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.
BALTIMORE CITY COLLEGE KICKS OFF
AMBITIOUS $2 MILLION CAMPAIGN
FOR NEW ACADEMIC CENTER
Quiet campaign led by alumni, school community has more than $674,000 committed for new library
What: Torch Burning Bright Kickoff & Pep Rally
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts: 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Assembly: 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Who: Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke
City College Principal Cindy Harcum
City College Student Leaders
Where: Baltimore City College Auditorium
3220 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21218
EDITORS NOTE: This lively event will feature performances by the City College marching band and choir as well as remarks from Kurt Schmoke and other speakers.
BALTIMORE – The Torch Burning Bright campaign will officially kick off a major $2 million effort for Baltimore City College High School’s new library on January 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
The Torch Burning Bright campaign is working in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, City College alumni, parents, students, faculty and the larger Baltimore community to build a cutting-edge academic hub suitable for the nationally renowned college-preparatory school now in its 176th year.
The campaign will raise the funds needed to build a new library in a building that opened in 1928. Funds will also be used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, including computers with ready access to online databases and other digital resources. The goal is to create a modern academic center where students can research and learn and be well-equipped to meet the demands of the digital age. The installation of a new technology infrastructure will enable a significant number of students to gain Internet access that they currently lack.
The Torch Burning Bright campaign is co-chaired by two City College alumni, University of Baltimore President and former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Abell Foundation President Robert Embry.
In just six months, Torch Burning Bright has secured nearly $674,000 in contributions and commitments from individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as the Baltimore City Public Schools.
Among the many contributors are the Abell Foundation, the France-Merrick Foundation and the Goldseker Foundation. Wells Fargo is sponsoring the campaign kickoff assembly.
For decades, City College has produced alumni who have been successful leaders in business, government and the arts. This campaign will help ensure that this tradition of excellence continues for generations to come.
The 27th edition of the CITY-POLY alumni association(s) Golf Tournament is again history. For 2014, the City alums present were few in number, but were in excellent voice when it came time to render “CITY FOREVER” at the awards dinner. A CITY foursome of J.C.Weiss, III, Carl Wetzelberger, Brooks Riley and Larry LaMotte came in tied for FIRST with a team score of 116. However, they lost the tiebreaker on the best score at the #1 handicap hole.
August 4, 2014, at the Country Club of Maryland
27th Annual City-Poly Golf Tourney
Tied for 1st Place (*):
– JC Weiss (’66)
– Larry LaMotte (’66)
– Carl Werkmeister (’66)
– Brooks Riley (’62)
(*) Due to a tiebreaker retrogression calculation, we placed 2nd.
Next year’s 28th Annual Tourney:
August 3, 2015, at the Country Club of Maryland