Over $20K raised as Alumni Homecoming returns in person
by Matt Jardin |
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(Photos by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)
On Oct. 14, UAA's largest campus tradition returned to the Alaska Airlines Center after two years of virtual celebrations. Nearly 400 UAA graduates packed the AAC auxiliary gym for Homecoming Luncheon to reconnect with their alma mater while raising donations to benefit UAA programs and scholarships. In just one hour, the gathered alumni raised more than $20,000.
This year's theme was diversity, equity and inclusion, with the program featuring stories of two alumni who changed history through their accomplishments: guest speaker Kenneth McCoy, B.A. Justice ‘96, the first diversity, equity and inclusion officer for Providence Alaska; and keynote speaker Lauren Magiera, B.A. Journalism and Public Communications '09, the first sports anchor for Chicago WGN News.
Big thanks to sponsors Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Siemens, R&M Consultants, GCI and UAA College of Arts and Sciences!