Tallapoosa Hall

1990's - L.W.M.A.
Consolidated Alumni News

Please, see the bottom of this page for e-mail address information.

This page is maintained by: Brian V. Brunner ('64)

- 1990 -

1990 - TAPS
James F. Hodges, Class of 1990, died 9/9/1990.

Date 5/2003

William Harold Grant, Jr. '90
809 39th Place South, Apt #4
Birmingham, AL 35222
After graduation in May 1990, I got a local job in Opelika, AL and went to Southern Union State Junior College for 2 years. I graduated with an Associates and received a scholarship to the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL (30 minutes south of Birmingham). After getting a Bachelors in Business Management in 1994, I moved to Birmingham and I have lived there since. I work for a transportation software company by the name of McLeod Software. I travel the United States and teach employees of trucking companies how to use our software. I really enjoyed my 4 years at LWMA. It made a lasting impression on me and it definitely helped create the person that I am today. I often have dreams that I am back as a cadet and wake up a little sad when I realize that I am not at LWMA anymore. So, I wish to catch up with some of my old classmates and maybe the stories will fill the void. I receive The Sentinel still.
May 7, 2003 -
Wm. Harold Grant, Jr.

Date: Jan 2001
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Kevin Jenrette '90
is a Captain in the U S Army Infantry. He is assigned to Bravo Company, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, at Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, GA.

Date 12/2/02

Name: Thomas P. Morrison, Jr. '90
Comments: Please ad my name and email to the list. I was class of '90
Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 12:41:12 PM

Date: Sept. 2003

37 AVE 1-37
Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

- 1991 -

1991 - TAPS
Eroc Fellman '91, died 3/8/1991.
Thomas Berger Ingles, Class of 1991, died 9/23/2004.

Date: 12/22/2004
Name: Chris Leroy Salter
Years Attended: 1989, 1990, and 1991
Address: 2950 Mruphy Mill Rd. Dothan, AL 36305

- 1992 -

1992 - TAPS
Asser Mohamed Aly Fikry, Class of 1992, died 2/7/1994.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Bryant Dromey, class of 1992, and his wife Bonnie, welcomed a baby boy on December 19,2000. His name is Harrison Bryant Dromey. Granddad, Douglas Dromey, class of 1964, said it has been reported that he has asked about going to LWMA. Congratulations to all of the Dromey family on this addition.

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Jason Louis, class of 1992
now lives in Mobile, AL. We hope he can come visit us soon.

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Rafael Rion '92, attended LWMA in 1991-1992.
He wants to contact anyone who remembers him.

Date: Sept. 2003

Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

Date: 5/2003

Jose Roberto Ruiz '92
7801 NW 37th Street
Section 100025
Miami Springs, FL 33166-6503
I am an Agricultural Aviator, spraying banana plantations for Chiquita Bananas, 5 years doing this.

- 1993 -

Date: Sept. 2003

15 CALLE 6-38
APT 210
Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

Date 1/2003

Antonio Mario Cámara. '93
Montecito No. 38 - Piso 10
Col. Nápoles
Mexico City
Distrito Federal
I am currently and Associate at a Law Firm in Mexico City called Sánchez-DeVanny Eseverri, S.C. Have just completed a Legal Masters Degree at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City

Date: Sept. 2003

14 AVE 14-42
Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

- 1994 -

1994 - TAPS
Jason Giannattiasio, Class of 1994, died 10/1/2001.
Alexander Malouf '94, died 12/25/1994.

Date: 7/25/03

Name: Robert Alaimo '94
Comments: Hello, It's been a very long time since I've been in touch. I wanted to get in touch with my former classmates. I'm having a very hard time getting in touch. Please! If you can be of any help I would truly appreciate it!
Friday, July 25th 2003 - 08:19:43 PM

Date 9/7/2001

Name: Alvaro Chavez '94
Comments: Hello everybody. I've been trying to contact my class (1995) by different ways but its been impossible. Please anybody who has any information about Harwell Allen, Timothy Brown, Mostapha Howaidy, Jason Vestefelt, Jeremy Farber, Johnny Johnson, please contact me. Thank you and congratulations for the web page.

Date: Sept 2000
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Alvaro Chavez, '94,
is studying architecture at the University of the Istmo in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is married and has a son named Jorge Andres. He would like for his classmates.

Date: 3/26/03

Christopher Wayne Cheney '94
11955 110th St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
I am employed at PCS Phosphate, working in an analytical lab analyzing chemicals and fertilizers. I am divorced and have a beautiful daughter named, Kaila. She is 6 years old.

