FACETIME MAY 2014 1970S AND EARLIER
Jerry Emmett receives
the Distinguished Alumna Centenarian Award. Her family and friends were on hand
to join in the celebration.
Earlier this month, one of the longest-living Lumberjacks, Jerry Emmett, ’37 BS and ’57 MS, received the first-ever Distinguished Alumna Centenarian Award for her lifetime dedication to education and community service. Jerry, who turns 100 in July, continues to epitomize the Lumberjack spirit of dedication, tenacity and kindness to others.
During a recent trip to Prescott, we stopped by the home of Jim and Beverly Burns (pictured above), both graduates
from the Class of 1950. They regaled
us with campus memories and shared an aerial photo of campus taken in the late
Castillo, ’58 BS & ’60 MED,was inducted into the Southern California Interscholastic
Coaches Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Anaheim Honda Center in
Anaheim, Calif., at half time during the 6:30 CIF finals. Speed was honored for
his unprecedented dedication to high school athletics for more than 50 years.
Richard Nothstein, ’59
BSBA & ’63 MBA, and Jason
Miller, ’01 BSBA (above photo), met during a charity event in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Jason
hosted the event at the Hotel Las Palmas, a boutique resort that he owns. Thanks to the support of alumni
like Jason and Dick, the charity is able to raise scholarship funds for local
Bradford, ’73 BSF, wrote to inform us that he is still living in Louisiana.
After his retirement from Weyerhauser Co. in December of 2009, he took a
similar position with an electrical transmission line contractor because he
liked the work so much. Bob then accepted the calling as second
counselor/engineer in the presidency of the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple of
Later Day Saints, a three-year assignment which will end in November. After this,
he plans to spend his time visiting 18 grandchildren and two “greats”.
Roberts, ’73 BSJOU, recently released The Healer, which concerns a doctor in 2181 who has been awarded a Harvard
grant for a year-long sabbatical - on Mars. Here he will research the
physiology of a long extinct race that once ruled Mars, when Neanderthal
man roamed our world. And all their recorded civilization is contained within
the incredible edifice known as The Face on Mars. But what he unearths inside
ultimately shatters his life. While returning to Earth, terrorists destroy his
means to return home, and he is flung into the past of 2013. He is then tasked with
healing the sick, using 22nd century science.
Harry Hengl (on the left) has his photo taken with President Haeger.
NAU Alumni Association and Foundation Board member Harry Hengl, ’76 MAED (above on left
next to NAU President John Haeger), received the Arizona Board of Regents’ Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education for
decades of work in Yuma, Ariz. “I was surprised. I was very honored,” said Harry.
“I’ve had a lot of help over the years. It just kind of felt like all the other
people that helped me should have been there too, but it was a great honor. I
really was speechless almost. I’m just glad I can do what I can do." Harry
taught biology for 28 years at Kofa High School and has been organizer of the
NAU Classic Golf Tournament for the past 21 years. He is a managing member
of Western Financial Partners, LLC, a mortgage purchasing company in Yuma.
William Jenkins, ’76 BS,
is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Coast Guard Foundation. He
joined as a board member in 2009 and was elected treasurer in 2011. Before
retirement in 2011, William was CEO of Exxon Mobile affiliates, leading the
shipping and marine transportation efforts for Exxon Mobile worldwide.
In 2001, Brad Meuli, ’79
BSBA, left a 17-year career in
banking to run one of the oldest non-profits in Colorado. Under his leadership,
Denver Rescue Mission
has experienced growth in its impact, facilities, programs and relationships
with the city and communities of Metro Denver and Northern Colorado as it
fulfills its mission to empower the homeless to become self-sufficient. Brad
has grown the Mission’s annual budget from $14 million in 2001 to $26
million in 2013. He has led increases in housing capacity and services provided
to men, women and children in need,
making it a priority to build
strong relationships in the communities where eight Mission facilities are
located. Denver Rescue Mission has received numerous awards including Colorado
Business Magazine Top Company and Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance,
Samaritan Institute Award. Brad recently
welcomed some current NAU students on a job shadowing project.
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