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THE Cardinal CALVERT HALL Winter 2015 Volume 15 No. 1 A Major Gift to Start the New School Year


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Men of Intellect, Men of Faith, Men of Integrity T H E C A R D I NA L W I N T E R 2015 Published for the Calvert Hall Community Comments regarding The Cardinal & Alumni Spotlight Class Notes can be submitted to This publication has been prepared and edited by the Office of Advancement of: CALVERT HALL COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL 8102 La Salle Road Baltimore, MD 21286-8022 Telephone: 410-825-4266 Fax: 410-821-2401 Email: Website: President Brother John Kane, FSC, EdD Chief Administrative Officer Director of Advancement Joseph Baker ’76 Advancement Associates Jillian Bauersfeld Geoff Foltyn ’00 Julie Gleeson, Alumni Association Doug Heidrick ’89, Annual Giving Brother Joseph Juliano, FSC Meaghan Knapp, Executive Assistant to the President Diana Wellein, Database Administrator Director of Communications & Marketing Marc Parisi Photos Design Galeone Photographers Vanguard Graphic Services inside An Interview With the President Cover Feature Mr. John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Presents Calvert Hall with a Generous Financial Gift ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 2 4 Social Media and Team Calvert Hall ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Office of Advancement ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 5 School News Athletics ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 7 9 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alumni Spotlight ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 12 Alumni News ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 17 Cover: Mr. & Mrs. John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 with Mr. Charles Stembler ’83, Principal and Brother John Kane, FSC, President in the courtyard after announcing the John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Student Commons to the student body. OUR MISSION Calvert Hall College, a Catholic and Lasallian college preparatory school, provides a diverse community of young men with a broad and balanced human and Christian education through excellent academic and extracurricular programs that promote leadership, achievement and service within the church and community. Calvert Hall College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational and admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Alumni news or information submitted by alumni of Calvert Hall College High School exists for the purpose of alumni-to-alumni communication. Publication does not signify endorsement by Calvert Hall or its sponsoring bodies. Calvert Hall is an independent, Catholic school for boys which upholds the teachings of the Catholic Church. Proofing William Thompson ’50 Printing Mount Royal Printing & Communications


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An Interview With the President Brother John Kane, FSC, began his tenure as President at Calvert Hall on July 1st, 2014. He is a Philadelphia native and brings a wealth of knowledge to Calvert Hall. Read more about Brother John in the interview below. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO CALVERT HALL? WHAT WERE YOUR PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS AND HOW DID THEY PREPARE YOU FOR THE HALL? When Mr. Bramble became the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC, who is the Provincial of our District, called me and asked me to consider coming to Calvert Hall. While I was initially surprised at this request, I agreed that I would consider it. The more I looked at Calvert Hall the more impressed I became. I am grateful for the support of Brother Dennis and the Board of Trustees demonstrated by appointing me President. My first teaching assignment was in Pittsburgh, PA at Seton-La Salle High School. After that, I spent seven years as a teacher, coach, and Dean at Archbishop Carroll H.S. in Radnor, PA and eight years as a teacher and Athletic Director at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA. Just prior to coming to La Salle University, I spent one year at St. Gabriel’s Hall, a residence for court committed youth. When I had the opportunity to move to La Salle University as Director of Athletic Operations, I couldn’t say no. I spent 15 years at La Salle, five as Assistant Athletic Director and ten years as Director of Academic Support with Student Athletes. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR PASSIONS AND HOBBIES ARE OUTSIDE OF EDUCATION? I love to golf, but I have to be honest, I’m not all that good! In addition to the golf course, I can be happy sitting for hours in a chair on the beach. I also love to read novels—mostly science fiction—believe it or not. