look me up next time you are in Manhattan Beach!” See photo on page 47. Alex Copp ’04 is happy to report Owen Anthony Copp was born on May 9, 2020. “My wife, Vicky, and baby are doing great!” See photo on page 47.

Hayden Lindsey ’05, a licensed professional counselor, opened a private therapy practice, Austin Intimacy Solutions, specializing in couples therapy, relationships, spirituality, trauma, and men’s mental health. “In response to the pandemic, I’ve moved all of my services online, including my weekly men’s group, and I feel privileged to be able to support men and their families during this difficult time. I enjoy an active life in Austin and hope to get back to playing live music when the venues reopen!” Robert Disque ’06 was selected as a 2020 Rising Star in personal injury litigation. He has also been named a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers since 2018. Robert practices personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on catastrophic trucking and products liability cases, throughout the continental United States. For the last two years, Robert has practiced with Cowen Rodriguez Peacock in San Antonio. Joe Ackels ’07 and wife, Hannah, are thrilled about the birth of their second son, Finley James Ackels, born April 24, 2020. Paul Boehm ’07 and wife, Diane, along with big brother, William, welcomed Peter Gene Boehm, on April 8, 2020. See photo on page 47.

Thomas Jordan ’16 graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and the Canfield Business Honors Program with highest honors in finance. He will be joining the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant in its Dallas office. Neil DuRoss ’07 married Martha Gonzalez in Houston on Feb. 22, 2020. The bilingual Mass was celebrated by Fr. Stephen Pitts, S.J. and groomsmen included Tommy DuRoss ’03, Matt DuRoss ’05, Matt Ackels ’07 and Michael McNearney ’07. Other Jesuit alums present at the celebration included: Joey George ’07, Dzanh Nguyen ’07, Lane Webster ’07, Jeff Pels ’07, Rob Spencer ’07, John Teresi ’07, and Michael Golden ’07. “Sorry I didn’t get the “J’s up” pic but we did do The Yell at the end of the night on the dance floor.” See photo on page 51.

feeling left out?

Marc Lombardi ’07 married Brittney Angelich of Orange County, Calif., in Big Sur. Fellow alumni from the Class of 2007 include: Chris Thompson, Alessandro Cola, Chris Johnston, Captain Joe Boyle, Travis Humphries and Tucker Shaw. See photo on page 51.

the latest Ranger news.

Nick Parrish ’07 and wife, Lizzie, are delighted to introduce their first son, Sir Isaiah Parrish, born June 3, 2019. See photo on page 47.

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Nathan Chase ’08 just completed his PhD in Theology/Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Joseph Kernodle ’08 has been soaking up a lot of pool time during quarantine with his son, James, born last year to Joe and wife, Brittany. See photo on page 47.

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Jordan Tranchina ’12 and Madeleine Toups celebrate their engagement on May 5, 2020. Jordan was accepted to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for a two-year MBA program to begin in the fall.

Evan Jackson ’17 (C) was featured on the March 9, 2020 edition of the Today Show for his leadership in a hands-on book program with his brothers in the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and the educational non-profit Room to Read. The program is designed to promote literacy skills and a life-long passion for reading, and includes traveling all over the country to visit elementary schools in predominantly low-income areas. T.J. Maher ’08 is thrilled to announce that he and Nicole Rea were married on Oct. 5, 2019. See photo on page 51. Chris Ratway ’09 graduated from Baylor Law in 2017. Kevin Tehan ’09 married his college sweetheart, Megan Helak, on Jan. 11, 2020 at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico surrounded by a family of Jesuit alums that included Brian ’72, Kevin ’09, Patrick ’15, Sean ’18, Ethan ’21, and Breanne (UA ’22). See photo on page 51.

2010s

Jimmy Marino ’10 was married in Austin this past December to Katherine Marino. “She is originally from Tulsa, Okla., but has quickly learned to be a big Jesuit fan. I hope you all continue to stay healthy out there.” See photo on page 51. Anthony Campise ’11 and Grace Campise (UA ’11) are thrilled to

announce the birth of daughter Margaret Elizabeth born Jan. 30, 2020. See photo on page 47.

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). See photo on page 47.

Jacob Khoury ’12 wed Haley Beavers on March 21, 2020 after deciding to cancel their original date of April 4, 2020 in lieu of the COIVD-19 situation. “We were married at Christ the King Catholic Church, with eight people in attendance (including ourselves) to abide by social distancing guidelines. Despite all the chaos, it was a beautiful and wonderful day, with many of our vendors graciously helping us to re-plan the wedding. See photo on page 51.

