We are excited to announce the launch of Alumnifire- a FREE networking platform powered by BC alumni interested in opening doors for fellow alumni and students. Alumnifire is being sponsored in a partnership between the BC Alumni Association and the school’s Advancement Office. Alumnifire is used by top national and regional alumni communities across the country and it will help our 6,700+ BC alumni open doors for one another around the world!
FEATURES OF ALUMNIFIRE:
Job postings & job search
Job shadowing opportunities
Alumnifire is full of Cadets looking to open doors. It also highlights jobs at companies where Benedictine alumni work so members can quickly navigate potential opportunities with ease. Alumnifire makes it easy to connect with fellow BC alumni that can help you. Every member of BC’s Alumnifire is growing the value and prestige of our community by sharing personal and professional expertise with fellow members. Alumnifire is also a great way to help younger grads and students navigate opportunities in the real world.
How to join Visit https://thebc400.alumnifire.com/ to create your free account. You can register with your LinkedIn account, Facebook account, or email address. You'll be approved by a moderator within 48 hours.
For Sam Geha, Benedictine Military School Class of 2014, running the race of his life has resulted in the opportunity of a lifetime. At 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3), Geha will be among the nation’s elite male and female long-distance runners competing in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, on a course through downtown Orlando, Fla., to qualify to represent Team USA in the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
Geha, 28, qualified to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials when he ran the Grandma’s Marathon in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 25 seconds June 18, 2022, in Duluth, Minn. Saturday, he will be among approximately 200 hopefuls competing for one of only three men’s roster spots on Team USA.
Benedictine Military School graduate Harold Alexander “Hal” Rahn (BC Class of 1972) is president and chief operating officer of Norcom, among the largest American manufacturers and distributors of office and school paper products sold in the United States. The Griffin, Ga., resident has held the position since 1993 and he credits BC with playing an instrumental role in his success.
“I’m confident that I would not be the person that I have been able to become if it hadn’t been for Benedictine,” he said. “No question about it. I’m just lucky. I’m lucky my parents sent me there.”
Chuck Watson, Benedictine Military School Class of 1979, is a geophysicist and the founder and Director of Research and Development of Enki Holdings, LLC.
Watson, who possesses an endearingly sarcastic sense of humor, named Enki Research for the Sumerian god of mischief and seawater. At Enki Research, Watson designs computer models for weather phenomena including tropical cyclones/hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, as well as anthropogenic hazards such as terrorism and industrial accidents. Enki’s models and outputs are used by governments throughout the world.
Benedictine Military School will host its 2nd Annual Reunion Weekend on Sept. 29-30 and based on the success of the inaugural event it is anticipated that even more alumni will attend. Benedictine Military School Director of Alumni Engagement Dustin White ’14 said BC’s one-stop-shopping approach to class reunions is attractive to graduates for many reasons.
When Mike Carbo, Benedictine Military School Class of 1976, joined BC’s Guidance and College Counseling Office to help Cadets with career services last November, his objective was to give back to his alma mater by helping Cadets explore and experience various potential jobs and careers.
Benedictine Military School conducted its Inaugural Alumni Engagement Speaker Series on March 23. The event featured BC Class of 1975 graduates Mr. Tom Hagan, Mr. Cory Highland, Mr. Tom Hussey, and Dr. Walter Muller III, who helped to educate our Cadets (the senior and junior theology classes) about how to achieve success in life.
Dr. James “Jimmy” Ware graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1974, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Emory University in 1978, and earned a doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical School of Georgia in 1982. While in dental school, he joined the Navy reserve for four years. In 2012, Captain Ware retired from the U.S. Navy Dental Corps after 30 years of service.
Mr. Bob Blakewood, Benedictine Military School Class of 1954, and his wife of 62 years, Carolyn, recently made the ultimate legacy gift. They are two of the newest members of the 1902 Heritage Society, which recognizes those who have remembered the school in their will or estate plans.
Levi Edwards will be cheering for Benedictine Military School’s football team from his family’s home in England until approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, when the game ends.
Edwards, a graduate of the Benedictine Military School Class of 2013 and one of the school’s most passionate supporters, will stay awake with his parents, Brandi and Glenn, and listen to ESPNCoastal.com’s broadcast of BC’s GHSA Class AAAA football semifinal game against Troup County at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. but it will be 12:30 a.m. in England. The Edwards family does not mind the five-hour time difference. BC football is a late Friday night/early Saturday morning tradition for the Edwards family, which lives in Chester, England, about 15 miles outside of Liverpool.
Mr. Michael Thompson, Benedictine Military School Class of 1995, was the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony for the BC Class of 2022 on May 15 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Mr. Thompson serves as a co-founding member of Reinvent Capital with business partner Mr. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. Reinvent Capital is currently invested in several companies, including Joby Aviation, an electrical aviation rideshare company; Aurora, the first autonomous vehicle company to go public; and SpaceX, a provider of space transportation services.
Benedictine Military School traces its roots back to a tough time in our nation's history, just coming out of our Civil War. It was in this environment that the first Benedictines came to Savannah to educate and evangelize the recently emancipated enslaved peoples. It wasn't until the 1960s when the school was able to realize our first Black graduates.
Tim Farrell, a graduate of the Benedictine Military School Class of 1981, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Farrell Construction, a full-service general contractor specializing in retail, grocery, restaurant, and auto dealership construction.
Hilda De La Guardia, 83, recalls the scared silence among the airplane’s passengers as they taxied down the runway and prepared to depart Havana, Cuba. It was 1962, and Hilda and her husband, Mario, and their 1-year-old son, Mario, Jr., were on the brink of escaping Fidel Castro’s communist Cuba and flying to freedom.