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From the President, 2
Alumni News, 27
The Way We Are, 44
6 Hardy at the Helm
A new leader with new ideas is at the helm of the
new College of Liberal Arts. Heather Hardy says
it is a rare opportunity for her, the University and
15 War of the Weeds
An alien invader that feeds wildfires has forced
the University's resource management experts
into a critical effort to save the landscape of Nevada
and the surrounding Great Basin.
23 Alumni Awards
Frank Randall is a man who says, "I'm not that
interesting." A lifelong record of success belies
that modesty from the University's 2005 Alumnus
of the Year.
36 On Philantrophy
Dr. James Herz and his wife, Elizabeth, have spent
much of their adult life amassing art and other
treasures of Nevada and the American West.
Now, they're sharing part of their collection.
38 Pack Track
Only three autumns ago, Nate Burleson was one
of the heroes of Wolf Pack football. This year,
he has been given the task of filling some huge
shoes in the National Football League.
On the Cover
As the College of Business Administration prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, ASUN
president and senior business major Jeff Champagne prepares to enter the business world.
Champagne and his classmates follow the lead of successful COBA alumni like those in the
background of this photo: Candace Evart, MBA '76, Meridian Business Advisors; Wayne
Frediani '72, Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association; Heidi Gansert, MBA '90, State of
Nevada assemblywoman, District 25; Gary Machabee '62, Machabee Office Environments;
Darrell Plummer '85, Coldwell Banker Plummer & Associates, Inc.; Hal Plummer '57,
Coldwell Banker Plummer & Associates, Inc. (retired); Sharon Quinn '63, Dickson Realty;
Debra G. Smith '79, Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd.; and Wing Sze Wong '04, Deloitte.
Photo by Jeff Ross.