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Student Alumni Association 

The first of its kind in the University of Alaska system, the UAS Student Alumni Association provides opportunities for students to become actively involved at UAS by participating in events that are conceived  and funded by students.  The UAS Student Alumni Association is a student organization that exists to promote UAS pride and tradition, cultivate relationships between students and alumni, and enhance the college experience through exciting, memorable events.

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The Student Alumni Association is a student organization that promotes:

  • "Preparing for Life After College"
  • UAS Pride and Tradition
  • Career Networking
  • Community Involvement

We are run by a student board of directors selected from the student body, and all students are welcome to attend our meetings. 

This year’s Benefits members enjoy include:

  • FREE SAA Premium Item – specially designed buffs or earbuds
  • FREE Fun Events and Community Activities such as:
  • Dinner and a Movie Nights
  • BBQ's
  • Business Etiquette Dinner
  • “Preparing for Life After College” Seminar Series

Ana Christine Tafoya (President)

My name is Ana Christine Tafoya and I was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. I am studying Marine Biology and currently studying about sea stars and invertebrates. I first attended UAS in the Spring of 2015 as a part of the National Student Exchange Program. I transferred to UAS in the Fall of 2016 and will be graduating from UAS in the spring of 2018. While attending UAS, it has been a blessing to be surrounded by the community of Juneau and attending UAS has been one of the best decisions I have made. Some things about me: I like country music, love to dance, swim, spend my time doing research on sea stars, and participate in extracurricular activities like SAA and Wooch.een, the Alaska Native students' club. It will be an honor to serve as president for SAA this year. I hope to meet new people and help them get involved in SAA -- it will be a fun year working with everyone at UAS!

Ana Christine Tafoya (President)

Caitlin Zoleske

My name is Caitlin Zoleske and this is my first year here at UAS. I was born in Tennessee but I have lived in many different places, thanks to the military, including South Carolina, Indiana, and finally Alaska. Alaska was my family’s favorite, so now we’re here to stay! I am in the Marine Biology program and hope to work at a marine rescue center when I graduate in 2022. I love music, and play the guitar and piano, as well as tennis. I am so excited to be a part of this community and can’t wait for the year ahead!

Caitlin Zoleske

Jean Bennett

My name is Jean Bennett and I am from Craig, Alaska. I am in my last year of the bachelors of business administration program here at UAS and am excited for graduation this May. After graduation, I plan to work in some area of economic development to learn more about entrepreneurship. I love to do adventurous activities such as skydiving, parasailing, and riding any roller coaster I can. When in Juneau, I enjoy crafting and attending networking events to meet new people. I have been at UAS since fall of 2014 as a Community Adviser and now look forward to serving students through my position in SAA.


After you receive your student ID, be sure to stop by the Soboleff Annex to pick up your FREE premium item. The annual $15 optional fee is automatically charged in the fall to all students enrolled in six or more credits. Deadline to opt out is the same as the add/drop date for classes.

Questions? Call the Alumni Manager at 796-6569.