Veronicka Ahmaogak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

This month's Student Spotlight is Veronicka Ahmaogak! Her instructor Dave Rice nominated her, saying, "Ronnie has a great attitude about learning. She really enjoys each class that she is taking. She is very diligent, taking time each day to study and work on assignments. I can’t say enough good things about her." Born in Barrow, Veronicka and her family have also lived in Barter Island and Learn More →

Myrna Sarren – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

This month’s Student Spotlight is on Myrna Sarren! Myrna is not only a full-time student, she is also a hunter’s wife, mother to three children, and works full time. Where are you from? Barrow, Alaska What are you studying at Iḷisaġvik College? I am studying to complete the A.A. General Studies program and the A.A. Allied Health program. What made you decide to enroll in classes at Learn More →

Naomi Ahsoak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

This month’s Student Spotlight is on Naomi Ahsoak! Naomi is an Iḷisaġvik freshman who took advantage of the Dual Credit program between the NSBSD and Iḷisaġvik College, while still in high school. Naomi brings great credibility to her endorsement of this program. She earned 25.5 college credits while in high school and is now able to apply them to her dual majors of Iñupiat Studies and Early Learn More →

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

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 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 →

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 →

Ray Kasak – Iḷisaġvik College Student Spotlight

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 →