December 2014 Archive
December grad: Commencement speaker Duke Kahumoku
With an antsy 4-year-old and a newborn to distract him his first semester, this non-traditional student could have readily returned to the workforce. Instead, Duke persevered, playing an active role on campus and reaching graduation in four years.
Advanced bakers meet ‘Chopped’-style challenge, emerge victorious
When life (or your advanced baking class instructor) hands you Dr. Pepper and goat cheese, make a cheesecake. Chef Vern's advanced baking class crafted delicious pastries from six mystery ingredients in a 'Chopped'-style practical final.
Alumni advice for December grads
At every commencement, a hand-picked crew of loyal alumni volunteers come back to campus to assist in the ceremonies and welcome the latest batch of graduates. Read their advice for the class of 2014.
Project 49: Grace without Vin, a love story without a happy ending
Vin and Grace Hoeman are names Alaska mountaineers with long memories will recognize. Married in 1966, the biologist/naturalist (Vin) and the anesthesiologist (Grace) spent all their free time "bagging peaks" around the world. In 1969, Vin was killed in an avalanche in the Himalayas.
north2north program connects Norway to Alaska
Alaskan Kelly Hughes and Norwegian Sofie Tindvik studied in each other's home countries this past year thanks, in part, to north2north—an eight-nation consortium of 59 Northern universities. Both are currently at UAA, and met to talk Norway, culture and the value of a semester abroad.
December grad: Jessica Osgood heads to career job in Nome
Want some inspiration? Visit with this December graduate in business marketing for a fast survey of what one committed person can accomplish professionally and academically in just five years.