Project Management Stories

PMI award recipients on stage at gala event

Engineering Alums Recognized with Prestigious PMI Award

September 22, 2020

Two Project Management program alumnae received highly competitive awards from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading professional association for project managers. Each year, only four recipients out of the 1.8 million worldwide members and credential holders are awarded this honor. 

LuAnn Piccard

From Hewlett-Packard to UAA

January 21, 2020

A leader in the field of Project Management, Professor LuAnn Picard is committed to passing on her knowledge, and the opportunities that go with it, to students across diverse arenas--from business and industry, to government agencies and non-profits; from health care to IT, and more.

Mike and Chase Swalling, 2018 Graduates

Twice the Celebration for Father and Son 2018 Graduates

February 12, 2019

For Mike and Chase Walling (M.A. Engineering Management and B.S. Construction Management, respectively), the road to their 2018 Fall Commencement Ceremony was long and challenge-filled, but it paid off with both father and son celebrating a rare family event.

Badam Baatarbileg

MS, Project Management Graduate (2018) Taking Lessons Home to Mongolia

December 12, 2018

Mongolian native, Badam Baatarbileg, Fall 2018 graduate (MS,  Program Management),  offers advice to future UAA students, and looks forward to using what she's learned to have a positive impact on economic development in Mongolia.

Hugh Denny

Grad student’s capstone project wins Livingston Slone Award

July 16, 2014

If your car's alternator fails, it's likely all you'll need to do is glide over to the side of the road, stop, and call a tow truck. But what if a surgeon is cutting, cauterizing or performing some other delicate procedure on your heart or brain just as power to the operating room fails?

Teri Cothren

I AM UAA: Teri Cothren

June 6, 2012

Teri Cothren has been pulled to Alaska on three distinct occasions, each of which centered around UAA.

Cristina Gaina

I AM UAA: Cristina Gaina

March 14, 2012

UAA graduate student Cristina Gaina's native language is Romanian. While in school she studied French and was part of a Francophone program that included advanced courses in math, biology, chemistry and physics all taught in French. And since her home country of Moldova used to be part of the Soviet Union, Russian quickly became her third language.

Carrie Lindow

I AM UAA: Carrie Lindow

November 30, 2011

"I was literally on the Russian River, fishing in a tank top, when I decided I should pursue my M.B.A. at UAA," says 33-year-old Carrie Lindow. "Why would I go back East and put myself in debt when I could be right here? This is where I wanted to be, and I could do it all here."

Rebeca Mosquera

Alumni Profile: Rebeca Mosquera

April 20, 2011

There's no stopping Rebeca Mosquera. This Panama native is always seeking opportunities to enrich her life.