A Report for Our Friends schreiner university â€˘ 2013
Trustees marching in May 2013 Commencement included Ron Tefteller, Weir Labatt, Janet McKinney, Page Foshee and Angie Richmond.
Momentum Table of Contents
Honor Roll of Donors
a message from the
Chairman of the Board
Michael L. Pate
Chairman of the Board
What a pleasure it is to introduce the third issue of our annual report, Momentum. I hope you will enjoy looking back at highlights of the year just completed and reading the vignettes of some of the great people who personify Schreiner University. As chairman, I really enjoy working with President Tim Summerlin. His leadership is defined not only by a congenial personality and immense energy, but also by his skill at building a team with a distinct and shared vision. He works well with the senior administration, the board of trustees, faculty, staff, the local community and—most importantly—our students. I think we are in a unique time in the history of Schreiner where we are close to accomplishing several of our goals: a student body of 1,200 students, an increasing endowment, a physical plant that is necessary to attract our students and provide them what they need to be successful. We could not do any of these things without you, our donors! Thank you for being partners in this exciting and important work! Sincerely,
Michael Pate ’71, Washington, D.C.
2013-2014 Officers of the Board Chair: Mr. Mike Pate Vice Chair: Ms. Susan Brooks Term Expiring 2014 Mr. James Alsup (3) Midland Ms. Nancy Anguish (1) Midland Mr. Tom Baldwin (1) San Antonio Ms. Susan Stephens Brooks (3) San Angelo Mr. Mark Clements (1) Spicewood Dr. Gary Allen Crozier (3) Kerrville Mr. Bill Harrison (2) San Antonio Mr. Thomas Weir Labatt, III (3) San Antonio Ms. Janet McKinney (1) Kerrville Ms. Lea Nye (1) San Antonio Mr. Robert Parker (1) Houston Mr. Israel Pena (2) Boerne Rev. Dean Pogue (1) Katy Term Expiring 2015 Mr. John Brantley (1) Houston Mr. Rick Cree (1) Dallas Mr. Page Foshee (1) Austin Dr. Demmie Mayfield (2) San Antonio Mr. Michael Pate (2) Alexandria, VA Ms. Nancy Paup (2) Fort Worth Ms. Jane Ragsdale (3) Hunt Mr. Karl Ransleben (1) Fredericksburg Dr. William Reid (3) Horseshoe Bay Mr. Robert Scott (3) Falfurrias Mr. Max Sherman (2) Austin Mr. Ron Tefteller (1) San Antonio
Board of Trustees
Secretary: Mr. Weir Labatt Term Expiring 2016 Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin (3) Tyler Mr. Bud Benning (1) El Paso Dr. Carlos Campos (1) New Braunfels Mr. Phillip Hering (3) Waco Mr. Frank Maresh (2) Hunt Mr. Granger MacDonald (1) Kerrville Mr. Dan Ostos (1) Kerrville Mr. Nicholas Serafy (2) Brownsville Mr. Brian Sullivan (2) Austin (1), (2), or (3) indicates which three-year term is being served.
Advisory Trustees Ms. Anne Compton (2014) Dallas Mr. J. B. (Bubba) Coskey* (2016) Houston Ms. Sue Cummings (2015) Kerrville Rev. Dr. David Evans (2015) Austin Mr. Steve Daniels (2015) Kerrville Mr. Stuart Sliva (2014) El Paso Mr. Bill Wilson* (2016) Kerrville Mr. Walter Workman (2016) Kerrville Trustees Emeriti Mr. James Avery Mr. Peter Baldwin
* denotes inactive status
Beautifying the Campus
South-Texas Style “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and places to pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir
resident Tim Summerlin has a tr adition he tries to observe every year. That is, he likes to greet students each fall with a visible campus improvement completed during the summer. And, thanks to the continued generosity and encouragement of Donna and Royce (’49) Faulkner, this year’s improvement is a major transformation, principally accomplished over the summer. Ravaged by the South Texas drought, the spacious area in the center of campus, “the Quad” has resembled an abandoned soccer field in recent years, but no longer. It is now a welcoming outdoor sanctuary envisioned three years ago after months of study and discussion with Terra Design Group of San Antonio. Representatives of faculty, staff, students, alumni and townspeople all contributed suggestions for improving the campus ambience. High on the list was pedestrian circulation and Dr. David Smith, dean of the Cailloux School of Professional Studies, contributed concepts he derived from studying students’ walking patterns in the area. The group also suggested landscaping and lighting that could provide a sense of unity that might become the “Schreiner style” motif throughout the campus, completed one zone at a time. The project needed, however, to honor a long-standing tradition from the Schreiner Institute days. When Schreiner was a military school, rule-breakers could work off their demerits by marching the threeacre “Bull Ring.” Hardly a former student returns to campus without mentioning the Bull Ring, and school officials did not want the legend to be forgotten even if the dusty grounds could become a shady park.
beds and trees. Faulkner Plaza also provides outdoor Internet access, a must in public areas today.
Summerlin is pleased with the results. “A part of the campus rich in history is now rich aesthetically and functionally as a place of easy transit and natural gathering locations,” he said. Local contractor Zack Derese of Kerrville Landscaping and project manager Alonzo Navarro worked on the design all spring and started construction the minute students left for summer. Beauty, efficiency and conservation were foremost priorities. With a little fear, they accepted the mandate that the entire project—from subsurface drip irrigation to plantings to lighting—be completed by August 1, no easy feat. The Donna and Royce Faulkner Plaza at the Quad includes wide, meandering sidewalks of stamped and stained concrete, flagstone patios, brick and rock seating walls, pergolas, LED lighting, natural pathways with boulder seating, drip irrigation, shrub
A modern dormitory near the campus entry bears the Faulkner name, but for years the Austin couple has assisted with essential needs less visible, as well—from scholarships and gifts for general operations to a variety of deferred maintenance and beautification projects throughout the campus. As visitors amble through the grounds, they will find a limestone ledge honoring the Faulkner family’s generous commitment and a bronze plaque telling the legend of the Bull Ring. The central pergola includes a paving stone honoring a gift from the Student Senate, and a large University seal is set in the floor. Nearby, a paving stone names the first 12 men who graduated from Schreiner in 1926…some of whom, no doubt, learned patience and perspective walking the Bull Ring. n
Photos: Left, visionary friends, Donna and Royce Faulkner help Schreiner fulfill its dreams. Right, a bronze marker keeps the Schreiner Institute legend alive.
The Donna and Royce Faulkner Plaza at the Quad has: •
undreds of tons of sod, topsoil H mulch, gravel and granite
,000 deer-resistant and 1 xeric plants
26,000 square feet of walkways
20,000 feet of irrigation drip hose
low-voltage LED light fixtures
acre of shrub beds
Zack, of Kerrville Landscaping, says the plaza required 6,200 working hours and, if anyone is counting, gave him 50 new gray hairs!
We like Faulkner Plaza on the Quad because: Comments match photo order, from left.
“Our great friends Royce and Donna Faulkner have helped provide one more beautiful way for Schreiner students to gather in attractive outdoor settings.”
– President Tim Summerlin
“We were able to use subsurface drip irrigation and reduce water consumption by half.”
– Bill Muse, Vice President for Administration and Finance
“It exemplifies ‘a premier place of learning’—inside and outside the classroom.”
“It makes the campus seem softer and gives our students cool places to hang out.”
“We have a campus where our community, as well as current, prospective and former students, want to linger and engage each other.”
– Peg Layton, Vice President for Enrollment Services
– Mark Tuschak, Vice President for Advancement and Public Affairs
“Having an outside space designed with both people needs and environmental needs in mind makes a statement that says ‘we care.’”
– Lane Tait, Assistant Vice President for Marketing
“It provides a definite ‘wow factor’ when prospective students and families visit campus.”
– Charlie McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
– Candice Scott, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success & Director of Logan Library
Candice was unavailable for the photo.
hartwells, a North Carolinabased company, is Schreiner’s new food service provider. The changes they have made include both abundant food options and a modernized cafeteria. Diners are enjoying expanded hours and a wide variety of meal and snack options. The dining hall is now an “all-you-care-toeat” facility with a rainbow of options, including:
Serving 228 schools in the country, Chartwells has contracts with several Texas colleges. Martino Ortega, formerly with Sodexo, remains as executive chef, and Becky Tolle is director of dining services. Chartwells focuses on nutrition, healthy cuisine and helping students learn what food choices will help them perform their best. Chartwells uses only zero trans-fat oils and cage-free eggs, as well as hormonefree dairy and antibiotic-free pork and chicken.
• Baker’s Crust, with homemade baked goods
Understanding the communication preferences of today’s college students, Chartwells maintains an Internet presence to provide nutritional planning and assessment tools that each person can customize for his/her body weight, activity level and food preferences. Students and employees can use their mobile devices to check out the daily menu, and visitors can pay online with credit cards. n
• Eat.Learn.Live., for sautéed favorites • The Kitchen, serving all comfort foods and grill selections • My Pantry, a self-service breakfast area • Fresh Market, a salad bar featuring fresh produce and favorite toppings • Hearthstone Ovens, offering homemade pizzas and calzones
Would you like to know more about Chartwells’ efforts to maintain sustainable environments and healthy diners? Visit their web page at: www.dineoncampus.com/schreiner
75,000? Really? Executive Chef Martino Ortega spreads cheer.
Yes, that’s how many student meals Chartwells will dish out in one semester. That takes care of 980 boarding students. Add in faculty, staff, visitors and snacksters, and the number grows even larger.
A Beautiful Campus
ne hopes that disaster will never strike Schreiner University, but Campus Security is ready to respond if such misfortune occurs. From natural disasters to terrorist threats, college campuses today must know how to respond and do so quickly. According to director of security Danny Flores, the campus is set up to respond immediately— from activating a campus lock-down to providing tornado shelters. Handicap evacuation plans include designated exit routes in multi-story buildings, and an all-campus electronic alert system automatically activates on every university-owned computer. Also, a live audio system is ready to provide specific instructions if the community is under threat. “We have trained an emergency response team and have preparedness plans with the Kerrville Police
is a Safe Campus
Department and the Department of Homeland Security,” said security supervisor Michael Friederich. “All members of our Command Center and Emergency Response Teams have completed FEMA (Federal Emergency Response Team) classes, as well.” Flores hopes the best defense is a good offense and no disaster of any kind will hurt Schreiner. “But we are prepared. We have a rapid response trailer ready to go at all times,” adds Flores. “We also have a behavioral assessment team and protocol to identify possible threatening behavior in the rare event that a student, staff person or visitor manifests dangerous behavior. But let’s hope that never ever happens.” n
Want to know more about campus security? Visit the SU web page: www.schreiner.edu/about/campus-security
Everybody’s Goal Kerrville Police Department (KPD) officers and Schreiner’s security personnel meet frequently to assess progress and make plans. From left: KPD Capt. David Knight, KPD Lt. Phil Engstrom, SU director of security Danny Flores, SU security supervisor Michael Friederich and KPD Chief John Young all share the same goal—a safe campus, 24/7.
