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Grandparents Day is one of Jesuit’s most cherished events. Exposing past generations, some of which remember Jesuit Dallas in its infancy as

a school, to the remarkable advancements in education, the day gives grandparents and their grandsons an opportunity to share in the Ignatian experience. Over 500 members of our community attended a Sunday-morning Mass in the Terry Center at the end of November, followed by refreshments and self-led tours of the campus grounds.

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Air Devil Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Michael A. Earsing President

Thomas E. Garrison ’92 Principal

Rev. Walter T. Sidney, S.J.

Rector of the Jesuit Community

David C. Berend

Vice President of Operations & CFO

William L. Antes II

Vice President of Advancement Executive Director of the Jesuit Foundation


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

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


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

Photo credit: Peter Staxen

Jr.; Joseph M. Coleman; Michael A. Earsing; George A. Fisk ’67; Deborah Gibbins; Thomas J. Hever ’78; Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71; Douglas J. Lattner ’69; Joseph M. Manogue; Michael J. Marz ’74; Thomas M. Melsheimer ’79; Robert E. Morgan, Jr. ’71; Kathleen Muldoon; Michael R. Nicolais; Stephanie Phillips; Aileen Pratt; Stephen G. Suellentrop; Kevin M. Whelan ’77 General Counsel: David Rosenberg


Director of Development

Jan Deck

Events Coordinator

Natalie Devero

Administrative Assistant to Vice President

James Kramer

Director of Communications

Rosann Mack


Campus Buzz

Assistant Director of Communications


Jesuit Profiles

Senior Director of Development


News + Notes

Director of Alumni Relations


Course Spotlight

Jessica Maddern

Sean McMullen ’96 Vernon Mullen ’05

Digital Communications

Maureen Nawalaniec

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Candice Price

19 An Amazing Biblical Discovery

Graphic Design

Pat Sayers

26 Educating For Justice 32 Higher Achievement Program 36 Class Notes 51 In Memoriam

Celebration Auction and


On the Cover: As part of Jesuit’s commitment to community service and social justice, students participate in programs where experience leads to a deeper sense of compassion and understanding. See story on page 26. Photo credit: Michael Riemer

MAGIS Golf Classic Coordinator Shelly Schutze

Distinguished Alumnus

Advancement Services Coordinator

Printing: Eric Bonenberger ’90 Business Printing, Inc. Credits: A special thank you to Jowdy Photography for providing event coverage in support of the Jesuit Dallas community. To see more, visit

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Message from the President As I write this letter, the East Coast of the United States


is in the midst of getting hammered by the Blizzard of 2016. Weather predictions even by some of our

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most favorite meteorologists are tricky due to all the

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seemingly endless variables required in making an

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accurate forecast.

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Jesuit predications are much easier to make. We can


safely predict that seniors will get more anxious as they

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come closer to that special fourth Saturday in May. And

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it is easy to predict that our juniors are looking forward

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with anticipation to their retreat and the liturgy where they receive their Jesuit cross.

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3 Spring Band Concert

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13 Senior Convocation Special Games

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17 Underclassmen Convocation

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6-24 Summer Semester

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

Although last year we battled through a few snow and ice days in March, spring hopefully is right around the corner. It is during the month of March we review applications for our seventh year of the Alumni Service Corps (ASC), a very special program here at Jesuit Dallas in which our graduates return after completing college to devote a year of their lives in service and thanksgiving for their Jesuit education. ASC men spend their time in the program focused on living simply, and supporting Jesuit by their generosity of service. It is a unique opportunity for participants to give back to their alma mater as they teach, tutor, participate in retreats and liturgies, help with campus ministry, offer mentorship in community service, and assist with extracurricular activities in addition to serving the wider Jesuit community in many other capacities. In return, these men get to see life on the other side of the desk, a unique vantage point. There is a Latin phrase “docendo discimus” which translated means “by teaching, we learn.” I can say with certainty that all the men who have served in the ASC program finish the year changed forever by the experience, and Jesuit is eternally grateful for their service. In a world that can often be mischaracterized by college-aged kids who are self-absorbed, the Alumni Service Corps provides a powerful example of selfless service…an example the world could use with more of.

God’s blessings for a warm and happy spring,

Michael A. Earsing

MISSION STATEMENT Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas offers young men an excellent, Catholic education in the classical Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of men of high moral principles and service to others.

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So cool being back at @jesuitdallas

for the first time since 2000! Campus and football field looks



@JordanSpieth @jesuitdallas Senior

Custom competition #robots designed, fabed and coded by @jesuitdallas students. How are you learning? iacsrEQXFo @cbcurran

Courtyard got a putting green.

Come show us how it’s done. @ChrisGrazzini

Students under the new #Jesuit saints banners @jesuitdallas @JayHooks1

Hosted a fantastic group of young scientists from @jesuitdallas here at UT Southwestern. Enjoyed speaking with you! @TexasGonz

Happy Ranger Day everybody. Good luck to my Freshman homeroom Jones and my Senior homeroom Hill. Chariot Races is the

best tradition at Jesuit. @Aggieguy2019

Father @JayHooks1 leads a group of @jesuitdallas students to see Pope this weekend. Their stories on @NBCDFW

Awesome to be back on campus at @jesuitdallas today. Still feels like home. #menforothers


Beautiful mosaic of mercy and healing @jesuitdallas. Inspiring young men to be men for others. Christ in our work... pic.twitter. com/UPVU1rJGij @frjoshTX


Another Jesuit Bazaar comes to a close...until next year @jesuitdallas #jesuitbazaar @tooGeekyBoi

Had a BLAST opening for @leebrice over the weekend! THANK YOU @jesuitdallas! #jesuitdallashc @InfiniteJrny


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Linda Coffin

Director of Jesuit Rangerettes

Colin Hanley

Senior Counselor/English Teacher

FAMILY Husband Don, Children: Erin

FAMILY My beautiful bride Amber

HOBBIES Arts and crafts, coloring

memorabilia collection, reading, going to the movies, watching pro wrestling and college hoops, trying to discover Texas’ best BBQ

- married and lives in Oklahoma with four kids; Taylor ’08 – music teacher at St. Thomas; Tanner ’12 – senior year at Hardin-Simmons University

FIRST JOB Cashier at Homer’s Home Center on Forest Lane. (Much like a Home Depot!)


The teachers, administration, staff, and coaches

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING Watch a lot of college soccer, visit the grandkids, and color!

BEST BOOK I EVER READ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Remember Why You Play by David Thomas



HISTORICAL FIGURE YOU IDENTIFY WITH Abraham Lincoln…he failed many times before becoming President!

FAVORITE FOOD Chocolate! It should be its own food group!


“Surround yourself with people who love you no matter what” and “Always work hard”

MY MOTTO IS “Live well, laugh often, love much” and “Be true to yourself”


WILDEST DREAM Go to Australia

HOBBIES Adding to my Springsteen

FIRST JOB Working at my parish rectory FAVORITE JESUIT TRADITION

photography, movies and problem solving

FIRST JOB Dishwasher at IHOP



Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET My father’s father


Boss” Bruce Springsteen. I challenge anyone to listen to the saxophone solo from “Jungleland” and not be moved



“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”

MY MOTTO IS “No Retreat, No Surrender”


A medal of valor my father received from when he was a police officer that he passed onto me

MY PERFECT DAY Waking up to a

WILDEST DREAM Go to Australia

going to be a lawyer...glad I’m not!

PROUDEST MEMORY Being the first



Happy where I am!

HOBBIES Birding, hiking,

the NY Jets (there’s always next year!)


member of my family to graduate college


met in high school), Michael ’10 and Christopher ’15



forklift at my college summer job

FAMILY Karen, my wife of 33 years (we

Vos Parates; it’s just awesome to see the boys reconnect after the summer break

Taylor ham and cheese sandwich flown in from my favorite bagel joint from back in Jersey, spending the afternoon with my wife and friends, and ending my day with the Mets winning game 7 of the World Series

NOBODY KNOWS I used to drive a

Peter Billingham

Director of IT/AP Calculus teacher


Chariot Races – it is a high point of Homecoming, and is great to watch the competition Joseph Heller and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry


I often have more than one book on the nightstand – currently I am reading The English and Their History by Robert Tombs and The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick



FAVORITE FOOD Asian, especially spicy Asian


“Don’t worry – if you don’t find a career, one will find you” It did

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION IS My ’09 manual transmission Subaru Forester. A great birding car, and fun to drive

MY PERFECT DAY Going for a hike in the mountains

NOBODY KNOWS I have a relative who is beatified

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO Speak another language fluently

CHILDHOOD AMBITION To be a scientist like my father

PROUDEST MOMENT My students’ success on the AP Calculus exam

MOST MEMORABLE VACATION A four week canoe trip in Canada, as a teen, covering several hundred miles

13 Students Named National Merit Semifinalists Thirteen students from the Jesuit Dallas Class of 2016 have been selected as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In each of the last 10 years, Jesuit has averaged over eight National Merit Finalists and nine National Merit Scholars, while the 13 Semifinalists for the 2015-16 year matches the Class of 2012 as the School’s highest single-year program total. Jesuit’s semifinalists include seniors Rafael Anguiano, Samuel Betanzos, Joshua Cobler, Alonso Espinosa-Dominguez, William Finn, Nicholas Fox, Thomas Horton, Sanjeeva Kalva, Ryan Murray, Samuel Musso, Charles Phillips, John Sauer, and Jacob Wilson. Over 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists mark the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors.

The Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band (JURB) was awarded a “Superior” division 1 rating at the 2015 Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) State Marching Contest, hosted by Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco.

The band’s award-winning show, Back to the Future!, featured performances from the movie franchise of the same name. The state contest marked a culmination of a great season for the JURB, which fine-tuned its show throughout the fall. Following the marching season, 11 members of the JURB were selected for the TPSMEA All-State Band, which took place at the end of January under the direction of David Wilson, Director of Bands at the University of Mississippi. The Rangers’ all-state contingent included seniors Henry Chu (trumpet) and Nick Fox (tuba), juniors Zach Watts (clarinet), Daniel Ritter (bassoon), and Joshua Terk (baritone saxophone), and sophomores Michael Miramontes (clarinet), Benjamin Miller (bass clarinet), Anirudh Kantareddy (contra-bass clarinet), and Joey WongVermillion (trumpet). Freshmen Reed Zimmermann (flute) and Logan Kim (alto saxophone) qualified as alternates.

Ranger Band Earns Superior Rating at State Championships Photo credit: Mary Miano

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Nearly 70 Jesuit students from the Commit! early childhood literacy program participated in three separate events on three separate DISD elementary school campuses over the same weekend in early winter. The freshman football team assisted Jerry Junkins elementary with their “Big Dig” project, as students helped install an outdoor classroom and learning garden; members of the Latino Outreach Society attended Obadiah Knight elementary to assist with Saturday School and a bilingual tutoring program; and seniors who regularly volunteer at David G. Burnet elementary were joined by the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary to help with hosting the School’s 60th anniversary carnival. Jesuit Dallas students began the year with a drive that collected thousands of supplies for the children in Commit! partner schools.

Commit! to Dallas

Jesuit Dallas is bringing our fans closer to the action than ever before. The School launched last year to widespread acclaim. Mirroring the look and feel of a collegiate web presence (our hosting provider, SIDEARM Sports, counts University of Texas, University of Kansas, and Syracuse University among its clients), fans of Jesuit Rangers athletics can find detailed information on all of the School’s varsity teams, in addition to highlight videos, weekly award winners, fan polls, and a treasure trove of historical information. In the fall, Jesuit proudly announced a three-year partnership with Stretch Internet to serve as the provider for the Rangers’ live audio and video streaming efforts, while the School also began incorporating live, in-game statistical software for select sports. Free of charge and assisted by the broadcasting and stat-tracking talents of the student body, Jesuit fans can now follow the Rangers from the comfort of their own home all over the world. In addition, Stretch Internet developed a separate custom video portal for nonathletic events, including the Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service, class awards convocations, and commencement. Visit to access both live and on-demand content.

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Instructor: Stefanie Boyle


This course is open to seniors who have fulfilled their mandatory science coursework. It counts as a 1/2 science credit.

Course Description:

Forensic Science is a one-semester course based on college-level introductory criminalistics. It is designed to introduce evidence analysis, data collection, and advanced scientific methods for the application of science to law. Forensic Science focuses on crime-scene techniques and applications including data collection and collation, processing of trace evidence, and how to present findings. This course also focuses on specialized lab-based techniques and applications including chemical detection, how to process biological and chemical evidence, and how to generate a scientific report. The main goal of the course is to understand how precepts of biology, chemistry, and physics are used in the processing of crime scenes, and to apply that knowledge to collect evidence, analyze data, present findings, and defend a conclusion.

Course Work:

This course revolves around project-based learning and a modification of a “flipped classroom” so that the students can benefit from the course material but also in regards to effective research presentation skills, lab application, and deductive reasoning skills. The two main projects in this course are: 1) Unit Presentation - students work in pairs - conduct research using course provided materials (ebooks) and outside resources to research an entire discipline, e.g., fingerprinting - create a presentation - present their unit/discipline in front of their peers (minimum 30 minute presentation) - the instructor sets up the lab after each discipline and any assessment materials 2) End of semester final project/investigation - a “crime scene” is set up that occurs on campus that the students have to investigate - faculty and staff members throughtout the School are suspects and students have to interrogate them to obtain information to help solve the crime - labs are performed and lab reports are generated to help collect additional information to help filter through their list of suspects. The amount of information the groups collect in the lab experiment should help them get one step closer to solving the crime

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In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his graduation, the Jesuit Dallas community recently celebrated the renowned career of artist, art director, and most notably, editorial and sports cartoonist, Bill DeOre ’65, with a public exhibition of his works. A nationally-syndicated political cartoonist for the Dallas Morning News, DeOre’s award-winning career spanned 35 years. In 1983, he was the recipient of the Fischetti Award, one of the highest national honors given by the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). With DeOre’s work appearing in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, and the Washington Post, his decorated career also includes 10 Katie Awards, which annually honors the best journalists in Texas. DeOre’s most recognizable contribution to Jesuit Dallas has been as the architect behind the cover designs for each of the Rangers’ football programs going back over 20 years. In 2009, DeOre was presented with the Gold Ranger Award at the Blue & Gold Sports Hall of Fame celebration. “The art show is a tremendous honor,” said DeOre. “Jesuit means so much to me because of what it did for my life. I sometimes feel like I can never repay that debt, and the only way to really do it is to give back. I feel very fortunate to have been able to utilize my professional skills to do that. I am so thrilled with how far the School has come in terms of exposing our students to the arts, and I want to help the program continue to grow in any way that I can.”

