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Hall of Fame Induction
Board Member Profile
Upcoming Events
Where are they now?
In Memoriam


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Hall of Fame Induction
2013 Hall of Fame Inductees2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Seven accomplished Tech alumni, including a World War Two aviator honored posthumously and the first woman to be inducted, were officially added to the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in the center lobby at Tech on May 1.

To underscore and dramatize the linkage and lineage from yesterday’s Technites to today’s, each honoree was introduced to the audience by a current Tech student – several of whom are studying in the same fields that the Hall of Famers have mastered.

The Hall of Fame is located on the first floor hallway outside the Principal’s office, and a tour of it is a highlight of any Tech alum’s return visit to the school. The Hall is currently being expanded, modernized – and possibly relocated within the building. When the renovations are complete plaques will be unveiled to honor the 2013 inductees: [Read Full Story]

Homecoming 2013
Homecoming VolunteersHomecoming Volunteers Greet Alumni
More than 600 alumni of all eras returned to Brooklyn Tech for Homecoming on April 19 and 20, where they spent a day or more marveling at how much the school has changed – and how little they and their classmates had.

Among the weekend’s many highlights was the chance to explore and inspect the renovations that have converted former industrial-era shops into modern, technology-driven facilities like a DNA Lab, digital animation studio and a robotics center. Changes like these, driven by Principal Randy Asher’s focus on preparing students for the careers of tomorrow, have been made possible with contributions and support from your Alumni Foundation.

About 500 students took part in this year’s Homecoming – many of them filling classrooms and lining the hallways to demonstrate their academic and extracurricular accomplishments. For many, it was a chance to reminisce, reacquaint with old classmates, and reflect on the lifelong value of a Tech education. The event highlighted both the 90th anniversary of Tech and the anniversary classes of 1953, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003 “Tech gave me the discipline to study and focus on the task at hand. It was full of highly motivated students who fed off each other’s motivation,” recalled Charles Rodriguez ’63, an electrical engineering-broadcast major who went on to manage engineering teams for CBS Labs and IBM.
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Board Member Profile: Carmine Morano '72
Carmine MoranoCarmine Morano
BTHS Major: Electrical Engineering

College: Brooklyn College

Current Profession and Position: Consulting and investing in new technologies; former insurance company owner - executive

Claim to Fame: The only person in New York State to have bought a life insurance company and convert it to a health insurance company (which he subsequently sold at a profit).

Power of the BTHS Alumni Network: At a particularly difficult business meeting, he discovered by chance that one of the attorneys at the table was a Tech alum: “The demeanor of the meeting changed immediately. After that, he was the only attorney there I worked with.”

Power of a BTHS Education: “At that meeting, the other three attorneys all warned me that what I wanted to do would be very, very hard. The one from Tech got it done.”

See Carmine Run: Carmine is a runner. He once ran for Congress (He lost). He ran his first marathon, the New York Marathon, at age 54. He has since cut back to half-marathons (13.1 miles.)
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Upcoming Events


Belmont Race Day - Saturday, June 22nd at 12:00PM

  • Track and clubhouse admission
  • Belmont Race Day Program
  • Buffet Lunch in the Elegant Garden Terrace Room
  • Special Events
  • Your very own host and guest announcer, Frank Dwyer
  • Tour of the Belmont Paddock
  • Please complete this form if you are interested in attending. Cost is $60/pp and payment is due by June 14th.

Brooklyn Coney Island Cyclones Baseball - Saturday, June 22nd at 6:00PM

  • Reduced Field Box seat ticket Price ($15) Compared to Box Office and Online Sales Price
  • A voucher for a Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Cap worth $18
  • Brooklyn Tech's very own Scoreboard Welcome
  • Tickets may be purchased by visiting this page.

Tech Track Alumni 45th Annual Meet and BBQ - Saturday, June 29th at 10:00AM

  • Charles B. Wang Athletics Field, Clermont between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.
  • Cost is $25 for graduates prior to 2008 and $10 for graduates after 2008
  • Larger donations will be greatly appreciated
  • Please send dues to: Sidney Milden, PO Box 020102, Brooklyn NY 11202

Football Golf Outing - Monday, July 1st at 11:00AM, Marine Park Golf Course

  • $150 donation p/p includes: one round of golf, parking and cart, lunch at the turn, BBQ following golf, and a gift bag!
  • $45 all you can eat and drink BBQ (no Golf)
  • All proceeds go to support the Brooklyn Tech Football Scholarship Fund
  • To register please complete and mail this form
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Where are They Now?

Mark Tatum '87 has worked for some of the most recognizable brands in the world. After graduating from Cornell University, he started his career at Procter & Gamble and then moved on to The Clorox Company prior to getting his MBA from Harvard. He then went to work for Major League Baseball prior to joining the National Basketball Association in 1999 where he currently serves as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships. In his current role, Mark oversees marketing partnerships for the NBA, WNBA, NBA Development League and USA Basketball both domestically and internationally. Mark serves on several boards including the Basketball Hall of Fame, USA Basketball, Princeton Day School and The Partnership at

Christopher Emdin '94 is an "Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center. He is author of the book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, and also a columnist for the Huffington Post, where he writes the "Emdin 5? series. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences, and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry." -Source

Tony Ng '95 graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Physics and Economics, and a Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. After working for about a decade at various organizations (AmeriCorps, New York City Office of the Comptroller, Columbia University Medical Center), he decided to return to school to pursue a doctorate degree in neuroscience. Tony is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at Brandeis University in Greater Boston.

Jasmine Gao '11 is the data strategist at Bitly, the URL-shortening service based in New York, where she is enrolled in a two year apprentership program with Enstitute. This career move came about when Jasmine decided she no longer wished to continue her studies at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York. As former president of Brooklyn Tech's Young Entrepreneaurs Association, Jasmine is no stranger to new directions, and welcomed the opportunity at hand. "The Enstitute is aimed at intelligent, ambitious and entrepreneurial types — people like Ms. Gao, who participated in the Technovation Challenge, a nine-week program and competition for high school girls to design a mobile app prototype at Google in New York." - New York Times

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In Memoriam

The Foundation sadly announces the passing of the following alumni. Our condolences are extended to their families and friends:

Arnold J. Melloy'40
Paul Goldberg '48
Saul Shapiro '53
Anthony W. De Sena '54
Allen Stark '55
John Berenyi '65
Kimberly Wheeler '81
Sean O. Cummings '84
Binland Lee '09 

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