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Thank you Judy! Happy Trails!

Judy Brainerd retires after 32 years at UA

Judy has been the consummate professional while working her entire career at the university.  She attended UAF and first began as a student worker in 1975.  She worked in various budget and finance positions at UAF until finally arriving in Statewide three years ago to serve as Senior Accountant and Debt Manager.

Friends and co-workers gathered in the BOR conference room on Sept. 16 to wish her farewell. Her final day at statewide was Sept. 17.

She'll be remembered for her positive and dedicated work ethic and her attention to detail.  But, more than that she'll be missed as a great person and a team player.  We wish her well in retirement, along with husband Steve, who will be spending lots of time four-wheeling in Montana.

Kevin Galloway

Started June 3, 2010

Analyst Programmer
OIT Enterprise Application Services


Kevin Galloway was previously a Student Programmer at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC). He also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at ARSC.

Galloway was born at Fort Wainwright. He spent most of his time growing up in Wasilla.
He attended UAF and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and then a Master of Science in Computer Science

He is married to Michelle Galloway and enjoys a bit of hiking, reading and computer-related hobbies.
 

Russell Gillmore

Started June 1, 2010

Analyst Programmer
OIT Enterprise Application Services

Russell Gillmore's main responsibility is to write and revise Banner programs and forms for the student and financial aid areas. He worked previously at the UAF OIT computer labs as a consultant for three years while a student.

Gillmore was born and raised in Fairbanks and earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from UAF.

Josh Luther

Started September 23, 2010

Coordinator for the Coalition of Student Leaders
Publications assistant

System Governance Office

On September 23,  Josh Luther officially started work as the new coordinator for the Coalition of Student Leaders and publications assistant in the System Governance Office. 

Luther is a UAF senior in political science , served several years as an ASUAF senator, and in 2009-2010 was senate chair. During the 48 hours students were in the air trying to get to Juneau for the student legislative conference and being fogged out last February, he coordinated people in the plane and on the ground to reroute students, change tickets,  and keep everyone calm. His efforts avoided what could have been a disaster. 

He served as a volunteer for two Coalition summits in addition to coordinating efforts for the annual Juneau event.  He is well versed in how the legislature works and has a lot of experience with student governments.

Farrin A. Reid

Started February 28, 2010

EAS Programmer
OIT Enterprise Application Services

Farrin Reid comes to EAS from the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC), and has worked for OIT in the past. His job as a programmer includes supporting and developing applications used by students, faculty and staff at the university.

Reid is from Alaska. He was born in Anchorage and raised in Chickaloon. He attended UAF and earned a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Reid's wife is Elisa. He enjoys movies, gaming, filming and blacksmithing (though he hasn’t had a place to do it since college, but definitely wants to start back up once he has the space.)

Russ Steiger

Started August 16, 2010
 
Director of Environmental, Health & Safety
Office of Risk Services

Russ Steiger will serve as UA's new Director of Environmental, Health & Safety in the Office of Risk Services. Steiger previously worked for the past 20 years at the Ferro Corp., a Cleveland-based manufacturing company that served the electronics industry, producing a variety of high purity engineered powders and pastes. He most recently served as the company's global manager of environmental, heath and safety, overseeing 10 locations, including sites in Europe, China, Japan and the United States.
 
Steiger was born just outside of New York City in East Orange, N.J., and spent most of his formative years in western New York, participating in school sports such as country and track and enjoying the outdoors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and shortly after graduation received Engineer in Training certification in chemical engineering.
 
Steiger and his wife Lucie recently packed up the house in the Buffalo area. With their dog Kelly in the car, they drove six days through Canada and the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks. They have five children- Michael, Melissa, Stephanie, Russell and David, who are all out of the nest in the Lower 48 and pursuing their careers and education.
 
Steiger enjoys running (when he can), bicycle riding, football, hockey, outdoor activities and travel.

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