Student Spotlight – Donna J. Nashoalook


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 online is my first Business Specialist I certificate, which I will receive at the 2013 Iḷisaġvik Graduation Ceremony.

I would like to encourage anyone to seek higher education. Learn all you can, not just for your dream job but for yourself. It’s been a journey since 2009, from taking classes in my truck to working on homework  40 miles inland to teaching what I’ve learned with those who show interest. A heartfelt thank you to my family who stick close, to my children’s caretakers, to my friends and your encouragement, to my mentors past and present, to all the businesses who offer Scholarships, to everyone who’s helped even with a smile!

Thank you Iḷisaġvik for making it possible to learn a higher education within the comforts of our home!

Way to go, Donna! We are proud of you.