Facetime March 2014
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published by the NAU Office of Alumni Relations. Here you'll find news
on your friends and classmates organized by decade, with links to more
in-depth explorations of their lives and work.
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Alumni Class Notes
Lumberjack Career Professionals
are out there, and they're moving up to high places in the professional
world. With more than 138,000 alumni, the NAU network is stronger than
ever before. Are you looking to make the next big move, or rub shoulders
with experts in your field? The NAU Alumni Association Linkedin Page is a great place to start.
Also, if you list Northern Arizona University in your profile's education history, you can use Linkedin's Alumni Finder
to strategically locate alumni in different georgraphy areas, career
fields or even specific companies. It's a great way to meet fellow
professionals, and could potentially help you get a leg up on the
competition. As your Alumni Team, we're always looking for ways to help
you stay connected and be as successful as possible, so if you've got
any ideas or suggestions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy this edition of Facetime Class Notes.
Kegan Remington, '13 MED
IT Training Specialist
How long have you worked at NAU?
I have worked at NAU for a little less than a year, but have been working
for public universities in Arizona since 2006. As an undergraduate business
student and student worker, I became acutely aware of the inner workings of the
university, and a passion for improving education soon emerged. I began my trek
with the Applied Learning Technologies Institute, conducting research in how
emerging technologies could be utilized across elementary, secondary, and
post-secondary learning environments to enhance different classroom styles. We
used this data to design immersive learning experiences for Arizona’s diverse
student populations. At NAU, I am leveraging that experience, and knowledge
gained from the College of Education, to continue designing innovative learning
experiences for NAU’s staff, faculty, and students.
What is your favorite memory of NAU?
As a graduate of an NAU online degree program, I did not always have a
traditional “college experience.” My arrival at NAU as an employee and my
subsequent graduation from the College of Education opened my eyes to the
diversity and culture present at NAU. My favorite moment, like many graduating
students I am sure, was my commencement ceremony. Even though I had never met
my peers in person, it felt like we had known each other for years; a
homecoming if you will. It was also invigorating to watch so many young adults
excited to tackle the next chapter of their lives. As an employee, I look
forward to experiencing these jumping off moments for our students for years to
What is your favorite part of working at your alma mater?
Growing up in Flagstaff, I was always in awe of my surroundings; from the
snow-capped peaks and the endless national forest, to the laid back attitude
and the overall friendliness of the community. NAU, of course, was always a
cornerstone of that community feel. Moving back to Flagstaff to be a part of
the NAU family is a dream come true. Not only have I been re-immersed in the
community from my childhood memories, but I now have the opportunity to take
part in NAU’s core mission and play a distinct role in the post-secondary
education system in Northern Arizona.
Who was your favorite professor as a student?
In an online program, you do not always have an opportunity to connect
with your professors on a personal level. Two professors in the College of
Education, however, routinely went out of their way to connect with me beyond
the confines of the classroom. Dr. Chih-Hsiung Tu and Dr. Cynthia Conn were not
only exemplary professors, but their passion for the field of Educational
Technology and their willingness to mentor each and every student who walk
through their digital classrooms were truly inspiring. They were able to turn
my traditional understanding of an online classroom on its head, and opened my
eyes to new ways of interacting with students in a 21st century
learning environment. And for that, I am indescribably grateful.
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