Sherri Slayton, BSBA '85
Northern Arizona University
Sherri is a homegrown Flagstaff woman and a graduate of Flagstaff schools. As a first generation college student, Sherri might never have had the opportunity to attend NAU without the scholarships she was awarded. Now, Sherri wants to “give a possibility to someone else.” To accomplish this, Sherri developed the Sherri Craddock Slayton Scholarship. “Many people don’t think their gifts are big enough, but if you build a little at a time, you can provide something substantial that lasts forever.” Sherri realized her love for banking while working part-time at a Flagstaff bank, taking classes at NAU, and living at home.“I just loved balancing at the end of the day.” And finding balance is what Sherri—now senior vice president at Alliance Bank and a single mom—is all about. Beginning in Fall 2010, her scholarship will annually, and forever, help students find “balance” just as Sherri has done.