Admiral Farragut Academy alumni and graduate news, class notes, updates, events and gatherings, fundraising initiatives, and more.
On January 17th, Farragut’s Aviation Director Rob Ewing joined Farragut alumni Chris Miller ‘00 and Kreg Brown ‘07 to help coach in the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl. Miller was the head coach of the American team, Brown was on staff as a running back coach, and Ewing was a special teams assistant.
Alumni, pay your Farragut Legacy forward by giving $100 per month for 12 months. Your monthly donation will help raise $240,000 annually in the Founder’s Fund. The fund is critical to the school’s future and provides much-needed student financial assistance to deserving cadets.
Spike Mendelsohn, a non-graduate who attended Farragut two years with the class of ‘00, is a successful Washington D.C. chef and restaurateur who owns several top eateries in the D.C. area. Mendelsohn became a celebrity chef after placing fifth in the TV show Top Chef in 2008.
We are pleased to report that in spite of the ongoing pandemic, our loyal alumni, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, and friends continued to support the Admiral Farragut Academy Foundation with their generous gifts. From January 1 – December 31, 2020, the Foundation received $284,000 in donations from 104 donors.
The first-ever virtual homecoming was a huge success, with more than a hundred alumni from across the globe joining in on the Zoom event held Saturday, February 6, 2021.
The event is celebrating classes ending in ‘0s and 5’s but all alumni are welcome.
After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Homecoming event that was scheduled for February 5-7, 2021. In its place will be an Alumni Homecoming Zoom Event.
During the 2019 Army Navy Alumni Weekend, Joseph Zolfo ’86N met fellow alumnus Thomas Salomon ’15. During this meeting, Salomon expressed his desire to get into TV production after reading about Zolfo’s career which was highlighted in the Spring 2019 edition of Reveille. Salomon reached out to Zolfo after his graduation from Drexel University last fall to see if there were any opening opportunities in TV production. After interviewing, Zolfo hired Salomon as his production assistant for the new television series he is producing called Stargirl.
We are working to enhance the Class Agent Program. A class agent is a committed and loyal group of alumni who represent their individual class years. We are looking to add additional agents for each year to support building a stronger connection between our alumni and the Academy.