CRCD Advising

Our CRCD advisors are here to help you. Whether you want to enroll in a single course or pursue a Ph.D., our advisors have the experience and knowledge to guide you through your CRCD education journey. Reach out today to learn more.

 
 

CRCD Advising Services

At CRCD, our advisors provide admission, registration, academic advising, career planning and more to our students. Students are encouraged to speak to an academic advisor prior to applying for admission. All degree-seeking students must speak with an advisor each semester before registering for classes online. Contact your advisor today to get started!

Rural Student Services provides thorough and comperehensive academic advising. Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students have the option to receive their academic advising at RSS. RSS services are also available to students officially advised through the various UAF academic departments. RSS advisors can provide assistance with a variety of important academic decisions that students attending UAF make.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Yes! All students, who are interested in taking a CRCD course should reach out to an advisor for support applying and registering for your courses.

If you live in one of the regions covered by our rural campuses, you can reach out to any advisor at the campus that serves your community. Our advisors can support you with all UAF distance degrees, certificates, Occupational Endorsement programs, and individual courses. If you know you are interested in a specific bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. program, you should contact our undergraduate and graduate advisors.

CRCD offers a full spectrum of degree offerings from occupational endorsements to the fastest-growing Ph.D program at UAF. Our degree pathways give students the opportunity to grow with CRCD and map their education journey from start to finish. 

Ask your advisor about the CRCD Degree pathways.  

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Rural Campus Advisors

Rural campus instruction extends to students in all portions of Alaska through the College of Rural and Community Development distance schedule. A rural campus student has the option to participate in a local course as well as the option of taking a course offered from any campuses by audio conference and/or Canvas.


Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham

The Bristol Bay Campus serves 32 rural communities in the Bristol Bay region within a 55,000-square-mile area. The campus includes 12 coastal communities served by the Aleutian-Pribilof outreach center in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor: the Aleutian archipelago, lower Alaska Peninsula, the Shumigan Islands,and the Pribilof Islands. The campus' administrative center is in Dillingham (about 322 air miles from Anchorage and 570 air miles from Fairbanks), with centers in King Salmon, Togiak and New Stuyahok.

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Jami Creasy

Jami Creasy

Academic and Career Advisor

Bristol Bay Campus

Bristol Bay Region & Aleutian Pribilof Islands

Jami provides advising support to all students pursuing UAF distance degrees and online/distance learners in the Bristol Bay and Aleutian Pribilof Islands region.

She is the academic and financial aid and youth transition coordinator for the Bristol Bay Campus and Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association and tracks financial aid for all students.

Contact Jami
Deven Lisac

Deven Lisac

Student Service Manager

Bristol Bay Campus

Bristol Bay Region

Deven is available for advising support for online/distance learners in the Bristol Bay region, all UAF distance degrees, and students in the Sustainable Energy program.

Contact Deven
Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

Early/Pre-College Academic and Career Advisor

Bristol Bay Campus

Bristol Bay Region

Ashley is available for advising support for online/distance learners in the Bristol Bay region, all UAF distance degrees, students in the Sustainable Energy program, and students seeking dual credit.

Contact Ashley

Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue

The Chukchi Campus is located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Chukchi Sea. The campus serves Kotzebue and 10 villages in a region of more than 36,000 square miles. Chukchi offers Associate of Arts as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, and courses leading to baccalaureate degrees in education, rural development and social work. Courses are offered by local instructors and through the College of Rural and Community Development audio-conferencing and live Internet instructional systems.

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Antoinette Edenshaw

Antoinette Edenshaw

Student Advisor

Chukchi Campus

Northwest Arctic Borough (Kotzebue and 11 villages)

Antoinette is available to provide advising support to students interested in any UAF distance degrees, CRCD programs, and Chukchi Campus courses.


Interior Alaska Campus in Fairbanks

The Interior Alaska Campus in Fairbanks serves 46 communities and villages in the Doyon and Tanana Chiefs regions throughout the interior of Alaska. Although the director’s office and some faculty are located in Fairbanks, there are Interior Alaska Campuslearning centers in Fort Yukon and Tok.

Programs
Robin Brooks

Robin Brooks

Student Success Coordinator

Interior Alaska Campus

Robin is available to provide advising support for all UAF distance degrees, certificates, and Occupational Endorsement programs.

She is also available for coaching sessions focused on goal setting, time management skills, study habits, and how to be a successful college student.

Contact Robin
Laurie Trotta

Laurie Trotta

Coordinator

Department of Tribal Governance

Laurie provides guidance and support to all students interested in programs offered by the Department of Tribal Governance.

Email Laurie
Crystal Wilson

Crystal Wilson

Tok Center Coordinator

Interior Alaska Campus

Upper Tanana Region

Crystal is available for advising for all online/distance/face-to-face learners in the Upper Tanana Region & beyond. She advises students in all UAF distance degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsements.  

Advising includes general programs, dual credits and Tech Prep, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, etc.  

Contact Crystal

Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel

The Kuskokwim Campus is located in Bethel and serves approximately 25,000 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, which includes 47 remote Alaska Native Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo and Athabaskan villages with 56 tribes in a 57,000-square-mile-area the size of Illinois. Bethel is a community of about 6,000 people 80 miles inland on the Kuskokwim River. KuC also operates one remote learning center based in Hooper Bay, a Yup’ik Eskimo community of 1,000 on the Bering Sea coast. 

