Alumni Invited to Poly's Career Day
On Friday, March 22 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute will host our annual Career Day. We would love to have alumni participate and are seeking your assistance in this effort. As you are surely aware, the students of Baltimore are in need of positive and professional role models that will inspire them to greatness. You are that model! Please reach back and share your expertise with Poly students by agreeing to present at the Career Day 2019 on Friday, March 22 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. You will have a chance to meet 25-35 students during your presentation. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:50 a.m. in the library. 

In order to prepare for Career Day 2019 at Poly, please RSVP to Mr. Anthony Harold at aharold@collegeboundfoundation.org. Thank You!
PressBox Honors Senior as Unsung Hero
PressBox and the Masonic Charities of Maryland have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication with the Unsung Hero of the Month award. 

Poly is proud that the latest honoree is senior Mervyn Thomas-Crawford! A three-sport athlete, Thomas-Crawford has been a team captain on the football and wrestling teams and also plays baseball. Thomas-Crawford is currently in Poly's Project Lead the Way and engineering tract with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. He is also learning to fly a plane through opportunities with the Civil Air Patrol and the Youth In Aviation Red-Tailed Hawks summer program. To read more about his deserving award, please click here.
Milestone Reunion Years for 2019
2019 is upon us, which means graduates of any year ending in 4 or 9 will be celebrating milestone reunions this year! Whether you are celebrating your 65th or your 5th reunion, as you reflect on your years since leaving Poly, please consider coordinating reunion efforts to reconnect with your Poly family. The Alumni & Foundation Office is a wonderful resource to begin or share your reunion plans. A reunion planning guide can be found here. Please contact Adrian Palazzi '70 at 410-889-7659 or apalazzi@bpi.edu for more information or to start your planning! #PolyForever
Senior Selected in Regeneron Science Talent Search
Michelle Mokaya, a senior enrolled in The Ingenuity Project at Poly, was selected as a top 300 Scholar in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search. This year, 1,964 entries were received. The top 300 scholars were selected from 184 high schools in 40 states and two American and international high schools overseas. The 40 finalists chosen to compete in Washington, D.C in March will be announced on January 23. 

To read more about Michelle's project, which was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Scott in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, please click here. Faculty and staff of The Ingenuity Project and Poly are deeply respectful of Michelle's accomplishments and proud to have helped launch her important work.  
 
JROTC Initiative Makes Poly Shine
To start off the new year, several cadets from the Poly JROTC got to work cleaning the Poly Seals. Thanks to Colonel Humble and SMSgt Randy Letschin for approaching the Alumni & Foundation Office to take on this task. Linda Rivera, '19, Tavian Nichols, Jr. '21 and Megan Shaw, '21 along with several others, rolled up their sleeves and worked hard to remove several years of dirt and grime. 

In addition to this project, the cadets have been maintaining the Veterans Walk landscaping area for several months, keeping it in first class shape. As soon as some dry weather allows, the cadets will be removing the leaves and trash from the courtyard area between the academic and engineering buildings, to make the Poly campus a more welcoming place.
The entire Poly family appreciates the efforts of the Poly JROTC program.
Poly & City Portrayed in Train Garden
The 2018 Version of the Jacksonville Senior Center Christmas Train Garden was influenced by both Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Baltimore City College. The train garden, which was a mini version of Baltimore, featured a football field scene of players and signs clearly showing the second oldest high school football rivalry in the United States - namely, the annual Poly vs. City football contest.

There are both Poly and City alumni involved with the train garden and, as with any event which has participants from both schools, there is always a contest. Everyone who visited the train garden was asked to sign the registry and those who attended either Poly or City noted which school they graduated from. Everyone who might be interested in trains, or would just likes to continue this great rivalry, is encouraged to visit next year and to help Poly have the largest number of visitors!
Hamilton Tickets Raffled By Poly's Odyssey Club
Support Poly's Odyssey Club and enter for your chance to win two tickets to the highly acclaimed show Hamilton: An American Musical at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore ($300 value). The raffle ticket price is $25 and the winner will be drawn on February 10, 2019. Buy your raffle tickets today and support the Odyssey Club!

Noteworthy
Below please find information about campus events and current Poly students, faculty and staff as they teach and live by Poly's mission and vision.

  • Nayely Rivera '19, was awarded the very competitive Questbridge National Match to the University of Pennsylvania. She was one of 1044 students in the country to receive this honor which is a guaranteed FULL scholarship for four years. Congratulations!
  • The Jazz at Poly Series presents: Brandon Woody's Upendo on January 31. Workshop from 5:30-6:00pm, with a show following from 6:30-7:30pm. Open to the public and free of charge.
  • A new edition of the Poly Press student newspaper is now available. Click here to read more.
  • Don't miss Poly swimming take on City on Friday, 1/25 at 3:45pm at City. Come out to support the team and show your Poly Pride! The event information can be found here.
  • The Inegenuity Project announces expansion to a fourth school, James McHenry Elementary/Middle. Read more here.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Engineer's Club in Baltimore, The Ingenuity Project at Poly is hosting a morning networking event and panel discussion honoring Men of Color in STEM. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • The Ingenuity Project is hosting the Trailblazers' Tea, an afternoon networking event and panel discussion on 3/15/19 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Brown Advisory. Tickets on sale here.
  • The Poly Foundation General Scholarship application is available now. If you know a Poly student, please encourage them to apply!
In Memory
We reflect on the alumni lives that have been lost and celebrate the legacies they have created, that will remain in our hearts and will forever embody the spirit of Poly. 

The Poly family is saddened to hear of the passing of the following community members:






Please click here to read the memorial tributes to these alumni who will be greatly missed.
Reunion Calendar
If you have updated reunion information, or need to add your class reunion to the list, please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@bpi.edu  or 410-889-7659 . Need help planning your class reunion? Check out the new BPI Reunion Planning Guide Click on the links below for information on the following upcoming reunions!


Click here for REUNION RECAPS to see the fun that our Poly alumni have enjoyed while reuniting and reminiscing!
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