Baltimore City College

Baltimore City College.

Maryland’s oldest public high school and one of the oldest in the country will celebrate its 175th birthday the week of Oct. 25.

The series of official events begins 9 a.m., Oct. 24 with the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the William Donald Schaefer Auditorium.

This year’s inductees include: Frank B. Coakley (’60), Jay S. Himmelstein (’69), Jack Luskin (’45), Ron Matz (’64), Maria Price Detherage (’82) and Michael “Mike” Trager (’59). For further information contact Leo Sirota at 410.484.5262 or Al Robinson at 443.890.6044.

The Women of City presents ‘The 2014 Recognition and Awards Brunch,’ 10 a.m., Oct. 25 at the library.

This year’s awardees are: Cindy Harcum (’88), principal of The Baltimore City College; Pamala Mintz (‘90), author; Danielle Suber (’08), assistant director of Intercultural Recruitmentt at York; Susan B. Legg, dedicated faculty for more than 35 years; Steven Williams (’82), JHU ROTC human resource director and the Rev. P M Smith (’65), pastor, Huber Memorial in Baltimore. For further information contact Deneen
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The weekend of events culminates with The Baltimore City College Family and Friends celebrating “175 Years of Excellence and Civtas in Mind Body and Spirit” with a black tie optional gala, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Martin’s Valley Mansion. 594 Cranbrook Road, Hunt Valley, Md. Co-emcees for the gala are Ron Matz (’64), WJZ-TV Channel 13 and Jason Newton (’95) of WBAL-TV Channel 11.

Martin “Marty” Resnick (’49), founder and chairman of the board, has prepared some special culinary delights for the event and assures that this will be a night to remember. Music through the decades will be provided by the William Patrick Alston Jazz Enzemble, The Baltimore City College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of James Childs (’99), and music for your dancing pleasure into the night will be provided by DJ Kelly Adams. For additional information contact: or call Michael Hamilton at 443.540.5939.