Chris Coder, ’83 MA, gave a talk entitled “Water: Yavapai-Apache Source of Life” last month in Cottonwood, AZ, along with alumnus Vincent Randall, ’63 BS. Chris is an employee of the Nation’s water team and specializes in field mapping and indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau.

Caroline Rhodes, ’85BS, has spent the last 17 years in Hong Kong founding a successful physiotherapy and holistic clinic which employs 20 international professionals. Her company, The Body Group, offers a wide variety of assessments and therapies for both physical and psychological conditions.

 Rosemary Rosales, ’85 BS,  

Former Flagstaff City Attorney Rosemary Rosales, ’85 BS (pictured above), is excited to be starting her new position as a legal adviser to the Chandler police department this month. After serving the City of Flagstaff for nearly three years, Rosemary decided to move to the Phoenix area to be closer to her family.

Louann Bierlein Palmer, ’87 EDD

Louann Bierlein Palmer, ’87 EDD (photo left), a veteran faculty member at Western Michigan University, was named an inaugural Graduate College Faculty Fellow. Louann is a professor of educational leadership, research and technology, and serves as a coordinator for the doctoral program in educational leadership. Her research focuses on topics involving educational reform policy. She was one of a select few chosen to serve as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Educations’ Race to the Top grant program. 

Michael Sladek, ’88 BS, and Debbie (Ballou) Sladek ’88 BS, live near Seattle, WA and have a 20 year old son, David. After NAU, Michael earned a second bachelor’s in Youth Ministry at Trinity Lutheran College and today he is the owner and principal of Impression Media Group, a graphic design firm. He also teaches digital photography at Highline Community College. Debbie graduated with a professional certificate of editing from the University of Washington and is operations and communications coordinator for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.