Elizabeth (Betty) Joy Fagerstrom, Class of 1950 – Service to Alma Mater
As a member of the first graduating class of CHS, Betty Joy Fagerstrom has participated in quite a few “firsts.” The beginnings of Lexington Christian Academy’s alumni relations were due in great part to Betty’s dedication to gathering the contact information from the first seven graduating classes. She has been a member of our Alumni Council and played a lead role in coordinating the first 50th reunion for CHS/LCA.
Betty is a frequent visitor to campus for annual events, often with her husband, Ernest. Through her thoughtfulness and commitment to LCA, many alumni have stayed close to their alma mater and to each other.
Virginia (Ginny) R. Curtis, Class of 1954 – Service to Community
From living at boarding schools were her husband, Wayne, was on staff, to raising her family, to owning her own business, Ginny Curtis has always found ways to selflessly serve. She has been an active and executive member of many boards of directors, and even a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has not gotten in the way of her commitment to serving her local and global community. From her home in Rhode Island, she provides support and inspiration to ALS sufferers who contact her from around the world.
“The foundation I received at CHS gave me strength, hope, and determination to pursue my dreams and face adversity,” Ginny shares gratefully.
Dorothy (Dottie) Cushman, Class of 1951 – Service to Profession
After CHS’s faculty “inspired” her to become a teacher, Dottie Cushman earned her bachelor’s degree and began her career as a history and English teacher at the American College for Girls in Cairo. She spent the next 43 years teaching and developing programs to improve the future for Egyptian children.
After earning her master’s in ESL, Dottie became the head of the English department at the former American College for Girls, now called Ramses College for Girls. As a supervisor with the Board of Management of Evangelical Schools, she also helped train educators.
Since her return to the States, Dottie has been sharing her insights into the Muslim world with varied audiences.