Katherine Akers ‘10 and Kaissling Akers Anderson ‘11 are now second-generation owners of City Wide Solutions who are managing day-to-day operations.
We recently celebrated Spiritual Emphasis Week, and we are so grateful for each ministry and non-profit representative who joined us on campus, including alumnus Adam DeVries '00. With opportunities for students to grow spiritually, spend time across divisions, and serve our community, we are thankful for this long-standing FRA tradition.
Homecoming and Reunion weekend is set for Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21. Mark your calendars and plan to be here for a great weekend. It is also now time for the classes of 4s and 9s to plan reunion parties! I am looking forward to helping you plan and celebrate your reunions. Contact me if you want to help plan your party, and I will connect you with classmates.
If you are interested in taking a tour and visiting campus, send me a note, and let's make a plan! I love to watch alumni reconnect with a special faculty member or with a space on campus that was special to them. Spring is a great time to come walk campus with me.
All the best,
The Franklin Road Academy Distinguished Alumni Award was created in 2005 to show appreciation to those individuals who have made significant contributions to FRA. Those chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award have influenced our community through their accomplishments, dedication, and service while at FRA and following graduation.
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 2021 to show appreciation to those individuals or teams who have made significant contributions to FRA athletics. Those chosen for induction into the FRA Athletics Hall of Fame have influenced our community through their ability, dedication, and service to our athletic program while at FRA and following graduation.
Homecoming 2023 Highlights
Our Alumni made this Homecoming / Alumni Reunion Weekend 2023 so special! Thank you to each alum who attended the Homecoming tailgate and the annual Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony. It wouldn’t have been the same without your smiling faces, great stories, and coveted presence in our FRA community. See below for photo highlights from the weekend’s events and visit the FRA Alumni Facebook page for more!
Generations of current students, alums, and special guests gathered to recognize Coach David Tucker’s impact on FRA for the last 42 years. Coach Tucker, thank you for your investment in each area of our community and for leaving a lasting legacy. If you missed the ceremony and would like to watch it, please click the link below.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Jerry Williams, a beloved member of the Franklin Road Academy community.
Caitlyn Manning (Class of 2016) was recently named Chief of Staff for the Middle Tennessee State football program. In her role, Manning will oversee the daily operational functions of the football program while working closely with head coach Derek Mason.
RJ Casey (Class of 2022) was recently named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week for men's basketball, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. Casey is a sophomore guard at Connecticut College. Casey averaged 24.5 points per game last week while leading the Camels to a pair of NESCAC wins. His team is 15-5 on the season.
Recently, local NewsChannel 5 news reporter Amelia Young ’13 joined us on campus to speak to our business communications, entrepreneurial leadership, and broadcast journalism students. While she was on campus, students had the opportunity to learn valuable insights on broadcast careers, public speaking, and journalism.
FRA students, faculty, and staff gathered Friday, November 10, in the Scarlett Family Chapel to honor veterans serving our country, Dr. Fred Frawley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Ret.), and 10 alumni on active duty.
Congratulations to alumna Maiya Zepeda ’23, who received the 2023 GritGrant Award, commending her vital attributes of grit, perseverance, focus, and agility among students worldwide.
When I graduated from Franklin Road Academy 30 years ago, I never expected my daydreams to become my reality. Since graduating college, beginning my career, and turning the page to a new business, my life has taken me on an exciting journey largely inspired by my mentors, the curriculum, and the mission of Franklin Road Academy.
Our annual Legacy Breakfast occurred last Wednesday, September 20, in the Weicker Center for Student Life. During the breakfast, our community had the chance to catch up with old peers, celebrate with current classmates, and spend time with their families. Legacy families are those alumni who have previously graduated from FRA and are current students on our campus.
Thirty-four teams enjoyed excellent weather, food, and a great game of golf at the annual FRA Golf Classic, held last Monday, September 11, at the Governors Club in Brentwood. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, BMW of Nashville, and all our sponsors for helping make this event possible.
Director of Alumni Relations
FRA ALUMNI OFFICE
4700 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220
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