Brown Teaches Art Classes At Baltimore's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Oct. 3, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Senior guard Gerald Brown spent Wednesday morning teaching art classes at Baltimore's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. For a photo gallery of Brown's visit, CLICK HERE.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a first-year college preparatory school located in the Fells Point section of the city of Baltimore. The first freshman class numbers 120 and will graduate in 2011. Similar-sized classes will enroll each fall to reach an expected enrollment of 450 students in September 2010. A corporate internship program involving 30 Baltimore-area employers, of which Loyola College is included, provide work-study opportunities for all members of Cristo Rey.

An Art Major, Brown taught three classes, spending time with the students on art as well as discussing opportunity and the doors that an education opens. He was assisted in the class room by Jamal Barney, a Men's Basketball player who is a fellow art major and native of Baltimore. The teaching experience was arranged and shepherded by Colleen Campbell, Loyola's Director of Academic Affairs for Varsity Athletics. Also participating in the event were Greyhounds Director of Athletics Joe Boylan and Men's Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Patsos, who introduced Brown at the morning's general student assembly.

Brown and his teammates begin formal practice on Friday, October 12, and the first opportunity to see the Greyhounds comes Friday, November 2, when Loyola hosts Villa Julie College in an exhibition. The regular season begins on Friday, November 9, at Towson in a 7 o'clock start. For ticket information, call 410-617-5013.