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University of Alaska Anchorage News
  • 937 Alaska students will graduate with the UA Scholars Award distinction

    937 Alaska students will graduate with the UA Scholars Award distinction

    Apr. 26, 2022

    Alaska's graduating high school class of 2022 includes 937 students designated for the prestigious UA Scholars Award. Members of the cohort hail from 238 high schools in communities ranging from Akiachak to Yakutat.
    "We honor and celebrate UA Scholars in the class of 2022 on their upcoming graduation from high school," said Lael Oldmixon, the program's executive director. "This cohort represents some of Alaska's best and brightest minds. Through them, Alaska will remain strong and ready for whatever the future holds. Our universities are poised and ready to accept them as students and partners in creating the life they want in a state they love."

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  • Allen-Jones Scholarship Boosts Support For 1st-Generation Students

    Allen-Jones Scholarship Boosts Support For 1st-Generation Students

    Apr. 20, 2022

    “From her earliest years at UAA, I admired how Vara brought diverse perspectives together and created a shared vision for supporting students to achieve personal and academic success,” said UAA Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bruce Schultz. “As she drew from her past personal and professional experiences in the South, Vara showed us how to serve students with grace and a never wavering commitment to excellence.”

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  • Alaska House passes bill to protect the state’s college scholarship fund

    Alaska House passes bill to protect the state’s college scholarship fund

    Apr. 15, 2022

    The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill with a 23-9 vote on Thursday that would protect the state’s college scholarship fund.
    The $410 million Higher Education Investment Fund has been used to pay college scholarships for more than 5,000 Alaska students each year. It was drained last year due to a failed procedural vote by the Legislature needed to keep it full.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks News 
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks sponsors Earth Day Symposium for students across Alaska

    University of Alaska Fairbanks sponsors Earth Day Symposium for students across Alaska

    Apr. 26, 2022

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks sponsored an educational symposium for students across Alaska with the Global Learning and Observations for the Benefit of the Environment (GLOBE) program for Earth Day.Since 1996, GLOBE has worked to not only educate K-12 students on environmental awareness, but also to foster a love for science and mathematics in kids.

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  • UAF to honor 2022 Meritorious Service Award recipients

    UAF to honor 2022 Meritorious Service Award recipients

    Apr. 24, 2022
    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has selected Anna Atchison, Susan Henrichs, Aaron Schutt and Ann Tremarello to receive Meritorious Service Awards in 2022. The Meritorious Service Award recipients will be among those honored at UAF's 2022 honoree recognition ceremony, which will be at 5 p.m. April 29 in Davis Concert Hall.
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  • Attitude, not aptitude, gives your career altitude

    Attitude, not aptitude, gives your career altitude

    Apr. 24, 2022

    Next week, hundreds of University of Alaska Fairbanks degree-seeking students will be recognized for their scholastic efforts over the last several years. For those, who like me, graduate in the 10% of the class which makes the top 90% look really good, I have important news for you. Study after study, survey after survey, reveal that long-term career success is 60-90% a function of the attitude we bring to work each and every second of each and every day.

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University of Alaska Southeast News