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A deeply generous multi-year commitment by Judy and Hugh Campbell ’52 is set to provide programmatic support to Jesuit Dallas’ robust slate of co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. The gift is to be distributed at the discretion of the principal, and could benefit multiple programs. “The fond memories I have of Jesuit go back to the old campus on Oak Lawn,” reminisced Hugh. “I am stunned by the copious number of opportunities our students now have, and it gives us great joy to be able to support the mission of the School through the continuing efforts of those programs.” In addition to eight academic departments and prominent cocurricular programs such as robotics, debate, stage & film, marine biology, campus ministry, and the medical society, the School proudly boasts over 100 activities, which include both instructional and competitive club programs. Through participation in these offerings, students have opportunities to form meaningful friendships as they continue the journey to becoming Men for Others.

Judy and Hugh Campbell ’52 Generosity to Support the Student Experience Photo credit: Emily Alexander

David M. Crowley Foundation Removes Financial Barriers for Service Immersion Students In an effort to alleviate the financial burden of students participating in Jesuit’s enriching service immersion program, The David M. Crowley Foundation recently made a $50,000 gift to Photo credit: Emily Alexander

mitigate the travel costs associated with these opportunities. In addition to the School’s local outreach efforts partnering with non-profit social service agencies in DFW, Jesuit Dallas students serve annually in Peru, Nicaragua, Alaska, Waco, Guatemala, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Ecuador. Jesuit’s programs have demonstrated the positive long-term impact in the lives of our students, many who pursue a medical, dental, or legal education, with the desire to continue to improve lives on a global scale. To realize the dream of making these service immersion experiences possible for all students, especially those already requiring tuition relief, The David M. Crowley Foundation has generously agreed to provide annual support that would otherwise be paid by participating families or from the School’s operating budget.

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Pagel Gift Establishes Fund for Unrestricted Financial Aid Pat and Mike Pagel recently started an endowment fund to provide financial aid to members of the Jesuit community. The endowment is unrestricted, meaning that any student or family that qualifies for tuition assistance is eligible to benefit from the endowment’s distributions. “As parents of both a Jesuit grad and current student, it was important for us to provide a gift to Jesuit that would serve the School’s greatest need,” expressed the Pagels. “By establishing an unrestricted fund, we can provide maximum benefit to a greater number of students who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost of a Jesuit education.” Nearly one quarter of all Jesuit Dallas students receive some type of relief, with the average financial aid package covering nearly 56% of tuition. Thanks to charitable donors like the Pagels, Jesuit has been able to distribute $13 million in financial aid over the last 10 years.

PLAN TO GIVE BACK Making a lasting difference...

Did you know that the power to provide a Jesuit education lies within your estate plans? Including Jesuit in your will or revocable trust enables you to make a difference in the lives of future generations by providing an education to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. When Don Maher ’65 talks about Jesuit Dallas, he does so with impassioned pride. “It really was the most formative experience of my life and everything I have – every success I have had as a person, directly flows from Jesuit. I’ll never forget the day my father said to me, “Don, I’m really proud of what you’ve accomplished – I sent a boy to Jesuit and they sent me back a man.” Jeannette and Don Maher ’65

Don credits his wife, Jeannette, for their on-going support of Jesuit and says the gift from their estate is a meaningful legacy. “We want to leave something lasting as a gift to say “thank you” for what Jesuit has meant in our lives and to provide an opportunity for other young men.” “We really thought a lot about this; that one day, when a student receives funds from our scholarship, they will understand that years previously, there were people who wanted to help – to do something good. It’s not about the amount of money – whether two thousand or two million, what could be better than to entrust some of your life’s worth to than Jesuit?” You, too, have the WILL power to support Jesuit. Join the others who have already shown their gratitude and support, and plan to give back!

The M A G IS Go l f C l a ssi c nets over $2 6 0 ,0 0 0 Augmented by loads of food, games, and fun, the MAGIS Golf Classic presented by LegacyTexas Bank continued its sparkling reputation as one of the premier charity golf tournaments in Texas. Each year, the tournament plays to a sold-out field, and in 2015, 61 foursomes joined with hundreds of sponsors and volunteers in raising money in support of enhanced tuition assistance and program initiatives. Prize packages were abundant, and were highlighted by a trip for four to Lajitas Golf Resort, including air, lodging, and three rounds of play for the winner of the post-round Shoot Out. We hope to see you next year!

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By David Myers, Co-Chair Jesuit Fine Arts Jesuit Stage & Film kicked off its 2015-16 season with two weekend performances of Steve Martin’s raucous comedy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The show featured a massive set, utilizing 24 feet of new stage space that resulted from the partial demolition of the interior of the Lecture Hall in the spring of 2015. Three sections of Jesuit’s stagecraft class built the set, using more than a quarter mile of lumber to construct the 12foot arch; a full bar that featured real beer taps; and 200 feet of stringed lights that stretched out over the audience. The expanded stage space allowed for more complex staging and a less cramped performances. In fact, as a result of the larger stage, Jesuit is planning for larger productions. In recent years, Jesuit has double-cast it’s shows, and in this production, brothers Cameron ’17 and Maxwell ’19 Schutze both landed the lead roles in their respective casts. Maxwell is the first freshman in memory to land a lead role in a fall main-stage production, and he and Cameron both nailed their performances, bringing audiences to their feet with ovations. Other stand-out performances were made by Spencer Grant ’18 and Sam Cormier ’17, who played “Schmendiman,” the hilarious salesman who peddles “kitten paws, asbestos, and radium.” Jack Matthews ’17 and Carlos Cabre ’17 also gave standout performances as the character “Picasso.” Since Jesuit Dallas first opened its doors, the School has boasted a vibrant theater program, with alumni going on to win Tony Awards, Emmys, Peabody Awards, and even a handful of Oscars. The program features a full curricular offering, with courses in stagecraft, theater arts, directing, and filmmaking. It’s been fantastic to be able to provide such an enriching experience to our students. As such, there are plenty of ways for our students to plug in, and whether as a performer or spectator, we hope to see you at future shows!

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Jesuit Dallas Museum Hosts

Ground Zero 360 Exhibit

The chaos, courage, and emotions of September 11, 2001 were on display at Jesuit from September to December through an

internationally renowned art exhibit labeled, Ground Zero 360: Never Forget. In a stunning panoramic installation of photographic images, visuals and audio clips, Irish photojournalist Nicola McLean and Paul McCormack, former commanding officer of the 41st precinct of the New York City Police Department, showcased a powerful opportunity in paying tribute to the first-responders and victims of 9/11. Visitors to the exhibit were able to hear the City’s previously unreleased radio calls, touch fragments of twisted steel and broken granite from the World Trade Center, glimpse personal artifacts on loan from families of first-responders, and view artwork inspired by the tragic events of that day. Previously on loan to the National Museum of Ireland, 9/11 Memorial Museum, and the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, among others, the exhibit captured the confusion, panic, and heroism at Ground Zero, and provided a unique insight into the hearts and minds of New Yorkers in the days that followed the attacks.

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Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71 Named Jesuit Dallas Distinguished Alumnus

Inspired by the teachers who shaped his character and fueled by a rewarding life as a husband, father, friend, and businessman, Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71 has expressed his devotion to Jesuit through decades of nearly unparalleled support. For over 40 years, Hughes helped guide the growth of the School with a sparkling record of service and benevolence that has literally transformed the space in which our students learn. With his extraordinary spiritual and civic leadership shaping a legacy modeled as a Man for Others, Hughes was named recipient of the 2015 Jesuit Dallas Distinguished Alumnus Award. Addressing the Jesuit Dallas student body during the Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service on Thursday, Nov. 5, Hughes leveled, “(Jesuit) is a springboard to the next great step in your life, and all I would counsel you to is whatever task you undertake, do the best that you can, put as much effort into it as you can, and be persistent.” “Jesuit was a life-changing experience for me,” continued Hughes, “and I want to give thanks to the student body, because although you may not realize the important role you play in the history of Jesuit, you maintain the traditions of the School, and you are the guardians of its spirit.” Born and raised from humble beginnings in Dallas, Hughes was Catholic educated for most of his life. His parents instilled in him the importance of sacrifice and servitude, qualities that were reflected in their willingness to use commissions from side jobs so that their son would have the opportunity to attend Jesuit. Active in the naturalist society and camera club, teachers Bob Lanier and Don Dorsey were big influences during his years in formation at Jesuit, while Jack Eiffert, who he had done with so many others, taught him how to drive. “The fire that the teachers struck under us, and the chances they gave the students to experiment and expand boundaries was so inspiring,” said Hughes. “My heart will always be with Jesuit, and that feeling starts with the spirit that is nurtured by the faculty and the bonds the students feel in creating a brotherhood.” Following Jesuit, Hughes attended Texas A&M University where he played a pivotal role in the creation of The Diamond Darlings, was elected as the first civilian yell leader in the history of the University, and eventually earned a degree in accounting. He began his career in the audit department at Touche Ross & Company, which proved to be phenomenal training ground for his business education and gave him the first inside look at a constant area of professional interest – the oil & gas industry. Hughes left Touche Ross in 1980 to start his own certified public accounting firm, but maintained considerable interest in the oil & gas business. Through his practice, he often met with clients who lamented the difficulty in selling small oil & gas properties. Armed with his accounting background, and an exposure and understanding of royalties, Hughes began buying and selling small properties, deducing that over time the investments could create sizable profits. The vehicle for that initiative, which initially started in 1982, became Spindletop Exploration, Inc., a company that he has owned and operated for nearly 30 years. continued page 18

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(continued) Hughes’ servant experience at Jesuit started in the late 1970s as a member of the alumni advisory committee. In 1982, he was named president of the Alumni Board. “I had great guides in Jan Collmer ’52, Edo Biasatti ’49, William D. Cox ’52, and our moderator, Fr. Rivoire, who all took me under their wing. It was a great experience to build something for our alumni. These were simple affairs, but we were always concerned with creating scholarships and mechanisms that provided tuition relief to students in need.” Hughes began his first stint on the Jesuit College Preparatory School Board of Trustees in 1988, a role he reprised several times over the course of four decades, and one which totaled nearly 15 years of service. In 2013, he was named to the Jesuit Foundation Board of Trustees where he currently serves on both the audit and investment committees. Joe, and his wife, Holly, have been guided by the importance of giving, and the philanthropic sense to support the causes they care about. There is a special place in their hearts for Jesuit, and that has been demonstrated through a generous and sustained spirit of giving to the School. A long time donor to the alumni annual fund and a distinguished benefactor to the We Are Jesuit capital campaign, the family’s namesake adorns Hughes Hall, one of the most prominent and recognizable spaces on the Jesuit campus. In 2014, they started The Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71 and Holly O. Hughes Fund for faculty enrichment and financial aid. “It’s been a good life, and we have a lot more we want to do,” added Hughes. “The how and why we support Jesuit is a decades-long story, but it’s an outstanding cause. The impact that our support and service has on the students, their civic mindedness, as well as their academic excellence is deeply fulfilling.”

Celebration Auction Announces Honorary Chairs Michele and John Stephens will serve as Honorary Chairs for the 2016 Celebration Auction. Themed Deep in the Heart of Texas, the Auction will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel in Addison. The Stephens have been intimately involved with the Celebration Auction in a myriad of capacities since 2011. In addition to serving as underwriters, the couple has consistently supported the event through the donation and purchasing of silent and live packages. Graciously supplying their home for auction parties in the past, Michele has been especially active, co-chairing or serving as a committee member for a number of events, including Father-Son Casino Night and Ladies Bingo. “Through the years our family has experienced Jesuit education at the secondary, university, and graduate levels,” said John and Michele. “We were able to start this journey because of the generosity of a donor. It continued as we were able to give our sons the gift of a great education and a foundation for life at Jesuit Dallas. From all of these experiences, we realize the value of an exceptional academic education based on the principal of being a man for others.” The Celebration Auction began in 1984 with the mission of building the Jesuit endowment in order to benefit the faculty and student body while providing an affordable and quality education for deserving young men. In the spirit of Saint Ignatius, the Auction is centered in the desire to love and serve. The event, which is a hallmark evening for the Jesuit Dallas community, attracts more than 200 enthusiastic volunteers and approximately 1,000 attendees each year. “We feel privileged to be the Honorary Chairs for this year’s Auction, Deep in the Heart of Texas, and welcome the opportunity to give back to Jesuit Dallas in an effort to make this uniquely-wonderful educational gift available for future generation of young men.” Tickets for the Celebration Auction go on sale Friday, Feb. 26. Visit to learn how you can volunteer, underwrite, or contribute to this year’s gala.

