ApRIL 2010

In This Issue:
1. Join us at Tech for Homecoming 2010!
2. Dream Season Ends for Hoopsters
3. Two '06 Grads Win CCNY Award
4. Debate Team Excels with Alumni Support

Join us at Tech for Homecoming 2010!
 We're rolling out the red carpet and polishing the furniture in anticipation of your arrival at the Alumni Foundation event of the year, Homecoming 2010. Come join your classmates and teachers for all the festivities on Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th.

Homecoming 2010 will celebrate the Class of 1960 golden anniversary and the Class of 1985 silver anniversary reunions. The classes of ’40, ’50, ’65, ’70, ’80, ’90 and ’00 will also be honored. Special events for these classes are planned; check the “Homecoming” link on our home page for details.

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Dream Season Ends for Hoopsters
The improbable dream ended for Tech's boys basketball team on March 14th at Lehman College when they lost 74-52 to South Bronx in the PSAL Class A semifinal round. The defeat brought a sudden end to a remarkable season that marked their first playoff appearance in five years and their first Final Four entry since 1993.

When the Engineers lost their final regular season game in triple-overtime to Brooklyn Collegiate on February 3rd, Coach Stephen Gigiello remained confident that his team would "make a run at the championship." Despite being seeded 18th citywide, the team made good on their coach's prediction.

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Two '06 Grads Win CCNY Awards
Chrysothemis Kishore and Joanne Mercedes Fernandez graduated from Tech in 2006 and went on together to CCNY's prestigious Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, the unique seven year combined BS-MD program. Their careers continued on parallel paths when CCNY announced that they had won two of the five Dobrich New Americans Scholar awards for 2009-2011 from the college's Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies.

Dobrich scholarships are given to highly talented City College undergraduates with interests in leadership, public service, and public policy. Winners receive $12,000 annually and stipends for public service-related summer internships. They also participate in workshops at the Colin Powell Program in Leadership and Public Service.

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Debate team Excels with Alumni support
Each year, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation awards grants to faculty to support curriculum enrichment and special programs that are normally not funded through the Department of Education or Teacher's Choice. Adam Stevens, Tech's debate team coach and a faculty grant winner, believes that alumni support has been critical to his team's recent success.

Adam, a social studies teacher at Tech for the past four years, refers to coaching debate as "an exciting and new development in my career." He has developed a powerhouse team of mostly freshmen and sophomores, and he is proud of their rapid progress.

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Brooklyn Tech students benefit from your support through classroom enrichment, extracurricular opportunities and life-changing internship and real-world learning experiences. Alumni generosity makes it all possible.

Please support this and other remarkable programs enriching Tech student education.

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