Facetime May 2014

Welcome back to NAU Alumni Facetime, published by the NAU Office of Alumni Relations. Here you'll find news on your friends and classmates organized by decade, with links to more in-depth explorations of their lives and work.

Share your life updates and photos in a future issue of Facetimeby emailing us. Be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebook, Linkedin, Flickr and YouTube for info and conversation on all things NAU. 

Alumni Class Notes

News from the 2010s
News from the 2000s
News from the 1990s
News from the 1980s
News from the 1970s and earlier 

Local Lumberjacks

Did you know there are more than 12,300 alumni living and working in Coconino County? Not surprisingly, our own backyard is home to the second largest population of NAU graduates, next to Maricopa County, with an estimated 43,000 alumni.

To show our appreciation for those graduates who still choose to call Flagstaff home, we've put together a special print edition in conjunction with the Arizona Daily Sun. It features the profiles of more than 160 alumni, sharing their favorite NAU memories as well as current professions and employers.

Numerous local businesses (including the City of Flagstaff - employees pictured below) helped to make this publication a reality and we are thankful for their support. Check out the digital edition of this publication to catch up with classmates and rediscover old friends to visit the next time you come to town!

City of Flagstaff Employee Photo

Alumni-Employee Spotlight

Liz Rock '00 BS

Elizabeth Rock, '00 BS

NAU Fund Leadership Giving Coordinator 

What do you do and how long have you worked at NAU?  

I am the NAU Fund Leadership Giving Coordinator in the Department of University Advancement. I have the honor and privilege of visiting with NAU alumni, faculty/staff, parents and friends. I help folks find the best way to give back to NAU by donating their time, talent and treasure. There are so many amazing students, scholarships, programs and departments that are in need of support. I have been in this role for seven months.

What is your favorite memory of NAU? 

It is hard to choose just one, but I have to say that being set up on a blind date for Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Winter Formal tops the list. The person I was set up with is now my husband and we have four beautiful children!

What is your favorite part of working at your alma mater? 

I love the extraordinary people I work with and meet each day.  I really feel at home here on campus and I enjoy being immersed in such a culturally-rich environment. NAU has given me so much, and I am lucky to have the opportunity to give back.  I also love that NAU keeps the focus and mission of the university on what’s most importa - the students.

Who was your favorite professor as a student? 

I have three. All are amazing examples to me. Charles Hammersley. He taught me that giving back is how you find true happiness. Cindy Payne. She taught me to go outside my comfort zone, embrace diversity and reach for the stars.  Bruce Fox. He helped me to believe in myself when I was a wee Freshman!