UAA Alumni Howl Newsletter, July 2020 Issue — View in browser

UAA Alumni Howl newsletter

2020 is certainly making its mark on history, combining centuries of hardship into a single year. Through these tough times, UAA alumni are still doing great things. We invite you to read about the Seawolves who are working to not only regain a sense of normalcy, but to make things better, from spreading a message of positivity and insight online, to working tirelessly in the lab to combat an unprecedented pandemic.

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Feature Story

Providing perspective

Scrolling through social media on any given day can often be an exercise in patience. In the wake of protests sweeping the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, the social media landscape has become particularly charged with difficult dialogue. But sociology alumnus Lonnie Ridgeway, B.A. '18, is here to add some positivity and perspective to the newsfeeds.

Read the full story.

Upcoming Events

Alumni of Distinction Nomination Deadline Extended
July 31
Submit online
Celebrate the successes of alumni contributing to their communities by nominating them for the Alumni of Distinction awards!


Amazing Stories

Tyler Fox

After earning his degree last fall and with plans to continue his education at UAA, Tyler Fox, B.S. '19, started work early this year as a research technician in UAA’s brand new AIMS Core Facility. He could never have foreseen that by the time the lab opened in March, he would be playing an important role in Alaska’s response to a global pandemic.

Watch the full video.

Recent News

Free career development webinars

Even though on-campus events have been canceled due to COVID-19, Alumni Relations is bringing you free career development webinars and online events to help keep your mind active. View schedule.

Grit, perseverance and passion

UAA alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including nursing grad Tisha Benson, A.A. '05, B.S. ’13, public health and ambulatory care nurse at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Watch video.

UAA offering contact tracing certification

To help meet demand for contact tracers in light of climbing COVID-19 cases, the State of Alaska Division of Public Health has partnered with the UAA College of Health to implement a contact tracer certification program. Read more.

 UAA, amazing stories being written every day

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