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

Class of 2016 Graduates


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College Matriculation


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

Alumni Lacrosse Game

This year's Alumni Lacrosse Game took place Wednesday, July 5 with the 2017 team defeating the elder Lakers 11-10. Brendan Grimes '20, Harold Loyd '19, and Matt Brandau '18 each scored two goals for the winners. Bill Kaestner '74 was the most "experienced" player on the Alumni team. He and his wife Linda visited with Dyson Ehrhardt '59, Bill's coach at BL, prior to the game (photo left).

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 took place May 5 & 6. Classes x2 and x7 celebrated their reunion years led by the "Golden Lakers" of the Class of 1967 celebrating their 50th reunion celebration.

At the luncheon, BL recognized and honored the 2017 Distinguished Alumni: Harry Bowie '65, Buzz Getschel '67, and Richard Mollett '69 as well as 2017 Honorary Alumni for 2017: Ted Bauer, Jane Blaustein, and Jim Sandusky.

In addition, the John S.B. Hodges '32 Loyalty Cup was awarded to Tom Peace '65, the John S. Kerns '52 "Clearly Evident" Award went to Terry Howell and John Sieverts H'08, and the Rollo Brent '44 Cup for service to the school was presented to Warner Mason H'12 and Deb Wood.

The luncheon was followed by a lacrosse game against Loyola. The Lakers took a 5-0 lead against Loyola and held off several Don rallies and eventually won the game, 12-7.

On Saturday night, the entire school celebrated with the reunion classes in the Alumni House with the running of the Kentucky Derby. Butch Maisel also provided tours of the new Boys' Latin Center for Military History. Thanks to everyone who attended and made this evening one to remember!

Save the Date! Alumni Soccer Game

The Alumni Soccer Game is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, at 11:00 am. The "senior" Lakers, coached by former varsity coach Butch Maisel H'09, now lead the series, 8 games to 3. We hope to see you there!

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

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is comprised of a distinguished group of alumni, parents, alumni parents and friends of the school. The role of the Board of Visitors is to promote and celebrate the impact that Boys' Latin has had, and continues to have on developing boys into successful men.

While the Board of Visitors does not have a role in governance or fiduciary responsibility, they are a tremendous asset and provide valuable insight and strategy to the school's leadership. Members serve as advocates of the school and assist Boys' Latin in admissions, alumni & parent relations, and donor stewardship. Below is a list of current members:

Bob Carter '64 (Honorary Chair) P'90

Bill Gilroy '65 P'92, '99

Tom Peace '65 P'03

Jeff Glibert '68

Rich Kelly '70

Keith Scroggins '73

Mark Dorney '74

Charlie Stieff '74 P'05, '09, '13

Scott Caddell '76

David Meyers '76

Seamus Gilson '78

Brad Glaser '78

Leon Pinkett '85

Gary Blibaum '88 P'16, '22

Ryan Smith '91 P'21

Elliot Steelman '95

Todd Bowens '97

Matt Feild '02

Conor Sanders '07

Jonathan Attman '11

Mary Angela Mahoney P'03, '04, '08

Dori Stanwick P'05, '11, '14

Alumni Calendar

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.