Lumberjack Reflections

Our seniors reflect on their time at NAU and what the future holds

Natalie Krafft, College of Arts and Letters

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It was so neat being able to work on my pieces — both solo and collaborative works and to get feedback from not only my mentors, but my peers as well.

So thank you to those people who are able to come into my life and shape me into the teacher/musician that I am today. They made a huge impact. And I appreciate all of the efforts put into me during my years here.

Mialynn Jim, College of Environment, Forestry and Natural Sciences

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Since I am a non-traditional student, my time in college taught me to just not give up.

Just the fact that I am here, I’m going to graduate. I am accomplishing one of my life goals and I am so proud of that.

And it could be anybody. Like your professors — they are so patient and they want to help you. Your peers want to help you. I just found that as long as I asked for help, people were willing to help me. That just really surprised me.

Kyla Phoenix, College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences

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My time in college taught me to be more prepared, to never give up and to take every opportunity you’re given.

Eliana Itzel Lara, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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My time at NAU has taught me to slow down and take in the moment.

Marissa Flores, College of Health & Human Services

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Devin Cain, College of Education

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Like I said, they spent that one on one time with me, and helped me along the way and let me know that it’s alright, things happen, life happens so you got to finish, and don’t worry about it. It was a struggle but a blessing

Sophia Begay, W.A. Franke College of Business

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