May, 13, 2003 - The NEWSLETTER below was published before the May 3, 2003 Alumni meeting. The news about the next meeting on May 1, 2004 will be posted here when we have that information.
The plans for the May 2004 meeting include a reunion of all former Band Members, Choral Musicians.
The following is a list of the coaches and athletes who returned for their reunion on May 3, 2003.
- Coaches -
|J. D. Gooden||1962-1973||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Sam "Doc" Cawley||1975-2000||Football, Soccer, Baseball|
|J. C. Sizemore '76||1980-82||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Hugh Bryan||1987-97||Football, Soccer, Basketball|
|Hank Hurley||1999-2003||Football, Basketball|
|Scott C. Jennings||2002-2003||Wrestling|
We thank all of the coaches for returning to L.W.M.A. for this event.
|Carter Kyser '41||1938-40||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Van McLendon '54||1953-54||Baseball|
|Richard (Rick) Hahn '59||1955-58||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|William Kritzky '60||1959-60||Basketball|
|Jim Nipper '61||1958-61||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|David Chambless '62||1961-62||Football|
|Eddie Pope '65||1964-65||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Bill Nail '67||1963-67||Football|
|Cotton Perryman '67||1966-67||Basketball|
|Ray Blackburn '68||1964-68||Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track|
|Larry Pilkington '68||1966-68||Football|
|John Bass '68||1967-68||Football, Basketball|
|Randy Sain '68||1967-68||Basketball|
|Tim Parker '70||1967-70||Football|
|David Sullivan '72||1969-72||Football, Baseball|
|Phillip Bartlett '73||1970-73||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Mike Jones '73||1970-73||Football|
|John Hamilton '75||1973-75||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|J. C. Sizemore '76||1972-76||Football|
|Frank Boatman '76||1974-76||Football, Baseball|
|Rex McClinton '78||1972-78||Football|
|Terry Cawley '78||1975-78||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|T. A. Moore '80||1973-80||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|John E. Nixon '80||1976-80||Football|
|Jonathan Robinson '81||1978-81||Football, Basketball|
|Paul Hovey '85||1979-85||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Robert Montgomery '89||1985-89||Basketball|
|Scott McFadden '89||1985-89||Football|
|Wayne Martin '96||1994-96||Football|
|Lee Morrow '97||1991-97||Football, Soccer|
|Scott Temple '97||1994-97||Football|
|Allan Curry '01||1999-2001||Football, Soccer|
We thank all of the athletes for returning to L.W.M.A. for this event.
If there are any mistakes or omissions in this list,
The newsletter published before the 2003 meeting follows...
LYMAN WARD ALUMNI
UPCOMING MEETING - MAY 3, 2003
===== May, 3, 2003 - MEETING NEWS =====
The official, annual Alumni Association meeting will be held at l P.M. on May 3, 2003, in the Wesley P. Smith Auditorium. A report on the Association will be made by Paul Tate, Executive Director. New officers will be sworn in. Special guests will be former athletic coaches. Please make plans to attend. The Alumni Center-Museum will be open that day, and we hope you can visit and enjoy the displays. If you have any memorabilia from your days that you would like to donate, you may bring it with you or mail it to LWMA Alumni Association, P.O. Drawer 550, Camp Hill, AL 36850.
Special recognition at the retreat Parade is planned to honor all former athletes and coaches. The keynote speaker is a former athlete. If you are in contact with any of your former team members or coaches, please invite them for this special day. Coach Gooden came by the Alumni center and said, "Tell all my athletes to BE HERE. I'm looking forward to seeing them and remembering old times."
The Alumni social will be held at Holiday Inn in Opelika, beginning at 7 O'clock P.M. Holiday Inn is located at the intersection of I-85 and US Hwy. 280. There has been a block of rooms reserved at a special rate for LWMA Alumni. Contact Holiday Inn-334-745-6331 and ask for the special Lyman Ward room rate. The social is informal and is a good time to renew friendships and "remember when."
If you plan to attend the social, please fill out the form below and return by April 18, 2003, or contact us at the Center, (256) 896-2715 so that we can plan for finger foods.
