TMI Hall of Fame

Established in Fall 2014, the TMI Hall of Fame is an honorary society recognizing the exceptional contributions of outstanding alumni, with Distinguished Servant Leader awards for former faculty and friends of the school. Inductees are recognized within one of the Four Pillars of a TMI education: Academics, Athletics, Military and Spirituality.

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  • Criteria

    Nominees must have
    • Graduated from or left TMI at least five years prior to nomination. 
    • Demonstrated excellence in award-related skills and accomplishments, including recognition by athletic conference and/or other external bodies 
    • Demonstrated sportsmanship (Athletics), integrity, courage and character 
    • Demonstrated achievement as a member of the TMI community and after 
    • Teachers, administrators and coaches must be no longer active at TMI 
    • Former students who did not graduate from TMI are eligible. 
    • Donors whose gifts have had a major impact on programs at TMI may be considered.
  • Presentation of Awards

    • Athletics award inductees are honored during halftime ceremonies at the Homecoming football game. 
    • Academic award inductees are honored at the Homecoming Alumni Luncheon along with the Athletics honorees. 
    • Military award inductees are honored during the Veterans Day Pass in Review. 
    • Spirituality award inductees are presented during a special chapel service.
  • Commemoration

    Honorees’ names are inscribed on Hall of Fame plaques displayed in Ayres Hall and Frost Athletic Center.

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • 1952-1953 state champion athletes

    The 1952-1953 state champion athletes on TMI’s varsity basketball, football, golf, swimming, tennis, rifle teams won an unprecedented and unequaled total of six state championships during a single school year. All were honored at the 2015 Homecoming Luncheon, where they were represented by William W. Bondurant ’54, who played baseball and basketball; Joseph B. Dial ’54, baseball, football and basketball; and Pinckney Franklin Steed ’53, basketball.
  • Cheyenne Mangold ’10

    Cheyenne Mangold ’10 won first-place medals in both cross-country and track at district and state championship meets and was named to all-district and all-state honor teams in soccer while at TMI. She also played soccer and ran track as a student at Washington  & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., where she was twice voted player of the week for soccer and received conference honors for track. Cheyenne was elected captain of the track team as a junior and was named Presidents Athletic Conference MVP for track and won the high-point award in the conference championship. She qualified to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships, placing third in the 400m hurdles and fifth in the 400m dash, making her a two-time All American. At the same time, she made the conference’s honor roll and her college dean’s list. Cheyenne is a medical student at the Texas Tech Health Science Center. She has served as Vice President of Operations for the Health Science Center Student Government Association and has worked on research projects that culminated in submission of two papers for publication. She expects to graduate with dual M.D./M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) degrees in 2018 and plans to enter an orthopedic residency. She was inducted at the 2015 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Gen. Douglas MacArthur, class of 1897

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur, class of 1897, began his leadership career as a student at West Texas Military Academy (later TMI). During his senior year, Cadet Sgt. MacArthur was captain and quarterback of the football team, shortstop on the baseball team and captain of the tennis team. At the same time, he earned a GPA of 97.33. He was known for his sportsmanship as well as his fighting spirit on the athletic and drill fields and in the classroom. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, MacArthur went on to become the youngest Chief of Staff in Army history, was commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific during World War II, oversaw the rebuilding of postwar Japan and was one of only nine officers ever to hold five-star rank. He was inducted posthumously at the 2015 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • James Calvert ’41

    James Calvert ’41 was a captain in the TMI Corps of Cadets, captain of the rifle team and voted Best Marksman by his classmates. He was valedictorian and achieved the highest GPA in his class. Accepted to Princeton, he left to fight in World War II. For his service as a pilot in the Pacific Theater, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Princeton and went on to earn an MBA at Harvard Business School. He returned to San Antonio for a 38-year career with Joske’s department stores and Allied Stores. On the civic side, he is a former board member, president and chairman of the San Antonio Symphony and was an active supporter of the American Cancer Society. He was inducted into the TMI Hall of Fame during the 2015 Veterans Day Pass in Review.
  • Mary Kennedy, science teacher (1991-2006)

    Mary Kennedy, former TMI science teacher and Science Department chair (1991-2006), taught Biology, Environmental Science, Aquatic Biology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics and Life Science. She led annual field trips to the University of Texas Marine Science Center in Port Aransas each year and conducted a field study of monarch butterflies at Garner State Park in Concan. Mrs. Kennedy involved TMI students in original research on a rare Hill Country plant, and a student team later earned Texas State Science Fair recognition for excellence in scientific research. Other students who studied monarch ecology went on to present their research at local, state, national and international science fairs. After retirement, Mrs. Kennedy has continued to teach ecology to other citizen scientists at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne and throughout the state. She trains other Master Naturalists to monitor monarchs and has served as Education Chair for the Bexar Audubon Society and teaches Project WILD workshops for teachers as a volunteer for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She received her Distinguished Servant Leader Award at the Homecoming Luncheon 2015.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • 1971 Varsity Football team

    The 1971 Varsity Football team won the championships of the two conferences to which TMI belonged at that time:  Southwestern Preparatory Conference (SPC) and Texas Preparatory League. Members of this team also played on championship teams the previous and following years. Team captain Rick Palmer ’72 received special recognition as an all-city and all-conference selection at TMI, who went on to play in college, signed contracts with three NFL teams and since 1979 has dedicated his life to the game as a career high-school coach. He has helped to develop three all-state Punters, two USA All Americans and one NCAA All-American and currently coaches at Grand Prairie High School. The team and their coach, Gary McMillan, were honored at the 2016 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Jessica C. Kimmel, Ph.D., English teacher (1984-1990)

