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1 Distinguished Alumni Awards Welcome to all of our Distinguished Alumni & Guests

2 Distinguished Professor Kathy Eastwood A willing victim of the Society for Physics Students Pi-Day Annual P & A Dept. Christmas Caroling

3 Dr. Elbert D. Brooks Class of 1935 Physical Science

4 NAU in 1935 NAU was 36 years “young” and was known as the Arizona State Teacher’s College at Flagstaff. 116 students graduated this year Gasoline was $.17/gal. Average income/year was $1,600 The College's a cappella choir, under the direction of Eldon Ardrey, performed in an Easter sunrise service at the rim of the Grand Canyon and is broadcast and heard by millions on NBC. ……they would later become the much-lauded Shrine of the Ages Choir.

5 College Band Chain Gang Elbert

6 The World in 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt is President Monopoly board games goes on sale for 1 st time Nylon discovered by Dr. Wallace H Carothers Persia officially renamed Iran Sandstorm ravages US midwest (Dust Bowl) US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal“ The Hoover Dam is dedicated. VW Bug is launched in Germany The year of the birth of "Swing" by Benny Goodman.

7 Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez Class of 1965 Biology

8 NAU in students graduated this year. Gasoline was $.31/gal. Average income/year was $6,450 Within a year the college would officially be known as Northern Arizona University. ABOR recommends that ASC become Northern Arizona University effective May 1, Stretch bus

9 The World in 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson is President Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space. The Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created Sony introduces it's doomed Betamax Recorder First year of mandated health warnings on cigarette packets.

10 Dr. Gary A. Batsell Class of 1970Chemistry

11 NAU in 1970 NAU was 71 years old and was now officially known as Northern Arizona University 1,034 students graduated Gasoline was $.36/gal. Average income/year was $9,400 Men’s Dorm Room Kappa Delta Pi members off to a national convention.

12 The World in 1970 Richard Nixon is President. Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses Age of voting is now lowered to 18 in the US. The Concord makes its first supersonic flight. Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand“ Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" 1st Earth Day held internationally Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

13 Dr. Karen E. Steinbronn 1971 Biology

14 NAU in ,092 students graduated Gasoline was $.40/gal. Average income/year was $10,600 1 st woman Forestry Grad South Campus looking west Aerial view of campus in ‘71

15 Mrs. Sherry A. Baca 1971 Mathematics

16 The World in 1971 Richard Nixon is President. Microprocessor is invented. Cigarette advertisements banned on TV -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record) 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard) Amtrak Railroad begins operation The birth of Greenpeace Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS US ends ban on China trade

17 Dr. Charles F. Kluth 1973 Geology

18 NAU in ,293 students graduated Gasoline was $.40/gal. Average income/year was $12,900 In 1968, NAU received authorization to offer Doctorates of Philosophy and Education. The first doctoral candidates graduated in Engineering Bldg. Washburn Bldg. North Campus

19 Dr. Roger W. Clark 1973 Forestry

20 The World in 1973 Richard Nixon is President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza“ Roe vs Wade is adopted Watergate hearings start in the US Senate. "Monster Mash" goes gold Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into Little League Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

21 Professor Ernie Kurmes (far right) overseeing the crosscut saw competition at a Forestry Field Day

22 Dr. Paul C. Begovac 1978 Biology

23 NAU in ,489 students graduate Gasoline was $.63/gal. Average income/year was $17,000 Hon. Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator receives Doctor of Letters South Campus New Skydome Dorm room

24 The World in 1978 Jimmy Carter is President The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves the plant Velcro was 1st put on the market "Star Wars" released The US stops production of the Neutron Bomb The world's first "test tube baby" is born. Begin & Sadat win Nobel Peace prize Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays, thought to damage the earth's protective ozone layer. Illinois Bell Co. introduces first ever Cellular Mobile Phone System 98% of all American homes have a television

25 Mr. Hedayat E. Daie 1980 Electrical Engineering

26 NAU in ,469 students graduate Gasoline was $1.19 /gal. Average income/year was $19,500 Aerial view of campus Skydome

27 The World in 1980 Ronald Reagan elected president of the US Japan becomes the world’s largest automaker Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death CNN becomes the first 24 hr News Station Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet Mt. St. Helen’s erupts

28 Ms. Cheryl A. McMillen 1981 Mechanical Engineering

29 The World in 1981 Ronald Reagan is president Iran releases 52 American hostages, held for 444 days Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales The introduction of the first Frequent Flyer Miles Scientists identify the Aids Virus The term INTERNET first mentioned “Post It” Notes launched by 3M Corp Simon And Garfunkel Reunite for concert in NYC’s Central Park

30 NAU in ,551 s tudents graduated Gasoline was $1.25 /gal. Average income/year was $21,050 University Library

31 Ms. Lisa L. Bagwell 1989 Electrical Engineering

32 NAU in ,658 students graduated Gasoline was $1.09 /gal. Average income/year was $27,450 Student Rec Center opens Cline Library

33 The World in 1989 George Bush (Sr.) becomes President Collapse of the Berlin Wall U.S. Supreme Court rules that flag burning as a form of political protest is an act of protected speech under the 1 st Amendment. Exxon Valdez spills 11 million gallons of oil The 486 series of microprocessor introduced by Intel. The Government provides a $150 billion bail out for hundreds of saving and loan associations First release of Microsoft Office

34 Congratulations to our 2008 Inductees Dr. Peter H. Wiebe ’62 Ms. Virginia L. Korte ’79 Mr. Gary L. Bishop ’80

35 Dr. Peter H. Wiebe 1962 Zoology/Mathematics

36 NAU in 1962 Activity Center New Science Bldg. 109 students graduated Gasoline was $.28/gal. Average income/year was $5,556

37 The World in 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Marilyn Monroe is found dead of apparent suicide The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened John H. Glenn, Jr., becomes first American to orbit the earth Johnny Carson begins as presenter for The Tonight Show Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal 90% of US households own a Television Set Beatles Turned Down By Decca Records

38 Dr. Wiebe at various work locations

39 Mr. Gary L. Bishop 1980 Physics & Mathematics

40 The World in 1980 Ronald Reagan elected president of the US Japan becomes the world’s largest automaker Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death CNN becomes the first 24 hr News Station Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet Mt. St. Helen’s erupts

41 Ms. Virginia L. Korte 1979 Biology

42 NAU in ,497 students graduated Gasoline was $.86/gal. Average income/year was $17,500 Campus Overview

43 Some of Virginia’s endeavors

44 The World in 1979 For the first time in history, a woman, Margaret Thatcher is elected Prime minister in the UK. Sony releases the Walkman a worldwide success costing $200 The first Snowboard is invented in the USA Three Mile island Nuclear Accident 63 Americans are taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran Trivial Pursuit is Launched Average Cost of new house $58,100 President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and Vice President Saddam Hussein replaces him in Iraq

45 NAU in 2008 Noted Flagstaff historian Dr. Platt Cline has characterized NAU as an institution that survived against the odds…..He rightly credits strong leadership, the devotion of former students and faculty, and community support for the school's success.

46 NAU in 2008

47 Thank you for joining us this evening Alumni serve as the memory of the best we have been and as the hope for the best we can be.


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