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE HALLMARKS OF A LASALLIAN SCHOOL? HOW DO YOU SEE THESE THINGS LIVED OUT AT CALVERT HALL THUS FAR? In my dissertation for my doctorate, I wrote about the importance of association for mission for lay teachers in Lasallian schools. I believe strongly in the role of everyone, not just the Christian Brothers, in creating, maintaining, and advancing the mission of our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. Clearly excellence is one of the hallmarks of a Lasallian school. I believe Calvert Hall maintains a high level of excellence in the teaching and academic instruction that takes place. Outside of the classroom, our clubs and sports teams compete at incredibly high levels. Not only do we provide opportunities for excellence, but the diversity of opportunities is outstanding here. Going handin-hand with excellence, a second hallmark of a Lasallian school is a focus on relationships. The many alumni I have met and the students I have come to know all talk about how their Calvert Hall relationships have shaped so much of their life experiences. This is clearly a strength of Calvert Hall. Our service programs and the level of financial aid given to students are clear indicators of a third hallmark, concern for the poor and vulnerable. Lastly, the spirit of faith and zeal that exists in our building and throughout our network of alumni is inspiring. Our guys understand what it means to be Lasallian, they believe in their collective responsibility to be of service to others. There is no doubt that Calvert Hall is a Catholic and Lasallian school, something that is of great importance to all of us. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR YOURSELF AS PRESIDENT? In my first year, I want to be present. My first few months have been filled with a great deal of listening and learning. I want to get out as much as possible to meet alumni and friends of Calvert Hall and hear from them. It is fascinating to hear stories from alumni of the 40s and 50s whose stories have the same themes as those from the 80s and 90s—who have the same theme as stories that you might hear from our students today. The great tradition that exists here and all the great things that have already happened in the long history of Calvert Hall humble me. I am excited about the possibilities that still exist for this school. I am looking forward to putting more people together to support those dreams and make them a reality. T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 1


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COVER STORY Mr. John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Presents Calvert Hall with a Generous Financial Gift On Tuesday, October 28th, Brother John Kane, FSC, President of Calvert Hall announced a financial gift in excess of 1.5 million dollars by Mr. John Noppinger, Jr. ’64 to Calvert Hall College High School. r. Noppinger is making two gifts to Calvert Hall. The first is a capital gift that will establish the John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Student Commons. The second gift establishes the John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Endowed Chair for Faculty Leadership. The Commons will adapt our current boardroom and adjacent courtyard space at the entrance of the school into an open commons area where students can study, collaborate, and meet. The Commons will be a multi-purpose space for students during the day and for many different groups and meetings in the evening. In addition to the capital gift, a second gift will establish the first Endowed Chair at Calvert Hall. The first recipient of this award will be Mr. Augie Miceli, Sr. Mr. Miceli arrived at Calvert Hall with Mr. Noppinger in 1960 and has taught mathematics at Calvert Hall for the past 54 years. M As so many know, Mr. Miceli is an iconic Calvert Hall teacher, former coach, and athletic director. In speaking about his gift, Mr. Noppinger said, “This is a wonderful way to help these young men expand their education at Calvert Hall. I got a lot from Calvert Hall because of the diversity that existed when I went to school here and that still exists today. Calvert Hall afforded a structure and a discipline, as well as a great education, that led me to be successful.” Mr. Noppinger indicated that the most important consideration of the gift was that “I want to develop a legacy. This gift will live 2 W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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COVER STORY “With the realization that I am getting older, and that my family is in fact getting smaller, I determined that I