2013 Alumni of Distinction: Stephen Trimble ’08, Susan LaBelle ’84 & ’97 and Sophie Minich ’89.
Nearly 450 spirited UAA alumni and friends gathered at the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the 4th annual Green & Gold Gala, hosted by the UAA Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations. This year’s black-tie evening with green and gold flair brought together UAA alumni and friends to celebrate alumni achievements and university successes, and raised more than $100,000 in gifts and pledges for the UAA Alumni Scholarship. The 2013 Alumni of Distinction were also honored at the event for their outstanding contributions to the university and community.
Sophie Minich ’89 – Alumni of Achievement
B.B.A. Finance ’89
President and CEO, Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI)
Susan LaBelle ’84 & ’97 – Alumni Humanitarian
B.S.W. ’84, M.S.W. ’97
Interim Division Director, Community & Family Services, Chugachmiut
Stephen Trimble ’08 – Alumni Emerging Leader
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies ’08
Project Manager, AK Mining Sector Lead, URS Corporation