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In the Summer 2014 issue of Jesuit Today, we published a listing of Jesuit Dallas alumni veterans as part of a featured article aimed at honoring the distinguished graduates who have served our country, both in times of peace and conflict. An addendum identifying those who kindly responded to our call for additions to the initial publication is listed in the alumni class notes section of this magazine. The list continues to grow, and we thank you for helping to strengthen our records while giving us the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude.

See page 39 for the listing of names and photo identification.

Message from the President MARCH 9-15 Spring Break 21

Jesuit-Sheaner Relays


An Evening in Monte Carlo Celebration Auction


Easter Sunday


Junior/Senior Prom


Parent/Teacher Conferences

17-18 Spring Theater Production: You Can’t Take It With You 23


24-25 Spring Theater Production: You Can’t Take It With You 25

Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame Dinner


Spring Band Concert


Special Games Senior Convoction


Jesuit Film Festival


Graduation Mass and Breakfast


Underclassmen Convocation

15-16 Jesuit Film Festival 19

Junior Convocation



JUNE 8-26 Summer Semester

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A sure sign of spring at Jesuit is that our students are back enjoying their courtyards during the school day. It always makes me smile to see the unbridled joy these guys radiate as they recreate with their friends. Some relax on the turf reading, others talk, and some just stretch out, letting the warm rays of the spring sun drive away the winter doldrums. During this time in-between seasons, I particularly count my blessings as a resident of Dallas. I recently received a phone call from friends at Boston College High School and Fairfield Prep, where they have been socked with multiple feet of snow, sub-zero temperatures and no real end in sight to the treacherous weather. The logistical challenges from long and cold winters creates hardships for entire communities. Yesterday was a typical day at Jesuit as 1:11 p.m. rolled around and the entire school stopped to pray the Examen. The first question the Examen asked was what are the things I am most grateful to God for today? My first thought ran to the great spring weather we are so blessed to enjoy in Dallas, while I peered at our seniors in their courtyard. And as I continued to reflect on this, what I really was grateful to God for was not so much the fine weather, but the wonderful seniors. Jesuit works hard at creating an atmosphere where boys can grow into men who understand and appreciate that relationships are a true gift from God and an ultimate expression of his love for us. As a result of four years of formation, Jesuit seniors understand this gift. As I continued my reflection, I noticed one of our moms entering the building. Seeing her shifted my thoughts to the Mother & Son Valentine’s Mass and Brunch we recently celebrated, which is another opportunity for our students to appreciate the value of relationships, and in this case, with the woman who is most significant in their lives. The mild weather is certainly appreciated, but the real thanks comes in the wonderful community we enjoy at Jesuit. I am very grateful for all the moms that support us in so many ways, but equally blessed for our dads, grandparents, alumni, and friends. Our mission is about the timeless tradition of developing Men for Others, and it’s a mission we share with each and every member of our community.


Michael A. Earsing

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas


Michael A. Earsing President Thomas E. Garrison ’92 Principal Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J. Rector of the Jesuit Community David C. Berend Vice President & CFO William L. Antes II Executive Director - Jesuit Foundation Vice President of Advancement


Chairman: Edwin S. Bell, Jr. Trustees: William L. Antes II; Kevin Bartholomew; David Berend; Rev. Ronald Boudreaux, S.J.; Michael A. Earsing; Rev. Carlos D. Esparza, S.J. ’98; Thomas E. Garrison ’92; Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J.; Cheryl L. Joyner; John Leinbaugh; Michael J. Marz ’74; Rev. Robert Murphy, S.J.; Michael S. Rawlings; Clinton B. Shouse; Michael F. Terry


Photo credit: Emily Alexander

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Photo credit: Susan Hurley

10 Wright Field 13 Alumni Family Day 16 Homecoming 19 Distinguished Alumnus

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


Jesuit Profiles News + Notes


Photo credit: Susan Hurley

20 MAGIS Golf Classic 22 Plan to Give Back 25 Grandparents Day 26 Stage & Film 32 Josh Bell

David Anderson Director of Development Jan Deck Events Coordinator Natalie Devero Office Manager Jessica Harbin Director of Development James Kramer Director of Communications Rosann Mack Communications Sean McMullen ’96 Director of Alumni Relations Vernon Mullen ’05 Digital Communications Maureen Nawalaniec Accountant Candice Price Graphic Design Pat Sayers MAGIS Golf Classic and Celebration Auction Coordinator

36 Class Notes 51 In Memoriam 54 Reflection

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.

On the cover: Students in the marine biology program participate in a three-week summer program, which includes a one-week trip to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. There, students participate in scuba diving, coral transplanting, turtle tagging, and fish identification. Photo credit: Jesuit Marine Biology Program

Printing: Eric Bonenberger ’90 Business Printing, Inc. Direct letters to the Editor, address changes, or other correspondence to: Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Advancement Office 12345 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244-8094 Postmaster: Send address corrections to: 12345 Inwood Road | Dallas, TX 75244-8094 1-877-JCP-AMDG

Michele Williams

Rick Leal

Educational Technologist


Husband David ’96 and daughters Erin (5) and Brooklyn (3)


Laurel, Maryland


Running, yoga, cooking, and planning parties


I worked at Walnut Springs, a wholesale garden nursery


It’s a toss up: Ranger Day or Community Days


The people who make up the community



The Devil in the White City



Maryland crabcakes with extra Old Bay


Live in Spain for a summer before my girls are in high school


A nice long run and then a day spent outside with my family


Speak another language fluently


Italy, to visit family and take cooking lessons


Annual beach trip with my sisters and my grandfather – we would have ice cream for breakfast on the last day



I lived in Bad Aibling, Germany for four years during grade/middle school



Family of 4, Jenni, Ryan and Aleia


Pleasanton, Texas

Max Von Schlehenried ’06 Physics Teacher, Medical Society


I am the middle child with two sisters. I grew up living with my parents and grandparents in the same house.





Hunting, outdoors and working out Teacher, Defensive line coach and Powerlifting coach


Lees-McRae College


Community Days and Ranger Day... watching the kids be themselves

Johannesburg, South Africa I compose and write a lot of music, love to read and travel


Max, Pax, Von


Camp counselor



The students


Love the original Star Wars Trilogy, The Shawshank Redemption and Casablanca



Usually coaching my kid’s sports teams



Gladiator and the Hobbit series

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter Series, Wuthering Heights






Fair, friendly and competitive

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET Great-grandfather



Mexican and steak

PROUDEST MOMENT Being a father


As a criminal justice major in college, I wanted to go into the FBI


Waking up on a playoff Saturday knowing that Jesuit is playing football that day

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO Restore muscle cars


Be a professional football player

Pope Francis, John Williams, and Albert Einstein Too many to list, Beethoven would be pretty high on the list


Authentic cheeses, Spanish jamon


Life is beautiful. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”


How my ‘real’ accent sounds


Speak more languages, fly...


Probably pass out and then have a big party


Write a film score and travel the world


Trips to Durban, South Africa as a young boy. Trip to the Kruger National Park with my sister, cousin and aunt.

Jesuit Modernizes Its Science Labs Approximately 9,000 square feet of science labs and classrooms were remodeled ahead of the 2014-15 academic year. The renovations resulted in eight full-size rooms that are primarily used for chemistry and biology instruction. The single greatest planning principle during remodeling was flexibility, specifically as it applied to the experimental space of the labs. Electrical capacity was enhanced throughout the area and exhaust fans were installed to remove fumes. New amenities to the classrooms included: pull down electrical wheels, fume hoods, a water distillery, refrigerators, ADA accessible sinks and eye washes, cabinet storage, resin-top tables, and state-of-the-art smart boards. Also, the doors into the lab/classroom space were installed with glass sidelights to allow for observation. In addition to reconstructing the physical space in which our students learn, an anonymous gift from a generous donor enabled Jesuit to purchase sophisticated high-end equipment that has allowed the science department to immediately implement cutting edge science, technology, engineering, and math activities into the classroom and laboratories. Among the equipment purchased were fluorescence microscopes, spectrophotometers, tabletop centrifuges, and microscope cameras. The implementation of the new equipment provides the science department with the means to replicate labs currently performed at the college and graduate school level, and greatly supports the mission of preparing Jesuit graduates for postsecondary education.

Longtime Jesuit Dallas educator and coach, Dan Lingel, was recently inducted into the Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame. Lingel is the director of debate at Jesuit Dallas, a position he has held since joining the faculty prior to the 1995-96 academic year. His arrival marked a tremendous resurgence for Jesuit’s historically competitive debate program, which had only three members his first year at the School. Under Lingel’s direction as director of debate, the program has achieved enormous competitive success, including TFA state championships in 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2011. His success in policy debate is nearly unparalleled, and highlights both the uniqueness of his honor and the durability of his impact on aspiring debaters. Lingel, who also teaches classes at Jesuit as a member of the social studies department, has also lent his coaching expertise to students from other schools by teaching at summer debate workshops throughout the country, including Wake Forest University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of North Texas and Gonzaga University. Lingel with Kirsten Nash (L), current President of the Texas Forensic Association and Kandi King (R), chair of the Hall of Fame committee.

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On Nov. 13 at the Museum of Biblical Arts, Jesuit Dallas was named as a beneficiary at The Catholic Foundation’s 2014 Fall Grant Ceremony. Providing grants to organizations that meet the physical and spiritual needs of the Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Dallas, the Catholic Foundation awarded $30,000 to assist Jesuit with the gradual replacement of its bus fleet. The School, which is looking to acquire two new buses, will donate one bus each from its current fleet to Bishop Dunne and Cristo Rey of Dallas.

Catholic Foundation Grant Faculty Enrichment Fund Jesuit’s annual Celebration Auction has provided over $14 million in tuition assistance since 1984. In addition to maintaining the current mission of the auction, this year’s event will feature a new and unique opportunity to support out-of-classroom faculty needs. Through a generous lead gift by the Celebration Auction’s Honorary Chairs, Terri Sue and Jack Wensinger ’77 (pictured above), the Jesuit Faculty Professional Development Endowment Fund will allow Jesuit to provide the training and tools to enhance instructional delivery and classroom management, while distributing funds that communicates the School’s desire to attend to the cura personalis of our faculty. We are pleased to announce that a group of Jack and Terri Sue’s friends and members of the Class of 1977 have generously matched this lead gift. On March 28, Celebration Auction attendees will be afforded a special opportunity during the evening’s festivities to also add their support. If you would like more information or cannot attend this year’s auction, but would like to support Jesuit faculty via this new fund, please call Auction Coordinator Pat Sayers at 972-387-8700 x418.

The Foundation Tuition Grant The Board of Directors of The Foundation recently selected Jesuit Dallas as a beneficiary of its annual fundraiser for the 2014-17 academic years. The Foundation pledged to donate $25,000 over a three-year period, with the distributions from those funds providing tuition relief for a deserving student in good academic standing and a demonstrated financial need. The Foundation, which is a non-profit organization specifically established to serve and support the communities in which Towne Park (Annapolis, Md.) associates live and work, made Jesuit its first-ever beneficiary outside the state of Maryland.

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(L-R) Catholic Foundation President and CEO Matt Kramer, Foundation Trustee Bob Berg, Mike Earsing, James Kramer, and Foundation Trustee John Landon.

on dragon street

Art Quest Save the date of Thursday, April 23, 2015 for the Jesuit Dallas Museum’s preeminent fundraising event, ArtQuest. This year marks the 15th year for ArtQuest, but the first time that the event will be held off-campus, as the gathering will be hosted by Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery on Dragon Street. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while previewing new acquisitions to the JDM collection. There will also be an exhibition auction of Jesuit student art inspired by works in the existing collection. Visit to support the museum by underwriting or purchasing your reservations for ArtQuest.

S TAY C O N N E C T E D Jesuit Today is published for alumni, students, parents and friends of Jesuit Dallas. We welcome suggestions and story ideas as well as alumni news and photos. Have you been following @JesuitDallas on Twitter? It’s quickly becoming the best way to discover the latest Jesuit Dallas news as it is happening. Here are a few tweets from this winter...

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Gear up at November 14, 2014

Engineering students visit @utswmed for interactive lecture w/ Dr. Zane Lybrand on Epilepsy - @JCPScience December 5, 2015

1967 Jesuit video club. What’s your caption for this photo? #flashbackfriday #amdg

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Opening Day March 5, 2015



VISION INTO REALITY Jesuit Dallas boasts a strong baseball tradition which has been highlighted by numerous individual postseason accolades and five state championships. Thanks to the leadership efforts of Bob and Trudy Wright and other donors to the stadium capital fund, Jesuit is set to augment that tradition by showcasing one of the finest high school baseball venues in the country. The quickly-moving project, which expanded on an initial renovation to the facility in 2011, results in a state-of-the-art facility that offers an unparalleled environment for both players and spectators. Jesuit Today recently sat down with the Wrights to ask about their spirited commitment to Jesuit and their most recent gift to the School.

Q: What served as your inspiration in

supporting Jesuit both consistently and with such significance?

A: After years of volunteer work, our giving history started with supporting the Celebration Auction. We were, and continue to be, proud to support what and to whom the auction benefits – which is students requiring tuition assistance.

Q: What motivated your desire to

provide such a transformative gift for the campus?

