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Welcome to the Poly Class of 1970 Reunion Website

This website is for members of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Class of 1970 to assist in planning our 50th Class Reunion.

Our intent is multi-purposed. We'd like updated classmate information including correct spelling of name, address, city, state, zipcode, EMAIL ADDRESS and phone number. This information will be kept in our database as well as in the master database in the Poly Foundation and Alumni office. The information will NEVER be sold or shared with anyone other than fellow classmates, the Poly Foundation and the Poly Alumni association!

To this end we are creating this website. We will be using a secure connection to gather information/write-ups about fellow classmates. For example, if a person is willing, they can do a write up about yourself, including what you have done since graduating from Poly, University attended, work career, family, etc. anything a person wants to share. These make for some interesting reading and allows even those who don’t come to the reunion to catch up. And only registered members can view these pages.

If you want to catch up with a classmate whom you have lost contact with over the years, click here.

Click here to register for access to this section.

UPDATE: 6/9/2021

We have spoken with the gentleman at the Boumi Hall, Raul. As of this time with the limited restrictions that are in place and working on the theory that things will only get better, we will NOT be required to wear masks inside the event hall for our 50th + reunion on October 16th.

Should the good news encourage a significant increase in the number of attendees, the Boumi Hall can accommodate us with room for the small Poly 1970 Band and enough chairs so that everyone can have a seat at one time. They will also work with us on the rental rate for the extra room.

Now, we need to make a final push to contact every missing classmate possible.



Bring your wife or partner to our 50th Celebration and Dance to the Music by Class of ’70 Reunion Band.

The CLASS OF ’70 Reunion Band comprised of Poly Class of ’70 grads and alumni will play music from the years 1966 – 1970.  Relive your glory-days to a soundtrack from The Beatles, The Stones, James Brown, The Doors, 4-Seasons, Rare Earth, Sly and the Family Stone, The Guess Who, Van Morrison and many more. Poly Band members include Poly Boys Ed Starleper (drums), Joe Feldstein (bass), Chuck Hatfield, (keyboards) and Mike Glorioso (sax); plus Paul Watkins (guitar).

Want to play with the POLY CLASS of ’70 REUNION BAND?

If you are a singer or play guitar, keyboards, trumpet, sax or trombone let’s talk. Rehearsals scheduled in September - October 2021.

Contact: Ed Starleper Estarleper@ironmarkusa.com

$ 4076 $ 12000

A Class Gift

Dear Classmates,

At the most recent Poly Class of 1970 50th reunion meeting, the committee discussed the idea of making a class gift, as we have never done this since our graduation. There are numerous projects which are under consideration in the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Foundation and Alumni Association office, all of which are designed to directly benefit the students and alumni of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. The leading project needing support is one to hire a professional firm to scan every Poly yearbook we have, which numbers around 100, dating back to 1902. The scanned material will then go into a computer program which will be resident in the Foundation and Alumni Association office. An employee in that office can then simply type in a name of a graduate and the program will search the entire database and show every location right down to the page number where that name appears.

Just a reminder, we are still soliciting funds for our class gift. Click here to donate.

Request for Profiles

Gentlemen of the BPI Class of 1970, As the Alumni Coordinator in the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Foundation and Alumni Office, I have and continue to work with numerous classes in setting up their reunions. Of the many efforts in planning, one which has become increasingly popular, is the establishment of a mechanism to collect and share with fellow classmates “profiles” as supplied by the individual classmate.

These profiles can be short or long, general or specific, at the wish of the writer. Some I have seen have been one paragraph simply stating where they went to college and then their career path. Others have been detailed including sometimes funny stories of days at Poly...

Classmates List


View the listing of the entire Class of '70 organized by homeroom.

Lost Classmates


We need updated classmate information to make the reunion it's best.

Deceased Classmates

Deceased Classmates

In memory of members of the Class of '70 who are no longer with us.

50 Years Later

A History of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Class of 1970

It was the summer of 1966. Approximately two hundred (200) young men from in and around Baltimore City received their official acceptance letter from Mr. Claude A. Burkert, Principal of the most prestigious all male high school in the State of Maryland and the entire country. This letter informed each young man that as part of the incoming class of 1970, they had been accepted into the toughest Special College Curriculum, “A” Course which had the most rigorous program in Math, Science and Engineering which when successfully completed would prepare them for college level work at any and every university in the world. A diverse collection of young men from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County , Anne Arundle County and countries such as France and Russia. Divided into six (6) homerooms ...

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