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WELCOME to Jesuit Today. Bidding farewell to the Class of 2011, we witness timeless commencement traditions even as we anticipate the changes ahead for these young men and for the school on which they have left their mark. We send them off with our prayers and hopes as we prepare to welcome the Class of 2015. The end of the 2011 academic year also brings the end of Rev. Philip Postell, S.J.’s nineteen years at Jesuit Dallas. Father Postell’s impact

Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. President Michael A. Earsing Principal Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J. Rector of the Jesuit Community David C. Berend Vice President & CFO Charles E. Vinson II Vice President of Institutional Advancement Managing Editor, Jesuit Today SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chairman: Charles M. Young Trustees: Edwin S. Bell, Jr.; Michael A. Earsing; Rev. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J.; James B. Harris; John F. Hubach; Rev. Francis W. Huete, S.J.; Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. ’71; Cheryl L. Joyner; Rev. T.J. Martinez, S.J.; Daniel Moen; Rick J. O’Brien ’82; Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J.; Rev. Anthony G. Rauschuber, S.J.; Michael S. Rawlings JESUIT FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chairman: John F. Hubach Trustees: J.D. Dell; Mark D. Godvin; William P. Hanley ’75; Maureen B. Kuntz; Dennis M. Lynch ’87; Michael J. Marz; Thomas M. Melsheimer ’79; Lynette Mentesana; Joseph C. Murphy, Jr.; Scot W. O’Brien ’78; Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J.; Phineas W. Stubbs, Jr. ’77; Charles E. Vinson II; John A. Wensinger ’77; Carol B. Wright; Charles M. Young

ADVANCEMENT STAFF B.J. Antes Senior Director of Development

on Jesuit Dallas students

Rick Burns Communications Associate

cannot be overstated and

Colleen Cunningham Director of Communications/Community Relations

will continue for many years to come—a living legacy of

Jan Deck Celebration Auction

Men for Others. Embracing

Jessica Harbin Director of Annual Giving

new challenges at Brophy Preparatory School, Father Postell takes with him our prayers and gratitude as we welcome Mike Earsing into his new role of president. Continuing the

Rosann Mack Communications Associate Maureen Nawalaniec Accountant Liza O’Connor, J.D. Executive Director, Jesuit Foundation Lisa Thompson Administrative Assistant/ Events Coordinator Rhonda White Director of Advancement Services

theme of change, the latest campus improvements—a new athletic tower and renovations to the original 1962 classrooms—are taking shape due to the community’s generous support of the We Are Jesuit campaign. Finally, as always, we bring you up to date on changes in the lives of our alumni.

Graduation photos courtesy of Don Painter Photography

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Message from the President

Table of Contents

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Message from the President

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President Elect

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News & Notes

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College Destinations Jesuit’s Tireless Champion

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Class Notes

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In Memoriam

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Entrusted by the Community

As I get ready to move on to a new assignment, I can’t help but reflect on the growth of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas over the last twenty, or for that matter the last fifty years. One of the earliest recollections in my very first year was the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school. The school began in 1942-1943 and celebrated the 50th anniversary in 1993. It was a stellar celebration remembering milestones including the school’s move from the original Turtle Creek site. In the years since, we have not rested on our laurels. Our enrollment has increased, and rising enrollment has been accompanied by more than doubling of the square footage of classroom space. The number of students involved in extracurricular activities has almost tripled to the point that virtually all students participate in at least one activity and more than 700 students compete on one of the eighteen varsity Rev. Philip Postell, S.J. celebrates graduation with the Class of 2011 athletic teams we offer. Nor can (L-R) Ross Thompson, Thomas Ackels and Kevin Fitzsimmons. we ignore the fact that the debate team has won the state championship several times in these past twenty years. And, of course, we have reached a rather significant frontier by blowing past the stone wall of resistance to private school participation in the UIL. Clearly, there is much to trumpet about the growth, increase, and expansion of Jesuit Dallas. However, when I hear about interest from prestigious colleges, significant athletic achievements and growing enrollment, I remind myself that these are not the true measure of a Christian school. Rather, we must always ask ourselves important questions. What are the attitudes of our students? To what extent are they better Christians? To what extent are they more sensitive? Can they reach out to the underdog? Do they work to their potential? Are they respectful of parents, adults, and of women? What about the practice of racism?

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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With this year’s class as with all that came before, I hope we will see our graduates assume positions of responsibility in the community and in the Church. I would hope that our young men will want to make a difference and that this difference will be more than material success but moral influence. To that extent, we will truly be an educational institution that furthers the performance of human beings and supports the call of Christ.

Philip S. Postell, S.J.


Message from the President-Elect “Change” is the word that I would use to describe this year at Jesuit. Who could pass by on Inwood Rd. and not notice the giant crane sitting in our parking lot? Its creation, the new Athletic Center, is starting to take on a very recognizable shape. The remodeling project we began at the end of the school year has now taken on a life of its own as the original classrooms, built in 1962, get a much-needed upgrade and refit. Both of these construction projects are part of our physical change. Perhaps not always so evident, but not less of a change, are the ones we have witnessed in our students this year. I began the 2010-2011 school year calling our students to recognize that they represent a critical mass for good. Throughout the year, I have witnessed the fruits of this critical mass. I received a note back in February explaining how two Jesuit men, who didn’t give their names, helped an 89-year-old man who broke his ribs when he fell on the ice. His daughter wrote to me saying that if it had not been for these remarkable Jesuit guys stopping to help, the outcome for her father would have been disastrous. The more than 400 special athletes who were hosted by the Class of 2011 for Jesuit’s Special Games created something in the lives of the seniors as well as the athletes. It was easy to see this change just by looking on the participants’ faces. Other examples of being forces for good are the Clean Water Project, which the school took on to provide a safe, clean, drinking water well for a Nicaraguan community, as well as the border immersion mission trip to our Jesuit parish on the Mexican-American border. The list of our guys practicing being a force for good this year could go on and on. With our culture often saturated with a bleak forecast regarding teenage boys and the constant negative messages they receive from the popular media, our future as a nation, a culture and a people may appear dim. We have only to look at the work of the young men who attend and graduate from Jesuit College Preparatory School to know with certainty that during their time with us at Jesuit, they are changed. They are changed into a critical mass for good out in our world, that the effects are real, they are powerful and that it is making a positive difference in our world every day. We pray that God will continue to bless our school and our boys and persist in helping us be the instruments of His work on earth and we ask a special blessing for Father Philip Postell as he continues to be a powerful instrument for God’s work at Brophy Preparatory in Phoenix.

Michael A. Earsing

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NEWS + NOTES

Stay Connected Jesuit Today is published for alumni, students, parents and friends of Jesuit Dallas. We welcome suggestions and story ideas as well as alumni news and photos.

Garrison Named Principal After a thorough nationwide search, Tom Garrison ’92 was chosen to become the principal of Jesuit Dallas. Garrison has served as assistant principal for student academics since 2003. He began his career at Jesuit Dallas in 1997 as an English teacher, after earning a BA in psychology and an MAT in secondary education from Austin College. Endorsing the selection, Mike Earsing, who becomes president July 1, commented, “Tom Garrison brings a wide range of outstanding attributes and skills to the job of principal, most notably his understanding of Jesuit foundational concepts and his innovation and creativity in the areas of curriculum and academic student services.”

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We Are Jesuit No corner of campus lacks improvements made possible by the community’s generous support of the We Are Jesuit campaign. From the modernized library to the new athletic stadium, from additional classrooms and those currently being renovated to the athletic tower under construction, the transformation of the campus is dramatic. In addition, the campaign strengthens the school’s endowment to safeguard the future. Begun in 2007, the campaign is nearing the $28 million goal. For more information about the campaign or to make a gift, please visit www.jesuitcp.org/WeAreJesuit.

Jesuit Golfer Shines After securing his third consecutive state championship title, Jordan Spieth ’11 returned to play in the HP Byron Nelson Championship for a second time. Cheered on by hundreds of supporters from Jesuit, impressive play early in the tournament had him within four strokes of the lead as he entered the final round. Spieth will play on the University of Texas team in the fall.


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NEWS + NOTES

Calendar

AUGUST

Museum 25th Anniversary Join the celebration during 2011-2012, when the Jesuit Dallas Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. From humble beginnings in 1986, with art on loan from alumni, this treasure of the Jesuit community has come to include 500 pieces including such important works as the threedimensional aluminum and acrylic masterpiece “Color & Rhythm” by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam; commissioned in 2004, the piece is a gift from Linda and Sam Kasmir. Mark your calendar for November 5, when the ArtQuest gala kicks off a year of anniversary celebrations.

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Rangers Football Season Opener vs Flower Mound

SEPTEMBER

Celebration Auction Lillian Curran, Pat Sayers and their team of auction volunteers didn’t just create a fun and memorable night with Noir et Blanc Masquerade, the 2011 Celebration Auction. The evening raised more than $650,000 for the Jesuit Endowment. To-date, the auction has contributed more than $12.5 million to fund need-based tuition aid. Mark your calendar for March 31, 2012 when the Celebration Auction invites you to spend An Evening in the Wine Country.

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Father-Son Casino Night

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College Night

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Magis Golf Classic

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Challenge Drive Sunday

28-30 Homecoming

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Challenge Drive After a record-setting Challenge Drive in 2010 when he was drive co-chair, Kevin Bartholomew takes the lead in 2011 with help from co-chair Joe Coleman. The Challenge Drive closes the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Through the community’s generous support of the drive and participation by more than 90% of parents, Jesuit maintains a healthy operating budget while holding tuition increases to a minimum. This year, Challenge Drive Sunday will be October 16.

