FACETIME AUGUST 2013 - 2010s
Photo Credit: AZRE
The City of Scottsdale selected Danielle Casey, ’10 MADM (above photo), for the position of economic development
director. Formerly assistant city manager and economic development director
with the City of Maricopa, Danielle possesses more than seven years of
experience in economic development.
Anthony Presnell, ’10
BSBA, has been hired by Regis University in Denver, Co., as assistant men’s soccer
coach. As a student he founded and coached the NAU Arizona Club Soccer Team,
which continues today as a non-profit sports organization. “The club team
became the catalyst for everything that I wanted to do,” said Anthony. “I
learned how to run a college team, and I built my life around coaching.”
Formerly he was head coach of Red Mountain High School, and named Mesa All-City
High School Coach of the Year for two seasons.
Former Lumberjack basketball player Cameron Jones, ’11 BS, has been named to the Golden State Warriors’ summer league team in Las Vegas.
Cameron saw playing time last season for the D-League Warriors, and the summer
opportunity will give him the chance to show off his skills and prepare for the
next steps toward the NBA.
Gail Rankin, ’11 MADM,
is administrator at Sonora, a senior health center at Splendido in Tucson,
Ariz. She has implemented a program which allows patients to Skype with family
members via iPads. “The technology has allowed
residents to remain in close contact with their families even if they are not
in the area--and that is what healing looks like,” says Gail. She possesses
more than 30 years of experience in long-term care management, home health and
Pima Community College has chosen Manuel “Manny” Amado, ’12 MED, as
acting executive chief director/chief of police of PCC’a Department of Public
Safety. Manny, who has served as commander and second in command since 2004, is
responsible for 38 full-time and 22 part-time employees. With 25 years of
experience in law enforcement, Manny sees leadership as an honor and a
Jones, ’12 BA (above on left), recently swam a 13-mile race around Key West, Fla., in June. The
event, entitled “The Swim Around Key West” drew Kristin in as a way to raise
awareness and funds for the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.
Freidreich’s ataxia is a debilitating disease that two of Kristin’s siblings
suffer from. Although she is not a carrier, there was a 25 percent chance that
she would be born with the disease, which has no cure.
Former Lumberjack receiver Khalil Paden, ’12 BS (pictured above), has signed with the Canadian Football
League’s Calgary Stampeders. The All-Big Sky honorable mention selection led
with 61 receptions for 991 yards during his NAU years.
Curtis Claridge, ’13 BS (above photo) works for Mt. Graham Dental, in Safford, Ariz. The
recent graduate completed here degree BS in dental hygiene with minors in biology
and psychology. She interned at the Togus VA Hospital in Togus, Maine, and was
chosen for NAU’s 2012 interdisciplinary project team to visit Tibetan refugee
camps in Mainpat, India.
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Recent graduate Bret Clawson, ’13 Dual BS (above photo), was profiled in the Arizona Daily Sun for his passion for scientific research with the NAU Center
for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, where he studied fleas and bacteria
responsible for the plague. Also a Gold Axe recipient, Bret has dedicated
himself to his academics. He plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University’s
Erickson, ’13 BSBA, works for Vanguard Financial Group, and recently
graduated summa cum laude, landing Dean’s List Honors every semester. He is now
living in the Scottsdale area.
Photo Credit: Jake Bacon, AZDS
The Arizona Daily Sun interviewed alumna
Margaret Landis, ’13 Dual BS (above picture), about
her receipt of the coveted Gold Axe award, given to distinguished seniors for
academic excellence and community involvement. As a member of the honors
program, she helped to recruit new students, while also volunteering at the
Lowell Observatory. Margaret is headed to the University of Arizona to pursue
her PhD in astronomy and physics.