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.

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.

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