Mimi Swerdlow '70 recently completed an Architectural Design Course at Harvard University. It was an invigorating experience and studying as a professional satisfied a longtime goal.

In May of this year, (in spite of Covid-19), May earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. She is proud to announce that she is a published author with her first book of poems titled Portraits.

Dawn reports that she is retired from preparing taxes and from teaching music in grades K-8. Recently, she retired from playing violin in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Thirty nine years was enough! She wonders what she'll do next! Life in Arizona is just grand.

Alum Marie holding newborn grandson with husband Mike standing behind her

Marie and her husband Michael are thrilled to share that their hearts are filled with joy since the birth of their first grandchild, Carter Joseph Joly, born on October 12, 2018. She retired in June 2018 from her job as a Library Technical Aide at NFA. Since retiring, Marie and her husband have been enjoying traveling. In May of 2018, while on a trip to Jasper CA, she encountered an Italian exchange student who attended NFA five years ago and he remembered her from help he received in the library. Marie told him she remembered helping him get on the Internet to connect with relatives back home. He was so excited as he remembered the library and Marie helping him. Marie shared, “The world is so small, and it was so awesome to connect with someone from another country. NFA touched another life.”

Stephen with his professor and fellow student the day he received his Doctorate of Ministry

In November 2017, Stephen and his wife Janice (Mirkin) Misarski '76 welcomed their first grandchild Rowan Wright Misarski. In May 2018, Stephen received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His thesis is titled "Training for an Evangelistically Effective Church in New England." He is pictured on the left of Professor David Currie and to the right is fellow graduate Chaplain (LtC) Billy Graham.  

David recently started a new position as Associate Professor of Ethics and Health Policy and Director of the Healthcare Management Program at Maria College in Albany New York. In addition, he continues as Clinical Professor at University of Albany School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute.

Roxanne's dream in high school was to be a performer and many classmates saw her on stage at NFA.  She now plays 60+ shows a year in NY and VT as the band Roxy and The Road Kings and also as a duo with her husband Bob as Roxy Music with Bob & Rox. This winter they will be on a cruise full of musicians with Delbert McClinton. She also gets to sing back up with some amazing bands around the region. Rox is "Living the dream!"

Debbie is enjoying her retirement and is spending more time with her husband, James, family and friends. Her grandchildren have grown so quickly. Her oldest granddaughter is attending ECSU. She also, has three wonderful grandsons! One will be receiving his driver's license soon, another will be graduating grammar school and the other will be in eighth grade. She has also joined a yoga class and enjoys walking and going to the library!

Kathy and a man standing on a rock formation with a lighthouse in the backgroundKathy retired in January 2018 after approximately 40 years employed as an X-ray technician. She’ll now be spending her time enjoying her two grand children, Allie and Madison, while warming her feet in the Rhode Island sand during the summer months.

Joyce recently ended a forty year career at Aetna/Voya. She and her husband have built their "next" home in the Charleston, SC area after living in Glastonbury, CT for many years and raising their daughter (who is a 1st year nursing student at Fairfield University). She and her husband are looking forward to their new life in the low country.