Message From Alumni Director
Welcome to Our Alumni Newsletter
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.
School is back in session and busy as ever! Check out our school calendar for all of our upcoming events and programs, along with the section in this enews letter. As always, we would love to see you, so if you are in town, come by for a visit. We will be happy to give you a tour!
Lulu Clark '76
Ray Dalton Wrestling Gym
On December 8, 2009, our alumni and our BA community gathered together in honor of Coach Ray Dalton. Coach Dalton was involved with the BA wrestling program from 1980 until 2007. In between the varsity wrestling matches on the 8th, Clay Perry '00 unveiled a portrait that he painted of Coach Dalton and a plaque that will hang along with the protrait, naming the wrestling room in the New Athletic Fitness Center, after Coach Dalton. After the matches, a reception was held in his honor where several past wrestlers gave testimonials on their experience with Ray as a coach. Attending, along with the many alumni and BA family, were Ray's wife, Betty Ann, his children, his parents and other family members. We are very thankful to have had such a special family as part of our wrestling program here at BA. A very special thanks to Clay Perry '00 for his painting of the Dalton Portrait.
1. Josh Bone '06 transferred from Southern Illinois to The University of Tennessee, where he is playing on the men's basketball team. He was eligable to start playing in December, '09. Josh played in the game when the Vols beat number one ranked Kansas and was a huge factor in their win over Ole MIss.
2. Brandon Wright '06 and Andrew Bumbalough '05 were both finalists for High School Athlete of the Decade in Middle Tennessee. Brandon was drafted #8 in the 2007 NBA draft after one season at North Carolina by the Charlotte Bobcats and then traded to Golden State. Andrew became a standout runner at Georgetown and 1,500 meter semifinalist in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
3. Candce Clippard '05 received the ASAHPERD award for 2009, which is the Student Athlete and Young Professional of the Year Award. Candace was a defender on the Samford soccer team. She was also named All Academic Southern Conference.
4. Coach Kent Austin '81 helped coach Ole Miss to a Cotton Bowl victory over Oklahoma State 21-7 in the new Dallas Cowboy stadium on January 2, 2010. He is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Ole Miss.
5. Congratulations to Mike MacIntyre '84 on becoming the new head football coach for San Jose State University. Mike spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Duke University. He recently won the 2009 American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Mike has agreed to a five-year contract as San Jose State's 29th head football coach.
6. Scott Wells '99 started fourteen games at center for the Green Bay Packers this year. He is a member of an offensive unit that ranked number six in total yards. Scott helped the Packers become the first team in NFL history to have a 4,000 yard passer, a 1,200 yard rusher, and two 100 yard receivers in back to back seasons. Green Bay lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the NFL playoffs. They finished the season with a record of 11-6.
7. King Dunlap '03 was a backup tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles this year in the NFL. King's first NFL start this year came against the Oakland Raiders. Philadelphia finished with a 11-6 record after losing to the Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs.
8. Mike Berry '04 contributed to Auburn's win in the Outback Bowl over Northwestern, 38-35, in a very exciting overtime game in Tampa, Florida, in January. Mike has started at left guard all thirteen games this year. His run and pass blocking helped Auburn gain four hundred and twenty five yards of offense during the bowl game. Mike is majoring in Pre-Business.
9. Barry Turner '05 helped Nebraska win the Sun Bowl over Arizona, 33-0, in San Diego California in December. Barry started all fourteen games at defensive end during his senior year at Nebraska. He is majoring in Economics.
10. Ryan White '07 of Austin Peay was selected as a member of the first all Ohio Valley Conference offensive team. Ryan ran for 1,081 yards this season with four touchdowns. Ryan is majoring in Health Wellness promotions.
11. Chris Jordan '08 participated in the National Championship game for Alabama on January 7, 2010. Alabama defeated Texas 37-21. Chris played on special teams. Chris will be competeing for a starting linebacker position during spring practice this year. Chris is majoring in Business.
12. Jabaree Tuani '08 and Mason Graham '08 helped Navy defeat Missouri 35-13 in the Texas Bowl in Houston, Texas, on New Years Eve. Jabaree started at defensive end and Mason played on special teams.