A: Our sons (Rob ’06, Ben ’12) were

deeply involved in sports at Jesuit and established lasting friendships through those activities. The newlyrenovated football facility had been completed and in its shadow stood the baseball field, which has never been easy to access or pleasant to the eye when viewing from Inwood Road. So, this is where it started. With our gift and assistance from other baseball families, we were able to fund an initial construction of new sub-grade covered dugouts, stadium seating, and backstop netting with contiguous low-profile, stone walls that tied into the dugouts. These improvements provided a safer environment for players and fans, but after Ben graduated from Jesuit, we decided to finish what was started and help make Jesuit’s field the best that high school baseball has to offer in the state of Texas.

Q: What part of the project are you

anticipating or has you most excited?

A: We’re most excited to see the field

open up and be visible from Inwood Road. Yes, the blue metal fence is gone! With the new outfield fence, you’ll be able to see the covered batting cages, stadium canopies, press box and elevated plaza area, all part of the improvements’ project.

Q: Now that it is almost finished, what do you wish for Jesuit as the vision of a renovated facility becomes a reality?

A: There is nothing more important

than knowing that families whose sons currently play at Jesuit and perhaps beyond will treasure these memories made on the field, just like we do!

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Replicating the coverage installed at Postell Stadium, a canopy will provide shade relief over the seating areas, while creating unity in the design of the outdoor athletic spaces. With several ceiling fans to stir the air, the comfort level for spectators will be greatly enhanced.


A plaza area raised to the level of the top of the first base dugout will be constructed to the East of the stadium seating. This area is also covered by a canopy and will be designed to host gatherings and special events. The area will have a brick paver flooring reminiscent of major league parks. Built to support the latest ADA standards for accessible design, the plaza will offer a truly unique and unobstructed view of the field of play.


A new air conditioned press box will set atop the stands. Furnished with high end sound and communication equipment, the press box will be capable of supporting future video broadcasting needs as well as live stats, music, PA and scoreboard electronics.


A canopy structure housing four batting cages with retractable netting will be constructed adjacent to the plaza area. The retractable netting will not only allow the space to be used for other baseball activities, but other school activities that require a covered area.


Both home and visitor areas will have turfed bullpens constructed outside the field of play.


The fencing around the field is a hallmark of designation in the baseball stadium upgrades. Custom masonry columns will extend both sides of the 16’ tall center field wall which will be bookended by the trademarked Jesuit cross, replicated from the Postell Stadium entry. The masonry columns will be connected by 8’ high wrought iron fencing which will allow for game viewing outside the venue.


Replicating the approach of many major universities, the entire field including the pitcher’s mound will be covered in turf. The color of the turf is modeled after Vanderbilt University, combining dark brown and green with a lined grass pattern. The brown infield turf is manufactured at a slightly lower height to replicate the feel of going from a clay infield to a grass outfield. The Jesuit ligature mark will be stitched into the backstop area and short center field will be branded with the emblematic Jesuit shield.

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SIPtember Over 200 alumni attended Jesuit Dallas’ inaugural SIPtember Brew Review in the fall. The event was sponsored by Real Ale Brew from Blanco, Texas. Owner Brad Farbstein gave a presentation on the brewery, its history, and mission, and then led the group through the different craft brews that were highlighted during the evening. Preston Hollow catering prepared a five-course pairing menu that complimented each specific drink. Thanks to the coordination of everyone involved, most notably the Ben E. Keith Company and Kevin Bartholomew, the evening was a tremendous success.

Matthew Espinosa ’02

Adopt-a-Family Over 800 members of the community volunteered in the most successful Adopt-a-Family program at Jesuit yet. Co-hosted by the Jesuit Alumni Association and the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary, generous donors provided gifts to 105 adopted families from eight agencies. The community was once again blessed to have our “bike angels,” who purchased 36 bikes for the boys and girls that requested them. Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J., led a Mass in the gymnasium before droves of students, parents and alums participated in the sorting, wrapping and delivering of gifts in what is known as the “fastest two hours at Jesuit.”

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Jesuit’s annual Alumni Family Day moved to Homecoming weekend for a funfilled day of activity that followed the Friday night football game and set the stage for Saturday evening’s concert. Welcoming alumni and their families back to campus, over 250 attendees visited throughout the day. A flag football game was organized that was announced by John Schmeltz ’74, the official voice of Ranger football, and Spencer Clare ’07 arranged an exciting basketball skills competition. Live music was provided by the Day Job Refugees, while students led campus tours, docents provided museum tours, food trucks fueled the guests, and kids enjoyed face painting, balloon animals and bounce houses.

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Homecoming Concert 2014

REO Speedwagon & Pat Green

Photo credit: Emily Alexander and Jowdy Photography

SMU’s Moody Coliseum provided the backdrop for the most ambitious Jesuit homecoming concert since the School first began inviting national recording artists to share in the celebration with alumni, family and friends. After hosting the community on campus for an electrifying, yet rain-soaked performance by the legendary Foreigner in 2013, Jesuit opted to seek out a venue to accommodate rising ticket demand while ensuring that our guests stayed dry. The result was another spectacular and memorable evening. Moody Coliseum, which serves as the home to SMU basketball, transformed its 9,000-seat arena into a showcase for Jesuit and its sponsors. The evening began with a party on the plaza outside the front entrance of the venue, while the familiar face of Texas country icon and Grammy-nominated recording artist Pat Green served as the opening act. Green’s set ended with an extended version of the smash hit “Wave on Wave,” which was highlighted by an abundance of audience participation. After a brief intermission, the evening kicked into high gear behind a stellar performance by the chart-topping REO Speedwagon. In a rousing 80-minute set that featured Billboard No. 1’s “Keep on Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO capped a milestone weekend for the Jesuit Dallas community.

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Participating in retreats and liturgies, tutoring, and assisting with campus ministry, community service, athletics and other extracurricular activities, the members of ASC VI have been busy since returning to their alma mater at the beginning of the school year. The Alumni Service Corps (ASC) is a volunteer opportunity available to Jesuit Dallas graduates to devote a year of their lives in service and thanksgiving for their Jesuit education. It is a unique opportunity for participants to give back to their alma mater during a year between college and a career or graduate school.

Alumni Service Corps

Jack, joined by his daughter, Linda, and Mike Earsing prior to the pressbox dedication.

Jack Eifert Dedication A mainstay on the Jesuit Dallas campus from 1956-2014, Jack Eifert provided nearly 60 years of service to the School as an educator, administrator and coach. Eifert provided the coin toss prior to the Rangers’ final regularseason home game, while the pressbox at Postell Stadium was dedicated in his honor. Joining the Jesuit faculty six years before the School’s transition from Oak Lawn to Inwood Road, Eifert began his unequaled and legendary tenure as a social studies teacher before filling a myriad of roles on campus to include: freshman football, basketball and baseball coach; assistant varsity football coach; tennis coach; business manager for the athletic department; driver education instructor; and assistant to the assistant principal. In 1985 he went back to the classroom to assist in the newly developed computer program, eventually teaching computer applications. From 1974-1995, Eifert kept his hands in the sports program by serving as the public address announcer at all Jesuit home football games and track meets. In addition to being a 2001 inductee into the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame, Eifert received the Hal F. Tehan Award for excellence in education in 1995. In 2006, Eifert received the Work of Heart Award from the Catholic Foundation, and in 2008, was presented with the President’s Distinguished Service Award.

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2014-15 ASC members (L-R): James Luisi ’09, Myles Kelley ’10, Pete O’Brien ’10, and Pete Hudson ’09.

Koch with Catholic Charities President/CEO Arne Nelson.

Steve Koch Honored by the Archangels Jesuit Dallas Athletic Director Steve Koch was honored at the 2014 Breakfast with the Bishop hosted by St. Paul Catholic Church. Koch, who serves on the board of directors for the Archangels Men’s Network and led a spirited renovation of the Santa Clara Community Center, was named Archangel of the Year in a highly-attended public ceremony. The Archangels are a social and service network of men across the Diocese of Dallas providing opportunities for fellowship, service and outreach that strengthen and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Dallas.

2014 Distinguished Alumnus:

Michael McCaul ’80

Joining the ranks of a number of notable academic, religious, business and public servant leaders, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Jesuit Dallas Distinguished Alumnus Award. On Friday, Oct. 24 in the Terry Center, McCaul was presented with the award at the annual Distinguished Alumni Prayer Service before addressing the Jesuit Dallas student body. McCaul’s esteemed career as an elected official has reflected a life of service while espousing the ideals prescribed in his Jesuit education. As a Jesuit student, Congressman McCaul was a three-sport athlete, captain of the wrestling team and a member of the National Honor Society. Representing Texas’s 10th congressional district since 2005, McCaul worked as an attorney and federal prosecutor, including a five-year stint as Deputy Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General’s Office, before embarking on a long and successful career in politics. Beginning with his first term representing Texas in the United States Congress, McCaul’s impact on civic issues was immediate. In 2005, he was named vice chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Parliamentary Group while also serving as founder of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus. During that same year, McCaul founded the Congressional High Tech Caucus, which focuses on opportunities to motivate the next generation of students in pursuing degrees in science and engineering. Because of his leadership efforts in the tech industry, McCaul has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. The Information Technology Industry Council presented McCaul with its coveted Legislator of the Year Award for 2009, while the TechAmerica Foundation named McCaul its House Legislator of the Year in 2014.

Friends from the Class of 1980 celebrated with McCaul at the Distinguished Alumni Prayer Service and reception.

McCaul, who also graduated from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was honored by the St. Mary’s School of Law as its 2009 distinguished graduate and has been a recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award each year he has served. On Jan. 3, 2013, the beginning of the 113th Congress, Rep. McCaul became Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

(L-R) Kevin Whelan ’77, Michael McCaul ’80, Mike Earsing

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MAGIS Golf Classic

The foursome of Mike Goodall, Jim Neuhoff ’02, Bob Neuhoff ’63 and Sherman LaBarba ’63 are the only players to have competed together all five years of the MAGIS Golf Classic.

Although still relatively new, the MAGIS Golf Classic has already established a tradition as one of the premier charity golf outings in Texas. Led by presenting sponsor LegacyTexas Bank, over 100 sponsors, 200 volunteers, and a full field of 240 players enjoyed another tremendous gathering at the Stonebriar Country Club. The event netted over $234,000 with the tournament’s proceeds benefitting Jesuit students through enhanced tuition assistance, endowment, athletics, and community service.

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PLAN TO GIVE BACK Making a lasting difference...

What is planned giving? Why do I need an estate plan? When should I start thinking about it? How does it affect Jesuit? Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide a future charitable gift; one that has tax benefits for both you, the donor, and the School. It’s about creating a legacy and supporting students far into the future. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Jesuit students are provided with the finest environment for developing their God-given talents. In addition to developing generations of young men, we are able to provide the experience to many who otherwise might not be able to afford a Jesuit education by keeping tuition low and answering the call when the need is high. Maureen and Pat McCaffrey with their daughter, Catie and son, Jack ’15

“Including Jesuit as a beneficiary was not a difficult decision,” said Maureen and Pat McCaffrey, who recently initiated a planned gift with Jesuit. “We are huge believers in the School and its mission to offer opportunity to a deserving cross-section of young men and families in the Dallas community. That spirit of giving and inclusion is a big part of what makes Jesuit great. We also see and appreciate the impact Jesuit has had on our son, and it was important for us to say thanks. We don’t have any more sons to send to Jesuit, but through planned giving, we can positively impact the lives of boys in the future who might not have otherwise had such a great opportunity.” Estate gifts can be established early in life. Planned giving provides for you or your loved ones; entitles you to charitable income and estate tax deductions; and enables you to leave a legacy for your family and Jesuit regardless of the means to make a transformational gift. Added the McCaffrey’s, “Planned giving is a great tool within the context of all your other will or trust instructions. And the great thing is it can be changed - it is a working document you continue to review, add or revise. Hopefully, we will live long, healthy and prosperous lives. However, it was important for us to discuss our future plans and, when the time comes, to eliminate the additional work, stress and anxiety at an already difficult time for our family.” Please contact BJ Antes, Jessica Harbin (972-387-8700) or your own financial advisor for more information about planned giving and to learn how you can become a member of the Jesuit Dallas St. Ignatius Legacy Society.

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We’re Looking for a Few Good Men No, we’re not the Marines. The friendships and memories created by your sons while at Jesuit last a lifetime and the same can be said of our dads. Whether serving on the booster club, providing community service, or participating in club activities, the relationships our dads form while their sons are at Jesuit can be just as impactful. If you are looking to re-connect to the community, please consider joining us at an upcoming social event. If you want to get plugged in to JDOGs, call Dave Anderson (972-387-8700 x277).

March 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for dinner and a baseball game against district rival Skyline at the newly constructed Wright Field.

J D O Gs Challenge Drive Nets Another Record Jesuit recently capped the most successful Challenge Drive in School history, as the generosity of our parents raised $1,185,049 with a participation rate of nearly 95%. All four classes broke the previous record for the single-highest class raise, and three classes cleared 300k. The parents of the class of 2015 narrowly outdueled the junior class with a giving total of $304,401. Bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Jesuit student, the Challenge Drive supports nearly every aspect of the student experience including academic programs, tuition relief and capital enhancements. A very special thank you to current drive chair Greg Kerl (L), next year’s drive chair Dennis Lynch ’87 (R), and the drive co-chairs and class captains for their outstanding leadership.

Father & Son Casino Night It was a record-breaking evening at the Father & Son Casino Night this past fall. With increased sponsor support and recognition, the event raised over $23,000 for the endowment. The result marks a near-55% increase in net proceeds from 2013, and like all Auction fundraising, greatly impacts Jesuit’s ability to provide need-based tuition relief. Attendance for the evening approached 500, while a new and wildly popular Texas Hold ’Em game was added to the slate of activities.

