February 2018


On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil was coaxed out of his hole and saw his own shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter. Furry naysaying rodents notwithstanding, signs of spring are beginning to blossom on campus. Students have started their second semester electives. John Rowell and his cast and crew are hard at work on the spring musical, Barnum. And a few baseball bats, tennis rackets, and lacrosse sticks have been spotted in the hallways. It may be chilly outside, but spring is on the way!


Nathaniel Badder '94

Director of Alumni Relations & Outreach


Bull Roast

Our 38th annual celebration of community will take place Friday, March 2 from 7-11 p.m. We hope to see you there! Click here to buy tickets, reserve a table, make a donation to the silent auction, or sponsor a faculty or staff member. This year's event includes an incredible collection of alumni contributions including:

• Malcolm Ruff '02 and more than 20 generous members of the Gilman Black Alumni Network banded together to become the title sponsor for the event.

• Charlie Fenwick, III '93 and nine colleagues from Cushman Wakefield teamed up to become a select sponsor for the event.

• Patrick Hudson '04, True Chesapeake Oyster Company, and The Local Oyster graciously donated 1,000 oysters for the evening's buffet, as well as contributing to the 2004 auction package.

• Jon Cordish '85 donated a three-night stay at a Sea Colony condo, as well as a Live! Casino gaming package.

• Jamie Murray '74 and his colleagues aboard the S.S. John Brown created a unique scavenger hunt on the World War II era Liberty Ship at port in Baltimore.

• Evan Rice '04 and six classmates from the Class of 2004 combined to donate an entrepreneurial package that includes signed copies of The Wayfarer's Handbook, a selection of fine wines imported by McCarus Beverage Company, a pair of Froats boat shoes, delicious goodies from Dooby's, and more.

• Mark Shapiro '85 provided a Blue Jays-Orioles ticket package that includes pre-game batting practice and a stay at a Toronto hotel.

• Jared Spahn '91 donated a two-night stay in a club suite at the New York Athletic Club, in the heart of Manhattan.


Alumni Weekend


Registration is now open! Please join your classmates on campus April 27-28. Highlights will include an art walk, golf outing, Gilman Forever luncheon, crab feast, campus tours, classes without quizzes, alumni and varsity baseball and lacrosse games, and the always lively class parties! Click here for the schedule of events and attendees. Of special note, Dan Christian has been awarded the May Holmes Service Award by the Alumni Association Board of Governors. Mr. Christian will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, April 28, and we are collecting stories and images from his nearly four decades at Gilman. Click here to share your favorite memories of Mr. Christian.


Celebrating 50 Years of Gilman's Black Alumni


Join us on campus October 19-21, 2018 for a weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gilman's first black graduates. The celebration will recognize trailblazing students, faculty, administrators, and parents. The weekend will include a welcome reception, meetings, student mentoring opportunities, exhibits, sporting events, and a special recognition dinner. Mark your calendar now and watch for more details to come! Please help us illustrate this powerful story. Click here to upload your own images to our archives. If you do not have a Google account and/or prefer to send your photo(s) by mail or email, please contact the Gilman Archives for instructions.


Alumni Receptions


Gilman Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth, Upper School Head Rob Heubeck, and long-time teacher/coach Tim Holley '77 led a Greyhound contingent to California to catch up with alumni and friends in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego ... Gilman grapplers from the 1970s through the 2010s gathered in the McCarthy Room overlooking the Finney Center to break bread and share memories while taking in the exciting on-mat action of the 38th annual Gilman Duals and hearing about the direction of the program from Head Coach Bryn Holmes. Click here to see photos of these events and more.



What's the Buzz?

Sandy Brown '81 has been selected by Major League Lacrosse as the second commissioner in the league's 18-year history. Dr. Suber Huang '76 is the 2018 recipient of the Jose Rizal International Medal for excellence in ophthalmology. The Baltimore Sun profiled Navy football assistant Poe Sykes '02. A recent Forbes article about Brown Advisory's Sustainable Growth Fund features co-manager David Powell '93Visit Buzz Worthy for more. 


Introducing the Updated Gilman Website

Our website has a refreshed look! No links or locations have changed, however, if you have bookmarked pages or subscribed to news/RSS feeds, you will need to relink or subscribe again. We hope you will visit and explore. As always, please contact us with questions or constructive feedback.




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