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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 →

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 →