Pierre Craig ’16 graduated from the University of Miami, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He will be attending the University of Miami law school this fall.

Matt Mentesana ’12 is pleased to announce he has moved to Walker & Dunlop where he is a senior analyst on the FHA Production Team, he works with his uncle Steve Mentesana ’80. (see Steve’s note page 49.) John Michael Lucido ’14 and wife, Emily, are the proud parents of seven-month-old daughter, Eden, and missionaries on the campus of the University of Kansas for the

Alex Kurilecz ’16 graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was recognized as a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar for his efforts in developing tools for future scientific discovery and learning. Aidan Leahy ’16 is majoring in Marine Biology and was named to the College of Charleston Spring 2020 President’s List. Ryan Devoe ’18 was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 Spring Semester. Ryan is in the software engineering program.

Pryor Miller ’16 graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 20, 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He was also commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard and has been assigned to the USCGC WAESCHE, a national security cutter based in Alameda, California.

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Jackson Smith ’11 graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School and will serve as a clerk for Judge Jane Boyle in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. “I am very excited to reconnect with my Jesuit family back in Dallas!”

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IN MEMORIAM o u r

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George Peter Jennings ’51

George Jennings, of Waddell, Ariz., passed away in his home Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2019. Born in Bronx, N.Y., George attended Mount Saint Michael Academy where he nationally medaled in track and field at Madison Square Garden. His family moved to Dallas and he entered Jesuit High School. George attended Arlington State College and The University of Texas majoring in business. While in school, he met his future wife, Justine Gallerano, who was attending Ursuline Academy. They married in 1955, moved to Westport, Conn. and were blessed with five children. George was known as an incredibly ambitious, hard-working, straightshooter to his colleagues, customers, friends, and family. He was a lifelong, devoted Catholic and a loving family man. George is survived by his wife, Justine; five children, Chris (Terry), Helen (Gayle), Maryanne (Sam), Carol (Jeff), and Cynthia (Steve); 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Richard G. McCracken ’54

Richard McCracken passed away Jan. 29, 2020 in the Woodlands, Texas. He was a proud graduate of Jesuit High School and the University of Texas where he earned a degree in petroleum engineering. He had a robust career at Mobil Oil which led him and his family all over the world after which he had a long retirement filled with golf, travel and volunteering. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte McCracken. He is also survived by his children, Trisha McCracken; Deborah McCracken Discon (Thomas); Michael McCracken (Roxanne); Molly McCracken Fenner (Chet); and seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Robert Joseph Wilson Sr. ’55

Bob Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and passed away on Dec. 17, 2019 in Denison, Texas. When Bob was nine years old, his family, including brother George “Jeep” Wilson, relocated to Dallas where his father opened a Baldwin Piano dealership in 1947. At Jesuit High

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School, he was a varsity letterman in both football and basketball and served as co-captain of the 1954 TCIL State Championship football team. Bob attended Texas A&M University to play football for Bear Bryant and won the last spot on the freshman basketball team. He left college in 1957 after his father died and returned to Dallas where he met the love of his life, Jeannette Mary Mitchell. In 1960, Bob and Jeannette moved to Denison to open their first Liquor Store. Several more stores followed and they had three children. Bob was inducted into the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeannette; his children, Bobby (Jennifer), Robbin Wells (Rick), and Mitchell ‘86; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jerome Gene Cade ’56

Jerry Cade died Aug. 20, 2019. Born March 10, 1938, he was a native of Dallas and currently a resident of Napoleonville, La. Jerry is survived by his wife, Rita Corde Cade; son, Matthew S. Cade (Penny); daughter, Sarah L. Wade (William); grandchildren, Emily Rose, Cameron Matthew, and brother Richard Craig. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed painting, cooking, and raising livestock.