$11 million Athletic & Event Center
Approaching Final Fund-Raising
J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa Issues $1 Million Challenge Grant
ark Tuschak, vice president for advancement and public affairs, is thrilled that Schreiner’s friends in Tulsa said “yes.” He’s also aware that turning a positive response into a completed building still requires a lot of work and a lot of generous support from Schreiner’s friends, old and new. “The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, OK, has extended a milliondollar challenge grant for the construction portion if and only if Schreiner’s other friends contribute substantial new money,” Tuschak explains. “We are excited to have received the challenge in July and are eager to beat Mabee’s one year deadline to match their gift with new contributions of $2.7 million—a challenging task.” Tuschak happily announces that positive word from Mabee immediately generated one gift of $1 million, leaving $1.7 yet to raise for construction. Mabee Foundation officers are prepared to mail their million-dollar check as soon as they receive notice that the remaining funds have been raised, but they do not permit any construction to begin in the interim. When the challenge is met, SU will have $7.3 million for construction and be close to readiness to turn the first spade. Endowment and non-construction line items bring the project total to $11,063,405.
Women’s Golf From left, Katlynd Imbody, Gabby Rosales, Amber Hernandez, Sierra Sanchez, Allyson Graybill, Melanie Dean, Courtlynd Miller, Mariah Silvas and Maddie Scheidler. Men’s Golf Front row, from left, Ian Davis, Zach Reichenau, Zach Oliver and Josh Verde. Back row, from left, Tommy Xu, Phillip Stewart, Cheyne Kendall, Jimmy Keener and Kelby Ruiz. Volleyball Jamie Burns (11), Lauren Prukop (18), Brittany Boyett (33) and Amanda Sorenson (6) celebrate a fantastic season wrap-up.
Athletes are Ambassadors
on the road and energizers at home To complement the Mountaineer Fitness Center that opened in 2009, this 35,000 square foot Athletic & Event Center will make a substantial impact both for student athletes and campus life. Equally important, the new facility will enable Schreiner to have full standing in the prestigious athletic conference SU has just entered. According to Ron Macosko, athletic director, many consider the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference the premier NCAA Division III conference in the West. It includes Trinity, Southwestern, Austin College, University of Dallas, Texas Lutheran, Colorado College and Centenary. “SCAC officials have said that SU will not be considered for conference basketball tournaments until facilities are seriously upgraded,” Macosko said.
In addition, Edington Center, the existing gym, was built 35 years ago for a campus community of less than half Schreiner’s current size. Providing practice space for more than 300 athletes at any given time places an enormous strain on the existing space. Practice schedules often start at 6 a.m. for team sports, and intramural practices typically take place from 9 to 11 p.m. to accommodate everyone. Though team sports are seasonal, athletes train continuously. Softball, baseball and soccer teams often practice inside in early spring and late fall when the weather no longer permits outdoor practice. n
Do you know someone who might enjoy supporting this important project? Please call or write Mark Tuschak at 830-792-7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lives and Purposeful Work “Reaching for the stars”
May ’13 gr ad, Colby Adolph moved to Indiana last summer and started her next chapter toward pursuing an ambitious career in the sciences. Backed by
full financial support from Purdue University, Colby worked, for the summer, in an analytical/organic chemistry lab and will continue teaching undergrads throughout her own academic trek.
Her goal? To earn a doctorate in chemistry and secure a position as a synthetic organic chemist in a major company such as Pfizer or Eli Lilly. While she is realistic about the challenges that await her, setting high goals is nothing new for Colby. She arrived at SU in 2009 determined to be the first in her family to graduate from college. Not only did she earn her B.S. in Biochemistry, Colby won the coveted Elmore Whitehurst Award for Excellence in Learning. She was also a star athlete all four years, gave campus tours in Spanish and English, and worked as an intern in the pharmacy of the Kerrville State Hospital. At Purdue, she will balance study, research and teaching until she is ready to declare a specialty for her doctoral thesis. In four or five years, Colby will defend her dissertation, presenting it “to a group of professors who will decide whether my work is worthy of a degree.” The Houston native is grateful for the experiences that have brought her this far. “The opportunity I have to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry is a dream come true. I greatly appreciate my Schreiner academic advisor, Dr. Kiley Miller, and an amazing Schreiner professor, Dr. Danette Vines, for pushing me to look into graduate studies and to reach for the stars with my goals. Their coupled efforts and Schreiner’s four years of support have always encouraged me to go beyond what’s expected and never to limit myself. In Kerrville, I discovered a deep love of learning. Everyone—from teachers in all disciplines to coaches to deans—inspired me during my time at Schreiner. “And—while my major was in the sciences—what I learned and experienced at SU went well beyond the periodic table.” n
claim high goals
y father once told me that a goal without a plan is a wish,” said Manny Longoria as he discusses his past, present and future. The scholar athlete came to Schreiner to play basketball and to pursue a rigorous academic plan that eventually will lead to his career dream of becoming a corporate accountant. Manny won the San Antonio CPA Chapter’s Accounting Excellence Award last May and started his MBA at UT El Paso this fall. He will then take the CPA exam. “
Longoria credits Schreiner with helping him move out of his comfort zone. “One thing that I never actually thought I’d learn was the ability to interact and communicate easily with people. I did more of that at SU than I have my whole life. Schreiner is definitely unlike any other school.” Retired accounting professor Peter Huey “helped me remember that complexity is part of life. At times it was very difficult to balance school and basketball, especially when our team competed on the road. Mr. Huey was always telling us not to get stressed and overwhelmed—just to embrace our challenges and thank God for them. So that is what I tried to do”
Looking back at his Schreiner chapter, Manny says he always held himself accountable for his performance in the classroom and on the court. He believes he inherited the attributes necessary for success: “hard work, optimism, resiliency and the ability to pay attention to details.” n
hen I started looking at prospective colleges, I was bombarded by options. I knew I wanted to play volleyball, and my high school coach suggested Schreiner University. When my parents and I made the campus tour, I knew that this was the school for me. Because I came from a small high school, I really liked the idea of the small class sizes, and the fact that I might actually get to know my classmates and professors. “But now, as I think about graduation, I realize that I have received so much more than that. Everyone offers the best experience possible— from the teachers, the financial aid office, the administration, other students. And at how many schools can you pass by the President of the university and have him not only know who you are, but also have a nice conversation? This is a very special place, and I am so grateful that I have had the chance to experience it.” Before she graduates in 2014, Jamie is completing an internship experience in out-patient therapy at Guadalupe Regional Hospital in Seguin. She hopes to be accepted into physical therapy school right after graduation. n
Building a premier place of learning
hief architect of Schreiner’s academic program, Dr. Charlie McCormick may not sleep much. He’s too excited—excited
about the faculty growing stronger and more creative every year and excited about the intellectual climate on campus growing richer, deeper, more far-reaching. McCormick, vice president for academic affairs and provost,
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and his deans have a vision that cannot wait for “someday.” Deans Dr. David Smith (pictured to the left of Dr. McCormick), Dr. Diana Comuzzie (center) and Dr. William Woods (far right) share McCormick’s position that higher education is in a pivotal time. (Many in our nation assert, in fact, that traditional higher educational delivery systems are ineffective and cannot justify their cost anymore.)
“If higher education is facing a pivotal time then we must pivot,” McCormick said. “We must plant one foot in the values that have made Schreiner a cherished place for 90 years. At the same time, we must use the other foot to step out boldly into an amazing universe of teaching and learning opportunities.” McCormick’s face lights up when he describes all of the ways Schreiner can create learning
Not a word one normally uses every day, provost finds its home in academic settings. At Columbia University, the provost was chief academic officer as early as 1811 (30 years before Texas even had a college). At Schreiner, Charlie McCormick not only supervises the work of the three academic deans, but also the dean of students, registrar, campus minister, institutional research officer and the associate vice president for academic affairs and student success. From residence life to the library to study abroad, McCormick is discerning, encouraging, assessing.
“By living in community, Schreiner students are learning to listen, share, articulate, reflect, take risks and exercise initiative.” — Dr. Charlie McCormick
Mission Statement: Schreiner University, a liberal arts institution affiliated by choice and covenant with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is committed to educating students holistically. Primarily undergraduate, the university offers a personalized, integrated education that prepares its students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.
environments that equip graduates to fulfill Schreiner’s mission. Preparing students today moves far beyond the traditional classroom setting, where an expert professes in a lecture format. In fact, the role of the professoriate undergoes almost daily change, responding to a world that recreates itself with lightning speed. Schreiner’s students can already take Mandarin Chinese, for example, through a distance learning connection with Concordia College in Austin. They can share a science or humanities research project with mentors across the globe and engage in case studies about business ethics with their counterparts at other universities. And—thanks to technology—students can do these things in real time, instantly. A liberal arts college teacher today, suggests McCormick, is more like a life coach—starting a relationship with students from the summer before they arrive on campus and maintaining an encouraging and assisting role even
as graduates enter the job market or enroll in graduate school. “Our faculty is learning to see itself as a group of enthusiastic mentors who walk alongside their students in a variety of learning settings, who help them discern and own their futures, who help them connect and synthesize otherwise disparate skills, knowledge, and dispositions, and who are totally committed to their success,” McCormick said.
Using Educational Psychology Creating environments for exciting and abundant learning means understanding how the current generation of young people learns. Today’s students are technologically savvy long before they arrive on campus but they may not have given much thought to how they want to invest themselves in purposeful work and life beyond work. They are whizzes on computers and smart phones but may bring limited experience
working with people from differing backgrounds and world views. Having faculty advisors who help students assess where their talents intersect the world’s needs gives direction to their studies from the first day students begin their freshmen coursework. They learn they are building a college resumé that reflects more than mastering course content. By living in community, Schreiner students are learning to listen, share, articulate, reflect, take risks and exercise initiative. McCormick said it is a pleasure to talk with graduating seniors who can articulate how they have experienced Schreiner’s motto: “Learning by Heart.” In addition, all who work at Schreiner are a part of the teachinglearning team, said McCormick. Personnel in student services and career counseling share the vision of helping students understand themselves, their community and the needs of the larger world. See pg. 17 Momentum 2013
Busing Leads Campus
like leading our institutional effectiveness pr actices,” said Dr. Kyle Busing. While the assistant professor of exercise science and sport management came to SU to use his love of teaching, Busing now splits his time between helping students and helping his colleagues throughout the campus.
“Our goal is to make sure Schreiner is providing the services we believe we are providing.”
“Like other good schools, Schreiner wants to have consistent methods for assessing our effectiveness throughout the campus—in classrooms and offices, in laboratories and dormitories,” said Busing.
The Colorado native has extra reason to be happy this fall. After completing her doctorate, his wife, Dr. Carrie West, has joined SU as a full-time faculty member in communications studies. n
“Assessing institutional effectiveness is logical and I like logic,” he said. “It’s fun to help people see how consistent self-evaluation and reflection can help them improve in their own jobs and help Schreiner improve every year, too,” Busing said.
