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Recognitions for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

Enrollments and promotions.

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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Marla Berg presents $22,750 in “mattress money” to the Glory Hall, recipient of this quarter’s 100+ Women Who Care’s donation. Shown here (left to right): Bruce Denton, president of the Glory Hall Board of Directors; Marla Berg, member of 100+ Women Who Care’s organizing team; Maria Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hall; and Glory Hall board members Deb Maas and Jorden Nigro, who is also a member of 100+ Women. Nigro made the winning pitch to the giving circle that now numbers 279 members. When collection of each $100 donation is complete, the Glory Hall award will total $27,900. Enough to purchase all the beds, mattresses and locking trunks needed for the new facility.
Organization donates over $22K to the Glory Hall

100+ Women Who Care’s 279 members pitch in.

This photo shows Adam Bauer and his granddaughter. (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank you letters for the week of May 9, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

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Erin Walker-Tolles, executive director of Catholic Community Service, stands with Wayne Stevens, president and CEO of United Way of Southeast Alaska. CCS was among the organizations to receive grant funding from UWSEAK’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
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Living & Growing: Sorrow transformed

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Gimme A Smile: What national day is it today?

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Scouting for Food helps stock local food pantries

Local Scouts collected more than 9,000 pounds of food

Guy Crockroft is Executive Director of Love Inc, Juneau. (Courtesy Photo)
Living & Growing: Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?

Let’s do our best to love our neighbors and be salt and light.

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Juneau students earn academic honors

Recognitions for the week of Sunday, April 18, 2021.

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Foodland and Super Bear customers donate to United Way

Customers donated over $4,700 by rounding up their change at the end of each transaction.