Standing ovations for UAA alumni during governor’s State of the State Address

Gov. Dunleavy visiting ANSEP

On Jan. 30, 2024, Gov. Dunleavy delivered his annual State of the State Address, during which he recognized three Alaskans with direct ties to UAA with standing ovations: alums Kristen Benge and Sheila Sweetsir, and former staff member Patty Gilbert.

Pattilyn Drewery Memorial Endowment for Community Access

Journalism Students

The Pattilyn Drewery Memorial Endowment for Community Access at UAA supports classes, workshops, production expenses, equipment and scholarships for students pursuing Department of Journalism and Public Communications related studies while honoring the life of a remarkable woman.

Ted Stevens Foundation gifts full archive collection to UAA

Recently, Catherine Stevens and the Ted Stevens Foundation gifted the papers of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens to the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Bernie’s Pharmacy helps educate Alaska pharmacists for fifth year in a row

Check presentation

Founded in 1980 by life-long Alaskan Bernie Klouda, Bernie’s Pharmacy has provided nearly $30,000 in scholarships to students since the Doctor of Pharmacy Program began at UAA.

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.

Mark your calendars: Giving Day 2023 is Feb. 22

Giving Day 2023 kicks off 49 hours of celebration and giving on Feb. 22. UAA, UAF, UAS and the UA Foundation are joining together and inviting the UA community to show their university pride, share posts, spread the word and give to the area they care about most.

Honoring the legacy of Black history and civil rights in Alaska

Black and African American soldiers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in September 1942

Black history in Alaska is not widely known and dates back more than a century. Black men and women have played a significant role in shaping our state’s history. In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and Alaska Civil Rights Day, we chatted about the importance of honoring Black History in Alaska with Ian Hartman, associate professor in UAA's Department of History.

UAA receives $1.5M to increase social worker workforce

A $1.5 million grant to the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work will significantly increase enrollment capacity, establish a pathway to licensure for graduates, add faculty and staffing, and offer continuing education to maintain clinical licenses.

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.

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.

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