Poly Mail                                                                                               May 2017
SCHOOL NEWS
College Decision Day
College Decision Day 2017
Poly College Decision Day 2017 was a HUGE success! We are proud to report that over 92% of the Poly graduating class of 2017 have decided to attend college! Collectively, they have received over $26 million in scholarships and will attend a diverse range of colleges from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park to Brown, Yale, Duke, and Washington University.
Poly's Ties to Preakness
Seth Klarman '75, a 2017 BPI Distinguished Alumni, is the owner of the 2017 Preakness Stakes winner, Cloud Computing! Congrats from the Poly family! Click here to read an article about Klarman from The Baltimore Sun
Career Day Welcomes Alumni Back to Campus
Poly Career Day welcomed alumni back BPI
Here at Poly we know that if you SEE it...you can BE it! The Poly team of college counselors hosted another powerful Career Day event on April 26th!  The entire school of over 1,500 students in grades 9-12 were exposed to more than 50 diverse companies and executives, with a great many of them representing careers in critical STEM fields. Poly students spent the day exploring these careers, learning about the different colleges Poly alumni attended, as well as the multiple degrees the executives held, and ultimately were exposed to the broad range of 21st century careers. Many thanks to all of our alumni who volunteered for this event.

Spring Sports Updates
Poly softball wins Division 1 championship!
  • On May 9th, Poly's softball team defeated City by a score of 11-1 to win the Baltimore City Division 1 Championship!
  • Poly senior Will Henderson won three titles at the state track championships! Read the story from The Baltimore Sun. 
  • Sophomore Jadon Davis competed in the Junior Men's 10,000m Racewalk (25 laps). He raced with competition from the U.S. and Puerto Rico, winning his division in a time of 57 minutes 33 seconds.
     
Pay it Forward
Pay It Forward mock interviews
Pioneered by the Class of 1966, Pay It Forward is an initiative created in partnership between alumni, administration, teachers and local business of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. The program is designed to provide Poly students with summer internship opportunities in STEM and related business fields in an effort to provide valuable life and work experiences. Pay It Forward has partnered with companies such as BGE, Whiting Turner, EN Engineering and the Baltimore City Health Department to create these learning experiences for the students. The students seen here are in a mock interview as part of the professional etiquette training provided by Urban Alliance. Pay it Forward knows that providing real opportunities and access to our city's young people empowers them to set higher goals, take risks, explore diverse career options and ultimately innovate and achieve with excellence. 
ALUMNI NEWS 
2017 Distinguished Alumni Honorees Named
2017 Distinguished Alumni Nominees
Elijah Dukes and Isaac Spokes, both Poly Class of '18, received a huge treat when they got to travel to Boston to interview BPIAA's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Honorees, brothers Seth and Michael Klarman. It was a day filled with Generations of Poly Pride! The exclusive interview will be showcased at the BPIAA Annual Alumni Dinner, November 21, 2017, when the brothers will actually be inducted as "Distinguished Alumni".  Ticket information coming soon!

BPIAA Membership Drive
The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association membership drive was a huge success, many thanks to all who participated.  Watch these great videos from Poly alumni about why a BPIAA membership is so important! Don't wait, join today!
Mark Alpert '66 Receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award from Penn State
Mark Alpert '66
Mark Alpert, 1966 BPI alumnus and a 1980 environmental engineering alumnus of Penn State, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award at The Pennsylvania State University. The award, established in 1966, is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement. Click here to read more about his many accomplishments and amazing contributions to his field. Congratulations, Mark!

Drexel Lacrosse Honors Six Poly Men
As part of Homecoming Game activities on April 22, 2017, Drexel University celebrated its Men's Lacrosse 75th Anniversary. Poly Alumni were well represented as the following former players were honored: Andy Andrews '45, Ted Schwaab '48, Dick Young '49, Bill Schuette '53, Bill Thayer '54 and John Daskalakis '56. All of these men were recognized by Dr. John Fry, Drexel's President, and each had been designated as an All-American during his playing career. Previously, Poly alumni Andrews, Daskalakis, Thayer and Young had been inducted into Drexel's Athletic Hall of Fame. After the homecoming game, over 500 alumni and fans gathered for dinner and an evening of celebration!

College Bound Foundation Scholar of the Year Celebrates UMBC Graduation
Da'Kuawn Johnson, a former CBF Scholar of the Year, joined members of the Class of 2017 to receive his degree from UMBC.  He graduated from Poly with a 3.65 GPA before continuing his studies at UMBC, and he will now pursue his next educational goal at University of Maryland Medical Center in August! Read about Da'Kuawn's journey in this article from The Baltimore Sun.

Poly/City Golf Tournament

The 2017 Annual Poly & City Golf Tournament will be held at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson, the usual place. However, due to work on the course, we have a NEW date this year, Monday July 17th. Please contact Doug Walters or the Foundation office at alumni@bpi.edu for information and/or to sign up. Details will be posted on the Poly web site, www.bpi.edu shortly.

Reunion Calendar

Check out a list of upcoming reunions for all of the latest information! 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.  Recently added reunions include:
  • Class of 1953:  Reunion Luncheon, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11 am. - 2 pm.
    Olive Grove Restaurant, 705 N. Hammonds Ferry Road Linthicum, MD. 21090
    Contact: Rudy Gallina, 443-575-6969, rudy.bpi53@gmail.com 
  • Class of 1962: 55th Reunion, October 6-7, 2017.  All events are optional. 
    Friday October 6, 2017: AM Tour of the "New" Poly, optional informal lunch at Miss Shirley's and optional golf at Diamond Ridge. Saturday, October 7, 2017: Barbecue on the Bay, Mayo Beach Park. Questions? Email Doug Magill at dmagill@att.net
  • Class of 1981:  50th Birthday Reunion
    Our class is holding a 50th Birthday Reunion Harbor Cruise and Family-style Picnic Event on September 13th and 14, 2017. These are two separate events and you may choose to attend either one or both. Click here for more information. 
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