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LWMA Sentinel

The name "Sentinel" was suggested by Cadet Moi Harris for the first issue in 1962.

Sentinel News July, 2003

This edition of the alumni news had been compiled from the July 2003 edition of The LWMA Sentinel.


Dr. Chester Carroll Named LWMA President

      Dr. Chester C. Carroll, an eminent scholar, researcher, and business leader, is the new President of Lyman Ward Military Academy. He assumed duties full-time on July 1, after serving on the Academy's Board of Trustees since January.

      Major General Clyde Hennies recently stepped down from the Presidency due to personal family responsibilities

      Dr. Carroll has served as Senior Research Scientist at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Research and Development Center at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, 1994-2001. He conducted research on embedded arithmetic structures and architecture for integrated guidance applications and has actively served on government research advisory boards for multiple university research initiatives, and has served as Chairman of the Defense Sub-Committee.

      He is an Outstanding Engineering Fellow at The University of Alabama, where he is Holder Emeritus of The E.A. Larry Drummond Eminent Scholar Chair in Computer Architecture. He attended the University after serving in the U.S. Army, where he later received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Carroll served in various capacities at Auburn University from 1965-1986, as Vice-President for Research; Dean of Engineering; Chairman of Electrical Engineering; and Professor of Electrical Engineering.

      He holds numerous U.S. Patents, and has received awards for outstanding research, teaching and published papers for his work in computer architecture.

      Dr. Carroll and his wife Edna have five children and four grandchildren. They reside in a home adjacent to the LWMA campus.

President's Corner

Dr. Chester Carroll
Dr. Chester Carroll
President, LWMA

      This is truly the time for new beginnings. Enrollment is growing for the Fall term, alumni support is broadening, teachers are preparing for the students, and students: are anxious to begin the corning year. I am beginning my first year as President of Lyman Ward Military Academy and can hardly wait to meet each of you. It is an honor for me pleasure for me to be part of the Lyman Ward Military Academy family, an academic environment familiar to me for many years. As all of you know, our rich history steeped in tradition is continuing to develop because of its measured excellence at all levels academic teaching, character development and college preparation.

      I pledge my total effort to the students, parents, teachers, alumni and administrative support staff of LWMA. I ask for excellence from the teachers and students, meaningful involvement from the parents and alumni, and, total dedication from the support staff. Our history and traditions were not reached or achieved by time alone, but by many good people from the ranks, who rose above the norm and collectively created our traditions and our rich history. It is incumbent upon all of us to continue the progression.

      The destiny of Lyman Ward Military Academy has not been predetermined but exists in the minds and hearts of the members of the LWMA family. Together we will proudly create our ideal destiny; our future, that will be woven into the tapestry of our history. Our commitment is the key to our success.

      Our defined goal is to prepare students to learn and make choices that will challenge them as they develop and grow. They will be challenged academically during their study here and their character development will be an integral part of their involvement with excellent teachers and military instructors. It is essential that each student is assured of his parents' love and support - he then must challenge himself to vigorously pursue academic studies and character development. Learning to learn could be the most important skill students acquire.

      Please write to meat P.O. Drawer 550, Camp Hill, AL, 36850, or email me at, so that we will benefit from your thoughts and suggestions, and come by to see me when you are visiting your son. I have an open door policy so that our exchange will help LWMA continue toward quality and excellence.

The Sentinel is published by Lyman Ward Military Academy
- Jill Burke (Editor)
- Jeff Damron (Editorial Assitant)

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