NAU has long been recognized as a leader in education, in Arizona and beyond—meet the people who are making a difference in this field.
H. Castro, who graduated from NAU in 1939 with a degree in education, fought
prejudice and discrimination to become an ambassador and Arizona governor.
Today, he works with students from low-income backgrounds.
school teacher Mike Schmidt is an accomplished educator who can now add
“astronaut” to his resume.
A first-generation student, Audrey
Fresques excelled academically and now counsels at-risk high school
establishing a career in forestry, Mary Coulombe returned to NAU to supplement
her education, a decision that would propel her to reaching her potential.
A producer of an educational book and
video series, Pamela Stephens incorporates the arts into her teaching.
Jon Reyhner brings a multicultural perspective into the classroom to teach students to embrace their ethnic identities.