亚色影库 student Albiona Selimi awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship

Albiona Selimi

亚色影库 student Albiona Selimi achieved the prestigious distinction of being named a 2024 Truman Scholar. She is one of 60 college students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities selected to receive the foremost graduate scholarship for those committed to careers in public service.

亚色影库 offers dozens of summer camps for younger students

亚色影库 Summer Engineering Academy students record their progress as they install sensors on their robots during the Lego Robotics Junior Academy in 亚色影库's Engineering and Computation Building.

Nearly every college at 亚色影库 offers some type of summer camp for younger students. From engineering and culinary arts to real estate and media, there's a camp for every kid's interest. Take a look at this summer's offerings, organized by college and department.

Prince William Sound College receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Dawson Moore and Kim Estes

Valdez, Alaska鈥擯rince William Sound College (PWSC) is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $50,000. This grant will support the 2025 Valdez Theatre Conference (VTC).

Spring/summer 2024 edition of Alumni Spirit magazine now available

Spring/summer 2024 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

Themed around investment, the latest issue of 亚色影库鈥檚 premier publication profiles alumni who have made investments in their communities, including the graduate workforce at civil rights organization ACLU of Alaska, the restaurateur contributing to the advancement of Alaska鈥檚 food service industry, and the two-time NASA intern conducting critical engineering research.

亚色影库 celebrates emeritus, Meritorious Service and Honorary Degree awardees

亚色影库  Chancellor Sean Parnell speaks at the 2024 Spring Commencement Awards ceremony in 亚色影库's Fine Arts Building.

On Wednesday, May 1, 亚色影库 honored individuals with emeritus status, Meritorious Service Awards and Honorary Degrees during the 2024 Spring Commencement Awards ceremony.

Passion for service and community drives student commencement speaker

Katie Scoggin

When political science major and Spanish and legal studies minor Katie Scoggin first enrolled at 亚色影库 in fall 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, everything was online. Looking for a way to connect with fellow students, she joined the sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. That first foray into campus life led to more connections and opportunities than she ever imagined.

Throwing caution to the wind

Barbara Kahula

Suspicious ads on Craigslist don鈥檛 usually lead to life-changing opportunities, but accounting alumna and spring 2024 graduate student commencement speaker Barbara Kahula is the exception.

Spring 2024 Honorary Degree Award: Alvin Amason

Alvin Amason speaks as he receives the Honorary Degree Award.

Accomplished artist and educator Alvin Amason (Sugpaiq/Alutiiq) was born and raised in the rural village of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island. He grew up slogging through alder thickets, following his grandfather, bear guide Eli Metrokin, up mountainsides, and hauling in salmon-filled nets as a deckhand. These early experiences and the island's cultural traditions inspire his art.

Spring 2024 Honorary Degree Award: Diane Kaplan

Diane Kaplan speaks as she receives an Honorary Degree.

In 2023, Diane Kaplan retired from her role as president and CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation, a position she has held since 2001. Under her leadership, the foundation became the largest philanthropy in Alaska, with assets growing from $5 million to an estimated $800 million today and annual donations of $25-30 million to nonprofits, tribes, artists and local governments.

Spring 2024 Meritorious Service Award: Ira Perman

Ira Perman speaks as he receives the Meritorious Service Award.

Ira Perman is a dedicated professional with over four decades of experience in supporting the arts, humanities and community development in Alaska, embodying the spirit of selflessness and service.

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