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UAS professor and longtime Juneau resident Julie Hamilton receives 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.

The two-year professorship includes a $20,000 award. This award will enable Hamilton to provide real-life experiences in tax preparation to her accounting students. Using the UAS slogan of “Learn, Engage, Change,” Hamilton will teach her students the skills needed to provide community tax preparation services through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

UAS students taking a higher-level class on income taxes are required to complete VITA training. They can gain practicum credits for their work at the Juneau site or any remote VITA sites.

Hamilton has 25 years of experience in the accounting field, including preparing tax returns. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska. She worked for 10 years with the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. as the controller and chief financial officer before coming to UAS two years ago.

This professorship was established in 1974 with a gift from the late Loretta Caven in memory of her husband, Harold T. Caven, a longtime Alaskan who first came to the state in 1943. He served as a director and as a vice president of First National Bank of Anchorage.

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For high-res photo of Julie Hamilton, go to: http://www.alaska.edu/opa/images/109.jpg

Information: Dory Straight, 907-450-8030 or dory.straight@alaska.edu

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