The Southern Industrial Institute, Inc.,
Lyman Ward School,
and
Lyman Ward Military Academy
History Page

Russell Hall 1963
Russell Hall 1963
Russell Hall 1980
Russell Hall 1980



History Pages

See the Building - History List

READ!! A History of The Southern Industrial Institute and
Lyman Ward Military Academy
by Colonel Wesley P. Smith

Why I Started This School (1899) (New 5/25/03) -
by Dr. Lyman Ward

A list of all the Presidents of The Southern Industrial Institute and
Lyman Ward Military Academy

Leon Whitfield Cox - S.I.I. Principal 1943-1953

A list of all the Academic Deans of Lyman Ward Military Academy

A list of all the Commandants of Cadets of Lyman Ward Military Academy

A list of all the Graduates of The Southern Industrial Institute, Inc.
(1899 - 1953 total = 490 - largest class = 1922 total = 22)(Updated June 21, 2004)

A list of all the Graduates of Lyman Ward School
(1954 - 1955 total = 15)(New Jan. 2, 2003)

A list of all the Graduates of Lyman Ward Military Academy
(1956 - 2005 total = 1173 - largest class = 1967 total = 49)(Updated June 3, 2005)

Total Graduates = 1698



Historical Notes

S.I.I. - "I Remember" - by Annie C. Broughton Adams('18) 1907(?)-1918

A catalog style pamphlet (S. I. I. Annual Bulletin) printed by The Southern Industrial Institute for the 1942 - 1943 school year

S. I. I. as Seen from Camp Hill High School (1950's)
- Story Submitted by Barbara Langley Taylor(CHHS '52)

Low Enrollment - One Graduate (1958-1959)
- by Richard Hahn('59)

L.W.M.A. - Female Cadets - 1976-1982

U.S.S. ARIZONA Flag Donated (1993) (New 6/07/01) -
(Updated 4/26/03)
- "The Sentinel"

Introduction to "Their Country's Pride"
- by Jerri Beck - Author of the LWMA Centennial History Book - 1997

Camp Hill House Fire - Story from the May 1997 LWMA Sentinel

Yearbook Dedicated to Mr. Gordon Keel - Story from the May 1997 LWMA Sentinel

Valedictory Address - 1999 - by Nathan J. Minkiewicz('99)

The Legend of the Bricks (1909-Today)
- by Brian V. Brunner('64)

L.W.M.A. Patches (1955-2001)
- by Brian V. Brunner('64)

Ross Hall Photo Page (New 01/07/01)
Compiled by Brian V. Brunner('64)

Lyman Ward School 1954 - 1955 (New 1/5/02)
by Ted Tillinghast '54

The S. I. I. Twenty-Second Annual Bulletin (1920) (New 1/30/03) -
by the S. I. I. Staff of 1919-20

The S. I. I. Twenty-Second Annual Bulletin (1939) (New 2/5/03) -
by the S. I. I. Staff of 1938-39

DR. RALPH W. ADAMS '33 -
PRESIDENT, TROY STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS (1985) -
(New 2/17/03) - from the May 1985 LWMA Sentinel

Robert F. Burris '71 - Student Extraordinaire (1971)
By Paul Tate (New 2/21/03) -
from the 1971 LWMA Ranger Annual
and Robert Burris '71 receives the
George Washington Honor Medal at WEST POINT -
from the December 1974 LWMA Sentinel

SOLON DIXON '33 - A HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS (1984)
(New 3/29/03) from the December 1984 LWMA Sentinel

You've Got a Lot to Live and LWMA's Got a Lot to Give
(New 4/12/03) from the 1971 LWMA Ranger Yearbook -
by Paul Tate (LWMA Faculty, 1965 - 1983)


Moving Pictures from History

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Five views of Goodwill / Russell Hall

The following Pictures are of Lake Mary and Lake Lyman. We thought you might enjoy them.

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Lake Mary in July of 1988 - View #1

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Lake Mary in July of 1988 - View #2

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Lake Mary in October of 1998 - View #1

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Lake Mary in October of 1998 - View #2

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Lake Lyman in May of 1998 - Photograph by Charles Philipp ('80)

Note: The other lake photographs were taken by Brian Brunner ('64).
         All the above photographs were placed in motion by Phillip Potts ('63.)


This short history is from the current LWMA catalog.


THE SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE, Inc.
and
LYMAN WARD MILITARY ACADEMY


            In Continuous Operation Since 1898

The Academy was founded by Dr. Lyman Ward in 1898 as a non-profit, non-denominational, coeducational institution for rural youth. The original purpose was to provide a secondary school education for those with the ability to learn and the willingness to work. A long list of illustrious alumni attests to the need and effect of the program.

The charter was granted in 1901 by the State of Alabama, the school being incorporated under the name of "THE SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE, Inc.". Shortly after the death of Dr. Ward in 1948, the military department was added and the school became LYMAN WARD MILITARY ACADEMY.

While keeping pace with the modern educational methods over the years, much of the original philosophy of the school's founder has been retained. Precedence is given to the development of Christian ideals and self-reliance.

The high standards set by the school have fitted Lyman Ward students for acceptance in outstanding universities throughout the country.


Dr. Lyman Ward
Dr. Lyman Ward
Tallapoosa Hall
TALLAPOOSA HALL

"So I could go on making other suggestions for the building, which is the child of my dreams. It is dedicated to childhood and youth. May it ever be attractive and profitable to our boys and girls."*

Dr. Lyman Ward**

In writing of Tallapoosa Hall, then under construction.


*The Southern Industrial Institute was co-educational.


**From - "Their Country's Pride"
The Centennial History of L. W. M. A.
by Jerri Beck
Page 77
Copyright 1997 - LWMA Board of Trustees
Camp Hill, Alabama


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