In Loving Memory of Mr. Vic Fenske
ALA teacher 1978-2002
Jesse Llanez, ALA 2015, will be joining the ASU track program in spring 2018, competing in the 400m hurdles. He recently finished 11th at the NJCAA (junior college) Division 1 nationals. This is a great accomplishment and shows what dedication and hard work can do.
ALA Class of 2013
God's richest blessings to our Coyotes graduating from college this spring. Take a look at college graduation photos in the ALA class of 2013 album
Graduating? Congrats! Post to our Facebook page or send a photo to JBode@ALAcoyotes.org.
Martin Luther College (MLC) senior student-athlete Emily Neeb, ALA 2013, was named finalist for the 2016-17 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award. Read more.
Photo credit: MLC athletic page
The Gala was a mini all-school reunion for a group of 30 ALA alumni, from classes in the 80s, 90s, and even recent grads. Lots of laughter was overheard at the tables filled with distinguished alumni and even a few of ALA's past teachers!
CLASS OF '85 REUNION
The ALA class of 1985 and surrounding classes had a great reunion during the weekend of March 3, 2017 at the Suns game! View photos
Gail K. Pechuli, ALA 1991, shares her thoughts on the importance of San Carlos Apache College, scheduled to open in August 2017.
“I believe that the San Carlos Apache People are at a turning point. It’s time to curve the tides to our advantage. This is our beacon of hope, through the continued work of the Board of Regents, the establishment of a tribal college on Apacheland is within our grasp—San Carlos Apache College opening August 2017.” —Gail K. Pechuli
Credit: San Carlos Apache College Facebook page
Liz VeuCasovic, ALA 2001, is creating "homeless bags" as a group project for Denver Children's Home, with the added blessing of a Thrivent Action Team grant.
We love her service-heart!
Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Mangelsdorf, ALA 2008, who will be the third generation to practice at Mangelsdorf Family Dentist in Kingman, Arizona. Read more.
Jesse shared this with us via social media:
I must admit though if it were not for the faculty and students of this school I would not be the man I am today. Moving from Kingman to Phoenix for high school was no easy venture, but my housing family, friends, and ALA teachers/staff made it home. Arizona Lutheran Academy not only strengthened my faith, but instilled in me a great deal of integrity. I can honestly say that if it were not for this school I would not be where I am today. So I would like to thank ALA, my housing family (Angie and Brad Grass), best friends, and parents, all guided by God, for my success. Go Coyotes!
Dr. Rhoda Wolle, ALA 1985, Assistant Professor of Education and Dean of Student Success at Wisconsin Lutheran College, with a PhD in Psychology (Specialization in Educational Psychology), is teaching a professional development class with 26 teachers in Beijing, China this summer.
Rhoda writes, "Class attendees range from preschool teachers to university professors. Our topics include memory and cognition, differentiated learning, motivation, conflict management, critical thinking, and assessment. Yesterday they were to develop and teach a lesson using multiple modalities (so the learner could see it, hear it, and do it). It's amazing how adults from any culture can immediately become second graders when you put a straw in their hands and tell them to make noise...delightful!"