November 2014

Pollock Conservation Cooperative (UAF)

The Pollock Conservation Cooperative was formed in 1998 by the Bering Sea pollock catcher-processor fleet to promote the orderly harvest of pollock; reduce waste and improve resource utilization in the fisheries. In 2000, the PCC helped form the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center at SFOS. Five companies-American Seafoods, Arctic Storm, Glacier Fish Co., Starbound and Trident Seafoods-have given more than $13 million to the PCCRC to further research, and to establish an endowed Chair in Marine Policy, the Ted Stevens Professor of Marine Policy.

Through the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center provides grants to faculty and graduate students for research on a wide variety of groundfish species including pollock in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Marine mammals, climate effects and product development are also of interest to the center. Additionally, the PCCRC supports graduate students through direct fellowships. The PCC companies take pride in helping educate the “home-grown” leaders of tomorrow while supporting research that increases the knowledge about the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.

James A. Hackett (UAA)

Major: Accounting, UAA College of Business and Public Policy

I was elected President of the UAA Accounting Club in April 2013. As a way of giving back, I started tutoring students in Accounting. Upon graduation in May 2014, my goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant and gain valuable experience in public accounting.

I also really enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my wife and two children.  I like to go biking, hiking, fishing, and snow skiing.  One hobby I enjoy is photography, capturing our fun family memories. 

“By awarding me the Lenore and George Hedla Accounting Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on earning my BBA degree in Accounting. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. One day I hope I will be in a position to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. Thank you.”

Kenzie Hogan

Major:  Accounting, UAA College of Business and Public Policy

That elusive bachelor's degree has always been at the back of my mind; a dream yet unfulfilled.  I am working towards my BBA in Accounting, and will complete my degree in 2014. My hope is that I can earn a position with a “big four” accounting firm and KPMG is my first choice.

I am also a private pilot, an amateur radio operator, and I have an FAA Aircraft Dispatchers license. I enjoy a variety of hobbies: “pen-palling” with friends around the world, as well as baking, reading, and knitting. When there is a home game, you can find me at the Sullivan Arena, cheering for our Seawolf hockey players, along with my friends.

In the last few years my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia, then diagnosed with breast cancer.  And while going through chemotherapy, she broke her leg, and in October of 2011, I lost her to a sudden heart attack. It was devastating to me. One of her biggest wishes was to see me graduate with a bachelor degree. In a lot of ways, I'm doing this for her as much as myself. The past few years have been hard, but I will finish this degree -- mom would like that.

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