New firefighters/EMTs to service Lewis County

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College of Health graduate Alex Chamberlin discusses his journey after completing his paramedic degree with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Alumni Spotlight: Ellen McEwen - Presenting dietetics and nutrition research at national conference

Ellen McEwen standing next to poster project

Dietetics and Nutrition graduate selected to share research project results at the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference.

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Kwon - Providing positive patient care as a medical assistant

Jenny Kwon

Medical assisting alumna shares her experience of working as a certified medical assistant and why she chose a healthcare career.

Alumni Spotlight: Kendyl Laughlin - Ready to make an impact in the therapeutic recreation world

Kendyl Laughlin relaxing in kayak on water

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation alumna shares her experience of being the first graduate of the Therapeutic Recreation concentration and recently passing her national CTRS exam.

Pharmacy Fusion: UAA/ISU alumn discovers a love for pharmaceutical sciences

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There are many pathways a person can take in choosing their career. Have you ever thought about how many people have degrees they aren't using? Chris Nicolette thought he wanted to be a pharmacist but along the way realized how much he loved the science of studying drug interactions in the human body. Now, he's working to earn a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at ISU, and looking forward to a promising future in the world of pharmacology and drug discovery.

Alumni Spotlight: Serena Nesteby

Serena Nesteby

Alumni Serena Nesteby was recognized with Alaska's 2023 40 under 40 award. She's currently an Advancement Officer at Iḷisaġvik College and said UAA's School of Social Work set the foundation for her career. "I’ve always wanted to be in a profession that helps others. I knew during the Introduction to Social Work course that it was the right field for me."

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Piper

Megan Piper holding Top 40 Under 40 award

School of Nursing alumna Megan Piper discusses her journey after graduating from UAA and being named Alaska's 2023 Top 40 Under 40.

Alumni Spotlight: UAA grad shares his journey to becoming an Epidemiologist

Fabrice Evengue smiling

Fabrice Evengue is an epidemiologist with the Department of Defence. “I investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury.”. He got his start in public health at UAA, graduating in 2015 with a Master of Public Health in Health Practice.

Like mother like daughter


Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation alumna Morgan Hooe not only honors her mother’s legacy through her position as Seawolf volleyball assistant coach, but also through the establishment of the Liz Hooe Memorial Volleyball Scholarship.

Alumni Spotlight: UAA grad uses her public health education to support UAA students

Summer Sweet speaking

When Summer Sweet started at UAA, she was drawn to public health. “I think it’s important to recognize the idea of environmental health, human health and animal health-everything around us as a whole.”. Sweet graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences 2022 and now puts her skills to work at UAA as a staff member.

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