May 2014 Archive
Share your amazing story
Seawolves are living their stories every day, from Barrow to Antarctica. Take a few minutes to share your story, or that of a noteworthy friend, colleague or student, and celebrate these achievements.
Struggle and self-reliance lead to first engineer from Chevak
Mike Ulroan combined his traditional upbringing stressing self-reliance with the academic support from UAA's ANSEP program to become the first engineer from the village of Chevak. It took eight years, but he finished. "It's not a race," his mentor told him.
Alumni Spotlight: Felicia Keith-Jones
After leaving UAA, Felicia continued her education at the world-famous distilleries of the British Isles. She's now the youngest female distillery owner in the nation and, after successfully lobbying for a change in state distillery laws, she's ready to grow her business even more and make the Kenai the 'Napa Valley of Alaska.'
Project 49: Hickel vs. Nixon, 15,000 letters of support and dissent
Forty-four years ago, President Nixon authorized an invasion of Cambodia, extending the boundaries of the Vietnam War. Antiwar protests on college campuses across America heated up. Nixon's Secretary of the Interior, Walter J. Hickel, surprised everyone with a letter in support of the youthful protestors.
Arts and education facility rises at Mat-Su College
A glass-skinned structure is rising at UAA's Mat-Su College, a $20-million gathering place where college and community can merge and grow new opportunities for artists and educators.
Fried food fuels UAA first-place website win
UAA Management Information Systems students struck gold at the recent Association of Information Technology Professionals' National Collegiate Conference in Atlanta, for database design and for a web project that's helping an Anchorage nonprofit provide gym shoes to needy kids across Alaska.
Student Spotlight: Jasmine Woodland
Finished in four? Check. Stellar GPA? Check. Ready to take a break? You bet. First generation college graduate Jasmine Woodland is only a little sad to leave behind her packed schedule as an Honors College student, a 49th State Fellow and Student Activities employee. It's time to read for fun again!