Alumni Emerging Leader Award
The Alumni Emerging Leader Award honors an alumni who has made a positive impact in their community, industry or profession and has received their degree within the past ten years. There is an expectation that the nominee is in the beginning or middle of what will be a long-term distinguished career or role.
Jason Hart — 2018 Emerging Leader
B.B.A. Management ’07, M.B.A. General Management ’10
Clinical practice manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
With the passing of his mother at the age of 12, Hart felt compelled to make health care for Alaska Natives better. After serving for seven years in the Air National Guard, he worked to become clinical practice manager at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. In addition, he took on the responsibilities as acting vice president of medical and multi-specialty clinics at the Alaska Native Medical Center, where he oversees more than 20 clinics, including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, internal medicine and oncology. Read the full story.
Michelle Sloper — Emerging Leader 2017
B.A. Psychology ’08
Senior evaluation fellow at the Claremont Evaluation Center
Since earning her Ph.D., Sloper has been making a nationwide difference from her hometown of Haines. As a professional evaluator, Sloper partners with community-based programs across the country to assess and improve their impact. Whether she’s guiding grad students at Claremont or developing a program’s impact elsewhere, Sloper is personally and professionally invested in helping others achieve. Read more…
Michael Rose, Emerging Leader 2016
B.A. Political Science ’09
Associate Attorney, Law Office of Ralph Ertz
Rose, a committed mentor to the Seawolf Debate program, distinguished himself early in his young Alaska law career. He plans to continue connecting the state’s law community and mentoring the next generation of Alaska’s lawyers into the future. Read more…
Mistee Davis, A.A.S. Human Services '06, B.A. Psychology '12.
Chief of Services, Assets Inc.
Virginia Groeschel, B.S. Civil Engineering '06
Aviation Design Engineer with State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Works
Stephen Trimble, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies '08,Project Manager at URS Corporation in Alaska
Candice McDonald, B.B.A. Business Management '05, M.S. Global Supply Chain Management '08, Owner, Salmon Berry Tours
Dan Bigley,M.S.W. '09
Director of Therapeutic Foster Care Services, Denali Family Services
Linda Leary, M.S. ’04
President, Carlile Transportation Systems