Message from the President
What a semester – what a year!
As I watch countless students walking in and out of Cline Library, finalizing their work and preparations for papers, projects, presentations, and tests, I know they are ready to finish this academic year strong. And I know it is in no small part thanks to your support and encouragement. Thank you for being there for your students throughout the year and giving them a foundation for success.
The achievements of our students are far too many to name, but I hope you will trust me when I tell you it has been a record year. Recent highlights include hundreds of students presenting at our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, and celebrating the Gold Axe, Distinguished Senior, and President’s Prize awards for our impressive students across all fields who lead the way in research, academic excellence, and impactful service.
And the best part of this semester? Well, it’s still to come! Just as I have noticed students preparing for finals, I have also noticed students in caps and gowns taking pictures in front of favorite spots throughout campus, signaling that in just a few days we celebrate commencement with our graduates, their families, and all of our faculty and staff who make this possible.
Congratulations to all of our graduates!
I close by thanking you for giving NAU the privilege of educating and supporting your student this year and affording me an amazing first year as a freshman president!
I hope all of our Lumberjacks enjoy a restful and fulfilling summer, and I cannot wait to have our returning students back for fall 2022.