Dr. Rodney Glasgow '97 recently spoke with students, faculty, parents, and members of the community in the middle and upper schools at the Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) on questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The deadline for submission of Class Notes to be included in the Summer 2019 edition of The Bulletin has passed. Notes submitted after this date will be included in a future edition.
Dr. Rodney Glasgow '97 recently spoke with students, faculty, parents, and members of the community in the middle and upper schools at the Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) on questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Mitchell Whiteman, Stewart Kesmodel, and Than'l Badder caught up at October's Baltimore Homecoming event held in the newly re-opened Broadway Market and Choptank Restaurant.
Thomas G. Bias of Flanders, NJ died peacefully at home following a long illness on October 17, 2019, surrounded by his wife, Linda Bryk, and daughter, Fiona Kyle.
Marcus Holman '09 and Lorne Smith '95 teamed up for Team Wimmer at the 2019 Hawaii Lacrosse Tournament. Marcus was named MVP of the Tournament.
Former classmates and teammates at both Gilman and the University of North Carolina, Taylor Classen and Joe Seivold, reconnected recently in Tampa, FL.
I was in LA for work and wanted to find a place to watch the Ravens-Cardinals Game.
It's been a busy year for the Cha family. Zan and I are extremely blessed and proud to see our kids grow up and move on to their next stages of life.
Peter Bogue, Stewart Kesmodel, and John Kim, all Class of 1994, got together for a round of golf at the Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, CT.
Living and working in Los Angeles. Currently as an engineer at Tinder.
My family and I continue to call Manhattan home. Work is at NYU Langone. Play is in Miami. All is well after 29 years.
Members of the class of 1982 – including Tom Waxter, Taylor Classen, Frank Bonsal, Chris Alevizatos, Glenn Lacher, George Doub, Billy Matthews, and Tim Krongard
Dad lived the last year of his life at Blakehurst in Towson, where my visits on Sunday afternoon afforded brief chats with Angus Finney and Ken Volk, and with younger schoolmates who also provided valuable insights on that transition.
Working in the Southwest and vacationing in the Northeast, Frank Vecella wrote that he and Pam “married off both kids last year.
Still working but securing a warmer habitat for the future, Tom Doyle wrote that it’s “much the same for me here in Baltimore. The Marble shop, HILGARTNER, is still plugging along, and each year we get to work on more-and-more interesting projects.
Transitioning from one workplace to another, his own, Bill Spragins wrote, “After 32 years my employer FMI and I amicably parted ways on January 1, 2019, and I opened my own entity, Bill Spragins Consulting LLC.
Suber Huang’s remarks began with sharing thoughts about our classmates, some who we lost early in life, and others who we haven’t heard from.
Traveling for work, family and fun, Frank Rosenberg wrote, “Like Andy, I am still hard at work at Rosemore, the family gig, and am also enjoying my work immensely. Just about two years ago, Rosemore merged the majority of its assets with a publicly-listed, ‘blank check’ cash-only company to create Rosehill Resources.
Still working while swapping out homes, Bill Matthai responded to Andy with “I guess the Philly suburbs are a better home market than Baltimore, because we are making the downsize step – the big, old house in Merion for a new construction townhome in Narberth, about a mile away. The new house won't be ready for a few months, so we are cooling our heels in a 750 square-foot apartment. Quite the squeeze!”
Steering clear of the “R” word (Retirement), Andy deMuth wrote, “As opposed to many of you, I am still hard at work at Morgan Stanley and enjoy it as much as I ever have. The market has been good which makes the work even better. I am not thinking of retiring anytime soon and there are no grandchildren in the foreseeable future.”
From Houston, Kirk Smith wrote, “I am still conducting. I’m scheduled for work in Prague this summer. I would enjoy more work in the U.S., but alas, no control over that. Some of you know that I am involved in the growing CBD industry. The funds from this are assisting with the distribution of my most recent CD which was recorded in Olomouc.”
Dixon Harvey and Janet now are grandparents, and he wrote that it “doesn’t get any better, as lots of you know. Our little buddy Dix, who was born March 1, and his folks live in Denver; so any opportunity, and we are there.”
Not far from Baltimore, Randy Kiefer wrote, “Lynn and I continue to live out in Reisterstown, and I work from home for the American Institute of Physics covering Asia Pacific. Lynn spends time with our granddaughter Taryn 3-4 days a week. Taryn will start kindergarten in the fall, so there will be more free time – maybe. Our daughter Bethany continues working at the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Library, while her husband Jason works for SECU.”
