Reach Out Newsletter
May 2016

In This Issue
Checklist for Finishing Up Semester
Farewell Party
Dennis Demmert Award
Springfest BBQ
Dates and Events 

May 3-6th
Final Exams 

May 5th
Brooks Gathering Room
Farewell Party

May 8th
Carlson Center

May 9th
MAYmester courses begin and Residence Halls close

May 10th
Late payment fees begin for MAYmester

May 11th
Deadline for faculty to post grades

May 16th
Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals for MAYmester 

May 20nd
Last day of MAYmester instruction

May 30th 
Memorial Day

May 23rd 
First day of instruction for Summer Six-Week Session I and Full Session

May 25th
Deadline to register and attendance required for Six-Week Session I


Get Involved,  
Join a Group!
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Olga Skinner - 474-5152

Alaska Native Education Student Association
Colleen Angaiak - 474-6623
Alaska Native Social Work Association
LaVerne Demientieff - 474-6267
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615

Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group
Baxter Bond - [email protected]

Native Alaskan Business Leaders
Sam Alexander - [email protected]

Natives for Positive Change 
Charlene Stern - 474-5293
RSS Contact Information
Main Floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756320
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Phone: (907) 474-7871
Toll Free: (888) 478-1452
Fax: (907) 474-6619




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Continuing students, you've (almost) made it through the semester! It's time to take a breath, finish up your finals, and have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer vacation. We can't wait to see you back here next semester! 

Checklist for Finishing Up the Semester

Confirm your fall housing plans: 
If you are continuing in UAF housing, be sure to renew your housing agreement and make your room selection. Any questions, call 474-7247.


Renew your FAFSA:  
Now that you have completed your 2015 income taxes, you can renew your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is required for Pell Grant offers, student loan options and determining your student budget for your scholarship agencies.


Notify your funding agencies of your intent to continue:
If you have scholarships or grants that are continued into the next year, you should contact each agency or organization to ask what documentation they require for your continued status. 


Send your final grades:  
Most scholarship and grant agencies require a copy of your final grades at the end of each semester. If they only need an unofficial transcript or grade report, you can print that off of your student records account. If they require an official transcript then you will need to request that from UAOnline and pay a fee.
Farewell Party
Our Director, Annette Freiburger and the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development's Director, Phillip Charette, are leaving us this summer and taking off on their next adventure! Join us as we say farewell on Thursday, May 5th from 12-2:00pm in the Brooks Gathering Room. We're having lunch potluck style, so bring a dish to share if you've got one!
Dennis Demmert Award
On April 21st, we recognized a handful of outstanding staff and faculty here at UAF by presenting them with the Dennis Demmert Award. For this award, we ask students to nominate those who have made a positive impact on their academic efforts at UAF. The following people were awarded for their commitment to UAF's goal of being the educational center for Alaska Natives.

Sveta Yamin-Pasternak, Anthropology
Rebekah Hare, BLAST
Daryl Farmer, English 
Chelsey Zibell, English
Amy Wald, Office of Admissions and the Registrar

Springfest BBQ
On April 22nd, we kicked off UAF's annual SpringFest weekend with a barbecue. We wanted to thank you all for coming! We all had a great time and hope you did too!


Thank you to our AISES and Writing Center tutors! We appreciate having you all in the Gathering Room. You provide an invaluable service to our students!



Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska College Student Assistance Program 

  • Must originate and/or be enrolled with one of the following communities: Craig, Haines, Juneau, Kasaan, Pleican, Saxman, Tenakee, or Wrangell
  • Apply by May 15th 


Doyon Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee
  • 2.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Apply by May 15th 


American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship 

  • Must be tribally enrolled or are a descendent of tribally enrolled member 
  • 2.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Apply by May 31st

Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship 

  • Must have resided in one of the Coastal Village member communities for a minimum of 5 years
  • Apply by June 3rd