Archives for May 2012

Iḷisaġvik College Celebrates Graduation Day

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

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 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

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 →