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Class Notes:

Gary Jackson ’57

Retired Col. Gary Jackson has been elected to the United States Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association board of directors.

2017-04-04T12:30:16+00:00 June 1, 2016|

Kermit Cummings ’55

Kermit Cummings shares his bird-watching hobby with youngsters in his new children’s book, A Backyard Birding Adventure: What’s in Your Yard?

2017-04-04T12:30:17+00:00 March 9, 2016|

Gary Jackson ’57

Gary Jackson, a 1953 graduate of Lindale High School in Lindale, Texas, has been honored as a recipient of the school’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

2017-04-04T12:30:17+00:00 November 6, 2015|

Charlie Arnold ’58

Charlie Arnold and wife Kathy are the proud great-grandparents of Max Arnold Zapotocky. Max is the son of Catherine and Nate Zapotocky and the grandson of Rick Arnold ’82 and wife Debbie.

2017-04-04T12:30:17+00:00 April 11, 2015|

John Nieto ’59

John Nieto continues his painting despite some recent health setbacks. Last summer from August 16 through September 15, he presented new works at a solo exhibition at Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe. His New Mexico ancestry dates back hundreds of years. The icon of Native art has shown internationally in Paris and Tokyo and each summer has a solo show at Altamira Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, in addition to Ventana.

2017-04-04T12:30:17+00:00 December 23, 2013|

James W. Holaday ’59

James W. Holaday and Barbara Runyon Kolb ’58, ’60 opened Blue Ridge Vineyard in Virginia in 2007.

2017-04-04T12:30:18+00:00 December 23, 2013|

Cecil Williams ’55

Cecil Williams has written a memoir based on radical hope and perseverance, transformative love and jubilant revolution. Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide was co-authored with his wife and longtime collaborator, Janice Mirikitani. They lead what has been described as the most exuberant congregation in America. Glide Memorial United Methodist Church and the Glide Foundation are legendary San Francisco institutions, the latter one of the city’s largest social service providers and the real-life shelter featured in the 2006 Will Smith-starrer “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Every Sunday morning Williams can still be found on the Glide stage enthusing, “Love everybody!”

2017-04-04T12:30:18+00:00 December 23, 2013|