Spencer Gayles
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

Spencer Gayles is the epitome of a well-rounded student. He excels in the academic arena with an all Honors and AP curriculum. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.63 GPA. He received full scholarships to LSU and Springhill College and received the Spirit of Auburn Foundation Scholarship. He has chosen to attend LSU where he will march in the Tiger Marching Band.

Spencer is also dedicated to serving the community and living his Catholic faith. He is an active member of the Servants of the Poor, Pro-Life Club and Campus Ministry. He volunteers much of his time to community service. He was recently awarded the Development Office “Jacket Jubilation Meritorious Award” for his countless hours of service which are often done behind-the-scenes for no other reward or recognition other than helping and serving others. He is also a Student Ambassador and is a favorite on the McT Road Shows at his alma mater, St. Ignatius. He is the perfect student to speak on the topic of extracurricular involvement since he is involved in so much at McT!

But the thing Spencer is most passionate about is his music. He plays the violin, the guitar, and saxophone. He is a member of the McT Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphoic Band. He attributes his self-motivation and persistence to his being a self-taught musician. “Regardless of whether it is learning an instrument or climbing the corporate ladder, it is ultimately up to one’s self to decide whether or not success is plausible.” Spencer feels he learned the importance of teamwork and self –discipline through being a part of the McT marching band. He says, “You have to have a lot of trust in your teammates when you have eighty band members walking backwards and anticipating being in the correct spot at the correct time”. He is also a member of the Chamber Singers, utilizing his musical talents in even another medium.

Spencer is a student who can “do it all and do it well”. His dedication to academics, service to others and his music will take him far in life.


Fall 2011 Omega
Spring 2012 Omega

The Catholic High Schools Alumni Association of Mobile (CHSAAM)

“From the Many Comes One”

Welcome to the CHSAAM web page! Hello, my name is Marian Diemert Watts, Bishop Toolen, Class of 1972. I am the Alumni Director for McGill-Toolen. We are very excited to bring you our web page, which will offer up-to-date news and schedules regarding Mobile area Catholic High School reunions, alumni events, and other events of interest to our alumni. I hope you will have as much fun visiting it as we had putting it together. If you have any suggestions, comments, questions, please let me hear from you.

We need your help to update our records.

We have over 18,000 records in our database and we have had a number of changes to our database management system and several updates to our current software. We know that some of our information is incorrect.

We have had many calls about duplicate mailings to a single address. To eliminate this, the mailing label for the Omega has a list of all the names we have at a given address. We are not sure our info is accurate.

Please take a look at your label and give us a call (251) 441-0809 or email us so that we can make any necessary corrections.

Thank you for your help.


James W. "Bo" Muscat Jr., MT '86, President
Francine Swan McIntosh, ME '64, Recording Secretary
James R. "Jay" Cox, MT '89, Treasurer
Richard Thomas "Tommy" Ankerson, Jr. MT '96
Ross E. "Trey" Hutchisson III, MT '87
David C. Morris, MT '98
Timothy J. Mullek, MT '88
Catherine M. Naman, MT '83
W. Russell Reilly, MT '85
Karen Saint Sullivan, MT '92
Susan Saint Veasey, MT '96
Mitzi Zalopany Wolfarth, BT '59

Rev. W. Bry Shields, President
Kim Dunne, Development Director
Michelle Tacon Haas, Principal
Marian Diemert Watts, BT '72, Alumni Director

Reunion Packet

If you are planning your class reunion, call the Alumni Office at 251.441.0809, for your free Reunion packet which includes the following:
  • Class list
  • Mailing Labels
  • One Copy of Finding Roots, Gaining Wings by Anna Crow
  • Golden Diplomas for 50th reunions
  • 50th Anniversary Reception hosted by the McGill-Toolen Foundation, contact Kathy Killion 251.445.2939

CHSAAM Calendar

  • Oct 19, 2012 - Homecoming Under the Tent
  • May 4, 2013 - Joseph Perez Tennis/Golf Tournament

Joseph Perez Tennis/Golf Tournament 2013 Flyer

Scheduled Reunions

Class of 1952
McGill Institute
October 19-21, 2012
Contact: J.C. McAleer 251.438.4615 x 109

Class of 1963
Bishop Toolen, Convent of Mercy, McGill Institute
June 8, 2013
Contacts: Carole Fransen Graf 251.343.6279
Mary Ann Kalifeh McConnell 251.343.0599, maryannmcconnell@robertsbrothers .com
Patsy Davison Starkey 251.709.4636, pstarkey10@aol.com
Janet Logan Druhan 251.344.6650, jld100@att.net
Diane Busbee Hines 251.344.8776
Mary Ellen Johnson Reilly 251.473.7983, D.reilly251@comcast.net
Gene Hines 251.344.8776
Skeeter Morris 251.476.8545, courmorr@belllsouth.net
Fred Shell 251.633.7999, redshell1@comcast.net

Class of 1973
Bishop Toolen, McGill Institute
June 21-22, 2013
Contact: Edward Courtney
Click here for more information

Class of 1983
August 2-3, 2013
Contact: Ann Whitespunner 251.490.3015 annwhitespunner@mac.com
Facebook:McGill-Toolen Class of 1983

Class of 1987
October 13, 2012
Contacts: Ashley Muscat Burch ashleyburch@comcast.net
Trey Hutchisson trehutch@bellsouth.net

Class of 1988
October 11, 2013
Contact: Amy Petruzelli

Class of 1993
June 14-15, 2013
Contact: Facebook: McGill Toolen Class of 93

Class of 2003
December 23, 2013
Contacts: Trent Walters 251.232.4261 wcitrent@gmail.com
Hermaine Williamson 251.622.1047

Recent Reunions:

Class of 1962
Bishop Toolen, Convent of Mercy, McGill Institute
May 18-20, 2012
Contacts: Diane Perez Muscat 251.476.5781;251.591.5013
Terri Ford Banks 251.633.3943; 251.602.0008
Bessie Reese McNider 251.342.3207; 251.422.2628
Rick Nelson carter17@comcast.net

Class of 1972
Bishop Toolen, McGill Institute
June 9, 2012
Contacts: Ginger Crow Drago 251.401.0540; gingerdrago@gmail.com
Leslie Lauten Johnson 251.709.4655; llj9555@aol.com

Class of 1982
June 15-16, 2012
Contact: Mike Rogers 251.479.2675; MRogers@RogersWillard.com

Class of 1992
June 22-24, 2012
Contact: mct92reunion@gmail.com