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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 →

Summer Camp Application Packet

Congratulations! We look forward to meeting you this summer. Click here to download the complete application packet. Call 852-1799, or 800-478-7337 ext. 1799 if you have questions. Learn More →

Cleo Susook – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Cleo Susook - Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

This month Iḷisaġvik College would like to spotlight student Cleo Susook. Cleo is from Barrow, but his family just moved to Anchorage where his step dad got a new job. When he is not working on his AA in Accounting, Cleo is a Federal Work Study student in the Iḷisaġvik College Kitchen. His favorite activity is playing basketball with the Iḷisaġvik College team and his favorite professional team Learn More →

Iḷisaġvik Ice Bowling

Iḷisaġvik Ice Bowling

On Saturday March 19th, a cool -12 degree day, the Iḷisaġvik College’s Student Services Department held its first Ice Bowling Event. A 25 x 30 foot area of the parking lot was smooth as glass, with 2x4 beams acting as bumpers for a make-shift bowling alley for students, staff and community members in Barrow, Alaska. This event took days of planning and with the creative efforts of Earl Davis in Learn More →

Ray Kasak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

Ray Kasak

Ray Kasak is our next student in the spotlight! Ray Kasak is a soft-spoken young man from Nuiqsut, the son of Rhoda Mullen and Jerry Sikvayugak. He is pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at Iḷisaġvik College after dropping out of school in 10th grade and taking a series of jobs with no real future. It did not take long for Ray to realize that he did not have much of a future if he did not Learn More →

Teachers for the Arctic

Teachers for the Arctic is a teacher preparation program at Iḷisaġvik, for early childhood education, elementary education or secondary education. Students interested in a teaching career should enroll in the Associate of Arts degree (AA) program at Iḷisaġvik College and, following successful completion of the degree, transfer to participating colleges such as the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Learn More →

Tuzzy Library Expansion Project

Tuzzy Library

Click here to download the Tuzzy Library Expansion Status Report. Learn More →

Dual Credit: Giving Students a Jumpstart on College

Iḷisaġvik College and the North Slope Borough School District have joined together to create a program that provides high school students with courses that carry both high school and college credits. These programs can benefit students whether or not they chose to go on to post secondary education. Blake Frerking, who teaches the dual credit IC3 Internet and Computing Core Certification Program Learn More →

Tribal College Status: What Does it Mean?

Iḷisaġvik College recently became the first federally recognized tribal college in Alaska. But what does that really mean? And why is it so important? The history of tribal colleges can be traced back many decades to the Native American activism of the 1960s and 70s, combined with the social programs promoted by the federal government at that time. The purpose of a tribal college, as opposed to Learn More →