I found the website when I did a search for LWMA, and asked my grandfather, Horace Brock, class of 52'.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Lance Deculus, class of 1994,
is stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida with the 33rd Fighter Wing, 60th Fighter Squadron as "Weapons Leader." He is married and has traveled to many places with the Air Force.

Date: 12/14/03

Adam Matthew McIntosh '94
Years Attended: 1991-1994
324 W Mulberry Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Date 6/21/2001

Name: Matthew James Russell '94
Comments: Class of "94" attended for four years. Looking for all classmates of 1994.
Thursday, June 21st 2001 - 09:49:59 AM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Matt Russell, class of 1994,
is a Narcotics Investigator in La Grange, GA.

Date: Sept. 2003

14 AVE 143-42
Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Raymond Shankweiler, class of 1994,
is now stationed in Misawa, Japan with the Navy. He had previously been stationed in California.

Date: 11/14/2003

David Thomas Townsend '94
Years Attended: 1990-1994
444 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(646) 220-6232
Comments: I've been married and divorced. I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I lived in Atlanta for a number of years working as a chef for several different restaurants. Now I'm in the NYC makin' all my dreams come true. (This is actually Dave's girlfriend writing this so don't blame him if his bio sounds stupid.) I'm living in Brooklyn, in the hood, YO. I'd like to give a shout out to all my old friends. Anyone in the neighborhood, feel free to call or stop by.

- 1995 -

Date: September 2004

BIG NEWS FOR THE CLASS OF 1995 !!!!!!!!!


The 10th year reunion will take pace at LWMA on Saturday 5/1/2005.
If you plan to attend the 1995 reunion, the contact person is Jeremy Farber '95.
His e-mail address is jeremy@miamicomputers.com.
His work number is 1-800-263-1218 and his home number is (518) 263-1218.
If you are a member of this class, or know some of the members, please spread the word.

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1995 - TAPS
Alexander Malouf '95, died 12/25/1994.
Matthew Ryan Cook '95, died 12/2/2000.


Kevin Hay '95

Order you own copy of Kevin Hay's "Tallapoosa Hall in the Snow" print from the LWMA Beta Club.
Go to www.lwalumni.org/cent.html#memo for more informatiom.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Kevin Hay, class of 1995, is attending undergraduate pilot training at Columbus AFB, MS.

Date: Sept 2000
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Kevin Hey, class of 1995,
graduated from Auburn University in March with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was commissioned a 2nd LT in the U.S. Air Force. He reported to Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA, then in October, he will go to Columbus AFB in Mississippi for his pilot's training. Congratulations to him.

Date: 12/2002

Mostapha M. Howaidy '95
Street 19
Mokattam City
After graduation I returned to my hometown Cairo, Egypt and I went to the American University in Cairo studying Business Administration and I graduated 2000. I have been working in the field of computer networks as I have been certified by Microsoft as a system engineer. I married my wife in 1999 and got a divorce two years later and thank god there weren't any kids. Right now I am working with a publishing company as a network administrator.

Date 12/11/2002

Name: Mostapha Howaidy '95
Comments: Well, I just wanna pay respect to all the people behind this site. you are doing an awesome job thanks a mill. And to all my classmates who i miss like hell: thanks for all the good times especially "The Memphis Crew", and I hope some of you guys out there will drop me an email because I'd really like to hear from ya'll. I'm still in touch with Patrick Massey, Bret Alford, Drew Sharpe, and Wagih Abaza of coarse in case anyone is looking for them. C-YA
Wednesday, December 11th 2002 - 10:55:35 PM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Mostapha Howaidy, class of 1995,
lives in Cairo, Egypt. He is also interested in contacting anyone from his class. We have his email address on file.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Kevin Koen, class of 1995, is continuing his education at the University of Memphis after spending time in the Army.

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Mike Litherland, class of 1995,
is a Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX. He is married and has one son. He says he often thinks of his time spent here.

- 1996 -

1996 - TAPS
Lee Spurgeon, Class of 1996, died in December 2000.
Joshua Swafford '96, died in February 2001.
Travis Rachunok, Class of 1996, died on 9/21/2004.

Date: 3/25/02

Name: Wayne Martin '96
Comments: Hello to all! I would love to hear from some of my old classmates. I attended LWMA from 1993-1996.
Monday, March 25th 2002 - 02:07:16 PM

Date: 4/3/2003

Name: Evan Seale '96
Comments: I went to LWMA I believe 95-96. I was in delta with Sgt. Wolfe as my TAC. This was the year when a cadet took his life on the ranger trail. Friends from delta were Blume, White, k15, Maafs, Spies, Cooper, many more. It's been years since I've been back, but I had the time of my life. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that would remember me. peace.
Thursday, April 3rd 2003 - 11:53:47 PM

- 1997 -

Date: 8/23/02

Name: Jason Bateson '97
Comments: Hey there I went in 94-97. I wanted to check in and let you know what I am doing.... I am fine grad from Ga Tech.
Friday, August 23rd 2002 - 09:29:13 PM

Date: 12/2002

Justin S. Cole '97
Louisville, KY 40204
I am now living and working in Louisville, KY at Xodiax Internet Data Center.

