In the Student Spotlight: Jan. 29, 2021

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  • Graduate student Yu Cao published the article, “Communities’ Reflections on Oil Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Utqiaġvik, Alaska” published in The Yearbook of Polar Law. The article explores the reflections of Utqiaġvik community members on oil companies’ corporate social responsibility activities within the region of North Slope, Alaska.
  • The NAU women’s golf team was voted No. 3 in the 2021 Big Sky Preseason Poll with a total of 77 points. Leading the spring line-up are top scorers from last year Ashley Croft with a 75.43, Aleksandra Chekalina with a 75.61 and Elle Kocourkova with a 76.
  • Senior tennis player Ellie Millard was awarded her first career Big Sky Player of the Week honor. In the women’s tennis season opener against Dixie State, Millard won the doubles with teammate Mimi Bland and then won her singles match in a series of 6-4, 2-6 and 10-7 plays.
  • Sophomore volleyball player Taylor Jacobsen was awarded the season’s first Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honor after the season opener. This was her first career offensive player award, but second weekly honor overall. In 2019, she was awarded the Defensive Player of the Week honor.
  • The Tri-Alpha Honor Society members inducted new members and selected 118 undergraduate students. A Tri-Alpha chapter promotes academic excellence and provides opportunities for growth, leadership development and community service for first-generation college students. Below are members selected to represent specific positions.
    • Ariana Kelley, president
    • Nina C., vice president
    • Elena Garcia, secretary
    • Issabell Ellis, historian
    • Jarell Zablan, graduate student
    • Samantha Clifford, faculty
    • Becky Pratt-Sturges, faculty
    • Christina C., faculty
    • Laura Liuzzo, faculty
    • Elizabeth Foley, staff
    • Vidal Mendoza, staff
    • Jenny Krzyszkowski, staff
    • Traci Harvey, staff
    • Tina Billy, alumni
    • Tsulan Cooper, alumni
    • Rayven Koehler, alumni
    • David McKay, alumni
    • Kevin Miller, alumni
    • Mark Montoya, advisor
    • Katerine Lawlor, advisor