Marilee Collins, a long-time NAU employee, died on Monday Nov. 6. She was 50.

Ms. Collins joined NAU in 1989 as an accountant in Cline Library. Most recently, she was working for the ITS department as a senior systems administrator.

Ms. Collins won Student Supervisor of the Year honors last year and was appreciated for her advocacy on behalf of student workers.

“She was incredibly reliable,” said John Campbell, director of ITS. “She worked in the background to make NAU a better place; she was passionate and had high integrity.”

Ms. Collins is survived by her brother Michael Collins and her sisters Patrice Rougeau, Sharon Szalko and Laurel O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Charles Collins.

Services were held Thursday Nov. 9 in her hometown of Orland Park, Ill.