I had more of a sense of purpose. I knew this was where I needed to be to make a difference.Tia Hale
As the spring 2022 graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker, Hale hopes that her story — changing career paths, moving away, returning home and raising two children while pursuing a graduate degree — provides her classmates with a sense of shared optimism about the path ahead.
Political science alumna earns degree before setting foot on campus
Gabriella Hill completed her degree with honors completely online from Naknek, thanks to the Department of Political Science’s recommitment to making its curriculum available to those who might have difficulty traveling to Anchorage for classes.