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By permission of the Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Jeffrey Miller ’02 Discovers Earliest Known Draft of the King James Bible

In the midst of conducting research on King James Bible translator Samuel Ward, Dr. Jeffrey A. Miller, a graduate of the Jesuit Dallas Class of 2002, unearthed a landmark copy of the most widely read work in the history of English literature. Although the discovery was not immediately realized, Miller had discovered the earliest known draft of the King James Bible, which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. The remarkable discovery was found in the archives of the University of Cambridge’s Sidney Sussex College. The manuscript, which wasn’t even known to exist, also marked the only known draft ever discovered to contain a highly controversial part of the translation, the Apocrypha. Dr. Miler’s discovery, which has been verified by leading scholars in the field to have been originally drafted between, 1604-1608, was first announced in the Times Literary Supplement and garnered additional coverage in the New York Times. Explaining the significance of the discovery, Dr. Miller stated, “Very few drafts and other working documents made in the process of composing the King James Bible have ever been found. A draft of the majority of the Old Testament and the Gospels is held in the Bodleian Library, in the form of a heavily annotated Bishops’ Bible, while Lambeth Palace Library possesses a partial draft of the New Testament Epistles. Until now, as far as actual drafts are concerned, that is really all.” In addition to being the earliest draft of the King James Bible now known to survive, the draft is the only one ever found in a hand that can be definitively identified as belonging to one of the King James translators themselves, and the only draft to be discovered in Cambridge, one of three initial centers of the King James Bible’s composition. “The true value of Samuel Ward’s draft lies less in the sheer fact of its uniqueness, and more in what it provides in terms of a fuller, more complex understanding of how the King James Bible came to be. In short, the work may be far more of a patchwork of individual translations than has ever been properly recognized.” An aspiring novelist and current assistant professor of English at Montclair State University, Miller earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University where he was also a distinguished Rhodes Scholar. He achieved a masters with distinction as well as his doctorate in English Language and Literature from University of Oxford.

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Restored Mosaics Add Beauty, Color to the Terry Center The life-size representation of Christ Healing the Sick (pictured right) and a smaller mosaic, Visit the Imprisoned, both created by artist Allyn Cox, were recently restored and donated to Jesuit by Mike and Mary Terry. For more than half-a-century, all who entered St. Paul Hospital in Dallas were inspired by the religious and loving themes portrayed in each of the panels, and the addition of these celebrated pieces adds to the rich, collection of art that adorns hallways, classrooms, and courtyards on campus.

Jesuit Dallas has long recognized both the association and importance of science education to academic rigor, and as the School has moved from lectured-based classrooms to multi-use laboratories, we have been able to increase our teachers’ flexibility to engage our students with more hands-on activities and studentdirected exploration. Thanks to the generosity of a donor choosing to remain anonymous, Jesuit recently secured the acquisition of a table-top autoclave, laboratory oven, shaking incubator and auto shut-off incubator to more readily incorporate the growing and important field of microbiology (study of bacteria) into our curriculum. In addition, the gift yielded a new set of microscopes, hot plates, electronic balances, generators, rotary sensors, and Vernier Dynamics Systems kits that will allow each biology, chemistry, and physics lab classroom to have access to these standard tools on a more regular basis. Jesuit students will now be able to take a more active part in preparing and making reagents for the lab, rather than having teachers facilitating a lot of the prep science behind the scenes.

Gift Supports Jesuit Science Education


experience, including academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, tuition

Drive achieved a new record for participation, as over 97% of all current parents pledged financial support to cover the difference between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of a Jesuit education. Parents of the Class of 2016 set a new single-year record for contributions at $351,042, while the Class of 2019 set a new standard for participation at 98.16%. In total, the Drive raised over $1.2 million dollars.

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Craig Lengyel, a host of class captains, and a deeply generous community, the


assistance, and campus improvements. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of drive chair Dennis Lynch ’87, co-chair



year’s Challenge Drive, which raises funds to support every aspect of the student



The Jesuit Dallas parent community established yet another benchmark in this



Another Challenge Met

ALUMNI FAMILY DAY from the alumni director Greetings Fellow Alumni, I hope the new year is off to a great start for you and yours! We wrapped up 2015 with an exciting and busy weekend of Homecoming activities including our Distinguished Alumnus Prayer Service, class reunions, Alumni Family Day, our Homecoming Concert and the Alumni Memorial Mass. For the first time in Jesuit reunion history, we hosted a 70th reunion celebration with three members of the Class of 1945 in attendance! The Alumni Association also organized our inaugural alumni barbecue cookoff competition that was comprised of eight cook-off teams led by alumni across four decades! Contestants delivered their barbecue smokers, tents and equipment to the lower practice fields Friday afternoon and began their food preparation during the Homecoming football game. Team members monitored their briskets throughout the night, enduring wind, torrential downpours and frigid November temperatures! They say barbecue is a labor of love and a religion for Texans, and these men proved it! Alumni Family Day began with athletic events including both rugby and flag football games! The campus was open to alumni and their families for tours, open field play, bounce houses for the kiddos and a brisket lunch provided by our barbecue contestants. We enjoyed seeing all of the alumni and their families roaming their campus on a perfect Texas day! As we continue to develop Alumni Homecoming Weekend, I encourage you all to join us next year. The 2016 Homecoming Weekend will again include reunions, Alumni Family Day, the alumni barbecue competition, our Homecoming Concert and our Alumni Memorial Mass. These events are focused on the fraternalism we share when we gather as Jesuit graduates and it means so much to have you there. God Bless!

Sean G. McMullen ’96 Director of Alumni Relations

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After a fun-filled afternoon at Jesuit for Alumni Family Day, the Jesuit community wrapped up another eventful Homecoming with its annual concert and party. Featuring the sounds of country music star Lee Brice and Infinite Journey: The Music of Journey, several thousand alumni and friends packed Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU for a wild and memorable evening.


The Rangers won football,

we had a fun Saturday

on campus and an

amazing time at the concert

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What could be better than


with your friends and family

from Jesuit?

The concert was a blast!

I LOVE JESUIT! The music was great,

and it was awesome reconnecting with guys

I hadn’t seen in years.

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Building on a successful spring, the School’s two varsity programs competing in their respective championship seasons carved out historically notable campaigns during the fall by earning district titles, state rankings, national plaudits, and a bevy of individual accolades.

F O O TB A L L First UIL State-Ranked Football Team Shakes Up District Race Entering the 2015 football campaign with unproven commodities at nearly every position, Jesuit Dallas was faced with a lot of questions after advancing to at least the second round of the UIL 6A playoffs three years in a row. Despite a challenging schedule and some uncertainty on both sides of the ball, it didn’t take long for Jesuit to establish high expectations for the season, as the Blue and Gold picked up its first shutout since 2013 with a stunning, 35-0, season-opening victory over Arlington Bowie. The youth-laden squad saw four turnovers turn into 28 points in a 57-42 road setback against resurgent Plano East the following week, after which Jesuit would piece together an impressive nine-game winning streak that vaulted the team to its first outright district title since joining the ranks of the UIL in 2004. The Rangers’ defining performance came in a regionally-televised battle against state-ranked No. 10 Skyline, which for the last decade had served as a perpetual state-title contender and hadn’t lost a district game since the beginning of 2007. Jesuit dashed Skyline’s chances for yet another District 9-6A crown and placed itself in the driver’s seat with a sensational, 24-21, win as junior quarterback Jacob Palisch rushed 18 yards for the winning score with just over one minute left in regulation. Confident from the eye-popping victory that had caught the attention of area and state voters, Jesuit reeled off three consecutive shutouts, while outscoring Irving, Nimitz, and W.T. White by a combined, 133-0. When MacArthur finally broke the shutout streak midway through the second quarter in week nine, nearly 173 minutes of game time had passed; a feat that was covered in a national column on The Rangers completed the regular season at 9-1, and then powered past Mesquite Horn in the first round of the state playoffs. The team climbed to a program-best No. 20 in the 6A state rankings, and garnered No. 9 in the Dallas Morning News Area Rankings. Although the season ended in a hard-fought battle against regional finalist Rockwall, the campaign was an unequivocal success. Following the season, Palisch scored District 9-6A Most Valuable Player honors, while senior Ryan Brooks earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year accolades, senior John Michael Priddy was tabbed Defensive Newcomer of the Year, and head coach Brandon Hickman was named District Coach of the Year.

CROSS COUNT RY XC Races to Highest State Ranking and Finish in Program History While football was heating up on the turf, Jesuit Dallas cross country was blazing the trails. Ranked as high as No. 6 in the Texas state rankings, the Rangers opened the year with a third-place finish at the Luke’s Locker Relay, one spot ahead of reigning national No. 1 Jenks (Okla.). During a competitive regular season, junior Connor O’Neill emerged as one of the state’s best runners. O’Neill broke the tape at four invitationals, including a dominant one-minute victory that propelled Jesuit to its third District 9-6A Championship in as many tries under the tutelage of head coach Doug Robinson. Following the Rangers’ commanding district win, in which the Blue and Gold placed six harriers inside the top 10, including alldistrict selections Connor Garvey ’16, Ethan Brownlee ’16, John Garvey ’16, Miles Burrow ’17, and Joey LaRocco ’17, Jesuit was looking to punch its first ticket in School history to the UIL 6A State Championships. Led by O’Neill, who traversed the 3.1-mile regional course in 14:44 en route to runner-up honors, Jesuit finished six points ahead of state-ranked No. 8 Conroe Oak Ridge to clinch its spot in the state championship field. O’Neill, who in 2014 became the first Jesuit Dallas runner to qualify for the state meet since an 18th place finish by Will Smith in 2005, set a new program record by finishing sixth overall and 10 seconds back of the individual state champion. His effort paced Jesuit to a 12th-place team finish amidst muddy and wet conditions, and capped a historic year for the burgeoning program.

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The Hansen Senior Courtyard received a dramatic facelift over the Christmas break. When students returned to campus, they were surprised to see 11,000 square feet of new turf, including a 30-foot-wide putting green. Over 50 tons of concrete were removed during the renovation, while nearly 90 tons of sand was brought in – all by wheelbarrow! The chapel, which hadn’t been painted since its original construction in 1961, was also updated with a new look. The revitalization of the Courtyard was made possible through a generous gift by Lisa and Steve Meyer, whose son, Scott, is a graduate of the Class of 2012.


Adopt-A-Family Once again, the spirit of giving was on full display just prior to Christmas on the Jesuit Dallas campus. Over 800 volunteers comprising students, parents, alumni, and faculty packed the Terry Center after an early-morning Mass to provide thousands of gifts to over 100 families from seven agencies. Co-hosted by the Jesuit Alumni Association and the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary, the Adopt-a-Family program has been serving families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 23 years.

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FOR JUSTICE Two years ago, Jesuit students began participating in a poverty simulation in Waco, Texas. With a good attitude the only prerequisite, the goal of the four-day journey is to be educated on the issues that are creating and propagating homelessness and poverty, and the affect that the system has on minorities and people that live on the margins. What if there was a way to truly

experience God’s heart for the poor? Jesuit Dallas students have asked that question, and through an unusual and impactful immersion program, have challenged themselves to see the world through a different lens. “As a Jesuit school we are called to “educate for Justice” – a call issued by Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus,” remarked program moderator Michael Riemer. “We are tasked at forming men who understand their lives as an opportunity to transform their communities and the systems which cause injustice.” “Our boys must understand that there are two mandates in the pursuit of justice – charity, which meets critical immediate needs, but perhaps most importantly, the knowledge that justice comes about only through a systematic and intentional effort to change the systems of oppression in our world. The first one is the easier challenge. The second one is more difficult and requires that we understand, as best we possibly can, the realities of the poor and marginalized.” Emulating the experience of the homeless, even for the course of a single weekend, creates powerful points of reflection for our students. Most immediately,

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they are forced to grapple with the

fact that no matter how difficult the weekend is, unlike their neighbors with whom they are interacting, they have comfort in knowing they will soon return to their normal lives. The goal therefore, is not to just see what it is like for a short period, but rather to create a lasting empathy so that we may be able to reevaluate how we interact with the homeless, and guide our response in the future. “The weekend showed the desperation of those living in poverty, and as a result, I understand more clearly what it means to be a man for others,” explained Tim Jonas ’16. “After experiencing and learning of the cycle of poverty, I realize now that in order to truly be a man for others, I need to do what is hard for me – to give up my time and resources, diminishing myself, in order to help the poor. I have a deeper desire to spend my free time working with those in poverty rather than trivializing their struggles.” The poverty simulation was created for a youth group whose pastor was concerned they were not applying knowledge of scripture to their lives. Facilitated by Mission Waco, a Christian ministry that provides a series of relationshipbased programs to include, youth and children’s opportunities,

multi-cultural, non-denominational service under I-35. “Seeing a destitute man on the highway begging for money brings to my mind unfair stereotypes, reducing him to less than a person,” offered Jared Bond ’16. “But everyone possesses an inherent dignity, and the only difference between me and them is that I was born with better access to resources. Our society tends to exploit the competitive natures embedded in each of us, which in

social services, and job training, the poverty simulation starts with a group discussion illuminating the facts of the poor and the marginalized. Participants sleep outdoors (although a fenced backyard addresses the issue of safety), while students are provided monopoly money for the weekend representing a family of four. Two of the participants are given no provisions, relying on other members in the group to cover their needs as well. An on-site thrift store can be used to “purchase” clothes, while students are allowed to keep a few items of their own. Most opt for a toothbrush, deodorant, and a blanket. Food options for the weekend are also part of the educational experience. Since many people that live in low-income neighborhoods only have access to corner stores, low

excess, diminishes affection and generosity in exchange for societal and economic gains.” “It will difficult for us to ever understand the experiences of people living in extreme poverty, added faculty mentor Tricia Watson, “but understanding more about poverty through simulation brings about compassion, and gives us new insight and purpose to life, which is to hunger and thirst for justice and righteousness.”

nutrition-value foods like coffee and potato chips comprise the bulk of their diet. “The experience requires empathy for our neighbor,” continued Riemer. “We must be able to see our story in their story and their story in ours. This connection can be one of the most powerful tools to shape our boys into agents of change in our world. All of our immersion programs are intended to foster that very connection, reducing our privilege in favor of the underprivileged.” Students spend the morning in Section 8 Housing, playing with local kids and immersing themselves as part of a low-income community, while the afternoon is about extreme poverty; walking the streets, collecting tin cans, and interacting with the homeless. On Sunday morning, everyone attends “Church Under the Bridge,” a

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Photo credit: Gary Daniels/Daniels-Creative

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Michael Gallaway ’84 Pushes His Mind and Body to the Extreme

