As a proud member of the Navajo Nation, Jeff Begay is a model of success throughout the profession he discovered while a student at Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction. Jeff organizes Kitchell’s very popular annual Native American Cultural Sensitivity seminars, where invited guests from various tribal communities speak about their history, culture and community. Jeff is known as someone whose desire to give back to communities he works in is infectious. While working on the construction of a school, Jeff organized a remodel and retrofit of a disabled veteran’s home in the community of Rough Rock, Ariz.
When he heard the veteran’s story of his struggles to live in his home, Jeff quickly mobilized his colleagues and the community to help. In 2011 Jeff was named ASU Outstanding Alumni of the Year and outstanding Native American ASU Alumni.