Student Spotlight

We are pleased to feature our new Student Spotlight, Christina Nukapigak who is currently pursuing her GED at Iḷisaġvik! Where are you from? I was born in Barrow, Alaska and moved to Quad Cities, Illinois at the age of 9   What are you studying at Iḷisaġvik College? I am studying and taking tests for my GED.   What made you decide to enroll in classes at Iḷisaġvik? It was time.  It was … More

We are pleased to feature our new Student Spotlight, recent endorsement graduate and Iḷisaġvik employee, Malcolm Noble. As a student in one of Iḷisaġvik's vocational programs, Malcolm earned a Construction Management Endorsement as well as an Industrial Safety Level I Endorsement during the Spring 2015 Commencement. Malcolm also provides valuable support to the College working as the … More

Our Student Spotlight for February is sophomore, Cleo Susook. Cleo has shown tremendous commitment and perseverance through his higher education journey. Cleo is consistent in his attendance and always gives his best in his coursework at Iḷisaġvik. We are proud to offer this recognition to him for all he does and strives to do for a brighter future. Keep up the good work! Where are you from? I'm … More

  Our student spotlight for October is our 2014 alumna and current Iḷisaġvik College employee, Laura Nicolai. Laura, who graduated from the Allied Health program in April 2014, recently accepted a position at the college as our Administrative Assistant to the Allied Health and Northwest AHEC programs. She provides support in recruiting and outreach efforts, data entry and upkeep, and … More

This month we are incredibly pleased to announce TWO Student Spotlights, second-year students, Simon Aina and Alison Bankston! (Simon performing at the 2013 'Barrow's Got Talent' Show) Simon, Iḷisaġvik's Residential Advisor in the student dormitories as well as a support worker in our Student Success Center, has long demonstrated commitment towards his future goals and pride for the … More

Congratulations to our newest Student Spotlight, Matthew Murray. Matthew was chosen as this month’s spotlight for demonstrating his commitment to his field of study as well as for his involvement in extracurricular activities. Matt is the Student Government Vice President, and has contributed vastly to the success of much of the SGA’s programming this semester, including the fantastic (and … More

                              Congratulations to our new Student Spotlight, distance student, Ken Ascher! Ken, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you have been studying? Hello, my name is Ken Ascher. I am 61 years old. I am single, never married, no kids. My … More

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 … More

Donna J. Nashoalook of Wainwright is this month's Student Spotlight! Donna, please tell us about yourself and what you are studying at Iḷisaġvik. I am working on my Business Specialist II through c-live and teleconference. My major is in Business Management with a long term goal of forming a family business that someday my children will take after. The most rewarding thing about taking … More

Jamie Smith is this month's Student Spotlight! She was nominated more than once by faculty and staff. Congratulations Jamie! Where are you from? My mother originates from Point Lay but I was born and raised in Anchorage. I call Barrow my home now that I've started a family here. What are you studying at Ilisagvik College and Why? Iñupiaq Studies and General Studies. This was my way to … More