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Iḷisaġvik College honors and recognizes the life of Jacob Anaġi Adams, Sr., esteemed leader and whaling captain for the North Slope region. Anaġi provided decades of leadership and advocacy for the people and communities of the Arctic Slope. He was a founder of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, advocated for our region during the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, guided the …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (October 6, 2020) — Iḷisaġvik College is pleased to welcome Justina Wilhelm as the new President of Iḷisaġvik College. A lifelong resident of Utqiaġvik, President Wilhelm is a first-generation college student and graduate of Barrow High School, where she was raised since she was 8. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii, Hilo, and her Master’s …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (October 2, 2020) — It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that Iḷisaġvik College, the Iḷisaġvik College Board of Trustees and the North Slope Community thank Dr. Pearl Brower for her 13 years of service, with eight served as President. Brower began her service in 2007 in External Relations, Communications and Advancement and also as the Dean of Students, …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (August 5, 2020) — Iḷisaġvik College has announced the COVID-19 Plan for Fall Semester 2020. Iḷisaġvik College is committed to continuing to provide quality post-secondary education while ensuring student and community health, wellness and safety remains a priority as the presence of COVID-19 evolves. A full Distance Delivery Orientation will be provided to Iḷisaġvik …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (August 5, 2020) — Iḷisaġvik College has announced the COVID-19 Plan for Fall Semester 2020.Iḷisaġvik College is committed to continuing to provide quality post-secondary education while ensuring student and community health, wellness and safety remains a priority as the presence of COVID-19 evolves. A full Distance Delivery Orientation will be provided to Iḷisaġvik students …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (June 8, 2020) — On June 4th, 2020 the Iḷisaġvik College Board of Trustees, selected Justina Wilhelm, current Vice President of Administration, for the position of President.  The next step in the process of appointing the new President will be contract negotiations between the Board and VP Wilhelm.   This follows President Pearl Brower’s resignation announcement …

This past year, Iḷisaġvik College issued our 25th Anniversary Celebration theme: Unapologetically Iñupiaq (UI). Developed by facilitating staff, faculty, student and community discussions in order to operationalize our mission statement, the UI Initiative has been a process of learning and developing strategies to amplify and advance our Iñupiaq way of life in everything that we do. Our …

UTQIAĠVIK (Barrow), AK (May 28, 2020) - Iḷisaġvik College is pleased to announce the graduates of Iḷisaġvik College’s Class of 2020: Bachelor, Business Administration: Erik Darian DannerAssociate of Arts, Liberal Arts: Taylor Bowen, Benjamin Hanby StewardAssociate of Arts, Iñupiaq Studies: Elizabeth Asisaun ToovakAssociate of Applied Science, Accounting: Keleiola TalaiasiAssociate of Applied …