Date: 1/11/2001

Name: Sidney Easterling '97
Comments: Hello to all!!!!! Alumni and faculty,,, current cadets and staff ,,,, friends and future cadets . It's been about four years since I graduated from LWMA , but it seems longer than that . There isn't a day that goes by i don't think about being there . It was a great experience, and I wish there were some way to go back and see all of my close friends that i made while attending LWMA . Anyone who might remember me , please contact me!! .. I miss you all,, hope all is going great ,, and god bless :> :>
Thursday, January 11th 2001 - 09:55:01 PM

Date: 1/25/01

Name: Robert Jackson '97
Comments: 1997 graduate-3 years attendance- I was checking my e-mail today and saw an advertisement for classmates.com and ended up clicking on it. I really didn't expect to find Lyman Ward on there, but sure enough it was along with about half my graduating class listed. They want to charge you $30 to contact them, so I said the hell with that and found this site. I have one semester remaining at Ole Miss till I graduate. If your in the area, or want to catch the last game against Vandy give me a call.
Sunday, November 25th 2001 - 03:58:45 PM

Date: 12/29/02

Name: Brian Nicknadarvich '97
Comments: Hey just wanted to say what's up and to see who's doing what. I joined the Marines right after graduation as an infantry Marine. I was a TOW gunner and a heavy weapons company Plt. Sgt. I was meritoriously promoted to PFC, LCPL, CPL and Sgt. I went to Kosovo, and Afghanistan. I am now going to school at Florida State University and plan on going back into the Marines after I graduate next fall. I would love to hear from Matt Andrus or anyone who was in Charlie company for my two years at Lyman Ward.
Sunday, December 29th 2002 - 09:08:25 AM


BRIAN NICKNADARVICH, '97 is attending Florida State University and plans to return to military service after graduation.

Date: 5/26/2003

From: Stephen Shillito '97
Comments: I remember hanging out in the barracks on day and someone made a statement that things really get rough, hard and sometimes ad at LWMA, but it will be the fun times (which there were plenty of) that we'll remember years from now.
Thinking back to my year at Lyman Ward, it seems more like we were all characters in a movie. In the past ten years, I've applied many of the things I learned all the way form scrubbing tiles to using my charisma to influence others. I could go on and on.
On my list of pet projects, I have an objective to recount tales from my experiences at Lyman Ward. In fact, I already have several that I wrote for certain classes back in college. If you'd like, maybe I could send some for this fine website.

Note: This was sent to Brian Brunner '64 and Stephen's father is Robert Shillito '68.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Michael Starling, class of 1997, is attending the University of Louisiana.

Date: 12/08/2003

Scott Temple '97
Years Attended: 1993-1997
419 Byron Plantation Rd.
Albany, GA 31721

- 1998 -

Date: 12/13/2001

Name: David Gunnels '98
Comments: Graduate 1998
Graduate 2002 CVCC AAS Computer Info Systems Computer Science
Getting Married May 11th 2002
Living currently in Columbus GA
Thursday, December 13th 2001 - 07:04:55 AM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

David Gunnels, class of 1998,
will graduate from college in May with his Associates in Computer Science. He plans to marry Paula Dykman on May 11,2002.

Date: 6/6/2001

Name: Dave Howell '98
Comments: What's up? This is Dave Howell if any one remembers me get up with me Look me up I was on the color guard about 4 years ago.
Wednesday, June 6th 2001 - 10:13:49 PM

Date: 7/1/2002

Name: Travis Rogillio '98
Comments: Sgt. Travis Rogillio, class of '98, was recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Travis is a heavy weapons infantry sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division. Since joining the 82nd, he has completed 35 parachute assaults. He and Matt Andrus*, class of '99, and we run into each other frequently.
* See 1999 for info about Matt Andrus.
Monday, July 1st 2002 - 06:37:37 PM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Travis Rogillio, class of 1998,
recently married and was promoted to Sgt. in the 82nd Airborne Division. He will go to Italy next October for three years.

Date: Sept. 2003

9 A CALLE 30'15
Attended a big reunion for LWMA alumni in Gautemala in May of 2003. Click here to read the Sentinel story.

