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===== News =====

As Lyman Ward Military Academy starts its 103rd year of educating young minds, the Alumni Office would like to keep you abreast of changes that have been made recently to our association as well as update you on future events.

Many of you know that our office was moved at the end of the school year to the wings of the Dixon All Faith Chapel. The Alumni Office is in wing next to the auditorium. The Museum was also moved and is now in two rooms.

Due to this change, we have a two new telephone numbers: 256-896-2715 and 256-869-2864 and our FAX number is 256-896-2864. Our E-mail address is:


Our SII/LWMA Alumni Web Site has also been changed to:


We are well equipped for keeping in communication with you so, please, do so on your end.

Another change for the association is the formation of a Steering Committee this past June. This committee consists of the past three presidents and the four current officers. Jim Nipper '61 is the president of this committee and Tim Parker '70 is the president of the Alumni Association. This committee is really working on the future of the Alumni Association for you, so please cooperate in anyway they ask you to. One large project is to find lost alumni, former students and former teachers to add to this list. Any help you can give will be appreciated if know of anyone, whether you think we have his or her name and address or not.

Homecoming will be October 27th and 28th. The football game will be at 7:30PM Central Time, with the Rangers playing Mabury. On the 28th, Open House will be held so that you may visit the dorms, Tallapoosa Hall and our office and museum in the chapel. There will all so be promotion ceremony, buffet and dance. The cost of the buffet is $6.00 per person. Plan to visit the campus on that date.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Sentinel has not been published since February. At this time, I do not know when there will be another so I will update you on our news.

===== Alumni News =====

Inez Cox Brock, class of 1936, is a retired Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She lives in Montgomery, AL and enjoys her retirement. Her family has supported SII/LWMA with many graduates; Preston Cox in 1925, Vernon Cox in 1927, Clifton Cox in 1933, Inez in 1936 and her son, Stanley Brock in 1962.

Marlene Smith, class of 1951, lives in Aurora, CO. She dedicates herself to volunteering her services to the needy. She works with hospitals, giving performances for Senior Centers and now ministers to one special retirement hone. She feels that so many seniors have no one to care for him or her and enjoys working with them.

Bill Kritzky, class of 1960, lives in Sidell, LA and is employed as a machinist after spending time on Navy submarines. He is Past Commander of Redfish Base, which is the only Vet Chapter in LA. He is building a 1 -inch scale cold fired steamroller in his machine shop at home.

Bradley J. Bean, class of 1971, has recently been elected to the LWMA Board of Trustees. Brad is a Vice President of Retail Operations for Vanity Fair Factory Outlets. We are proud to have him join Von McQueen '66 and Wesley P. Smith '47 as alumni on the Board of Trustees.

John W. Turner, class of 1988, lives in Tupelo, MS. He spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Army and attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Itawamba Community College.

Alvaro Chavez, class of 1994, 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 to E-mail him at achavezdelbusto@yahoo,com or write him at 5a. Ave, 13-46, zona 9, Guatemala City, 0190009.

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.

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.

===== TAPS =====

It is always sad to say good-bye to our faithful members. They will be missed greatly.

Mary Willard Milford Lehner died on January 9, 2000 in Richmond, VA. She was at one time, secretary to Dr. Lyman Ward. We express our sympathy to her family on their loss.

Kathleen Roughton, class of 1926, died on July 21, 2000. Her nephew, Bill Roughton, class of 1972, said she made it possible for him to attend LWMA without telling him that she was a graduate of SII. She was a great influence on him as well as other members of her family. Our condolences go out to them.

Alma Shoffeitt Morgan, class of 1931, died in Ocala, FL on September 6, 2000. She met and married her first husband, Morris Bonifay when they attended SII. She was a very nice lady who loved the school and kept up with kept up with it, even to the end. Her daughter will miss her.

John Mart Simmons, class of 1932, died in South Carolina in August of 1999. He visited the campus two years ago and was very happy to see it as it is now, although he missed the old buildings. His daughter accompanied him on his visit. He will be missed in his family.

James Henry Tucker, class of 1947, died in El Paso, Texas, on April 1, 2000. He enjoyed acting in plays while in school at SII and at Auburn. Three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him. We express our sympathy to his family.

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 Or: alumni@lwma.org

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