Joe Cardone and Carol Kottenbrook

Joe Cardone and Carol Kottenbrook
Northern Arizona University

From Northern Arizona University to Hollywood and back

Joe Cardone, 1969 BS and Carol Kottenbrook, 1971 BS, speak fondly of their time at Northern Arizona University. This is where they met, where they earned their degrees, and where, according to Joe, “We learned what we will advocate as adults.” 

Not intentionally, but not surprisingly, this creative couple landed in film, and having made their mark in Hollywood with recent films like Rango and horror films like Prom Night, they proudly return to Northern Arizona University as guest lecturers and supporters of the Electronic Media and Film Program.

“Out in the real world, we learned that giving back is the right thing to do,” Carol notes, and Joe agrees. “Part of our success is Northern Arizona University; it’s easy to come back, and to give back.” The university is happy to have them back on campus and as new members of the President’s Circle.