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JANUARY 2010

In This Issue:
1. Career Day, Feb. 27, Links Generations of Technites
2. Tech Alums in Public Service
3. National Honor Society Memberships Soar
4. The Path to Medical School
5. Len Edelstein '55 Honors Tech Teacher
 



Career Day, Feb. 27, Links Generations of Technites
Even bright, ambitious students struggle when asked the age old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" An army of alumni will assemble at Tech to help students explore this pivotal question on February 27th at the Third Annual Career Day.

Alumni of all ages will share thoughts on the rewards and challenges of their chosen occupations in an event that draws hundreds of students to school on a winter Saturday morning.

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Tech Alums in Public Service
Public service is a time-honored career path for Brooklyn Tech graduates, and two alumni have made news recently by continuing the tradition in prominent positions.

In Brooklyn, Jumaane Williams '94 was elected to the City Council from the 45th district and in Washington, President Obama has nominated Grayling Williams '76 to head the Office of Homeland Security's division of Counternarcotics Enforcement.

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National Honor Society Memberships
soar

When English teacher and United Federation of Teachers Chapter Chairman Dan Baldwin watched hundreds of Tech students rise in the auditorium as one to receive the National Honor Society oath, he recalls, "It took my breath away." The 420 new inductees at the recent ceremony, the largest Tech group ever according to NHS Faculty Advisor Joe Kaelin, join more than 170 standing members of the Tech chapter.
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The Path to Medical School
Alexandra (Sasha) Roudenko '05 shared the popular childhood dream of wanting to become a doctor, but unlike most, she is actually on track to fulfilling that dream. Sasha is now a first year medical student at New York University, and she credits a program the Alumni Foundation brought to Tech with helping her decide to turn a dream into a reality.

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health offers its Health Science Academy to talented high school students who are interested in the health professions. This enrichment program provides hands-on instruction in anatomy, physiology and histology to help young students see if a career in medicine is right for them.
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Len Edelstein'55 Honors a Tech Teacher
Whenever Len Edelstein
'55 thought about Brooklyn Tech, he’d feel guilty for having lost contact with the teacher who changed his life. More than 50 years after taking Pearl Mayefsky’s junior and senior year Honors English classes, Mr. Edelstein decided to honor her memory by donating $10,000 to the Alumni Foundation to sponsor an internship for aspiring student writers.

Tech was an eye opening experience for a sheltered Brighton Beach boy who was suddenly exposed to over 6,000 “phenomenal kids” from all over the city. He recalls, still embarrassed, how his mother had asked a Tech recruiter in a public assembly to “Please tell my son how dangerous it is to be a pilot.” But when he first met Ms. Mayefsky, she made him feel that all dreams were possible.

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Dr. Horace Walcott guides Technites in exciting research that has yielded Intel honors and student paper publications in academic journals. Alumni funding makes this possible.

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February
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April
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