Pursuing Meaningful Lives
and Purposeful Work
chreiner is one of 33 universities in the nation to win a prestigious Lilly Endowment gr ant to participate in NetVUE, the Network for Vocation in Undergr aduate Education. The purpose of NetVUE is to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation in campus communities. In other words, NetVUE assists in helping students sharpen their zeal to make a difference in the world when they graduate. Six universities in Texas are participating, including Baylor and Trinity. According to The Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, campus minister, Schreiner is using the grant funds to expand vocational exploration
New Initiatives Beckon What new academic ventures does McCormick see on the horizon? Responding to the nation’s needs, Schreiner is considering more healthrelated degrees (see page 21). Frequently discussed is a completion program for registered nurses to earn Bachelor of Science degrees. It is even possible that a Master of Arts in public health might develop. After completing a pilot research project with senior citizen volunteers, faculty from exercise science and nursing are exploring gerontology as a fertile opportunity for study and research. Likewise, the liberal arts and professional studies faculty are considering a degree in arts management. And, with so many Texas music organizations and festivals nearby, a master of fine arts degree in song writing may develop in the future.
Global Awareness Academic leaders also are taking seriously Schreiner’s commitment to provide students with global awareness. Summer study abroad opportunities have long been a Schreiner staple. For instance, a group of students and faculty
traveled to Florence, Italy— studying courses from Renaissance Art to The European Union. Likewise, nursing director Dr. Lena Rippstein led a service learning class to Costa Rica last summer. Under exploration are formal agreements for exchange campuses where students spend a semester or a year immersing themselves culturally and intellectually. Hannam University, a highly-ranked Presbyterian college in Daejeon, South Korea, may be the first exchange site, and the busy academic leader is working on others, as well. Schreiner is still one of the nation’s youngest baccalaureate colleges, having graduated its first seniors in 1984. At the same time, Schreiner will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2023. Does McCormick know what the academic program will look like 10 years from now? “Not entirely,” he said. “I do know many in our state and nation will recognize the Hill Country as the proud home of a premier place of learning… one that is brave and adventurous enough to change and improve every year and that makes good on its promise to prepare students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.” n
What shall Schreiner graduates possess? Analytical Abilities: critical thinking, problem solving Communication Skills: verbal, auditory, written, technical, interpersonal, and collaborative Global Perspectives: valuing diversity and demonstrating cultural competency Personal and Social Responsibility: ethical agency and a sense of purpose and vocation Engagement: community and professional involvement
opportunities across disciplines and programs. A team of 36 faculty members, staff and students are creating a campus-wide infrastructure for students from diverse religious traditions, academic disciplines and interests to engage deliberately the topics of meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.
Skill and Resource Use: content knowledge, technical knowledge, identifying and making use of available resources
Norris-Lane (right) and Judy Ferguson (left), director of the Christian Vocations Internship Program, said they hope the NetVue conferences and idea exchanges among colleges rooted in the liberal arts will help Schreiner’s learning community create an atmosphere where graduates have a sense of calling and are eager to sustain lives of service. n
Aesthetic Appreciation: creative appreciation, reflection Momentum 2013
In what settings
do Schreiner students learn?
Laboratories and Classrooms
“You can find our teams volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, the food bank, YMCA, Red Cross, Todd’s Teddy Bear Drive, Make a Change in 14 Days, the Kerrville canned food drive, the Humane Society and mentoring at elementary schools. They always come away as more thoughtful and grateful people after these experiences.”
Athletics and intramurals
— Ron Macosko
Director of Athletics/Golf Coach
“A class discussion might focus on critical thinking or leadership development, but practicing those skills occurs as students learn to lead on the athletic court or compromise in a dorm council or deal with a serious community problem in a volunteer organization. ‘Real world’ situations requiring critical thinking, empathy and compassion do not wait until graduation.” — Dr. Charlie McCormick
Dr. Lena Rippstein, director of nursing and 19 nursing students spent nine days in Costa Rica last summer with International Service Learning, a program that enlists medical and educational volunteer teams to assist underserved populations in Central and South America. The students performed 3050 medical assessments per day and learned to respect the courageous people they were engaging—a true “Learning by Heart” experience. Distance Learning classrooms
Living and Learning Communities
“Living in Faulkner was a ton of fun. You were always around your friends and whenever you needed something someone else always had it. You will meet your best friends for the next four years in this building.” — Caitlin Otten ’16
Major: Teacher Education
Oh, happy time!
100 percent of first BSN class graduates
Twins Through and Through “Peterson Regional Medical Center is the right fit for me because I appreciate the close community atmosphere. I get to see the same co-workers every day and form great relationships with them. They know my strengths and weaknesses as a new graduate and are always there to help me.”
— Brandy Gonzales ’13, R.N. Medical/Surgical Floor 3 W
“We nursing students completed many clinical rounds at Peterson Regional, so I felt as if I knew the hospital pretty well. I knew that when I started my career, I would feel more prepared working here than at any other place. The Peterson staff was great with us as students, so I knew it would be a great place to work...and it is!” — Kristy Gonzales ’13, R.N.,
next steps in the process. That is, each much pass the NCLEX-RN, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, before they can apply for a registered nursing position.
Well, 100 percent finished, in spite of juggling studies, family responsibilities, and often, part-time jobs. Now the members of the 2013 class are completing the
As this articles goes to press, approximately 15 of the 23 have passed their tests and have secured their first jobs in their dream profession. Local hospitals in Kerrville and Fredericksburg have recruited at least 10 of the new grads. Other hospitals in Galveston, Bryan and San Antonio also have Schreiner’s new registered nurses. Rippstein said that every grad who applied for a job over the summer has secured one. n
chreiner’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree has been rigorous in every way since its inception. Knowing
that students would encounter challenging academic and clinical assignments, Dr. Lena Rippstein, director, was hesitant to predict what percentage of those first 23 pioneers would actually make it to the finish line. In many schools, a completion rate of 60 percent is considered respectable.
Medical/Surgical Floor 3 W
“I am fortunate to work at one of the best hospitals in the country doing what I truly love—labor and delivery— because of the education and experience I gained at Schreiner University. Becoming a nurse has been a lifelong dream. I am blessed to be in a position to try to enrich the lives of others.” — Sarah Payne ’13, B.S.N., R.N. OB/GYN Hill Country Memorial Hospital
“We at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg are thrilled to partner with Schreiner University. We feel blessed to employ two graduates from the very first BSN class, Sarah Payne and Hannah Ellwanger. This new Schreiner program is a wonderful and important addition to the Hill Country.” — Gina Enderlin, R.N. Nurse Educator, Hill Country Memorial Hospital
Sarah Payne ’13, R.N.
Hopefully Coming Soon:
Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health
he national Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) predicts 250,000 more public health workers will be needed by 2020—just seven years away. This shortage is due in part to the
anticipated retirement of 23 percent of the current work force-about 110,000 workers. This means schools of public health will have to train three times the current number of graduates this decade. The effects of toxic wastes, environmental pollutants and unsafe water are only partially responsible for the acute need. In the United States, at least, unbalanced diets, inadequate exercise and substance abuse also contribute
heavily to the the nation’s health crisis. Texas only has two public health programs in development, so Schreiner has received strong encouragement to request approval from our accrediting agency, Southern Association for College and Schools. Dr. Ruth Grubesic of SU’s nursing faculty has a doctorate in public health and is working with an interdisciplinary team to create an effective degree. Schreiner will learn if the program has received accreditation by the end of the fall semester, 2013. When approved, Schreiner will be in the forefront of the public health movement with a degree that complements our existing programs and extends our reach in the field. n
Schreiner Grows MBA’S?
“Tony has always possessed great people skills, and now with his work in the Schreiner MBA program, he approaches issues with a greater understanding of the big picture!” – Mike Allen, President Union State Bank
ony Parinello, vice president and cashier at Kerrville’s Union State Bank, had considered graduate school for a long time. When SU was ready to
Mike Allen and Tony Parinello
launch its Master of Business Administration degree, Tony was first in line. And—two years and a lot of work later—he is a member of the charter class of MBA grads. “When Tammy and I had our little girl, Taryn, in 2011, I realized life was only going to get busier. If ever I was going to accomplish this goal, I better start!” said the happy family man. “My wife and my boss, Mike Allen, gave me their full support, knowing that this new commitment would be challenging for all of us.” Tony appreciated the faculty’s genuine concern and the open atmosphere that existed among his professors and classmates. He enjoyed using his work experience to shed light on his studies and vice versa. He found the classes in accounting, ethics and communications especially helpful. The banker credits his MBA studies with other lasting benefits, as well. “I would say the program definitely helped build my confidence. I feel that my decision- making processes have become more dynamic and wellrounded. All of us in the class grew in self-awareness and understanding, with more clarity about our own tendencies and habits,” he said. In addition, the new MBA believes he developed lifelong friendships. Some of Tony’s most important lessons, however, probably came from taking on the obligation rather than from the courses themselves. “I sure did learn a lot about time management and setting priorities!” he said, thankful the two-year journey is behind him. Would Tony recommend the program to others? “It was one of the hardest things I have ever attempted,” Parinello said. “But if others ask me whether they should consider SU’s MBA, I would tell them to go for it! There will always be something to get in the way, but there is no better time than the present!” n
In this photo, Mark is rehearsing a group of young children from the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras as they prepare for a concert in Luckenbach. Left: READY FOR THE SYMPHONY! Mark Nugent and companion cellist prepare for their next performance.
Non-Traditional student sees
looked at several music degree programs in the greater San Antonio area before choosing Schreiner, said Mark Nugent. “I also did a very detailed cost analysis,
and to my surprise SU turned out to be the least expensive for a commuter student like myself—even when I compared Schreiner to state schools in the region. “My education at Schreiner University is working out well. I appreciate the faculty, who get involved with the community and that means a lot to me. The curriculum is well rounded and I particularly enjoy the one-on-one relationship I have with my instructors. As a result of my involvement here, I have more exposure to the professional music community in the area and see more opportunities to do so in the future. As an older adult, I find the young traditional students to be very engaging and accepting of me as one of their peers.
“After I graduate, I intend to audition for other regional symphonies in Texas and grow my private cello teaching studio. I want to be more active with professional chamber music performances, as well. I have already been asked to join the board of directors of a local music group and I hope to be active in some area amateur music groups as a conductor and artistic director. “Retirement and an education are what you make them and it’s never too late to be whatever you want to be! You just have to try and pick the right academic setting to make that goal a reality. Schreiner University IS that place for me.” Mark Nugent plans to graduate with a degree in music in 2014. He was a Chicago-area policeman and in the financial services industry in his “previous” lives. A gifted cellist, Mark is a regular with the Symphony of the Hills and the volunteer leader and coach of the Schreiner String Quartet. n
Schreiner’s student musicians —members of the choir, strings ensembles and the band—love invitations to play. To arrange, please contact Don Crandall at 830-792-7328 or email email@example.com Momentum 2013
Th e Schreiner Study Club Exploring • Discussing • Reflecting
West Kerr Campus…sort of!
chreiner embarked on a new and satisfying educational adventure last spring when business professor and international businessman Warren Ferguson teamed up with regional development officer Sue Steele to launch the Schreiner Study Club. The kind folks at Hunt Methodist Church and other good friends in West Kerr County helped with the logistics for two continuing ed courses that took place in the church’s fellowship hall.
