2022-2023 Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Inductees

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2022-2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

Chris Carson ’51, Retired Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board for Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners, Inc., best known for his contribution to southwestern regional architecture including the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in Kerrville and the Mission Country Club in Midland, winner of the O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement and Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA from the Texas Society of Architects, and was a member of the Texas Historical Commission. While at TMI Chris served on the Panther Staff, graduated with no demerits, and was a Corporal in the Military program.

Peter Lewis ’74, partner in the Dallas office of the Scheff & Stone law firm with over 40 years experience devoted to business reorganizations/restructuring, business litigation and business transactions, cited as one of only 176 attorneys nationwide for superior service to Fortune 100 companies and one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, serves on numerous boards in the Dallas area including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and the Texas advisory board for the Trust for Public Land. While at TMI he earned several academic and leadership awards, was Band Commander, Editor of the yearbook, served on the Student Council, was a distinguished athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.

Jonathan Cluck ’76, 5th generation Texan and Eagle Scout, Partner in Drought Drought & Bobbitt LLP, Past President of the Kendall County Bar Association and member of the San Antonio Bar Association, was appointed to the Texas Board of Public Accounting by Texas Gov Perry and Abbott as Public Member, Member of the Conopus Club and San Antonio Country Club, twice past Master of Kendall Masonic Lodge, life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition for 40 years, and former member of the Board of Directors of Respite Care of San Antonio. While at TMI he played football and lacrosse, was on the yearbook staff, and competed on the rifle team.

Dru Van Steenberg ’78, one of the first women who attended TMI and served in the Corps of Cadets where she received the honor wreath and marksmanship medal, was a cheerleader for two years, Round Up Princess for two years, and Military Ball Queen and Homecoming Queen her senior year, has served on the TMI Alumni Association Board, is a charter member of TMI’s 1893 Society, and was Chairman of TMI’s Centennial Alumni Gala in 1993. Dru is a historic preservationist who has worked on projects to move the Fairmont Hotel and help save the Majestic and Empire theater buildings.

Virginia Maurer ’81, (posthumously), a force to be reckoned with from an early age, while at TMI was active in everything including lettering in several sports; when not playing she was a cheerleader supporting her classmates on other teams; Virginia was active in student government and she edited several sections of the 1981 Panther yearbook. After TMI she was a respected attorney who argued hard and supported her clients with everything she had; she ran for local government office and in her free time she coordinated vacations with friends and kept everyone updated with photos, friendship and Facebook. 

Lane Sealy ’48, (posthumously), distinguished TMI student who rose to the highest rank possible for a cadet and for winning many honors with his sharpshooting skills on the riflery team, was active duty military as a 1st Lt in the Air Force during the Korean War, joined the OSI where he was commended for his work in counter intelligence and security in the US and overseas in Korea, after his service he entered banking with the National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio where he stayed for 30 years rising to Senior Vice President of the Trust Department. While at TMI, he was Vice President of his Senior Class and was Captain of the Rifle Team.

George Sealy ’44, (posthumously) served in WWII as 2nd Lt. and commanded a company of the prestigious Philippine Scouts, worked at Humble Oil and Refining Company (Exxon Mobil) for 35 years. George was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry, was president of St. Martin’s Foundation, was on the Board of St. Martin’s Endowment, served as Senior Warden, and was presented the St. Martin’s Star Award. He exemplified servant leadership through his involvement with numerous organizations that include the Kiwanis, Houston Geological Society, American Institute of Professional Geology, Geological Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the National Geological Honor Society Sigma Gamma Epsilon. George was a long-time supporter of TMI and established the Lane T. Sealy ‘48 Memorial Scholarship in memory of his brother. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grade student  who will serve as a member of the Corps of Cadets. As a student at TMI he was a distinguished shooter on the Rifle Team earning the Expert Rifleman award and was Lt. Col. Battalion Commander of the Military program.

Judge Lee C. Travelstead ’39, (posthumously) served in WWII in the US Army (Infantry) where he rose to the ranks of 1st Lt., platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, then was battlefield promotion to Captain and rifle company commander. He received several decorations and citations that included the Silver Star medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart, fought in Normandy, Berlin, and at the “Battle of the Bulge”, after service he attended Harvard University then Columbia University and finally Miami Law School. At TMI he was the Secretary of the Senior Class, was on the fencing team and was the Sergeant of Company B.

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.