BCMS Career Day 2022

students taking care of dolls students in hard hats talk with State Trooper adult raises their hand while students watch students holding tools and building equipment

On Thursday, Mar. 17, grade 7 students had the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers. More than 30 volunteers shared stories about their jobs and about the journeys they have taken in their careers. 

Thank you all for making this year’s Career Day at BCMS informative and fun!

Public Health, Public Administration, Public Safety  

  • Gregory McMullen/ US Air Force
  • Bill Ketzer/ Government Affairs
  • Kevin Grossman/ Labor Relations
  • Michael O’Connell/ NYS Police Investigator
  • David Pachan/ NYS Forest Ranger Lieutenant
  • Daphne Orlando/EcoPetites
  • Susan Rizzo/Albany County Comptroller
  • Maria Bernard-Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Sara Phelps/ Assistant Director NYS Dept of Health
  • Joshua Kapczynski/ Firefighter & Paramedic
  • Alison Bosko/Nurse Practitioner, Midwife
  • Erica O’Brien/Registered Nurse

Health & Human Sciences     

  • Deepa Rajulu/Director of Epidemiology        
  • Jon Rice/Social Worker          
  • Jason Heckman/Surgeon
  • Jennifer Hebner/Pharmacist
  • Drew Smith/Former Pro Athlete and Personal Trainer
  • Alan Condon/Empire Defense & Fitness

Business, Finance & IT

  • Alma Kanić Franco/Director of Operations for SUNY Community Colleges
  • Brian Degener/ Real Estate Investor
  • Jason MacLaughlin/ Manager of Clinical Applications
  • Steven Despres/Senior Policy Advisor for the SEC
  • Kevin & Jen Frick/Family Trucking Company Owners
  • Marc Agel/ Financial Advisor
  • John Scicchitano/International Businessperson
  • Sandy Ilardi/Daycare Owner
  • Grazia Yaeger/ Director of Marketing
  • Tereza & Jeff LaBelle/ Sparkle Klean

Communications, Education & STEM

  • Michael Tuman/Mechanical Engineer
  • Christy Doyle/Director of University Events at UAlbany
  • Jeff Schneiderheinze/Senior Director at Regeneron
  • Joel Dzekciorius/CEO of Manufacturing Company
  • Dong-ha Chung/Architect      
  • Dan Bolke/Civil Engineer-Senior Engineer Water & Sewer Dept.
  • Elissa Baker/Director for Distance & Online Learning for HVCC
  • Craig Westphal/Analytical Chemist
  • Brian Kugler/Global Pricing Director for Renewable Energy at GE
  • Lauren Spector/ Writer for Albany Times Union
  • Philip Grenz/Talent Agent in Hollywood
  • Elissa Baker/Director for Distance & Online Learning for HVCC

You can view Career Day photos on the district’s Facebook page.