Frank A. Campise ’57

Frank Campise passed away peacefully on Mar. 22, 2020 at the age of 80. Frank is a veteran of the Army Reserves and served during the Berlin Missile Crisis at Ft. Polk, La. Frank’s lifetime career in the produce industry lead him to be called the “Produce Marketing Guru” by Ben E. Keith due to his expansive and well-respected industry knowledge. Frank belonged to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and served as an usher, assisted at weekday Mass, and visited the sick. Frank was a Third-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus #799. Frank is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Lucy Rose Mentesana Campise; daughter, Mary Frances Campise Archer (Mike); sons, Tony Campise, (Kim), and Frank Campise, Jr. (Carol); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Patrick F. McGowan ’58

Pat McGowan passed away Feb. 5, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Pat’s family moved to Dallas in 1950 and Pat remained in Texas for the duration of his life. After graduating as Jesuit High School’s valedictorian, Pat studied engineering and English at Rice University. He went on to The University of Texas School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the class of 1965. Pat served as Briefing Attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas 1965-66 and one of the first antitrust lawyers in Dallas. He was an associate and partner of Strasburger, Price, Kelton, Martin & Unis from 1966 until 1998, when he became the senior intellectual property attorney as a Partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld until his retirement. In addition to his strategic acumen, Pat was renowned for his professional courtesy and civility. Pat is survived by Patricia Neil McGowan; two adoring daughters, Susan of New York City and Kay of Washington, D.C.; and granddaughter Claire, the apple of his eye.

Ronald V. Martin ’59

Ronald Martin died peacefully in his sleep April 16, 2020 at Windsor Senior Living in Dallas. While attending North Texas State University he found and married the love of his life, Martha Louise Hallenbeck and were married 53 years until her passing in 2015. He also earned his CPA degree and became a successful accountant and firm partner. He was a man of great integrity, honor & humility. He is survived by his sons, Michael S. Martin and Ronald V. Martin, III (Trey).

Richard Schaeffer ’59

Richard Schaeffer passed away Dec. 8, 2019. A funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cuero, Texas. Richard is the brother of Dennis Schaeffer ‘61 and Allan Schaeffer ‘63.


Charles Eugene Weber ’59

Gene Weber of Dallas passed away on Nov. 10, 2019. Charles was born Dec. 4, 1940 in Dallas to parents Herman and Marie Weber. He graduated from Jesuit High School and the University of Dallas. Gene was in the Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Galveston. Gene enjoyed the simpler things of life and he never met a stranger. He loved shooting pool, playing the guitar, listening to classical music, and playing chess. Gene is survived by his brother Herman W. Weber Jr., and several nieces and nephews.

Thaddeus John Iwanski ’62

five brothers; and a sister. He is survived by his wife Carol (Shellenberger) Shine. He is survived by sons, Jeffery Grupp (Angela); Michael Grupp (Tanya); Christopher Grupp (Tonya); Bradley Grupp; Brian Grupp (Maica); daughter, Linda Wells (Ronnie); 11 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren.

Walter P. Mahoney ’69

Walter Mahoney passed away May 4, 2020. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

John or T.J., as he was known to many, passed away on May 12, 2020. John followed his own path. He chose to pursue adventures and choices some people only dream of doing. He ran off to California in the tumultuous 60s, returned years later to work for the Dallas Zoo and became a Dallas firefighter. He was a member of the initial expedition team for the Big Bend Ranch State Park. In 2001 at the age of 59, he hiked all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. John is survived by his daughter, Sjon Iwanski; granddaughter, Durea Blu; brother, Paul (Laura) Schaeffer; sister, Charlotte (Dale) Williams; and brother, Stephen (Daniel) Sanchez.

Frederick Veninga passed away on April 16, 2020. He is survived by sisters Dolores, Louise, and Karen; his brother Frank; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Dolores; and sister Ann. Wonderful, caring, funny, and witty, he loved to travel and sail. He received an MBA from the University of Santa Clara and graduated from St. Edwards University and Jesuit High School. He was a student of history, a home builder, a real estate analyst, and most of all, a beloved brother, uncle, and son. He will be greatly missed.

James Joseph Preston ’63

John Nicholas Pollard ’70

Colonel James J. Preston, USMC (Ret.) passed away April 18, 2020. He was a highly decorated Colonel in the United States Marines and saw intense action in Vietnam. For many years he put himself in harm’s way for his beloved United States of America and his heroic actions saved numerous Marines.

Timothy J. Shine ’64

Tim Shine died on Jan. 29, 2020 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was 75 years old. A United States Army veteran, Tim served in Vietnam, from November 1965 to September 1967. He was a manager at Brass Boot Company in Houston, retiring in June 2010. Tim was a member of First Church of Christ in Garrett, Indiana, and the Garrett American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents;

Frederick William Veninga Jr. ’69

John Nicholas Pollard went home to the Lord on May 13, 2020, after complications from heart surgery. Born in Nashville, Nick spent his childhood running through the woods, playing sports, and water skiing with his little brother and lifelong friend, Tom Pollard. At 13 they moved to Dallas and attended Jesuit High School. In 1974 he graduated from SMU and started a long and enjoyable career in technology. He was a devoted member of the Church of the Holy Communion where he served as a lay reader, chalice bearer, and was the former President of the St. James Brotherhood. Nick was a founding member of the North Dallas American Businessmen’s Club (AMBUCs) where he loved organizing charity events for the Autistic Treatment Center. Nick is survived by his high school sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth (Tibet); his four children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; his brother and best friend, Tom Pollard.

