Steven Mary (nie Syseskey)
Bronx High School of Science

I graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1975. At the time it was the number one rated high school in the nation. Bronx Science requires an entrance exam.

I graduated from Marlboro High School in 1974. My fondest memories of high school are volunteering in the nurse's office during study periods. The nurse was quite proud of me. When a subtitute nurse came in, if she needed advise on running the office, she was often told "Ask Mary Syseskey."

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Pratt Institute

I received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 1979. Pratt is a good school but not nearly as competitive as Bronx Science. Known primarily as a school of the arts, Pratt also has a good engineering school. I decided to attend Pratt because of its reputation and because the school had a Co-op program. In addition to seven semesters in school, I worked two semesters at the Energy Research and Development Agency, ERDA, now the Department of Energy. I performed various computer operations and systems programming tasks here. I also spent two semesters at Digital Equipment Corporation in Marlborough, Mass where I ported a graphics package to the DEC SYSTEM 10/20 and VAX 11/780. I worked on the third VAX ever built. Digital was later purchased by Compaq.

Bachelor of Arts
Rutgers University

I received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1979. I switched majors several times but ended up with a special major in vocational rehabilitation. During my last semester I researched and wrote two papers on Career Services and literature for disabled college students. These papers were published by Rutgers University.

Masters of Science in Computer Engineering
Stanford University

In 1979 I went to work for Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Owing to good grades I received as an undergratuate, I was fortunate to be accepted in the One Year on Campus (OYOC) program. I could choose one of about 15 schools from which I could obtain a Masters Degree. That year Stanford University had the top rated Computer Science program in the country . It was not easy completing a degree in one year but it was a tremendous accomplishment.

Masters of Business Administraion
Monmouth University

While working at the Monmouth County Board of Social Services, I earned a Masters of Business Administration at Monmouth University, concentrating in Information Systems.