wanted to develop a legacy. on well beyond my own years for the benefit of the young men who walk these halls today and who will continue to do so for many years to come.” Brother John Kane, FSC, President of Calvert Hall, remarked that, “Today is a great day for Calvert Hall. We have been extremely blessed by the loyalty of many of our alumni. Today John Noppinger’s generosity will allow us to grow the Lasallian mission that has been alive at Calvert Hall since 1845. We believe that this gift and the establishment of the John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Student Commons will help to enhance the already existing collegiate atmosphere at Calvert Hall. The Commons will allow students to pursue their academic goals in a beautiful new space on our campus that will benefit so many for years to come.” Principal Charles Stembler ’83, added, “We are grateful to Mr. Noppinger for his support and vision to not only create a unique student space, but also for his commitment to teaching excellence through the Endowed Chair. He is a great example to our students of someone who is willing to give back to his alma mater.” Mr. Noppinger was born and raised in Baltimore. His family moved to Lutherville where he was able to attend Calvert Hall in its first year on the Towson Campus during the fall of 1960. At Calvert Hall he studied business and, upon graduating in 1964, entered the workforce. Mr. Noppinger spent much of his business life living in the Houston, Texas area but traveled extensively around the United States, Europe, and the Middle East on business. Mr. Noppinger worked as a Branch Manager with a background in bookkeeping, mainly with construction and industrial clients and those within oil-related industries. After more than 20 years away, he returned to Baltimore to care for his ailing parents. Mr. Noppinger credits learning many life skills from his father who spent his life as an attorney and CPA. In November of 2013, he established the John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Scholarship to provide financial assistance for deserving Calvert Hall students. His wife of 20 years, Lucy, a native of Baltimore is in her 48th year as business administrator of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in downtown Baltimore. After several considerations I came to the conclusion that it is time to give back. The choice was obvious … Calvert Hall.” —John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 3


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Social Media and Team Calvert Hall Calvert Hall College High School is the First High School to Engage SocialToaster* to Launch New Social Media Campaign Earn p the progroints by engagin Calvert am to win excl g with like Turk Hall gear and usive cards to ey Bowl tickets other prizes and gift the schoo the Cardinal S l booksto re. hop, d about is very excitee that ll a H t er lv op “Ca ke nership.We h this new parth SocialToaster will ma a it re w g working people aware of the .t even more ening at Calvert Hall to things happ l have the opportunity ker People wil a new way.” Joe Ba connect in ector of Advancement ’76, Dir Team Calver t Hall has parents and 600+ a lu up for the p mni who have si ro receiving wee gram and who aregned kly Anyone can emails. Team Calver sign up for t Hall by to the Calv going er t www.calverth Hall website at mcalverthall “We are excited that Calvert Hall College High School has engaged SocialToaster to create a digital fan advocacy strategy and implement Team Calvert Hall.” Brian Razzaque, SocialToaster CEO and President We are working hard to increase our social media presence. Are you connecting to Calvert Hall on these platforms?, search “Calvert Hall College High School” * SocialToaster currently works with hundreds of other companies and colleges including the Baltimore Ravens and Columbia University. 4 W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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Ambassador Program Over 30 friends, family, and alumni attended training sessions for the ambassador program at Calvert Hall in late November and early December. The ambassadors will assist the advancement team to secure the future of The Hall. The goal of the ambassador program is to develop a team of individuals willing to share the Calvert Hall story within the community. For more information on the ambassador program please contact Doug Heidrick at Office of Advancement Named Scholarship Luncheon This year’s Named Scholarship Luncheon was held on Wednesday, October 15th in the Paul Angelo Russo Dining Hall to recognize our many generous benefactors who have created scholarships in memory or in honor of their loved ones at Calvert Hall College. This event gives scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet and thank their sponsors. We are pleased to announce that we have 73 named scholarships this year, which were awarded to 154 deserving young men. Br. John Kane, FSC, President, welcomed guests to the luncheon and thanked them for their continued support. The program included student speakers who spoke about their experiences here at Calvert Hall and the opportunities they were given because of the support they have received. