November 28, 2017 Northern Arizona University announced its Gold Axe honorees at a banquet at Ashurst Auditorium. The students are chosen by a selection committee.
Rachel Jones (MGT) received the award as did Courtney McNichols (Business Minor).
Keith Nowack (ACC) was recognized as a Distinguished Senior by NAU President Rita Cheng.
Cheng said, “I’m proud of the academic excellence, community service and leadership skills demonstrated by every one of these students during their time here. I look forward to seeing all that they accomplish as Lumberjack alumni.”
The tradition of the Gold Axe Award dates back to 1933, a year after the student body adopted the axe as the symbol for Lumberjack athletics. It was then that NAU adopted the tradition of awarding small gold axe pins to outstanding members of the student body. To this day, the gold axe pin is considered the official emblem of the Associated Students of NAU and is presented each semester to recognize students’ outstanding achievements and distinguished service to the university and the greater community.
Both Jones and Nowack were also named FCB Outstanding Seniors, story HERE.