Keep calm and macaron

UAA finance alumnus James Strong, owner of Sweet Caribou

Despite several career changes, finance alumnus James Strong was able to find his calling as the co-founder and owner of Anchorage's first macaron patisserie, Sweet Caribou. And despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to stall or close completely, Sweet Caribou found a way to succeed.

Nominations open for UAA’s 2021 Alumni of Distinction Awards

2021 Alumni of Distinction logo

Celebrate the successes of alumni making important contributions in their communities by nominating them for the Alumni of Distinction Awards by Aug. 24! Categories include Alumni Emerging Leader, Alumni Humanitarian and Alumni of Achievement.

A little revamp goes a long way in ensuring student success


A new approach to assessing incoming students and placing them in general education requirement writing classes yielded some pleasantly positive results for UAA students, faculty and administrators.

Students practice high-stakes decision-making during Arctic Security simulation course

UAA Professor Chad Briggs and MPA graduate students Maya Narang and Cuckoo Gupta  demonstrate how their class uses Discord servers and board games to plan and run Arctic Strategy disaster scenarios.

UAA students recently responded to imagined future emergencies, including wildfires and a missing cruise ship, in a role-playing assignment mimicking the pressures and cascading events policy decision-makers face during disasters.

Slideshow: COVID-19 Vaccinations at UAA

UAA's Spirit gets his COVID-19 vaccination at the Student Health and Counseling Center in Rasmuson Hall.

Vaccine appointments are available for UAA students and employees every weekday at the Student Health and Counseling Center. Learn how to sign up, and hear from UAA student leaders as they share their reasons for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Creating community for female veterans

Mary Louise Rasmuson

As a woman veteran, Vanessa Meade, assistant professor in UAA’s School of Social Work, knows better than most the challenges women who’ve served face once returning to civilian life. She's coordinating Operation Mary Louise, a project dedicated to making space and connecting female veterans to resources in Alaska.

A sky-high partnership


UAA and the Anchorage School District unveil a new partnership between King Tech High School and the Community & Technical College’s Aviation Technology Division to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn their private pilot license.

There’s never been a better time to attend UAA

UAA students take notes in Dr. Veronica Howard's Intro to Behavior Analysis (PSY A200) course.

"In my 29 years working at UAA, I can say with certainty there has never been a better time to attend UAA than right now," notes Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bruce Schultz as he highlights new student success initiatives at UAA, such as Seawolf Mentor and CircleIn, that ensure students have easy access to academic and personnel support services whenever they may need it.

College of Health receives grant to bolster behavioral health education across Alaska

UAA's Health Science Building and Parrish Bridge seen from Providence Drive

UAA's College of Health has received a four-year, $1.92 million grant to provide an innovative training program for future behavioral health professionals in Alaska and to facilitate the growth of the state’s behavioral health workforce.

The virtual advantage: Summer Engineering Academies expand access and programming


UAA’s Summer Engineering Academies have always been a staple in the community’s camp lineup, but now that they’re virtual, they’re reaching more youth across the state. Sponsorships from ConocoPhillips Alaska and MTA Alaska Foundation help keep camps affordable, allowing youth across Alaska to engage with engineering.