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Women account for the largest growing veteran population, yet many don’t apply for the benefits they earned

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Alaska is tied for the highest number of female veterans in the United States, but many of them do not use services through the VA in Alaska. Alaska’s News Source spoke to UAA Assistant Professor and veteran, Vanessa Meade, about potential obstacles related to the issue.

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UAA joins the community in celebrating diversity

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UAA’s College of Health participated in Juneteenth and Pride events this June. Hundreds of families and friends gathered to enjoy live music and explore booths from local businesses and artists. Rose Shoulders is the Student Recruitment Specialist for the College of Health. “It was great to see the community, to see that collaboration, to see everybody finding their families within each other at these events-that's what it is about.”

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MSW Student Spotlight: Guy Harris

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"For all those deciding what to do following high school, I encourage you to find your passion, that spark that brings you joy and motivation. If you don’t quite know what you want to do with your life, that is okay. When you find the path that motivates you, take each small step one by one, but don’t stop growing," said MSW student Guy Harris.

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Alumni of Distinction: Kenneth McCoy

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How do you follow up a landmark policing career that not only culminated in becoming chief of police, but also occurred during a watershed period of accountability in law enforcement across the country? For justice alumnus Kenneth McCoy, you become the very first chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer for Alaska’s largest employer.

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An Alaska Medical School Has a Record Number of Indigenous Students

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