Photo credit: Peter Staxen Taxiing onto the runway, the anticipation is palpable. Despite nearly

aerobatics, pilots in the sport don’t have that luxury. And while the

1,000 hours of aerobatic flying, the nerves are tense and the feelings

amount of positive g’s isn’t as intense, negative g-force in flying is

of angst are consuming. Slowly passing the panel of judges on the

unique to aerobatic pilots because of the maneuvers. The primary

procession toward takeoff, Michael Gallaway ’84 is certain not to make

concern, especially where there is sustained g-force pressures is the

any eye contact. The body flushed from tension inside his 22-foot,

induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC).

single-seat, Extra 300SX, he takes a deep breath. Nothing is more important in competitive aerobatics than making the mind right, and so he allows himself a moment to completely cleanse his thoughts of all outside distractions. He runs through the entire routine one last time in his mind, seeing each maneuver executed with absolute precision. A final breath, and Gallaway begins accelerating down the runway. It’s time to get to work. Competition aerobatics is a high-velocity air sport in which judges rate the skill of pilots performing aerobatic flying. Many competitors perform at air shows, but this isn’t about pleasing the crowds; the level of difficulty in the routines favors only the most skilled and experienced pilots. The maneuvers can be very demanding, while the g-forces swing wildly, from eight positive to six negative. Gallaway will reach speeds up-to 250 miles per hour, while the judges are keenly focused on downgrading every fault, from angles, turns, loops, rolls, and the crispness of each combination. “Maybe somewhat surprisingly, it’s a very violent sport,” says Gallaway. “The entire experience is like a work out. It’s not physically hard to move the controls, but between all of the extreme g-forces, there are a lot of different sensations and pressures on the body. The blood is seemingly either rushing from your head to your toes or vice versa at all times.” Fighter pilots wear anti-g suits, which pump massive amounts of liquid or air to compress the veins and restrict the flow of blood, but because there is a premium on being as light as possible in competition

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“I’ve never completely blacked out, but greyouts are common. That’s just a normal part of the sport. The complication of the maneuvers are designed to challenge the pilot talent wise, but also physically.” Given the dangers surrounding the intrepid competition, Gallaway, like most other pilots competing at the highest level of the sport, practices nearly every day. The championship season runs from February to November, and not only is practice essential for achieving a technical command of the in-flight demands, the time in the air is also spent doing exercises in an effort to build tolerance to g-forces. “You can always feel the different sensations coming on, especially during vertical maneuvers, so you learn how far you can push before relaxing the pressure. That said, you have to be especially careful with negative g’s to avoid intense vertigo-related issues we call the wobblies (G-induced vestibular dysfunction).” The other most immediate danger when performing a dazzling array of stunts thousands of feet off the ground is loss of control. Intentionally stalling the engine is a routine part of aerobatic flying, competitive or otherwise, and the heat, wind, humidity, and position of the sun creates huge variables that can affect the attitude of a flight. “Back pressure on the tail slide or outside snap rolls can result in stalling the airplane, but from the very basic introduction of aerobatics, it’s important for any pilot to learn how to recover from a mid-air incident, from stalls to spin emergencies.”

Gallaway learned to fly when he was turning 30, young by a lot of

as their creativity. Flying to prescribed maneuvers, it’s a pilots own

standards, but an atypically late start for competitive pilots. A fear of stalls

expression of flight.

convinced him to take an aerobatic lesson early in his training, and from that experience he eschewed any interest in flying commercially, opting

The remaining two flights area called Unknowns. Each pilot in the top

instead to commit his life to aerobatics. And in many ways, it is a way of life.

10 of the standings submits a single figure, guaranteeing that none of

“It’s a subculture, no doubt about it. The best way I can describe it is

In a display of competitive zeal, most pilots submit the hardest thing

sort of like being in a boat slip. I do have to do an inspection every year

they can think of. After that, competitors have less than one day to

with a certified mechanic, but everyone is even their own mechanic to a

devise a sequence with those 10 figures, which can only be rehearsed

certain degree. A lot of people in the sport live at the airport; they go full

on paper. Finally, pilots are expected to complete the routine to perfect

in. It’s a lifestyle and it certainly has an impact on being able to maintain

standards, without errors.

a normal family life.”

the competitors would have had a chance to rehearse the maneuvers.

“That’s what separates the good from the great; it’s how well you can

Gallaway’s commitment has resulted in a distinguished career at the

visualize. There are a finite number of maneuvers that can be performed

state, national and world level. A three-time winner at the Lone Star

in the air, but it’s the combination that drives the difficulty.”

State Unlimited Championships, including back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015, Gallaway was also a bronze medalist in the freestyle category at the 2015 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. He has flown in over 100 air shows since 1998, and competed in over 50 contests across North America and Europe, notching numerous victories in categories ranging from Sportsman to Unlimited. There are five categories in competition aerobatics, varying by level of difficulty of the individual aerobatic maneuvers, as well as the combination of those maneuvers within a sequence. As the name implies, there are no restrictions in Unlimited, and flying at that level represents being among

Visualization plays such an immense part in the planning of every flight that it’s not uncommon to see pilots sitting in their airplanes pretending like they’re flying while they visually create the entire experience. To the casual observer, the scene would probably look bizarre. Then again, everything, including strapping in, is a ritual; with each pre-flight task happening in the same order, all the way down to which glove goes on first. “I often think about how my Jesuit education has prepared me mentally. Among what we are taught, is self-discipline, and there’s probably nothing more important in competition aerobatics. The whole sport

the most accomplished aerobatic pilots in the world.

is a game against yourself. The ultimate aspiration is to be a national

There are approximately 600 competitive aerobatic pilots across

competitive. With so much I still want to accomplish, I plan to keep it

the United States, and roughly 100 competing in Unlimited. Each

going until my body or God tells me otherwise.”

and world champion. Twenty years in, and I still feel like I can be very

competitor aspires for one of 10 spots on the U.S. National Team, while finishing in the top 10 at the U.S. National Championships (Gallaway finished eighth in his latest effort), provides a qualifying spot for the World Aerobatic Championships. “I was honored to earn a spot on the 2015 United States Unlimited Aerobatic team. Pilots competing at the World Aerobatic Championships are tasked with flying sophisticated aerobatic routines to the highest of standards. It truly represents the pinnacle of our sport and includes the very best pilots in the world.” So how do aerobatic competitions work? Each pilot must complete three or four programs during a single event that can last about 15 minutes in duration. The first program is called the Known or Q (qualifying) program and is determined each year by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). It is published at the beginning of each season in a document called the Aresti, which displays figures using lines, arrows, geometric shapes and numbers representing the precise form of a manoeuver to be flown. Memorizing patterns in the sky is complicated, and often the program is rehearsed on the ground like dance steps. The maneuvers are visualized over and over, and although competitors are able to practice all year long, it only marks the first flight. In the second program (identified as the Free), each pilot is given the opportunity to demonstrate both their personal flying skills as well

Michael Gallaway ’84 has ascended to the highest levels in the world of competitive aerobatics. A three-time Texas state champion and medalist at the U.S. National Championships, Gallaway competed for the United States at the 2015 World Championships in Paris.

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HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM Dear faculty and staff, Thank you for allowing me to participate in HAP 2015. I enjoyed all of the classes, especially reading with Mr. Berry. I was also very excited about learning how to wrestle. I really loved the lunches you served too, and meeting new friends. I had never considered attending Jesuit, but now I am inspired to work really hard in school next year. I hope to one day become an artist or pilot, and I also hope to find a way to serve God and become a “man for others.� Sincerely, [rising seventh grader and HAP student]

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he Jesuit Higher Achievement Program

(HAP) was never designed to serve as a feeder program into Jesuit Dallas, although upon

reviewing the hand-written student testimonials and individual attitude assessments each

participant submits at the end of the summer, it’s clear that the program has a profound impact on the young men touched by the experience.

“There’s some noticeable trepidation on the first

day, because many of the students are anticipating HAP as a summer school,” said Director of HAP Corey Marr. “First-year students often walk

through the doors looking like they may have been unwillingly signed up, yet one of the most ironic

and gratifying aspects of that initial reaction is how excited the second-year students are to be back.” Roughly 25 years after the program first began,

HAP was re-missioned in 1999 under then-director

and current Jesuit Dallas principal, Tom Garrison ’92. There had been numerous discussions through the years over whether HAP was supposed to emulate a head-start program, an enrichment program,

or some other type of high school prep program.

from 25 different schools from as far away as

the look and feel of an academic day camp, and

curriculum, including math, science, English,

Ultimately, it was decided that HAP should have

primarily be targeted at students who live beyond Jesuit’s district, who may not be doing well in

school, and because of socioeconomic means

would most likely struggle making Catholic high school a reality without financial aid.

“At the time that we re-missioned the program, there were no other non-profit enrichment programs at

Houston. The program includes a fairly rigorous physical education, fine arts, and computer

science, but the program achieves its goals using non-traditional techniques. There are no grades,

tests, or homework. Through the encouragement

of emotional, physical, and spiritual development, the overall goal of HAP is to strengthen academic abilities while having fun.

any other Catholic schools in the DFW area,” added

“Rather than use grades as a measuring device,

scout camps, and highly-selective programs like

or turned into games. Each morning begins with

Marr. The only alternatives were sports camps,

the DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically

Talented Scholars. There was a huge need for an

academically-based experience for students who

have the least accessibility to summer programs.” Today, HAP thrives as a summer academic

enrichment experience that focuses on basic

learning skills through experiential learning. In

the last 15 years, the program has grown nearly every year, and in 2015, enrolled 110 students

we use competition. Lessons can be acted out a prayer, reflection, and challenge for the day,

and every afternoon there is an awards assembly for things like the Most Outstanding Student in math or Best Citizen for that day. At the end,

everyone is acknowledged for something, whether it be from an achievement in the classroom or a demonstration of leadership skills.”

This past year, students completed a frog dissection for biology, built roller coasters using pipe insulation

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and marbles for physics, and read novels as plays. Three years ago, the program begin administering iPads to all the students, and now many of the

math classes are app-based, leveraging games that

with activity-based education and are noted for their consistently high energy levels.

have an attached learning benefit. In a lot of cases,

Said Matt Ortiz ’08, who after graduating from

time, and generally participants are reading above

geometry and pre-calculus, “When HAP started

students are being introduced to algebra for the first

both HAP and Jesuit, returned to teach honors

their grade level.

I didn’t know what to expect, but very quickly I

The HAP program lasts four weeks, and is

that Jesuit was a tremendous fit for me. I liked the

potentially a three-year program as students can first enroll prior to the start of sixth grade. About

25% do all three years, and well above 50% come back for at least a second year.

“While HAP is not centered around testing and assessment, the class sessions primed my

academic curiosity in new ways,” offered HAP

grad, Jesuit grad, and the School’s current digital communications specialist, Vernon Mullen ’05.

“The high school teachers eased us into thinking critically about literature, art, and interpersonal

skills like time management and note-taking. HAP

certainly made my transition from middle school to Jesuit significantly easier.”

One of HAP’s greatest strengths is that the

program is administered by current members of

the Jesuit Dallas faculty. Full-time Jesuit teachers and alumni instruct all HAP activities, and are assisted by current Jesuit students trained in

specific course areas. The teachers are engaged in every activity period, and even eat lunch with the

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students. Most of the staff has a lot of experience

realized personally, socially, and academically

diversity of students I was around; the different background and experiences of each person

opened up so many thoughts and questions, and I was making great friends around me that could give me such unique perspectives. The teachers engaged me in a way I wasn’t used to as well.

They saw where I was and challenged me to be

better. They were so full of life and made me laugh and treated me more like an adult then I had ever previously experienced.”

Without the benefit of any formal assessment, HAP

measures its success with a hand-written summary of each student’s experience as well as an attitude

survey. Students are asked to provide answers to a series of questions on the first day of the program, and then are asked to answer the same questions at the conclusion. An example, which again is

telling in its response, is When I think about high

school, Jesuit, a) will never be an option for me, b)

has never been an option for me, but I’m open to it, c) is somewhat of an option for me, d) is an option

for me, and e) is my first choice. In the 2015 survey,

removing students from their middle school

choice at the start of the program. By the end of

opportunity to make new classroom friends, even

15% of respondents indicated Jesuit was their first the program, Jesuit was the school of choice for 50% of the participants.

While Jesuit is eager to enroll all qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay, the students

comfort zones and providing students with the if only lasting for the duration of the program. Engaging in the learning process with other

unfamiliar students fosters confidence, self-

esteem, and social skills during these formative

for the program will remain focused on supporting

economic and cultural diversity, while the program has received tremendous support from local-area principals, who have seen the impact that the program has had on the social and academic development of its students.

years. HAP introduced me to the cura personalis,

“HAP is continually evolving, but above all else we

to succeed in the classroom.”

said Marr. “The faces of the kids tell you everything

apply to Jesuit, and of those, approximately two-

As the program continues to grow, Jesuit

having a valuable experience; or when parents

graduates have gone on to graduate from Jesuit.

transportation. Jesuit bussed well over 50% of

who attend HAP are not always a good academic fit for such a rigorous high school environment.

Nearly one-third of all eighth-grade HAP graduates thirds are accepted. Since 2010, nearly 200 HAP

“HAP provides much value to its student

participants,” continued Mullen. “It allows for

personal growth, academically and socially, by

formation and care of the whole student, and how

is exploring its options for outreach and

last year’s HAP students to and from the School, and is seeking to expand the program’s visibility and influence toward the north and west, which

have been areas of low participation. Enrollment

want to maintain its current value for the student,” you need to know about whether or not they are

come up to me and say that their son never talks about school, but when he comes home from

HAP he talks about his day non-stop. We want

our students to be challenged, but we want them to see the joy in learning. By graduation day, it’s bittersweet, because we’re sad that it’s over.”

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1940s 1950s Pat Schnitzius ’45 is happy to report the birth of Ford Xavier Rouse. Born Sept. 9 to Rachel and Marc Rouse, she weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long. That makes 32 great-grandchildren for Pat. Congratulations!

