In the Spotlight: Nov. 22-26

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs

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  • Frederick De Micco, executive director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, was recently featured in an article, “2022’s Best Cities for Fast Food Lovers,” published by LawnStarter. He also co-authored an article titled, “The Benefits of University Based Retirement Communities: Opportunities for Lodging,” posted by HospitalityNet.
  • T. Mark Montoya, director and associate professor of ethnic studies, and Elizabeth A. Martinez, senior psychology major in the Honors College, co-authored an article titled “Interns-to-Scholars: First-Generation Success Beyond the Classroom.” The article was published in the Journal of First-generation Student Success and discusses their experiences as part of NAU’s Interns-to-Scholars Program (I2S) to allow others to consider both the importance of programs like I2S and to specifically understand the significance of collaborative learning outside the classroom. Montoya also contributed to a chapter to the anthology “Custodians of Student Success: Campus Citizenship in the Borderlands” in “Campus Service Workers Supporting First-Generation Students.” The chapter centers on the author’s experiences in academia, which was guided by his father.
  • Eric Otenyo, professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, and Lisa Hardy, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, co-authored a book titled, “The Inequality of COVID-19,” which explores COVID-19 immediate health communication, governance and response in four Indigenous regions.
  • NAU students William Beam, Joyce Hakizimana, Nicole Keresztes, Brianna Kirby, Alexander Luong, Chloe Mannina, Thomas Penley, Jacob Rivera and Rachael Zavitka received NAUPD Citizen Certificates of Appreciation after they aided those involved on scene during a serious skateboarder accident on Franklin Avenue in September.
  • Freshman Kevin Daniels ends the football season with the honor of being ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference Player of the Week. His performance against Cal Poly earned Daniels his second title of the season.
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