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Dorothy Chase

Dorothy Chase

Financial Aid Coordinator

Kuskokwim Campus

Kuskokwim Delta Region (46 villages)

Dorothy is available to provide financial aid support to all Kuskokwim Campus students.

Contact Dorothy
Jessica Glore

Jessica Glore

Student Services Manager

Kuskokwim Campus

Kuskokwim Delta Region (46 villages)

Jessica is available for advising services to students interested in the UAF Pre-Nursing Certificate, the BAE LKSD associate teacher program, and the RRANN student success program.

Contact Jessica
Haley Hanson

Haley Hanson

Health Careers Advisor

Allied Health, Pre-Nursing, and RRANN

Haley is available for advising services to students interested in the UAF Pre-Nursing Certificate and the RRANN student success program.

Contact Haley
Danny Nelson

Danny Nelson

Academic Advisor

Kuskokwim Campus

Kuskokwim Delta Region (46 villages)

Danny is available to provide advising support to students interested in any UAF distance degrees, CRCD programs, and Kuskokwim Campus courses.

Contact Danny

Northwest Campus in Nome

Northwest Campus is located in Nome, a community of 3,500 that is the service hub for the 15 villages of the Bering Strait region. This 44,000-square-mile region extends from Shishmaref on the northern edge of the Seward Peninsula to Stebbins on the southern rim of Norton Sound. It includes communities on St. Lawrence and Little Diomede islands. The area contains 570 miles of coastline, which includes all of Norton Sound and portions of the Bering and Chukchi seas.

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Kathy Commack

Kathy Commack

Program and Outreach Coordinator

Northwest Campus

Bering Strait/Norton Sound (16 villages)

Kathy is available to provide advising and student support for individuals in the Norton Sound region interested in any UAF distance degrees and programs through CRCD and Northwest Campus, and several Northwest Campus Credential programs. She is available for advising support for regional students seeking dual credit, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, regional campus resources and summer youth enrollment opportunities.

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Gigi Durden

Gigi Durden

Student Services Technology Specialist

Northwest Campus

Gigi is available to provide advising and student support for individuals in the Norton Sound region interested in any UAF distance degrees and programs through CRCD and Northwest Campus, and several Northwest Campus Credential programs. She is available for advising support for regional students seeking dual credit, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, regional campus resources and summer youth enrollment opportunities.

Schedule an appointment

 

Kacey Miller

Kacey Miller

Student Services Manager/Title IX Coordinator

Northwest Campus

Bering Strait/Norton Sound (16 villages)

Kacey provides advising and student support for individuals in the Norton Sound region interested in any UAF distance degrees and programs through CRCD and Northwest Campus, and several Northwest Campus Credential programs. She is available for advising support for regional students seeking dual credit, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, regional campus resources and summer youth enrollment opportunities.

Schedule an Appointment
Katy Tomter

Katy Tomter

Program Outreach Advisor

Northwest Campus

Katy is available to provide advising and student support for individuals in the Norton Sound region interested in any UAF distance degrees and programs through CRCD and Northwest Campus, and several Northwest Campus Credential programs. She is available for advising support for regional students seeking dual credit, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, regional campus resources and summer youth enrollment opportunities.

Schedule an Appointment
Teresa Trigg

Teresa Trigg

Student Services Technology Specialist

UAF Northwest Campus

Nome

Teresa is available to provide technology support to students taking classes with the Northwest Campus.

Contact Teresa

Bachelor's, Masters, and Ph.D Advisors

Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development

212 Brooks Building

Deanna is available to provide advising support to all students interested in the B.A. in Alaska Native Studies and B.A. in Rural Development programs.


Christine Davenport

Christine Davenport

Graduate Student Coordinator

Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development / Center for Cross-Cultural Studies

Sitka, AK

Christine is available to provide advising support to students interested in the M.A. in Rural Development, M.A. in Indigenous Studies, and Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies programs.


Alaska Native Language Center

Walkie Charles

Walkie Charles

Director

Alaska Native Language Center

Walkie is available to provide advising support to students interested in the A.A.S. or Certificate in Yup'ik Language Proficiency, the B.A. Yup'ik Language and Culture, and the B.A. Yup'ik Language programs.

Contact Walkie
Qaġġun Chelsey Zibell

Qaġġun Chelsey Zibell

Assistant Professor, Iñupiaq Language

Alaska Native Langauge Center

Chelsea is available to provide advising support to students interested in the B.A. Iñupiaq language program.

Contact Chelsea
Hishinlai' Peter

Hishinlai' Peter

Assistant Professor, Alaska Native Languages

Alaska Native Language Center

Hishinlai' is available to provide advising support to students interested in the A.A.S. or Certificate in Native Language Education program or a minor in Alaska Native Languages.

Contact Hishinlai'

Contact us

Still not sure who your advisor is? Reach out and we will connect you with the right person to support you on your education journey.

uaf-crcd@alaska.edu
907-474-7143
866-478-2721 (toll-free)