July 2011

Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief Andrew Isaac Health Clinic (CAIHC) works with out-of-state students. Below is a copy of the student health form which needs to be filled out with a letter from the registrar office stating that they’re active full-time students. Students are also required to use an Indian Health Services facility if available.

For questions, contact Rachel A. Wood, Contract Health Services, rachel.wood@tananachiefs.org, 907 451-6682 ext. 3614.

Student Health Form.doc

Doyon Foundation is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. The primary responsibilities of this position is to work closely with the Executive Director to provide administrative duties and board support that enables Doyon Foundation to operate in an efficient manner. This position also works with other Foundation staff to support the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic, the foundation’s scholarship programs, community relations and fundraising. Please click here to review the position description and/or to apply.

Administrative Assistant position in Anchorage, Alaska.

· The following position is expected to close soon, if you know of anyone who is interested in applying, please encourage them to do so today.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER AS FOLLOWS:  via mail: Gana-A’Yoo Limited, Attention: Human Resources, 6927 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99507, via email: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­sshern-holta, via facsimile: (907) 569-9600.

· The Fairbanks office will close on 8/26/11, please route all your shareholder requests to the Anchorage location at 1-888-656-1606. The mailing address is: Gana-A’Yoo, Limited, 6927 Old Seward Hwy., Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99518.

If you have any questions or require further information, please call 451-9599 or 1-888-656-1606, thank you kindly.

Administrative Assistant Job Description.docx

Winter 2011 Online Basic Scholarship Applications Now Available

The online basic application for the 2011 winter semester is now available online. Please note these scholarships are for vocational students only (Doyon Foundation’s definition of vocational is any student in a program or training which lasts three years or less). The scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. Applications are due September 15, 2011. To apply, students must submit:

· A complete online application form

· Signed release and consent form

· Proof of academic enrollment

· Official transcripts

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships online. If students do not already have an online account, they can create one at www.doyonfoundation.com/CreateAccount.aspx. This should be done at least seven days in advance of the scholarship application deadline.

For more information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048, 1-888-478-4755 or foundation@doyon.com.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applications for an individual to be the new Director of TRiO – Student Support Services at the main campus in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska. Please use the following link to access the job announcement directly – https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74479<http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74479> or go to the the UAKJobs website at https://www.uakjobs.com and use the following posting number to find the position: 0062302. The position closes July 28th.

If you have any difficulty applying or have questions you may contact UAF Human Resources @ 907-474-7700.

See the below link for Alaska Native Medical Center’s (ANMC) Contract Health rules/registration information. Their office states that is very important for Alaska Native college students to register if they’re attending school out of state. Students, be sure to fill out the information if this applies to you so you are not ‘stuck’ with enormous medical bills. Also note there is a 72-hour registration turn-around requirement.

For questions, please contact Wilpres Albano at ANMC’s Contract Health office at wpalbano@anthc.org.


If you had asked us at the Doyon Foundation that question a few weeks ago, our answer probably would have been “hmmm, we’re not sure…” For most of us, that goal sounds pretty out of reach. But within the past couple of weeks, we have seen first-hand that it is possible, especially with the outpouring of support from some of Alaska’s most generous organizations, companies and individuals.

It all started with one little seed, in this case, an email from Diane Kaplan of Rasmuson Foundation. This incredible organization offered Doyon Foundation a $5,000 grant to benefit our scholarship program, which each year provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to hundreds of students. With this seed money, we decided to establish a new competitive scholarship for Doyon Foundation students who are studying health, which is the number one field of study for our students, as well as a high-demand career field across the state and nation.

Wanting us to get the most benefit from their contribution, Diane encouraged us to seek a $5,000 match for the Rasmuson Foundation grant. That alone sounded like a pretty lofty goal, but our staff immediately set off to face the challenge.

Our first phone call was to the loyal group that comprises the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association. Time after time, these individuals have proven their generosity, care and concern for current students. At last count, 27 alumni members had already raised $1,300. We were on our way.

Next, we made a call to Tanana Chiefs Conference, an organization that is deeply committed to providing health care services to the more than 10,000 Alaska Natives living in Fairbanks and Interior Alaska villages. Their response was an incredible $2,500 donation to our effort!

Invigorated by the answers we’d received so far, we went into our annual fundraising event – the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic – with high hopes that we would attain the $5,000 match with the support of the golfers and sponsors in attendance. We got that – and so much more.

When the golf classic attendees, who were already there supporting our scholarship program, heard about our new scholarship and our goal to match Rasmuson Foundation’s grant, they enthusiastically got on board. Norman L. Phillips, Jr., Orie Williams, Diane Kaplan, Aaron Schutt, Bobbie Quintavell, Victor Nicholas, Ch’izhur, LLC, Julie Anderson, Jim Johnsen, Mike O’Connor and ConocoPhillips all made incredibly generous pledges that evening, allowing us to easily reach – and extend beyond – our original goal.

Already surprised by the evening’s events, the next thing that happened rendered us speechless. We’d already raised a total of $10,200 – well beyond our $5,000 target – when Diane Kaplan took the stage … and announced that Rasmuson Foundation would match our match!

As our accountant Kelly Ward quickly tallied the results, we determined that we had raised a total of $25,400! Amazingly, this number continues to grow, as others hear about the effort and want to get involved.

With these funds, we are able to establish the new competitive health scholarship for Doyon Foundation students. This new scholarship will allow us to help ensure our students are prepared to enter the workforce in an important, high-demand field. It’s an undertaking that will benefit students and Alaskans for many years to come.

So now, when someone asks us, “How do you raise $25,000 in one week?” we’ll be able to answer, “All you need is a great idea … and some of the most caring people in the state of Alaska!”

Want to get on board in supporting our scholarship program? Contact us at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com!

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