Name: Rick Tagaban
High school graduated from: JDHS
Year of high school graduation: 2008
Hometown: Juneau, Alaska
Academic Program at UAS: BLA, NWCoast Art and Tlingit Language
Class Standing: Sophomore
How do you think UAS is preparing you for your future?
UAS holds me to a high standard while nurturing my identity.
Do you know what you might be thinking of for a career after college?
I will be teaching Tlingit language and art and maybe go into public administration.
Do you have a favorite class or professor?
UAS is the only college where I have the resources to build my career the way I need to.
What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself at UAS?
What surprised you the most once you arrived at UAS?
I was surprised by how diverse my peers were.
What is the most fun you've had at any campus event?
The polar bear plunge was a blast and worked wonders for my dreadlocks
What is the best thing about life at UAS?
Everything at UAS is within walking distance.
What do you enjoy doing during your free time?
I love hiking, fishing, kayaking, kickball, art, and music.
If you could choose three words that signify UAS, what would they be?
Education at home!