2017 Golden Graduate Reunion

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View a list of reunion attendees
  • Suzanne (Leadlove) Ashby
  • Norm Barnhard
  • Bonnie (Campbell) Delise
  • Gary Emanuel
  • Lee Ferguson
  • Charlotte (Thevenot) Madden
  • Pat Madden
  • Bob McGuinn
  • Richard Shields
View a list of 50th anniversary yearbook contributors
  • Charles Trott
  • Dennis Meador

NAU celebrated and honored the Golden Grads from the Class of 1967 during the weekend of May 12. While, it was a smaller turnout, the alumni present shared wonderful memories and a lot of laughs while they reminisced about their experiences living in Flagstaff. On Friday evening, alumni and family enjoyed a private tour of the NAU Campus and the Cline Library Special Archives. They also participated in a 3D printing demonstration inside the MarkerLab. From dawn to dusk, Saturday was filled with blue and gold. The Golden Grads met President Cheng, marched in the commencement procession, and were recognized by a Skydome full of spectators during the ceremony. Alumni Engagement staff particularly appreciated the alumni stories shared during the alumni luncheon, which captured the eyes of thousands of viewers can be re-watched on Facebook. The Class of 1967 reunion photos can be viewed and downloaded on the NAU Alumni Flickr account.

We’re looking forward to our next reunion, more memories, and re-filling everyone’s bucket of love for NAU.

Hotel Accommodations

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff for May 11, 12 & 13, 2017. You can reserve online at www.druryhotels.com or by calling 1-800-325-0720. The group name is NAU Class of 1967 and the group confirmation number is 2273906. The final booking date is Sunday, April 9, 2017. If you have made other arrangements, please plan on meeting at the Drury for bus pick-up to attend all reunion events.

Reunion Itinerary

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Friday, May 12, 2017

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Hotel & Reunion Check-In
Call the Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff on your day of check-in at 1-800-325-0720 to ask for early check-in if needed, and plan to meet in the lobby to receive your reunion materials and cap and gown. If you are staying elsewhere, plan to to meet at the hotel at the times indicated below as this is where the departure and return location. 

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Campus Bus Tour
The bus departs from the Drury promptly at 4:15 p.m. for a guided tour of the NAU campus to see all of its growth in the last 50 years.  

5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Cline Library Special Collections Tour & Reception
Following the campus tour, the bus will take you to the Cline Library where we have planned an exclusive reception in the Special Collections and Archives area with food, entertainment and guided tours of the library.  The bus will return you to the Drury following the event. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Commencement
Meet in the hotel lobby fed and dressed for Commencement. The bus will leave promptly at 8:45 a.m. to take you to the Skydome where you will be professionally photographed before the 10 a.m. ceremony.  Golden graduates will lead the procession of the Class of 2017 and will be seated in the front row of graduates.  Your guests will be seated in a designated area near you on the Skydome floor. 

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Class Photo
After commencement, the bus will take you to the outside stairs of Old Main for the traditional Class Photo.  The Office of Alumni Engagement will use the picture for future Alumni publications. We will also send you a copy to document this special day.  Following the photo you can remove your gowns before boarding the bus to the reunion luncheon in Cline Library.

12:30 - 3 p.m. Class of 1967 Reunion Luncheon
Enjoy a wonderful luncheon in the Jean Collins Reading Room of Cline Library followed by a small presentation from Alumni Engagement and an opportunity to share memories from your time at NAU.  The bus will return you to the Drury at the conclusion of the Class of 1967 reunion. 

Special Notes:

This itinerary is tentative and subject to last minute changes. 

If you are not planning to stay at your hotel on Saturday night, you must check out of your room at the hotel’s designated time on Saturday morning.  You will need to store your belongings with the concierge or in your vehicle. 

We will be traveling via NAU bus to and from all reunion activities.  Any personal belongings can be safely left on the locked bus during any activities. 


Dress code: Flagstaff/business comfort, casual slacks, shirt, sweater, sport coat, tie, comfortable shoes, classy and sassy. 

ASC/NAU Oral History Project

Dr. Gary Emanuel, Associate Professor in Educational Leadership has established an Oral History Project.  This oral history project is focused on collecting oral histories from graduates and faculty of Arizona State College/Northern Arizona University. The target audience includes graduates and faculty of the College of Education from 1960-1969. As the project has grown, the oral histories of the graduates and faculty have come from all faculty and graduates during the years 1934-1979. As of May 27, 2010, 73 interviews were completed with 53 housed on the web site, ascnauoralhistoryproject.pbworks.com

Learn more and sign up to participate by downloading the Oral History Project Form.