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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.  …

We are pleased to feature our new Student Spotlight, recent endorsement graduate and Iḷisaġvik employee, Malcolm Noble. As a student in one of Iḷisaġvik's vocational programs, Malcolm earned a Construction Management Endorsement as well as an Industrial Safety Level I Endorsement during the Spring 2015 Commencement. Malcolm also provides valuable support to the College working as the …

This month we are incredibly pleased to announce TWO Student Spotlights, second-year students, Simon Aina and Alison Bankston! (Simon performing at the 2013 'Barrow's Got Talent' Show) Simon, Iḷisaġvik's Residential Advisor in the student dormitories as well as a support worker in our Student Success Center, has long demonstrated commitment towards his future goals and pride for the college. …

Congratulations to our newest Student Spotlight, Matthew Murray. Matthew was chosen as this month’s spotlight for demonstrating his commitment to his field of study as well as for his involvement in extracurricular activities. Matt is the Student Government Vice President, and has contributed vastly to the success of much of the SGA’s programming this semester, including the fantastic (and …

Congratulations to our new Student Spotlight, distance student, Ken Ascher! Ken, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you have been studying? Hello, my name is Ken Ascher. I am 61 years old. I am single, never married, no kids. My grandparents came from Russia. During Kivgiq, many people said I looked like their relative. Accordingly, I may have relatives in Alaska, I just don’t who …

Donna J. Nashoalook of Wainwright is this month's Student Spotlight! Donna, please tell us about yourself and what you are studying at Iḷisaġvik. I am working on my Business Specialist II through c-live and teleconference. My major is in Business Management with a long term goal of forming a family business that someday my children will take after. The most rewarding thing about taking classes …

Jamie Smith is this month's Student Spotlight! She was nominated more than once by faculty and staff. Congratulations Jamie! Where are you from? My mother originates from Point Lay but I was born and raised in Anchorage. I call Barrow my home now that I've started a family here. What are you studying at Ilisagvik College and Why? Iñupiaq Studies and General Studies. This was my way to reconnect …