Brentwood Academy Swim Team
The Brentwood Academy Swim, coached by Jim Chapman, are the MTHSSA (Middle TN High School Swim Association) Division 2 Champs, with a record of 6-0. BA had victories over Ensworth, Seigel, Centennial, Cookeville, Mt. Juliet and USN. State qualifiers are: Matt West 100 Fly, 100 Breast, 200 IM, Miller Brown 50 Free, 100 free/Reg 200 free, Relay 3, Connor Broadbent Relay 1, Matthew Broadbent Relay 2, Daniel Byers Relay 4, Michael Fister Relay 5, Matthew Keller Relay 6, Robbie Ker relay 7. Regional qualifiers so far are: Abby Chapman, Rachel Dale, Griffin Gannick, Jordan Gottschalk, Caroline Lee, Ellie Lee, Olivia Meers, Hayden McKay, Ashley Nelson, Cody Newsome, Sarah Jordan Priest, Conner Broadbent, Matthew Broadbent, Miller Brown, Daniel Byers, Phillip Duryee, Michael Fister, Matthew Keller, Robbie Ker, Matthew West and CJ Wochomurka.
Upcoming Fine Arts Productions
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Midlle and Upper School Plays.
Middle School Play: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
February 4, 7:00 PM
Februaary 6, 7:00 PM
February 7, 2:00 PM
Upper School Play: Guys and Dolls
April 22, 7:00 PM
April 24, 7:00 PM
April 25, 2:00 PM
Annual Fund Update
Please help Brentwood Academy reach its 2009-2010 Annual Fund Goal. As we reflect back, many of us have numerous memories of our retreats at BA. These retreats happen because of the generous and sacrificial gifts to the Annual Fund made by the BA family.
On Saturday, January 16, over 300 students attended the Middle School Retreat and over 50 seniors helped Spiritual Life Director Rian Burger lead this group. The speaker, Pastor Freddie Scott, challenged the students to build a strong character and protect the value of one's name by being who you say you are, even while no one is looking. Seniors met with students in small groups to discuss. For more on Pastor Freddie Scott click here.
Online giving is available by clicking here.
Alumni class competition for the 2009-2010 Annual Fund is underway. Each class will compete to have the best percentage of giving for the 2009-2010 campaign. The winning class will have their class year displayed on a flag at the school that will be carried around on the football field and othe events by students. The class with the greatest percentage of giving will also be awarded a dinner on the second floor of The Athletic Fitness Center before the first football game next year. We want to increase our percentage of alumni giving; a gift of $25 will make a difference!
The classes that are currently in the lead by percent of participation are:
3. 1976, 1983
4. 1992. 1985, 1980
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Brentwood Academy will participate in Spiritual Emphasis Week the week of February 8, 2010. The schedule and speakers for the week are listed below:
Monday, February 8: Candice Ashburn (Widow)
Tuesday, February 9: Sean Tuohy (subject of The Blindside):former Ole Miss basketball standout, Memphis businessman, voice ot the Memphis Grizzlies, adoptive father of NFL football player Michael Oher.
Wednesday, February 10: Zac Sunderland: The youngest person to ever sail solo around the world. He began his voyage at the age of16, and it took him just over a year to accomplish this record breaking feat. Learn more about Zac at www.zacsunderland.com.
Thursday, February 11: Dan Breeding: Animal trainer who began working with animals at the age of thirteen on a farm in Illinois. He is a graduate of the Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management Program in Ventura, California. He runs a Christian wildlife outreach called Creatures of Creation. To find out more visit www.wildanimalencounters.com.
Friday, February 12: Harris III: An illusionist, he is a classically trained, award-winning master illusionist, and an expert in the art of deception. He has performed before one million people in more than tweleve nations on five continents. Check out Harris III at www.harrisiii.com.
Location: BA Upper School Gym
Times: 9:15-10:05 daily except Monday which will be at 8:00 AM.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Special BA Items for Sale
40th Anniversary Prints/Cheerleading Uniforms
Fortieth Anniversary Brentwood Academy Prints are available for purchase. The prints are $40 each or framed and matted for $160 plus shipping if you would like them shipped to you. They will also be on sale in the BA Bookstore. If you would like a print shipped to you, please contact Lulu Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-373-0611 X 144.
