Since 2012, NAU News has been a faculty and staff newsletter that communicates upcoming campus events and announcements, while highlighting faculty and staff accomplishments and awards. In addition to these highlights, NAU News would like to introduce “Student Spotlights”a look at the accomplishments and achievements of our students.

“Working in higher education, we have the privilege of helping students achieve their goals and create possibilities,” President Rita Cheng said. “I’m looking forward to recognizing some of the outstanding work of our students in this new spotlight.”

Continuing to acknowledge faculty and staff on a per-issue basis, NAU News also will include Student Spotlights as they’re submitted. From research and academics, to awards and recognitions, NAU News would like to hear about the students with whom you work. Spotlight suggestions can be emailed to Inside@nau.edu or entered into the online submission form.

To kick off the series, NAU News spotlights two students:

  • Gradi Moore

    Gradi Moore is the youngest student currently enrolled in the Child Welfare Training Project.

    Gradi Moore, a student in NAU’s Child Welfare Training Project, was recently interviewed after her first solo case call on behalf of a minor client. In the interview, Moore speaks to her growth and learning at NAU, and her plans to make the world a better place—one child at a time. The full interview can be viewed online.

  • Along with a number of student athletes, Corbin Jountti was recognized during the Sugar Bowl halftime for his “good work” throughout his college education. Jountti, a football player who graduated in December with a degree in psychological science, was one of 17 graduating NAU athletes who collectively volunteered more than 680 hours of community service. The Sugar Bowl  played between the Auburn Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners, took place in New Orleans earlier this week.