DF_18_Student Dinner Promotion_blogWant to learn how to budget as a college student? Interested in a career in finance? Come learn from some financial experts and Doyon Foundation alumni who have been in your shoes at our upcoming Student $ucce$$ Dinner in Fairbanks! All Doyon Foundation students, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend this free event.

Thursday, February 22

5:30 p.m.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Rural Student Services Gathering Room

RSVP by Wednesday, February 21

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The evening will feature a presentation, titled Taxes and Financial Planning for College Students, by Doyon Foundation accountant, Kelly Ward, CPA. Kelly, who is the co-owner of the certified public accounting firm Robinson & Ward, will discuss common tax situations for college students, financial planning opportunities and the importance of budgeting.

We’ll also hear from three Foundation alumni, who will share about their educational journey and career experiences. Joining us are:

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Bruce Miller. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geography and a minor in economics in 1991. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration with an HR focus in 1992. Bruce, who has worked at Doyon, Limited for nearly 26 years, is currently the senior risk management analyst for the corporation.

 

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Abigail Riggs, CPA. Abigail graduated from UAF in 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. The following year, she graduated with an MBA with an emphasis in capital markets. She became a certified public accountant in 2014, and currently serves as the finance manager at Doyon, Limited.

 

JulieJulie Biddle. Julie is Gwich’in/Navajo, originally from Fort Yukon. She received her bachelor’s degree in business economics from UC Santa Barbara and her MBA with an emphasis in capital markets from UAF. She worked for Doyon, Limited for 20 years, starting in an entry-level communications position before being promoted to vice president of shareholder services. After receiving her MBA, Julie worked for Doyon as a financial analyst. She recently began work for the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, a consortium of 10 tribal governments in the Yukon Flats, overseeing the Native American Career and Technical Education Program. She is also a member of the grants management and compliance team.

Are you a Foundation alumni? If so, please consider bringing a door prize donation or a dish to share. Let us know what you can bring when you RSVP.

 

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 http://conta.cc/2A5BMif.

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 stickmans@doyon.com 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 https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebo9btkyc6913578&oseq&c&ch.