Events

Oct. 1, 2015–Mark Romick–Housing Grant Programs

In 1989 Mark Romick started working for Alaska State Housing Authority (ASHA) which merged with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in 1992. In his 26 years with the corporation, Mark held several positions in the Planning Department before becoming the Director in 2006. He is responsible for directing the corporation’s planning functions, housing policy development […]

Dennis McMillian–Foraker Group’s Founding President and CEO

Dennis McMillian, now a consultant to the Foraker Group, is Foraker’s founding President and CEO. He served as a development officer, and then as CEO with United Ways around the country and came to Alaska in 1992 to lead the United Way of Anchorage. Since then he has worked to build the state’s philanthropic culture including […]

June 4, 2015–Bill Sherwonit Offers Fall 2015 Nature and Travel Writing Class

(This was for his winter/spring 2015 class; the same basic information would apply for the fall class) Anchorage essayist and author Bill Sherwonit will teach a 12-week nature and travel writing class in the Sierra Club office downtown. Participants in this workshop-style class will explore and refine their own writing styles, with an emphasis on […]

June 4, 2015–Shirley Holloway–NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Shirley Holloway is best known for establishing the Quality Schools Initiative, calling for high expectations for all students in Alaska and proving that all students, no matter their social, economic or ethnic background, can be academically successful. Holloway has been recognized as a woman breaking the glass ceiling to become one of the first female […]

May 2015–UAA Book Store Special Events

1.    Thursday, May 7, from 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at the UAA Campus Bookstore: Photographer Ben Huff presents his book, The Last Road North In The Last Road North, Alaska photographer Ben Huff explores life along Dalton Highway, where “the physical and psychological line between wilderness and oil” marks the Alaska frontier. At his event, […]