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Rolle Activity Center

Northern Arizona University built the South Activity Center (SAC) in 1972 for $1.2 million. The building provides physical education classrooms and contains courts for recreational and inter-varsity sports, including NAU's volleyball and basketball teams, with seating for almost 1,100.

The University renamed the building after Joseph C. Rolle- "Mr. Lumberjack" -in 1989. Rolle played basketball from 1937 to 1941, served as student body president, and received a B.A. in 1941 and M.A. in education in 1950 from Arizona State College of Flagstaff. He later earned an Ed.S. from Columbia and then at worked at NAU for thirty-six years in positions ranging from bookstore manager to Dean of Students and Dean of University Services. In 1981, NAU inducted Rolle into the Athletic Hall of Fame.