Issue 3 | April 23. 2019
The College of Health Student News
Congratulations banner for class of 2019
Dean's Message: Every student has their own Seawolf Story
On April 11th, I had the honor of providing welcome remarks at the first-ever Seawolf Stories: Good Medicine.

Seawolf Stories featured eight College of Health and College of Arts & Sciences Alumni telling their tales of perseverance, community, and connection during their studies at UAA and beyond.

As I sat in the auditorium and watched each Alum take their turn in the spotlight, I was so proud of the work of our students, faculty, and staff. While parts of this year have seemed like an uphill battle for the University, watching those Alumni talk about their experience at UAA brought home the positive difference a UAA education can make in someone's life. Based on the funding allocations made by the Alaska House and Senate in the past few days, it seems they agree.

Whether you are graduating or just finishing your first semester as a Seawolf, I want you to know that I am grateful that you are part of UAA. The last few weeks of the semester can be tough but hang in there. You have almost completed another step on the way to achieving your life goals!

If you are graduating - we'll see you May 5th! If you are not graduating, I ask that you consider registering for your next classes as soon as possible. It helps the College as we finalize our fiscal year needs. Our fiscal year ends in June and begins in July. Registering for classes now allows our faculty and staff the appropriate student counts we need to ensure we can craft the best possible educational experience for you.

Study hard and have a great finals week!
Need a little Finals Week inspiration?
Watch a few Seawolf Stories to see how Alumni made it through UAA
Many people who successfully complete a degree program face challenges during their education that make them want to give up. If you are feeling that way, or you just need a little morale boost - check out the videos of the UAA Alumni below as they talk about their struggles and how they made it through! The videos were part of Seawolf Stories: Good Medicine.
Seawolf Stories: Blending Two Worlds
Tina Woods was perfectly happy working as a wellness director, serving her people in the Aleutian Pribilof Islands. Then she heard about a UAA Ph.D. program with a rural indigenous emphasis, and her life took a turn. Now as a Doctor of Psychology, she blends her academic life with indigenous knowledge to serve all of Alaska’s Native Peoples through the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Seawolf Stories: Do I look like a Social Worker to you?
Running away to South America didn't fix Sarah Histand's problems. Instead, the most valuable thing she learned studying social work may have been how to heal herself. She's applying that mindset to her own coaching business, where she is fusing movement, mountains, and motivating others to achieve mental and physical strength.
Graduating? Join the UAA Alumni Association
Here's 4 simple ways to stay connect to #SeawolfNation after you walk across that graduation stage!

  • Stay Connected! Follow the UAA Alumni Association on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all upcoming events, as well as alumni and UAA news. 

Have your say in choosing the next College of Health Advising Manager
The College of Health is hiring an advising manager as part of the College’s advising reorganization.

Finalist candidates will be providing a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend to hear from the candidates and give feedback to the hiring committee.

Thank you for considering attending and providing input into the candidate selection for this critical position.
Please contact Kendra Sticka with any questions. kdsticka@alaska.ed u ; 786-4935.
End-of-Semester Advising?

by Dr. Kendra Sticka
Finals, projects, presentations, and more!

This is an important time of the semester, but also a stressful one. Do your best to take care of yourself as you finish your studies strong. Keep faith that the end is in sight.

The end of the semester is also a time when you may reflect back on what went well for you academically, and what you may want to do differently in the future.

Your academic advisor is a great resource to talk through your ideas and plans for future success. If you haven’t met with your advisor recently, it would be great to make an appointment to do so. If you don’t know who your advisor is, you may contact Kendra Sticka, COH Director of Student Success, for direction. ; 786-4935.
Social Media TAKEOVER
The Surgical Technician cohort took ove r t he College of Health social media feeds to give you a glimpse at a day in their lives! If you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to scope our social.

A BIG THANKS to Taylor Malnarick for making the Surg Tech social media takeover happen!

Follow all the latest College of Health news @UAACOH on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter.
Want to take over the College of Health Social Media channels?

Email a one paragraph reason why we should choose you or your club to represent on the College of Health social feeds!

Be sure to include the contact information for one College of Health faculty that can tell us how awesome you are!