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Photo credit: Hogan Heartsill and Blake Buell

Robotics Demo “The Champ” at the Perot The Jesuit Dallas robotics team can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. Known as the “All-Sparks” or by its formal first designation, Team 2848, Jesuit robotics has risen to sudden fame since emerging victorious against 12,000 other high schools from 60 countries around the globe en route to the 2014 FIRST World Championship. Prominently featured in several publications, including D Magazine, members of the championship unit were invited to lead a spirited discussion at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk hosted by SMU. In late November, Jesuit robotics was invited to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to host a day-long demo where patrons were able to drive a replica of “The Champ.” The museum has since elected to devote permanent display space to Jesuit, as part of its engineering and innovation exhibit.

Marine Biology Installs Imaging System One of Jesuit’s newest and most exciting summer enrichment opportunities, the marine biology program has provided students with a broad base of knowledge relating to marine studies. Students learn about research techniques and scientific validity, differences in reef systems, Caribbean marine ecosystems, fish and invertebrate identification and anatomy, and the practical application of science. In 2014, with the generous support of several donors, Jesuit purchased a self-cleaning video camera system that allows for year-round study of the coral reef and surrounding ecosystem Jesuit students have built and maintained since initiating the program. A video screen was installed on campus which displays a live feed of the coral reef.

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grand parents day

A perennial School favorite, the Jesuit Dallas community celebrated Grandparents Day at the end of November. Over 500 people attended a Sunday-morning Mass in the Terry Center which was followed by self-led tours of the campus, as students and their grandparents explored the School grounds. Docents from the Jesuit Dallas Museum assisted in describing the expansive art collection that adorns courtyards, alcoves, hallways, and classrooms, while bringing into focus one of the very few centers for innovative visual arts housed in a secondary school. winter 2015 | 25

STAGE & FILM Despite its many permutations, the stage & film program has long been a vibrant contributor to the life of the community at Jesuit Dallas. The School’s first philothespic production, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, was performed in 1943, and since that initial performance the program has maintained considerable interest on campus. Under the tutelage of David Myers, Jesuit stage & film is in the midst of another radical transformation while enjoying a period of unprecedented and exponential growth.

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“A lot has changed in the program over the last few years,” laughed Myers, who is co-chair of the Fine Arts department and the theater program coordinator. “Stagecraft was integrated into the program four years ago, and once we were able to actually build sets, it became a big draw for non-actors. Then in 2014, we started filmmaking and that has changed the dynamic once again.” Thirty-five students were participating in the performing arts when Myers assumed the reins of the program in the fall of 2005. Initially featuring theater arts and directing for theater, the curriculum now includes stagecraft, stage acting, filmmaking, technical theater and a burgeoning interest in creating a platform for emerging media. Nearly 200 students participate in the various aspects of the program today while Jesuit stage & film seems to be limited only by creativity in how it continually evolves. “The outcome for the whole program is community building,” added Myers. “That’s the core of the approach. A lot of our students won’t matriculate to art school or want to act in college, but might still be artistic in nature. We want to be responsive to our students’ needs and align our resources with student and cultural interests. That often means shifting gears in how we focus our energies.” One of the program’s biggest shifts has been the incorporation of film as a serious area of study. In January of 2015, over 150 high schools in Texas submitted 652 films to compete for a UIL state championship in filmmaking. For the first time, Jesuit participated in the competition by submitting the maximum of four student films. Three of those films broke through the first two rounds of judging, and two broke into a third round to reach the semifinals, as Jesuit emerged as the only high school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to have two films in the state semis. Jesuit students are also planning on submitting entries into the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Texas High School Film Competition. May 8, 2015 marks a key date on the spring calendar with the debut of the Jesuit Film Festival. Running two weekends in May, the festival will include submissions from other schools, and quench a growing thirst for a student film competition.


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“Theater is an old art form and it takes some heavy lifting. Film is not that way at all. Kids, who would never get within 50 yards of a theater are lining up to make films. There is an undeniable energy behind this modern, and very American art form. The interest has been huge.” Nearly 20 student films are currently in production at Jesuit, but at this point the backbone of the program remains its stage-based performances. Over 110 students either acted or directed in the recent Winter One Acts, while the School also utilizes actors from Ursuline, Hockaday, Cistercian, Bishop Lynch and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, among others.

“We try to create a balance in the type of shows we produce. We have typically done a spring comedy, but we strive to teach the whole spectrum of acting, and are just as intent on doing thought-provoking shows like Amadeus, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Bald Soprano. We’ll look at what other Jesuit schools have done for some inspiration, but our focus is to find shows that give our students the best chance to stretch and grow as performers.” Said Chris Cantwell ’00, co-creator of the AMC hit drama Halt and Catch Fire, “Spending dozens upon dozens of hours on the Jesuit stage wrestling with the mechanics, trepidation, and euphoria of drama lit a fire in me that continues to burn. Experiencing the staging of a story and the molding

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of performance firsthand—in the trenches—was infinitely valuable and put me leagues ahead of my fellow students when I entered film school. To this day, I credit much of my professional rapport with actors to my earliest times both in front of and behind the curtain at Jesuit. As the program continues to expand into film and still other expressive mediums, I’m certain it will continue to enrich the hearts and minds of the School’s talented artists just beginning their journeys.” The emergence of stragecraft has greatly enhanced the production value of Jesuit performances while creating yet another outlet for students to cultivate their skills. Combining old-school carpentry and power tools with the love of building and designing, the program blossomed immediately. “My second show we hung one plastic sheet at a 45-degree angle and shot different colors of light through it,” Myers recalled. “That is a stark contrast from one of our recent sets, where we used a quarter-mile of 2x4’s to build the staircase in Rumours.” “In the first year of the stagecraft program we had 10 students,” continued Myers. “Just before the start of the second year, the department chair at the time came to me and said there was a glitch in registration because they had

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accidentally put down that nearly 80 guys had registered for stagecraft. Only there wasn’t a glitch! Nearly 80 students had registered, and those students were able to get the experience of working as a team for 10-plus weeks on a specific project.” Outside of its core curriculum, Jesuit stage & film runs several community service programs including Jesuit Theater Outreach, Drama Troupe and Summer Theater. Drama Troupe comprises a group of seniors who perform in 38 middle schools and elder-care facilities, with a recent focus on anti-bullying. Summer Theater, which will enjoy its third year in 2015, offers sections for both middle school and high school age groups. The program has become so popular that many are unfortunately left on the wait list, while students have matriculated to Jesuit following their summer experience. The recent shift hasn’t just been programmatic. The physical space has also undergone a transformational makeover, with a new commons area, computer lab, and work shop to augment the increasing number of talented students looking to nurture their artistic niche. “The first space I wanted was the commons. It’s the biggest space for a reason, as we needed to provide a home for





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guys who love art. The point of the program isn’t necessarily to produce professional artists, but rather to provide community to those who want it. The skills learned through the program, such as the ability to build presentations, developing improvisational skills, and teamwork, translate into the major job market. We have a great space we can take pride in, and hopefully we’re creating a better experience for our students.” The quality of the experience has not only been positive for the students, but has also expanded interest in the extended community. In 2006, Jesuit’s major theater productions yielded 280 attendees. Those small, intimate crowds have quadrupled in recent years, including a record 144 faculty tickets for the 2014 fall performance of Amadeus. Nearly 400 graduates are also part of the Jesuit stage & film alumni Facebook page, reaffirming the long-term impact of the program. “Without question, the theater experience at Jesuit changed my life,” beamed JoJo Nwoko ’09, a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, who was recently cast in an episode of the CBS drama NCIS Los Angeles. “NYU may have fine-tuned my abilities as an actor, but my career started at Jesuit. The program is so special. The sets are becoming increasingly elaborate – rivaling the major secondary programs across the country – and the sheer number of students getting involved is incredible. The future of the program is extremely bright, and I’m so thankful for how Jesuit theater has helped shape my own future.” “As long as the program continues to have sound leadership committed to the creative expression of our students, the future potential of the program will always be massive,” offered current faculty member and former student director Chris Patterson ’09. “I think the program is firmly committed to a few “older” core values like excellence, expression, and hard work while being open to new mediums of performance and ways of thinking. And despite all of the changes, something familiar remains: a commitment to creating community, facilitating expression, and giving our students the best possible chance to create something unique.”



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JOSH BELL’S AWARD-WINNING PURSUIT TO THE MAJOR LEAGUES By Chris Ackels ’09 It’s mid-November and nowhere near high school baseball season. The weather is turning colder, Jesuit students are gearing up for football playoffs, and the advent of the basketball, hockey and soccer seasons. Yet Josh Bell ’11 stands on the track at Postell Stadium, wearing a weighted vest drenched in sweat. He’ll sprint 100 meters. He’ll run a mile backwards. He’ll do lunges then calf raises then high steps, then do them all again. To this day he says that the man who is standing next to him on the track was and has always been his favorite coach, albeit one with a peculiar name: Dad. “The first thing that stood out about Josh was his incredible work ethic,” says Brian Jones, head baseball coach at Jesuit. His mom chimes in, “He got that from his father.” Josh and his father, Earnest, worked out at Jesuit almost every day of the year. During the season, they would stay after two-hour practices to continue building core strength, increasing stamina or getting reps in at the batting cages. “We knew right away we were working with a special kid,” says Jones. “With the tools he had, and the drive and dedication that he had, there was no doubt he could go far.” The story of Josh Bell, a former standout student-athlete working his way toward the big leagues, necessarily begins here, with his father, at Jesuit. “I am who I am today – as a man and as an athlete – because of my father,” offers Bell. Who he is today is the up-and-coming star of the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, and one of the top ranked prospects in all of baseball. He’s a .335 hitter at Class A Bradenton with a .384 on base percentage. He’s an outfielder with a near-

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flawless fielding percentage and a physique that has his coaches trying him out in the infield as well. Bell played in the 2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game in Minnesota in July, was named the Pirates Minor League Player of the Year in September, then was selected to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game in November – a game that only a few years ago featured names like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Mike Olt. This offseason, Bell is working toward a position switch to first base, a move designed to accelerate his path to the major leagues. Bell was drafted less than a month after walking across the stage as a Jesuit graduate in 2011. The Pirates set a record by offering him the highest signing bonus in history for a non-first round pick. But less than a year into his professional career, he tore his lateral meniscus, a devastating injury that sidelined him for a full season. That’s when the Pirates really got a taste of Josh Bell’s work ethic. “He worked his tail off,” said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. “He worked every single day to get back as quickly as he could.” Josh says that injury changed his outlook. And now, nearly three years later, he says it may

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have been “the best thing for me.” “That whole summer, I really became a student of the game,” he says. “I was out there watching and learning, gaining an understanding for the game itself and how it’s played. I think a lot of my success today is because of that process of just watching and being terribly hungry to get back out there.” Bell’s father flew to Florida for stretches during his injury. The two would walk for miles along the beach – a few miles forward, then a few miles backward – and chat about where his career was headed. “Those walks and those conversations, those built up my strength way more than any rehab program.” Today he continues to work year round. This offseason is filled with yoga – “my goal is to be able to do the splits at first base by spring training.” The Pirates have high hopes for him too; he will start the year at Double-A Altoona, and could see Triple-A or even receive a September call-up to the big leagues. But Bell is making waves in the Pirates program for more than just his on-the-field performance. In September he was

honored with the Community Commitment Award, given to one player at each level of the Pirates system for their service to the surrounding community. Ask him about the award, and Bell will talk about anything but himself. He will tell you about the hospitals, the special needs schools, the soup kitchen program he and a teammate started (emphasizing it was his idea). He still remembers the names of students he worked with at St. Anthony’s School, his senior service site at Jesuit. “Jesuit laid the foundation for service, and it has absolutely become a part of daily life,” Bell says. “It’s so refreshing to give back to the community.”

“That was some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a baseball diamond,” Josh says while remembering his Jesuit days. “I think about it all the time.” He remembers his first varsity game as a freshman. He remembers his home run at The Ballpark in Arlington. He remembers the support from his Jesuit brothers. “I text Kevin a lot,” Josh says. “Wearing that Jesuit uniform, man… there’s nothing like it. If we could just have one more game...”

The Pirates organization quickly took notice of Bell’s commitment to service, a commitment he credits to his Jesuit education. When a reporter once asked on live TV where Josh learned to carry himself with such maturity, his parents looked at each other and laughingly just said, “Jesuit.” Since Bell went straight from high school to professional ball, he takes classes during the offseason to further his education and someday work toward a degree. He credits one of his teammates in Bradenton with providing a structure for his faith. “We would read the bible and pray together quite a bit,” he says. For his teachers and coaches at Jesuit, this all begins to sound familiar. It’s the same hard working Josh, living and breathing the qualities of a Jesuit graduate. “While I was at Jesuit, I never really realized what I was learning. The Examen every day, the prayer services with the whole school, the once a week service requirement… you don’t realize it when you’re there, but now I realize what that place did for me.” He did a lot for his baseball team too. Bell led the Jesuit Rangers to a UIL Regional Semifinal during his senior season while putting up video game numbers: a .548 batting average, 13 home runs, 54 RBIs, and a 1.054 slugging percentage. He was named the 2011 ESPN Texas Baseball Player of the Year. Coach Jones still talks about his work ethic and his leadership. “Day in, day out, Josh was always a hard worker, and always a good teammate. He was always himself – thoughtful, gentle, genuine – and his dedication made the guys around him want to work that much harder.” Teammate Jeff Schoettmer ’11 remembers his playing days with Bell. “We would show up to practice and there would be a dozen major league scouts there,” Schoettmer says. “But Josh was always himself. He was always one of the guys. And he is still one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen.” Bell remembers his teammates fondly too. He recalls specific games, at bats and locker-room jokes. He names teammates and classmates at Jesuit, and credits his cocaptain Kevin Terry ’11 with leading the team that year.