ArtQuest

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Preview Day

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Christmas Bazaar

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Debaters Dominate The Jesuit Debate Team of Ryan Gorman ’11 and Sullivan McCormick ’11 defended their Texas Forensic Association State Debate Championship with a perfect 10-0 for an historic back-to-back title. The Texas State Debate Tournament is the largest and most competitive in the country with 110 teams from more than 60 schools competing in the three-day event. The pair extended their success at the National Tournament of Champions, where they were only the second team in Jesuit history to advance to the elimination rounds, ultimately finishing 17th out of the top 72 debate teams in the country.

Grandparents Day Jesuit welcomed more than 400 grandparents to campus February 21 for a special morning and brunch. Thanks to honorary grandparents Ann and Kevin Clancy and the student ambassadors, museum docents and faculty who helped make it a wonderful event. Photo credit: Connor Capetillo ’11

Special Games

Rangerettes Rock The Jesuit Rangerettes performed at halftime during the Super Bowl.

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Hosting more special athletes than ever before, the Class of 2011 provided a day of adaptive activities and fun for more than 400 guests. For Blaine Simmons ’11—shown with a buddy enjoying a game of tug-ofwar—and all the members of the senior class, the Jesuit Special Games is the culmination of four years of community service.


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Alumni Service Corps

New Head Football Coach After 14 seasons as the Rangers head football coach, Bob Wunderlick ’84 was ready for a change. While Wunderlick will remain in the classroom and will continue to help on the field, Brandon Hickman takes charge of the team. After a thorough review of more than 100 applicants, Hickman, who was the team’s offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, was selected as the school’s new head football coach. Hickman played on the offensive line at TCU during the 1993 and 1994 seasons, and helped bring the team a Southwest Conference Championship. His coaching career began at TCU and includes stops at North Garland High School and JJ Pearce High School. Athletic Director Steve Koch explained, “Having worked with Brandon for several years, I am convinced that he uniquely combines a dedication and knowledge of football with an understanding of the mission of the school.”

Alumni Retreat Alumni gathered at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House for the second annual Alumni Retreat in February. Author of best-selling books about Jesuit spirituality, Chris Lowney brought his experience as both a former Jesuit seminarian and a former managing partner at JP Morgan and Company to his leadership of the retreat.

Three Jesuit Dallas alumni will join the faculty for the 20112012 academic year as the third class of the Alumni Service Corps (ASC). Thanks to the outstanding contributions of the members of the first two classes and the support of the community, the ASC program enjoys great success. The following graduates of Jesuit will return to the school as members of ASC III: Ian Berry ’07 (The University of Texas 2011); Neil DuRoss ’07 (Saint Louis University 2011); and David Pace ’07 (University of Arkansas 2011.) All three men will teach, tutor, participate in retreats and liturgies, help with campus ministry and community service, and assist with extracurricular activities.

Jesuit Family Day Hundreds of family and friends gathered on a beautiful spring day for the first-ever Jesuit Family Day, including a cookout, an Easter egg hunt and fun for all ages. today summer 2011

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Drinkable Water When the student body learned about the lack of clean water for millions of people around the world, they recognized access to this basic human need as a social justice issue. They responded by raising enough money to build and maintain a well in Nicaragua that will provide clean drinking water for at least 30 years for 8,000 people. Photo credit: Living Water International www.water.cc

Great Year for JWA The JWA concluded an outstanding year in which the women of Jesuit had fun while helping the school financially and with volunteer support. Proceeds from JWA activities including the Christmas Bazaar and poinsettia sales enabled a donation to the We Are Jesuit campaign of nearly $25,000 in addition to the annual Men for Others scholarships awarded. The organization provided volunteer support to a variety of efforts including The Magis golf tournament and community outreach such as Adopt-a-Family. The year culminated with a luncheon at which Anne O’Brien was recognized as the Woman of the Year for more than a decade of contributions to Jesuit.

President’s Reception Father Postell welcomed guests to the President’s Reception in June. The event recognizes the school’s most generous annual donors.

Garden Party Holly and Joe Hughes ’71 opened their home to friends of Jesuit whose level of support gained them membership in the Claver Society. A beautiful spring day was the perfect setting for a morning Mass and brunch.

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Japan Relief

Bank on Jesuit LegacyTexas Bank, a long-time partner of Jesuit Dallas, offers a special Jesuit Dallas checking and debit card opportunity. The presenting sponsor of The Magis Golf Classic—which raises funds for Jesuit endowment, athletics and community service—now offers checking and debit card products that support the school while showing your Jesuit pride. Visit a LegacyTexas Bank office today to find out how you can receive exceptional banking services and help the school when you open an account or swipe your debit card.

Jesuit Theater The spring theater production of Moliere’s French classic “Scapino!” featured many moments of physical comedy. Make plans to attend a very different performance in mid-November when Jesuit Theater presents Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the Jesuit community responded as it always does and reached out to those in need. Donations from alumni, parents, students and friends totaled nearly $33,000.

Robotics In its third year of FIRST Robotics competition, the Jesuit Robotics Team topped 51 teams to win the Dallas Regional competition and advance to the Championships. Facing competitors from around the world, the Jesuit Robotics Team finished 16th in their division out of 88 teams. Jesuit Robotics enjoys the generous support of JCPenney, Atmos Energy, PTC, and Burns Controls. Contact Michael Couvillon ’94 at mcouvillon@jesuitcp.org to find out about volunteer and support opportunities for the team.

Changes to Foundation Board The Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation, which was formed to support the mission of the school, welcomes three new members to its board of directors, each of whom will serve a three-year term. Both Joseph Coleman and Elisabeth Struckell are parents of current students, while Douglas Lattner ’69 is an alumnus. Coleman brings legal expertise while Struckell and Lattner bring strong business backgrounds. Thanks to outgoing board members Maureen Kuntz, Mark Godvin and William Hanley ’75 for their careful stewardship of the Foundation during their terms.

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The Year in Sports Baseball

Undefeated in District; District and Bi-District Champions; advanced to Regional SemiFinals. Josh Bell ’11 drafted by MLB and named Sports Illustrated Top Ten High School Baseball Player of Year.

Basketball

District Runner-Up; Bi-District Champions; Area Finalist

Crew

Central Regional and Texas State Champions; Qualified for US Rowing National Championships

Cross Country

Team District Champions; 12th in Region II-5A

Fencing

Jason Meng Y14 International Fencing Champion and 6th in Junior Olympics

Football

3rd in District 9-5A; Bi-District Finalist; Jake Oliver AP First Team All-State

Photo credit: Charlie Rice ’11

Photo credit: Jack White ’13

Golf

District 9-5A Team Champions; District 9-5A Team Runnerup; 4th in Region II; Jordan Spieth third time 5-A UIL State Champion, #2 ranked junior golfer in the world by AJGA and Golfweek, Member US National Team – Junior Ryder Cup.

Hockey

AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League Area Semi Finalist; Garrett Finney AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey 1st Team All Star; Hayden Meshell 2nd Team All Star

Lacrosse

THSLL State Runner-Up; Buck McClure US Lacrosse All American; Jim Nawalaniec US Lacrosse Academic All American; Michael McCarney, Buck McClure and Dan Morris THSLL All State

Rugby

Texas High School Rugby Conference State Finalists; Metroplex Champions; ranked #9 Boys High School Program by Rugby Magazine

Soccer

District Co-Champions; Bi-District Champions; Runner-up at Meintser Invitational

Swimming/Diving District Champions; 4th in Region

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Photo credit: Tim Nguyen ’12

Tennis

Team District Champions; District Doubles Champions; 2nd in District Doubles; 3rd in Regional Doubles; Jason Caire District Champion; Austin Jentz 3rd in District

Track & Field

District Runner-Up; Pole Vault District Champion; Discus District Champion; Pole Vault 5th in Regionals

Wrestling

Two wrestlers qualified for Regionals


Jesuit UPDATE

NEWS + NOTES

College Athletes Sign Eleven Jesuit seniors signed letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level on NCAA National Signing Day in February: Ini Bryce—soccer, St. Louis University; Will Diebold —soccer, The University of Cincinnati; Kristian Garciamendez—soccer, Davidson College; Andrew Hooker— crew, Cornell University; Buck McClure— lacrosse, Air Force Academy; Max Montague—tennis, St. Joseph University; James Hairston—football, Louisiana State University; Preston Paine—football, Central Oklahoma; Richie Sapp—lacrosse, Air Force Academy; Brian Wetzel—football, Fordham University; and Luke Zeske—football, Incarnate Word. The following students also committed to college sports: John Bacic—crew, University of San Diego; Josh Bell—baseball, University of Texas; David Kaplan— football, Washington University; Zach Reding—baseball, Texas Tech; Phillip Rosengarden—golf, Lafayette College; Elliott Schermerhorn— football, John Carroll University; Jeff Schoettmer—football, University of North Carolina; Jordan Spieth—golf, The University of Texas; and Kevin Terry—baseball, University of Nebraska.

Photo credit: Jack White ’13

Blue & Gold: Celebrating Jesuit Athletics Past and Present Rangers past and present celebrated Jesuit sports at the May 14 Blue & Gold Banquet presented by the Jesuit LeƩermen’s Club and the AthleƟc Booster Club. In addiƟon to recognizing current athletes, teams, coaches and supporters, the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 was inducted: Stanley Hupfeld ’62, Mike Vance ’63, Joe Haggar III ’69, Steve Barker ’76, Tim Trevino ’88, and Brian Hall ’99.

