Recycling retiree honored with Lifetime Achievement Award


August 24, 2010

Pat Chase (Marsh) recently was awarded the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arizona Recycling Coalition (AzRC)/American Public Works Association (Arizona Chapter). 
The award recognizes Chase’s untiring work as a recycling coordinator at ASU – a position from which she retired in 2005.

Terry Gellenbeck, chair of AzRC and solid waste administrative analyst with the City of Phoenix, presented Chase with the award and made the following remarks: Download Full Image

“You may know her as Pat Chase, ASU recycling coordinator. Or you may know her as Patricia Marsh, mild-mannered retiree, citizen advocate for recycling and AzRC member. But like Superman and Clark Kent, Chase and Marsh are never in the same place at the same time. And like Superman, Marsh was the Arizona Recycling Coalition’s superhero through her efforts in keeping the organization alive and flourishing after nearly two decades of voluntary service to the organization.

“Her work at ASU, creating a recycling program before anyone was using the word 'sustainable' is enough unto itself to be recognized for an AzRC Recycling Lifetime Achievement award,” he continued. “In her free time, Pat served in about every capacity on the AzRC board including chairman and was frequently the only Arizona representative on various National Recycling Coalition boards, especially those focusing on America Recycles Day and University Recycling program. Pat also was instrumental in creating the AzRC’s grant program distributing almost $30,000 in grant monies to worthy projects the last five years.”

Chase was honored at the joint annual meeting of the AzRC and American Public Works Association – a conference she helped to establish – in front of an assembly of more than 500 members and participants.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library

Photography exhibit points lens at Navajo Nation


August 24, 2010

Students from the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Art present "Diné Bikéyah: Familiar Views, Foreign Eyes" – a group photographic exhibition, opening Sept. 13, at the Step Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus. The exhibition features a culmination of work completed from over the summer by ASU undergraduate photography majors.

Led by undergraduate art history and photography major Tiffiney Yazzie, a group of undergraduates experienced a new world unfamiliar to them by traveling to Chinle, Arizona, where the Yazzie family invited them to stay in the heart of the Navajo Nation. "Diné Bikéyah: Familiar Views, Foreign Eyes" exposes a self-discovery of experiences and discovers the traditional lifestyle of the Navajo through an exploration of the land and the people that is personal, intimate and responsive. Download Full Image

The exhibit is scheduled to run through Sept. 24. For more information on the exhibit, contact Tiffiney Yazzie at 480-415-4715 or tcyazzie">mailto:tcyazzie@asu.edu">tcyazzie@asu.edu.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library