The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is seeking over 200 volunteers to participate in career panels for the Kids2College program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan. We have many panels in Anchorage, and in particular we also seek panelists with connections to living/working in rural Alaska for virtual panels connecting with rural schools from our office in Anchorage.

Would you or someone you know be interested in and available to help inspire young Alaskans with college and career stories?

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to talk with 5th & 6th grade students about their own educational and career experiences as part of a 3-5 person career panel. Each volunteer will be provided with guiding questions and tips and asked to speak for 5-10 minutes to the class, then be available for Q&A at the end of the panel. Early dates and schools are listed below. Total time commitment is 1 hour.

Check out our Career Panel Toolbox at: www.acpe.alaska.gov/Kids2College.

Volunteers will not be responsible for speaking during the entire block of time. Contact Shelly Morgan, K-12 Specialist, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, at shelly.morgan@alaska.gov and volunteer to help inspire Anchorage youth today! Please spread the word and share with your friends and colleagues!

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage, JBER, Mat-Su &

*Virtual Panels for rural schools will meet at the Success Center in Dimond Mall*

DATE TIME SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tues., Feb. 7 12:45pm – 2:00pm Klatt Elementary 2
Wed., Feb. 8 10:45am – 12:00pm Nuniwarmiut School (Mekoryuk)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Feb. 9 2:45pm – 4:00pm Joann A. Alexie Memorial (Atmautluak)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Wed., Feb. 15 1:45pm – 3:00pm Northwood ABC 1
Tues., Feb. 21 8:45am – 10:00am Pilot Station School (Pilot Station)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Fri., Mar. 3 9:45am – 11:00am Spring Hill Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 7 10:00am – 11:15am Creekside Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 8 11:45am – 1:00pm Big Lake Elementary (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Mar. 9 8:45am – 10:00am Wonder Park Elementary 7
Mon., Mar. 20 1:45pm – 3:00pm Ptarmigan Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 21 8:15am – 10:00am Orion Elementary (JBER) 2
Tues., Mar. 21 1:45pm – 3:00pm College Gate Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 22 12:45pm – 2:00pm Eagle Community School (Eagle)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Mon., Mar. 27 1:45pm – 3:00pm Tok School (Tok)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Tues., Mar. 28 12:45pm – 2:00pm Walter Northway School (Northway)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Wed., Mar. 29 12:45pm – 2:00pm Tetlin School (Tetlin)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Mar. 30 9:45am – 11:00am Mentasta Lake School (Mentasta)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Tues., Mar. 30 1:45pm – 3:00pm Susitna Elementary 8
Tues., Apr. 4 8:45am – 10:00am Chester Valley Elementary 4
Wed., Apr. 5 8:00am – 9:30am Clark Middle School (Library) 39
Wed., Apr. 5 1:45pm – 3:00pm Fairview Elementary 4
Thurs., Apr. 6 8:45am – 10:00am Bowman Elementary 3
Thurs., Apr. 13 9:45am – 11:00am Auntie Mary Nicoli School (Aniak)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Apr. 13 1:45pm – 3:00pm Meadow Lakes (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Apr. 20 12:45pm – 2:00pm Lake Otis Elementary 7
Fri., Apr. 28 1:45pm – 3:00pm Point Higgins Elementary (Ketchikan)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Kids2College is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you!

College is possible – help continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s youth.

The Anchorage Park Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds Healthy Parks & Healthy People by mobilizing public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.

The Anchorage Park Foundation is seeking a permanent, full-time Programs Manager. See below links for more information.

http://anchorageparkfoundation.org/2015/07/apf-seeks-programs-manager/

7.1.2015 Values.pdf

2015 Position Description – Programs Manager.pdf

Three new members and one incumbent were elected to the Doyon Foundation board of directors at the Foundation’s annual membership meeting on November 10. Joining the board are Joshua Peter, elected for a three-year term; Allan Hayton, elected for a two-year remainder term; and Lanien M. Livingston, elected for a one-year remainder term. Incumbent board member Julie Anderson was re-elected for a three-year term.

Joshua Peter

Joshua Peter

Allan Hayton

Allan Hayton

Lanien Livingston

Lanien Livingston

Joshua Peter, originally of Nulato and currently residing in Fairbanks, is the son of the late Hattie Peter, and the grandson of the late Simel and Vivian Peter. He and his wife, Margaret Matthew, have two sons, Daniel and Mathias. Peter, a Doyon Foundation alumnus, holds an associate’s of applied science degree in computer and information technology systems from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). His 14-year career in IT services included employment at UAF and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. Peter is now working as an assistant professor with the UAF Community and Technical College. He also serves on the Gana-A’Yoo investment and shareholder committees.

“I’ve been fortunate to have guidance and motivation from amazing mentors and leaders. What I hope to accomplish as a member of the board is to share my experience with Doyon shareholder students,” Peter said.

Allan Hayton (Diton) is Gwich’in Athabascan and grew up in Arctic Village (Vashrąįį K’ǫǫ), Alaska. His parents are Lena Pauline Hayton from Fort Yukon, and James T. Hayton. His grandparents are Robert and Lena Albert from Tanana and Fort Yukon. Hayton, a Doyon Foundation alumnus, studied theatre at Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas, finishing his bachelor’s of arts degree in 1992. Hayton is currently finishing a master’s of arts degree in applied linguistics at UAF, and has been teaching Gwich’in language to new generations of speakers. He previously served on the Doyon Foundation language revitalization committee, and is active at St. Matthew’s Church.

Hayton said he believes in the goals of the Doyon Foundation and has benefited from their support in pursuit of his educational goals. He hopes to return that support by working to create educational opportunities for others.

Lanien M. Livingston is originally from Anchorage and makes her home in Fairbanks. She is the daughter of Phyllis Sing Garrett from Sitka and the granddaughter of the late Sam Sing from Sitka and the late Sarah Frances Lindgren from Kenai. She is Tlingit/Kenaitze. Livingston, a Doyon Foundation alumna, holds an associate’s of applied science degree in applied business and a business management certificate from UAF. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Doyon Management Training program. Livingston currently works as a recruiter for Tanana Chiefs Conference in the human resources department.

“I am honored to serve on the Doyon Foundation board. I hope to help the Doyon Foundation support the educational needs of our students. Furthering one’s education is very important and will provide many rewards for years to come,” Livingston said.

Julie Anderson, an incumbent board member who served as board secretary and treasurer last year, was re-elected to the board. Read more about Anderson on the Foundation’s website.

Peter, Hayton, Livingston and Anderson join Paul Mountain, Victor Nicholas and Teisha Simmons on the Foundation’s seven-member board of directors.