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Joe DeMars (accepting for James), Sandy Thimgan, & Todd Olson

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James DeMars, Class of 1970

• Classical music composer, conductor, and pianist
• Music performed by national and international professional orchestras
• AZ Artist of the Year, French Order of Arts and Letters, 30 ASCAP awards
• Four Canyon Records albums with R. Carlos Nakai
• Tenured, full professor of music composition at Arizona State University

Todd Olson, Class of 1979

• Vice President of Student Affairs,  Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
• Community Action Program Pioneer Service Award
• Kynewisbok Pioneer Award (outstanding faculty and staff)
• Ph.D. Service Award
• Allan O. Pfinster Academic Excellence Award

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Sandy Thimgan, Teacher

• Battle Lake music educator (1970-2003)
• Advocate/volunteer for Glendalough State Park
• Advocate/board member/artist for Art of the Lakes
• Statewide advocate for music/arts
• Jewelry and paper artist
• Community singer/conductor/musician
• Food columnist for regional publications

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