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of all of our scholarship donors. Without their support, our students would not get to experience all of the academic, athletic and co-curricular activities that Calvert Hall has to offer. First Annual Ted Thormann Golf Outing was held at Rocky Point on August 18th. Several members of the Advancement Office played in the tournament with all proceeds going to support the Theodore Thormann, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 Please consider a legacy gift to Calvert Hall. Visit our new planned giving site at plannedgiving 5


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O F F I C E O F A D VA N C E M E N T Why We Support The Hall Fund! Calvert Hall appreciates the loyalty of many benefactors who believe in and support The Hall Fund each year. “I support The Hall Fund so the next genera- tion of Hallmen can have the opportunity to experience and live the ‘formational teaching’ of a Christian Brother education to in the end transform their lives and the lives of their community!” —G. Brian Kroneberger, Jr. ’85, Father of Timmy ’18 Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor; RBC Wealth Management “Calvert Hall gave me an excellent education and many lifelong friends. —Purnell D. Chapple ’84, President & CEO, Dejuan Enterprises LLC Between our two families, we have four generations of Hallmen. May For more information about how you can support the students the tradition continue for us and others.’’ at Calvert Hall through The Hall Fund, please contact Doug —Henry J. Suelau, Esq. ’68 & Maureen, Heidrick ’89 at or 410-825-4266. Former Members of Calvert Hall’s Board of Trustees “I give to my Calvert Hall College because it is the best! I want our proud, strong legacy to continue to grow and flourish. One of my proudest moments at The Hall is when our Varsity Basketball Team beat Dunbar in triple over-time. We were #1 ranked Basketball Team in the Nation! It was historical and it was the best game that I have ever seen then and now. Calvert Hall develops boys into Men of Intellect, Men of Integrity and Men of Faith. Our legacy is rich and our future is bright!” 30th$QQXDO&DOYHUW+DOO$OXPQL*ROI &ODVVLF‡0D\‡+LOOHQGDOH&RXQWU\&OXE Title Sponsor Hirsch Electric – Joe ’72 & Tom ’73 Hirsch Photo Sponsor Prudential Financial – Brian McCully ’88 Beverage Station Sponsors Jerry’s Toyota Chevrolet – Bill Bolander ’88 Baltimore Social Sports – Giovanni Marcantoni ’06 Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Adam Evans ‘05 Driving Range Sponsors Ropewalk – McFaul Family (’52, ’84, ’89) Mount Royal Printing & Communications Scoreboard Sponsors The Cardinal Tavern – Larry Rohleder ’92, Baltimore Social Sports – Tony Difatta ’06, Sean Hart ’06, and Giovanni Marcantoni ’06 Mr. & Mrs. David Gately – parents of David ’14 Putting Contest Sponsors The Wine Merchant – Joe Ciletti ’78 Wells Fargo Advisors – Mike Hartman ’91 Putting Green Sponsors BFPE International Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC Tee/Green Sponsors Bagel Works of Hunt Valley – Tim Giancola ’89 Bear Brothers Catering – Shawn Casserly ’74 Bozel Transfer – Bozel Family (’78, ’78, ’79, ’82 & ’84) Cardinal & Gold Football Foundation Clarke Refuse – Wesley Clarke ’90 Chesapeake Financial Advisors – Tom Taylor ’89 &ROH5RR¿QJ±%LOO¶ 7RP¶&ROH Depew & Company – Eric Depew ’96 DeSantis Pizza Grill & Restaurant – Richard DeSantis ’74 Dilip Paliath ’89 )LFN%URV5RR¿QJ±)LFN)DPLO\ ¶¶¶ ¶ Firaxis – Steve Martin ’83 Frsteam by Cappy’s – Michael Capobianco ’74 Frank P. Bramble, Sr. ’66 Hirsch Electric – Joe ’72 & Tom ’73 Hirsch Hunt Valley Pharmacy – Brian Trentler ’85 Jerry Geraghty ’68 Life Search Technologies, Inc. – Glenn Davis ’87 Maui Wowi Hawaiian Monarch Mortgage Murray Cellular – Tom Murray ’71 National Financial Legacy Group – Drew Gress ’07 & Devin Walsh ’06 Padonia Ale House – Larry Leonardi ’82 PCA PNC Bank – Dave Schwing ’85 Radebaugh Florist – Doug Radebaugh ’71 Randstad Professionals – Adam Daley ’90 & Joe Tamberrino ’00 RE/MAX American Dream – Jim Stephens ’00 Ruck Funeral Homes – Mike ’64 & Mike ’90 Ruck Security Associates, Inc. – Bob Lepczyk ’80 StoneBridge Advisors, Inc. The Cardinal Tavern – Larry Rohleder ’92 The Casserly Family 7KH'HVLJQ2I¿FHRI0DUN0DORQH\¶ Trash