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Iḷisaġvik College recognizes ASRC for contributions

June 9th 6:36 pm | Shady Grove Oliver Print this article   Email this article  

Iḷisaġvik College recently presented an award to representatives of the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. to recognize the organization's financial contributions over the years.

"On behalf of our students, employees, faculty and Board of Trustees, quyanaqpak to ASRC. Without their help, we would not be able to reach as many students as we do now. The students we educate bring knowledge and skills home that help to better life for their villages, families and the larger North Slope community," said College President Pearl Brower in a release. "ASRC has truly been our partner in education."

According to a release from the college, ASRC has given more than $1 million to the school, "exemplifying the Iñupiat value of Aviktuagqatigiig?iq," or sharing.

"At ASRC, we are proud to support Iḷisaġvik College, which for decades has helped to produce the next generation of leaders both inside and outside of our region," said ASRC President and CEO Rex A. Rock Sr. in the release. "We have seen firsthand the difference it continues to make in the lives of our people. As the only tribal college in Alaska, I congratulate Iḷisaġvik for its success and look forward to our continued partnership."

Based in Utqiaġvik, Iḷisaġvik is the only tribal college in Alaska. It currently has a two-year accreditation for academic, vocational, and technical educational programs.

 

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