In Academics, Joseph Murguia, a member of TMI’s class of 1989, will be inducted. He 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.
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.
In Athletics, John Lombardo of the class of 1992 will be inducted. At TMI, he was a three-sport athlete, 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.
The seven championship soccer teams coached by Rivela from 1974 through 1995 also will be honored; as will the 1967 championship basketball and golf teams.
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.
Hall of Fame nominees will be presented during the halftime ceremony at TMI’s Oct. 6 Homecoming game. They will be inducted at the Oct. 7 Homecoming and Hall of Fame Luncheon hosted by the school’s headmaster and the TMI Alumni Association.
Nominees in Military will be inducted at Veterans Day Pass in Review on Nov. 10, 2017.
Established in 2015, 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.