Teaming Up to Help All of Jesuit’s clubs and athleƟc teams parƟcipate in community service throughout the year. This spring, the golf team joined Texas Scoƫsh Rite Hospital for the Dallas Learn to Golf Clinic, introducing paƟents with physical challenges to the game. Here, Jordan Spieth ’11 gives puƫng Ɵps to an eager learner.

Photo credit: Janine Amy

Luke O’Brien and Paul Wachsman (L-R) received distinguished service awards.

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Class of 2011

College Destinations

198 students received scholarship offers

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Ackels, Gregory Kaleel .......................Saint Louis University Ackels, John Paul ...............................The University of Texas, Austin Ackels, Thomas Henry ........................Gonzaga University Adamson, Spencer Crawford ..............Texas State University-San Marcos Adamson, Spencer Scott ....................The University of Texas, Dallas Aguayo, Fernando Xavier ...................St. Edwards University Allen, J. William ..................................Texas Christian University Amy, Parker Edison ............................United States Merchant Marine Academy Anderson, John Frederick ...................Duke University Andrews, Thomas David .....................Santa Clara University Arredondo, Phoenix Anthony ..............Undecided Artigues, Jeffrey Alan ..........................Southern Methodist University Austin, Andrew Davis ..........................Saint Louis University Aviles, Reynaldo Marcos ....................Austin College Bacic, John Robert .............................University of San Diego Badger, Brian C. .................................University of Colorado at Boulder Baker, Nicholas Andrew ......................University of Kansas Balda, Blake Andrew ..........................University of Virginia Barretto, Maximilian Wahl ...................Saint Louis University Bauer, Jeremy Thomas .......................Stephen F. Austin State University Bell, Joshua Evan ...............................The University of Texas, Austin Bender, Jacob Paul ............................Stephen F. Austin State University Bennett, Andrew Michael ....................Saint Louis University Bieda, Travis Mitchell..........................Saint Louis University Bishkin, Andrew Neil ...........................Baylor University Bissmeyer, Christopher Joseph ..........University of Tulsa Blanck, Kenneth Conor .......................Texas Christian University Blankenship, Grayson James .............Texas Tech University Bloodgood, Nicholas Mathew ..............University of Arkansas Blum, Ryan Jacob ..............................Arizona State University Bodnar, Preston Robert ......................Auburn University Borik, Aaron Daniel .............................The University of Texas, Austin Boudreaux, Scott Matias .....................Louisiana State University Bradshaw, Stanley Kasimir .................University of Miami Brewer, Ryan Francis .........................Auburn University Brown, Cameron Dexter .....................University of Kansas Bryce, Kingsley Ini ..............................Saint Louis University Buck, Andrew Frederick ......................Southern Methodist University Buckley, Robert Conner ......................College of Charleston Buechel, Christian Thomas .................University of Arkansas Burk, Austin Thomas ...........................Loyola Marymount University Burk, Logan Grant ..............................University of Arkansas Burns, Joshua Patrick .........................Spring Hill College Bush, Ryan Patrick .............................The University of Texas, Austin Buskmiller, Justin Thomas ..................Texas A&M University Buys, Jarrod Maxwell..........................Texas A&M University Caire, Jason Slayter ...........................University of Virginia Callis, Kenneth Leon ..........................University of Arkansas Campise, Anthony Joseph ..................University of Dallas Capetillo, Connor Stephen ..................University of Southern California Caslavka, Bradley Alan .......................Iowa State University Chang, Jordan D.L..............................Skidmore College Chung, Sang Won ..............................University of Notre Dame Cohen, Edouard Jason .......................The University of Texas, Austin Cook, James Stanton .........................Arizona State University Corbin, Harry Michael .........................Tarleton State University Crain, Jackson Walsh .........................University of Arkansas Crumblish, Connor Stephen ................University of Arkansas Cua, Aaron Jan ...................................The University of Texas, Dallas Curry, Kent Martin...............................Stephen F. Austin State University Czajkowski, Robert Andre ...................Texas Tech University Davis, Brady Christopher ....................University of Oklahoma Davis, Connor William ........................University of Virginia Del Castillo, Christian .........................Villanova University Derry, Bryce Newman .........................University of Arkansas Diebold, William Ernest.......................University of Cincinnati Dodd, Jake Thomas ............................Texas Tech University Donachie, Robert James ....................Rhodes College Dossett, Gaston John Bienvenu ..........University of Georgia Dres, Bennett Adam ...........................University of Oklahoma Drews, Alexander Bailey .....................Texas A&M University Duffy, William Stanford .......................Trinity University Dumais, Richard Dillon .......................Loyola University Chicago Eaton, Charles Ross ...........................University of Arkansas Einspanier, Andrew J. .........................The University of Texas, Austin Embach, Christian Peter .....................University of North Texas Erpillo, Umberto..................................Texas Tech University Evans, Thomas Charles ......................University of Arkansas Fajardo, Nicolas .................................University of Miami Fitzsimmons, Kevin Parkes .................Saint Louis University Flanagan, Michael Patrick ..................The University of Texas, Austin Flynn, Christopher Taylor ....................University of Mississippi


Ford, Samuel Scott .............................Franciscan University of Steubenville Franco, Michael Emmanuel ................Boston University Frederick, Carson Allen ......................The University of Alabama Frye-Patch, Doron Gamhiel ................Texas Tech University Fryer, Maxwell Carothers ....................Loyola Marymount University Fuentes, Gabriel Alegandro ................Loyola University Chicago Garcia, Robert Christian .....................Texas A&M University, Galveston Garciamendez-Rowold, Kristian Edsel Davidson College Garza, Julian Christopher ...................St. Edwards University Gasser, Joseph Samuel ......................University of Arkansas Gibbons, Jake Alan .............................The University of Texas, Austin Gonzales, Marco Antonio ....................St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Gorman, Ryan Patrick ........................Emory University Grady, Cory Nicholas ..........................Saint Louis University Grant, Brian Carl ................................University of Oklahoma Gresback, Peter Thomas ....................Texas Christian University Gussoni, Nicolas Emmanuel ...............Texas Christian University Gutierrez, Andrew Joseph ...................St. Edwards University Gutierrez, Charles Joseph ..................University of Missouri Columbia Hairston, James Christopher ..............Louisiana State University Halfmann, Matthew David ...................University of Arkansas Harrison, Stratton William ...................Loyola University Chicago Hawthorne, Joseph Parlin ...................University of Arkansas Healey, Jonathan Patrick ....................University of Oklahoma Hebig, Christopher Robert ..................University of Notre Dame Henry, Connor Brooks ........................Undecided Herman, Eric Christopher ...................Arizona State University Hicks, Tyler Evan ................................Austin College Hill, Connor Clements .........................Saint Louis University Holmes, Charles Anthony ...................St. John’s University - Manhattan Campus Hooker, Andrew Ramsey ....................Cornell University Hubbard, Tyrone Anthony ...................Louisiana State University Hughston, Thomas Hardin ..................Texas Christian University Ideker, Henry Charles .........................Saint Louis University Ideker, James Patrick .........................Saint Louis University Iliya, Peter John .................................Saint Louis University Jentz, Austin Lee ................................University of Arkansas Johnsen, Jack Reinhart ......................Arizona State University Johnson, Eastin Andrew .....................University of Arkansas Johnson, Luc Kenneth ........................Oklahoma State University Johnson, Michael William ...................The University of Texas, Austin Johnson, Sterling John .......................Yale University Jones, Patrick Cowan .........................Bard College Jordan, Nicholas R .............................Texas A&M University, Galveston Kaplan, David William .........................Washington University in St. Louis Kaplan, Joseph Gillum ........................University of Chicago Kernodle, Robert Matthew ..................University of Missouri Columbia King, James Stephen ..........................Louisiana State University Kolker, Kevin Mark..............................Texas A&M University LaManna, James Thomas ...................St. Edwards University Lamb, Dakota Gray.............................University of Colorado at Boulder Lambert, Andrew Ardoin .....................University of Oklahoma Lancaster, Travis Clinton ....................Purdue University Launer, Ryan Lee ...............................Texas Tech University Lee, Brian Chul...................................Trinity University Lehman, William Marvin .....................Saint Louis University Leyendecker, Eric Anthony .................Texas Christian University Li, Synyoung ......................................Boston University Long, Austin Travis .............................University of Arkansas Lopez, Roger ......................................Southern Methodist University Madrala, Peter John ...........................Texas Christian University Madsen, Paul Daniel ..........................Saint Louis University Mangin, William Walker ......................University of Oklahoma Martinez, Eric Daniel ..........................University of North Texas Mason, Mark Anthony .........................Baylor University Mattia, John Thomas ..........................Creighton University May, Alec Henry..................................University of North Texas McClure, William Lowrie .....................United States Air Force Academy Prep School McCormick, Sullivan J. .......................Boston College McGill, Connor Robert ........................University of Arkansas McMahan, Austin Thomas ...................University of Arkansas McNairy, Derrick Dwayne ....................University of Arkansas McVay, Nicholas Stone .......................University of Arkansas Melsheimer, John Michael ..................Belmont University Michalak, William Patrick ....................University of Arkansas Miller, Andrew Collier ..........................Wake Forest University Miller, Andrew Thomas .......................Colorado School of Mines Millhorn, Peter Christian .....................The University of Texas, Austin Montague, Maxwell Kiernan ................Saint Joseph’s University Moran, Luke Patrick ............................Texas Christian University Morrison, Tyler Barret .........................Texas A&M University Murad, Michael Joseph .......................St. Edwards University

Scholarships offered to the Class of 2011 totalled more than $24 million

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Graduates from the Class of 2011 will attend 85 colleges and universities

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Philip S. Postell, S.J.

