Student awards and archives
The Joel Wiegert Award was established in 1966 by the Fairbanks Building Trades Council and the Fairbanks Central Labor Council. Joel Wiegert was appointed as the second business manager for the Laborers in 1949 and remained in the position until his departure in 1966. Married to Nancy Loftus Wiegert, who died of cancer in 1984, Joel and Nancy were strong supporters of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Nancy's parents, Theodore & Audrey Loftus, attended and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mr. Wiegert currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
Criteria for award
Students nominated must have accumulated a minimum of 30 semester credit hours are University of Alaska Fairbanks by April 2022 and must have received or will receive an Associates Degree during the 2021-2022 academic year.Other criteria include character, personality, scholarship (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50), extracurricular activities, and contributions to the University and Fairbanks communities.
|2007-08||William Pfeifer, Jr.|
|2000-01||Eric S. Davis|
|1998-99||Cory M. Papenfuss|
|1990-91||Bob G. Mitchell|
|1989-90||John Foster Wallace|
|1986-87||Robert W. Estus|
|1985-86||John di Bene|
|1983-84||Brendan T. Hamer|
|1981-82||William K. Zyback|
|1980-81||Robert W. Arnold|
|1979-80||Karl L. Hannerman|
The Marion Frances Boswell Memorial Award has been presented annually since 1934. Originally from Eastern Oregon, Marion enrolled in Business Administration and Home Economics in September, 1928 at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, now the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Marion passed away April 8, 1933 at the age of 23 during her senior year. After her death, Marion's brother John met with President Charles Bunnell in 1934 to establish this award in honor of his sister. It was established to honor a woman who has balanced her college education with extracurricular activities, character, and personality. This award also recognizes an individual who inspires other undergraduates to conduct themselves as responsible men and women.
Criteria for award
Students nominated must have accumulated a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at the University of Alaska Fairbanks by April 2022, and must have received or will receive their Bachelor's Degree during the 2021-2022 academic year.Other criteria include character, personality, scholarship (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50), extracurricular activities, and contributions to the University and Fairbanks communities.
|2016-2017||Emilia Van Wyhe|
|2003-04||Isabel Cordona and Rachel Narow|
|2000-01||Erin A. Boyd|
|1998-99||Danielle K. Stone|
|1997-98||Erin Nicol Narus|
|1995-96||Kate Rupprecht Sander|
|1986-87||Laurie J. Oppel|
|1985-86||Anna J. Longwith|
|1984-85||Kimberly A. Meeker|
The Gray S. Tilly Memorial Award was established by Lola C. Tilly in memory of her late husband Gray Tilly. Mr. Tilly came to Alaska in 1923 and lived in southeastern Alaska for several years. He later moved to Fairbanks and was head of the Selective Service Board for 25 years. Mrs. Tilly came to Fairbanks in 1929 to head the home economics department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, then the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines. Upon retiring from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1963, Mrs. Tilly was named professor of home economics emeritus; she received an honorary doctor of humanities degree. She died in 1996 at the age of 98.
Criteria for award
Students nominated must be graduating seniors, whose education was interrupted because of family responsibilities, including financial hardships
Students nominated for the Gray Tilly Award are usually the "non-traditional" students who may have required more than 4-5 years to complete their course of study due to family responsibilities, etc.
Students nominated must have accumulated a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at the University of Alaska Fairbanks by April 2022, and must have received or will receive their baccalaureate degree during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Other criteria include character, personality, scholarship (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5), extracurricular activities, and contributions to the University and Fairbanks communities.
|2010-11||Amy K. Snider|
|2008-09||Yvette Curtis Towery|
|2002-03||Bonnie L. Edmondson|
|2000-01||Maria M. Sauer|
|1998-99||Patricia J. Cripps|
|1991-92||M. Janine Tuttle|
|1989-90||James B. McMillan|
|1986-87||Dorothy M. Goldsborough|
|1985-86||Darlene Taylor Bishop|
|1983-84||Margaret Ann Fisher|
|1981-82||Deborah J. Benson|
|1980-81||Cynthia M. Klepaski|