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(December 5, 2018 Utqiaġvik/Barrow, Alaska) Dr. Pearl Brower, Iḷisaġvik College President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arth Brown III, Dean of Vocational Education and Workforce Development, to the Adult Basic Education (ABE) seat of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board. According to its official state website, this board “is to build connections that put Alaskans into good … More

For the 2018 Spring semester at Iḷisaġvik College, the college saw its highest student enrollment to date — 781 students. According to school officials, the new mayor's tuition waiver for all North Slope Borough residents that went into effect during the spring semester was a big factor in the increased enrollment. Of those enrolled, 64.5 percent were of Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. … More

After renewed focus and expansion by the college and its cooperators, the Iḷisaġvik College heavy equipment operations and commercial driver's license (HEO/CDL) program has become the fastest growing program within the vocational education and workforce development area of study. The college has seen a 300 percent increase in enrollment and licenses with the addition of new course offering after … More

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

(March 5th, 2018 Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska) ⎻ Iḷisaġvik College President Dr. Pearl Brower is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of Barrow Mechanical, a local business based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) since 1975, in pledging to match all Pick.Click.Give donations made to Ilisagvik College for the 2018 Permanent Fund Dividend season.   Iḷisaġvik College is a proud partner of … More

Located in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska, Ilisagvik College is Alaska’s only tribal college. The institution serves the remote region of the North Slope Borough (NSB), a locale whose population is over 80% Iñupiaq. It is also a region well endowed with natural beauty and resources. Contrary to popular belief, the oil field sector is not the only source of employment on the North Slope. In fact, the … More