Welcome to Advancement!

These three UAA students won scholarships to help support their engineering and nursing coursework. The University Advancement team works to keep critical scholarship funds flowing. In 2015, 540 scholars earned academic support from 149 different scholarship funds. Generous donors gave more than $900,000 to keep these funds healthy. Read more below about the different ways Advancement supports students and the university.

Meet the Advancement team.
Welcome to Advancement!

Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations works in partnership with the UAA Alumni Association to foster lifelong connections between alumni and UAA. Alumni activities include Green & Gold Gala, Homecoming, Alumni ParTee: Nine in the Spine, and chapter events. Membership in the association is open, and free, to all alumni. Chapters are organized by academics, special interests and geographic locations. The association encourages students to stop by the Alumni Center to find out about student-alumni events and to foster connections with alumni in your career field. Contact Alumni Relations directly to find out about events and alumni chapters of interest to you.

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UAA alumni pose for a selfie with Spirit the Seawolf.

Development / Giving to UAA

Our passion is connecting donors’ philanthropic hopes and dreams to university priorities. Our focus is on building awareness and increasing support for UAA. We work with people like you who give to UAA, knowing they're supporting the future of Alaska. Thanks to donors like you, UAA is making a positive impact on our economy and the individual lives of our students. We are graduating tomorrow's nurses, teachers, business leaders, engineers and scientists. By making a gift today, you can be part of Alaska's successes tomorrow. We look forward to connecting with you. Please contact us to learn more about how you can help.

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Ann and Al Parrish unveil a recognition plaque in the Parrish Bridge in honor of their longtime support to the university.

University Relations

The Office of University Relations is the public-facing information service for UAA. The team specializes in responding to media inquiries, supporting the Office of the Chancellor with newsletters and crisis communications, creating materials for development officers and alumni relations initiatives, issuing press releases and maintaining a Media Room with images and information resources for reporters, publishing online and print news-feature publications serving both the internal and external audiences at UAA and across Alaska. In short, we work to tell UAA’s Amazing Stories.

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UAA students pose for a selfie at the Campus Kick-Off event.

Special Events

Numerous academic ceremonies and community celebrations mark life on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. These events welcome our students, staff and faculty, celebrate graduates and engage the Anchorage community while providing opportunities to highlight our talent and achievements. Events serve as the front porch of UAA, opening our doors for all to learn and explore. University Advancement is proud to lead many of UAA’s crowning occasions including commencement, the graduate degree hooding ceremony, convocation, building groundbreakings and milestones, grand openings and more. We hope you will join us for these momentous occasions!

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UAA graduates celebrate at the commencement ceremony.