In the Spotlight: Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2022

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs 

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  • Phefelia Nez, first lady of the Navajo Nation and a 2021 graduate of NAU’s master’s of public administration program, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. The board provides guidance and direction to assist the Kennedy Center in fulfilling its mission and vision of serving as a leader for the arts across America and throughout the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities 
  • Northern Arizona University was included in the Princeton Review’s “2023 Guide to Green Colleges.” The ranking is based on a combination of school-reported data and student opinion via institutional and student surveys. The schools included in this list are “truly up to the task of training the next generation of leaders, who will be responsible for putting green ideas into practice,” according to the Princeton Review. 
  • School of Forestry professor and former president of The Wildlife Society Carol L. Chambers and wildlife biologist Kerry L. Nicholson have written a book to address the challenges and opportunities for women, especially from underrepresented communities, in wild life professions. The book, “Women in Wildlife Science,” is dedicated to the work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of wildlife conservation and management. 
  • Northern Arizona University is No. 4 in the Online School Guide’s “10 Top Health Science Bachelor’s Degrees Online.The ranking process considers program reputation, cost and expected future salary of graduates to determine a school’s final placement in the official ranking. 
  • NAU, along with Tolleson and Littleton Elementary School Districts, won WESTMARC’s Quality of Life – Education award last week for their partnership that addresses teacher shortages in the state. This unique educational opportunity between these institutions aims to help solve the teacher shortage crisis throughout the state and is open to anyone interested in pursuing an NAU degree leading to teacher certification and a rewarding career.
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