Class of 1973 (First graduating class)
Nancy Boyette Miller graduated from Meredith College with a B.S. in Business Administration and with a concentration in Management. Her career included working for Electronic Data Systems in Buffalo, NY as a Systems Engineer Designer, Carolina Power & Light as a Customer Service Representative, and Asheville Christian Academy as Director of Development.
Nancy married Glenn Miller in 1979, and they lived in Asheville 40 years. They have two children, Erin and John, and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls.
Nancy and Glenn are retired and now reside in Durham, NC. Nancy says, “I feel like I have come home being back in eastern NC.” (2019)
Virginia “Ginny” Lee Stark attended Mitchell Community College for one year, followed by earning an Executive Secretary AA degree from Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh. She worked with the 1976 Ronald Reagan campaign in Raleigh, then was hired for the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress. She then worked with the 1980 Reagan campaign in Washington, D.C. She returned to Raleigh for a job with the North Ridge Country Club and back to D.C. to work for Eugene Johnston of Greensboro followed by jobs with the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Energy in D.C. I met my future husband, Kim Starke, in D.C., and after getting married in 1985, we moved to Kenya, Somalia, and Botswana with his jobs with the U.S. State Department. Our daughter, Jessie, was born in Botswana in 1990; our son, Charlie, was born in Illinois in 1994, and our son, Will, was born in Virginia in 1998. We moved overseas again to Australia and then to the Philippines. While overseas, I worked at the embassies where we were stationed, then back to Virginia for 2 years, retirement for Kim, and finally we moved to Wisconsin. Jessie is getting a degree in counseling; Charlie graduated from the U.S. Academy at West Point and is now a 1st LT at Ft. Hood, Texas; and Will is a junior at St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. He is in the WI Army National Guard as well as ROTC. As I still have family in North Carolina, I try to get in as many visits as possible. I am so thankful to the original Board of Trustees, Mr. Lassiter, and the fine teachers they brought together to form Fayetteville Academy. It is truly wonderful to see my alma mater grow and thrive. Happy 50th!!!! (2019)
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