What are those guys thinking?
Ferguson taught two multi-week courses, the first as a geopolitical update focusing on Mexico, China and the United States. The second series extended international studies with “Understanding a Rapidly Changing Culture.” His courses were so well received that Warren will facilitate another short course beginning next March. “Who Is Most Likely To Rule the World: Global Geopolitics Today and Tomorrow” will begin at Hunt United Methodist Church on Feb. 19.
What is an ideal society? This fall, English professor and liberal arts dean, Dr. William Woods, offered “Utopian and Dystopian Literature and Film.” These morning classes took place at Hunt Methodist, October 1, 8, 15 and 22. Dr. Woods commented that as long as philosophers and poets have put word to paper, they have debated the notion of the truly fair and just community. When do individual rights outweigh the rights of citizens? How will the ideal society be governed? Through classic and modern literature and cinema, the class explored those themes. As an added treat, “Movie at the Mansion” was offered class participants a showing of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of a dystopian society on October 10. Woods showed and discussed Bladerunner, and the novel which inspired the film, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? n
For more information about the costs and other details of these classes, please contact Sue Steele at 830-792-7208 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 24
Monday Night Fiction You are cordially invited to join Schreiner faculty, staff and students for seven months of lively discussion about literature. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and take place in the Logan Library’s Scarle Philips Room. 2013-2014 September 23:
“The Coffee Trader” by David Liss
Moderators: Author David Liss and Cole Star, Associate Professor of Religion October 21:
“The Dixie Association” by Donald Hays
Moderator: Dr. Tom Wells, Professor of Exercise Science (Ret.) November 18:
“A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
Moderator/Guest Speaker: Tom Woods ’13 December Bonus Program:
To be determined February 17:
“We learned a lot in our spring class with Professor Ferguson, and it is fascinating to watch as some of his predictions about international relations have come true since then! Television news just provides a snippet of the story, but our class participated in deep discussions. It really helps round out one’s perspective. “We were excited to have Dr. Woods. It was a totally different, but fun, dynamic!” — Barbara and David Staggs Hunt, Texas
“The Lost Honor of Katharine Blum” by Heinrich Böll Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Roethler, Assistant Professor of History
“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
Moderator: Silke Feltz (Instructor, German and English)
“Gun Shy” by Ben Rehder
Moderator: Dr. Carrie West, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies For further details, please contact Silke Feltz, director of Monday Night Fiction, email@example.com. Momentum 2013
Facts Selected Financial Statistics
Assets Cash and cash equivalent $2,728,330 Accounts and pledges receivable 2,735,777 Other assets 2,379,526 Investments 57,428,579 Land, buildings and equipment, net 54,313,604 Total assets $119,585,816 Liabilities Accounts payable Deposits and deferred revenue Notes payable Total liabilities
$1,620,976 847,123 14,954,768 $17,422,867
Net Assets Unrestricted $57,142,688 Temporarily restricted 8,442,140 Permanently restricted 36,578,121 Total net assets $102,162,949
Total liabilities and net assets
Gifts and grants 9%
Net tuition and fees 51%
Academic Institutional support support 7% Student services 25% 18%
The above numbers are unaudited. Fiscal year concludes May 31.
Historical Value of Endowment $55,589,874
$60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000
$20,000,000 $10,000,000 0
Schreiner ranks in top 200
For Financial Fitness Among Independent Colleges Schreiner ranked 155 out of 925 independent universities in the money magazine’s August issue. Criteria for assessing America’s private universities included balance sheet health, instructional investments per full-time student, and return on assets. Schreiner earned a “B,” with a number grade point of 3.3—slightly higher than McMurry University in Abilene and Queens College of Charlotte, N.C. First on the list was…can you guess? Princeton, with Rice weighing in at 12th. (Both received A+ report cards.) Want to know more? Visit www.forbes.com/sites/schifrin/2013
Thanks for a Great Year!
hanks to our donors, Schreiner enjoyed a banner year in fundraising in the fiscal year which finished May 31. Counting current and planned
gifts, Schreiner’s friends pledged $15,494,979! Schreiner’s board of trustees and their families led the way with generous support in the first year of the “Fulfilling the Promise” comprehensive campaign. Gifts for operations—predominantly to support student financial aid—totaled $1,405.011. Largest contributor to this good result was the Hill Country College Fund, providing tuition grants for students in Kerr and contiguous counties. The largest piece of the fund-raising pie came from planned gift pledges, principally for long-term endowment. These surpassed $10 million, including bequests with a named value and other deferred vehicles—such as insurance policies, charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities. While some of these life income gifts have specified terms, most planned gifts will be realized after a donor’s death. Nevertheless, they give the administration enormous confidence in Schreiner’s future. Schreiner booked close to 2,000 gifts for all purposes. These included support for the Athletic and Event Center (see page 10), campus landscaping (see pages 4-7), current and endowed program support and technology. These gifts represent a 78 percent increase over the previous year! We thank every person—faculty and staff, former students, parents, neighbors, trustees, businesses and charitable foundations—for a satisfying year! n
So Much Fun the First Time… Local realtor Harold Crocker is now in his second year as Hill Country College Fund chairman—a very important volunteer assignment. Here, he and community development officer Beth Johnson discuss goal-setting for the 201314 effort. With HCCF cabinet leaders Peter Lewis, Brenda Thompson, Mike Graxiola, David Smith and Cindy Becker, the team enthusiastically increased the goal to $600,000 for this year. Thanks, Harold.
a message from the
Dear Friends, You cannot spend any time on the Schreiner campus without sensing the momentum which gives this report its title. It is evident in physical changes, in the presence of new faces among faculty and staff, and in the vitality of a growing group of students. Yes, it is even present in the expectancy one encounters in discussions of new programs or uses for technology. In all of these expressions of the university’s energy, I see evidence of you, the donors who are so essential to Schreiner. • In that growing student body, we recognize your generous scholarship support. • In new or renovated facilities and landscaping improvements, your hand is present. • In the capacity to deliver German classes to our students and those of other colleges simultaneously, you make yourselves known, as well as in our ability to attract bright new faculty. To paraphrase the old ballad, “I’ll be seeing you in all… the ways that Schreiner makes progress toward its commitment to being a premier place of learning.” And I will be full of gratitude as well. All the best,
Mary Ellen and Tim Summerlin,
Schreiner’s “First Family,” enjoy R&R in their back yard.
Tim Summerlin, President
The Honor Roll of Donors salutes generous friends, trustees, parents, alumni, businesses, employees, charitable foundations, organizations and neighbors. Schreiner honors our many generous friends whose gifts enable us to provide a quality teaching and learning environment. This Honor Roll summarizes gifts for all purposes received between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. We have made every effort to present our donors accurately. Please call us at 830-792-7201 if you have questions and accept our sincere apology if we have made a mistake.
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The Kathleen C. Cailloux Family Foundation Maria & Pete Calderon Brent Calongne Calvary Temple Church Camelot Hills Group, LLC Camp Flaming Arrow Camp La Junta Camp Mystic Inc Camp Stewart for Boys Inc Camp Verde General Store Camp Waldemar Campaign Sports, LLC Kathryn Campbell Ursula & Stuart Campbell Mary & Rene Canales Brandon Cancino Anne & Douglas Cannon Edwina Cantu Lisa Cantu Brittany Cardwell Corinne & Acree Carlisle Michael Carlisle Carole & Robert Carlson Elva & Joaquin Carpenter Tonya & Conn Carson Melissa & Jarred Carter Susan Carver Kelly Jo & Steven Catalani Judy & James Cavender Cecil Atkission Motors Centennial Bank Ofelia & Raul Cesar Gladys Chamberlain Boardman Chambers Rose Chandler James Chaney Elizabeth & Dale Chapman Jay Chapman Maynard Chapman Beth & Eugene Chappell Dale Chase Jenny & Chip Chase Susan & J.M Chastain Sonia & Rogelio Chavez Chevron Matching Gift Program Chili’s Grill & Bar Church’s Fried Chicken Mary Walker-Chyle & Valerian Chyle Peggy Clanton Tammi Clanton Patricia & John Clark Meg & Clayton Clark Virginia Ruth Clarke Jerry & Mark Clements Betty & Steve Clyburn Carolynn & Stanley Cobbs Vickie & Gary Cochrane Sylvia Coday Coffee Homes Margie Cole Marge & Albert Coleman Jude Gallik & Clint Coles Loyce & William Collenback
Francelle & Dennis Collins Roma & Howard Collins Ann & James Collins Kathleen & James Collins Mary & Maurice Collins Commercial Realty Services Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country Diana & Anthony Comuzzie Ellen Connelly ConocoPhillips Mildred & Edwin Cook Jennifer Cooper Lana & Edward Cop Mary & Warner Corbin Shirley & Bubba Coskey The Council of Independent Colleges Beverly & William Counts Candace & Mark Courmier Brandon Covarrubia Martha & Frank Covert Valerie & Mark Covey Camilla Cowden Mark Cowden Joan & Thomas Craft Neva & Charles Cramer Jennifer & Don Crandall Glenn Crawford Debbie & Jerry Crawford Patricia Crawford-Gournay Frances Cree Anne & Richard Cree Crenwelge Motors Timothy Crenwelge Grace & Neil Crites Robbie & Harold Crocker Joanne & Grover Crocker Lela & David Crockett Kate & Robert Crosby Sylvia & Ronald Crossland David Crotty Janett & Harlan Crouse Priscilla & Gary Crozier Janey & Bill Crum Pam & Bill Crumrine Cuernos Loco LLC Culligan Water Conditioning of Kerrville, Inc. Jo Ann & Darlis Cummings Sue Cummings Elizabeth & Robert Cunningham Anne & Dan Curran Peggy & Thomas Currie Irving Cutter David Czarnecky D. W. Electric Carol & Sam Dalton Thomas Daniel Amy & Steve Daniels Sandra & Milton Dare Beverly & Ralph Daugherty Ruth & Billy Davenport Davidson, Freedle, Espenhover & Overby PC
Davis Bonding Co Margery & Carlton Davis Brenda & Clifton Davis D.C. Davis Dahlia Davis Deborah Davis Billie & John Davis Dolores & Leonard Davis J.R. & Raemon Davis Ralph Davis† Clyde Day Val & Douglas Day Ramon De Leon San Juana & Cleofas De Luna Fredericka DeBerry Rachel & James Deer Antoine & Courtney DeHoyos Austen Delahaye Pamela Diaz Patricia & Robert Dickey Nancy & Philip Dickinson Deborah & Richard Dobie Beverly & Alvin Dodds Carol & Stephen Dodge Joan Dell Dolce Dominion Foundation Marcy & Wes Dorman Judith & Rogers Douglas Caroline & Clarence Dove Fane Downs Mary Doyen Betsy Drapela Elaine & Samuel Dreeben Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Kerrville Chapter Lucille & Lindsay Duff Jean & James Duncan Julie & Frank Dunlap Jodie & Jay Dunnahoo Milda Durrin Geraldine & Joe Durso Leslie Durst Sue Dyke Cynthia Earl Tweety & Dick Eastland Courtney & Gene Ebner Edward Jones Deborah & Carlton Edwards Austin Elam Melinda & Samuel Elder Pat Ellebracht Dee & John Elliott Keith Ellis† George Anne & Teak Elmore Marsha & Dale† Elmore Keli & Rex Emerson Sylvia & Murphy Emmons Carol & Woodrow Epperson Jarett Ersch Stephanie & Richard Ertel Beauford Erwin Especially Yours Paco Espinoza Mary Etheredge Linda & David Evans
Roman Coliseum Art instructor Deborah Conner specializes in photography and took this photo while leading a student group to Italy last summer.
