TMI Today | September 2023


Congratulations to Courtney Caldwell ’97. Her company Shear Share was featured on the Today Show. Take a look at the segment by clicking here.

Gretchen Tiede ’23 recently graduated from Cadet Basic Training at West Point. Pictured here, Gretchen completes her 12-mile road march.

Barron Cohoon ’23 recently graduated from Cadet Basic Training at the Naval Academy. Barron is pictured with the graduation Color Guard, Barron (far right) is the Rifle Bearer at the Naval Academy.

Current UT-Austin freshman, Anacia Scogin ’23, placed second in UT’s annual “Gone to Texas” New Student Video Contest.

Her video (and accompanying artwork!) was broadcast in front of thousands of UT students during the recent 2023 “Gone to Texas” new student ceremony held on August 20, 2023 in front of UT’s historic tower.

Here is a link to her entry –

In somewhat a twist of fate, Tom Turbiville ’66, a long-time sports broadcaster in College Station, is now the play-by-play voice for Allen Academy Rams football. When he was at TMI, Allen Academy was one of the Panthers’ fiercest district rivals in every sport.

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Alumni Homecoming at TMI
October 5 – 7, 2023

Come home to TMI to celebrate during this special time of year. This will be an exciting time to reminisce on past memories, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones too!

Classes of 1970’s Reunion Information
The class of 1973 is hosting a reunion weekend for all classes from the 1970’s. Events include golf, skeet shooting, lunch/tour at TMI, and a dinner at La Cantera Resort. For more information and to register to attend, please visit the event’s website at or email

Classes of 1990’s Reunion Information
The classes from the ’90’s are hosting gatherings for all alumni the weekend of October 6-8. Events include an alumni social, a scavenger hunt, and a dinner at Stone Works in the Rim. They are also hosting an alumni soccer scrimmage at TMI at 1:00 p.m. on the multipurpose field for alumni families to gather for some recreation.  Alumni of all ages are invited to join in the fun as a participant or spectator! To confirm your attendance or to learn more details about all the events, visit or mail Aubree-Anna Stinson ’95 at

If there are other classes planning a reunion for 2023, let us know so we can help spread the word. Email the information to

TMI Alumni attend the 2022 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Luncheon

About the Award
The TMI Entrepreneur & Innovation Award is a prestigious honor celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in collaboration with the school’s commitment to excellence, service, and leadership.

The annual award recognizes an individual who demonstrates success in entrepreneurship and innovation, and the characteristics of TMI’s core values: Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Reverence. Past honorees include TMI alumni, the late Robert Ayres ’44, the late Tom Frost ’45, Christopher “Kit” Goldsbury ’61, and Scott Petty, Jr. ’55.

About the Award Luncheon
TMI Episcopal is hosting the Entrepreneur & Innovation Award Luncheon on Thursday, October 26, at the Mays Family Center at The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209. 

TMI will honor Dawn Lafreeda, by celebrating her work and accomplishments during the program. Ms. Lafreeda began working at Denny’s Restaurants at the age of 16 and by the age of 23, owned her first business. Over the years, she continued to grow her business and now she currently owns 81 Denny’s, operates in 7 states and employs over 2,500 people. Dawn is the largest female employer in San Antonio as well as one of San Antonio’s largest private owned companies. Dawn’s proudest honor is mom to her 19-year-old twin sons, Cruise and Connor who are TMI Alumni and currently Freshman at The University of Southern California. 

Highlighting TMI’s academic approach of innovation & design thinking, student projects will be on display at the luncheon to showcase the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of learning at TMI.

Innovation & Design Thinking at TMI Episcopal
Since 1893, TMI has been a leader of innovation and design thinking – an approach to learning and serving, reflected in the school’s Episcopal roots, that develops academically prepared and empathetic leaders to their fullest potential. Design thinking gives students a framework for innovating, creating, and solving current-world problems while being centered on empathy, service, and reverence.


