Alum Notes

Alum Notes

We take pride in celebrating the good news of our fellow alumni. Where has life taken you since graduation? Tell the Tech alumni community about career changes, achievements, family news, awards, and more by submitting an alum note using the form below.

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Class of 1965

Frederick Kelcz, MD, PhD, FACR

October 5, 2022

Fred will be retiring from his position as an academic radiologist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. He will be applying for Emeritus status and hopes to maintain some type of affiliation with the Radiology Department.

Class of 1951

Stanley Maurer

October 5, 2022

After Tech and Pratt, still living in Brooklyn in a house we designed that won an AIA Design Award. In architectural practice for the past fifty years with my wife, doing high-end residential projects, landmark restorations, and interior design.

Class of 1962

Steven Heymsfield

October 5, 2022

Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D. is: Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center/Louisiana State University; visiting faculty at Harvard Medical School; and former Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Class of 1955

Leonard Edelstein

October 4, 2022

Finally retired two years ago after a 40-year career in investment management. Dual US and Israeli citizenship. Lived in Israel for six years, founding director-general of Jerusalem Theater (city’s performing arts center), founding administrative manager of Beer-Sheva chamber orchestra, served in IDF. Artistic Director of Erie Playhouse, Managed Theater Atlanta, Ithaca NY Festival theater project and two off-Broadway theaters. Can not bear cold, like most old farts, so six months at home in Indialantic FL.

Class of 1957

Michael (Mike) Weiss

December 23, 2021

After graduating from the College Prep Course, I attended Brooklyn College (the only college I could afford) and graduated with a B.S. in Physics. Looking for a job, it was suggested to me that I teach. I went to my alma mater, Brooklyn Tech, and they welcomed me, beginning a career that spanned 24 years, including Teaching, Guidance and being appointed Assistant Principal. While at Tech, together with Principal Matt Mandery ’61, we founded the Alumni Foundation and we have stayed with it ever since, even though my career evolved in others directions. So, in some sense I have never graduated from Tech. It has been a constant in my life since, I first took the entrance exam, in the auditorium.

I would love to hear the stories of my classmates. There are so many good ones. Hopefully, you will be able to join us, either in person or virtually, during the coming Centennial Year, at one of the events we are planning to celebrate, commemorate and reconnect in 2022. We will keep you “in the loop” as these opportunities take shape.

Class of 1971

Marty Borruso

December 22, 2021

BTHS instilled in all of us the work ethic to be successful in life and in our field of expertise. The school was in no way easy but manageable if you stayed focused and put the time into your studies. I really benefited from the first two years’ concentration on the basic technologies which have had an immense value to my business life, and no other high school offered those benefits. And in the second two years when we specialized in technology it was interesting and truly life-changing.
There were four teachers who helped me greatly when I attended, Mr. Serrotoff (Chem), Mr. Shinehorn (Chem E), Mr. Adam Cirillo, and Mr. Joe Cuzzacrea of BTHS Football. All contributed to my Career knowledge and character, Thank you

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