2020-2021 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jeremy Bernard ’81, former White House social secretary, former head of the nonprofit Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and co-author of Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life, consultant and TV producer.
Championship Swim Teams of 1995-1997, several of whose members won top places at the state level and set school records.
Courtney Wiley Caldwell ’97, class valedictorian, digital marketing thought leader and co-founder of an award-winning tech startup that connects salon owners and hairdressers.
Richard M. “Tres” Kleberg ’60, San Antonio Livestock Exposition past president and board chairman, former civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, Trinity University trustee emeritus.
Vernon “Butch” Schimmel ’60, TMI all-state swim champ and SMU three-time All American, oil businessman and rancher.
Master Sgt. James William “J.W.” Bohner (posthumous), longtime TMI dorm parent and survivor of the Bataan Death March, remembered by boarding students for his example and the kindness he and his wife Evelyn showed by extending the hospitality of their family home in “Old Main.”
The Rt. Rev. James Folts, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, former chairman of the TMI Board of Governors and co-chair of the 2006-2008 Chapel Campaign that built All Saints Chapel, contributed significantly to the chapel’s interior designs.
Betsy Carson Rupe (posthumous), former teacher and swim coach. Betsy Rupe taught science, including AP Biology, and was yearbook sponsor from 1991 to 2001 at TMI, where she also was instrumental in bringing back the swim team in 1994. She was assistant coach of the three championship teams of 1995-1997. She passed away in 2012.
TMI Hall of Fame
Established in 2015, the TMI Hall of Fame is an honorary society recognizing the exceptional contributions of outstanding alumni, with Distinguished Servant Leader awards for former faculty, staff and friends of the school. Inductees are recognized for exemplifying one or more of the TMI Core Values: Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Reverence.
Nominees must have:
- Graduated from or left TMI at least five years prior to nomination.
- Demonstrated excellence in award-related skills and accomplishments, including recognition by athletic conference and/or other external bodies
- Demonstrated sportsmanship (Athletics), integrity, courage and character
- Demonstrated achievement as a member of the TMI community and after
- Teachers, administrators and coaches must be no longer active at TMI
- Former students who did not graduate from TMI are eligible.
- Friends of the school whose contributions have had a major impact on programs at TMI may be considered.
Presentation of Awards
Inductees are honored at Homecoming. If their schedules require, they may be inducted at another TMI event during the school year.
Honorees’ names are inscribed on Hall of Fame plaques displayed in Ayres Hall and Frost Athletic Center.
Make a Hall of Fame nomination here.