TMI Today | March 2023


Jorge Velasco ’21, recently had lunch with his mentor, former boss and fellow TMI alum, Congressman Lamar Smith ’65, at the Capitol’s “Members Dining Room.” Jorge is currently a staffer for Senator Bill Cassidy who he interned for in Washington D.C. as a sophomore at TMI.

Tyler Brown ’10 married Joshua Arocha Bassett on March 16. The wedding was a true TMI event! Not only is the bride a TMI alumna but so is the father of the bride, Ernest Brown ’80 and the father of the groom, Juan Carlos Firmin Arocha ’80. The bride’s Godfather, Allan Rupe ’80, was also in attendance. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Michael Watson ’89 retired in December 2022 from the United States Army as a Sergeant Major after 27 years of service. This photo is from one of his last deployments in Nigeria. Congratulations on your retirement!

Congratulation to Courtney Caldwell ’97 and Dr. Tye Caldwell, cofounders of ShearShare, who were invited to participate in and ring the closing bell at the first-ever Founders Day at the NYSE.

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Do you have news or announcements you’d like to share with our Alumni community? This can be a major achievement at work, a birth or wedding announcement, or any other great news in your life that you would like to share. Click below to share your announcement


2023 Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
April 21, 2023

TMI All Saints Chapel
20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, Texas 78257

We are proud to announce the Inductees for 2023 are Chris Carson ’51Peter Lewis ’74Jonathan Cluck ’76, Dru Van Steenberg ’78, Virginia Maurer ’81 (posthumously), Lane Sealy ’48, (posthumously), George Sealy ’44 (posthumously), and Lee Travelstead ’39 (posthumously).

Read more about this year’s inductees here.

Alumni Day Schedule
Alumni Check In – 4:10 pm, Chapel Portico
Campus Tours/Leadership Meet & Greet – 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, All Saints Chapel – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alumni Reunion and Welcome Back Reception to follow on Chapel Portico – light refreshments

We hope you can join us for this very special celebration. Click the button below to register to attend.

Stars Over TMI Silent Auction is Open!
Online only! Now through March 30

Now everyone can enjoy bidding, available only ONLINE, from the comfort of your own home to help kick off Stars Over TMI.

Shop and bid on a wide and fabulous array of items that includes wine from nearby vineyards, home decor, gift certificates, and–of course–the always popular, TMI reserved parking space and class experiences.

Start bidding now, but don’t wait…the auction closes March 30 at 8 p.m.

To make sure your Stars Over TMI check-out process is worry free on April 1, Silent Auction check out will take place after Stars Over TMI in the Advancement Office during the week of April 11-21 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Auction winners will receive an email with details explaining next steps and when to pick up your item(s).  

Special thank you to TMI alumni who have contributed to Stars by donating a silent auction item.

Christopher Pryor ’58 donated a weekend hunting getaway at the Pryor Ranch
Rick Smith ’71 donated tickets for the musical “Chicago”
John Hutchens ’81 with Navarro Pecan Company donated two beautiful nut baskets
Charlie Clark ’88 with Kendal Dental donated two sets of wisdom teeth removals
Paul Duran ’07 with Apache Rifle Works donated a Mossberg 590 Shockwave Nightstick 12Ga Shotgun
Everardo “Lalo” Hiarmes-Martinez ’09 donated a trip to South Padre Island

Don’t Forget Your Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets purchased before April 1 will be entered into TWO drawings!

Grand Prize: A Unique Personalized Luxury Day of Fashion at Neiman Marcus AND $5,000 Gift Card
Compliments of Neiman Marcus – The Shops at La Cantera, and
TMI Parents, Mia Keeter, Katherine Menkemeller and Chrissy Steele

This exclusive package begins with a lunch for the winner and nine guests at the award-winning Mariposa Restaurant followed by an afternoon of sips, shopping and learning about the new fashion and makeup trends of the season during a private appointment with a NM Personal Stylist. 

Early Bird Prize: La Cantera Resort & Spa overnight stay and breakfast for two, plus a round of golf for four at La Cantera and a $150 Gift Card to Bob’s Steakhouse.

Raffle ticket cost: $100
Tickets are limited, only 300 will be sold.

Do not need to be present to win.
Raffle tickets on sale while supplies last at: 

Tickets purchased after March 31 by 8 p.m. are eligible for the Grand Prize drawing held on April 1 during the Stars Over TMI gala. All early bird purchases are eligible for the Early Bird drawing and Grand Prize drawing!  

How to get started with mobile bidding

The Stars Over TMI Silent Auction is open; you can bid now, even if you don’t attend the event!

To get started with online bidding, please follow the steps below:

1. Visit and click on the SIGN IN link in the upper right corner (if you do not have an account, you’ll be asked to create a password.
2. Use the menu on the left, after logging in, to search for items and start bidding.

Save the Dates – Alumni Events

2023 Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 21, 2023

2023 Alumni Clay Shoot
Friday, September 8, 2023

2023 Homecoming BBQ and Reunion
Friday, October 6, 2023


Alumni Reception on Campus

Thank you to Alexis Elliott-Stabler ’06 for hosting a reception on campus for alumni from the classes of 1990-2010. The group enjoyed wine and snacks along with an amazing tour of the TMI Walker Innovation Center.

Thank you to everyone who attended – Richard Aguilar ’75, Robert Borrego, III ’75, Denise Pride-Elliott, Don Elliott ’63, Jessica Oley ’96, Alexis Elliott-Stabler ’06, Gloria Dilley, Miguel Dilley ’99, and Cori Kurth ’93.

Alumni Annual Fund Drive
“ALL IN for TMI!”

Your gift makes a difference! The collective participation of TMI alumni who say, “I’M ALL IN!” offers a tremendous opportunity to show support for TMI.

As we celebrate TMI’s 129-year legacy and commitment to raising great human beings and preparing servant leaders for life, we humbly ask that if you have not already made a donation toward the 2022-2023 school year that you please consider investing in our school’s mission through a gift, of any size, toward The TMI Fund. 

Our ALL IN for TMI Fund campaign to Alumni is the cornerstone of our giving programs and its success greatly benefits our students.

As alumni, you know better than anyone else that there is something unique and special about a TMI education. The experiences are impactful, and the relationships you have forged with teachers, coaches, and classmates are lifelong. Your generous gift helps to create the best environment for learning for our students.

TMI’s 2022-2023 giving goal for alumni is $100,000, to date we are half way there. Please join us in working toward the goal by making a gift today.

THANK YOU to all who have contributed this year to The TMI Fund. Everything that TMI does is enhanced by the incredible generosity of the TMI community who invests in our school every year with an annual gift.

Please join us in support of your Alma Mater and please know your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for keeping TMI strong! Every Panther. Every Year. Makes a Difference.

Update Your Contact Information… It’s Easy!

Have you moved? Changed your phone number or email address? Let us know. As a TMI alumnus/alumna you are important to us! We want to stay in touch with you.

Please take just a minute to complete this form and we’ll make sure to update your information in our records. Do not miss out on events, news about the school, and alumni happenings.

In Memory

TMI celebrates the lives of members of our alumni family.  Here in TMI Today, we pay homage to fellow Panthers who we have received notice that have recently passed away.  If you wish to submit information on an alumna or alumnus who has passed away, please email  Please note that all information will be verified before your notice is published.

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