The BA cheerleading uniforms with BA logo are available in the BA bookstore for $30 each, including the turtleneck. They are avaiable in the following sizes: 12 mths., 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.
Chaplain (Captain) W. Michael Oliver '88
Chaplain (Captain) W. Michael Oliver, is presently serving as Battalion Chaplain for the I-64 Armor Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Before entering the United States Army, Chaplain Oliver has primarily worked in various businesses for 15 years.
Chaplain Oliver graduated from Brentwood Academy in 1988 and went on to attend Samford University. In 1991, Michael graduated with a degree in Public Administration. In January of 2002, Chaplain Oliver earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. In regard to Army education, Chaplain Oliver graduated in April of 2007 from the Chaplain Officer Basic Leadership Course, and Chaplain Oliver is certified in Combat Lifesaving, Combatives, Level I and Level II, and Combat and Operational Stress Control.
In 2006, Chaplain Oliver was licensed and ordained by the Nashville Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America, and is endorsed by the Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commision of Chaplains and MIlitary Personnel. His previous ministry experience includes being senior pastor of First Congregational Church in Alton, Illinois.
One month after graduating from the Chaplain Officer Basic Leadership Course, Chaplain Oliver deployed to Iraq in May of 2007, with the 2-3 Brigade troops Battalion, and served in OPERATION IRAQI FREEOM V, which is now historically known as "the Surge." Chaplain Oliver redeployed back to the United States in July of 2008. Chaplain Oliver volunteered to remain with the 3rd Infantry Division in order to deploy again, and, in November of 2009, he deployed to Iraq with the I-64 Armor Battalion, and is presently serving in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VII.
Chaplain Oliver's military awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Ribbon.
Chaplain Oliver is married to Lisa C. Oliver, and has two daughters and two grandchildren.
Chaplain Oliver deployed to Iraq this past October and will be there until October of 2010. Presently, he located south of Mosul. Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq, and is in the northwest part of the country. Their mission is to continue working with the Iraqis as their fledgling democracy continues, to help and work with the Iraqis in ridding the area of insurgents, and to provide stability throughout the Iraqi national elections this coming March until they leave in October. As a chaplain his job is to provide or perform religious support to soldiers and their families. In combat, he counsels, performs worship services, and advises command on soldier morale.
Our eNews is produced by the Alumni Office of Brentwood Academy. The eNews communications team consists of Lulu Clark '76, Alumni Director, Lauren Peck '01 and Jamie Aid '01. We always want to hear your news so keep us updated! We will continue to place all alumni news in our Triangle Magazine.
We want to hear about your marriages, babies and other news so we can share the news with your classmates and their families.
Click here to email Lulu Clark with any news updates.
Alumni Events Around Town
Brentwood Academy will hold
its second Admission Day on Saturday, February 6, for families interested in having their student attend Brentwood Academy next fall. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 615-523-0611.
Lunch with the Headmaster
"To hear the news...and share your views"
This lunch is for all alumni of any class year. Call a friend and join us for lunch!
March 4, 2010, 11:30 AM or
April 28, 12:00 Noon
The lunch will be held in the BA Boardroom. RSVP by clicking
March 11, 2010, in the Brentwood Academy Gym. If you are interested in participating, please
click here to contact
Brentwood Academy Children
of Alumni Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 27, 2010,
Food, Games, and Egg Hunts (Two hunts: Ages 1-4 and 5-12.)
Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!
Egg Hunt T-shirts for the Children
Bring your own basket for the hunt.
Rain or Shine!
RSVP by March 6 with number of children and T-shirt sizes by clicking here.
20th Annual Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Monday, April 26, at Richland Country Club.
Basketball Schedule: Brentwood Academy Basketball Schedule.
Boys: click here
Girls: click here
Are you interested in finding out more about Brentwood Academy for yourself and your child? We offer Tuesday Tours each Tuesday morning from 8:30–9:30. No reservation is necessary and the tours begin in the middle school entrance (North Campus).