2014 Alumni of Distinction Announced

AlumniofDistinction_14The recipients of the 2014 Alumni of Distinction awards have been announced. These three distinguished UAA alumni will be honored for their outstanding contributions to their chosen fields and community at the fifth annual Green & Gold Gala on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Alaska Airlines Center. Reserve your seat online today and join the UAA Alumni Association as we celebrate this year's Alumni of Distinction and raise funds to support student scholarships.

Ted Trueblood –– Alumni of Achievement Award
  • M.S. Civil Engineering ’80
  • President, Tryck Nyman Hayes Inc. (Retired)
  • Past president, UAA Alumni Association


Cristy Hickel –– Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • B.Ed. Physical Education ’86, M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies ’89
  • Program Director, SPYDER (Sports Programs for Youth Development, Education & Recreation)
  • Member, Seawolf Athlete Alumni Chapter

Virginia Groeschel — Alumni Emerging Leader Award
  • B.S. Civil Engineering ’06
  • Aviation Design Engineer, State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • President, College of Engineering Alumni Chapter


2013 Alumni of Distinction honorees (from L to R); Stephen Trimble (Emerging Leader), Susan LaBelle (Alumni Humanitarian) and Sophie Minich (Alumni of Achievement).

2013 Alumni of Distinction

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