Thankful to be a Lumberjack

There is always something to be thankful for #NAUGratitude

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hanksgiving: A time for filling our bellies — and hearts — with warm food, family and friends.

During this season of giving, we give thanks for what makes Lumberjack Country such a special place.

For this — we are grateful 💛💙

Home sweet NAU

The world looks different from here

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“I am most thankful for the amazing atmosphere that NAU creates. Our campus is such a culturally rich area that allows us an individuals to learn more about the world. That is one of the things I am most thankful for because we are such a safe open environment that welcomes everyone.” — Victoria, Social Work major, Sociology minor

“I am thankful to be a Lumberjack because NAU is a place to be who you are with no judgements. It provides a sense of safety and welcoming to newcomers and those that are currently students.” — Elisa, Criminology major, Social Work minor

“I am thankful to be a Lumberjack because I’ve made awesome connections personally and professionally while feeling a deep appreciation for the location of campus.” — Josh, Philosophy & Graphic Design major

Campus Community

It’s always better when our Jacks are together

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“NAU has always made me feel like a part of a close-knit community. I’m thankful for being in a place surrounded by endless pine trees and the gorgeous peaks!” — Marisa, Accounting/Finance major

“I’m thankful to be a Lumberjack because of the sense of community and all the wonderful people I’m surrounded by!” — Chyann, Exercise Science & Spanish major

“The community up here is so caring and accepting. Everyone is kind and compassionate.” — Devin, Psychology major

“Why I am thankful to be a Lumberjack? Because of the openness of all of the students on campus;” — Seth, Speech Pathology major

“I’m thankful to be a Lumberjack because I’m constantly surrounded by people that care. And how can you not be happy in this weather?” — Claire, Marketing major

“I have made so many great friends and met lovely people here. Everyone is friendly!” -Abigail, Biomedical Science major/ Exchange student

“I’m thankful to be a part of a community that embraced me as a student, refined my ideals and prepared me for career success. There is something very special about being a Lumberjack — the smell of pine flooding your car the moment you arrive, your heart beating in sync with the fight song and watching the leaves create red and orange vistas across campus.

It’s pretty incredible to be a part of a campus that crackles with friendly energy, be loved by a mascot who gives you a hug on the first day of school and high fives when you graduate. I’m thankful to be a forever member of the #LumberjackFamily.” — Amy, Alumni Engagement Communications Coordinator

One with nature 🌲

Nature is one of our greatest teachers #NAUOutdoors

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“I’m thankful to have the privilege to attend NAU and explore the beautiful campus and surrounding forest.” — Brody, Hotel and Restaurant Management major

“NAU has always made me feel like a part of a close-knit community. I’m thankful for being in a place surrounded by endless pine trees and the gorgeous peaks!” — Marisa, Accounting/Finance major

“Living in Flagstaff allows you to experience life outside of a metropolitan setting — you are surrounded by nature at all times. Campus is perfectly integrated in the middle of towering pine trees, sprawling lawns, and well maintained adventure trails that provide great stress relief and fun free time activities!” — Stephanie, NAU alumna

“I’m thankful for the opportunities that NAU has given me to see the world from a globalized perspective and to better appreciate my own culture.” — Mitchell, Biomedical Science/ French major

“I am thankful to be living in a beautiful place and getting to make amazing friends while learning things that will prepare me for my job field.” — Taylor, Strategic Communications major with an emphasis in Merchandising

“I am thankful to be a Lumberjack because NAU feels like a unique place. There is a sense here that I am in a very unique town with everyday stunning views you wont get anywhere else so frequently!” — Rosie, Philosophy major/ Exchange student

Opportunity in every direction 🔛

If you think you can do it — you can.

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“I’m thankful to be a Lumberjack because my mom didn’t get the opportunity to go to college and now I’m getting the chance to make a great start to my life because of my parents. So I’m really thankful to be a Lumberjack and learn new ways to better my future.” — Chelsea, Secondary English Education major, Japanese, Communication Studies, Photography minors

“I am grateful for being a Lumberjack because of the opportunities it has given me. Especially the opportunities given to me by the faculty of the W.A. Franke College of Business. With their help I have the chance to graduate in three years . I’m also thankful for the life-long friends I have made along the way.” — Baylee, Accountancy major

“Being a Lumberjack means opportunity. Opportunity to explore, be adventurous and be yourself. Being a Lumberjack means getting to wear a badge of honor and know that when people ask you where you go to school, they recognize it as being a leading campus in diversity, inclusion, and green energy.” — Cody, NAU Social

“I am thankful for what makes any university a university: education. In the PHI department, for example, are some of the brightest, honest, hard-working people I have ever met. Individuals who have and will continue to radically influence me for the good.” — Hayden, Philosophy major

“There have been boundless possibilities to meet so many different people since my first year at NAU, and now in my Junior year I am still creating connections with so many people. There are chances for growth that I feel I could not have found anywhere else. With the lifelong friendships I’ve made and the opportunities available in this community — I am incredibly thankful to be a Lumberjack.” — Collin, Strategic Communications major

For all this and more —

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Happy Thanksgiving, Jacks!

Have another reason why you’re thankful to be a Lumberjack? Send your notes of gratitude to social@nau.edu.

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