Martin Drew ’48 remains an EM lector for St. Thomas Aquinas parish and continues to answer online pastoral questions operated by St. Louis University.

Pat McDowell ’52 is still working as a senior judge. “Healthy and have a full life. Still proud to be a Jesuit graduate.” Rodger Koppa ’54 has 10 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. “They are all ‘products’ of our two daughters. Recently one of our grandchildren married a widow with four children, so now we have nine great-grandchildren.”

Mark Troy ’55 is retired in League City near Houston. He misses everyone in Dallas especially his Jesuit friends. Jay Woods ’57 states that at 76 years old he is in the “throes of starting his biggest adventure ever.” He is designing curriculums based on his poem, I Understand, and producing original gift boxes of joy, love, forgiveness, gratitude, appreciation and revelation for marketing to the world. “Working for God is such a joy.” Visit for more information.

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Tony Levatino ’58 is honored to be chosen as a member of real estate counselors selected to help counseling the archdiocese of Philadelphia. The objective will be to develop a road map or checklist that establishes a standardized process and defines uniform decision and criteria for use by parish and archdiocesan officials. The guidelines will be flexible and based on key real estate principles. The CRE team will analyze both occupied and vacant properties. Gene Mikeska ’58 is a member of the St. Jerome Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Waco, Texas. He has three sons and three daughters. George Tuton ’58 continues with his creative endeavors in painting and sculpture; exhibiting at Ryan James Fine Arts Gallery near Seattle. “I am enjoying time with my son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Melissa; daughter, Jaye; son-inlaw, Adrian Siqueiros; and my wonderfully bright and beautiful four-year-old granddaughter, Violet Nicole.” Don Schol ’59 and his wife, Pamela, are retired University of North Texas art professors. “We both take care of our mothers and enjoy our grandchildren.” Don and Pam continue their artwork and are represented by Dallas Art Galleries. “I often revisit memories of my years at Jesuit and am grateful for those

experiences and that education. It was the foundation of my success in life.”


Mike Sears ’60 is extremely proud to announce his grandson, Mark Hewitt, is a senior at Jesuit this year.

Members of the class of 1945, (L-R) Ted Yetts, Pat Schnitzius and Joe Hafertepe, make Jesuit Dallas history celebrating the first ever 70 year class reunion.

Ernie Connor ’61 reports his grandson, P.J. Mims, joined the U.S. Air Force in June and was married in July 2015. He is stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Ernie’s wife, Maureen, is presently undergoing breast cancer treatment, chemotherapy and surgery. Mike Dimmitt ’62 is happily retired in San Antonio building his personal HO model railroad and garden trains. Jim Adams ’63 retired last year and is living in Hillsboro, Oregon. His first granddaughter, Nora, was born in January 2015. Visit his new blog, with Oregon beach info, photography tips, and essays at

Tony Ludolph ’50, who traveled from San Antonio for the Homecoming Weekend 60th Reunion, visits his Jesuit High School class photo hanging in the Hall of Honors.

John Sharpton ’64 reports that his daughter, Rebekah, is married and living in Maine. Daughter, Michelle, lives in Colorado and has three children. John’s grandchildren are Elliott (5), Brooke (3) and Samantha (1).

Rob Bereuter ’65 has six grandchildren with No. 7 on the way. “I have enjoyed playing on Jesuit’s renovated baseball field with the 35+ wood bat division of the North Texas amateur baseball league.” Joe Brophy ’65 was appointed to the A2CPA Tax Practice and Procedures Committee which meets in Washington, D.C. for the year 2015-16. The tax committee provides the 410,000 members of the American Institute of CPAs guidance. He was also named NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) outstanding member for 2015. Don Maher ’65 enjoyed his 50th Reunion with the Class of 1965. “It was outstanding! Great time with the important people in our lives and the Deceased Alumni Mass was a fitting climax.” Lou Gehring ’66 is looking forward to his 50th class reunion in 2016. Steve Gossett ’66 and wife, Charlene, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first date. “She was a sophomore at Ursuline. I was a senior at Jesuit. That Saturday night we walked around downtown Dallas, holding hands and people watching. It was Texas/ OU weekend and the party was in full swing. We were both already hopelessly in love and


The Tarrant County Bar Association named Art Brender as the 2015 recipient of the Blackstone Award, which is the organization’s most prestigious award, and is given in recognition of a career that exemplifies professional aptitude, integrity, and courage. Brender has maintained a long and successful tenure in criminal law. In 2011, he was named a Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist by the national Public Justice Foundation, and in 2010, he received the H.G. Wells Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association. For his work in civil rights, Brender was a past recipient of the Outstanding Service in the Field of Civil Rights Award by the Texas branch of the NAACP, and was specifically recognized for his contributions by the Texas Women’s Political Caucus. Brender has served as director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and president of the West Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association. In a well-decorated career, Brender counts two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court among his most far-reaching achievements.

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Mike Henry, Tarrant County Bar Association President, presents Art Brender with the Blackstone Award.

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An annual tradition following the Alumni Memorial Mass, Fr. Edwards, along with members of the Class of 1949, rededicate their courtyard bench honoring deceased classmates. we married three-and-a-half years later. Next February we will be married 47 years. My how time flies when you are having fun!” Mike Gregory ’66 is “mostly retired from the CPA/CFO world.” He works 8-12 hours a week as the accountant at Christ’s Haven for Children in Keller, Texas. “Jensy, my bride of 41 years, retired from Irving ISD in June after 38 years as a music and kindergarten teacher.”

Bill Abright ’67 retired from full-time employment in 2014 with the Civilian Army Medical Corps at Fort Hood. Presently, he works part-time with Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates and serves as a Stephen Minister at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Waco, Texas. In May, his wife retired from full-time employment as Dean of Education at McLennan Community College in Waco and is currently doing adjunct teaching for them.

Joe O’Rourke ’67 retired from F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company on July 3, 2015. He began his career with the company on May 25, 1977. “From 2012 through 2014 I served as the project manager for the commissioning and construction of a 2.5 MW cogeneration biomass power plant.” Dan McGarvey ’69 welcomed two granddaughters this summer and has another coming very soon. “This brings our total to nine grandchildren!”


Skip Brower ’70 is starting his 42nd year teaching Spanish at the Woodlands High School. “I enjoyed seeing old Jesuit friends at our 45th reunion in June. Feel free to email me at” Sam Hockaday ’80 is delighted to hold new granddaughter Olivia Hockaday. Weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce and measuring 21 inches she also has four grand uncles: Ed Hockaday ’69, Al Hockaday ’72, Joe Hockaday ’77 and Dan Hockaday ’86.

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Jim Sharp ’70 enjoyed his 45th Jesuit reunion. “It was great seeing our Class of 1970 at the reunion in June.” Mark Cochran ’71 has a law practice in Arlington, Texas, and has been named to the Texas Monthly Super Lawyers list for several years, including this year. “I practice family law and several years ago I was president of the

Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association.” Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors for the organization. Mike McCormack ’71 was thrilled to walk his daughter, Jessica, down the aisle at her wedding on March 7, 2015. “Everyone in my family is doing well and continues to be blessed. My family continues to enjoy Jordan winning golf tournaments and publicizing Jesuit’s great name. I will be at Jesuit for College Night representing Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.” Chuck Kershner ’72 is “living the life” in West Texas. The owner of Four Bar K, in Lubbock, he is busy catering private parties and events. “I’m still team roping and living on the lake. Just traded some ranch land for a Ruidoso mountain home. Come see me. Visit” Sean Murphy ’72 retired from XTO Energy Inc. (a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation) on March 17, 2015. He founded The Murphy Firm in August 2015 for the general practice of law between tee times and road trips. Chip Wischmeyer ’72 really appreciated how many of his Jesuit classmates reached out to him when his mother passed away in May (she achieved notoriety as a pilot of the P51

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ALUMNI CLASS REUNIONS Five classes (1945, 1965, 1990, 1995, 2005) celebrated their reunions on the Jesuit campus during Homecoming Weekend. With the 2016 reunion season just around the corner, visit or call Sean McMullen (972-387-8700 x342) for the latest schedules and to learn how you can participate in the planning. #Jebbies



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mustang in WWII and raised eight kids through Jesuit and Ursuline). “My life now truly is Men for Others as I started a nonprofit for addicts in recovery and their families.” Daughter, Emma (18) is heading to the University of Oregon. Garrett (21) is a junior at the University of Incarnate Word. “Life is good at age 61.” Dan DeMarco ’74 discontinued his private practice in gastroenterology two years ago to pursue endeavors in research, education and administration. “Our only son is doing research in theoretical physics at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.”

It was a complete takeover at Bar Louie on Park Lane, as over 350 Jesuit and Ursuline young alumni gathered for their annual Cocktails at Christmas.

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Mike Marz ’74 is honored to have served the last seven years on the Jesuit Foundation Board. “My greatest accomplishment was completing the MOU between the Foundation and the

School. One Jesuit forever!” Mike and wife, Marguerite, are thrilled to be first-time grandparents. Patrick Lynch ’75 encourages all Jesuit alumni to visit The Jesuit Spirituality Center in Grand Coteau, La. “It will not only add to your appreciation and the history of the Jesuit education, but so much more.” Richard Jurek ’76 celebrates 30 years at Raytheon as manager of the virtual machine data center. Son, Andrew, starts Texas A&M in College Station this year and is majoring in aerospace engineering. Daughter, Madeline, starts her third year at TAMU and is majoring in environmental science. John Stefanos ’77 has moved into a cabin he built on Lake Fork just east of Dallas. He also celebrated his 22-year anniversary with Frito-Lay /

PepsiCo this year. “My daughter, Kristina, made Sergeant First Class in the Texas Army National Guard at 28 years of age. I have three grandsons and one granddaughter.” John Munoz ’78 is excited to announce his new job as executive director of the Irving Family YMCA. “Come by and say hello.” Scott Weidenfeller ’78 is in a band with Dave Jenkins ’78 and Michael Darrouzet ’77. Son, James ’10, lives in Barcelona, Spain and works in real estate. Son, Jack ’15, is a freshman at Ole Miss.

Photo credit: Jim Watson/Getty Images


Behind one of the most memorable seasons in PGA lore, Jordan Spieth ’11 out-paced Jason Day, former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy and Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler as the leading vote getter in the balloting for the PGA Tour Player of the Year.


Brian Babb ’80 has a new job with Devon Energy in their E&P Strategic Planning department. “Laura and I recently celebrated our 29th anniversary and are loving life with our 12 children and three grandchildren (a fourth on the way). We are almost empty nesters with only the bottom five kids still in the house.”

Mark Interrante ’80 recently moved back to Silicon Valley to lead HP’s cloud technology group. Dan Bearden ’81 marked 25 years as an attorney for the same law firm. “I am ready for 20 more as my daughter, Radhe, is now five years old.” His niece, Kate Bearden, just started at Ursuline. Ruben Hernandez ’81 and his wife, Dr. Jan BrunstromHernandez, have opened 1 CP Place, a pediatric neurology clinic in Plano that specializes in treating children with cerebral palsy. “Look us up at Steve Liese ’81 is proud that the Class of 1981 is very active on the Ursuline Academy Dads Club Board. Phil Doepfner, Pat Burns, and Steve Liese all have daughters in the Ursuline Class of 2016 and this year will be the fourth year they have served together on the board. Santiago Rangel ’83 and wife, Jessica, welcomed son, Jude Santiago Rangel, born on May 18, 2015. Jude joins big sister, Angie, who is 10 years old. See photo on page 47.

Starting the year by securing victories in the first two legs of the modern Grand Slam, Spieth ended the season with a four-stroke win at the 2015 Tour Championship and a first-place finish in the FedEx Cup standings. Reclaiming the top spot in the world golf rankings, he also became the second-youngest golfer behind 14-time major winner Tiger Woods to win both the PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in the same year. “I think the Ryder Cup last year was big in learning how to hit and see shots under a lot of pressure, and then coming into this year The Masters was huge,” remarked Spieth when asked about how he had been able to maintain his focus and composure. “I was able to rebound off that experience to take it to the next level throughout the rest of the year.” Spieth, who also led Team USA to victory at the 2015 Presidents Cup, became the youngest player since Horton Smith in 1929 to win five times in a single PGA season, and the youngest by five years to claim the FedEx Cup title. He made a spirited bid for the Grand Slam and joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players in the history of the PGA to finish no worse than fourth in all four professional majors. Now entering his fourth full season as a pro, Spieth has enjoyed a fabulous start in 2016, winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by eight strokes. In the victory in which he shot 30 under par, he joined Ernie Els as the only player in the history of the PGA Tour to finish a 72-hole event 30 under or better. The win also marked the seventh of his professional career, tying Woods and Smith for the most victories ever before the age of 23.

Stuart Schutze ’89 and son, Cameron ’17, ran the Katy Trail with 1500m Olympic silver medalist, Leo Manzano (center).

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Gavin Secchi ’01 opened his new brewery, 3 Nations Brewing, to Jesuit alumni for a private happy hour and tour of the facility. For 35 years, members of the 1983 class, Fritz Duda, Mike Savage, Frank Parigi, Steve Martinez, Mike Pedevilla, Mike Regan, Joe Cox, and John White pack up and head to West Texas for an annual survival trip of camaraderie and hunting. “We haven’t lost anyone yet!” John Pedevilla ’84 is celebrating his daughter Raegan’s first birthday.

Thomas Allen ’13 and Will Strong ’13 traveled to St. Andrews, Scotland, to support their former Jesuit golf teammate Jordan Speith ’11 at The Open.

After leaving the big architectural firm world, Javier Espinoza ’85 won a 60-acre mixed use master plan for a site along the Trinity River owned by Jack Matthews of Matthews Southwest. The master plan includes residential, retail, hotel, office, and landscape amenities.

Ernest Grumbles ’85 is managing partner at Adams Grumbles, a law firm serving the needs of startups and entrepreneurs. “I am also one of the leaders of a coalition working to boost Minnesota’s startup economy.” John Lamberty ’85 was promoted to senior financial advisor in the wealth management group working with the private bank at Wells Fargo. When not working at the newspaper, Marc Masferrer ’85, blogs about Cuban human rights issues at Uncommon Sense (www. which turns 10 years old this fall. “Also, I tag along with my wife, Marie, who is a walker with the local sea turtle protection group.”


