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Kenny Acord Memorial Silent Auction
of 2006, students and faculty of the Northern Arizona University
Anthropology Department were greatly saddened by the death of
Kenny Acord, one of the Departments most promising students.
To those who knew him, Kenny was an exceptional person who embodied
the best qualities of a professional archaeologist and Southwestern
scholar. Kenny was a gifted academic, a determined adventurer
and outdoor enthusiast, and an authority on the cultural and
natural resources of the Colorado Plateau. He cultivated his
love of the Southwest through years working as a river guide,
as a professional archaeologist for the National Park Service
and other federal agencies, and by completing a Masters
Degree in Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in 2005.
tenure at NAU Kenny produced a remarkable example of student
research through his thesis, A Ceramic Inventory
and Chronological Analysis of Sinagua Settlement at Walnut Canyon
National Monument. This 300-page study is a ground-breaking
contribution to the prehistory of the Flagstaff area that promises
to be an important component of the interpretation of Walnut
Canyon for many years to come.
Acord Memorial Award provides funds to support southwest
archaeological field research. To receive the award, students
submit proposals and budgets to enhance their field research.
Your contribution to this award will help to ensure the continued
success of the NAU Anthropology program by attracting bright
men and women like Kenny who are the best students in Anthropology.
Please join our cause and make a donation to honor Kenny.
auction to benefit the Kenny Acord Memorial Award will be held
in Branigar Hall, Thursday,
August 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in conjunction with the
opening reception for the 2008 Pecos Conference.