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Pat Schnitzius ’45 volunteers regularly at Jesuit and rarely misses a sporting event. He recently reported that he has eight new great-grandchildren bringing his total to 31! Leroy Munchrath ’46 is very proud of his granddaughter, Lauren Munchrath of Mansfield, Texas. She is a doctor at Harvard Medical, married and has a beautiful two-year-old daughter. Bill Spaeth ’46 has retired from his family company which was started in 1898. He is lucky to have his sons and grandson working at the company continuing the family tradition. Bob Ingram ’48 has been married to wife, Elaine, for 53 years and together they have five children and eight grandchildren. After a teaching career, which brought him to Jesuit Dallas in the ’50s, in Manilla teaching Air

Force children, and eventually to New York, he and his wife have retired to live lakeside in Virginia. Jim Callan ’49 continues to write and will have his 10th book published in early 2015. An earlier Fr. Frank mystery was recently released as an audiobook, narrated by a fivetime Emmy award winner. Previously, it was published in both paper and electronic editions.

1950s Bill Schell ’51 is happy to report his oldest of 10 grandchildren is enrolled at Santa Clara University. He also has been studying about the Shroud of Turin. Roger Thompson ’51 is 84 years old and working part-time at a horse stable. He taught

(L-R) Richie Hendler, Doug Brooks, Cave Johnson and Michael Morris at a golf outing to assit Class of ’70 reunion planning. Dates for the 45th reunion at Jesuit are June 12-14, 2015. school for 10 years and was a deputy sheriff for eight years. After years of the rodeo riding broncos and bulls, he gets by on Aleve.

William Becker ’53 lives with his brother, Rev. Robert Becker ’65 in Kyle, Texas, south of Austin. “We have about a half-acre of land with a garden and fruit trees.” Ed Leech ’54 reports that his wife, Virginia, says he spends too much time keeping up with classmates, volunteering for the Lost Boys of Sudan, and being commissioner of a fantasy basketball league. He thinks his wife of 54 years spends too much time keeping up with her classmates from La Grange High School, volunteering and writing. Ed and Virginia serve on the board of directors at an orphanage in the Republic of South Sudan. “Prayers are needed for its success.” Rufe Brewton ’55 invites everyone to come hear his band play at Back Country Bar-B-Q. Ross Interrante ’57 is offering personal chef services as his new business. He has three children,

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S Akos Furton ’12 marks the finish of his 70 day, 4000 mile ride from Austin to Anchorage. Former Jesuit salutatorian and current University of Texas student, he participated in the Texas 4000 which raises money and awareness for the fight against Cancer. Austin Scheets ’11 and Kent Patterson ’11, cross country and track buddies, ran with the bulls in Spain as part of a University of Oklahoma study abroad program this past July. Austin said, “I had a great time and have never run faster in my life.”

five grandchildren, and his wife is author of the book Power of a Broken Open Heart. Don Jansen ’57 received the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in May, 2014. It is awarded to Eagle Scouts for a lifetime of service to their profession, state and community. Don is chief tax counsel at The University of Texas System and a director of the Washington D.C. based American Women Writers National Museum founded by his wife Janice Law. See photo on page 41. John McLeod ’57 is proud of his oldest son, John, Jr., who graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa in 1982. After playing football there, he went on to play four years at Maryville College in Tenn. He later received

Ronnie Villareal ’56 with his first great-grandson, Steven “Tripp” Singleton. Father is Steven Singleton II currently serving in the Navy. Mother is Erin Villareal Singleton, daughter of Ron Villareal ’79

his Master’s degree and now owns a rug company in Dalton, Ga., American Green Rugs, and is achieving great success with innovative products. This year, John, Jr. is being inaugurated into the Maryville Athletic Hall of Fame. “We are all proud of his achievements but most grateful for his strong faith fostered by the Jesuits and Jesuit High School, Tampa.”

and life in general. I appreciate my years at Jesuit.”

Frank Sweeney ’57 is pleased to report that he is retired as of October 31, 2014.

Ernie Connor ’61 retired on June 1, 2014 after more than 50 years in the work force. He and wife, Maureen, returned to New Bern, N.C., where they plan to travel, play golf and visit their 11 grandchildren. They also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past year.

Tony Levatino ’58 is looking forward to celebrating his 50th anniversary as a commercial real estate banker. He celebrated his 74th birthday on a trip to Germany, France, and The Netherlands. “Sheila and I thank God for our good health, family

Dave Gibbons ’59 and wife, Joann, are spending more time in Colorado. “The elevation is 9,000 ft. and by May 15th the snow at the house has just melted.”


Steve Bosworth ’62 is enjoying semi-retirement with the family and five grandkids. After retiring

Go Rangers! Barrett Granger ’14 (center R) and Stephen Yaeger ’14 (center L) moved into their dorm room at Georgetown, with the help of their dads, Matt Yaeger ’84 and Bob Granger ’82.

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Over 200 members of the Jesuit and Ursuline Young Alumni Associations gathered at Three Sheets Bar and Grill on Dec. 21. All of the proceeds from the social were split between both schools in support of their respective scholarship funds. from Raytheon, he joined his wife in real estate. “I live in McKinney, Texas, so I never strayed too far from home after graduation. Loved coming back for our 50year reunion and visiting with old classmates and swapping stories of what we could remember.” Jack Crane ’62 and family have moved from Marietta, Ga., to Lake Weiss in Cedar Bluff, Ala. Randy Labac ’62 is retiring again! He first retired from 30 years in the commercial HVAC equipment industry in 1996 at age 52. Two years ago, son Mark ’88, talked Randy out of retirement to work with his company Edge Mechanical

Systems in Golden, Colo. to promote a new product line. “After two successful years of dad and son comradery, solving engineering problems and selling equipment, it is time to call it quits again at age 70.”

customers. Son, Michael, is a commissioned security officer and his wife, Angela, works for Fossil. Tom has two grandchildren at Bishop Lynch, one at JJ Pierce High School, and a two-year-old starting Pre-K.

Jim Harford ’63 retired full time in March 2014. “Love it and staying busy!”

Vince Scottino ’63 was widowed in September 2010. He is retiring to East Texas in January 2016.

Tom Roppolo ’63 is a mortgage loan specialist and does reverse mortgages. The rest of the family is busy too. Son, Joe, has a DFW distribution business that specializes in logistics and fulfillment. Joe’s wife, Jessica, does the books and his mom, Jo, does the fulfillment for Joe’s

After serving for 12 years as Dean of the College of Business and Global Affairs at University of Tennessee at Martin, Ernie Moser ’64, stepped down to devote himself full time to the duties as professor of economics.

Jim Turner ’64 reports that Princeton University Press has published his latest book Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities, a history of humanistic scholarship from Greek antiquity to the 20th century. He also has just retired from Notre Dame. Joe Brophy ’65 was elected to the ethics committee of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts for a three-year term. Chuck Kitowski ’65 is an avid mountain trout fisherman. Every year he goes with his brother to Wyoming or Montana to camp and fish in the wilderness areas.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Jesuit sponsored a sons of alumni breakfast. Current students and their Jesuit alumni fathers enjoyed specially made on-site omelets before the start of the school day.

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Honoring our alumni veterans Carlos H. Aguilar 1975 Marine Corps James E. Alderman 1950 Air Force David J. Ancelin 1956 Air Force Paul H. Awtry 1964 Marine Corps T. Michael Bartley 1963 Army J. Donald Baynham 1964 Air Force Theodore T. Benke 1980 Air Force Paul Beyer 1964 Navy James W. Blackburn 1963 Army Todd M. Boeding 1987 Marine Corps Christopher M. Bowles 1975 Navy Joseph P. Boyle 2007 Air Force J. Michael Boyle 1965 Marine Corps Jerome J. Bradley 1960 Navy James P. Bradley 1962 Navy John M. Bradley 1960 Navy Arthur J. Brender 1964 Navy Robert R. Brill 1963 Marine Corps Gary L. Caffo 1963 Reserves Michael W. Cash 1964 Air Force Terrance Chia 1988 Marine Corps G. Neil Clark 1964 Army Don M. Coerver 1961 Air Force John M. Colwell 1966 Army † Martin J. Collins 1957 Navy † Patrick J. Collins 1954 Army † J. Jan Collmer 1952 Navy Joseph P. Connelly 1959 Army Leo E. Conway 1953 Army † Patrick J. Conway 1947 Army † C. Timothy Cook 1966 Marine Corps Rick Cooper 1967 Air Force Frank F. Coughlin 1952 Navy Richard M. Cronin 1965 Reserves J. Michael Crutcher 1964 Air Force Mitchell J. Cybulski 1964 Air Force John L. Darrouzet 1964 Army Ronald L. Davies 1961 Army Howard H. Davis 1960 Navy † Joe De La Garza 1962 Army John B. DiFrancesco 1966 Navy Patrick S. Dossett 1998 Navy Patrick J. Doyle 1978 Reserves † J. Timothy Dugan 1963 Navy † Michael E. Durbin 1960 Air Force Peter Evans 1947 Air Force Mike Everett 1965 Marine Corps Danny C. Farina 1964 Marine Corps Michael Feather 1998 Marine Corps Richard Ferrara 1981 Army Joseph A. Fields 2001 Navy William F. Finegan 1953 Army

Robert J. Finegan 1955 Army † Donald D. Frymark 1964 Navy Matthew J. Gallagher 1986 Marine Corps † Carl L. Gell 1962 Army Eugene J. Gilliam 1981 Army Robert J. Glynn 1964 Marine Corps Jordan M. Goodman 2008 Marine Corps George W. Goodwyn 1980 Marine Corps John J. Gordon 1964 Army Geoffrey A. Green 1996 Navy Michael F. Grimshaw 1962 Navy Gregory M. Guertin 2001 Air Force Fred D. Ham 1969 Air Force Christopher R. Hebig 2011 Navy Timothy M. Heraty 1951 Air Force Thomas W. Higgins 1965 Marine Corps Peter E. Hinkel 1964 Air Force John S. Hohenshelt 1987 Army Jasper A. Interrante 1957 Army William C. Johnson 1962 Navy Gary D. Johnson 1956 Marine Corps Wynne M. Johnson 1966 Army Martin E. Jones 1960 Army D. Michael Kerr 1963 Army † Larry J. Kertz 1962 Navy David F. Koegl 1954 Army John T. Kriese 1964 Navy John R. Lemburg 1959 Navy Gregory W. Leveling 1981 Reserves R. Barry Lovelace 1956 Marine Corps R. Patrick MacKenna 1963 Army Frank S. Magro 1964 Army Thomas V. Mangelsdorf 1961 Army Brian M. Markham 1960 Marine Corps Federico M. Martinez 1972 Navy James F. McDermott 1964 Army Anthony J. McGarvey 1960 Air Force Randy McKane 1964 Army Charles H. McLean 1958 Coast Guard George F. McNally 1964 Marine Corps † Dennis B. Meeks 1963 Army John T. Melsheimer 1964 Army Joe Mikus 1964 Army Tyler G. Miller 1986 Army Francis L. Miranda 1951 Army August C. Moser 1957 Army † Donald W. Munchrath 1952 Reserves † Earl G. Munchrath 1957 Army Leroy J. Munchrath 1946 Air Force Marvin A. Munchrath 1947 Reserves William J. Murphy 1963 Air Force Brian J. Musselman 1979 Coast Guard

Long T. Nguyen 1998 Navy Andrew D. Ogden 2009 Marine Corps Paul F. Patak 1964 Air Force F. David Perkins 1963 Marine Corps † John E. Philp 1946 Army Peter L. Philp 1980 Navy Christopher L. Picken 2001 Navy † Edmond J. Piguet 1964 Army George W. Ploudre 1954 Army David J. Portner 2013 Navy Joe Preston 1963 Marine Corps Edward L. Ramirez 1966 Marine Corps Robert J. Reagan 1963 Army Jeffrey J. Reynolds 2003 Marine Corps Caesar A. Ricci 1963 Army † Michael W. Richardson 1956 Navy John C. Rogers 1951 Marine Corps James L. Rovello 1964 Army Don R. Schol 1959 Army James E. Schwartz 1957 Navy John D. Sefcik 1963 Army Raymond H. Shafer 1976 Marine Corps John A. Sharpton 1964 Air Force Donald W. Short 1954 Army Bernard J. Smith 1947 Army G. Richard Spangle 1964 Army John M. Stoebner 1952 Army Paul S. Sula 2001 Air Force Roger C. Sullivan 1963 Navy James L. Terilli 1964 Marine Corps Gregory M. Tierney 2005 Navy John B. Tolle 1951 Army Gilbert T. Trevino 1963 Army Anton F. Walter 1963 Marine Corps Jeffrey A. Watters 1986 Navy Gary M. Wessely 1968 Air Force Richard J. Whetzle 1951 Army John Clancy Wilson 1963 National Guard William T. Williams, Sr. 1951 Marine Corps Robert M. Wohlfeld 1951 Navy Samuel Thomas Worthington 1948 Reserves † Joseph T. Wunderlick 1946 Air Force William P. Wylie 1961 Army Peter R. Wylie 1957 Marine Corps † deceased To view a complete listing of the 600+ names of our alumni veterans, visit

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After 22 years as Province Treasurer for the Jesuits in New Orleans, Larry Lundin, S.J. ’66 has moved to Washington, D.C. to live at Gonzaga College High School and work at the Resource Center for Religious Institutes in Silver Spring, Md. This office assists Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests around the USA with canon law, civil law, management and finance advice. There are about 500 religious orders that are members. His work assists the orders with financial projections and current issues in business, taxation, planning and finance.