Jesuit’s Tireless Champion

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eginning his new assignment at Brophy College Preparatory in Arizona, Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. leaves behind

a school much improved by his 19-year tenure. His vision and leadership have shaped Jesuit Dallas since his arrival and his impact will continue well into the future. Every aspect of the school—including enrollment, academics, faith formation, student enrichment, commitment to diversity and community service, athletic offerings, financial strength, volunteer support, and physical facilities—bears his imprint. The Jesuit Today that introduced Postell to the community back in 1992 described him as having “…a quick wit and a dry sense of humor, a ready smile and a sharp mind….” His initial observations about the school in the same article proved the strength of his insight when he explained, “The potential for growth…is a real asset [but my] only disappointment is the inability of Jesuit to participate in UIL sports and activities.” He described his greatest concern for the future as “the ongoing challenge of helping our young teenage students to fully integrate the academic, spiritual and physical components of their developing personalities.” In the years since, he has leveraged his quick wit, sharp mind and unbending determination to address those very issues. Increasing enrollment by 60% without compromising academic excellence continued on page 20

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Postell’s living legacy is each alumnus who benefitted from his leadership. These four alumni represent thousands.

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enabled improvements to the school that include additional faculty and expanded curricular, extracurricular and athletic offerings. His commitment to developing the whole man is evident in the zeal Postell brings to encouraging extracurricular activities. With his support, the number of sports has grown from ten to eighteen, allowing two-thirds of students to participate on a school team. He led the fight to gain Jesuit students the opportunities presented by membership in the UIL. He has supported the development of clubs and other activities with equal vigor so the school fields exceptional debate, drama, music and extracurricular academic programs.

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Joseph Martinez ’07 Because of the Higher Achievement Program (HAP), Joseph Martinez began his academic career at Jesuit when he was entering the eighth grade. The program provides students from traditionally underserved populations with the tools needed to succeed in a college preparatory environment. Martinez took those lessons to heart during the summer he spent at Jesuit, an experience he describes as “rewarding and intense. HAP gave me a picture of what life at Jesuit would be like. Not only was I guided by the same faculty who continued to influence me throughout my Jesuit career, but I made some of my closest friends.” Martinez is certain that his Jesuit experience is one that “couldn’t be matched by any other school. Although I graduated four years ago, I still miss Jesuit.” A recent graduate from Fordham University with degrees in international studies and Spanish, Martinez is preparing to spend ten months gaining professional experience in Mexico City as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

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With his size and athletic ability, Reggie Stephens could have succeeded in sports at any school. Thankfully, he was able to gain more than athletic success at Jesuit. According to Stephens, “Jesuit is a special place that pushed me to excel in every way—academically, athletically and as a person.” Stephens was fortunate that Father Postell’s effort to join the UIL succeeded in 2003. He is proud that the Jesuit teams on which he played proved worthy to compete in the UIL by advancing to district championships in basketball and football. That stage presented him with the opportunity to continue in football at Iowa State, where he completed his bachelor’s degree early and began work on an MBA while earning first-team All-Big 12 honors. In 2010, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has fond memories of seeing Father Postell on campus every day and describes him as a great inspiration who always had something funny to say and uplift people.


Jose Tello ’91 A fivefold increase in financial aid funding has made a Jesuit education available to thousands of students who, like Jose Tello, would not have been able to attend the school without help. Tello came to Dallas at age nine with his father, a factory worker in Mexico, to seek a better life. Showing academic promise, Tello was provided with financial help to attend Jesuit. He remembers his initial apprehension to be in an environment that contrasted so sharply with the low-income neighborhood in which he lived, but he also remembers the warm welcome from faculty and students that put his fears to rest. Tello took advantage of all that Jesuit offered, excelling academically, participating in soccer and community service and making lifelong friends. He went on to graduate cum laude from Harvard University before earning a law degree from Loyola Law School. Tello explains that, while he is far from Dallas, the lessons he learned at Jesuit influence the choices he makes, “Each day, I aim to live for the greater glory of God—ad majorem dei gloriam.” Putting his faith in action, Tello has spent his career advocating for workers’ rights for a Los Angeles non-profit legal services organization.

Of great importance to Postell is a fivefold increase to need-based financial aid, making a Jesuit education available to more students whose families would not be able to afford tuition without help. Consistent with his commitment to social justice, Postell extended the school’s legacy as the first racially integrated school in Dallas when he created the city’s first staff position devoted to diversity. With his guidance, traditionally underserved 1991 Enrollment 663 Financial Aid $309,225 Square Feet of 139,600 Buildings Sports 10

Daniel Metcalf ’10 As a home-schooled student before he arrived at Jesuit, Daniel Metcalf didn’t know anyone in the school and describes himself as having been a quiet boy. Freshman football helped him gain confidence and make friends, but rugby—one of the sports added with Father Postell’s emphasis on increasing extracurricular and athletic offerings—literally opened a world of opportunities for him. Since he began playing during his sophomore year at Jesuit, Metcalf has made the most of those opportunities. Rugby made it possible for Metcalf to attend Penn State, where he majors in economics and history. An Under-20 All-American, he played in the Junior World Trophy and the Collegiate All-Star Championship. The sport has enabled him to travel to Canada, Ireland, England and the Republic of Georgia. Of his Jesuit experience, Metcalf says, “Jesuit helped me realize what I am capable of doing.”

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populations receive access to the school as well as tools for success in the rigorous academic curriculum. Additionally, the school’s Community Service and Social Justice Program has matured into the largest and most comprehensive in the state, serving nearly 90 agencies on a weekly basis and hundreds more through 56,000 student-volunteer hours per year. Postell is a tireless champion for the needs of the school. His legacy includes three successful development campaigns that have enabled facility, faculty and endowment upgrades that will benefit continued on page 22

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Jesuit Dallas students for generations to come. His living legacy is each alumnus who has benefitted from his loving leadership based on the guiding principle of the Jesuit order: “for the greater glory of God.” Dispensing equal parts humor, faith, intellect, and grit, Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. personifies the school motto Men for Others.

Visit jesuitroundup.wordpress.com for “It’s All About the Kids: A Profile of Father Philip Postell, S.J.” by Clark Durham ’12.

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The Jesuits of the New Orleans Province recognized Bill Finegan ’53 for selfless service to Jesuit ministries.

1940s Martin Drew ’48 is proud to announce that he has been awarded the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. A member of the organization since 2005, he would like to invite any practicing Catholic man, 18 or older, to join the Knights of Columbus at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. Call 214850-0868 or email eric@delgado.com.

1950s Dick Ellis ’50 is playing a lot of golf and enjoying his travels, especially to Las Vegas. Paul McKean ’51 is pleased to avoid the airports and will visit Glacier National Park and Canada this summer by passenger train. After retiring from Mobil Pipeline Co. in 1994, Jerry Durbin ’53 continued working as a consultant for Mobil in Russia, Kazakstan, Azerbeijan, Turkey and Venezuela. He lives in April Sound on Lake Conroe in Montgomery County, TX and his hobbies are golf, cruising, writing songs and poetry. “I also like to read, collect oriental rugs and support the American Indians via casinos!”

Tommy Werner ’01 (R) and his wingman after returning from his 100th combat mission in Afghanistan.

Pat Loveland ’56 is an endowed professor at New Mexico State University, where in recognition of his work he has received the Burlington Northern Outstanding Teacher Award, the NMSU Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Fort Bliss Teaching Award. Freddie Schaefer ’57 is busy keeping up with his grandchildren. Kayla is headed to UT San Antonio this fall after graduating from Taylor HS in Katy, TX. Ryan will be a sophomore and plays football and track. Matthew will enter Memorial Parkway Junior High and Brian will enter kindergarten. Glenn Snyder ’57 retired from electronic sales and marketing after 48 years. With eight grandchildren, he and wife, Sandy, are pretty busy. “Between honey-do’s and various hobbies including flying airplanes, playing the banjo at St. Paul’s Saturday Mass, working on airplanes, time at the farm and occasional trips, I have no time for day-time TV.” Mike Murphy ’59, a 100 % disabled veteran, has been awarded a Soldier’s Medal, four Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart, and two Air Medals during his military tour of duty.

