Today, we mourn a professor who helped make the Communication department at NAU what it is today. Dr. Dale Hoskins passed away on February 22 at the age 73 after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves behind a lasting legacy.

NAU's head of communication, Kimberly Ott, remembers Hoskins as a close friend and the man who helped her the career path she has today. Former student Cassidy Zimarik saw him as a mentor, both in and out of the classroom. And NAU professor Paul Helford recognized his colleague as a man who got the best out of his students through his teaching style and personality.