Graduation – it’s our favorite time of the year! (Well, except maybe for Christmas…)

It’s a time to celebrate the hard work and incredible accomplishments of our students who are at the end of one important journey and getting ready to start on the next.

Join us at our annual graduate reception to give them some well-deserved kudos and say conGRADulations!

Doyon Foundation 2017 Graduate Reception

Friday, May 5

2 p.m.

Doyon Industrial Facility Cafeteria

615 Bidwell Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska

capWe’ll have inspiring addresses from our student and alumni speakers, recognize our 2016 – 2017 graduates, and enjoy refreshments.


High school and college students who are graduating during the 2016 – 2017 academic year
are encouraged to attend, along with their friends, families, teachers and other Foundation supporters.

If you plan to join us, please RSVP with your name and the number of people attending to sommerj@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

photo boothDid you graduate last year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2016-2017? If you are a Doyon, Limited shareholder, or are the child of an original shareholder, Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!

We are asking all Doyon, Limited shareholders and children of original shareholders who are graduating during the 2016-2017 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Wednesday, April 26. You do not need to be a Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient to participate.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2016 graduate yearbook on our website.

This is our opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! So please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire. Thank you!

Come help us celebrate the class of 2016 at the Doyon Foundation Graduate Reception this Friday, May 6! The event will take place at 2 p.m. in the Doyon Industrial Facilities cafeteria at 615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks.

High school and college graduates, as well as their friends, families, teachers and other Foundation supporters are welcome to attend. Please RSVP with your name and the number of people attending to stickmans@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

We’re excited to announce Melissa McGinty as our alumni speaker, and Jason Paskvan as our student speaker! Melissa holds a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. Jason is graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

In addition to hearing from our speakers, our 2016 graduates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves. We invite everyone to stay after the reception to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Are you graduating this spring? If so, please be sure to complete our 2016 graduate questionnaire available at https://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form14/index.html. Respondents will be included in our 2016 graduate yearbook e-newsletter. Check out the 2015 graduate yearbook on our website.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact us 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com. We hope to see you this Friday at the graduation reception!

Did you graduate this year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2015-2016? Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!cap

We are asking all Doyon Foundation students who are graduating during the 2015-2016 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Monday, April 25.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2015 graduate yearbook on our website.

This is our opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! So please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire. Thank you!

Approximately 40 people gathered to celebrate the class of 2015 at the annual Doyon Foundation graduation reception on May 8 in Fairbanks. Foundation staff and board members, as well as graduates’ friends, family and other supporters attended the event, which honored the educational achievements of 57 graduates, including high school, certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate students.Ronald Burgett, Rachel Dewilde, Nadine Carroll and son, Stacey Demoski, Selina Powers, Travis David, Kelly Mitchell 3

“Looking at our 2015 graduates, I am confident about the success of our state’s future because of the Native minds that will be leading us. The minds in this room will be shaping policies, keeping our communities safe, teaching our children, caring for our families’ health, discovering new solutions, and carrying on our cultural traditions,” said the Foundation’s executive director, Doris Miller, who emceed the event.

“Like all of you family and friends, we at the Foundation are so proud of these students, and we are honored to play even a small role in their success. I can’t say that without thanking our donors, who make it possible for us to support our students’ educational journeys,” Miller added.

During the reception, attendees also heard from graduate speaker Rachel DeWilde, who received a bachelor’s of science in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) this spring, as well as alumna speaker LaVerne Demientieff, a clinical associate professor in social work at UAF.

“(As a professor) I see graduates every year and I go through graduation every year,” Demientieff said. “It is such an inspiring time, a lot of celebrations and joy. It is also a very reflectful time, thinking back to the beginning and all that you have learned. All the successes and all the challenges – challenges that were overcome because of determination and grit and the help of the people and community around us.”

Following the speakers, graduates had the opportunity to introduce themselves, and the reception culminated with refreshments and mingling.

The graduates will be featured in the Foundation’s upcoming 2015 graduate yearbook e-newsletter. Interested recipients may sign up to receive the e-newsletter on the Foundation’s website, www.doyonfoundation.com.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact the Foundation at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the class of 2015 at our annual Doyon Foundation graduation reception this Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101 in Fairbanks!

High school and college graduates, as well as their friends, families, teachers and other Foundation supporters are invited to attend the festivities. We’ll have alumni and graduate keynote speakers, the graduates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, and of course there will be refreshments.

Are you graduating this spring? If so, please be sure to complete our 2015 graduate questionnaire by today, Monday, May 4, so we can include you in our reception program and in our 2015 graduate yearbook e-newsletter.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact us 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com. We hope to see you Friday at the graduation reception!

Join us to celebrate the Doyon Foundation class of 2014! The Doyon Foundation 2014 Graduation Reception will be held this Friday, May 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility at 615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks. Graduates, their family and friends, as well as Doyon Foundation supporters are encouraged to attend.

The reception will feature alumna speaker Laverne Demientieff, the clinical assistant professor in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), as well as graduate speaker Lessa Peter, who will be graduating from UAF this spring and currently works in the communications department at Doyon, Limited.

Graduates in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, and light refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact Sheila Vent at 907.459.2048 or vents@doyon.com.