1960s Ron Herrin ’60 retired from textile manufacturing in 2006 and now has time to oversee the family real estate investments. For the past 20 years, he and his wife have given their time to one-on-one Christian counseling. “No church affiliation— just independent help for those who hurt. It is very fulfilling!” Bill Davis ’61 recently celebrated his 41st year in the college textbook industry—36 years with the same company. Both of his children are honor roll students and his wife, Sharon, is the chorale and music director at their church. Tom Pauken ’61, author of the new book Bringing America Home, How America Lost Her Way and How We Can Find Our Way Back, currently serves as chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission. Durwood “DJ” Heinrich ’63 is a motivational speaker, author, consultant, 14,000-hour pilot, and avid enthusiast of aviation war heroes. He holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering, an M.S. in management, and a Ph.D. in industrial/ organizational psychology. DJ resides in Georgetown, TX and frequently

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Attack Out of The Sun: Lessons from the Red Baron for Our Business and Personal Lives is a new book from DJ Heinrich ’63 that explores the life of famous World War I, eighty-victory ace pilot, Manfred von Richthofen. Clockwise: While passing through Dallas during a two-week, 3,700 mile motorcycle trip, Steve Kelly’81 and Joe Morales’81 stopped by 12345 Inwood Road. 1983 classmates, Paul Billings (R) and Mike Savage enjoy a Ranger game together. Paul is president of Datascan and Mike is cofounder of the law firm Ackerman and Savage. Lee Siegmund ’83 and wife, Doreen, at McKay Falls in Big Sur.

conducts presentations on The Red Baron and aviation safety issues. Bob Reagan ’63 and Tommy McLain have added two new partners to their law firm, Reagan & McLain, LLP. LaKisha Lee received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2002 and Darren Hatch received his J.D. from Texas Tech University in 2004. Mike Moser ’66 was promoted to Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in the Financial Industries Regulatory Advisory Group.

1970s Hank Henry ’70 retired from the U.S. Forest Service 11 years ago but still does part-time wildlife consulting. He is studying the effects of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on forest bird communities for University of Wyoming. Charlie Johnson ’70 is the proud grandfather of a new baby girl, Brooke Leslee Thomson. Her uncle is Sam Johnson ’96. Bill Bird ’71 and wife, Nancy, are the happy grandparents of Quinn Elise Handy, born to daughter, Shawna Nicole, and her husband, Steve Handy.

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Mike Dunne ’72 is proud to report that son, Michael Jr. ’07, graduated from Midwestern State University in three and a half years. While earning his degree in business, he served as president of his fraternity, interned at the Chamber of Commerce, and studied international business in London, England. He has accepted a position as underwriter with Burns & Wilcox in Arlington, TX and will live in Ft. Worth. Alex Petrilak ’72 is a principal in Bucknell-Petrilak & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in funding strategies for mid-sized companies. Paul Johnston ’73 recently joined Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, a NYSE listed oil and natural gas exploration and production company, as senior vice president and general counsel. Mike Sheaner ’75 received the 2011 Jesuit Gold Ranger Award for his work, along with his father, Herb Sheaner, building the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays into one of the finest high school track events in the country. Mike has officiated at meets for 32 years and become one of the most respected track officials in the country. This year, he was elected

President of the Texas Track & Field Coaches Association. He also serves as webmaster for the website he created to promote the relays. Visit www.jsrelays.org. Jon Musselman ’76 returned to the U.S. after two and a half years working in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is in the process of relocating from New Orleans, his home for 16 years, to Houston. Jaime Campos ’79 has worked for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for 12 years. “If your business is ever audited for sales and use tax by the State of Texas, I could be your auditor.” Jim Hairston ’79 married Amanda Turner Hancoch in March of 2010. Between them, they have six children and one grandchild. Jim’s oldest daughter, Mary Plumlee, had a baby girl in February 2010.

1980s Richard Urso ’80 met Jack Melsheimer ’11, son of Tom ’79, and other Jesuit Dallas music students while at the 2011 Texas Public School Music Educators Association All-State Concert with his daughter, Lauren, a sophomore at Nolan Catholic. She made 4th Chair


Clockwise:Chris Newman ’92 and wife, Shannon, welcomed Grady Christopher into their family on October 3, 2010. Brothers Liam (4) and Sean (2) took a break from playing to pose for a St. Patrick’s Day picture with their new brother. Nate Stricklen ’95 and family. Chris Elmore ’96 and wife, Megan, welcomed their first child, Rileigh Jean Elmore, on Aug. 10, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland. They have been living in Zurich for the past two years and will be moving back to the U.S. soon. Curt Allday ’97 married Karen Lippman last June in the Dominican Republic with friends and family in attendance. He lives in Sausalito, CA, overlooking San Francisco Bay.

Soprano in the TPSMEA All-State choir and also made the TMEA (public school) All-State choir as a Soprano II. Rick Ferrara ’81 is pleased to report that his son, James ’14, earned the rank of Eagle Scout this year. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 404. James is also studying physics at Stanford University in Stanford’s Education Program for Gifted Youth. Steve Kelly ’81, Lt Col, U.S. Marine Corps Retired, and Joe Morales ’81, MSgt, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, began a journey together that covered 12 states, (PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX) visiting family and friends along the way. Steve started from Philadelphia on his 1998 Valkyrie and met Joe on his 2003 Harley Road King in Fayetteville, NC. “Spending two weeks riding 3,700 miles with no media input leads to a lot of thinking, reflection, prayer and figuring out what’s important.” Bill Koch ’81 and wife, Nancy, are pleased about this upcoming year at Jesuit. Eldest son, Durgan, will be a senior at Jesuit and younger son, Liam, will be a freshman. Liam will enter Jesuit with his cousin, Collin Stack, son of David Stack ’82. “Our boys are all third-generation Jesuit students. What

a blessing Jesuit has been and will continue to be.” After 35 years in Dallas, Jim Lesniak ’81 moved to Boulder, CO, for something new and exciting. They live 7,400 feet above Boulder and enjoy mountain biking, skiing and family. Greg Leveling ’81 is looking forward to his second year as Runaway Bay, TX, city administrator. He is also the owner and president of Professional Protective Services, Inc. providing investigative and personal protective services. John Regan ’82 has represented the benefits program to members of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years. He currently manages the agents for the Diocese of Dallas, Ft. Worth and Tyler. The third largest in the U.S., John’s agency provides insurance products to Catholic men engaged in charitable endeavors with the K of C. Eric Maas ’83 invites everyone to Classic BMW in Plano for great cars and great coffee. The Cars and Coffee event takes place the first Saturday of every month and draws a large number of people from the Jesuit community. Classic BMW won the BMW Center of Excellence Award, which focuses on customer satisfaction,

outstanding brand representation and operational excellence. Check out www. carsandcoffeedallas.com. Lee Siegmund ’83 and wife, Doreen, celebrated their 10th anniversary by getting married at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice, CA. Legally married since 2000, Doreen was initiated into the Catholic Church on Easter Sunday. They celebrated by driving up Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur and Monterey. Jason Terk ’85 is the Chair of Texas Medical Association’s Council on Science and Public Health. Named a “Top Doc” in Fort Worth Texas Magazine for 2010 and 2011, he is the Legislative Committee Chair of Texas Pediatric Society. Jason was named “Best of the Best” pediatrician by the Keller Citizen Newspaper poll of subscribers. Louis Helsen ’86 is happy to report that daughter, Ryann, is completing her sophomore year at Ursuline High School and son, Louie, is finishing 7th grade at St. Monica’s Catholic School. Mike Murray ’86 and wife, Colette, welcome new baby Caroline Elizabeth, born Jan. 3, 2011. Caroline joins siblings Mariana (10), Michael (7) and Julia (5). A former member of the Jesuit faculty,

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Captain Omar Nava ’01 with wife, Jessica, and proud parents.

Groomsmen and friends from the Class of 2001 gather around Adrian Sanvictores ’01 at his wedding to Kathleen Fox. (L to R) Adrian Warwick, Jeremy Hannigan, Adrian Sanvictores, Chase Lewis, Albert Aulcair, Chuck Goldsmith.

Friends of LTJG Randall Reichenbach ’04, were on hand to celebrate his engagement to Julianne Debald of Indianapolis. Bottom Row (L-R): Anne-Marie Axilrod (UA’06), Lulu Seikaly (UA’04), Taylor Duncan ’04, Chris Collie ’03 Top Row (L-R): Wendell Fleming ’04, Mike Haggerty ’04, Daniel Root ’04, Amanda Trapp (UA’04), Molly Platts (UA’04), Julianne Debald, Randall Reichenbach ’04, Rachael Reichenbach (UA’07), Clayton Collie ’04.

he practiced law for 14 years and recently became the executive director in Dallas for Heroic Media, a pro-life non-profit media organization. Stan Ledford ’88 lives in Georgia and is based in Newark, NJ flying International B777s for Continental Airlines. Trey Hammond ’89 lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife, Nancy, a physical therapist, and their four boys: Jacob (8), Lucas (6), Nicholas (4) and Andrew (2). He is an associate professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University, where he serves as the director of the doctoral program. He was recently named the chair of the department with its 31-member faculty. He remains passionate about Jesuit education. James Logan ’89 has appeared in many movies but his latest role in the new Jason Statham film The Mechanic, is getting a lot of press. The Dallas Morning News reported that the first person you see on-screen is James Logan. On James’ website he states, “Man, what a great time! Two months in New Orleans working for director Simon West… an amazing experience!”

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Taylor Brinkman ’02 married Talia Gursky in Newport, RI with Robert Woolnough ’02 serving as his best man. The couple lives in Dallas. Taylor graduated from Boston College Law School and is clerking for a federal judge in Fort Worth.

1990s Matt Irwin ’90 and wife, Heather, welcomed their second baby, Sarah Irwin, into their family on July 21, 2010. Mark Alphonso ’91 and wife, Helene, have added to their family. New baby girl, Mia Stephanie, born September 28, 2010, joins older brother, Alexander (4). Mark will be opening a new reception facility in North Dallas called “The Windsor at Hebron Park.” Steve Gossett ’91 and his dad, Steve, Sr. ’66, are “pretty excited” to see their family tradition continued. Steve’s son, Jake Gossett, will be entering the Jesuit Dallas class of 2015 this fall. Kelly Welch ’92 and his wife and business partner, Kate Yonkers, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and the 10th year anniversary of Welch &Yonkers, LLC., their acupuncture practice. Their office was named an official offsite teaching facility for the Georgetown University Medical program. “Residents in the program come to the office and follow me on clinical rounds throughout the year as part of their training.”

