In the Spotlight: July 27, 2016

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Two members of the NAU community were presented national awards at the Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference earlier this month in Indianapolis. Chris Lanterman, principal lecturer in the College of Education, was awarded the AHEAD Professional Recognition Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of higher education and disability by AHEAD members. Teresa Haven, accessibility analyst, was awarded the Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award, which is the association’s highest honor. The award was established to publicly honor individual members who have given extraordinarily outstanding, selfless and quality dedication and service to the Association on Higher Education and Disability and whose service to the association has consistently been of the utmost quality.
  • NAU alumnus and Marine Captain Kyle Maschner was selected by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, for the 2017 air show season. Maschner is a KC-130 Hercules pilot currently assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan. He was named C-130 demonstration pilot for 2017. Maschner graduated from NAU in 2006. Read more on the U.S. Navy’s website.
  • Northern Arizona University recently presented diplomas to the 2016 class of 22 Chinese students from the Sino-American 1+2+1 Program, hosted by AASCU and CCIEE in Henan University, Kaifeng, China.Graduates in Sino 1+2+1 program It was the 13th graduation ceremony since the establishment of the 1+2+1 program in 2001. Liz Grobsmith, senior adviser to the president, Daniel Palm, director of global academic engagement, and Wang Feng, director of China Programs, traveled to Kaifeng, China, to host a special alumni reception inviting parents, alumni and colleagues from across China to recognize the dual-degree graduates and their accomplishments.
  • Eric Otenyo, professor of politics and international affairs, published two pieces on labor unions and public law and administrative discretion in the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance.