9/1/2001 - ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
Homecoming 2001 News
Homecoming is coming soon at LWMA; September 28th and 29th, the Varsity Football team will play Isabella at 7:30 P.M. Homecoming halftime activities will consist of naming the Homecoming Queen and her court as well as the announcement of winners in the campus decorating contest. On Saturday, the 29th, Open House, Parade, Promotion Ceremony, Buffet and Dance will be held. Make your Plans now to attend. The cost of the buffet will be $6.00.
DATE TIME Location Activity / Event 28 Oct 2001
4:00PM Various Campus Locations Homecoming Projects Judging (winners announced at halftime of football game) 28 Oct 2001 7:30PM Ranger Field Football Game - Isabella vs. LWMA (Halftime - Presentation of Homecoming Queen and Court) 29 Oct 2001
Futch Parade Field Best Drilled Squad Competition 29 Oct 2001 11:00AM -
Tallapoosa Hall and other academic buildings Consultations with Academic Affairs Personel 29 Oct 2001 1:00PM -
Dormitories and Classrooms Open House (Visit with Tactical Officers) 29 Oct 2001 3:00PM Futch Parade Field Homecoming Parade 29 Oct 2001 4:30PM -
Dining Hall Buffet 29 Oct 2001 6:30PM Smith Auditorium Promotion Ceremony and Beta Club Induction Ceremony 29 Oct 2001 8:00PM -
Gymnasium Homecoming Dance 29 Oct 2001 10:30PM Staff Duty Office Cadet Sign Out Begins (special overnight pass required) 29 Oct 2001 11:30PM Dormitories Taps
Alumni Center News
Our dreams for an Alumni Center and Museum are coming true. Construction is well under way It is located to the left of the entrance with the LWMA wall, across the road from the old Infirmary. Even before the building is completed, there will be many needs to complete this project such as display cases, extra tables and chairs for functions there, more furniture and furnishings to the building. We want to make this a place where the alumni and friends will be proud to call their own. On the back of the building will be a nice large deck overlooking the Gen. T. L. Futch parade field so there will be a nice place to view the parades in the shade on homecoming and alumni weekends. At this time, we are not sure if it will be complete for this year's homecoming, but it will there for you to see.
Alumni Center and Museum - Aug 2001
LWMA Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Comments AUG. 31 Pleasant Home LWMA 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 7 Open SEPT. 14 Woodland LWMA 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 21 Reverside LWMA 4:00 P.M. Riverside Military Academy
from Gainesville, GA
SEPT. 28 Isasbella LWMA 7:30P.M. HOMECOMING GAME OCT. 5 Catholic Away 7:30P.M. 5350 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery OCT. 12 Notasulga Away 7:30P.M. OCT. 19 Horseshoe Bend LWMA 7:30P.M. OCT. 26 Marbury Away 7:30P.M. NOV. 2 Locahapoka Away 7:30P.M.
LWMA Jr. Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Comments SEPT. 18 Fayetteville LWMA 6:30P.M. SEPT. 25 Bibb Graves Away 6:30P.M. Millerville OCT. 2 Bibb Graves LWMA 6:30P.M. OCT. 9 Beulah Away 6:30P.M. Valley OCT. 16 Beulah LWMA 6:30P.M. OCT. 23 Fayetteville Away 6:30P.M. Sylacauga
===== ALUMNI NEWS ===== - 1910s -
Ann Broughton Adams, class of 1918, is out oldest alumni. She turned 99 in June. She was brought up on the campus of the Southern Industrial Institute.
- 1930s -
Frank Zobel, Class of 1935, lives in San Diego, CA and remembers his days at SII.
- 1950s -
Beryl Buck ('50), who attended SII from 1948 to 1950, lives in Ft. Walton Beach, FL and keeps busy with her part time and volunteer work.
Charles Naff, class of 1952, is retired President of Health Care Consumer Product for Schering Plough Corp. He is married and has three sons and one grandson. He states that he is an avid golfer.
- 1960s -
Jim Nipper, class of 1961, is another graduate who has contributed much to LWMA after he graduated. He is CEO of Nipper & Associations, Inc. and CEO of J. Nipper Enterprises, Inc. in Florence, AL. He gives his time, money and talent to a lot of organizations. He has earned honors with the Boy Scouts of America. He is past President of LWMA Alumni Association and is present the Chairman of the LWMA Alumni Steering Committee. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.
Robert Bell, class of 1964, is a retired Alabama State Trooper and is currently employed as a Jefferson County Deputy. He is also a substitute teacher. He graduated from Auburn at Montgomery with a B.S. in Education, form the University of Alabama in Birmingham with an M.A. in Education and an A.A. Degree in Education. He is also a past President of the Alumni Association.
Richard Hardman, class of 1967, owns his own boiler service company and works out of his log home in Odenville. He has his private pilot's license, owns and flies a single engine Cessna.
Dana Barnes, Class of 1969, has completed 25 years in the field of cardiovascular research at UAB in Birmingham.
- 1970s -
Mike Bearden, class of 1973, is plant manager of ENVRIO Safety, which makes non-toxic cleaners for ships. He is also a charter boat Captain and owns "Paradise Charters". He lives on Pine Island, which is west of Ft. Myers, FL.
Charles "J.C." Sizemore, class of 1976 and former faculty member (1980's), is a general Contractor in Columbus, GA. He is primarily doing light commercial work at Ft. Benning. He has been very generous in doing construction work at LWMA. It is always gratifying for alumni to contribute to the school after they leave here. Charles is married and has three children.
Jerry Keel, class of 1977, is a Lieutenant with the Montgomery Police Department. He is active with his church and other groups.
- 1980s -
Wanda Williams Clanton ('82), was one of LWMA's female cadets from 1978 to 1982. She is married and has one son. She works as a Judicial Assistant to Judge Russell K. Bush in Opelika, AL. She and her family live in Loachapoka, AL.
- 1990s -
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.
Kevin Hay, class of 1995, is attending undergraduate pilot training at Columbus AFB, MS.
Kevin Koen, class of 1995, is continuing his education at the University of Memphis after spending time in the Army.
Michael Starling, class of 1997, is attending the University of Louisiana.
David Gunnels, class of 1998, is attending Columbus State University.
Matt Andrus, class of 1999, served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Egypt on a peace keeping mission.
Nathan Minkiewicz, class of 1999, graduated with honors from DeVry Institute of Technology in Decatur, GA and is now employed with INTEL in Portland Oregon.
- 2000s -
Jason Eagan, class of 2000, completed his basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA.
- Former Faculty & Staff -
John Strunk, former teacher at LWMA (1967-74), is completing his 34th year of teaching. His last year at LWMA was 1974. During his years of teaching, he has received many honors such as listed as an Outstanding Educator in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who in Tennessee Language Teachers and Who's Who in Tennessee. He has also published two articles in Spanish in the Entrelazados in 1988 & 1989. He is a member of the Abalama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the First Families of Tennessee and the Knights of Columbus. He states that when he gets nostalgic, his spirit seeks Camp Hill and LWMA.
===== TAPS =====
- 1930s -
Edwin Jennings, (attended SII in the late 1930's), of Oak Harbor, WA, died in January 2001.
- 1980s -
Larry Weeks, class of 1987, of Knoxville, TN, died in November 2000.
- 1990s -
Lee Spurgeon, class of 1996, of Birmingham, AL, died in December 2000.
See the TAPS Page for older death notices.
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
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Compiled and edited by Mrs. Dorothy Moore('54)
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