Nursing student graduates
• Aaron Abella of Juneau graduated from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2019 commencement ceremony last month. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Juneau students earn honors
• Eric Carter of Juneau made the Spring 2019 Deans List at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He is majoring in finance.
• Nearly 400 students were named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester, including two students from Juneau, Cora Bontrager and Eliza Chappell.
• Four students from Juneau — Annaka E. Brayton, Katelynn Marie Justice Drake, Ciera Yap Kelly and Keenan Andrew Wright — made the Spring 2019 President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University.
• Brita Fagerstrom of Juneau made the Sam Houston State University Spring 2019 Dean’s List.
•Cassandra Yusuf of Juneau made the Whitworth University Provost’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2019 semester.
•Daffodil Alinson of Juneau was named to Ashland University’s Dean’s list for the Spring 2019 semester.
UAF names spring 2019 honors students
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2019 semester.
Students receiving a 3.9 grade point average or higher are placed on the chancellor’s list, while those receiving a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the deans’ list.
The following are students from Juneau who made the Chancellor’s List: Jonathan Deats, Scot Douglas, Trevar Fiscus, Trevor Jones, Catie Lynn, Brad Parfitt, Sydney Reese, Matt Sperber, Connie Tomlinson.
The following are students from Juneau who made the Deans’ List: Joseph Ferlauto, David Francis, Brian Holst, Eleanor Lynch, Phoenix Williams.
Alaska Sea Grant selects graduate students for fellowship
Alaska Sea Grant has selected three individuals for its yearlong fellowship program.
Meredith Pochardt will spend her fellowship at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, in Juneau. The agency, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is also known as NOAA Fisheries. Pochardt recently graduated with a master of fisheries science degree from Oregon State University. She will work in the Office of Habitat Conservation assisting researchers with their habitat conservation and fisheries management needs, including the synthesis of environmental data to develop habitat variables and statistical analyses of habitat data. Pochardt will begin her fellowship in August.
Madison Kosma will work in Anchorage in the Office of Protected Resources, also within NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Region. Starting in September, Kosma will focus on a Cook Inlet beluga whale citizen-scientist project, as well as beluga monitoring research. She will also develop outreach materials for sighting data of North Pacific right whales. Kosma expects to graduate with her master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks this fall.
Katlyn Haven, a recent Oregon State University graduate, will spend her fellowship at the National Park Service in Anchorage. Haven will support several management projects, including lagoon monitoring, ocean acidification monitoring, and the development of digital image libraries for zooplankton and phytoplankton monitoring. Haven received her master’s degree in marine resource management from OSU this spring and will begin her fellowship in July.
“We’re very pleased to welcome this new cohort of promising and talented graduate students to our fellowship program. Since we launched the program five years ago, we have seen most of our fellows go on to land great jobs with state and federal agencies that serve the needs of coastal Alaska,” said Heather Brandon, director of Alaska Sea Grant.
Alaska Sea Grant is a statewide program headquartered within the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. It is part of the National Sea Grant Program, a division of NOAA.