Gerald J. Salvato ’77

Jerry Salvato passed away on Jan. 10, 2020 in Dallas. He was born in Dallas to Frank and Sarah Salvato. Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Frank Salvato and sister, Denise Crouch. Jerry is survived by his wife, Marie Garcia; son, Joey Salvato; brother, Frank Salvato and sister, Rose Marie Allen.

Brian Carl Wallace ’86

Brian Wallace, of Dallas, passed away on Nov. 29, 2019. Brian worked as a weekend caregiver for autistic children while acquiring his degree in psychology. He was beloved by the parents whose children he cared for and they considered him family. After college, he pursued his passion for storytelling by working as a freelance writer. He then attained his dream of becoming an author by publishing two books. Brian loved to travel, was an avid reader, a brilliant wordsmith, and made lifelong friends wherever his adventures took him. Brian is survived by his mother, Pamela Wallace Harrell; father, Michael Alan Wallace; brothers, Todd and Michael Wallace; and sister, Sarah Natsis (Chip).

Eric Segovia ’94

Eric Segovia went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2020. Eric built a career as a chef, working in some of the best restaurants in Denver. Eric and Liz, his former partner of ten years, spent summers and much of their free time seeing Phish and live music all over the country making friends and memories. He is survived by mother, Linda Carrizales; daughter, Rose Beatriz; and Elizabeth Mortimer. Tayo Carrizales, his son, preceded him in death.

For the full alumni obituaries, visit www.jesuitdallas.org/inmemoriam.

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WIFE O F

Leo Conway ’53 Carolyn Elizabeth Conway Don Peritz ’53 Patricia Ann Peritz Rodger Koppa ’54 Patricia Koppa Charlie McLean ’58 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) Raymond Munchrath ’62 Anna Sue Munchrath

D AUGH TER O F

Chuck Kleuser ’74 Michelle Louise Kleuser

SON OF

Tom Hansen ’80 Robert Casey Graves Jansen Smith ’01 Josiah James Smith

GRANDDAUGHTER OF † Steve Wall ’73 Rylee Maxine Fannin

MO TH ER O F

John Darrouzet ’64 Mary Frances Darrouzet Robert Darrouzet ’66 Mary Frances Darrouzet Christopher Darrouzet ’68 Mary Frances Darrouzet Daniel Darrouzet ’71 Mary Frances Darrouzet Don Daly ’76 Jeanne Marie Daly Michael Darrouzet ’77 Mary Frances Darrouzet Mark Daly ’78 Jeanne Marie Daly † Kevin McKool ’79 Vira Evelyn McKool Chris Daly ’83 Jeanne Marie Daly David Schwartz ’84 Carol Schwartz Gary Cole ’88 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) Brian Schwartz ’89 Carol Schwartz Chris Newman ’92 Norma Newman Jason Adamcik ’96 Myra Rae Malacara EJ McWoods ’09 Sundra McWoods

S TE P MO TH E R O F Larry Peritz ’85 Patricia Ann Peritz

FATH ER O F

† John Major ’74 John “Jack” T. Major Chipper Christ ’75 George Mathew Christ Jr. Michael Major ’79 John “Jack” T. Major Tony Campise ’83 Frank A. Campise ’57 Rex Rayfield ’83 Rex. B. Rayfield Sr.

Mitch Wilson ’86 Robert Joseph Wilson ’55 Ted Thompson ’93 Gary Edward Thompson Sr. Marc Salhanick ’05 Joel A. Salhanick Scott Salhanick ’07 Joel A. Salhanick Collin MacGregor ’08 Matthew E. MacGregor Anthony Handoyo ’09 Christopher Han Jordan McRae ’12 Jesse Claybon McRae III Evan English ’13 Robert Paul English Trent McRae ’15 Jesse Claybon McRae III Trevlan MacGregor ’20 Matthew E. MacGregor

