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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 (2020-2021)
SEPTEMBER
Tues., Sept. 8 Totomoi Applications are available online for seniors.
Thurs., Sept. 17
Totomoi meeting 7:15 a. m., Ball 33, for new members to discuss application and scoring process
   
OCTOBER
Mon., Oct. 5
Deadline for submission of Totomoi electronic applications to faculty advisors no later than 3:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 6 -
   Mon., Oct. 12
Applications scored by committees
Mon., Oct. 12
Deadline for committee chairs to submit their results to Mr. Compton
Tues., Oct. 13
Totomoi meeting 7:15 a. m. in Pfeffer Auditorium to determine top applicants
Mon., Oct. 19 - 
    Wed., Oct 21
Totomoi panel interviews top applicants in Pfeffer
Thurs., Oct. 22
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 online for consideration.
Fri., Oct. 23  MBA Faculty voting ends
Mon., Oct. 26 Fall tapping in assembly
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JANUARY  
Wed., Jan. 7
Spring Application form for juniors and seniors is available. Reapplying seniors must complete a second application.
Thurs., Jan. 21 Deadline for submission of Totomoi electronic application to faculty advisors no later than 3:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 22 -
   Tues., Jan. 26
Applications scored by committees.
Tues., Jan. 26 Deadline for committee chairs to submit their results to Mr. Compton
Wed., Jan. 27 Totomoi meeting 7:15 a.m., Gibbs Room, to determine top applicants.
   
FEBRUARY
Wed., Jan. 28 -
   Wed., Feb. 3
Totomoi panel interviews top applicants in the Gibbs Room
Thurs., Feb. 4 Totomoi meeting 7 a.m., Gibbs Room; membership presented with results of interviews; candidates are slated. MBA faculty members are presented with slate of candidates online for consideration
Fri., Feb. 5
 
MBA faculty voting ends
Mon., Feb. 8 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. Robbie Quinn
     (Faculty Secretary)
Mr. Emmett Russell
Mr. Jamie Tillman
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*

* Current Student Members

Tapped Fall 2019

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

Tapped Spring 2019

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

Class

11
11
12
12
11
11
12
11
11
12
11
Grad Year

2021
2021
2020
2020
2021
2021
2020
2021
2021
2020
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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