Facetime - May 2012 - 1980s


Terri Matteson, ’82 BS, emailed us an update on what she’s been up to since graduation. After working in radio and advertising, Terri had three sons and decided to go back to school to become a teacher. She did two summers at Harvard University as a Challenger Fellow working on a Science Inquiry project in Astro-physics. She recently completed her dissertation and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University and is now the principal at Glassford Hill Middle School in the Humboldt Unified School District in Prescott Valley.  Terri is also the State Director for Arizona Science Olympiad Division B for middle schools. She adds, “My husband and I were married the year after I graduated from NAU and have three adult sons.  Michael and his wife Shawna are both NAU alumni (Shawna class of 2004, Michael class of 2005). They are both teachers and have three children, Brenden was born during Shawna's senior year, and then Bailey Grace and Brogran. Our middle son Patrick and his wife Michelle live in Flagstaff with their daughter Mikayla.  Michelle works for Flagstaff Unified Head Start and Patrick is going to school at Coconino and working for Sam's Club.  Our youngest son Tim is in the United States Air Force currently deployed in the Middle East.”


Nabeel Daoud Bazbaz, ’82 BS, emailed us an update. He wants to say “Hi!” to everyone he went to school with in HRM. He’s a life member of Delta Sigma Pi, working as a bank manager in Amman, Jordan. (Photo, right)


Alumnus Eric Temple, BS '83, took the photo (left) of Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah. It appears in the March/April issue of Alive Now. Eric is a photographer and documentary filmmaker living in South Ogden, Utah. After befriended environmentalist and author Edward Abbey in the 1980s, he made a PBS documentary about Abbey’s life. Read more.

The Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recognized Scott Hanson, ’83 BS, as winner of the Percy Award at its annual state of the industry luncheon this month. Hanson is the president of HMA Public Relations and has served as the chairman of the Northern Arizona University School of Communication Professional Advisory Council since 2004. Read more

Jack Clevenger, ’83 MED, is featured in an article in the Prescott Courier about dedicating his life to helping others with disabilities and his personal struggle with hearing loss. Read Jack's story.


Judy Cox, ’84 MED, has published a new book for children. Read all about The Secret Chicken Society HERE and check out all of Judy’s other works at JudyCox.net. (Image, right)

Dave Shinneman, ’84 BS, has been named interim Community Development director of Broomfield, Colorado. Dave has been with Broomfield as the city's planning director since 2008. Prior to Broomfield, he worked as the planning manager for Westminster, a planning administrator and principal planner for Pinellas County, Florida, and community development and planning director in Oldsmar, Florida.

Carmen Allison, ’85 BS, was featured in the below video by NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management where she shares her insights on being an alumna and why she loves NAU. Carmen is the director of talent development at Williams Sonoma, Inc.


Robyn Conrad, ’89 MA & ’98 EDD, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Robyn is principal of Playa del Rey Elementary School in Gilbert, Arizona. She will represent principals in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Guam, and American Samoa. Read more. (Photo, right, courtesy: NAESP.org)




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