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Alum in NFA sweatshirt with his two children also wearing NFA sweatshirts

Brett still breaks out the NFA sweatshirt, a 2001 graduation gift, given to him from the staff at Alumni House. Brett spent many hours during his four years at NFA volunteering in Alumni House. Brett is pictured with his children, Ellarene and Noah, also wearing NFA red!

R.J recently accepted a position as the University of North Carolina Asheville assistant men’s basketball coach. He joins the UNC Asheville men’s basketball program after spending last season as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville during which the Cardinals finished with 22 wins and advanced to the 2018 National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals. Prior to his time at Louisville, he was on staff at the University of Texas for two years as a graduate assistant. He joined the staff of Texas after one year as an assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. The Bison’s posted a 20-6 overall record and won the 2014-15 Commonwealth Coast regular-season title with a 17-1 mark in his lone season on staff. He played college basketball at both Holy Cross and the University of Connecticut. Evans earned a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross in 2012; M.A. in Educational Psychology from University of Connecticut in 2013; and a M.S. in Kinesiology from University of Texas in 2017.

Tanya earned her CPA license for the State of Connecticut in 2018. She and her husband Michael Daniels Jr. also welcomed their second child, Chase, on June 27, 2018. He joins big sister, Madison.

Five year old daughter Hazel holding her newborn brother CalvinDana is married to Nicholas Johnson '04. On September 26, 2017, they welcomed their second child, a son, Calvin Allen. In the photo, holding her newborn brother, is their first child, 5-year old daughter Hazel Marie.

Matthew is completing his second Masters in Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania. Last year he received his Masters of Public Policy. He has been accepted in the Johns Hopkins Doctoral Program for Public Health. He and his wife Noelle reside in Philadelphia.

Kara's one-year-old son William standing up against cabinets in a kitchen. He is wearing jeans and a shirt and has a pacifier in his mouth.Kara and her fiance Randy Boles welcomed a 6 lb. 14 oz. baby boy named William Jan Boles on February 8th of 2017. William just celebrated his 1st Birthday.

 









 

Amy Jancewicz Class of 2004 standing with her partner David and seated are her two Wyatt and EthanAmy recently earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison by successfully defending her thesis "A genetic study of cadaverine response reveals crosstalk between cadaverine and putrescine pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana." She is now a Senior Scientist and Agricultural Product Lead at AmebaGone, developing novel treatments to eradicate pathogenic bacteria. She lives in Madison with her partner, David, and two sons, Wyatt and Ethan.

 

 

Anna Karmazinas Capobianco Class of 2002On October 24, 2017, Anna, an English Teacher at West Hartford's Hall High School, was surprised with the presentation of the prestigious $25,000 Milken Award; an unrestricted award in recognition for “the exceptional work of this educator for the state and nation.” In a news release about the award, the Milken Family Foundation said, “Whether it’s piloting a new Advanced Placement course, developing teacher guidelines for implementation of Google Classroom or inspiring colleagues to adopt ‘Nonfiction Fridays,’ Capobianco engages students, parents and faculty to reach high standards and exemplary outcomes. Anna works hard to ensure her students explore complex topics and examine perspectives by reading literary and informational texts and writing expository essays.” She is the state’s only Milken Educator Award winner this year and will receive all-expenses-paid trip to the Milken Educator Forum in Washington, D.C., on March 21-24, 2018 – and have the opportunity to network with “an all-star education team” of other Milken Educator honorees who gather to discuss important educational issues with state and federal officials.

Jessica and her husband Dan welcomed their second child, Rocco Giovanni, on June 20, 2017. Big sister Abigail is thrilled to finally have "her" baby home.