In a custom dating back to 1936, leaders of student organizations from across campus annually select a Homecoming dedicatee—an NAU faculty or staff member for at least 10 years who students feel has demonstrated exceptional service to the university and interest in its students.

Members of the student club Chain Gang uphold the tradition of notifying the dedicatee by presenting them with a homecoming button bearing the honoree’s photograph.

2015    David Brumbaugh
2014    Joseph Anderson
2013    David Pierotti
2012    Gretchen Wesbrock
2011    Mary Bowers
2010    Georgia Totress
2009    Glenn and Tracie Hansen
2008    Beverly Amer
2007    Deborah Harris
2006    Margaret Morley
2005    Wayne Hildebrandt
2004    John Tracy
2003    Syl Allred
2002    John Wettaw
2001    Val Avery
2000    Louise Brown
1999    Chuck Barnes
1998    Rich Payne
1997    Joe and Dianne Lingerfelt
1996    Darrel English
1995    Art Farmer
1995    Cindy Anderson
1994    Rick Brandel
1993    Leo Haberlack
1992    Chuck Milam
1991    Sam Borozan
1990    John Monsma
1989    Ruth Cooper
1989    Billie Heinrichs
1988    Sam Wheeler
1987    Arnold Steffensen
1986    Eugene Hughes
1986    Caroline Hughes
1985    Frank Besnette
1984    Neil Potter
1983    Gary Buckley
1982    Pat B. Curry
1981    Herbert Gregg
1980    Charles O. Minor
1979    Augustus Cotera
1978    Craig Sidles
1977    James Rominger
1976    Mel Kinney
1975    Robert Crozier
1974    Margaret Pipes
1973    James “Tuffy” Rice
1972    Charles Fauset
1971    Virgil Gillenwater
1970    Max Baseman
1969    Ken Derifield
1968    Althea Ragsdale
1967    Hilda Dushek
1966    Minnie Roseberry
1965    Win Hensley
1964    Lewis J. McDonald
1963    Ralph Holly
1962    Margaret Carrigan
1961    Charles Meister
1960    J. Lawrence and Lucy Walkup
1959    J. Harvey Butchart
1958    Martin G. Fronske
1957    Elden and Ruth Ardrey
1956    Joseph C. Rolle
1955    Aaron McCreary
1954    L.J. Botleman
1953    Tom O. Bellwood
1952    Chester F. Deaver
1951    Lora Maxwell
1950    Melvin Hutchinson
1949    Lacey A. Eastburn
1948    Agnes Allen
1947    William Tinsley
1946    Hanley Homecoming
1941    “Lady B” Mary Beckwith
1938    Mary G. Boyer
1936    Hanley Day