David Heubeck’s recent retirement is an inspiration for me! Perhaps this time next year I will have some news and/or progress on that front.
Bobby Thomas wrote that it’s still “status quo for me from Boston.
Garrett Waters wrote from Sunnyvale, California, at his seminary dormitory at America Chinese Evangelical Seminary, that he has “been working on a Master of Biblical Studies for a long time, but, recently, I have not taken courses.
Retirement can mean just switching from full time at one job to part-time at another, as Jim Bergunder wrote from Rheinfelden, Switzerland, “We are doing well in our now 23rd year living in Switzerland, and this has now become our likely endpoint.
The past year has been one of transition for Irene and me moving to a one-floor condo facing a golf course and Bill Gates' show horse farm on the other side of the golf course.
I am sorry to announce but after twenty-six years of service our Class Secretary, Andrew Stanley, has passed on the baton to someone else. "Stan the Man" kept us up to date and informed for a very long time, and I know that we all appreciate his hard work and dedication.
Not much new to report career-wise, still keeping busy bridging the medical and IT and informatics worlds in my role as the Chief Apology Officer (apologizing to all the Yale doctors for the extra clicks the EHR; it'll be interesting what we can do with all the data one day though).
Duane Holloway left the New York City area and moved to Pittsburgh in early 2018 to join U. S. Steel as its SVP, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.
It's all about the kids right now.
Big news for 2019 - the reality of middle age is setting in. More back hair, less head hair.
John Strickland is enjoying life in sunny Florida. He is still flying and commuting to his office in North Carolina about once a month.
TOMMY GARRETT continues to work with the California Dept. of Public Health and has decided not to retire yet.
All is well with the Fetting-Smith clan...Georgie and I split time between Baltimore and Squam Lake NH. Conor & Kevin in LA, Carey & Steve and Margaret, Francie, and #3 girl (due 4/21) in Balto, Noel & Julie soon to be in London for 2-year assignment.
It is bizarre to think that it has been 11 months since I graduated from Gilman, but school and life have been going well so far. I am currently attending college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Hill continues to work at RCM&D, his same company, for over 50 years! He remains active, playing golf regularly and having regular lunches with FRANK and DICK RIGGS.
Last April - our 60th reunion - the following gathered for dinner: Dick McCauley, Alex Doyle, Woody Woodward, Alan Yarbro, Jim Stone, Norris Cook and George Michaels.
Pattsy and I have moved to the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. Mac Plant and Carey Martien are also residents there so we are in good company.
From left to right - George Ward, Rip Zink, David Winstead, George Brown, Alex Yearley, King Carter
|JOHN LEWIN and wife, Tolly, continue to be active, supervising major renovations to their house in Bethany while continuing to paint watercolors and oils."A great pastime".|
|LUDLOW KEENEY is fully retired from very successful law practice in the San Diego area. He and his wife, Carol seem to be enjoying it immensely.|
SANDY COCHRAN has moved back to Alexandria, Va after living in Albuquerque, NM for over twelve years.
EDDIE BROWN relates that turning 80, other than being a milestone, has its challenges.
BRUCE BRIAN continues to divide time between Priest Lake, Idaho and" The Villages" in central Florida, enjoying the best of both worlds.
|My wife and I welcomed our first child our daughter Madeline Pearl Huber on November 21 2017.|
Adam became a named partner at Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC.
Fitzhugh Lee, a junior at the United States Air Force Academy, was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, for being in the top 7% academically of his class.
I am graduating from Dartmouth this June and moving to San Francisco in August. Let me know if you will be in the area!
I graduated from Johns Hopkins University from School of Arts and Sciences in May and will start at AXA Advisors in July.
STEVE THOMAS is working and going strong! His daughter, Anastasia, works for Tome's law firm and has two children, both of whom attend Calvert School.
GORDY ALLEN is still in Portland, Oregon, retired, and doing volunteer tutoring and coaching for disadvantaged children.
TOM WEBSTER checks in, reporting that he is retired as well after thirty years with VF Corporation as a Factory Safety/Compliance Auditor, first in Mexico, Central America and South America, then in the US and Canada.
We also have some news from a classmate that may not have been in the Class Notes before, DAWSON FARBER
Another email came from ALEX FISHER, who reports he is still working in the investment business with Marquette Associates
I also heard from NELSON GOLDBERG. He and Marcia split their time among Chestertown, Cockeysville, and Providenciales on Turks and Caicos Nelson is still doing surgery since it's fun and help lots of patients.
