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Celebrating Graduates 2014

Meghan M. Stangeland: 2014 Outstanding Graduate — English

Meghan M. Stangeland, Outstanding Graduate — English

The undergraduate opportunities available for students at UAS are phenomenal. As an English major emphasizing in creative writing I had the opportunity to intern as the editor of the Southeast Alaska literary and arts journal Tidal Echoes. As an Editor, I not only had the chance to grow my writing and editorial skills, but also to experience the publishing field while creating working relationships with faculty members, local writers and artists, and business professionals in the community. At UAS learning spreads far beyond the borders of the classroom. ~Meghan Stangeland

Meghan is this year's senior editor for the UAS literary and art journal Tidal Echoes and is the strongest student editor we have had to date. It is impressive how much work and organization she has put into this year's journal. I have also had Meghan for three classes so far and she excels. In every class, she has proven herself a class leader and has raised the level of the workshops with her questions, comments, and ideas. I have also mentored her with her senior thesis; she wrote a book of short stories that was very strong. For an undergraduate student she is writing at a very high level. I believe Meghan exemplifies all the things we most value in our English majors. ~Emily Wall, Assistant Professor of English

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.