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Celebrating Graduates 2014

Jamie L. Parker: 2014 Co-Outstanding Graduate — Elementary Education

Jamie L. ParkerChildren are constantly asked what they want to be when they grow up. Their responses change over time and I was no different. In elementary school I wanted to be a waitress (a job my oldest sister had at the time). As I grew and learned more about the world and job opportunities, my responses to, “what do you want to be when you grow up?" ranged from accountant to veterinarian.  I tried several different programs when I started out my college education, before I decided my people skills would be best put to use as a teacher. Upon enrolling in my first education course I knew I had found the right career path for me. I have spent the last 9 months living in Sitka, Alaska completing my student teaching in a 1st grade classroom. After graduation I hope to spend some time traveling to get some new ideas and experiences to share in my future classrooms. I have fallen in love with Sitka and am hoping to find a teaching job there! ~Jamie Parker

UAS' 2014 Juneau Commencement will be held May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the UAS Recreation Center.


Student Speaker Link

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.