By Althea Arnold
Anne and Nancy have lived in Lansing since 1990 in a beautiful home on Leslie Street on the Eastside. Both are currently retired after many years in successful careers.
Nancy is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and studied advertising at Brooklyn College. Before moving to the Lansing area, she worked in the carnival business painting rides and selling tickets. After moving to Lansing, she became involved in the Women’s Center Community - this is where she met Anne. Nancy was soon recruited to teach in the art department at Lansing Community College, where she started the computer graphic design program. She then became a financial aid advisor for several years at LCC before retiring. Nancy is now involved with the Quaker meeting house which she helped build in the Lansing area.
Anne was raised in Tampa, Florida, and studied Political Science and History at the University of Southern Florida. After graduation, she enlisted with the Peace Corps and taught children in Malaysia. When she returned to the United States, she began teaching at a community college in Tennessee before moving to Michigan. She worked at General Motors for 20 years and quickly became very involved in the community including the Lansing Peace Council and the Women’s Center Community.