Join us for a weekend
of fun and good memories during Homecoming, with “Blue & Gold Reunion”
activities on Friday October 19th and Saturday, October 20th.
More info will be posted on the alumni events page
, as the schedule of events is made.
re-published her Victorian novel of mystery, Gothic Spring, in January of
this year and has recently signed a contract for another suspense/mystery, Trompe l’Oeil,
to be published in October – a story centered around the French-Algerian
War. The first novel, Gothic Spring, has received several good
reviews, the latest from Alan Caruba, a nationally recognized book critic. Miller
has sold many short stories. Her most
recent is a novelette, Marie Eau-Claire, a piece of magical
realism which takes place in modern Paris. It
will be published as a two-part sequel by The Colored Lens beginning this
month. You can also read Caroline’s daily thoughts on her blog. (Image, right)
retirement to Bill Eardensohn, ’73 BS
& ’76 MS, and Pauline Dynneson
Eardensohn, ’76 BS. They wrote to tell us they have completed “their 25
year career as missionaries in Tanzania, soon returning to Omaha, NE for
stateside assignment followed by retirement from their sending organization.” (Photo, left)
West, ’74 BM, stopped by our Alumni offices in Old Main this month. She and
her husband were in town for her nephew’s (Russell Flores, BFA ’12) senior art
exhibition and graduation. (Photo, right)
Lippert, ’75 MA & ’83 PhD, just had an article, "Harvesting
Souls," published in Native Peoples Magazine. Read the article.
Jenkins, ’76 BS, is treasurer of the USA Coast Guard Foundation board of directors. He joined the foundation’s board in 2009. Mr. Jenkins is President
of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., an ExxonMobil affiliate in Houston. He is Chairman
of the Board of International Marine Transportation Limited, an ExxonMobil
affiliate in Great Britain, and the ExxonMobil Global Marine Center.
'76 BS, was featured in an article in the Williams News. Doug is now publisher of Williams News. (Photo, left, courtesy: Ryan Williams/WGCN)
Dr. Jennifer McNelis
Johnson, ’76 BFA, emailed us an update on her Lumberjack family: “I am a proud Lumberjack, class of 1976. My husband [Craig Johnson, ’71 BS] is a Lumberjack,
Class of 1971. Our three children are all Lumberjacks! At the end of this
school year I will be retiring after 32 years with the Glendale Union High
School District, the last four years as the superintendent! We would all be
Lumberjacks if we had to do it over again. Thank you for keeping me in the NAU
to alumnus Steven Bain, '77 BS. He
has been hired as Northwest University head volleyball coach. Steven also has a
PhD in Veterinary Science from Washington State and is currently a research
associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of
Washington. Read more.
’78 BSF, has
been named Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest
Biotechnology. Jerry is currently a distinguished scientist in the biosciences
division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The award recognizes the forest
biotechnologist who best exemplifies responsible uses of forest biotechnology
and actively promotes science, dialogue and stewardship through their work.
Gary O’Brien, ’79
a photographer, picture editor and multimedia producer in Tucson, Arizona. Gary worked for the North Las Vegas
Valley Times, the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Daily Sun, the East Valley
Tribune and the Mesa Tribune before joining the Charlotte Observer in 1988.
He’s worked as a staff shooter, photo systems editor, regional picture editor
and photo lab manager. He became the Observer‘s night picture editor in 2006
before returning to Arizona last summer.
Dr. Melanie Wilson,
’79 BS, is now Director of the Women’s
and Diversity Center at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University's Prescott campus. Melanie has more than 15 years of leadership
experience in college student development, women’s center and student service
directorships as well as a voyage with the Semester at Sea program. (Photo, left)