Events

Dec. 3, 2015–Chris Thompson-Anchorage Columnist and Blogger on Religion in Anchorage

During a sales and marketing career in high tech, Chris’ interest in religion was rekindled by a recommendation from a friend of his sister to investigate liberation theology. She further suggested he might benefit from participating in annual joint conventions of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature. This exposed him to […]

Nov. 5, 2015–Will Jacobs–Becoming UAA: 1954-2014

W. A. (Will) Jacobs is Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science in the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina and raised in rural Wisconsin. Educated at Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire  (B.S. 1966) and the University of Oregon (M.A. 1968, Ph.D. 1972), he taught briefly at WSU-Eau Claire, Earlham College, and Oregon […]

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 […]