Sam Watkins ’93 and wife, Meredith, welcomed their first child, Bennett Anderson Watkins, on Feb. 21, 2011. After moving around the country for 11 years working as a television news reporter, Brian Barker ’94 is now living in Portland, OR and working as a communications officer at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. The father of a 2-yearold daughter, he and his wife spend their weekends working as ski patrollers on Mount Hood and racing bicycles in the summer. Ryan Golden ’94 recently began an executive master’s degree program in software engineering at UT Austin. He and wife, Nicole, welcomed their second son, Asher, into their family. Steve Graham ’94 and wife, Donielle just had baby number four, a boy named Holden Allan Graham. “Sophomore English remains one of my all-time favorites.” After completing course work at Northwestern University, Matt Keirstead ’94 is working through residencies in prosthetics and orthotics. “Sarah and I think y’all should visit Bend and enjoy the outdoors of central Oregon. Also, nice work, Kieran!”


John Paul Cook ’02 and wife, Regina, with their son, Nicholas James Cook. Jesuit teachers, alumni and current students returned to Guatemala on a medical mission trip. They worked long hours helping doctors treat patients and working in the pharmacy. Included in the photo: Jesuit teachers, Jan Jones and Ben Kirby ’00, Kevin Garcia ’78, Synyoung Li ’11, Peter Chung’11, Jimmy Nawalaniec ’11, Philip Morton ’12, John Srinivasan ’12, John Simion ’12

Mike Kervin ’94 is busy building his company Time2FlyMusic, a music promotions and booking agency, assisting musicians, bands and venues in booking shows. He also has a move to Denver planned. “We strive to provide the best for our bands and the people we work with.” Ryan Haas ’95 and wife, Rachel, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Michael Joseph, on Dec. 7, 2010. Todd McGowan ’95 assumed a new role as director of mortgage loan analysis for the correspondent lending channel at CitiBank. He finished a second master’s degree in decision sciences and is now working on a doctorate in information sciences at the University of North Texas. Nate Stricklen ’95 and his wife, Alli Matthews Stricklen, welcomed their first child Feb. 4, 2011. Ainsley Elizabeth Stricklen was born at 9:58 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. Her Baptism took place Easter weekend at Emmaus Catholic Parish in Lakeway, TX. Nate is a vice president in commercial brokerage with CB Richard Ellis. Alli is a marcom manager with Freescale Semiconductor. They reside in Austin, TX.

Warren Young ’95 and wife, Anne, are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Natalie Anne Young, born Sept. 30, 2010. Warren is the associate athletic trainer at SMU for the men’s basketball team and the men’s and women’s golf teams. After graduating from the University of California San Francisco with a doctorate in Pharmacy, Curt Allday ’97 works as a pharmacist for Safeway, Inc. He also pursues the arts and has released several albums under the moniker, geppettoGESTAPO, an experimental avant-garde hip hop project based in San Francisco. His wife, Karen, works as a forensic psychologist at San Quentin Prison, and they enjoy the northern California lifestyle with many friends and their two Persian cats, Garfield & Peaches. Jeff Fellows ’97 is living in Fallon, NV, enjoying his tour at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) as an instructor. “The family is flourishing and we are thrilled to take a break from sea duty and deployments. In bigger news, we are happy to report that we are expecting our third child this fall. We miss all of our friends back home! Take Care.”

Chris Noon ’02 is living in New York City employed as an analyst at an investment banking company. Chris completed the New York Marathon in 4 hours and 8 minutes.

Ryan Higgins ’97 has been reassigned by Nestle from Jarkarta, Indonesia to Harare, Zimbabwe as head of Channel Category Sales Development for Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He and his wife, G, are glad they have Ultimate frisbee and scuba diving in Africa.

2000s James Henry ’00 has completed his MBA in finance from SMU and joined Sloan Wealth Management in Dallas as an associate portfolio manager after 6 years at Neuberger Berman. Patrick Wilson ’00 is a Coloradolicensed attorney living in Wellington, New Zealand for the remainder of 2011. He works as a legal adviser for the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. The position combines his passion for aviation and the law. Dana Collins ’01 recently returned from a deployment in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. This past November, Dana married attorney, Laura Van Tuyl, in Austin. Together they are reestablishing their law firm which practices family law, estate planning, civil litigation and criminal law.

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There were plenty of base runners at the Alumni Softball game held April 17, 2011 on the Jesuit diamond.

Nicholas Braud ’02 and son, Tanner Scott Braud. Tanner was born July 26, 2010. Members of the class of 1952 had a great time at a party hosted by Jamile Ashmore. (L-R) Pat McDowell, Hugh Campbell, Jack Getz, Jamile Ashmore, Terry Tenholder, Billy Adams, Joe Barraco and Henry Neuhoff.

Omar Nava ’01 was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate when he graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH on March 24, 2011 with a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics (with a concentration in Space Physics). His next assignment will be at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as the Weather Specialty Team Flight Commander.

Evan Benedetto ’02 is an art director at the New York ad agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, creating brand strategy for Google, Sprite, Axe and Westin Hotels.

Adrian Sanvictores ’01 married Kathleen Fox at Prince of Peace Church in Houston, TX. Former Jesuit teacher and family friend, Fr. Martinez, officiated the nuptials. The couple honeymooned in Aruba and will reside in San Antonio, TX. Adrian is doing research for various pharmaceutical companies.

John Grabiec ’02 lives in Berlin and has started a magazine called The Travel Almanac. The magazine focuses on travel from the perspective of artists, musicians, filmmakers, etc. The magazine includes interviews, as well as personal travel stories and reviews of the most exceptional hotels worldwide. The magazine is available at select bookstores. Visit www.travel-almanac.com.

Tommy Werner ’01 and wife, Karin, are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Elleigh Kalia Werner. Tommy is back from his second deployment in Afghanistan flying the F-16CM for the Air Force. He has been deployed in Afghanistan for 10 out of the last 14 months and made it home just in time for the arrival of his daughter. He is currently stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah with the 4th Fighter Squadron.

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John Paul Cook ’02 earned his master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Oklahoma and is now working on his doctorate at OU. He and wife, Regina, had their first son, Nicholas James Cook, in October 2010.

Mark O’Shea ’02 recently joined Ebby Halliday Realtors in the company’s flagship office, Ebby’s Little White House, in Dallas. “Realize your dreams!” Dustin Sheffield ’03 met Ally Hollowell at Auburn University and they were married on Mar. 6, 2010. They moved from Atlanta to Palo Alto, CA in early 2010 to work for a start-up company in Silicon Valley. They enjoy taking frequent ski trips to Lake Tahoe on weekends.

Kyle Walker ’03 received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in May. He is moving to Boston to begin a psychiatry residency at Harvard this summer. Luis Arango ’04 received the American Jurisprudence Award in legal research, writing and advocacy at OU College of Law. He has a legal internship at the Dallas and Tarrant County District Attorney’s offices. Randy Reichenbach ’04 is currently serving as a strike officer on the USS Preble—one of the ships assigned to escort the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. This portion of the Pacific Fleet is currently off the coast of Japan assisting with humanitarian relief efforts. Nick Valladarez ’04 recently returned from a six-month deployment to the European theater aboard the fast-attack submarine USS Boise (SSN-764) Bradley Williams ’05 graduated from TCU, Summa Cum Laude in 2009. He was the top student in the economics department and won the Boller Award for an outstanding senior honors presentation. He received his Masters degree in economics from UTD in May and will enter SMU Law School in the fall.


Alumni in the News Ten years ago, while enjoying the success of producing such popular teen movies as “She’s All That,” Rich Hull ’88 felt a desire to do something more. With Halle Berry, he began a project that was to become the awardwinning documentary “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots.” The film details the accomplishments and sacrifices of African American service men and women since the Revolutionary War. Letters, diaries, military records and historical accounts bring to light never-beforetold stories of brave Americans who sometimes did not enjoy the rights they fought to protect. Beginning with an introduction filmed at the Pentagon by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, the stories are brought to life by a star-studded cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Walter Cronkite, Bill Cosby, Robert Duvall, Susan Sarandon and dozens more. Halle Berry serves as the on-camera host. The resulting film is so compelling that “For Love of Liberty” beat out the highly touted “Waiting for Superman” for the NAACP Image Award for best documentary. The award celebrates “outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.” Hull is proud of the connection between the award and the Jesuit emphasis on promoting social justice. He confirms that “there’s no question that Jesuit prepared me for Hollywood and for life.” He describes a lesson shared with him by David Oglesby, his freshman honors English teacher,

Jay Wellik ’06 is studying natural hazards preparedness and active volcanology through Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Masters International program. His 27-month Peace Corps service program will have him teaching high school English in East Java, Indonesia while he conducts his field studies.

into Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Outstanding Senior Man Award which recognizes the senior man who has made outstanding contributions to the Austin College community. This fall, Nicholas will attend Dedman School of Law as a dean scholar. He will represent the third generation of his family to attend law school at SMU.

Michael Carpenter ’07 was elected president of the Louisiana Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon and graduated in May with a marketing/ business degree.

Jahn Toole ’07 will be graduating from the University of Kansas in December and has an internship at Traci Locke in Dallas this summer.