(L-R) Noel Perez, Ryan Smith, Nick Valladarez and Jim Linehan, all from the class of 2004, enjoy their 10th reunion at Homecoming 2014.

Peter Clote ’69 reports that after graduating from Cornell with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, and a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering, he worked for several years at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. His son, Nick, is now in the MBA program at MIT Sloan School of Business and daughter-in-law, Laura, is in the MS program at Harvard School of Public Health. Rusty Weiler ’69 celebrated 30 years with Austin Commercial LP this year and is still working on the new Parkland Hospital project which will be the largest hospital ever built in North America.


Paul Clote ’70 informs us that son, Parker Joseph, is practicing Brocke Stepteau ’14, freshman basketball player at the University of Hawaii, leads a reading group at a local elementary school literacy event, demonstrating his commitment to honoring the ideal of the profile of a Jesuit graduate.

Ashley and Kevin Young ’99 with new baby (and future UA Bear) Elyse Victoria, born April 24, 2014. Big brother Wyatt is 2 ½ years old.

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immigration law in Washington, D.C. Daughter, Meredith Katherine, graduated UT School of Nursing this summer and starts work as an OR nurse in October. Ed Owens ’70 received agreements to write a commentary on the Book of Numbers for the Paulist Biblical Commentary and a book on The Pentateuch for Anselm Academic Press. Both are due in 2016. George Zimmermann ’70 retired in April from his position as tourism director for the state of Michigan, a post he held for 12 years. Prior to his work for Travel Michigan, George was the tourism director for the state of Ohio and worked in television production and broadcast journalism in Ohio, Calif. and Texas. George and his wife, Carol, live in Bay City, Mich., where Carol is a college professor. John Clough ’71 and wife, Jan, moved back to New Jersey to work for SDI Technologies, Inc., the maker of iHome docking and Bluetooth speakers. Oldest son, Charley (23), is starting his fifth year in the Marine Corps Reserves. Son, Jack (22), is a senior at San Francisco State University. Patrick Tourville ’71 released his first feature film, OK Buckaroos, a documentary about the life and music of Jerry Jeff Walker. “Much thanks to my first film teacher, Fr. Marvin Kitten.” Visit Joe Morrison ’72 enjoyed the 40-year Jesuit reunion. He is president of Montgomery County Right to Life. Preston Thompson ’74 moved his namesake business facility to Sisters, Ore. There he has five employees making approximately 60 vintagestyle acoustic guitars per year. Patterned after American made 1929-1939 vintage classic guitars, the prices range from $3,500-$15,000 and have been played by renowned artists Charles Sawtelle, Peter Rowan and Tim May. For the full story visit Richard Queen ’75 and his wife are now grandparents! Oldest daughter, Brittany, and her husband Jonathan Bailey,

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Jesuit teacher and rugby coach, Anthony Mattacchione, meeting with rugby alums Jonathan Razack ’07 and Cam Taylor ’07 in Anchorage, Alaska. had their first grandson in March 2014. Carson Anthony Bailey will be baptized at Holy Trinity where his parents were married. Pat Doyle ’78 is loving life as a grandpa! Michael Gordon Doyle, was born to Gordon ’06 and Jessie (UA ‘06). Daughter, Clara, (UA ‘09) is engaged to Andy Ogden ’09. Daughter, Alice (UA ‘11) was their fourth Aggie to graduate from Texas A&M. Their last child, Paddy, will graduate from Jesuit Dallas in May 2015. Bernie Cramer ’79 is living in Gordonville, Texas and Lowery Crossing, Texas where he enjoys traveling, gardening, boating. He has two grand-daughters, Layla (3) and Penny Lane (1 ½).

Joe Lehman, TOR ’79 earned a Ph.D. in higher education from Boston College. “During my years at BC, I lived with a group of Jesuits who taught there. Each day, it was an honor and privilege to be in their company. I will be forever indebted for all that they have done for me.”


William Moore ’80 reports that his oldest daughter, Caroline (UA ‘14), is on a Trustee Scholarship at the University of Southern California and loving it! She is studying comparative literature. “This spring, I ran a one-mile race in 4:52 - the same

Sean McMullen ’96 visits with Greg Leveling ’81 at SIPtember.

Greetings Fellow Alumni, It has been a pleasure to meet many of our Jesuit alumni and see first-hand the passion that you have for the School. In my encounters, I often get the question “How do you like working at Jesuit?” My instant response is that I love Jesuit; the environment; the community; and the campus. I have been fortunate to have a number of our alumni visit or contact me in my first six months as the “new guy” and I hope to continue meeting more of you! While reviewing my first “semester” notes I realized that two questions come across my desk almost on a daily basis… 1. How do I get in touch with (Insert Name) from the Class of (Insert Class)? Our online alumni directory is available to all Jesuit alumni through the website This site provides access to every alumnus in our database and also allows you to update your profile so we have the most up-to-date contact information. 2. I lost my Jesuit cross; how do I get a replacement? The Jesuit cross is only available on a replacement basis for alumni. If you have lost yours, please contact the Ranger Connection at 972-387-8700 x336 or

Don Jansen ’57 is congratulated by U.S. District Judge David Hittner after receiving the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. To submit a class note, please send an email to

As you read the pages of this magazine, you will notice the fall semester was packed with events targeting alumni such as the inaugural SIPtember Brew Review, Alumni Family Day, Homecoming, and Adopt-a-Family. There are so many more events that take place during the year with a focus on alumni involvement, and the alumni association board and I hope to continue having events that are planned, organized, and attended by our graduates! With over 11,000 living alumni there are plenty of hands to do the lifting. Contact me if you are interested in getting involved and we will find a way for you to continue supporting the Jesuit mission! God Bless! Sean G. McMullen ’96 Director of Alumni Relations

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Cliff Shackelford ’85 hosts a live call-in radio show called “Bird Calls” on NPR’s Red River Radio which airs in parts of four states including East Texas. For podcasts of past shows, visit and look for Bird Calls.

Hunter Allen ’10 and Doug McDermott (now playing for the Chicago Bulls) celebrate after they received the Spirit of Creighton Award at the 2014 University commencement ceremony. The Spirit of Creighton Award is given annually to graduates who exemplify the best qualities of the University founders. Recipients are honored for their initiative, enterprise, academic achievement and outstanding character traits.

time I ran as a sophomore at Jesuit in 1977!” After 25 years with a Big Three automobile manufacturer, Jim Neel ’80 and family have retired to San Antonio where he enjoys vintage muscle cars and drives the “General Lee” Charger and “Vanishing Point” Challenger. He also fondly remembers being Mr. Earsing’s history student. Paul Munin ’81 is spending most of his time in London, England, these days but was home in Austin for Christmas 2013 to celebrate with family including Louie Munin ’82 and brother-in-law Chris Helling ’86. You can follow him on twitter @ marcmasferrer. “I enjoy tagging along with my wife, Marie, in her work as a volunteer with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, helping conserve sea turtles.”

Jason Terk ’85 has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Texas Pediatric Society. The society, which marks the Texas chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a state professional nonprofit organization of more than 3,500 Texas pediatricians and several hundred medical students. “It’s my privilege to be able to lead an organization of such committed and talented people, and I’m excited at the opportunity to further the advocacy of child care outside the four walls of my office.” Andrew Minigutti ’86 was named to D Magazines Best Doctors in Dallas for the fourth straight year.

Geno Triana ’05 crosses the finish line after the 1.2 mile swim /56 mile bike /13.1 mile Ironman run. He reached his fundraising goal of $4,900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Danny Clancy ’83 and wife, Julie, are proud to announce that their son, Dylan Clancy ’13, was admitted to the University of Texas and their son, Ryan Clancy ’14, will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall. Daughter, Kylie, will start her sophomore year at Ursuline Academy. Larry Pascal ’84 chaired the Task Force on International Law appointed by the Texas Supreme Court which made unanimous recommendations for the enhancement of international law practice in Texas. He has also been selected to serve as the secretary of the World Services Group, one of the largest law firm networks in the world with member firms on every continent.

Michael Hylden ’04 with his son, Marshall Alexander Hylden.

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Along with his work as metro/ online editor at the Bradenton Herald, Marc Masferrer ’85 continues to write about Cuba at Uncommon Sense (www.

Members of the class of 1982 celebrated their 50th birthdays with fishing, golfing and relaxing in Cabo San Lucas. Tom Cooper, Greg Cardenas, Rick O’Brien, Bill Fynes, David Adamson, Fred Johnson, Greg Ave, Tom Wensinger were all in attendance for the weekend. It was great weather, food, drink and friends.

Over 30 members of the Jesuit Class of 1964 received their Golden Diplomas at a special halftime ceremony during the Rangers’ Homecoming football game against Irving McArthur. After 14 years managing the Brookings Institution’s website, Fred Dews ’87 has shifted to a new job in the same department. As Managing Editor, New Digital Products, he now writes and edits a blog and hosts a podcast. He has been a member of the Communications staff since 1999. Doug Gephart ’87 and wife, Blanca, have decided to sell everything and move to Aguascalientes, Mexico and serve as missionaries in an orphanage called Dulce Refugio (Sweet Refuge). To send support and prayers you can reach Doug and Blanca at gephards@ The subject line in any email should be “Dulce Refugio.” David Pettengill ’87 has taken a new position at Brinker International specializing in Global Growth of our Chili’s brand. Ethan (1 ½) and Emma (10 ½) are both doing exceptionally well in school and sports. Michael Eltz ’88 retired from Air Force active duty in November 2013 and began flying 737s for United Airlines three days later. He joined U.S. Air Force Reserves and resides in Goldsboro, N.C., where he splits time between flying the F-15E as an instructor pilot at Seymour Johnson AFB and flying the 737 for United out of Newark Liberty Airport. Michael celebrated the 16th anniversary of his marriage to wife, Renee, in January 2014.


Brian Gibbons ’90 and wife, Lacrecia Johnson, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Grayson Johnson Gibbons. Born in Tucson, Ariz., where they reside, he arrived just after the total lunar eclipse at 6:50 a.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Matt Taylor ’90 lives in Oakland, Calif. and is the lead project manager for the small projects division (remodels $500K - 1 million) of Ryan Associates, a large construction company in the Bay Area. The company builds new homes and large remodels up to $20 million. There are offices in Hawaii, New York, and the home office in San Francisco. Matt keeps busy working on his own home

remodel and riding his Yamaha FJR 1300 on tours of the coast and wine country.

After more than 12 years, J.R. Smock ’94 sold his Kwik Kar business and started a new job.

Jason Clayton ’91 recently joined Prudent Technologies as vice president and equity partner. Prudent is an information technology consulting company that specializes in IT project solutions. Jason has responsibility for the U.S.

Colin Bird ’95 recently finished his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery in Houston and subsequently moved to Asheville, N.C., to start surgical practice at Mission Hospital.

Dan Adelmann ’94 and wife, Julie, announce that Bennett Emil was born on June 1, 2014. He joins Little Dan, Grace, and Charlotte on their farm in Upstate New York. Dan is an engineer working for The Raymond Corporation. See photo on page 48. Greg Manrodt ’94, his wife, Katja, children, parents and mother-in-law will be traveling to Finland this summer to visit his wife’s extended family.

Warren Young ’95 finished his fourth season with SMU basketball, second working with Larry Brown. “This year we beat four ranked teams and played in the NIT Championship Game in New York’s Madison Square Garden in April.” Mark Ford ’96 was hired by American Airlines in January 2014 and is now a DFW First Officer in the Super 80. Mark is still flying the C-130 for the Texas Air National Guard and spends his off time with his wife and daughter.

(L-R) Shawn Talreja, Joseph Hsieh and Joe Nava from the Jesuit class of 2002. Joseph Hsieh was ordained to the Diaconate on June 21, 2014 with the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey. Now named, Rev. Frater Jacob Hsieh, O. Praem., he is in Rome completing his studies.

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Photo credit: St. Louis University Jesuit Dallas alum Kingsley Bryce ’11 was selected by the Chicago Fire in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft in January. Bryce was selected early in the second round, and was the 28th overall pick in the draft. Bryce was a member of Jesuit’s 2010 UIL State Championship soccer team, a team that was also ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN. He helped lead the Rangers over Strake Jesuit in the state final to earn Jesuit Dallas’s first ever team UIL state championship during his junior season. That year, he also earned District MVP honors while leading Jesuit to a 25-0 record.Bryce went on to play for four years at Saint Louis University, where he enjoyed success both on and off the pitch. During his college career he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Atlantic 10 Championship and was named secondteam All-Conference during his junior year. Off the field, the psychology major is a six-time Honor Roll student and Academic All-Conference, while also being named a finalist for the Senior CLASS award, which recognizes community, classroom, character, and competition.

