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2015 Hall of Fame Induction

Filed in Archive by on September 27, 2015

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The orange and black turned out in full force on Saturday, September 26 to cheer on the Football Eagles to a 40-0 victory over Schenectady and welcome four alumni back to their home turf as they join an elite group in the Bethlehem Central High School Hall of Fame.

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View coverage from the Times Union.

 

 

 

 

BC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES


NEAL BRADY – CLASS OF 1986

Inducted by Will Barriere, Class of 2016

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Mr. Brady is a 1986 graduate of BCHS. Following graduation, Mr. Brady obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and an M.B.A. from the College of St. Rose. Upon receiving his M.B.A., Mr. Brady went on to work in the field of finance.

Mr. Brady received a federal appointment with the Federal Emergen-cy Management Agency (FEMA) and spent several years working on natural disaster relief within the United States and its territories. He has worked for several non-profits.

While in Virginia during the mid-1990s, he worked on programs to develop health care for patients with HIV/AIDS and with another program that developed housing for individuals with mental disabilities. Following the events of September 11, he was asked to serve on a special assignment in Washington DC. After returning to the Capital District, Mr. Brady served as CFO for a Federal Qualified Healthcare Center. He currently runs two of his own businesses, one in finance and one in risk management. As a result of his experiences, Mr. Brady was asked to serve as consultant to the DC Housing Authority in Washington, DC and the Marion Housing Au-thority in San Rafael, California. Mr. Brady has dedicated a large amount of time to volunteer work, he works with programs to assist both seniors and youth. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program.


KAREN BRUNI-FITZGERALD – CLASS OF 1982IMG_7997 copy

Inducted by Emily Bouton, Class of 2016

Ms. Fitzgerald is a 1982 graduate of BCHS. She received her B.S. in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh, her M.S. in Nursing from Russell Sage College, a Post Master of Science as a family nurse practitioner and an M.S. in Health Service Administration from Russell Sage.

Ms. Fitzgerald is a member of the American Board of Surgery, an ANCC Certified Vascular Nurse and an ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Fitzgerald is currently the Director of Nursing at the Vascular Group. She has also served as President of the Society of Vascular Nursing. Ms. Fitzgerald was recently awarded the highest award in the Society of Vascular Nursing: The Janice Nunnelee Emeritus Award. The award recognizes long term commitment and dedication in the field for more than 25 years.

Ms. Fitzgerald has traveled extensively to speak on her area of expertise. She also trained for and ran a half marathon and has raised $5,000 for a friend’s daughter and the Lymphoma Society.


MEGYN KELLY – CLASS OF 1988IMG_8061 copy

Inducted by Packy Hall, Class of 2016

Megyn Kelly currently serves as anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Kelly File and is based in New York. She joined the network in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.

During the 2012 and 2014 political seasons, Ms. Kelly served as co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Election HQ alongside Bret Baier. Additionally, Kelly contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2008 presidential election and 2010 midterm election.

Throughout her tenure with FNC, Ms. Kelly has covered breaking news and has reported live from numerous political events. Some of the major stories she’s covered for the network include the 2013 government shutdown, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the election of Pope Francis. She also provided coverage of the deadly EF5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

During her role as a correspondent, Ms. Kelly provided wall-to-wall coverage of the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts. In 2009 and 2010, she co-hosted FNC’s coverage of the confirmation hearings of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Before joining FNC, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 7) in Washington, D.C. where she covered national and local stories of interest, including the 2004 presidential race. Prior to her career in television news, Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator at Jones Day for nine years and was an associate in the Chicago office of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP.

Most recently, in 2014, Kelly was listed as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she graduated with honors and served as editor of the Albany Law Review.


MATT QUATRARO – CLASS OF 1992IMG_8075 copy

Inducted by Sarah Yates, Class of 2016 (Accepted by Chris and George Quatraro)

Mr. Quatraro, a 1992 graduate of Bethlehem, is a major league baseball coach for the Cleveland Indians. He graduated cum laude in 1996 from Old Dominion University with a B.A. in History. In 1996, he was named by collegiate sportswriters as a first team Academic All American in baseball and Male Scholar Athlete of the Year at Old Dominion.

Mr. Quatraro was honored with the Cape Cod League Manny Rabello 10th Player Award in 1994. In 1994, he was also named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tourney MVP. In 1995, Mr. Quatraro was named CAA second team All-Conference first baseman. The following year, he was named CAA first team All-Conference catcher, the Baseball Coaches Association and Base-ball American second team All American, the ODU Male Athlete of the Year, and the Pioneer League postseason All Star. During the same year, Mr. Quatraro was drafted in the 8th round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 1997, he was named South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star and in 2002, he was awarded the Durham Bulls Citizenship Award and was a member of the International League Champion Durham Bulls.

Following his playing career, Mr. Quatraro served as a minor league coach of the Tampa Bay Rays from 2004 – 2005, a minor league manager of the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 – 2009, and a minor league hitting coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 – 2013. Mr. Quatraro is currently working as the assistant hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians.