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NAU – Alumni

Alumni - Legacy Articles 

Our alumni students are the history of our university. The stories they share with us are not only inspiring, but also motivational. Earning your degree is more than just about having a new career but it's also about how much it can change your life in ways you would never have known.

We have been able to gather alumni stories from all different generations from our students, including one former student who was in the original graduating class of 1941 - that's 75 years ago! Click on the articles below to read more.

Harold Buckingham: Making college an opportunity for anyone who desired it

National School of Business was a Family Affair for Three Sisters

Alumni 1941 Graduate - Elvera (Chatfield) Morris

Alumni 1941 Graduate - Miriam (Wagner) Dunmire

Alumni 1943 Graduate - Frances Baker

Alumni 1944 Graduate - Toni Martin

Alumni 1945 Graduate - Alta McVay

Alumni 1945 Graduate - Bernadette Lambert

Alumni 1949 Graduate - Charlene Borchert

Alumni 1949 Graduate - Marjorie (Burr) Zurcher

Alumni 1949 Graduate - Ila Gluhm

Alumni 1949 Graduate - Joy Bagley

Alumni 1949 Graduate - Jerry Shoener

Alumni 1950 Graduate - Evelyn Donovan

Alumni 1950 Graduate - Frances Olson

Alumni 1950 Graduate - Evelyn Bierman

To connect with other fellow alumni students, be sure to check out our NAU foundation website here.

National American University - Past 

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Clarence Jacobson (original founder of NAU)

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NAU students lining up for graduation.

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Harold D. Buckingham boarding the school plane.

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NAU used to be named "National College of Business" before changing it's name to National American University in 1997.

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NAU used to offer many different sports programs, including bowling.