I love receiving emails from our alumni. Here is the latest one.

Dear Fred,
I hope this email finds you well. As I could not attend the virtual alumni reunion, I wanted to share an update with all who would like to know. In a month, I will graduate from The Institute of Art and Design at New England College in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am still on the dean’s list and eligible to join the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society as I am in the top 35% of my class. I recently launched a Kickstarter for my upcoming comic Metanoia, which became fully funded in just two days. After graduation, I plan to travel around the U.S to find a creative community where I can see myself living. My boyfriend, his family, and I are starting with a road trip through California. It is crazy how I went from thinking I would never complete a college education because of my autism to graduating with several successes under my belt. I do not believe I would be here if it were not for the community and teachings at Franklin Academy. Thank you again for all that you have done.
Isabelle (Izzy) Rousseau, FA’14

Congratulations, Izzy. I am sending in my Kickstarter donation today. By the way, our next alumni virtual reunion is set for Tuesday, May 4, starting at 7 pm. Mary Murphy sent an email announcement of this upcoming event earlier today.

PS: Julie Connors, FA Art Instructor, and Izzy Rousseau connect at a pre-pandemic alumni reunion on campus in the photo above.