Monday, November 1

NWC's Student/Alumni 2010 BBQ!

On September 9th Northwest Campus held it's second annual Student/Alumni BBQ!!
Staff, students, alumni and friends of UAF-Northwest Campus gathered in the Seppala Building to socialize and enjoy a bite to eat together.

Hot dogs, burgers, chips and cake were served! Two local UAF Alumni, Marie Tozier and MaryJane Litchard, visit during the bbq.

A drawing was held for some great giveaways!
Future 'nooks Maggie and Kellie Miller gather tickets from attendees.

Northwest Campus would like to express a special thanks to Joe Hayes and the UAF Alumni Department for the continued support of the event. Thanks for helping make it a success and celebrating our students!

Thursday, September 16

Four Lives: Four Successes

Four of our recent graduates are being featured in the UAF Aurora Magazine!

Congratulations Nikki, Lisa, Marie and Janet!


Tuesday, September 14


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Tuesday, September 7

Fall Happenings at NWC!

There are a lot of things going on these days! Students are preparing for their first day of class, campus is under construction, summer is ending and everyone's busy subsisting and preparing for winter.
Student Services has been busy, as well!

Shishmaref Learning Center Update
Thanks our Title III grant, Northwest Campus was able to purchase equipment and material to upgrade our Shishmaref Learning Center for our students.
Below are some pictures of our updated center:
New Student Carrels and 7 new Mac computers with HughesNet!

Student gathering area and Staff Office

Northwest Campus Construction!
Here is a link to a webcam that shows the progress going on on campus!
Check it out:

2nd Annual NWC/UA BBQ!
Tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 8 will be our Second Annual NWC/UA student BBQ! Despite the wet conditions, we're still celebrating our students and want to invite everyone (all past, prior, current students) in Nome and the region to come over. You might have noticed we have some construction going on on campus, so the event will be held in the back parking lot behind the Cooperative Extension Building on Moore Way. Free hotdogs, burgers, chips, cake, drinks! Hope to see you there!!

Northwest Campus will be at the Teller Career Fair this Friday. We also will be supplying our students with our nice Northwest Campus Student Planners, so look for those in the mail soon! Wishing the best of luck to all our students this Fall semester!

Thursday, August 12

Register for classes ONLINE!

You can now register for CRCD Cross regional classes online! You register through your UAOnline Account.

If you'd like to register online for courses this semester, you need to contact Northwest Campus.

Call 443- 8400 or email
For more information check out:

Last day of regular registration: August 27
Last day to take placement tests: September 2
Classes start: September 7

Wednesday, June 16

Fall 2010 Schedule is here!

The Fall 2010 Semester Schedule of Courses is available!
Find/Download it here:

View the Fall 2010 Academic Calendar for semester deadlines HERE

Registration begins July 26!
Classes start September 7!

Friday, May 21

2010 Graduation Photos

Photos from our 2010 Graduation photos are available online HERE!

Tuesday, May 11

NWC's 2010 Commencement

We celebrated the achievements of our regional graduates on Thursday May 6 with a student luncheon and our Commencement Ceremony at 'Ol St. Joe's Church in Nome.

A BIG Congratulations to our 2010 UAF- Northwest Campus (and UAA) graduates this year! Also congratulations to the 40+ GED Graduates who celebrated with us last Thursday!

(l-r Lisa Haugen- Bachelors, Nicole Sherer- Masters, Janet Klein- Associate of Applied Science, Nathan Pitt- UAA Masters, Elizabeth Murphy- UAA Certificate, not pictured Marie Katcheak- UAF HLRM Certificate)

We are proud of you and your achievements!

BSSD Students Tour UAF!

Last week I (Kacey Miller) had the privilege of chaperoning and co-coordinating a tour of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus for seven Bering Strait School District seniors. These seven are admitted to UAF and plan on attending UAF and CRCD next Fall semester! They're from Shishmaref, Gambell, White Mountain and Elim... two are currently take dual-credit courses with Northwest Campus, and two others have been accepted into RAHI this summer. Definitely an ambitious group of students!

Our three on-campus days at UAF were packed with campus visits, advising meetings, a welcome potluck from RSS and various departmental tours. Students are now registered for classes, have their housing paperwork ready, met about Financial Aid, know their advisor, are familiar with campus (for some it was their first time to Fairbanks!) and are much more confident in their futures with UAF.

It was a very beneficial week for them!

I want to say thank you to Perry Corsetti for involving me in this support effort. My appreciation extends to the following individuals and departments at UAF Fairbanks campus whom welcomed our group last week:
Ashley Munro (UAF Financial Aid Office)
Gabrielle Russell and RSS Staff (UAF Rural Student Services)
Katie Murra Straub (UAF School of Fisheries)
Naaqtuuq Dommek and Lael Oldmixon (UAF Admissions)
Nancy Tarnai (Large Animal Research Farm)
Michele Renfrew (UAF Tanana Valley Campus)
Deca Maynor (UAF Native Art Studio)
Rose Speranza ? (UAF Library Archives)
Peggy Hetman (UAF Museum of the North)

Thank you again to everyone involved in this effort, and good luck to our future Nanooks! Posted are a few pictures of some of our visits.

Friday, March 5

Scholarship Opportunity for Students

The Northwest Campus has two $500 scholarships available to students interested in pursuing a degree. The Mike Saclamana Scholarship is open to students who demonstrate a commitment to continuing their education, community service, and leadership. If you would like an application or more information, please contact Liz Guthier at the Northwest Campus at 443-8403, 800-478-2202, ext. 8403, or The deadline to apply for the 2010-2011 school year is April 12, 2010.

Tuesday, March 2

Shishmaref's 3rd College Goal Sunday & I Know I Can Events!

Shishmaref held it's 3rd annual College Goal/FAFSA Workshop event on February 16! Kacey Miller (UAF-Northwest Campus), Ken Stenek (Shishmaref HS) and Gabrielle Russell (UAF- Rural Student Services) coordinated this year's event. The workshop had seven attendees, with five individuals completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms online! In addition to completing their FAFSA's, students received other financial aid information and resources.

Thank you Shishmaref School for hosting the event!

Shishmaref's 2nd Grade classroom participated in the region's first "I Know I Can" event on February 17. Kacey Miller coordinated the event with Shishmaref 2nd Grade teacher Denise Thoreson. Gabrielle Russell from UAF Rural Student Services volunteered to read the "I Know I Can" book to the class and help with the activity.
The students drew on postcards what they wanted to become in the future! In several years the postcards will be mailed back to the students to remind them of their goals after high school and the "I Know I Can" event!
Kacey Miller chats with students about "going to college or training" after they graduate.

Doctors! Policeman! Health Aides! Store workers! The students had touching and inspiring dreams for their future. Thank you teacher Denise Thoreson and Shishmaref School for a memorable "I Know I Can' event!

Tuesday, February 23

Spring 2010 Regional Career Fairs!

Here are the dates and locations of the Spring 2010 Career Fairs in our region:

March 23: Golovin

March 24: Gambell

March 25: Elim

March 26: Stebbins
April 27: Shishmaref

April 28: Shaktoolik

April 29: Savoonga

April 30: Saint Michael
Contact Dawn Salesky for more information, to reserve a table or present!
Above are some of the presenters at last Fall's 2009 Regional Career Fairs.

Monday, February 15

Greetings from Shishmaref!

The 2010 Spring semester has arrived! I am glad to say that once again the number of registered students has gone up since the previous semester. Today, for instance, I had eight students taking a class at the Learning Center. Pictured above is Leona Goodhope and Karen Tocktoo in their ENGL 111 class with Sheri Skelton. And in the background we have Carol Ningeulook taking her ESK 106 class through E-Live.

