June 2011

Doyon Foundation alumna Lisa John Paul just may be the next “Ice Road Trucker.”

Originally from Shageluk, and currently living in Anchorage, John Paul graduated from Northern Industrial Training in July 2010 with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). She joined the National Guard in August, and will soon be leaving for 16 weeks of training in Missouri. After she completes her training, she plans to work as a truck driver.

“I will be training to be a truck driver for 10 weeks and since I already have my Class A CDL, I am that much further ahead. I am thankful that Doyon helped me to pay for my training and obtain my CDL,” John Paul said. “I love driving big trucks and look forward to a rewarding and exciting career.”

John Paul said her biggest challenge was making the transition from “a stay-at-home mommy to a working mommy. It is the hardest sacrifice I have had to make in my life. I believe that you need to follow your heart and dreams and that is what I hope to instill in my children’s heart and soul. If I can accomplish my dreams for myself and my family, then I believe my children will understand my decision one day. So, when it’s their turn to jump and fly, they won’t hesitate.”

“I would like to say to everyone that it is never too late to make a change in your lives,” John Paul said. “I have been through a lot in the past 10 years and have learned a lot from my mistakes and my accomplishments. I have fallen so many times, at times I thought I would never be able to get back up. I have learned that no matter how hard it is, you must get up because everyone must fall sometimes. The harder you fall, the stronger and better balanced you are the next time. Always have faith in yourselves and Jesus, and never give up on your dreams.”

John Paul is the daughter of Sarah A. Hatzis, Steve Hatzis and Arnold Painter, and the granddaughter of Sarah and Eluska John, Sr. and Mona and Arthur Painter.

RIM Architects is actively recruiting for an Accounting Manager / Controller and Payroll / General Ledger Accountant. For more information contact Penny Winchester, PHR, Senior Executive Assistant, HR Consulting, 645 G Street, Suite 400, Anchorage AK, 99501, 907.258.7777 ph, 907.279.8195 fx or visit their website at www.rimarchitects.com.

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Sobermiut Reviving Our Spirit Inc. will be offering a 3 week Summer Intensive focusing on traditional Alaska Native Games! Participants will teach and support one another to achieve their goals. Several athletes will use this opportunity to prepare for the WEIO competition in Fairbanks, AK at the end of July 2011.

See the flyer for details! Please share it with your friends! We invite you and your family/friends to join us to practice the amazing traditional Alaska Native games! For more information contact Sheila Randazzo, AK Native Summer Intensive Coordinator, Sobermiut Reviving Our Spirit Inc., phone 229-8724.


Congratulations to the class of 2011! Meet this year’s graduates in the 2011 edition of the Doyon Foundation graduate yearbook, now available on our website. Are you a 2011 graduate who would like to submit your graduation information? Or do you have a correction to the information in the yearbook? Please send updates to foundation@doyon.com or call 907.459.2048.

The Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship awards successful applicants $7,500 per year for up to five years who attend one of the eligible universities listed below. The scholarship will be paid directly to the applicant’s university to cover education expenses.


§ Applicant must be an Alaska resident

§ Applicant must be a graduate of a high school or equivalent program located in Alaska

§ Applicant must be the first in their immediate family to pursue a post-secondary degree

§ Applicant must be enrolled in one of the eligible universities

Application Process:

The scholarship application must be completed through The Alaska Community Foundation’s (ACF) online application system. The online application can be access through http://www.alaskacf.org on the Scholarship page. Please contact ACF with any questions about the online application system or scholarship program at info@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

Eligible Universities:

Alaska Christian College, Soldotna, AK

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK

Concordia University, Portland, OR

Corban College, Salem, OR

George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Montana Bible College, Bozeman, MT

Multnomah University, Portland, OR

Northwest Nazarene, Nampa, ID

Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA

University of Portland, Portland, OR

Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR

Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

The Neal Thorpe Memorial Scholarship guidelines.pdf

Business week scholarships available for Alaska Native high school students

by Staff Report / newsroom@newsminer.com Fairbanks Daily News Miner

06.20.11 – 11:03 pm

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Native high school students can apply to attend the upcoming Alaska Business Week program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from July 31 to Aug. 6.

The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is offering the scholarships for students who apply for the program. The scholarships will cover tuition, including room, board, materials and fees.

“We believe this program is an opportunity for high school students to discover their leadership potential while …

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A link to the 2011 Special Summer Edition Alaska Native Education Newsletter can be found below!


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