Tom Arndt, BSBA ’80
Northern Arizona University
Tom understands that the excellence of a university’s teaching is dependent upon the excellence of its faculty. His experience in The W. A. Franke College of Business was exceptional due to quality professors. Tom is proud that his son Mike is having a similar experience as an advertising sophomore at NAU. Tom, who recently retired from Canyon State Oil, considers himself fortunate to be able to give back to his alma mater. He established the “Thomas Arndt Faculty Award” to secure continued faculty excellence in the business college. T.S. Amer, an NAU accounting professor, relishes the opportunities this award provides to him. His list of accomplishments includes extensive reseach, publication of numerous articles, and the opportunity to assist the business college formulate recommendations for addressing recent budget shortfalls. Most importantly, T.S. is proud of his accounting students who are energized by new technology in information and database systems. Support from Tom Arndt improves NAU’s ability to keep excellent faculty, and to be the difference that matters.