passed away on April 24, 2019. Dr. Karen Hockenyos lived in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She moved to Arizona in 1972, where she was active in charitable endeavors, including The Star Starters and Phoenix Children's Theater. She enjoyed visiting northern Arizona, river rafting, hiking and camping. She worked with the U.S. Forest Service The Wilderness Society, The Sierra Club and other groups to protect forest lands. This passion led her to NAU, where she met her husband John Goodwin Jr. They were married in 1997. In addition to her environmental contributions, her activism included aiding the Flagstaff Peace Center’s nonviolence outreach and helping the Friends of Flagstaff’s Future in their efforts to conserve scarce local water resources. She shared her love of the northern Arizona landscape, along with hobbies like gardening and cooking, with those in her life.
is an Environmental Planner at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in the Habitat Stewardship Unit in the Aquatic Resources Division. Noel manages the mooring buoy program and works to promote public access and stewardship in aquatic environments.
passed away on August 25, 2018. Don graduated with a BS in Forestry and MS in Wood Technology at Iowa State University in 1962 and 1964. He later earned a PhD in Wood Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor and progressed to Professor of Forestry and finally Director of the Forest Products Laboratory, College of Natural Resources. In 1986 he became Department Head of Forestry and Wildlife Management at the College of Food and Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts. He completed his academic career in teaching, research, and administration as the Chair, and later, Dean, of the School of Forestry at NAU.In addition to teaching, he authored more than 70 referred and scientific papers. He was elected as a Fellow of American Foresters in 2003 and a Fellow in the International Academy of Wood Science and President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology in 1989.Don had two daughters together with his first wife. After retiring, he and his second wife, Jenine, moved to Lockwood, California. Don loved life outdoors and was an avid camper. He had many hobbies and a passion for sports.