Eric Dama ’07 is attending Baylor Law School this fall. While at Austin College, Nicholas Low ’07 was president of the Greek Counsel, maintained a 4.0 GPA and was inducted

Sam Wernick ’08, a junior and wide receiver at Johns Hopkins University was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He leads the team with 59 receptions for 1,085 yards and 14 touchdowns for the year. Sam is a two-time CoSIDA/ESPN First Team

Rich Hull, Lt. Col. David Glover and film director Frank Martin attend a special premiere of the documentary at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin “He gave me a toy ‘fast car’ along with a plastic fence. He wanted me to realize that I was the fence holding back the potential of my fast car. I still ask myself if my car is fenced in or running in 5th gear.” Hull reflects that the echo of “men for others” from his Jesuit days was one of many ways the school continues to influence his life. He describes a visit by their freshman theology teacher, Father Jeff Dillon, S.J., a sick classmate in Seattle last year as one of many examples of “the Jesuit bond that continues to be important to me.”

Academic All-District selection. He also hit .367 for the baseball team last spring.

2010s Johnny Van ’10, Ben Galichia ’10, as well as Kevin Watson ’09 have brought together worthy men from the University of Texas to colonize Alpha Delta Gamma, a fraternity based upon Jesuit traditions. They look forward to meeting the men from the Jesuit Dallas Class of 2011 headed to the University of Texas. Daniel Metcalf ’10 was selected to the Men’s Junior All-American Under-20s squad to represent the USA in Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament. The team will train in London before heading to Russia for the tournament.

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Weddings Karen Lippman to Curt Allday ’97 Amy to Mackie McKinney ’99 Rose Ellen DeSimone to Austen Worsham ’00 Laura Van Tuyl to Dana Collins ’01 Jennifer Pitz to Mike Deck ’01 Talia Gursky to Taylor Brinkman ’02 Ally Hollowell to Dustin Sheffield ’03 Kathleen Fox to Adrian Sanvictores ’01

New Arrivals Daughters

Caroline Elizabeth to Colette and Mike Murray ’86 Sarah to Heather and Matt Irwin ’90

Class Notes Guidelines

6 Mia Stephanie to Helene and Mark Alphonso ’91 Charlotte Maryn to Julie and Dan Adelmann ’94 5 Lyons Olivia to Elizabeth and David Welp ’94 Ainsley Elizabeth to Alli and Nate Stricklen ’95 1 Natalie Anne to Anne and Warren Young ’95 Rileigh Jean to Megan and Chris Elmore ’96 3 Claire Margaret to Jamey and Doug McKeever ’99 Teresa Avery to Lindsey and Kevin Adamic ’00 2 Elleigh Kalia to Karin and Tommy Werner ’01

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Sam to Tina and John Tripp ’86 Grady Christopher to Shannon and Chris Newman ’92 4 Bennett Anderson to Meredith and Sam Watkins ’93 Asher Edward to Nicole and Ryan Golden ’94 Holden Allan to Donielle and Steve Graham ’94 Michael Joseph to Rachel and Ryan Haas ’95 Samuel D. to Amanda and John Warren ’95 Tyler Joseph to Stacy and Paul Sula ’01 Nicholas James to Regina and John Paul Cook ’02

Class Notes are one of the most popular features of Jesuit Today. We love hearing from you and sharing your news. To prevent misunderstandings, here are our guidelines: We only publish Class Notes from alumni or items in the public media. We do not publish Class Notes submitted by family or friends. Submissions must be in writing (mail or email) and include your contact name and telephone number.We encourage you to submit Class Notes online (jesuitcp.org/classnotes), where they are available to your classmates immediately and will be included in Jesuit Today. If you don’t see a Class Note you submitted, please be patient as it may appear in a future issue. We do not announce upcoming marriages, births or other events. We prefer to share your happy news after the event has occurred. Jesuit reserves the right to edit all submissions.

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in MEMORIAM

Our Prayers and Condolences

Deceased Alumni

John Philip Buettner ’44 Ronald Dean Brady ’48 Frank L. Horak ’49 Robert Leroy Conway ’54 Laurance Warren Lucas ’55 Frank Steven Sellers ’59 Felix C. Alfieri ’60 Nicholas G. Mehl ’60 Arthur Whitney Wear ’61 Jeffrey Scott Seabrook ’69 P. Anthony Schurba ’72 Michael Anthony Barragan ’75 James Michael Burns ’75 Michael Joseph Werr ’76 Raymond John Steele ’78 Victor Eugene Barlow II, ’88 Lee Abram Falvo ’95 Constantino Alistair Fontes ’10

Father of

✝Simon Martinez ’57 (Helen Marie Martinez)

Robert Bronson ’65 (Robert W. Bronson) Richard Cronin ’65 (Eugene Richard Cronin) Richard Johnston ’66 (Dr. Louis Johnston) George Bronson ’69 (Robert W. Bronson) Patrick Galvin ’69 (Charles O. Galvin) Paul Galvin ’71 (Charles O. Galvin) Philip Lenihan ’71 (Jeremiah Edward Lenihan) Tom Trissel ’71 (Robert H. Trissel) Frank Bronson ’72 (Robert W. Bronson) Charles Galvin ’73 (Charles O. Galvin) Timothy Lenihan ’75 (Jeremiah Edward Lenihan) John Lenihan ’76 (Jeremiah Edward Lenihan) Mark Lenihan ’77 (Jeremiah Edward Lenihan) Donald Coffin ’80 (Donald T. Coffin) Murphy Johnston ’80 (Dr. Louis Johnston) Ronald Brady ’82 (Ronald Dean Brady ’48) Shawn Brady ’85 (Ronald Dean Brady ’48) Nicholas Mehl ’86 (Nicholas G. Mehl ’60) Daniel Mehl ’88 (Nicholas G. Mehl ’60) Michael Schutz ’89 (Leonard Schutz) Patrick Burns ’02 (James Michael Burns ’75) Nicholas Parrish ’07 (Robert Parrish)

Daughter of

Brother of

Wife of

Bill Johnson ’62 (Roberta A. Johnson)

Marc Feliciano ’88 (Isabella Beatrice Pleyto Feliciano)

Son of

Daniel O’Shea ’57 (Daniel Patrick O’Shea IV) ✝ Tom Barlow ’60 (Victor E. Barlow ’88) Kerry Wallace ’71 (Patrick Wallace)

Mother of

Dominic Loscerbo ’59 (Irene Loscerbo) Terence Murphy ’61 (Margaret Smith Teves) John Loscerbo ’62 (Irene Loscerbo) Thomas Huffhines’63 (Dorothy Huffhines) Jake Reichenstein ’65 (Jane Reichenstein) Bill Reichenstein ’70 (Jane Reichenstein) William Dunne ’72 (Marion Briggs Dunne) Antonio Fernandez-Vinas ’72 (Carmen Aurora Fernandez-Vinas) Roberto Fernandez-Vinas ’73 (Carmen Aurora Fernandez-Vinas) Paul Fuqua ’77 (Pauline Fuqua) Bill Condon ’78 (Alicia O’Connor Condon) Christian Teves ’78 (Margaret Smith Teves) Thomas Condon ’80 (Alicia O’Connor Condon) Michael Reichenstein ’80 (Jane Reichenstein) Thomas Teves ’80 (Margaret Smith Teves) Marty Martinez ’82 (Helen Marie Martinez) Hans Erwin ’83 (Hildegarde Tomanek Erwin) Santiago Rangel ’83 (Mercedes Rangel) Matthew Martinez ’85 (Helen Marie Martinez) Gabriel Rangel ’88 (Mercedes Rangel) Jeffrey Kratz ’89 (Jo Anne Marie Schiro Kratz) Dwayne Shaw ’94 (Sadie Shaw) Todd Gruninger ’98 (Patricia Ann Gruninger) John Henderson ’99 (Mary Catherine Hunter Goss) Chris Gruninger ’01 (Patricia Ann Gruninger)

✝Patrick Conway ’47 (Robert Leroy Conway ’54) Emil Horak ’49 (Frank L. Horak ’49) Leo Conway ’53 (Robert Leroy Conway ’54) John Seabrook ’61 (Jeffrey Scott Seabrook ’69) Jerry Alfieri ’62 (Felix C. Alieri ’60) David Burns ’79 (James Michael Burns ’75)

Grandmother of

Graham Patterson ’02 (Veronica Graham) Paul Kolker ’03 (Lucy Woeber) Anthony Mungioli ’03 (Rosaria Mungioli) Stephen Palmer ’04 (Ronnie Paulson) John Mungioli ’05 (Rosaria Mungioli) Sean Palmer ’05 (Ronnie Paulson) William Dunne ’08 (Marion Briggs Dunne) Scott Palmer ’08 (Ronnie Paulson) Robert Sean Warmath ’08 (Edith Yolanda Paletta Loffert) Marc DeSantis ’09 (Angelina DeSantis) Matthew Kolker ’09 (Lucy Woeber) Michael Reichenstein ’09 (Jane Reichenstein) John Galvin ’10 (Frances Morgan) James Marino ’10 (Carol Hanlon)

Grandmother of

continued Kevin Kolker ’11 (Lucy Woeber) Cole Enmon ’12 (Peggy St. Amant Cole Ducote) Christopher Galvin ’13 (Frances Morgan) Andrew Hyman ’13 (Jo Hyman) Kyle Reichenstein ’13 (Jane Reichenstein)

