Alaska’s Largest University

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post secondary institution. It is comprised of the Anchorage Campus located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, as well as Kenai Peninsula College, Matanuska Susitna College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College, all located in some of the most beautiful places in Alaska.

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James Matthews

A slice of residence life

UAA’s highly trained group of student workers ensures the university’s on-campus residents safely enjoy college to the max. Four resident advisors chat about why they took on such a tough job and what they love about res life at UAA.

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Automotive Technology

Automotive dealers bring Chrysler training to Alaska

Alaska's five Chrysler dealerships—in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna and Wasilla—are jointly funding a new program that brings company-specific training to UAA, providing more opportunities for students and more access for current technicians across the state.

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Alexandria McLearen

Home is where the heart is

Ever since Alexandria McLearen was a little girl, there have been three things in life she was sure about: she would attend college, stay in Alaska and pursue a medical degree. Fall 2017’s commencement student speaker gets candid about how family, culture and her love of Alaska influenced her decision to attend UAA.

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Giancarlo Mone

“I honestly thought I would never get here.”

A former New York City garbageman, Giancarlo Mone is a both a first-generation Italian-American and—as of this semester—a first-generation college student, too. “I don’t see myself moving back,” he noted. “I wanted to see intellectual smarts in a blue-collar world, and I feel Alaska has that.”

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Caroline Kurgat

Nursing major runs toward her academic goals

Friday afternoon, she was on campus finishing a lab exam. Saturday morning, she was in Washington winning her second straight conference title. Senior Caroline Kurgat is a cross country star, but you know what's more impressive? She only started running to earn her nursing degree.

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Commencement

UAA celebrates the fall Class of 2017 on Sunday, Dec. 17

Years of hard work and dedication culminate in this timeless academic tradition and celebration of student success. Chancellor Sam Gingerich and UAA faculty and staff extend their profound and heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduating students. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in the Alaska Airlines Center.

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