Student Stories

Photos: Students walk the stage in UAA’s 2024 spring commencement

Graduation Sign

College of Health students (Master of Social Work graduate Autumn Merrill, School of Nursing graduate Artie Gorash, Radiologic Technology graduate Agnes Brown, and dental program graduates) take part in Sunday’s ceremony.

Bridging Community Connections Through Healthcare Education and Training

sitka, AK bridge

Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.

Lifetimes of helping

Cass Pook standing in rural area covered in snow

When human services and social work alumna Cass Pook says she has always been a helper, she’s not just referring to her nature as an empathetic and compassionate listener. “Culturally, it's in my DNA to be a helper,” said Pook. “Looking back on it throughout history, 100 or 200 years ago I would have been doing the same thing. I was born to be a social worker.”

Student Spotlight: Volleyball star Nicole Blue shares tips for success on and off the court

Nicole Blue in volleyball uniform posing with parents on game court

Nicole Blue has been part of the Seawolf Women’s Volleyball team since 2020. She’s a champion both on and off the court! The senior is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a focus in Speech Language Pathology. Blue shares some highlights from her time at UAA.

Student Spotlight: Kyla Turner - Adding artwork to campus while pursuing a nursing degree

Kyla Turner standing next to artwork

While working towards a nursing degree, Kyla Turner has created beautiful art pieces throughout campus. She explains why UAA School of Nursing is the right choice for her and how she stays connected to her culture.

ECU partnership with UAA brings rehabilitation services to remote communities

Erin Baginski

A partnership between East Carolina University and the University of Alaska Anchorage is bringing speech-language pathology rehabilitation services to remote communities.

University of Alaska's $1 Million Initiative Eases Financial Burdens for Healthcare Students Pursuing Clinical Placements

A student in front of an ambulance

Our University of Alaska recognizes the shortage of healthcare professionals in Alaska and have developed a financial aid initiative to support students in certain program with financial aid and travel assistance for clinical placements that take them away from home.

Student Spotlight: Volleyball star Nicole Blue shares tips for success on and off the court

Nicole Blue in volleyball uniform posing with parents on game court

Nicole Blue is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a focus in Speech Language Pathology. She's also a senior player on the UAA women's volleyball team! Blue shared her experiences in the programs.

Slideshow: School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony

Nursing students wearing white coats at ceremony

The UAA School of Nursing held its first hybrid white coat ceremony to celebrate the student's decision to become a professional nurse.

Interview with Evan Clupper, an outdoor leadership student, about his capstone trip to Denali National Park

Denali Mountain, Mount McKinley

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation graduate Rafael Alfaro and current student Evan Clupper recently led a capstone trip to Denali National Park with Dr. Benjamin Rush, assistant professor of outdoor leadership. For Evan, the experience surpassed his expectations.

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