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  • Victoria Smith named regional College Board fellow

    February 21, 2020

    Victoria Smith, director of Student Support Services, has been named a regional fellow of the College Board.
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  • Nycolett Ripley selected as UAF Human Resources Sr. Business Partner

    February 21, 2020

    UA Chief Human Resources Officer Steve Patin announced this week that Nycolett Ripley has been selected to serve the University of Alaska Fairbanks as its Human Resources Senior Business Partner. In this role, Ripley will serve the UAF administration, staff, and faculty as a functional expert, liaison, consultant and point of contact in direct contact and coordination with the UA Human Resources Team.
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  • Gordon Kruse receives distinguished scientist award

    February 17, 2020

    The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has awarded Gordon Kruse the first Terry Quinn II Distinguished Scientist Award. Kruse is a fisheries researcher and a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus of fisheries and ocean sciences.
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  • Doug Schrage wins statewide fire chief award

    February 11, 2020

    Douglas Schrage, UAF's fire chief, is this year's recipient of the Warren B. Cummings Fire Chief of the Year Award. Schrage received the award in early February at the Alaska Fire Chiefs Leadership Symposium in Juneau.
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  • Artist, founder of UAF Native Art Center Ron Sengungetuk passes away

    February 07, 2020

    Iñupiaq artist Ronald Senungetuk, 87, passed away on Jan. 21, 2020 at his home in Homer. He was a world renowned sculptor, silversmith and wood carver, who also had massive cultural influence as an artist, educator and mentor. The University of Alaska Fairbanks conferred emeritus status on Senungetuk when he retired as head of the Art Department in 1986, and awarded him an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2015.
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  • Researcher recognized by peony industry

    February 06, 2020

    The Alaska Peony Growers Association awarded its Growers Cup to longtime University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Bob Van Veldhuizen. Members of the statewide association honored Van Veldhuizen during its winter conference, which ended Saturday in Fairbanks. The award recognizes individuals who provide key support to the peony industry.
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  • Eloise Brown joins energy research teams

    February 03, 2020

    Eloise Petrone Brown has joined the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center and Pacific Marine Energy Center teams. AHERC and PMEC are part of UAF's Alaska Center for Energy and Power.
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  • CBPP Dean Karen Markel departing UAA next summer

    January 15, 2020

    Karen Markel, dean of the UAA College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), has accepted a job as dean of the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She will complete the academic year at UAA and begin her new post in Colorado on July 6, 2020.
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  • Jennifer Harris

    Jennifer Harris named UAF's ACEP deputy director for operations

    January 15, 2020

    The Alaska Center for Energy and Power has named Jennifer Harris as the new deputy director of operations. Harris most recently served as the executive officer in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
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  • Kim Mahoney

    Kim Mahoney named UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities

    January 15, 2020

    Dr. Beverly Shuford, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, is pleased to announce that Kim Mahoney has accepted the permanent position of UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities.
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