Art Haynie, '87

Art Haynie,
Northern Arizona University

A role model alumnus, not only donated $25,313 worth of publicity for Northern Arizona University, he included students in the project. What an opportunity for NAU electronic and media students—to work alongside an award winning director, who is also an active NAU alum. Giving, and an NAU degree, came full circle for this fine arts graduate when approached last winter for suggestions on an NAU television commercial. He had more than advice to offer, and within two months, he completed a 30-second spot. The piece gives an unexpectedly quirky look at the anthrax research conducted at NAU. “It’s amusing and well-done” said Victor Dailey, videographer/producer at NAU Television Services. The spot receives broad play locally and nationally, and potential viewership of the NAU ad could be in the millions. Plans are underway for the commercial to play on social websites like Facebook and MySpace. Kudos to this artistic graduate, and please see for yourself how this NAU alum took care of his alma mater. Enjoy “Spiders and Snakes”.