The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter selected Raymond L. Bank '71 as the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year. He will receive his award at the annual Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference's Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award Luncheon on June 5. Ray served as President of the Gilman Board of Trustees from 2002-2006 and was integral to the success of the $50 million Character * Leadership * Commitment: The Campaign for Gilman School. Congrats! Learn more about Ray here.
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Cyrus Jones '12 candidly discusses his challenging rookie season in the NFL with Childs Walker '94. Read the article.
Two athletes from the Class of 2015 played for JMU's 2016 NCAA Division I Championship team. Jahee Jackson played offensive lineman and Rob Branch played safety. Go Dukes!
Derrick Wang '02 will receive the APA Alumni Service Award from The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at the APALSA's annual spring reception, March 2. Congrats, Derrick! Learn more about the reception.
Chaz Howard '96, university chaplain at Penn, encourages readers to find peace through spirituality in his new book, Pond River Ocean Rain. The book is available on the Abingdon Press website.
John Chirikjian '13, a Yale senior, took a family portrait for a professor. Little did he know the photo would accompany an article about the impact of the recent immigration executive order on families published in the Washington Post. Read the piece.
Four Gilman alumni - Dan Baker '00, Alex Benfield '10, Sam Frank '08 and Jake Tunney '08 - are part of the team behind the inaugural Aging2.0 Baltimore Accelerator. The (fabulous) four, along with their teammate Maren Ray, have planned a series of events beginning in March with a goal to catalyze innovation in healthcare technology for the 55+ community through human-centered design. Events include a Kick-off Night and Hackathon on March 10 - 12, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation, a series of Focus Groups, March 18 - April 8, 2017, at Brightview Senior Living, Erickson Senior Living, or CHAI, and the Final Pitches, April 18, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation.
After traveling alone through 32 countries on six continents, Evan Rice '04 has written The Wayfarer's Handbook: A Field Guide for the Independent Traveler, which will be published in April 2017. It "doesn't tell readers to go anywhere, it shows them how to go everywhere," according to a summary on Amazon. Learn more about the guide and order your copy in advance of publication here.
Teddy Davidson '05 appeared on WBFF Fox45 News to discuss the work of Volunteering Untapped, of which he serves as board chair. Watch the clip on the Fox45 website.
Blank Rome Partner Jonathan Scott Goldman '92 was sworn in January 17 as Executive Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was appointed by Attorney General-Elect Josh Shapiro. Read the release on the Blank Rome LLP website.
Darin Hall '85 has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank Cincinnati Branch Board of Directors. Darin is the executive vice president of the Cincinnati Port Authority. Read the announcement from the Port Authority.
B'more Organic, owned by Jennifer and Andrew Buerger '83, is one of three businesses to win the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. Winners receive $10,000 and a one-on-one coaching session with Barbara Corcoran, of "Shark Tank" fame. Read more on the OnDeck website.
Reed Cordish '92 has been named an assistant to the incoming president. He will be responsible for "presidential initiatives that require multi-agency collaboration," including technology innovation. The Baltimore Sun tells the story of how a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump turned into a friendship with the Cordish family.
Michael Blum '71 directs a revival of "Threepenney Opera" at Spotlighters Theatre. Read about his interpretation and presentation on the Sun website.
Cheo Hurley '92 is featured in a new video about the work of Park Heights Renaissance. Cheo is the organization's executive director. (You can read more about his work in the Fall 2016 Gilman Bulletin.)
The New York Jets signed Darius Jennings to its practice squad in December 2016. Check out his player profile.
Photographer Tim Tadder '90 shared on Facebook a link to an article posted by Digital Photo Pro about his unique work style. Read the article.
In his fifth year as a Nittany Lion Brian Gaia '12 has made more starts than any teammate and has been named a captain for every game this season. He is featured in a Baltimore Sun article about his loyalty to Penn State.
Brett Tilley '15 serves as the manager for the College of Charleston Cougars basketball team. Brett is a sophomore at Charleston. He's pictured with his father Glenn. Go Cougars!
Bradley King '02 recently made his Broadway debut as Lighting Designer for the smash hit Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, starring Josh Groban. The New York Times called it "the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since 'Hamilton.'" Read his interview with Broadway World.