JACK TURNBULL says that he is enjoying retirement as well, with two trips to Europe, one to Switzerland and one to England. Jack
FRED WHELAN has retired from teaching four years ago due to declining eyesight, but he finished his last book, a text on democracy.
GEOFF LeBOUTILLIER writes from Nova Scotia that he spends most of his time doing political organizing and advocating for stronger measures to save the planet.
STAN KLINEFELTER retired from Brown Advisory late last year, so he was able to take care of Sarah, who was very ill in December and January.
|RIDGE TRIMBLE visited CLAY PRIMROSE in San Miguel de Allenda. Ridge reports Clay is enjoying the life as an expat in Mexico. More from Clay later.|
|JOHN HELFRICH became a grandfather for the second time. John also spent the entire summer season at the Chautauqua Institution in New York but was back at home to play Santa Claus in his church's Christmas pageant.|
Our daughter loves living in Baltimore and teaching art at Garrison Forest School.
Each fall, I volunteer as an English conversation aide for middle and high schoolers in Gyergyoszentmiklos (Transylvania), Romania.
I also had breakfast with WALTER and SUSAN BIRGE while visiting friends in Concord MA.
Lyons George is pursuing his juris doctor degree at Stanford Law School.
The highlight event of YOURS TRULY's year was the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary in the Napa Valley with son, Rob and daughter in law, Ann last October.
CROSSAN and BRENDA O'DONOVAN have moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to be closer to family.
Your secretary is still in an apartment in Crozet, Virginia, only a few miles from two of his daughters and their families. Other than a weekly Meals on Wheels delivery and calling Bingo at a nearby retirement home once a week, I vegetate.
Bill Blue wrote to say that Chipper has joined Charlie Obrecht, Gatch, Tom Waxter and him in their monthly luncheon get-togethers. He now has a great-grandson, William F. Blue IV.
Note from George Callard's wife: George has had several strokes in recent years and is currently in a long-term care facility for incurable neurological diagnosis.
Dick Gatchell, who has moved to the same retirement home on Joppa Road that Chipper Hoff and wife, Peggy, are now living in.
Bill Trimble has passed away.
Ever efficient with words, CHIP OFFUT writes: "No updates, and that is good news these days." Amen
I (we) am (are) moving back the Mid Atlantic States on May 18, 2019, after 32 years in Chicago and one year in Indianapolis doing my hand surgery fellowship. Bean and I have a home in Delaplane, Va. we moved out of our home in Winnetka in 2017 and I have been in an apartment in Evanston since then and Bean led the charge to Virginia.
I will be joining the Chinese tech giant Tecent's Investment & M&A team in Bejjing after graduation from U of Chicago in June, 2018.
I continue as Corporate Director at Maryland Treatment Centers, working remotely part-time in order to extend weekends at our home in Lower Slower Delaware.
Life is good. I continue to work at Brown Advisory, advising clients on their investments.
Christopher Clark lives in Franklin, MA with his wife. three kids, two dogs, one cat, one bird, and an axolotl.
I am living in northern Virginia and working in Washington, D.C. at DLA Piper.
Keep up with Jason and his family.
Taking a turn in my Gilman journey. I have been the Gilman Director of Athletics since 1997 (joining the faculty in 1985).
James B. Young '57 passed away on February 18, 2018.
I can report feeling relatively healthy, wealthy enough, and wise enough.
There should be a selection RUMINATIONS1. it was the 5th-grade end of the day in the little white cottage and Mr. Goodwin startled us all by bringing a book out and reading aloud to us.
Keep up with Bruce and his family.
I am excited to announce I have a book coming out about marketing, analytics and org dynamics called The High Roller Experience. Available on Amazon now and bookstores soon. Click here.
Excited to announce the merger of my family business, Chase Fitzgerald & Co with another locally owned firm with multiple generations of roots in the real estate industry, O'Conor & Mooney (they're both Loyola guys but we won't hold it against them.) We are now known as O'Conor Mooney & Fitzgerald.
Keep up with Joseph and his family.
Still working on the indigent appelate cases in both federal+state courts. Sentences are insanely long, espically for those poor people of color, Great relief to go to Lake Tahoe and see our daughter Caitlin play cello in the symphany there.
Approaching the age of 84! Had a nice visit with Chipper and Peggy Haff here in Charleston several months ago over dinner.