    Jessica C. Kimmel, Ph.D., former TMI English teacher and English Department chair (1984-1990), served as chairman of the TMI English Department and started a writing lab for students who sought extra help. After TMI, she taught at Texas A&M University, San Antonio College and Trinity University. She retired in 2014 from the University of the Incarnate Word, where she served as director of teacher education, taught in the doctoral program, revitalized the adult education program and won a 2012 Presidential Teaching Award for faculty who “exemplify great character and an excellence in teaching.” Specializing in women’s studies, Kimmel served as a delegate to the United Nations’ Executive Board of the World Congress in 2013 and 2014.  Her son March Kimmel is a member of TMI’s class of 1988. She received her Distinguished Servant Leader Award at the 2016 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Robert Braubach ’67 – State singles tennis champion, 1966

    Robert Braubach ’67 won the 1966 state championship in singles tennis. While studying at the Free University of Brussels, he was a tennis pro at the Royal Leopold Club, the leading tennis club in Belgium, where he was a ranked player. He also was the No. 2-ranked player at the 5.0 level in Texas in 2000 and currently is President of the John R. McFarlin Tennis Foundation, a nonprofit entity that trains students of local high schools and assists with capital improvements at McFarlin Tennis Center. Mr. Braubach is now an attorney specializing in real-estate and international law and has been appointed Honorary Consul to the governments of Belgium and Namibia and is an economic advisor to the government of the Czech Republic. He was inducted at the 2016 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Virgil Espino, science teacher and dorm parent (1955-1988)

    Virgil Espino, longtime former TMI science teacher (1955-1988) modeled servant leadership as a teacher and dorm parent. As head of the Science Department for 23 years, he was faculty sponsor of the Science Club, judged citywide science fairs and brought speakers on “Man and His World” to campus. He was nominated in 1964 as “Outstanding Biology Teacher in the State of Texas” by the National Association of Biology Teachers. He also served on the school’s United Way charitable donations committee nearly every year he was at TMI. Mr. Espino was a Korean War veteran who retired from the Army with the rank of colonel after 41 years of active and reservist duty. After retirement from TMI, he led a Bible study group to which many alumni belonged for years after graduation. He was honored with a posthumous Distinguished Servant Leader Award, accepted by his widow, Linda Espino, at a 2016 memorial service in All Saints Chapel.
  • William Hubbard, Ph.D., '58

    William Hubbard, Ph.D., a member of TMI’s class of 1958, will be the first alumnus to be inducted to the Academics pillar of the TMI Hall of Fame. He is an eminent astronomer, a professor of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona who has consulted with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Specializing in planetary interiors and atmospheres, he was awarded the 2005 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize in Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and has done significant research on Jupiter, Saturn and EGPs (Extra-solar Giant Planets). He also has been a co-investigator on the Juno spacecraft scheduled to enter Jupiter’s orbit. Dr. Hubbard was inducted at the 2016 Homecoming Luncheon.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • 1967 championship basketball and golf teams

    The 1967 championship basketball and golf teams will be inducted at the 2017 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Canon A. Nelson Daunt, TMI headmaster from 1976 to 1987

    In Spirituality, the late Rev. Canon A. Nelson Daunt will receive a posthumous Distinguished Servant Leader award, to be accepted by his granddaughter Lesley Netting-Reichert, a member of the class of 1987. Daunt served as TMI headmaster from 1976 to 1987. Before coming to TMI, he had served schools and parishes in Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota and South Carolina. As TMI headmaster, he led plans to move from Alamo Heights to the current Alkek Campus in northwest San Antonio and broke ground on the site in 1985. After retirement from TMI in 1987, he served as rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Bandera. After his death in 1992, TMI established the Daunt Lecture Series on theology to honor his memory.
  • John Lombardo ’92

    John Lombardo ’92 was a three-sport athlete at TMI, earning 10 varsity letters in baseball, football and track and serving as captain of both the baseball and football teams. He set school records in baseball and earned district honors in both baseball and football. At Trinity University, he was captain of the baseball team and received conference and regional honors. Lombardo earned a master’s in sports administration from Ohio University and went on to work for the Texas Rangers in player development. He is now a professional scout for the Boston Red Sox and was named Scout of the Year in 2013. He will be inducted at the 2017 Hall of Fame luncheon.
  • Joseph Murguia ’89

    Joseph Murguia ’89 is an assistant principal at Tom C. Clark High School in the Northside Independent School District, where he works with more than 2,800 students to prepare for post-secondary settings. He has 18 years of experience as a behavior consultant, campus administrator, counselor and classroom teacher. Recently, he was elected to an honorary life membership by the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of the Incarnate Word, as master’s in counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s in education from Trinity University. He will be inducted at the 2017 Homecoming Luncheon.
  • Mario Rivela, Spanish and Latin teacher (1967-2000)

    Mario Rivela, a former TMI Spanish and Latin teacher (1967-2000) will receive a Distinguished Servant Leader award in Academics. Besides teaching, he coached soccer, was a dorm parent and drove the bus for soccer games and other student travel. The TMI chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society is named in his honor.
  • Seven championship soccer teams from 1974-1995

    The seven championship soccer teams coached by Mario Rivela – nominated for a Distinguished Servant Leader Award – between 1974 through 1995 will be inducted at the 2017 Homecoming Luncheon.
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