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Hall of Fame

In all facets of life, Battle Ground Academy alumni are making a difference in the world. Every year, BGA recognizes alumni who represent the best facets of the BGA experience - excellence in one's endeavors, great relationships with others, and a high level of character and selfless leadership.  Congratulations to the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees!

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Battle Ground Academy is honored to host the 2020 Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony, Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. in The Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore, Jr. '52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship.  Please click here to register.

Wallace Edward Lunn, Class of 1967 (Posthumously)
While at BGA, Lunn was the co-creator, writer, and producer of the first Christian musical, Good News: A Christian Folk Musical. Throughout the years, he stayed active at BGA. He is a past president of the BGA Alumni Board and served on BGA’s Board of Trustees from 2009-2017. While on the board, he served as chairman from 2012-2015, leading the school through a critical transitional period.

Following his graduation from Baylor University in 1972, Lunn began his career at Boiler Supply Company in Nashville. He served as president and CEO from 1978-2007 and as chairman from 2007 until 2015. During his career, Lunn was awarded the Cleaver Brooks Representatives’ Brooks Award. He also served as a chairman of the Tennessee Board of Boiler Rules, trustee of Belmont University and on the boards of directors for the American Institute of Musical Studies and First Tennessee Bank. He was active in many other civic organizations, serving as president of the Nashville Kiwanis Club and the Nashville Booster Club.

Outside of his professional and civic endeavors, he was an assistant coach for BGA’s Scholastic Clay Target Program, a skeet instructor of the National Skeet Shooting Association and a board member of the Nashville Gun Club.

Lunn passed away on January 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Saralu Thompson Lunn for 49 years; father of Leigh Marie (Craig) Holder, and Eddie (Jordan) Lunn III; and grandfather of Eddie Lunn IV, Davidson Lunn, and Hunter Lunn.
Society Membership:  Greer
BGA Hall of Fame Inductee Houston Moran
Dr. Moran was active on many fronts during his years at BGA. He was a member of the Student Honor Council, vice president of FCA, a writer on the Wildcat newspaper staff, and tri-editor of the Cannon Ball. He excelled in athletics, participating in football, basketball, track, and cross country. He also attained the level of Eagle Scout while at BGA. He was honored at graduation with the Paul Guffee Award and the Tommy Brown Christian Athlete Award.
Dr. Moran graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee, where he served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and vice president of the Interfraternity Council. He received his doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical College and had a private OB/GYN practice in Nashville from 1986 to 2015. He was an active member of many medical boards and organizations. Dr. Moran served on the Board of the Middle Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club.
The Moran family has deep roots at BGA with Dr. Moran’s great uncle, John Moran, graduating in 1889. He is married to Melanie Hasty Moran, daughter of Don Hasty ’61. All four sons graduated from BGA: Sam Houston Moran Jr. ’04; Robert Shannon Moran ’05 (wife Megan and grandchildren Lincoln, Finn, and Sutton); Thomas Hasty Moran ’13 (wife Katlin Davis Moran ’12); and Nathan Sawyer Moran ’14 (wife Brooke). His brother, John Moran Jr. ’68, nephews John Moran III ’96 and Jackson Moran ’98, and many cousins also graduated from the school. His father, John Moran Sr., was a 27-year member of the BGA Board of Trustees. Dr. Moran is a past president of the BGA Alumni Board and served for 12 years on BGA’s Board of Trustees.
Society Membership:  Greer
Rondal Keith Richardson, Class of 1987
Named “Friendliest” by his senior class, Richardson was the editor of the Cannon Ball and participated in track and cross country while at BGA. He was also a member of National Honor Society and Digamma. Richardson received the Bill Ross Spirit of School Award at graduation.
He attended Sewanee: University of the South, graduating in 1991 with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan medallion for character. Upon graduation, he became involved in the entertainment industry in Nashville. He developed a strategy for engagement of the sports and entertainment industry at Vanderbilt University; was general manager for Wynonna Judd; and chief operating officer for Onsite Workshops.

Having raised over $160 million dollars for charitable partners both locally and around the country in the last two decades, he currently serves on Sewanee’s board of trustees and as the Senior Entertainment and Donor Relations Liaison for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, managing nonprofit engagement for close to one hundred musicians, athletes and artists. Richardson was named one of Nashville’s Top 25 Most Beautiful People in 2016 by Nashville Lifestyles in honor of his work for Middle Tennessee.

Society Membership:  Plato

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