Kay L. Thomas Pathfinder Award
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The Kay L. ThomasPathfinder Award is an annual award established in 2012 to honor outstanding University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) staff or faculty who exemplify the compassion and dedication to student success demonstrated by Kay. This award is open to all staff and faculty employed through the University of Alaska Fairbanks, including UAF’s branch campuses.
Nomination letters may be submitted from any UAF employee or student. The selection committee will base its decision primarily on the following criteria (10 points each for a total of 40 points):
1. The nominee serves as an advocate for students
2. The nominee assisted Alaska Native/rural students to overcome personal and academic
3. The nominee demonstrates a high level of commitment to the mission of student success
4. The nominee engages effectively with leadership, students and/or region to advance
educational opportunities for rural students.
The deadline for receiving nomination letters is due Friday, February 13, 2015. Please email Sherrie Rahlfs at email@example.com. This annual award will be presented during the Festival of Native Arts, held in the spring 2015.
The award recipient will receive a framed certificate with a gift basket, tailored to the individual receiving the award. A plaque listing the annual recipients will be located in the DANSRD office on the UAF campus.
Past Award Recipients
2015 - Kacey Miller
2014 - Agnes McIntyre
2013 - Gabrielle Russell
2012 - Kay Thomas