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April 12, 2005

Baltimore city official, Birmingham-Southern alumnus to keynote college's Honors Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College alumnus Christopher Thomaskutty, analyst for the Baltimore mayor's CitiStat Program, will deliver the keynote address at the college's annual Honors Day Thursday, April 21.

Honors Day is a celebration of the year's academic accomplishments at Birmingham-Southern.

A 1999 BSC magna cum laude political science graduate and a Truman Scholar, Thomaskutty will deliver the annual Honors Convocation address at 10:30 a.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium.

Thomaskutty is one of four analysts on an award-wining governance team that reports to the Baltimore Mayor Martin J. O'Malley and his advisors. His primary focus for the city is in the areas of solid waste, water and wastewater, transportation, the Baltimore City Public School System, and a capital improvement program monitoring tool known as ProjectStat.

After graduating from BSC, he served as an Urban Development Coordinator for Operation New Birmingham, where he focused on redeveloping historic downtown buildings into loft apartments. Prior to joining the Baltimore Mayor's Office, he received his master's degree in public policy and urban planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In addition to the Honors Day Convocation which will include a processional of graduating seniors and faculty in cap and gown, the day will feature academic awards presented to outstanding students in each of the six academic divisions and a demonstration of scholarship and creative works by students and faculty.

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