Born in Berlin, Germany, Victor Fischer was a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, served in the territorial House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate, and worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A member of the faculty of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Alaska, he was director for […]
Don Rearden is the author of the award winning novel The Raven’s Gift and a produced screenwriter. His films have aired on Showtime, and TMC. He is the board president of 49 Writers and an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Visit his website.
Shirley Mae Springer Staten, international keynoter, singer and workshop facilitator, moves people forward beyond their limiting ideas. A born storyteller and dynamic a capella vocalist, she brings an unrivaled blend of vision, passion and sheer virtuosity to her work. From the age of five, Shirley Mae picked cotton in the fields of Georgia. Her transformation […]
Journalist and author Carol Sturgulewski will speak at the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators. Sturgulewski, oldest daughter of former Governor Murkowski, has recently published White House of the North, an account of a century’s worth of legends, history, and personalities in Alaska’s Governor’s Mansion. She interviewed governors, first ladies, and friends from every administration […]
Jerene Mortenson tells the story of her son Greg’s book, Three Cups of Tea, and the power of one. She was an elementary school principal when her son Greg was trying to raise money for a school in Korphe, Pakistan. Her students collected $623.45 in pennies, and the Pennies for Peace program began. Thousands of […]