2010 William R. Cashen Service award winner
Marta Mueller graduated from UAF in 1995 with a degree in biological sciences. She is currently a natural resource manager with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources in Anchorage.
As an alumna Marta has volunteered tirelessly on behalf of the UAF Alumni Association, initially assisting with events such as Grad Bash, the annual wine tasting, and the Fairbanks Chapter Alumni hamburger booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair. Her service led to becoming a chapter officer in both Fairbanks and Southcentral, first as Fairbanks Chapter Secretary from 2004 – 2007, and then transitioning to Fairbanks Chapter Treasurer for 2007 – 2008.
In 2008 a promotion moved Marta to Anchorage, where the Southcentral chapter quickly recruited her. She has served as treasurer since 2009. Even though she now lives in Anchorage, Marta each year comes to Fairbanks to work at the UAFAA hamburger booth as a day supervisor for the closing day of the Tanana Valley State Fair. She is known by her crews for her boundless enthusiasm and good spirit. Volunteers ask to work on her day, as they have grown to appreciate the bonhomie she brings to the booth.
Until she moved away from Fairbanks, Marta also gave back to the student population, holding a number of advisor positions with the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Between 1998 until her move in 2008 Marta served at one time or another as membership/education advisor, chapter advisor, and financial advisor.
Marta is an excellent representative of the quality alumnae the University of Alaska Fairbanks graduates, and an example of how paying it forward can make a difference.
It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association Fairbanks Chapter awards Marta Mueller the 2010 William R. Cashen Service Award.