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.