News & Celebrations

February 6, 2015

Parking Services is pleased to announce that Parking Director, Glenna Muncy, has been awarded one the Top Forty Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce. the Journal announced the 2015 Class of the Top Forty Under 40 last week. A committee of Journal management selected the 2015 class from nearly 160 individuals and more than 230 nominations. Congratulations, Glenna, we are very proud of you!

April 11, 2014

Congratulations to Petra Banks! Petra is the Events Facilitator at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Petra is also an anthropology student here at UAA and was just awarded the 2013/2014 Consortium Library Prize.

This award, which includes a $500 cash prize, recognizes an "exemplary undergraduate research project which demonstrates evidence of significant scholarly investigation and utilization of library resources, archival as well as electronic." The review committee selected Petra as this year's winner for her research "The Journal of Fred W. Fickett: A Gritty Perspective into Lt. Allen's 1885 Copper River Expedition." 

Petra will receive the Consortium Library Prize on April 18 at the Undergraduate Research Awards Ceremony. Congratulations, Petra! We are very proud of you!

November 25, 2013

NACAS Announces Glenna Muncy Has Earned the CASP Certification

Charlottesville, VA (November 25, 2013)--NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce that Glenna Muncy, Parking Services Director at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has earned the CASP designation.

"I want to personally extend my congratulations to our new CASP recipients," said Ron Campbell, CEO of NACAS. "CASP is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services. It demonstrates that the recipients meet an advanced standard of expertise and are amongst the best and the brightest of our industry."

CASP, Certified Auxiliary Services Professional, is a four-year certification for aspiring Auxiliary Services Professionals. It is the only certification that demonstrates recipients have met a high standard of excellence, as defined by experts in the industry, and that they have the skills necessary to be a Director of Auxiliary Services. Founded in 2009, CASP affirms the recipient's expertise in: Management, Leadership, Marketing, Student Development, and Operations. Funding for this program is provided by the NACAS Education Foundation through the generous support of many individuals, the NACAS regions, Barnes & Noble College, and American Campus Communities.

Congratulations Glenna! We are very proud of you!!

November 20, 2013

Congratulations to Steve Rollins as the winner of the iPad mini for filling out our GSS Survey! The survey was open from November 6-20 and everyone who completed the survey was offered the opportunity to be eligible to be entered in a drawing for a new iPad mini. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The information provided in the surveys will be used to improve our services and better reach our customers. Congratulations again to Steve!

September 23, 2013

The Bookstore has received National notice in two different publications over the past weeks. First, The MBS Textbook Exchange featured UAA Campus Bookstore in an article on the success of the first ever Rockin' the Racks during Campus Kickoff this past August. Second, The National Association of College Stores highlighted (pg 16) the retirement of former employee Pat Coile. Take a moment to look at how UAA Campus Bookstore is getting notice outside of our great state!

September 20, 2013

Business Services would like to congratulates the following staff members on receiving their longevity awards at UAA. We are so proud of you. Thank you for your continued service!
   10 Years - Don Carle (GSS)
   10 Years - Shane Mitchell (Wendy Williamson)
   15 Years - Tina Veldkamp (Conference Services)

We would also like to congratulate the following member of Business Services on their nominations for Chancellor's Awards!
   David Weaver (Housing) - Excellence in Teaching
   Rebecca VanLoon (Business Services) - Staff Excellence
   Penny Kimball (Bookstore) - University Sustainability

July 12, 2013

Pat Coile, Clothing Buyer at the Campus Bookstore, is retiring after 17 years of service with the University. While she will be greatly missed around campus we wish her all the best!

June 3, 2013

Last weekend a group of staff and students from Business Services came together to walk in the 20th Annual Relay for Life. Throughout the past few months they have sold snacks and had a competition in the different areas to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. We are VERY proud to announce that our team (and co-workers) raised $2,098.41 to help with cancer research and care of patients and care givers.

During the 20 hour event the team hung out around a campfire, walked, laughed, held a surprise birthday party, and just had a great time getting to know their fellow co-workers just a little bit better. In addition, two of the teammates each donated 8" of their hair to the Pantene Great Lengths program which makes wigs for cancer patients!

We look forward to having a team again next year and getting a few more of our co-worker involved!

May 6, 2013

Business Services announces that current Bookstore Director, Alessandra Vanover, will be leaving UAA mid-summer. We are grateful for the 13 years of service that Alessandra has provided the Bookstore, Business Services and UAA and wish her all the best.

Penny Kimball has accepted the position of Interim Bookstore Director. Penny has worked in the Bookstore as a supervisor since 2009.

Please join us in thanking Alessandra Vanover for her service and leadership as the Bookstore Director, as well as welcoming Penny Kimball to her new interim role.

April 18, 2013

UAA Housing, in collaboration with Residence Life and UAA Sustainability, is proud to announce the winners in the first energy saving competition for residents living in University Housing.

The results of the energy saving tracking for a two-month period are as follows:

MAC Apartments
MAC 1 & MAC 5 - 11% reduction
MAC 6 - 8% reduction
MAC 2 - 4% reduction
MAC 3 - 0% reduction
MAC 4 - 11% increase in usage

West - 31% reduction
East - 27% reduction
North - 12% reduction

Templewood Apartments
#3 - 44% reduction in electricity
#20 - 40% reduction in electricity
#17 - 40% reduction in gas

Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging KitA random drawing was held of the students in the buildings that reduced their energy the most. Those whose names were drawn received a Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit.

We are pleased with the efforts shown by the students to become aware of how much energy they are using and making the effort to reduce their overall usage. Thank you!

April 10, 2013

Congratulations! Glenna Muncy, Parking Services Director, was selected to speak at the International Parking Institute Conference & Expo on May 19-22. Glenna will be presenting "A Ton in Ten: How PB&J Saved the Day, Paved the Way, and Helped them Pay." 

The conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Way to represent Alaska and UAA!

March 21 2013 - GSS Open House

  • There were tours...
  • ...and brochures
  • ...and food
  • ...and fun!