Facetime March 2014 - 2010s
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Mike Fenzel, ’10 BS,
is events and operations supervisor for the Fountain Hills Community Center. He
previously worked with the housing division and municipal court of the city of
Former track and field and cross country star David McNeill, ’10 BS (above photo), was named the 10th
greatest male athlete in Big Sky Conference history. He competed at nine NCAA
Championships, won two national championships and finished second twice. David
won Big Sky Cross Country Championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. David is
pursuing his master’s degree at NAU and plans to continue to run
Dipendra Sunam, ’10 MM,
received a scholarship from the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation to
support his doctoral work at the West Virginia University College of Creative
Arts. Dipendra, who is originally from Nepal, has studied with musicians from
across the globe and was keyboardist for a Nepali pop band called Nepathya.
Comedian Eric Buss,
’11 BS (above poster), recently returned to his alma mater to perform a stand-up
comedy/magic show. He has performed on five continents and on TV in seven
countries. Eric has appeared on the The
Late Show with David Letterman and was featured on America’s Got Talent. He has also entertained U.S. troops in
Afghanistan. Check out his website to learn
more about where to catch this talented Lumberjack.
Chipangama, ’11 BS, joins the newly-created NAZ Elite running team in Flagstaff. The
distance running group was created to recruit and develop the best talent of
Brian McLaren, ’11 MA,
joins Zoned Properties, Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., as vice president of
operations and chief sustainability officer. He has worked for Northern Arizona
University as sustainability manager, and most recently as a sustainability
consultant for Waste Management in Phoenix. His new role will focus on the
acquisition of real estate properties with water rights.
The Blue Team, winners
of the reality series 72 hours. Pictured at left is Grace Koval, alongside her teammates
Wade and Shelby.
Grace Koval, ’12 BSBA,
participated on a reality show called 72
Hours which aired last summer on TNT. The stunning jungles of Fiji were the
setting for this adventure series that pitted strangers to navigate through
dense rainforests to locate a briefcase of cash in just 72 hours. Grace won the
show and split the $100,000 prize with her two teammates.
Arena Football League (AFL) Orlando Predators has acquired
wide receiver Khalil Paden, ’12 BS. The
former Lumberjack led with 61 receptions for 991 yards and eight touchdowns as
a senior in 2011. He received an All-Big Sky honorable mention selection, and
ranked fifth in both receptions and receiving yards per game in the Big Sky
conference. Khalil signed with the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Calgary
Stampeders in June 2013.
Cynthia Dooley, ’13
MED, is second grade teacher in the Higley School District of Gilbert,