(June 2nd, 2017 Utqiaġvik, Alaska) ⎻ Iḷisaġvik College President Dr. Pearl Brower is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) in contributing over $1 million to the college to help further the efforts of post-secondary education on the North Slope.
By exemplifying the Iñupiat value of Aviktuagqatigiigñiq (sharing), ASRC has enhanced Iḷisaġvik’s efforts to provide academic, vocational, and technical education to all North Slope residents. ASRC President and CEO Rex A. Rock Sr. stated, “At ASRC, we are proud to support Iḷisaġvik College, which for decades has helped to produce the next generation of leaders both inside and outside of our region. We have seen firsthand the difference it continues to make in the lives of our people. As the only tribal college in Alaska, I congratulate Iḷisaġvik for its success and look forward to our continued partnership.”
Referring to ASRC’s generous donations, Iḷisaġvik President Pearl Brower stated, “On behalf of our students, employees, faculty and Board of Trustees, quyanaqpak to ASRC. Without their help, we would not be able to reach as many students as we do now. The students we educate bring knowledge and skills home that help to better life for their villages, families and the larger North Slope community. There is not a village on the North Slope that hasn’t been touched by ASRC’s generosity towards our goals. ASRC has truly been our partner in education.”
About Iḷisaġvik College
Located in the northernmost point of Alaska, Iḷisaġvik College is a two-year accredited tribal college that provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Iñupiat culture, language, values and traditions. Iḷisaġvik College is a public, non-profit organization. If you wish to donate to Iḷisaġvik, your donation is tax deductible.