Diane Evans Donna & Jimmy Evans Ethan Evans Karen Evans Randy Evans ExxonMobil Judy & George Eychner Karen & Bill Fair Judy & Richard Fairchild Family Sports Center Donna & Royce Faulkner Beth Felner Susan & Robert Fendley Judy & Warren Ferguson Peggy & Keith Ferris Fidelity Abstract & Title Co. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Rolanda & Bennett Fields Casey & Joseph Filippone Delores & Robert Finch Gordon Findlay Julia Finger First American Storage First Presbyterian Church - Bryan First Presbyterian Church - Dallas
First Presbyterian Church - Kerrville First Presbyterian Church - Kilgore First Presbyterian Church - Midland First Presbyterian Church - Tyler First Presbyterian Church - Austin First Presbyterian Church - Big Spring First Presbyterian Church - Dallas Foundation Ray C Fish Foundation Michele & Trey Fisher Diane & Dick Fitch Kathy & Theodore Floca Sophia & Apolonar Flores Jo & Luis Flores James Fluegel Judith & John Forister Martha & William Forrest Robert Bracewell & Page Foshee Norma & Stanley Foskett Penelope & Henry Foster Kevin Foster
Naty & Thomas Fowler Franciscoâ€™s Restaurant Eddie Franco Aubrey Frank Franklin Family Foundation Sonya & Bill Franklin Charlotte & Larry Franklin Fredericksburg Vintage Car Club Carolyn & Walden Freeman Joyce & Ferdinand Friederick Patricia & Bernard Fritz Mary Froelich Frozen Concoctions June & James Fugate Full House Productions Weesie & Bill Furbush William Furbush II Lorna & Charles Gaddy Thelma Gallant Debra & David Galloway Laura Gamble Joyce & Wayne Ganze Nancy & Esteban Garcia Paul Garcia
Patsy Toman-Garcia & Roger Garcia Zitlaly Garcia Donna & Logan Garrett Cornelia Garrison Susan & James Garrison Dawna & Rusty Garvin Sofia & William Gary Creston & Donna Gay Rebecca & Danny Gazaway General Electric Foundation GEO Shipyard, Inc. Deborah & Ronald Gerth June & George Gibbons George Gibbons II Gibson Discount Center Gipson Appraisal Company Sue & T.B. Gipson Givens Center Davidson & Company PC Lyndsay & Reagan Givens Martha Givens Judith Glaze Marie & Dennis Glenewinkel Lois & Gary Godfrey
A Lively “Oak”
e moved to Kerrville in 1984 and Schreiner captured our attention right away,” said Clyde Day. “My late wife, Rachel, and I attended the baccalaureate service for Schreiner’s first four-year graduates and I don’t think I have ever missed one year. “Right now, I am grateful that my granddaughter, Rachel Day, is a Schreiner student. I am awed watching how she is maturing and gaining confidence, thanks to this school’s atmosphere and philosophy. “We have been members of the Schreiner Oaks Society for decades! Rachel and I have used charitable gift annuities from the Texas Presbyterian Foundation to create a win/win plan. We have received life income and Schreiner and other important organizations have the knowledge that they will receive some assistance from us when we are both gone. Since I am 93, I guess they have learned to be patient.” n
Clyde Day, owner of Clyde’s Clocks in Kerrville, stays busy every day helping people in the Hill Country maintain their prized clocks. In addition to his planned gift, Day enjoys supporting the nursing program and thinks it is “an excellent example of the city and the college engaged in a mutually supportive relationship.”
Joan & Gary Goebel Victoria & Stephen Goebel Kathy Goertz Linda Goertz Gold’s Body Shop Inc Lesvia Gonzalez Millie & Dwight Goode Susan & Roy Goodwin Gary Gool Christine Gordon Laura & Jon Goswick Lucy & Tom Gould Mark Graff Samuel Grant Jake Grasshoff Cindy & Stephen Grasshoff Tasha & Bobby Graves Debbie & Mike Graxiola Suzanne & Doug Gray Ruth Gray Diane & Robert Green Helen Green Cecilia Gregg Claire & Joseph Gregorcyk Mary & Butch Gregory Laurie & Heath Gregory Darcee Grice Margaret & James Grier Sandra & Gerald Griffin Marilyn & Richard Griffith Grimes Funeral Chapels Inc Debra & David Grinnan Jane & Dale Groll Kathleen & John Grove Guadalupe National Bank Irma & Mike Guerrero Vanessa & Mario Guevara Martha Guin Gulf-Tex Co Inc Doris Gurd Cassity & Abel Gutierrez Zaira & Andres Gutierrez Carlos Gutierrez Javier Gutierrez Lisa & Richard Guzman Lou Ann & William Hahn Edith & Gaston Hallam Foundation No 2 Fanchon & Howard Hallam Martha & Peter Hamel Hamil & Hamil, PC Deryl & John Hamilton Carolyn & Edward Hamilton George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Jane & Dick Harben Molly & Benjamin Harper Caren & James Harris Larry Harris Novia & Ross Harris Brenda & Vernon Harrison Rebecca & William Harrison Harry A. Parrish & Associates Glenda & James Hart Carolyn & Houston Harte
Patricia Harte Claire & William Hartman Audrey & Don Harvey Linda & John Hatchel Ann & Frederick Hausheer Christine & Robert Hausser Angelina & Matthew Hawkins Chaille & Freddie† Hawkins Mary & Rufus Hayes Amy Haynes Hugh Haynes Laura & Ronny Haynes Susan & John Hays Patricia & John Hays Hearing Care Heart O’ The Hills Girls Camp Sug & Don Hedgpeth Joann & Kennith Hedrick Martha Heimberg Elva & Charles Hellen Grinstead Henderson Family, L.P. Betty & Don Henderson Sharon Hengen David Henington Miranda & Roman Henke Denise & Frederick Henneke Catherine Henry Helen Herd Helen & James Herget Deedie & Phillip Hering Heritage Investment Management, LLP Cara & Bruce Herlin Estella Hernandez Barbara Hickman Daniel Hicks Mary & John Hicks Bobbie & Michael Higgins Tracy & Harvey Hilderbran Hill Country Dental Associates Hill Country Medical Equipment Hill Country Memorial Hospital Hill Country Pest Control Hill Country Telephone Co-Op, Inc Richard Hill Robin & Jay Hill Donna & T. A. Hillin Mary & Jerry Hilton Roy Hinojosa Joann & Carl Hintze Marjorie & H.R.† Hirsch Jane & Kyle Hobin Julianne & William Hoegemeyer Frances Hoffman Herbert Holchak Monica & Heath Holcomb Glenda & Richard Holcomb Jennifer & Kenneth Holecek Patsy Holekamp Wende Holland Liz & Michael Hollis Robert Holloway Gena & Randy Holmes William Knox Holt Foundation
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Melissa & John Lackey Marsha & Charles Laffoon Carolyn & Kenneth Landrum Mandy & Danny Langbein Beverly Lange Lenore Langsdorf & Vernon Crawford Shirley & Howard Lanham Martha & Samuel Lanham Gale Laning Jane & Lee Larkin Bernadell Larson & Stu Thompson Diane & Phillip Latham Ann & James Laughlin Marie & John Laughter Maryjane & Richard Laurin Rosa & John Lavender Doyle Lawhon Peg Layton & Steve Spahr Patricia & Brad Lee Vicky & Gary Lee Melissa Lee Sherri & Stephen Leffingwell Kevin & Gail Lehman Katherine & Henry Lehman Edwin Lehmann Sandra Leinweber Lemeilleur’s RV Truck & Equipment Repair Co. Inc. Bill Lemoine Lemon Tree Cleaners Monique Lerma Lynda & Craig Leslie Joyce Lespreance Mary & Charles Lewis Sandy & Peter Lewis Helen & William Lewis Caroline & Dennis Liebersbach Irene & Randall Light Lynn & Michael Lindley Diane & James Lindner Shanna & Larry Lindner Margaret & William Little Charles Loftis Heather Logan Elizabeth & Charles Loggie Fred Lohmeyer Kimberly & Robert Lohmeyer Richard Longbottom Jean & John Longway Jeff Looper Leslie & Andrew Lopez Lisa & Rafael Lopez Abel Lora Loring Cook Foundation Phedra & Kevin Loudermilk Love Creek Orchards Kitty & James Loveless Tori Loveless Jabby Lowe Rafael Luebbert Courtney Lutz Lynch, Chappell & Alsup MacDonald & Associates Kathy & Granger MacDonald
