2016 Outstanding Graduates Featured on Website
UAS honored several students with the 5th annual Outstanding Graduate Awards. This year faculty nominated graduates from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education and Management. Of the award-winners, three were from the Juneau Douglas high school class of 2011: Alex Whitehead, Alex Fagerstrom and Aandaxltín Stephanie Tripp.
Whitehead graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Minor in Mathematics. “Alex actively engaged himself in the learning process; his academic performance consistently indicated a solid grasp of the material and a keen insight for application,” said Associate Professor of Chemistry Lisa Hoferkamp. Fagerstrom received a Bachelor of Science in Biology.“Eric has also been an active member of the UAS Pre-health Professionals Club and intends to pursue a career in dentistry,” Assistant Professor of Marine Biology Heidi Pearson said. “He is diligently studying for the Dental Admission Test and aims to attend dental school in the Pacific Northwest.” Tripp graduated with a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts in Alaska Native studies and languages.“Stephanie is strong in all aspects: academics, research (oratory, video and audio transcription), student leadership (Wooch.een), and community service (Flying University),” Assistant Professor of Spanish Andrea Dewees said.
For more outstanding graduate stories, faculty support statements and photos since 2012, please see the UAS Outstanding Grads website.