Stories of Impact

Chancellor’s Report
on Philanthropy
Winter 2022

Dear Seawolf Nation, 

As my wife, Sandy, and I look forward to celebrating the holidays with our family, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to YOU. 

Our students embody the grit, resilience and kindness that continue to inspire me daily. So this holiday season, I am taking time to reflect on the remarkable things you have made possible for our Seawolf community. 

Thank you for the big and small gifts you have given our students and faculty through your philanthropy. 

  • The Great Alaska Shootout returned for its eighth year Nov. 18-19, earning the women’s basketball team a win that improves the Seawolves' all-time Shootout record to 40-56, and all against NCAA Div. I competition. Last held in 2017, the Shootout’s return was made possible thanks to sponsors Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and ConocoPhillips Alaska.
  • Chugach Alaska Corporation’s longstanding support of UAA continued with a $50,000 gift to support the Alaska Native Business program at the College of Business and Public Policy. The gift adds a 16-credit Occupational Endorsement Certificate to help students gain essential knowledge and understanding about the history of Alaska Native corporations and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and a minor that provides another way for students to document a specialized focus while working toward a four-year degree.
  • The College of Business and Public Policy and College of Engineering have partnered to create the Alaska Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (ADSAIL), where students can collaborate on research and applications and advance their knowledge and skills of AI, data science and augmented reality. ADSAIL was made possible thanks to a recent gift of $115,000 from McKinley Capital Management, the lab’s first corporate donor.

You make a difference in the lives of our students. 

With gratitude, 

Sean Parnell
UAA Chancellor

Recent Benefactor Highlights
Leadership-level gifts of $10,000+
Oct. 26 – Nov. 21, 2022

Bruce P. Chandler
UAA Nursing Endowed Scholarship

ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
2023 Arches Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon
2023 Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon

Association of IT Professionals
Excellence in Computer Science and Engineering
Excellence in ADSAIL

Rasmuson Foundation
UAA Alaska Native Gathering Place

Chugach Alaska Corporation
Excellence in Alaska Native Business and Public Policy

Arliss Sturgulewski
Sturgulewski Family Scholarship Endowment

CCI Industrial LLC
2023 ANSEP Middle School Academy; Bristol Bay Cohort

Premera Blue Cross
Behavioral Health Marketing

The Alaska Community Foundation
Alaska Women Veterans Pilot Outreach and Marketing Programs

Clifford I. Drowley
UAA School of Nursing Non-Foundation

Boeing Corporation
Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program General Support

Read stories of impact and continue to check back for updates highlighting the Anchorage campus and community campuses. 

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