UAS professor and longtime Juneau resident Julie Hamilton receives professorship

Julie Hamilton wins 2014 Harold Caven Professorship

The University of Alaska Foundation is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Harold T. Caven Professorship is Julie Hamilton, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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UA Foundation Elects Officers & Welcomes New Members

The University of Alaska Foundation welcomed five well-known Alaskans onto its Board of Trustees and elected three officers at its December 2013 annual meeting.

New Officers 2014
Susan Anderson of Anchorage, president and chief executive officer of The CIRI Foundation, was elected chair, while Jim Johnsen of Fairbanks, senior vice-president of human resources and process transformation with Alaska Communications, was elected vice chair. Karen Polley, owner of Stone Soup
Alaska Designs in Juneau, was elected secretary. Officers will serve in their respective positions until November 2015.

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Axel Robert and Janet Joyce Carlson Memorial Scholarship Created

University of Alaska Alumnus Kurt Carlson has established the Axel Robert and Janet Joyce Carlson Memorial Scholarship with a gift in honor of his parents. The Carlsons were long-time former employees of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Axel with the Cooperative Extension Service and Joyce as administrative assistant to Earl Beistline, head of what was then called the Mining & Mineral Engineering Department, now the College of Engineering and Mines.

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August 2013 Foundation Training Videos now online

For those of you who may have missed the August 2013 Foundation training seminars at UAF and UAA, we have now archived them online! View all the trainings here. You can also find the videos linked to from the Foundation I-Net.

These training videos offer valuable information for university employees and the public about what the UA Foundation does and how it supports and partners with the various MAUs. We encourage you to watch some or all of them if you missed the trainings in August.

More videos will be added as they become availale.


Pick.Click.Give to UA up 12% for 2013

The University of Alaska Foundation is grateful to all Alaskans who made gifts to the University of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give. Pledges to all UA campuses totaled $28,425, an increase of 12% over 2012. This amount will be matched by ExxonMobil, for a total of nearly $57,000 raised! Thank you!

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To make a gift immediately, please click on the link below and make a gift by credit card. If you wish to learn more about what form a gift can take and for what purposes they may be made, please check out the Ways to Give section of our website.


Scholarship Information

University of Alaska Foundation scholarships are available to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast and all community campuses). To read more, please click on the link below.


Grant and Award Information

To read more about the Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant, the Harold T. Caven Professorship, or the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence, please click on the link below.


Partnerships in Aviation Education: Era Alaska Shows Its True Colors


Restricted Gift Guidance from the UA Foundation

This past spring the UA Foundation created a new “soft ledger” option as a way to accept restricted gifts into general support funds at the Foundation. This new method allowed departments to track the spending of such restricted gifts while the UA Foundation and our auditors could monitor the tracking on a password-protected shared drive. This option was created as a workaround for some previous issues that arose when using the MAU’s Restricted Donation Holding accounts. These “RDH” accounts were created years ago specifically to track such restricted gifts.

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