Message from the President
Since my last message to you, we have already begun to see hints of winter, with a dusting of snow on the San Francisco Peaks this past week mixed with the brilliant fall colors of yellow, orange, and red. The beauty is breathtaking, and I hope your student is able to take some time to recharge from their hard work and enjoy this truly remarkable place.
When I began my tenure at NAU in June, many people shared with me that I would love the exceptional fall experience at our Flagstaff campus. I have found that everything is living up to – and exceeding – expectations. Family weekend was amazing and I truly valued the opportunity to say hello to so many of you. If you were not able to take part in Family weekend, I invite you to come to campus any time. I want you to know that you are not limited to special occasions – as devoted members of our family this is your home as much as it is ours.
NAU Homecoming is this weekend and I encourage you to join this fall tradition. There are many fun and engaging activities planned, including a bonfire, carnival rides, flapjacks (AKA pancakes), parades, alumni recognitions events, and football, volleyball, and soccer games. Alumni will find their way back home and our students will experience the best of Lumberjack traditions. Here is a full schedule if you’d like to join us.
Believe it or not, we are now nearly halfway through the fall semester and the second half will go by faster than the first. Please continue to reach out to us – we are committed to being here for your student and for you at every step in this journey.