Loving life on the Eastern Shore. Had to give up golf, but playing + singing in a band.
By day, J.D. Kameen '10 serves as the Director of Communication Strategy Research and Assessment for the First Marine Expeditionary Force. By night, however, is the CEO of a young startup called Paintru, an online service that connects a customer’s uploaded images with over 700 local and international artists to create custom paintings. “Even photos taken on an iPhone can be hand-painted and turned into beautiful works of art,” he points out. The idea for the company started when J.D. realized just how expensive and time-consuming it was to have paintings made of loved ones, pets, and favorite places. Enter Paintru, which just launched publicly in August and allows users to have their magical moments hand-painted at a fraction of the cost. J.D. credits Gilman with helping him to develop the skills to succeed both as a tactical thinker in the U.S. Marines and as the CEO of a burgeoning company. "Plus," he says, "fellow Gilman alumni have been so helpful through this process that I decided to take the entrepreneurial leap!” Learn more at paintru.com.
UPDATE: Just months after its launch, Paintru partnered with Framebridge, the leader in online picture framing. Click here to read more about the partnership in Forbes.
Lou Koursouris '93 has enjoyed a long and successful career in commercial real estate. Before joining Corporate America, however, Lou found great success in an entirely another arena. He served as a Field Artillery Officer for the United States Army From May 1998 through November 2003 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. In his five-plus years of active duty service, Lou served as a Platoon Leader, a Battery Executive Officer, and a Battalion Intelligence Officer. In this last role, he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in February 2003. Over the years, Lou was recognized repeatedly for his efforts earning three Army Commendation medals for meritorious service, as well as the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service.
Lou returned to Gilman on Wednesday, November 13, to present the annual Veterans Day assembly and to share some of his experiences with current students. In his inspirational talk, Lou challenged students to:
Afterward, Lou joined students and faculty members in the Gilman Room for a more intimate conversation about military history, service, leadership, and college selection.
Cheo Hurley '92 and the THG Companies have been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses. Every year, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City identifies, ranks, and spotlights companies that are experiencing rapid growth—and making a meaningful impact on their cities and communities. A construction subcontractor, THG specializes in pre-construction setup, interior commercial finishes, and post-construction site breakdown. THG has posted an astonishing 788.43% revenue growth over the last five years. Click here to read more about the impact THG Companies is making in Baltimore.
Khalil Uqdah '06 and his team at Cross Street Partners will break ground on a project to rebuild and restore 53 currently vacant homes in East Baltimore. The new project, called Henderson Crossing, will provide affordable residences in an area that has been ignored for decades. Click here to read more about this transformative project.
Living Classrooms Foundation President and CEO, James Piper Bond '77, was awarded the Maryland Governor's Champion of Service Award. The prestigious award is presented to an organization or individual that embodies the Governor's spirit of service. During his tenure at Living Classrooms, James has championed the implementation of a holistic approach to addressing the interconnected issues of poverty, low educational achievement, crime, and health in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The 36th Annual Governor's Service Awards Ceremony was hosted on October 21 and recognized 19 honorees in 15 categories for their commitment to strengthening Maryland communities. Click here to read more about the award and the honorees.
Mike Rogers '99 has been named General Manager of Partners for North America at DICE, an online platform in which music fans can discover and get tickets for live events. Mike has previously worked on live event booking and ticketing at Eventbrite, Ticketfly, Nederlander Concerts, and the House of Blues. Click here to read more.
Andy Martire '89 will become the next Head of School at Tatnall, a prestigious PK3-12 independent school in Wilmington, DE, on July 1, 2020. Andy currently serves as the Director of Special Projects at St. Frances Academy and previously served as Headmaster at Kincaid School (Texas) and Calvert School. Click here to read the full announcement of Andy's hiring.
US Lacrosse has announced that Ryan Boyle '00 will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a truly great player in October 2019. An All-Pro, All-American, and All-Metro attackman throughout his playing career, Boyle won championships and earned accolades at the high school college, professional, and international levels.
At Gilman, Boyle led the Greyhounds lacrosse team to championships in 1998 and 2000, quarterbacked the football team to championships in 1998 and 1999, and also started at point guard for the basketball team. He continued his lacrosse career at Princeton University, with the U.S. Men's National Team, and for the MLL's Boston Cannons. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Trilogy Lacrosse.
Updated as of November 1: Click here to read more about what set Ryan apart during his Hall of Fame career.
