FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Albert C. “Al” Robinson
BCCAA, INC. Announce 2015 Hall of Fame Winners Baltimore City, MD., October 5, 2015- BCCAA, Inc. (Baltimore City College Alumni Association, Inc.,) founded in 1866 to perpetuate the Baltimore City College (City) as a college preparatory public high school, announced today its 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees. Current members of the Hall of Fame, civic, business and government leaders will join City students, faculty and staff to celebrate and honor the achievements of the inductees at the 58th Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday October 30, 2015 at 10:00 am in the William Donald Schaefer Auditorium at City.
The City Hall of Fame Award, one of the most prestigious honors for graduates of Baltimore City College, was established in June 1957 by Principal Chester Katenkamp, BCC 1915 to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions of alumni and faculty of the Castle on the Hill. The winners are acknowledged for their commitment to City and its ideals; and their efforts to improve and evolve our society locally, nationally and globally.
THE FIVE DISTINGUISHED RECIPIENTS OF THE 2015 HALL OF FAME AWARDS ARE:
Funeral services for Leon Armour (Lt. Col. USAF Ret., BCC Hall of Fame member, and BCC Class of 1958, who died on August 3, 2015, have been scheduled. The details are: Family Hour on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 10:00 until 11:00am to be followed by the funeral service at Alfred Street Baptist Church-301 S. Alfred Street-Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Armour was the first African-American to graduate from the A Course at City, an USAF fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and delivered an address to the graduates at the commencement for the Baltimore City College Class of 2008.