Admiral Farragut Academy Alumni Class Notes from October 2021 Alumni Newsletter. See what our alumni have been up to after graduation! Click the image to see it larger.
Jim Giffin ’77S has just retired from the banking industry in Cleveland, OH, and is enjoying a vacation in Clearwater this week. Jim shared, “My father is 94 and he will not believe I came back….honestly it was one of the best decisions my father made for me.”
Christian Comberg ’84S and his wife Pam, took time out of their schedule while visiting family in St. Petersburg, to show his wife his beloved alma mater. Christian is an investment broker and lives with his wife and four kids in Charlottesville, VA.
Chris Thomas ’87N was judging an aerobatic contest put on by the International Aerobatic Club, The Wildwood AkroBlast in Cape May, NJ. Since Chris is a member of the Geico Skypers, an aerobatic team, he was selected as a judge for the competition. Chris got to talking with the other judge, John Shavinsky ’81N, who also attended Admiral Farragut Academy in NJ. John is also an aerobatic pilot enthusiast and he and Chris both competed in the Intermediate category.
Scott Hansen ’90N shared, “Larry fed me during my 4 years at AFA. Wonderful spirit and a great chef. All meals are served on standard-issue U.S. Navy aluminum trays. Although it was 1986-1990 it very much felt like an older era. The memories are sublime, the bonds and friendships run very deep.”
Chris Licata ’09 has been active since graduation, he has started his own successful business, Licata Consulting Solutions. Currently, Chris lives in Spring Hill with his wife Jennifer, and they have a 5-year-old boy who just started kindergarten. Chris is very proud of his wife Jennifer, who has entered the race for Hernando County School Board.
Dan Bliss ’13 stopped by campus over the weekend and got to share his story and hold some of Mrs. Deitche’s reptiles. After Farragut Dan attended Florida State University and is currently in real estate in Sarasota, FL.
Michel “Mikey” Tauber ‘15 shared this photo of his grandfather, Dr. Franck (pictured in beige suit), during the March on Washington when Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. We are proud to say that Dr. Franck helped mobilize the city to host the 250,000+ marchers who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial. Among other important accomplishments, the late Dr. Franck was a civil rights activist, interfaith leader, and college educator in Washington, D.C.