The Fordham Prep Alumni Service Corps (FPASC) invites recent college graduates to consider a year of service to Fordham Prep. FPASC members may work in variety of areas at the Prep, including but not limited to Campus Ministry, Service, Global Education, Computer Science and STEAM, Communications and Development, and other vital support services. Teaching opportunities might also be available for qualified candidates. FPASC members would also be expected to get involved in extracurricular activities, sports, clubs, retreats, and service projects.
Applicants are subject to the same academic criteria as applicants for full-time faculty positions, i.e., bachelor's degree in subject area, recommendations, interviews with and approval of department chair, principal, and president. Among other things, the Prep's needs in a particular department/subject area and/or extracurricular activity, as well as the applicant's recommendations, will be taken into account. Those applying for non-academic jobs should be able to have comparable experience or the ability to relate their own experience to the work needed. While we view this as a service program, Fordham Prep does provide a $2,000 monthly stipend and health insurance, if needed, for ten months.
As an alumnus, your experience is a valuable resource in itself in supporting our students and enriching the culture that exists here. I hope you will consider extending your generosity to your Fordham Prep brothers as a member of our Alumni Service Corp.
Welcome to the Fordham Prep Alumni Veterans Network!
The goal of this group is to connect Fordham Prep’s wide network of alumni veterans - those who have answered the call to be “men for others” through service to their country.
The Veterans Council’s mission is to support and mobilize the talents, resources and experiences of the Fordham Prep community’s veterans to benefit the Prep, its students and its veterans.
FORDHAM PREP VETERANS COMMITTEE
Jack Bergen '60, US Army
Gerry Byrne '62, US Marine Corps
Charlie Brusco '17, US Army
Jimmy Corbett '99, US Marine Corps (Chair)
Ralph Dengler '84, US Marine Corps
- Veterans Network Registry
- Veterans Newsletter
- Veterans Network Award
- Veteran's Vocation Day
- Staff Sergeant Robert C. Murray '64 Award
- Tommy Zurhellen '87: VetZero & The Low Row
Recipients of the Fordham Prep Jesuit Veterans Service Award
2023 - Nicholas Racette, Loyola University
2022 - Denzel Herrera, Manhattan College
On May 24, 2022, the Veterans Network debuted the Fordham Prep Jesuit Veterans Service Award. It is presented on the Senior Awards Day to an extraordinary young man based on community service and nominated by Fordham Prep Faculty.
The Fordham Prep Veterans Alumni Network conceived the creation of the Award and sponsors it annually. In a unique partnership, the Prep co-launched the Award with colleagues from BC High in Boston. The Fordham Prep Veterans Committee was joined by BC High graduates, General Joseph Dunford USMC and General George Casey USA, to define and shape the core of this special honor.
The emphasis of the Veterans Service Award is:
1) to encourage public service as a means of developing the whole person
2) to highlight the responsibilities of citizenship in our democracy
3) to promote selfless service, an ideal embodied by service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Most importantly, The Veteran’s Network Mission is in the spirit of Saint Ignatius. Prep graduates carried our Jesuit values into the military inspiring our commitment to ethics, integrity and leadership as well as to service in the support of Fordham Prep. Our motto is “Veterans for Others”.
Fordham Prep and BC High hope that these Awards will inspire other Jesuit High Schools in America to create a similar award. Nationalizing this Award will give a Jesuit education an amplified importance and stature, and most importantly, elevate the importance of service.
In May 2023, the Veterans Network debuted "Military Vocation Day," a day where the Prep invites Alumni Veterans to come speak to the Class of 2024 as they begin the search for the next phase of their life. Modeled on Jesuit Vocation Day, which the Prep hosts each fall, on Military Vocation Day, Veterans address small groups of the Junior Class.
The goal of these discussions will be for Veterans to talk about their own decision to serve and the path of their military and post-military career, and offer insight to any students also considering a career in the military, with the opportunity to answer any questions the students might have.
If you're interested in participating in Military Vocation Day,
please fill out the Veterans Network Registry form.
Past Recipients of the Robert C. Murray Award
2023 - Adam Dworakowski, Georgetown
2022 - Marcus Petterson, Wheaton College
2021 - Richard Alaimo, Villanova
2020 - Michael McCrory, Boston College
2019 - John Greco, Boston College
2018 - Michael Sexton, Wisconsin
2017 - Owen Lombardi, Notre Dame
Robert (Bob) Murray, Fordham Prep Class of 1964, was a genial, prayerful, and genuine young man. Upon graduation from Fordham University, he began studies at Harvard Business School, then opted to enlist in the U.S. Army. While serving in Vietnam, he was awarded Bronze Stars for heroism for two separate actions, resulting in promotion to Staff Sergeant.
One June 7, 1970, while on patrol, Bob sacrificed his life by throwing himself onto a live grenade to save the soldiers he led. For his extraordinary valor, he was posthumously awarded our country’s highest military recognition – The Medal of Honor.
The Murray Award, symbolized by a medallion inscribed with the words “Courage, Love, Sacrifice”, also includes a scholarship for college, and an honorary membership in the Class of 1964. It was established by his classmates and family so that each year, the Prep community might reflect on Bob’s devotion to his country, courage, love for his neighbor, and final sacrifice. His promising life and magnanimous death point us to our better selves.
To date, the Prep community has collectively contributed $184,064.00 to the Robert C. Murray Award Fund.
The Robert C. Murray Award recognizes that member of the senior class who has best exemplified the qualities of the man for whom it is named.
Thomas Zurhellen '87
Tommy Zurhellen, author of The Low Road: Walking the Walk for Veterans, talks about the voices of the amazing folks he meets, in their own words, on his trip across the country. All net proceeds from the limited "VetZero Heroes Edition" will benefit Hudson River Housing’s VetZero Heroes Program to help veterans. His epic adventure across America from start to finish is expressed in this humorous and humbling memoir about one veteran trying to make a difference!
Hudson River Housing believes that those who served our country deserve the highest level of care, including quality, affordable housing. They strive to meet the needs of our veteran community through specialized housing, transportation, advocacy and care management. Through their VetZero Services for Veterans, they’re on a mission to reach ZERO veteran suicides and ZERO veteran homelessness in our community – and hopefully, in our nation.
Welcome, Class Reps! Thank you for volunteering to help the Prep!
Interested in becoming a Class Rep or know an alumnus who you think would be a great Class Rep? Contact us HERE today!
Class Rep Mission
- Keep the Prep up to date on you classmates' contact info
- Encourage event attendance
- Share your class's news and notes
- Share Prep news with your classmates through email and social media
- Encourage your motivated classmates to join the Rep Program
Class Rep Benefits
- Discounte4d pricing to Prep events
- Exclusive Prep Gear
- Early access on Prep news and notes
- Giving back to your Alma Mater in a much needed way
One of the best ways you can passively encourage your classmates to donate is to become a donor yourself. Consider a recurring monthly donation to the Prep for as little as the cost of a cup of coffee - having great alumni participation numbers is the key to sustaining the Prep, its community and its mission.
Need a classmate's contact info? Need your updated class list? Your yearbook? Anything else? Please contact our Director of Alumni Engagement JP Feighery '03 at 718-367-7500, ext. 211.
The Young Alumni Brotherhood
The Prep successfully launched the Brotherhood Society with 90 founding members in the first year!
Membership in the society is tiered by age, and different perks will be included based on number of years in the society.
Click here to learn more about your age tier, and how you can support the Prep this year.
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