August 2013


In observance of Labor Day, Doyon Foundation will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013. Have a wonderful weekend!

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company provides employees a safe and positive work environment and a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, designed to attract and retain top talent. The program includes market-based salary, opportunity for pay adjustments, variable incentive bonuses, spot recognitions, and a full complement of other benefits, including pension, strong savings and investment plans, generous health and insurance benefits, vacations, education and wellness reimbursements.

Current employment opportunities being offered externally include:

Job Number Job Title Closing Date Location
005285 Pipeline Design Engineer 9/2/2013 Anchorage, AK
005292 Pipeline Integrity Manager 9/15/2013 Anchorage, AK
005291 PWS Response Coordinator Trainee (2-Year Term Contract) 9/25/2013 Valdez, AK

Please visit Alyeska’s Tabetha.toloff or Recruiting at 787-8912 if you have any questions.

The 2014 GMS Online Application is Open!

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

The GMS Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

1. Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American

2. Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

3. Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or have a GED

4. Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.

5. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

6. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

7. Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.

For more information, and to complete an on-line application, click here. The deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Taken from TBI – The Bottom Line

By Ashley Golden, Technology Editor

It’s that time of year when students start looking and applying for scholarships, and with the increasing cost of tuition and decreasing financial aid funds, students are more motivated than ever before to find free money they don’t have to pay back (as an alternative to even more student loans). Below are the top five scholarship websites to help students get as much money as possible. – See more at: http://thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu/2013/02/top-5-scholarship-websites#sthash.HyBStSD8.dpuf

Spots still available in the following classes:

Elementary Tlingit Language I – CRN: 71611 – 4 credits

Introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the Tlingit language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tlingit for effective communication at the elementary level.

Oral Traditions – CRN: 79047 – 3 credits

Oral history and oral traditions of Alaska Native peoples form the basis of cultural identify and history. The importance of oral traditions, their place within the cultural context of the various Indigenous societies, and the Indigenous languages that convey those stories will all be examined in this course.

Inupiaq Music & Dance – CRN: 79048 – 1 credit

Students will learn movement, singing, drumming and the cultural contextual aspects of Alaska Native dance, including history, culture and connection to language. Designed for students who are interested in learning about Alaska Native creative expression.

AK Native Drum Making – CRN: 79049 – 1 credit (9/25-10/23)

An introductory course to basic drum making. Each student will spend time examining various different styles and methods prior to making a Yup’ik drum.

Intro. to AK Native Business – CRN: 80938 – 1 credit (11/08 & 11/15)

Introduction to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), native business organizations and an examination of career opportunities within these organizations.

For more information visit: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/native

Click the link below to view the September 2013 Alaska Performance Scholarship Newsletter.

APS_Newsletter-Sept_2013.pdf

At least one math class is required for all University certificates and degrees. I-AC has a full-time math tutor hired for this academic year only who will be available to work with our distance and Fairbanks-based students. If you still need to take your math, NOW is the time! Even if you are simply interested in classes or pursuing a certificate or degree and have no idea what type of certificate or degree you want, then start your journey by working on your math courses! You can decide which certificate or degree you want later…just get your math out of the way! Don’t wait until later when there isn’t a tutor available to you!

We also have an English tutor available to work with our distance and Fairbanks-based students. Same circumstances, this position is only guaranteed for this academic year. If you have a fear of English courses that may be keeping you from pursuing a University certificate or degree, FEAR NO MORE! We have some great courses to help you develop or brush up on your reading and/or writing skills being offered th…is Fall. We also have a full-time, distance English tutor available this academic year to students taking these courses. Now is the time while we have a full-time tutor available! Remember, taking university classes is about learning, not showing up to class and already knowing everything…a university certificate or degree is a possibility for everyone!! At least one English course is required for every university certificate or degree.

http://www.uaf.edu/iac

For more information contact I-AC at (888) 474-5207, (907) 474-5439 or uaf-iacinfo@alaska.edu.

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