Tuesday, February 2

Northwest Campus's 5th Annual College Goal Sunday

Held in more then 20 locations across the state (usually on the weekend following the Superbowl) this year's College Goal Sunday event was Sunday, January 31!

Two College Goal Sunday events were held in our region this year. One at Northwest Campus in Nome and the other at the Northwest Campus Learning Resource Center in Unalakleet. These important Financial Aid events guided students (and their parents) through the first step of the Financial Aid process- the FAFSA! In addition, the event provided an opportunity for students and their families to receive information on the various financial aid resources available in our region.

In Nome, close to 30 individuals attended the event!
Northwest Campus College Goal Sunday Event Coordinator Kacey Miller provided FAFSA information and a page by page web application demonstration.

With six attendees submitting their FAFSA's online!
NBHS Senior Lonny Booshu and parents complete the FAFSA.

NBHS Senior Derek Wieler and mother Cindy work on the FAFSA as volunteer Kirsten Timbers provides assistance.

Partner volunteers also shared regional financial aid information!

Three of Nome's College Goal Sunday Volunteers: Mike Rutledge (NWC), Heather Payenna (Nome Eskimo Comm.) and Dawn Miller (Kawerak, Inc.)

College Goal Sunday is Northwest Campus's "kick off" event for our yearly Spring financial aid outreach events. Now through April, Northwest Campus Advisors travel throughout the region offering mini- College Goal Sunday events.

If you'd like more information on these village event, check our Spring Schedule on this Student Blog or contact Kacey Miller or Reese Huhta at Northwest Campus. If you have any questions about the FAFSA, go online: or call Northwest Campus. The deadline for UA scholarships is February 15, so APPLY NOW!

Thanks to all our partners, both regionally and statewide, for helping to make these events a success!

Tuesday, January 26

It's Survey Time!

NWC Students- ya got a second?

We have a question for you, please answer it here:


Thursday, January 14

Spring Semester Event Schedule!

Here's the schedule of Northwest Campus Events this Spring 2010 semester!

-January 28 - Nome Nursing Candidate- IHS Scholarship Gathering (Kacey Miller)
-January 31- NWC 5th Annual College Goal Sunday in Nome AND Unalakleet- 2pm! (Reese Huhta and Kacey Miller)

-February 3 - Shaktoolik Financial Aid/Admissions Visit (Reese Huhta)
-February 3/4- Wales Financial Aid College Goal Sunday Rural Outreach Visit (Kacey Miller)
-February 9/10 - UAF Admissions & NACTEC Financial Aid Workshop (Kacey Miller & Lael Oldmixon)
-February 11- 2nd Annual Region-Wide FAFSA VTC Workshop (Kacey Miller & Ashley Munro )
-February 12- Koyuk Financial Aid/Admissions Visit (Reese Huhta)
-February 16-17- Shishmaref Financial Aid College Goal Sunday Rural Outreach Visit (Kacey Miller & Gabrielle Russell)
-February 23/24- Gambell Financial Aid College Goal Sunday Rural Outreach Visit (Kacey Miller)
-February 25/26- Nome Elementary "I Know I Can" Event (Kacey Miller)

- March 23- Golovin BSSD Career Fair (Kacey Miller)
- March 25- Elim BSSD Career Fair (Kacey Miller)
- March 26- Stebbins BSSD Career Fair (Reese Huhta)

- April 6/7- Savoonga College Goal Sunday Outreach Visit (Kacey Miller)
- April 26-30 UAF BSSD Senior Campus Tour (Kacey Miller)

- May 13- Commencement Ceremony in Nome!

It's Financial Aid Season- SO FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA for federal student aid!!! (

Don't see your community listed, but would like an event to support your students? Contact Northwest Campus!

If you're not a fan of our "Supporters of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning in the Bering Strait Region" Facebook page, please become one!

Northwest Campus is going to be under construction and campus will not be accessible to the public Mid-May through the summer. We will be available to serve our students at a designated location yet to be determined. Stay tuned!