Facetime March 2014 - 1970s and Earlier

There are great discussions happening on the NAU Alumni Association LinkedIn Page. Be sure to check it out and share an update with the network.

Roy Morey, ’59 BS, has authored The United Nations at Work in Asia. Roy D. Morey is an international consultant living in Tucson, Ariz. He was chair of the Department of Political Science at Denison University and formerly served as White House staff under Richard Nixon and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from 1973-1977. For twenty-two years he was a senior officer with the United Nations Development Programme.

Author and playwright Caroline Miller, ’71 MA, shares that her play Woman on the Scarlet Beast will be performed for the first time in January 2015 by the Post5 Theatre Company in Portland, Oreg. Written in the late 1980s, it follows three devout Catholic women, each struggling with their own guilt. Their individual circumstances will test their fate and the relationships they share with one another.

In December of 2013, George Montgomery, ’72 BS, retired from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as botany curator, where he served as a staff member for 35 years. He recollects, “It was a visit in 1971 prompted by Dr. Goslow's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy class that set my sights on a career in zoos at that institution.”

Doug Rutan, ’72 BSED

We received a note from Doug Rutan, ’72 BSED (photo above), that he has announced his retirement as superintendent of Mohawk Valley School District in Roll, Ariz., effective June 30, 2014. He has served in this role since 2010 and prior to that was superintendent of Somerton School District of Summerton, Ariz. He and his wife Nancy, ’72 BSED, report they will become first-time grandparents this summer and are returning to Idaho to begin this new stage of their lives.

Judge A. Craig Blakey II, ’75 BSAS, has been named 2013 Judge of the Year by the Phoenix Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Craig, who was appointed as Maricopa Superior Court Judge in 2002, is currently assigned to Juvenile Court and has previously served on civil, family and criminal court calendars.
Mark Minter, ’75 BS crop

Mark Minter, ’75 BS (pictured above), was featured in the Phoenix Business Journal for his nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Mark is executive director for the Arizona Builders’ Alliance.

RaMar Orgeron, '75 BS crop

Corporate journalist RaMar Orgeron, ’75 BS (featured in the above newsletter photo), is proud to announce her retirement after nearly 37 years with Salt River Project. As the editor of Pulse, the company’s internal newsletter, RaMar truly believes she “has the best job at the company”, being able to cover all the news that’s fit to print for “Uncle Salty.” But time is marching on and she says the time is right to tackle new (non-professional) endeavors. A special edition of Pulse was commissioned to lampoon her departure.

Steven Dunn, ’78 BS crop

Steven Dunn, ’78 BS (above photo), is executive director and senior civilian official of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. He is responsible for setting command-wide strategic goals and manages engineering and business operations for a workforce of more than 4,100 federal civilian and military employees, and more than 9,500 industry partners. With a total obligation authority of more than $4 billion, the center operates from its main campus in Charleston, S.C., and several offices located inside and outside the continental United States.