In the Spotlight: Jan. 15-19, 2024

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs 

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  • Fred DeMicco, executive director at the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, updated book “A Wellness Tourism Initiative to Alleviate Poverty Among Women” was featured in the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Newsletter (AZLTA) concept note “Concept for a Tented Wellness Retreat.The article expands on the idea of a wellness retreat that promotes health and wellness using treatments and diets for underprivileged women. 
  • Robyn Hansen, associate teaching professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, co-editedHandbook of Research on Critical Issues and Global Trends in International Schools”. Alumna Wendy Nance, assistant superintendent in Chandler Unified School District, Mary Dereshiwsky, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Frances Riemer, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, contributed a chapter covering international education issues and solutions.  
  • Chris Lanterman, associate professor in the Department of Educational Specialties, recently authored a book chapter titled Contextual Privilege: Negotiating Disability and Whiteness in “Disabled Faculty and Staff: Intersecting Identities in Higher Education” published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability. 
  • NAU earned a gold rating from the ASHEE (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS program (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) that monitors and measures universities’ success in their sustainability performance. This rating recognizes significant sustainability leadership from a high-achieving institution. 
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