Hunter Shawn Kirkpatrick: 2014 Outstanding Graduate — Power Technology
The diesel technology program and pathways to mining program have kick started my career as a diesel mechanic. It made me realize that I have a passion for mechanics, and allowed me to get a foot in the door within local industry and an internship at Greens Creek Mine. Through UAS I gained many important skills and connections that will help me be successful. ~Hunter Kirkpatrick
Hunter Kirkpatrick has been a top notch student throughout the pursuit of his degree in Diesel Technology at UAS, both in the hands-on classes at the TEC center and the general education requirements on the main campus. He will complete his AAS degree in the recommended two year time frame. Hunter was born and raised in Juneau and his interest in mechanics was sparked by automotive classes he took during high school. Hunter has been employed by local industry since high school. His experience includes working on a charter boat, working in an outboard engine shop, and completing his apprenticeship at Greens Creek mine as a mechanic. He is currently employed at UAS working as a teacher's aide in the Power Technology department. Hunter is planning on working for local industry after college and will be a valuable asset for whomever he chooses to work for.
UAS' 2014 Juneau Commencement will be held May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the UAS Recreation Center.
Crystal Rogers is receiving her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Independent Design, focusing on the art, language, government and history of indigenous and Western societies in Alaska, with a minor in Tlingit.
Learn more about Crystal Rogers, this year's student speaker at the UAS Commencement in Juneau on May 6th.