The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors recently signed former Jesuit Dallas standout Chris Udofia ’10 to a contract, where he is currently an affiliate player with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. A part-time starter, Udofia has appeared in every game so far this season, and is part of the Warriors’ regular rotation. His breakout performance came on Nov. 27 against the Austin Spurs, as Udofia totaled 16 points and 12 rebounds, and knocked down a 12-foot game-winning jump shot at the buzzer. Udofia finished his collegiate career as Denver’s all-time leader in blocked shots (256), while ranking fifth in points (1,501), seventh in assists (349), and seventh in steals (141). A two-time Denver University Male Athlete of the Year, he was a three-time first-team all-conference selection in three different leagues (Sun Belt, WAC, Summit League) and a Defensive Player of the Year in two (Sun Belt, Summit League). Photo credit: Santa Cruz Basketball

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Save the date.

May 7, 2016

Jesuit Terry Center

7:00 p.m.

Pictured: Class of 2015 Inductees

2016 Blue & Gold Banquet Celebrating Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame

Mike Martinez ’87 keeps busy with work and lots of volunteering. He joined the Rotary Club and enjoys running the social events at his uptown area apartment. “Photography, bike riding, tennis and horseback riding provide diversions from everyday life!” Jamie Cuellar ’88 and his family moved to Kansas City where he is now co-portfolio manager on the Buffalo Small Cap Fund. “While I am disappointed my sons will not be going to Jesuit Dallas, thankfully there is a Jesuit prep school here (Rockhurst) with a great reputation.”

Marty Lehman ’88 and son, Connor ’19, went backpacking for two weeks in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Here they are pictured at the top of “The Tooth of Time” mountain (9,003 ft).

Chris Tomlin ’89 is a single dad raising seven-year-old twins, Henry and Cadence. “Thanks to my Jesuit education I am doing things I never thought possible and loving every minute of it.

Being mom and dad to two little ones is an exciting adventure with something new every day.”


Doug Tate ’90 and his family have been living in the New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina. His son, Preston, is looking at the Catholic high schools in the area. At Jesuit Dallas Homecoming this year, Doug loaded up at the Ranger Connection to make sure he was outfitted as a Jesuit Dallas fan. Matt Murphy ’91 is an owner of the busy veterinary practice City Vet Uptown in Dallas. He and his wife are in the process of building a new house in Frisco, Texas. Craig Pfeifer ’92 and wife, Kelly, are enjoying life in Baltimore. Kelly works as a lawyer at a small

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nonprofit legal services firm and Craig is an engineer at MITRE working in natural language processing. Craig was awarded a grant from MITRE to complete his Ph.D. and plans to finish that in 2018. Their daughter, Kiya, continues to grow and amaze them each day. Rick Chabot ’94 and wife, Joanna, welcomed their first son, Richard Whitman Chabot on Nov. 8, 2015. Mike Doak ’94 and family are delighted to be moving back to Dallas after living in Bermuda for five years. Greg Manrodt ’94 and wife, Katja, are very excited to welcome Eliana Kristiina to their family. Big sisters, Anna (14) and Isabel (12) are thrilled about their new sister. Greg recently celebrated his 5-year anniversary with RBA Consulting. Katja, a post-partum nurse, recently became an international board certified lactation consultant. J.R. Smock ’94 is a UPS package driver for the Dallas hub and his route is North Dallas and Plano. “Actually, Jesuit is sometimes on my route.” Spili Spiliotis ’94 and wife, Evy, welcomed their fourth child, baby girl Irene, on October 21, 2015. He is a partner with the law firm of Jackson Walker.

John Warren ’95 is now first assistant district attorney in the Cooke County District Attorney’s Office. Jeff Fellows ’97 writes: “Hello Jesuit family! I am currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a department head and F/A-18F Super Hornet pilot in STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON ONE FIVE FOUR (VFA-154). Work is great, the flying is great, and I am not on deployment. More importantly, my wife Courtney (UA ’97) has completed her first year as a level III NICU nurse. She loves her work and is passionate about taking care of the really little babies. We are celebrating our 13th anniversary this August! We are relentlessly entertained by our three kids Griffin (10), Graham (8), and Molly (3). Even though she is the smallest, Molly seems to have the biggest voice of all of them. They bring plenty of laughter to our house. In August they cheered me on to finish my second Ironman distance triathlon in Boulder, Colorado. Courtney and I enjoy telling them stories about Jesuit/Ursuline traditions, and what it was like back in the 90’s. And of course, we love rooting for Jordan Spieth!” Creston Whitaker ’97 and wife, Lisa, are proud parents of Lillian (3) and Creston III (1).

Members of the class of 1995, (L-R) Brian Martinelli, Jeff Tusa, Tom Donovan and Costas Maniatis, reunited at the homecoming concert.

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Susan to Jim Rountree ’56 Aly to Stephen Escobar ’98 Mary Ellen to Daniel McWilliams ’98 Pamela to Gavin Justiss ’01 Cara to Matt Monahan ’01 Laurel to Brandon Garcia ’02 Emily Katelyn Shagman to Matthew McCall ’03 Kate to Stephen Palmer ’04 Jenna to Bobby Quinlan ’04 Lulu Seikaly to Daniel Root ’04 Hailey Murphy to Chris Johnston ’07 Kelsey to Eric Launer ’08

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Zack Demchak ’98 left the active duty Air Force to join the Air Force Reserves. He now is a pilot for Delta Airlines. Bryan Grabowsky ’98 and wife, Lora, were married September 4th, 2010 over Labor Day Weekend in Colorado. They are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Kennedy Lynn Grabowsky, who was born October 21, 2014. See photo page 47. Joey Mongaras ’98 has been married for three years and lives in Dallas. His wife, Katy, is working for NBC5 as the weekend morning anchor and reporter during the week. “I have been working at Sorrels, Udashen, and Antor for seven years as a criminal defense attorney.” He has been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Charlie Sokolash ’98 was promoted to General Manager at McDavid Acura in Plano, Texas. “I have worked there for 13 years and started as a sales consultant in 2002.” McDavid Acura is now the 4th largest Acura store in the nation. Sean Elliott ’99 is a newly licensed real estate agent serving

the residential buying, selling, and investing needs of the greater DFW area.

2000s Matthew Marziani ’00 and wife, Mimi, are happy to announce the birth of daughter, Carmine Anne.

Brian Bosworth ’01 graduated physician assistant school August 21, 2015. Zach Henderson ’01 and wife, Michelle, welcomed Rider James Henderson to the world on April 17, 2015 at 7:02 a.m. in San Jose, Calif. He was born 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long. See photo page 47. David Ho ’01 is excited to be back in Dallas for his interventional radiology fellowship at UT Southwestern after living in Illinois for five years for his residency. Happy couple, Gavin Justiss ’01 and wife, Pamela, announced the birth of daughter, Jaina Violet Justiss, born on December 7, 2015 at Methodist Mansfield


John Watters ’82 was featured as the cover story in a fall 2015 issue of the Dallas Business Journal for his pioneering work in the cyber intelligence industry. A graduate of Santa Clara University and the London School of Economics, Watters founded iSIGHT Partners, Inc., in 2006, one of the nation’s leading global risk mitigation companies. iSIGHT vaulted into the national spotlight in 2014 following the release of a cyber scam report, which was issued as a joint publication with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security to help identify and track down cyber scammers who had stolen the personal and banking information from millions of credit and debit card customers. Watters, who is well known in the cybersecurity space, served as chairman and CEO of the security intelligence firm iDefense, reviving and then selling the company prior to starting iSIGHT. Serving corporate and government clients throughout the world, iSIGHT is growing at a rapid pace and is setting itself up to function as a public company. The firm has raised millions of dollars in funding to help gain a larger footprint in the cyber sector, while its network of security analysts numbers more than 300 in the United States, Netherlands, Brazil, Ukraine, India and China, while operating in 24 languages across 16 countries.

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Made possible by Karbach Brewing and Ben E. Keith, nearly 200 Jesuit alumni attended the annual SIPtember Alumni Brew Review, which included craft beer samples paired with a five-course menu, in addition to a number of giveaways. Pictured: Anthony Campise ’11

New Arrivals DAUGHTERS

Raegan Mae to Heidi and John Pedevilla ’84 Lainey Grace to Lindsey and Kyle Bosworth ’94 Eliana Kristiina to Katja and Greg Manrodt ’94 Irene to Evelyn and Spili Spiliotis ’94 Mary Channing to Chelsey and Brian Berend ’95 Hannah Michelle to Laura and Eric Dupont ’98 Kennedy Lynn to Lora and Bryan Grabowsky ’98 Emma Elizabeth to Tasha and Brian Hall ’99 Ryan Isabella to Taylor and John Mack ’99 Carmine Anne to Mimi and Matthew Marziani ’00 Lilyanne Cole to Melisa and Tim Reiff ’00 Elizabeth Noelle to Savanna and David Bowman ’01 Lily Elizabeth to Emily and Jeff Girard ’01 Jaina Violet to Pamela and Gavin Justiss ’01 Maggie Grace to Sheila and Steven McWilliams ’02 Caitlin McKenna to Katie and Michael Crowley ’03 Alexis Anne to Julianne and Randy Reichenbach ’04 Riley Anne to Brooke and David Klickman ’06 Sophie Xuan to Huyen and Jonathan Lee ’06


Jude Santiago to Jessica and Santiago Rangel ’83 Hudson Charlie to Tina and Chuck Hazzard ’93 Richard Whitman to Joanna and Rick Chabot ’94 Austin Lee to Cynthia Holloway and Mike Kervin ’94 Nolan Patrick to Marisa and Pat O’Connor ’96 William Thomas to Beth and Andy Bruggeman ’97 Elliott to Lisha and Gregory Tompsett ’97 Creston to Lisa and Creston Whitaker ’97 Maddox Alexander to Aly and Stephen Escobar ’98 Samuel Taylor to Whitney and Taylor Field ’98 Alfred Reed to Camille and Silas Baker ’99 Hudson Alexander to Alexa and Adam Procailo ’99 Connor Joseph to Stephanie and Mike Risk ’99 Beau Temple to Mary Ellen and Daniel McWilliams ’00 Rider James to Michelle and Zach Henderson ’01 Truett Charles to Sheradon and Seth Waits ’01 Spencer Quinn to Mackenzie and Bobby Morgan ’03 Myles Stewart to Lyndsay and Tommy Schroepfer ’03 Collins King to Samm and Chris Yanniello ’03 Gordon Collier to Natalie and Barrett Koch ’04 James Patrick to Laura and Kyle McKissack ’05 Peighton James to Stephanie and Daniel Fleming ’07

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The Jesuit Dallas hockey program held its third annual charity hockey game in late December, bringing together 29 former members of the Ranger program at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Richardson. This year’s game was played in honor of Kevin Schnurr ’10, who passed away in July. Through coordination with the Alumni Association, the event raised over $1,100 for the Jesuit Dallas Museum. Hospital. She was 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 inches long. She is healthy and her parents are incredibly thankful to have her. See photo page 47. Matt Monahan ’01 was married on April 17, 2015. “I met my wife, Cara, at work. And life is good! “ Chad Sanders ’01 is working in Washington D.C. with SAIC. Gavin Secchi ’01 has always wanted to open his own brewery. “That time has come, and for the last six weeks 3 Nations Brewing has become my baby. We specialize in the old brewing traditions of Germany, England and Belgium with an American twist. We have gotten great feedback on our first two beers, and I am working on beer No. 3 and No. 4 to come soon.” See photo page 42. Seth Waits ’01 and wife, Sheradon, welcomed Truett Charles Waits, Jesuit Class of 2035! He was 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Baby Waits has a 2-year-old brother at home waiting for him. See photo page 47. Brandon Garcia ’02 was married on June 12, 2015. “I’m living with my beautiful wife, Laurel, in Austin, Texas and pleased to report that I passed my comps at the University of Dallas, making me a Ph.D. candidate in political theory.” He is also working part-time as an educator while finishing his dissertation.” See photo page 45.

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(L-R) Jon Song ’02, Shawn Talreja ’02, Fr. Jacob Hsieh ’02, Joe Nava ’02, Justin Blum ’02, and Andre Valdivia ’03 together after Fr. Jacob’s Mass of Thanksgiving at Mary Immaculate Church.


The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences included two Jesuit Dallas graduates in its list of winners at the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony in New York City. Michael Hughes ’97 earned two Emmy nods after serving as executive producer on Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist, which won for outstanding short feature, and for his work as executive producer on the FOX Sports 1 short format piece, Derek Jeter: Captain’s Curtain Call. Thaddeus Matula ’97, who found widespread acclaim after directing the ESPN 30 for 30 special, Pony Excess, received an Emmy as a director for the highly praised and on-going series. He also directed Brian and the Boz, and recently produced an award-winning short documentary, Rush Brothers.

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Andrew Hansen ’03 and his wife are loving life as dive instructors and boat captains. “Our son, Henry, loves the water and we are enjoying hiking, swimming and boating as a family. We’re looking forward to our trip back to Dallas soon.” Matthew McCall ’03 graduated from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management in May. He married Emily Katelyn Shagman and moved to the Seattle area to pursue a career at

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Kellen Myers ’03 received his Doctorate in mathematics from Rutgers University. Kellen was an undergraduate student at Colgate University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors in mathematics and distinction in the Liberal Arts core curriculum. He will begin the 2015-16 school year as a professor of mathematics at State University of New York’s Farmingdale campus. Chris Yanniello ’03 “wants to let the good men of Jesuit know” that he and his wife, Samm, had their second son on June 14, 2015. Collins King Yanniello joins big brother, Brooks Bailey Yanniello. See photo page 47. Justin Lehn ’04 was recruited by the Diamond Doctor to create and implement a timepiece division, as a part of their wholesale diamond cutting and sales operation, located in the Park Cities area of Dallas. Stephen Palmer ’04 married Kate Schnobrich on July 18, 2015 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in

Patrick Lynch ’75 enjoys his playtime with granddaughter Faith Elizabeth Lynch.

