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In this issue:
 Career Day 2011
 Football Homecoming
 LI Breakfast
 NJ Breakfast
 Class Rep Dinner
 Alumni News

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Tech Students Network with Alumni on Career Day
Presenter Dr. James Hansel with Students.

 More than 500 Tech students returned to school on Saturday morning, October 15th for the Fifth Annual Career Day. They came to learn more about college and career options, network with successful alums and explore shadowing and internship opportunities.

Career Day perfectly exemplifies Brooklyn Tech, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, and the relationship between the two. [Read Full Story]

Football Alumni Show Support at Homecoming Game

History was proudly on display as Tech’s football legends came out to support the 2011 Engineers at the 7th Annual Adam J. Cirillo Classic at Charles B. Wang Field on October 9th.

The past and the present shone brightly on this summer-like day despite a frustrating 20-16 Homecoming loss to the Sheepshead Bay Sharks. The Engineers had valiantly overcome a two touchdown first half deficit to briefly take a 16-14 fourth quarter lead before the Sharks drove in for the winning touchdown. The Engineers were led by their star running back James Gales ’13, who rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, and receiver Kyvaune Brammer ’13 who made a sparkling 34 yard touchdown catch. [Read Full Story]

Long Island Chapter Lauds Tech's Past and Present

 Honorees, Alice & Paul Kaufman.

More than 100 alumni joined Tech faculty and students at the Long Island Marriott on Sunday, October 23rd for the Alumni Foundation’s 21st Annual Long Island Chapter Breakfast. They came to celebrate the distinguished careers of two teachers, pay tribute to the Chapter’s founder and learn about Tech’s latest innovations.

Legendary English and Social Studies teachers Alice and Paul Kaufman respectively were honored by the Chapter for their contributions to Tech. Alice began teaching at Tech in 1966 and retired in 2009; Paul taught from 1958 to 1995. Breakfast organizer and former Tech Assistant Principal Artie Kettenbeil ’67 said “Alice was a wonder and a half, highly professional in every way” and “Paul made history come alive.” Alums playfully groaned when reminded that Paul had run the notorious SOS Service Squad that enforced student discipline. And Alice was lauded for her work as Programming Chair. “They were always there,” said Kettenbeil.
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New Jersey Alumni Group Meets in Newark

Approximately 50 members of the New Jersey Alumni Group met for brunch on Sunday, October 16th at the Newark Airport Marriott. Alan Fitter ’65 made the welcoming remarks.

Alumni Foundation CEO Matt Mandery ’61 spoke briefly as did Tech Principal Randy Asher. Members were pleased to hear of the school’s efforts to modernize the majors to meet the demands of a 21st century global economy as well as the accomplishments 2011 graduates who secured more than $130 million in scholarships.
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Recognition Dinner Held for Class Reps

Micia Mosely '91 and John Lyons '66

The Alumni Foundation hosted a dinner in Tech’s faculty cafeteria on October 3rd to thank the class representatives who helped make the 2011 Homecoming a rousing success and to encourage the 2012 reps to aim even higher. They were welcomed by Foundation CEO Matt Mandery.

Class reps were applauded as they received Certificates of Appreciation. Retired cardiologist George Moran ’61 said that Tech was “…the school I felt I learned the most from.” Business Analyst Michael Anatole ’81 expressed similar affection for his alma mater: “When you’re called by Brooklyn Tech, you show up.” Moran and Anatole gave recruitment advice to 2012 class reps and both spoke of their enjoyment in reconnecting with class members. [Read Full Story]

Alumni News


English teacher Deborah Rothman for the loss of her husband.

The family of Thomas Boykin Jr. '81. Thomas passed away on October 31st.

Dean Phyllis Witte for the loss of her mother.

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