2009 Archive

New York Life's pledge of $450,000 boosts ASRA and RAHI

February 2, 2009

New York Life’s three-year, $450,000 grant to the UAF will support ASRA and RAHI, two programs for high school students, in keeping with the firm's dedication to educational enhancement programs.

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EIGHT STARS OF GOLD: A Lasting Celebration of Alaska’s 50th Anniversary

February 9, 2009

Alaska’s 50th anniversary may only last one year, but the celebration will continue through UA’s multi-faceted project, “Eight Stars of Gold: Fostering a Spirit of Civic Engagement in Modern Alaska.”

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A CELEBRATION WITH A CAUSE: Couple’s Golden Anniversary Benefits Students

February 10, 2009

Chick and Carolyne Wallace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in a unique way – by gathering friends and family to raise money to establish the Chick and Carolyne Wallace Scholarship. The scholarship will support UA students who are spouses of active duty soldiers.

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GETTING READY FOR SUCCESS: FNBA Helps Students Prepare for College

February 11, 2009

Through a generous gift from First National Bank Alaska (FNBA) in 2008, UAS embarked on its second year of the Getting Ready for College program, which is designed to help students from rural Southeast Alaska communities prepare for success after high school.

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HISTORIC GIFT IMPACTS TODAY AND TOMORROW: ConocoPhillips Will Support Science and Engineering

February 12, 2009

April 2008 was a historic month for the university and the state. ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. pledged an unprecedented $15 million to UAA, marking the largest single corporate gift the university has ever received, as well as the largest gift the company has ever made in Alaska.

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Distinguished Alaskan Grace Schaible presented with UA President's Medal for Excellence

February 13, 2009

University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton has honored Alaskan Grace Berg Schaible with the President's Medal for Excellence. The Medal for Excellence, established in 2000, periodically recognizes individuals who have exhibited unwavering dedication, far beyond the ordinary, to the University of Alaska.

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Chevron donates $1 million to the University of Alaska Anchorage

February 14, 2009

Wiping his hands as he came to the phone, Ron Dukowitz switched gears seamlessly. He had just finished butchering the moose from his recent archery hunt and was ready to talk about the impact the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) Process Technology program and his employer Chevron have made in his life.

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New $1 Million Estate Gift Benefits Accounting Students

February 15, 2009

Alaska gardening expert Lenore Hedla educated and inspired countless gardeners through her book, magazine articles, newspaper columns and appearances. Yet it was her gift to UA that planted a seed that will continue to grow, thrive and produce future generations of successful students.

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2009 Statewide Staff Campaign Kick-off Event

May 12, 2009

The 2009 Statewide Staff Campaign Kick Off event was held on May 11th, 2009.  This year’s participation goal has been set at 67%.  The campaign has truly been a remarkable success in the past years. In 2008, the Statewide Staff exceeded the goal of 65% by reaching an all time high of 67% participation.

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2009 Statewide Staff Campaign an Overwhelming Success!

July 17, 2009

Staff at the University of Alaska Statewide offices once again have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Over 70 percent of the UA Staff made charitable contributions to benefit students and programs at campuses around the State. This year’s campaign was the most successful ever.

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Boraas receives 2009 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence

September 15, 2009

Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, is this year’s recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation’s prestigious Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.

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University of Alaska Foundation Elects Officers and New Trustees

November 20, 2009

The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Trustees elected Mike Felix as board chair and Jo Michalski as vice chair at the board's annual meeting Nov. 18 in Fairbanks. Felix is president of AT &T Alaska and Michalski is owner and president of Portfolio and Classic Woman, a woman's clothing store. Both are from Anchorage. The leadership terms are for the coming year.

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UA announces ACS business continuity gift worth $6.8 million

December 8, 2009

University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton and Liane Pelletier, president and chief executive officer of Alaska Communications Systems, today announced a gift that will greatly enhance the university’s disaster recovery for mission-critical online applications.

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