J. Douglas Macy
Northern Arizona University
You wouldn't know J. Douglas Macy, a landscape architect in Portland Oregon, lives nearly 1000 miles from Northern Arizona University. His presence and energy are constants to the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). From his volunteer work for the Tozan Gardens and CAL advisory board, to his financial support of ceramics students and the world famous Tozan kilns, and to an art collection promised to NAU, Doug’s presence is here for keeps. Here to make sure that Aaron, his son, will always be here in memory. And Aaron’s memory is strong. In fact, Jack Heimerman, recipient of the Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship, knows Aaron’s legacy lives with NAU’s kilns. “I came here for these kilns, and this scholarship allows me to focus on my ceramics with the creative and studio time I need.” Doug keeps his son’s memory alive with the work he does for CAL; in essence, he keeps the kilns burning for NAU, and most importantly, for Aaron.