Podcast: Directing Native Student Services and the delicate balancing act of parental encouragement

Jason Hotch

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, business alumnus and Native Student Services director Jason Hotch talks about transitioning from working in business to education, resisting the need to rush things unless you absolutely want to, and making education more equitable for everyone.

Pattilyn Drewery Memorial Endowment for Community Access

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Pattilyn Drewery was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 29, 1952. She graduated from the Syracuse Newhouse School of Public Communications and drove her Datson down the Alaska Highway in the summer of 1976 to work as traffic director of the Anchorage NBC affiliate.

From UAA with love: ISER's prominent first director passes at 99

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Vic Fischer, UAA’s prominent first director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), died Sunday, Oct. 22, at the age of 99. Under his vision, Fischer helped build ISER into the highly regarded research institution it is today.

Podcast: Filipino American history preservation and the benefits of talking to strangers

Shayne Nuesca and Pearl-Grace Pantaleone

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, journalism and public communications alumni Shayne Nuesca and Pearl-Grace Pantaleone talk about the Mana Filipino elder archive project, the surprising benefits of talking to strangers, and the importance of preserving our histories.

Each one, teach one

Cal Williams

Past president of NAACP Alaska chapter, honorary doctorate and Homecoming keynote speaker Cal Williams reflects on lifetime of professional and political achievement.

Great stories told well

Brad Hillwig

Founder and CEO of Greatland Studios, business alumnus and Homecoming guest speaker Brad Hillwig shares own story of professional and educational development.

Podcast: Coaching volleyball and how to give a more effective inspirational halftime speech

Stacie Meisner

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, English alumna and Seawolf volleyball head coach Stacie Meisner talks about stepping into the shoes of her mentor, some of her favorite matches as an athlete and as a coach, and how her coaching philosophy builds better people out of players.

Education alumna named 2024 Alaska Teacher of the Year and National Geographic fellowship recipient

Catherine Walker

Dimond High School science teacher Catherine Walker will compete for National Teacher of the Year next spring during a ceremony at the White House. Additionally, this October she will travel to New Zealand as part of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship made possible by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Behind the lens: UAA’s chief of photography and videography talks about his pathway from the U.S. Navy to the university

Photographer James Evans

James Evans, UAA’s chief of photography and videography, has been capturing university culture, students, faculty and staff for nearly a decade. He steps out from behind the lens to discuss how his love of photography sent him around the world with the Navy, ultimately leading him home to Alaska.

Engineering alumna at Blue Origin working on Artemis lunar mission for NASA

Lindsey Bohnert

On May 19, NASA awarded Blue Origin a contract to design its Blue Moon lunar lander for the Artemis V mission. Working on the project is electrical engineering alumna Lindsey Bohnert, who is helping develop the communication systems on the lander.

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