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UAA gymnastics program permanently reinstated with nearly $900,000 in grassroots donations

UAA gymnasts celebrate (Photo by Skip Hickey)

UAA's gymnastics team reached what is likely a record-breaking achievement in donations to a collegiate gymnastics program – $888,000 in public contributions over two years have officially brought UAA gymnastics back for long-term reinstatement and sustainability. 

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.

Service above self: Remembering Ed Rasmuson’s enduring legacy

Portrait of Ed and Cathryn Rasmuson hangs in Rasmuson Hall on UAA's Anchorage campus

With the passing of Edward B. Rasmuson in January of this year, UAA remembers his enduring legacy and the impact he and his family have had on Alaska and the university.

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.

Celebrating Juneteenth at UAA and in the community

UAA celebrates Juneteenth

This weekend, join UAA and the Anchorage community for a Juneteenth citywide celebration, commemorating the end of slavery and celebrating the common bond of freedom.

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.

A perfect fit: Geomatics term assistant professor David Brock discusses finding his place at UAA

Term Assistant Professor David Brock talks with students from his Engineering Surveying (GEO 256) course.

David Brock graduated from UAA in 2015 with a Geomatics degree, returning in 2019 as a term assistant professor.

Celebrating UAA Pride all month long

UAA student holds a rainbow flag during a festival at the Alaska Airlines Center plaza.

UAA is full of Pride and invites you to join us this June in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

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