In the Spotlight: Aug. 17, 2012

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  • All 15 spring graduates in the Athletic Training program passed the Board of Certification exam this spring and summer, resulting in a 100 percent first-time pass rate—a first for the program. The national average for the first-time passing rate ranges between 50 and 82 percent.Additionally, a team of three NAU seniors in the program—Samantha Gordon, Brandi Phillips, and Nicole Albright—wasamong 10 teams invited to the National Athletic Trainers Association Quiz Bowl in June, where the trio placed fourth in the nation at the contest.
  • NAU’s Center for International Education has quadrupled money awarded to its students—to $39,500 in scholarships in 2011-12—by the Gilman International Scholarship. The center revamped scholarship advising and resources in order to strengthen students’ applications for what is considered the premier education abroad scholarship in the United States. The additional Gilman funding is helping NAU students prepare for global citizenship.