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Spring 2012 Honors & Accomplishments

Special Recognition

Special Recognition or Experience

Brian Anderson (MA English, Creative Writing) has been accepted to the PhD in English program with a Creative Writing emphasis at Texas A&M University.

Andrew Ardary (GIS Certificate Program) and Kevin Spruill (GIS Certificate Program) have been working on gathering new GPS data for the utilities at NAU (gas, sewer, water, steam, storm etc.) to allow project managers to see what buildings might lose power if an electrical wire or pipe is hit.

Elizabeth Cartwright (M Administration) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Human and Equal Rights Organizers (HERO) in Phoenix. 

Simon Chief (MEd Educational Leadership, Educational Foundations) was featured in a 2011 issue of The American Indian Graduate Magazine in an article by Velda Begay titled "Making the Impossible Possible: Simon Chief (Navajo)."

Abraham Feinberg (MA Psychology), while still finishing his NAU thesis, also obtained a teaching position at Yavapai Community College and wrote a short textbook for students. The book, PsychologyThe Science of Thought and Behavior (2012), self-published, has received good feedback from both students and faculty.

Annette Freston (M Admin) is now a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music under the Music Teachers National Association.

Kyle Hawkey (MEd Human Relations) was accepted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society and the Psi Chi National Honors Society.

Marvin Jim (MA Counseling) was selected for the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society.

Matthew Larrimore (MA English-Creative Writing) has been accepted to MFA programs at the University of Washington and Old Dominion University.

Peter Tiernan (MA English-Creative Writing) has been accepted to MFA programs at the University of Idaho and Boise State University.

Allison Beth Landy (EdD Curriculum and Instruction) served as a federal grant reviewer under the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Fund state competition.

William Schatz (M Admin) was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Society.

Linda Tucker (MS Family Nurse Practitioner) was part of a group that went on a mission trip to Israel to do charitable work for children in need. They visited a foster care home for kids, a daycare for children of abused women, and a school for disabled kids. They also visited a hospital in Jerusalem where children were undergoing dialysis and treatment for cancer.

Jut Wynne (PhD Biology) became the Chair of the Southwest Chapter of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service White-Nose Syndrome Disease Management Working Group Member. In June 2011, he was featured by NASA TV on the show This Week @ NASA. In the same month he was also featured by Dryden X-Press in the NASA Dryden Weekly Newsletter. Wynne was also featured by a Chilean national newspaper, El Mercurio de Santiago, for his research on caves.