College of Arts and Letters faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the annual Climb to Conquer Cancer up Snowbowl Road on Aug. 15. Top fundraiser David Isbell earned the privilege of wearing the honorary pink boa this year.
Jacque Buchanan, administrative associate for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, stands second from left in Frankenmuth, Mich., during a week-long "ladies only" vacation. Joining her are friends, from left, Mattie Harrington, Liz Flake, Cathy Flake, Anna Carter and on the far right is Janet Savery, an administrative associate in the College of Education.
Jessica Fitchett, fiscal operations manager for the College of Health and Human Services, in Ouray, Colo., with her daughter Nina, son Jack and dog Lucky. Taken near Cascade Falls, Fitchett claims,"There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by 14,000 feet peaks to put things in perspective. Hip hip hooray for Ouray!"
Skanda Jai McCabe was welcomed into the world this summer by his proud parents: mom, Sriyanthie McCabe, career and academic advisor at the Gateway Student Success Center, and her husband, Brian. The "most wonderful" little boy weighed in at 8 lbs, 11 oz.
Molly Munger, director of NAU Community Relations, enjoys the “great thrill” of flying from platform to platform along a zip line in St. Lucia’s rain forest.
Molly Munger and her husband, Gene, enjoying the beautiful beach and spectacular blue water of St. Croix during their recent Caribbean cruise.
Alyssa and Brianna Jones, daughters of Laura Jones, director of Planning and Institutional Research, posed for a picture at the play hospital at Legoland in San Diego in June.
Brianna Jones, daughter of Laura Jones, director of Planning and Institutional Research, struck her own pose for a picture with some “permanent” kids at their hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego.
Kay Pitt, senior lecturer in accounting in The W.A. Franke College of Business, and Ron Pitt, associate provost for Academic Administration, stand before Zanze Schans, the windmill museum in The Netherlands. The photo shows three of the seven windmills in the museum. The windmills all date from the 19th century and have been preserved to show how windmills were an integral part of the Dutch economy. The first windmill ground pigment to make paints, the second one sawed lumber and the third ground grains and nuts to make oil.
The Pitts also posed in front of the Forum at Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was buried by volcanic ash in 79 AD from the volcano Vesuvius, which is shown in the background. The couple had a guided tour of Pompeii by their daughter, Erin, who is a classical archeologist and is working this summer on a dig in Pompeii.
John Paul Roccaforte, research specialist at the Ecological Restoration Institute, and his wife, Lisa Machina,
son, Leonardo, and daughter, Lilliana, pose before Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Bryan Loveless, applications systems analyst for Extended Campuses, and his wife, Amanda, judicial affairs coordinator for the Office of Student Life, rented a Harley and traveled 1,100 miles in two days through Eastern New Mexico. This is at the Very Large Array radio telescope, just east of Pie Town, NM.
Todd Firth, assistant director of Gateway Student Success Center, and his wife, Lynn, paddled a cataraft
on the lower Youghiogheny in Ohiopyle, Pa.
Lisa Nelson, director of Public Affairs, poses with Baby (left) and Cisco on the Continental Divide north of Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado. Husband John took the photo; also not pictured are their other two horses Sonny and Tug, who also made the week-long trip to the Colorado mountains.
Audrey Alicee, assistant to the Provost, entertained her twin nieces, Allie and Maddie, at Red Rock Crossing.
Glenn and Tracie Hansen from the Honors Program and Public Affairs, respectively, and their children Zack and Natalie, are ready to head to shore off Lockes Island in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee in July. On the day’s agenda: arcade games at nearby Weirs Beach and a visit to Sawyer’s Ice Cream Bar.
Louie poses for the Hansens at Nubble Lighthouse off Cape Neddick near York, Maine, where locals consider it to be the most photographed lighthouse in America.
The Klein family (on left, including Carlene, personnel contracts specialist for the University Budget Office) and the Ristinen family (on right, including Kurt, materials handling supervisor for Chemistry and Biochemistry) atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway while vacationing in Palm Springs and Southern California.
Jeffrey Holmes, son of Matthew Holmes, an administrative assistant in the History department, digs the sand between his toes at Avila Beach, Calif.
Richard Viglucci, administrative specialist senior for the School of Music, with his new bride, Sarah, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Albany, New York. For their honeymoon, they embarked upon a week-long road trip back to Flagstaff, focusing on the wineries of the New York Finger Lake region, Lancaster, Pa. region, and Tenn.
Astrid Klocke, associate professor of German, smiles after completing the swim portion of the Mountain Man Half Ironman race at Lake Mary in Flagstaff on July 19.
Jill Gioello, administrative assistant to the president, and her husband, Nick, relish the cool view of Redfish Lake during an eight-mile hike in the Sawtooth Mountains in Stanley, Idaho.
Jill Gioello plays in a feeder stream that runs into the lake.
Jill and Nick Gioello pedal 12 miles in tandem on a bike ride in the town of Stanley, Idaho.
Cool weather necessitated a 'NAU True Blue' day for Bill Wiist, special assistant to the executive dean in the College of Health and Human Services, during his recent trip to Lake Louise in Canada's Banff National Park.
