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Welcome, Alumni!

Just because our students move on to high school and college doesn’t mean they leave our lives. The Bond of Brotherhood built within the Academy walls lasts a lifetime.

San Antonio Academy has graduated leaders from San Antonio, South Texas, and beyond since 1886. Our alumni include astronauts, Congressmen, attorneys, doctors, artists, engineers and business professionals. SAA has a strong foundation of alumni who provide support through leadership, contributions, and history to their alma mater.

Alumni, this is your place for staying connected. As a graduate, we hope you’ll join our group of active members.

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As an alumnus of San Antonio Academy, you are part of one of the most powerful networks in Texas and beyond, a community of hundreds that includes leaders and innovators in every field.– Brian Steward '79, President of the SAA Alumni Association

Alumni Association

The San Antonio Academy Alumni Association serves as a means to bolster the alumni’s voice, develop school leadership, help perpetuate the long-held values of the school, and provide avenues for alumni support of the school, always with the goals of strengthening the Bond of Brothers and providing the very best for our boys. All alumni are members of the Alumni Association and have the right to vote to elect the Alumni Association’s board which consists of 12-18 members, who themselves elect an Executive Committee. 

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Meet Our Alumni

San Antonio Academy has graduated leaders from San Antonio, South Texas and beyond since 1886. SAA alumni include astronauts, Congressmen, attorneys, doctors, engineers, business professionals - and even a Flying Tiger! Learn about the men who have provided support through leadership, contributions and history to their alma mater.

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Alumnus Tex Hill
David Lee “Tex” Hill – WWII Flying Tiger

The late Brigadier General David Lee “Tex” Hill was a 1928 graduate of San Antonio Academy. Tex was a member of the famous Flying Tigers during WWII, where he fought in Burma, China and Thailand and was credited with 12-1/4 aerial victories. The American Volunteer Group was made famous in the 1942 film, Flying Tigers, in which Tex was portrayed by none other than John Wayne.

Tom Frost –Chairman Emeritus, Frost Bank
Tom Frost – Chairman Emeritus, Frost Bank

The late Tom Frost was a 1941 graduate of San Antonio Academy. Tom was the Chairman Emeritus of Frost National Bank. He received many awards, including: the People of Vision Award from the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness, the Humanitarian Award from Centro del Barrio, the South Texan of the Year Award from the Texas Association Business and Chambers of Commerce, the Order of the Aztec Eagle Award from the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council, the Benefactor of the 2000 Community Award from the City of San Antonio, the Boysville's Arthur O'Krent Humanitarian Award and the Colonel W. T. Bondurant, Sr. Humanitarian Award. He was also a long-time member of SAA's Advisory Council.

Read: A Tribute in Remembrance of our Brother, Academy Cadet, Tom Frost

Sam Barshop – Founder & former CEO, La Quinta Inns
Sam Barshop – Founder & former CEO, La Quinta Inns

The late Sam Barshop was a 1943 graduate of San Antonio Academy. Sam was the founder and former CEO of La Quinta Inns Inc. and was the Chairman of Barshop & Oles, a company that has played a prominent role in high-profile real estate development in Central Texas during the last two decades. 
Barshop served on the University of Texas System Board of Regents, as well as the development boards of the   University  of Texas at Austin, UTSA, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also established the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. He also was a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education.
Barshop was a former Director of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Boys Clubs of America, St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital and National Bancshares Corporation of Texas. He served on the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines, Republic Bank Corp. and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. He received numerous accolades, including: recipient of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit Lifetime Achievement Award; and the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative (SATAI) Technology Hero Award; and was an inductee in both the San Antonio and the Texas Philanthropy Hall of Fame.

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Alumni News and Events

Join us at our upcoming events and browse alumni news stories to relive, reconnect, and remember.

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It was a privilege to welcome back SAA alumnus Jim Yancy, Class of 1966, as our Alumni Monday speaker during chapel on Monday, December 4. Jim and his family have been supporting The Academy with a family legacy for over 60 years. He and his brother both attended, as well as his two sons Will Yancy '05 and Wes Yancy '08, and plan to continue the legacy with his grandson Charles.

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Joe Rubin San Antonio Academy Alumni Monday Speaker

On Monday, November 27, we had the privilege of welcoming back Joe Rubin, Class of 1973, as our Alumni Monday speaker. Joe's connection to San Antonio Academy runs deep, with a family legacy spanning three generations—his father, Jay Rubin ‘41, and his son, Griffin Rubin ‘09.

In his inspiring speech, Joe shared insights into his remarkable journey from The Academy to becoming a successful tax lawyer, serving notable clients, including pro football players and a diverse array of professionals. He highlighted the enduring lessons he learned during his time at The Academy, which continue to shape his career and life.

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alumni monday - jeremiah leibowitz

It was a pleasure to welcome alumnus and former battalion commander, United States Marine Corps, LtCol. Jeremiah Leibowitz, class of 1991, as our speaker for Alumni Monday on October 30, 2023. Jeremiah spoke to our boys about his personal experiences in leadership, the importance of integrity, and how everything he was taught at The Academy translated to daily use throughout his education and military career.  

Read More about United States Marine Corps, LtCol. Jeremiah Leibowitz - Class of 1991 (Alumni Monday Speaker)

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