Student Spotlight – Alum Laura Nicolai

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  Our student spotlight for October is our 2014 alumna and current Iḷisaġvik College employee, Laura Nicolai. Laura, who graduated from the Allied Health program in April 2014, recently accepted a position at the college as our Administrative Assistant to the Allied Health and Northwest AHEC programs. She provides support in recruiting and outreach efforts, data entry and upkeep, and Learn More →

Student Spotlight – Simon Aina and Alison Bankston

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This month we are incredibly pleased to announce TWO Student Spotlights, second-year students, Simon Aina and Alison Bankston! (Simon performing at the 2013 'Barrow's Got Talent' Show) Simon, Iḷisaġvik's Residential Advisor in the student dormitories as well as a support worker in our Student Success Center, has long demonstrated commitment towards his future goals and pride for the Learn More →

Student Spotlight – Matthew Murray

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Congratulations to our newest Student Spotlight, Matthew Murray. Matthew was chosen as this month’s spotlight for demonstrating his commitment to his field of study as well as for his involvement in extracurricular activities. Matt is the Student Government Vice President, and has contributed vastly to the success of much of the SGA’s programming this semester, including the fantastic (and Learn More →

Student Spotlight – Ken Ascher

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                              Congratulations to our new Student Spotlight, distance student, Ken Ascher! Ken, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you have been studying? Hello, my name is Ken Ascher. I am 61 years old. I am single, never married, no kids. My Learn More →

Student Spotlight – Tiffiny San Andres

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This month's Student Spotlight is Tiffiny San Andres, of Wasilla. Tiffiny, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are studying at Iḷisaġvik? I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Wasilla, Alaska when I was 7 years old. I have 5 brothers and 4 sisters; totaled there are 10 kids. Growing up, I never failed to tell my siblings that I was going to make something of Learn More →

Student Spotlight – Donna J. Nashoalook

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Donna J. Nashoalook of Wainwright is this month's Student Spotlight! Donna, please tell us about yourself and what you are studying at Iḷisaġvik. I am working on my Business Specialist II through c-live and teleconference. My major is in Business Management with a long term goal of forming a family business that someday my children will take after. The most rewarding thing about taking Learn More →

Student Spotlight

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Jamie Smith is this month's Student Spotlight! She was nominated more than once by faculty and staff. Congratulations Jamie! Where are you from? My mother originates from Point Lay but I was born and raised in Anchorage. I call Barrow my home now that I've started a family here. What are you studying at Ilisagvik College and Why? Iñupiaq Studies and General Studies. This was my way to Learn More →

Veronicka Ahmaogak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

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This month's Student Spotlight is Veronicka Ahmaogak! Her instructor Dave Rice nominated her, saying, "Ronnie has a great attitude about learning. She really enjoys each class that she is taking. She is very diligent, taking time each day to study and work on assignments. I can’t say enough good things about her." Born in Barrow, Veronicka and her family have also lived in Barter Island and Learn More →

Myrna Sarren – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

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This month’s Student Spotlight is on Myrna Sarren! Myrna is not only a full-time student, she is also a hunter’s wife, mother to three children, and works full time. Where are you from? Barrow, Alaska What are you studying at Iḷisaġvik College? I am studying to complete the A.A. General Studies program and the A.A. Allied Health program. What made you decide to enroll in classes at Learn More →

Naomi Ahsoak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

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This month’s Student Spotlight is on Naomi Ahsoak! Naomi is an Iḷisaġvik freshman who took advantage of the Dual Credit program between the NSBSD and Iḷisaġvik College, while still in high school. Naomi brings great credibility to her endorsement of this program. She earned 25.5 college credits while in high school and is now able to apply them to her dual majors of Iñupiat Studies and Early Learn More →