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UAS graduate Nancy Mills selected as Bristol Bay Native Corporation’s Student of the Year for 2019

“We are pleased that Nancy is being recognized for her achievements and that she chose to advance her career with degrees from UAS”

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: October 21, 2019

Nancy Mills
Nancy Mills

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Education Foundation has named University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) education graduate Nancy Mills as their 2019 Student of the Year. The recognition was awarded at BBNC’s annual meeting on October 5 in Anchorage.

“We are pleased that Nancy is being recognized for her achievements and that she chose to advance her career with degrees from UAS,” remarked Ronalda Cadiente-Brown, UAS Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Programs.

Having grown up in Chignik Lagoon, Nancy Mills was the first graduate from her school to earn a bachelor’s degree. Nancy earned her Master of Education degree in Special Education from UAS in 2012.  She is currently working toward a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UAS. She is the secondary and special education teacher at the Chignik Lagoon School, and is very active in her community.

Each year the BBNC selects an individual for its Student of the Year Award, which recognizes a student who has “demonstrated leadership, made a significant contribution to their community, and has maintained high standards of academic achievement. Nominees may show commitment to promoting the economic and social well-being of Alaska Natives, show active political involvement in either city/village, region, or state, and/or make other contributions benefiting the overall lifestyles of the Bristol Bay people.”

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Keni Campbell
University of Alaska Southeast
(907) 796-6509
klcampbell4@alaska.edu