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James Frontero (James S. Frontero), Ed'60, of Lynnfield, MA, James S. Frontero, 1960 graduating class, recently passed away. He met his wife of 45 years, Jeanette Tempesta, who predeceased him and a graduate in the class of 1959. Jim and Jeanette were residents of Lynnfield, MA and Naples, FL. Both were life long educators, raised 4 children and had 10 grandchildren. Jim was born in Boston, raised in Everett and was a star athlete on the high school football team playing quarterback. He graduated from Everett High School '54, Cheshire Academy '56, Northeastern University '60, and Salem State College '65 with a Masters in Education. Jim worked as an English teacher, adjustment councilor and for his last 20 years as an assistant principle for Melrose High School. He was also part of the coaching staff that led Malden Catholic High School to win the Mass State Football Championship in 1965. He raised his family in Lynnfield where he served on the School Committee and was active in the town's sports program. He was an avid golfer, reader, loved music and enjoyed cooking. Yet, his life passion was his family. He will be truly missed.


Alida Merlo, MS'75, was selected as the 2020-21 Distinguished University Professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an honor given to one faculty member each year. Alida received a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern in 1975 and a Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1980. Read More

Linda Engstrom, BHS'79 retired on July 15, 2020 after 41 years working as a Physical Therapist. She graduated in 1979 from Bouvé College of Health Sciences (formerly Boston Bouvé) with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and is proud to tell people about her alma mater and co-op education. Wishing you a happy retirement, Linda.


Bob Hyldburg, DMSB'81, wrote his second book on the New England Patriots, "Relive Patriots History! Six Time World Champions!" This 464 page book captures every player and every memorable moment of the Patriots football team, based on extensive interviews conducted since 1994. The new book is available in November 2020. Twitter: @BobtheStatMan


Jennifer Larson (JJ Jahn), MS'91, LPC, NCC, AADC, was promoted to Dean of Student Support Services for the Richland Campus of Dallas College in August 2020. JJ graduated in 1991 from Bouvé College of Health Sciences with her MS in Counseling Psychology. From starting at Northeastern in Residential Life, her experience has expanded to include work in Campus Threat Assessment, Higher Ed Case Management and various intervention programs. At Dallas College, JJ oversees all Health and Wellbeing services that enhance a students capacity for academic as well as personal success.


Grace Woodward, SSH'19, MA'20, named Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Assistant at Maryland Humanities. Woodward has been working as the COVID-19 Digital Archive's Project Manager of the Cultural Heritage Collection. Previously, she interned at The National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Archives.

Joseph Mroszczyk, PhD’19, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, has been appointed to the Amesbury School Committee.

Constanza Cabello, EdD’19, of Woburn, Massachusetts, has been named the first-ever vice president for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Framingham State University.

Andrew Wu, EdD’18, of Pikesville, Maryland, named athletic director at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.


Alexandra Askenazi Marcus, S'20, published an e-book called "The monster that made me believe my body was monstrous: Free yourself of shame, distortion, and food obsession." Alexandra started writing when she was an undergrad after being encouraged by a professor. The e-book is available for Amazon Kindle and is meant to help girls all over the world who suffer from eating disorders. Alexandra is currently pursuing a master of science in counseling psychology.