In the Student Spotlight: May 15, 2020
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- Nursing student Jeanette Hernandez was one of the first 51 students in the country to receive scholarship support from the Foundation for Academic Nursing through its COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. Hernandez was the only student from Arizona selected for the program, and the funds will support her education as she finishes her degree.
- Jillian Peart, who is working on a master’s in public health and completing licensure as a registered dietitian, received the Arizona Public Health Association 2020 Internship Leadership Award. The $1,000 scholarship will cover living expenses during her internship with Step-Up Cancer Control and Prevention.
- The NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir, directed by Edith Copley, and NAU alumni performed Elaine Hagenberg’s “My Companion” in a virtual choir performance titled “Catharsis: A Virtual Choir Concert.” The NAU choir students and alumni joined hundreds of voices and multiple choirs from around the world.
- Several recent NAU alumni authored articles concerning water and its relation to culture in the Journal of Contemporary Water Reasearch & Education alongside various NAU faculty members.
- Lindsey Jones and Jonathan Credo were first and second authors, respectively, on the article titled “Dissolved Uranium and Arsenic in Unregulated Groundwater Sources–Western Navajo Nation.” Jones holds a masters in environmental sciences and policy and Credo is currently a doctoral student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
- Marie Jones and Credo were first and second authors, respectively, on the article titled “Arsenic Concentrations in Ground and Surface Waters across Arizona Including Native Lands.” Marie Jones was an undergraduate when this project began and her research focused on ecotoxicology.