TMI Alumni Sporting Clay Shoot and Hot Sauce Competition

Thank you to all the alumni and guests who supported the 2023 TMI Alumni Association Clay Shoot and Hot Sauce Competition. With your help, we raised $9,000 to support the TMI Alumni Association Scholarship. All funds raised through the clay shoot directly support this merit scholarship, awarded annually to an incoming or current TMI student who is a close relative of TMI alumnus.

Best Alumni Team Class of 1988 Perry Finger ’88, Jeff Miller ’88, Tom Vickers ’88, and David Pavelka ’88

Congratulations to Our Winners
Best Teams
1st Place: “Send It” – Rick Bostain, Jacob Hayes, Tommy Hanks, Lorena Williams
2nd Place: “Neese and Nephews” – Bob Neese ’65, Billy Lemmons, Charlie Lemmons, Rudy Bazan
3rd Place: “VIP Title Company” – Ken Schlaudt, Denise Schlaudt, Anthony Rodriguez, April Gutchess

Best Alumni Team: Class of 1988 – Perry Finger, Jeff Miller, Tom Vickers, David Pavelka

Top Individuals
1st Place: Tommy Hanks
2nd Place: Rick Bostain
3rd Place: Anthony Rodriguez
Top Female: April Gutchess

Best Hot Sauce: “Terry’s Sweet Sauce” – David Trevino, Core Commercial
Bottom of the Barrel: Antoinette Lutz

TMI Alumni Association

A Note from the TMI Alumni Association President

Panther Faithful,

The air is beginning to cool as the seasons start their change, and that means it’s time for Homecoming. Considerable efforts made on the part of the Class of 1995, specifically spearheaded by Aubree (Wilson) Stinson ’95, promise to have one of the largest return of Alumni for Homecoming in the history of our school. This grassroots effort, bringing together multiple classes of the 1990’s, is a shining example of how our connections as alumni continue well after we walk the stage and how the power of those connections can be brought together to foster love and community. This tradition for our alumni community is a great starting point for the year, and a success which will be modeled at homecoming in years to come.

In the coming months, Alumni Association leadership will be reaching out across all classes to seek individuals willing to provide servant leadership as class agents. The identification of class agents is vital to efforts like homecoming and other opportunities that foster the continued relationship between TMI and its graduates. If you have interest in filling this role for your class, please reach out the Alumni Association leadership or contact the TMI Advancement Office via email at

Go Panthers!

In humble service,
Christopher N. Adams
Class of 1999

Homecoming BBQ
We need volunteers to help set up and greet alumni and guests at the Homecoming BBQ on Friday, October 6 starting at 4:00 pm. If you can help, please email

Alumni Day/Hall of Fame Committee
We are looking for 4-5 alumni to serve on the Alumni Day/Hall of Fame Committee to help with the event and to help decide who will be inducted into the TMI Hall of Fame on April 12, 2024. If you are interested in serving on this committee please email


TMI Corp of Cadets Update

The Corps of Cadets has reached a beginning of the year class enrollment of 182 Cadets. This is the largest the Corps has been since 1973 when the program became optional for TMI students. Under the leadership of Major (Ret) Joe Claburn, the Premiere Leadership Program in San Antonio continues to develop future leaders in any career field they choose to pursue by fostering a fun and positive learning environment. The Keepers of Tradition continue to maintain the honor and prestige expected of them for over 130 years and counting. 

2023-2024 School Theme

TMI is proud to announce this year’s school theme – “Thank God It’s Today”.

This year’s theme encourages our TMI Community to take time each day to recognize gratitude in our lives. As the familiar saying goes, “yesterday is in the past, tomorrow is in the future, but TODAY is a gift.” Living in the present and being grateful for each day allows us to be open to all that is possible. 


TMI is sad to announce the passing of the following alumni. Our sympathy and prayers go out to their many friends and family.

Laurence Biedenham ’76
Passed away July 25, 2023

To view Mr. Biedenham’s full obituary, click here.

Charles Parish ’55
Passed away July 26, 2023

TO view Mr. Parish’s 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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