Busters – Chris Devlin ’72 Tony Vitrano Company – Tony ’72 & Joe ’76 Vitrano Vehicles for Change Vend Lease Company, Inc. – Mike Paszkiewicz ’83 Wells Fargo – Chris Goles I]Vc`ϗiͩdjλHedchdgϗ 31 Annual Calvert Hall Alumni Golf Classic st HVkɈϽɈ9ViɈ 0D\x+LOOHQGDOH&RXQWU\&OXE 6 W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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School News Brother Tom Miller Scholars Program Starts Strong program gives many types of learners an opportunity to be challenged and excel.” In only its first year, the Brother Tom Miller Scholars program has 40 freshmen. Young men who have a love for learning, want to be challenged, and who want to pursue academic rigor. As part of this program, a student has the opportunity to participate in writing workshops, leadership workshops, book clubs, and partnerships with different organizations, such as The Walters Art Gallery. An important facet of this program is off campus field trips and internship opportunities. This year, students have already been given several unique opportunities. In the fall, students traveled to the 9/11 museum in NYC and participated in a book club around Where Men Find Glory as a follow up to that experience. Additionally, representatives from the Walters Art Gallery visited with students to give a workshop on manuscript writing and design. In December, Billy Ripken spent time with students discussing traits and characteristics of good leadership. Plans for the spring include college visits, service projects, and another visit from the Walters Art Gallery. Named in honor of the late Brother Tom Miller, FSC, who was a lifelong learner and educator, the Brother Tom Miller Scholars program is an exciting new honors initiative begun this school year. Tom Fan, Director of the Brother Tom Miller Scholars Program, adds that, “Brother Tom held multiple positions in the school but his main focus was always to connect with all types of students. It was important for us to create a program that honored this important legacy. Calvert Hall is proud to have many strong academic students and this Billy Ripken and The Honorable Francis X. Kelly visit with the Brother Tom Miller Scholars to discuss ethics and leadership. T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 7


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SCHOOL NEWS Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America Visits Calvert Hall such as business ethics, banking in the 21st century, and what it takes to be successful in today’s business culture. Mr. Moynihan spoke with many McMullen Scholars about their capstone projects and asked them questions about what they were studying. He also took time for students to ask him questions. Collin Danz ’16 said the following about meeting Mr. Moynihan, “It was a great experience to sit down with such an important man. He is truly a leader in the business world and I am grateful to Calvert Hall for giving us the opportunity to meet and talk with Mr. Moynihan. I found him to be very engaging and passionate in our conversations.” Mr. Brian Moynihan and Mr. Frank Bramble ’66 pose with students after Mr. Moynihan’s visit. In mid-November, Mr. Brian Moynihan visited Calvert Hall and met with two dozen students for over an hour about topics Fall Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Opens Twenty-three student performers opened The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 13th. The show was seen by over 1,000 people throughout the 4 runs (Thursday-Sunday). The Putnam Bee saw a cast of students portray elementary and middle school students with quirky traits whose sole focus is to win the 25th annual spelling competition. Congratulations to Jillian Bauersfeld who directed the show and George Wilkerson who oversaw the music. Thanks also to Brooks Whiteford ’04 who faithfully served as Technology Director. Honors Convocation 2014 On Tuesday, October 7 th , 328 students were recognized at the Honors Convocation. These students were recognized for their academic achievements across many d i f f e re n t f i e l d s . Students listened intently to the keynote speaker, former McMullen Honors Program Director and former Head Varsity Soccer Coach, Dr. Andrew Moore, PhD. Dr. Moore is currently a professor at Notre Dame University of Maryland. He spoke about the importance of 8 education. His main focus though was how important it is to include education in being a man of virtue in conjunction with a traditional education. W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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Lawrence Cager ’15 Selected to the US Army All American Bowl Congratulations to Lawrence Cager ’15 who was selected to the US Army All American Bowl