The Technite E-Newsletter – January 2023
Centennial Homecoming 2023 Is Around the Corner! January 2023
Centennial Homecoming 2023 will be here before you know it! Tech’s first commencement took place in June 1923 and we’re marking the 100-year milestone by celebrating our Anniversary Classes ending in '03 and '08 and members of our Technite Diamond Club (all graduates of 50 years ago or more).
After the sold-out success of last year’s first-ever, all-alumni Homecoming cruise, we’ve booked a bigger and better yacht, the Hornblower Infinity, for Friday, March 24th. Join us for a night of dinner and dancing. We’ll have an open bar, photobooth, DJ, and more – all set against the stunning skyline backdrop of New York harbor. All alumni (age 21 and up) and their guests are welcome aboard! Homecoming at Brooklyn Tech takes place on Saturday, March 25th. Step back into Tech’s laboratories and classrooms, check out what’s new at Tech, and enjoy performances by today’s talented students. Early Bird Homecoming discount rates end on February 12th. For out-of-town Technites, we’ve secured special rates at four convenient downtown Brooklyn hotels. Please visit our website for more details and to register.
We can’t wait to see you!
— Courtney (CJ) Ulrich '90, Executive Director
Homecoming - March 24 & 25, 2023
The exclusive all-Technite cruise is back this March and the boat seating 700 alumni is ALL ours! Don't miss our Saturday Homecoming Celebration at Tech! Special recognition for our anniversary classes ending in 3 and 8 and members of the Technite Diamond Club (classes of 1973 and earlier). Early Bird discounts end February 12 so reserve your spot today.
Milo Kessler '21 Fellowship Awards
Five Applied Math majors — Cyrus Castellanos, Ela Ekincioglu, Rommy Sasson, Dan Viderman, and Jitian Wang — earn first Milo Kessler ’21 Fellowship Awards. A plaque was dedicated: “In Memory of Milo Kessler ’21: A superstar Brooklyn Tech Applied Math Major who loved nothing more than working on a math problem and recognized that math is everywhere and everywhere is math.”
Tech Becomes Mentor Moot Court Champs
The Brooklyn Tech Mock Moot Court Team successfully defended its Mentor Moot Court Competition title in December, winning the New York City Championship for the 3rd straight year.
Weston Scholar Named Top Teen Scientist
Eileen Zheng ’23, an Alumni Foundation Weston Research Scholar in the LIU Advanced Health Professions major, was named by the Society for Science this month as one of America’s top 300 teen scientists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023, recognized for her project, “Paired Mutational Analysis of RNA-Binding Proteins-Interactome and Overall survival in Cancer Patients."
Football Team Awards Dinner on January 20th
The Adam J. Cirillo Foundation’s 80th Annual Brooklyn Tech Football Team Awards Dinner, benefiting the Adam J. Cirillo Scholarship Fund and Tech football program, was held on Friday, January 20th at 6 p.m. at Sirico’s Caterers.
The Voice of Pokémon, Sara Natochenny '05
Sarah Natochenny ’05 was cast as the voice of Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum in 2006 as an 18-year-old, just a year after graduating from Tech. It’s a part that has spanned more than 750 episodes of the popular anime series as well as 20 Pokémon movies. Even after 17 years working on Pokémon, Sarah calls getting the lead role in one of the biggest and most recognizable entertainment franchises in the world nothing short of “a miracle.” Now 35, Natochenny is preparing for her time playing Ash to come to an end as the series moves on from its longtime protagonist. She recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is pursuing more on-camera work in addition to her thriving career as a voice actor.
Eric Edwards ’65 Opens New African Art Museum
A new museum of African art is opening in New York City next month and a Technite is behind it. The Cultural Museum of African Art – The Eric Edwards Collection, which opens in February at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, is an experience created by Eric Edwards ’65, who has amassed one of the largest African art collections in the United States. Edwards’ journey goes back some 50 years of hand-selecting more than 3,000 art pieces. The collection, housed in the borough that is home to the largest population of Africans in the United States, represents all 54 countries of Africa and spans over 4,000 years of history.
Con Edison Internship Manager Gives Alumni Lecture
No one knows better than Leon Bukhman ’01 how life changing the Alumni Foundation’s Con Edison Internship Program can be. Now nearing his 23rd year with the utility company, Leon, who serves as Con Edison Project Manager for Statewide Energy Data Integration and as Manager of the Brooklyn Tech Con Edison Internship Program, was the second special guest speaker in the Foundation’s Centennial Alumni Lecture Series, Shaping the Future of STEM through Partnerships.
We Remember Alfred (Al) Schroeder '46
The Brooklyn Tech community mourns the loss on January 1st of deeply engaged alumnus, Alfred (Al) Schroeder ’46. The Alumni Foundation was proud in 2018 to host a dedication ceremony for the Al Schroeder ’46 Industrial Design Laboratory, made possible with support from longtime friend Floyd Warkol ’65, chairman/CEO, KSW Mechanical. At the lab dedication event, Al made a generous gift to benefit the Industrial Design major at Brooklyn Tech. Al, who most recently participated in Homecoming 2022, will be missed by all who knew him.
Homecoming is back and better than ever! Early Bird discounts end February 12 so make sure to sign up today!
From an exclusive Tech Alumni Dinner Cruise around the Hudson River to a revamped Homecoming Celebration at the school, there are many opportunities to reconnect with classmates, relive your favorite Tech memories, and even make some new ones as we toast to 100 years of the best high school in the country. Join us as we celebrate anniversary classes ending in 3 and 8 and members of the Diamond Club (all graduates of 50 years ago or more). Downtown Brooklyn area hotels are offering discounted rates for Brooklyn Tech alumni.