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North Slope students attend 18th Inuit Studies Conference

Inuit Studies Photo

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

Digital Media Camp students

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 →

New! Cooperative Extension Program

Iḷisaġvik College Cooperative Extension Program

Meeting Community Interests through Cooperative Extension Program at Iḷisaġvik College! Last month, Iḷisaġvik College launched a new program which offers short-term, non-credit workshops based solely on community interest. Funded by a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, Iḷisaġvik’s Cooperative Extension program seeks to tailor-learning opportunities to the interests of North Slope Learn More →

Lloyd Bodfish – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Lloyd Bodfish – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Lloyd Bodfish is our next student in the spotlight! Lloyd is from Atqasuk, and his parents are Emma and Nimrod Bodfish. A member of the ASRC Construction Holding Company class, his favorite aspect of the course is the training and hands-on carpentry. Lloyd hopes the skills he learns in this class will help him in his career. Lloyd is a big fan of the class, and thinks that it “is really Learn More →

Stephanie Nelson – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Stephanie Nelson – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Meet our new spotlighted student -- Stephanie Nelson of Barrow! You may know Stephanie’s parents, April Brower and Ned Nelson. As a camper in the Eider Journey Camp, her favorite part is hiking on the tundra. The Eider Journey course is run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and it addresses the conservation and management issues of Steller’s eiders. At the camp, students work with Learn More →

Harold Nungasak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Harold Nungasak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Harold Nungasak Jr. of Barrow is currently enrolled in our GED camp. After he gets his diploma, Harold would like to continue his education with some sort of training, either through more summer camps or classes in the fall. Playing basketball and hunting are Harold’s favorite hobbies, but his life goal is to enjoy the culture by going out boating and taking his family out to camp. At GED camp Learn More →