Date: Jan 2001
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Cesar Zuniga '98
is studying Agriculture in Honduras. He says he is doing all right and will try to stay in contact more with the school.

- 1999 -

1999 - TAPS
Chase Brandon Scott Cumber '99, died 3/26/1999.
Blake Joel Wade, Class of 1999, died 11/5/2002.

Date: 1/03/04

Name: Matt Andrus '99

The following information and photograph are copyrighted by The Times-News of Burlington, NC. This story was found on the Burlington Times-News' "War on Terror" web page.
It is reproduced here with permission from the Burlington Times-News.

Matt Andrus

      U.S. Army E/4 Donald Matthew Andrus with the 2-505 82nd Airborne Sniper is serving in the Persian Gulf, his second tour overseas. He is a 1999 graduate of Lyman Ward Military Academy where he was Battalion Commander of the Academy his senior year. He also won the (General Douglas) MacArthur Award (at LWMA). He is the husband of Michelle Hodge Andrus, graduate of Cummings High School, and the son-in-law of Kenny and Judy Hodge of Burlington, and the son of Donald and Lawanna Andrus of Georgia.

      Michelle (Andrus) said, "You couldn't ask for a braver man to serve us. He is my hero, as well as all the other men and women who are willing to lay their lives on the line. I love them all and wish them a safe return."

Date: 3/11/03

Name: Matt Andrus '99
Comments: Hi everyone, Matt is over in Afghanistan somewhere. He has been in the Army 82nd Airborne Division for 3 1/2 years. He would love to hear from anyone who he went to school with or graduated with.
His address is:
E-4 Andrus, Donald M. C Co.,
2-505 PIR 82nd Airborne Division APO, AE 09354

Anyone who reads this, write to him and hive him some support. He gets really down and out so any letters of encouragement you can muster up will be so appreciated.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mrs. Lawanna Andrus, Matt's Mom.
Tuesday, March 11th 2003 - 05:35:37 AM

Date: 1/29/02

Comments: CLASS of 1999
Tuesday, January 29th 2002 - 04:24:30 AM

Date: Sept 2000
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Victor Mayer, class of 1999,
is presently, attending the Universidad Iberoamerican in Mexico. He wants to go to MIT, a college in Australia. Congratulations to him on his accomplishments.

Date: 10/14/01

Name: Nathan Minkiewicz '99
Comments: Hey everyone. Just wanted to drop by and say Hi. Im right now living in Portland, Oregon working for INTEL. If you know me, email me. I would love to hear from you.
Sunday, October 14th 2001 - 08:30:36 PM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Nathan Minkiewicz, class of 1999,
lives in Hillsboro, OR, and works with INTEL making Pentium chips.

Date: Jan 2001
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Nathan Minkiewicz, class of 1999,
is currently attending DeVry Institute of Technology in Decatur, GA. He is majoring in Electronics and Computer Technology. He plans to graduate in February 2001 and will receive an Associate Degree.

Date: 04/02/04
Alumni Newsletter in of The Sentinel

Jacob M. Ormes, attended 1997-1999,
lives in Kentucky and wants to get in contact with friends.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Steven Upchurch, class of 1999,
is a freshman at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. GA. He is majoring in Political Science and Pre Law. He hopes to transfer to either Emory or UGA Law School. He has pledged to the ATO Fraternity.

Consolidated Alumni News from the YEARS…

     I. Where all these news items came from.

This is and will be a combined listing of news from alumni from three different sources:

Source #1 = the Alumni Registration Form at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 2002

Source #2 = the Guest Book at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 1999

Source #3 = the L.W.M.A. school paper, "The Sentinel." And posted to the LWMA NEWS page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in September, 1998

Source #4 = the Alumni Office at L.W.M.A. - as we receive it.

Source #5 = the TAPS Page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in March 1998

Source #6 = the Alumni Message Board at www.lwalumni.org.

     II. This is the first attempt to compile the Alumni news from these sources. This first cut will be that information we have from source #1 and #2.

     III. Disclaimer: The information supplied to this website and complied in these pages can be out of date and inaccurate. Some information is incomplete. All the news we have comes through the school, the Alumni Office, E-mail, and the Message Board.

     IV. All e-mail addresses have been deleted because of these three reasons.

#1. We do not post a person's E-mail addresses to web pages without specific written permission from that person.

#2. That permission procedure is taken care of by our webmaster, Phillip Potts '63. He maintains the "Alumni E-mail Address Page." In order to have your name posted on that page you MUST send your permission directly to him via E-mail. Don't send it to me. Phillip is our webmaster and this is his policy.

#3. There is no way we could maintain these pages and the "Alumni E-mail Address" page. E-mail addresses become out of date very quiclky.

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