At least two TMI families are known to have had two graduations this year — one for a member of the TMI class of 2021 and another for a TMI alum graduating from college.
Charles M. “Chad” Harthan IV ‘17 graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Data Science on May 22, and his sister Chloe graduated May 20 from TMI, where she received the Panther Citizenship Award for the Upper School student who best represents TMI as a leader throughout the campus, as well as the Burleson Award for the best senior chapel talk.
From left, Charles M. “Chuck” Harthan III, Chad ‘17, Chloe, Claire ‘24 and Lisa Harthan celebrate Chloe’s May 20 graduation from TMI. Chad graduated from UT-Austin two days later.
Ana Paula Velasco ‘17 graduated cum laude from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington D.C. in a virtual ceremony, and her brother Jorge “Georgie” graduated from TMI.
Ana Paula Velasco ‘17 designed the stole she wore, honoring her family, for her recent virtual graduation from George Washington University.
Jorge “Georgie” Velasco shows off his TMI diploma after the May 20 on-campus graduation ceremony.
For their next moves, the four graduates will relocate to different parts of the country. Chad is working as a project managing engineer at Dallas-based Texas Instruments, and Chloe will start next fall at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, while Ana Paula is moving to Seattle in the fall and will work virtually from there for a year, and Georgie will attend George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Congratulations to the Harthan and Velasco families on celebrating these joyous dual milestones together!
Dario Davis ‘98, Aaron Cornelius ‘15
Two TMI alumni were participants in the “Living in My Skin” multimedia exhibit that depicts the lived experience of Black men in San Antonio. A book by that title — of which copies were donated to TMI’s Jones Library by the Cornelius family — collects portraits by advertising executive/artist Lionel Sosa with thoughtful quotes from the subjects, who also are featured in a KLRN-TV documentary that may be viewed
Recent Syracuse University graduate Aaron Cornelius ‘15 and solar energy consultant Dario Davis, who attended with the class of 1998, are among the 33 Black males ranging in age from 10 to 90 who are pictured and quoted. Other distinguished Black San Antonians depicted include San Antonio School District COO Willie T. Burroughs, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles N. Hood, Harmon Kelley, M.D., retired Air Force Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. and State District Court Judge William “Cruz” Shaw.
Exhibit sponsors include Bank of America, Frost Bank, Kiolbassa, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Valero. For more details, visit the website
Once again, TMI Episcopal was honored with the choice of more than one of our seniors to be featured in the “Scholar-Athlete of the Week” segment of KSAT-TV’s sportscast.
Anthony Fletcher '21, who will attend Harvard in the fall, was recognized by both the National Hispanic Scholar and National African American recognition programs, served as a company commander in the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets and was a member of TMI's three-time championship varsity soccer team. His interview, which aired May 23, may be viewed
Sydney Serratos ‘21, who will attend Cal Tech, was noted as an AP Scholar and member of the National Spanish Honor Society and was co-captain and four year member of the varsity soccer team, named twice to district honor teams. Her interview, which aired May 17, may be viewed