The June 2020 Alumni Connection - Jeffrey Bolte (2015)
The current state of the world has required many people to pivot — or make a 180 degree turnaround — on the professional, social and educational lives they were used to and loved. Whether working from home, going to virtual school or making complete changes in profession due to the job market, many Americans are finding themselves in a new place. Jeffrey Bolte (‘15), who graduated with a degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 2019, is pivoting but on his own terms.

After four summer internships in the field of business — including working in international tax at Deloitte — Bolte decided upon graduation to switch fields and pursue medical school and a career as a physician.

Below is his commencement speech at the 2020 Vanguard Graduation on Campus.
Vanguard Graduation 2020
Viking Class of 2020 Graduation

In accordance with TEA directives/guidelines and consultations with Mayor Deaver, VCPS legal counsel, and Mike Raymond - Board of Trustees Chair, attendance of the Vanguard Graduation 2020 was family/household-based.

With a smaller number, the ceremony was held on campus grounds and was streamed live on Facebook.

See below for the passing of the
Virtual Ivy Chain!
Alumni News!
Jonathan C. Dallas ('12) was featured in Vanderbilt Magazine Spring 2020 for his work in improving care for individuals with physical disabilities. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the School of Medicine Vanderbilt University this May. He is doing his residency in neurological surgery at LAC +USC Medical Center/University of Southern California.
Evan Mastin ('17 ), earned the American Chemical Society 2020 Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry. Evan attends Baylor University.
Adam Williams ('17) won the John M. Roberts Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship and open to History majors.
Mills (Chenot) Hancock ('14) and Corey Hancock were married May 9th in a small ceremony surrounded by their families. Live streaming was provided for guests.

Photo by Sarah Slover Photography
Erik Wilke ('87) is currently deployed with the US Air Force to the middle east as part of a critical care air transport team.
Lexi Newman ('16) was awarded the Dallas Fort Worth/American Chemical Society Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The award is given to a B.S Chemistry major and is based on outstanding research and academic achievement
Planing for Fall 2020
Vanguard 2020 - 2021

As many people have questions about the Fall 2020, please know the Transition Team is meeting and working on many scenarios for Vanguard for next year. Please know that we have health and safety in mind with our planning process.

Team Members
Bill Borg, Chelsa Ressetar, Shelley Johnson, Matt James, Zach Seifert, Joe Flowers, Sarah Lieber, Flip Alexander, Will Curtis, Hannah VanDyke,
Brad Livingstone
Alumni Council
The Vanguard Alumni Council of Visitors held a Zoom conference on May 15th. Alumni Council Projects:

  • Expanding the Vanguard Network. Talk to a class, provide job mentoring, shadowing, and internships.

  • Alumni Groups in Facebook and LinkedIn

  • Zoom Class-Get-Togethers.

  • Updating class lists.  

  • Alumni Connection Submissions.

Member of the Council in attendance:
Ryan Squires ('95), Bryan Klimt ('98),
Eloisa (Perez) Esparza ('98), Katie Kaga ('99), Rye Clifton ('99), Dr. Jacob Pleitz ('02),
Dr. Mallory SoRelle ('02), Daniel Silver ('05), Dr. Alex Jones Adesina ('06),
Chad Robinson ('07), Ginnie Lowder ('08), Jake Schwartz ('13), Richelle Braswell ('13)
Nest meeting: Sept 25th, 2020
The Vanguard Review
The June Faculty Blog 2020

By Flip Alexander - B.A.A.S., Tarleton State University; M.Ed., Concordia University
Flip Alexander started her 20th year at Vanguard in January of 2020 .

SEPT 25, 2020 - Homecoming. Tree planting for Carol Spain.

SEPT 26, 2020 - Alumni Tennis Match, Ridgewood Country Club

OCT 17, 2020 - Bingo

NOV 27, 2020 - Annual Thanksgiving Alumni Get Together @ Crickets

DEC 12, 2020 - Alumni Faculty Volleyball & Basketball Event, Vanguard Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
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Contact Director of Alumni Relations,  Greta Knoll,
with questions or to coordinate reunion plans.

Homecoming 2020 might be the perfect time! Friday, September 25th.
Thank you Waco - For Voting Vanguard College Preparatory School Best Private High School again this year!
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
Awarded over $ 4 million in College Scholarships
Please join us as we wish all the best to our
Senior Class of 2020!

  • Admitted to 53 colleges/universities in 20 states
  • +$4 million in academic scholarships
  • AP: 2 AP Scholars, 1 AP Scholar with Distinction, 1 AP Scholar with Honor
  • 1 National Merit Commended Scholar
Phone: 254-772-8111