September 2009


Please read the email below from Angelina Etrada-Burney:

Friends:

Hola! I am a member of the Council of Alaska Leadership Development and recently several members met with Mayor Dan Sullivan to discuss ways we can attract more young people into leadership positions. One of the many things we discussed was the lack of young people that apply to serve on the Municipality’s many Boards and Commissions. I have offered to assist the Mayor’s office in reaching out to our many young and bright leaders to consider applying for these wonderful opportunities.

I have attached the links to the Municipality’s Boards and Commissions page as well as the page that lists the vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please click on the third link that should take you directly to the application form and just follow the instructions on what you need on order to be considered.

I sincerely hope you will consider serving in this capacity. Our diverse cultural communities offer so much in young talent and innovation and serving on a board would highlight this as well as bring a voice to the young adults in the community.

http://www.muni.org/departments/mayor/boards/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.muni.org/Departments/Mayor/Boards/Pages/Vacancies.aspx

http://www.muni.org/Departments/Mayor/Boards/Documents/BoardCommissionApplication.pdf

Muchas Gracias for your consideration!

Best,

Angelina Estrada-Burney, President, Hispanic Affairs Council of Alaska

The Kuskokwim Corporation is looking for a Shareholder Outreach Coordinator to ensure corporation shareholders are well informed and connected to corporate opportunities. This position is responsible for outreach and shareholder education, assisting with outreach for the KEF scholarship program. This position is also responsible for an orientation program, recruitment and retention.

For more information, contact Rachel Klein, COO/ Land Manager at The Kuskokwim Corporation at rlk@kuskokwim.com, (907)-243-2944 x202 wk or (907)-243-2984 fax.

OutreachCoord09.doc

The University of Alaska Foundation announces the availability of scholarships available to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast and all community campuses) during the 2010-11 academic year. The UA Foundation manages over 500 scholarships offering awards from $500 to $8,000. Requirements vary. Please visit http://www.alaska.edu/foundation/scholarships/listing for the specifics.

Interested students who submit an online application are considered for all scholarships in which they are eligible. Since most scholarships are awarded early in the spring of each academic year, applications must be received by February 15, 2010, to be considered for most Fall 2010—Spring 2011 scholarships. Though any applications received through July 15, 2010, will be used for any late awarded scholarships or any new scholarship that may open up. Any applications received after the July date will be disqualified.

Applications are available at UAOnline.alaska.edu or visit our website at http://www.alaska.edu/foundation/scholarships/ for more information. For more information contact: University of Alaska Foundation, Attn: Dory Straight, 910 Yukon Drive, Suite 206, PO Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5080, 907-450-8030 phone, 907-450-8031 fax.

$3,000 Scholarship Available to Aviation Students for 2010

The Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded the first week of March. The amount of the scholarship for 2010 will be $3000. For an applicant to be eligible, they must be enrolled in, or applying to, one of the following: AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, A LICENSED FLIGHT SCHOOL, OR A CERTIFIED A&P PROGRAM.

The deadline for applications is January 10. Attached is an information sheet and application for the scholarship for distribution to the schools in Alaska. For more information, contact Joy Journeay, Executive Director, Alaska Air Carriers Association, 2301 Merrill Field Drive A-3, Anchorage AK 99501, 907 277-0071, fax 277-0072 or joy@alaskaaircarriers.org.

Scholarship NEWS RELEASE.PDF

AACA Scholarship Applic.doc

Young Professional Development Summit

This Summit is co-hosted by Anchorage Urban League Young Professionals & Alaska Native Professional Association

Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd at the Dena’ina Convention Center.

Who Should Attend: Young Adults, Young Professionals, College Students, Artists. Anyone looking to find or advance their career, improve their community and

connect with others.

Cost: $65 Included in your registration cost. Register at www.akyps.org.

For more information, contact Liz Posey, President of the Anchorage Urban League Young Professionals at elizabethposey@gmail.com, 276-0390 or 240- 0969.

Doyon Foundation is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Two seats, open to any Doyon, Limited shareholder, will be up for election this October. The term is for three years, expiring in 2012. The election will take place at Doyon Foundation’s annual membership meeting in October.

Applications & Deadline

This year, the Foundation is using an online application form. Click here to view and complete the form. Resumes and completed online applications must be submitted by Friday, September 25, 2009 or mailed to Doyon Foundation, 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.
 

Qualifications
Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education.
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and updated mission and purpose, which are available for review at www.doyonfoundation.com/static/mgv.aspx.
  • Committed to spending up to 200 hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member; this includes attending quarterly board meetings, serving on two board committees on a volunteer basis, completing work outside of meetings, representing the Foundation at various events, and speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked.

This year, the Foundation is particularly interested in candidates who have experience and talents in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising.
  • Financial management and budgeting.
  • Investment management of endowed funds.

