Each fall, the UAA Alumni Association celebrates three Alumni of Distinction for their contributions to their chosen fields and community. This year's honorees are Alumni of Achievement Jennifer Thompson, Alumni Humanitarian Josie Wilson and Alumni Emerging Leader Jason Hart.
October 2018 Archive
Alumni of Distinction: Jennifer Thompson
Starting her PR career as an intern, 2018 Alumni of Achievement Jennifer Thompson worked to become president and CEO of her own agency seven years later. Since then, her business has grown from four employees to 24 and added offices in Texas and New York.
Alumni of Distinction: Josie Wilson
A southern California transplant sent to UAA for a yearlong work assignment, 2018 Alumni Humanitarian Josie Wilson stayed when she fell in love with the university and community and has been giving back ever since.
How finance and economics senior Shoya Watanabe ‘carpe diemed’ his career at UAA
Shoya Watanabe is a friendly and outgoing guy, who’s packed a lot into his four years at UAA simply by getting to know people and jumping in when students or faculty present opportunities. The UAA senior, double majoring in finance and economics, graduates in December and is ready to tackle whatever comes next.
From UAA to WGN: Sports reporting that brings people together
When WGN sports anchor, Chicago native and lifelong gymnast Lauren Magiera came to UAA, she was looking for an institution that valued student success. Not only did she find what she was searching for, but she also discovered her calling in sports broadcast journalism.
October 2018: Big Questions with Even Bigger Pies—every Thursday
Eat pie and explore important life questions with Dr. Joel Potter, UAA's Faculty-in-Residence on Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Gorsuch Commons, Room 107.
FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert system Oct. 3, 2018
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. For the first time, the test will include activation of the Wireless Emergency Alert System, meaning cell phones across the country will receive an alert.
UA Press releases new poetry book about an Alaska Homestead
This book, part poetic memoir and part historical document, tells the story of a resilient family surviving on moose meat, potatoes, and anything else they could gather.