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Art Buswell 2014 Award Recipient: Sarah Walker

We would like to congratulate Sarah Walker on winning the Art Buswell Memorial Award. This award was created in memory of Mr. Buswell, who exemplified altruism to his very core. We believe Sarah and the other nominees embodied that same attribute well, but Ms. Walker went above and beyond the call of duty in every volunteer assignment she took on. Congratulations again to Sarah and the other nominees!

Congratulations to our 2014 COLD Leadership Graduates!

COLD Leadership Distinction:

Mamie Davis
Ashley Strauch
Erin McGowan
Sarah Walker
Juan Cruz
Chris Piech
Serena Fitka
COLD Leadership Honors:
Denali Critchett
Iris Fletcher
Ashley Zellner
Lauren Ramirez
Sarah Sackett

Where Are They Now?

Each month we will feature a former UAF student to see where they are and how UAF helped them get there!

Name: Ashleigh Strange

What year did you graduate?

May of 2013

What is your degree?

Broadcast Journalism

What is your job title now?

A couple of months after graduation, I moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to work in an Fulfillment Warehouse.

What were you involved in at UAF?

While at UAF, I was a resident assistant for Residence Life, a member of the Nanook Traditions Board, I had a radio show with KSUA, wrote the Student Government column for the UAF Sun Star, and even spent a year as UAF's mascot, the Nanook!

What is your favorite memory from being involved at UAF?

My favorite memory from being involved at UAF has to be the 3 years in a row I organized the Thrill the World Flash Mob dance on campus with the Student Activities office. Overall, I taught approximately 350 Fairbanksans and UAF students to dance to Michale Jackson's "Thriller."

How has involvement at UAF helped you in your post grad adventures?

Getting involved at UAF is no different than getting involved in the "Real World" after graduation. There are lots of opportunities to help make the world a better place. Recently, I took a bus to NYC with the 9/11 Day "I Will" volunteer memorial project to help refurbish a firehouse in Bayside,Queens. Volunteering in Mexico with Alternative Spring Break has really opened doors to where and when I can volunteer in the future. No place is too far and every volunteer opportunity is an adventure!


UAF LIVE consists of the Leadership Development, Student Organizations, and Volunteer Programs.

We are located in the Wood Center and offer a rich variety of opportunities for you to get involved at UAF, develop your leadership skills and style, meet new people, and be of service in our community and beyond.

Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development (COLD Certificate)

Upcoming Events

For more information about an individual event, please contact us at: 474-1170 or stop by our office in the Wood Center.

Please Note

The authorized use of university space by an organization does not imply endorsement by the university of the organization, or its views, goals or objectives.  Rather, it reflects the university's commitment to a campus environment supportive of free expression through reasoned discourse, or, in some cases, merely a rental of space at standard rates.