As Northern Arizona University prepares to welcome the next graduating class into its alumni family, many are reflecting on the stories that brought them to this moment. Inside NAU highlights just a few of the exceptional students who will be celebrating their accomplishments at NAU’s commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the Walkup Skydome.
Northern Arizona University salutes all 2,450 graduates who have worked so hard toward this significant achievement.
|Alex Oden: Making every day count|
Winning three of Northern Arizona University’s most esteemed honors—the President’s Prize, the Gold Axe Award and the Distinguished Senior Award for his college—pales in comparison to Alex Oden’s other feats.
|Rachel Tso: Inspiring future generations|
Rachel Tso’s graduate work in the sustainable communities program ended up planting a seed in her daughter’s life, too.
|David McNeill: Going the extra mile|
Australian distance runner David McNeill traveled from the other side of the world to attend NAU. The record-setting athlete picked up a number of honors along the way, while remaining equally steadfast in his pursuit of his exercise science degree.