Following in her father's ski tracks

Tula and Lee Bygrave

When UAA skier Tuva Bygrave steps into her bindings at the World U23 World Championships in Whistler, B.C. later this month, she will be representing Australia, her father’s native country and the same country he represented on the world stage in the 1980s.

Podcast: Mobile Crisis Team and the future of mental health response

Jennifer Pierce and Michael Riley

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, clinical psychology alumna Jennifer Pierce and fire service administration alumnus Michael Riley of the Anchorage Mobile Crisis Team talk about their respective backgrounds as a police officer and firefighter, what sets their program apart from other emergency first responders, and how they hope the program will continue to grow.

Going the extra kilometer

Magnus Noroey

Magnus Noroey came to Alaska from Norway in 2019 to study management and compete on the UAA ski team. The dual major in finance and management with a property management and real estate concentration has fully embraced his UAA experience.

Getting out of your comfort zone

Sociology graduate and UAA track and field standout Tylantiss Atlas will speak at UAA's fall 2022 commencement ceremony Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Alaska Airlines Center.

Sociology graduate and UAA track and field standout Tylantiss Atlas will serve as UAA's fall’s commencement speaker.

Facing the future

Ryan Rivers

Education was the furthest thing from a priority for Master of Public Administration alumnus Ryan Rivers, making his turn as fall 2022 graduate student speaker all the more inspiring.

Steward of legacy

Matt Blattmachr

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Peak Trust Company, president, CEO and global logistics management alumnus Matt Blattmachr announced that the company was donating $50K toward a new Finance Lab at the UAA College of Business and Public Policy, made possible by the Horejsi Charitable Foundation.

Podcast: First-generation student success and how mothers know best

Eva Ulukivaiola

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, economics and global supply chain management alumna Eva Ulukivaiola Eva talks about the mission and history of TRIO, how her education and career have brought her life full circle, and the unique challenges faced by first-generation college students.

Podcast: Immigrant and indigenous psychology and the beautiful mess that is life

E.J.R. David

In this episode of Seawolf Voices, psychology alumnus and professor E.J.R. David talks about the culture shock he experienced after moving to Alaska from the Philippines, the importance of studying psychology from immigrant and indigenous perspectives, and how we can pass on our heritages to future generations.

UAA secondary education alumnus named Alaska Superintendent of the Year

Bill Hill

Bristol Bay Borough School District superintendent Bill Hill was named 2023 Alaska Superintendent of the Year during a banquet hosted by the Alaska Superintendents Association on Sep. 29. Hill will now be in the running for the School Superintendents Association’s National Superintendent of the Year award.

Deep breath, big moves

Lauren Magiera

The UAA Alumni Association is pleased to welcome journalism alumna, former Seawolf gymnast and Chicago WGN News’ first female sports anchor Lauren Magiera as she shares her story of performance, commitment, integrity and courage as the keynote speaker for this year’s Homecoming Luncheon on Oct. 14.

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