SI ST ER OF

† John Finn ’55 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) Chuck Sladek ’58 Sharon Sladek Thies (UA ’60) Dick Sladek ’62 Sharon Sladek Thies (UA ’60) † Chris Bird ’63 Mary Patricia Bird Chris Finn ’66 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) † Terry Finn ’69 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) Bill Bird ’71 Mary Patricia Bird Mark Finn ’77 Mary “Reggie” McLean (UA ’59) Bill Sladek ’78 Sharon Sladek Thies (UA ’60) John Diggins ’85 Shawna Marie Cardillo (UA ’84) Brendan Diggins ’97 Shawna Marie Cardillo (UA ’84

B R OT HER OF

Tom McCracken ’52 Richard G. McCracken ’54 † Micky Shine ’53 Timothy J. Shine ’64 † Jeep Wilson ’57 Robert Joseph Wilson ’55 † Billy Shine ’58 Timothy J. Shine ’64 Herman Weber ’60 C. Eugene Weber ’59 Dennis Schaeffer ’61 Richard Schaeffer ’59 Allan Schaeffer ’63 Richard Schaeffer ’59 † Tony Iwanski ’66 Thaddeus TJ Iwanski ’62 Bill Mahoney ’70 Walter P. Mahoney ’69 Frank Mahoney ’71 Walter P. Mahoney ’69 Tom Pollard ’73 John Nicholas Pollard ’70 Frank Veninga ’73 Frederick William Veninga Jr. ’69 Rudy Guerra ’75 Joe R. Guerra Frank Salvato ’76 Gerald J. Salvato ’77 Louis Guerra ’84 Joe R. Guerra Todd Wallace ’88 Brian Carl Wallace ’86

G RA NDM OT HER OF

Mark Manning ’92 Vira Evelyn McKool Louis Darrouzet ’01 Mary Frances Darrouzet Peter Darrouzet ’03 Mary Frances Darrouzet Steve Daly ’04 Jeanne Marie Daly Stephen Darrouzet ’05 Mary Frances Darrouzet John Daly ’06 Jeanne Marie Daly Alex Pace ’07 Jeanne Marie Daly David Pace ’07 Jeanne Marie Daly Michael Billingham ’10 Jean Billingham Alex Gesalman ’13 Cecile Bonte Kalen Perez ’15 Cecile Bonte John Darrouzet ’16 Mary Frances Darrouzet Cameron Perez ’16 Cecile Bonte Preston Sledge ’16 Carolyn Conway William Daly ’17 Jeanne Marie Daly Andrew Geslaman ’17 Cecile Bonte Matthew Cole ’20 Mary “Reggie” McLean Nolan Sledge ’20 Carolyn Conway (UA ’59)

G RA NDFAT HER OF Joey Santos ’02 Jose Matias Santos Sr. Johnny Fitzsimmons ’03 Rex B. Rayfield Sr. Brett Switzer ’04 Louis Blase Walther Jaime Najera ’05 Robert Ayala James Santos ’08 Jose Matias Santos Sr. Clay Shouse ’09 Corbin Wesley Shouse Richard Woods ’09 Richard “Skip” Shirley Trey Rayfield ’10 Rex B. Rayfield Sr. Anthony Campise ’11 Frank A. Campise ’57 Kevin Fitzsimmons ’11 Rex B. Rayfield Sr. Joseph Campise ’13 Frank A. Campise ’57 Jordan Rayfield ’13 Rex B. Rayfield Sr. Trevor Sutherland ’13 Sergio L. Murillo Colton Sutherland ’16 Sergio L. Murillo Branson Morrell ’18 Sergio L. Murillo J.P. Arce ’22 Rudy Duran Bennett Barron ’23 Robert Herschel Hyde

† deceased Listings received as of May 31, 2020.

Jesuit Dallas is a family, and together we mourn the loss of our brothers, sisters, parents, and friends. We make every effort to reflect each passing and regret any oversights that may occur. Please remember to share the news and obituaries of your deceased loved ones by sending a note to connect@jesuitcp.org or by contacting Director of Alumni, Sean McMullen ’96 (972-387-8700 x342; smcmullen@jesuitcp.org).

WAYS WE PRAY

Each November, the Jesuits remember our deceased alumni, benefactors, and friends from the previous year through the celebration of Masses and prayers, and each Homecoming Celebration ends with an Alumni Memorial Mass.

M EMORIA L GIFTS

Making a gift to Jesuit Dallas is a meaningful way to pay tribute to or memorialize the life of a special person. For information on memorial gifts, contact Shelly Schutze (972-387-8700 x340; sschutze@jesuitcp.org). To create a named fund in someone’s honor, contact Maureen Nawalaniec (972-387-8700 x479; mnawalaniec@jesuitcp.org).

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