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Juneau student enrolls in University of Utah

Olivia Moore of Juneau is among the 4,483 students who make up the largest and most diverse freshman class in the University of Utah’s history, the university announced.

Despite nationwide concerns over declining enrollment for institutions of higher education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Utah saw its largest total enrollment in its 170-year history for the Fall 2020 Semester, the university said in a news release.

“With many universities across the country seeing declining enrollments this fall, the University of Utah has again proven that we are unique,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for enrollment management in the news release. “More students chose to enroll at the U than ever before. This reflects both the value of our degrees and the incredible academic opportunities that the flagship of our state offers.”

Former barista, now manager of Sacred Grounds

Alison Schoonover has been promoted to manager of Sacred Grounds Cafe, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced.

Schoonover joined the Sacred Grounds team in 2017 as a barista with six years of experience in the cafe community, Tlingit and Haida said in a news release.

“Professional development of our tribal citizens is the most important aspect of our work,” said Jodie Gatti, social enterprise manager in a release. “Alison has been with Sacred Grounds since the very beginning – she started as a barista and now manages 10 staff and three cafe locations. Selecting her as manager was an obvious choice. We are so proud of Alison and can’t wait to see what the future holds for both her and Sacred Grounds!”

As manager, Schoonover will oversee the hiring and training of new baristas, work directly with staff to expand the Sacred Grounds Cafe brand and develop and execute sales and profit plans that are in line with budgetary goals to ensure profitable operation, according to Tlingit and Haida.

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