50th Reunion (Class of 1971)

Celebrating 50 Years

The Class of 1971 Remembers

In 1971, the voting age was lowered to 18 years old with passage of the 26th Amendment; the Walt Disney World theme park opened its magical doors in Orlando, FL; NASA launched Apollo 14, the third successful manned mission to the moon; the New York Times published the first of the Pentagon Papers; Intel introduced the first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004; the first coin-operated video game, Galaxy Game, was released; the Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16 - 13 to win Super Bowl V in Miami; and, outshining them all, the Gilman Class of 1971 graduated that spring. 


Looking Back

Enjoy the following publications from your days at Gilman.

1971 Cynosure

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Your Support Makes a Difference

We are grateful for the many alumni who continue to support Gilman, especially as needs mount during the lingering pandemic and shifting economic landscape. Gifts in honor of your reunion are making a meaningful difference, better positioning the School to ensure that each boy continues to have access to the same Gilman education that allowed you to grow in mind, body, and spirit. It's not too late to make a difference. Click here to give back, allowing a young man to follow in your footsteps or Venmo: @GilmanSchool

Go to gilman.edu/aw2021 to register for this spring's virtual events and to check for updates and registration information for the in-person Alumni Weekend events taking place this fall. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


2021 Class Notes

During these uncertain times, Gilman continues to strive to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit of its students...and of its alumni. Now more than ever, we are excited to celebrate what inspires and connects us. We hope that you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and, despite the pandemic-driven social distancing and travel restrictions, are still able to share with us a story of an encounter with a classmate. 

Submit a class note.



Class of 1971 13-year men (last of its kind...for a while). Left to Right: Jeff Rice, Fred Nelson, Michael Hilliard (edge), Bill Gamper (edge), Alex Beehler, Lloyd Felton, Thom Brundige, Ty Campbell, Rick Fox. Missing: John Danzer, Ned Grassi, John Deford. David Jeffrey Rice on left side of table facing camera.

Joseph E. Sandler '71

1971 Founders Day. Thomas Lynn '71 with Owen Daly. II '43, President of Board

Physics Lab. Bill Scherlis '71

1970 J. V. Lacrosse. Scott Howe '71

Basketball, 1970-1971. William S. Brusilow '71

Hugh McCormick '71 and Bruce Abel '71

Edward A. Grassi '71, 1971 Varsity Lacrosse captain

Photograph by Robert de Gast, 1970. Left to Right: John Danzer '71. Richard Rowe Councill '71, Lester Schultheis '72

Class of 1971 as 4th formers in 1968

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