Facetime August 2014
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Alumni Class Notes
News from the 2010s
News from the 2000s
News from the 1990s
News from the 1980s
News from the 1970s and earlier
Welcome President Cheng
We are proud to share Rita Cheng will
join us this week as the 16th president of Northern Arizona University.
Cheng, who begins her tenure on August 15, visited the Flagstaff campus
on June 12 to outline her vision to continue the success set by her
predecessor, John Haeger. Most recently serving as
chancellor at Southern Illinois University, Cheng spent 22 years with the
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as an educator and administrator. (Learn more about our new president)
Samantha White, ’14 BS
Events Coordinator, Alumni Relations & University Events
What do you do and
how long have you worked at NAU?
I have been a full-time employee for a month now working as
an Events Coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations, but before that I had
been a student intern for six months.
What is your favorite
memory of NAU?
There are so many great memories I don’t know where to
begin, but I would have to say that my favorite memory would be the time I
tipped out of my desk chair in Cowden Hall and flung ice water all over the door, as
silly as that sounds. It is one of those
things where all of your friends are there, and seems relatively insignificant,
but we still laugh about it to this day.
What is your favorite
part of working at your alma mater?
My coworkers! I work
with some of the best people, and it makes coming to work every day fun. We are all one big team, which makes it easy
to ask other for help or to have them show you something new.
Who was your favorite
professor as a student?
I was so blessed to have had Dr. Frances Hill for my HA
315W. She is the most amazing professor
one could ever have. She has a true
passion for her students so much so that by the end of the semester she feels
like she is a member of your family instead of a professor. She writes every one of her students a letter
at the end of the class, and I had mine framed and it hangs on my wall at
home. I learned so much from her, and
am so grateful for her influence in my life.
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