Tim Holley '77 and Malcolm Ruff '02 were interviewed on Baltimore's Fox 45. They talked about this weekend's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Gilman's First Black Alumni. Watch the interview here. And learn more about the anniversary events here.
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New York Jets LB Brandon Copeland ‘09 is flipping houses during football season. The entrepreneur is renovating houses as a Plan B to the NFL, but this is the first time he has worked on blueprints and game plans simultaneously. Here’s the story from Sports Illustrated.
Wolfgang Drake ‘16 earned a spot on the starting line of the 2018 Ironman World Championship, where he had the distinction of being the youngest competitor at the race. He represented the United States Army, United States Military Academy, and the West Point triathlon team in Kona. His efforts to join the West Point team are featured in this story.
Thomas Booker '18 continues to be honored for his high school football career even though he has moved on to the collegiate level. He was one of the 69 members of the inaugural National Football Foundation's High School Scholar-Athlete Class, honoring the top 2017-18 scholar-athletes from around the country.
Former Gilman football teammates Cyrus Jones '12 and Henry Poggi '13 reconnected as teammates with the New England Patriots for a few days before Cyrus was re-signed by the Baltimore Ravens. Here's a Baltimore Sun article, No, Cyrus Jones isn't a Patriots 'spy.' Cyrus had a solid debut for the Ravens returning punts and winning bragging rights in the Gilman face-off with the Titans' WR Darius Jennings '11.
J.D. Kameen ’10 recently presented an assembly to the Upper School. During his visit J.D. had lunch with seniors and reconnected with a few of his former teachers. Fun fact: J.D., an executive officer in the Marine Expeditionary Force, is one of at least four Gilman men from the classes of 2010 through 2012 who are currently among the few and the proud: Jay Brooks ’10, Andrew Mighty ’10, and Connor Hankin ’12, are all Marines.
Derrick Wang '02 reports that his opera, Scalia/Ginsburg, has several upcoming productions. It will be performed by Opera North in Vermont and New Hampshire from October 12-14, and at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE in the spring of 2019.
Todd Robin '94, vice president of Connected Care, Medtronic, is interviewed in this MedCityNews article about glucose monitoring devises. Read it here.
Nick Polydefkis ‘18 is already making a name for himself in water polo at George Washington University. Learn more here.
Marcus Wang '00, Co-Founder, President and GM of ZytoGen Global Genetics Institute talks about international business, branding, entrepreneurship, and his path to a startup that facilitates healthy pregnancies in this Charm City Dreamer podcast.
"Good guy" Darius Jennings '11 has joined the Next One Up board. And, after being waived eight times by four different teams, the WR has found a home with the Titans. On Nashville's A to Z Sports, catch up on his success in the community and on the field. And watch his "can't miss play" during the NFL Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins.
Actor and producer Conor Fetting-Smith ‘00 has co-produced "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead," about legendary film director Orson Welles. It was shown at the Telluride Film Festival and will be released for streaming by Netflix on November 2. Watch the trailer here.
Gilman is well represented in the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2018 class of 40 Baltimoreans Under 40. Congratulations to Brendan Lough '03, Tom Prevas '98, Richard Thomas '01, and Karlo Young '97. Learn more here.
Linebacker Melvin Keihn '14 will play his last year of football eligibility at the University of Richmond, where he is pursuing a master's degree in human resource management. Keihn graduated from Maryland with a degree in public health.
Walter Royal '73 has joined Morehouse School of Medicine as the new director of the Neuroscience Institute, as well as the head of the neurobiology department. He previously served as a professor of neurology, anatomy, and neurobiology as University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Micah Kiser ‘13 recently played his first game at M&T Bank Stadium. The Rams linebacker returned to Baltimore for a preseason game on August 9, when he played against his hometown team. He had two tackles and four assists. Read more about his childhood dreams as a Ravens fan in this Baltimore Sun article about Rams players with Maryland ties.
Alex Gavis '82 advocates for application of "design thinking" to law school training and legal professional development in A Need for Lawyers with Empathy, in a commentary published in Corporate Counsel, a business magazine for corporate lawyers.
The Revolution of Necessity podcast recently featured Mike Lwin '01, who talks about the founding of his Myanmar-based company, Koe Koe Tech, and its app designed to combat maternal mortality, Maymay.