Photo credit: Tracy Wilcox

Photo credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Photo credit: ECU Media Relations Jesuit Dallas alumnus Dave Nichol ’95 was recently announced as the new offensive coordinator for the East Carolina football program. Nichol, who just completed his third season as East Carolina’s outside receivers coach, will also be coaching the team’s quarterbacks. Helping coach teams to 10 bowl appearances since 2000, Nichol assisted with the installation and operation of the University of Arizona’s spread attack, where he served as an assistant from 2007-12. He spent the 2006 season at Baylor as a staff assistant contributing to the implementation of a spread offense that helped the Bears set numerous school single-season passing records, including yards, completions, completion percentage and touchdowns. Nichol enjoyed three bowl appearances as an offensive line assistant at college alma mater Texas Tech before his move to Waco. While with the Red Raiders from 2003-05, Nichol was part of an explosive unit that topped the nation in passing each season and shattered numerous school, conference and NCAA records. As the Pirates’ eye in the sky from the press box over the past three years, Nichol played an integral role for an unprecedented level of offensive production that established successive single-season school records in passing yards and total yards. In all, he has been a part of 70 combined individual or team single-game, single-season and career offensive standards that were tied or set during the course of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 campaigns. Nichol served as Jesuit’s starting quarterback his senior season and was part of the 1993 TCIL state championship team. He was a four-year letterman and wide receiver at Texas Tech.

Professional golf phenom and Jesuit Dallas graduate Jordan Spieth ’11 enjoyed a sensational month of December, capping off another terrific calendar year in which he continues to turn heads on the PGA Tour. It took Spieth nearly 18 months to record his second career PGA victory following his initial win at the John Deere Classic in July 2013, but it required just seven days for the reigning PGA Rookie of the Year to bag his third professional victory, as Spieth dominated a distinguished field en route to top honors at the Hero World Challenge. Spieth capped off his second season in the pro ranks by winning back-to-back tournaments for the first time in his career. His victory at the Hero World Challenge came against an elite field that included host Tiger Woods, six major champions and 16 of the top 30 players in the world. Not only did Spieth trump many of the world’s best, but his four-day total of 262 (67-66-63-66) broke the existing tournament record of 266 set by Davis Love III in 2000. The week before, Spieth carded a 13-under 271 (6772-69-63) en route to a six-shot victory at the Australian Open. Dispatching the world’s top-ranked player, Rory McIlroy, Spieth became the first American since Brad Faxon in 1993 to win the event. Although neither tournaments are official PGA Tour events, Spieth’s results pushed the second-year standout to No. 9 in the world rankings.

Jake McNulty ’96 has a line of all natural chicken treats for dogs called Chicken Bark. He and his wife are dog lovers and this venture is allowing them to help those that cannot help themselves. Portions of every sale are donated to local area dog shelters and rescue groups. You can buy Chicken Bark at Hollywood Feed Stores. Check out Chicken Bark on Facebook. Ben Panchasarp ’97 had his first TV appearance as a medical examiner on the TNT show Dallas. This year he will be focusing on residential land development with the help of Mike Gavin ’98. Mike will be

his two-year-old sister Harper who is quickly adapting to life with a sibling at their house in Lakewood. See photo on page 50.

2000s Chris Cantwell ’00, the cocreator, executive producer, and writer for Halt and Catch Fire, a new show on AMC, spoke to Jesuit stage and film students about his journey from Jesuit to Hollywood. His new show has been watched by over 4.5 million viewers. Watch his show for free on AMC’s web site: www.amctv. com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire

In addition to turning 40 years old, Ted Thompson ’93, celebrated his 10-year wedding anniversary with wife, Jennifer, by traveling through Europe for 2 weeks. Son, Trenton, is 9 years old and excited to go into the 4th grade at St. Monica Catholic School.

Jason Morrow ’00 is working in the intensive care unit at St. Luke’s in San Antonio carrying on the Men for Others motto in nursing care to the critically ill patient. He is working towards his nurse practitioner license at UT Health Science Center. David Suksumrit ’00 married Min-Jung Youn on May 25, 2014 in La Jolla, Calif. His best man was Robert Rubio ’00. David has a master’s in electrical engineering from Rice University. See photo on page 49.

Jason Caire ’11 and his sister started a small startup shoe business with an artistic flare. Visit and reviewing and drafting contracts, while Mike Sr. is assisting as mentor and development manager. “We hope to break ground by the end of the summer of early fall.” Greg Lyons ’98 was one of the producers of the animated film The Book of Life starring Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube along with many others. The vast majority of the production work was done in Dallas at Reel FX and is being distributed by 20th Century Fox. It hit theaters in wide release this past October. Todd Krumholz ’99 and wife, Sara, welcomed Joseph Brandon Krumholz to the world on November 1, 2014 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He joins

Patrick Wilson ’00 was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand on Sept. 19, 2014. He works for Gas Industry Co. as the company’s in house counsel. Matt Ball ’01 is working for American Red Cross in Health and Safety Services. Based out of the Dallas office on Harry Hines, he handles sales and

Thanks to the generous support of our devoted alumni, we have reached 92.7% of our 2014-15 Alumni Annual Fund goal. Every gift makes a difference, and your benevolence is a reminder of your trust and belief in our mission. To give to the Alumni Annual Fund, visit account management for aquatic provider accounts in North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. “When not traveling for work, I enjoy running and rollerblading on the Katy Trail and spending time with my dog, Jordan, and cat, Parsley.

Luke Krispinsky ’01 completed his first year of training in pediatric critical care at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He was promoted to rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy in September. Ben Lotzer ’01 launched a food blog entitled Gentleman’s Fare to

(L-R) Sean McMullen ’96, Paul Vinton ’63, Bob Reagan ’63 and Mike Earsing gather in the senior courtyard. The Class of 1963 presented the School with a memory book to commemorate the success of their golden reunion weekend.

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Stage & Film Notable Alumni

Jesuit’s stage & film program, which is featured on pages 26-31 of this issue of Jesuit Today, has produced a number of alumni who have enjoyed notable careers in the performing arts industry. A more comprehensive list of Alumni in the Arts lives online at

John Armone ’66

Co-Founder, New York’s Lion Theatre Company Multi-award winning set designer; 1993 Tony Award for The Who’s Tommy

Tom Bernard ’70

Co-President and Co-Founder, Sony Picture Classics Films have received over 140 Academy Award nominations

Patrick Burns ’02

Oscar-nominated producer for Cutie and the Boxer

Chris Cantwell ’00

Co-creator, writer and producer for AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire

Hunter Carson ’94

Film actor and TV producer, originally cast as Bud Bundy in Married…with Children Film credits include: Paris, Texas; Invaders from Mars; and Mr. North

† L.M. Kit Carson ’59

Screenwriter, script doctor, actor, and producer Film credits include: Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Breathless, Paris, Texas; Running on Empty

Wyatt Cenac ’94

Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Correspondent and writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The King of the Hill

Chris Donahue ’77

Multi-award winning film and television producer 1998 Academy Award for Visas and Virtues; 2003 Emmy Award for Be Good, Smile Pretty

Bob Ingram ’86 celebrates with sons, Drew ’16, Nick ’17 and Jake ’17 after all three boys received Scouting’s highest award of Eagle Scout Rank. They are members of Troop 404 in Plano, where Bob was Scoutmaster for several years. share his hobby with others. Visit

Mantzuranis and Jeffrey Miller. See photo on page 49.

Jonathan Powell ’01 is glad to be in Dallas with his Jesuit friends. He relocated back to Dallas from Austin.

Michael Presti ’03 merged his immigration law firm to form Mackenzie Presti, PLLC. The new firm handles cases pertaining to immigration, personal injury and criminal defense. “We are always interested in talking to other lawyers or potential clients.

Parker Lee ’02 married Katie Spencer, from Deerfield, Mass. The two met while working as ex-pat attorneys in London in January of 2013. The wedding was held at the Relais La Costa in Montefollonico, a small village in the Southeastern corner of Tuscany, Italy. It was attended by family and friends from all over the U.S. and Europe including classmates from 2002, Graham Patterson, Parker Lee, James

Michael Quisao ’03 graduated from Vanderbilt Business School in May of 2013. He is currently working in the management consulting industry based out of Atlanta. Michael Hylden ’04 and wife, Jill (UA ’04), are proud to announce the birth of son, Marshall

Mike Hughes ’97

Executive Producer, FOX Sports Peabody Award-winning ESPN 30 for 30 film, Pony Excess

Richard Hull ’88

Producer and actor best known for She’s All That, On the Line, Get Over It, and Daddy Day Camp

James Logan ’94

Actor and stunt performer best known for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Mechanic, Ride Along, and Kill Bill

Greg Lyons ’98

Producer and visual effects best known for The Book of Life, The Wild, and Everyone’s Hero

Thad Matula ’97

Award-winning documentary filmmaker ESPN 30 for 30 films, Pony Excess and Brian and the Boz

Mike Samonek ’87

Screenwriter and director best known for No Strings Attached, Table for Three, and Editing Is Everything

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2014 Gold Ranger Award recipient, Kevin Whelan ’77 and 2014 Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame inductee John Koeijmans ’77, served as honorary captains and provided the coin toss prior to the Rangers’ Sept. 26 tilt against Sunset.


Alexander Hylden. Blue and Gold runs deep for baby Marshall who has two grandfathers (Richard Hylden ’70 and Tim Robinson ’76) and a great-grandfather (Neil Justin O’Brien ’50) that are Jesuit Dallas alums. “We are living in Little Rock, Ark. where I am about to start my third year of law school. My daughter, Charlotte, will be three soon.” See photo on page 42. Matthew Reznicek ’04 was awarded his Ph.D. in literature from Queen’s University of Belfast in July 2014 for his thesis Money and the European Metropolis: The Novels of Sydney Owenson, Maria Edgeworth, Somerville & Ross, and Kate O’Brien. John Tunnell ’04 married Jade Eason (UA ‘04) in June 2012. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio, he started his residency in periodontics at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry where he is currently in his second year. John and Jade just welcomed their first child, Clayton, in August 2014. Austin Brooks ’05 married Emily Daniell (UA ‘05) on June 21, 2014. Attendants in the wedding party picture include: (L) Garrett Gibbons ’05, Doug Monkhouse ’05, Michael Hromadka ’05, Ryan Brooks ’16, Michael Brooks ’08, Will Daniell ’09, Samantha Fechtel (UA ‘05), Kara Cocek, Brianne Strong (UA ‘05), Jessica Groshek (UA ‘05), Amanda

Save the date. April 25, 2015 Jesuit Terry Center 7:00 p.m. Hobaugh, and Schaeffer Hill. See photo on page 49. Sean Palmer ’05 married Mary Beth Mantych of St. Louis, Mo., on May 3, 2014. Groomsmen included five Jesuit graduates. (First Row) Stephen Zsigray ’05, Scott Palmer ’08, Sean Palmer ’05, Stephen Palmer ’04 (Back Row) Sam McKinley ’05, David Shields ’05. See photo on page 49. Juan Fuentes ’06 and new bride, Amy, married in Chicago, Ill., at the Madonna dell Strada Chapel in Loyola University on August 30, 2014. The reception was held at the Palmer House Hilton downtown. Juan works as the technology director at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School in Chicago. See photo on page 49. James Buchanan ’07 is working with Deloitte Consulting in Providence, R.I.

2010s Hunter Allen ’10 received the prestigious Spirit of Creighton Award at the University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17. According to Creighton University, Allen epitomizes the qualities and character of what the award signifies. Fellow students, faculty and staff describe him as a man for and with others, who takes participation and commitment to a new level. See photo on page 42. Edgar Cruz ’10 was invited to the South Lawn of the White House to participate in a special ceremony with the President celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. President Obama welcomed hundreds of AmeriCorps members and supporters as

well as the new class of 75,000 members as they pledge to get things done for this nation. Jacques de Gruy ’10 was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. A Furman University right-handed pitcher, he was the 772nd pick overall. Isaac Escamilla ’10 graduated from Vanderbilt University and is working for Google in San Francisco. Chase LaDue ’10 is now a graduate student of biology at Western Kentucky University, studying chemical communication in captive elephants. Since graduating from Jesuit, he has been working with elephants at the Buffalo Zoo and the Dallas Zoo and has authored papers on captive animal behavior and welfare. He attributes much of his interest in

C.J. Haley ’09 graduated in December 2013 from University of Texas at El Paso with a business degree. He is back in Dallas working at Firestone while pursuing his MBA. Eric Tausch ’09 married Elizabeth Jones on March 8, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. A communications major, he earned a minor in history from TCU. He also received his Master of Liberal Arts at TCU. Elizabeth Jones graduated from TCU with a major in fashion merchandising and a minor in communications. See photo on page 49. Nicholas Tausch ’09 earned a major in sociology and two minors in economics and business computer applications from Notre Dame in 2013.

Jesuit Dallas graduates celebrated birthdays this summer with a weekend in New Orleans. Lunch was enjoyed by all at the historic Galatoire’s restaurant in French Quarter. Top Row: David O’Connor ’86, John Zilliken ’82, Dan Walsh ’82, Paul Bureau ’89, John Smallwood NOLA ’83 Bottom Row: Bill Fynes ’82, David Adamson ’82, Tom Wensinger ’82

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Little Dan, Grace, and Charlotte Adelmann hold their new brother Baby Beau. (Dad is Dan Adelmann ’94) science to his Jesuit teachers, especially Jan Jones and Bob Lanier. Chuka Ndule ’10, who was a three-year starting defensive tackle at the University of Oklahoma, just finished his final season with the Sooners in which he was selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Michael Sanders ’10 graduated from Louisiana State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He started working full time for Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. as an analyst on the Roadway Design team. Cole Evans ’12 was named a McNair Scholar by Trinity University in San Antonio as part of a prestigious program that prepares students for doctoral studies through research and other scholarly activities. Cole

is a junior at Trinity who is currently studying psychology and neuroscience. According to Trinity University, as a McNair Scholar, Cole will participate in research conferences throughout the U.S., a paid summer research experience and visits to graduate research institutions. Freddy Rondon Almeida ’12 is a junior in business management at Texas Tech University. Garrett Franzoi ’13 is enjoying Salve Regina University in New Port, R.I. A second semester sophomore, he is on the baseball team and looking forward to the annual spring training trip in Florida. Garrett Stanford ’13 is a sophomore at SMU majoring in political science. A member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he plays for the SMU rugby club team.

