Welcome to the Spring 2019 semester!
Did you know that you are part of Alaska’s fastest growing industry? The
2018 October Issue of Trends
predicts that the Alaska health industry will grow
22% by 2026
, adding approximately
to the state economy.
Whatever life choice brought you here, you are in the right place!
Some of you are starting your first classes at UAA as part of the Class of 2023, and other students are returning and preparing for the day you walk across that graduation stage. No matter where you are in your educational journey, we’re glad that you are part of the College of Health family and I want you to know we are here to support you through every phase of your education.
As part of that support, I’m happy to announce that we have hired Dr. Kendra Sticka as the new College of Health Student Success Director. Dr. Sticka works with faculty and staff to make sure you have the advising and tools you need to be successful in your program.
I encourage you to take time to
meet your advisor
if you have not done so already. Remember the College of Health has more than
45 certificate and degree programs.
Each student’s journey is unique, and we are here to help guide as you take advantage of your educational opportunities.
I also want to let you know that UAA has an
Emergency Food Cache
available to College of Health students.
I know that it can be tough to make ends meet when you are in school. It is vital that you keep your body fed while you feed your mind. The Emergency Food Cache is accessed through the
UAA Student Health & Counseling Center
and provides students with a three-day supply of food at a time.
It is important that you stay healthy and ready to learn. After all, our College’s mission is to advance the health and well-being of people and communities. As your Dean, I want you to know every faculty and staff member in this College is committed to that shared mission.
To make sure you are prepared for your chosen vocations, we apply rigorous academic standards to our programs. As you may know,
the University of Alaska Anchorage
has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1974, and that accreditation applies to all UAA campuses across the state.
Additionally, many College of Health academic programs also seek accreditation from their particular discipline’s accrediting body.
All of our approvals and accreditations for the College of Health are in good standing
If you want to learn more about your program's accreditation process, I encourage you to speak with your program's faculty or advisor.
Finally, we’ll be sending you monthly College of Health newsletters that will keep you up-to-date on the latest opportunities happening within the College. If you ever have any good news to share with us, please let us know. You can email us your story ideas, awards, photos, and club news to the
College of Health Communications Officer.
Thank you for choosing the College of Health! I wish you all a productive and successful Spring semester!