Luncheon Speakers

March 5, 2015–Atwood Journalism Chair

Mark Trahant is an independent journalist. He serves as the 20th Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The position brings nationally known journalists to teach courses and speak to students, journalists and the public in Alaska. He is also writing a book on austerity, a project he started after winning a […]

Feb. 5, 2015–“Breast cancer messaging: What’s Working? What’s Not?”–Kate Landis and Cheley Grigsby

RSVP for the luncheon Kate Landis has been the Program Director for Southcentral Foundation’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program through the CDC (NBCCEDP) for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she worked as Data Manager for Arctic Slope Native Association’s NBCCEDP program for 7 years. She has been the Chair of the NBCCEDP […]

Jan. 8, 2015–OLÉ! Opportunities for Lifelong Education–Gretchen Bersch

RSVP for the luncheon Gretchen taught at University of Alaska Anchorage and Anchorage Community College for 35 years. She coordinated the creation of the Masters degree in Adult Education at UAA in 1990 and taught a wide variety of graduate courses in the program as well as chairing 100 thesis committees. She has built a retreat center […]

Dec. 3, 2014–The New KTVA 11–John Tracy

John Tracy became a partner at Bradley Reid + Associates in the summer of 2008 after 23 years as an anchor and News Director at KTUU-TV. John won numerous Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards as a reporter and producer at KTUU. A member of the Alaska Broadcasters Hall of Fame, John has covered stories […]

Nov. 6, 2014–Early Life in Alaska–Jill Shepherd

Jill Shepherd will highlight events from her family’s early history in Alaska.  She also will tell how it came to be that, at age 47, she realized a 30-year-old dream when she landed a job at Alaska magazine.  Shepherd worked at the magazine for the next 23 years, retiring in 2004.