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Talent Does Not Discriminate

"Companies that ... foster diverse senior leadership teams will create tangible examples for others to aspire to both internally and externally," says Toby Bozzuto '92 in his article on HuffPost on the importance of all types of diversity in the workplace.

Toby has joined Kevin Plank, William J. Stromberg, Freeman Hrabowksi and other exectives in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. The Baltimore Sun explains the initiative in this article.

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Top Tech

Gilman is well-represented in the Baltimore Business Journal's Tech 10 Awards: Will Gee '95 of Balti Virtual and Eno Umoh '04 of Global Air Media make up 1/5 of the list. Here's the BBJ list. (Global Air Media's co-founder, Austin Brown, is also a Gilman alumnus, from the Class of 2005.)

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Building a New Medical School

Mark Schuster '77 has been appointed founding dean and CEO of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, which is set to open in the fall of 2019 in Pasadena, CA. Most recently the physician, researcher and family-health advocate served as the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy at Boston Children's Hospital. Learn more here.

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Dedicated

It's not often that a Gilman alumnus has a road dedicated to him, much less an entire highway. The Intercounty Connector, which links Montgomery County to Prince George's County, was a "signature achievement" of former Governor Bob Ehrlich '75, according to Governor Larry Hogan, and it is now dedicated to its champion. Read more in this Baltimore Sun article.

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Coming Home

Nathaniel "Than'l" Badder '94 is Gilman's new director of alumni relations and outreach. "It's really exciting to come back to Gilman," said Badder. "It's very different to be 'on the other side of the glass,' but I've found it comforting to find so many teachers, coaches, and classmates from my time here ready to greet me."

Alumni of his era may recognize the varsity basketball jacket he wears in this photo. Learn more about what he's been up to here.

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Wayfarer

Evan Rice '04 speaks of his adventures at the Roland Park branch of the Pratt Library, Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. He'll discuss his own travels - 32 countries across six continents - that led to his book, The Wayfarer's Handbook.

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In Command

"Call it a Smalltimore moment." The Baltimore Sun touts Army General John W. "Mick" Nicholson Jr. '75's Baltimore -- and Gilman -- connection in an article published after President Trump's announced his strategy for Afghanistan.

General Nicholson has led NATO's Resolute Support Mission and American forces in Afghanistan since March 2016. Read the Baltimore Sun article.

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Three Under 40

The Baltimore Business Journal named John Avirett '01, Damien Davis '99 and Peter Jackson '04 to its 2017 class of "40 Under 40." Avirett is a partner at Greenspring Associates; Damien is a managing director and portfolio manager at Brown Capital Management; and, Peter is an associate at JLL.

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Leadership on and off the field

UVA middle linebacker Micah Kiser '13 is gaining attention for his stellar performance on the field and off. After being named #26 in Sports Illustrated's list of the top college football players for the 2017 season, he is not only providing leadership for the Cavaliers but for the city of Charlottesville. Learn more in these recent stories.

Cavalier Insider: 'The right voice for this situation'

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Kiser and Benkert prove the 'student' in student-athlete really does exist

Micah has already completed a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs, and, while playing his redshirt senior year, is working toward a master's in higher education.

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From England to Italy

Greg Alspaugh '14 (aka King Arthur in Gilman's 2014 production of Spamalot), recently performed in the role of Betto di Signa in Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi, at an international music and arts festival on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Greg is a rising senior at Davidson College, where he is a physics major on the pre-med track. He sings in the Davidson College Chorale and as a soloist in other musical venues on campus. He is preparing now for Davidson's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, in which he has been cast as Papageno.

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From 36 Letters to 10,000 Small Businesses

Nathaniel Badder '94, founder of 36 Letters, a studio that creates photo letter art from pictures of found objects that create words and phrases, was one of the first graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Baltimore. In addition to his participation in the program, he was commissioned to create a 3 x 18' poster spelling "Baltimore," which was used as the backdrop for a ceremony celebrating the graduation of the first two classes. The event featured Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, and was detailed in this Baltimore Sun article and video. In this photo, he appears behind his "new best friend, Mr. Buffett."

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