Judy Amos, an administrative assistant at NAU-East Valley campus in Mesa, with her sisters on their 'Annual Sisters Trip.' This year's destination was La Jolla, Calif. where they enjoyed plenty of beach, pooltime, shopping and eating good food. Left to right: Judy Amos, Monica, Shirley, Hanh, Dee, Cheryl
Steve Shaff, assistant athletic director for media relations in athletics, with members of the country group Gloriana at the Museum Club in Flagstaff.
In true NAU school spirit, computer science major and Extended Campuses student worker Margaret McKever took Louie the Lumberjack with her during her summer European summer travels. Here Louie is posed in front of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, a popular landmark in Paris. Photo by Margaret McKever
Margaret McKever takes a moment during her European vacation to pose in front of the Tower of London in England.
Margaret McKever, left, poses in Paris with her mom, Lynn McKever, a grant and contract administrator for NAU.
Here Louie makes an appearance with the Big Ben clock tower in London ticking in the background. Photo by Margaret McKever.
Louie visits the Louvre Museum in Paris and admires the Mona Lisa. Photo by Margaret McKever
Elizabeth Hellstern, marketing coordinator in the College of Arts and Letters, makes a brief phone call home in the middle of her London vacation.
Derek Hansen and his wife, Melissa, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary backpacking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai and visiting the island of Oahu.
Derek Hansen gets a shaka out of shaking hands with a live hula dancer.
Theresa Stacy-Ryan, graphic designer for The W.A. Franke College of Business, and her husband, Matt, at the Simatai section of the Great Wall of China in February. “I could ‘hear’ the history of centuries there,” Ryan said. See more of her photos at <a href="http://arizonaryans.shutterfly.com" rel="nofollow">arizonaryans.shutterfly.com</a>.
Peter Vadasz, professor of mechanical engineering, visited Farm Inn in Pretoria, South Africa. Farm Inn has a private game sanctuary that houses wild animals rescued from the wilderness that were either very sick or injured and would not have survived on their own. Here Peter's new furry friend, a lion cub, tries to eat his jacket.
This cheetah liked the taste of Peter Vadasz's hand. Evidently, the taste of salt on human hands is pleasant to the big cats.
Peter Vadasz tried to train this big cheetah to pose for the camera.
MJ McMahon, executive vice president, stands before the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick in Dublin. The memorial on the right is dedicated to Arthur Guinness. He was a Dublin entrepreneur, visionary, philanthropist and the founder of Guinness Brewery.
MJ McMahon, standing at right, enjoyed making new friends aboard a cruise ship that sailed a circuit from London to Scotland to Ireland and back.
Marjorie Kamine, a development officer for the College of Arts & Letters, plays in the Little Colorado river during her 14-day Colorado River trip in the Grand Canyon.
Cheryl Schrader, administrative assistant for the Office of Residence Life, with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Marissa, posed at Bright Angel Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. They were on a camping trip with Marissa’s Girl Scout troop.
Steve Shaff and Ali Vincent, 'The Biggest Loser's' season five winner, enjoy the grand opening of 'I Love This Bar,' Toby Keith's new business in Mesa.
Photojournalism student Sara Knoll and her pal Ryan Bell explore a cave in Soldier's Pass in Sedona.
Joe Anderson and Susan Williams, both professors in The W. A. Franke College of Business, traveled in Fiji on a catamaran ferry between Beachcomber and Waya Island in the Yasawa Islands.
Michele Tanaka, an administrative associate in the Office of the Provost, unwinds by geocaching with her friends near Marshall Lake. If you're wondering what geocaching is, it is an outdoor treasure-hunting game which uses a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches" or "caches." Advance to the next photo to see their surprise find. Front, from left: Leanne Moore and Michele Tanaka; Back: Lisa Hnatyshak, Kris Hnatyshak, Stefanie Gombar and Kayla Keller; Photo taken by Glo Keller
Michele Tanaka serendipitously found a newborn antelope while geocaching near Marshall Lake.
Louie visits the Eiffel Tower in Paris and loads up on his favorite food group--carbs.
Pam Plude, senior program coordinator for the College of Health and Human Services, and her husband Ken, enjoy the beautiful shoreline of Cabo San Lucas.
While lecturing this summer at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, Alan Lew, a professor of geography, planning and recreation, visited his father's old house in a nearby village. The woman on the left lives in the house and is the wife of a distant deceased cousin.
Louie at Rapa Nui ponders life's great mysteries.
Kathleen Schmand, coordinator of community affairs, grants and development at Cline Library, hopped on the back of a Harley, joining her husband Cameron, to tour Oahu.
Kathleen Schmand on the deck of the USS Missouri, Pearl Harbor, Oahu.
Cameron and Kathleen Schmand pose before the lovely backdrop of Pali Lookout, Oahu.
Louie learns to hula at Hanalei Pier in Kaui.
Criminal Justice major Alex Silver, left, and brother Dave relax while vacationing on Top Sail Island, North Carolina.