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Emeritus Faculty: Mary Anne Bamrick


B.S., Arizona State University

M.A., Northern Arizona University

At A Glance

Started 1969; taught until 1979 then became Dean of the Verde Valley Campus
Classes Taught Office Education Classes
Department Business
Retired 1993

Oral History Interview

Additional Information

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Yavapai College Career

Mary Anne Bamrick began her career at the College as a founding faculty member in the Fall of 1969.  She taught Office Education classes (Typing, Machine Transcription, Office Administrative Services, Business Calculator & Machines) in the Business Division for ten years and was the Business Division Chair for a number of years. She also served on the Faculty Senate 1975/76 and 1976/77.

In 1979 she became the Dean of the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale.  As she was about to retire in the Spring of 1992, the District Governing Board asked her to stay on one more year as the Interim President until a new President could be found.

When Mary Anne started at the Verde Valley Campus there were no full-time students. Under her leadership that changed.  The Campus had its first graduation, first nursing program, a successful cosmetology program, a Weekend College, and a Kids College.

View her interview to learn more of her unique experiences, such as responding to alarms in the night at the Verde Valley Campus and diverting flood water from a temporary building. She also describes providing College services to the Verde Valley and Coconino County, and developing the Verde Valley Campus from a small staff in the original four buildings. 

Ms. Bamrick was recognized for her many contributions to the College and given Emeritus Faculty status in April, 2010. 

Verde Valley Campus circa 1980s

Additional Photographs

        Founding Faculty 1969

       Mary Anne and Cheryl Peck

Building Dedication at the Verde Valley Campus, March 1990