NAU Alumni Facetime
Welcome back to NAU Alumni Facetime, 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.
Share your life updates and photos in a future issue of Facetime, by emailing us. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAUalumni, Facebook, and YouTube for info and conversation on all things NAU.
three alumni and one student competing in the summer Olympic games in London
(which start this week)! Lopez Lomong, ’11 BS,
will represent the USA in the 5000m on Augusut 8. David
McNeill, ’10 BS, will represent Australia in the same race. AminNikfar, ’09 MED, will throw shot put for Iran August 3. Current NAU student
Estrada will represent Mexico in the 10,000m on August 4.
Lumberjacks have been represented in every summer Olympics dating
back to 1984. NAU student athlete Angela
Chalmers, six-time all American and 1986 NCAA women’s cross country
champion, is our university’s only medal holder (so far). She won the bronze for Canada in the 3,000m at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Lopez became the first Lumberjack to represent the United States
in the Olympics when he competed at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China,
where he was also chosen as the Olympic flag bearer for the USA for opening
more about the Lumberjack-Olympics connection.
(Photo top left: Dave McNeill, Coach Eric Heins and Diego Estrada; Photo right: Angela Chalmers; Photo top right: Amin Nikfar; Photo bottom left: Lopez Lomong at the 2008 Opening Ceremonies. All photos courtesy NAU Athletics.)
Watch the video below from NAU-TV featuring Diego Estrada:
True Blue NAU spirit is alive and well in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. The new "True Blue NAU" mural by local artist "Mural Joe" (aka Joe Cornelius) is slated to be completed by the start of the school year. Brian White, '95 BS, is one of the project's key investors, along with the True Blue NAU committee and the Northern Arizona University Foundation. Read more about the project in THIS recent story in Flagstaff Business News. Mural Joe is making videos of the project as part of his process. Watch the latest:
Message from the NAUAA Board
Michael Fronske, ’85 BS & ’89
MA, is the new president if the NAU Alumni
Association Board of Directors. In the video below he talks about growing up at
NAU, his goals for the association and more.
McGregor, ’84 BS, Director of Regulatory Compliance
Years working at NAU: 6
Favorite NAU memory? Field trips to Death Valley
Favorite thing about working for your alma mater? Always try
to take one class each spring and fall semester to continue my education.
Favorite professor or class? Stan Swartz
In case you missed it...
Spring Pine Headlines:
out this NAU-TV interview with Northern Arizona University's Mason Gerety about
new buildings on campus. Includes some great shots of campus that you'll want to see, especially if you
haven't been here in a while!
NAU Alumni Facetime Archive