Important Notice
Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are not eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

For more information, visit the Foundation’s Web site.

The online application for 2010 spring semester basic scholarships is now available at www.doyonfoundation.com. Applications are due November 15, 2009.

Basic scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. To apply, students must submit:

  • A complete online application form.
  • Proof of academic enrollment.
  • Official transcripts.

Returning students who received a fall or winter 2009 scholarship must also submit proof that they pre-ordered their official transcripts, which will show their final fall semester grades, on or before the November 15 deadline.

For more information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Greg Bringhurst at 907.459.2048 or bringhurstg@doyon.com.

Doyon Foundation is committed to connecting students with each other and highlighting student efforts and achievements. To this end, each issue of the Doyon Foundation e-newsletter features a profile on a different Doyon Foundation student. Profiles are also posted on the Foundation’s Web site at www.doyonfoundation.com and on this blog.

Students interested in being featured in a profile are encouraged to complete the new student profile questionnaire posted at http://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/StudentProfile/index.html. Doyon Foundation alumni are also invited to complete the form.

For more information, or to view past student and alumni profiles, visit www.doyonfoundation.com/static/profiles.aspx or see the “student profiles” categories on this blog.

McKenzie Schmidt Graduation 2009For Doyon Foundation student McKenzie Schmidt, paying for college has been the most challenging part of pursuing her higher education aspirations.

“To overcome this, I saved my money, had some help from my family and friends, and applied for scholarships. I am going to continue to apply for scholarships to make this challenge easier,” said Schmidt, who is currently a freshman pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Northern Arizona University. After graduating in 2014, Schmidt, who is originally from Wasilla, plans to return to Alaska and work as an electrical engineer.

Schmidt has already had some scholarship success, and was recently awarded with a scholarship through the CH2M HILL Scholarship Program. The goal of the program is to provide financial aid to Alaska Native students, which will assist them in achieving their college educational goals and prepare them for jobs on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System.

Schmidt is appreciative of the role Doyon Foundation has played in her education to date.

 

“Doyon Foundation helped me in many ways and I hope that they continue to help me,” she said. “First, they have scholarships of their own that they give out to students. I plan on applying for all of the scholarships that pertain to me. Second, Doyon Foundation put me on an e-mail list that notified me when scholarships became available. I was informed of the CH2M HILL Scholarship, which after I applied, I had received.”

Schmidt encourages other students to apply for scholarships, even if “you aren’t sure you’ll get it.”

“I wasn’t sure how many people had applied to the CH2M HILL scholarship, or if I would even have a chance, but I still applied and I received the scholarship. So apply for as many scholarships as you can,” Schmidt advised.

When she’s not studying electrical engineering or searching for scholarships, Schmidt said she likes volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club at the Goose Bay Clubhouse in Wasilla.

“I enjoy working with the younger students and plan on volunteering when I come back to Alaska for the summer,” said Schmidt, who has been volunteering there for the past four years.

Schmidt’s mother is Christine Schmidt of Wasilla; father is Tracy Schmidt of Willow; maternal grandparents are Vicki Otte of McGrath and Michael Minsch of Willow; paternal grandparents are Shirley Schmidt of Wasilla and the late Norman Schmidt.

Following the distribution of Doyon Foundation’s 2009 graduate yearbook in June, the Foundation received a new addition to the list, which is detailed below. For further additions or corrections, please contact Doris Miller at 907.459.2050 or millerd@doyon.com.

Melissa Phipps

Hometown: Fairbanks, AlaskaMelissa Phipps

School: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Degree: Bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in Alaska Native studies

Next steps: “I’m currently looking for a job, but I don’t know where life will take me yet.”

Parents and grandparents: Jack and Vicky Phipps; Glenn and Lena Gregory

Doyon Foundation kudos: “Doyon Foundation gave me a second chance when I didn’t do too well in school the first time around. I’m so glad they let me try again and prove I could succeed in college. I’ve met a lot of new people at the Doyon student functions.”

 

To see the original 2009 graduate yearbook, which includes photos and short profiles of Doyon shareholders who graduated during the 2008 – 2009 academic year, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com/static/files/Doyon eLN 6-17-09.pdf.

