CaseNotes Nov. 2011
Dear UAA community and friends,
UAA's Athletics team worked overtime to make the 34th annual Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament a great event for our Anchorage and Alaska communities. I am very proud of our Seawolf basketball players and want to thank Carrs/Safeway for its longstanding sponsorship, as well as the volunteers, and many partners and state legislators who make this super tournament possible. Steve Cobb is already lining up next year's roster and promises another big weekend of basketball in 2012!
Celebrations of Alaska Native/American Indian Heritage Month took place across our campuses throughout November.
UAA Student Affairs and UAA Student Veterans Association organized a week of events recognizing our veteran students and their families, providing resources and culminating in UAA participation in Veterans Day National Roll Call. During National Roll Call students, community members, faculty and staff read the names of the 6,200 people who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
UAA School of Engineering alumni, donors, and friends attended the School's 50th Anniversary celebration and open house. UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers and Sen. Johnny Ellis joined me in updating the nearly 200 attendees on UAA/UAF's joint commitment to new engineering facilities at our campuses. Sen. Ellis also noted the bipartisan support of this initiative.
Regent Fuller Cowell helped us thank our President's Associates individual and corporate donors at an event held at the Aviation Center.