NUMBER ATTENDING ___________________________________
LWMA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Check our lodging page for more information on hotels and a map: http://www.lwalumni.org/lodging.html
PRESIDENT'S DAY and MILITARY BALL
|Time||Event / Activity||Location|
|10:00AM - 2:00PM||OPEN HOUSE||Classrooms,|
Library / Science /
|11:30AM - 12:00PM||BAND CONCERT|
|12:15PM - 12:30PM||DRILL TEAM DEMONSTRATON||Futch Parade Field|
|12:30AM - 2:00PM||BEST DRILL PLATOON, CADET, & GUIDON||Futch Parade Field|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||ALUMNI MEETING||Smith Auditorium|
|2:00PM - 3:15PM||ATHLETES & COACHES RECEPTION||Dixon Chapel|
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||PARADE HONORING PAST ATHLETES & COACHES:|
(JONATHON ROBINSON REVIEWING OFFICER)
& AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
|Futch Parade Field|
|4:30 PM - 6:00 PM||BUFFET *||Dining Hall|
|6:45 PM - 7:30 PM||RECEIVING LINE||Gymnasium|
|7:30 PM - 8:00 PM||SWORD DRILL & SENIOR LEADOUT||Gymnasium|
|8:00 PM - 10:30 PM||MILITARY BALL **||Gymnasium|
|8:00 PM - 10:00 PM||ALUMNI SOCIAL||Holiday Inn-Opelika|
|10:30 PM||SIGN OUT BEGINS||SDO Office|
*Parents/Guardians and cadets dates are invited to eat free; all others are requested to pay a fee of $6.00 per person for the buffet.
**Cadets' dates are requested to wear a formal dress. Parents may wear a formal gown, but dresses suitable for church or cocktail parties are satisfactory; coat and tie for men. Cadets may sign out with parents or an approved adult at designated time in the SDO office.
NOTE: We ask that all parents and guardians keep in mind that this day is designed as an OPEN HOUSE for a11 activities, and therefore, please refrain from making appointments with staff and faculty.
Paul Tate, Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of Lyman Ward Military Academy held a meeting on campus on Saturday, February 1, 2003. The Alumni were represented at the meeting by T.A. Moore '80, current President of the Association and Paul Tate, the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. The President of our Alumni Association now serves as an ex officio member of the school's Board of Trustees. This is a direct result of the Academy's concern that the trustees and alumni must work together.
On the agenda, the Alumni Association presented a progress report, along with a financial report, and all questions about the alumni Association were answered.
Two former students were elected to the Board of Trustees, Vic Rumore '65 and Paul Strobel, who attended S.I.I. 1941-43. Our congratulations go to these former students. Now there are five of the 15 board members who have been students at SII or LWMA. Other alumni include Col. Wesley P. Smith, '47; Von McQueen, '66; and Bradley Bean, '76.
===== NOTES OF INTEREST =====
(If the word "E-Mail" apperas after the name, you can click that word to send them an e-mail.)
TOM WILKINSON lives in Ten Sleep, WY, and spends part of the year on Lake Martin.
---------- 1940s ----------
ELISABETH PROPHITT LUERS, '45, is retired and living in Opelika, AL.
---------- 1960s ----------
CARL W. SHORT, '68, is living in Verbena, AL. E-Mail.
TOMMY L. SHORT, '67-'68, is living in Columbiana, AL. E-Mail.
DANA BARNES, '69, is Birmingham and looking forward to retirement from UAB to start a new career in the culinary field. E-Mail.
---------- 1970s ----------
DAVID SKELTON, '71, is retired from the Air Force, living in Martinez, GA and a full time college student. E-Mail.
J. FRANK SPEARS, '72, is in Auburn, WA, where he operates his Soils Engineering business from his home. E-Mail.
BERNER "BUCK" KNIGHT, '78, is living in Georgia.
REX J. McCLINTON, '78, is an attorney and lives in Georgia. E-Mail.
BARRY STUCKEY, '78, is a LTC. Army, living at Suffolk, VA. E-Mail.
ROBERT CASH, '77-'79, is a Senior Information Systems Developer in Aurora, IL. E-Mail.
MORRIS H. HOLLIS, '79, is in Palm Bay, FL and would like to hear from classmates. E-Mail.
GEORGE MONTGOMERY, '79, is a detective with the Birmingham Police Department. E-Mail.
