65th Reunion (Class of 1956)

Celebrating 65 Years

The Class of 1956 Remembers

In 1956, the Suez Crisis jeopardized the tenuous peace in the Middle East; Fidel Castro launched a failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government; President Eisenhower signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act; rocker Elvis Presley appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and subsequently topped the music charts for the first time; boxer Rocky Marciano retired as the only undefeated heavyweight champion; DNA molecules were photographed for the first time and the first hard disk was invented by IBM; and most impressive of all, the Gilman Class of 1956 graduated that spring. 


Looking Back

Enjoy the following publications from your days at Gilman.

1956 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 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.