Linda & Dwaine Machann Sue Maclay Gerry & Robert Macosko Anna & Ron Macosko Stephanie Makar Gloria & Michael Malone Janet & Bob Malson Cynthia & Rex Maner Robert Mansker Mollie & Frank Maresh Richard Marhofer Carolyn & Everett Marley Marshall W. Morgan, D.D.S. M.S.D. Inc. Aaron Marshall Ann & Jerry Marshall Martin Landscape Company Pam & Kyle Martin Molly Martin Rhonda & T. Roy Martin Cristina & Jorge Martinez Gloria Martinez Irene & Richard Martinez Linda & Larry Marwedel Elizabeth & Philip Masquelette Massey Itschner & Co PC Masterson Insurance Pamela & Neal Matthews Dorothy Mattiza Martha & H.D. Maxwell Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie Samye May Mary Jane & Wendell Mayes Demmie Mayfield Becky & Nowlin† McBryde James McCall Susie & John McCalla Jennie & Harry McCament Sally & Donald McClure Jay McCormack Cayce & Charlie McCormick Susie & Joe McCracken Marcia McCulley Marie & Rayburn McCulloh Denise & John McCullough Jennifer & Richard McCullough Alice McDaniel Joyce & Luther McDaniel James McElroy Gus McFarland Sara & Tom McKeon Janet & Kent McKinney McLaughlin Doty Foundation Arden & John McLean Patricia & Robert McMillan Mimi McMillen Diane McRae Lindsey McSwain Nancy & Gary McVey Lena Meadows Joyce & Donald Mechler Carrie & Andreas Mein Pam Mello Elizabeth Mendez Theresa & Jimmy Menges
Joyce & Paul Mercer Merritt Temporaries Lindsay Merritt Margaret & Robert Meyers MG Building Materials Lori Michel Midway USA Foundation Inc Jane Mifsud Lavonne Miller Stephanie & Cris Miller Kay & Leon Miller Barbara & Roy Minton Gail Mitchell Barbara Mize Betty & Tom Mobley Judy & Ricky Moellering Nina Moller Jane & Scott Monroe Marilyn & Otis Moore Chris Moralez The W. T. & Louise J. Moran Foundation Diana Moran Lowanda & Abel Moreno Gloria & Lupe Moreno Janet & Charles Morris Antoinette & William Morris Nickolaus Morrison Joy Morriss Marilyn Moye Nancy & Robert Muil Vicki & Thurmond Mullins Shelley & Brandon Mund Sonia Munoz-Gill & Jeffrey Gill Marie Murnane† Liz & Patrick Murray Linda & Randall Murry Mary & Bill Muse Michael Mynatt Rowena Nadig Rose & Joe Nall Chieko Negishi Chrystal & Cody Nelms Maria Nelms Evelyn & Gary Nelson Patricia & Frank Nelson Kathy & Don Neuenschwander Patsy & Larry Newbolt Frank Newman Lala & Vic Niemeyer Jean Nixon Genevieve Nomer Gini Norris-Lane & Wes Lane Northwood Presbyterian Church San Antonio Joan & Chester Nowak Joan & Michael Noyes James Nugent Lea & Kyle Nye Josefina Oakes Nancy & Richard O’Campo Kitty Ocker Tamie & Ralph Odom Lesa & William O’Donnell Donald Oehler
Michelle & Wade Oehler Misty & Patrick O’Fiel Bonnie & James Olafson Rose & A. M. Olander Gloria Olsen Martha & John O’Neal Kerr County Optimist Club J. D. Ortiz Construction Carolyn Osborn Anna & John Osborn Sylvia & Daniel Ostos Charlene & Sam Owens Ingrid & Lloyd Painter Vicky & Harris Pappas Tom Pappas Carlos Ibarra & Cee Ernest Parker Risa & Robert Parker Janet & Jack Parks Debra & Bob Parmley Dianne & Harry Parrish Barbara & Michael Pate Suzanne & Kirk Patterson Nancy & Ted Paup Elaine & Sonny Payne Jeanetta & Malcom Payne Emily & David Peeples Michael Peinemann Patricia & Israel Pena Susan & William Penland Barbara & Mickey Pennington Janelle Peralt Jose Perez Paula & Michael Perich Perry and Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation Gerald Persyn Rae & Jimmie Peschel Andrew Petersen Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation Gretchen & Brian Peterson Leslie & Gary Peterson Emily & Bill Petty Krystal & Jason Petty Bonnie & Gary Pflughaupt Rosalie & Eddie Pinson Pipeline Skid Service Inc Linda & John Pipkin Carlo Piraino Marylyn & Dennis Pisseri Carol & Paul Pitts The Plant Haus 2 Tricia & Dean Pogue Dorothy & Jimmie Pogue Judith Ponder John Potts Tony Powel Kenda Prather Thomas Prejean Amber Pressler Lena & Mark Price Nelda & Todd Prince Carolyn & Thomas Pruett Norma & Roberto Puentes Myrna & Thomas Purifoy
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Robyn Rogers Anita & J.R. Rollo Deborah & Ross Rommel Nancy & Robert Rooke Carl Rosales Terri & David Rose Valerie Rosen Ann Ross Laura & Robert Ross Rotary Club of Kerrville Laura Roth Bill & Cheri Rothermel Sherry Rundzieher Linda & James Runkel Lois Rye Sergo Ryno S & N Towing Paula Saenz Kelle & Charles Salter San Pedro Presbyterian Church, - San Antonio Jolanda & David Sanchez Maria & Rene Sanchez Camille Sandusky Karyn & William Saner Dorothy & George Santa Cruz Lorraine & Charlie Sapp Saunders Foundation Gayle & Fredric Saunders Midge Saunders Edwin Sawyer Tracy & Hale Schaleben Cynthia Schiavo Julie & Darrin Schievelbein Joyce & John Schlechte Donna Schloss Luanne & Ivan Schmedemann Shirley & Robert Schmerbeck Rolinda & Arthur Schmidt Elizabeth & Kenneth Schmidt Loretta & Charles Schmidt Sara & Nathan Schmidt Clara & Ed Schneider Suzanne & Victor Schneider Ellen & Paul Schoenfeld Carolyn & Walter Schulle George Anne & Cade Schwethelm Elaine Scogin Kristen & Taylor Scogin Candice Scott & John Shoemaker Neel & Robert Scott Nancy & William Scott Cathy & Mark Scozzari Gerry & Frank Seaman Security State Bank & Trust Ismael Segura Janice Seiler Cynthia Sengel Mary & William Sentesi Serafy Foundation Viveca & Nicholas Serafy Oscar Seth Jan & William Setzler Phyllis & Peter Shaddock Mary Sharpless
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to a high calling
“After graduating from Schreiner in 2006, I spent two years as a young adult volunteer through the Presbyterian Church (USA). I felt my first call to ministry when I was sent to serve as a hospital chaplain in New Orleans. That sense of calling became even more clear when I worked my second year in a hunger relief organization in Denver. I am now happily beginning my second year at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. And expect to earn a master of divinity and a master of Christian Education. My time at Schreiner taught me time management study skills that have been invaluable in grad school. In addition, I was blessed last summer to work at MoRanch Conference Center as a camp chaplain. I hope to become a youth pastor in Texas after I graduate in 2016.” — Maegan Norman ’06
Connecting to our
Alsatian André Hagel welcomed Dr. Mayfield to his city.
chreiner alumnus and trustee Demmie Mayfield, ’50 represented our Hill Country learning community across the ocean last summer…right back to Charles Armand Schreiner’s birthplace. Schreiner’s founder was born in 1838 in Riquewihr, France, the fourth of five children, to Dr. Gustave Adolph and Charlotte (Bippert) Schreiner. Immigrating to San Antonio while still a teenager, Schreiner never returned to his homeland. Amazing as it is, the city of his birth knows of him and of the little college he dreamed of starting in his new home. When Dr. Mayfield traveled there last summer, he met André Hugel, director of the Riquewihr Historical Society, and Hugel knew that a small college in Texas bore the name of their Alsatian ancestor. He knew exactly where the Schreiner family had lived in their village, in fact. Hugel also reported that his own son had even visited the campus when he toured America a few years ago. As the two men chatted, Dr. Mayfield stumbled upon another intriguing fact. Hugel himself was 15 years old when he witnessed this terrifying event. During World War II, the U.S. Army successfully repelled a vicious German invasion just before the
war ended in December, 1944. Who were those brave soldiers? None other than the Second Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment—called the 36th Texas Military Division. So this is what our own investigative reporter now wants to know. Were there any “Schreiner boys” in the Texas Division? One place to begin looking is in Schreiner’s new war memorial in The Commons. But there might be others who did not lose their lives and returned to Texas to live as the greatest generation. Who might know them? Mayfield is hoping some history buffs at Schreiner will find the answers. n
Want to know more about the Battle of Riquewihr? Go to http://standwheretheyfought.jimdo.com/ alsace-2011 and choose the battle of Riquewihr from the site options. See also www.ribeauvilleriquewihr.com for more on this charming village with whom we have a connection… 175 years after Charles Schreiner was born!
