President and CEO Alan Levine ’85S has been with Ballad Health for over two years but has over 25 years of hospital operations experience. Ballad Health represents 21 hospitals and over 3,000 physicians and providers in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
In 2015, Melissa Diaz Salas ’20 moved from Peru and started her five-year Upper School journey at Farragut. Although she had to learn a new culture and did not know much English, Diaz thrived and became the first female in her Peruvian family to attend college.
On June 27, 2020, Ethan Lipsky ‘18 and Michael “Mike” Harris ‘76N met up at the U.S. Naval Station in Rota, Spain, to celebrate their “Farragut Brotherhood.” This was the first time they had met. Harris and Lipsky’s dad, David ‘75N, were Farragut teammates on the BlueJacket football and track teams.
Farragut’s footprint has evolved with the new addition of DeSeta Hall, and the class of 1980 has joined together to raise funds to provide a legacy gift for Farragut.
After Homecoming 2019, Farragut alumnus Skip Thaeler ‘66S wrote this poem about brotherhood and why alumni come back to Farragut year after year.
We want to thank many donors for their support of Farragut families during this time of COVID-19. We are humbled and encouraged by the Farragut community including parents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and friends who have donated to the Farragut Fund for financial aid helping Farragut families in need due to the pandemic. We have received over $115,000 in donations since starting the campaign on May 19, 2020. These donations directly impact boarding and day students who otherwise may not be able to return to Farragut in August.
Jim Brown ’90N is a Chief Engineer with Schuyler Line Navigation Co. He works aboard the SLNC Magothy ship that was chartered this past February as part of Military Sealift Command’s Operation Deep Freeze. The operation was sent for the annual resupply mission for the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program.
The Klingel family, a long time supporter and Farragut family including alumni and current students, was recently highlighted on the local Tampa Bay news for their manufacturing companies that distribute plastic and rubber devices all over the world
Granvil Tracy ‘73S thought he’d never be back after graduation