2016 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 through January 29, 2016 by any UAF employee or student, outlining the candidate's commitment to the following criteria:
1) Nominee serves as an advocate for Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students;
2) Nominee assists Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students to overcome personal and/or academic challenges;
3) Nominee demonstrates a high level of commitment to the mission of student success for Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students;
4) Nominee engages effectively with leadership, students and/or regions to advance educational opportunities for Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students.
The deadline for receiving nomination letters is due Friday, January 29, 2016. Please email Sherrie Rahlfs at firstname.lastname@example.org. This annual award will be presented during the Festival of Native Arts, held at the Davis Concert Hall, March 3-5, 2016.
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