Nancy & Keith Stewart Teri & George Stieren Marsha & Jerry Stiles Susan & James Stinson Joan & Jeffery Stock Kathi & Ronald Stotz Strey Insurance Agency, LLC. Mildred & Art Strickland Lauren & Justin Stumberg Paula & Columbus Stutes Cynthia & Brian Sullivan Carmen & Charles Sullivan Claudia Sullivan Sheila & Danny Sullivan Mary Ellen & Charles Summerlin Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Regina & Matthew Suttle Shelley Swan Carole & William Swart Ruth Swift Mark Swindell Keiko & Michael Sykos Synod of the Sun Financial Services Lane Tait Robert Tamex Lynn Tandy Stephen & Karen Tanner Linda Tarrant Jay Tate Mollye & William Tate Judith & Roy Taylor Rhonda & Billy Taylor Linda & Roy Taylor Mary & Charles Teeple Neena & Ron Tefteller Jane & Devereaux Temple Terminix/ABC Pest Control Jeanne & Philip Terrell Elaine & Thomas Terrell Texas First Group Texas Hill Country Senior Softball League Texas Pioneer Foundation Texas Presbyterian Foundation The Leo & Emogene Burton Case Foundation The Williams Companies Inc Blythe & Bill Thomas Billie Thomas Irene Thomas Carolyn & James Thomas Charlotte Thompson Danetta & Andrew Thomson Katherine & Win Thurber Nan & Clifford Tice Mary & Kerry Tielke Sue Tiemann Jeanette & Tobin Tilley Time Warner Cable Ardyce & Allen Tobin Susan Toews Benard Toomey Delmar Torres
Carrie & Charles Torti Felipe Tovar Connie & Don Townsend The Cloyde and Ethel Lee Tracy Foundation, Inc. Tessie & John Trappey Marie & Edmunds Travis TRC Engineering Services Inc J.T. Trew Jean & David Tritenbach Joyce & Walter Troegel Trull Foundation Rhonda & Reggie Tuck Tucker Foundation Margarete & Bill Tucker Deborah & Brian Tuftee Lynnae & Alfred Tumlinson Sylvia & Truman Turk Lisa & David Turner Maxine & Doyle Turnipseed Shannon & Mark Tuschak Debbie & Jeffrey Tyson Jesse Ugarte Amy & Busty Underwood Union State Bank Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Paul Urban Nan & James Vaden Laura Valadez Daniel Valles Valley Valve & Pipe Supply Kathy & Adrian Van Dyke Margaret Van Landingham Janise Van Tassel Marion Vance Kristy Vandenberg Sandra & Robert Vandorn Patricia & Samuel Vargas Jeanette & Gary Vaughan Judith & Graydon Vaught Vanessa Vazquez Jerrelyn & Richard Verrett Lanie & Cully Vickers Stephanie Villarreal Dolores & Joseph Vinas Ashton Vincent Phyllis & Frederick Vogt Lorna & Alton Vrana Mary & Robert Wahl Catherine Wahrmund Toni & David Wahrmund Betty & Jack† Walcher Helen & Bobby Walker Mary & J.R. Walker Kathleen Walker Leslie Walker William Walker Wallace, Jackson, & Lohmeyer Janice Wallace Nancy & Ed Wallace Sana & Bob Waller John Waller Marla & John Waller Carol & James Walls
Harold Walsleben Beth & Michael Walterscheidt Walton Distributing Co., Inc William Ward Jean & Stephen Ware Lynn & Stephen Ware Ivanna & Kurt Warnken Deborah Wartko-Conner Melinda & Jim Wasson Water Street Chiropractic Bryan Waters Tina Watters Michelle & Arthur Wavell Cynthia & Del Way Bill Webb Jean & Thad Weber Mary & Dave Weekley Darryl Weidenfeller Janet & Alfred Weinzierl Welch Foundation Wells Fargo Bank-Bandera Wells Fargo Bank-Comfort Wells Fargo Bank-Ingram Wells Fargo Bank-Kerrville Dan Kirkland Wells Foundation Marion & Fred Wells Mary & Christopher Wendel Mindy Wendele & Raymond Holloway Alice & Alan Werchan Linda & Kittredge Werlein Shawn Wetzel Carole Wever Carolyn & Danny Wheat Marilyn & Allen White Nichelle White Wilberta White Monica Whitehurst & William Newcombe Olin Whitescarver Matt Whitfill LaShelle & Russell Whitmore Larresia & Lewis Whitten Ann Wickham Jeffery Wiede Leroy Wiese Judith & Arthur Wiley Rhonda Wiley-Jones & Bert Jones Elizabeth & Eric Wilfong Raynell Wilke Lisa & Chuck Williams Dominique & Lamar Williams Amanda & David Williams Julie & Neal Williams Michelle & Randy Williams Wilson Family Chiropractic Andrea & Keith Wilson Deborah & Hiram Wilson Elizabeth & Reginald Wilson Victoria & David Wilson Marion & William Wilson Wing King Joseph Winger Janis Winn
John Winslow Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc. Marianne Wofford Sandy & Jon Wolfmueller Mary & Bertram Wood Cheryl & William Wood Mark Woodhull Tina & John† Woods Mary & Larry Woods Stephanie & William Woods Wordyisms Inc Jerri & Walter Workman Worldwide Tubulars Ida Worthington Priscilla Wright Karan & Buck Wroten Connie Wunderlich Deborah Burks & John Wurster Bryan Wyatt Cheryl & Wreno Wynne Jerry Yencharis YMCA of Greater San Antonio George and Fay Young Foundation Meg & Richard Young Phyllis & Robert Young Michelle & Harry Zdansky Judy Zdansky Katherine & Theodore Zgourides Patty & Paul Zohlen
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Schreiner Oaks Society helps SU build a strong future
he Schreiner Oaks Society recognizes those friends who have included Schreiner in their estate plans. While most of these commitments will not be fulfilled for many years, our entire learning community is encouraged by the knowledge that Schreiner’s financial future grows stronger by each gift. If you have included Schreiner in your will or other means—or if you would like to know how to do so—please call 830-792-7205. You do not have to disclose specific details of your plans to qualify as a member of the Schreiner Oaks Society. New Members Cynthia Becker Gaston Broyles Jerry & Mark Clements Diana & Anthony Comuzzie Elaine Murray Dreeben & Sam Dreeben Rebecca & William Harrison Mary & Bill Muse James Nugent Rae & Jimmie Peschel Mary & Karl Ransleben Jeanie & David Smith Neena & Ron Tefteller
Current Members Carol & Baxter Adams Linda & Don Adams Traci & Daron Allen Sandy & Jim Alsup Clarice Amann Tiffany Andresen Nancy Anguish H. C. Arbuckle Carrie & Scott Arrington Richard Assunto Estela & James Avery Teeka & Peter Baldwin Darlene & Dewayne Bannister Corey & Raymond Barker Lea† & Arthur Bell Verna & Joe Benham Anonymous Anita† & Spencer Blocker Lynn & Theo Blue Chica Greenlee & Allen Boatwright Marianne & Robert Bowers Cheryl & Chris Bratton Lloyd Brinkman Pat & Tom Browne Barbara Bruno Hazel Anne Burnett Debbie Burress Betty & William Byrd Paul Camfield William Campbell Atanacio Campos Isabel & Carlos Campos Mary & Rene Canales
Missy & Jarred Carter Susan Carver Helen Hagens & John Casbergue Howard Chamberlain James Chamlee Beth & Eugene Chappell Dale ”Chip” Chase Virginia Ruth & Jack† Clarke Carolynn & Stan Cobbs Ellen Connelly Shirley & Julian Coskey Martha & Frank Covert Anne & Richard Cree Janett & Harlan Crouse Priscilla & Gary Crozier Beverly and David† Cummings Elizabeth & Robert Cunningham Peggy & Thomas Currie Gloria & Ralph† Davis Rachel† & Clyde Day Nancy† & Ralph† Denham Cynthia Diaz de Leon Joan Dell Dolce Karen & John Dooley Carol Jean & Walter Dunlap Jeannine & Patrick Dunn Laura Lewis Duty Julie & Wayne Eberly Linda & David Evans Jennifer Farhoudi Kamron Farhoudi Donna & Royce Faulkner Judith & Warren Ferguson Page Foshee Alta & William† Foster Martha & Joe† Foy Sonya & Bill Franklin Mignonne Frantzen Carolyn & Wally Freeman Mike Frick Joann & John† Furman B.K. & Fred Gamble Nancy Nixon Garcia Jessie & Victor Earl† Garrett Mary Florence & Daniel Garza Donna & Creston Gay Patsy & William Goertz Elizabeth & John† Goforth Helen & Dan† Goodwin Louise Gorelick
Joan & Carroll† Griffin Neil & Gena Griffin Susie & John Grimes Mildred Grinstead Zaira & Andres Gutierrez Peggy & John Hainey Elizabeth Hall Elizabeth Halm Jane & Richard Harben Charlotte & Roy Harrell Novia & Ross Harris Claire Hartman Mary & Rufus Hayes Grinstead Henderson Family, L.P. Carolyn & Kelly Hildebrand Robin Hill Mary & Jerry Hilton Jane & Kyle Hobin M. Frances Hoffman Herbert Holchak Patsy Holekamp Elsa Hopkins-Calvin Kathleen Hudson Beth & David Johnson Edith & James† Johnson Aileen & Arthur Jones Fran & John Jones Nancy & E. Dixon Junkin Don Beth & Fred Junkin Adele & Sam Junkin Susan Junkin Carole & Fred Kelly Robert Kelly Karen Davis Kilgore Robert Knight Laura & Weir Labatt Carolyn & Kenneth Landrum Louise & Garland† Lang Missie & Sam Lanham Ann & James Laughlin Peg Layton & Steve Spahr Elizabeth Ledyard Bill Lemoine Mary Pennington Loftis & Dennis† Loftis Gill MacGregor Sue & Doug† Maclay Mollie & Frank Maresh Carolyn & Everett Marley Richard Marrs
Ann & Gene Marshall Lorraine & Bill Marten Tricia & William Matthews Demmie Mayfield Karen & Maurice McAshan Cayce & Charlie McCormick Carol McDonald Janet McKinney Annmarie & Douglas Miles Robert Glenn Miller Betty & Tom Mobley Joanne Mosley John Moyer Linda & Leland Murphy Carol Nagle Lois and Harvey† Newberry Jean Nixon Lawrie Nomer Nancy & Robert Norris Gini Norris-Lane & Wes Lane Lea & Kyle Nye Kathleen Ocker Gloria Olsen Dot & Bill O’Neal Me-J. & John O’Neal Jane & Joe Owen Barbara & Mike Pate Betty & Ralph Pelton Raymond Perrotta† Gerald Persyn Lavon† & Verne Philips Susan Philips Suzy & Richard Pollard Harriet† & Harford Powel Caroline & Harwood Puett Ruth† & Nelson† Puett Charles Quereau Lou & Henry† Quinius Dalene & Robert Reagan Elise & William Reid Angie & Ed Richmond Stephenie & Randall Roberts Janet Robinson Myra Robinson Carolyn Roden Gary Rodriguez Josephine Romero† Louis Romero Elizabeth & Richard† Ryan Ammie Rose & Forrest† Salter
Welcoming new members of the Schreiner Oaks Society: (Back row) Mary Ellen & Tim Summerlin, William Woods, Mark Clements, Bill Muse, David Smith, Jimmie Peschel, Karl Ransleben and Ron Tefteller. (Front row) Cindy Becker, Gaston Broyles, Rebecca and Bill Harrison, Mary Muse, Jeanie Smith, Rae Peschel and Mary Ransleben.
