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Alumnus donates $1.5 million to Calvert Hall

An alumnus will give more than $1.5 million to Calvert Hall College High School for an adapted common area and a faculty award, the school announced Tuesday.

John G. Noppinger Jr., who graduated in 1964 and attended Calvert Hall in its first year at its Towson campus in 1960, will fund renovations to a boardroom and adjacent courtyard at the school's entrance to create an eponymous, multi-purpose commons area. His gift will also pay for the school's first Endowed Chair, an undetermined monetary prize, the first of which will be awarded to Augie Miceli, a 54-year mathematics teacher who has formerly served as football coach and athletic director.

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Miceli, Calvert Hall's most successful coach, with 104 wins from 1974 to 1987 and seven straight Turkey Bowl victories over Loyola Blakefield, was also honored in 2011 with a coaches' wing named after him in Paul Angelo Russo Stadium.

The 82-year-old called the Noppinger award a "great honor."

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"I was just overwhelmed, stunned," Miceli said. "It was a great honor and everything, but I'm there because I still love it. I found a home when I started teaching at Calvert Hall, and I've enjoyed every year."

A breakdown for how the Noppinger donation money will be spent was unavailable, as logistics are still being finalized, a school spokesman said.

Noppinger, a Lutherville resident and Baltimore native with a background in finance, also donated a scholarship in his name to Calvert Hall last year, the school said.

"This gift will live 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," Noppinger said Tuesday in the school's statement.

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