team. Lawrence was honored at a ceremony at CHC with many representatives of the US Army present along with Coach Donald Davis ’96 and members of his family. He is the first Calvert Hall player in the school’s history to be selected to this team. The US Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school All-American game, featuring the best 90 players in an annual East vs. West matchup held every January in San Antonio’s Alamodome. This is a great honor for Lawrence and the Calvert Hall football program! FS and JV Soccer: MIAA Champions The Freshmen soccer team led by head Coach Umberto DiStefano and Assistants Scott Manger ’09 and Gino Zazzetta ’07, captured the MIAA Championship on October 28th. The Cards finished the year 12-1 and avenged their only loss with a win over McDonogh in the championship game. Led by head Coach Nino Mangione ’05, and Assistants Geoff Foltyn ’00, and TJ Jager; the JV Cardinals finished one of the best JV soccer seasons in school history with a 16-0-1 record, capturing the MIAA Championship by defeating Loyola Blakefield 2-0. Captain’s Micah Norris ’17, Zach Urbanski ’17, and Matt Basler ’17 led a total team effort that resulted in the Cardinals scoring 56 goals on the year while allowing 5. The JV Cardinals will return a solid core for next season and expect to compete for another championship! Student Athletes Commit to Top Colleges and Universities On Wednesday, November 12th, eleven Calvert Hall senior student athletes who plan to continue their athletic careers in college next year were recognized at Calvert Hall College. Students spoke about their athletic careers at CHC and why they have chosen the schools they plan to attend. Coaches and parents were on hand for the ceremony as well. Principal, Charles Stembler ’83 says, “It is wonderful to celebrate the accomplishments of our student athletes. As a school, we are very proud of them, both as athletes and as young men in the Lasallian tradition.” T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 9


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AT H L E T I C S 95th Annual Turkey Bowl For the 95th time, two traditional archrivals in Maryland high school sports lore took to the gridiron on a brisk Thanksgiving morning to pop some pads and move the chains in an effort to claim the prized Turkey Bowl trophy for another year. The history behind this rivalry dates back to the first Turkey Bowl in 1920 and is ever-present among the students, faculty and alumni of each school. The Cards prepared all week for this hallowed high school sports rivalry, argued by many to be the greatest high school sports rivalry on the East Coast, held in the grand venue of M & T Bank Stadium. The Varsity Cards suited up for a hard-nosed matchup against the always-competitive Dons of Loyola Blakefield. Loyola kicked off the scoring for the morning affair with a long, time-consuming drive, primarily running the ball between the tackles, leading to a rushing touchdown. The Dons then responded with a recovery of a questionable fumble on the kickoff, picking the ball off the turf, and taking it to the house for yet another touchdown. That score gave Loyola a 15-3 lead going into half-time. The Cards rebounded in the second half scoring two touchdowns through the air courtesy of senior quarterback Kenji Bahar and his main target for the day, junior Morgan Scroggins. Sophomore Bertram “B.J.” Watson capped off the Cardinals offensive barrage with a score of his own, a game-tying 44-yard rushing touchdown. As time was waning, the Cards were able to put together one final drive putting the ball within the range of junior kicker Peter Ferrara. Ferrara had previously missed two kicks earlier in the game, but was able to bear down and convert a 30-yard field goal with 2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. In front of 7,614 raucous fans, the Cards were able to secure the victory making the turkey taste that much better and granting Calvert Hall its 38th victory of this historic rivalry. The 2014 Brooks Financial Turkey Bowl proved to be an exciting and emotional game, living up to its grand reputation. —Spencer Blair ’17 10 W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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AT H L E T I C S New Look for Tennis Courts Calvert Hall finished upgrading the school’s tennis courts this fall to provide a better playing experience for the team. The updated courts, with a brand new surface painted in the US Open colors, feature six prominent Cardinal logos, windscreens, and a storage shed. The facility rivals all other competitor schools’ facilities and reflects the deep pride that students and alumni feel for the Hall. Varsity Coach Joseph Atas ’03 is reaching out to