2000 Alumni

2000 Alumni

  • James P ORourke M.H.S. 77

For outstanding achievement in the field of corporate sales & management (Executive Vice-President of Sales for Vality Technology responsible for increasing computer software sales to over $25 million a year. Received top salesperson awards from Wang Labs, Management Science America, The Service Bureau Company and Dun & Bradstreet Software) For exemplary service to his family and community. (A Supporter of community programs / Partial Owner of Savanna Professional Baseball Corporation / Single AAaffiliate of the Texas Rangers, Friends of Massapequa Wrestling)

  • Ron Kovic M.H.S. 1964

For outstanding achievement as an author and film writer (Author of Born on the Fourth of July and Screen writer for the award winning film of the same name) and for exemplary service to the nation (Providing an example to the physically challenged that the extraordinary can be achieved despite handicapping conditions and for providing the nation with an understanding of the effects of war on the individual)

  • William Molloy M.H.S. 1961

For outstanding achievement in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation. (Nassau County Probation Department Supervisor of Counseling /1966-73, Nassau Countys Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Addiction Director of Vocational Rehabilitation responsible for planning and implementation of county wide Vocational Rehabilitation delivery system) For exemplary service to the youth of Nassau County and the Massapequa community. (Drug Education Coordinator and Varsity Baseball Coach, Hempstead High School, Massapequa Board of Education Citizens Advisory Finance Committee, Coach Massapequa Coast League, Massapequa Soccer Club and St Rose CYO League, National All American Softball Team for six years, member National Championship team 1968)

  • Commander Sandra Lawrence, US Navy B.H.S. 72

For extraordinary achievement as an officer in the United States Navy Was a Computer Systems Analyst, leader of 210 person team responsible for Combat Systems including radar, communications, electronic warfare and self defense/tactical data computer systems aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Head of computer operations for US Navy Central Command used to direct Naval air combat units in Iraq in 1996. Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and numerous other U.S. Navy awards. For exemplary service to the community as Crisis Intervention Counselor Alexandria, VA, VP Washington DC Field Hockey Assoc. Church Executive Council, Virginia high schools field hockey and lacrosse official.  Retired from US Navy after 24 years of active service. Joined Keylogic Systems as a Senior Information Assurance Specialist providing support to the next generation DOD Command and Control System. Selected as one of 10 Women profiled in the book Cool Careers for Girls in Cyber Security and National


  • Robert Stuart B.H.S. 67

For outstanding achievement in the field of Banking, Telecommunication Finance and Submarine FiberOptics. (Currently Managing Director & Co-Head of Global Telecommunications Industry Group at CIBC Oppenheimer overseeing fiberoptic industry activities of investment banking specialist throughout the world.) For exemplary service to the country as a Navel Officer (Naval Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal for combat operations in the Vietnam War, Nominated for U.S. Naval Academy Outstanding Military Instructor while at Annapolis)   Dr. Stuart left CIBC in 2000 and founded InDepth Financial Advisors LLC serving as its President & Chief Executive Officer. He continues to provide financial advice to Telecommunications Companies and Multinational Organizations worldwide. In addition, he is a Managing Director with NavaTel LLC, an international consulting firm, and the Chief Financial Officer of Telepath Networks, Inc., a telecom equipment manufacturer. He and his family now reside in Arnold, Maryland.

  • Dr. Michael Schuster M.H.S. 1973

For extraordinary achievement in the field of Oncology and Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation. (Currently Director of Clinical Research In Hematology/Oncology at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY) A prolific research writer who has been the recipient of numerous research grants including the Lauri Strauss Foundation Grant for Cancer Chemotherapy Research. For exemplary service to the community as a provider of medical services to persons in need.

  • Steven Greenhouse M.H.S. 1969

For extraordinary achievement in the field of Journalism. (Reporter for the New York Times since September 1983. Has served Worldwide and is currently based in New York City as the lead reporter for Labor and Workplace affairs. Holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He earned a law degree and was Class Valedictorian at New York University Law School.) For exemplary service to the community as a provider of information that assists us in understanding our world and our nation.

  • Camillo R. Giannattasio B.H.S.1968

For extraordinary achievement in the field of law and local government service. (Currently the Mayor of the Village of Massapequa Park, he has been active in Village affairs since 1981. A practicing Attorney in Massapequa since 1976 he has served on the adjunct faculty at Farmingdale University, is a NY State Real Estate Hearing Officer and Counsel for the M.P. Zoning Board.) For exemplary service to the community in various community organizations: Massapequa Soccer Club; Massapequa Chamber of Commerce; Sons of Italy; St Rose of Lima.

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