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Amazing Stories from the University of Alaska Anchorage
Alumni Spotlight: Brit Szymoniak
Seeing a need for a co-working space in Anchorage, UAA alumna Brit Szymoniak and M.P.A. grad student Katherine Jernstrom came up with the idea of The Boardroom—a bright, stylish new co-working hub. After just a few months, this successful entrepreneurial duo has nearly reached The Boardroom's capacity and has plans to expand in May.
Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Shein
A high school chemistry teacher helped Melissa see she had talent in science and that a fulfilling career in medicine could be hers. She earned a biological sciences degree before succeeding in Alaska WWAMI and becoming a family medicine physician at Southcentral Foundation Anchorage Native Primary Care Center.
Student Spotlight: Shayla Silva
She's a Rondy queen, soccer coach, soon-to-be ConocoPhillips intern and multitasking volunteer with a life that proves she is perfectly suited for a career in logistics, a field she is studying at UAA. Meet Shayla Silva.
Faculty Spotlight: Herminia Din
As one of the key visionaries behind the Winter Design Project in Cuddy Quad this week, Herminia's job has included preventing a moose stampede or raven massacre of her students’ snowman colony. No carrot noses allowed!
Faculty Spotlight: Karen Schmitt
The leader of the UAA Community & Technical College has a lot of interesting stories to tell, like how she discovered her passion for geology and how it led to the opportunity to lead research cruises from Chile to Antarctica. Read how Karen built upon her worldly experiences to successfully lead one of UAA's most nontraditional colleges.
Alumni Spotlight: Claude Emile Mabudu
He spent the early years of his life fighting for civil rights in his homeland of Togo but finally fled to Mali and then to Anchorage for the sake of his family. He recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in languages and is a leader in the Refugee Congress. Meet Claude Emile Mabudu.
Alumni Spotlight: Betty Bang, B.S. Nursing ’83, M.S. Nursing ’93
Burning health question? Family nurse practitioner and two-time alumna Betty Bang is here serving students on campus in the Student Health and Counseling Center and online fielding even your most embarrassing questions as Ask Betty.
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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Dewain Lee
She was born in New Orleans, finished her dissertation after surviving a catastrophe and devotes her life to helping students attain success. "My goal is to create an engaged campus where students feel like they belong." Meet Dr. Dewain Lee.
Community Spotlight: AMC Engineers
AMC Engineers started operating in 1981, and has helped UAA grow its campus, engineering program and students ever since. Read more about how AMC Engineers, and their team of UAA alumni and students, is involved in the building of our ever-changing campus.
Student Spotlight: Forest Rose Walker
A visit in January with Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell, was engineering student Forest Rose Walker’s second opportunity to meet an astronaut. And it was her third brush with NASA, courtesy of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program.