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The award recognizes employees whose performance exceeds NAU’s expectations.
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The grant, totaling $100,000 over two years, will allow the students to work with Phoenix residents in substance abuse rehab facilities, providing real-world experience.
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Continuing to acknowledge faculty and staff on a per-issue basis, NAU News also will include Student Spotlights as they’re submitted.
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