Alaska College Track 2 on 360 North
by Kathleen McCoy |
Alaska College Track 2 will premiere on 360 North, a new public television service on Wednesday, December 5 at 9:00 p.m. The documentary tells the stories of students making their way through the University of Alaska in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Amanda, Duain and Marita face remedial classes, financial hardship and personal tragedy. Amanda, of Yakutat, uses the heartbreaking loss of her brother to reassess her goals and get back on the college track.
The Alaska College Track series began in 2004 as a follow up to a national PBS series exploring America's commitment to equal access to higher education through the stories of students struggling to become the first in their families to attend college. Alaska College Track featured young Alaska Natives with big plans for a college education. Alaska College Track 2 catches up with these students at UAS, UAA and UAF in 2007.
The Alaska College Track series documents a strong cultural link to educational success for Alaska Natives. Students highly involved with their Alaska Native culture through dance, carving or language study seem more likely to seek and attain higher education. Broadcast dates:
360 North Statewide: Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Juneau: Cable Channel 18
Anchorage: KAKM DTV 7.3
Repeat broadcasts: Thursday, December 6, at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.
Contact Katie Bausler for additional information at 796-6530.
"Alaska College Track 2 on 360 North" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.