TMI Today | April 2023


We just learned that Christopher Mammen ’01 and his wife, Ari Peñalosa Mammen, welcomed baby Xavier in August 2022.

Christopher Mammen ’01 (center in photo) was recently named the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2023 40 under 40 Man of the Year, selected as a 2023 Aspen Institute Workforce Leadership Academy Fellow, and was promoted to Vice President of Workforce Development with greater:SATX.

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2023 Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Ceremony

On April 21, 2023, TMI welcomed back alumni and guests during our 3rd Annual Alumni Day – an afternoon of celebration, tradition and community.  The festivities included the 2022-2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Alumni Reunion and Welcome Back Reception.  

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, staff and friends of the school. Inductees are recognized for exemplifying one or more of the TMI Core Values: Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Reverence.

The 2022-2023 Hall of Fame inductees included Chris Carson ’51, Peter Lewis ’74, Jonathan Cluck ’76, Dru Van Steenberg ’78, Virginia Maurer ’81 (posthumously), Lane Sealy ’48, (posthumously), George Sealy ’44 (posthumously), and Lee Travelstead ’39 (posthumously). Congratulations!  

During the event, Dr. Bill Montgomery ’48 presented to the TMI Corps of Cadets his Cadet Saber that he earned as a student at Texas Military Institute. Accepting this honor was the current Corps Commander, Cadet LTC Carson Moore.

Every one of our alumni, friends, current and former faculty and staff who attended the event added something special to the occasion. 

Alumni gather for a group photo after the 2023 Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.

Alumni Association Rising Alumni Luncheon

Alumni gather for a group photo at the second annual Rising Alumni Luncheon.

On April 26, 2023, our TMI Alumni Association hosted its second annual Rising Alumni Luncheon honoring the Class of 2023.  The purpose of the event was to congratulate and welcome the newest alumni to TMI’s Alumni Association.  

During the luncheon, Seniors were seated with alumni and were able to visit and share about their common experiences of being a TMI Panther.  A special highlight of the event was the presentation of alumni lapel pins that were given to Seniors to mark their achievement and signify the pride and membership as a Forever Panther.

Thank you to Chris Adams ’99 for helping facilitate and host the event. Special thank you to JuliaGrace Walker ‘17, David Pavelka ’88, Richard Aguilar ‘75, Samantha Cox ‘12, and Adam Reed ‘03 for participating in the panel. Other alumni in attendance were Ernest Brown ’80, Cori Kurth ’93, Alexis Elliott-Stabler ’06, Samanta Cox ’12, Jessica Oley ’96, Moses Ahmadi ’99, and David Kaliski ’94


TMI Alumni Association Looking for Leadership

The TMI Alumni Association is currently seeking nominees for open positions on the Alumni Association Leadership Council, the governing body of the TMI Alumni Association.

The purpose of the Association is to strengthen the bonds among alumni of all generations; to foster pride, open communication, and life-long relations between TMI and its alumni; to provide opportunities for social and professional networking; and to keep alumni connected with the life of the school. The Association serves the school’s need for leadership, volunteer commitment, financial support, and a voice to secure the school’s legacy and traditions. Anyone who attended TMI is eligible to serve.

There are a lot of ways to get involved. Click here to view descriptions of all 2023-2024 Alumni Association Leadership Council Roles. All positions are held for one year and will end on June 30, 2024. If you are interested in serving or know a qualified individual who would be prefect for a position, just click below to complete the nomination form.

Please consider serving. We need your help!

Alumni on Campus

On Tuesday, April 11th, Elizabeth Holmes ’17 delivered an inspiring chapel talk to current students. Elizabeth encouraged students to take advantage of all the opportunities that TMI offers, reflecting on her time at TMI and how it has shaped her. Elizabeth acknowledges that even though she wasn’t the best athlete on her swim team, she was chosen as the captain because of her positive attitude and leadership skills, then encouraged students to adopt the same attitude.

After graduating from TMI, Elizabeth went to Harvard University where she competed on the Women’s Swim Team and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience. She now works as a science teacher in New York, encouraging TMI students to connect with her for any advice they may need. We are grateful for Elizabeth returning to campus to share her message!

23 Days to Go and Only $25,000 to Raise!

TMI’s annual giving goal is $750,000. To date, we are so close to reaching it before the end of the school year and we have a very exciting announcement that will help us close the gap!

TMI Parent, Garrett Gagliano, is ALL IN for TMI and is willing to match up to $25,000 of donations toward The TMI Fund between now and May 31. Please help us max out the potential of this opportunity by making a gift of any size. Every gift gets us closer to unlocking this $25,000 giving match.

If you have already made a donation toward The TMI Fund, thank you! Your gift is counted and helps us get closer to our annual need.

Together, we can keep the past, present and future of our school as strong as ever. Every gift, every size, is valued, appreciated, and makes a positive difference.

Giving is easy.  With just a click of a button, you can change the life for a future TMI alumna/us.  Every Panther, every year, makes a difference.

Save the Dates – Alumni Events

2023 Alumni Clay Shoot
Friday, September 8, 2023

2023 Homecoming BBQ and Reunion
Friday, October 6, 2023

In Memory

Harry Neville Hamilton ’56 passed away on March 29, 2023 at the age of 84 years old. During his time at TMI he was awarded Best Squad and Best Company, won the MacArthur Cup, and received the TMI Excellence Medal.

TMI expresses our sympathy to his friends and family. To view his full obituary click here.

TMI is sad to announce the passing of Eutimio “Timo” Carlos Hernandez, III, on April 30, 2023. Timo was the husband of our beloved TMI staff member and honorary alumna Alex Hernandez. Our love and prayers go out to Alex and her family during this difficult time. To read his full obituary click here.

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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