Saint Paul, Minn. Wedding party members included several Jesuit graduates: Best Man, Sean Palmer ’05; Best Man, Scott Palmer ’08; and groomsman, Stephen Zsigray ’04. Also included in the celebration was the couple’s dog, Cooper. See photos page 45. Daniel Root ’04 married Lulu Seikaly (UA ’04) on Oct. 17, 2015 in Dallas at the Rosewood

Mansion on Turtle Creek. The wedding party, mostly Jesuit and Ursuline graduates, included Randall Reichenbach ’04, Ben Hurt ’04, Clayton Collie ’04, Reem Salhab (UA ’15), Taylor Duncan ’04, Mike Haggerty ’04, Christiana Robertson (UA ’07), Alex Seikaly ‘07, George Semaan ’04, Brooks Oliver ’06, Lulu Seikaly (UA ’04), Daniel Root ’04, Anne-Marie Axilrod (UA ’06),

Rachael Reichenbach (UA ’07), Wendell Fleming ’04, Amanda Trapp (UA ’04), Molly Platts (UA ’04), and Jeremy Lujan ’04. See photo page 45. Bobby Woodall ’04 has volunteered for another deployment to the Middle East with the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving in Afghanistan, he left active duty in 2012 and has been living in Central Florida.

(L-R) Sargon Daniel ’00, Juan Araiza ’97, Michael LaMar ’10, Anthony Schell ’92, James Henry ’00 and Jansen Smith ’01 attended a networking event hosted by Winstead PC for Jesuit alumni.

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Dads and their sons enjoyed a great start to the day at Jesuit. All fathers who graduated from Jesuit Dallas, or any Jesuit high school, were invited to a breakfast hosted in the Terry Center. Join us for the next Sons of Alums Breakfast planned for Tuesday, March 22. David Klickman ’06 with wife, Brooke, and daughter, Riley, are living in the Hill country and working in Georgetown, Texas. David deployed to Kuwait in the summer of 2014 and returned May 2015. He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve in Fort Hood and took over company command in August. Chris Johnston ’07 married Hailey Murphy of Norman, Oklahoma on May 16, 2015. They were married at The University of Oklahoma where the couple met. Aaron Ambrite ’05 (pictured above) attended The College of Charleston in South Carolina where he majored in international business, Spanish and logistics. Two weeks after graduating from college, Aaron moved to Spain and spent a year working for a small shipping company in the port city of Valencia. He returned to the States moving to Chicago where he landed a position with MOL, Japan’s largest ocean carrier and spent his evenings attending law school. In June 2015, Aaron graduated from Chicago’s John Marshall School of Law where he specialized in Maritime Admiralty Law. Kyle McKissack ’05 and wife, Laura, joyfully announce the birth of their first baby. James Patrick was born Nov. 16, 2015 weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches. See photo page 47.

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Taylor Coffin ’08 has been a music teacher in the Diocese of Dallas for three years and is also the music director for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Eric Launer ’08 and Kelsey Launer were married June 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas on campus at

Texas Tech University. Included in the wedding party were Jesuit alumni, Andy Ryan ’08, DJ Shropshire ’08, Ryan Launer ’11, Jake Wesley ’08 and Joe Askew ’08. See photo page 45. James Luisi ’09 has enrolled in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He leaves for Boston after serving the Jesuit Dallas community as a member of the Alumni Service Corps for the past year. “My time at Jesuit (both as a student and a member of ASC) has been tremendously influential in choosing to continue my studies in this area, and I’m very grateful for all that the Jesuit community has given and continues to give me.” Richard Woods ’09 became vice president of commercial sales at Americap Insurance Group, LLC.


Chuka Ndulue ’10 was signed to the San Diego Chargers’ practice squad for the 2015 regular season. He initially signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma, where he appeared in 45 games from 201114 totaling 140 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He played all across the defensive line during the preseason and registered half a sack before being signed by the Chargers. Nick Jordan ’11 graduated from Texas A&M in May with a degree in business management and is currently at Marquette Law School as a first year student. “I want to continued on page 54

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS HONORS MICHAEL MARZ ’74 Michael Marz ’74, who recently served as chairman of the board

of trustees of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation was selected as a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Dallas. A recognized leader in finance, he was awarded “Deal of the Year” by Institutional Investor in 1997, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on municipal market regulations. In addition to his professional accolades, Marz was a founding member of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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Luther Wade Starr ’45 Donald F. Padgett ’48 Donald E. Conoly ’49 Stephen McDermott ’49 Richard H. Ellis ’50 Alexander J. Canales, Jr. ’54 Neil M. Florer ’54 Frank Louis Heinen, Jr. ’54 David F. Koegl ’54 Joseph Timmerman, Jr. ’56 George “Jeep” Wilson ’57 Robert James Cahill ’59 Mario Daboub ’60 Joseph C. Emmett ’60 Ross Frank Interrante ’60 E. Vincent Brown ’61 Michael A. Lindley ’61 Anthony Bartlett Wood ’61 Numa “Nick” Livaudais Jr. ’63 William G. Stanford ’63 Joseph G. Schaefers ’65 James M. Daniels ’71 James W. Henry ’71 John Sheffield Mansour ’77 Gilbert R. Vela ’78 Michael Kevin Rogers ’81 William Cole Adams ’91 Daniel Blake Anderson ’04 Kevin Michael Schnurr ’10

Wife of

† Patrick Conway ’47 (Maxine Karen Conway) † Dan Brannin ’52 (Anne Brannin) Bill Pappas ’53 (Dorothy Lee Pappas) Thomas McKeown ’56 (Ruth McKeown) Ronald Martin ’59 (Martha Louise Martin) Stephen Bosworth ’62 (Linda Jean Bosworth) Jerry Alfieri ’62 (Marla Alfieri) Richard Queen ’75 (Susan Queen) Steve Wuller ’87 (Kaatia Wuller)

Son of

John Rogers ’51 (Michael Kevin Rogers ’81) John Kohler ’67 (Gordon Kohler

Granddaughter of

Joe Weaver ’64 (Suzanne Rose Weaver)

Mother of

Philip Schnitzius ’62 (Roberta Schnitzius) † Kevin Clancy ’64 (Irene Margaret Clancy) Bill DeOre ’65 (Margaret DeOre Yeager) Richard Johnston ’66 (Kathleen “Kitty” Johnston) Chris Wildes ’67 (Virginia Hughes Wildes) Brian Wildes ’68 (Virginia Hughes Wildes) † Patrick Prendergast ’71 (Betty Prendergast) George Bienfang ’72 (Catherine Settles Bienfang) Kevin Roberts ’74 (Blanche Evelyn Roberts) Russ Kellen ’76 (LaVonne M. Kellen) Bob Little ’77 (Mary Elizabeth Little) Dan Brannin ’78 (Anne Brannin) Mark Roberts ’74 (Blanche Evelyn Roberts) Jeff Brannin ’79 (Anne Brannin) Jay Liese ’79 (Joann Catherine Liese) Larry Hill ’80 (Sarah Hill) Murphy Johnston ’80 (Kathleen “Kitty” Johnston) Steve Liese ’81 (Joann Catherine Liese) Xavier Villarreal ’82 (Mary Villarreal) Steve Boudreau ’83 (Valerie Boudreau) Tim McMahon ’83 (Effie DeLuca McMahon) Mike Doman ’85 (Mary M. Doman) Jeff Watters ’86 (Linda Cecile Watters) Mark Rauschuber ’88 (Mary Rauschuber) Jose Libano ’92 (Patricia Ann Libano) Chris Shanley ’93 (Mary Ann Shanley) Jon Evans ’94 (Patricia Lynch Evans)

Father of

Marc Bissonnette ’72 (Arthur Bissonnette) Frank LaBarba ’74 (Frank LaBarba, Jr.) Rudy Guerra ’75 (Rudy Guerra, Sr.) Mark Henry ’75 (John E. Henry) John Henry ’76 (John E. Henry) Quinn Cook ’77 (Leslie C. Cook) Joe Cribbin ’77 (Joseph A. Cribbin, Jr.) Fred Delin ’77 (Fred O. Delin, Sr. ’53) Brett Ave ’78 (Paul Edward Ave) Kevin Cribbin ’78 (Joseph A. Cribbin, Jr.) Hans Tschurr ’78 (Leland Tschurr) Chris Benigno ’79 (George Victor Benigno) † Norman Timmerman ’79 (Joseph Timmerman, Jr. ’56) Carl Latz ’80 (Paul Henry Latz) Steve Benigno ’81 (George Victor Benigno) Michael Latz ’81 (Paul Henry Latz) Greg Ave ’82 (Paul Edward Ave) John Londenberg ’82 (Edwin Leo Londenberg) David Padgett ’82 (Donald F. Padgett ’48) Louis Guerra ’84 (Rudy Guerra, Sr.) Peter Cook ’85 (Leslie C. Cook) Richard Benigno ’86 (George Victor Benigno) Becket Cook ’86 (Leslie C. Cook) Matt Gallagher ’86 (Thomas Daniel Gallagher) Joe Corrales ’88 (Victor Julio Corrales) Brent Heinen ’90 (Frank L. Heinen, Jr. ’54) Michael Frost ’91 (Julien Charles Frost) David Frost ’93 (Julien Charles Frost) Wes Wheless ’02 (Chester Lee Wheless) Tommy DuRoss ’03 (Thomas “Dewey” DuRoss) Matt DuRoss ’05 (Thomas “Dewey” DuRoss) Jonathan Wheless ’05 (Chester Lee Wheless) Neil DuRoss ’07 (Thomas “Dewey” DuRoss) Julian Fragoso ’12 (Julian R. Fragaso, Jr.) John Michael Rogers ’13 (Michael Kevin Rogers ’81)

Sister of

† Kenneth Henzler ’54 (Ada “Bobbie” Fellers)

Brother of

† John Conoly ’46 (Donald Conoly ’49) † John Delin ’50 (Fred O. Delin ’53) Gerald Conoly ’52 (Donald Conoly ’49) Bob Wilson ’55 (George “Jeep” Wilson ’57) Anthony Daboub ’56 (Mario A. Daboub ’60) Patrick McDermott ’56 (Stephen McDermott ’49) Adolph Canales ’57 (Alex Canales ’54) Charles Daboub ’57 (Mario A. Daboub ’60) Henry Daboub ’57 (Mario A. Daboub ’60) Bob Timmerma ’58 (Joseph Timmerman, Jr. ’56) Walt Crawford ’60 (Raymond Crawford) † Bill Heinen ’60 (Frank Heinen, Jr. ’54) Pat Parkerson ’60 (Cecil Parkerson ’56) Arthur Daboub ’62 (Mario A. Daboub ’60) Alphonse Canales ’63 (Alex Canales ’54) Bob Leicht ’63 (Christian David Leicht) Harold Crawford ’63 (Raymond Crawford) J.D. Gonzales ’69 (John Robert Gonzales) Michael Gonzales ’70 (John Robert Gonzales) David Mansour ’79 (John S. Mansour ’77) Mike Mossinghoff ’82 (Matthew Mossinghoff ’88) Mark Frezzo ’86 (Michael Thomas Frezzo ’92) Todd Adams ’88 (William Cole Adams ’91) Chris Frezzo ’90 (Michael Thomas Frezzo ’92) Daniel Mossinghoff ’92 (Matthew Mossinghoff ’88) Richard Anderson ’02 (Blake Anderson ’04) Chris Schnurr ’08 (Kevin M. Schnurr ’10) Tucker Reed ’14 (Sawyer Reed)

Grandmother of

Bill Dempsey ’81 (Jean Ciampi Diamantini) Danny Clancy ’83 (Irene Margaret Clancy) Ed Dempsey ’83 (Jean Ciampi Diamantini) Mark Wachsman ’87 (Helen Marie Berend) Richard Wachsman ’88 (Helen Marie Berend) Matthew Berend ’93 (Helen Marie Berend) Agustin Gonzalez ’94 (Paula Molina Gonzalez) Brian Berend ’95 (Helen Marie Berend) Tim Clancy ’95 (Irene Margaret Clancy) Brent Martinelli ’95 (Marjorie Petersen Heres)

Brian Martinelli ’95 (Marjorie Petersen Heres) Darryl Wachsman ’95 (Helen Marie Berend) Seth Berend ’98 (Helen Marie Berend) Tripper Clancy ’98 (Irene Margaret Clancy) † Kevin Wachsman ’98 (Helen Marie Berend) Will DeOre ’99 (Margaret DeOre Yeager) Adam Berend ’01 (Helen Marie Berend) Patrick DeOre ’01 (Margaret DeOre Yeager) Hunter Heres ’03 (Marjorie Petersen Heres) Thomas Schroepfer ’03 (Maureen Schroepfer) John Schroepfer ’05 (Maureen Schroepfer) Hart Mason ’06 (Dorothy Hart Mason) Matthew Hansen ’07 (Mary Hay Hansen) Michael Schroepfer ’08 (Maureen Schroepfer) Chase Wildes ’09 (Virginia Hughes Wildes) Peter Millhorn ’11 (Tomoko Sheridan) Joey Kishpaugh ‘12 (Mary Elizabeth Little) Thomas Liese ’12 (Joann Catherine Liese) John Stone ’12 (Mary Luckett) John Berend ’13 (Helen Marie Berend) Benjamin Carver ’13 (Nancy L. Finnerty) Connor Fox ’13 (Dolores Fox) Alexander Higgins ’13 (Lois Lorince) Patrick Campbell ’14 (LaVonne Kellen) Andrew Berend ’15 (Helen Marie Berend) Daniel Carver ’15 (Nancy L. Finnerty) Emiliano Gonzalez ’15 (Paula Molina Gonzalez) Chris Haerr ’15 (Mary Elizabeth Little) Elliot Stone ’15 (Mary Luckett) Joseph Carver ’17 (Nancy L. Finnerty)

Grandfather of

Lawrence Salerno ’99 (Lawrence M. Salerno) Michael Salerno ’03 (Lawrence M. Salerno) Ryan Black ’05 (Paul Power) Fred Delin ’05 (Fred O. Delin, Sr. ’53) † Ritter Wilson ’06 (Fred O. Delin, Sr. ’53) Cody Wilson ’07 (Fred O. Delin, Sr. ’53) Michael Masters ’08 (Rudy Guerra, Sr.) Seth Olson ’08 (Leslie C. Cook) William Fonseca ’12 (Dennis Frampton) Nick Byrne ’14 (William James Novak) Michael Fonseca ’15 (Dennis Frampton) Benjamin Horton ’15 (John Horton) Thomas Horton ’16 (John Horton) William Vincent ’17 (Donald F. Padgett ’48) Christopher Horton ’18 (John Horton) David Horton ’18 (John Horton)

Friend of

Edna “Roby” Robson (former Jesuit staff) Don Dorsey (former Jesuit science teacher) † deceased

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Luther Wade Starr ’45

Luther Wade Starr passed away on Oct. 2, 2015 in Dallas. Born in Dallas he began working in the family business at an early age. He received his business and law degree from Southern Methodist University and in 1963 practiced at the firm of Goodstein & Starr, P. C. until his retirement in 1996. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1954. His passion for photography and swimming which began in his youth would continue in his later years. Survivors include his wife, Joy Turner Star; daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Donald F. Padgett ’48

Don Padgett passed away at his home in Dallas on Dec. 4, 2015 surrounded by his wife, Sue, and three children. While at Jesuit, Don was the sports writer for the school newspaper. He would later get a master’s in writing and pen Desmond Cay, a novel rich with references to his family and life. Don served the country as an officer on the Navy destroyer U.S.S Maddox during the Korean War, being awarded four medals during his service. Returning home to Dallas, he graduated from SMU law school and began his career as an attorney.

