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Mark Tatum ‘87 Returns to Tech to Talk Baseball

January 27, 2023
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Richard S. Abramson ’63

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David H. Abramson, MD ’61

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Allan L. Abramson, MD ’58

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Class of 1966

Arnold T. Oftedal

January 25, 2023

Tech was extra special. I remember the transit strike when Ken Larsen and I rode our bikes to school and  were permitted to “park” them in the inside courtyard. Ken and I were Editors-in-Chief of the Blueprint. Teachers I remember are: Dr. Rich, Mr. Pasner, Mr. Polan, Miss Coyle, Mrs. Piraino, Mr. Malachias, Mr. Starfield, Mr. Weiss, and Miss Cincotta. There were many others I can list – indicative of the tremendous impact they all had on my years at Tech.

I attended CCNY, earning a BS in Mathematics, went on to Richmond College, earning an MS in Math Education, and subsequently going on to CSI, earning a 6th Year Certificate in Supervision and Administration. I taught Mathematics in the NYC school system for 14 years, moving on to administration, becoming an Assistant Principal Administration, subsequently leaving NYC schools after 23 years to enter administration in the New Jersey school system. I was a high school principal for 14 years, ending my career as an elementary school principal. I retired after 40 years.

During my career in education, I was also a member of the New York  Army National Guard, receiving my commission as an officer in 1971 and then leaving the military in 2000 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Now, in retirement, I have become involved with Northern Ocean, NJ Habitat For Humanity on a volunteer construction team. I am also involved with the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center in Brooklyn, as a member of the Board of Directors. Finally, I am also a Board Member at the Lutheran Brethren Conference Center in Pennsylvania.

All in all, my direction towards leadership in most all that I have undertaken I attribute to my development at BTHS. Those three years (I came in the 10th grade) were the most profound in my educational upbringing. For that, I am profoundly thankful. Not to get too corny, but: “Tech Alma Mater, Molder of Men!”

Class of February 1953

Donald (Steinberg) Sargent

January 25, 2023

I earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Cornell University in 1958, then worked for Union Carbide Chemicals in Charleston, WV. In 1964, joined Grumman’s Apollo Lunar Module propulsion design team, followed by the on-site propulsion test program at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. Post-Apollo, I worked for Versar, a contractor to the Environmental Protection Agency, for more than 15 years, for EPA’s effluent guidelines and priority pollutants programs. Along the way, became a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Afterwards, returned to aerospace and rejoined Grumman for NASA’s International Space Station project, in the development of the Space Station’s propulsion and environmental control and life support. Completed 18 years at Johnson Space Center in Houston in 200. After a 3-week retirement, joined the Commercial Space Transportation office of the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC, evaluating rocket operators’ (SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others) launch licenses to ensure safety for the uninvolved public, specializing in propulsion and life support. Still working full-time (at age 87) for FAA.

Class of 1952

John Huson

December 19, 2022

I followed my recently deceased brother, George R. Huson ’47, who became a rocket scientist, to Tech where I swam on Coach Connell’s team. Still swimming. Swam at the U.S. Masters Short Course National Swimming Championships in 2021. After Tech, won an NROTC scholarship to University of Louisville, Kentucky, where I swam on the team and met my wife of 65 years. After graduation and commissioning spent six years in the Caribbean before returning to the U.S.
Bumped around until 1972, when I had the opportunity to move to Charlotte, N.C., where I founded Carocon, a general contractor company.  We have built over 30,000 housing units and last year had a volume of over $14,000,000. Have five children, 14 grandchildren, and seven grandchildren. Friends and classmates can reach me here.

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Jack Abramson ’32

Jan 27, 2023 Updated: Jan 27, 2023 Technite Profiles, Titans of Tech Stephanie Bakirtzis Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

Jack Abramson ’32 Jack Abramson ’32 was a New York garment manufacturer who was also a member of the United States Olympic Swimming Committee for 30 years. He was Assistant to the Chairman of Diamonds Run Ltd., a Manhattan-based dressmaker. From 1936 to 1963, he was President of Diamond Tea…

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Ayaan Ali ’22

Oct 17, 2022 Updated: Oct 17, 2022 Technite Profiles, TechTimes, TechTimes Fall 2022 Stephanie Bakirtzis Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

Ayaan Ali ’22 is a Centennial Class graduate.

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Sister Support

Oct 17, 2022 Updated: Oct 17, 2022 Technite Profiles, TechTimes, TechTimes Fall 2022 Stephanie Bakirtzis Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

Radhika Kalani ’16 is product owner and business analyst at Blackstone.

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World’s Largest Advanced Placement Program

Dec 9, 2021 Updated: Dec 9, 2021 News aharris Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

The world’s largest Advanced Placement program; a nine-story building with aerospace lab, a unique college-like system of majors; 187 clubs and activities; and 37 PSAL sports teams differentiate Brooklyn Tech from other specialized high schools in NYC’s ‘Elite 8’

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Wilton Cedeño ’82: Economic Development Power 75

Dec 6, 2021 Updated: Dec 6, 2021 Technites in the News aharris Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

Wilton Cedeno, former director of regulatory affairs for Con Edison, monitors and seeks to shape state energy policy for Con Edison, a massive utility company that provides electric and gas service to residents – and businesses – in New York City and Westchester County.

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Where Are They Now: Mike D’Amato ’59, New York Jets

Dec 23, 2021 Updated: Dec 23, 2021 Technites in the News aharris Feb 2, 2023 9:48 pm

From when Mike D’Amato was a high school senior at Brooklyn Tech to when he was a two-time Middle Conference All-Star safety and kick- and punt-returner, as well as a second-team All-American lacrosse attackman at Hofstra in 1968, life happened.

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