Beginning July 1, 2020, Dr. Rodney Glasgow '97 will succeed Tom Gibian as the Head of School at Sandy Springs Friends School in Potomac, MD. Rodney joins SSFS with nearly 20 years of experience in progressive education, most recently at St. Andrew's Episcopal School where he has served as a division head. Rodney is also a published author and in-demand keynote speaker, offering training in diversity, equity, and conflict resolution to schools around the country - including Gilman.
Ryan Tucker '11, who was recently named Head Lacrosse Coach at Norfolk Academy, had a big weekend as he and his Chesapeake Bayhawks teammates travelled to Colorado for the Major League Lacrosse Final Four. On Friday night, he scored two goals as Chesapeake beat the Atlanta Blaze 14-13 to advance the championship game. On Saturday night, he was awarded the league's Corum Players Choice Award, which is voted on by the players themselves and given to the player considered to be the best teammate. And, in Sunday's Championship Game, he helped Chesapeake defeat the hometown Denver Outlaws 10-9 to bring the Steinfeld Trophy back to Annapolis. Read more about this award and the Bayhawks' Championship run.
Will Gildea '19 of Bucknell University and Nick Polydefkis '18 of George Washington University will battle for the win in a regional water polo tournament this Sunday, October 13, at 11 a.m.
Gildea will also be home for the match against Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, October 12 at 12 p.m.
Karlo "Chidi" Young '30 poses with Dorian Maddox ‘16, Devery Hamilton ‘16, and Thomas Booker ‘18 after the Northwestern-Stanford football game in Stanford, CA on August 31. As a kindergartener, Chidi met Thomas, who was then a senior at Gilman, and, according to his dad, Karlo Young '97, has looked up to him ever since. On the field, Hamilton helped pave the way for Maddox, who had six carries for 24 yards, and Booker posted two tackles in the 17-7 win.
Andrius Benokraitis '94 talks development, network configuration, automation, and more on the popular tech show, theCUBE, at AnsibleFest 2019. Andrius is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Network Automation at Ansible by Red Hat in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Randy Michels '94, co-founder and trademark attorney at Trust Tree Legal, discusses when you should think about registering a trademark, the process of applying for a trademark, and trademark levels and how they can impact your site. Click here to listen to the full episode.
Director of External Relations Tim Holley '77 reflects on equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in athletics, and how they have evolved over the course of his 40+ year relationship with Gilman. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Shaun Woodland '99 plays case statement interviewer Aaron Williamson in a new movie called Unarmed Man. In the movie, civil unrest erupts after a police officer kills an unarmed man during a traffic stop. The officer gives his version of events as the case statement interviewer unravels the incident one murky layer at a time. Shaun has also appeared in The First Purge (2018), Big Time Adolescence (2019), and Golden Boy (2013).
See the trailer below.
Austin Brown '05 was interviewed by WYPR's Sheilah Kast on the popular morning show, "On the Record," about using the resources of Open Works, a Baltimore maker space, to grow his business. Austin and Eno Umoh '04 founded Global Media, an FAA-licensed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone, mapping and cinematography company based in Baltimore, MD. Their services include aerial mapping and surveying, drone training and education, property monitoring and maintenance, and creative photography and cinematography, as well as drone repair. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Leon Newsome, III '88 has been named Deputy Director for the U.S. Secret Service. In this role, he will oversee the daily operations of seven different organizational offices. During his more than 25 years with the Secret Service, Newsome has been Assistant Director for the Office of Investigations, Deputy Assistant Director for the Offices of Investigations and Protective Operations, and Special Agent in Charge for the Vice-Presidential Protective division. Newsome earned a B.A. in History from Princeton University in 1992 and is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He reports to James M. Murray, the 26th U.S. Secret Service Director. Click here to read more.
Malcolm Ruff '02 has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal's prestigious list of 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. A former college football player at Duke University who earned his J. D. from The University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012, Ruff is a trial attorney and Associate at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. He also is the Treasurer on Gilman's Alumni Board of Governors and co-chaired the campaign to launch and grow the Greene Scholarship Fund last year. Click here to read more about Malcolm and the other honorees [note: BBJ subscription required to read full article].
Doug Becker '84 has launched Cintana Education LLC, a Tempe, Arizona-based company that will focus on helping nonprofit universities outside of the U.S. to increase the quality and size of their academic programs in response to rising demand for higher education. The startup's first client is Arizona State University, which has its flagship campus in Tempe. Becker is the founder and former CEO of Laureate Education. Click here to read more about Cintana.