2001 Alumni

2001 Alumni

  • Diane A. Caporale-Hartlieb  B.H.S1978 

    For extraordinary achievement in the field of molecular biology education and as a performing musician. Currently assistant. professor, Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin . A recognized research specialist in molecular Biology, DNA Research and Lyme Disease.  Principal concert band piccolo and flute player with the Wausau Symphonic Band. For exemplary community service to music organizations in Wisconsin , Virginia and New England .


  • Jodi Abramson, MD  M.H.S. 1985  

For extraordinary achievement in ophthalmology. Currently Director of eye surgery at Montefiore Medical Center . Specializing in Keratorefractive surgery, she was one of the first surgeons to perform both PRK and laser procedures to correct vision. For exemplary community service to people in need in the United States , Europe and the Caribbean .


  • Fred Braun  M.H.S. 1959  

For extraordinary achievement in banking and finance. Currently Executive Vice President, SR Loan Officer at the State Bank of Long Island in charge of marketing and sales, as well as overall portfolio monitoring in excess $470 million.  Has previously held upper management positions with Banker’s Trust and Marine Midland Bank. For exemplary community service to various community and youth organizations on Long Island and in the Mt. Sinai area.


  • Eric Widmaier   M.H.S. 1975 

For extraordinary achievement in the field of biology.  Currently professor of biology at Boston University.  Recipient of numerous federal research grants to study mechanisms of hormone diseases, and teaching grants to promote science education.  Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000, Boston University.  Author of numerous trade books, textbooks, and the 1998 American Libraries Association’s Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book of the Year.  For exemplary service to his community as two-time  elected Town Meeting member, a Little League, Babe Ruth League, Travel League baseball and CYO basketball coach for 10 years, and Board of Directors Dedham MA Little League 10 years.  Creator of educational cable TV science awareness program for children.           

2011 update..

… Creator of educational cable TV science awareness program for children and adults, and science enrichment program for secondary school science teachers Lives in Dedham, MA with wife Maria (van Ravenstein) (MHS ’75); children Ricky and Carrie currently attending college at Boston University and Colorado State University.
  • Marie Zere  M.H.S. 1960 

For extraordinary achievement in the field of business. Currently sole owner of the only female-owned commercial and industrial real estate organization on Long Island. A past president of the Commercial Industrial Real Estate Society of Long Island . And a member of the Board of Governors of the New York State Commercial Assoc. of Realtors.  For exemplary community service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Girl Scouts, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island, and co-founder of the Long Island Republican Women).

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