Joe and Marie Rolle (1941/1950) Spirit of NAU Award
Current award winner
This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who radiates the
spirit of Northern Arizona University.
They should consistently show their support to the
university, whether by attending all athletic events or staying involved with
legislative matters or other efforts. This person's devotion to the university
should be prominent and ongoing throughout his or her life.
About Joe and Marie Rolle
Joe was a member of Chain Gang, played basketball, and was
both student body president and homecoming king.
As an alumnus, he was a member of the Northern Arizona University
Alumni Association Past President's Club and, together with wife Marie,
received the Distinguished Alumni Couple Award in 1998. Joe was administrator
for Arizona State College/Northern Arizona University for 36 years, with his
last post as dean of Student Services.
Marie managed the Northern Arizona University
bookstore and worked in career placement. She is a graduate of the University
of Arizona, where she and Joe met, and a longtime booster of her sorority,
Gamma Phi Beta. Supporters of alumni scholarships and athletics, the Rolle
family established the Joseph and Marie Rolle Award for Excellence. Joe passed
away in February 2011.