Chrissy Mancini, a junior accounting major and student worker for Internal Audit, went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to help pour a concrete floor at the home of 8-year-old Yullisa and her family. "She is a bundle of joy," Mancini said.
Glenn Hansen, assistant director of the Honors Program, and his wife, Tracie, from Public Affairs, enjoy a leisurely ride around Lockes Island aboard a Boston Whaler in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee during a recent family trip to their favorite summer vacation spot.
"I'm smiling here because we just ran Chrystal, one of the big rapids, and our boatman took us river LEFT instead of river RIGHT and we didn’t flip on the rocks!"
Winnie Ennenga, director of Grant and Contract Services, recently completed a 16-day private oar trip through the Grand Canyon. Ennenga had a personal goal to make the 1,250 ft. climb up to the Graneries at Nankoweap, which is at about mile 56 on the Colorado River. She not only made it but took a picture to share the view-this is looking from the Graneries down to the river.
Ennenga writes in her journal,"If it could be rode, I rode it (including Rapid 217 (river mile) in a rubber ducky!!!); if it could be swam, I swam it; if it could be hiked, I hiked it; if it could be climbed, I climbed it; if it could just be, I was finally able to do let that happen too..."
Public Affairs Coordinator Julie Bergman, right, with her husband Rob and daughter Kadra while on vacation in Avila Beach, Calif.
Public Affairs Coordinator Julie Bergman kayaks her way beneath Elephant Arch off the central coast of California.
Steve Shaff, assistant athletic director for media relations, shows the trout he caught on a recent camping trip to Kaibab Lake outside Williams, Ariz.
Kar Preston, a credentials evaluator for Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation, took a flight of fancy last Sunday when she took off in a teeny plane from Cottonwood and flew over Sedona with a view of the San Francisco Peaks. After Preston jumped, and the parachute eventually opened, she "did some radical parachute flying and zig-zags back to the Cottonwood Airport, where we had a darn good landing right back at the same area we took off from. These guys are good! The photographer was in the air skydiving near me, and my instructor was excellent. Incredible experience!"
In between a trip to South Africa with the NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir and members of the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, and a visit to the University of Botswana to sign an agreement for a dual master's degree in sociology, Provost Liz Grobsmith squeezes in time to feed a lion cub at the Lion Park near Pilanesburg.
Better stay out of the cubs way—they mean business when they’re hungry!
Dusk on the veld in the Pilanesburg Game Park.
The Shrine of the Ages Choir and the Master Chorale have fun learning in a workshop on South African music at the Kwa Themba township church.
Penguin chicks at the penguin colony outside of Capetown.
Liz Grobsmith, wearing red, poses for a photo with Vice Provost Harvey Charles, left, professor Michelle Harris, second from left, and colleagues from the University of Botswana after signing an agreement for a dual master's degree in sociology.
A mama elephant with her 3-month-old baby in the Madwike Game Park in South Africa.
Provost on safari—boy, that’s hard work!
Gretchen Knudson Gee, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, spent three weeks trekking through Nepal in May with her husband. Here, Gee stands in front of Macchapucchare--the Fish Tail Peak, in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Gee explained that the prayer flags mark a monument to climbers who have died climbing the surrounding peaks.
Gee shared this shot she took of campers in Annapurna Sanctuary.
Karen Appleby stands beneath an Alaskan oil pipeline just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Alan Lew, professor of Geography, Planning and Recreation put his skills to the test in a trek to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, in May.