Donald Eugene Conoly ’49

Donald Conoly passed away on Sept. 21, 2015 in Van Horn, Texas. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1960. He was an active member of the Culberson County Water District, an officer of the ASCS, Jaycee Club and VFW. Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, J¬o Conoly and their four children, thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Stephen McDermott ’49

Steve McDermott passed away Sept. 4, 2015. A football player at Jesuit and a member of the Ranger Band, Steve attended SMU, and until a few years ago was the oldest member of the SMU Alumni Band. Steve entered the Air Force as a musician, but during the Korean War transferred into pilot training and was assigned to guard the nation’s capital in an F-86D Sabre jet, the most advanced fighter of that era. Steve later combined his love of photography with his skill in flying to become an accomplished aerial photographer supporting his real estate and appraisal business.

Richard Hardy Ellis ’50

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Richard Ellis passed away Sept. 24, 2015 in San Antonio. He often spoke fondly of his days at Jesuit and Notre Dame. For over 30 years, he worked for Sears and was known as a

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dedicated employee and store manager. He was married for 40 years to the love of his life, Amy Ellis who passed away in 1997. Dick is survived by his three sons and two grandchildren.

to sail was fulfilled through many hours on the lake and projects with his buddies at the White Rock Boat Club.

Alexander J. Canales, Jr. ’54

George Wilson, affectionately known as Jeep, passed away on July 27, 2015 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He moved to Dallas when he was a child and considered himself truly a Texan. He earned a degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio; operating his own business, George Wilson Distribution Co., for twenty-five years. A source of delight and pride, his grandchildren kept him active and on the road attending their events as their greatest supporter. He adored Karen, his wife of 53 years; his children; and his grandchildren.

Alexander Canales, beloved husband and father, passed away July 29, 2015. He attended Holy Trinity, Jesuit Dallas, and the University of Texas. Alex enjoyed giving back to the community through West Dallas Pharmacy, his family business. He is survived by his wife, Soila, and daughter, Angelica. He brought endless joy to his family and will be greatly missed.

Neil M. Florer ’54

Neil Florer passed away on Aug. 10, 2015. He served two years in the U.S. Army, returning to North Texas State University to receive his MBA in Business Management in 1961. Neil and his late wife, Janet, were married in Dallas in 1965. They later moved to Midland, Texas where they raised their five children. Neil began work for the Ford Motor Company in 1962 and in 1965, he was honored with the Henry Ford Citizen of the Year award. In 1972, he received the Ford Division Achievement Award for outstanding service to both the company and the community. In 1977 Neil became VP and General Manager of Rogers Ford. He retired in 2005.

Frank Louis Heinen, Jr. ’54

Frank Heinen, of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2015 after a courageous battle with diabetes. He was a graduate of the University of Dallas and earned his degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Baylor College of Dentistry. Frank served his country as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Throughout his life, he was participated in the Boy Scouts, serving as a leader in Troop 770. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Heinen. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bobbie Heinen; eight children; and 13 grandchildren.

David F. Koegl ’54

Dave Koegl passed away July 26, 2015, joining his beloved wife and best friend, Barbara, who passed away in 2012. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. David served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He began his career as an accountant and in 1964, he started his new State Farm Agency attaining his CLU and the level of Million Dollar Round Table Agent before his 1999 retirement. His life-long dream

George William Wilson III ’57

Robert James Cahill ’59

Robert “Coach” Cahill, of Dallas, died June 22, 2015. He is survived by his daughter, Julianne and two granddaughters. A Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame honoree, he began his long career in education in Bremond, Texas coaching and mentoring youth. He was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus and a die-hard Texas Rangers fan. In his spare time, he played tennis, spent weekends with family and friends grilling and enjoying the outdoors. He was a leader by example and never met a stranger. His favorite phrase was “Go get ‘em!” and he lived by that motto every day.

Mario Alfonso Daboub ’60

Mario Daboub died at home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 10, 2015. Mario was a founding member of the influential blues/rock band, The Nightcaps, during the late 1950s and 60s. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from North Texas State University with a BA in political science and completed his master’s in counseling and education from New Mexico Highlands University. A man of many talents, he continued to have a deep passion for music and became proficient in flamenco guitar. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Deborah Daboub, and his two sons.

Joseph Charles Emmett ’60

Joseph Emmett passed away June 7, 2015 surrounded by his family. After graduation from Jesuit he earned his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and served in the Army Reserves. He was a small business owner and entrepreneur who excelled at investing. He enjoyed playing golf,

the company of friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his two daughters and four grandchildren.

Ross Frank Interrante ’60

Ross Frank Interrante, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on Oct. 4, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karin; son, Paul (Vicki); son Alex; grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Allison and Timothy; sisters, Antoinette Horak, Minnie Shelby, Rosalie Theriot and her husband Pat, sister-in-law Evelyn Sandy and her husband Kyle, along with many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Earl Vincent Brown ’61

He passed peacefully on May 10, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Brown. A native of Oak Cliff, Vince graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington. He worked as an independent bookkeeper for over 30 years and was proud to own a successful business. He was passionate about cars, the Dallas Cowboys, and his best friend Duke, a 3 lb. Chihuahua. Vince is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol and his daughter.

Michael A. Lindley ’61

Mike Lindley passed away June 17, 2015 with his devoted family present. He received a coveted scholarship from Jesuit Dallas and had a successful high school career, also playing for the school’s football and baseball teams. Friends and family say Mike became the personification of Jesuit’s call to be a Man for Others. Mike was the son, brother, uncle, and friend you could call for help at any hour. Mike was predeceased by his mother, LaVelle. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Anthony Bartlett Wood ’61

Tony Wood died Aug. 27, 2015 at his home in Dallas, after a four-year battle with ALS. Tony prolonged his life by three years at a cost of great physical sacrifice in order to serve as a one-person trial in the search for a cure. The treatment administered to Tony was developed from his own invention patented in 1997. Tony obtained a degree in physics from the University of Texas Arlington. In a 23-year career at Texas Instruments he acquired many patents for the company. He is survived by his wife, Janel Broussard Wood and two sons.

Numa “Nick” Livaudais Jr. ’63

Nick Livaudais went to meet his Heavenly Father April 15, 2015, at his home in Marshall, Texas, from complications related to ALS. He leaves his wife, Gloria Livaudais; children and grandchildren. His career with Ryerson Steel lasted for 30 years. He had an incredible work ethic and gave 110%, never leaving a detail undone. Nick was a terrific communicator with a great sense of humor. An avid bass fisherman, many will also remember him for the time spent with him on the lake.

William Grattan Stanford ’63

Bill Stanford passed away July 13, 2015, surrounded by his wife of 31 years, Deborah, and dear friends. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his service he pursued a career in aviation. Those who worked with Bill respected his professionalism, dependability and superb airmanship. Upon retirement in 2000, Bill was fortunate to fulfill his dreams of hunting, fishing and playing golf to his heart’s content.

James Warren Henry, III ’71

James Henry passed away at home in Houston on Oct. 31, 2015. After graduating from Jesuit he attended The University of Texas in Austin and Texas A&M University. In his earlier years he worked as a graphic artist for a printing company. Later his career was spent working for oil companies as a mud engineer. Jim was an avid reader and loved hunting, fishing, camping, and playing his guitar. He also loved classical music. Jim is survived by his mother, Florence Henry Baca.

John Sheffield Mansour ’77

John “Papi” Mansour took his walk with the angels on Dec. 4, 2014. John was born in Dallas to the late Sheffield and Helen Mansour. John devoted his life to the refrigeration industry. He was called in whenever someone was needed to solve a problem. John is survived by his wife of 18 years, Nancy Mansour; son, Josh; daughter, Dana; and five grandchildren.

Gilbert Ray Vela ’78

Gilbert Vela passed away on Feb. 13, 2015. Growing up, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, Jesuit and SMU. He enjoyed playing tennis and lived in New York City from 2000 to 2012 in order to pursue his career goals. He

was a certified CPA and was very dedicated to his profession. Beloved son and friend, he will be dearly missed by all those who loved him. He is survived by his mother, Mary Vela.

Michael Kevin Rogers ’81

Kevin Rogers, of Dallas, passed away Aug. 21, 2015. Kevin was a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School and the University of Dallas. An excellent tennis player, he will always be remembered for his engaging personality and joyous smile. He is survived by his son, John Michael Rogers; daughter, Megan Rogers; their mother, Liane Rogers; and parents John and Teresa Rogers.

William Cole Adams ’91

On the morning of Aug. 30, 2015, Cole Adams passed away. Cole attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in finance. After a successful career in the tech industry, Cole earned his master’s in social work at the University of Texas at Arlington. He spent his life and professional career helping others through psychotherapy. He was an adventurer at heart and was most comfortable in nature. Cole was a lover of animals, movies, and music. Cole is survived by his wife, Jenny; and precious eight-yearold twins, Parker Elaine and Mason William.

Blake Anderson ’04

On Aug. 1, 2015, Blake Anderson passed away outside Crawford, Texas, due to cardiac arrest while mountain biking with friends. Blake enjoyed outdoor sports and raised money running and biking on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. At Jesuit, he enjoyed football, rugby, wrestling and volunteering at the Austin Street Shelter. He earned a degree in political philosophy from the University of Dallas while making the Dean’s List each semester. Blake remains a cherished son of Michelle and Richard Anderson and kindhearted brother to his siblings.

Kevin Michael Schnurr ’10

Kevin Schnurr passed away July 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas. After attending the University of Arkansas where he studied art and graphic design, Kevin was employed at Facebook where his free spirit thrived. Kevin’s passion was the ability to express his emotion through art. From spray painting his designs on the walls at Castle Hills in Austin, to skateboarding the city streets, Kevin left his mark where ever he went. Kevin fully lived his life motto: “Forever grateful.” Kevin is survived by his parents, Eddie and Karen Schnurr; brother, Christopher; sister, Kellie; and faithful pooch, Buddy.

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President Mike Earsing handed out Golden Diplomas to members of the Class of 1965 before the Homecoming game against R.L. Turner, marking the 50 year anniversary of their graduation from Jesuit. thank the entire Jesuit community for their graciousness. Due to the community’s willingness to help me with my summer work, I won two scholarships with Cutco Cutlery. I would not have been able to accomplish half of my success without this network. Thank you to everyone.”

Tanner Coffin ’12 will graduate in May 2016 from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in fitness, sports, and recreation management. He will begin his master’s studies in June. Ryan Dendinger ’12 was named to the 2015 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team for his athletic and academic

accomplishments while playing soccer at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. According to St. Edward’s Media Relations, Dendinger has helped the Hilltopper defense rank second in the nation in goals-against average at 0.48. Dendinger has a 3.71 GPA and is a finance major. He has been named to the Heartland Conference honor Roll three times and the Dean’s List five times during his St. Edward’s career.

Dan were recipients of the 2015 Academic All-Big Ten award. Michael Valletti ’13 is a junior at Loyola Chicago this year. “Moose” was named captain of the Loyola golf team of the Missouri Valley Conference. JW Schwab ’14 starts his sophomore year at Drexel University in Philadelphia, majoring in electrical engineering and rowing for Drexel Crew.

Mike McCarney ’12 is a rising senior at University of Maryland, where he is majoring in finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and is a member of the men’s lacrosse team with fellow Jesuit alum Dan Morris ’13. The Terps made it to the championship game of the NCAA DI tournament this past May. Both Mike and

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Sam Watkins ’93 and wife, Meredith, celebrated his graduation from The University of Cambridge’s Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment master’s degree program. Sam is a project leader at GFF Architects.

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Tell Us Your Story For three-quarters of a century, Jesuit Dallas has shaped its own unique history, transforming the educational landscape in Dallas, while leading over 11,000 graduates in formation as agents of change for the world. As the community prepares for the 75th anniversary of the School’s opening, we would like to hear your memories, see your photographs, and request your help in sharing Jesuit’s rich history. If you have photos, publications, keepsakes, videos, or just your own recollections, please send us an email at or call 972-387-8700 x588.

Jesuit Today Winter 2016