March 2019


If you're more tired than usual this week, you likely have George Hudson to blame. The entomologist and astronomer is credited with introducing to the world the concept of daylight savings time in 1895, forcing citizens around the globe to sacrifice an hour of sleep each spring as we set the clocks forward. DST is generally not observed near the equator, where sunrise times do not vary enough to justify it. So if you're overly tired and also tired of the lingering cold weather, you may well want to book a quick trip to Brazil! No matter where this email finds you, I hope you will take the time to read on for a big Alumni Weekend announcement, news about A Path to Follow: The Reddy Finney Story, a challenge accepted, an alum doing groundbreaking work in pediatric immunizations, the history of Gilman Golf, and much more. Also this month, we are introducing a new segment called Around Campus, which will highlight accomplishments of Gilman students, teachers, or staff.

Nathaniel Badder '94

Director of Alumni Relations & Outreach



The Alumni Association Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Tim Holley '77 has been awarded the prestigious May Holmes Service Award. During his tenure, Coach Holley has taught English and coached football, basketball, and baseball at nearly every level, in addition to serving as director of athletics. He has recently taken on a new role as the director of external relations. Says Alumni Association Board of Governors President Tom Waxter '82, "There are few, if any, individuals over the last forty years who better represent what it means to be a Gilman man than Tim Holley." Sign up for the Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 27 and see a full schedule of Alumni Weekend activities here. To share your memories, congratulations, or pictures of your experiences with Coach Holley, please email them to


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If you missed its premiere at The Senator TheatreA Path to Follow: The Reddy Finney Story, highlighting the life, times, and impact of Gilman's 10th headmaster, Redmond C. S. Finney '47, will air on Maryland Public Television on Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Gather with friends and fellow alumni for the screening − and email a picture of the group to



Our #ThisisMyGilman Giving Challenge was a HUGE success. Thanks to the generosity of 410 alumni, faculty, and friends, we raised $141,197 for The Gilman Fund in just five days. To everyone who participated, thank you! YOU are what makes Gilman such an extraordinary place!

GOOD NEWS FOR THE GILMAN NETWORK: Explaining the concept of "The Gilman Network" to students isn't a straightforward endeavor, so it was a special treat to see that this important networking tool and the associated online networking platform by the same name got front page, above-the-fold coverage in the most recent edition of The Gilman News. Read the article here.


On March 1, the varsity basketball team concluded its season with a hard-fought 55-69 loss to Glenelg. With just a few minutes to play, the voice of the Greyhounds, Dan Christian, stopped the action to make this announcement: "With his last basket, senior Jalen Rucker has surpassed Cyrus Jones to become Gilman basketball's all-time leading scorer." Click here for the rest of the story.


Have you ever wondered what actually goes into your daily multivitamin and what impact it really has? Me neither. That is, until I came across the writings of Dr. Paul Offit '69. A pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases, Paul is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that is credited with saving hundreds of lives every day and has published more than 160 articles and nine books. He serves as the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. He has been recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is the recipient of many other notable awards. Learn more about Paul's groundbreaking work here. 


Recently Bill Beatson '59 hosted a luncheon in Palm Beach for Gilman alumni, family, and friends. Learn more and see photos from the event here.


The Alumni Association brought Christopher Carter to campus earlier this month for a beloved tradition − the Senior Class Hypnotist Event. Tom Waxter welcomed the Class of 2019 and introduced Mr. Carter. See photos from the event here.


Sports Psychiatrist Arman Taghizadeh '95 visited the JV lacross team to do a  mental skills training. Navy freshman Derrick Thompson '18 has twice been named the Patriot League Male Tennis Player of the Week. Another two-timer, the Terps' Max Costes '18 (1B/DH) has once again been named the Big Ten Baseball Freshman of the Week. Find details of these stories and more on Buzz Worthy.



In the spring of 1974 Gilman fielded its first varsity golf team. Lettermen that season included Guy Phelan '75, Jimmy Vandenberg '74, Henry Blue '74, and Bill Saltysiak '75. While these students formed Gilman's first varsity golf team, it was not the first time the School competed in golf. Learn more here


Speaking of golf, you can register now for the Alumni Golf Outing on Friday, April 26 during Alumni Weekend! Young alumni (classes of 2004-2014) can register here for a discounted fee. Gather a foursome and try to take down the Class of 1999, who will be on hand to defend their championship from last spring.

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