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  • HR Spotlight on Mary Goldsby

    March 28, 2020

    The first HR spotlight will feature our HR Accounting Assistant, Mary Goldsby. Mary has been with University of Alaska HR for 5 years and has been in her current position since Summer 2019. Her career started when a friend referred her to apply to UA, the rest is history.
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  • Donna Bozeman retires

    March 28, 2020

    You're retiring!! Now what? Well, for one of our HR team members, the answers to these questions come with confidence and excitement. For Donna Bozeman, University of Alaska HR Personnel Technician, retirement is right around the corner. To be sure we sent her off with a big thank you, we would like to spotlight her and let her know she will be missed. Bozeman says what she will miss most about working at UA, is helping new employees grow and watching them find themselves.
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  • Erica Preuss: Always there, always ready to serve

    March 27, 2020

    For Erica Preuss HR isn't just her profession, it's how she chooses to serve our country as a human resources sergeant in the Army Reserves.
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  • Mike Hostina announces retirement

    February 28, 2020

    Mike Hostina, general counsel for the University of Alaska, announced his retirement during the February Board of Regents meeting. Hostina will step down at the end of May.
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  • Stuart Relay joins Office of Public Affairs as a student assistant

    February 28, 2020

    As a Ted Stevens Legislative Intern, Stuart Relay was taught lessons not included in textbooks. Now he is using the communication skills he learned working for Representative Chris Tuck to help the University of Alaska communicate more effectively with the students we serve.
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  • Nycolett Ripley selected as UAF Human Resources Sr. Business Partner

    February 28, 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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  • Leyalle Harris shares her recipe for college success

    January 31, 2020

    When Leyalle Harris started her freshman year at the University of Idaho (UI), her brother-in-law gave her some advice that became her secret sauce that for college success.
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  • Eric Johnson on learning the value of data and being on time

    January 31, 2020

    It was colder than average for early April in Fairbanks, but, like the climate, that was soon to change. As the cries of a newborn baby filled the air of a small room at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, the city's residents could already sense the returning sunlight bring life back to the Arctic. Winter was over.
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  • Rory O'Neill: Expanding access to data to improve UA

    November 27, 2019

    Hailing from Philadelphia via Ireland on both sides, Rory O'Neill grew up in the middle-Atlantic region where his parents and siblings still reside. In 1993 he and a brother visited another brother in Ketchikan, and the three of them toured the state. Tourists believed that O'Neill 's duster, cowboy hat and command of a gold pan and draft horses meant he was an Alaskan. Two brothers returned home, one decided to abandon his tenure track biomedical engineering position at Johns Hopkins.
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  • Walker Wheeler's educational and professional journeys intertwine at UA

    November 27, 2019

    Walker Wheeler’s more than 15 years at the University of Alaska has been a long and varied career and educational journey. He has been working in university IT since he came to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to study computer science.
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