Slideshow: UAA Spring 2023 Commencement

On Sunday, May 7, UAA celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 950 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from the Anchorage campus. View a slideshow of photos from the #SeawolfNation celebration.

Celebrating UAA's spring 2023 Meritorious and Honorary Degree recipients

Executive Director for Alaska Native Education & Outreach Michele Yatchmeneff and Provost Denise Runge officiate UAA's spring Commencement awards ceremony in the Fine Arts Building recital hall.

At a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, UAA honored Rachel Epstein with the spring 2023 Meritorious Service Award and awarded Honorary Degrees to Don Decker and Kikkan Randall. UAA also recognized eight faculty and staff members with emeritus status during the ceremony.

Spring/summer 2023 edition of Alumni Spirit magazine now available

Spring/summer 2023 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

The latest issue of UAA’s premier publication highlights how the university is rising above with stories featuring alumni doing incredible work in Antarctica, in LGBTQ spaces and on the set of the latest Shazam! movie, as well as a check in with the UAA School of Education.

Speaking from the heart

tuan graziano

Community has been at the heart of Tuan Graziano’s undergraduate career at UAA. The spring 2023 student commencement speaker has been volunteering in various capacities since high school, and once at UAA, his sense of serving his community and advocating for his fellow students grew.

UAA announces 2023 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award recipients

ConocoPhillips Presentation

As the nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska faces unique challenges and environmental conditions unlike anywhere else in the United States. Faculty and students at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) continue to drive research that tackles regional challenges in practical ways, such as studying how temperature affects metal corrosion in the Arctic or the effects of tire rubber contamination on salmon mortality.

Earn on the way at UAA: Opening doors for secondary students

Computer Science majors Tristan Lee (left), Joseph Dela Rosa Jr. (center) and Victor Ang (right) hang out in the UAA spine after class.

As education continues to transform to meet the needs of students and the workforce, the University of Alaska Anchorage is always looking for opportunities to grow and adapt to better serve communities and the state.

UAA announces new Bachelor of Arts in communication

 Brandon Stelzer discusses his presentation with classmates Daniel Price and Kiki Moua.

UAA now offers a Bachelor of Arts in communication, among the most in-demand degree programs. The new offering allows students to take advantage of high job demand while also honing the top skills that employers seek.

Community connection

Catherine Haese

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner alumna Catherine Haese will serve as graduate student speaker at the Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony before starting her new position at Eagle River Behavioral Health where she will use her personal experience to foster addiction recovery solutions and treat mental health issues.

Mathematically motivated, community conscious

Hunter Johnson

When employers and universities collaborate, the partnership can create opportunities for students and communities to thrive. Computer systems engineering alumnus Hunter Johnson is a beneficiary of such opportunities, beginning as an intern at Baird where he now works as senior client specialist.

Over $12K raised during Alumni of Distinction Celebration

Trophies during Alumni of Distinction Celebration Banquet

Nearly 200 alumni and supporters packed Lucy Cuddy Hall on the Anchorage campus to honor the most recent Alumni of Distinction while reconnecting with their hometown university and raising more than $12,000 to benefit UAA programs and scholarships.

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