made a hole in one using a 7 iron on Feb. 7, the day before his 90th birthday, at Austin’s Lost Creek Country Club, of which he is a founding member.
This was his second, he says: “First one was at the Padre Isle Country Club in May 2001; had to wait 20 years for another.”
Lamar “Joe” Joseph
has good news to share: “Just wanted to say, I'm expecting my fifth great-grandchild, a girl, about April 4. Needless to say, I am excited! Would like to hear from some of my old classmates. I attended TMI from September 1956 through August 1959. Contact
lives in Austin and reports that he “Lost 160 lbs in the last three years. I now weigh what I weighed when I was a freshman. Yay!”
Pierce M. Broach Jr.,
Corps Commander of TMI’s class of 1972, will call an end to his 46-year crude oil marketing and transportation career when he leaves Plains All American Pipeline at the end of June 2021. Pierce has been with Plains since July 7, 1985, and most recently served as the director of Permian Basin Trucking, where he oversaw all truck transportation assets in the Permian and Delaware basins. Pierce and his wife Sandy still reside on their ranch outside of San Antonio near Natural Bridge Caverns. Pierce plans to move right in to his livestock and equipment trading business after he leaves Plains.
‘Wonder Woman’ gives legally blind runner William Greer ‘88 a prize for placing in his age group at Austin’s CASA Superhero Run 5K, which raises money to help children who are abused or neglected.
has run 17 full marathons, nine 31-mile and two 50-mile ultramarathons but has yet to run a 100 mile ultramarathon...one of his two goals as a runner. “I’ve registered for the Brazos on the Bend 100 mile ultramarathon,” he says. “So after December 4, I will have been in one of these ultras.”
William may be a long-distance runner, but he’s not a lifelong one. In January 1987, while he was a student at TMI, “I was riding a racing bicycle roughly 30 miles a day. When I was hit during one of these rides. I became legally blind as a result of this accident.” When he turned to jogging for exercise in 2004, he says, “I never thought that I would enter a 5K, let alone a marathon, because I was only jogging for exercise.” Since then, he has been in many of the 26-mile races, including the 2013 Boston marathon, “which I finished five minutes before the first bomb went off.”
His other running goal is to finish a marathon in under three hours and 40 minutes, beating his current record of 3:42:42. To see a video of William before the 2013 Boston Marathon with his sighted guide, NPR personality Peter Sagal, click
Sagal, the host of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” wrote a chapter about this experience in his book, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” and still goes running with William whenever his show visits Austin.
Hennon Gilbert Jr.
has a new job: “As of March 1, 2021, I am the full-time instructor of AP Macroeconomics at Benbrook Middle/High School, in the Fort Worth ISD.”
‘00, left, and
‘96, John reports, have “launched our own marketing, communications and diversity agency in 2020 called
We were both Battalion Commanders our respective years (at TMI).” John also was an executive producer of “I Am a Dreamer,” a documentary that explores the current state of affairs when it comes to racial and social injustice, police brutality, education, economic empowerment, allyship and voting. To view the film online, click
The Burns Brothers recently launched their
first ad campaign in Times Square.
After graduation from TMI,
attended Georgia Military Academy for a year, then joined the Marines and trained in San Diego, Calif. He was stationed in Guantanamo Bay for almost a year and came home to finish his college degree at UTSA. After college, he was accepted to Army Officer School and became an Army lieutenant in heavy artillery. Ethan served in Fort Sill, Okla., Seattle, Wash. and Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as a year in Iraq before returning to San Diego. Last year, he was promoted to major while stationed in El Paso with his Army National Guard unit. Ethan and his wife Jennifer have a 13-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old-son.
Former TMI Board of Governors member
(above, second from left) visited TMI on Feb. 4 with friends who toured the campus during an Admissions visit.
Crista Saxon Reed
both members of the class of 2003, welcomed baby Claire on March 4! She joins big sister Taylor, age 5.
Maggie Stephens Gambrel
was promoted to Executive Director at UBS Financial Services in Nashville, TN, where she has worked since 2008. As an executive director and processing center manager, she oversees all branch and field operations for wealth management branches from Ohio to Hawaii. She and her husband Bobby have two children, Carrie, 7, and Charlie, 2.
has joined the executive staff at H-E-B, where he is the manager of Social and Customer Care. He lives in San Antonio with his wife Elizabeth and their three children, Lucy, 7, Ada, 4, and Briggs, 1.
works in New York City and has been promoted to associate producer at Engel Entertainment on unscripted TV development and production.
Congratulations to golfer
a first-year student-athlete at the University of Houston, finished in the Top 10 in her collegiate debut at a recent tournament! Click
for details of the two-day event.