Join us for the Doyon Foundation fall 2017 student dinner! We will have food (including moose soup!), door prizes, and Native language demonstrations and activities. Students, alumni, family, friends and supporters are all welcome to attend this free event.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Doyon Industrial Facility

615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks

If you are a Foundation alumni, please let us know if you can bring a dish to share and/or a door prize to donate.

The event is FREE but please RSVP at

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Doyon Foundation 2017 spring student dinner! Nearly 50 guests, including students, alumni and donors, enjoyed the event, which took place February 10 in Fairbanks. View more event photos on Facebook.

We were especially honored to welcome our special guests, including Al Sr. and Betty Ketzler; Foundation board president Lanien Livingston, vice president Paul Mountain, new member LaVerne Demientieff; and Doyon, Limited chair Walter “Wally” Carlo.

The menu included fish strips, half dried and baked salmon, moose soup, a salmon casserole, cupcakes and blueberry dessert, contributed by Paul Mountain, Doris Miller, Maurine McGinty, Susan Paskvan, Lessa Peter and LaVerne Demientieff.

In addition to the meal, we had a Valentine’s Day card-making table, and Susan Paskvan led a paper/rock/scissors game in Denaakk’e!

As if the delicious food and fun activities weren’t enough, many guests went home as winners of some fabulous door prizes, including:

  • Woman’s fleece sweater
  • Coffee mug and $25 Starbucks gift card
  • Star Wars movie basket
  • Valentine’s baking basket
  • Fleece blanket
  • Round-trip ticket on Ravn Alaska
  • Beaded key chain and cardholder, donated by alumnus Allan Hayton
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Social Work gift bags filled with coffee mugs, candy, notepads and more, donated by board member LaVerne Demientieff
  • $25 Fred Meyer gift card, donated by alumna Sheryl Meierotto

We were thrilled with the wonderful turnout at our spring student dinner, and can’t wait for the fall event! Keep an eye on our website, blog and Facebook page, or subscribe to our email list, for details on future events – we hope to see you there!

You are invited to the Doyon Foundation spring student dinner on Friday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. The festivities take place in the Doyon Industrial Facility cafeteria located at 615 Bidwell Avenue in Fairbanks.

Here are five great reasons to mark your calendar to attend:

  • Delicious dinner!
  • Valentine’s Day-themed crafts!
  • Door prizes, including one round-trip ticket with Ravn Alaska!
  • Meet and greet with the Doyon Foundation board members!
  • It’s fun and it’s free!

Planning to attend? Please RSVP to Sommer Stickman at or 907.459.2048.

Alumni, if you would like to bring a dish to share, please mention what you are bringing in your RSVP.

The Doyon Foundation fall student dinner was a success! Nearly 30 students, alumni, staff, special guests including Al Ketzler, Sr. and Foundation board member Joshua Peter, and other guests attended the event on October 25 at the Doyon Industrial Facility in Fairbanks.

Dinner guests enjoyed homemade bread rolls and moose soup, as well as an array of tempting desserts. Several guests went home with door prizes including a movie gift basket, fleece blanket and $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, a holiday popcorn tin, Halloween candy set, Regal Cinemas package for two, Hydz t-shirts and ViVi jewelry sets.

A special thank you to student Suki Merica for donating cupcakes, alumna Janis Carney for donating the ViVi jewelry sets, and Tanana Chiefs Conference education coordinator Blanch Murphy for donating the Hydz t-shirts.

See event photos on Facebook, and watch the Foundation website and Facebook for details on upcoming events!

Join us for food, friends, laughter, community, encouragement and prizes at the Doyon Foundation fall student dinner! IMG_4749 final

This free event takes place:

Tuesday, October 27

5:30 p.m.

Doyon Industrial Facility cafeteria, in the Alyeska Building

615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks, Alaska

Students, alumni and other supporters are welcome to attend! Alumni, please consider bringing a dish to share or donating a door prize item.

RSVP today at