Shirley & Bob Schmerbeck Elaine & Garland† Scogin Neel & Robert Scott Sharon & Loren Scribner Gerry & Frank Seaman Cindy Sengel Betty & Joe Sheeler Barbara & Eldon Sheffer Fronie & Robert† Shelton Susan & Randy Shepler Shirley Sherman† Abby Shupe Marvin Singleton Betsy & Gary Slade Susan & Bill Sliva Janet & Tom Smith Marty Sorell Lois & Dan Sowards Mary & Walter Springall Sue & Jack Steele Pat Chastain & Fred Stevens Ralph Storm Claudia Sullivan Mary Ellen & Tim Summerlin Lane Tait Mark Talbot Lois & Jack† Thurmond Betty Tucker Dorothy Tucker Anne Turner Laverne Turner† Lisa & David Turner Shannon & Mark Tuschak Barbara Von Brandt-Siemers & Paul Siemers Danny & Ed† Wagoner Catherine Wahrmund Betty & Jack† Walcher Kathie Walker William L. Walker† Barbara & Barton Wallace Nancy & Ed Wallace Linda Wattonville Rebecca & Scott Weaver Kit Werlein Caroyl Wheelus Ruth & Elmore† Whitehurst Duane Whitlow Ann & Bill Wilde Billy Wilkinson
Marion & William Wilson John Wilton Jane & Ron Woellhof Marianne Wofford David Wolff Linda & Louis Womack Mary & Larry Woods Stephanie & William Woods Louise & Stan Woodward Jerri & Walter Workman Bob Wright Robert Young Ron Zarychta
Estates Evelin Abernathy Willard Amann Autie M. Anderson Ima Andrews Mardi Ashley Jeff Austin Louise & Jack Barbee Richard Barnes Joyce A. Bellomy Billy & Francis Benton Marion Bergin Martha & C.W. Bocock Earl Bruno Elaine Byrd Kathleen & Floyd Cailloux Cecilia Shepherd Cambias Joseph Cavitt Jewel Childs Dollie Cline Coralie Croom Virginia & Randall Cutlip Estha Davis Jonnie R. Davis Lyde & Charles Devall Alma Dietert Doris & Clarence Dietert Merle & Raymond Dietert Eleanor & William Dozier Jeannette Early Carlton Eaton Marguerite & Andrew Edington Rosemary Egan Ruth Fagan Gladys & Ralph Fawcett
Frances & Marion Ferguson Doris Fowler Dixie Garison Averill Gouldy Agatha & V. J. “Tex” Graham Fred Grinstead David Guin Mildred & Walter Guin Zelma Hardy Inez & Frank Harrison Florence Hayes Jean Herlin Ann & William Hollocher Wilba & Wrather Holmgreen Margaret & Richard Hosler Ben E. Jackson Maud Jennings George Junkin Isabelle Kitch Nell Schreiner Labatt Judy & Jack Lander Fern Laughlin Henry Lewis Elizabeth & Charles Liggett Luise Livingston Charlene & William Logan Esther Lloyd Estate Michael Looney Rachael Luna Michael MacGregor James Thurman Mackey Ruth Marten Mae & James Martin Gail & Mark Maxwell Mary Margaret Mayfield Edna Ann McMurray Evelyn & Leon Miller Luella Milner Oleta & Jacob Mixon Ida Rose Dietert & C. E. Moore Daisy Morris James Mosley Douglas Motley Julie & Park Myers Bennett Nance Nancy Neal Beryl & Erwin Nevill Jean Worthington Onion Lucy Page
Louise Paine Wilma Palmer Lucile Pampell Ernest & Josephine Parker Laura Patton Lillian Peek David Perry Alpha Mae Pollock Kathryn & Robert Porcher Ray Presley Cleo Prestwich Paul Prestwich Sara & Tom Ratcliffe Ann & Browne Rice Hazel Richmond Clara Rickbeil Herbert Rigsbee Betty Robinson Mary & Raymond Roche Lillian Rogers Mary & Bernard Rohe Emmy & Moak Rollins Caroline Ross Elinor & Robert Ross Eloise & Ruben Rusche Jonathan Sallas Edith Schmerbeck Beulah & Creighton Secor Mary Frances Sherlock Mary Sivley Jeanne & Robert Slobod Helen Snow Bernice Springall W. C. Steed Jean Storm Hettie Streithoff Mary Galen Thomas Ethel Lee Tracy Robert Trull Gordon Tucker Roberta Van Alstyne Mary Wagoner Margaret & Dayton Walkup Eva Wasson June & George Weitz Gordon Wellborn Cleve Wheelus Mary Wight L. A. Wilson Toddie Lee Wynne † - deceased
chreiner appreciates gifts made as tributes or as memorial recognition. In most instances, these
gifts support general scholarships—always Schreiner’s greatest need. However, we also welcome gifts for other purposes: an academic or co-curricular program, the library, campus ministry, buildings and grounds, general endowment, etc.
The families of those being remembered receive a tasteful card that informs them of the gift and its purpose. Donation amounts are not disclosed. n
If you would like more information about memorial or tribute giving, please call 830-792-7430. Or visit us online at www.schreiner.edu/giving
Chase Family Honors Their Father “I’m proud to be part of the Schreiner family,” said Kerrville resident Chip Chase. As a tribute to his father, Chip— along with his wife, Jenny, made a generous gift last fall to create the Dale O. Chase Endowed Scholarship. Pictured are the honoree, Dale Chase (front), President Tim Summerlin and Chip and Jenny Chase.
(Bold face type names the honoree.)
Carol Adams Mary Spangler
Courtney & Trigg Collins Ann & James Collins
Judy & Warren Ferguson Rhonda & T. Roy Martin
Eldon Sheffer Deborah & Joe Johnson
Lynn and Theo Blue Margaret & Billy Balthrop
Cathryn Collins Ann & James Collins
Ann & James Gibbs Susan & William Penland
Jack Steele Sue Steele and Family
Darlene Bannister Carolynn & Stan Cobbs
Pat & Clay Dahlberg Robbie & Harold Crocker
Martha Guin Robbie & Harold Crocker
Arthur “Dixie” Walker Saunders Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Burroughs Susan & William Penland
Clyde Day Carolynn & Stan Cobbs
Mr. & Mrs. John Scott Mooring Susan & William Penland
Gerard Williams Ann & James Collins
Dale O. Chase Jenny & Dale O. “Chip” Chase, Jr.
Kristin Elise Ebner Courtney & Gene Ebner
William Reid Ron Rogers
Let us not grieve beyond letting go— for in the tree of life our roots are forever entwined.
Memorials Quentin Aaberg Nathan Boardman Ellen Connelly Jay Dunnahoo Louise & Joseph Reeh Adolph Acker Joyce & Bob Barton William Astoria Carrie Astoria Mary Jelley Ed Berrio Joyce & Bob Barton Cara & Bruce Herlin Bill Bjork The Saunders Foundation Lois and Earl Collins Ann and James Collins Roma and Howard Collins Carol Douglass Tom Cook Sally & Donald McClure Searle Crate Laura Batchelder Irene Brewster Stephanie & Richard Ertel Martha Heimberg Cathy Henry Gaynell Klaerner Susan & Bill Sliva Kat Walker Barbara Fish Daniel Ray C. Fish Foundation Marian Sonja Davis Barbara Bruno Texas Presbyterian Foundation Rachel Day Carolynn & Stan Cobbs Frank Dickey Muriel & George Kirkpatrick Marguerite & Andrew Edington Rose Chandler Priscilla & Gregg Johnson
(Bold face type names the honoree.) Stephen M. Furbush Buff Adams Shannon Ament Cheryl & Frank Andrews Arthur Black Laurie & William Blewett Kathy Bogie Tonya & Conn Carson Jennifer Cooper Janey & Bill Crum Anne & Dan Curran D.C. Davis Raemon & J. Robert Davis Dee & John Elliott Marsha Elmore Karen Evans Penelope & Henry Foster Weesie and Bill Furbush William Furbush Martha Givens Christine Gordon Mary & Butch Gregory Joann & Carl Hintze Glenda & Richard Holcomb Julia & Thomas Hughes Dana & Timothy Kurtin Arden & John McLean Jane Mifsud Stephanie & Cris Miller Roger Moralez Patricia & Frank Nelson Emily & Bill Petty Linda & John Pipkin Carol & Paul Pitts Sally & Jesse Ragan Alison Ramos Susie & Michael Ray Deborah & Ross Rommel Tracy Andrews & Hale Schaleben Alida & Joe Shimek Sierra Construction Cheryl & Blake Smith Jeanne & Philip Stacy Nan & Clifford Tice Mary & Kerry Tielke Mildred Guin Robbie & Harold Crocker Johnny Hamilton Deryl & John Hamilton Zelma Hardy Mark Clements Beth Felner
Sherman Hulett Milda Durrin Errin Johnson Deborah Davis James Johnson Dorinda & Randle Jennings John Johnson Jr Sue Dyke Hugo Jorda Miriam Jorda Richard Jones Kayser Priscilla & Gregg Johnson Douglas Maclay Sue Maclay Joe Maxwell Kathleen Maxwell Sam May Joyce & Bob Barton Susan & Randy Shepler Stuart Millsapps David Henington Scott Murphy Cathy & Samuel Atkins Garrett Mynatt Jr Michael Mynatt Katy Painter Laura & Weir Labatt Lynch, Chappell, & Alsup Mary Ann Persyn Gerald Persyn Judy Quereau Charles Quereau Hazel Richmond Laura & Weir Labatt Elinor & Robert J. Ross Laura & Robert T. Ross Shirley Sherman Kathy Ragsdale
Arthur Slye Joyce & Bob Barton Chandler Small Michele & Trey Fisher J. Fort Smith Alice Bacon Rod Steele Laura & Weir Labatt Betty & Tom Mobley Kenda Prather Stephenie & Randy Roberts Julia Stehling Nancy & Ed Wallace Bill Thompson Joyce & Bob Barton Maurice Tinsley Carolyn & Wally Freeman Ed Wagoner Carolynn & Stan Cobbs Laura Batchelder Pat & Tom Browne Fredericka DeBerry William Fair Linda & John Hatchel Ann & Jerry Huie Henry Lehman Stephenie & Randy Roberts Angie & Ed Richmond Mary Ellen & Tim Summerlin Texas First Group Nancy & Ed Wallace Eugene Wait Stephanie & Richard Ertel Ernest “Bubba” Wehman Stephenie & Randy Roberts Laverne Wilkinson Laura & Weir Labatt Stephenie & Randy Roberts David A. Williams Adele & Sam Junkin Sarah Wynlcoop Sue & Jack Steele
The King and I
“Art is science made clear.” — Wilson Mizne American Playwright
couple of Schreiner’s scientists and their families certainly contributed to the dr amatic arts life of the Hill Country last summer. Staged at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts, “The King and I” entertained enthusiastic audiences and earned high praise. Singing and dancing, biology assistant professor Dr. Chris Distel in the title role, but he was not the only Schreiner person who made the show a hit. Distel’s wife, Sarah, coached the large cadre of children and all three of their kids took part. Distel’s colleague, Dr. Kiley Miller, chemistry associate
professor, and his entire family also brought their enthusiasm and gifts to the cast. Schreiner’s director of choral music, Michael Kahl, served as music director and recruited several adjunct faculty to fill the orchestra. n Pictured are: Front row, from left: Michael Kahl, Kiley Miller, Dylan Miller, Tish Miller, Sarah Distel, Sophie Distel, Heather Cunningham, Jeff Cunningham, George Eychner. Back Row, Left to Right: Jim Abiettello, Bonnie Rocky, Beth Cunningham, Lucy Cunningham, Nora Distel, Chris Distel, Phoenix Miller, Bhodey Miller, Theo Distel, Brad Lee, Pat Lee and Jessica Lee.
ewelry designer Jill Reno Smetek thought she would earn her M.B.A. and then become an attorney. However, during college Jill learned the importance of following one’s passion, and she became an artist instead… an artist with a solid business background. Today Smetek travels the globe in pursuit of interesting gemstones for her works of art and celebrities and people around the world wear her custom jewelry. “At Schreiner I learned the importance of giving back,” she said. “Now 10 percent of all revenues that the Jill Reno Collection makes goes directly to feeding the poor and taking care of orphans,” said Smetek—granddaughter of the famed Western sculptor, Jim Reno. The business administration major from Kerrville also learned invaluable marketing and business skills and to think outside the box. “I cannot tell you how many times I relied on my Schreiner education to make wise business decisions,” said the young entrepreneur. n
For more about Jill, visit www.jillrenocollection.com
Back Cover: The first time new Schreiner Mountaineers are invited to leave their mark on Schreiner it’s symbolic. During Mountaineer Days, they have their “paws” painted and make a print. However, as they progress academically, spiritually and physically, that invitation takes on deeper meaning as they consider how they will leave their alma mater better than they found it. This issue of Momentum is an annual publication of the Office of Advancement and Public Affairs. If you have a change of address or question, please call 830-792-7201. Editor
Art Direction and Design
Karen Davis Kilgore
Stephanie Lopez Keller
director of development and planned giving specialist
assistant art director of creative services
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