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Celebrating Graduates 2014

Samantha A. Wilson: 2014 Outstanding Graduate — Biology

Samantha A. Wilson, Outstanding Graduate — Biology

The most meaningful part of my time at UAS was all the hands-on experience. I’ve had the opportunity to do independent research, SCUBA dive, present information to an audience, and apply my learning from the classroom in the field. ~Samantha Wilson

Sam is from Craig, AK and completed her entire degree at UAS.  She is extremely motivated in the biological sciences and is very curious about the world around her.  Over the past year, Sam has taken part in physiological studies of the Northern spot prawn and the blue king crab which she will present during the spring forum.  Sam is meticulous and resourceful in the laboratory; a regular MacGyver. Sam spends a lot of time outdoors while not in class and is a keen observer of nature.  She recently was awarded a competitive internship with the Alaska Eagle Foundation and will spend this summer and part of next fall in Haines working with wildlife biologists.

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.