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Uqapiaqtaurat – April Newsletter for Uqautchim Uglua Language Nest

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                        Click here to view the Parent/Community Newsletter of Iḷisaġvik College’s Uqautchim Uglua Language Nest program for April 2013. 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 →

Ilisagvik College Annual Report 2012

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Iḷisaġvik Students Attend the American Indian Science and Engineering Conference

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The City of Anchorage recently hosted the 34th annual American Indian Science and Engineering Conference sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Iḷisaġvik College Student Government President April Phillip, student Laura Nicolai and former Allied Health Coordinator Gloria Burnett participated in the conference, showcasing Iḷisaġvik’s efforts with the Junior Public Learn More →

North Slope students attend 18th Inuit Studies Conference

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Three students from North Slope high schools attended the 18th Inuit Studies Conference on Arctic – Inuit Connections held in Washington DC from October 24 thought October 28, 2012. The three students, Kenneth Ivanoff and Jaden Nethercott from Barrow and Nichole Tukrook from Pt. Lay were chosen to attend because of their participation in the summer science camp sponsored by Ilisagvik College for Learn More →

Iḷisaġvik College Summer Camps a Hit with Alaskan Students

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This year, Iḷisaġvik College sponsored a diversity of summer camps for participants ranging from sixth grade through adulthood.  Campers came from all over the North Slope, as well as Kivalina, Koyuk, and Sishmaref.  Attendance in many of the camps, which were held from May 31 to August 6 this summer, earned the campers college credit. All totaled, Iḷisaġvik held 12 camps that provided programs Learn More →

Iḷisaġvik College Celebrates Graduation Day

Graduates pose with interum president Pearl Brower, Dean Birgit Meany, and 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker.

On April 27, Iḷisaġvik College held its 17th commencement exercise with a class of 38 college graduates and 19 students receiving their GED. Graduates entered to the beat of drums played by members of the Iñupiaq Studies classes, and proceeded through a baleen arch held by Iḷisaġvik GED graduate and current college student Tiffany San Andres and former graduate Marilyn Booth. After a welcome Learn More →

Iḷisaġvik Students Honored at AIHEC Conference

Lauded for their academic achievements at the conference, Kivvaq and Jackie enjoy the scenery at the Dakota Badlands National Park.

Iḷisaġvik College students Kivvaq Nungasak and Jacqueline (Jackie) Aamodt were honored at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC) Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota this past March. Both attended the conference with Iḷisaġvik’s Financial Aid Director Fred Miller. Jackie was honored as the College’s American Indian College Fund Student of the Year, a designation accompanied by Learn More →

Recognition for Growing Enrollment

Iḷisaġvik College Recognized for Growing Enrollment

Iḷisaġvik College Gains Recognition for Growing Enrollment In the November 2011 edition of Community College Week, the North Slope’s own Iḷisaġvik College was named one of the “top 50 fastest-growing public two-year colleges with enrollments under 2500” compared to similar colleges nationwide. Ranked by percent change in head-count from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010, Iḷisaġvik came in at number 24 Learn More →

Allied Health Student Success Stories

Allied Health Student Success Stories from Iḷisaġvik College In November and December of 2011, three graduates of the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program at Iḷisaġvik College were hired as CNA’s at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital (SSMH) in Barrow: Taylor Bodfish, Adam Burnett, and Jessa Salamat. Taylor Bodfish and Adam Burnett were both hired at SSMH on November 28th, to the delight of Learn More →