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Totomoi

Totomoi

In 1954, MBA developed an honorary society modeled after the national leadership fraternity Blue Key at the urging of two alumni from the class of 1950 -- Inman Fox and Robert McNeilly and Headmaster R. L. Sager.
 
Seniors and juniors (in the spring) apply and are selected for Totomoi induction by a committee of Totomoi faculty and students in course. The students selected must be approved by the faculty. Inductees are honored at a tapping ceremony held twice annually.
The school named the honorary society Totomoi to honor the estate that MBA had purchased from the Tinsley family on Harding Road in the 1920’s.  When the Tinsley family moved to Nashville from Virginia and purchased this property, they had named the home and land in honor of their family property in Virginia.  In the 1600's Thomas Tinsley had negotiated cooperatively with the Native American Chief Totopotomoi the sale of this property in Virginia. Chief Totopotomoi was a powerful and respected leader.  The family named the creek on their property in his honor -- Totomoi.
 
MBA's honor society of Totomoi recognizes students whose leadership and character are exemplary and of the highest order.  In turn, MBA wants to recognize this tradition by asking the Totomoi chapter to honor all people and to build a more inclusive community at MBA. 


IMPORTANT DATES (Spring 2022)
JANUARY
Thurs., Jan. 6 Online application for juniors and seniors is available. Reapplying seniors must complete a second application.
Tues., Jan. 18


Wed., Jan. 19



Thurs., Jan. 20


Fri., Jan. 21-Wed.,   Jan. 26


Wed., Jan. 26


Thurs., Jan. 27


FEBRUARY


Mon., Jan 31-Thurs. Feb. 3

Tues., Feb. 8




Thurs., Feb. 10

Mon., Feb. 14
Totomoi meeting 7:15 am, Ball 33, for new members to discuss application and scoring process.

Totomoi faculty members meet in Gibbs to select faculty/staff member(s) to be a new member of Totomoi.

Deadline for submission of Totomoi electronic application no later than 3:30 pm

Applications scored by committees.



Noon deadline for committee chairs to submit their results to Mr. Compton.

Totomoi meeting at 7:15 a.m. in Pfeffer to determine top applicants.



Totomoi panel interviews top applicants in Gibbs.


Totomoi meeting 7:15 a.m. in Pfeffer
- membership presented with results of interviews; candidates are slated. MBA faculty members are presented with slate of candidates for consideration and vote.

MBA faculty voting ends.

Spring tapping in assembly
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP 
Faculty & Honorary Students    
Dr. Clay Bailey
Mr. Travis Barclay
Mr. Bill Compton
     (Faculty Advisor)
Mr. Bradford Gioia
Ms. Catharine Hollifield
Mr. Pat Killian
Mr. Dick Klausner
Mr. John Lanier
Mr. Tom Markham
Mr. Todd Moran
Mr. Haywood Moxley
Mr. Robert Pruitt
Mrs. Maggie Qian
Mr. Emmett Russell
Mr. Frank Simpson
Mr. Brooks Tate
Mr. Jamie Tillman
Tapped Fall 2021

Mac Buenahora
Joseph Dattilo
Brantley Golczynski
Carter Gold
Garrett Goodrum
William Hagerty
Charlie Kost
Asher Maxwell
Joshua Mi
Foster Pierce
Reid Ragsdale
Jack Roberts
Ryan Schmadtke
Travis Swafford

Tapped Spring 2021

Frank Bass
Joseph Bellardo
Ian Durelli
Adam Garfinkel
Darin Hall
Bill Ouyang
Colin Smith

Tapped Fall 2020

Daniel Gaw
Ethan Lilly
Sam Meacham
Stokes Myers
Thomas Peterson
Stanford Thombs

Tapped Spring 2020

Emanuel Barrett
Andrew Bulgarino
Walker Byrd
Richard Cummings
Tuneer Gosh
C.H. Henry
Grayson Hill
Mauro Mastrapasqua
Luke Morad
John Wallace
Jason Zhu

Tapped Fall 2019

Roy Claverie
Campbell Garber
John Raulston Graham
Alex Kalams
Matthew Kaplan
Sam Kirkpatrick
Eric Russ
Cole Williamson

Tapped Spring 2019

Aden Barton
Zach Brown
Campbell Cook
Joel Elasy
Aidan Niswender
Pete Rowlett

Class

12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12


12
12
11
12
11
11
12

Grad Year

2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022


2021
2021
2022
2021
2022
2022
2021

Tapped Fall 2018

John Curry
Tillman Dean
Sam DeCoster
Sam Dugan
Jackson Link
Lucas Pao
Joseph Stevens
Marshall Summar
Class

12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12

Grad Year

2019
2019
2019
2019
2019
2019
2019
2019

Tapped Spring 2018
 
Ty Allen
Thomas Carr
Julian Habermann
Ian Hal
Bradford Holladay
McClain Portis
Joseph Spear

Class

12
12
11
11
12
12
12
Grad Year

2018
2018
2019
2019
2018
2018
2018

 
Tapped Fall 2017

Jack Capizzi
Ben Coulthard
Daniel Cowan
Ben Jablonski
Harrison Kidd
Jackson McFadden
Fenner Pollock
Jamison Russ
Jack Sullivan
Isaac Wills
Class

12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12

Grad Year

2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018

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