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Podcast: Student resilience and how communities can better support education

Temperance Tinker Kays

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, education alumna, high school English teacher and recipient of the 2022 Milken Educator Award — considered to be the Oscar of teaching — Temperance Tinker Kays shares her favorite lessons to teach students, how education has changed since the pandemic, and how communities can better support their schools and teachers.

Podcast: Workforce (r)evolution and the role of chambers of commerce

Tosha Swan

As vice president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and director of its Young Professional’s Group, journalism and public communications alumna Tosha Swan has seen Alaska’s business community weather it all. In this episode of Seawolf Voices, Tosha talks about her graphic design inspirations, how the employee-employer relationship has evolved since the pandemic, and what people can do to help kick-start their careers or businesses.

A calling, not a job: UAA’s Atwood Chair discusses the craft of storytelling

John Sharify, UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications

John Sharify, UAA’s 2022-23 Atwood Chair of Journalism discusses his plans to teach UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications.

Political science alumna earns degree before setting foot on campus

Gabriella Hill

Gabriella Hill completed her degree with honors completely online from Naknek, thanks to the Department of Political Science’s recommitment to making its curriculum available to those who might have difficulty traveling to Anchorage for classes.

Get to know Deanne Woodard, UAA's new vice chancellor for student affairs

Deanne Woodard

Following a competitive national search, Deanne Woodard has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs. In this interview with Chancellor Parnell, she discusses her personal background and vision for Student Affairs, emphasizing student success and belonging.

Closing a chapter: UAA prepares to say goodbye to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Bruce Schultz

Bruce Schultz speaks during UAA's Spring 2019 Commencement. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bruce Schultz will be retiring next month after 30 years with UAA, serving at virtually every level at the university — all in support of student success.

Get to know Ryan Buchholdt, UAA's new vice chancellor for administrative services

Ryan Buchholdt

Ryan Buchholdt began his new role as vice chancellor for administrative services June 6. In this interview with Chancellor Parnell, he discusses his personal background and vision for Administrative Services, including the division's role in advancing student success and community partnerships.

Computer science and community

Borochingua Zorigtbaatar on the UAA campus

International student Borochingua Zorigtbaatar, originally from Mongolia, shares her advice for fellow students and discusses her educational experience and finding a community at UAA.

A little bit of everything: New documentary film features ISER’s prominent first director

Vic Fischer, ISER's first director, signs books at an event in 2012

Recently, Magnetic North, a documentary film series produced by the Alaska Humanities Forum in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation, featured ISER Director Emeritus Vic Fischer. The 25-minute film captures the story of the larger-than-life Alaskan.

Swartwood named athletic director

Ryan Swartwood

Ryan Swartwood has been named athletic director for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Swartwood has served as interim director since the passing of former director Greg Myford in November 2021.

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