FACETIME MAY 2014 1980s

Tim Little, ’80 BSACC, was promoted to Phoenix Division President for Beazer Homes USA, Inc. With more than 30 years of work in the home building industry, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Atlanta-based single-family homebuilder. Most recently he led the Arizona Division for publicly traded AV Homes.

We receive the following message from Colby Smith, ’80 BS: I wanted to share that I retired early from piloting at American Airlines in November of 2012.  In retirement I'm once again driving school buses, which was a job I held for most of my time attending NAU from 1975-1980. I also enjoy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, wood craft projects and summer boating. After losing my first wife to cancer in March of 2008, I remarried in July of 2009. Rosanne and I continue to live in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  


William Robertson, ’87 BS

Educator William Robertson, ’87 BS, has published a new book for middle school educators, entitled Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning. The book combines physical science concepts in areas such as forces, motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion and simple machines set in the context of activities that young people enjoy doing, such as riding bikes and skateboards. William is associate provost for academic technologies at the University of Texas at El Paso.

St. Thomas University of Miami Gardens, Fla., has selected Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya, ’88 MBA, as dean of the School of Business.  Somnath was selected for his experience in higher education, research strategic planning and academic publishing. His appointment begins in July.

Colonel Adam Willis, ’88 BGS, is commander of the 908th airlift wing of Maxwell Air Force Base. Based out of Montgomery, Ala., it is the state’s only Air Force Reserve Unit. Adam was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps during his time as a student.


Ignacia “Nachie” Marquez, ’89 MA

Ignacia “Nachie” Marquez, ’89 MA (pictured above), has been named assistant city manager of the City of Chandler. She previously worked for the city as communications and public affairs director. She brings more than 25 years of experience in city government work, public information and media and community relations.

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