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ALUMNI NEWS
1/2001


===== "Doc" Cawley Retires =====

On October 31, 2000, LWMA said goodbye to a faithful employee and friend to everyone. Sam "Doc" Cawley retired on that day after being with the school for twenty-five years. It was sad to see him leave but he felt it was time to enjoy his time with his family more. He also underwent his second knee replacement the week after his retirement. Staff members and friends at a dinner honored him on November 4. At that time, he was given a plaque from the Alumni Association and presented by Charles Sizemore, class of 1976. MG Clyde Hennies made other presentations. In his honor, the Infirmary will now be known as the Sam "Doc" Cawley Medical Center. We all wish him the best of everything in his retirement.


===== ALUMNI NEWS =====

Raul Gonzalez, class of 1983, commented on how good it was to see the names of old friends and teachers on the Website. He also sends greetings from Mexico.

Jamie Waller, class of 1988, wrote that he is a healthcare administrator/attorney working for Integrated Health Services in Birmingham, Alabama.

Kevin Jenrette, class of 1990, 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.

Cesar Zuniga, class of 1998, is studying Agriculture in Honduras. He says he is doing all right and will try to stay in contact more with the school.

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.

Paul Bushnell, class of 2000, reported for Marine Basic Training and then reported to Camp Geiger, NC, for Marine School of Infantry. After graduation, he will report to his permanent duty station in Washington, DC for two years.


===== UPCOMING ALUMNI MEETING and REUNIONS =====

May 5, 2001, will be our annual alumni meeting and social get together. Put this on your calendar now. Some new plans are in the works for that day and night. Anyone interested in getting a class reunion together may contact the Alumni Office for known addresses. Already in the works are the classes of 1951 and 1971.

For more infomation on the reunions, see this page:

http://www.lwalumni.org/reunion.html


===== CRUISE REPORT =====

A group of Lyman Ward Military Academy alumni and friends of the school recently returned from a ten-day cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. The ship sailed from Southampton, England with stops at Madeira, Portugal and Bermuda, arriving in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 22,2000.

Making the trip from Camp Hill were, Colonel & Mrs. Wesley Smith and Mr. & Mrs. Joe Davis. Others in the group were Mr. & Mrs. Frank Barnes, Montgomery, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Fuller, Alexander City, Mr. & Mrs. Reese Slaughter, Bremen, GA, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Smith, Raleigh, NC, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Russell, Green Cove Springs, FL and Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Prater, Bella Vista, AR.


===== E-MAIL NEWS =====

Many former students and teachers, contact the Alumni Office by Email. The following is a list of some that recently contacted us.

  • Robert Means '56
  • Robert Bickerstaff '64
  • Sammy Chambers '65
  • Sidney Morgan '66
  • Lawrence Rogers, Jr. '66
  • Guillermo Gonzalez '68
  • Charles Rodney Weldon '72
  • Cecil Henderson '73
  • Cesar Olcese '80
  • Raul Gonzalez '83
  • Chad Wilson '83
  • Robert McKoy '84
  • Santiago Panama '86
  • Jamie Waller '88
  • Kevin Jenrette '90
  • Chris Cheney '94
  • Alvaro Chavez '94
  • Cesar Zuniga '98
  • Matt Andrus '99
  • Oscar R. Ordonez '99
  • Nathan Minkiewicz '99
  • Ken Balch
  • Elsie Neima,
  • Kenneth Rich,
  • Fred Schliewenz
  • Jerry Turner
  • Dave Keown (teacher)

If you have not done so, check in with us: lwalumni@WebShoppe.net.


===== NEWS FROM YOU =====

Please take time to print out and fill out the questionnaire form enclosed. The association has to supply information to the school on numerous occasions especially about the military aspects. We need information at hand about you to keep up to date. Support your association with your dues if you have not already taken care of them for 2001.


===== WEBSITE NEWS =====

Check out the alumni website at http://www.lwalumni.org. Phil Potts '63 and Brian Brunner '64 do a fantastic job on it. On our website we have; a list of many e-mail address of alumni and faculty; over 80 stories written by alumni and faculty; many history pages; a list of every graduate since 1903; and many photos of the campus - old and current; a message board there for you to contact your friends on; the latest alumni news is there for you read anytime.

The website for the school is http://www.lwma.org. Keep in touch with us.


===== LETTER FROM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT =====

Read Tim Parker's letter to all alumni.


===== TAPS =====

Floice Reaves Landrum

Our association was saddened by the death of Floice Reaves Landrum on September 29,2000. She was a faithful member of our association for many years. Her granddaughter, Melanie Jarrell Arnold, attended LWMA for several years. Two children, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive her.

bugle - TAPS

TAPS Page - http://www.lwalumni.org/taps.html



Keep in touch with the Alumni Office with your news and change of addresses. We would love to hear from all of you.

Mrs. Dorothy Moore
LWMA Alumni Association
P. O. Drawer 550
Camp Hill, Alabama 36850-0550

Phone: 256-896-2864 or 256-896-2715
Fax: 256-869-2864
E-mail: lwalumni@WebShoppe.net


Compiled and edited by Mrs. Dorothy Moore('54)
and posted by Brian V. Brunner('64)