Facetime July 2012 - 1980s


Chris Brechler, ’80 BS, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council. Chris is the reclamation enterprise manager for the IT Services Division at the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. Chris has been a federal employee for 31 years, spending the past 11 years as a federal IT manager.

Two alums were honorary coaches at NAU’s spring football scrimmage in April. Alumni board member Bob Orrill, ’80 BS, was on the Lumberjack football 1975-79 teams and served as an honorary coach this year. Steve Holmes, who was on the Lumberjack football teams from 1968 to 1970, was also an honorary coach.


Cindie Cohagan Travis, ’84 BS, (photo left) wrote to share an update on her life journey:
“In March 2002, Tim Travis, '00 MED, and I began an around-the-world bicycle journey from Prescott, Arizona with no idea where it would take us - 70,000 miles through 26 countries and 9 years later I find myself in Dharamsala, India alone. After much contemplation I have decided to write about our travels through China in 2005 in my book Finding Compassion in China: A Bicycle Journey into the Countryside. Looking back, our time in China had such a huge influence on my life I felt I had to get my story out there.”

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.


Robert Sanders, ’88 MA, (photo left) was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. He is an industrial arts teacher at Whitehorse High School in Utah. Robert was honored for his 32 years of teaching at Whitehorse. Read more.






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