Grandfather of

Sal Genovese ’97 (Salvatore Genovese) Jonathan Hassell ’01 (Leon E. Mack) Patrick Hassell ’03 (Leon E. Mack) Daniel Allison ’04 (Elmo “Red” Self) Stephen Palmer ’04 (Ed Halbach) Sean Palmer ’05 (Ed Halbach) Christopher Zimny ’05 (George Zimny) Taylor Coffin ’08 (Donald T. Coffin) Scott Palmer ’08 (Ed Halbach) Cameron Zimny ’08 (George Zimny) Robert Carney ’09 (Dennis McCarthy) Cole Johnston ’09 (Dr. Louis Johnston) Andrew Cassidy ’10 (Gilbert J. Garcia) Harrison Crosby ’10 (Winston Edward Brymer, Jr.) Tanner Coffin ’12 (Donald T. Coffin) Niels Falk ’12 (Edward Prachyl) Joey Hever ’12 (LeRoy W. Stalder) Connor Johnston ’12 (Dr. Louis Johnston) Erik Eppig ’13 (John Granfield) William Carney ’14 (Dennis McCarthy)

Great-Grandmother of Nick Byrne ’14 (Carmen Campbell) Richard Hundza ’14 (Rosaria Mungioli)

Friend of Jesuit

Rev. Walter McCauley, S.J. (Jesuit principal 19591963)

✝ deceased

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John P. Buettner ’44 John Buettner, of Lake Jackson, TX, passed away on Mar. 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine Buettner; two daughters, Mary Buettner and Ann Buettner Honea; and three grandsons. Born in Peoria, IL, he graduated from Jesuit High School in Dallas. He received his B.S. and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University and a master’s degree in chemistry from Texas A&M. He was employed by Texas Dow Operations for 39 years. He was an avid reader, gardener, and golfer and loved his family and dog, Willow.

Robert L. Conway ’54

Felix C. Alfieri ’60

Bob Conway passed away Nov. 29, 2010 at the age of 75. He is survived by his sister, Louise Mehan, and his brother, Leo Conway ’53. His brother, Patrick ’47, passed away in 2006. After graduating from Jesuit, Bob served in the U.S. Navy. He donated his body to the UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas for the benefit of science.

Felix Alfieri, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Jan. 17, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janie Alfieri; son, Tony Alfieri; daughter, Anna Maria Goldstein; son, Victor Alfieri; six granddaughters who were the love of his life; brother, Jerry Alfieri ’62; and sister, Antoinette Carr.

Ronald D. Brady ’48 Ronald Brady, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on April 18, 2011. Ron was born in Guilford, MO. He owned Brady Furniture in Dallas for 37 years until he retired. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; his five children, Michele Janes, Beverly Tackett, Kathy Rosenberg, Ron Brady, and Shawn Brady; and 10 grandchildren.

Laurance W. Lucas ’55 Luke Lucas, of Festus, MO, passed away Jan. 22, 2011. Born in Dallas, he attended Jesuit High School and graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin. He later moved to Memphis, TN where he lived for 36 years, working as a regional sales representative. Luke was an ardent bridge player and was responsible for starting two clubs in the Festus area. He also taught bridge to middle school students, at the YMCA, and the public libraries. He is survived by five children, 22 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Nicholas G. Mehl ’60 Nick Mehl passed away Nov. 5, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. After graduating from Jesuit High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, and was a devoted ND football fan. Nick had a long career as a CPA and loved working for Chapman Construction. Nick is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bettie, three children and four grandchildren.

Frank L. Horak ’49 Frank Horak passed away Nov. 3, 2010 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Delores Horak; daughters, Jennifer Horak Pali and Julie Horak of Dallas; and twin brother, Emil J. Horak ’49. Frank was a member of the band at Jesuit High School and a long time parishioner at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas.

Arthur W. Wear ’61

F. Steven Sellers ’59 Steve Sellers passed away on Jan. 29, 2011. Born in Dallas, he was a graduate of Jesuit High School and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He worked for, and then owned, The Flag Store and Sellers Advertising. Steve was a lifetime member at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anne Marie Sellers, three children and eight grandchildren.

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A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Business Administration, Arthur spent his working career as a longtime employee of HAS Marine Construction and later opened his own company, A.W. Wear & Co. He was a lover of the outdoors and an avid football fan, especially faithful to his beloved Longhorns. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and a loving father.


Victor E. Barlow II ’88 Jeffrey S. Seabrook ’69

James M. Burns ’75

Jeffrey Seabrook, of Fort Davis, TX, passed away Nov. 10, 2010. Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diane Seabrook; daughter, Becky Seabrook; brother, John Seabrook ’61; and sister Sue Ellen Seabrook. He was a graduate of the University of Texas and his master’s degree in entomology from the University of Hawaii helped him start his own pest management business. Jeffrey loved the outdoors and was passionate about history. He especially enjoyed visiting Civil War historic sites.

Born in Philadelphia, Jamie Burns passed away April 12, 2011 in Dallas, TX. His survivors include his children, Maggie and Patrick Burns; and wife, Carla Burns. Jamie was an ESL teacher at Brookhaven College, where he was loved by all of his students. A life-long cyclist, he raced with teams in the Dallas area and went on several long-distance bike trips across the U.S. and abroad.

Victor Barlow, was born in Fort Worth, TX, to Joan and Tom Barlow ’60. He passed away Apr. 27, 2011 in Austin, TX. He is survived by Bettina Babbitt and sister, Melissa Motta. Victor was loved by all his family and friends. He was especially fond of his nieces and nephews, James and Miranda.

Lee A. Falvo ’95

P. Anthony Schurba ’72 Anthony Schurba lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2010. Raised near White Rock Lake, he was a well-known local artist. His work was shown at numerous places including the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and the Arlington Museum of Art. Before his death, a Dallas art gallery held an exhibit featuring all the remaining pieces of his art collection. His wish to have the public enjoy his work while still alive was realized.

Lee Falvo, the eldest child of James and Mary Jo Falvo, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. After graduating from Jesuit, Lee attended Michael J. Werr ’76 the University of Oklahoma and pledged Phi Gamma Delta. He transferred to University Born in 1958, Michael Werr passed away on of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Jan. 20, 2011. After graduating from Jesuit College Preparatory he attended Austin College business administration. A licensed Texas real estate salesperson he worked for DFW in Sherman, TX. Advisors in Dallas. He loved helping and caring for animals especially his dog, Susie Q, and cat, Bootsie.

Raymond J. Steele ’78

Michael A. Barragan ’75 Michael Barragan died Apr. 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Beverly and daughter, Kathryn. After graduating from Jesuit, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his B.S. in political science and began his affection for all things Longhorn. He remained in Austin at UT and received his JD in 1982. He joined the law firm of Gardere & Wynne and worked there for almost twenty years. In 2003, he opened his own practice, specializing in probate litigation.

Ray Steele was born in Detroit, MI, and died Dec. 2, 2010 in McKinney, TX. He attended school at St. Paul the Apostle Elementary and Jesuit College Preparatory before going on to earn his BSBA in Management Information Systems at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was worked at Torchmark Insurance as a computer programmer, and enjoyed golf in his spare time. Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores Kusiak Steele.

Constantino A. Fontes ’10 Constantino Fontes died March 21, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is the son of Michael and Madeleine Fontes and the brother of Gabriella and Pia Fontes. A member of the Jesuit swim team and an honors graduate of Jesuit in 2010, he was a freshman in the Honors College at the University of Alabama. He never spoke an ill word nor failed to share a smile with others and his arms were always open to embrace.

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Entrusted by the Community A visit to campus any time of day confirms the important role of volunteers at Jesuit Dallas. One group of volunteers—the School Board of Trustees—provides support that pervades the entire Jesuit experience. Members of The School Board of Trustees are entrusted by the community to manage all aspects of the school while acting in the best interests of students, alumni, faculty, parents and friends. Through its responsibility for setting policy, the board determines the identity of the school in important ways. The trustees determine enrollment, approve the annual tuition rate, hire and evaluate the president, approve significant expenditures and hold the administration responsible for maintaining Jesuit identity. Members of the board bring expertise in management, law, finance, education, theology, technology, and more. The women and men on the board draw upon this expertise and an understanding of the Jesuit mission to make decisions that advance the school. Typically, board members serve for three to six years. Outgoing Chairman of the Board Charles “Chick” Young is exceptional in both length of service and impact. In the twelve years during which he served, the board achieved milestones including a doubling of financial aid, purchases of real estate and other profitable investments that strengthened the school’s financial standing, improvements to compensation and benefits to attract exceptional teachers, and three successful capital campaigns that allowed improvements and a three-fold expansion of facilities.

Dianne and Chick Young have provided years of faithful support to Jesuit.

While the quantifiable improvements during Young’s tenure are impressive, his vision and values have shaped equally important qualitative changes. His commitment to social justice influenced every aspect of his term. His emphasis on enriching the diversity of the school is manifest in increased opportunities for traditionally underserved populations, including enrollment, financial aid, cultural sensitivity and academic support services. Our community is richer for these efforts as it is by all the ways in which Young has impacted the school. His creativity and professional management oversight leave Jesuit Dallas a far better institution than he found it. Commenting on the contributions of Young, whose tenure on the board nearly parallels his own time as Jesuit President, Philip Postell, S.J. said, “His guidance, generosity and devotion are instrumental to the success of Jesuit Dallas. His example of sincere humility is an inspiration.” I echo Father Postell’s sentiment, and offer the thanks of the entire Jesuit community to Charles M. Young.

Chuck Vinson Vice President off Institutional Advancement

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