former players in an effort to connect with more tennis alumni. He asks that any former players who are interested in receiving updates about the program e-mail him at On April 11th, 2015, the tennis program will host an event for interested alumni that will include a match against the current team for those who still have their rackets strung! Coach Atas appreciates your help in continuing to strengthen the tradition of Calvert Hall tennis. Drew Edwards ’15 Scores His 1,000th Calvert Hall Career Point! Congratulations to Drew Edwards ’15 and the Calvert Hall Basketball program! He scored his 1,000th Calvert Hall Career point against McDonogh on Friday, December 5th. Drew joins a very special group in the history of Calvert Hall basketball. Coach John Bauersfeld ’94 adds, “As his coach it has been a great honor to watch his development and maturation into the young man he is today and this accomplishment is a credit to his work ethic and his commitment to our program.” In Memoriam: Mr. William Karpovich—Teacher and Coach Mr. William Karpovich, “Mr. Karp,” math teacher at Calvert Hall from 1967-2001 and department chair from 196787, passed away May 13 th , 2014. A legendary soccer coach at The Hall, Karpovich won 19 MSA/MIAA championships and 422 games in a 31-year coaching career (1967-1997). More than 40 of Mr. Karp’s players played professional soccer and 6 were named All-Metro Player of the Year. In 1991, he was named National High School Coach of the Year and was inducted into the Maryland State Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997. In addition to his outstanding coaching abilities, Karp has been recognized by generations of Hall students as a master teacher of mathematics and in particular of AP Calculus. His students’ performance on the National AP Calculus Exam was exemplary. Mr. Karp taught much more than X’s and O’s, derivatives and integrals—his players and students gained life-long skills. Jerry Geraghty ’68, his first captain, notes, “Karp emphasized working hard and never giving up in anything we did on or off the field.” Joe Baker ’76, recalls, “Karp was an awesome instructor of Calculus, but beyond the math he taught me to pay great attention to detail and to take pride in my performance.” Mr. Karpovich is survived by his wife, Theo; sons Paul ’82, Mark ’83, John ’84, and Bill ’87. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the McManus Theatre at Calvert Hall. During a ceremony in September, 2013, a wing of Paul Angelo Russo Stadium was named in his honor. Contributions in memory of Mr. Karp can be made to the school’s William V. Karpovich Scholarship Fund for Tuition Assistance at T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 11


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Alumni Corbett Family Proud of Spotlight Their Legacy at The Hall H. King Corbett, who graduated from Calvert Hall in 1970, is the first of the brothers to attend all four years at the current campus in Towson. He attended Loyola College, where he earned his BA in 1974 and his MBA in 1985. Currently residing in Bel Air, MD, King and his wife, Pat Mills Corbett, have two children and one grandchild. He has been in the banking industry for 37 years and is Chief Lending Officer at Bay Bank in Lutherville, MD. The last of the brothers to attend Calvert Hall is John P. Corbett, who graduated in 1972. Jack also earned his BA (1976) and MBA (1982) from Loyola College. He recently retired from Keen Compressed Gas Co. and currently lives in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has two children and two grandchildren. “My brothers and I agree that we were very fortunate to attend and graduate from Calvert Hall. We received an excellent education that my father and mother both felt was important to our growth and maturing. It was challenging for them to put seven sons through a private school (at some point there were four of us in school at the same time), but they persevered. Their sacrifice and hard work enabled us to complete this part of our education. We will be forever grateful to our mom and dad for the love and dedication they provided to us,” Paul said. Brotherhood and family are words often heard at Calvert Hall and the Corbetts truly embody these terms. Their legacy at The Hall started with Stephen V. Corbett who graduated in 1931. Steve and his wife, Ruth, later guided seven sons through Calvert Hall. The first sons to follow in their father’s footsteps were Paul C. Corbett, Sr. and Stephen V. Corbett, Jr. who graduated from the “Old Hall” in 1955. Paul earned his BA from Loyola College in 1959 and is currently the manager at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD. He and his wife, Bobbie Beatty Corbett, who live in Ocean Pines, MD, have six