April 30, 2000
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- She likely would have thought it silly, but they're naming a year after her, anyway. In Milledgeville, where she grew up, studied and wrote many of her most enduring works, 2000 is "The Year of Flannery O'Connor." The declaration was made by Georgia College & State University, O'Connor's alma mater. Throughout this year, the school is sponsoring a variety of events celebrating the life and themes of the famous writer. On March 25, which would have been O'Connor's 75th birthday (she died in 1964 at the age of 39)
June 4, 1997
John Glover is tired of being a villain, but that isn't why he'll be on view at the Senator Theatre tonight as a genial benefactor.The Tony Award-winning actor won't be playing a part this time. He is a genial benefactor, and he'll be playing host to a screening of his film "Love! Valour! Compassion!" to help his alma mater, Towson State University, raise money for a scholarship fund in his name.Glover was one of the first students in Towson's theater arts program. He graduated in 1966, boarded a bus for New York and has been in theater, film and television ever since.
May 16, 2004
Next month, Charles McDaniels will graduate from Frederick Douglass High School, the alma mater of civil rights attorney and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. McDaniels' graduation date will come 50 years and a month after Marshall, then the chief counsel for the NAACP, won his historic fight to desegregate Douglass and every other public school in America. Marshall argued that integrated schools would offer more academic opportunities for blacks and more social possibilities for both blacks and whites.
February 9, 2000
Curley graduate Barry Stitz, who is completing his final season with the Baltimore Blast, has been hired to be head coach at his alma mater, replacing retired coach Pep Perrella. "I've been looking to get into coaching for a while, and coming back to Curley is a dream come true," said Stitz, a 1987 graduate.
January 16, 1992
EMMITSBURG -- Dan Whelan, hired by Mount St. Mary's last summer as an assistant lacrosse coach, was named head coach at the school yesterday.Whelan, a starter on four national championship teams at Hobart from 1982-85, spent the past two years as an assistant at his alma mater. He replaces A.J. Russo, who resigned.
March 16, 2010
Kudos to The Baltimore Sun for featuring the Morgan State's "homegrown" Baltimore talent ("Homegrown," March 16). Also, congrats to Todd Bozeman and his Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship team on its second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. As a lifelong Baltimorean and Morgan alum, I am very proud of my alma mater and the wonderful education I received during there. Go Morgan, Beat WVU! Ron Owens, Baltimore The writer graudated from Morgan State University in 1961.
September 10, 2008
Mary Rivera and Carli Swift have spent a lot of time on the hockey field together. Teammates on Westminster's 1996 state championship team, the two started playing the game as eighth-graders. Now they coach rival Carroll County high school teams - Rivera at their alma mater, Swift at Winters Mill. How do they like coaching against each other? "I like it, but I don't," Rivera said. "It's fun. You still have that competitive drive ... [but] you want their team to do good, too, because you're friends.
May 22, 2003
On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, MR. WALTER A. HART, 75, of Wachesaw Plantation, died at National Health Care. Mr Hart was born in Baltimore, MD on May 20, 1928, son of the late Alfred and Catherine Macabee Hart. He was a 1952 graduate of Western Maryland College, where he excelled in football and basketball. In 1962, he was inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame at his Alma Mater. Mr. Hart owned and operated Hart Insurance Agency in Ellicott City, MD for thirty years. Following his retirement from the insurance agency he coached at his Alma Mater for four years.
August 2, 2008
Ravens receiver Matt Willis still has a rooting interest in UCLA, where he played two seasons after finishing his track career with the Bruins. Adding to that interest is the fact that former Ravens offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel went back to his alma mater this year as the head coach. Q: What kind of job do you think Neuheisel will do? A: He'll do great. He's a UCLA alum. He knows all about the tradition we have out there. I'm looking for big things. Q: Do you think he'll be satisfied being second fiddle to USC coach Pete Carroll?
February 18, 2010
Krystin Porcella , a former U.S. Under-19 women's lacrosse assistant coach and the current head coach at John Carroll, will be head coach for the U.S. U-19 team that will compete in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Gottingen, Germany. Porcella was an assistant for the 2007 U.S. team that won the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations World Championship in Ontario. At John Carroll, Porcella won the 2007 and 2008 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland conference championships and earned Coach of the Year honors both seasons.