Ivan Hazelton-20 Years
Fact: Ivan’s computer account was once charged for all computer usage across the entire UA system, locking him out of the UA computer system
Written by Michael Ciri
Ivan first came to the University of Alaska Juneau (not Southeast) in the early 1980s. Even then, he was a magnet for technological troubles. For reasons which were never made clear, Ivan’s computer account was once charged for all computer usage across the entire UA system, locking him out of the UA computer system for the remainder of the semester.
Nevertheless, Ivan persevered, continuing to take classes from UAJ, then UAS while also a High School student at JDHS (where he also taught the occasional break-dancing class). After graduation, Ivan pursued a BFA from UAF, specializing in metalwork.
Returning to UAS in the early 1990s, Ivan worked as a student employee in IT, then later as a staff in Student Housing. After a brief time working for Juneau Electronics, Ivan returned to a permanent position in the UAS IT department where he has remained to this day.
Ivan continues to enrich UAS with his humor, creativity and ingenuity. He has been a professional mentor to countless young students, helping many achieve successful professional careers in IT. Ivan is active in the community as well, being both a leader in the Boy Scouts and the coordinator of the Juneau Freecycle group.
Photo: Chancellor John Pugh presents Ivan Hazelton with his award.