2010 Alumni Achievement awards

The Alumni Achievement Awards were created in 1991 to recognize outstanding contributions made by graduates and former students of UAF. The areas of recognition include community support, university support, and business and professional excellence. A maximum of five awards in each category can be presented annually. Nominations may be made by alumni, faculty, staff and by the general public. The nomination letter should include information to support the nomination.


Business and Professional Excellence

Paul Glavinovich

Paul Glavinovich '61, '67

Paul S. Glavinovich graduated from the School of Mines at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks in 1961. Following service in the U.S. Army as an aviator he returned to the university to pursue a graduate degree in mining geology, completing that course of study in 1967. Glavinovich then joined the U.S. Smelting, Refining and Mining Co. in Fairbanks and worked in the company’s placer gold dredging operations and mineral explorations in Alaska as well as exploration and mine operations in Canada and the Lower 48. Four years after being transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1970, Glavinovich left U.S. Smelting as the assistant chief geologist to return to Alaska. He landed a job with Noranda Exploration, Inc. as a senior geologist and then as a district geologist with Alaska Exploration. Glavinovich remained in Alaska until 1983 where he was instrumental in the exploration and development of the Green's Creek mine on Admiralty Island.

Noranda relocated Glavinovich to Denver, Colo. as a manager, U.S. Exploration in 1983. In that capacity he directly supervised six district exploration offices and participated in projects/assignments in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Chile, England, Germany, Greece and Yugoslavia.

Noranda withdrew from U.S. based exploration/mining in 1986 and Glavinovich returned to Anchorage to establish a private consultancy. He currently provides technical and managerial consulting services to placer and lode mine operators, mineral exploration ventures and financial groups throughout the state. He worked extensively with Sealaska Corporation in the development of their calcium carbonate quarry and with NANA Regional Corporation at their Red Dog mine.

From 1992 – 1997 he was the president of Thor Gold Alaska, operating a 125 tons per day underground gold mining operation in the Independence mining district.

In addition to his professional duties, Glavinovich has served as a member/officer with the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Alaska Miners Association, Alaska Resources Education, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (Legion of Honor), Society of Economic Geologists (Fellow), American Institute of Professional Geologists. He was also a part of the Bureau of Land Management Citizens Advisory Council.

Glavinovich is a Registered Professional Geologist, Alaska and a Certified Professional Geologist, AIPG. He and his wife Jacqueline currently reside in Anchorage.

It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association awards Paul Glavinovich with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award for Business and Professional Excellence.


Roger Burggraf

Roger Burggraf

Roger Burggraf, '59, is an active and passionate supporter of UAF. A long-time active member of the Alaska mining community, Roger takes great pride in what he gained from his education at UAF, sharing his knowledge of the industry and his support for higher education at every opportunity.

Roger Burggraf left home at an early age and worked on farms and ranches to put himself through school. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought him to Alaska and during the summers of 1954 – 1956 he worked as a stream guard and fisheries aide in the Southeast. Burggraf secured a job for the next two years through the New York State Conservation Department in game management. From 1957 to 1959, he served active duty in the US Army, returning to Alaska in 1959 with the US Army National Guard as a captain, and he was commander of the Fairbanks National Guard Unit until 1963.

Roger held a career in the banking industry from 1960 –1974 after his military service, working for ABC Finance, Alaska State Bank and First Federal Savings and Loan. He segued into the mining industry in 1972 and has been a strong supporter of the industry ever since. He has been a consultant with Silverado Gold Mines Inc. and Tri-Con Mining Inc. since 1977. He directs Silverado’s external relations with state agencies, ensuring the company meets all environmental and safety standards. He is responsible for obtaining permits, managing claim maintenance, and implementing safety operations for Silverado’s Alaska operations.

Roger has served or is serving on many resource development advisory and advocacy groups over the past three decades, including the Alaska Miners Association, and is an active and long-standing member of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

Roger holds a B.S. in wildlife management and conservation with a minor in geology from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Both Roger and DeLois Burggraf, ’89, are generous contributors to UAF in time and financial support. Roger is an active member of the Chancellor’s Fairbanks Community Advisory Council, and a member of the Friends of the UA Museum of the North. Alaska and the university are fortunate to have Roger Burggraf as a dedicated supporter.

It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association awards Roger Burggraf  with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award for Community Support.

Fred Brown

The Honorable Fred Brown

The Honorable Fredric "Fred" Brown graduated from UAF with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1964. He also received a master’s of science degree in electrical engineering in 1966 from Stanford University and a Juris Doctorate from the Columbia School of Law in 1969.

Fred's whole life has involved community service. He has been engaged with multiple cultural and community service organizations and has led the promotion of civic engagement and public discourse in Alaska.

Fred's community service started with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra in the 1950's. He played flute and piccolo and served as the group’s first membership committee chair. In the symphony’s inaugural season he sold all of its memberships.

His service continued as a ham radio operator during the 1967 flood. Fred was on an Air Force Reserve flight into Fairbanks where he relieved net control and augmented the station, providing communications support for the area. He received a citation from the American Amateur Radio Relay Club for his dedication and professionalism.

He was also an active participant with the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre's Bard-a-thon the College Rotary, where he served as president, and the Fairbanks Historical Commission.

Fred has been involved in multiple statewide Democratic Party activities, such as volunteering for numerous campaigns in the 1960’s through 2008. He also was a democratic precinct chair from 1969 –1971, 1984 – 1987, and 1990 – 1994 and a democratic state central committee member.  Fred was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives in 1975 and served four terms, from 1975 –1983. During Fred’s tenure in the legislature, he chaired the Commerce, Labor and Management, and various telecommunication committees.  Fred and his wife, Helen, were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alaska Democratic Party in October 2009.

It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association awards the Honorable Fred Brown with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award for Community Support.


University Support

Jackie Stormer

Jackie Stormer '89

Jackie Stormer began working in the public affairs office (the precursor to today’s UAF Marketing and Communications) in 1983. She had already begun working toward a degree in journalism and eventually earned that degree in 1989 while working full time. With a talent for sharp, clear thinking, she became and remains a tireless advocate for the university, and can be counted on to ask hard questions to get to the best solutions.

Whether chairing a working group, serving on a committee or guiding a project to completion, Jackie is equally at home with simple but important tasks that can easily be taken for granted, like correct spelling and grammar, as she is at solving complex problems, like how to stretch a tiny budget to communicate with a large audience. She maintains big-picture views of what’s good for the university while focusing on the minutiae of clear and concise communication tactics. She has helped create, implement and maintain standards of excellence at UAF for editorial content and design in university publications, online and in print, many of which have won awards.

Jackie is a dedicated professional whose high standards motivate her colleagues to strive for excellence, and a mentor who fosters innate, perhaps undiscovered abilities in others. One of her favorite expressions is, "What do you recommend?" Her emphasis on problem solving and collegiality results in a more effective and efficient department.

It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association awards Jacquelyn Stormer with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award for University Support.

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