Facetime July 2012 - 1990s

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Dr Scott Lewis, ’90 BS, was recognized this year by The Princeton Review as one of the top 300 educators in the country. Scott began teaching at James Madison University in 1999. As a chemistry professor, he teaches organic chemistry lecture and labs and also works with the Harrisonburg Fire Department as the hazardous materials officer. Read an interview with Scott.

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Aaron Stively, ’93 BS, (photo right) is now Signature Client Director (aka national account manager) for Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. For the past five years, Aaron has been a Signature Client Director for the Arizona Region supporting three large Arizona-based accounts, USAirways, Republic, and Circle K.

Alberto Esparza, ’94 BS, received recognition from the Arizona House of Representatives for his community service work. Alberto founded the Si Se Puede Foundation, which has provided youth programs after school to curb gang involvement for decades. He’s also a volunteer on countless boards and commissions. Among his many awards, NAU’s Dr. Cliff Harkins Distinguished Citizen of the Year award.

True Blue NAU spirit is alive and well in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. The new "True Blue NAU" mural by local artist "Mural Joe" (aka Joe Cornelius) is slated to be completed by the start of the school year. Brian White, '95 BS, is one of the project's key investors, along with the True Blue NAU committee and the Northern Arizona University Foundation. Read more about the project in THIS recent story in Flagstaff Business News. Mural Joe is making videos of the project as part of his process. Here’s the latest:

Lisa (Wylie) Hobbs, ’93 BS & ’96 MPT, emailed to tell us life is good for her in Phoenix. She is mom to a 7-year-old son and twin boys that are four.  She works as a physical therapist at a hospital in the valley.

Brent Clark, ’97 BS, and wife Tara are back in Flagstaff, the owners of the new B&T Yogurt (near Bookmans). Read an article on them from the Arizona Daily Sun.

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The first two novels of alumna Andrea Laurence, ’99 BS, are out in bookstores now. Andrea works by day as a process engineer for an Army contractor. By night, she is a romance writer for Harlequin Desire. What Lies Beneath, her first book, debuted this spring. (cover left) Her second, More Than He Expected, came out in July.  She’s currently working on a four book miniseries that will be out in 2013-2014. You can get more information on Andrea and her books on her website: www.andrealaurence.com. Congrats Andrea!

Tagg Neal, ’99 BS, sent us an update on life since graduation:
“I proudly served in the United States Navy prior to attending Northern Arizona University where I received my bachelor's degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Spanish and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. I began my career in copier sales 11 years ago, but quickly advanced to medical sales, which I’ve been in ever since. In addition to taking on numerous civic and community leadership roles, I am also the President of the medical equipment company, American River Medical. I’m married to my lovely wife of 8 years, Tami, and have three beautiful children – son Taggart (7), daughter Alex (4), and son Landon (7 months).”

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Kurt Saulnier, ’99 BS, is now an associate broker with Lee & Associates. Since he began his commercial real estate career in 2000, he has worked with such clients as Abus Lock, Innovion, Datex Instruments, Infinity Trading and Solutions, McFarland Machine and Ceiba Technologies. Most recently, Kurt was with Grubb & Ellis and prior to that, Daum Commercial, both in Phoenix.

Dr. Kimberly (Kliewer) Anderson, '99 BS, (photo right) emailed to tell us she is now an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. "I teach Archival Studies and specialize in archival appraisal, the socio-cultural aspects of record keeping, and archival education," Kim tell us. "In 2002, I married fellow alum Christopher Anderson, '99 BS. He is currently the archivist for the Museum of Wisconsin Art."

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