Success Starts at UAA: Fall/Winter 2010 Issue
We're pleased to share with you the Fall 2010 issue of Accolades: Success Starts at UAA.
On this page you'll find a content overview, videos and links to the PDF version of this issue.
I Am UAA: The Faces of Success
It takes the collaboration of brilliant minds to keep a university moving in the right direction. These are the stories of some of UAA’s brilliant minds: the outstanding faculty, staff and students who make living, working and studying here an experience to be remembered.
Four students and their UAA success
Defining Student Success With Metrics: How UAA is Leading the Way
Most college or university public relations departments eagerly await the release of US News and World Report’s annual rankings of higher education institutions in America. But not UAA. Conspicuously absent from the list of top universities each year is our university. Many potential students and curious parents might assume that it’s our academic standards, or our curriculum, or even our location that keeps UAA out of the running for those top spots each year. But closer to the truth is the fact that UAA—and many other contemporary institutions—does not easily fit the measurement criteria for traditional rating model.
Supporting Student Success
We each define success differently. For some, success is getting into college, for some it’s discovery through research, for others it’s getting the job done. Regardless how we define success, most likely we had help along the way.
You Said It: Alaskans share their thoughts on UAA's successes
As a community institution, the University of Alaska Anchorage has working relationships all over town. Its many representatives partner with local agencies and enterprises to solve all kinds of challenges – from meeting the increasing need for nurses to planning and developing safe roads in the growing U-Med District, to engaging community members for insight and critique.
Community Campuses Celebrate Success
Spotlight on Alumni
UAA’s nearly 40,000 alumni are leading active, productive and successful lives in communities across Alaska, the nation and beyond. Enjoy these alumni spotlights and keep UAA informed of your aspirations and achievements. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you know an alum of achievement to spotlight.
UAA Alumni Association: Here for you
The UAA Alumni Association is a nonprofit 501c3 organization working to CONNECT, ADVOCATE and SUPPORT the University of Alaska Anchorage.
While we are a separate entity operating independently of UAA, we are affiliated and work closely with the University and its Alumni Relations office to achieve our mission.
The Association is led by a 15-member Board of Directors, which is comprised of a diverse group of UAA graduates who volunteer their time and talents to help lead the Association.
Seawolf Sports: Nikki Aden
“I want to know that after I’ve left the basketball court and classrooms I can look back at the time I spent and say I gave everything I could – that I built strong relationships along the way.” - Nikki