Dental Health Aide Therapist curriculum approved at Iḷisaġvik College

The curriculum for Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) program was recently approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, through ANTHC’s partnership with Iḷisaġvik College in Barrow. This newly accredited degree program offers DHAT students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Learn More →

Ilisagvik College scores high in national survey

Ilisagvik College has been named the No. 2 college in overall standing in a recent survey done by WalletHub, which evaluated 821 community colleges across the nation. That's about half of the total number of community colleges in the country, both private and public. Learn More →

Barrow lands its first whales of the season

A few weeks into the fall whaling season on the North Slope, Barrow crews are working around the clock to bring in bowheads for the community. Learn More →

Iḷisaġvik #2 on list of Best Community Colleges

Across the board, community colleges are slowly stacking up against their university counterparts by offering better schedule flexibility, smaller class sizes and comparatively rigorous coursework, including bachelor’s degree programs in some states at a fraction of the university cost. Learn More →

Navigating College in Alaska

AICF Native pathways visited Barrow Learn More →

Arctic students take top honors at RAHI

It's been nearly two months since soon-to-be Noorvik High School senior Wilfried Zibell packed up his bags and headed to Fairbanks for weeks and weeks of intensive work and study. Learn More →

Brower the winner at WEIO Games

Charles Brower became the latest champion from the North Slope region last week by capturing a gold medal at the 2016 World Eskimo Indian Olympics. Learn More →

Broadband Summit wraps up in Barrow with eye to future

A gathering of policy leaders, tech industry experts and private investors concluded Friday after two days of presentations and discussions about the needs and opportunities presented by emerging high-speed internet across the circumpolar north. Learn More →

Barrow Community Test Garden

Despite temperatures in the low 30oF, 25 people came out to enjoy our annual Community Open Garden event at the Barrow Test Garden Saturday, June 18.  Now in our third season, the Barrow Test Garden is a project of Iļisaġvik College’s Cooperative Extension Program, in partnership with the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program. We have successfully been able to grow a Learn More →

High-speed broadband service comes to Barrow

On the day of the 4G rollout in Barrow, phone company employees wore brand new 4G-logo shirts, the store stayed open longer than normal, and social media went crazy. Learn More →