Doyon Foundation extends its deep gratitude to its newest donors:

  • ACS, $3,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Alaska Airlines, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • Alaska Interstate Construction, LLC, $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Alaska National Insurance Company, $750 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • American Mechanical, Inc., $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Arctic – Brice JV, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Arctic Office Products, $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, $750 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • B & H Promotions, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • B & M Bainton in memory of Lu Young, $25 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Bertha Bucher in memory of Lu Young, $250 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • BP, $5,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Calista Corporation, $5,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • CCCI in memory of Lu Young, $500 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • CCCI, $1,000 donor
  • CH2M HILL, $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Chugach Alaska Corp., $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • CIRI, $5,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc., $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • ConocoPhillips, Inc. in memory of Lu Young, $2,000 donor
  • Control Contactors, Inc. $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Mike & Sharon Cook, $100 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Design Collaborative, $500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Dorsey and Whitney, LLP, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Doyon Emerald, $3,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Doyon Family of Companies, $15,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Doyon, Limited Board Member Robert Brean, $100 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Doyon, Limited Board Member Georgianna Lincoln, $100 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Earnest Partners, LLC, $400 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Eyak Corporation in memory of Lu Young, $500 donor
  • Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, $1,820 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Flowline Alaska, Inc., $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Frontier Alaska, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • GCI, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Grant Creations, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • Guess & Rudd, $100 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Guess & Rudd, $500 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • MC & JE Harper in memory of Lu Young, $25 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Horizon North Logistics, Inc., $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Interior Regional Housing Authority, $250 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • KeyBank, $15,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Koniag, Inc., $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Lavelle’s Bistro, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • Loadmaster Engineering, Inc., $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Marcep Manufacturing, Ltd., $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Candice Miller in memory of Lu Young, $100 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Alan & Pamela Mintz in memory of Lu Young, $200 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • North American Shipbuilding, LLC in memory of Lu Young, $250 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Northrim Bank, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Peak Oilfield Service Company, $5,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • PSPA in memory of Lu Young, $250 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Richards, Johnson and Granberry, P.C., $500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Santina’s Flowers and Gifts, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Sealaska Corporation, $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Sibson Consulting, $1,000, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Edna Silva / BP Fabric of America, $500 donor
  • Beverly Staskanis in memory of Lu Young, $50 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor
  • Stoel Rives, LLP, $1,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • SunShine Custom Promotions, LLC, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference in memory of Lu Young, $2,500 donor
  • Teamsters Local 959, $2,500 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Thompson Metal Fab, Inc., $5,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • Tyonek Native Corporation, Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in-kind donor
  • United Way of the Tanana Valley, $202.30 donor
  • Usibelli Foundation, $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor
  • ZRB Resources, LLC, $1,000 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic donor

To learn more about how you can show support of Doyon Foundation, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or call 907.459.2048 or 1.888.478.4755 ext. 2048.

Following the passing of Lu Young, a Doyon, Limited shareholder and the wife of Congressman Don Young, in early August, the Young family requested that any memorial donations be made to the Doyon Foundation or to the Lu Young Fund for Children of Families Fighting Cancer.

To date, the Foundation has received more than $6,000 in donations, ranging from $25 to $2,500, from across the state and country in Mrs. Young’s memory.

“Lu Young was an incredible woman and an amazing role model, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation’s interim executive director. “We at the Foundation extend our deepest gratitude to the Young family for their support of our students. The donations made in Mrs. Young’s memory will directly help Alaska Native students achieve their educational dreams and aspirations, which is a fitting legacy for such a wonderful woman.”

JOB OPENING  – STUDENT TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Office Automation Clerk/326/GS-2

Office of Pipeline Monitoring

Start October 2009, 20-40 hrs per week

Salary $9.45 /hour +23% COLA= $11.62

Applications must be received by 10/02/09

For further information on:

– this job, contact Marietta Houston at 257-1317

– the student programs, the following website explains in detail the Student Education Employment Programs: www.opm.gov/employ/students

– the BLM-AK, visit the following website: http://www.blm.gov/ak

Alaska Native Playwrights Project (ANPP)seeks to identify, teach and nurture Alaska Native playwrights and to establish a repertoire of uniquely Alaska Native plays derived from the rich oral tradition of Alaska’s eleven indigenous cultures and the artists’ own personal narratives.

ANPP is recruiting writers from across the state for this year-long mentorship. An application and information is available online at www.alaskanative.net, under Calendar of Events, click on the hyperlink to the Alaska Native Playwrights Project (ANPP)page.

For more information email ebourgeois@alaskanative.net or call (907) 330-8057.

The deadline for artist applications is October 5, 2009.

Native Playwrights Project – Call for Participants.pdf

Alaska Native Playwrights Project Artist Application.pdf

Native Playwrights Project – FAQs.pdf

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

For Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students

Deadline: January 29, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PST

Award: $2,000 for college students (number of awards varies per year) $1,500 for graduating senior high school students

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

For a list of requirements, go to: http://www.itcnet.org/includes/downloads/cholarshipannouncement2007.pdf

All requested information MUST be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) January 29, 2010 for consideration. For more information, please visit our website http://www.itcnet.org. Fax (503-282-1274) and e-mail (itc1@teleport.com) submissions are acceptable as long as we receive them by 5:00 p.m. January 29, 2010, and the original is mailed and postmarked by January 29, 2010.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council Office, Attn: Education Committee, 1112 N. E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4, Portland, Oregon, 97232,

(503) 282-4296.

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