Alumni Accomplishments

Alumni Accomplishments

Arc Alumni Accomplishments

Arcs everywhere are accomplishing great things.  Great things, both large and small.  Just get a new job?  A promotion?  Become a grandparent?  Get married?  Write a novel?  Win a race?  Even just run the race?!  We would love to hear about it.  We are not looking for an entire bio, just a few sentences about what's new in your life.

Send your information to Deb Betz ('76) at [email protected].  Be sure to put "Arc Alumni News" in the subject line of your email.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Forever Young

"May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam. And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home. May you grow to be proud, dignified and true and do unto others as you'd have done to you. Be courageous and be brave and in my heart you'll always stay Forever Young." (Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart)

Josh (Joseph)

Josh (Joseph) Laurienzo, had portions of his research work included in an article published in the April 2, 2021 edition of Science Magazine. As a senior at Case Western Reserve University, he spent the summer of 2020 working on research at the University of Tokyo. He, along with a handful of other article authors had their work published in the acclaimed industry publication. In referring to his time in the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools, Josh shares “The teachers I had at Brush definitely gave me the foundation I needed. I hope the can see my success as theirs. I have never been as good of a student as a lucky one.” Access to the article can be seen by clicking here. Congratulations to Josh Laurienzo on his post-secondary successes and accomplishments. 

Chelsea Conwell2015Ms. Conwell, a 2015 Brush graduate, graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2018 (a full year early!) and now teaches 4th grade for Teach for America in St. Louis, MO!  Another Brush graduate, making a difference!  Click here for story.

Brandon McGhee 


Brush ARC, Brandon McGhee, served as President of his class at Princeton University.  Click here to see Brandon delivering the 2018 Class Day speech to his fellow Princeton graduates.

Jason Pryor2005

Jason is a member of the U.S. men's epee fencing team that won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Championships, marking the beginning of the Olympic qualification for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Click here for more info.  Jason went on to compete at a Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary where he qualified for the 2016 Olympics!  Check it out!   August 2016 update: Jason will be fencing in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 9th with coverage starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT. You can go to for all of the information and plenty more on what Jason's been doing since qualification.  NBC will be covering fencing on TV (a first), but they are not covering it on the day Jason fences.  However, they are live streaming all 34 athletic events 24 hours and the URL’s are available.  Therefore, anyone who is interested can watch Jason fence live.  Congratulations Jason!  We are so proud of you.

Austin Brizee2014

Now playing trumpet in "The Best Damn Band in the Land", the Ohio State Marching Band, Austin attributes his music success to his eight years of involvement in the District's music program, from 5th grade at Greenview through his career at Brush where he was a member of the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Commencement Band and Homecoming Band. This experience, plus hours of practice and his dedication to music resulted in attaining his dream of marching with "TBDBITL".  GO BUCKS!! 

 Earl K. Miller 1981
Earl is the Picower Professor of Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recently won the 2015 Professional Achievement Award from Kent State University.   He received his B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience in 1990 from Princeton University.  He has academic appointments in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, in addition to being the recipient of a variety of awards.

Professor Miller uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior.

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