Did You Graduate From Both UB and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute?
In the last issue of the University of Baltimore Magazine, we asked you to reach out to us if you’d graduated from both UB and Baltimore City College. The response was overwhelming and also included several emails from rival Baltimore Polytechnic Institute alumni.
In the spirit of a little friendly competition, now we’d like to find out just how many UB alumni also call Poly their alma mater. As Gerald Kowalczik, B.S. ʼ00, a 1968 Poly grad, noted in an email to us, “I know that Dr. Wilmer DeHuff graduated from Poly in 1907 and was the principal from 1921-58—and he was the interim president at UB from 1962-64. Now that is a connection!”
If you’re a graduate of UB and Poly (or UB and City), let us know, and share your memories with us: Email or write to the Office of Alumni Relations, University of Baltimore, 1130 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Here’s an excerpt from just one of the many responses we received from UB/City alumni (Read more in the WebExtra!):
This note is 54 years late.
I am proud to state that I am one of those people who graduated from both Baltimore City College and the University of Baltimore. The graduate years were 1958 and 1962.
I was a Peabody Medal recipient of City’s Class of 1958, ninth in a class of 503.
I attended UB on [a] full scholarship. I did come back for a night, when the school paid tribute to the 1961 Mason-Dixon Championship baseball team coached by Don Newbery. I was the “scholar of the squad.”
And ... I am a perfect (ego aside) example of what a UB degree can do for a student.
The reasons are:
First, I was a newspaper sports reporter for 37 years with the News-American, United Press International and ESPN.
I covered 3,047 games of the Orioles, which even they don’t know. I missed two—my sons’ graduations—so Ripken’s streak is safe.
I turned to teaching in the year 2000 and loved every minute of it, mostly language arts.
Think my “Bee” newspapers are still around, since I was the sports editor of the school newspaper.
And, I saw Kurt Schmoke play quarterback, too.
Charles J. McGeehan, B.S. ’62