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Weddings Min-Jung Youn to David Suksumrit ’00 Kate to Jonathan Powell ’01 Laura to Mark Sullivan ’01

Katie Spencer to Parker Lee ’02

Emily Daniell to Austin Brooks ’05

Mary Beth Mantych to Sean Palmer ’05 Amy to Juan Fuentes ’06

Rebekah to Eric Hekele ’06

Elizabeth Jones to Eric Tausch ’09 We love to see your wedding and baby photos! To send a class note and/or photo, email us at

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New Arrivals DAUGHTERS

Hannah Jean to Kelly and Paul Moser ’88 Lydia to Renee and Jason Carver ’90 Katherine Elizabeth to Sheryl and Savio Chacko ’92 Mikaela Jade to Virginia and Gordon Wilkinson ’96 Hazel Ann to Rachel and Mark Wester ’98 Anais Carol to Lauren and Patrick Triplett ’99 Elyse Victoria to Ashley and Kevin Young ’99 Reagan Olivia to Darby and James Henry ’00


Grayson Johnson to Lacrecia and Brian Gibbons ’90 John Phillip to Alissa and Justin Long ’93 Bennett Emil to Julie and Dan Adelmann ’94 Max Christopher to Carmela and Mike Couvillon ’94 Evan James to Megan and Chris Elmore ’96 Braxton Douglas to Ayrica and Doug End ’96 Leo J. to Camille and Silas Baker ’99 Will to Heather and Zack Klein ’99 Joseph Brandon to Sara and Todd Krumholz ’99 Asher Reese to Jill and Brennan Collins ’02 Cole Collin to Chrissy and James Mantzuranis ’02 Vail Butler to Chrissy and James Mantzuranis ’02 Mark to Rebecca and Mark O’Shea ’02 Kellen to Lauren and Tucker Koch ’03 Marshall Alexander to Jill and Michael Hylden ’04 Clayton George to Jade and John Tunnell ’04 Michael Gordon to Jessie (UA ’06) and Gordon Doyle ’06 Gage Gregory to Katie and Garrett Goss ’06

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Robert O. McGinnis ’44 James C. Ameel ’51 Frank W. Harrison, Jr. ’53 Carl William Vance ’55 Edward Frank Krischke ’56 Joseph Timmerman ’56 Lewis M. Kit Carson ’59 Michael Eugene Durbin ’60 John Michael Carpenter ’61 John Frank Phillips ’61 Jose De La Garza ’62 Carl L. Gell ’62 Patrick Harvey Coerver ’65 Michael Killebrew ’65 Terrence Henry Finn ’69 Donald Franklin Wristen ’70 Philip L. Lenihan ’71 Brian Christopher Dodson ’95 Matthew A. Gunter ’00 Michael Paul Christy ’07

Wife of

† Henry Saba ’44 (Barbara Elizabeth Saba) Stanley Martin ’49 (Agnes Patricia Martin) † Buddy Giangrosso ’51 (Josephine T. Giangrosso) † Terry Tenholder ’52 (Myrna Tenholder) Jerry Durbin ’53 (Barbara Ann Durbin) Barney Milam ’73 (Susan Prince Milam)

Son of

David Banmiller ’91 (David A. Banmiller III)

Mother of

Joe D’Avignon ’60 (Ann D’Avignon) Jim D’Avignon ’62 (Ann D’Avignon) John D’Avignon ’62 (Ann D’Avignon) Harold Boyd ’63 (Essie Lee Boyd) Ray McShane ’63 (Catherine McShane) Steve Baker ’65 (Lenore Coutret Baker) Mike Boyle ’65 (Paty Boyle) Bill Lalla ’65 (Kathryn Fowler Lalla) David D’Avignon ’66 (Ann D’Avignon) Bobby Boyle ’67 (Paty Boyle) Rob Ivey ’68 (Emma Jane Ivey) Rick Lalla ’68 (Katheryn Fowler Lalla) David Potwin ’69 (Josephine Marie Potwin) Chuck Mix ’71 (Joanne Mix) Steve Ashmead ’72 (Mary Ashmead) Pat Boyle ’72 (Paty Boyle) Gary Mix ’72 (Joanne Mix) Paul Potwin ’74 (Josephine Marie Potwin) Ruben Reyes ’74 (Ester M. Reyes) David Walker ’78 (Doris Blunck Walker) Darryl Mix ’79 (Joanne Mix) Tim Leonard ’80 (Lois Ann Hill Leonard) Brian Filibeck ’81 (Mary Lou Filibeck) David Sambrano ’81 (Grace Sambrano) Richard Sambrano ’84 (Grace Sambrano) Bill Hare ’85 (Mary Catherine Hare) Joe Walker ’87 (Doris Blunck Walker) Kevin Molina ’93 (Emma Louise Molina) Brian Laws ’03 (Mollie Gail Doughtie Laws) Chris Colgin ’06 (Elizabeth Colgin) John Colgin ’08 (Elizabeth Colgin)

Father of

† Bill Lenzer ’62 (Louis Lenzer) Bob Leicht ’63 (Robert R. Leicht, Sr.) Jaen Lawrence ’65 (John “Jack” Lawrence) Kip Kohler ’67 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Louis Kohler ’68 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Austin McCormack ’68 (Austin F. McCormack) † Mike Doran ’69 (Mike Doran III) † Bill McCormack ’69 (Austin F. McCormack) Tommy Kohler ’71 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Jeff McKillop ’71 (Harry E. Mc Killop)

Wayne McKillop ’73 (Harry E. McKillop) Jim Doran ’74 (Mike Doran III) Vic Sasso ’74 (Victor Sasso) David Tickner ’74 (Bud Tickner) Rich Rager ’75 (Richard Rager) Steve Tickner ’75 (Bud Tickner) Hubertus Winnubst ’75 (Henk Winnubst) Pat Archibald ’77 (James P. Archibald) Rick LaDue ’77 (Jack LaDue) Mike Rager ’77 (Richard Rager) Klaus Wiemer ’78 (Klaus C. Wiemer) Kevin LaDue ’79 (Jack LaDue) Jimmy Sasso ’79 (Victor Sasso) Joe Triece ’79 (Harry Lewis Triece, Jr.) Rick Lanicek ’80 (Ernest Lanicek) Charles Vasquez ’81 (Charles R. Vasquez) Adrian Winnubst ’81 (Henk Winnubst) Kevin Sasso ’83 (Victor Sasso) Jeff Vance ’83 (Carl Vance ’55) Andy Vance ’86 (Carl Vance ’55) Patrick Wright ’86 (Harvey Franklin Wright, Jr.) Paul Wright ’86 (Harvey Franklin Wright, Jr.) Timothy Burbey ’88 ( Ralph Burbey) Brent Pfaff ’89 (Brendan John Pfaff) Dan Lanicek ’90 (Ernest Lanicek) Michael Pfaff ’90 (Brendan John Pfaff) † Scott McWhorter ’93 (Robert McWhorter) Hunter Carson ’94 (Kit Carson ’59) Ryan Higginbotham ’94 (“Mart” Higginbotham IV) Steve Goold ’03 (James M. Goold) Geoff Rhatican ’04 (Timothy B. Rhatican) Jonathan Lee ’06 (Reynaldo Lee) Patrick Rhatican ’09 (Timothy B. Rhatican) Evan Dittmar ’13 (Greg Dittmar)

Sister of

Pat Schnitzius ’45 (Elizabeth H. Schnitzius Miller) Henry Neuhoff ’52 (Catherine Neuhoff Dickson) Joseph Neuhoff ’53 (Catherine Neuhoff Dickson) Neal Lamping ’55 (Myrna Tenholder) Thomas Neuhoff ’59 (Catherine Neuhoff Dickson) Joe Emmett ’60 (Josephine Therese Giangrosso) Bruce Lamping ’60 (Myrna Tenholder) Bob Neuhoff ’63 (Catherine Neuhoff Dickson) Brian Moore ’87 (Brigitte A. Moore) Michael Gilligan ’91 (Katheryne Gwynne Gilligan)

Brother of

† Jerome McGinnis ’43 (Robert O. McGinnis ’44) † Bill Triece ’45 (Harry Lewis Triece, Jr.) † Eddie Carpenter ’48 (John Michael Carpenter ’61) Joe Ameel ’49 (James C. Ameel ’51) Raymond Vance ’51 (Carl Vance ’55) † Richard Durbin ’52 (Mike Durbin ’60) Jerry Durbin ’53 (Mike Durbin ’60) Tom Durbin ’56 (Mike Durbin ’60) Jodie Vance ’57 (Carl Vance ’55) Don Coerver ’61 (Patrick Coerver ’65) † Jim Durbin ’61 (Mike Durbin ’60) Dave Carson ’62 (Kit Carson ’59) † Mike Gell ’63 (Carl L. Gell ’62) † Mike Vance ’63 (Carl Vance ’55) Nicky Carson ’64 (Kit Carson ’59) † Joe Coerver ’68 (Patrick Coerver ’65) † Jerry Lenihan ’69 (Philip L. Lenihan ’71) Tim Lenihan ’75 (Philip L. Lenihan ’71) John Lenihan ’76 (Philip L. Lenihan ’71) Mark Lenihan ’77 (Philip L. Lenihan ’71) Andrew Gunter ’03 (Matthew A. Gunter ’00)

Grandmother of

Brendan Collins ’90 (Catherine McShane) Chris Boyle ’91 (Paty Boyle) Danny McKinney ’92 (Ann McKinney) Chris Pierotti ’96 (Doris Blunck Walker) Keith Sweitzer ’96 (Jessie Brice) Dustin Reyes ’97 (Ester M. Reyes) Josh Schwartz ’97 (Helen Schwartz)

Devin Collins ’98 (Catherine McShane) Michael Pierotti ’99 (Doris Blunck Walker) Andrew Faso ’02 (June Kuehn) Damon Reyes ’02 (Ester M. Reyes) Mack Paternostro ’02 (Yolanda Cuellar) Scott McCurry ’02 (Lucy Petri) Billy Sladek ’03 (Doris Blunck Walker) Daniel Baskind ’03 (Kathryn Fowler Lalla) Klark Sweitzer ’03 (Jessie Brice) Brendan Sladek ’05 (Doris Blunck Walker) Carl Rossini ’05 (Ellen Frances Rossini) Travers Jacobs ’05 (Yolanda Cuellar) Hart Mason ’06 (Doris Blunck Walker) Matt Moran ’06 (Betty Moran) Brian Sladek ’07 (Doris Blunck Walker) Daniel Faso ’07 (June Kuehn) Eli Baskind ’07 (Kathryn Fowler Lalla) Michael Mix ’07 (Joanne Mix) Tony Rossini ’07 (Ellen Frances Rossini) Zach Walker ’08 (Doris Blunck Walker) Kevin McCurry ’10 (Lucy Petri) Luke Moran ’11 (Betty Moran) Nick Jordan ’11 (Nina Beavan) Ryan Dendinger ’12 (Marilyn Dendinger) Harrison Folk ’15 (Catherine Neuhoff Dickson) Jet Leonard ’15 (Lois Ann Hill Leonard) Justin Dendinger ’15 (Marilyn Dendinger) Thomas Jordan ’16 (Nina Beavan) Kyle Leonard ’17 (Lois Ann Hill Leonard)

Grandfather of

Jordan Curnes ’97 (Nelson Bunker Hunt) Marco Sintobin ’02 (Hugo Sintobin) Michael Fox ’05 (Robert R. Leicht, Sr.) David Gambrel ’05 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Connor Hockaday ’06 (Richard Rowan, Sr.) Henri Sintobin ’06 (Hugo Sintobin) Matt Fox ’07 (Robert R. Leicht, Sr.) Matt Gambrel ’07 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Reggie Foxworth ’09 (Henry Ray Foxworth, Sr.) Scott Gambrel ’09 (John L. Kohler, Jr.) Matt Nitishin ’09 (Jack LaDue) Chase LaDue ’10 (Jack LaDue) Grant Sayers ’10 (J. Richard Sayers) Ryan Brewer ’11 (William Francis Boyle) Nick Jordan ’11 (Ed Beavan) Tim Sayers ’12 (J. Richard Sayers) Jack Brewer ’13 (William Francis Boyle) Colin Traver ’13 (Douglas V. Traver, Jr.) James Hockaday ’15 (Richard Rowan, Sr.) Nick Fox ’16 (Robert R. Leicht, Sr.) Spencer Barnett ’16 (John Ford) Thomas Jordan ’16 (Ed Beavan) Dean Sayers ’16 (J. Richard Sayers) Evan Sonnier ’17 (Paul Sonnier)

Great-Grandmother of

Austin McMahan ’11 (Hazel Peery) Andrew Rossato ’12 (Virginia Mary Kennedy) Brenton McMahan ’16 (Hazel Peery)

Friend of Jesuit

Fr. Antonio “TJ” Martinez, S.J. (former teacher) Brother Gerald J. Landry, S.J. (former minister and staff member) Fr. Jacques Weber, S.J. (former teacher) † deceased

The Jesuit community remembers and prays for those among us who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. We make every effort to reflect each passing in our community and regret any oversights that may occur. Please inform us of any losses in your immediate family.