children, 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Steve lives in Perry Hall, MD, with his wife, Betty Yost Corbett, and is the father of three children and two step-children. He worked for Maryland Casualty for 38 years and recently retired from Marc Trece in Fallston, MD. David C. Corbett, who graduated in 1957, is retired and living in Bel Air, MD. He has four daughters and 10 grandchildren. James J. Corbett graduated from Calvert Hall in 1960 and later earned his BA from the University of Baltimore. Jimmy and his wife, Barbara Wills Corbett, reside in Fenwick Island, DE, and have four daughters and five grandchildren. He spent 38 years with General Motors and is currently with Metropolitan Magazine. Robert E. Corbett graduated from Calvert Hall three years later in 1963. He also earned his BS from the University of Baltimore in 1968. Robert and his wife, Linda Scharpe Corbett, live in Hunt Valley, MD, have one child and two grandchildren. Left to Right: Stephen V. (Steve) Corbett, Jr. ’55, H. King Corbett ’70, John P. (Jack) Corbett ’72, James J. (Jimmy) Corbett ’60, David C. (Dave) Corbett ’57, Rober E. (Bob) Corbett ’63, and Paul C. Corbett, Sr. ’55 12 W W W .C A LV E RT H A L L . C O M


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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT 1997 FED Challenge… Years Later When I was teaching AP economics at The Hall, I always tried to see if my students could apply some of their classroom knowledge to real world situations. The Federal Reserve System’s FED Challenge was the ideal opportunity. In this competition a team of 5 students had to analyze the current US economy; decide which monetary policy would be appropriate; and defend their position in a brief presentation before a panel of Federal Reserve economists. Although the AP Economics class entered teams from the mid-nineties to the early 2000s, the 1997 team stood out because they won the local and regional competitions and placed second in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As a teacher, “Their explanation of that policy was the best I have ever heard.” —FED Official it was a thrill to see students explain intricate economic policies so well that the Federal Reserve Chairman of the Richmond District commented, “Their explanation of that policy was the best I have ever heard.” I was even more thrilled but not surprised when I contacted the members of that team last month and found out a little about their current lives. Jon Turnes (far left in the photo) went on to get a double degree in Math and Economics from the University of Maryland. After college, Jon became a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. At the moment, he is one of two actuaries at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Jay Williams (second from the left) is currently a software engineer for a real estate analytics firm in Chicago. Jay tells me that he primarily develops financial modeling software, which draws on both his software and economics backgrounds. Jay mentioned that he majored in economics in college partly because of his experiences with my course and the FED trip. Michael Triplett (middle in photo) is now a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore (a decision he made throughout his high school career but publicly announced at the FED challenge). He is active with Calvert Hall, often presiding at school masses and hearing confessions. Russ Snyder (second from right in photo) majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and earned his Master’s degree in 2003. Although Russ chose to focus more on engineering, he admitted that the amount of AP credit that he had out of CHC gave him more flexible options to take higher level courses and he took many economics and business courses. Russ returned to the Baltimore Fed as an intern in college. Russ currently works as a software engineer in Boston. Lastly, Patrick Venanzi (far right in photo) graduated from Boston College in 2001 and has worked for Fidelity in equity research since graduation. Pat manages Fidelity’s Small Cap Growth Fund. Jason Medinger is not in the photograph, but served as the substitute for the team. Jason is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Emory University School of Law. He is an Assistant United States Attorney. The excellence that this group of Hallmen exhibited back in 1997 has certainly continued in their chosen careers. Although this article highlights the achievements of a particular group of alumni from one class, success stories like these are duplicated hundreds of times by CHC graduates. —Mr. Louis Heidrick, AFSC, Former Principal T H E C A R D I NA L / W I N T E R 2015 13



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