TONY MOSIER, '79, lives in Conyers, GA. E-Mail.
---------- 1980s -----------
JED McLENDON, '80, is in Springville, AL and works with a trucking company. E-Mail.
KENNETH RICH, '81, is in San Pedro, CA. E-Mail.
WELDON "BUCKY" HEARD, '83, is in Branson, MO. E-Mail.
RAUL LASSO, '83, is working with a medical supply company and teaching business courses at a private university in Panama. Would like to get e-mail from classmates '82 and '83. E-Mail.
RALPH "Jerry" CHALKER, '88, military, living in Lampasas, TX. E-Mail.
GARY KINNEY, '88, is in Lynn Haven, FL. He and STEPHEN DOMINICK, '88, are in business together and would like to hear from classmates. E-Mail.
---------- 1990s ----------
ALVARO CHAVEZ, '92-94, is an architect living in Guatemala and is trying to find HARWELL ALLEN, '95. (E-Mail for ALVARO CHAVEZ).
MARIO CAMARA,'93, is an attorney in Mexico City. E-Mail.
MOSTAPHA M. HOWAIDY, '95, is in Cairo, Egypt and would like to hear from classmates. E-Mail.
JUSTIN COLE, '97, is in Louisville, KY
BRIAN NICKNADARVICH, '97 is attending Florida State University and plans to return to military service after graduation. E-Mail.
---------- 2000s ----------
JOHN SHELBY, '00, is in Lewisville, TX and would like to contact classmates. E-Mail.
DOUG RINKER, '01, is in the Army, stationed in Germany. Would like to hear from classmates. E-Mail.
===== SPECIAL CONCERNS =====
The granddaughter (ROWENA) of JUNE SWERTFEGER RUSSELL, '47 and KENNETH RUSSELL, '44, is in critical condition from an auto injury. She has been moved to a rehab center and is making slow progress.
===== TAPS =====
- 1950s -
BILLY "BUDDY" LEE died in September. Buddy attended with the Lyman Ward class of 1953.
BUSTER W. WRIGHT, a devoted alumni member, died on December 25, 2003, in Columbus, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Jo Startzell, Class of '51. His grandson, David Gunnells, graduated from LWMA in '98. Another grandson, Josh Wright, was the recipient of the alumni Scholarship for several years. Mr. Wright requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the LWMA Alumni Association. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren and friends.
- 1960s -
ROBERT C. BELL, Class of 1964, died, February 28, 2003, in a traffic accident. His pickup truck was hit by a garbage truck on rain slick roads. He was just getting off from work at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. See the TAPS Page for details.
See the TAPS Page for other death notices and more information about the above notices.
===== IN THE SPOTLIGHT =====
ZEDRIC DRAWHORN, '03, signed a football scholarship with WESTERN KENTUCKY. We're proud of you .
===== NEWS =====
MRS. DOROTHY MOORE RETIRES AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Mrs. Moore announced her retirement, effective December 31, 2002. A farewell reception was held at the Alumni Center on December 7, 2002, and was attended by many friends and former students of SII and LWMA. All expressed "Best Wishes" for a happy retirement.
MRS. DELENE CAWLEY APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Mrs. "C" became the Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association of January 1, 2003. Mrs. Cawley brings a lot of experience to the office. She was the City Clerk and Municipal Court Clerk of Camp Hill for 14 years. Most importantly, she will be remembered as the wife of Sam "Doc" Cawley, who served as LWMA Medical Officer for 26 years and lived on campus during that time. Mrs. Cawley knows personally a large number of the former students. You will be hearing a lot from her in the years to come.
===== NOTES FROM ALUMNI =====
REX McCLINTON '78 writes:
I am an attorney living in Gainesville, Georgia, with my office in Dawsonville, Georgia. The office number is (706) 216-4185.
My wife and I have three children, Megan, 19, who is in college at Brenau, Jaacob, 15, and Starr, 6, whom we adopted from India about three years ago. I plan to attend the Alumni meeting on May 3, and am looking up old friends to encourage their attendance as well, particularly since this is our 25th. Any information on members of the Class of '78 would be helpful, and it will be great hearing from you.
If you have any news you would like to share, please do so and don't forget your dues if they have not been paid for 2003. We need the support of everyone.
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