Robert O. McGinnis ’44 Bob McGinnis, of Houston passed away on May 19, 2014, at the age of 86, following a brief illness. He grew up in Dallas and attended Jesuit High School. Bob was a WWII veteran of the Marines and later graduated from Colorado College, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Fulton. They married, moved to Texas and created a warm and lively home for their nine children and eventually for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob was a life-long servant of the Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed a long career as a geologist, working for the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. Pat and he moved around Texas, living in Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Midland, Dallas, and finally Houston. They looked at each move as an adventure and made lasting friendships in each location.

James C. Ameel ’51 James, age 81, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2014, in Midland, Texas after a long struggle with a heart illness. Born in Lavonia, Michigan his family moved to Dallas on Dec. 6, 1941. Jim, along with many of his Jesuit classmates, excelled at football which he referred to, in later life, as his favorite sport. Upon graduation from the University of Houston he entered the U.S. Army and served his tour of duty in Korea. He returned to Dallas, married his soul mate, Joanne McCaffrey, and moved to Midland, Texas, where he raised his four children. A dedicated husband and father, he also was very active as a volunteer and member of Habitat for Humanity, the Midland County Housing Authority and St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He served on the Midland County Grand Jury and was named an “outstanding citizen of Midland.”

Frank W. Harrison, Jr. ’53 Frank Harrison died peacefully on Aug. 8, 2014. He moved with his family to Dallas in 1946. He graduated from Jesuit High School where he was captain of the 1952 football team, named MVP, and was inducted into the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He played football at the University of Notre Dame on a scholarship until an injury ended his football career in 1954. After graduation, he started his business career with Associates Investment Co. in Dallas. In 1963, he began a 37-year career in securities as an investment advisor in stocks and bonds. Frank was a great family man, always involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Anne; children, Cynthia Anne Harrison, Frank Walls Harrison III, James Gregory Harrison,

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Patricia Lynn Harrison, and Elizabeth Lee Harrison (Gary) Eckeberger; and his adored grandchildren.

Carl William Vance ’55 “Cardy” Vance passed away July 19, 2014. Born in Dallas, he lived the majority of his life in the Lakewood and East Dallas areas. He attended St. Edward’s School, Jesuit High School, and Southern Methodist University. While attending SMU he began working with Jerry Lane and Dan Gorman, forming a business partnership and friendship that would surpass 50 years. Carl was a CPA devoted to his clients and took great pleasure in seeing their businesses thrive. Cardy was very active in Knights of Columbus Council 799 serving as Grand Night twice. If Cardy is remembered for one thing at the KC it was his passion for organizing the annual Sisters Appreciation Dinner now known as the Paul Bagley/Cardy Vance Sisters’ Appreciation Dinner. Cardy was also well known at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church as a long time usher at 7:30 Mass. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Sandra Jean, and their sons, Jeffrey ’83, Joseph, Andrew ’86, and Patrick.

Edward Frank Krischke ’56 Ed Krischke passed away Nov. 11, 2014 at his home in Rockwall, Texas, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in San Antonio, he graduated from Jesuit High School in Dallas, and attended North Texas State University and Texas A&M University. He was an architect for RYA Associates in Dallas and later moved to West Texas where he was a self-employed architect and store planner. Ed eventually moved to Rockwall to retire. He is survived by his wife, Edie Krischke; three daughters, Kim Beury, Stacy (Richard) Rehm, and Keri (Clint) Waddell; son, Chad Krischke; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lewis M. Kit Carson ’59 Irving native and University of Dallas graduate L.M. Kit Carson, whose 1968 film David Holzman’s Diary set the stage for mockumentaries, died Oct. 20, 2014 at age 73. Born in Dallas, his family moved to Irving in 1941, which, back then, was the country. He spoke often of growing up on a farm, where he’d wake up in the morning and milk cows with his dad. He shared a name with his grandfather Lewis Minor Carson, a Texas Ranger. Among Carson’s other achievements in a long career were co-founding the USA Film Festival in Dallas, co-writing Wim Wenders’ 1984 film Paris, Texas and helping fledgling Dallas

filmmakers Luke and Owen Wilson turn a short film into their feature debut, Bottle Rocket. Kit Carson is survived by his son, Hunter Carson ’94 and wife, Cynthia Hargrave. He is the brother of Dave Carson ’62 and Nicky Carson ’64.

Michael Eugene Durbin ’60 Mike Durbin, Major, U.S.A.F., Retired, of Garland, Texas, passed away on Oct. 6, 2014 of a heart attack. He is survived by wife, Carol; children, Tim (Kara) Durbin and James (Jamie) Durbin; two grandchildren, Kalli and Jake; siblings, Jerry Durbin ’53, Tom Durbin ’56, Judy Durbin and Debbie Whitfill; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Thelma and Chris Durbin; and brothers, Richard ’52 and Jim Durbin ’61. Mike was a graduate of Jesuit High School, North Texas State University, and received his master’s degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Mike was laid to rest with military honors at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

John Michael Carpenter ’61 John Carpenter of Dallas died on May 16, 2014. For approximately 15 years, he endured with grace and courage his sufferings due to pulmonary diseases. John was a native Texan, attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help grade school and graduated from the original Jesuit High School on Oak Lawn Ave. A graduate from North Texas State University, with a degree in accounting, he worked for Sears Roebuck, Zales Corporation, and the Bombay Company. John was preceded in death by his older brother, Edmund D. Carpenter Jr. ’48. John is survived by son, John Michael Jr.; daughters, Catherine Marie Carpenter, Precia Graham and Nicole Keating; grandsons, John “Jack” Michael Carpenter III and Luke Henderson Carpenter; and granddaughter, Cassidy Nicole Graham.

John Frank Phillips ’61 John F. Phillips passed away on Sept. 6, 2014, following a battle with cancer. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, John attended Jesuit High School and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he began his life long career in insurance with Aetna Insurance Company. He started in Los Angeles, and later was offered the opportunity to move to Prescott, Ariz. John was committed to Prescott in many ways and he spent countless hours of service dedicated to the betterment of his community. John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, lector and board member.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susie; daughters, Julie, Barbara, and Tricia; son, Joseph; and grandchildren.

Jose De La Garza ’62 Joe De La Garza passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2014 in Waco, Texas. He attended St. Anne’s grade school and later graduated from Jesuit High School where he was part of the 1962 state championship basketball team. Joe went on to the University of North Texas where he found a brotherhood in the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity and earned a BBA in Business, with a minor in Insurance. A proud US Army veteran, Joe served in Vietnam as part of the First Logistics Command and remained on active duty for another three years, attaining the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. After military service, Joe established a long career as an insurance underwriter and retired from the profession in 2012. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Rogers; four sons, José Jr., Samuel, Stefan, and Thomas; three daughters-in-law, Cynthia, Belinda, and Valarie; and one granddaughter, Mimi.

Carl L. Gell ’62 Carl Gell died June 18, 2014. He was the brother of the late Mike Gell ’63. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children, Britt Villaflor, Charlie Gell, Christy Johnston, Annie Watkins; and six grandchildren. Carl graduated from North Texas State University, and served in the United States Army. He then earned his law degree from American University in Washington, DC. After practicing law for many years, he turned to fundraising and philanthropy; working for several nonprofits such as the Salvation Army, Central Union Mission, and Catholic Charities, among others in the DC area. He was a close friend of Judge Chuck Miller ’62, and they kept in contact over the years.

Patrick Harvey Coerver ’65 Patrick Coerver passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 19, 2014. He was born in Dallas on Sept. 26, 1947 to Marion and Mildred Parkerson Coerver. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School and The University of North Texas. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joe Frank Coerver ’68. He is survived by his brothers, Edward Coerver of Oklahoma City and Don Coerver ’61 of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Karen and Marie Solo; five nieces and one nephew.

Terrence Henry Finn ’69

Brian Christopher Dodson ’95

Donald Franklin Wristen ’70

Brian Dodson was an inspired and beloved educator who left an indelible impression on his campus and community at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento, Calif. Born in Dallas to parents Bill and Patty Dodson, he graduated high school from Jesuit College Preparatory School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Theology and Business from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and later received his Masters in Theology from the University of Dallas. Brian was a beloved husband, father, son and brother. Brian passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Ann; son, Charlie; his parents; and sister, Carrie. Brian will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and all of the students and faculty he inspired and served.

After a short battle with cancer Terry Finn surrounded by family went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2014. Terry Finn was born in Dallas, graduated from St. Monica Elementary, Jesuit High School, and Stephen F. Austin University. In the 1970s Terry worked as a welder on the Alaskan Pipeline Project where he saved money to start One Hour Delivery Service in Dallas in 1979. Terry always had a keen business sense and special entrepreneurial spirit. Terry was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, John Finn ’55. Terry is survived by his sister, Mary Regina McLean of Dallas; brother, Chris Finn ’66 of Orinda, Calif.; and brother, Mark Finn ’77 of Dallas.

Donald Wristen passed away in December 2013 leaving a message for his family and friends. “I was blessed by the life I lived. My friends, family, work associates and all the people I was acquainted with have all been important to me. I am survived by my beloved wife, Cathy; my mother, Joan; my sisters and brother, Minta, Sybil, Martha and Billy; my wonderful family of cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. This past year I was buoyed up on a sea of love that provided me with grace and comfort for which I am grateful. Throughout my life, another source of comfort and inspiration for me was the simple Prayer of St. Francis as I strived to live as an instrument of peace. This past year this prayer gained greater significance as I brought closure to my life. My wish for all of you is that you too will strive to bring peace, forgiveness, hope and love to others as instruments of God. May peace be with you. Always, Donald.”

Philip L. Lenihan ’71 Phil Lenihan, the 61-yearold owner of a series of businesses that were revitalizing the town of Roxbury, NY, died suddenly on Oct. 31, 2014. In 2010, Phil founded the Orphic Gallery, the Eight Track Museum, and the Roxbury Corner Store. Lenihan was born in 1953 in Waltham, Mass., the second of eight children in a large Navy family. Eventually, the Lenihans settled in Texas where Phil graduated from Jesuit College Prep in Dallas. He went on to the University of Texas, where he ended up spending seven years pursuing a four-year degree. At UT, Lenihan fell into the Austin music scene as an impresario and promoter. In Roxbury, Lenihan threw himself into community work, volunteering for the local radio station, and becoming the vice president of the newly-created Greater Roxbury Business Association, which aimed to nourish new businesses in the community.

Michael Paul Christy ’07 Mike Christy, 26, of Dallas, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2014 due to an enlarged heart. He attended Christ the King and completed his high school studies at Jesuit Dallas. Mike chose Texas Tech University for his undergraduate studies where he attainted his degree in 2012. He excelled in athletics throughout his formative years and was a devoted Ranger fan. In his short life he traveled to five of the six continents extensively. He also had a love of music and worked as a DJ part time along with his fulltime job at the law firm of Garza and Harris as a mortgage analyst. Mike felt a calling to reach out to Hope Cottage about his own adoptive life. His insight and speaking abilities were invaluable to the new parents associated with this wonderful charity. Mike will always be a son, brother, family member and friend and will never be forgotten.

We remember our deceased alumni in a special way each fall during the Alumni Memorial Mass. Visit All obituaries received as of December 1, 2014. Any received after that date will be included in the next issue. For full-length alumni obituaries, visit

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Reflection In the last few months the Jesuits of the South have experienced a number of deaths. Some of these men were up in years, including Brother Jerry Landry, who worked at Jesuit Dallas many years in the finance office. But two of them were young or, at least, younger than one would expect. Fr. Bill Harmless was 61 years old. He was a professor of theology at Creighton University, the Jesuit university in Omaha. Before that he had taught at Spring Hill College in Mobile for over 10 years, where he was an esteemed and popular teacher. The other untimely death was Fr. T.J. Martinez, known to many alums from his time at Jesuit in the early 2000s when he was a scholastic. At the time of his death he was 44 years old and the president of the Jesuit Cristo Rey in Houston.

A Word from

Rev. Billy Huete, S.J. Jesuit Dallas Rector

While none of us is very surprised when an older person passes away, the death of a younger man or woman raises questions in our mind—most frequently, why does God let something like this happen? That question is ultimately unanswerable to us while we are as yet on the near side of the grave, but we do hope that God will one day help us to understand why He allows such deaths.

The best answer I have been able to come up with arises from my understanding of what this earthly life is all about. Our religion teaches us that God is love. If we are going to live with Him eternally in His joy and peace, we also must learn how to love, and to me that is the main purpose of our lives. We are born naturally self-centered, and the whole process of maturing is about recognizing the needs of others and learning how to serve others before ourselves. When we die, the Lord asks us whether we want to be with Him, and we get to choose an eternity of love in the community of all who have become self-giving as God is, or an eternity of being alone and closed in on ourselves. Purgatory is the final preparation for life with the Lord, designed for all of us who are still hanging on to traces of selfishness when we die.

So then why does God take younger people to himself? I like to think that, at least sometimes, it’s because He knows they are basically ready to meet Him face-toface and live in that community of love. They have substantially accomplished the task of this earthly life. Blessed are they! And the rest of us—let’s keep on trying!

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