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Gold Axe applications due March 10

The Office of Student Life is asking faculty and staff mentors to encourage outstanding graduating seniors to apply for the Gold Axe Award by 5 p.m. March 10.

The Gold Axe Award is presented each semester to seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the university in academic performance, service and extracurricular activities.

Applications can be downloaded from the Student Life web site, and can be submitted in one of three ways:

  • By mail to NAU Office of Student Life, Box 6015, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
  • In person at the Office of Student Life, University Union room 105
  • As an e-mail attachment to

Students selected to receive the Gold Axe Award will be honored at a reception April 20, along with the NAU faculty or staff member they name as having the most significant impact on them during their undergraduate career.

The tradition of the Gold Axe Award dates back to 1933, a year after the student body adopted an axe as the symbol for Lumberjack athletics. Students selected for a Gold Axe Award also are eligible for the President's Prize, considered the highest student recognition from the university.

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