The 2020 Alumni & Hall of Fame Virtual Ceremony recognized NAU’s best on November 7. This annual university tradition concluded NAU’s virtual homecoming celebration and the entire Lumberjack family was invited to celebrate the achievements and success of distinguished NAU graduates. Honorees for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences included: Suzanne S. Goodspeed (1991, Journalism), a partner with Goodspeed & Merrill; James “Jim” McCarthy (1971, Communications), now retired from MasterCard as the Group Head of Global Processing; and… Read more
SBS Profiles and Testimonials
The Northern Arizona University Master of Social Work (MSW) Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a hard-earned achievement that has been in the works for eight years.
CSWE was founded in 1952 and serves as the only national accrediting agency for social work programs. It aims to support quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development. Currently, it has accredited more than 750 baccalaureate and master’s degree… Read more
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that promotes and recognizes academic excellence in the first year at a college or university. At the end of the spring 2020 semester, the NAU chapter recognized Jason Whetten, MA, M.Ed., as its most influential faculty member for the 2019/2020 school year. Jason was selected for this honor based on his meaningful contributions to the education and successes of members, and because his interactions with students reflect the core values of… Read more
Each semester, Northern Arizona University recognizes seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the university in the areas of academic performance, service, leadership and participation in activities. This semester we are honored to have sixteen SBS students receive the Gold Axe Award.
Amber Beasley– Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice
Jesse Brookins- Sociology
Tasuna Brown– Criminology and Criminal Justice
Jasmine Coro– Strategic Communication
Jacob Coutts– Psychological Sciences
Alexander Granillo– Political Science
Lauren L’Ecuyer– Political Science and Hotel and Restaurant Management
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Park Ranger Training Program is one of only a few nationally accredited programs that provide the training required to work as a seasonal park ranger in law enforcement in the National Park Service. Since 1998, more than 800 students have completed the NAU PRTP program. Students learn first-hand, from experienced instructors, law enforcement… Read more