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Alumni Howl, November 25, 2013: All Alumni Welcome


UAA Alumni Newsletter

UAA Alumni Newsletter

UAA Alumni Newsletter

Dear Alumni,

2013 is almost done—we have the cold dark days to prove it. Nothing sparks reflection like a year's end. And, what a year for me—I have a fancy new title and a big job: to build a network more than 40,000 Seawolves strong across the world. I've asked you to join us (alumni relations certainly can't do it on our own).

The UAA Alumni Association now belongs to all alumni without dues, restrictions or expirations. In the years to come, it will be what we have started to make it today. We are growing chapters and clubs specific to your interests, like geography (hello, Houston Seawolves!), academics (engineering alumni, way to hit the ground running!) and special interests (student-athlete alumni, are you reading this?).

We are hosting special events like the Green and Gold Gala, which raised more than $100,000 in donations and pledges for student scholarships this year. And, we are building a home for ourselves in the heart of campus. The Alumni Center in the UAA/APU Consortium Library will open in winter 2014 as a venue to hold meetings, gatherings and events.

2014 will also see the release of our first alumni magazine—with you, not other community leaders, industry or elected officials—as the only target audience in mind. All of this is being done with you, not for you, as an increasing number of alumni leaders join councils, advisory groups and boards.

To all the alumni who have participated in this change—a heartfelt thank you. To all of the alumni reading this, a challenge—join us in 2014 to continue reshaping alumni relations at our alma mater. We can have a big year together.

Rachel Morse, M.B.A. '08
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations

Seawolf Nation

The future according to Albert Robida Artist Albert Robida's rendering of what he believed the future would look like in the year 2000.

Much has changed since the University of Alaska Anchorage implemented the Chancellor's Task Force on Alumni Relations and, as 2013 is rapidly coming to a close, we detail for you what to expect in the New Year.

I AM UAA: First Alumni Spotlight:
Dana Stabenow, M.F.A. '85

I AM UAA: Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow grew up on a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska, surrounded by sea, salt, crab and fishermen stories. This award-winning author was the very first alumna profiled in the university's "I AM UAA" series." Read her full story here

Green and Gold Gala

Green and gold gala

UAA's fourth annual Green and Gold Gala was a huge success, raising more than $100,000 and attracting nearly 450 alumni to the Sept. 28 event. Read more about this "evening of distinction." We hope to see you there next year.



UAA Convocation

UAA Homecoming 2013 was celebrated with great fanfare with events like the Shopping Cart Parade, the Kendall Hockey Classic and Homecoming Dance. Students, staff, faculty and alumni came out to enjoy the two weeks of fun.


Alumni Center Groundbreaking

Alumni Center Groundbreaking

UAA alumni will have a place to call their own in 2014 with the new UAA Alumni Center. Take a virtual tour with Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni Relations Rachel Morse here.

Great Alaska Shootout
Nov. 26-30
Sullivan Arena

Dance Ensemble presents 'Sleying the Reed: A Movement Mediation on Women and Violence'
Nov. 15-24
UAA Harper Studio

UAA Crafts Fair
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5p.m.
UAA Student Union

UAA Campus Closed for Holidays
Dec. 25-Jan.6

Did You Know?: Lucy takes reservations

Celebrity Chef

Did you know the popular eatery Lucy's now offers online reservations through OpenTable.com? Meals prepared at Lucy's are produced and served by students of the UAA Culinary Arts & Hospitality program.

Traveling Spirit break dance

Spirit had an "empire state of mind" enjoying all the attractions in New York City from the Statue of Liberty and the New York Stock Exchange to Times Square and the ING New York City Marathon. For more photos head to our Facebook page.


Working under the auspices of University Advancement, Alumni Relations is unique in the services provided to UAA—the campus, the community and the 43,000 alumni, here and across the globe. The office works directly with a multitude of alumni volunteers and acts as a liaison between the university and the UAA Alumni Association in planning programs and services. To get more involved in alumni activities at UAA, please contact Rachel Morse.

Produced by the University of Alaska Anchorage Office of University Advancement, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508.

UAA is an EEO/AA employer and educational institution.


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