Northern Arizona University
“I love this school; it’s like a great relationship,” says Jeanette Garretty, parent of Jonathan Deal, NAU junior. Jeanette is one of Northern Arizona University’s most passionate parent volunteers, currently chairing the Parent Leadership Council, a varied role of recruitment, solicitation, and philanthropy. “I can’t really point to the one thing I love most,” Jeanette tells us, but because of the dynamic leadership, and prompt and personal attention she and her son have received from NAU, they both agree: “NAU is unique.” Jeanette helps her son financially, but she knows supporting a student must go beyond tuition. So she contributes to various grants via the Parents Leadership Council, programs that support many different parts of the University and which contribute to the overall student body quality of life. Jeanette seems tireless when it comes to her parenting and volunteer work, but she knows that by funding certain areas of need, in the long run, everyone benefits.