George Gresham, ’91 BSACC, has been nominated to Green Dot’s Board of Directors by Harvest Capital Strategies LLC. George has served as chief financial officer for three publicly traded companies: Netspend Holdings, Inc., Global Cash Access, Inc. and eFunds Corporation. He earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Stacie Zanzucchi, ’84 BS and ’92 MAED_470

Principal Stacie Zanzucchi, ’84 BS & ’92 MAED (above image), of Coconino High School was selected as a Rodel Foundation Exemplary Principal. The award, which is bestowed to principals in high-needs communities, will give Stacie the opportunity to mentor and guide aspiring principals. She formerly worked for Sinagua High School and served as principal at Marshall Elementary School. “It’s an honor, more than anything,” Stacie said. “There are so many amazing principals in Flagstaff. We are fortunate to have a cohort of extraordinary leaders here.”

Temple Jazz Orchestra lead alto saxophone player Colin Mason, ’99 MM, was the guest musician at the Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band concert of Jefferson City, Mo., in March. In addition to his role as chairman of the department of performing arts at Temple College in Temple, Texas, he is an active performer, clinician and solo and ensemble judge.

Dr. Ellen Yezierski, ’96 MED_230

Dr. Ellen Yezierski, ’96 MED (photo left), was promoted to the rank of professor of chemistry at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was recognized with the University Distinguished Teaching Award which is “bestowed upon faculty whose achievements merit recognition for excellence in teaching.” Prior to her current role, Ellen was associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. In the lecture hall, Ellen applies her studies in cognitive science, educational psychology and chemistry education research to develop her students.

Corey Seemiller, ’97 MED_230






Corey Seemiller, ’97 MED, has written a book entitled Generation Z Goes to College (image left), which was released in January. The book explores the motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, social concerns and more of ‘Generation Z’, the post-millennial generation born between 1995 and 2010. Corey’s work is based on an original study, supplemented by nearly 300 additional sources and research studies on this burgeoning demographic. She is an assistant professor at Wright State University of Dayton, Ohio and specializes in leadership studies in education and organizations. 

Natalie Jacobs, ’98 BS_230




We received the following note from Natalie Jacobs, ’98 BS: A book I wrote with my father, a retired juvenile judge, was released in February. Every Vote Matters: the Power of Your Voice from Student Elections to the Supreme Court (image left) is written for teenagers and young adults and focuses on the importance of voting. The first section discusses the history of voting, voting rights, etc., while the second part of the book examines major Supreme Court decisions that were decided by just one vote. 

Kevin Stephens, ’99 BSACC_230





Firm partner Kevin Stephens, ’99 BSACC (left photo), of HintonBurdick CPAs and Advisors has been selected to serve as chairperson of the American Institute of CPAs Digital CPA Advisory Board. The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 142 countries. Kevin is an advisor and strategic partner to business owners around the country, and has continues to give back to NAU and the Flagstaff community. HintonBurdick has offices in Flagstaff and throughout the Southwest.

Dr. Dawn (Williams) Clifford, ’99 BS_470

Dietitian Dr. Dawn (Williams) Clifford, ’99 BS (above image), has co-authored Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness, developed to help health coaches, dieticians and fitness trainers guide constructive conversation with their clients. Her approach encourages clients explore their perceptions on behavioral change as well adapt realistic goals and expectations. A former student athlete, Dawn swam under the guidance of coach Andy Johns for four years. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees at Colorado State University. She has been a professor at California State University, Chico for the past eight years.


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