Andrew Thaler '03

Dr. Andrew Thaler '03 found that his interest in marine biology began as a student intern at Baltimore's National Aquarium, where he bred seahorses. As a junior at Boys' Latin, he spent a semester at The Island School in the Bahamas. Next stop: Duke University, where he majored in biology to prepare for his Ph.D. research in marine biology at Duke's prestigious Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. He studied deep-sea organisms from a hydrothermal vent near Papua New Guinea. To see what's new for this conservation geneticist, read this recent article or check out his blog: Southern Fried Science (

From the Director of Alumni Relations

A Laker for Life, An Active Alum by Choice

Our alumni are the envy of other schools. Not only are their collective achievements extraordinary, their commitment to one another and the school is unparalleled. Leading the charge are the more than 1,900 active members of the Alumni Association at Boys' Latin School who each year outpace other schools in alumni giving.

The alumni network is such an invaluable asset to our graduates. Our school makes a concerted effort to continuously involve our alumni in virtually all that we do, which is why there's solid alumni representation on our board and within the school community.

From sponsored lunches and the annual golf outing to the Bull and Oyster Roast and Homecoming Weekend, we invite alumni throughout the year to return to campus and stay in touch with their BL brothers.

Mac Kennedy '76, Director of Alumni Relations

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BOYS' LATIN SCHOOL Alumni Association

One of the core values we seek to pass on at Boys' Latin is a sense of responsibility for one another and the generations to come.

You see it in our best-in-class peer mentoring programs, and in more symbolic ways like our annual first-day-of-school parade, with the incoming senior class walking in hand-in-hand with the fresh new class of kindergarteners, and our unforgettables senior farewells.

You can also see this commitment in our active and engaged alumni program at BL, and in the way our alumni participate at levels unseen at many of our peer institutions.

Alumni News & Events

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 will take place the weekend of May 5 & 6, 2017. Classes x2 and x7 will celebrate their reunion years led by the "Golden Lakers" of the Class of 1967 (pictured right) celebrating their 50th reunion celebration.

The Homecoming luncheon on Friday the 5th will be followed by a varsity baseball game at 2:00 and a lacrosse game against Loyola at 4:15. At the luncheon, BL will recognize and honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni: Harry Bowie '65, Buzz Getschel '67, and Richard Mollett '69; 2017 Honorary Alumni for 2017: Ted Bauer, Jane Blaustein, and Jim Sandusky.

Other awards to be presented at Homecoming will be the John S.B. Hodges '32 Loyalty Cup to Tom Peace '65, the John S. Kerns ?52 "Clearly Evident" Award to Terry Howell and John Sieverts H'08, and the Rollo Brent '44 Cup for service to the school to Warner Mason H'12 and Deb Wood.

On Saturday night, May 6, the entire school will celebrate with the reunion classes in the Alumni House starting at 5:30 pm with the running of the Kentucky Derby. The cost of the affair is $50 per person and $35 for 2005-2012 alumni and their guest. Click here to register.

Annual Golf Outing

Mark your calendars and spread the word! The Boys' Latin Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, April 28th at the Elkridge Golf Course ? just blocks from BL on North Charles Street.

The price per golfer will remain the same as last year: $160 per player and $640 per foursome. The event is open to the entire BL family. If you cannot join us that day, please consider supporting the tournament by sponsoring a hole. The cost is $175 per hole sponsor.

Stay tuned for additional details.

BL vs. St. Paul's: The 100th Game

When it comes to high school lacrosse rivalries, nothing even comes close to the Boys' Latin vs. St. Paul's annual match up. On May 16, the Lakers and Crusaders will meet for the 100th time at St. Paul's. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Get Involved!

The Boys' Latin Alumni Association offers a variety of activities throughout the year for alumni to return to campus and renew old friendships.

The Alumni Association is led by a group of dedicated BL graduates and sponsors many events, including Alumni lunches, the Bull and Oyster Roast, annual Golf Outing, and Homecoming.

Alumni Board 2016-2017

The BL Alumni Board of Directors oversees the Alumni Association activities. Alumni who want to get more involved with the school are encouraged to consider joining the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Association is also developing active chapters outside of Baltimore. An Alumni chapter is an organized group of Boys' Latin Alumni volunteers in a designated geographic region of at least 30 Alumni. Currently, there is an Alumni Chapter in New York City with plans to open other chapters in other areas of the country in the near future.

The Alumni Association has launched a networking program for our young alumni, and we encourage everyone in the BL community to get involved helping mentor our young alumni. The goal is to help our younger Lakers with their future careers. We introduce our younger graduates to the scores of BL mentors collectively on an annual basis and individually on a case-by-case basis.

William E. Wilson '81, President

Brian J. Rudick '87, Vice President

James Burch '81, 2nd Vice President

Shawn W. Walter '95, 3rd Vice President

Dan Lacher '01, Treasurer

Greg Eckenrode '04, Secretary

Alumni Board Directors

Logan Burke '03

James A. Callahan '71

Michael Case '02

Mackey Cronin '99

Jamie Daue '99

Taylor Davis '13

Jason Dobrzykowski '02

Stuart Egerton III '86

Dyson P. Ehrhardt '59

Mark Ferrari '05

Tom Finnerty '82

Brandon Gaines '72

Jeffrey A. Gaines '07

J. Patrick Gugerty '83

G. Todd Guntner '72

Mac Kennedy '76

Oliver Kuntz '07

Michael G. LeVanis '86

William D. Levering '78

Craig L. Martin '07

Matt Melnick '01

Kevin Moriarty '07

Noah Mumaw '97

Donald Obrecht '78

Taylor Paff '05

Greg Pyne '90

Sean Radcliffe '10

John Reith '84

Michael A. Sapperstein '04

Adam Scharff '08

Cotter Smith '04

Roy A. Smith III '85

James G. Thomas '81

Andrew Weinberg '89

Ben Wells '02

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The Boys' Latin School of Maryland is the state's oldest independent, non-sectarian all-boys school. For students in kindergarten through 12th grade, we provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that focuses on building 21st century skills and empowers each boy to achieve his true excellence.