Stellar Seniors recognized at Awards Ceremony

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th 2013 at 3:56 PM

Extracted from the NAU News article, April 10, 20130

Lumberjack pride was worth its weight in gold at a reception Tuesday night where dozens of graduating seniors were recognized for their contributions to Northern Arizona University.
Forty-three students receiving the coveted Gold Axe Award for their achievements. The awards were announced at the Gold Axe and Distinguished Seniors awards banquet at the High Country Conference Center.

The tradition of the Gold Axe Award dates back to 1933, a year after the student body adopted the axe as the symbol for Lumberjack athletics. It was then that NAU adopted the tradition of awarding small gold axe pins to outstanding members of the student body. To this day, the gold axe pin is considered the official emblem of the Associated Students of NAU and is presented each semester to recognize students’ outstanding achievements and distinguished service to the university and the greater community.
Also at the reception, seven students were named as Distinguished Seniors by their college, including Jose Diaz for The W.A. Franke College of Business.
Below are this year’s FCB Gold Axe Award winners, along with the NAU faculty or staff member the students named as having the most significant impact on them during their undergraduate career.

Photos by Bianca Gonzalez, Rene Munoz and Preston Trauscht.

Tiffany Dayton
International Hospitality Management
Kathleen Krahn, Hotel and Restaurant
Madeline Dwyer
Management and Marketing
Anika Olsen, Undergraduate Admissions
Hilary Keith
International Hospitality Management
Honors Program
Jonathan Hales, Hotel and Restaurant
Stephanie Klein
Deanna Theiss, University Advancement

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